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The Grail: What is it?

“What is it? The phantom of a cup that comes and goes?” Alfred, Lord Tennyson Idylls of the King I have often thought that the perennial Quest for the Grail isn’t so much about finding some object called “the Grail” so much as it is discovering what, exactly, this “Grail” thing is. If it’s a “thing” at all. Or why anyone should desire to “achieve” it. Many, perhaps most, traditional cultures have some Grail-like object in their legends and myths. A magic or healing stone from the gods. A cornucopia with a never-ending supply of whatever food one desires. Many
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