Reference to Ka - All works connected?

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Neesy

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At the end of the novel, the outsider notes that his will is 'ka.' Any King fan will kow the reference to the Dark Tower. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?


I was just looking up Ka and there's a lot about Egyptians and their beliefs.

Guess Stephen King is more or less saying the same thing.
 

GNTLGNT

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At the end of the novel, the outsider notes that his will is 'ka.' Any King fan will kow the reference to the Dark Tower. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
.....this should sum it up nicely.....


Ka is the will of Gan, roughly synonymous with destiny or fate.
Ka has been described as "a wheel [whose] only purpose is to turn."
Ka may be considered to be a guide or a destination, though it is not a strict plan. The machinations of ka can, with effort, be obstructed, though more often than not, ka still wins out in the end. Ka is not necessarily a force of good or evil, as it manipulates the powers of both and seems to have no definitive morality of its own.
Further, ka "signifies life-force, consciousness, duty and destiny. In the vulgate, or low speech, it also means a place to which an individual must go."
 

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.....this should sum it up nicely.....


Ka is the will of Gan, roughly synonymous with destiny or fate.
Ka has been described as "a wheel [whose] only purpose is to turn."
Ka may be considered to be a guide or a destination, though it is not a strict plan. The machinations of ka can, with effort, be obstructed, though more often than not, ka still wins out in the end. Ka is not necessarily a force of good or evil, as it manipulates the powers of both and seems to have no definitive morality of its own.
Further, ka "signifies life-force, consciousness, duty and destiny. In the vulgate, or low speech, it also means a place to which an individual must go."
........interesting is the linking to/relationship with the ancient Egyptian belief of "the Ka" and to "Karma"......