The inverse fire.

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« Reply #135 on: August 31, 2016, 11:49:14 pm »
Colour me confused :).

EDIT: As to how it might inform Bakker's work. I just don't get it.
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« Reply #136 on: November 13, 2016, 11:31:00 pm »
Sharmat may mean that Bakker borrowed the word but not the concept behind it.

That being said, "Inverse" means opposite, and the fire that shows you damnation and Hell seems opposite to the benevolent creating power of Iluvatar.
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if Kellhus was thinking all of this, he's going to freak out when he get's back and Kelmomas is all "i lieks to eatum peeples da"

the whole thing is orchestrated by Kellhus who is wearing a Bashrag as if it were a suit


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« Reply #137 on: November 15, 2016, 12:08:54 pm »
Indeed, I can't help but feel that the name of it only takes us so far to understanding it.

Inverse, as "opposite or contrary in position, direction, order, or effect."  The Fire is nearly certainly that of Hell (Damnation).

So, it would seem in it is Inverse Fire because it is above, rather than below; it comes before, rather than after, Damnation itself; and it does not consume.
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