Book: The Great God Pan
Author: Arthur Machen

The Great God Pan By Arthur Machen

Format: Global Grey free PDF
Pages (PDF): 59
Publication Date: 1894

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Clarke agrees, somewhat unwillingly, to bear witness to a strange experiment performed by his friend, Dr. Raymond. The ultimate goal of the doctor is to open the mind of man so that he may experience the spiritual world, an experience he calls "seeing the great god Pan". He performs the experiment, which involves minor brain surgery, on a young woman named Mary. She awakens from the operation awed and terrified but quickly becomes "a hopeless idiot". An art critic at the time this was published, wrote of this book: 'Why should he be allowed, for the sake of a few miserable pounds, to cast into our midst these monstrous creations of his diseased brain?'