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Mrumanias, as he is knowne to Men, is a great prince, appearing in the forme of a black owl, before the exorcist, he taketh the image and shape of an old man, and in humane shape he maketh a man to be a subtill disputer, and cunning he raiseth a shadow, and transformeth a man into the likenes of a serpent, and there are under him thirtie legions. - Thomas Wyse, 1547
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Imagine a rather punctilious Grandfather, or stern father, or bossy mother, or some other parental figure.
Then imagine yourself sitting at a rather formal dinner with them.
The ancient one addresses you.
"So," she says. "What are your plans for the future ..."
If you don't answer well, the ancient one will be displeased.
Some people delight in talking about their Plans. The Ancient one will nod sagaciously, and might make an approving comment. Or add a suggestion.
And if you don't answer well, the ancient one will not just tut-tut and purse ancient, dessicated lips. The ancient one will start making suggestions. Even organising things for you.
After all, you don't have a plan! Unacceptable! What about the future!
The ancient one is metaphorical. It could be a 16 year old kid. A dad. A wife. A husband. A well-meaning friend.
All these people are variations of the Plannist.
1 February 2011
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