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Department of Studies in Religion, Sydney University
Hugo was, as we know, the writer of La Miserable and Hunchback of Notre Dame but we don't understand that also he was a very mystical soul himself. And when Napoleon the 3rd came to power in France he went into exile on the Channel Islands and there he spent a lot of his time table tipping, conducting weeji boards, sйance and listening to the ocean, which was his other great habit.
And in doing this, mystical poems would come to him, and we have a collection of these. Now when the French arrived in Vietnam, Hugo is the pinnacle of French Culture, but he's also a very subversive figure because of his spiritualism, because of his detestation of Napoleon the 3rd who was the man who started the Colonial adventure in Vietnam. So he's a very ambiguous figure. He also turns out at the end of his life to be a Great socialist and a great compassionate heart. So it's quite interesting then that the Cao Daoists pick on him as a saint.
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А почему ж тогда причислен к лику каодайских святых доктор Сунь Ят-сен? Неужто тоже предавался столоверчению в промежутках между восстаниями и революциями? 😉
Вот биография Гюго
Что же касается Сунь Ятсена, то они причесляют к лику святых людей, которые внесли ощутимый вклад в развитие человечества. Вон и М.Горбачева хотели сделать святым, он просто должен был приехать на церемонию, но заскромничал.