Tag Archives: French History

The Testament of Merlin by Théophile Briant (trans. Gareth Knight)

Myrddin is the beloved legendary wizard that has come down to us through the British and French Arthurian legends as well as a smattering of mediaeval Welsh poets. Amalgamated from these many diverse strands, he stands before us as a … Continue reading

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Paul Sédir’s ‘Initiations’ translated by Gareth Knight

These savants proclaim that the material universe is perfectly organised, and that all will occur according to rule since, they say, everything is subject to laws of causation and the conservation of energy. Agreed. But they expect the moral universe … Continue reading

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Melusine of Lusignan and the Cult of the Faery Woman by Gareth Knight

First published by R.J. Stewart Books in 2010, Melusine of Lusignan and the Cult of the Faery Woman is now reissued with extra illustrations, following on from our 2011 edition of The Romance of the Faery Melusine, which offered the author’s … Continue reading

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Review of The Book of Melusine of Lusignan

The following is a review of Gareth Knight’s new work, The Book of Melusine of Lusignan: In History, Legend and Romance, from the June edition of the Inner Light Journal (reprinted here with permission): I wonder if you have ever seen the … Continue reading

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The Book of Mélusine of Lusignan: 
In History, Legend & Romance
 edited by Gareth Knight

Mélusine of Lusignan is no stranger to the Europeans and their interweaving histories and mythologies; indeed her great progeny impacted an area roughly the size of the Roman Empire at its height. It is claimed that her serpentine bloodline produced … Continue reading

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Faery Loves & Faery Lais: A Collection of Breton Lais as told by Gareth Knight

“The Breton lai is a relatively short narrative poem, usually accompanied by music, that appeared in France some time about the middle of the 12th century, spread by travelling musicians and story tellers called ‘jongleurs.’ What we find important about … Continue reading

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