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The Song of Taliesin

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Matthews has brilliantly mined medieval and pre-medieval sources, embellishing them with the rich heritage of Celtic folklore.

Synopsis:

Everyone knows of Arthur - the "once and future" king. But few know of Taliesin, who may have been Arthur's poet and, like Merlin, was said to have Shamanic powers. This text uses medieval and premedieval sources over 30 years, embellishing them where fragmentary with Celtic folklore.

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Everyone knows of Arthur--the "once and future" legendary warrior who held off the invading Anglo-Saxons and preserved the Celtic identity of sixth-century England for forty years. But few know of Taliesin, who may have been poet to Arthur, and like Merlin, was said to have shamanic powers. Behind Taliesin's story lies a vast legacy of initiatic wisdom, much of it now lost. But enough remains to convey much of the ancient Celts' passionate spirit and religious practice. To create these tales, John Matthews has brilliantly mined medieval and premedieval sources, embellishing them where fragmentary with the rich heritage of Celtic folklore. Part legend, part fiction, part mythology, they are alive with the power of one of the most compelling mystical/literary traditions. "It is my hope," says Matthews, "that they provide a key to the secret lore of Britain, where once the Grail and the Cauldron were sought, and where the Sleeping Lord still awaits the One Who Is to Come, who will blow the Horn three times in the Cave of the Sleepers." Reading these lyrical, mysterious stories, we thrill that it is so.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780835608022
Subtitle:
Tales from King Arthur's Bard
Author:
Matthews, John
Publisher:
Quest Books
Location:
Wheaton, Ill.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Mythology, celtic
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Bards and bardism
Subject:
Mythology, Welsh.
Subject:
Spirituality - Celtic
Subject:
Mythical Civilizations
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Quest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
book 6
Publication Date:
20011001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
9.75 x 7 in 18.5 lb

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Product details 234 pages Quest Books (IL) - English 9780835608022 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Everyone knows of Arthur - the "once and future" king. But few know of Taliesin, who may have been Arthur's poet and, like Merlin, was said to have Shamanic powers. This text uses medieval and premedieval sources over 30 years, embellishing them where fragmentary with Celtic folklore.
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Everyone knows of Arthur--the "once and future" legendary warrior who held off the invading Anglo-Saxons and preserved the Celtic identity of sixth-century England for forty years. But few know of Taliesin, who may have been poet to Arthur, and like Merlin, was said to have shamanic powers. Behind Taliesin's story lies a vast legacy of initiatic wisdom, much of it now lost. But enough remains to convey much of the ancient Celts' passionate spirit and religious practice. To create these tales, John Matthews has brilliantly mined medieval and premedieval sources, embellishing them where fragmentary with the rich heritage of Celtic folklore. Part legend, part fiction, part mythology, they are alive with the power of one of the most compelling mystical/literary traditions. "It is my hope," says Matthews, "that they provide a key to the secret lore of Britain, where once the Grail and the Cauldron were sought, and where the Sleeping Lord still awaits the One Who Is to Come, who will blow the Horn three times in the Cave of the Sleepers." Reading these lyrical, mysterious stories, we thrill that it is so.
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