Togetherness is sharing an umbrella : Diving Kingship, the Gnosis, and Religious Syncretism
Lundquist, John M.,Ricks, Stephen D.
By Study and Also by Faith : Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley
Salt Lake City, UT
Deseret Book, FARMS
"To inhabitants of the ancient world, perhaps nothing would have seemed more appropriate than the fact that a man named Chamberlain, prime minister to a king, carried an umbrella — were it not for the fact that Neville (1869-1940) usually carried it closed and pointed downward. Living at what many recent observers have considered the end of an age, or a particular (secular) consciousness, Western society in general and scholars in particular are, more often than not, insensitive, if not oblivious, to reality as it was understood in antiquity. And this lack of understanding is especially troublesome since our social and political theories, institutions, and laws are all ultimately rooted deeply in the past — to say nothing of a collective nature of our consciousness (or either a theoretical unconscious or some supposed deep structures of our languages)." [Author]