Morgane, J S
The Spirituality of Avalon
The Religion of The Great Goddess in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Avalon Cycle
244 Seiten
21 x 14,8 x 1,7 cm
Erscheinungstermin 01.03.2010
Bestell-Nr. P86924739
ISBN 978-3-86924-739-7
Preis 49,90 (inkl. 7% Mwst)

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“The Spirituality of Avalon” is a guide book to the religion of the Great Mother as portrayed in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Avalon books. By looking at the literary and archaeological background of the ancient, Neolithic, Celtic, Roman and Arthurian traditions the novels are set in, a close reading of the texts and a detailed understanding of the acknowledged and inferred influences inspiring the Avalon novels gives the reader the possibility to engage with the concept of the Goddess within the religion created in the Avalon cycle. It provides essential insights into a European understanding of spirituality at the beginning of the 21st century and its construction in epic fantasy fiction. At the core of it all the reader finds the figure of the Great Goddess - empowering the stories, and in return empowered by them.