The Mystery of the Holy Grail, by Rene QueridoRudolf Steiner College Press
For teachers of 11th grade literature and students of the grail theme.Gradually it dawned on me how important this theme is for the development of youngsters around seventeen years old-when they begin to feel poignantly the questions of life and death. Working with boys and girls of this age in different parts of the world helped me to understand the universal relevance of these tales, for they carry a prophetic dimension which makes them as valid now as when they were first composed. ?from the IntroductionContents: The Significance of the Holy Grail for Our Time; The Three Spiritual Streams in Ninth Century Christianity; The Quest for the Holy Grail as Depicted by Richard Wagner; From Joseph of Arimathea to the Arthurian Round; Images of Initiation-The Macrocosmic Symbolism of Wolfram von Eschenbach; The Eternal Feminine-From Kundry to Sigune; The Mystery of the Holy Grail-The Earth as a Living OrganismRene Querido (1926?2004) was multi-national. He taught, lectured, and wrote on Waldorf education and various anthroposophical themes in French, German, Dutch, and English. He founded and advised several Waldorf schools and served as director of Rudolf Steiner College in California for fourteen years.