The Holy Grail

“In England the Grail Quest became the central object of the Knights of the Round Table. The Arthurian Cycle in turn inspired the rituals of the Garter.” – Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall Pg. 81

“Around (16th century) the legends of the Holy Grail in England were developed the rituals, symbols, and emblems of the Order of the Round Table. The circle of knights gathered about the Table, which was the mirror of chivalry, representing Jesus and his apostles at the Last Supper… 

…From the Arthurian assembly, the Mysteries of the Grail kingdom passed to the Knights of the Garter, whose Order represented the secret kingdom of the heroes.”  – Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall Pg. 83

“The Quest of the Holy Grail was the most important and most mysterious of the legends of the Orders of Chivalry. The knights of the Quest were supposed to be seeking a cup guarded by angels, which usually appeared to the pure of heart in a circle of splendid light and song, and veiled with a silken cloth. The blood of Christ, ever-flowing in the Grail, signified his true doctrine, and the cup which contained it was his Esoteric School, the chalice of his adepts. The search for the Grail was the spiritual adventure of regeneration, and the trials and tribulations of the knights concealed under veiled terms the story of initiation into the spiritual Mysteries of Christ…

…(von Eschenbach)  states that the Grail was not a cup or vessel, but a stone. We may, then, think again of the Philosophers’ Stone and the Hermetic Emerald.”  – Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall Pg. 84

“The Quest of the Holy Grail, the Search for the Stone of the Philosophers—by whatever name we choose to call the Great Work—is therefore endless. Success only opens up new avenues of brilliant possibility. Yea, verily, and Amen! the task is tireless and its joys without bounds; for the whole Universe, and all that in it is, what is it but the infinite playground of the Crowned and Conquering Child, of the insatiable, the innocent, the ever-rejoicing Heir of Space and Eternity, whose name is MAN?”- Crowley, Aleister. Little Essays Toward Truth. “Man.”

“…the history of the Holy Grail, or the cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper and which was said to have caught his blood when he was dying upon the cross. Ancient legends tell on that this cup was made from a scared stone which had been the crown jewel of Lucifer, the dynamic energy of the universe. It was said that the green stone had been struck from the crown of Lucifer by the archangel Michael during the famous battle in heaven.  After the death of Christ it is said that Joseph of Arimathea took the sacred cup and the spear of the Passion and carried them into a distant land. “-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg. 69-70

“It is immediately evident that the history of the Grail is the symbolical story of the descent of the Gnosis in Europe.”  – Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall Pg. 89

“The grail cup is the symbol of the creative force of nature, it is also the symbol of the human race which is slowly learning the mysteries of creation. Within the cup is the blood of Christ, that form which is transmuting the body into soul, fast or slowly as we give it greater or lesser opportunity. In the sacred spear we find symbolized again the creative force,…”-The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg. 69-70


“The Grail Quest is the centralactivity of the Order (of the Trapezoid). Each Knight must find his or her own path of becoming, and swear to its realization. The Grail is the ultimate truth of one’s ultimate endeavor. It is a truth which is ever sought yet never found. Yet there are ways to partake of that which cannot be fully grasped. The keys can be found in the seeking.” -Sir Thorwald, K.Tr.


“Eschenbach realized this, for the Order of the Holy Grail, with its temple and its knights, is only a veiled reference to Shambhala.”  – Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall Pg. 101


The Mark of Cain

“Ormus and his initiates had taken the red cross as their identifying symbol four centuries before Merovee (founder of the Merovingian Holy Grail dynasty) was born with the red cross birthmark above his heart. The Knights Templar adopted Merovee’s red cross six centuries later. To emulate the Templars, the Priory of Sion took the red cross of Ormus as its own emblem, then adopted the title l’Ordre de Ia Rose-Croix Veritas, which means “The Order of the mie Red Cross.” This additional name was added at the behest of Sion’s Grand Master, Jean de Gisors.Thus, Jean de Gisors is considered the founder of the Rose-Croix, or Rosicrucians.” – Scarlet and the Beast by John Daniel

“He (Merovee) was the first in a series of kings called the Merovingian bloodline. It is said that the offspring of Merovee were noted for a birthmark above the heart – a small red cross. This symbol eventually became the emblem of the Guardians of the Grail.” – Scarlet and the Beast by John Daniel

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