Jean Markale





Jean Markale

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born
in France
May 23, 1928

died
November 23, 2008

gender
male

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About this author

Jean Markale is the pen name of Jean Bertrand, a French writer, poet, radio show host, lecturer, and retired Paris high school French teacher.

He has published numerous books about Celtic civilisation and the Arthurian cycle. His particular specialties are the place of women in the Celtic world and the Grail cycle.

His many works have dealt with subjects as varied as summations of various myths, the relationships of same with occult subjects like the Templars, Cathars, the Rennes le Château mystery, Atlantis, the megalith building civilisations, druidism and so on, up to and including a biography of Saint Columba.

While Markale presents himself as being very widely read on the subjects about which he writes, he is nonetheless surrounded by co
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Women of the Celts
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Le Cycle Du Graal, Tome 1
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More books by Jean Markale…
“. . .legends, which in the etymological sense are what one should pass on, are only the symbols of a tradional truth transported from one generation to the next.”
Jean Markale, The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween: Celebrating the Dark Half of the Year

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