"The Forest Grail" - New Myth #106. Offering by Willi Paul Studio / Planetshifter.com
"The Forest Grail" - New Myth #106. Offering by willi paul studio / planetshifter.com

The Holy Grail is a vessel that serves as an important motif in Arthurian literature. Different traditions describe it as a cup, dish or stone with miraculous powers that provide happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite abundance.

My Grail is Planetshifter.com caressed by the New Mythology. Free your vessel's spirit now and connect to our beating hearts to heal the Earth. - WOX

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My Great Grandfather

Preserved an old growth stand for the community
and installed a large water basin
to quench the thirst of deer and hawks and humans

This spirit space is his invitation and initiation for generations to come
Our annual trek to the grace and supreme spirit of Nature
And to our love for the land and each other

A monument to water alchemy and magic moments
My great grandfather's
Healing ritual

The Forest Grail

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The 42" diameter thin metal bowl was made in Santa Barbara by a local artisan and shipped by train to my Grandpa's office near Glen Blair, CA in the late 1890's. Back then, it seemed that everyone considered themselves above the law who collectively, and eventually, perished from the black ethics in a quick buck.

Glen Blair, CA is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. The town is gone to the point that you cannot even get there unless you know your way down the logging roads and have the keys to the gates. The valleys behind the mill that the Glen Blair mill logged were reputed to hold the finest redwoods on the coast. One old local told a club member that any tree less than three feet in diameter was considered too small to log. The mill became part of Union Lumber Company in 1891 and finally closed in 1928.

Each October we trek with family and friends to the Forest Grail, a harvest ritual that includes berry picking and IPA's around a camp fire. Glow in the dark old growth prayers and tales of Earth First! ring-out with campy old owls jumping on the branches above.

My Father is always eager to share the multitude of powerful mythic symbols and metaphors that have sprung from the Grail over the years, including:

+ Geo-Marker
+ Modem / Transmitter
+ Compass
+ Spiritual Bridge between Nature and Humans
+ Zone 0 (Permaculture)
+ Destination & Source - Home base
+ Bulls-eye
+ Bird Bath & Deer Drink
+ Reflector - we see our faces in the water, and the trees above
+ Shrine / Alter
+ Resilience

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We are all like the rusty bowl, indeterminate like the seasonal water cycle inside it, hoping to feel something sacred in the Chaos Era.

Come: wash your hands and feet ... in our Forest Grail.