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Holy Grail Tag

The anima as a friend or soror mystica (mystical sister) has always played a great role in history. In the "cours d’amour" (courts of love) of René d’Anjou she even takes precedence over the wife. The term maîtresse actually means mistress or master. In the Middle Ages, for example, the worship of the anima led to courtly love, in which...

Since the dawn of civilization, labyrinths have fascinated humankind. Knossos in Crete, has a distinctive circular maze design with seven rings. Exactly the same design appears mysteriously at different periods in history on stones and artifacts as far apart as India, Norway, Germany, Ireland, England, Arizona, ...

The Story of Laurin & The Small Rose Garden   Laurin was probably one of the most popular poems concerning the knight called Dietrich and is attested in variety of manuscripts as well as in printed editions. It almost certainly originates in the 12th century in Tyrol, and has 4 major variations or versions. They all are written in rhyming couplets, except...

In every varieties of the Arthurian legend, the traditional reality of Arthur (who supposedly was the Warrior King of the Nordic Cimres as they definitely battled against the Anglo-Saxons between the 5th and sixth century C.E.), is less important in comparison to the aspect according to which we are led to see in his kingdom a sense of the fundamental...

Picasso, the impressive artist-magus of modernism, constantly had an intense feeling for the intrusions of the spirit realms. As a kid he was considered by several of his mates to possess supernatural capabilities, such as mind-reading as well as prophecy. When he travelled to France, Apollinaire,  Georges Bataille, Eric Satie, Max Jacob, Jean Cocteau among others initiated him into a...

For those of you who are reading the Maier files series probably already recognized the Hyperborean thread or layer and the Grail's link with Ireland and Scotland throughout the story. Now, the legendary history of Ireland draws on the events of races that later on invaded it and also dominated it, originating from a puzzling Northern-Atlantic center, to which they occasionally returned....

In the midst of his adventures, Perceval finds himself in unknown territory. He rides all day without seeing anyone, and prays to God, ‘‘the King of Glory, his true Father,’’ that he might see his mother again. He comes to a swift river and, following the bank looking for a place to cross, he encounters two men in a boat,...

The first story ever written about the Grail was Perceval or the Story of the Grail (ca. 1180–1190) by Chrétien de Troyes. The tale of the Holy Grail is not an ancient myth whose roots are lost in the depths of time. The Grail legend was invented by medieval poets, storytellers and troubadours in the late twelfth and early thirteenth...