Tag: Hell

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

A Memorable Fancy: I saw a Devil in a flame of fire, who arose before an Angel that sat on a cloud, and the Devil utter’d these words:…

Eternal Paradise

Islam promise eternal paradise to the faithful. And that is a powerful opiate, certainly, the hope of a better life to come. But there’s a Sufi story that…

Absinthe

Apollo, who mourned at Hyacinthe’s demise, Refused to concede this victory to Death. Much better that the soul, adept in transformation, Had to find a holy alchemy for…

Styx

Nine times I kissed my lover in her sleep: The first time, to make sure that she was there; The second, as a sleepy sort of prayer; The…