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At the table of the Grail : magic and the use of the imagination

By: Matthews, John, 1948- , ed
Material type: TextTextLondon/Boston Routledge and Kegan Paul c1984Description: x, 245p.; ill.; bibliogContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 071009938XSubject(s): GrailLOC classification: PN686.G7 A88 1984
Contents:
Part 1 - Origins and patterns. 1 The grail of the golden age - Geoffreyk Ashe. 2 The meeting of the waters - Hannah Closs. 3 Alchemical transmutation in history and symbol - Adam McLean. Part 2 - Elements of the Grail tradition. 4 Temples of the grail - John Matthews. 5 The return of Dindrane - Helen Luke. 6 Sophia: companion on the quest - Daitlin Matthews. 7 The world's need - Brian Cleeve. 8 The desire of the heart; a meditation - Lois Lang-Sims. Part 3 - Magic and the use of imagination. 9 Merlin and the grail - Gareth Knight. 10 The grail as bodily vessal - Bob Stewart. 11 The path to the grail - Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki. Conclusion. 12 Glatisant and grail: an Arthurian fragment - Peter Lamborn Wilson
Abstract: 'Compiled by one of Britain's foremost authorities on the Grail legend, this book brings together twelve experts, who discuss the many facets of the story, and of the myth which lies behind it. The contributors lead the reader through the complexities of the historical and literary sources of the Grail, into the area of the esoteric and magical, where a true appreciation of the mystery and power of the Grail may be experienced personally.'
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Part 1 - Origins and patterns. 1 The grail of the golden age - Geoffreyk Ashe. 2 The meeting of the waters - Hannah Closs. 3 Alchemical transmutation in history and symbol - Adam McLean. Part 2 - Elements of the Grail tradition. 4 Temples of the grail - John Matthews. 5 The return of Dindrane - Helen Luke. 6 Sophia: companion on the quest - Daitlin Matthews. 7 The world's need - Brian Cleeve. 8 The desire of the heart; a meditation - Lois Lang-Sims. Part 3 - Magic and the use of imagination. 9 Merlin and the grail - Gareth Knight. 10 The grail as bodily vessal - Bob Stewart. 11 The path to the grail - Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki. Conclusion. 12 Glatisant and grail: an Arthurian fragment - Peter Lamborn Wilson

'Compiled by one of Britain's foremost authorities on the Grail legend, this book brings together twelve experts, who discuss the many facets of the story, and of the myth which lies behind it. The contributors lead the reader through the complexities of the historical and literary sources of the Grail, into the area of the esoteric and magical, where a true appreciation of the mystery and power of the Grail may be experienced personally.'

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