I really think this novel has been realy under appreciated, there are
many obvious remarks to the OTO system and its "secrets" but still
there are many things that are still bugging me.
For those who have read it:
1.What do you think the "Living Atla" is? We know it appears in
chpater 5(Alluding to the fifth grade ) and the description is rather
We know it only from its epithets, its veils. Thus it was 'That Black
which makes black white'. It was 'twenty-six feet high and fifteen
feet across--Oh my Lords, it is the essence of the Incommensurable!'
It was 'the wife of Zro', 'the heart of Zro', 'desire of Zro', 'the
Atla that eats Atlas', 'the swallower up of her own house', 'the
pelican', 'the fire-nest of the Phoenix', according to the greatest of
the poets. And the burden of his hymns of worship was that it must be
The pelican is also the Fifth degree symbol and 26 feet high + 15
across =41 and 41=Mother.