The Search for the Holy Grail | pt.2 | with Richard Rohlin

This is the second part of my Universal History exploration of the Holy Grail with Richard Rohlin. In our previous episode we gave background context for understanding the meaning of the Grail and how it’s part of the story of the West. In this episode we discuss the story of Perceval in the Arthurian Legends. The general consensus has been that in this poem Perceval failed in his quest for the Holy Grail, but is that true?…

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– The Holy Grail: History, Legend And Symbolism (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore) by A.E. Waite:…


00:00:00 – Introduction
00:00:16 – Intro music
00:00:41 – Why Richard likes the Arthurian Legends
00:02:25 – Response to pt.1
00:03:42 – The Romances of Chrétien de Troyes
00:06:05 – The Grail and liturgy
00:08:04 – A.E. Waite & Celtic Romanticism
00:12:01 – This episode’s objectives: Perceval & Gawain
00:14:20 – Start of Perceval’s story
00:16:54 – The liturgical structure of this poem
00:18:50 – Perceval encounters knights
00:23:53 – Encountering higher beings
00:26:09 – Ascending the levels
00:27:25 – The Red Knight & the stolen cup
00:29:36 – A new mentor & asking questions
00:33:29 – The desolate church
00:40:46 – Returning
00:43:02 – The castle of the Fisher King & silence
00:53:29 – How Perceval’s story ends
01:09:46 – Outro


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