9780940262690-094026269X-The Speech of the Grail: A Journey toward Speaking that Heals & Transforms (Studies in Imagination)

The Speech of the Grail: A Journey toward Speaking that Heals & Transforms (Studies in Imagination)

ISBN-13: 9780940262690
ISBN-10: 094026269X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Sussman, Linda
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: Lindisfarne Books
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780940262690
ISBN-10: 094026269X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Sussman, Linda
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: Lindisfarne Books
Format: Paperback 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sussman, Linda wrote The Speech of the Grail: A Journey toward Speaking that Heals & Transforms (Studies in Imagination) comprising 296 pages back in 1995. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 094026269X and 9780940262690. Since then The Speech of the Grail: A Journey toward Speaking that Heals & Transforms (Studies in Imagination) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In Speech of the Grail, storyteller and ceremonialist Linda Sussman explores a new way to speak, one that heals and transforms. She takes for her guide Wolfram von Eschenbach’s epic tale of the Grail, showing how it depicts a path of initiation toward healing speech―to “doing the truth” in word and action. “The Grail! The word stirs a deep response in the Western imagination. Joseph Campbell called the medieval stories where it is first mentioned ‘the founding myth of Western civilization,’ because ‘according to this mythology, there is no fixed law, no established knowledge of god, set up by prophets or priests, that can stand against the revelation of a life lived with integrity in the spirit of its own brave truth.’ Campbell and many other scholars, artists, and seekers have seen the Western wisdom path disclosed in the image of each knight entering the forest where no one else has made a path. The quest is to recover the elusive Grail, thereby returning its sustenance to the world. The presence of the Grail nurtures an invisible web of relationships that connect individual destiny to service of others and to the earth, thereby granting meaning.”
Linda Sussman (from her introduction) Sussman begins with a beautiful retelling of the story, allowing readers to inwardly reproduce the potent inner images of the text. Then she shows that it is not so much a path toward perfection as a recovery of the proper relationship with our own imperfections. She shows, too, that it is a path in which male and female aspects work together to overcome evil.

Contents:

  • Foreword by Robert Sardello
  • Wolfram’s Beginning
  • “Oh, where is my desire driving me?”
  • “A fool came riding along here”
  • “May your mouth become empty of the tongue within it”
  • “In reality, you are me, even if our names are different”
  • “Open up!... I want to come into your heart”
  • “You will have to force your horse to a mighty leap”
  • “See how rich I am ... it is myself I have vanquished”
  • “You shall be Lord of the Grail
  • The Cloak of Bird-Feathers
  • Parzival’s Lineage
  • Major Characters in Parzival
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