Demian - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Pistorius, an eccentric, encourages Sinclair to maintain his self respect. He reassures him that Abraxas doesn't take exception to any of his thoughts, good or evil, but will leave him only if he becomes "blameless and normal." He says that Abraxas prohibits nothing the soul desires. Sinclair continues to dream of his beloved, but can't shake his guilt. He recalls the words of Jacob as he wrestled with an angel: "I will not let thee go except thou bless me."

Pistorius tells Sinclair that he still wants to be a priest, but one who lives among believers not one who converts others to his beliefs. The worship of Abraxas, he says, is still a fledgling religion in need of a community. He tells Sinclair that those who follow Abraxas will have a difficult time, that others will find them disturbing.

Another student, Knaurer...

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