07TH October 1999
While in Levanto, I read Wolfram von Eschenbachs great medieval classic Parzival. This was necessary in the light of my ongoing interest in Gral Legends and the Templars, - and some short essays have been generated from this study - which I will make available soon.
In connection to the Parzival - Web Research indicates that this is another growth industry. For the moment here are a few clues, for further research - and a possible Workshop on Graal Symbolism in 2000.
There is an interesting short article in the Catholic Encyclopedia: on WOLFRAM VON ESCHENBACH. Generally regarded as the greatest of Middle-High-German epic poets, date of birth unknown; d. soon after 1216. Our scanty…etc
The Holy Grail - Lost Histories
The Earthlore Foundation Stone series provides an introductory understanding of a given subject or concept. This Stone focuses upon the glorious Holy Grail of Western spiritual tradition. These unique Earthlore features serve as a short introductory lesson to related elements of a featured theme. Resources are accessible here for further explorations.
The High History of the Holy Graal
Online Medieval and Classical Library Release #19 Originally written in Old French, sometime in the early half of the 13th Century A.D., as a continuation of Chretien DeTroyes' unfinished work "Perceval, or the Knight of the Grail".
Background Information on Chrétien de Troyes's Le Chevalier de la Charrette . Chrétien de Troyes and Some Poetic Issues
While running though some of the Heraldic Symbolism of Parzival - I found this excellent Heraldic site:
And Masses on European Heraldry:
All the Heraldic Shields of The Templar Grand Masters
And A Nice Page of TEMPLAR HISTORY
for the Holy Grail
Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor
Tale of Cupid and Psyche
Rama's Quest for Sita
Legendary Journeys of Alexander the Great
Journey to the West