Level Three: Hamlet & the Holy Grail

Popular theories that the Grail is a metaphor for the bloodline of Jesus Christ are based on two facts: First, that the Old French translation of Holy Grail "san greal", can be written as "sang real," which means royal blood and second, that throughout history, the grail has been associated with two symbols: the rose and the cross.

Grail hunters look for clues like red crosses, like those worn by the Templar knights, and places named Roseline. Some have looked to Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland as the burial place of the grail.

But what most have overlooked is that if Jesus was poor, as history suggests, than he would not have had a golden chalice at the last supper. Why then, is the grail portrayed as gold, unless the golden metal itself was part of the entire symbol?

True clues to burial place of the Holy Grail are revealed when the two symbols are united: the Rosy Cross and the Golden Stone.

It would make sense then to assume that Shakespeare was encoding these symbols in the names, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, but in reality, the symbols were chosen as clues to the names of the two real men who knew about the secret burial place of the Grail.

Which explains why the events in Hamlet took place at Elsinore castle, an anagram for Roseline and why Ophelia, whose name in old English, means Golden Beauty, was chosen as the guardian of a secret document that uncodes a cryptic passage in the Bible which reveals the hidden location of the Holy Grail.

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