The Return of Merlin: Star Lore and the Patterns of History

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Floris Books, 2006 - History - 172 pages
The figure of Merlin has seen a revival in recent years, especially in the form of cultural icons such as Obi wan Kenobi, Gandalf and Dumbledore.This fascinating new book looks at the two main Merlin traditions: the cosmic Merlin of the stars, part of the Arthurian legends; and the earthly Merlin of nature, grounded in human history. Gordon Strachan, author of Jesus the Master Builder, takes us on a compelling journey through Merlin's stories.He discovers a remarkable pattern: Merlin figures, and events relating to Merlin, reappear throughout British history in roughly 700-year cycles. He considers where else in history we can see this pattern emerging, and challenges readers to find their own links to history based on their birth dates.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Charles Carters Theory of Piscean Epochs
25
Merlin and Arthur in Star Lore
43
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Gordon Strachan taught architecture and currently teaches astrology for adult education at the University of Edinburgh. He was a Church of Scotland minister. He lectures widely and is the author of Jesus the Master Builder, Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space and The Bibles Hidden Cosmology (all Floris Books).

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