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Lancelot’s Grail

New Age Teachings on Self-Awareness and Enlightenment Set in an Arthurian Story

  • by Richard Gartee
  • Publisher: Lake & Emerald Publications
  • Paperback: 304 pp
  • Genres:
  • Fiction / Historical
  • Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
  • ISBN:  978-0-9895104-1-7
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Imagine a teacher like Wayne Dyer or Eckhert Tolle trying to elucidate eastern philosophy back in the days of Sir Lancelot.

Lancelot’s Grail is a novel about two siblings’ journey to enlightenment after they discover Sir Lancelot living as a hermit and uncover his knowledge of the Holy Grail.

Alura and Frith, abandoned at an abbey as children, have grown up in social isolation and are desperate for a new life.

Sir Bedivere, desolate over the knights’ abandonment of the Round Table after the fall of Camelot, has come up with a plan.

Sir Lancelot, abandoned by his once-adoring public, has found enlightenment while living as a hermit.

Their lives converge when Frith leads Sir Bedivere to Lancelot’s hermitage. There, they learn that Lancelot has found the Holy Grail – within himself. Bedivere tries, without success, to persuade Lancelot to come help him rebuild the Knights of The Round Table. After Bedivere departs, Frith begs Lancelot to teach him, hoping to become a knight. Soon Alura joins them, hoping to snare herself a husband.

Lancelot, torn between a desire to be left alone and an obligation to pass his knowledge on, agrees to teach them, but soon realizes that everyone simply wants to use him. Yet, seeing the spark of awareness growing in Alura and Frith, he persists and leads them on a quest to penetrate the barriers in themselves that keep them from attaining the Grail.

Then Alura falls in love with Lancelot and incites an angry mob. Bedivere urges Lancelot to flee, but Lancelot stays, struggling to finish his work with Alura and Frith in the little time he has left.

Under Lancelot’s tutelage Alura and Frith come of age, but the ideas presented in Lancelot’s Grail invite the reader to reconsider what coming of age really means.

Learn More:

Visit the Lancelot’s Grail web site to read a discussion with the author on the inspiration for both novels and sample chapters of Lancelot teaching Alura and Frith.