THE MYSTERY OF ARTHUR AT TINTAGEL
An Esoteric Study
RICHThe ancient and dramatic headland of Tintagel and its ruins, on the windswept north Cornish coast, have been linked to the legends of Merlin, King Arthur and his Knights since ancient times. In this well-researched, illustrated book, Richard Seddon reveals the inner spiritual meaning of Tintagel as a centre for the pre-Christian Mysteries. For many centuries its enigmatic site was integral to the evolution of human consciousness as a centre for esoteric wisdom – for the linking of the physical and spiritual worlds, art and religion.
Richard Seddon offers new insights into the roles of Arthur, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table, and looks in detail at how they are linked to the metaphysical truths to be found in the works of Taliesin, the Mabinogion and the legends of Parsifal and the Holy Grail. He brings to light the unifying spiritual tradition that stretches beyond Arthur and Tintagel to the mysteries of modern times, as elucidated by the Austrian-born initiate Rudolf Steiner. Readers of this work will discover many new dimensions to the Arthurian and Celtic legends as well as the historical site at Tintagel.
RICHARD SEDDON studied Moral Sciences (Philosophy, Ethics, Logic and Psychology) at Cambridge with Bertrand Russell and John Wisdom – an advocate and colleague of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Seddon spent his working life as a personnel manager. A student of anthroposophy for many decades, he is the author of several books including The Future of Humanity, Philosophy as an Approach to the Spirit, Europa and Mani, His Life and Work.
November 2013; RSP; 208pp; 21.5 x 13.5 cm; pb;
£12.99 ISBN 9781855843882