Tune in at 12 a.m., Monday, Feb. 19th, and hear the Gypsy Scholar present the second installment of the Orphic Essay-with-Soundtrack series “The Troubadours & The Beloved: The Religion of Love/Amor.” This series explores the medieval origins of our notion of “romantic love” and the modern, secular love song, and why certain 60s singer-songwriters were dubbed “Troubadours.” This 2nd part, subtitled “The Religion of Love and the Cult of Eros-Rose,” explores the literary, esoteric and mystical origins of “romantic love.” And be sure to check out the “The Troubadours & The Beloved” webpages (2 + “Courtly Love/Amor”), so you can literally “see what I mean” at revradiotowerofsong.com.

“The young Grail King, coming of age, rode forth therefore on adventure, like any young knight of his day, and his battle cry was Amor.” ~ Joseph Campbell

Program Update: This program is now available for listening on the “Archived Musical Essays” webpage, with the corresponding playlist on the “Programs & Playlists” webpage, of the Tower of Song website at revradiotowerofsong.com. This is a slightly extended version (a song replaced that had to be cut to keep within the time-slot) of the one broadcast.