A boy, a book, a candle.
June 22, 2012 4:10 PM Subscribe
Really vague teenage book memory involving a gold room, a candle, and meditation power? Did I hallucinate this book?
posted by kanata to media & arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a vivid memory of a scene from a book I read in my teens (88-93. Tho I believe it was closer to 88 than 93) in which a man (boy?) finds a book that teaches him to focus on a candle while meditating and he learns he can make the candle go out.
I believe this could have taken place in a gold room but yet I also have a vague recollection that he also stopped along side a road he was travelling (I picture him in a horse drawn coach and wearing a waistcoat though I may be mixing that up with Dracula) and did this (or maybe that was where the room was?).
I think it was fiction though I can't swear to it. Is this familiar to anyone?