In Lyra's world, a person's soul lives on the outside of their body in the form of a daemon--a talking animal spirit that accompanies them through life, always close to its corporeal half. In our world the soul lives inside the body. It's the real you. In the real world demons try and get inside the body through lust, greed, lying, hatred, anger, etc. At death the soul will either go to perfect paradise where there is no suffering, loneliness, pain, or death, or it will go to a place called Hell. Forever. Demons want to take you to Hell and (in your mind) they will mock even the thought of each place.If you want some for your library, be sure to click the image!
Friday, February 22, 2008
A collector's item!
Someone spotted a very special Golden Compass bookmark in our library this week. It was innocently propped up in the bookmark dispenser, and had a very credible design of the golden compass on the front. But here's some of the text on the back (and I disciplined myself not to add commas where they were needed, so don't blame me for the inconsistent punctuation):