The Mission of Parsifal Part One
Why would God send the King of the Grail down below to help the knights of the brotherhood? Why should He have been sent on a Mission just to resolve this problem? The simple answer is He was not sent just to resolve this problem. We have to examine this matter a little bit deeper if we are to reach a conclusion as to why Parsifal found Himself in the imitation of the Castle down below. “Harre sein, der reine Tor” we read from Wagner, but as already mentioned, it should have been “Harre sein, das reine Tor” the pure Gate which means “wait for him the pure Gate.”
People over the centuries have assumed that the Holy Spirit is something amorphous, intangible, with no form, yet we all agree that It is a Part of the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. If in our minds, these other members of the Holy Trinity are personal, have a form so to speak, why can we not assume the same of the Holy Spirit. If the Love of God is embodied in Jesus, what stops His Power or His Spirit from also being embodied? From also having a form? His Spirit therefore, is represented in Parsifal and embodied in Him.
This Spirit of God was first mentioned in Genesis 1:2 “And the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters” which would indicate a close association of the Spirit with the process of Creating. In fact many people have come to the recognition that the creative Part of God is His Spirit, the Holy Spirit and that is probably why He is concerned with the dispensation of Power for its maintenance. Not only then is the Holy Spirit concerned with the coming into being of the Creations, He is also concerned with its maintenance.
This He does through the Holy Grail, which is the subject of the legends we have been discussing. The Holy Spirit therefore, pours out the Power through the Holy Grail to the Creations for their continuous existence. If the Holy Spirit does not pour out this Power through the Holy Grail, then as has been said in the legends, everything would dry up. Parsifal therefore, as the Spirit of God is responsible not only for the creating but also for the maintenance of the Creations. Since the Creations have Laws, He is also responsible for the maintenance of the Laws that guide the Creations. If He is therefore concerned with the Laws, then He must also be concerned with Justice within Creation. He is therefore, the Justice of God embodied. He who is concerned with the Laws is also as a matter of course the upholder of the Justice that must exist within the work. If He is therefore, concerned with Justice, He must also be concerned with Judgement.
The Justice of God and the Judgement of God go hand in hand. The Judgement therefore, is the responsibility of Parsifal. We quote Abd-ru-shin again “Christ Himself said that sins against God the Father and against God the Son could be forgiven, but never those committed against the “Holy Spirit”! Does the Holy Spirit then stand higher or is it more than God the Father and God the Son?….The Holy Spirit is the Will of God the Father, the Spirit of Truth Which, severed from him, works separately in all Creation, and yet like the Love, in the form of the Son, remains closely connected with the Father and one with Him….The Holy Spirit is Executive Justice, Whose eternal, irrevocable and incorruptible laws pulsate throughout the Universe. Up till now these laws have only been guessed at and variously described as…Fate…Karma…Divine Will!”
If then the Spirit of God is responsible for Justice or Judgement how do we prove this? Is the Judgement not the responsibility of Jesus? In John 14:25-26, we read “These things I have spoken to you, while I am still with you. But the Counsellor, the Holy Spirit, whom the father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” Jesus here has obviously referred to the Holy Spirit in person and He referred to Him as he, which means that Jesus regards the Holy Spirit as being personal. Here Jesus predicted the coming of the Holy Spirit although contemporary religion has interpreted this coming to be the event that took place at Whitsuntide when the power from the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples at Pentecost and tongues of flame were distributed amongst them. Even this extraordinary event at Pentecost can be explained in the light of the legends alone when for example the Grail appeared at king Arthur’s table at Pentecost.