19 Jan The mystery of the Grail
The most popular of all Grail Romances is the German epic poem Parzifal composed by Wolfram von Eschenbach, written sometime between 1200 and 1216. Although as he himself admitted did not “invent” the story, he gave spiritual meaning to it. He describes how at Munsalvaesche many brave knights dwell with the Grail. He wrote: “They live from a stone of purest kind, it is called lapsit exillis.” Every detail of the Grail code contains multiple layers of meaning. Eschenbach’s text where he wrote “lapsit exillis” was translated in many ways. It has been suggested that it is a corruption of Lapis ex caelis (The stone from heaven) or lapsit ex caelis (it fell from heaven) but the most common translation is as lapis elixir (the Philosopher Stone) – The ‘philosopher’s egg or egg-shaped vessel’ was crucible which contained the ‘seed’. It was also said to be the ‘stone of death’. That refers to the paradox of dualities and the kill-and-cure enigma. There was also a notion that it could be the ‘green emerald jewel’ that fell from the crown of Lucifer as he was cast out of heaven. Lucifer the ‘angel of light’. According to many Gnostics, Lucifer is the true saviour, and any research into ancient secret societies, like the free masons, will reveal this belief. But in terms of wave phenomena, the Grail or ‘seed-stone’ symbolizes the node in the cycle that keeps the wave moving, the pulse that keeps the wheels or cycles of time turning.
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