Dec. 14th, 2009

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So, I don't exactly know how I found this (methinks I was searching for something Merlin-related and accidentally used Google Scholar) but the point is I did. A scholarly article, written by some group-psychologist dude, about Merlin. The title of the paper is "Merlin Emrys, First Group Consultant to the British Isle"

The article, published in Group Analysis, Vol. 33, No. 2, 271-287 (2000) is by M. Ettin, and the abstract goes like this:
Legend suggests that Merlin Emrys, man or myth, was Britain's first group consultant. In the 6th century, he provided guidance necessary for the generative matrix of the fragmented island, besieged from within and without, to transform into an integrated society. Critical aspects of psychotherapy groups and their leadership are explored by elaborating four myths characteristic of Merlin's life and amplifying the symbol of a tower central to each. The birth chamber; exploding fortress, windowed observatory, fellowship of the Round Table and the quest for the Holy Grail exemplify the group process.

I totally want to read this article, but like a lot of scholarly stuff you have to subscribe to see it. Oh well.

Linkage to article site

Okay, I need to stop being distracted by Merlin and actually study for my finals of doom.


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