Introduction – The Signpost of God

(An excerpt from my unpublished book.)

For the Master, the Compass of Faith is above the Square of Reason; but both rest upon the Holy Scriptures and combine to form the Blazing Star of Truth. – Morals and Dogma (Albert Pike 1871)

It is a common saying that if you wish to hide something of great value, you should leave it out in the open. Such it is with the Holy Grail, which has been a great unsolved mystery for 800 years. Nothing short of divine providence has willed it to be in the open for all to see as an astronomically large Signpost of God. The thesis of this book is that the Grail is related to an astronomical phenomenon mystically connected to the genesis of life on Earth – and for this reason it is called Holy. Fully understanding this particular Grail secret is very significant for understanding the medieval clerical antipathy toward astronomy in particular. In fact this is the most compelling explanation of why the Medieval Church condemned a sun-centered cosmology as a heresy. You could never demonstrate the Grail secret as long as it was illegal, and punished with death, to depict the planets in orbit around the sun. Rather than the Grail being some physical artifact to be found and placed in a museum or lost forever, the Grail is eternal and accessible to all the people in the world. To exactly reproduce this astronomical phenomena, the Appendix of this book contains computer programming code based on, “Astronomical Algorithms” by Jean Meeus.[1]

In the story of the Garden of Eden, God commands Adam and Eve that they shall not eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The serpent told Eve that if she ate the forbidden fruit, knowledge would open her eyes to good and evil. Eve tempts Adam to eat the fruit. After he eats from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil we read, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now lest he put forth his hand and take also from the tree of life […] therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he came.” (Gen 3:22-24) In words attributed to Christ, he associates himself with the serpent in Eden offering forbidden fruit. “To he that overcomes, I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” (Rev 2:7)  In his book “A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism,” Gareth Knight wrote the following about the serpent in Eden.

Let the disciple seize hold of the tail of the serpent of wisdom, and having with firmness grasped it; let him follow it into the deepest center of the Hall of Wisdom.[2]

Ministers of Christ are supposed to be stewards of these mysteries to which the scriptures bear witness, “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden [occult] wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.” (1 Cor 2:7) Old Testament scripture is said to have prophesied Christ would reveal ancient knowledge, “I will utter hidden things, things from of old.” (Ps 78:2) It is written that Jesus fulfilled prophecy where the prophet said, “I will open my mouth in parables, and I will utter things which have been kept secret from the beginning of the world.” (Matt 13:35)

One secret that has been kept from the beginning of the world is that of the Grail dating back to the origins of modern civilization at least as early as 4,000-3,200 BC. Knowledge of the Grail mystery is timelier now than ever in the past, because it could promote a new science that may lead humankind to a destiny in the Cosmos. Few people fully understand the significance of the quote preceding this introduction by Albert Pike, the famous nineteenth century Freemason, “For the Master, the Compass of Faith is above the Square of Reason; but both rest upon the Holy Scriptures and combine to form the Blazing Star of Truth.”[3] In this book is an explanation of exactly how Holy Scripture combined with science forms the Blazing Star of Truth and argue this is the gospel of forbidden knowledge of the Holy Grail. This may very well be the key to unlock the mystery of the origin of life in the Cosmos. To the best of the author’s knowledge, no one has ever before published this solution of the Grail mystery. This theory of the Grail is crystalline and clear, perfect and separate from worldly matters, and yet this knowledge became forbidden and associated with Satanism, witchcraft, and the antichrist.  It is because of its controversial nature that one Grail romancer indicated that while it is a delight to those who are worthy of its secret, it can not tolerate the presence of the sinful.  There is Biblical evidence, that this scientific knowledge of the Grail was the very foundational rock upon which an original spiritual church was built, yet it became a secret for which very many people would die.

D.J.M. 2016

[1] Jean Meeus, Astronomical Algorithms, Second Edition. (Richmond Virginia: Willmann-Bell, Inc., 1991, 1998).

[2] Gareth Knight, A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism. (York Beach Maine: Samuel Weiser, Inc. 1965). Vol.2 p.259

[3] Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. (Montana USA: Kessinger Publishing Company, 1871) p.841.