Spirit of Mann
arise today through the Strength of Heaven,
Light of Sun, Radiance of Moon, Splendour of Fire,
Speed of Lightning, Swiftness of Wind, Depth of Sea,
Stability of Earth, Firmness of Rock.
gives strength to the weary and
Increases the power of the weak.
Those who hope in the Lord
Will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles,
They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not be faint.
The present inquiry has run its course from literary truth to
physical reality - from the words of Geoffrey of Monmouth and
Chretien de Troyes, notably... to standing, as Perceval did,
on the conical hill and looking down upon the site of the
Grail Castle across its arm of the sea.
The day I stood there they were unloading stone at Peel
Castle, just as the Sone de Nansai manuscript described
it, from the quarry across the arm of the sea. The
bright sunlight danced upon the dark blue waters between
there and Ireland, as Chretien said. Ten minutes later,
after the small punt had brought us to the Isle itself,
a sudden squall drove the rain in stinging runnels
across our faces and forced us to shelter under the
castle tower, the sun came out across the rosy, golden
sky in the direction of faraway blue Ireland just
emerging from the mist. The other pilgrims on the Isle
felt as I did - as if they were on holy ground - and
bent down and touched the small grasses and pink flowers
on the Rocky Sward.
From the book 'King Arthur', by Dr Norma Goodrich
That small untoward clan, which knows the divine call of the
spirit through the brain, and the secret whisper of the soul
in the heart, and forever perceives the veil of mystery and
the rainbows of hope upon our human horizons, which hears and
sees, and yet turns wisely, meanwhile, to the life of the
green earth, of which we are part, to the common kindred of
living things with which we are at one.
The transformation of Man is taking place and is palpably
accelerating. If we can but attune inwardly, dedicate
ourselves to the service of the divine will and open the heart
to the Christ impulse, then there is no cause for worry. The
only real source for anxiety would be that we slept through
these events and failed to see what is afoot.
So, like the Wise Virgins, let us keep our lamps trimmed.
SIR GEORGE TREVELYAN