Category Archives: C.S. Lewis

Ovid Game tip: Don’t visit her on her birthday.

In The Allegory of Love C.S. Lewis explains that because the concept of courtly love has fully transformed our view of sexual passion, we misread prior works as if they had the same theme.  He uses the example of Ovid’s … Continue reading

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Riding to Lancelot’s rescue.

Several commenters have objected to my previous post, including Hugh Mann: I think our gracious host doth read too much into these tales – I was brought up on them, and in none of the printed retellings popular in the … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Chivalry, Courtly Love, Romantic Love, Traditional Conservatives | 197 Comments

Fighting for his Lady’s honor.

I’ve touched on this before, but I think the chivalrous story of Lancelot fighting for Guinevere’s honor in Chrétien de Troyes Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart is worthy of a dedicated post.  I should note that I have not read … Continue reading

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Courtly love is always sexual, even when non physical.

Red Pill Latecomer noted that courtly love is considered pure, in part because it doesn’t involve sex: But as I learned it, the highest form of Courtly Love was chaste. No adultery involved. The Knight would have a pure love … Continue reading

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Courtly Love: The origins of cuckchivalry.

I’ve been reading The Allegory of Love by C.S. Lewis, about the medieval idea of “courtly love”.  Lewis sums up the concept as (emphasis mine): The sentiment, of course, is love, but love of a highly specialized sort, whose characteristics … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Courtly Love, Crossdressing Theology, New Morality, Romantic Love, Traditional Conservatives, Wife worship | 197 Comments