"When religion becomes artificial, art has a duty to rescue it. Art can show that the symbols which religions would have us believe literally true are actually figurative. Art can idealize those symbols, and so reveal the profound truths they contain." - Richard Wagner
Parsifal, the epic, final opera by Richard Wagner, stunned audiences and set the stage for the decline of modern civilization. For more than one hundred years, Parsifal has been one of the most controversial dramatic works in the world, not only moving the world's top composers and writers to tears and inspiring generations of creative geniuses, but it was also admired by Adolf Hitler.
Wagner's retelling of the myth of the Holy Grail and the knights who protect it showed the secret path to liberation from suffering, but no one understood it. Wagner himself never explained Parsifal, and in his wake thousands of writers, critics, and artists have attempted to penetrate its mysteries yet have failed, since they were not initiated into the secret tradition it came from. Finally, in this book by Samael Aun Weor, the meaning of Parsifal is fully revealed, and the genius and spiritual accomplishments of Richard Wagner are made radiantly clear.
"The year 1914 will always be a memorable date among the remarkable dates of this humanity, because of the explosion of the First World War and the simultaneous debut of Parsifal in all the civilized world." - Samael Aun Weor
A complete exposure of the spiritual archetypes hidden in Parsifal, with examples from other religions and mythologies
Detailed instructions for sexual transmutation, including postures and mantras
Spiritual Path is not to be known or taken overnight; much time and dedication is needed. That is why myths have encoded elements of the path, and genuine works of art have adopted them, to infuse people's lives, little by little, with secrets and facts of a spiritual life. Wagner's opera Parsifal is one such work of art. In Parsifal Unveiled, Samael Aun Weor deciphers the spiritual esoteric meanings behind characters and story of Parsifal. But that is not all; as appropriate to the subject, the forty nine chapters of the book also detail some specific steps or stages of the path to liberation, including practical guidelines and exercises.
A little hard to understand the written play. Recommend watching the opera before reading.
Great stepping stone in study
Discovered this topic and book while reading Rune book. Good read and very helpful to study