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Listen to a radio interview on this book:   SYNOPSIS Servants of the Grail is the first book to successfully identify both the historical figures on which the protagonists of the Grail story is based and the identity of the Grail itself. Years of research has unveiled that the Grail account describes the events of a specific timeframe, 1104 to 1137, in a specific location: the royal court of Aragon (northern Spain). The main protagonists are the king’s immediate family and the arrival of his nephew (Rotrou II de Perche, i.e. Perceval). The latter is confronted with the king’s court, where the mysterious “Grail” is the focus of everyone’s attention. Over the years, Perceval’s repeat visits push him on a slow process of understanding that will eventually make him into a servant of the Grail himself. Based on existing academic research,
by Philip Coppens has been able to identify that – the characters in the Grail account (Anfortas, Lohengrin, Perceval, etc.) are real people;

– the Grail is, materialistically, a foundation stone, similar to the ones found in Mecca and at one time in Jerusalem.

– the story of the Grail is also based on the fourth Hermetic treatise, known as The Cup, or The Krater. The Grail story is actually a Western European rendering of a pre-Christian Graeco-Egyptian religious story on how to live a pious life so that the soul will be able to meet God. The end result is a book that brings the true Grail accounts to life – both its people and its nature. “What an amazingly interesting piece of research!”

Colin Wilson, one of Britain’s most prolific writers “If you’re into historical mysteries, this truly is a thrilling read! Coppens definitely knows what he’s writing about, in a no nonsense style, mixing mystics & mysteries in a very enjoyable, exciting and thought-provoking manner.”

Patrick Bernauw “He has shown that history and myth can meet on the same page and neither suffer, an almost rare gift in the often muddy waters of such subjects.” ARTICLES & EXCERPTS