Arthurian and other Texts
Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory Edited and first published by William Caxton in 1485, Sir Thomas Malory's unique and splendid version of the Arthurian legend tells an immortal story of love, adventure, chivalry, treachery, and death......read the full text here
The Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson The Victorian poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, based his twelve poem 'Idylls of the King' (1859-85) on the Morte D'Arthur .... read the full text here
Gildas De Excidio Brittonum This book is the only substantial source which survives from the time of the Anglo-Saxon conquest of Britain and is the only contemporary Arthurian source that can be examined today .. ....read the full text here
Perlesvaus The anonymous 'Perlesvaus' (entitled ‘The High History of the Holy Grail’ by Sebastian Evans in his translation) is believed to have been composed on the continent of Europe, circa 1220-1230, as a continuation of Chretien DeTroyes' unfinished work "Perceval, or the Knight of the Grail". This romance is rather more mystical in tone than its predecessors . ..read the full text here
The Mabinogion is a collection of Welsh folk tales, the earliest extant copy of which dates from the thirteenth century. However much of the material is considerably older with the four stories of the first group recording memories of ancient Celtic mythology . ..read the full text here
Sir Gawain and the Green knight - Jesse Weston. Brave, chivalrous, loyally faithful to his plighted word, scrupulously heedful of his own and others' honour, Gawain stands before us in this poem. ....read the full text here
'Preiddeu Annwfn' - 'The Spoils of Annwyn' The Book of Taliesin is a collection of prophetic, religious and historical poems ostensibly written by the sixth century Welsh bard Taliesin. The earliest surviving copy has been dated to 1275. Experts agree that some, but not all, of the material included in the book of Taliesin originated in the sixth century. The poems include 'Preiddeu Annwfn' - 'The Spoils of Annwyn'
The Twelve Labours of Hercules Hercules was the son of Zeus, but he was born into the family of a mortal king. ....read the full text here
The New Jerusalem by William Blake And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?....read the full poem here
Edgar Allen Poe - The Raven Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore--
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.....read the full poem here
T.S.Eliot - The Wasteland APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain ...... read the full poem here
THE TEMPLAR ORDERS IN FREEMASONRY by ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE taken from an article in "The Occult Review", Volume XLV, nos. 1 and 4, January and April, 1927...... read the full text here.
Stonehenge and Other British Stone Monuments Astronomically Considered by Norman Lockyer With this pioneering work on Stonehenge in the late 19th century Sir Norman Lockyer brought this and other megalithic monuments under scrutiny. read the full text here