Foucault's Pendulum - Chapters 25-37 (Hesed 25-33, Gevurah 34-37) Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 25-37 (Hesed 25-33, Gevurah 34-37) Summary

Casaubon, while in Brazil with Amparo, decides to visit Salvador. There, while meeting with a friend and local artist, Casaubon is introduced to Signor Aglie. Aglie, older but not elderly, is a refined and interesting gentleman that immediately ingratiates himself with Casaubon and Amparo. It is not clear where Aglie is originally from, though he claims to keep a home and a library in Milan. The group discusses many of the aspects of the different religious traditions in Brazil. Christian, African, Egyptian, and Greek elements combine into a hodgepodge of religious rituals and ceremonies. Each of the group is fascinated in a different way. Aglie hints that he is much older than he seems and Casaubon compares him to Cagliostro, the supposedly ageless magicians who roamed Europe in the 17th century. Aglie, offended...

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