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The Faery Gates of Avalon


The Faery Gates of Avalon

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    Gareth Knight(Author)
The knights of King Arthur's Round Table - Erec, Lancelot, Yvain, Perceval and Gawain - first appeared in the works of Chrétien de Troyes, who cast into Old French stories told by Welsh and Breton story tellers which had their origin in Celtic myth and legend. Chrétien wrote at a time when faery lore was still taken seriously - some leading families even claimed descent from faery ancestors! So we do well to look again at these early stories, for they were written not so much in terms of mystical quests or examples of military chivalry but records of initiation into Otherworld dynamics. Gareth Knight, an acknowledged expert on spiritual and magical traditions and a student of medieval French, goes to the well spring of Arthurian tradition to unveil these original principles. What is more, he shows how they can be regenerated today. "Opening the faery gates" can have its reward not only in terms of personal satisfaction and spiritual growth but as part of a much needed realignment of our spiritual responsibilities as human beings on planet Earth.
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  • PDF | 220 pages
  • Gareth Knight(Author)
  • Skylight Press (21 Jun. 2013)
  • English
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  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Infinity Drive on 21 November 2009

    This book gives detailed accounts from the Arthurian mythos, from Chretien de Troyes work - points where the stories maybe interpretated as crossing points over and into the faery realm. And whilst this initially sounds like an interesting premise, I found the book to be hard reading (which is surprising for a book of this size). It also speculates on which characters also maybe of the faery realm. But certainly, if you are very interested in the faery traditions and the arthurian mythos, this is an excellent book which demonstrates the scholarship of the author who has clearly spent hours going over the source texts of the Arthurian mythos. I felt this was an advanced work on the faery tradition and the book would be best read after absorbing introductory books on faery lore (such as those by RJ Stewart - not to say these are basic or simplistic by any stretch of the imagination, but a good introduction).A serious book for serious Magicians and learned Druids. However, if you are of the flower-faery fluffy bunny witch vaerity this book is likely not for you or perhaps might represent a point of true learning about the faery tradition.

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