Traces Of A Hidden Tradition In Masonry And Mediã¦val Mysticism; Five Essays by Isabel Cooper-oakleyTraces Of A Hidden Tradition In Masonry And Mediã¦val Mysticism; Five Essays by Isabel Cooper-oakley

Traces Of A Hidden Tradition In Masonry And Mediã¦val Mysticism; Five Essays

byIsabel Cooper-oakley

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM OF THE HOLY GRAIL. PART I. And like a flying star Led on the gray-haired Wisdom of the East. I saw the spiritual city and all her spires And gateways in a glory like one pearl--No larger, tho' the goal of all the Saints--Strike from the sea; and from the star there shot A rose-red sparkle to the city, and there Dwelt, and I knew it was the Holy Grail, Which was an image of the mighty world.--The Holy Grail and The Passing of Arthur, Tennyson. The legend of the founding of the City Spiritual--the Kingdom of the Holy Grail or San Greal--is so interwoven with myth and superadded tradition that to trace its origin is as difficult as to see through a dense fog the delicate outline of some fair gothic spire whose lofty head towers beyond the mists towards the blue heights above. But as we gaze with straining effort, slowly through the gloom line upon line reveals itself, and finally the whole structure takes form most definite before us. Thus is it with the priceless " Legend of the Holy Grail," and as we trace it back from Western lands to its Eastern home, gradually from the mists of time's obscurity there stands revealed once more the glorious tradition of the Wisdom Religion, another messenger from East to West bringing the ancient mystic teaching from the old worlds to the new. See The Theosophical Review, xxiii., pp. 9-16. Hardcastle (Miss A. L. B.), "The Secret of the Holy Grail." In this case the gracious message is vestured, not as usual in religious forms, but veiled in garb of chivalry, so that it may, perhaps, in this new presentation more readily touch the hearts of men, and draw them to seek for the Kingdom Spiritual, the "house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." Gathered round the " Holy Grail" are the Knights--th...
Title:Traces Of A Hidden Tradition In Masonry And Mediã¦val Mysticism; Five EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217768504

ISBN - 13:9780217768504

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