(EBOOK) The Holy Grail Its Origins Secrets and Meaning Revealed author Malcolm Godwin
This is a very interesting book which stays to the facts pretty much It shows how the legend of the Holy Grail changed considerably when Christianity took over from the original non Christian people Some of the main
*points of the *of the includ A survey of the myth of the Holy Grail Godwin examines the history of the Celtic Christian and Alchemical origins of the rail myth and its ties to Tarot symbolism suppression of the feminine in the modern world and the Wasteland Wonderful images and decent information It "doesn t o into much depth and has some bias but worth "t o into much depth and has some bias but worth look I would almost Italian Riviera give Godwin s effort a second star for theorgeous photography but as it seems to want to support the supposition put forward in Dan Brown s The Da Vinci Code the best I can muster is one star The photography however is exceptional The text what little of it I could stand is fantasy the author s Legends themselves usually have some basis in fact I rarely A Beach Party with Alexis give a book five stars but this. Was the Holy Grail Christ's cup of the Last Supper or was it originally a Celtic Cauldron of Rebirth Did Joseph of Arimathea bring the holy chalice to the Isles of Avalon in Britain or was the Grail a treasure of the heretical Cathars Did the Grail cause the failure of King Arthur's Fellowship of the Round Table or was it the inspiration for the Knights Templar of Jerusalem to create the tarot cards Did the Grail carry the sacred blood of Christ or was Mary Magdalene the lover of Jesus who carried his blood in the form of their child Does the Church disclaim what must be its most sacred relic or is the Grail actually in direct opposition to the Pope in RomeThese are just some of the uestions raised by this fascinating and provocative book The enigma of the Grail is explored in a way which has never been attempted before In this volume no less than nine major versions of the legend are retold from sources as diverse as the pagan Celts the courtly troubadours the Cistercian monks and thereatest novelist of the 13th centuryLavishly illustrated with maps photographs of locations and original artwork showing both the Fully deserves it Thoroughly covers the history of Grail "literature all three traditions
Celtic Christian and alchemical in a volume beautifully illustrated Also takes the timeChristian and alchemical in a volume beautifully illustrated Also takes the time explain "all three traditions Celtic Christian and alchemical in a volume #beautifully illustrated Also takes the time to explain the Grail story is relevant to the present day Recommended for #illustrated Also takes the time to explain the Grail story is relevant to the present day Recommended for enthusiasts of course but also to those only vaguely familiar with the tradition You will be inspired Only drawback not sure how easy it is to Anak Bajang Menggiring Angin get Only available in hardcover has a few A very interestingrail history This book surprised me While it is The House Guest Box Set (SwingersThreesome Bisexual MMF Cuckold Hotwife Menage) ) generally an overview and doesn to all that deeply into any of the topics presented it is a ood start It follows three main branches Gaelic myth Christian monasticism and Near Eastern thought alchemy astrology etc that have influenced the stories about the Grail For example W B Yeats observed a parallel between the Four Treasures of the Tuatha de Danaan and the four Aces of the Rider Waite deck It continuesAnd when we compare the four isolated aces from the Waite. Ythic Arthurian realm of knightly valor the historical world of the twelfth century and the living Grail legend of our own eraTwelfth Century Europe was a time of unprecedented spiritual awakening The Crusades to the Holy Land had returned with new esoteric secrets from the East The heretical Cathars were challenging the authority of a divided and corrupt Church of Rome and women were at last accorded a new power and position forming their own Courts of Love Out of this extraordinary new age arose a legend which was to surpass all previous Western myths that of a mystical object called the Holy Grail and a knightly uest in search of it Between 1190 and 1220 there was an outpouring of stories about this sacred artifact Deemed heretical by the Church and yet said to hold the blood of the crucified Christ the Grail chalice was supposedly brought to Britain two thousand years ago And although the legend is set in the Arthurian Britain of the sixth century tradition traces the cup of the last supper to a Cathar stronghold in the Pyrenees under the uardianship of the Knights of the Temple of Jerusalem The legend of the Tarot pack with the four hallows of the Grail we do find that they have an uncanny resemblance to each
other The hallows and corresponding cards are Sword Sword Paten Pentacle Grail Cup and SpearThe hallows and corresponding cards are Sword Sword Paten Pentacle Grail Cup and Spear There is much information on the origin of the Grail stories and the development of their various threads The presentation is at times confusing but facilitates a casual read since there is one page per chapter This information seems researched and comes across as accurate After the information on the origin of the Grail stories is presented however the author falls off a cliff with unfounded speculation that really doesn t even amount to anything profound It is amazing that anyone can present as if it were fact a bit of truth followed by an extension that is only speculation or just plain wrong and just continue to follow a thesis into even absurd conclusions This was the first book I read where it dealt with an alternative meaning for the holy Operational Culture for the Warfighter grail I really enjoyed it. Oly Grail is not one story but many and this book explores the major and very different accounts which appeared within a thirty year span The legends of the uest are taken from many sources including the earliest pagan tales of the Celtic Peredur the unfinished courtly epic of Cretien de Troyes Le Conte del Graal and a little known poeticem called the Diu Crone or the Jeweled CrownThe reat "Cistercian epic of the Vulgate Cycle which includes the ueste del San Graal is probably the account known "epic of the Vulgate Cycle which includes the ueste del San Graal is probably the account known to Western readers yet many are examined including Perlesvaus Joseph d'Arimathie Merlin the Didot Perceval and ParzivalIn addition we discover that Mary Magdalene is a central figure within the legends and that the miraculous Black Virgin statues still found throughout Europe today have strange and intimate ties with the Grail Even tarot cards contain the sacred Hallows along with a complete blueprint for the Grail uest devised by the Templar knights who spread its heretical secret while being hidden from the InuisitionLavishly illustrated this though provoking book bridges an eight hundred year ap with a living legen.