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by alberich00
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My book on Wagner's "Ring" ready for publishers
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My book on Wagner's "Ring" ready for publishers

Dear members of, and visitors to, www.wagnerheim.com's discussion forum: I just wanted to let you all know that around 10:30am or so, yesterday (8/25/2018), I completed my final revision of my online book on Wagner's "Ring," "The Wound That Will Never Heal, Volume One, so it's now ready to present t...
by alberich00
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To my Brazilian donor
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To my Brazilian donor

Dear Brazilian donor: I wanted to protect your privacy so I haven't named you. I tried to email you the following thank-you message, but I got back some kind of a spam detection message which required me to click on this and that, and I can't afford to take the risk, so I just wanted you to know I g...
by alberich00
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In honor of the 5 Capital Gazette staff killed in Annapolis
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In honor of the 5 Capital Gazette staff killed in Annapolis

Dear members of, and visitors to, the http://www.wagnerheim.com discussion forum: In honor of the five staff members/writers of the Capital Gazette of Annapolis, who were shot to death by a harasser who was angry that they were accurately reporting news about him (who does this remind you of?), and ...
by alberich00
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Part 1: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas
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Part 1: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas

Dear members of, and visitors to, the www.wagnerheim.com discussion forum: Sir Roger Scruton asked me to look over his first draft of his prospective book on Parsifal, so I responded to everything in it I thought worthy of further commentary or rebuttal, page by page, by typing my commentary into th...
by alberich00
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Part 2: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas
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Part 2: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas

There's a specific passage in one of Feuerbach's books (I haven't the energy to try to look it up but you'll find it Appendix II of www.wagnerheim.com) which is a sort of prose poem in praise of the pain and anguish of life in the real world of time and space, which Feuerbach says we mortal humans w...
by alberich00
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Part 3: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas
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Part 3: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas

RW often shared with Cosima and with others comparisons between The Flying Dutchman, Tannhaeuser, Lohengrin, Tristan and Isolde, Mastersingers, the Ring, and Parsifal. I can't remember them all off the top of my head but he said that Siegfried might in the end have become like Parsifal and redeemed ...
by alberich00
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Part 4: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas
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Part 4: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas

In Wagner's allegorical scheme, Klingsor's desperate bid for holiness at all costs, which culminates in his self-castration, is actually the ultimate implication or consequence which follows from religious man's futile attempt at world-renunciation. Wagner once said that the emphasis on chastity or ...
by alberich00
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Part 5: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas
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Part 5: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas

Wagner rejected the old-time religion of belief in spiritual transcendence, predicated on renunciation of Nature and the body (and sexuality), and replaced it with inspired secular art, which re-embraces Nature and the body (and therefore sexuality) but nonetheless makes the inspired artist and his/...
by alberich00
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Part 6: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas
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Part 6: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas

Wagner made a couple of remarks about Lohengrin which are quite interesting in relation to your current topic. He said that the fact that as a Grail knight Lohengrin was sworn to chastity or celibacy made his wish to marry Elsa problematic (this is a vague paraphrase of his original remark). He also...
by alberich00
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Part 7: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas
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Part 7: Parsifal & Wagner's other operas

I've been troubled by something since my earliest youth which also clearly obsessed Wagner. Like everyone I noted that people admired acts of kindness and self-sacrifice and abhorred selfish acts which hurt others, and I could clearly understand that I would wish to be the object of acts of kindness...