In The Manna-Machine and The Kaballah Unveiled (both 1978), he explored the idea that the Ancient of Days
could have in some way explained the "miracle" of the manna.
We see him last as the "Ancient of Days
," white-haired and silently looking forward to the end of history from a remote and cloudy throne.
Something similar occurs in Ancient of Days
, 1979-81, on a Tokyo street, where a crowd and a large electronic sign seem a chaotic, amorphous flow, yet, like water, with a peculiar rhythm giving them inner form.
Its striking imagery has influenced the doctrines of the Trinity (the ancient of days
and the son of man in Dan 7), angelology, last judgment, and heaven and hell (Dan 10-12).
Rilke's "white city" makes an appearance in one of these poems, but, more importantly, his vision of purpose in the Duino Elegies, that of the world re-arising through the poet's gaze and imagination on its way to becoming poetry, is essentially what Wright comes to in the final lines of "Ancient of Days
Left: the frontispiece to The Ancient of Days
Which might even be a reason for backing that ancient of days
, Harry Red-knapp.
Service theme is "Sacred Sounds of the Ancient of Days
." The program includes ancient Australian aboriginal didgeridoo, Baha'i Farsi chant, Buddhist Zendo chant, a Romanian Orthodox chant, a Zoroastrian chanted prayer, Andean sacred music, a Sikh ragi playing a classical Sikh shabad, and ancient songs and chants of Sufi, Hindu, Judaic, Muslim Sikh and Catholic traditions.
Ethics is first philosophy and the Old One, the Ancient of Days
is, as it were, cordoned off.
It is easier, however, to see in the venerable figures she meets in Paradise, a reminiscence of the Ancient of Days
of Daniel 7 and not some alternative divine father of her fantasies.