The one Fruit of the Twelve Trees of Life
is the great Secret of the true Holy Grail
This ancient Secret from our beginning
has been known by many men, for in
Ages past, he was always our friend
Body Mind and Soul it heals
Past Present Future it
a feasting banquet
and a sturdy new home
from his Cup the Waters of Life flow
The secret of the Grail is ancient, older than King Arthur, older than Christianity, far older than civilization itself. I had to follow the trail of the Grail into ancient prehistory to rediscover it’s lost secrets. The Grail is mysterious, yet it is real, it can be understood. The Grail is magical, yet like all magic once the secret is understood, it’s very simple. The Grail is probably one of the oldest magic tricks known to man, but was absolutely baffling to early man when he performed it. This unexplainable Natural Magic astounded even the Wisest of Magicians. The creation of a Grail involved the practice of the highest Magic known to early humanity. A Sacred, immortal, hallucinogenic "plant" was dried, crushed and consumed as a beverage. Since the Plant really is immortal, it comes back to Life, and lives in a suitable container, like your cup, perhaps forever. This is the technical magic of the Grail, plain, and simple. The real Natural Magic is the resulting symbiosis between all too mortal man and an immortal plant.
A look into one of Don Teeter's terracotta Grails containing Amanita muscaria, now you can easily see why the Grail of legend, could never serve a coward!
The Tarot card above,
the Ace of Cups, shows the Secret of the Holy Grail
in a single image, once the "Bread of Heaven" is introduced
into a suitable Cup, that Cup runneth over.
Suitable materials for the Grail cup are, wood from a tree symbiotic with Amanita muscaria, terracotta and Cattle horns. These cup materials were very common during ancient times and our research shows, that it is impossible to use such a cup to consume a beverage made from dried Amanita muscaria, without that cup becoming a Living cup. This Living cup can then transform the simple food and water it is filled with, into a Communion meal with a Living God.
As shown by their own records the Imperial Church began to ban glass, terracotta, wood and horn chalices from the Mass, at a fairly early date and by the 12th century all Chalices used in the offical Mass were Gold or Gilded Silver and incapable of becoming a Living Cup. Once this level of control was established, the Church began to persecute all the "Heretical" forms of Christianity that still knew the secret of a living God, with the living Cup. In response the Grail and King Arthur stories began to circulate through the western Christian medieval world, hiding the Secret of a magic Living cup in the only safe place left, in the stories told at a Nobles court or around the peasents evening fire, where no Inquisition could burn the texts, or stamp out the idea of a wonderous Magic Cup.
The following is from the Catholic Encyclopedia
"So far as it is possible to collect any scraps of information regarding the chalices in use among early Christians, the evidence seems to favour the prevalence of glass, though cups of the precious and of baser metals, of ivory, wood, and even clay were also in use. (See Hefele, Beiträge, II, 323-5.)"
"It is certain, however, that the chalices commonly used for the private Masses of parish priests and monks were of a simpler character, and in the eighth, ninth and following centuries much legislation was devoted to securing that chalices should be made of becoming material. From are mark attributed to St. Boniface (c. 740) that in the early ages of the Church the priests were of gold and the chalices of wood, but that now the chalices were of gold and the priests of wood, it might be inferred that he would have favoured simplicity in the furniture of the altar, but the synodal decrees of this period only aimed at promoting suitable reverence for the Mass. England seems to have taken the lead in this matter, and in any case the English canons may be quoted as typical of those which soon afterwards were enforced everywhere. Thus the Council of Celchyth (Chelsea) forbade the use of chalices or patens of horn quod de sanguine sunt , and the canons passed in the reign of Edgar, under St. Dunstan, enjoined that all chalices in which the "housel is hallowed" should be of molten work (calic gegoten) and that none should be hallowed in a wooden vessel. The laws of the Northumbrian priests imposed a fine upon all who should "hallow housel" in a wooden chalice and the so-called canons of Ælfric repeated the injunction that chalices of molten material, gold, silver, glass ( glaesen ) or tin should be used, not horn, and especially not wood. Horn was rejected because blood had entered into its composition. Probably, however, the most famous decree was that included in the "Corpus Juris" (cap. xlv, dist. i, de consecratione) "that the chalice of the Lord, together with the paten, if not gold, must be entirely made of silver. If, however, anyone is so poor, let him at least have a chalice of pewter. The chalice must not be made of brass or copper, because it generates rust (i.e. verdigris) which causes nausea. And let no one presume to say Mass with a chalice of wood or glass. This decree is traditionally attributed to a certain council of Reims, but Hefele is unable to identify it."
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