Bran the Archdruid

Bran the Archdruid in Weapons from Paradise   This magnificent figure – the last Archdriud of Britain in the days of the Roman invasions, converted by Joseph of Arimathea and the father of a lineage of early saints – seems to have appeared full-grown out of the imagination of the Welsh antiquarian Iolo Morganwg (Edward … Continue reading

Weapons from Paradise (Vol. II)

  Weapons from Paradise   The Epic of the Holy Grail: Volume Two                 Book III:  Bran the Archdruid   Book IV: Heroes Who Climbed the Singing Constellations   Book V:  The Council of the Kings   Book VI: Evalak, King of Avalon   Book VII: The Gallic … Continue reading

Weapons from Paradise: Contents of the poem

Weapons from Paradise by Christopher Lewis The Epic of the Holy Grail Volume One Prologue            The Sword of Fire Book I                When the Mists of Avalon were Lifted Book II            The Life-Giving Spear Volume Two Book III            Bran the Archdruid Book IV            Heroes Who Climbed the Singing Constellations Book … Continue reading

The Epic of the Holy Grail II: Re-Writing the Epic

II. Re-Writing the Epic of the Holy Grail If the Holy Grail were indeed the chalice of Christ, the sacramental vessel into which the Godhead poured His redeeming life even with His blood, in order to overcome man’s Fall from a better condition in which he was first created; if the quest for the Holy … Continue reading

Weapons from Paradise (Volume I)

Prologue: The Sword of Fire Arrested, in our haste to the mountain garden unexplainably – no man at the gate of twisted olive latticework opposed us – as though by some stern guard of the stars as red as wounds, my captain touched the wood. His hand trembled.   The gate trembled open.   Our … Continue reading