THEOSOPHY

AVALON

 

The Theosophy Wales

King Arthur Pages

 

King Arthurís

Marriage to Guinevere

 

Return to Homepage

 

 

The Holy Grail

A Brief Overview

 

 

The symbolism and esoteric significance of the Holy Grail is rooted in Christian mythology but has become inseparable from Celtic mysticism.

The Holy Grail was the dish, plate, or cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, said to possess miraculous powers. The quest for the Grail is also synthesised with the search for spitual development and self realisation

 

The Holy Grail is also referred in various traditions as

The Grail

The Holy Chalice

The Cauldron

Sangrail / Sangreal / Sang-real

The Cup of the Last Supper

The Cup of the Crucifixtion

 

The connection of Joseph of Arimathea with the Grail legend dates from Robert de Boron's Joseph d'Arimathie (late 12th century) in which Joseph receives the Grail from an apparition of Jesus and sends it with his followers to Great Britain.

 

This story formed the basis for further embellishement and building upon this theme later writers recounted how Joseph used the Grail to catch Christ's blood while interring him and that in Britain he founded a line of guardians to keep it safe. The quest for the Holy Grail makes up an important segment of the Arthurian cycle.

 

The legend may combine Esoteric Christian Mysticism with a Celtic myth of a cauldron endowed with special powers.

 

In the poems 'The Spoils of Annwn' accredited to the Welsh bard 'Taliesin' of the sixth-century is a description of a sacred vessel that is sought in the Annwn, the Underworld, by a group of learned mystics, believed to be a vessel akin to the symbolism of the Grail.

 

The development of the Grail legend has been traced in detail by cultural historians: It is a legend which first came together in the form of written romances, deriving perhaps from some pre-Christian mythological hints, in the later 12th and early 13th centuries. The early Grail romances centered on Percival and were woven into general Arthurian legend.

 

 

 

Return to Homepage

 

Theosophy

Avalon

 

King Arthur &

The Round Table

 

Merlin & The Tree of Life

 

Merlin the Magician

Born circa 400 CE ; Welsh: Myrddin;

Latin: Merlinus; English: Merlin.

 

 

The Holy Grail

 

The Theosophy Wales

King Arthur Pages

____________________

 

Pages About Wales

General pages about Wales, Welsh History

and The History of Theosophy in Wales

 

 

Theosophy links

 

Life & Work of H P Blavatsky

 

Daveís Streetwise

Theosophy Boards

The Theosophy Website that

Welcomes Absolute Beginners

 

The Most Basic Theosophy

Website in the Universe

A quick overview of Theosophy

and the Theosophical Society

If you run a Theosophy Group you

can use this as an introductory handout.

 

Theosophy in Cardiff

 

Theosophy in Wales

 

Cardiff Lodgeís Instant Guide

to Theosophy

 

Cardiff Theosophy Start-Up

A Free Intro to Theosophy

 

Cardiff Theosophical Archive

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††

Blavatsky Blogger

Independent Theosophical Blog

 

Quick Blasts of Theosophy

One liners and quick explanations

About aspects of Theosophy

 

Great Theosophists

H P Blavatsky is usually the only

Theosophist that most people have ever

heard of. Letís put that right

 

The Blavatsky Bloggerís

Instant Guide To

Death & The Afterlife

 

Blavatsky Calling

The Voice of the Silence Website

 

The Blavatsky Free State

An Independent Theosophical Republic

Links to Free Online Theosophy

Study Resources; Courses, Writings,

Commentaries, Forums, Blogs

 

Feelgood Theosophy

Visit the Feelgood Lodge

 

Theosophy and Reincarnation

A selection of articles on Reincarnation

by Theosophical writers

Provided in response to the large

number of enquiries we receive at

Cardiff Theosophical Society on this subject

 

Nothing answers questions

like Theosophy can!

The Key to Theosophy

 

Blavatsky Calling

and I Donít Wanna Shout

The Voice of the Silence Website

 

The South of Heaven Guide

To Theosophy and Devachan

 

The South of Heaven Guide

To Theosophy and Dreams

 

The South of Heaven Guide

To Theosophy and Angels

 

Theosophy and Help From

The Universe

 

Wales! Wales! Theosophy Wales

The All Wales Guide to

Getting Started in Theosophy

 

The Tooting Broadway

Underground Theosophy Website

The Spiritual Home of Urban Theosophy

 

The Mornington Crescent

Underground Theosophy Website

The Earth Base for Evolutionary Theosophy

 

H P Blavatskyís Heavy Duty

Theosophical Glossary

Published 1892

A B C D EFG H IJ KL M N OP QR S T UV WXYZ

 

 

Try these if you are looking for a

local Theosophy Group or Centre

 

 

UK Listing of Theosophical Groups

 

Worldwide Directory of

Theosophical Links

 

International Directory of

Theosophical Societies