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Onward To the Palace Of Wisdom... Compassion

Our life is a circle that takes us back home, to the essence of innocence, but with the knowledge that living begets… the eternal search for the Grail. 547 more words

Ponderosa Knights

There is a sickly brown
Stem stuck in the earth
Bowing to its finished feet,
To the little creatures
To whom the dead, still, are useful, 245 more words

* Releasing the Wounded Fisher King? Total Solar Eclipse with Chiron in Pisces

Speaking of SATURN in SAG storytelling, the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE in PISCES with CHIRON brought the association with the Wounded Fisher King mythology and his redemption by Parsifal to mind. 1,102 more words


Three Guesses As To What Really Matters

Suffering from another paroxysm of doubt – a bobbing on the big sea moment – Tolstoy seemed the natural choice of port for the Gen X refugee to find anchorage in. 991 more words

Lord Stark: The Fisher King

                                   I sat upon the shore
Fishing, with the arid plain behind me
Shall I at least set my lands in order?
T.S.Eliot, The Wasteland

The Fisher King is sometimes known as the Wounded King and is nearly always presented with a leg or groin wound. 341 more words


From Ritual to Bromance

In the last post, I looked at some of the textual influences on The Fisher King and drew some parallels with the film’s narrative structure. This time round, it’s all about the film’s visuals and the ways in which Gilliam interpreted and built upon LaGravenese’s script. 2,476 more words


Fisher Kings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff...

It’s been about ten days since I set this blog up and it’s quickly approaching the fifth month of my PhD, during which time I’ve done little but oscillate between the hydra that is my reading pile and a slightly smaller stack of films. 2,321 more words