Sangreal, The Cosmic Grail: The Cauldron of Lugh – Part 9

Sangreal_9_Cover“Is it that we had not yet demonstrated sufficient spiritual maturity to wield such power and additional millennia of training and testing was needed before we would be permitted to graduate to the cosmic level?”

“‘Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language, and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”

“Go to, let us go down, and there confound their tongue.” -Elohim


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In concluding last month’s article I quoted from 12th century Perlesvous describing the appearance of the Holy Grail: “The Grail appeared at the ceremony of the mass, in five different forms that none ought to tell. For the secret things of the sacrament should not be told openly, except by him given by God to tell them. King Arthur beheld all the changes; the last of them was a change into a chalice.”

This quote clearly highlights the protean nature of the Grail. I have been building a case for the Grail as a multi-layered symbol, but one that has a very specific interpretation when viewed in the context of cosmic science. I have shown how there are extraordinary parallels between the Grail symbolism and the life cycle of comets, which, I have explained falls naturally into five phases. In the quote from Perlesvous we are told that it is only in the fifth and final transformation of the variable and dynamic Grail that it assumes the form of a chalice, the most recognizable image popularly ascribed to it.  Remaining ever cognizant of the admonition to refrain from speaking openly regarding the secret things of the sacrament, nonetheless, I believe that the time has come to declassify at least some of the ancient Arcanum in the hope that inevitable disaster might be at least forestalled, if not circumvented altogether, or even transformed into a tremendous opportunity for advancement of the Great Work.

I gave a hint to the perceptive reader to utilize the Language of the Birds to uncover concealed meanings. Let us recall that the language of the mysteries employs a variety of techniques for encoding alternate meanings into what might otherwise appear to the uninitiated as innocuous everyday speech. The troubadours were masters of this language, able to convey, through their songs, poems and stories, hidden meanings which those possessed of the keys could decipher. Legend has it that it derives directly from the ancient, cosmic language spoken prior to the great dispersion, or scattering abroad, that followed the ‘confusion of tongues’ inflicted upon humanity by ‘the Lord’ for their audacious attempt to build a tower ‘whose top may reach unto heaven.’