Druid and Christian, Past and Present with Marion Zimmer Bradley

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The author of some two dozen "science fantasy" novels (including her popular Darkover series), the late, Marion Zimmer Bradley, in her best selling The Mists of Avalon (Knopf 1983), has re-told the famous tale of King Arthur--from the point of view of the women involved. The result, in the novel and in this conversation, is the saga of humanity's turning away from Nature and the Goddess, toward guilt and suffering--and some clues for regaining our lost sense of wonder and power. A whirlwind visit to the realm of magic and myth, religion and ritual, this look behind the legends finds important parallels between the Druid-Christian conflict and our modern predicament. (Hosted by Phil Catalfo)


Marion Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930-September 25, 1999) was the New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of the Avalon series, the Darkover series, and more. In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited many magazines, amateur and professional, including Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine. She died in 1999 and was posthumously awarded the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2000.

Marion’s many books include:

Host: Phil Catalfo            Interview Date: 6/21/1983            Program Number: 1800