By Otto Rahn
The 1st English translation of the publication that finds the Cathar stronghold at Monts?gur to be the repository of the Holy Grail • provides the background of the Papal persecution of the Cathars that lies hidden within the medieval epic Parzival and within the poetry of the troubadours • presents new insights into the lifestyles and loss of life of this proficient and debatable writer campaign opposed to the Grail is the bold ebook that popularized the legend of the Cathars and the Holy Grail. the 1st variation seemed in Germany in 1933 and drew upon Rahn’s account of his explorations of the Pyrenean caves the place the heretical Cathars sect sought safe haven throughout the thirteenth century. through the years the publication has been translated into many languages and exerted a wide effect on such authors as Trevor Ravenscroft and Jean-Michel Angebert, however it hasn't ever seemed in English in the past. a lot as German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann used Homer’s Iliad to find historic Troy, Rahn believed that Wolfram von Eschenbach’s medieval epic Parzival held the keys to the mysteries of the Cathars and the key position of the Holy Grail. Rahn observed Parzival no longer as a piece of fiction, yet as a historic account of the Cathars and the Knights Templar and their guardianship of the Grail, a “stone from the stars.” The campaign that the Vatican led opposed to the Cathars turned a warfare pitting Roma (Rome) opposed to Amor (love), during which the Church triumphed with flame and sword over the natural religion of the Cathars.
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Shame and honor clash, Where the courage of a steadfast man Is motley like the magpie But such a man may yet make merry, For Heaven and Hell have equal part in him. Infidelity's friend is black all over, and takes on a murky hue, While the man of loyal temper holds to the white. I shall set these marks as a challenge to women: With God as my witness I bid good women to observe restraint The lock guarding all good ways is modesty— I need not wish them any better fortune. THE GRAIL 45 If I should describe for you here completely Man and woman, as I could, It would seem to you long and boring3 Wolfram did not need to explain the roles of man and woman to the Minnesingers of his time.
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