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The Holy Grail: History, Legend and Symbolism (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore)

The Holy Grail: History, Legend and Symbolism (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore)

The Holy Grail: History, Legend and Symbolism (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore)

The Grail legend is the centerpiece of Arthurian literature, and this classic work by the renowned scholar Arthur Edward Waite ranks among the most informative and profound books ever written on the subject. While the myths surrounding the Holy Grail are seemingly in harmony with orthodox religion,  Waite reveals that beneath their pious surface, they are as subversive as any other form of mysticism — illustrating the symbolic nature of doctrinal teachings, no more intended for literal i

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One comment on “The Holy Grail: History, Legend and Symbolism (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore)

  1. 3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Grail Lore from the Master, December 21, 2010
    By 
    Justin Playfair (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States) –

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    This review is from: The Holy Grail: History, Legend and Symbolism (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore) (Paperback)
    There is no doubt that Arthur Edward Waite was a master at symbolic interpretation of ancient symbolism, both pre christian and christian. The book here is to accent the research that Waite has compiled on the search for the Holy Grail. An excellent work, well worth the effort for study and like Indiana Jones father, you can undertake the pursuit from this point.

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