The Elements of the Grail Tradition

Author: John Matthews

Publisher: Element Books, Limited

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 906

The stories of the Grail Tradition, with their tests, trials and initiations, are a part of the Arthurian Tradition and lead towards the discovery of the elusive secret of what the Holy Grail truly is. "The Elements of the Grail Traditions" answers:

Merlin and the Grail Tradition

Author: Gareth Knight

Publisher: Skylight Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 123

View: 184

Few figures from myth and legend have impressed the imagination like that of Merlin, Archmage of the land of Logres, whose shadowy, compelling presence plays a key part in the tales of Arthurian legend and the Quest of the Holy Grail. In this lively collection of essays, Gareth Knight traces the historical importance and esoteric influence of Merlin and the Grail tradition from its mythological beginnings right down to modern times. Topics covered include Dion Fortune's grail work at Glastonbury, the Merlin archetype, the "Elizabethan Merlin" John Dee, the blue stones of Preseli (which were used to build Stonehenge), and the connection between Merlin and Tolkien's figure of Gandalf. This new edition of the book is expanded and has three additional articles, including an esoteric analysis of the legend of Sir Gareth which has never been published before.

The Grail Tradition

Author: John Matthews

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 979

The story of the Grail and those who seek it remains one of the most enduring myths known to the West. In this book the stories and legends are explored in depth and the ongoing spiritual Quest outlined by a world-renowned authority on the subject. Also included are a series of meditational exercises to help the seeker find his or her own way to the heart of the Grail.

Peredur

A Study of Welsh Tradition in the Grail Legends

Author: Glenys Goetinck

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN:

Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 336

View: 640

Grail Alchemy

Initiation in the Celtic Mystery Tradition

Author: Mara Freeman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 603

An experiential guide to the spiritual path of the Holy Grail • Traces the evolution of the Holy Grail from the sacred vessel of the Celtic goddess to the Cup of Christ and how it represents the longing for the divine feminine • Provides exercises, meditations, and rituals to connect you with the powers of the Cauldron of Rebirth, the Chalice of Healing, the Sword of Light, and the Holy Grail • Explains how attaining the Grail brings full consciousness of the soul and Divine influence for the healing of self and others The primary myth of Western culture, the quest for the Holy Grail persists through the centuries like a recurring dream, embodying the longing for the divine feminine suppressed for more than two thousand years. The Holy Grail emerged not only as a symbol of the feminine but also as a symbol of the soul, for hidden within the sacred Grail legends lies an initiatory path that leads to the highest realms of consciousness and spiritual illumination. By working with the symbols of the Grail tradition we can gaze into our own hidden depths and heal the separation between masculine and feminine, Spirit and Matter, and Heaven and Earth. Mara Freeman traces the evolution of the Grail from the sacred vessel of the Celtic goddess to the Cup of Christ, revealing a spiritual path rooted in the mysteries of the Goddess, the Grail, and the Sword. She explains how the Sword has dominated over the Goddess and the Grail for far too long, leading to a spiritual wasteland as foretold in the Grail stories. She provides a practical workbook of exercises, visualizations, and magical rituals to restore the power of the divine feminine through spiritually transformative experiences with the Cauldron of Rebirth, the Chalice of Healing, the Sword of Light, and the Holy Grail itself. Drawing on folk traditions and medieval Arthurian romances as well as alchemy and the wisdom of the mystics of Glastonbury, Freeman reveals the ancient Celtic teachings of the Western Mystery tradition. She shows that attaining the Grail involves achieving full consciousness of the soul. Then, as a Grail-bearer, you can bring the light of the Grail into the world for the healing of self and others.

Ulrich Füetrer's Parzival

Material and Sources

Author: James Boyd

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Comparative literature

Page: 172

View: 264

The Holy Grail

Imagination and Belief

Author: Richard W. Barber

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 463

View: 108

Traces the varied history, legends, and myths of the Holy Grail, from the medieval Church's religious version of the secular ideal and Chrétien de Troyes's twelfth-century romances to popular best sellers of the late twentieth century.

The Mystery of the Grail

Initiation and Magic in the Quest for the Spirit

Author: Julius Evola

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 545

In this important study of the meaning of the Grail, one of Europe's greatest esoteric philosophers discloses the pre-Christian and initiatic sources of this symbolic motif that is so central to Western mythology and culture. He demonstrates how the main features of the legend are from an older tradition analogous to the great heroic sagas and cycles of the North, and that the Grail itself is a symbol of initiation. Evola uncovers the hidden meaning in the often surreal adventures of the knights who searched for the Grail, interpreting them as inner experiences and tests for the seeker. He also explores the history of the myth in the Middle Ages, its use by the Knights Templar and the Cathars, its legacy during the decline of the Holy Roman Empire, and its links with Rosicrucianism, alchemy, and Masonry. This excursion into the realm of the Grail throws new light on an endlessly fascinating subject.

The Grail Castle

Male Myths & Mysteries in the Celtic Tradition

Author: Kenneth Johnson

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

View: 375

The ancient Celts had a secret. They knew that the ideal man should be samildanach, "complete and whole." The journey to achieve this goal was related mythically in the Grail legends. Now you can find the secrets of this journey in The Grail Castle by Kenneth Johnson and Marguerite Elsbeth. This amazing book blends the ancient myths with Carl Jung's insights into the nature of personality in men. He saw that there were four major categories of personality: Warrior-Hero; Lover; Magician-Wise Man; and King-Father. These were represented by the four treasures of the Grail myth. Jung also saw that the goal of the myth ó to obtain all of the treasures ó symbolized integrating the segmented personality into a healthy whole. This process can be accomplished through years of work with a Jungian analyst. Or you can do the work yourself, using the meditations, rituals, and shamanic practices in The Grail Castle. First, you will take some simple tests to find out which archetype is most prevalent in your personality. You'll learn how living with this influences everything you do. The goal of your journey is not to quiet this influence, but to passionately arouse all of the archetypes Then, you can unite them, and be born again as a whole, integrated person. If you are a man, this book is a must. It will show you the keys to breaking down barriers to personal development. If you are a woman, you'll want this book so you can learn how to better nurture and encourage the men in your life. Get this book today.

The Templars and the Grail

Knights of the Quest

Author: Karen Ralls

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 797

The result of 11 years of research, this well-documented book surveys various theories about the Knight Templers' quest and lets readers decide what is fact. Includes rare photos from the Rosslyn Chapel Museum (Scotland). 2 illustrations, 18 photos.

The Grail, the Quest and the World of Arthur

Author: Norris J. Lacy

Publisher: D. S. Brewer

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

View: 837

The idea of the quest, is crucial to Arthurian literature, investigated in texts, manuscripts, and film.

Revelation of the Holy Grail

Author: Chevalier Emerys

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 689

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.

Glastonbury Abbey and the Arthurian Tradition

Author: James P. Carley

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 646

View: 257

The essays in this volume, some reprinted in their original form and some extensively revised, are concerned with the Arthurian traditions associated with Glastonbury Abbey. Certain of the essays are analytic and others provide editions of hitherto unknown texts. They all examine ways in which legendary materials and historical facts interconnected in the process by which Glastonbury Abbey came to present itself, nationally and internationally, as the custodian of King Arthur's relics and the burial place of Joseph of Arimathea, and the importance, political and ecclesiastical, that it derived from the connection. Professor JAMES CARLEY is the author of Glastonbury Abbey: The Holy House at the Head of the Moors Adventurous and a past editor of Arthurian Literature. Topics: Glastonbury Legends (WATKIN, GRANSDEN), Legend of St Joseph of Glastonbury (LAGORIO), Guinevere at Glastonbury (WOOD), Vera Historia de Morte Arthuri (BARBER, LAPIDGE), Was Mordred buried at Glastonbury? (BARBER), Glastonbury in Welsh Vernacular Tradition (LLOYD-MORGAN), Second Exhumation of Arthur's Remains, 1278 (PARSONS), Abbey Memorial Plate (GOODALL), Arthur's Epitaph/s (CARLEY, BROWN, WRIGHT, WITHRINGTON), Hardyng and Holy Grail (KENNEDY, RIDDY), Henry V and Joseph of Arimathea's Bones, Holy Cross of Waltham at Montacute, Excavation of Arthur's Grave (CARLEY), Perlesvaus (Wells fragment), Quedam Narracio de nobili rege Arthuro, De Origine Gigantum (CARLEY, CRICK, EVANS), Glastonbury tablets (KROCHALIS), Relics in 14th Century (CARLEY, HOWLEY). bury? (BARBER), Glastonbury in Welsh Vernacular Tradition (LLOYD-MORGAN), Second Exhumation of Arthur's Remains, 1278 (PARSONS), Abbey Memorial Plate (GOODALL), Arthur's Epitaph/s (CARLEY, BROWN, WRIGHT, WITHRINGTON), Hardyng and Holy Grail (KENNEDY, RIDDY), Henry V and Joseph of Arimathea's Bones, Holy Cross of Waltham at Montacute, Excavation of Arthur's Grave (CARLEY), Perlesvaus (Wells fragment), Quedam Narracio de nobili rege Arthuro, De Origine Gigantum (CARLEY, CRICK, EVANS), Glastonbury tablets (KROCHALIS), Relics in 14th Century (CARLEY, HOWLEY). bury? (BARBER), Glastonbury in Welsh Vernacular Tradition (LLOYD-MORGAN), Second Exhumation of Arthur's Remains, 1278 (PARSONS), Abbey Memorial Plate (GOODALL), Arthur's Epitaph/s (CARLEY, BROWN, WRIGHT, WITHRINGTON), Hardyng and Holy Grail (KENNEDY, RIDDY), Henry V and Joseph of Arimathea's Bones, Holy Cross of Waltham at Montacute, Excavation of Arthur's Grave (CARLEY), Perlesvaus (Wells fragment), Quedam Narracio de nobili rege Arthuro, De Origine Gigantum (CARLEY, CRICK, EVANS), Glastonbury tablets (KROCHALIS), Relics in 14th Century (CARLEY, HOWLEY). bury? (BARBER), Glastonbury in Welsh Vernacular Tradition (LLOYD-MORGAN), Second Exhumation of Arthur's Remains, 1278 (PARSONS), Abbey Memorial Plate (GOODALL), Arthur's Epitaph/s (CARLEY, BROWN, WRIGHT, WITHRINGTON), Hardyng and Holy Grail (KENNEDY, RIDDY), Henry V and Joseph of Arimathea's Bones, Holy Cross of Waltham at Montacute, Excavation of Arthur's Grave (CARLEY), Perlesvaus (Wells fragment), Quedam Narracio de nobili rege Arthuro, De Origine Gigantum (CARLEY, CRICK, EVANS), Glastonbury tablets (KROCHALIS), Relics in 14th Century (CARLEY, HOWLEY). ro, De Origine Gigantum (CARLEY, CRICK, EVANS), Glastonbury tablets (KROCHALIS), Relics in 14th Century (CARLEY, HOWLEY).

The Holy Grail

Author: Carter Scott

Publisher: Edimat Libros

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 820

In a study of ancient civilizations, lost continents, and epic times this affordable, informative, and attractive collection provides an in-depth look at the greatest mysteries, myths, and legends of our time.

Lancelot and the Grail

A Study of the Prose Lancelot

Author: Elspeth Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 396

View: 607

Kennedy's Lancelot and the Grail offers a new solution to the fascinating puzzle of how the tale of Lancelot's love for Guinevere came to be linked with the legend of the Grail. Based on extensive research on the textual tradition of a romance copied and read over a time span of three centuries, the book raises such issues as the interplay between feudal relationships and literary structures, intertextuality, and the development of a text through time.

The Shroud and the Grail

A Modern Quest for the True Grail

Author: Noel Currer-Briggs

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN:

Category: Christian antiquities

Page: 241

View: 782