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    Diana Durham(Author)

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An elegant, sweeping, modern-day Jungian interpretation of the two strands of Arthurian myth: the Round Table, Camelot and King Arthur on one side and the Grail quest on the other. The quest for the Holy Grail is, in a larger sense, the story of the individual's path to wholeness, while the King Arthur legends represent a collective narrative of humanity. In THE RETURN OF KING ARTHUR, Diana Durham analyses the key symbols from the intertwined Arthurian myths. Woven through the narrative are discoveries from her personal search for wholeness. Her exploration of the individual path-the Grail quest-and the collective process-the court of King Arthur-eventually resolves itself as one story, offering the reader insights into how they can have a more satisfying existence. Durham has deciphered the deepest meaning of the Arthurian myths as they relate to our modern lives, and, in the process, uncovered the reasons why they have held our fascination for so long.

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  • PDF | 326 pages
  • Diana Durham(Author)
  • Jeremy P Tarcher; Reprint edition (3 Feb. 2005)
  • English
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  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By aiya on 13 August 2015

    its difficult to rate this book because it is clearly a labor of love by the author. But when she sets out to tell you in earnest how to interpret the arthurian legends as she had applied it in her own life, the book becomes a little offputting due to the tone adopted. The style is confusing because of the unskillful intertwining of personal, mythical and psychological elements which constantly and i mean consistently interrupt the flow of the narrative which makes the reading even more effortful. What the author is incapable of explaining with better metaphors or understanding, she calls it subconscious or spiritual. I wanted to give up after about 50 pages, but i persevered to about page 80 even though i already knew by then, ie by the author's relentless use of the dreaded words ' subconscious' and ' spiritual' that she really isn't as well informed as she thought and claimed she was, another reason why it is so hard to love this book. This assessment is by no means a poor reflection on someone who wrote the book 10 years ago, but i felt i should point this out because the other reviewer whose glowing review was the reason i bought the book, was NOT totally accurate in his assessment. But I agree with him, the passages about the legend is perfectly lucid and reasonable and the snippets when the author recount with touching candour and share so generously about her own life are really worth reading, which was probably the reason i haven't abandoned the book entirely, ie sent it to the charity shop. Had the author been a more skillful writer, she would have known readers care more about her experience than what she ' thinks' of king arthur, and it was a probably less wise to attempt a 'serious' sounding book, when she could have conveyed the same message and touched many more lives by having the courage to put her own life in the spot light with arthur as a the side kick.

  • By Guest on 11 February 2016

    Excellent service and arrived very quickly - a fascinating book to read


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