Gawain and the Grail Quest: Healing the Waste Land in our Time (Paperback)Jeffrey John Dixon (author)
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 26/04/2012
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Grail and Arthurian legends continue to fascinate readers today as much as they did when they first appeared in the twelfth century. Why do these medieval stories still resonate so powerfully in our imagination? Could they hold a key to transforming our world, and ourselves? This unique book takes an in-depth look at the themes of the Grail Quest, and at an enduring Grail Hero for our time: Sir Gawain, an all too human and complex figure who bridges earth and heaven and holds opposites in balance: paganism and Christianity, masculine and feminine aspects of the divine, faith and gnosis. Jeffrey Dixon argues powerfully that restoring the healing power that Gawain represents may be essential to our survival in the 21st century, as we face religious fundamentalism and ecological catastrophe. This is a challenging and enlightening book for those interested in the wisdom of the past, and those looking for inspirational ways forward for our world.
Publisher: Floris Books
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 359 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm
'An in-depth look at the Grail Quest in the Arthurian mythos ... Recommended.' -- BM Cauldron. 'you'll keep on turning the pages towards a suprising...conclusion. And, actually, this is a very, very good book.' -- Northern Earth 'This is a fairly specialist book with wider implications ... There are patterns to the Grail Quest which resonate in every generation, and this book focuses particularly on Sir Gawain insofar as he represents a harmony of opposites between paganism and Christianity, masculine and feminine, faith and gnosis ... The book explains new symbolism of the Grail and Sir Gawain as a healer of our inner wasteland and one who brings back the lost knowledge of paganism, Gnosticism and the Divine feminine.' -- Scientific Medical Network Review 'It will be seen that there is much matter for reflection in this passionate, insightful book: Dixon has found in the Grail stories a symbolic narrative to illuminate the metaphysical underpinnings of the world's predicament. I think that his is a vision from which benefit can be drawn.' -- Temenos Review
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