The Quest for the Holy Grail

I LOVE this post! It touches upon so many of my very favorite things. A perfect birthday treat for this Mists of Avalon and Joseph Campbell fan. Cnawan has a way with words, symbols and photographs. I am so enjoying his journey, and the dream he shares is worth the read alone!

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When approaching a discussion of one’s thoughts about the Holy Grail, it’s difficult not to be a bit circumspect. What comes to mind is the experience of King Arthur and his knights in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail; when seeking aid from a French castle in their quest for the Grail, the French taunt Arthur’s entourage, saying, “We’ve already got one!”

Assuredly, everyone has their own vision of what the Holy Grail is and what it represents.  Nevertheless, I’m going to present my concept of it, even though you’ve already got one.

Actually, my experience of the Grail comes from a dream I had several years ago. I had picked up a copy of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Mists of Avalon and, so enthralled was I by her retelling of the legend, that I put aside all else and read the voluminous epic cover to cover in…

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17 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Cnawan Fahey on May 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Well, Happy Birthday, Laura! So glad that the post helps brighten your special day, since I neglected to get you a card. : ) You honor me so. Best wishes!

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  2. Posted by Cheryl on May 22, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday Laura!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. happy official birthday sweet sister!!! yes, this post is really fantastic. i can’t reblog it from you, so will go to the source 😉 wishing you a magickal day and lots of love! ❤

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  4. Posted by Mitch Mattraw on May 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Happy Avalon misty birthday Laura 🙂

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  5. This was a very good read Laura….put in on my fb page….The Rainbow Bridge, A Healer’s Gift…..I have read all of Mary Stewart’s books at a very young age….

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  6. Posted by Sophia Sutton on May 27, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Yes, beautiful post. He even looks like one of the knights of the round table. Wow! thanks. sophia

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