By Julius Evola
During this vital learn of the which means of the Grail, one in every of Europe's maximum esoteric philosophers discloses the pre-Christian and initiatic assets of this symbolic motif that's so primary to Western mythology and tradition. He demonstrates how the most beneficial properties of the legend are from an older culture analogous to the nice heroic sagas and cycles of the North, and that the Grail itself is an emblem of initiation. Evola uncovers the hidden that means within the usually surreal adventures of the knights who sought for the Grail, reading them as internal reviews and assessments for the seeker. He additionally explores the historical past of the parable within the center a while, its use by means of the Knights Templar and the Cathars, its legacy through the decline of the Holy Roman Empire, and its hyperlinks with Rosicrucianism, alchemy, and Masonry. This day trip into the world of the Grail throws new mild on an forever interesting topic.