26 Jan Amber is a stone of very particular kind
According to the historian Tacitus the Germanic name of Amber is Glesum in which the word glass originated. John Heydon (1629 -1667) Wrote about some mysterious brethren who possessed polymorphous powers, they were buried in a womb, a glass casket out of which from time to time they would emerge to function before returning to their shell …
At the occasion of the War of the Wartburg, Meister Klingsor of Hungary — which was, we know, the country of Saint Elizabeth —, affronted Wolfram von Eschenbach. The Wolfram of the Wartburg is a “lay sage” who called upon Lohengrin, the knight of the swan, not of Montsalvage, the Grail mountain, but of this other mountain in which King Artus lives surrounded by his court. There is a stone there: the Aget stone, which had at some time in the past fallen from the Lucifer’s crown. This Aget stone (in Middle-Early German, this word referred to amber or magnetite) and the Grail stone can only be one and the same, in the same way that Artus and Anfortas are one and the same person; a suffering king, guardian of a holy stone.
In the fifteenth century, Halberstadt’s Saxon chronicle tells of how Lohengrin came from the mountain where Lady Venus was to the Grail. In other words, according to a chronicle of the same epoch, to say that a king capable of making men blessed until the end of time had existed was a lie. The Grail was this Paradise, but it became a place of sin. Yes! The holy mountain of the Grail had been debased and had been made the infernal mountain of Venus. I affirm straightforwardly and without bias: that what the Germans of the pagan epoch worshipped, under the name of Asgard, as the domain of the gods, and under the name of Hel, as being the divine kingdom of death, was sung about, by the heretics and troubadours of the Middle Ages, under the names of ‘Grail Mountain’, ‘Rose Garden’, ‘Arthur’s Round Table’, ‘Mountain of Venus’ or this ‘Mount Bel’ in flames, into which Dietrich von Bern penetrated. And being deemed “the highest recompense of terrestrial aspirations”, they were in Wolfram von Eschenbach’s parlance, always the goals of quests. But that is not all: what the Greeks of pagan times perceived as the island of Æa, towards which the Argonauts and Heracles sailed, was none other than the Hellenic reflection of Nordic Asgard, and, as a result, a representation of mediaeval Grail Paradise, the Arthurian round table, the rose garden and the Mountain of Venus.
When Laurin, the king of the rose garden, confided to Dietrich of Bern the secret of the fire mountain, which divinised, he also pointed out to him the route that he should take: a “well-traced route”. It must have been one of the ancient amber trails…
»Sô meinen al die liute, wir sin gevarn in hitze grôz. ich wilz bewarn: wir werden dort irdischer göte gnôz.« – Der Berner sprach: »ist nu diu sache alsô, es muoz geschehen. ich bin es vrô. Min munt daz nimmer menschen sol verjehen.«
“In this way all men think that we have gone, Into infernal furnaces. But I wish to warn you: We shall rejoice there of all the terrestrial blessings.” — The Bernean spoke: “If it is as you say, That should happen. I rejoice of it. No one will learn of this from my mouth…”