If you are interested in the "Holy Grail" because of its religious connotation you may have come to the wrong place – sorry! This study does not even include Rennes-le-Château, Rosslyn Chapel, and Wagnerian mysticism! But we have to investigate certain religious dogmas, heresies, and superstitious beliefs because much misleading information was penned by churchmen – and by scholars who would have risked their lives had they revealed their findings openly. This thorny path leads to persuasive evidence that the Grail myth seems to relate to a natural phenomenon which is usually attributed to some divine intervention or an astrological force. Until science can measure this mysterious effect we are limited to imaginative comparisons of questionable documents and eyewitness reports.
Hence, as we enter the Grailgate we must stipulate that the poets were initiated in an ancient secret in spite of the consensus that the origins of grail romance are unknown! But what if they are hidden in a medieval chronicle the experts have simply overlooked? Many studies of Arthurian literature and Grail romance were published since the 19th century, yet none reference Sant Pere de Rodes (St Peter of Rhodes), a Benedictine monastery on Mont Verdera in the Pyrenees. It was allegedly founded over a thousand years ago after some foolish clergymen from Rome searched their entire life for holy relics they had lost in a cave on this mountain, including the skull and crossbones of St Peter and a cup with Christ's blood.
This quest from the early 7th century – which plays like a Monty Python sketch – reappears five hundred years later as the leitmotiv of Chrétien's poem who confirms it as a source of grail romance. In addition to the "maimed" Fisherking and lost Grail so many other allegories refer to Catalonia, from Urgell to Montserrat, that there must be a greater context! Reports about the 9th century appear to have been edited in some chronicles to eliminate any reference to a "grail event". This is probably why Chrétien suggests with the Magic Sword "which is hidden inside a scabbard of fancy Venetian gold brocade" that there was an elaborate cover-up by pope Alexander III. Paired with an ambiguous reference to Alexander in the prologue, the poet refers to the Peace of Venice in 1177 CE, a few years before he created the "Conte du Graal".
When we add the second legend from this mountain, about a Venus Temple, the "Greek or Arabic ornaments" on the Magic Sword's hilt bring the macrocosm into play. Once we "grasp" it and pull the shiny blade of truth, it becomes clear that the numerological structure of Wolfram's poem and his expansion of Chrétien's cosmic concept confirms that grail romance was born in the Pyrenees. We learn that the poets discovered a secret wisdom by studying the astronomical Tables of Toledo, Plato's krater and Hesiod's phoenix riddle.
Before you study these provocative claims and check our sources, we suggest you read the above INFO to find out where the legends take us, and FAQ as a preview of the diverse opinions we have to deal with. As you read this please keep in mind that this researcher learned English as a fourth language which reduces his eloquence and is one of the reasons why our challenges of the academic consensus will be opposed! But whoever you are and wherever your location on this globe might be, wouldn't you also like to know if we are merely the dominant species on an irrelevant planet or linked to a higher dimension? Whether you are atheist or believer in intelligent design, this is an open call to send your ideas, suggestions or critique to email@example.com. Furthermore, please share this study on other blogs with a reference to our site, and always remember what Wolfram said:
The grail provides anything we reach for,
old and new food, hot and cold food,
of tame animals and of game.
It seems the medieval master predicted the fine mess we are in, thanks to Helinandus et al. The grail is not a magic cauldron from Celtic folklore, as widely held, because these dishes are "food for thought" and packed with ancient symbolism! To understand their higher meaning Wolfram advises us to renew the wisdom of Plato and the Sibyl, honor Pythagoras as the wisest man since Adam, ignore what we were ever taught, and conduct this quest with an open mind – just like a fool! To make sure only fools join in he swears that the above is true, but on our oath – not his. If this doesn't deter you please study carefully what you discover behind the grailgate and question everything! Nothing is what it seems – even ancient parchments can't be trusted because some were penned by pious men "under orders".
Other documents were lost in fires – like those at Persepolis, Alexandria and Ripoll. Then there was the Spanish Inquisition, followed by a paper chase to every important monastery by Maurists and Bollandists to clean up the lives of their saints. Until all information is fused electronically and the lost sources finally restored, we must follow Pythagoras beyond interdisciplinary research and use our imagination to connect the 'dots'. Most historians reject this approach although it stops them from asking the right questions, but some day soon they might accept the advice of a wise man of our era, Einstein, who said "imagination is more important than knowledge".
Be also prepared that regions of this website are like a labyrinth where you can't skip to the end for the conclusions. This can be done with books, if you want to ruin the experience, but not here! Vital information is hidden in unexpected places, and you'll find it only if you advance thoughtfully step by step as you collect the keys to the mystery. They are like the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, Peter's keys if you will, because the dictum is true that what happens above connects to what happens below. As soon as you are on the right path, you'll see that these keys can be used by believers and "infidels" as they open the mind to a cosmic dimension that transcends our religious doctrines. So, hold on to your hat, helmet, beret, miter, kufiya, turban, fez or yamaka – and get set for the ultimate adventure!
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