Monday, August 05, 2002

Ruling Spirits in creation
Both Tolkien and Lewis imagine a universe in which spiritual beings (Valar and eldila) are active custodians of particular creations, such as planets or specific elements, kind of like the gods of mythology. I'm wondering if there is any plausibility to such a scenario in our universe. I know we have guardian angels not only of individuals but of cities and countries, but is their role "active"? That is, are there angels that, what, guide the planets or maybe are in some way responsible secondarily for the way creation unfolds? Reminds me of that movie by Eric Idle in which midgets are God's assistance in creation and kind of louse things up, I guess. What was that called? It had George Harrison in it or something like that. The Valar have a little more gravitas than that.

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