Origins and Cover-ups of the Holy Grail
Academic studies and imaginative conjectures about grail romance coexisted for over a century until Spielberg and Dan Brown introduced the Holy Grail to popular culture and exploited its entertainment value. As a result, most scholars stay away from the subject because they could be accused of sensationalism. Thanks to their lack of courage, we are free to enhance this quest with playful "jousts" against the academic consensus and even knock a few experts off their "high horses".
Although we are guided by Chrétien's jeux de mots since the 1980s, popular subjects like Rennes-le-Château, Rosslyn Chapel, and Wagnerian mysticism don't even come up! But we do have to question a few religious dogmas, heresies, and superstitions because much misleading information was penned by pious padres – and because some scholars would have perished at the stake had they revealed their findings openly. The root of the problem is that Earth was perceived as the center of the universe, with the Sun, Moon, and planets orbiting around it! Because climates are controled by the Sun, and tides by the Moon, even the wisest of the ancient sages had to believe that Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars have some kind of influence. Hence, the Grail mystery seems to relate to an astrophysical phenomenon that may either be real or imagined, and which the ancients interpreted as divine intervention or an astrological force.
We propose, therefore, that the poets were initiated in an ancient "secret" in spite of the consensus that the origins of grail romance are still unknown. But what if they are hidden in a medieval chronicle our experts have simply overlooked? Countless studies of Arthurian literature and conjectures about the Grail myth have been published since the 19th century, but only we are featuring Sant Pere de Rodes (San Pedro de Roda), a former monastery on Mont Verdera in the Pyrenees. It was allegedly founded over a thousand years ago by some foolish clergymen from Rome after they had searched their entire life for relics they lost on this mountain, including the skull and crossbones of St Peter and yes, a cup with Christ's blood!
This quest from the 7th century – which plays like a Monty Python sketch – reappears five hundred years later as the leitmotif of Chrétien's grail poem who confirms it as his source. In addition to the "maimed" Fisherking and "lost" Grail, many other allegories lead to Catalonia, from Montserrat to Urgell, which suggests a greater context. Reports about the 9th century appear to have been edited in some chronicles to eliminate all references to a "grail event." Chrétien implies with the symbolism of the Magic Sword, because it is "hidden inside a scabbard of fancy Venetian gold brocade," that it was an elaborate cover-up by pope Alexander III. Paired with an ambiguous wordplay about two Alexanders in the prologue, the poet seems to identify the Peace of Venice in 1177 CE, which was 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 Arabian 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 code in Wolfram's poem and his expansion of Chrétien's cosmic concept confirm that the mystery was born in the Pyrenees, and that its higher theme is a secret wisdom from Greek and Arabian sources like Hesiod's Theogony, Plato's Timaeus, and the astronomical Tables of Toledo.
Before you check our provocative claims and sources, we recommend you study the above INFO to find out where those 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 are easily 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? Until we can establish some kind of access – perhaps through our DNA – we must share our findings! Whether you are an atheist or believer in intelligent design, this is an open call to mail your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you're not ready, please reference our study on other blogs and never forget to 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 the 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 parchments can't be trusted because many were penned by churchmen "under orders." Other documents were lost in fires – like those at Persepolis, Alexandria and Ripoll. Then there was the famous Spanish Inquisition, followed by a paper chase to every important monastery by Maurists and Bollandists to clean up the lives of saints. Until all information is fused electronically and the lost sources 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 they might accept some day the advice of a wise man of our era, Albert Einstein, who said that "imagination is more important than knowledge."
Because this website is set up to entertain you, be prepared that you are entering 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 discover that these keys can be used by believers and "infidels" because 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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