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
Play 01 01 Prelude Nathan
Play 02 02 Enchantment Nathan
Play 03 03 Interlude Nathan
Play 04 04 Birth of Brahm Nathan
Play 05 05 Procreation Nathan
Play 06 06 Preservation Nathan
Play 07 07 Dissolution Nathan
Play 08 08 Nirvana Nathan
Play 09 09 Dissenchantment Nathan
Play 10 10 Postlude Nathan