Merlin the Magician


The Legend Of Merlin The Magician 

No other man was more popular in the Middle Ages than Merlin the Magician, adviser and prophet to King Arthur, whose magic arts helped him to protect himself and his kingdom. Merlin's power is as everlasting as the passing of time, which has brought him throughout history where more than one individual swears to be his reincarnation on earth.

In the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote a book named "History of the Kings of Britain" combining Welsh traditions and legends about a prophet and bard of the 9th century named Myrddin prophesizing the defeat of the British by the Saxons.

Monmouth gave the name of Merlinus to his character rather than the Latin Merdinus because the vulgar meaning of the word "merde" to the Anglo-Norman audience. Geoffrey had all the ingredients to operate magic calling the real Merlin, as many people still believe.

In fact "Prophecies of Merlin" was written before "History of the Kings of Britain" and then incorporated into this making of Monmouth's 7th book. Seven, the mystic number along with Glastonbury, a small town near of London, full of myth and the legendary stone circles of Stonehenge, the perfect location of King Arthur's stronghold.

However, this was just the beginning of a story nobody knows where the fiction ends and the legend starts. Many other medieval works talk about the physical existence of Merlin, and throughout the 18th century, many writers published predictions under Merlin-like names such as Merlinus Anglicus. In fact, it was during this century when the first reincarnation of Merlin was claimed.

Comte de Saint Germain was an adventurer of unknown origin known as "Der Wundermann" (The Wonder Man). Presumable born in the year 1690, Saint Germain disappeared without leaving a trace in 1784. The most accepted theory is that he was one of the sons of Francis Racoczi II, Prince of Transylvania, brought up by the Emperor of Austria, and then withdrawn from his guardianship.

Saint Germain detailed his incarnations in different centuries under different names, one of them Merlin, "He, the "old man" who knows the secrets of youth and alchemy, who charted the stars at Stonehenge", coincidentally Saint Germain not only demonstrated his tremendous knowledge in metaphysics but also never seemed to age.

It was an entire century by the time he supposedly died, but maintaining the physical appearance of a man between 40 and 50 years old. Furthermore, many people in Europe saw him live several years after 1784, and others still believe he never died. He is just waiting for the time of the prophecy announcing his return in the 21st century.

While the centuries passed by, many authors made Merlin one of the most portrayed medieval characters until the present. For most Wiccans and practitioners of the so-called new-age disciplines Merlin was a human being whose spirit still lives reincarnating in a human every time his wisdom and magic powers are needed for those associated with the unveiled secrets of the universe

Merlin the Magician

Merlin the Magician

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