Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby ledgehammer » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:03 am

Ian, does this mean you are writing another book? ;-)
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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby Ian Pegler » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:22 am

ledgehammer wrote:Ian, does this mean you are writing another book? ;-)


:lol:

With regards to the empty cist and the missing skull, surely it is tempting to put two and two together?

I for one am rather incredulous at the idea that having gone to all the trouble of preserving the skull by gilding it, that the next step would be to stick it back in the dirty hole in the ground from whence it came. I jut can't see that happening. The next question then surely has to be who would want one and what for? I don't really know the answers, it's all just speculation, but not unreasonable, IMHO.

I haven't bought any of the French Rennes le Chateau books although I did buy a French book on sacred geometry there, entitled A la découverte du mystère divin , par le décryptage des symboles religieux de la géométrie sacrée et des archétypes universels by Marie-Gabrielle Janier. Mercifully there are lots of illustrations.

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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby ledgehammer » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:43 pm

Ian Pegler wrote:
ledgehammer wrote:Ian, does this mean you are writing another book? ;-)


:lol:

With regards to the empty cist and the missing skull, surely it is tempting to put two and two together?

I for one am rather incredulous at the idea that having gone to all the trouble of preserving the skull by gilding it, that the next step would be to stick it back in the dirty hole in the ground from whence it came. I jut can't see that happening. The next question then surely has to be who would want one and what for? I don't really know the answers, it's all just speculation, but not unreasonable, IMHO.

I haven't bought any of the French Rennes le Chateau books although I did buy a French book on sacred geometry there, entitled A la découverte du mystère divin , par le décryptage des symboles religieux de la géométrie sacrée et des archétypes universels by Marie-Gabrielle Janier. Mercifully there are lots of illustrations.

Ian


Ian,

;-) 4

regards

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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby Ian Pegler » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:43 am

Latest news from CADW...

Applied Art Residency Valle Crucis Abbey Llangollen

Brief for applicants
Bursary: £15,000 for 6 months starting February 2013


We are inviting applications from contemporary applied artists based in the UK and overseas who wish to develop their practice within the context of one of Cadw’s historic monuments.


Pity I can't persuade them to stock my book. I wrote it free of charge and they stand to make money out of it. Why not for Pete's sake?

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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby ledgehammer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:23 pm

Ian,

heres a link to my blog in case anyone wishes to see the small bit of dowsing I did when I was there, p.s planning another trip next summer before I go travelling, along with Rosslyn Chapel....

CLICK HERE

It would be interesting to compare with any information of what is under the dowsed area also

Best wishes

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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby Ian Pegler » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:37 pm

Now we know the name of the artist in residence...

For the next six months, the abbey will have its own artist in residence, Lucy Harvey. It is the first of a new programme of residencies which has been developed through a partnership between the Arts Council of Wales and Cadw.


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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby Ian Pegler » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:05 pm

I've been ammending my article The Long Man of the Sky.

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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby Ian Pegler » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:50 am

Hackers have destroyed the Project Eliseg website and they are working to bring it back up. In the meantime the YouTube videos are still all in place:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ProjectElisegMedia

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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby Ian Pegler » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:30 am

The Project Eliseg Facebook page is also still intact:

http://www.facebook.com/ProjectEliseg

Some great photos there.

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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby Ian Pegler » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:01 am

An interesting internet rumour...

_schnor on Fortean Times message board wrote:Local lore suggests that the grail used to be located in an ancient farmhouse about halfway between Corwen and Glyndyfrdwy along the A5. The farmhouse was supposedly the place where the Knights Templar used to stop off between the Abbey (that used to stand on the site now occupied by Valle Crusis Abbey), and Betws-y-Coed.

You can see the new (~16th C) farmhouse about 20m from the road, so the location of the previous farmhouse shouldn't be too far away.

As to whether the ancient tale is true or not, I have no idea


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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby Ian Pegler » Mon May 06, 2013 11:34 am

More about the artist in residence here:

http://airvallecrucis.wordpress.com/

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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby Ian Pegler » Thu May 16, 2013 10:55 am

The Project Eliseg website is now back online with news of a lecture given by Prof. Howard Williams:

Project Eliseg wrote:The keynote lecture of the 2013 Runes Network conference available online. Presented by Prof. Howard Williams, the first half of the talk presents ideas regarding how Project Eliseg has transformed our understanding of early medieval stone monuments.


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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby Ian Pegler » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:54 pm

The soaring temparatures have seen a huge increase in attendance of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod this year.

Some photos of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, from the BBC.

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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby Ian Pegler » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:00 am

An old article mentioning Steve Blake, from 2007...

Celtic Land of Dead ‘lies in North Wales’

A NINETEENTH century map in a North Wales town hall could unravel one of Celtic history’s most enduring mysteries – the location of the legendary Land of the Dead.


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Re: Llangollen's Holy Grail legend - new research

Postby Ian Pegler » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:51 am

I didn't learn much history, but a very entertaining vid. on Valle Crucis...

Smoking Tppipes At Valle Crucis Abbey with K&M

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