Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: RS: a theory
From: jbuck@janus.Berkeley.EDU (Joe Buck)
Date: 1991-04-17, 11:28
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <71386@eerie.acsu.Buffalo.EDU> riacmt@ubvmsa.cc.buffalo.edu writes:
> >Some additional comments.  Tibet is important because it is there
> >that Cooper discovers that there is a good-evil duality that
> >transcends individual religions (and religious beliefs).  This
> >is why there are such parallels among Tibet, Twin Peaks, 
> >Christianity, the Bookwus beliefs, and so forth.

You were fine up to here, but then you blew it.  I assure you
that Coop would not learn about a good-evil duality in Tibet,
since such beliefs are utterly foreign there, being an aspect
of Western philosophy.  It all goes back to Zoroaster, also
known as Zarathusta; he preached that there were two gods, one
good, one evil, locked in endless struggle.  When the Persians
conquered the Israelites, this philosophy influenced and modified
Judaism; the devil became a more powerful figure (though not,
as in Zoroasterism, the equal of God).

Tibetans would be much more likely to say what Hawk suggested,
that the White Lodge and the Black Lodge are two aspects of the
same thing and it is meaningless to talk about one defeating
the other.

> >So, the way I see the climax is some form of Native ceremony
> >to nix WE & the powers of the Black Lodge, knowing full well
> >that the dark forces will again someday surface in an effort
> >to overthrow the forces of the White Lodge.

And then we would have Star Wars in the Woods, with Coop as
Luke Skywalker, Windom as Darth Vader, and Harry as Han Solo.
Ugh.


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Joe Buck
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