|Title:||The Trials of Arthur: The Life and Times of a Modern-day King|
|Format:||rtf lit txt azw|
|ePUB size:||1290 kb|
|FB2 size:||1203 kb|
|DJVU size:||1990 kb|
|Category:||Mythology and Folk Tales|
|Publisher:||Element Books Ltd.; First Edition edition (September 25, 2003)|
Eco-campaigning druid king Arthur Pendragon has waged a highly public, completely eccentric 14-year battle to assert the right of everyone to worship at Stonehenge.
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CJ has set the tone of this book perfectly. At no point do you feel like you are hearing the dreary tale of an eccentric man’s life.
Arthur Uther Pendragon (born John Timothy Rothwell, 5 April 1954) is a British eco-campaigner, Neo-Druid leader, media personality, and self-declared reincarnation of King Arthur, a name by which he is also known. Born to a working-class family, Pendragon served in the British Army's Royal Hampshire Regiment before being discharged following an injury. Identifying as a greaser, he formed a biker club known as the Gravediggers, moving in counter-cultural circles at free festivals around Britain . Hammersmith, London: Thorsons Element.
Arthur Pendragon’s story is a unique tale of modern daring, adventure and one of fighting for what is right, all too often in the face of unjust laws, rules and petty politics. Is every word written in this book a fact? I wouldn’t think so and I don’t think it matters. The small group of robed characters stepped magically past the everyday streets of a thriving shopping center in the town as Arthur climbed upon the Stone, all the bustle of the 20th C and its busy life providing an unlikely backdrop for this remarkable event.
Not only that, but that he had thought of a new way of doing my song which would guarantee it becoming a hit. King Arthur reckoned that I change the title to 'High Priest of the Reptilians' and amend the lyrics so that the main character of the tale has come down here looking for human blood not love! Top of the Pops. Arthur said, "Imagine the video that could be made," and that he could see this on Top of the Pops going down as a classic performance of all time
Financial support for King Arthur's campaign. King Arthur Pendragon is a "renunciant" and having changed his name by deed-poll many years ago from John Rothwell to King Arthur Uther Pendragon he has refused to sign on and draw any money in the form of benefit. Unfortunately such a job does not pay and King Arthur relies on the goodwill of others to support his needs
After reading a book by Gareth Knight on King Arthur, he discovered many similarities between himself and the legendary king, and came to believe that he was King Arthur reincarnated. On 11 June 1986, he officially changed his name to Arthur Uther Pendragon by deed poll (Uther Pendragon being the name of Arthur's father; the title of "Pendragon" is often applied. Shortly afterward, he bought a sword, which he named Excalibur.
CJ Stone is an author, columnist, and feature writer. It was just over three years ago that Arthur Pendragon asked me if I could get our book re-printed. It had originally been published by Thorsons/Element, an imprint of HarperCollins, in 2003, but had since gone out of print. I contacted a friend on the off-chance: John Higgs, the writer of I Have America Surrounded, a biography of Timothy Leary. It’s funny how long it can take to spot the obvious at times. I had half a book I liked, and a published book I didn’t like. I was thinking of releasing some of my old books on Kindle, and spoke to John Higgs again. This was only a few weeks ago.
There is an undeniable magic in Arthur's life that is very hard to ignore. One person found this helpful. I've owned this book since it was first published and have read it several times in its original format. The Kindle version adds to the spiritual dimension of the book. I even lent it to my mum, who met King Arthur at an Autumn Equinox at Stonehenge, where she was volunteering with the National Trust. We've both become pagans, in a quiet way (no cloaks!), and it's partly thanks to this book that I spent a rainy summer solstice at Avebury stone circle a few years ago, hoping to spot King Arthur.