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  Holy Grail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The development of the Grail legend has been traced in detail by cultural historians: It is a gothic legend, which first came together in the form of written romances, deriving perhaps from some pre-Christian folklore hints, in the later 12th and early 13th centuries.
The legend of the Holy Grail is the basis of the use of the term holy grail in modern-day culture.
For the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, who assert that their research ultimately reveals that Jesus may not have died on the cross, but lived to marry Mary Magdalene and father children whose Merovingian bloodline continues today, the Grail is a mere sideshow.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grail   (2727 words)

Grail (Graal) - Magic vessel with miraculous healing powers protected by an otherworldly keeper or "king." Pagan fertility myths and their related talismans along with the concept of a symbiotic union between the king and the land were all precursors to what was to eventually become the object of Arthur and his knights' Quest.
The christianization of the Grail in plain terms begins with Robert de Boron and is adapted by his successors into a larger myth.
The quest itself is sometimes intimated to be one of the causes for the dissolution of the Round Table, drawing away it's best and bravest knights and inadvertently initiating a moral decline that culminates in the triumph of Mordred's plots in destroying the order.
www.pantheon.org /articles/g/grail.html   (953 words)

 Quest for the Holy Grail p1 - Rosicrucian Archive
The paradox is to explain why the Grail Knight finds it necessary to go on a quest for something that he or she can presumably obtain in any church at any time.
The Grail is the principle of wholeness and is therefore the entire inner landscape as well as the individual locations.
The Grail Quest must be seen in the context of the western Church that emphasises the expiation of sins through the sacrificial death of Christ.
www.crcsite.org /grail1.htm   (1851 words)

 Grail Home Page
Grail is distributed in source form, free of charge, and without warranties.
A minor revision of Grail was released on 1 April 1999.
It is allowed to redistribute Grail and to use it for commercial purposes (within the terms of the license).
grail.sourceforge.net   (560 words)

 Holy Grail - Crystalinks
For Chretien the grail was a wide, somewhat deep dish or bowl, interesting because it contained not a pike, salmon or lamprey, as the audience may have expected for such a container, but a single Mass wafer which provided sustenance for the Fisher KingĀ¹s crippled father.
The legend of the Holy Grail is the basis of the use of the devalued term holy grail in modern-day culture.
The Grail was overripe, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) deflated it and all pseudo-Arthurian posturings.
www.crystalinks.com /holygrail.html   (4459 words)

The most detailed history of the Grail is in the "Grand St. Graal," a bulky French prose romance of the first half of the thirteenth century, where we are told that Christ Himself presented to a pious hermit the book concerning this history.
The fully developed Grail legend was later on still further connected with other legends, as in Wolfram's poem with that of Lohengrim, the swan-knight, and also with that of Prestor John, the fabled Christian monarch of the East.
After the Renaissance the Grail legend, together with most medieval legends, fell into oblivion, from which it was rescued when the Romantic movement set in at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06719a.htm   (2206 words)

 The Grail Legend: from ancient stories to Wagnerian opera
he legends of the Holy Grail are woven of three strands: a Celtic tradition of otherworld vessels and supernaturally powerful weapons; an Arabic or Byzantine tradition of a mysterious stone that had fallen from the heavens; and a Christian tradition, perhaps of Gnostic or heretical origin, of a mysterious talisman.
The history of the holy vessel which is called Grail, in which the precious blood of the Saviour was received on the day He was crucified in order to redeem His people from hell...
Wagner adopted the Christianised version of the Grail but discarded the Question entirely, made the recovery of the spear the focus of the story and changed some of the names from those found in Wolfram's poem.
home.c2i.net /monsalvat/grail.htm   (1363 words)

 Grail Legends
Boron explicitly says that Grail was the cup or chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper, and later at the Crucifixion, when Joseph of Arimathea used the Grail to catch the blood of Christ.
The Grail (and the Lance) vanished with Perceval's death.
Perceval was not the true Grail knight in the new tale; his role was taken over by Galahad, the illegitimate son of Lancelot and Elaine, who was the daughter of the Fisher King.
www.timelessmyths.com /arthurian/grail.html   (7691 words)

 The Fisher King
Magic swords of this type are mentioned in both "The Spoils of Annwn" and "Culhwch and Olwen." In later Grail stories the sword is frequently broken, whereby the mending of the sword represents one of the tasks used to test the mettle of the Grail Knight (Co, Q).
This was definitely the case in the early romances, where the Grail is said to have served a salmon or pike to the Grail king.
It clearly sustains the inhabitants of the Grail castle and is further accredited with the longevity of the Fisher King.
www.uidaho.edu /student_orgs/arthurian_legend/grail/fisher   (6287 words)

The Holy Grail is generally considered to be the cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper and the one used by Joseph of Arimathea to catch his blood as he hung on the cross.
Rhys, Ernest (1859-1946), "The Quest of the Grail: On the Eve" (1905)
Stassen, Franz (1869-1949), "Montsalvat, the Castle of the Grail" (1903)
www.lib.rochester.edu /camelot/grlmenu.htm   (1102 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | The never-ending search
The Holy Grail is believed by some to have been the chalice used at the Last Supper, by others to have been a cup used by Joseph of Arimathea to catch the blood of the crucified Christ, and by others still to have been both.
There has been a renewed interest since the publication of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail in 1982, which claims, in a nutshell, that Jesus survived the crucifixion and together with Mary Magdalene founded a bloodline in France, the Merovingians, who were protected by the Knights Templar and later by the Freemasons.
Barber believes that 20th Century fascination with the Grail stems from "the revival of interest in medieval literature in the 19th Century, when Tennyson, Wagner and the Pre-Raphaelite artists were all enthusiasts for the Grail legends" - and that our fascination today has been boosted by the contemporary penchant for conspiracy theories and cover-ups.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4044765.stm   (1233 words)

 The March of Arthur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The confusion arises because the word Grail is derived from the word graal which first appeared in turn of the first millennium (A.D.) prose and poetry.
The film on the surface perpetuates the Grail in the Cup of Christ image.If we examine the script a little closer some evidence of the Grail as knowledge or a path to God can be seen.
To him the Grail in the form of the Cup of Christ was a psychological progression in the completion of the development of Christianity.
www.byu.edu /ipt/projects/middleages/Arthur/grail.html   (3870 words)

 Guide page: "Grail"
I did a small screening of "Grail" here about a week ago, to get some other reactions, and they were all very positive; they enjoyed the episode quite a bit.
But this was, sadly, after "Grail" had been produced, and we couldn't dub over the cycle references with anything else, so it stayed.
And the grail story was fairly self-contained, not much in the way of arc related stuff there.
www.midwinter.com /lurk/guide/015.html   (1144 words)

 San Jose Grail Center
Grail Family Services (GFS) is a family resource center located in East San José.
The San José Grail Development Corporation (SJGDC), a private nonprofit organization, was founded by the USA Grail in 1995.
In 1980’s, the Grail in California, along with other community residents, determined that the best use of the property would be to provide affordable for-sale housing, safe affordable child care, and support services for families.
www.grail-us.org /centers/sanjose.htm   (275 words)

 International Grail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The International Grail is a community of about a thousand women from 25 countries with diverse cultures, backgrounds, and work situations.
The Grail is rooted in local cultures with centers and teams in 18 countries:
Grail members are also active in Belize, Cabo Verde, Egypt, France, Ghana, India, and Scotland.
www.grail-us.org /international.htm   (50 words)

 Naaman's Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Grail's personal weblog on Life, the Universe and Everything...
Whoever he is "ministering" for, it is certainly not the God I worship...
I'm confident that you are all watching the signs of the times, but sometimes its a little hard isn't it, just to keep up to date.
grailboy.blogspot.com   (545 words)

 The Holy Grail
In fact, the earliest references to the Holy Grail coincide with the Frankish kingdom of Jerusalem in its full glory, when the Templars were at the apex of their overt power, and when the Cathar heresy was gaining a momentum that actually threatened to displace the creed of Rome.*
The implication is that the Grail itself, the "blood royal", refers to the blood royal of the Merovingian dynasty -- a blood that was deemed to be sacred and invested with magical or miraculous properties.
Two, the Grail romances are for the most part, set in Merovingian times, but none were composed until after Godfroi de Bouillon -- fictional scion of the Grail family and actual scion of the Merovingians -- was installed, in everything but name, as King of Jerusalem.
www.halexandria.org /dward224.htm   (1371 words)

 Knight Templars and the Holy Grail
If you prefer to believe the Glastonbury version, then the grail was housed in the church and used as a chalice at a special mass held there called the "Mass of the grail".
In both versions it becomes apparent that the Grail was a revered object, a great relic that needed to be housed properly.
The main links between the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail are the facts that some knights did attend the cup and that the Templars are supposed to have guarded a great treasure which has never been found.
www.veling.nl /anne/templars/knight.htm   (1116 words)

 The Ecole Initiative: The Holy Grail
The Grail itself is variously identified as luminous cup, bowl, jewel, and (by Wolfram) stone, capable of providing unlimited food and drink.
Obviously, the Grail story, particularly in its Celtic origins and as related by Wolfram, is at odds with a theology which insists on the absolute masculinity of God, the inferiority of women, and an ethos of sexual asceticism.
Some of the conflicting ways the Grail has been portrayed and interpreted, can be explained by the fact that it began to captivate the medieval popular imagination during a time of intense religious ferment and intellectual turmoil.
www.usao.edu /~facshaferi/GRAIL.HTML   (1247 words)

 Mystical-WWW : The Holy Grail
The origin of the 'Legend of The Holy Grail' is believed to belong to the ancient Britons probably of Welsh and Keltic heritage as known in Goidelic and Brythonic myths which have at their core a mystical tradition.
The term 'Grail' itself is believed to originate from the Latin 'gradale' meaning a dish used during a meal.
This new Grail was said to manifest only those who were worthy of seeing it, first appearing in legend when the country had fallen into a wasteland after the fall of the Western forces in the Holy Land.
www.mystical-www.co.uk /grail   (1811 words)

 disinformation | holy blood, holy grail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is the Holy Grail itself, the robe of Jesus, the last remaining pieces of the Cross of Crucifixion, and, according to my sources, someone's bones.
Arthurian and Grail resources with an emphasis on the legends of Charlemagne, Chretian de Troyes and the 'Parsifal' mythos.
Steve Mizrach's article is an excellent provocative introduction to the 'Holy Blood, Holy Grail' hypothesis, with intriguing sections on the 'Blue Apples At Noon' cipher, the Merovingians and the interlink between the Prieure du Notre Dame du Sion secret society and modern intelligence agencies.
www.disinfo.com /archive/pages/dossier/id96/pg1   (1738 words)

 EUROPE: Western / Grail Lore
Please note that the actual "Grail" is the lovely translucent cup held within the much later, more ornate, jeweled matrix.
In a later e-mail, Alejandro Rivero clarifies that it isn't claimed that this cup is the "original" Grail, merely that this numinous cup somehow became the focal point for the many of the Grail legends that sprang up in the Pyrenees mountains region.
Scavone, a noted expert on the Turin Shroud, argues that it was the secret existence of this blood-stained shroud (miraculously marked with Christ's image) that was somehow garbled into the story of a secret cup that held the blood of Christ.
www.mythinglinks.org /euro~west~grail.html   (1892 words)

 King Arthur in Legend: The Holy Grail
The Holy Grail was a vessel used by Christ at the Last Supper.
Corbenic where it was housed in a spectacular castle, guarded always by the Grail Kings, descendants of Joseph's daughter, Anna (Enygeus) and her husband, Brons.
At the Court of King Arthur, however, it was prophesied that the Grail would one day be rediscovered by a descendant of St. Joseph: the best knight in the land, the only man capable of sitting in the mysterious Siege Perilous.
www.britannia.com /history/arthur/grail.html   (1001 words)

 The SF Site Featured Review: Grail
Although a focal point of the later legends of King Arthur, the story of the search for the grail is probably less well known in its particulars than some of the earlier stories, such as Lancelot's love for Guinevere or Arthur's retrieval of the sword from the stone.
In one of his alterations from the original myths, Arthur is cured by the Grail while he is convalescing in the castle of the Fisher King.
The loss of the Grail is also connected to the fall of Arthur's own Kingdom of Summer.
www.sfsite.com /08a/gra14.htm   (714 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
After This I plan to key in "Monty Python's Second Film" it is the 1st draft of the Holy Grail.
The ferocity of the French taunting took him completely by surprise and Arthur became convinced that a new strategy was required if the quest for the Holy Grail were to be brought to a successful conclusion.
VOICE OVER Sir Launcelot had saved Galahad from almost certain temptation but they were still lost, far from the goal of their search for the Holy Grail.
grail.sdsc.edu /main_pages/montypython/script.txt   (9722 words)

It uses a fixed-length window to locate the potential coding regions and then evaluates a number of discrete candidates of different lengths around each potential coding region, using information from the two 60-base regions adjacent to that coding region, to find the 'best' boundaries for that coding region.
GRAIL 2 uses variable-length windows tailored to each potential exon candidate, defined as an open reading frame bounded by a pair of start/donor, acceptor/donor or acceptor/stop sites.
GRAIL 2 is therefore not appropriate for sequences without genomic context (when the regions adjacent to an exon are not present).
bioweb.pasteur.fr /seqanal/interfaces/grailclnt.html   (512 words)

 Gateway Regional Area Impala Lovers
For detailed information or directions, please call the GRAIL Hotline at (314) 963-5202.
The 3rd Annual GRAIL Festivus was held on Saturday, February 4th at Demolition Ball.
GRAIL members played for 3 hours and enjoyed catered pizza.
www.grail-ss.com   (92 words)

 Holy Grail in Blood, Spin Path of Love into DNA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The holy grail is the shape of the charge field necessary to electrify (ignite with charge) your DNA.
The Grail is the geometry of nesting for waves to become perfectly 1.) fractal, 2.) self-embedded, 3.) compressible, 4.) distributable/shareable as a wave.
For example - have you wondered what a seige perilous is? In the Grail mysteries, after you have identified the grail quest and the grail tower - you lay seige to it- to enter- and it is VERY perilous to your life.
www.soulinvitation.com /grail.html   (7194 words)

 Synopsis: "Grail"
He reveals that he's looking for the Holy Grail, and, as his order has looked everywhere on Earth, he has come to the station to talk to the alien ambassadors about its possible whereabouts.
Sinclair explains that the Grail is just a legend, but Delenn counters that that doesn't matter; Gajic is a holy man, a "true seeker," devoting his life to a search for enlightenment and the bettering of his race.
When Sinclair lets slip that there may be one on the station, Londo makes a beeline for his quarters, and suggests Sinclair does the same.
www.midwinter.com /lurk/synops/015.html   (1770 words)

 Grail, Holy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
However, it would be revealed only to a pure knight, and the Grail Quest appears in different stories.
The Grail is one of the most difficult problems of Arthurian legend, introducing as it does features of Christian story, Celtic myth, and ancient fertility cults.
See R. Loomis, The Grail (1963); E. Jung and M.-L. von Franz, The Grail Legend (tr.
www.bartleby.com /65/gr/Grail-Ho.html   (180 words)

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