By Otto Rahn
The 1st English translation of the booklet that finds the Cathar stronghold at Montségur to be the repository of the Holy Grail
• provides the background 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 talented and debatable writer
Crusade opposed to the Grail is the bold ebook that popularized the legend of the Cathars and the Holy Grail. the 1st variation 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 throughout the thirteenth century. through the years the ebook 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 beforehand.
Much as German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann used Homer’s Iliad to find historic Troy, Rahn believed that Wolfram von Eschenbach’s medieval epic Parzival held the keys to the mysteries of the Cathars and the key position of the Holy Grail. Rahn observed Parzival now not as a piece of fiction, yet as a ancient 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 grew to become a battle pitting Roma (Rome) opposed to Amor (love), during which the Church triumphed with flame and sword over the natural religion of the Cathars.
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