Ein Einweihungsweg

Der Grund, warum ich hier den Text von Parzivals Roman zitiere, ist, dass wir uns an die Lehren der Ahnen erinnern sollten. Wir leben in einer Zeit der Not und Verwirrung, weil jeder einen Grund erfinden muss, um am Leben zu sein und seine eigenen Ziele zu finden. Dies erfordert ein höheres Bewusstsein. Die Geschichte von Wolfram von Eschenbach führt den Leser durch die Phasen des Erwachens. Die erste Phase ist die Kindheit. Ich werde später ein Programm zur Einweihung in die Geheimnisse von Parzival veröffentlichen, zu denen auch der Heilige Gral gehört. Welche Erinnerungen haben wir an die Kindheit? Wie gut oder schlecht? Wie sehr beeinflusst es das Jetzt?

Parzival, the Path to Self 01

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rage out of nothing.

What happens when someone suddenly bursts his collar on a small occasion? He has previously “glued discount stamps”: Transaction analysis speaks of “gluing discount stamps”. Differences are therefore not immediately addressed and resolved. Concealed conflicts are stuck as “discount stamps” into an inner collection booklet and kept there for a later date so that they can then be exchanged for a major outburst of anger or a serious illness. The prerequisite for sticking the discount stamps is not to forgive or bear a grudge. Only the failure to forgive makes all this possible.

The world reaches a crescendo

The world reaches a crescendo in which the forces of good and evil will meet in daylight for the first time in a long time. The dark forces have always drawn their power from their hidden places. They have no power in the light of the day. Their arguments why you should be content with the crumbs they throw at you as a substitute for love now seems ridiculous. That is why I say stop in the light, in the light of your own soul, not in the light of others. God is within you, he is the source of light and he does not need any outside authority. You are now free to walk the path of peace when you put your anger behind you. Burn your addiction to be right and to judge and only care about your own inner peace, you have enough to do with that. Listen and follow your breath and allow it to draw you into the present again and again. Also, any other impression, pleasant or unpleasant, can fulfill the same function if you want it to. To be conscious here-now is all it takes to be happy. This is hard to believe, but true. The Truth is simple because God is simple.

Light in the Threshold Time

Three of us managed to see the master around his cave which is on a different location so to speak. When I call my friend to visit him we have to tune in before we even start the car. The master is always tuned as if he is connected to the current of the earth and also the heavens. He listens also to the Spirit from above within in his own heart which was the ability of the old knights.

But we are not connected yet and sometimes have to spend hours in order to look for him. When we finally find him the reward is always beyond words. His presence consists of a sudden change of mood into a deep joy and a mind-opening towards the Light. And the funny thing is that he sometimes appears out of nothing exactly at the place we just had looked before. He greats us like a simple man looks at as and does not need to ask any questions and sometimes he starts to teach. “The world has taken a deep breath in order to slow down and to sort out. What do you think the world could sort out at this time?” We did not know what to say. “The bad ones.. the capitalist system..the destruction of nature..” we tried to answer. He did not react. “Will the world be cleaned during this time, will it be better afterward? The battle is not over it did not even start yet. Is the outcome certain? Yes, all things are in place. The story is already written. But on your part depends everything. What a paradox!” He smiled. “You must stay firm in your light. Connect your singled eye to your heart! Call God into it and wait! You are the bringer of light or darkness, so decide what you want to add to this world! The final outcome will have a great deal to do with your decision. You can´t be the light without forgiving the unforgivable. Thatswhy I say look straight to the light and let in shine in you. The world needs it in this threshold time.”

The Quarantine (Eng/Ger)


The quarantine
The quarantine encloses me in silence
and yet I run through the nearby forest.
The void has almost penetrated me
and I’ve forgotten who I was
before all this happened.
Now I’m creeping through the green twilight,
and look for the light of the free world.
Smoking my Indian pipe
I pray for the protection of mine.
I no longer hope for the old world,
you better wait for the new one,
which in invisible wings
is approaching from the inside,
transforming and renewing everything.
A soft breeze caresses my face,
a mouse runs over my foot
and what will be
I forgot.

Peter Bernhard

Die Quarantäne schließt mich ein in Stille

und doch renne ich durch den nahen Wald.

Das Nichts hat mich fast durchdrungen

und ich hab vergessen, wer ich war

bevor all dies geschah.

Nun schleiche ich durchs grüne Zwielicht,

und suche nach dem Licht der freien Welt.

Meine Indianer-Pfeife rauchend

erbete ich den Schutz der Meinen.

Ich hoffe nicht mehr auf die alte Welt,

warte lieber auf das Neue,

das in unsichtbaren Schwingen

sich von innen nähert,

alles verwandelnd und erneuernd.

Eine weiche Briese streichelt mein Gesicht,

eine Maus läuft über meinen Fuss

und was sein wird

habe ich vergessen.

Peter Bernhard

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