The Divine Enchantment

John NEIHARDT (1881 - 1973)

When the princess Devanaguy falls into a deep trance-like sleep, she is visited by the god Vishnu: who causes her to fall pregnant with his holy child, Christna. Devanaguy’s sleep is prolonged supernaturally by Vishnu: allowing the god to relate to her his divine secrets through a series of ecstatic visions. Among the mysteries revealed to Devanaguy, she is shown how the gods will shortly powerfully intervene directly in human affairs. When the princess finally re-awakens: she is awestruck by her experiences, and bursts into a spontaneous rhapsody of praise. Throughout her rapturous intercourse with Vishnu, Devanaguy boldly continues to desire answers to mankind's profoundest questionings: - is it possible for mere mortals to comprehend the divine wisdom of the gods? - can be it really be true that divine beings care enough for mankind to want to intervene in human affairs: to do them good? (Introduction by Godsend)

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 Prefatory Nathan
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Play 01 01 Prelude Nathan
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Play 02 02 Enchantment Nathan
00:19:26
Play 03 03 Interlude Nathan
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Play 04 04 Birth of Brahm Nathan
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Play 05 05 Procreation Nathan
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Play 06 06 Preservation Nathan
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Play 07 07 Dissolution Nathan
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Play 08 08 Nirvana Nathan
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Play 09 09 Dissenchantment Nathan
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Play 10 10 Postlude Nathan
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