Parzival 03

Parzival’s childhood
Parzival was the son of the knight Gamurets and the heartbreak. After the early death of his father, who fell as a traveling knight in battle against Babylon, Parzival grew up in the Soltane wasteland. His mother and son and retinue had retired to an estate deep in the loneliness of this forest to protect their boy from the life that had brought her husband to death. This knightly world should remain completely alien to him, she had decided. So he grew up in loneliness and in harmony with nature.
 Their forest was always sacred to the Germans. When Caesar mentioned the Teutons east of the Rhine in his book on the Gallic War, he invented the German nation, so to speak. The emperor imagined the Germans as barbarians, who roamed through their shady forests to hunt and worship wooden idols. What did the forest mean to the Germans? It was a retreat and home at the same time. He was the living world in which they felt connected to everything.
Exercise: Imagine going for a walk in the forest as a child. How do you feel? Do you feel lost or cared for? If you are afraid of being in the forest as a child, imagine powerful protectors around you like friends, heroes or saints. Let all feelings come up and give them space inside. Think about your relationship with the forest from your childhood until today. Do you want to involve the forest more in your life? Seek a sense of longing related to the forest. Give him space. Realize that this is always with you.
One day Parzival made a bow and arrow and started hunting. He was a master of his trade and soon dragged deer and wild boar home, much like Obelix. But when he took a singing bird from the tree with it, he felt a deep pain in himself. He cried bitterly when the bird’s song ceased. Herzeleide saw his pain and came up with the crazy idea to save him future suffering in this matter. She let bird guards come and ordered them to catch and kill all flying animals.
Here we have Parzival’s first fault. Whoever kills destroys something that he himself cannot revive. Killing is therefore an original sin. The ancients knew this and offered sacrifices to the spirits of the slain animals and felled trees to reconcile them. However, the guilt of killing could never be entirely removed from us. In our meat industry based on industrial killing, which is said to be responsible for half of the world’s pollution, there is no longer any respect for the ghosts of animals. Death and guilt are supplanted by superficial entertainment. Instead, scientists are trying to dig deeper into the mysteries of life so that it can be changed and optimized instead of accepting and transcending. Even if people can soon create life out of nothing, they will always depend on the living spirit in which all things live. Humans cannot rise up to creators of themselves, they remain referred to the second place after the creator. The father stands forever above or before the son in the series of creation, even though he shares everything with him. Therefore, people’s addiction to replace God will end in a deep fall. Parzival immediately sensed what was right and what was wrong. He didn’t need his mother to stop him from killing birds. Heart disease caused all available birds to be killed to save their son the pain of dying was the worst way to solve the problem. This action, which serves to avoid, leads ever further away from the solution. We know this way of thinking very well. It would be better to explain to Parzival that killing should only be done in exceptional cases and that pain is the inevitable result of killing. This attempt is like the story of another Redeemer, that of the Buddha. As a young prince, he was surrounded and maintained behind palace walls in a colorful art world full of Indian splendor, in which there were no old people. His father wanted to prevent him from actually becoming a savior, as a prophecy had said. Once the Buddha slipped out of the palace, went down to the city and saw the suffering of the old and poor, his decision was made to fulfill his mission. He had to look for a solution to human destiny. Parzival had also had a similar assignment.
Parzival met the men at their extermination work. He asked his mother why she had ordered it and why God gave the birds the song that brought such a longing to his heart. She couldn’t answer that. After all, she ended the killing. Er stellte ihr viele weitere Fragen, zum Beispiel, warum der Tag hell sei, und die Nacht sich ins Dunkle hülle. Er fragte nach Himmel und Hölle, nach Gott und seinem Widersacher. Alles beantwortete, die Mutter und versuchte, ihren Sohn Tumbetor, wie sie ihn nannte, mild und demütig zu erziehen.

Parzival, the epic Templar manifest for our time 02

This symbol came from many sources, such as the memories of Jesus, the Celtic cauldron of rebirth, the longing for the feminine and the cup of bliss of the Sufi poets of Persia and Turkey. Thus the Holy Grail was more than a European or Christian symbol. It represented the hope for peace and salvation for the whole known world. This multidimensional symbol of integration was involved in bringing the Middle Ages out of darkness and preparing Europe for the Renaissance. The rediscovery of Greek and Roman classical music brought something old and seemingly new back into European culture, namely the joy of being a rational person. The Grail as a symbol speaks of the rebirth of the feminine, which must take place precisely in our age if we are to survive as a civilisation, as well as of the possibility of enlightenment, which is so far away and so near at the same time. Today, the spiritual knowledge of all humanity is at our feet. But it also lies heavy in our stomach, because all these offers call us to become faster and better in our self-optimization. So it may be a blessing to be a materially oriented person who is not interested in these things. How do we get through this morass of contradictory and confusing offers of salvation? Is there an answer to the question what spiritual nourishment we need today? Percival can be considered the first and also the most important version of a dream of salvation. To receive salvation in the spirit of Taoism in an easy way, once you have managed to leave your ego aside. What is decisive is what this teaching poem can show the individual about himself. Whoever has become the “guardian of the Grail”, that is, the guardian of his own spirit, will become the light of his world, which is the mission of every disciple.
Basic Exercise: The following texts have been written in order to read through them inwardly again and again, to internalize them and let them sink deeply into one’s own spirit. There they develop their healing effect. Sit down in such a way that you can remain attentive for twenty minutes. Empty your mind of all thoughts by withdrawing from them. Instead, let the scene from this story pass before your inner eye. Watch out for feelings that want to be allowed. Resist the urge to think. Let go of every effort, let yourself sink into the depths of your mind and let go of all wanting. Stay in this silent emptiness until the end of the meditation. Afterwards write down everything that has come to your mind about the story and everything that has come to your mind anew.

Parzival – The Templar Manifest 01

Eschenbach’s Parzival is the first great German novel. With his work he concludes the only fifty-year period of medieval Grail narratives, which began with Chretien de Troyes’ “Conte del Graal” and continued with Robert Boron’s “Jorseph dÁrimathe” and “Merlin”. Centuries later there will be a summary of the Grail and Arthurian narratives by Sir Thomas Malory with “Le Morte d’Arthur”. The first precursors of these Christian Grail Tales had been Irish-Celtic tales of a young man named Peredur. The Grail Legends are therefore originally Western tales brought to the East by Wolfram, at a time when the last Staufer Emperor Frederick II ruled over the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and Jerusalem, and the High Middle Ages were slowly coming to an end.
Parzival is not only a German, but also a European history, in which actors from all over the world of that time are mentioned or play along like from Africa and the Near East. Christians and Muslims fight with and against each other on distant fronts. The territories on both sides of the Rhine are not yet divided into nation states, but into personal zones of influence of the landlords. Large areas are still covered by forests, through which knights and common people roam, always in search of something. Since Eschenbach was close to the Knights Templar, this novel breathes an open, ironic and mystically charged spirit. The story moves through the signs of the zodiac and echoes the path of the adept through the transformative processes of alchemy.

Wolfram has also written his story for our time. We do not know today whether the peoples of Europe will survive the coming storms of history, such as the massive rise of the sea level by about 60 meters, which was foreseen by the Templar knight John of Jerusalem in his prophecies. But since we still have time to reflect and ask ourselves what will remain of this people in the future, it is time to listen to the colourful tales of Wolfram von Eschenbach. He has seen the whole story and dressed it in symbolic images. This was not done in a linear way, but in a way that transcended time and space. He is not only addressing peoples, but above all the individual. Today is the time to return to God. Not for fear of punishment. Rather, it is the time to complete the time of learning on this earth, to be free, to face lessons and adventures in other worlds. Wolfram has summarized recurring themes in pictures and captured the underlying dynamics as in a dream. Last but not least, he has woven the Holy Grail into his narrative as a symbol of redemption. The whole story is based on this secret centre.

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We are bombarded with pieces of information that are either true or not. The question arises about what we can do to have any influence on what the future will bring. Because this world is made out of the mind-stuff, it is a projection and desires and fears we can make a change. But finally, this is a personal dream in which others participating in but can not intrude in without our consent. When there are memories in our minds that contain sticks of pain, of embarrassment, abuse, emotional pain, disappointment, anger, etc. we can just simply staying there for a moment and say the four phrases of Hooponopono: “I am sorry, please forgive me! Thank you! I love you.” It makes a big difference when we stay with the inner pain for a moment and water it with love and forgiveness. This will clear up our inner garbage step by step, or better, free our inner child and bring it closer into our arms. Finally, our ego is nothing else then this child we have left behind when it was around 5 years old. To bring mercy into our memories, how painful they may be, brings us finally closer to the Now. We could not enter it without emotional healing. The second thing we can do in order to take control of the future is mindfulness. We can start with little things like three conscious breaths, five conscious steps, etc. This brings us in contact with our higher self that is made of pure consciousness. Miracles are in our reach here. Not as we wand them but as Love wants them. The term “Miracle” means a collapse of the three-dimensional construct and lets us later on the path of liberation. The things we need are our side effects on being on the right path. We are always taken care of. Therefore let us live this in participation with the parts of ourselves that know the plan! If you need a clearing of your emotional garbage, ask me for a session, please!

The Westford Knight, the Newport Tower, and Related Sites


A Review of CABAL OF THE WESTFORD KNIGHT by the Ohio Record-Courier

The Newport Tower

The Newport Tower
Medieval stone tower … in Rhode Island. Does it look like any other Colonial structure you’ve seen? Recent carbon dating of the mortar indicates 1400s construction date (see post below).

The Westford Knight Sword

The Westford Knight Sword
Medieval Battle Sword … in Westford, Massachusetts. Can anyone deny the pommel, hilt and blade punch-marked into the bedrock?

The Spirit Pond Rune Stone

The Spirit Pond Rune Stone
Medieval Inscription … in Maine, near Popham Beach. Long passed off as a hoax, but how many people know the Runic language? And how is it that some of the Runic characters match rare runes on inscriptions found in Minnesota and Rhode Island? Carbon-dating of floorboards at nearby long house date to 1405.

The Narragansett Rune Stone

The Narragansett Rune Stone
Medieval Inscription … in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. This Runic inscription is only visible for twenty minutes a day at low tide–is this also the work of a modern-day, Runic-speaking hoaxster?

The Westford Boat Stone

The Westford Boat Stone
Medieval Ship Carving … in Westford, MA. Found near the Westford Knight site. Weathering patterns of carving are consistent with that of 600-year-old artifact. And why would a Colonial trail-marker depict a knorr, a 14th-century ship?

The Kensington Rune Stone

The Kensington Rune Stone
Medieval Inscription… in Minnesota. Forensic geology confirms the carvings predate European settlement of Minnesota–so did Runic-speaking Native Americans carve it?

The Hooked X Rune

The Hooked X Rune
Medieval Runic Character … on inscriptions found in Maine, Minnesota and Rhode Island. But this rare rune was only recently found in Europe. This conclusively disproves any hoax theory while also linking these three artifacts together.


Columbus and the Templars

Was Columbus using old Templar maps when he crossed the Atlantic? At first blush, the navigator and the fighting monks seem like odd bedfellows. But once I began ferreting around in this dusty corner of history, I found some fascinating connections. Enough, in fact, to trigger the plot of my latest novel, The Swagger Sword.
To begin with, most history buffs know there are some obvious connections between Columbus and the Knights Templar. Most prominently, the sails on Columbus’ ships featured the unique splayed Templar cross known as the cross pattée (pictured here is the Santa Maria):

Additionally, in his later years Columbus featured a so-called “Hooked X” in his signature, a mark believed by researchers such as Scott Wolter to be a secret code used by remnants of the outlawed Templars (see two large X letters with barbs on upper right staves pictured below):

Other connections between Columbus and the Templars are less well-known. For example, Columbus grew up in Genoa, bordering the principality of Seborga, the location of the Templars’ original headquarters and the repository of many of the documents and maps brought by the Templars to Europe from the Middle East. Could Columbus have been privy to these maps? Later in life, Columbus married into a prominent Templar family. His father-in-law, Bartolomeu Perestrello (a nobleman and accomplished navigator in his own right), was a member of the Knights of Christ (the Portuguese successor order to the Templars). Perestrello was known to possess a rare and wide-ranging collection of maritime logs, maps and charts; it has been written that Columbus was given a key to Perestrello’s library as part of the marriage dowry. After marrying, Columbus moved to the remote Madeira Islands, where a fellow resident, John Drummond, had also married into the Perestrello family. Drummond was a grandson of Scottish explorer Prince Henry Sinclair, believed to have sailed to North America in 1398. It is, accordingly, likely that Columbus had access to extensive Templar maps and charts through his familial connections to both Perestrello and Drummond.Another little-known incident in Columbus’ life sheds further light on the navigator’s possible ties to the Templars. In 1477, Columbus sailed to Galway, on the west coast of Ireland, from where the legendary Brendan the Navigator supposedly set sale in the 6th century on his journey to North America. While there, Columbus prayed at St. Nicholas’ Church, a structure built over an original Templar chapel dating back to around the year 1300. St. Nicholas’ Church has been compared by some historians to Scotland’s famous Roslyn Chapel, complete with Templar tomb, Apprentice Pillar, and hidden Templar crosses. (Recall that Roslyn Chapel was built by another grandson—not Drummond—of the aforementioned Prince Henry Sinclair.) According to his diary, Columbus also famously observed “Chinese” bodies floating into Galway harbor on driftwood, which may have been what first prompted him to turn his eyes westward. A granite monument along the Galway waterfront, topped by a dove (Columbus meaning ‘dove’ in Latin), commemorates this sighting, the marker reading: On these shores around 1477 the Genoese sailor Christoforo Colombo found sure signs of land beyond the Atlantic.

In fact, as the monument text hints, Columbus may have turned more than just his eyes westward. A growing body of evidence indicates he actually crossed the north Atlantic in 1477. Columbus wrote in a letter to his son: “In the year 1477, in the month of February, I navigated 100 leagues beyond Thule [to an] island which is as large as England. When I was there the sea was not frozen over, and the tide was so great as to rise and fall 26 braccias.” We will turn later to the mystery as to why any sailor would venture into the north Atlantic in February. First, let’s examine Columbus’ statement. Historically, ‘Thule’ is the name given to the westernmost edge of the known world. In 1477, that would have been the western settlements of Greenland (though abandoned by then, they were still known). A league is about three miles, so 100 leagues is approximately 300 miles. If we think of the word “beyond” as meaning “further than” rather than merely “from,” we then need to look for an island the size of England with massive tides (26 braccias equaling approximately 50 feet) located along a longitudinal line 300 miles west of the west coast of Greenland and far enough south so that the harbors were not frozen over. Nova Scotia, with its famous Bay of Fundy tides, matches the description almost perfectly. But, again, why would Columbus brave the north Atlantic in mid-winter? The answer comes from researcher Anne Molander, who in her book, The Horizons of Christopher Columbus, places Columbus in Nova Scotia on February 13, 1477. His motivation? To view and take measurements during a solar eclipse. Ms. Molander theorizes that the navigator, who was known to track celestial events such as eclipses, used the rare opportunity to view the eclipse elevation angle in order calculate the exact longitude of the eastern coastline of North America. Recall that, during this time period, trained navigators were adept at calculating latitude, but reliable methods for measuring longitude had not yet been invented. Columbus, apparently, was using the rare 1477 eclipse to gather date for future western exploration. Curiously, Ms. Molander places Columbus specifically in Nova Scotia’s Clark’s Bay, less than a day’s sail from the famous Oak Island, legendary repository of the Knights Templar missing treasure.
The Columbus-Templar connections detailed above were intriguing, but it wasn’t until I studied the names of the three ships which Columbus sailed to America that I became convinced the link was a reality. Before examining these ship names, let’s delve a bit deeper into some of the history referred to earlier in this analysis. I made a reference to Prince Henry Sinclair and his journey to North American in 1398. The Da Vinci Code made the Sinclair/St. Clair family famous by identifying it as the family most likely to be carrying the Jesus bloodline. As mentioned earlier, this is the same family which in the mid-1400s built Roslyn Chapel, an edifice some historians believe holds the key—through its elaborate and esoteric carvings and decorations—to locating the Holy Grail. Other historians believe the chapel houses (or housed) the hidden Knights Templar treasure. Whatever the case, the Sinclair/St. Clair family has a long and intimate historical connection to the Knights Templar. In fact, a growing number of researchers believe that the purpose of Prince Henry Sinclair’s 1398 expedition to North America was to hide the Templar treasure (whether it be a monetary treasure or something more esoteric such as religious artifacts or secret documents revealing the true teachings of the early Church). Researcher Scott Wolter, in studying the Hooked X mark found on many ancient artifacts in North American as well as on Columbus’ signature, makes a compelling argument that the Hooked X is in fact a secret symbol used by those who believed that Jesus and Mary Magdalene married and produced children. (See The Hooked X, by Scott F. Wolter.) These believers adhered to a version of Christianity which recognized the importance of the female in both society and in religion, putting them at odds with the patriarchal Church. In this belief, they had returned to the ancient pre-Old Testament ways, where the female form was worshiped and deified as the primary giver of life.
It is through the prism of this Jesus and Mary Magdalene marriage, and the Sinclair/St. Clair family connection to both the Jesus bloodline and Columbus, that we now, finally, turn to the names of Columbus’ three ships. Importantly, he renamed all three ships before his 1492 expedition. The largest vessel’s name, the Santa Maria, is the easiest to analyze: Saint Mary, the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Pinta is more of a mystery. In Spanish, the word means ‘the painted one.’ During the time of Columbus, this was a name attributed to prostitutes, who “painted” their faces with makeup. Also during this period, the Church had marginalized Mary Magdalene by referring to her as ‘the prostitute,’ even though there is nothing in the New Testament identifying her as such. So the Pinta could very well be a reference to Mary Magdalene. Last is the Nina, Spanish for ‘the girl.’ Could this be the daughter of Mary Magdalene, the carrier of the Jesus bloodline? If so, it would complete the set of women in Jesus’ life—his mother, his wife, his daughter—and be a nod to those who opposed the patriarchy of the medieval Church. It was only when I researched further that I realized I was on the right track: The name of the Pinta before Columbus changed it was the Santa Clara, Portuguese for ‘Saint Clair.’
So, to put a bow on it, Columbus named his three ships after the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, and the carrier of their bloodline, the St. Clair girl. These namings occurred during the height of the Inquisition, when one needed to be extremely careful about doing anything which could be interpreted as heretical. But even given the danger, I find it hard to chalk these names up to coincidence, especially in light of all the other Columbus connections to the Templars. Columbus was intent on paying homage to the Templars and their beliefs, and found a subtle way of renaming his ships to do so.
Given all this, I have to wonder: Was Columbus using Templar maps when he made his Atlantic crossing? Is this why he stayed south, because the maps showed no passage to the north? If so, and especially in light of his 1477 journey to an area so close to Oak Island, what services had Columbus provided the Templars in exchange for these priceless charts?
It is this research, and these questions, which triggered my novel, The Swagger Sword. If you appreciate a good historical mystery as much as I, I think you’ll enjoy the story.

Get out of the Harbor in Time!

“Defend your body from their vaccines. AI is their weapon to wipe you out of your body and enslave your soul. You as humankind have to decide if you want to dream yourselves further into your nightmare of technology or recover to your soul´s power instead which will overcome the power of your ingenious devices as you can see when you look at the achievements of ancient cultures on your planet. Return to the ground, be curious about being alive and to communicate with other creatures. Its always about love. This is what connects you to all. You don´t need money or your devices for this. Only a heart that wants to connect. Use the time you have to move out of your current frequency. You are in a similar situation as the ships of the Templars. They had to move out of Paris and other harbors on time to be no captured and they did. They wand to Portugal, Scotland, and to the Americas. By escaping in time they were free to follow their path and connect to other people. Even they became part of the system later. Your way to escape is to become aware of this very moment. And to listen to what is has to tell you. Nothing more. You are not alone in this!”

Finding God within.

We have to give attention to the things that come into our awareness. The simple things of life, like our breath, a birth singing, a hush of wind, the touch of your body on the cheer. All these sensations are an invitation to come back into this moment with our minds. This place is where we find peace. God is not out there. He is infinite. Therefore we must be included because only nothingness is outside of Him. And all is within. We find Him by being conscious of this moment. By emptying our mind we give an invitation to the Light to enter in. That is how powerful our mind is, it can keep God outside, not really but within our experience.