The Grail Legend / Edition 2

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"The Grail Legend is a beautifully sustained application of Jungian theory to a whole story rather than merely to isolated motifs or archetypes. The work is far better researched than many other Jungian studies, and is written with a spritely, charming touch. A delightful volume."—Robert Segal, University of Lancaster, editor of Jung on Mythology and The Gnostic Jung

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Robert Segal
The Grail Legend is a beautifully sustained application of Jungian theory to a whole story rather than merely to isolated motifs or archetypes. The work is far better researched than many other Jungian studies, and is written with a spritely, charming touch. A delightful volume.
Robert Segal, University of Lancaster, editor of "Jung on Mythology" and "The Gnostic Jung"
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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
I Introduction 9
II Perceval's Early History, according to Chretien de Troyes 39
III The Defeat of the Red Knight and the Meeting with Blancheflor 52
IV Perceval's First Visit to the Grail Castle 66
V The Sword and the Lance 79
VI Perceval's Task 98
VII The Central Symbol of the Legend: The Grail as Vessel 113
VIII The Grail as Stone 142
IX The Table, the Carving Platter and the Two Knives 161
X The Continuation of Perceval's Quest 173
XI The Suffering Grail King 187
XII The Figure of Gauvain; Perceval's Return to Christianity 213
XIII Gauvain's Adventures 228
XIV Perceval's Further Adventures 253
XV The Redemption of the Grail Kingdom; Perceval's End 290
XVI Robert de Boron's Roman de l'Estoire dou Graal 302
XVII The Problem of the Trinity 317
XVIII The Figure of Adam 331
XIX The Trinity: The Problem of the Fourth 338
XX The Figure of Merlin 347
XXI Merlin as Medicine Man and Prophet 357
XXII Merlin and the Alchemical Mercurius 367
XXIII Merlin's Solution of the Grail Problem 379
XXIV The Disappearance of Merlin 390
Bibliography 401
Index 419
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