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John Matthews was born in the North of England in 1948. He has been a professional writer since 1980, and has produced over forty books ranging from Celtic and Arthurian legends to collections of stories, essays, and poetry He has given workshops in Britain, Central Europe, and America and is mostra'n més primarily concerned with the interpretation of myth. He is an internationally renowned authority on mythology and folklore with a special interest in the Arthurian and Grail traditions and Celtic lore. Matthews best known works are The Grail: Quest for Eternal Life, Taliesin: Shamanism and the Bardic Mysteries in Britain and Ireland, and The Celtic Shaman. Other books include Arthur and the Grail Quest, Within the Hollow Hills, and The Winter Solstice, which won the Benjamin Franklin Award in 1998. Matthews has also co-authored with his wife, Caitlin Matthews, a study of the Western mystery tradition, The Western Way. Together they designed and wrote the best-selling Arthurian Tarot, which has sold more than 50,000 copies and has been translated into several languages. (Bowker Author Biography) John Matthews is the author of more than fifty books. He is a lecturer and teacher in the U.K., Europe and the U.S. mostra'n menys
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Obres de John Matthews

Pirates: Most Wanted (2006) 552 exemplars
The Celtic Shaman: A Handbook (1991) — Autor — 201 exemplars
Celtic Myths and Legends (1994) 177 exemplars
The Barefoot Book of Knights (2002) 159 exemplars
Grail: Quest for the Eternal (1981) 158 exemplars
The Druid Source Book (1996) 133 exemplars
Classic Celtic Fairy Tales (1997) 120 exemplars
Arthur of Albion (2008) 93 exemplars
The Green Man: Spirit of Nature (2002) 82 exemplars
The Quest for the Green Man (2001) 71 exemplars
How to See Faeries (2011) 67 exemplars
Tales of the Celtic Otherworld (1998) 57 exemplars
The Grail: A Secret History (2005) 49 exemplars
The Grail Seeker's Companion (1986) 47 exemplars
The Household of the Grail (1990) 47 exemplars
Sources of the Grail (1996) 46 exemplars
Secrets of the Druids (2002) 43 exemplars
Celtic Totem Animals (2002) 35 exemplars
The Unknown Arthur: Forgotten Tales of the Round Table (1995) — Editor — 29 exemplars
The Secret Lore of London (2016) 28 exemplars
The Lost Tarot of Nostradamus (2012) 22 exemplars
Oracle Of Dr John Dee, The (2013) 19 exemplars
The Cathar Tarot (2016) 19 exemplars
StoryWorld : create a story kit (2010) 17 exemplars
El Cid: Champion of Spain (1988) 15 exemplars
The Tarot of Light and Shadow (2020) 10 exemplars
Story World: Unlock Your Imagination (2009) — Autor — 3 exemplars
ARTHURIAN WISDOM (2002) 2 exemplars
Thomas and the Book 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Le Morte d'Arthur (1485) — Editor, algunes edicions7,121 exemplars
Curious Myths of the Middle-Ages (1894) — Editor, algunes edicions390 exemplars
The Book of Druidry (1990) — Editor — 315 exemplars
The Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends (1991) — Pròleg — 116 exemplars
The Templars and the Grail: Knights of the Quest (2003) — Pròleg — 115 exemplars
The Book of Merlin: Insights from the Merlin Conference (1987) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited (1999) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
Tarot Tales (1989) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
Le Bel inconnu (1988) — Traductor, algunes edicions33 exemplars
Le Lai de Lanval (1958) — Traductor, algunes edicions21 exemplars
Kitezh: The Russian Grail Legends (1991) — Pròleg, algunes edicions15 exemplars
The Avowing of King Arthur (Garland Medieval Texts, No. 10) (1984) — Traductor, algunes edicions11 exemplars
The Mule without a Bridle — Prefaci, algunes edicions1 exemplars
La folie Tristan d'Oxford — Traductor, algunes edicions1 exemplars
Arthur and Gorlagon — Traductor, algunes edicions1 exemplars
The Story of Meriadoc — Traductor, algunes edicions1 exemplars
The Wedding of Gawain and Ragnall — Traductor, algunes edicions1 exemplars
The Story of Grisandole — Traductor, algunes edicions1 exemplars
The Knight of the Parrot — Traductor, algunes edicions1 exemplars


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Mid-July update: I am faithfully reading this nearly every day, having begun Jan. 1, 2022. And when I don't, I quickly catch up.. plus I admit I also HAVE to read ahead sometimes.

This is a TREASURE!!! Stories of knights of the Roundtable that I've never ever heard (not that I am all that knowledgeable to begin with), and best of all, powerful stimulus for ancestral awakenings and inspiration. Thank you FOREVER, John and Caitlín, for all you have given us, including this gorgeous wellspring of story and magic.

Final Update:
Oh how I hated to say goodbye on the afternoon of Dec. 31 (yesterday). What an absolutely mesmerizing daily practice this ended up being. I know that the Matthews wrote this decades ago, but of course that's nothing in comparison to centuries of lore and stories. And for me, it was a revelation -- filled with tales I'd never heard, names I'd never read, and imagination illuminated day in and day out for 12 full months of history and Mystery.

Again, my deepest gratitude to John and Caitlín for their diligence and scholarship. It has been a beautiful, sometimes harrowing, always magical journey. A gift of a lifetime.
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BethOwl | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 24, 2024 |
Very informative, well researched history of this legendary character. In Victorian times, the devil from Punch and Judy, was briefly replaced by spring-heeled Jack. References to Valentine Dyall the Man in Black Appointment with Fear, and Stephen King ("Strawberry Spring" is a horror short story). The author also co-created a Steampunk tarot (with Wil Kingham and Caitlín Matthews) and used SPJ as one of the cards.
AChild | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 24, 2023 |
The book was a bit dry. It tried to position the Arthurian legend in a historical context and from where its elements and characters, particularly Arthur, came. Only a few stories are retold placed firmly in Celtic roots with the Mabinogion being the prime source of these. I liked the full color plates painted by Richard Hook. I can't really recommend this unless you're really into Arthurian legend and its roots in actual history and ancient culture.
Ranjr | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jul 13, 2023 |
This book was great! Perfect for kids who are into mythology and are looking for something a little different. The stories are altered slightly to be age appropriate without completely butchering them. The illustrations are beautiful, and I love that it comes with a big map. Maps make everything better.
LynnMPK | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jun 28, 2023 |


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Caitlín Matthews Author, Contributor
Richard Hook Illustrator
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Brian Froud Illustrator
James Field Illustrator
Gary Andrews Illustrator
Meg Falconer Illustrator
Neil Lancashire Illustrator
David Hague Illustrator
Andy Paciorek Illustrator
David Spangler Foreword, Contributor
Robin Williamson Foreword, Contributor
Henry Treece Contributor
Gareth Knight Contributor
Greg Stafford Contributor
Prudence Jones Contributor
Diana L. Paxson Contributor
Jules Cashford Contributor
Hannah Closs Contributor
Helen M. Luke Contributor
Pavel Tatarnikov Illustrator
Chesca Potter Illustrator
Tomislav Tomic Illustrator
Fred Hagender Foreword
Thomas Chubb Contributor
Lord Dunsany Contributor
John Cowper Powys Contributor
W. P. Ryan Contributor
Edward Burne-Jones Contributor
Kenneth Morris Contributor
W. B. Yeats Contributor
Alice Milligan Contributor
George MacDonald Contributor
WJT Collins Contributor
James Macpherson Contributor
Thomas J. Kiernan Contributor
Stephen Gwynn Contributor
A.E. Contributor
James Stephens Contributor
Ella Young Contributor
Samuel Ferguson Contributor
Fiona Macleod Contributor
Sian Hayton Contributor
Rosemary Sutcliff Contributor
Anne Cameron Contributor
Ann Moray Contributor
Peter Tremayne Contributor
Dwina Murphy-Gibb Contributor
Peter Vansittart Contributor
Diana L. Paxson Contributor
Mark Robertson Illustrator
Amanda Hall Illustrator
Eva Wagner Trext editing
Andreas Jäger Translator
Max Fairbrother Cover artist
Jane Ray Illustrator
Robert Gould Cover artist
Brian Cleeve Contributor
Lois Lang-Sims Contributor
Elemire Zolla Contributor
Adam McLean Contributor
Geoffrey Ashe Contributor


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