Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering The Lost Science of Antiquity

Sangreal3_CoverPrevious articles in this series.

  1. The Boy Who Cried Wolf: 2012, Fenrir and Asteroid DA14
  2. Close Encounters of the Celestial Kind: Multiple Asteroid Sightings Around the World
  3. Here There Be Dragons
  4. Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering the Cosmic Science of Antiquity – Part One
  5. Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering the Cosmic Science of Antiquity – Part Two

This article is the third in a series explicitly addressing the meaning of one of the most potent of magical symbols, the Holy Grail. I hope you have read the previous two from the months of May and June in order to pick up the thread of the narrative. If you have not read them, or have gotten hazy about the details you can find them, along with several other articles written for The Oracle at Sacred Geometry

In part two last month I made this claim “The Grail is a symbol for a lost technology of individual, social and planetary regeneration.” This claim comes from a reading of the texts themselves. As mentioned the texts are extensive and initially quite confusing. Characters appear and disappear; they seem at times to morph into one another in almost dreamlike fashion. The Grail itself is protean in nature, assuming various forms throughout the different narratives. Of course the image most frequently associated with the Grail is that of a cup or chalice. I would suggest that the cup is but a symbol for a primary function of the Grail, which is that of a receptacle.

The image of Grail as chalice comes from the writings of Robert de Boron, a French poet who lived in the latter part of the 12th and early part of the 13th centuries. In his work Joseph d’Arimathe and Merlin de Boron is the first to present the Grail in a specifically Christian context, describing it as the vessel from which Jesus drank at the last supper and which Joseph used to catch the his blood and sweat as he hung upon the cross. This cup was later conveyed by Joseph to the valleys of Avalon, in England, where he established the first Christian church at the site of Glastonbury. Here Joseph and his twelve disciples founded a dynasty whose purpose was to guard the Grail until the rise of King Arthur over 4 centuries later.



2 Comments on "Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering The Lost Science of Antiquity"

  1. AManCalledDa-da | Jul 26, 2013 at 6:05 pm |

    Grail romances are allegories, the Grail itself a spiritual metaphor: your illusory body the cup, your indestructible spirit the substance. It’s philosophical, not technological.

    • I’m just going to hazard here that you only skimmed through the series of articles if you read them at all 😉 no offense, just an observation. Like all multivalent symbols, there are multiple levels to interpret the grail. This particular take is actually quite a revelation. For those with the eyes to see and the ears to hear that is.

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