The Tree of Life and the Holy Grail: Ancient and Modern Spiritual Paths and the Mystery of Rennes-le-Château

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Temple Lodge Publishing, 2007 - 244 pages

Recent works of fiction and popular history have promoted the idea that the Holy Grail symbolizes a physical bloodline that resulted from a union of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. It is claimed by some that this is the secret kept tirelessly by certain esoteric movements for the past two millennia.

Based on her groundbreaking research, Sylvia Francke exposes this notion as 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. She suggests a solution to the mystery of sudden wealth and the strange behavior of Bérenger Saunière, the mysterious priest of Rennes-le-Château in southern France.

True Grail knowledge, Francke concludes, has nothing to do with bloodlines or worldly status; rather, it is an ancient lifeline to the spiritual origins of creation. Its energetic forces radiate out from the Earth and in from the constellations and planets, while interacting with human individuals. It represents the key to fulfilling humanity's quest and the next step in human evolution.

The recent explosion of interest in revisionist Christianity history--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 offers a powerful and convincing refutation of distorted esoteric truths.

C O N T E N T S

Preface

1. The Scene is Set
2. The Underground Stream and the New Mysteries
3. Science of the Grail
4. The Triple Goddess
5. Christ Energy, the Power of Transformation
6. Knights Templar, Guardians of the Grail
7. The Rosicrucian Impulse
8. Mary Magdalene, the Great Work, Venus, and the Pentagram
9. Opposing Forces and the Double
10. Saunière's Secret and the Priory of Sion, part one
--The Philosopher's Stone and Knowing the Pentagram
11. Saunière's Secret and the Priory of Sion, part two
--A Kind of Ahrimanic Immortality
12. Opposition to the grail and Its Influence in the Modern World
13. Rosslyn Chapel: The Tree of Life and the Holy Grail
14. Waters of the Moon
15. The Chalice and the Blade
16. Healing the Grail King

Appendices:
1. Mani's Teachings
2. The Arabianizing of Aristotelianism
3. The Spiritual Hierarchies
4. The Science of the Grail: Some Modern Pratitioners

 

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Table des matières

Preface
1
The Scene is Set
4
The Underground Stream and the New Mysteries
11
Science of the Grail
26
The Triple Goddess
44
Christ Energy the Power of Transformation
49
Knights Templar Guardians of the Grail
63
The Rosicrucian Impulse
75
Rosslyn Chapel The Tree of Life and the Holy Grail
145
Waters of the Moon
153
The Chalice and the Blade The Aurora and the Blossom of the Divine Chalice
166
Healing the Grail King Working with the Christ Energy in the Twentyfirst Century
177
Manis Teachings
191
The Arabianizing of Aristotelianism
194
The Spiritual Hierarchies
196
The Science of the Grail Some Modern Practitioners
198

Mary Magdalene The Great Work Venus and the Pentagram
89
Opposing Forces and the Double
104
The Philosophers Stone and Knowing the Pentagram
112
A Kind of Ahrimanic Immortality
124
Opposition to the Grail and its Influence in the Modern World
134
Notes
209
Bibliography
227
Picture Credits
234
Index
235
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À propos de l'auteur (2007)

Sylvia Francke studied for the stage and trained to be a teacher of drama at Rose Bruford College in Kent. She is a writer, lecturer and a trustee of RILKO (Research Into Lost Knowledge Organization). Her spare time is taken up with her ever-expanding circle of grandchildren.

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