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The Grail Tradition

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The story of the Grail and those who seek it remains one of the most enduring myths known to the West. In this book, the stories and legends are explored in depth and the ongoing spiritual Quest outlined by a world-renowned authority on the subject. Also included are a series of meditational exercises to help the seeker find his or her own way to the heart of the Grail.

The book traces the Grail from its most remote Celtic roots, through its early English history, and ...

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Overview

The story of the Grail and those who seek it remains one of the most enduring myths known to the West. In this book, the stories and legends are explored in depth and the ongoing spiritual Quest outlined by a world-renowned authority on the subject. Also included are a series of meditational exercises to help the seeker find his or her own way to the heart of the Grail.

The book traces the Grail from its most remote Celtic roots, through its early English history, and demonstrates how middle eastern thought came to influence the subject. The references cited by John Matthews are as impressive as they are extensive. The book is well written, scholarly, and entertaining. It is replete with meditative exercises designed to involve one in the Grail mystery, and benefit both oneself and the world by its uplifting and healing rays.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904658443
  • Publisher: Aeon Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2011
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John Matthews is the author of many award-winning books, and known primarily for his work on the Arthurian and Grail traditions, John has also been active in exploring the empowerment of myth on the popular imagination. He was the historical advisor on Jerry Bruckheimer's film, King Arthur (2004,) and his book Pirates was at the top of the New York Times best seller lists for 22 weeks in 2007.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1

Introduction to the 2010 Edition 3

Introduction 5

Part 1 Histories 13

1 The Cauldron of Rebirth: The Celtic Grail 15

Exercise 1 The Company of the Noble Head 36

2 Christ's Cup: The Christian Dimension 39

Exercise 2 Journey to the Grail Lands 55

3 The Stone of Wisdom: Orientalism and the Grail 58

Exercise 3 The Green Stone 81

Part 2 Initiations 83

4 The Family of the Grail: Guardians and Gods 85

Exercise 4 Joining the Family of the Grail 103

5 Waste-Land and Wounded King: Healing with the Grail 109

Exercise 5 The Five Changes 121

6 The Living Hallows: Knighthood for Today 124

Exercise 6 Working with the Grail 146

Appendix 149

Bibliography 163

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