QUEST 28: THE GRAIL QUEST

“Over the years the Grail has been linked to (the) Jesus (at the last supper), being it is said, the cup that Jesus and his disciples drank from, yet also the cup that caught Jesus’s blood while on the cross. But the accounts of a crucifixion we know to be untrue, so we must discount them. Even so they could still have drunk from a cup, a ‘vessel’. In the Knight Templar teachings/degrees we are informed that the Grail was in fact ‘Jul’, carrying the sacred royal bloodline; further info on this is that the Son of Christ (the anointed) is referred to in the Essene scrolls as ‘Gebiya’, which is Hebrew for ‘Goblet’, and further a name (or term used) for him was ‘Jul’; The Green Man of Destiny, again showing the translations and distortions over time”

Germany: Tuesday 29th October 2019

We journeyed across Holland to reach Germany by late afternoon; the weather had been sunny all day and everywhere was looking very resplendent and autumnal. We were to stay three nights in Haltern,  Norddrhein- Westfalen, a small and very pretty village in the German countryside, where once there had been a castle, a fortress in Roman times and Haltern would have once been within the castle grounds, so the whole area has a wealth of history. Let it be noted that King Arthur was born in the North-Rhine, Westphalia, Germany. We had a basement flat in a lovely garden setting and had everything we needed for the next three nights. It was a peaceful area, very spiritual with many shrines along the roadsides.

Haltern, the lovely area of Germany we stayed in with garden steps leading down to our apartment.

Day Three: St Mary Magdalene Church (St Maria Magdalena) Stiftskirche: This lovely small church with its connections to King Arthur’s conception and Mary Magdalene, was only a few minutes drive from where we were staying and turned out to be a gorgeous sunny start to a very good day. The church was originally a monastry in 1166, just before the town was formed in 1200’s. It does indeed have a very ‘monastry’ kind of feel to it. As far as our grail quest goes, in respect of following in the footsteps of King Arthur, this was the place where he  recieved his instruction. One must never disregard churches for they are as a vast library of information and knowledge; knowledge that often seems very far removed from that which one understands of as ‘christian’, for the hidden knowledge coded within plainsight (for all to see) can tell a vastly different story to that which is commonly told or shared.

St Maria Magdalena as known, Stiftskirche

The church was founded in 1166 by Count Otto von Ravensberg as a Premonstratensian Nuns Monastery. In 1550 it became a secular temple for the ladies after the unrest culminated throughout the Reformation, the Flaesheim nuns no longer accepted their abbot and the archbishop approved new statutes in 1558.
The monastery was still used during the 18th century as a supply institute for unmarried ladies of the surrounding nobility. The abbey buildings were destroyed in 1790. Only the west tower is certainly from the early days. When Napoleon occupied the Rhineland in 1803, the ownership of the monastery.

On the outside of the building is a very interesting door, showing depictions of bible scenes; of importance to this path and this quest (The Priory/Knights of the Red Order) is one in particular showing ‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’ being cast out of Eden, having very important significance and implications to this path. There is also another very interesting carved plaque of a knight on horse back on another wall. Many churches and cathedrals do show knights on horseback riding through; where do these images come from and why? If one casts one’s mind back to a previous mention, churches are as vast libraries and the symbolism if read correctly tell many a tale or two from past times and in this case many a knight has ridden through many a church, maybe on many a quest….

Knights on horseback & biblical scenes telling stories that resonate in the world today…

There were some peaceful energies within the church and some original old wooden artifacts too.

King Arthur, also known as Lucius Artorius Castus, German born and said to have recieved his instructions here, which would make sense for in his earlier years as a Roman soldier having strong connections to the area; and travelling through here. Inside the church is an amazing vaulted ceiling and an impresive golden eagle upon the wooden carved altar. Some of the disiples are depicted upon the windows either side of the altar and also Mary and Martha upon the carved part of the altar, bathing the feet of the Jesus. There are many beautiful carved artworks here and suprisingly on one painting is Jesus portrayed with ginger hair, not often seen but proving just how the different cultures and countries represent the Jesus. A beautiful statue representing ‘Non shall pass but those of God’ on the left of the altar and to the right a small urn with the chiro symbol scribed upon it, a newish font with cherubs is also to be seen.

Above is a very profound statue of Mary Magdalene, shown in her colours, those used across all continents; a red dress covered by a blue robe, (sometimes vica verca) representing The Blood, blue and red, oxygenated and de-oxygenated. A fairly modern set of paintings adorns the right-hand wall, but like most churches they do show the Jesus dying on the cross, which according to our Templar/Priory/Koro reseach is untrue, for the way of those times was actually to be crushed between two boulders; it was only actual theives and low scale people whom were put to death on crosses. History is not always what it is puported to be… Of interest is one particular painting here, is the last painting in the sequence of Jesus being supported into a coffin (or taken out?) by three of his diciples; the positioning of their legs telling ‘stories within stories’ (early masonic degree symbolism?) Though Christ is not looking very dead at all – very much alive in fact and almost seems to have wings, modern art but very deep and meaningful. One can see the paintings and everything else mentioned in the video link below:-

Day Three Germany: Haltern, Dortmund, Essen

Grail Bloodline Connections:

  • King Arthur (conception & birthplace)
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Frotmund link

Roman Museum: Westfalisches Romermuseum: Our next port of call was across country, with a forty minute drive towards Dortmund to a church with Fisher King connections. However on our way there we called in at the Roman Museum: Westfalisches Romermuseum; although not a site on our quest as such, it was an important place for us to visit for as we now know with knowledge gained on this path, King Arthur was indeed a Roman centurion known as Lucius Artorius Castus and as such would have travelled with the Roman army when upon his own grail quest, so it was important to get a taste and feel of the times. The museum showed an excellent film which really did get down to the nitty gritty of the times and hard conditions of those days.

Remains and artifacts from the Roman Museum

https://www.livius.org/museum/haltern-westfalisches-romermuseum/

Marien Church Dortmund: So we next made our way to Dortmund, the third-largest city of Germany’s most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia after Cologne and Dusseldorf and Germany’s eighth largest cityand about 40mins away from the museum. It lies in the  Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region and is considered the administrative, commercial, and cultural centre of the eastern Ruhr. Founded around 882, Dortmund became an Imperial Free City. Throughout the 13th to 14th centuries, it was the “chief city” of the Rhine, Westphalia, the Netherlands Circle of the Hanseatic League.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dortmund

St Mary’s Church or Marienkirche is located in the heart of the city amidst the hustle and bustle of the city streets with shops all around. We thought it was closed as could find no obvious way in until a very helpful cyclist led the way to a rather closed looking entrance. Often in these churches the entrance is never where one thinks it is. The area around the church was getting ready for the winter festivities with market stall, wooden grottos and fun fair rides being erected all around!

Since the Reformation it has been a Lutheran parish church of St Marien. The church was destroyed in World War Two, but larely rebuilt and restored and it now also serves as a concert venue for sacred music. It show elements of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and houses some peices of notable Medieval art. A cruxifix hangs in the triumphal arch which separates the congregation for the clergy. There was a rather wonderful ‘All Seeing Eye Plaque’ upon one of the walls, some lovely wooden carvings, some knights emblems and shields and some beautiful paintings and sculptures, but sadly lots of the original artfacts have been removed. The grail quest link here is to The Fisher King, who was the 10th Grand Master of the true Knight Templars, who have a strong link in time to this area

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marienkirche, Dortmund

The enigmatic ‘All Seeing Eye’ plus some of the other artworks in the church <click to expand>

Grail Bloodline Connections:

  • The Fisher King 10th GrandMaster, Frotmund 764-850 (39th Great Grandfather)
  • King Arthur

St John the Baptist Church Essen:  Another 40 mins drive away and we arrived in the vibrant city of Essen with its winter festival activities well under way! Street vendors and market stall, music, fun fair and a big wheel, with all the shops open late. There was a happy bustling festive feeling with the pedestrian precinct and surrounding area really alive! And we enjoyed a lovely walk around after we had been in the church. Essen is the central and second largest city of the Ruhr, the largest urban area in Germany. Its population of 583,109 makes it the ninth largest city of Germany, as well as the fourth largest city of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.  Founded around 845, Essen remained a small town within the sphere of influence of an important ecclesiastical principality (Essen Abbey) until the onset of industrialization. The city then, especially through the Krupps family iron works, became one of Germany’s most important coal and steel centers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essen

The Catholic parish church of St. Johann Baptist is a Gothic hall church in Essen, dedicated to John the Baptist, which stands on Kettwiger Straße, the main street of Essen, in front of Essen Minster, to which it is connected. On account of its position and the fact that its spire towers over the Minster, visitors often mistake it for part of the Minster. The church is descended from a chapel of St John the Baptist, which already belonged to Essen Abbey in the tenth century. According to the will of Abbess Theophanu who died in 1058, candles were to be burnt in her memory ad sanctum Iohannem, which appears to be the first mention of the church. The dedication of the church to John the Baptist suggests that it was originally a baptistry. The foundations of this original chapel were identified in archaeological excavations after the Second World War. In 1264, the Abbess Berta von Arnsberg promoted the chapel to the rank of a filial parish church of the Abbey. The church was rebuilt in 1471 as a gothic hall church and a rectangular east choir was added. From 1699 until 1768 the baroque furnishings were added. These included choir stalls, side altars and a pulpit. The pulpit was replaced by one in the rococo style in 1769. The church was renovated and repainted in 1968.

The church had a lovely warm spiritual feeling to it making everyone feel very welcomed. There was a service being held at the time we visited with many folks in attendance and the church was actually very packed. For this reason we could not stroll around or coment at all so nestled in quietly at the back to embrace the experience. From sitting at the back i managed to take a couple of photos and a little video of the service without moving from my seat, so hopefully everyone can get an idea and sense of the church.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Johann_Baptist,_Essen

 

  • Grail Bloodline Connections:
  • Frotharius 794-883 (38th Great Granfather) known as Faramond.
  • King Arthur

 

“Time keeps its secrets hidden; crack the code of time and all will be revealed”

The Knights of the Red Order January 2020

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