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

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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-esque characters, 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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Gordon Strachan (1934-2010) was a lecturer, church minister and independent thinker. He is the author of six books: The Pentecostal Theology of Edward Irving; Christ and the Cosmos (later republished as The Bible's Hidden Cosmology); Jesus the Master Builder; Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space; The Return of Merlin; and Prophets of Nature.

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'In this interesting book the Rev. Strachan explores the legend of Merlin and his two aspects as a stellar figure and the earthly character grounded in history.' --The Cauldron, November 2006 'Full of fascinating historical and astrological detail.' -- David Lorimer, Scientific and Medical Network Review, Summer 2006 'For anyone who understands astrological charts this would be a fascinating thesis ... I was certainly intrigued by this book.' --Inner Light, Spring 2007. 'There are two ways you can take this book: neat, complete with astrological drawings or as a beverage, warm and tasty, a quasi-historical wrap around of whimsies, legends, wisps of history to cheer and entertain.' --New Vision

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