Temple of the Holy Grail (THG)
The Temple of the Holy Grail (THG) is a small initiatory
mystery school based upon the belief that what are now known
as the ‘‘Grail’’ mysteries (and hence associated with the cup
used by Christ at the Last Supper) existed in Western Europe
long before the first century and the advent of Christianity.
They were a as a graded path of initiation comparable to the
Lam Rim of Tibetan Buddhism. Through the centuries, the
mysteries evolved into an esoteric Christian school, the primary
work being attributed to the legendary Graalmeister Treverezent
in the ninth century C.E. It was later associated with chivalric
orders, and the alchemical and Gnostic schools.
The Temple of the Holy Grail began its history at the end
of the nineteenth century with a secret English Templar order
that possessed an ancient Jewish terra-cotta cup believed to be
the true Eucharistic vessel of the Last Supper. The cup was encased
in gold, with two ancient silver auxiliary ‘‘grails,’’ prepared
in 1888 to do the sacred Grail Rites as had been done
once each century by the order and its predecessors in the 88th
year (88 being a mystical number in the Christian Kabbalah).
The rite (a theurgical Eucharist) was performed with the understanding
that it would reempower a channel for Divine Blessing
upon the planet for the coming century and protect humanity
from being overwhelmed by dark forces. However, in 1888, the
elderly abbot of the order had some concern that the chalices
would be stolen by people who wished to use them for less altruistic
magical purposes.
The chalices were secretly transported to London, where the
centennial ceremony was to be performed. However, in spite
of all precautions, the three chalices were stolen and used for
black magical purposes. When the primary chalice was eventually
recovered, the gold was melted down, and the pottery cup
smashed into the earth. (Later, one of the auxiliary chalices
turned up at an antiquities auction in Antioch where it was purchased
by the Metropolitan Museum in New York; it is now exhibited
as the ‘‘Chalice of Antioch’’ with legends of it having
been the Holy Grail. The third chalice was never found.)
The actual founding of the Temple of the Holy Grail as it
presently exists began in the 1960s with the magical preparation
undertaken by a solitary magician. He was not aware of the
prior history of the destruction of the Grail and not formally
connected with any traditional Grail order. However, through
interior guidance, he was led over several years to construct a
new chalice using white magical and theurgical preparations.
Following that same guidance, in August of 1988 he traveled
over 1,000 miles to a sacred site in Canada, where he used the
new chalice for a theurgical Eucharist to bless the planet and
humanity. Only after this event, which he performed quite unaware
of its full implications, did he while returning home hear
an interior voice naming him the ‘‘Grailmaster.’’ He was unfamiliar
with the term. Subsequently, he received teachings telepathically
in lucid dreams from a Tibetan Lama that eventually
became the First Empowerment of the First Order of THG.
Shortly after this, he discovered a written account of the events
of 1888. He then began to understand the impulse that led him
to prepare the new vessel and conduct the 1988 centennial rite.
Soon after these events, Bishop George Boyer of the Sanctuary
of the Gnosis in London contacted the new Grailmaster and
transmitted to him all of the documents and information necesTemple
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sary to reestablish and preserve the esoteric European lineages
deriving from the Grail tradition. The new Grailmaster subsequently
brought forth new initiatory materials (by the process
commonly called channeling) and led Bishop Boyer in undergoing
The new Grailmaster has also received the authority provided
by both the traditional apostolic lineages passed through the
Christian bishops over the centuries and newer lineages begun
by bishops claiming ordination from occult realms. Various independent
bishops have consecrated the new Grailmaster in 18
historical Apostolic and 22 European esoteric lineages. Additionally,
the Grailmaster and Temple are Keepers of the True
Grail, which is the Divine Royal Blood (San Greal in Christian
esoteric tradition, and not to be confused with the Grail Chalice
itself). For believers, the Grail is the normally invisible and intangible
Divine sacrificial energy that nurtures evolutionary
unfoldment in the physical universe and among beings developing
in the physical level of existence. The Grail power sanctifies
matter, and is identified with the Philosopher’s Stone that
transforms the lower into the Higher, expands contracted
Heart-consciousness, and mediates inspiration, guidance, selfless
service, and Divine Love.
The THG exists solely for a small number of individuals
wishing to undertake private advanced esoteric training in
order to anonymously serve human and planetary evolution. A
relationship to the order is offered by invitation to people already
ordained or otherwise advanced in recognized groups, or
to individuals who, having prepared themselves apart from organizations,
manifest a devotion to the spiritual unfoldment of
humanity and of the planet. Members of the order proceed
through the mysteries it perpetuates, the content of which is
not disclosed to nonmembers, in an ordered sequence.
The Temple of the Holy Grail may be contacted through the
Grailmaster at P.O. Box 3816, Santa Cruz, CA 95063-3816 or
through Bishop George Boyer, Bishop Templar, 53 College
Rd., Colliers Wood, London, UK SW19 2BP. Information on
the temple may be found at its website http
Temple of the Holy Grail. httpwww.hometemple.org.
April 4, 2000.