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Kabbalah and Excalibur

  Origin of the Sword in the Stone trope? Many commentators have observed that the Arthurian and Grail legends, in all their permutations and incarnations, can be read on many levels: historical, literary, social, psychological, mythological, and so on. As this section of the blog might indicate, I have a particular interest in the intersection of notions of “Magic” and “Mystery” with the Matter of Britain. In this context, I was recently reading From Darkness to the Light: A Personal Journey Through Kabbalah of the vein of Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah, when I came across the following paragraphs by
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