Merlin and the Grail Tradition

Few figures from myth and story have impressed the popular imagination like that of Merlin, Arch Mage of the land of Logres, whose shadowy, compelling presence plays a key part in the tales of Arthurian legend and the Quest of the Holy Grail In this valuable collection of essays, Gareth Knight traces the historical importance and esoteric influence of Merlin and the GrailFew figures from myth and story have impressed the popular imagination like that of Merlin, Arch Mage of the land of Logres, whose shadowy, compelling presence plays a key part in the tales of Arthurian legend and the Quest of the Holy Grail In this valuable collection of essays, Gareth Knight traces the historical importance and esoteric influence of Merlin and the Grail tradition from legendary beginnings right down to modern times Topics covered include The Archetype of Merlin Merlin and the Grail John Dee, the Elizabethan Merlin Dion Fortune and the Grail and much And in the closing chapter, entitled The Catechism of the Grail, the author gives the full text of a powerful ritual drama a rare glimpse into the work of a modern magical tradition that draws its inspiration from the figure of Merlin and seeks to bring to earth the Mystery of the Grail.
Merlin and the Grail Tradition Few figures from myth and story have impressed the popular imagination like that of Merlin Arch Mage of the land of Logres whose shadowy compelling presence plays a key part in the tales of Arthuri

  • Title: Merlin and the Grail Tradition
  • Author: Gareth Knight
  • ISBN: 9781928754015
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Merlin and the Grail Tradition”

    1. Merlyn is the archetypical wizard, who much like Gandalf is of another worldly character who has the job of preparing mankind for its ultimate enlightenment and evolution. Once he does his job he then fades away to the background. Merlyn like the rest of Arthurian legend is surrounded in mystery with many layers to peel back.His origins are almost unknown. What is gleaned is that his mother was a nun and that his father was an elf or angelic being depending on which source you read. Merlyn in fa [...]

    2. I'm a fan of Gareth Knight having read several of his books. This is one author that 'gets it' with regard to the inner workings of man, myth and mysticism.I've always enjoyed stories surrounding Arthurian legend and Merlin fascinated me the most. In this book, Knight goes beyond the myth of Merlin and presents a tangible archetype of the Merlin / sage inside all of us. My copy is literally falling apart having read it so many times. It's a great read for any serious seeker of the Holy Graal wit [...]

    3. This small book not only provides historical information on Merlin but also reveals the archetype of merlin as Wizard. It is not your "Harry Potter" magician although those elements are present. Rather, this mage takes us deep within and shows us the "true magic" that is available to all seekers.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *