“The story of Parzival says that there is a lion in us: a lion who opens up its vast jaws to the feasts of court, the tangles of the forest floor, the intrigues of culture, the thin road of the pilgrim. It has spirit-appetite. This lion is independent; willful, focused, sometimes harsh-it cannot be bought. It longs to wrestle with God. The lion consumes emptiness and space with just the same vigor as it settles on fresh meat.”

-Dr. Martin Shaw

From the book, Snowy Tower: Parzival and the Wet Black Branch of Language

 

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