Step back in time to Fin De Siècle Paris of the 1890s as Steven Dark presents a comprehensive, informative and entertaining introduction to this most infamous of spirits followed by a very enjoyable tasting session during which you and your guests will have the opportunity to experience ‘La Fée Verte’ (The Green Fairy) in true La Belle Époque style as favoured by the Bohemians of late 19th century France along with authentic music of the period and accompanied by modern multimedia to enliven your imagination.
Merlin & Vivien by Gustave Doré illustration from Idylls of the King (1859-1885), Tennyson
Four Magical Items in Celtic Myth and Arthurian Legend
The Staff / Wand of Myrddin (Latinised as Merlin). Symbol of WILL & Direction (a Vector – Magnitude and Direction). Element of FIRE Tarot Rods / Wands
The Celtic Cauldron of Knowledge. From the Cauldrons of the Dagda and Ceridwen later transmuted in the Arthurian mythos to the Holy Grail . Element of WATER Tarot Chalices / Cups.
Caledfwlch (Caliburn / Latinised Excalibur the Sword of Sovereignity) Element of AIR Tarot Swords.
The Round Table, Pantacle of Earth. 3,000 B.C.E. Sumerians and Babylonians symbol of angles (viz Dr. John Dee … Enochian *Angles* not Angels!) Pythagorean (Golden Mean) and Symbol of the soul’s eternal existence through the process of transmigration. Leonardo da Vinci – Vitruvian Man. ELEMENT of EARTH. Tarot Pentacles / Coins.
Myrddin and Vivien in Repose, from Idylls of the King by Gustave Doré
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Edgar Cayce Edgar Cayce (March 18, 1877 – January 3, 1945) was an American mystic who allegedly possessed the ability to answer questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, wars, Atlantis and future events while in a trance. These answers came to be known as “life readings of the entity” and were usually delivered to individuals while Cayce was …Continue reading →