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Mystery of the Grail: Initation and Magic in the Quest for the Spirit

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In this important study of the meaning of the Grail, one of Europe's greatest esoteric philosophers discloses the pre-Christian and initiatic sources of this symbolic motif that is so central to Western mythology and culture. He demonstrates how the main features of the legend are from an older tradition analogous to the great heroic sagas and cycles of the North, and that the Grail itself is a symbol of initiation. Evola uncovers the hidden meaning in the often surreal adventures of the knights who searched for the Grail, interpreting them as inner experiences and tests for the seeker. He also explores the history of the myth in the Middle Ages, its use by the Knights Templar and the Cathars, its legacy during the decline of the Holy Roman Empire, and its links with Rosicrucianism, alchemy, and Masonry.

This excursion into the realm of the Grail throws new light on an endlessly fascinating subject.

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Initiation and Magic in the Quest for the Spirit

Synopsis:

One of Europe's greatest esoteric philosophers explores the pre-Christian sources of this powerful symbol that is so central to Western mythology and culture, tracing its mythology from Nordic sagas through the Middle Ages. This excursion into the realm of the Grail throws new light on an endlessly fascinating subject.

About the Author

One of Europe's greatest esoteric philosophers explores the pre-Christian sources of this powerful symbol and traces its mythology from Nordic sagas through the Middle Ages.Julius Evola (1898-1974) remains a controversial writerand exponent of the world of Tradition. Inner Traditions has also publishedhis Revolt Against the Modern World, The Hermetic Tradition,The Yoga of Power, The Doctrine of Awakening, and Erosand the Mysteries of Love.andquot;Evola uses the bow, hitting his target with consummate accuracy and illuminating in a few words a whole area of thought hitherto unrecognized by most of us.andquot;
< em > Gnosis < /em >

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892815739
Subtitle:
Initiation and Magic in the Quest for the Spirit
Author:
Evola, Julius
Publisher:
Inner Traditions
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Magick Studies
Subject:
Grail
Subject:
Grail -- Legends -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Metaphysics-Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Subject:
MYTHS, LEGENDS &amp; HISTORY
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
MYTHS, LEGENDS & HISTORY
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19961101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 12.075 oz

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