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The Return Of Merlin
by deepak chopra | Literature & Fiction
Registered by catsalive of Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on 11/16/2007
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Friday, November 16, 2007

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From Publishers Weekly
The bestselling holistic health guru and popularizer of Indian Ayurvedic medicine plunges into fiction with this oddly engaging, complex tale that grafts Arthurian legend onto a police procedural set in modern England. The story begins in Camelot, as the evil wizard Mordred, King Arthur's banished bastard son, blasts the kingdom to rubble. We then leap into a grimy 20th-century British country town, where police detective Arthur Callum is investigating a case of arson and possible murder. Chopra's conceit, only partly effective, is that Arthurian figures-Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Mordred, arch rival Merlin and others-live on through the centuries, secretly assuming the identities or occupying the souls of ordinary people. In addition to these royals, knights and mystics, the plot is replete with dragons, magic, Tarot cards, sacred stone circles, the Holy Grail, Arthur's sword, Excalibur, dreams and spells. As the forces of good and evil do battle, Chopra, with sparkling wit, spiritual insight and a light touch, weaves an inspirational parable imbued with the hope that trust, love, empathy and awareness will one day supplant fear, hatred and ignorance. This is a bold, occasionally brilliant retelling of Arthurian lore, at once livelier and less pedantic than the comparable "The Celestine Prophecy" but still inflected with Eastern wisdom and with Chopra's New Age perception of the temporally interconnected universe posited by quantum physics. 

Journal Entry 2 by catsalive at Bega Hospital Accomodation in Bega, New South Wales Australia on Friday, October 07, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (10/7/2011 UTC) at Bega Hospital Accomodation in Bega, New South Wales Australia


in the TV room 

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Bega, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

8 out of 10

Found it in the common room at my work and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It's travelled with me from the far south coast of NSW to Newcastle and back. Not many good places to leave it, so I'm hanging on to it until I have a good opportunity to release it 

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