From The Christmas and Holy Nights Journal
The Celtic Druids
The great Chartes Cathedral of France arose in the place where three
thousand years before, the druids worshipped the life sustaining
being of the sun. Legend speaks of how Joseph of Arimethea left
Palestine with the Grail and arrived at the limestone and granite
site of this druid center about 70 A.D. Some call the Grail an object
and others call it a cup or a chalice that was used to catch the
blood of Christ at the crucifixion. In this journal, we suggest that
the Grail is an inner experience.
The druids were very perceptive of all that took place in nature.
Though they were not present physically to know of the life and death
of Christ Jesus, they perceived a change in the quality within the
earth, at the time that the blood was shed at the crucifixion of
Christ at the mystery of Golgotha. They held sacred the image of the
black Madonna, who represented the physical nature of the earth and
the nysteries of death. The Black Madonna represented the intricate
physical nature of the earth and the mysteries of death. The Druids
worshipped her in seasonal rites of dying and becoming, of birth and
The Celtic Druids knew full well what Joseph of Arimethea bore with
him in the Grail. Joseph, in concert with the Druid priests and their
worship of the Black Madonna, dedicated the place of worship, later
to become the site of the Chartes Cathedral to Mary, mother of Jesus.
From the first century forward, a hidden Grail community arose. In
the ninth century Parzival traverses this site in his search for the
January Third, Envisioning October, Reviewing past October
Virtues and Meditations
Preparing for Sleep
Candle Light and Oil
Retrospection of MOnth
Retrospection of Day
God reveals himself in the heights, and peace will reign amongst
human beings on eart, amongst human beings of good will.
CONTENTMENT BECOMES EQUANIMITY
Courtesy springing from the tact of the heart leads to inner
contentment. Courtesy flowing from the heart fulfills the socially
artistic task of witnessing the inner illuminating the outer.
When one perceives the inner perfection of each human being, one
experiences the peace that passeth understanding. When one discerns
the hidden plan of each individual's evolution, one lives in the
confidence of the spiritual world.
As we witness the disintegration of past systems in our modern times,
we are challenges to vanquish the fear and horror of events emanating
from the future as we live in the contentment of our ever present
awareness of the spiritual world.
Thus contentment becomes equinimity.
In a quiet moment, imagine the blue mantel of MOther Mary enveloping
you and wrapping Herself lovingly round your cares and concerns.
Imagine with certainty, the evr-present help of the spiritual world
without proof or outward security. Imagine you rest in the womb of