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Finding Merlin by Kate Cowie

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I. The growth of consciousness: the growth of you.

imagehilosophers through the ages from both the East and the West have asserted that we are all embarked upon a journey. It is a “journey into one-self”2 which we experience, from infancy onwards, as an innate and compelling drive to discover who we are and, moreover, who we can be. This universal ‘Search for Self’ is often represented as a long, meandering pathway, an image that we find in the cultural artefacts of every human society.

During the medieval period, the knight errant quest was the dominant narrative device used to depict the journey.3 In these stories the hero rides out into the forest ...

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