Merlin remains the archetypical wizard of the dark ages, an enigmatic magician whose gifts of prophecy and miracle working have made him the greatest mage ever. In this enthralling book, the famed wizard’s life is vividly reconstructed among kings and knights, damsels and dragons, and lost kingdoms. From serving as King Arthur’s advisor to having intimate knowledge of Atlantis to creating the quest for the Holy Grail, each aspect of Merlin’s life is explored in fascinating depth. Connections to Druidry, Celtic and Welsh culture, and the Tarot provide a historical context to an existence steeped in war, madness, love, lust, and sorcery. ‘This is not a book about a dead king in a past and distant land, but an evocation of an impulse within all our psyches, which can vivify our future’ – Alan Richardson, author of “Aleister Crowley” and “Dion Fortune”.