The Return of the Black Lord - The African Origins of the Sacred Grail

Dear Reader,

The legend of the Sacred Grail has been told and retold in various cultures and languages for hundreds of years. First mentioned in the late 12th century by French author Chrétien de Troyes in Perceval: ou le Conte du Graal, the story of the legendary vessel and the quest to find it became increasingly popular during the 19th century. Even today, the appeal of the quest is universal because the Grail has never been found or even unambiguously identified. The ownership of the Grail has been attributed to various groups, mainly to the Knights Templar, because it allegedly represents the cup of the Last Supper that collected Christ's blood upon his removal from the Cross.

Theories abound as to where the cup comes from, where it traveled, and where it ended up. One says the Knights Templar took it from Jerusalem during the Crusades. Thereupon, we find cups in several churches all across Europe. Another theory says that the history of the Grail can be traced to the 11th century somewhere in the Middle-East, while evidence presented by some scholars suggests that the origin of the grail legend lies in Celtic myth. Today, there are at least five known places that claim ownership of the Grail. Some researchers went even further by claiming that Jesus may not have even died on the Cross, but lived to wed Mary Magdalene and father children whose Merovingian bloodline has persisted until this very day. 

The search for the Sacred Grail has occurred in different epochs and in many lands. Even today it is believed that, if one drank from the Sacred Grail, one would become immortal. However, old legends differed, they agreed in this: that the Sacred Grail was to be sought far away and with great trial. The search for the Sacred Grail, Grail Castle, and Grail Keeper, required various heroes to pass one or more tests or challenges, a form of initiation to the mysteries, in order to succeed in the quest. Percival, after his first visit to the Grail Castle, had to search for five years before healing the Fisher King, and restoring the fertility to the land. For most heroes of legend, the search for the Sacred Grail remained an impossible quest, the cup an unattainable mirage.

For modern scholars, too, the Grail has been an invincible conundrum, a riddle without end. Whenever the Grail seem within reach by modern scholarship, it slipped away, and slipped away again.

Until now.





Progress on Ravne Tunnel Labyrinth excavations, December 19, 2014

by Jock Doubleday

Progress on excavations in Ravne Tunnel Labyrinth, which winds beneath the Bosnian Pyramid Complex in Visoko, Bosnia. December 19, 2014




Zeus strikes the Bosnian pyramid of the sun!

Video: Watch the incredible moment lightning strikes the Bosnian pyramid of the sun 

According to the ancient Greeks, fire is the highest and the lowest element; it is as though the Elemental Square has been unfolded into a line. This results in a series of cosmic spheres: Celestial Fire, Air, Water, Earth, and Central Fire (from Greek pyramidos). Empedocles teaches that the ultimate source of all fire is Hades, and that the Central Fire is the source of all life, creation and destruction (1).

Always according to the ancient Greeks, the Central Fire is also the source of Tartaros, Zeus's Guard Tower (Zanòs Púrgos, Phulakê Diós). It is also said that Zeus, who was the king of the gods, could control the weather. The ancient Greek poet, Hesiod, called him the "cloud-gatherer" and the "thunderer" (2).

His most powerful weapon was the thunderbolt. The ancient Greeks believed that when lightning struck earth, it was a sign of Zeus being present, and the spot struck by Zeus' lightning took on special significance. It was deemed to be an abaton, that is, a place that "could not be entered" by humans (2).

Picture: an artistic representation of the 24 kHz ultra frequency beam of the Bosnian pyramid of the sun (left); a videographer captures the amazing moment lightning strikes the top of the Sun Pyramid (right).

Moreover, according to the Chaldean Oracles and Neoplatonic philosophers, the womb of the underworld goddess Hekate, is the womb of nature, which is fertilized by the lightning and thunderbolts of Father Zeus, and by which she gives birth to the natural world. For the lightning bolts correspond to the Platonic ideas or forms, which can be embodied only by the mediation of Hekate's Womb, the Coils (Koilômata) of the Cosmos. In the Oracles the Goddess Herself says, "These are the Thoughts of the Father, after which is My enwrapping Fire" (3).

Summarizing the aforementioned, the passage through Fire is a means of uniting with the universe, which is a Cosmic Fire according to Heraclitus. Fire rises to the heavens, where it becomes the essence of the stars and of lightning. Since lightning is Celestial Fire, the purest form of fire, it is the most potent force for heroization, and we are told that Pythagoras ascended to heaven after being struck by lightning.



1) Nenad M. Djurdjevic (2012), The Ancestral Origin of Stecaks, pp. 35, 36

2) Jon D. Mikalson (2005), Ancient Greek Religion, p. 89

3) John Opsopaus (1999), Light-bearing Hekate

4) John Opsopaus (1999), Purification by Fire