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I don't have my copy of the novel with me, but toward the end of the book there is a reference to the "seven veils of unreality". I'm thinking it could refer to seven days of the week, Greek mythology or even Merton's "Seven Storey Mountain". Does anyone know what the seven veils refers to?
 
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In Buddhism there are said to be seven veils of illusion. There is also a famous dance of the seven veils. Each veil by itself is transparent, but when all seven surround the dancer, they form an opaque sort of covering.
 
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Thanks. I'll have to research some information about Buddhism to learn more.
 
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Hmm! Anyone have anything else to add?
 
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My mom and I were checking this out for a comprehensive analysis and connected it with the Catholic's Seven Deadly Sins.
 
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Hey, LilWy
Thanks! for your comment to an old comment/posting...

ALSO:

Go to the 'NEW' Ray Bradbury website...which replaces this one...(tho this one is still chuggling along, but for how long, it's up to the publisher...)
http://www.raybradbury.com
 
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In the 12th century Sufi commentator, Rashid al-Din Maybudi wrote a treatise entitled 'The Unveiling of the Mysteries' in which he enumerated seven veils: reason, knowledge, heart, desire, self, senses and will. According to Sufism, these veils obscures the reality and hide the path to God.
 
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