This book surveys the influence of the middle ages, and of medieval attitudes and values, on later periods and on the modern world. Many artistic, political and literary movements have drawn inspiration and sought their roots in the thousand years between 500 and 1500 AD. Medieval Christianity, and its rich legacy, has been the essential background to European culture as a whole.Gothic architecture and chivalry were two keys to Romanticism, while nationalists, including the Nazis, looked back to the middle ages to find emerging signs of national character. In literature few myths have been as durable or popular as those of King Arthur, stretching from the Dark Ages to Hollywood. In Search of the Holy Grail is a vivid account of how later ages learnt about and interpreted the middle ages.
THE HOLY GRAIL IS ONE of the most powerful myths in Western Culture. At the centre of this myth is the story of the chalice containing the Holy Blood of Christ, shed when Longinus pierced his side at the crucifixion. The search for the Grail has inspired artists and mystics for hundreds of years. Many churches and cathedrals were built on sites that claimed their part in this sacred mystery. IMBUED WITH THE SPIRIT OF the ancient quest and aware of its power as an antidote to our modern spiritual malaise, Ean and Deike Begg travelled throughout Europe, researching sites of the Holy Grail, the Precious Blood and their associated myths. This book is an illustrated account of their search and a practical, informative guidebook for travellers and seekers. It is full of fascinating information, such as the name of the Spanish cathedral that holds the cup of the Last Supper, the story of how a fig tree carried the Precious Blood to France and the secrets of the Grail castles of Germany. 'I believe that Ean and Deike Begg have done something of great importance in exploring the myth of the Holy Grail that played such a vital part in the deeps of Jung's spirit, and in re-establishing how now it is still one of the most dynamic elements in the search of the lost and bewildered modern soul for wholeness.'-Sir Laurens van der Post 'Deike and Ean Begg have revitalized the idea of pilgrimage.'-Michael Baigent 'An exemplary and vividly written guide to the many strange and beautiful sites associated with the Grail quest throughout Europe.'-Count Nikolai Tolstoy
The Holy Grail has become a popular field of study in recent years, however most books on the subject are written by authors who are not themselves initiated into the mystery school tradition of the Grail. Revelation of the Holy Grail is one of the first books on the subject which is written by an initiate within several of the Knighthood Orders associated with the Grail Tradition. This book provides many previously unpublished facts about the history and tradition of the Grail movement, which includes some of the most influential people in human history. The Quest of the Holy Grail has proved to really be about the quest for human civilization. It has spawned not only the greatest political movements in history, but also it has been the cornerstone of human technology. Alchemy, Hebrew Mysteries, Templar Secrets, ancient technologies, Gnostic traditions, and secret societies have all been involved in this exciting history which is the backbone of our modern day world.
The Holy Grail is an image familiar to us all as an almost unattainable, infinitely desirable goal. The idea has passed into everyday speech and the legends behind it are as current in today's culture as they have ever been. And yet the Grail has no real religious meaning and is nowhere mentioned in the Bible. What is the truth behind this elusive symbol? Here, Barber traces the history of the stories surrounding the Holy Grail. He describes how through a long series of imaginative transformations, the grail has moved from the sphere of romance to religion, and in twentieth century popular culture has become an emblem of mysticism and man's highest aspirations, intimately linked with the central ritual of the Christian faith. The search for the grail has always been described as a quest; in this book, Barber goes on his own quest, brilliantly exploring the richness of the Holy Grail's cultural impact. Barber traces the history of legends surrounding the Holy Grail, from Chretien de Troyes' great romances to the popular bestsellers of the late twentieth century.
Despite its Arthurian setting and although it forms part of a vast compilation called the Prose Lancelot, it is a spiritual fable. This is a guide to the spiritual life aimed at the court, rather than the cloister.
A Secret Bloodline to Steer the Course of Destiny For fans of The Alchemist -- An explosive true story which will stay with you forever. 603 AD: Who are the Secret Bloodline? My story begins in Medieval Britain, in the year AD 603, with the Holy Sword Excalibur being returned to me as promised by my grandson, the good King Arthur. I am The Lady of the Lake, and I bring you this prophesy: your life will be changed forever once you find the truth hidden within these pages. 2010 AD: Where Are They Now? I'm an engineer; I don't believe in ghosts and spirits. Yet since that night in Spain, when Mum appeared to me in a vision, something has awakened inside me and I'm restless to find answers. So here I am in Scotland, in search of buried treasure with my beloved knight by my side. I sense that Mum is still present, reminding me that her message is urgent. Yet despite everything that has happened, it still hasn't occurred to me that I've been sent on a quest to find King Arthur's Holy Grail. As the Seven Seals are opened and their secrets are slowly revealed, I discover that this life is not what I've been led to believe. What is the Great Plan? Chariots of the Gods, a ground breaking classic, provides irrefutable proof that Earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced beings from other worlds. Did the rhesus (RH) negative gene come from an evolved race? Is there a secret destiny for descendants of this rare bloodline? Flames of Love: Truth of the Holy Grail is the first in a planned trilogy to unveil the 'Great Plan' for humanity, and discloses the roles played by the Holy Bloodline, King David and Solomon, Jesus and King Arthur, and the Roman Catholic Church. Intertwines actual events with factual research in a quest for answers: Who are the Secret Bloodline? What is their relevance today? Is there a great plan for our evolution? Why does the Roman Church fear women? Who are God and Elohim? What does this mean to the world? A conscious and literal work of alchemy to challenges the reader beyond man-made constraints, which limit further growth. This unique and thoroughly original manuscript is a tool to prepare humanity for the very imminent next stage in our evolution. The reader will be empowered to: Awaken untapped potential. Expand the boundaries of conscious thought. Experience enlightenment and mindfulness. Explore the possibility of purpose and destiny. Embody an advanced level of human-being. Based on an explosive true story which will stay with you forever. Get it now
The Trader's Guide to Cracking the Code of Profitability
Author: Doc Severson
A question that's asked again and again from traders around the globe is "What is the BEST trading strategy? I want to make money consistently, but I want to do so in a SAFE manner because I can't afford to take any losses." Well, it's what investors the world over are looking for, right? And this is why professional traders refer to this commonly-sought, yet elusive trading strategy as "The Holy Grail." Like Sir Percival in King Arthur's Court or Indiana Jones from the film series, traders are forever in search of the Holy Grail....the strategy that risks little capital while it consistently grows their account balance. Trading students search for the Grail by going to one vendor after another, looking for the right mentor that will finally unlock these secrets of freedom. And it's no surprise that this quest is analogous to the search for the mythical Holy Grail, in that it leads to one dead end after another. In Doc Severson's book, "Hacking the Holy Grail: The Trader's Guide to Cracking the Code of Profitability," he offers an alternative solution to finding the "Grail" strategy. The Grail that traders seek might be in a place they never thought to look in the first place - inside of them.