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By Malcolm Godwin | Comments: ( 408 ) | Date: ( Dec 11, 2019 )

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 JerWas 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 Rome These are just some of the questions 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 the greatest novelist of the 13th century.Lavishly illustrated with maps, photographs of locations, and original artwork showing both the mythic Arthurian realm of knightly valor, the historical world of the twelfth century, and the living Grail legend of our own era.Twelfth 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 Quest 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 guardianship of the Knights of the Temple of Jerusalem The legend of the Holy 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 Quest 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 poetic gem called the Diu Crone, or the Jeweled Crown.The great Cistercian epic of the Vulgate Cycle, which includes the Queste del San Graal, is probably the account known best to Western readers, yet many are examined including Perlesvaus, Joseph d Arimathie, Merlin, the Didot Perceval and Parzival.In 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 Quest, devised by the Templar knights, who spread its heretical secret while being hidden from the Inquisition.Lavishly illustrated, this though provoking book bridges an eight hundred year gap with a living legend.


  • Title: The Holy Grail: Its Origins, Secrets, and Meaning Revealed
  • Author: Malcolm Godwin
  • ISBN: 9780670851287
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments The Holy Grail: Its Origins, Secrets, and Meaning Revealed

  • Azra

    This book surprised me. While it is generally an overview and doesn't go all that deeply into any of the topics presented, it is a good 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 continues:"And when we compare the four iso [...]


  • Tim

    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 [...]


  • Victor Smith

    I rarely give a book five-stars, but this 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 time to explain why the Grail story is relevant to the present day. Recommended for Grail 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 get. Only available in hardcover. has a [...]


  • booklady

    I would almost give Godwin's effort a second star for the gorgeous 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.


  • Mark Singer

    A survey of the myth of the Holy Grail. Godwin examines the history of the Celtic, Christian and Alchemical origins of the grail myth and its ties to Tarot symbolism, suppression of the feminine in the modern world and the Wasteland.


  • Kristen

    This was the first book I read where it dealt with an alternative meaning for the holy grail. I really enjoyed it


  • Jeremy

    A very interesting grail history.


  • Lia

    Wonderful images and decent information. It doesn't go into much depth and has some bias, but worth the look.


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