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Taliesin's Travels - a demi-god at large

This talk tells the tale of Taliesin, the much-loved figure from the ancient texts of Celtic origin.

Taliesin's Travels brings fresh significance to one of Britain's best-loved tales. For over a thousand years the impish Taliesin has enthralled and enlightened people. As a farmer's son, he is grounded in the land. Yet, because his mother is the goddess Nature, he can travel, free as a demi-god, throughout time and space. Thanks to the intimate contact with spirits of place, sun and the underworld, Taliesin reveals and portrays the interconnecting, ever-transforming essence of life. His often painful and sometimes ludicrous adventures engage with creation in its entirety. Transcending history, he invites us to see our own millennium as cyclical, mythic journey so that, like him, each individual comes to identify with the whole of creation. With a keen sense of enjoyment, Michael Dames provides a deep and imaginative account of the tales and poetry associated with Taliesin. Prehistoric, Romano-British and Christian aspects of Taliesin's persona are brought together in a magical synthesis.

Michael Dames is well known for his pioneering studies of the myths and legends of the British Isles. His previous books include 'The Silbury Treasure', 'The Avebury Cycle', 'Mythic Ireland' and 'Merlin Awakes'.


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Date and Time:

29 September 2006 at 7:15 pm


1 hour



Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation
41 Queen's Gate
South Kensington
020 7602 0173
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