I want to preface this by saying that I am not putting these ideas on Robert Jordan, but merely pulling them out of his work. I have no idea what his
opinions on these topics are.
Also, if this is more appropriate for BTS, please move it - but since I'm using the books as relating to several conspiracy topics, I threw it up
Finally - if you haven't read these books, you'll have no idea what I'm talking about so please don't comment asking what the hell I'm talking
These are just some parallels I see between the books and real life (or real life concepts, atleast.)
First, the Dragon as Christ:
Rand is a Second Coming of the Dragon. He is preceded by False Dragons. He is come to save the world, but he is feared because he is also come to
Break the world. His Coming is foretold by an elaborate set of prophecies.
Now admittedly, he lacks the same type of divinity because the Creator in WOT seems to not take an active role in the world. (However, there are a few
places where this seems to maybe not be the case)
However the similarities: Jesus's Second Coming is also said to be preceded by false messiahs, culminating in the Antichrist. In the books - Mazrim
Taim was a False Dragon who ends up working with Rand until we find out he seems to be aligned AGAINST him, secretly.
Also, this time around, Chirst is said to be coming as a "destroyer".
And Christ's coming is foretold by prophecy.
Second, the Forsaken as NWO:
The Forsaken all serve the same master - The Dark One. They take positions of power and manipulate the masses against each other and against Rand.
They have knowledge the masses don't (and even that the Aes Sedai don't) from the Age of Legends, thus they are more powerful than alll but a
However, their method of operation is to work alone or form alliances with one another, or to work outright against one another. They all have the
goal of being the Dark One's right-hand man.
This makes me wonder - is the NWO similar?
We 'know' they serve Satan. They take positions of power and manipulate armies and populaces. They have occult knowledge which makes them
But here's a question - are they united or do they all struggle against one another for a "Top Spot" of some sort??
It makes me wonder if this is coincidence or if Jordan has a passing interest in these things. I am, perhaps, blending areas of interest together and
just creating these parallels?
I'll try to think of more soon - these were the main ones which I often ponder.
I'd be curious to hear anyone's thoughts on these ideas or on anything else from the books.
Does the Taint have a real world equivalent? Aes Sedai? The Source?
Any thoughts are more than welcome.