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Lucina is a Greek girl who grows up in an utopian enclave, Elysium. As she matures, her natural psychic talents unfold, putting her at odds with the skeptical, scientific philosophy of Elysium. So she and two friends sail to Rome. There she becomes a priestess in a Delphic temple, dispensing wisdom and healing to any who come. But her skeptical upbringing subtly underminesLucina is a Greek girl who grows up in an utopian enclave, Elysium. As she matures, her natural psychic talents unfold, putting her at odds with the skeptical, scientific philosophy of Elysium. So she and two friends sail to Rome. There she becomes a priestess in a Delphic temple, dispensing wisdom and healing to any who come. But her skeptical upbringing subtly undermines her dedication, and she succumbs to the allure of a love affair with a Roman senator.This is a marvelous story, delving deep into the consciousness of each character -- and revealing the power of self-deception, both in scientific inquiry and in self-knowledge. The ending is one of the most surprising in modern literature....

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ISBN : 9780898041453
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 571 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Return To Elysium Reviews

  • Kate
    2018-10-03 02:15

    This is a book that is a part of Joan Grant's Far Memory series. Getting through part one (the book is in three parts) was difficult because it was hard to see where things were going. Sometimes the dialogue too was a bit blunt and I had to wonder what had just happened. However part two was quite interesting and moved along well, and part three was rather wonderful and in the end left you feeling contented. In this life, she was to be born a greek and it brought to be raised by a philosopher godfather, who uses his estate as a sanctuary to people whom I would describe as 'damaged' from an experience in their life (Epicurus' story especially so). Near the end of the book, I realized it was quite useful to keep in mind the importance of water as a purifying agent, as well as a means of transition, think of Thomas Cole's The Voyage of Life.

  • Mark Woollacott
    2018-09-26 07:01

    Excellent read. Wonderful!