Origins and Cover-ups of the Holy Grail
If you are interested in the "Holy Grail" because of its religious meaning, you have probably come to the wrong place – sorry! This study doesn't even consider Rennes-le-Château, Rosslyn Chapel, and Wagnerian mysticism. But we do have to investigate certain religious dogmas, heresies, and superstitions because so much misleading information was penned by pious padres – and by scholars who might have been burned at the stake if they revealed their findings openly. This thorny path leads to persuasive evidence that the Grail mystery relates to a natural phenomenon which is usually attributed to some kind of divine intervention or astrological force. Until our scientists have the strange "radiation" covered, we are limited to imaginative comparisons of questionable documents and eyewitness reports.
Hence, we enter the Grailgate and stipulate that the poets were initiated in an ancient mystery in spite of the popular belief that the origins of grail romance are still unknown. What if they are hidden in a medieval chronicle the experts have simply overlooked? Countless studies of Arthurian literature and Grail romance have been published since the 19th century, but only we seem to reference Sant Pere de Rodes (San Pedro de Roda), a Benedictine monastery on Mont Verdera in the Pyrenees. It was allegedly founded over a thousand years ago by some foolish clergymen from Rome who searched their entire life for holy relics they had lost on this mountain, including the skull and crossbones of St Peter and 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 Urgell to Montserrat, 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 from the grail castle, because it is "hidden inside a scabbard of fancy Venetian gold brocade," an elaborate cover-up by pope Alexander III. Paired with an ambiguous riddle about an Alexander 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 structure of Wolfram's poem and expansion of Chrétien's cosmic concept confirm that this mystery was born in the Pyrenees, and that its higher theme is a secret wisdom from Greek and Arabian sources like Plato's Timaeus, Hesiod's Theogony, 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 some higher dimension? Until it can be accessed – perhaps through our DNA while praying, meditating or dreaming – we must share the experience. Whether you are atheist or believer in intelligent design, this is an open call to send your findings and corrections to email@example.com. 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 old parchments can't be trusted because many were penned by pious padres "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 are 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 they might accept some day the advice of a wise man of our era, Albert 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 discover 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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