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Friday, August 04, 2006


My friend and brother, Eric Schmitz, Senior Deacon of Lodge Vitruvian No. 767 and Past Master of Monroe Lodge No. 22 in Bloomington presented a program at Vitruvian's April meeting on the origins of the Grail legend. He has a new "interactive exploration kit" about the Holy Grail, due out in October of this year:

The Quest for the Holy Grail
An Interactive Exploration of the Grail Legends
Eric Schmitz
The perfect kit for anyone who wants to know more about the secrets of the Holy Grail!

Long before “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the Grail Quest captured the imagination of writers and the public. Long believed to be an actual goblet brought to Spain by Joseph of Arimathea, the Grail inspired Mediaeval knights to go on pilgrimage in ill-fated attempts to find it. More recently, the Grail has gained new adherents as a different kind of treasure, the royal bloodline of the descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, kept secret for two millennia by the Knights Templar and the Masons. Books like The DaVinci Code and Fair Winds’ own Bloodline of the Holy Grail have introduced this Grail concept to millions of people. This kit is for them.

This kit contains a 176-page book about the bloodline of Jesus, 22 full-color cards of the people involved, a full-color map and genealogical chart, and a grail medallion, all packaged in a keepsake box.

Eric Schmitz is a 12-year Freemason, with a longstanding interest in Arthurian legend and Grail mythology dating back to childhood. He is a Past Master of Monroe Lodge #22 in Bloomington, Indiana, a co-founder of Lodge Vitruvian #767 in Indianapolis, Indiana's premier "European Concept" Lodge, and an original "Knight of the North." He has written for the Indiana Freemason magazine, and is a co-author of the pamphlet Laudable Pursuit, a commentary on the past, present and future of Freemasonry in America. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and library science. This is his first book.

Bravo Eric! Vitruvians rule!

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