Mh, I can relate to that.obnoxion wrote: ↑Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:02 amI'd be happy to! One thing has been the debunking of the misconception that Victorian wordiness means a sort of emptiness of meaning, or that much of the words are mainly decorations meant to fill the formal requirements of the poem. Actually, as we can read from their correspondences, Victorian poets often agonized for months over the appropriateness of single words in their poems. And for people who've been thought in schools that Victorian poetry is second-rate, can now read that poetry as first-rate where every word counts. And that can be a changing experience.
For me, the reading of Tantric texts and their commentaries really changed the way I read grimoires. And if one thinks how these grimoires seem to be relevant century aftet century, one realizes that these must be classics - these must be for all times. But they are no easy reading, they take time, dedication and independent thought. And these are very intimate texts, by which I mean that you need to spent time with them alone.
There are poems that become a little more meaning everytime you read them so the reading itself does create meaning.
By the way, I remember an article from a very brainy author in UF1 which describes a form of divine reading on the example of a passage from Exodus and applies this to the mystery of Azazel.
That would be a good way to read and gain a deeper understanding of a Victrorian poem, dont' you think?