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Troubadours and Courtly Love
 




To understand the Grail and its principles surely we have to understand the sexuality and the sexual equality of the
genders surrounding the Grail. SEE
Sexuality of  the Grail, because the Grail itself is symbolic of the Cup, or the Womb
and is definitely feminine in aspect, and can only be filled by the masculine in the form of the blood of the Lord of Lords,
and King of Kings ... Jesus. This is why it is powerful because it combines the two, Two in One just as the Trinity is
Three in One with Father and Mother and Son all being ONE. So maybe in explanation of this basic precept via an  
article from
Templar Research Website would be helpful. As the Troubadour's were poets and story tellers and singers
that passed on  this principle of equality and sexuality and love and engrained it into the hearts and minds of those in
King Arthur's court ..... as well as the Templars and maybe that's one more reason  why they acquired the Grail.

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Who were the Troubadours? They were poets of southern France, northern Spain, and northern Italy, who wrote in the
Language of Oc (Occitain) from the end of the 11th Century to the end of the 13th.

The word "troubadour" is a French derivation of the Occitanian "trobador" which basically meantpoet" and having its
roots in the verb "trobar" - to find, to invent. The "troubadour" was, therefore, one who invented new poems, new verse
forms for his elaborate lyrics. He might just as easily have been a wandering minstrel or a great prince like Richard
Coeur de Lion (Richard the Lionheart)  whose mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and whose sister, Marie of Champagne,
were very much involved in the promotion of this new art form - Courtly Love.

 Around the ladies of the court the Troubadours created an atmosphere for the cultivation of true love - stripped of all
hope of consummation - an atmosphere of love for its own sake. Nothing Heretofore had even vaguely approached this
conception of love for its own sake. Interestingly, the cause of the ruin of the Troubadours is to be found in the struggle
which erupted between the Church in Rome and the Albigensian heretics - the Cathars - who, among other philosophical
divergences from Church Doctrine, also accepted women on an equal footing as men. Such anegalitarian philosophy the
Church could not abide and, as a consequence, it was branded as "heresy".

  Because the bulk of the support for the Troubadours was to be found among the "heretics", when the Church launched
its crusade against the Albigensian "heretics" in 1209, the base support for the Troubadours was likewise under siege.
The Church won - the "heretics" and the Troubadours lost.

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   But like the words of the Lord, these principles have carried on ....  SEE
Sexual Equality despite Patriarchy
Inequality....and despite system church persecution. And these principles are still sung about in song lyrics today, as Love
is the Lord's Law. Do see the lyrics 'Tune His Heart to Mine'

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COURTLY LOVE - THE ADORATION
                                        OF THE FEMININE ASPECTS OF DIVINITY

The phenomenon known as "Courtly Love" first made its appearance in the elaborate court poetry of the Troubadours
of southern France at the end of the 11th Century. The romantic nature of courtly love is such that the "lover" is always
at the service of his "beloved", whom he considers it a privilege to serve. Love, whether rewarded or not, is considered to
be the source of all virtue and nobility. There is reverence in courtly love because the "lover" is considered to be in the
service of the "God of Love", worshipping his Lady-Saint.

If we accept current views on psychological projection, then it could be safely argued that the "Lady-Saint" whom the
lover worships in the name of love, is none other than the idealized female side of himself. She is that queenly
representative of the Divine Mother who alone is capable of bestowing Knighthood upon the aspirant in his attempt at
liberating himself from the bondage of his animal nature.                                                                        

   Hyperlink to
Templar Research

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And who taught and showed 'love for love sake, and who is our 'Beloved', and who is the Heart is worth tuning into our
Heart of Love to but  our
Creator ... Jesus. And it is for this reason that their is power in singing about these
truths...whether from the Troubadours of the past, present or future.

In My Opinion

 David jay Jordan                                                                                 

               
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