By Otto Rahn
• provides the heritage of the Papal persecution of the Cathars that lies hidden within the medieval epic Parzival and within the poetry of the troubadours
• offers new insights into the existence and loss of life of this proficient and arguable writer
Crusade opposed to the Grail is the bold booklet that popularized the legend of the Cathars and the Holy Grail. the 1st version seemed in Germany in 1933 and drew upon Rahn’s account of his explorations of the Pyrenean caves the place the heretical Cathar sect sought shelter in the course of the thirteenth century. through the years the e-book has been translated into many languages and exerted a wide impact on such authors as Trevor Ravenscroft and Jean-Michel Angebert, however it hasn't ever seemed in English before.
Much as German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann used Homer’s Iliad to find historical Troy, Rahn believed that Wolfram von Eschenbach’s medieval epic Parzival held the keys to the mysteries of the Cathars and the key place of the Holy Grail. Rahn observed Parzival no longer as a piece of fiction, yet as a old account of the Cathars and the Knights Templar and their guardianship of the Grail, a “stone from the stars.” The campaign that the Vatican led opposed to the Cathars turned a warfare pitting Roma (Rome) opposed to Amor (love), within which the Church triumphed with flame and sword over the natural religion of the Cathars.
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Crusade Against the Grail: The Struggle between the Cathars, the Templars, and the Church of Rome by Otto Rahn