Merlin and the Grail Tradition by Gareth Knight

Few figures from myth and legend have impressed the imagination like that of Merlin, Archmage 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.

Merlin and the Grail Tradition was first published at the turn of the millennium by Sun Chalice Books, originally as a collection of ten essays, talks and magical workings grouped loosely around the locus of Merlin and the grail.   Here is a customer review of that edition:

“I came away from this book with a better understanding of how archetypal energies are expressed through traditions, realizing the very congruent line which they have followed, and finding correlations and relevancy that has literally spanned the ages. It is written in an intelligent, yet highly evocative manner which puts the reader right into the story. The final chapter, The Catechism of the Grail, impacts not only one’s understanding of the power’s behind the Myths, but also yields much understanding of how this is to be applied in the world and within one’s own life. I thoroughly recommend this book to those who seek knowledge of these subjects out of interest, and also for those who quest for a more spiritual way of living.” (Amazon Review)

Skylight Press is proud to present an all new ‘Expanded Edition’ that includes additional articles, transcripts of talks given at various conferences (including the well known Hawkwood sessions), chapters contributed to the books of various colleagues, and short pieces selected from Gareth Knight’s own magazine, Quadriga, previously only published to students.

These new additions will add new insights, particularly with regard to the faery tradition within the grail legends, which has taken on an increasing importance in recent years. These new sections include The Faery Tradition in Arthurian Legend and a new analysis of Chrétien de Troyes: The First Arthurian Romancer. Additionally, an old manuscript has come to light on Sir Gareth: the Quest of a Round Table Knight, resurrected from a private lecture given in Paris in 1987. This new expanded collection of thirteen pieces therefore represents Gareth Knight’s eclectic pursuit of the Merlin and Grail mysteries over a period of more than thirty years.

Merlin and the Grail Tradition is available from various retail outlets such as Amazon, or direct from the Skylight Press website.


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