The Lost Books of Merlyn: Druid Magic from the Age of Arthur

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If you're involved in any form of Celtic Wicca or Witchcraft, or if you just want to know more about the ancient Celtic Priests, the Druids, you need The Lost Books of Merlyn by Douglas Monroe.

But you're not the only one who wanted this book. After his first book appeared, he received over 20,000 letters asking for more! That's the purpose of this book.

The Lost Books of Merlyn is a series of writings which have come down to us as attributed ...

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Overview

If you're involved in any form of Celtic Wicca or Witchcraft, or if you just want to know more about the ancient Celtic Priests, the Druids, you need The Lost Books of Merlyn by Douglas Monroe.

But you're not the only one who wanted this book. After his first book appeared, he received over 20,000 letters asking for more! That's the purpose of this book.

The Lost Books of Merlyn is a series of writings which have come down to us as attributed through the pen of Merlyn, or — more precisely — as having originally been in his keeping. Merlyn (upon whom the mythical Merlin was based) was a Druid, and the Druids were the priest-priest-initiators of their people. So this book is a reconstruction of the ancient philosophy, beliefs, and methods for personal transformation you can use today.

The book is composed of three parts, each one based on old Celtic legends, in the form of a story. Why was it written that way? "Because that is the way the Druids, the Celts, would have done it — that is the way they taught."

The three sections are "The Battle of the Trees," "The Book of Pheryllt," and "The Gorchan of Maeldrew." When these stories were originally told, the people knew the meanings of their symbolism. Not so, today. Therefore, at the end of each section is a grimoire explaining the meanings and, at the same time, sharing rituals, oracles, and magical methods.

You'll learn about tree oracles, Celtic signs of power, and the Druidic pantheon of deities. You'll discover how to contact Faery folk, the power of words, and charms of protection. Revealed, too, is how to make and use dowsing rods to find ley lines, and the secrets of magical dance and music. Also, you'll find out the secrets of the "Charm of Making" and the proof that it was ancient before it was popularized in a movie.

This just barely scratches the surface of the book. You'll find that the wisdom here will touch you and help you on your path. Read it and learn.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567184716
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 629,667
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Monroe has been involved in practical Earth magick since his first apprenticeship at age 10. As a boy , he studied classical Magic under the guidance of Israel Regardie, and has studied and taught in the United States, in Britain, and in Argentina. He is founder of the New Forest Centre for Magickal Studies and has made many excursions to Celtic Britain to collect original materials on Druidism and Arthurian Lore. His Method of teaching - here seemingly presented as tales of magic and adventure - has many precedents in the Wisdom Teachings of the East and West, but most truly in the Druidic Tradition that he has followed, and of which he is a foremost exponent.
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In ancient Britain, the natives followed a religion based on the Goddess of the Moon. When the ancient Druids came with the Celts to the British Isles, they brought with them solar worship of a Sun God. Rather than force their beliefs onto the people, they combined the two, becoming the Priests of this all-encompassing faith. Today, what we base on these ancient traditions is called Celtic Wicca or Witchcraft.

There are many books written by scholars about the Druids. The Lost Books of Merlyn is also written by a scholar of the ancient teachings, but with one difference: Douglas Monroe presents the information so that you can use it today, for personal transformation and growth.

There are three sections or "books" here which are derived from an ancient manuscript called "The Book of Pheryllt." He uses the ancient texts to recreate the lore and legends of the ancient Celts. But this is not just a book of stories. Within each story is the wisdom of the Druids.

When the Druids roamed the Celtic lands, people knew the meanings within their stories. Today, much of that knowledge has been forgotten. So at the end of each section Douglas includes explicit instructions you can use to transform your life. He includes oracles and protection rituals, healing herbs, and musical secrets, how to tap into the energy of the earth, your own energy and even how to work with your dreams and astral project. He also reveals the ancient ways of evocation and the secrets of plants, herbs, and the sources of the Charms of Making (popularized in a movie).

Isn't it time you went back to the source? If you're involved or interested in any form of Celtic Wicca, I think you're going to love this book.

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Table of Contents

In ancient Britain, the natives followed a religion based on the Goddess of the Moon. When the ancient Druids came with the Celts to the British Isles, they brought with them solar worship of a Sun God. Rather than force their beliefs onto the people, they combined the two, becoming the Priests of this all-encompassing faith. Today, what we base on these ancient traditions is called Celtic Wicca or Witchcraft.

There are many books written by scholars about the Druids. The Lost Books of Merlyn is also written by a scholar of the ancient teachings, but with one difference: Douglas Monroe presents the information so that you can use it today, for personal transformation and growth.

There are three sections or "books" here which are derived from an ancient manuscript called "The Book of Pheryllt." He uses the ancient texts to recreate the lore and legends of the ancient Celts. But this is not just a book of stories. Within each story is the wisdom of the Druids.

When the Druids roamed the Celtic lands, people knew the meanings within their stories. Today, much of that knowledge has been forgotten. So at the end of each section Douglas includes explicit instructions you can use to transform your life. He includes oracles and protection rituals, healing herbs, and musical secrets, how to tap into the energy of the earth, your own energy and even how to work with your dreams and astral project. He also reveals the ancient ways of evocation and the secrets of plants, herbs, and the sources of the Charms of Making (popularized in a movie).

Isn't it time you went back to the source? If you're involved or interested in any form of Celtic Wicca, I think you're going to love this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2002

    Outstandingly Done

    Well Written, Very. It tells you much about everything in the Religion, Spell, Creatures, Rituals. I would Absolutely Recommend this book to anyone getting started into the religion or even Veterans of the Religion. You can Never learn too much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2002

    THE GREATEST BOOK EVER TO TEACH MAGIC TO YOU AND OTHERS

    The best book to teach you about magic and the art of using musical and magical instruments. Sumoning and spells are what I think is the best, and it tells you about creatures like dragons and ravens A-Z. But there are some difficult things to do, but KEEP TRYING!!! if anybody already has this book my aol s-name is hotamerican22, to ask questions or me you, especially if you know how to do the tower rite spell. WELL C'YA From MYSTIC DRUID call at 426-9789

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2000

    A Spiritual journey

    I am actually glad that alot of people don't think this book is serious, because that empowers me even more! Just like in any religious belief, you must believe with the mind of a child! Otherwise, it will never work for you! Magic is preformed with your heart, and with a mind that is able to accept fairies, unicorns etc... I have read both books in the series, and am currently studying them. They consist of many lessons that is only reconizable to chosen minds. As it is written, 'Many are called, but few are chosen.' Douglas Monroe, I think he did a marvelous job at presenting a vehicle for those very few chosen people! Believe what you will, but 'MERLYN' changed my life forever!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2012

    Key not to those looking for a good book about Merlin and druidr

    Key not to those looking for a good book about Merlin and druidry, if it talks about the lost book or the hidden secrets then it is probably to cheap to pass as a decent kindling, much less a book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2011

    Pure Spiritual Genesis!

    I work with Douglas Monroe as a long-standing partner at New Forest Mex. In fact, I have trained with him for eleven years now. Throughout this long time, I have watched with a sort of morbid fascination, the controversy surrounding his work escalate until, with the publication of the final book in the Merlyn series in sight, I finally asked him `why he didn't directly address the points of greatest controversy?'

    His answer was not surprising, having been one that I had heard in several forms over the years. And, simply put, it is this: Anything I would ever answer in my own support, has already been written into my books--- those readers who have looked deeply enough, will have found it. Those who have not, were not primed to use the book in the first place. He suggested that I read it again, and so I did. And he was right--- it was there. I quote from the suggested source:

    "...lastly, let the reader be aware that the world outlined in this book is not intended for everyone... its views will only be appreciated by those for whom it is destined... and to those persons skeptical of such an approach, try it and see..." And, to me at least, this well explains his consistent reaction to public position.

    I would also like to re-quote from the THE LOST BOOKS OF MERLYN, a rare instance where the author published a personal reaction to critics of his work:

    "...here we tackle a question [of authenticity] which has become, for some, paramount in regards to my work... let it here be stated in the records that [these] questions are without value to [me]... because my concern is not how authentic my sources are (this, one may only guess at), but how effective their philosophies and methodologies... I merely state that the [Pheryllt] manuscript, forged or original, ancient or recent, exists as an absolutely fascinating collection of writings, and that their framework works... historians and library scholars will never understand the essence of Druidism by examining mistletoe dust and monks' renditions--- only a true poet stands this chance today." [Prologue, xii/xii]

    Another example of web-hype I have constantly read about: Monroe advocates poisonous Mistletoe and deadly herbalism. An amazing statement, considering any 5-second Yahoo search under "Mistletoe herbal" will reveal countless sites specializing in Mistletoe tinctures/powders and pills, which have been used for ages to treat arthritis, heart and blood problems, etc. A good example is at Mountainroseherbs.
    And pumpkins (squash-like gourds) were absolutely imported into Britain as foodstuffs during their long occupation, a fact a small amount of web-search will reveal. These two examples go a long way in showing me how short-sighted Douglas's critics can be.

    In summing up, I think my favorite novelist (no, it's not Douglas Monroe!) William Styron had a good response to critics of his own work, which applies equally well to Merlyn critics. He said:

    "Writers have a duty to meditate on history and bring understanding through imagination."

    For us, Douglas has always been a fascinating, honest man with a clear message. It has changed my life for the good.

    Francisco "Frank" Trias
    NF Mex

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2003

    Flabbergasted..

    The reviews above should give a clear indicator about who buys these books. Those who have no attachment to reality and don't care about accuracy, historical or otherwise.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 19, 2011

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