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<B>Gawain and the Grail Quest </B><I> Healing the Waste Land in Our Time</I>, DIXON, JEFFREY JOHN
1 Gawain and the Grail Quest Healing the Waste Land in Our Time
0863158749 / 9780863158742 2012 Paperback 
Grail and Arthurian legends continue to fascinate readers today as much as they did when they first appeared in the twelfth century. Why do these medieval stories still resonate so powerfully in our imagination? Could they hold a key to transforming our world, and ourselves? This unique book takes an in-depth look at the themes of the Grail Quest, and at an enduring Grail Hero for our time: Sir Gawain, an all too human and complex figure who bridges earth and heaven and holds opposites in balance: paganism and Christianity, masculine and feminine aspects of the divine, faith and gnosis. Jeffrey Dixon argues powerfully that restoring the healing power that Gawain represents may be essential to our survival in the 21st century, as we face religious fundamentalism and ecological catastrophe. This is a challenging and enlightening book for those interested in the wisdom of the past, and those looking for inspirational ways forward for our world.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12116] 
Price: 45.95 AUD
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<B>Grail Mystery and the Seven Liberal Arts, The </B><I> </I>, LUTTERS, FRANS
2 Grail Mystery and the Seven Liberal Arts, The
1936367653 / 9781936367658 
Charlemagne established schools in each of his courts throughout Europe. He wished for an educated citizenry and yearned for literacy himself. His schools had noteworthy Knights of the Grail, as well as Druid/Christian monks from the British Isles and Ireland, as teachers. The Seven Liberal Arts formed the structure of the schooling offered to those of all ages in the school. This book thoroughly and visually carries the reader through this high-level educational art form, a form Waldorf schools are working to recapitulate and transform for the modern world now. It provides a beautifully articulated structure for educators to adopt in organizing their work to ensure highly educated, logical and artistic thinkers, as well as providing parents ideas for the holistic educating of their children. The book carries rich and comprehensive research as well as inspiring visionary appeal for the future. It is illustrated with pictures from the Middle Ages with woven mythology entwined with history and plans for our educational future.

"Frans Lutters has written a very intriguing and useful book. Teachers should find it helpful to see aspects of the Waldorf curriculum in their broader context, with the underlying spiritual significance for human development. In fact, anyone interested in human development can benefit from this perspective. As a musician, I found it helpful to see the place of music in the context of the seven liberal arts." --Colleen Shetland, lyricist, singer, editor
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 13595] 
Price: 31.50 AUD
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<B>Mystery of the Holy Grail, The </B><I> A Modern Path of Initiation</I>, QUERIDO, RENé
3 Mystery of the Holy Grail, The A Modern Path of Initiation
0945803125 / 9780945803126 
For teachers of 11th grade literature and students of the grail theme.

Gradually it dawned on me how important this theme is for the development of youngsters around seventeen years old-when they begin to feel poignantly the questions of life and death. Working with boys and girls of this age in different parts of the world helped me to understand the universal relevance of these tales, for they carry a prophetic dimension which makes them as valid now as when they were first composed.

Contents: The Significance of the Holy Grail for Our Time; The Three Spiritual Streams in Ninth Century Christianity; The Quest for the Holy Grail as Depicted by Richard Wagner; From Joseph of Arimathea to the Arthurian Round; Images of Initiation-The Macrocosmic Symbolism of Wolfram von Eschenbach; The Eternal Feminine-From Kundry to Sigune; The Mystery of the Holy Grail-The Earth as a Living Organism

Rene Querido (1926?2004) was multi-national. He taught, lectured, and wrote on Waldorf education and various anthroposophical themes in French, German, Dutch, and English. He founded and advised several Waldorf schools and served as director of Rudolf Steiner College in California for fourteen years.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 10370] 
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<B>Ninth Century and the Holy Grail, The </B><I> </I>, STEIN, W.J.,  WOOD, JOHN M.
4 Ninth Century and the Holy Grail, The
190699904X / 9781906999049 2009 Paperback 
Walter Johannes Stein's The Ninth Century and the Holy Grail is a classic of original scholarly and spiritual research into the Grail legend. In studying the central Grail narrative - Parzival, by Wolfram von Eschenbach - Stein takes a twofold approach. On the one hand he searches historical records in order to identify actual people and events hidden behind the Grail epic's veil of romance. And on the other hand, he deciphers Eschenbach's hidden spiritual messages, revealing Parzival to be an esoteric document containing mighty pictures of the human being's inner path of development.

He reveals the period of the ninth century to be of more than historical and academic interest. It is the karmic ground out of which the destiny of modern times grows - the mighty battle that must take place between the powers of the Grail and the sinister anti-Grail forces at large today.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 4061] 
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5 Parzival
0394701887 / 9780394701882 1988 Paperback 
An Arthurian romance completed in the first years of the thirteenth century. The most important aspects of human existence, worldly and spiritual, are presented in modern terms against the panorama of battles and tournaments.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 8015] 
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<B>Parzival </B><I> An Introduction.</I>, HUTCHINS, EILEEN
6 Parzival An Introduction.
190699935X / 9781906999353 2012 Paperback 
‘Eschenbach is the first medieval poet to represent a character who has to win his way through trial and error, from ignorance to wisdom, and from fascination with the world of the senses to recognition of higher realms of experience. In this sense he is representative of modern man.’ - from the Introduction

As a naive and innocent young man, Parzival encounters a group of noble knights in the forest. Overcome by the leading knight’s shining armour, he assumes that the man must be a God. This key turning point in Parzival’s life inspires him to seek to become a knight himself, and immediately he embarks upon a quest to find King Arthur’s court and ultimately the Holy Grail. Through his journeys Parzival is to learn many unexpected lessons, discovering qualities of empathy, humility, compassion and ultimately true and selfless love.

Filled with spiritual wisdom and artistic beauty, Parzival is one of the greatest works of world literature. In this concise, accessible introduction to the central Gail story, Eileen Hutchins describes the key characters, including Parzival’s father Gamuret and mother Herzeleide, and relates the tale in outline. Her classic study also features commentary on the book’s historical background, essays on its significance today, and a comparison with other Grail Romances.

EILEEN HUTCHINS studied at Oxford University and began a career in teaching. Quickly disillusioned with contemporary educational thought and practise, she discovered the pedagogical ideas of Rudolf Steiner. Inspired by the Waldorf approach, she helped found Elmfield School in the West Midlands in 1934. She was a popular lecturer and wrote many articles until her death in 1987.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12097] 
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<B>The Legend of Parzival: </B><I> The Epic Story of his Quest for the Grail</I>, ROBIN COOK
7 The Legend of Parzival: The Epic Story of his Quest for the Grail
1782504966 / 9781782504962 2018 
NEW! Published May 2018 - consider ordering ahead.
Enter the extraordinary world of Arthurian legend in an adventure overflowing with knightly chivalry, the danger of jousting and the warmth of true love. But the Legend of Parzival is more than the tale of one knight's epic journey to find the elusive Holy Grail; along the way Parzival faces a challenging journey of self-discovery. He must conquer his ignorance and pride, and learn humility and compassion before he is finally worthy of becoming a Grail Knight.

This accessible prose retelling of the medieval German epic brings the wonderful story of the Arthurian knight (known variously as Parzival, Parsifal and Percival) to life for today's readers, while faithfully preserving the story, characters and tone of Wolfram von Eschenbach's thirteenth century narrative poem.

In Steiner-Waldorf education, Parzival's quest is seen as a metaphor for the difficult journey through life, which speaks strongly to the adolescent, and its study is at the heart of the Class 11 curriculum. As a hugely experienced Steiner-Waldorf teacher, Robin Cook's engaging retelling will provide valuable inspiration for other teachers and students, as well as enjoyment and enrichment for all readers.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 15116] 
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<B>Tree of Life and the Holy Grail, The </B><I> Ancient and Modern Spiritual Paths and the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau</I>, FRANCKE, SYLVIA
8 Tree of Life and the Holy Grail, The Ancient and Modern Spiritual Paths and the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau
1902636872 / 9781902636870 2007 Paperback 
8 pages colour plates + 20 halftones
Recent works of fiction and popular history have promoted the idea that the Holy Grail symbolizes a physical bloodline resulting from the union of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. This, supposedly, is the 'secret' that esoteric movements have kept tirelessly for the past 2,000 years. From her groundbreaking research, Sylvia Francke exposes this notion to be a blatant misinterpretation of the mystery traditions that preceded and ran parallel to the birth of Christianity. She traces the ancient spiritual paths of knowledge from the Cathars, the Knights Templar and the enigmatic Rosicrucians, to the work of Rudolf Steiner in the twentieth century. Here, she concludes, is true Grail knowledge: the Tree of Life and the Holy Grail itself explained in their metaphysical context. From her research, she suggests a solution to the riddle of the sudden wealth and strange behaviour of Berenger Sauniere, the mysterious priest of Rennes-le-Chateau in southern France. True Grail knowledge, she concludes, has nothing to do with bloodlines or worldly status, but is an ancient lifeline to the spiritual origins of creation.
Its energetic forces ray up from the earth and down from the constellations and planets while interacting with individual human beings. It holds the key to the fulfilment of mankind's quest, a step to the next phase of human evolution...The recent explosion of interest in an alternative history of Christianity - the shadow Grail - prompted Sylvia Francke to revise "The Tree of Life and the Holy Grail", first published in 1996. The result is a completely reworked and expanded book that constitutes a powerful and convincing refutation of distorted esoteric truths.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 10106] 
Price: 39.90 AUD
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Speech of the Grail, SUSSMAN, LINDA
9 Speech of the Grail
094026269X / 9780940262690 1995 Paperback 
Storyteller and ceremonialist Linda Sussman explores how to speak in a new way that is one that heals and transforms. She takes the epic story of the grail, as told by Wolfram von Eschenbach in "Parzival", as her guide. This tale weaves together Celtic, Oriental, Christian, Arthurian and alchemical sources. Linda Sussman sees "Parzival" as depicting the path of initiation to healing speech, to doing the truth in word and deed. First, she tells the story in a beautiful way, allowing the reader to reproduce within themselves the potent inner pictures of the text. Then she shows that it is not so much a path toward perfection, as the recovery of a right relationship to our imperfections. She shows, too that it is a path in which male and female aspects work together in the overcoming of evil. 
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