The sardonyx cup of this chalice was made in Alexandria in the 2nd century BCE, and the wrought silver-gilted mounting, inset with precious gems and pearls, was commissioned by Abbot Suger of St Denis, France, in the 12th century.
Those of you who know your shamanic sex magic – and if you don’t, I’ve explained all about it, in copious detail, in my book, Reclaiming Sovereignty – will quickly realise that this chalice is symbolic of the operation of the Marriage of the Sun and the Moon. The wrought silver-gilt handles on Abbot Suger’s chalice are a stylistic Fibonacci representation of the Black and Gold serpents as they climb their way up to djed (spinal column) to the Chalice (Holy Grail) of the hypothalamus, where they hang their heads over the rim and then secrete Red and White Serpentine Drops of nectar on to the pineal gland, thus activating the Third Eye. The drops merge and swirl and blend together to form a pinkish colour on the bottom of the Chalice of the hypothalamus.
One of the themes in my new book, The Grael Mysteries, which is coming out soon, follows a middle-aged “woman-of-the-night” in 5th century Britain who comes to discover that she is actually a true queen of the Blessed Isles.
In this book, the reader benefits from the Virgo Teachings in learning that a true queen is not one who is anointed with oil on her forehead by the Archbishop of Canterbury. A true queen is one who carries the faery blood and who is anointed by the nectars that flow from the actions of the Black and Gold serpents during shamanic sex magic with the divine.
A true queen doesn’t necessarily wear a crown on her head either or, if she does, it’s only to symbolise that the crown in her cranium has been fired up by the ignition caused when the Red and White Serpentine Drops fall on to her pineal gland or Third Eye.
In this way, a true queen holds the Sovereignty which has been given into her safekeeping by the spirits of the land. Only a true queen can make a king who is fit to rule.
Much was made in the 16th century of Elizabeth 1 being the “Virgin Queen” by royal court propaganda produced by Sir Francis Bacon, aka Shakespeare, for this very reason.
The Grail Mysteries is a sequel to The Bright World of the Gods – although you don’t have to have read that book to enjoy this one!
It follows the continuing adventures, across the Three Worlds, of Arawn, the Lord of the Underworld, Elen, Gwyddion and Arianrhod. We also join Taliesin and Manawydan, who are helping Myrddin (Merlin) in his quest to bury the Thirteen Treasures of Britain, despite the best efforts of the Eye of Soros, Bricrui of the Poison Tongue and Vlak the Dragonslayer who are furiously trying to stop them, and thus steal the Sovereignty of the Isle of the Blessed.
On top of all that, you will also hear my telling of the original Mabinogion myth about how a huge and bitter gulf came about between Ireland and Britain – a gulf that still hasn’t been properly bridged today – and which led to the head of the giant king Bran being buried in the land, for protection.
But isn’t it just a faery story?
Well yes and no. Part of it is set in Faeryland, while all-in-all it’s a good rollicking tale of adventure, heroism, romance and sexual magic. But it also contains, at a deeper level, the ancient Mystery Teachings in a “pill” so sugar-coated you won’t even notice it going down. Thus, in this enjoyable way, you will come to fully understand how the Holy Grail is a sacred symbol that was rooted in Celtic natural philosophy long before the Roman Church co-opted it, and you will benefit from its teachings on sexual alchemy, shamanic Earth magic and cosmological lore.
“Grael” means “cauldron” or “chalice”, and the original Holy Grael in the old Celtic myths is the Cauldron of Inspiration of the hag goddess Ceridwen who inspires the tongues of poets. It is also the Cauldron of Regeneration, as illustrated on the Gundestrup Cauldron (200 BCE).
As Caitlin Matthews explains in Mabon and the Guardians of Celtic Britain:
“The cauldron is the prototype of the Grail itself, the otherwordly vessel whose gifts include healing, rebirth, knowledge, spiritual fulfillment, paradisal bliss and magical power, as well as the provision of spiritual nourishment.
“The cauldron is the pagan resonance of the Grail, which has been identified with the redemptive symbol of Christ’s new covenant. Both Grail and cauldron dispense the draught of everlastingness; both are vessels that have other-worldly provenance; both are attainable only to people of sovereign power or heroes of daring courage.
“Death – physical and spiritual – is written into the scenario of the quest for both the Grail and cauldron: Those who fail are slain; those who win die to the world and are reborn, or are initiated in a different state of life.”
After reading The Grail Mysteries, you will understand that the real Holy Grail is still a tool today for spiritual self-empowerment that can be employed to gain enlightenment and Sovereignty by any questing seeker who is genuine, courageous and true.
“Who does the Grail serve?” asked King Arthur’s knight, Galahad, in the 13th century High History of the Holy Grail.
It is here to serve you.