Thursday 20 June 2019

Ashe Geoffrey - The discovery of King Arthur

Author : Ashe Geoffrey
Title : The discovery of King Arthur
Year : 1985

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Introduction. Mention King Arthur, and the name conjures up a romantic image. The image is richly complex, comprising not merely a single character but a group, and a constellation of themes. Beside the King stand his Queen, Guinevere, and his enchanter, Merlin. Their home is Camelot, the royal city of a mysterious, wonderful Britain. It houses the Round Table, where Arthur presides over a company of knights headed by Lancelot, devoted to the noblest ideals. In war he quells his enemies with a magical sword, Excalibur. If we explore the scene more deeply, we see a brooding tragedy overhanging it. The King’s reign is only a "brief shining moment"; he is doomed to be plotted against, betrayed, and brought down. Camelot must fall. Common sense would say that this is all remote, irrelevant, medieval; a daydream of romancers in a past age and an obsolete society. Yet since the middle of the twentieth century the spell has strengthened, not weakened. Arthur’s legend has inspired musicals, bestselling novels, successful films. It has even been recreated politically. In the eyes of many President Kennedy’s Washington was a new Camelot, Kennedy himself a new Arthur. Twenty years after his passing a commemorative feature in Newsweek magazine could take this notion for granted, and comment that all presidential candidates since 1960 have "had to run against the myth of Camelot." ...

Ashe Geoffrey - Kings and Queens of Early Britain

Author : Ashe Geoffrey Title : Kings and Queens of Early Britain Year : 1982 Link download : Preface and Acknowledgements. THIS BOOK IS EXACTLY WHAT ITS TITLE IMPLIES. It is not a social Or economic history, and does not aspire to be. It is  […]

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Sunday 9 June 2019

Phillips Melanie - Londonistan

Author : Phillips Melanie Title : Londonistan Year : 2006 Link download : When London was hit by suicide bombers in July 2005, the dirty little secret inside the historic cradle of liberty was finally out. Notwithstanding the staunch resolve of Prime Minister Tony  […]

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Saturday 8 June 2019

Matthews John - The Arthurian tradition

Author : Matthews John Title : The Arthurian tradition Year : 2011 Link download : Introduction to the 2010 Edition. I am delighted to have the opportunity to present this new edition of a book that originally appeared under the title Elements of the  […]

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Wednesday 5 June 2019

Ashe Geoffrey - Encyclopedia of prophecy

Author : Ashe Geoffrey Title : Encyclopedia of prophecy Year : 2001 Link download : Preface. The word prophecy originally meant “inspired utterance.” A god or goddess or spirit or, at any rate, some unseen being other than the person inspired, spoke  […]

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Thursday 30 May 2019

Ashe Geoffrey - Camelot and the vision of Albion

Author : Ashe Geoffrey Title : Camelot and the vision of Albion Year : 1971 Link download : Prologue. Unanswered Questions. The hill, of course, is far more than a hill. It is a presence, an enchantment, a challenge; and it eludes, though not for  […]

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Saturday 25 May 2019

De Boron Robert - Merlin and the Grail

Author : De Boron Robert Title : Merlin and the Grail Joseph of Arimathea, Merlin, Perceval : The Trilogy of Arthurian Prose Romances Year : 2008 Link download : Arthurian studies XLVIII. It is hard to overstate the importance of this trilogy of prose  […]

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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Bortoft Henri - Taking appearance seriously

Author : Bortoft Henri Title : Taking appearance seriously The dynamic way of seeing in Goethe and european thought Year : 2012 Link download : Into the Dynamic Way of Thinking Philosopher consiste a invertir la direction habituelle du travail de la  […]

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Monday 13 May 2019

Steiner Rudolf - The Karma of untruthfulness Volume 1

Author : Steiner Rudolf Title : The Karma of untruthfulness Volume 1 Secret societies, the media, and preparations for the Great War 13 lectures Year : 1916 Link download : Introduction. Rudolf Steiner gave the lectures collected in this  […]

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Sunday 12 May 2019

Perier Ralph - Christianity A religion for sheep

Author : Perier Ralph Title : Christianity A religion for sheep Year : 1980 Link download : Our contemporaries are coming to a radically new understanding of the Jewish problem. One by one, and independently of one another, several of our best  […]

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