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- proper n. An artifact in Christian mythology, being the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper and in which some of his blood was caught during the crucifixion.
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- adj. See Grail.
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- n. (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
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There is even a nineteenth-century Parisian poster advertising the Salon of the Rose + Cross—a meeting-place for artistically minded occultists—that depicts Leonardo as Keeper of the Holy Grail which in such circles can be taken to be shorthand for keeper of the Mysteries.
In 1982 the phenomenal best-seller The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln hit the bookshops, and the ensuing controversy certainly made the Priory a fashionable subject for debate among a much wider public.
The intensity of their veneration for Black Madonnas was second to none, and their knightly quest for transcendental love was behind the great Holy Grail legends.
What is particularly interesting is an interchange between Birks and one of the Nosairi priests after they had discussed the subject of the Cathars and the possible nature of the Holy Grail he had noticed that some of their rituals centred on the use of a sacred chalice.
The Priory of Sion first came to the attention of the English-speaking world as late as 1982, through the best-selling The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln, although in its homeland of France reports of its existence gradually became public from the early 1960s.
The authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail have explained that her particular importance lies solely in the alleged fact that she was married to Jesus and was the mother of his children.
It is curious that this is not mentioned in The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail because two of its authors, Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, wrote articles on the subject for the weekly publication The Unexplained at the same time as their book came out42.
However, the authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail complicated the scenario still further.
Of the millions of words that have been devoted to this subject over the course of centuries, in our opinion some of the wisest are to be found in The Holy Grail by Malcolm Godwin, published in 1994.
Here I get word from Gianni, a bodybuilder who owns a local gym in the city, that you can buy Parabolinthe Holy Grail of steroidsover the counter in Switzerland.