following books and videos were chosen as thought-provoking
resources for the aspiring Knight-errant, and not for their entertainment
value or any necessary connection to Arthurian themes.
of LifeThe first suggested reading on our list is the
Book of Life, and this is the only recommendation that is
mandatory. It is not an actual book, but rather a new perspective
on life derived from participating in the Quest. You achieve
it by reading the subtext of all that happens around you; by being
conscious, but never fearful, of the Mystery of our own existence;
by searching for truth while holding on to our integrity. In certain
respects, you are the author of this book, the hero, and sometimes
even the antagonist. The plot is your life within the drama of Life
itself. And while much of what happens is beyond your power to control,
your response is central to the plots conclusion.
Maurice Keen. One of the finest treatises of historical chivalry
the Code of Male Virtueby D. Joseph Jacques. An introduction
to Chivalry-Now and the 12 Trusts.
Questby D. Joseph Jacques. An introduction to Esoterica.
Male Psychologyby Robert A Johnson. A very short book
that wonderfully explores what it means to be a man, using the tale
of Sir Percival and the Holy Grail as its source material. Very
A Book about MenWritten by Robert Bly. The classic book
on male issues by a true advocate of the same.
of King Arthurby
Debra N. Mancoff. A fascinating look at how the legend of King Arthur
shaped Victorian culture.
of King Arthurby Andrea Hopkins. A solid introduction
to the legends.
Being a Man,
A guide to New Masculinityby Patrick Fanning and Matthew
Code of the
Samuraiby Thomas Cleary. This small book provides an interesting
summary of a warrior code of Eastern culture. The student of chivalry
can examine the differences between East and West.
Journey Homeby Jed Diamond. Focuses on addiction in its
many varieties, and how the lack of a warrior ethic has contributed
to this growing problem.
on manners and courtesy, or how to act like a gentleman.
of Mythby Joseph Campbell. An excellent series of 6 thought-provoking
discussions that should be must viewing for anyone who seriously
searches for truth. HIGHLY
of the Modern Mind, the Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th
Centuriesby Professor Alan Charles Kors, University of
Pennsylvania, sold online by The Teaching Company. A series
of 24 lectures that will really open your mind to the wealth of
Age of Enlightenment ideals that made us who we are. Professor Kors
generates incredible energy that will make you want to watch this
over and over again. HIGHLY
and Human Natureby Joseph Koterski, S.J., Fordham University,
sold online by The Teaching Company. A series of 12 lectures
that will enlighten you about Nature's Law.
Existentialism and the Meaning of Lifeby Professor Robert
C. Solomon, University of Texas, sold online by The Teaching
Company. A series of 24 lectures about Existentialism.
Sister MoonA medieval tale of conscience based on real
events. The story of Saint Frances of Assisi, directed by Franco
film by John Boorman that creatively threads together many of the
Arthurian legends with splendid and inspiring results.
touching musical rendition of King Arthur's reign.
of HeavenStory of the fall of Christian Jerusalem during
the Crusades. See the Director's Cut if possible.
A lot is missing from the original release.
classic, considered by some as the best movie ever made.
Selfa low budget, 3 part documentary by Allen Curtis revealing
how political and commercial forces combine to curtail our freedom
and replace it with compliant commercialism.
those interested is swordplay
of Johannes Liechtenauer, Part 1by Agilitas.TV
of the Battleby Compangia de Malipiero
Compangia de Malipiero
by Blow Guide to Swordfighting in the Renaissance Styleby