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The Cross and the Grail : Esoteric Christianity for the 21st Century.

Author: Robert Ellwood
Publisher: New York : Quest Books, 2014.
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The two symbols at the heart of Christian belief -- the Cross and the Grail -- represent the two faces of contemporary Christianity. The Cross is its outward face -- masculine, public, exalted. The Grail is its hidden or esoteric face -- magical, feminine, sought by many, but found only by those who are able to ask the right questions. In this inspiring and practical book, Robert Ellwood examines ways of making  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Trivia and miscellanea
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Ellwood, Robert.
Cross and the Grail : Esoteric Christianity for the 21st Century.
New York : Quest Books, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ellwood
ISBN: 9780835630962 083563096X
OCLC Number: 870950722
Description: 1 online resource (210 pages)
Contents: The CROSS AND THE GRAIL: esoteric christianity for the 21st century; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Chapter 1: WHAT WE ARE SEARCHING FOR; ROMANTICISM AND CHRISTIANITY; THE NATURE OF THE PATH; UNDERST ANDING ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY; ESOTERIC INITIATION; ESOTERIC CHRISTIAN SYMBOLOGY; THE SYMBOLS OF CROSS AND GRAIL; THE GRAIL LEGEND; Chapter 2: THE HOLY TRINITY: CHRISTIAN MEANING IN THE THREE OUTPOURINGS OF CREATION; CONSCIOUSNESS AND MATERIALISM; THE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS; THE NATURE OF MYTH; MYTH AND CREATION; THE THREE OUTPOURINGS OF CREATION. Chapter 3: JESUS AND THE NEVER-ENDING STORY: FROM EDEN TO ETERNITYTHE ESOTERIC INTERPRETATION OF THE CRUCIFIXION; THE EFFECTS OF ESOTERIC KNOWLEDGE; THE NICENE CREED; Chapter 4: IF I BE LIFTED Up: AL TARS OF THE HEART; BUILDING AN ESOTERIC CATHEDRAL; THE NATURE OF RELIGIOUS RITES; Chapter 5: Two OR THREE GATHERED TOGETHER: THE NATURE OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY; THE VALUE OF HIERARCHY IN RELIGION; THE WEB OF LIFE; EVOLUTION AND LOVE; Chapter 6: A LITTLE CHILD: CHRISTIAN ETHICS; CHRISTIAN ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS; CHRISTIANITY AND VEGET ARIANISM; CHRIST AND THE STATE. Chapter 7: A GREAT WHILE BEFORE DAWN: PRAYER. MEDITATION. AND SPIRITUAL LIFEChapter 8: TRAVELING INTO A FAR COUNTRY: LIFE, DEATH, AND THE OTHER SIDE OF DEATH; APPENDIX I: THE INNER PLANES; APPENDIX 11: CLASSICS OF CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY; 1. THE NEW TESTAMENT; 2. GNOSTICISM; 3. THE CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE; 4. MEDlEY AL MYSTICISM; 5. CLASSICAL PROTESTANTISM; 6. QUAKERISM; 7. THE ANGLICAN CHURCH; 8. EASTERN ORTHODOXY; 9. ROM AN CATHOLICISM; 10. LIBERAL CATHOLICISM; NOTES.

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The two symbols at the heart of Christian belief -- the Cross and the Grail -- represent the two faces of contemporary Christianity. The Cross is its outward face -- masculine, public, exalted. The Grail is its hidden or esoteric face -- magical, feminine, sought by many, but found only by those who are able to ask the right questions. In this inspiring and practical book, Robert Ellwood examines ways of making Christian belief vital and responsive to contemporary life, now and for the future. Drawing on the teachings of Theosophy and of the Liberal Catholic Church, as well as the them.

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