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By Otto Rahn

The 1st English translation of the ebook that unearths the Cathar stronghold at Monts?gur to be the repository of the Holy Grail • provides the heritage of the Papal persecution of the Cathars that lies hidden within the medieval epic Parzival and within the poetry of the troubadours • offers new insights into the existence and loss of life of this proficient and arguable writer campaign opposed to the Grail is the bold e-book 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 through the thirteenth century. through the years the ebook has been translated into many languages and exerted a wide impact on such authors as Trevor Ravenscroft and Jean-Michel Angebert, however it hasn't ever seemed in English before. a lot as German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann used Homer’s Iliad to find historical Troy, Rahn believed that Wolfram von Eschenbach’s medieval epic Parzival held the keys to the mysteries of the Cathars and the key place of the Holy Grail. Rahn observed Parzival no longer as a piece of fiction, yet as a ancient 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), within which the Church triumphed with flame and sword over the natural religion of the Cathars.

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He knew Greece and the Orient well. Saladin had become his friend. As we have seen, he wanted to marry his sister to Malek-Adel in order to establish a Christian-Muslim kingdom of Jerusalem. Together with the King of France, he had taken up the cross in Rome's favor. But now he had become Rome's adversary and irreconcilable enemy. " "You lie! " shouted the King. "You have three. "21 The Roman Curia excommunicated the King of England. " Bertran was without any doubt the most important troubadour of Occitania.

Alongside the knight rode a lady a thousand times more 43 44 PART TWO beautiful than he. Her skin was white as snow. Her pink cheeks were like rosebuds. Her hair shone like gold. Behind the lady rode a servant and a lady-in-waiting. The servant carried an ivory bow and three arrows on a belt: one was gold, another steel, and the third lead. Regarding the lady-in-waiting, I only saw that her hair was very long and fell to the saddle of the horse. The knight and the lady sang a new song that the birds repeated.

You should not lose hope. " "Sir," she answered, "I believe that one day in another life God will have mercy with me and other sinners. But why take it from me in this life? " TROUBADOUR MARCABRU PARSIFAL 17 It was extraordinarily difficult for the poet Peirol to tear himself away from Donna Sail de Claustra, who groaned and rebuked him: When my love saw that my heart no longer thought about her, she began her reproaches. You will see some: "Friend Peirol, it is not right on your part that you leave me in the lurch.

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