Introduction by R.J. Stewart.
Introduction - R.J. Stewart. 1 Archetypical Merlin and the new shamanism - Daniel C. Noel. 2 The impact of psychology upon esoteric societies - Gareth Knight. 3 A discussion with Ngakpa Chogyam. 4 New Age or Armageddon? Questioning the New Age movement - Monica Sjoo. 5 Spiritual animals, guardians, guide and other places - R.J. Stewart. 6 Totem beasts and therapeutic counselling - Ian G. Rees. 7 Auguries, dreams and incubatory sleep - John Matthews. 8 Animal transformations in alchemy - Adam McLean. 9 Patterns of Western magic - W.G. Gray
'This book is broadly based upon material from the Fourth Annual Merlin Conference, held in London in 1989. The theme of the Conference was the relationship between spiritual traditions and psychology--the book develops this further....My role as editor, therefore, has been to find a collection of unusual and, wherever possible, diverse contributors.' --p.ix