Friday, August 29, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Throughout Spidersilk the novel there are a few birds used to symbolize deeper meanings. One of these birds is the crow. Although in popular culture the crow tends to be used to signify darker motives. For instance, in many films you'll see them in cemeteries and even old folk legends associate the crows with death. There is an alternative though. In Native American symbolism the crow is told to reveal itself when a revelation must be made. The crow is a sign for the person seeing it to open up the sixth sense and see what is not actually visible to the naked eye. When the crows appear in Spidersilk it is like they're asking Mark to see what is not yet visible, when he does everything else becomes more apparent.
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Friday, August 22, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
In Spidersilk the novel most of the intruders were blind and came from a world called Braila. Although there is an actual Braila in our world (it's in Romania), the name of the city is quite significant because Brail is actually what blind people use to read. This is just one of the hidden gems in Spidersilk. There's a lot of clues and associations that lead the readers to believe the intruders were blind and had many forms of aid that helped them give Mark and his friends a run for their money.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
When it comes to Spidersilk the novel there's a lot of people whose names might seem familiar. There's a good reason for this. Each character out of the novel has such a deeper meaning, so when you branch out to research names you may find quite a few treats. One such name investigation leads to the origins of Ekaa. If you recall she is the wife of Chris and longs for success for her son. The name Ecka, in Hindi, links back to the Goddess Durga who is known as the Supreme Mother. This would explain her insitance on her son's future. The name also links to a poem that embraces parenthood called Tvam Ekaa Bhawani. For more on the poem check out this link: