Weighing the Grail Message: Wrong Courses?

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If there is an obvious fact that one gets from reading some chapters of the Grail message, it’s that its author tapped into his vivid imaginations and was influenced by a quirky spirit. Predictably, those who soak in these writings also have their thoughts reconfigured to work that way.

A regular feature of Grail materials is the destructive condemnation of Christianity, hence the need to examine the biblical and epistemological basis of their antagonism and (hopefully) correct some misconceptions.

To this end, some of the claims made in the Grail Message, vol. I, ch. 17 entitled “Wrong Courses,” will be analyzed:

“With few exceptions, mankind labour under a boundless delusion which is fatal for them!”

That, right there, is elitism – one of the alluring tools of religious cults. The prospect of belonging to a select “few exceptions” unlike billions of other people is always appealing.

This is how cult leaders gain much following. They make their followers feel “special” by constantly emphasizing that they have been chosen as part of a small group of elites that have been liberated from boundless delusion through esoteric knowledge.

Their thoughts and feelings are constantly stoked. The mixture of being charmed and made to feel special is a cocktail that so intoxicates followers that they readily believe and do things they ordinarily would not.

“God has no need to run after them and beg them to believe in His existence. Nor are His servants sent out forever to admonish people on no account to turn away from Him. This would indeed be absurd. To think and expect such things is a dishonouring and debasing of the sublime Godhead.”

Indeed, “for since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature -have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse” (Rom. 1:20).

God doesn’t have to force mankind to believe in His existence, but in several places in scripture, God invites mankind to seek Him and pleads with His people to return to Him. He sent many prophets after His people whenever their hearts departed from Him (2 Sam. 12:13; Jer. 3:17; Ezk. 33:11; Zech. 1:3; Mal. 3:7).

The Lord Jesus also lovingly pleads with people to come to Him (John 5:40; Matt. 23:37). He gave to Christians “the ministry of reconciliation” to call mankind back to God from the dominion of Satan and sin (2 Cor. 5:18).

“This erroneous conception causes great harm. It is fostered by the behaviour of many truly earnest pastors who, out of a real love for God and men, try again and again to convert people who turn only to material things, to convince them and win them over to the church.”

Apart from the disjointed nature of his lines, Oskar is switching horses in mid-stream. He is blaming pastors for the materialistic tendencies of those won over by the church.

By transposing a universal moral flaw onto a specific group of men, he intends to poison the well – to create a very negative image of pastors in a bid to appeal to the prejudice of his readers.

His choice of words regarding pastors who “convert” people and “win them over to the church” betrays a man who has a dim understanding of biblical Christianity.

The preaching of the Gospel results in people being convicted and converted by the Holy Spirit (cf. Acts 2:36-37). They become the disciples of Christ, not a putty in the hands of a church. Some ignorant or mischievous folks might have done that, but it’s not a Biblical precept.

Mr Oskar obviously spent too much time in detention and relied on hearsay, or the spirit(s) inspiring him was just off the charts.

Perhaps, the crave after material things was used as bait in some German churches during the Great Depression of the 1930s, so Ab-dru-shin extrapolated that incident onto all churches. In any case, we expect his readers to know better.

“Thousands upon thousands feel a certain inner satisfaction, an exaltation, in the consciousness that they believe in God, that they utter their prayers with such earnestness … and they sense a being linked with God, of Whom they also think at times with a certain sacred thrill that produces or leaves behind a state of bliss, in which they revel. But these legions of believers take the wrong course. Living happily in a self-created delusion.”

Thousands upon thousands? Did this man take a poll, survey or collect a data of religious people and their spiritual experiences? Was he privy to the inner states of a multitude? How then did he arrive at this assertion?

Notice also the vagueness in his descriptions. Who are these “believers” and what do they believe? Are they Christians? Muslims? Hindus? Taoists? Druids? Do they all pray to the same God? Unfortunately, no sufficient identification was provided.

This is a psychological chess game of sorts. An aggregation of mystical twaddle – replete with terms like “sacred thrill” and “state of bliss” – is thrown at the reader who is expected to just lap it up and adapt the subjective experience to his own religious persuasion.

The chapter’s title itself – Wrong Courses – presupposes that other paths are wrong, though they seem to be right. So, this puts both the knife and cake in the hands of guru Oskar. He has set himself and his system up as the arbitrate by which all spiritual courses are to be judged.

He then sits on his throne and declare legions of believers guilty of living in a self-created delusion without convincingly demonstrating that himself and his followers are not included in that very category.

“Their petitions are demands, their inner being hypocritical. They will be swept away like empty chaff before His Countenance. They will have their reward, certainly, but it will be different from what they imagine … The feeling of well-being will rapidly disappear on passing into the Ethereal World.”

Not only has the author blurred the boundary lines between reality and imagination, worse still, his illusion has supplanted his imagination.

We need to ask: what makes his course right and the Christian course wrong? How does he define “right” and “wrong” and why should his definitions be accepted? How did he determine what is “true” or “false”? And more importantly, why should Christianity be considered wrong and his Grail spirituality be considered right?

His followers can answer these questions on his behalf and polish his apples if need be. But let none of them think they can threaten Christians into kissing the ring of guru Oskar with the blast of his impersonal deity.

“[God] will calmly abandon to the Darkness all the wicked, even all the wavering ones, so that those who are striving upward shall no longer be exposed to their attacks; enabling the others thoroughly to experience everything they consider to be right, and thus come to the recognition of their error!”

In other words, those who readily put their heads beneath the toes of Mr Oskar are allegedly ascending, while those who waver, those who question his claims and scrutinise them with the Word of God are the ones who will be left down in darkness.

These are creative performances of self-protection from threatening opposers that all cult groups espouse. But such threats cannot displace the strong confidence that Christians have in the Rock of Ages (Rom. 9:33).

Virtually all ancient cultures, whether Greek, Roman, Celtic or Egyptian, had some sort of mystery religion. Although these groups were called by different names in different parts of the world, they all had certain elements in common.

The basic features of this pagan mystery religions are:

1. Polytheism (a belief in many gods or goddesses) or pantheism (a belief that God is the universe) or panentheism (God permeating every element of the universe).

2. A cyclical view of history (the belief that there are eternal, repeatable cycles of life – reincarnation).

3. The veneration or worship of the regenerative processes of nature (sex) as the “sacred mystery.”

This contrasts with Biblical Christianity, which holds to:

1. Monotheism (belief in one God).

2. A linear view of history (the belief that time has a beginning and an end, and that God has intervened, is intervening and will intervene in the history and affairs of mankind).

3. The worship of God through His Son Jesus Christ.

The Grail spirituality fits with these ancient religions rather than Christianity. That’s why no true Christian can be a Grail adherent. He/she will have to follow one and reject the other.

In Volume I, chapter 24 titled “Indolence of the spirit”, Ab-dru-shin spews more of his venom against what he imagines to be Christianity:

“And this main weakness of the souls was love of ease, the indolence of their spirit!

“The church knew very well that it was bound to achieve great success as soon as it showed much leniency towards this weakness, and did not require it to be overcome!

“Anything so incredible can only be possible with thoughtless people of herd mentality, who by such action brand themselves with the mark of the greatest spiritual indolence … What does a man give to his God by obedience to the church! He does not have with it a single, natural intuitive urge, which alone can help him to ascend.”

Before I respond to this flawed argument, I need to point out that whenever this man (and his followers) use the word “church”, they always read into it their Mephistophelian imagery of a gang of evil men enslaving and corrupting thousands of innocent souls.

This tends to resonate with those who have been disgruntled by certain people in churches. They fail to make any distinction between those who truly know the Lord and those who don’t.

But they want us to believe everyone in the Grail movement is sweet, kind and peaceful (actually, the feedback I get from these folks show a contrary, disturbing picture).

Without missing words, a certain Grail adherent wrote:

All religious organizations have always feared giving power to the people by preaching spiritual independence which will make members use there [sic] own God-given abilities to understand the Word and thus reduce the power and influence of these religious organizations and leaders if not make them totally irrelevant.”

He is merely regurgitating what his grand master said above. He makes references to “the Word” but doesn’t tell us whether he’s alluding to the Bible or the Grail message.

Ah, yes, he knows what all religious organizations (except his own) fear because Ab-dru-shin the Great has told him their deepest secrets.

This statement, and what Oskar himself wrote, further lends credence to the occult philosophies undergirding the Grail message.

In Satanism, Satan or Set is believed to typify the alienation of man from creation. Therefore, a Satanist is expected to rebel against and reject conformity with institutions. He must be able to wield his own occult powers alone.

For those in groups like the Church of Satan and Temple of Set, Satan represents self, so they worship, follow and please their ‘self.’ “Herd conformity” is one of Anton LaVey’s Nine Satanic Sins, and a repeated critique that Satanists have of Christians.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a man who had much influence on 20th century satanic thought. His criticism of the “herd mentality” became one of the philosophical bedrocks for Satanism’s criticism of “herd mentality.”

Nietzsche believed that: “Every superior human being will instinctively aspire after a secret citadel where he is set free from the crowd, the many, the majority” (Beyond Good and Evil, England: Penguin, 1990, p. 57).

Ironically, being “free from the crowd”, being part of “a superior few” or “striving for ascent” are the tools cult leaders deploy to pump their followers full with destructive arrogance which prevents them from seeing where the journey really leads.

The Christian, for Nietzsche, is “the domestic animal, the herd animal, the sick animal man.” (Twilight of the Idols and The Antichrist, England: Penguin, 1968, 128).

This is exactly what we read from Mr Oskar and his followers. Evidently, the dark spirit behind Satanism is also the same spirit that inspired the Grail message. It’s the spirit of the lone or desert goat.

While Bible Christianity denounces blind following (1 Cor. 7:23), it is based on denying self and following Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me” (Lk. 9:23).

He also declared, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matt. 11:29).

To be a Christian entails following Christ as Lord. Christianity is not a self-intuited path, it’s Christ’s path!

The Bible uses the metaphor of sheep and shepherd to convey what it means to follow Christ. The yoke of the Shepherd must lead you in the Way. The ideas of self-mastership, cultivating powers using your intuition or being “a freethinker” are from the devil.

There are only two courses: the narrow Way of Christ which leads to eternal life and the broad path of Satan (which encompasses various false religions, alternative spirituality, and philosophies) which leads to eternal destruction.

Weighing the Grail Message: The World Teacher

Virtually every New Age/occult group is expectant of the emergence of a great world teacher who will physically manifest on earth to usher in what they call “the New Age,” the “New Order” or “the Age of Aquarius” (the terms vary but the concept is the same).

New Agers/occultists believe the forthcoming Age of Aquarius ruled by this “World Teacher” or “Lord Maitreya” will be characterized by love, harmony, peace, joy and abundance and will put an end to this current era/aeon which they term “the Age of Pisces.”

This “paradigm shift” has been predicted way back in the 18th century by Emmanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish mystic who received his messages from fallen angels.

New Agers today are taught not only to look forward to the new age but also to work with the Spiritual Hierarchy in bringing it forth on earth through rituals and dissemination of their messages (just as the Grail movement does).

When we integrate biblical understanding with these occult nuances, it’s clear that the ominous yet powerful world teacher that will be revealed is none other than the Antichrist.

In his lecture titled the World Teacher, Oskar Bernhardt, though resorting to semantic acrobatics and esoteric clichés, aligns himself with the Antichrist and his philosophy – one more proof of the diabolic source of the Grail message.

All quotes in this article are taken from volume 1 chapter 31 of In the Light of Truth by Abdrushin.

The World Teacher is the Son of Man. He is called World Teacher not because He is to teach the World, and will perhaps found a religion that unites the World … rather, He is called World Teacher because he explains the “World” and brings the teaching about the World. That which man really must know!

The anti-Christ will indeed be a world teacher since there’s an ascendancy created for him in the belief systems of various false religions.

Muslims are expectant of their Mahdi; Jews still await their messiah; Hindus believe Kalkin, the final avatar (incarnation) of the Hindu god, Vishnu, will appear in the future.

Buddhists are watching out for the Fifth Buddha (Maitreya) and New Agers await a “Christ” who now heads a hierarchy of spirits in the astral plane to manifest. The coming Antichrist will fulfill these roles.

Granted, Christians also look forward to the second coming of Jesus Christ, but His coming and its purpose stand in stark contrast to that of the Antichrist.

The Bible describes this Antichrist as “the Assyrian, the rod of [God’s] anger (Is. 10:5), “a Destroyer of nations” (Jer. 4:7), “the little horn” who will wage war against the saints (Dan. 7:20-21; Rev. 13:7) and “a stern-faced king, a master of intrigue” who will speak arrogant and blasphemous words (Dan. 8:23 cf. Dt. 28:50).

He is described as the “Man of sin,” “the son of perdition,” “the Wicked one” whose coming shall be “after the working of Satan with all power and lying signs and wonders” (2 Thess. 2:3, 9) and “the Beast” out of the sea of humanity who will look like the Lamb (Jesus) but speak like the dragon (Satan). He will also be given authority over every people, language and nation (Rev. 13:1-8).

Daniel 8:23 describes him as a man that will “understand dark sentences.” The Hebrew noun for dark sentences is used of Samson’s riddle (Judg. 14:12), the Queen of Sheba’s hard questions (1 Kgs. 10:1) and dark sayings of the wise (Prov. 1:6), which are too deep to be understood by the simple.

This implies that the anti-Christ will dazzle and deceive humanity with esoteric teachings, deep philosophy and self-exalting words. Fittingly, Abdrushin says the coming world teacher will bring teachings about the world.

Behind this World Teacher, visible to pure clairvoyants, stands radiantly the great Cross of Redemption, as once it did with Christ! It can also be said that “He bears the Cross!” Which, however, has nothing to do with suffering or martyrdom.

Grail adherents claim to have a mystical revelation of the divine figure Abdrushin actually embodies. Of course, they may not divulge this to outsiders. But from what Abdrushin taught, it’s clear that he also pointed to the coming of a future “Christ”.

Notice that Abdrushin says this world teacher is already visible to clairvoyants – those who see into the spirit realm.

New Agers generally believe that their coming “Christ” has been in the physical plane in one form or the other before. To them, every era has its own world teacher; thus, the Christ of Nazareth has passed, but “another Christ” will come as the world ruler.

The Hierarchy of spirits that their “Christ” heads in the Shamballa plane (the spirit realm) wields much influence over the world and individuals. But this Hierarchy is visible only to mortals who have received 5 levels of occult initiation or “overshadowing.”

While the “great world teacher” will administer the first two initiations on humanity, the other three will be administered by “the Great Hierophant,” a.k.a. Sanat Kumara or Solar Logos – Lucifer/Satan. Thus, a renowned New Age leader, David Spangler wrote:

Lucifer prepares man for the experience of Christhood. [He is] the great initiator … Lucifer works within each of us to bring us to wholeness, and as we move into a New Age … each of us in some way is brought to that point which I term the Luciferic initiation … for it is an invitation into the New Age” (Reflections on the Christ, Findhorn, 1977, 44-45).

From the bible, we see that Satan is the power behind the coming great teacher and his kingdom:

“The dragon [Satan] gave the beast [Antichrist] his power and throne and great authority.”

This will culminate in an era of universal Satanism: “Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast” (Rev. 13:2, 4).

In fact, all those whose names have not been written in the book of life will worship and follow this “great teacher” and receive his diabolical mark on their hands and foreheads. The Grail message leads in that very direction.

The connection will immediately be understood as soon as the true meaning of the actual “Cross of Redemption” is known. The Cross of Redemption does not have the same meaning as Christ’s Cross of Suffering, through which mankind could indeed not be redeemed…

Here, we see a distinguishing feature of all false religions: a rejection of the cross and the redemption Christ obtained through it.

The term “redemption” is from the Greek word agorazo and it means “to purchase in the marketplace.” The word is used to describe the believer being purchased out of the slave market of sin and set free from sin’s bondage by death of Christ (1 Cor. 6:20; 7:23; Rev. 5:9; 14:3).

It’s also from the word lutroo, which means “to obtain release by the payment of a price.”

Believers have been redeemed by the precious blood of Christ to be a special possession for God (1 Pet. 1:18; Tit. 2:4).

But the Grail message, typical of New Age spirituality, rejects the reality of sin, the Fall of man, the redemption by Christ’s blood, His vicarious death on the cross and substitutionary atonement, so they reject these biblical terms. They don’t go with their grand plan.

The Cross was already known before Christ’s time on earth. It is the sign of Divine Truth! Not merely the symbol, but the living form for It … The Cross of Rays, or the radiating Cross, is therefore the Truth in its original-inherent form. And since man can ascend only through the Truth, and in no other way, the human spirit finds redemption only in recognition or knowledge of Divine Truth!

Here, the true meaning and purpose of the cross has been distorted and given an esoteric meaning.

Of course, the “truth” Abdrushin preached is not by any means new: it largely consists of Hindu, Kabbalistic, Gnostic and medieval occult myths and concepts which he fine-tuned a bit and laced with distorted biblical terms.

The idea of being redeemed by secret knowledge is the warp and woof of Gnosticism. Such occult philosophies do not take people to any ascent but plunge them into the depth of Satan’s delusions.

From the book of Revelation, we see that the Antichrist which will emerge as the world teacher will be used by a demonic prototype that ascends from the abyss where demons and some fallen angels are confined (Rev. 11:7-8, 17:11 cf. Lk. 8:31; Rev. 9:1-21, 11:7).

He “was, is and is to come” i.e. he had existed on earth before John’s day, was not on earth in John’s day, but will ascend from the abyss in the future and ultimately go into destruction.

Again, the Bible shows that the kingdom of the Antichrist which will be revived when he comes will be an amalgam of previous 4 world empires: Babylon (lion), Medes-Persia (bear), Greece (leopard) and the fourth beast (Rome), which was the “most terrifying and frightening and very powerful” (see Dan. 7:3-7 cf.  Rev. 13:2).

Therefore, if Abdrushin’s “cross of rays” has been in existence before the time of Christ, then it’s a code term for the anti-Christ’s philosophy.

And since the Son of God and the Son of Man who is now coming are the sole Bringers of the undimmed Truth, bearing it within Themselves. They must both naturally also bear the Cross inseparably within and upon Themselves; that is, They must be Bearers of the Radiant Cross, Bearers of Truth…

This is where Grail adherents derived their dubious “cross bearers” moniker. They have appropriated a term into which a baggage of ideas has been read by their guru.

They are not bearers of the cross of Jesus Christ, however, but the “cross” of the antichrist which is no cross at all but occult mysticism.

The same will also be seen on the Son of Man! The Dove above Him, the Cross of Redemption behind Him … They are the unmistakable signs of His genuine Mission to fulfill the prophecies. They are the signs that cannot be imitated. They are indestructible, warning, and, despite the terrible gravity, they are at the same time promising! Before these alone all darkness must retreat!

The “Son of Man” being referred to here is what New Agers also call Lord Maitreya , the head of the Hierarchy, subordinate to Lucifer. The biblical prophecies of Jesus’ first coming do not apply to His second coming.

On the other hand, the New Spirituality teaches that the hierarchy of fallen angels needs to be ‘externalised’ on the physical plane; on earth, when the human race has fully evolved into homo universalis.

Thus, at the dawn of the New Age, people on earth will have one universal identity, goal and religion (a sort of spiritual totalitarianism).

Occultists are taught to work in bringing the astral plane where the hierarchy lives to the physical plane and vice versa through demonic interactions. This is what they sum up as, “As above, so below.”

From the Bible, we see that the “sweet light” of the Antichrist’s kingdom is only to get the human race to take its diabolic mark; all those who worship the beast and receive its mark are doomed for eternal judgement (Rev.14:9-11).

But now is the day of salvation where the true God calls to those following the Grail message and other forms of New Age spirituality to believe the Gospel taught by the Bible and renounce the philosophies of the Antichrist. The only escape is now.

Look upwards! As soon as the inexorable harbingers of His coming have appeared, clearing the way for Him of the obstacles that human conceit heaps upon it, the bandage will fall from the eyes of many who are granted the grace to recognize Him thus! Then, forced by the power of the Light, they will have to bear witness openly. Watch for that hour, it will be nearer than all men think.

Granted, the harbingers of the coming Antichrist have appeared and have been clearing the way for him.

Aleister Crowley predicted in his “sacred” Book of the Law that the 1980s will cower before a great warlord who would be an incarnation of the Egyptian god Ra-Hoor-Khuit. It never happened.

New Age leader, Benjamin Crème predicted that “Lord Maitreya,” the so-called “Christ” of the New Age, would manifest to the entire world in 1987. He never showed up and Crème died in 2016.

David Spangler also predicted the emergence of a savior, an avatar, father-figure which will be for the race what the ancient-priest kings were in ancient history.

Many years ago, he organized series of people to meditate and send out “spiritual transmissions” to bring forth the new age.

The Bible speaks of “the spirit of the anti christ” and “the mystery of iniquity” which have already been in operation. The spirit possesses certain people – at varying degrees – in each generation to imitate, replace or oppose the Jesus Christ of the Bible.

Weighing the Message: The Grail and its Castle

The raison d’être of all occult systems is frequent contact and communion with the spirit realm and the evil spirits therein.

Of course, many occult and New Age groups will deny that the spirits they are interacting with are demon spirits, but when one integrates Biblical understanding, weighs their spiritual experiences and evaluates their lives and beliefs, the true source of their power becomes clear.

While some people feel that the Grail movement is questionable, they still cling to the Grail message as divine.

But even if we detach the Grail message from the movement disseminating it, it’s impossible for us to separate it from its source: the spirit realm (or “Grail castle”) where Oskar Bernhardt received his message and the spirit(s) that inspired him.

If a revelation is from the realm of Satan and his fallen angels, then it’s satanic. It matters not whether that revelation comes under the rubric of a visible organization or it’s being followed personally.

In the Bible, the lines are clearly drawn and there’s no neutral place. Any revelation or supernatural experience that does not come from God certainly comes from His enemy, Satan.

In this article, all quotes (unless otherwise indicated) are taken from Vol. 2, chapter 34 of In the Light of Truth by Ab-dru-shin.

“Manifold are the interpretations of the legends which exist about the Holy Grail. The most serious scholars and investigators have occupied themselves with this mystery. Much of their work has high moral value, but it all contains one great fault, i.e. the fact that they have built only from the earth upwards, while the essential thing, the ray of light from above, which alone could bring life and enlightenment, is missing.”

Here, Abdrushin is building on the medieval occult legend of the Holy Grail.

A popular version of the legend says the Holy Grail was the cup Jesus used at the Last Supper and at the crucifixion which received the blood flowing from His side. It was allegedly brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, where it lay hidden for centuries.

The search for the vessel became the principal quest of the knights of King Arthur. The Grail was believed to be kept in a mysterious castle surrounded by a wasteland and guarded by a custodian called the Fisher King, who suffered from a wound that refused to be healed.

King Fisher’s recovery and the renewal of the blighted lands depended on the successful completing of the quest i.e. by making contact with the Grail. A “worthy” knight of the round table (Sir Parsifal) delivers the Grail to the king, and fertility was restored to the land.

Abdrushin claims to receive his version of the legend through a ray of enlightenment from above. To him, the Holy Grail, is not symbolic of an earthly vessel or edifice but is a real place where all creation supposedly came from.

Please note that one of the features of the occult is:  luring in non-initiates with esoteric or secret knowledge.

The prospect of having access to a “mysterious” spiritual knowledge – which no one else has ever known until a German 20th century mystic arrived on the scene – holds great fascination for the unsaved. Once people forsake the Bible – God’s Word of truth – there’s no limit to the height and depth of their delusion.

“The existing interpretations are not without great moral value, but they cannot claim to be an explanation of the legends, much less an approach to the truth about the Holy Grail.”

Since the Grail myth forms the fountainhead of Abdrushin’s messages, we need to take a closer look at it. The legend of the Holy Grail first appears in a written text in Chretien de Troyes’s Old French verse romance, the Conte de Graal (‘Story of the Grail’) or Perceval (c. 1180).

During the next 50 years, several prose and verses re-tell the story with varying details but two major versions stood out between 13th-15th centuries.

The legend of the “holy grail” actually came from Celtic pagan myths in which magical vessels or “the horn of plenty” were said to satisfy the tastes and needs of all who ate and drank from them giving them health, unquenchable food and victory in battle.

Of course, the legend of King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot is steeped in Paganism and Witchcraft but this has been thinly disguised in modern versions.

In the older pagan versions, the Grail is the cauldron of the goddess or a metaphor for sex with the goddess. King Fisher is also called “the Divine King” which constitutes a core myth of paganism and witchcraft.

The Rite of the Divine King teaches that the king (and/or high priest) is magically linked to the land over which he ruled.

If the king sickens, the land suffers; if he prospers, the land prospers. Thus, if the land is in bad shape, royal blood must be shed to heal the land. This was the theory underlying the dying and rising fertility gods of pre-Christian Europe.

That Abdrushin would utilize the Grail occult myth to extend the frontiers of his own teachings shows that he was not inspired by the Spirit of God and the realm he speaks of is not heaven. God is not the inspirer of pagan lies and fairy tales.

Even in a logical sense, you can’t face a wrong direction and arrive at the right destination. If you start out with a pagan delusion you will definitely end up with more pagan delusions, not godly truth.

Abdrushin’s version of the Grail legend is merely one more interpretation to the others previously existing.

“No human spirit, even in its final greatest perfection and immortality, will ever be able to face the Holy Grail Itself! It is for this reason that no detailed tidings about it can ever extend from there earthward into the World of Matter, unless a Messenger is sent from there.”

This whole ‘Holy Grail’ concept, though a romanticization of ancient cultures combined with a passionate interest in fantasy and science fiction, is simply a mystical code term Abdrushin used for introducing his followers to the demonic spirit realm.

The God of the Bible is not sought through any Grail whether literal or symbolic. He has revealed Himself through Jesus Christ for every man to know and fellowship with Him. “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Tim. 2:5).

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways,  but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe (Heb. 1:1-2).

As far as God’s Kingdom is concerned, there is no messenger being sent to proclaim a set of teaching from some “mysterious” pagan Grail. The only saving message is the Gospel – the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

But the Bible speaks about another kingdom which consists of a host of fallen angels who rebelled against God and were cast out of heaven; they are ruled by their master, Satan (Ezekiel 28:11–17; Isaiah 14:12–15; Revelation 12:7–9).

Satan’s kingdom, though wielding much influence in the physical world, is primarily located in the spirit realm. Since humans are made in God’s image and possess a spirit/soul, they have the ability to contact the spirit realm.

Those who have been saved by Christ have access to God through Jesus Christ, whereas the unsaved – through various occult and Christless groups – have access to Satan’s realm through the agency of demon spirits.

Of course, these spirits often disguise themselves as angels of light and manipulate the spirit realm to suit the belief system of the initiate; after all, theirs is a kingdom of deception (2 Cor. 11:14).

“Parsifal is a great promise … Parsifal is identical with the Son of Man, Whose coming the Son of God Himself promised. As a Divine Messenger, with His spiritual eyes blindfolded, He will have to go through the most bitter hardships on earth, as man among men. After a certain time, freed from this blindfold, He must recognize His origin and therewith Himself, as well as clearly see His mission.”

This could be referring to a coming “world teacher” or the Antichrist, but in another lecture, Oskar said:

Parsifal was linked with the gross matter in Abdrushin. Therefore Abdrushin was Parsifal and also Imanuel, through the continued direct connections of the radiations which creation cost great preparation and effort.(Lecture no. 57: Let there be light!).

Oskar claims to be a luminous servant of God and equates himself with Parsifal, the knight who delivered the grail to the “divine king.” He, like most cult leaders all through history, elevated himself to a divine plane and claimed to be predicted by Jesus Christ, but the message he brought and the legendary Parsifal have nothing to do with the Jesus of the Bible.

“This also applies the human spirit. It originates from the Sphere of Spiritual Substantiality, to which it may return as a conscious spirit in substantiate form if, after its course through the World of Matter, it has achieved its highest state of perfection and attained living purity.”

Grail adherents believe that creation emerged from some “divine radiations” in the spiritual sphere which were given consciousness, form and personality and made to become beings and entities. This is a substantial occult lie.

God spoke other creations into existence “out of nothing” (ex-nihilo) except man whom He formed and gave life to (Gen. 2:7).

Before creation, man didn’t pre-exist whether in spirit form or otherwise and there is no “progression” of souls through reincarnation.

We didn’t come from “the sphere of spiritual substantiality” and there are only two eternal destinations beyond this earth: Heaven and Hell (Matt. 25:34, 41).

In a bid to seduce his followers into utilizing occult powers, Abdrushin denied the existence of heaven, hell, as well as good and evil powers, claiming that there is only one power. This is found in Vol. 2, ch. 1 titled “Responsibility”:

“When schools and churches speak of Heaven and hell, of God and the devil, this is right. It is wrong, however, to explain it as good and evil powers. That must at once plunge every serious seeker into error and doubt…”

Here, he is espousing a pagan philosophy called Monism (“All is one,” therefore there can be no evil). But the Bible makes a clear distinction between God and Satan; heaven and hell; life and death (Deut. 30:19-20; Job 1:8; Lk. 10:17-19 etc.). It is the height of irrationality to conflate two existing parallels into one.

While it’s true that all powers belong to God, the power wielded by the devil and his minions are used for evil and it will ultimately be stripped from them by God and they – along with all who follow them and their teachings – will be eternally consigned to the lake of fire (Rev. 20:10).

No Gnostic philosophy or “luminous ascent” a person claims to have on earth will alter this eternal reality.

“In the best of cases, its path may lead it to the forecourt of the Grail Castle which stands at the highest point in Spiritual Substantiality and forms the gateway to the steps of the throne, on which the source of all being, God the Father in His Divine Unsubstantiality, dons at times the cloak of Divine Substantiality i.e. takes on form.”

Let’s break this down a little: there’s a Grail castle in the spirit realm which houses this “holy grail,” and like the Eckankar cult also teaches, there are different spheres or levels in this realm, of which the Grail castle stands at its highest point.

Though Oskar throws in “God the Father” as a smokescreen, it’s clear that he’s using the legend of the Grail to introduce the seeker to a high-ranking entity and its location.

In vol. 3 ch. 32 titled “The Primordial Queen,” Oskar wrote that there are archangels and the eternal ones called ‘the elders’ before the steps of the throne of ‘God’ where the Grail castle is located. Then he said:

Elizabeth is the very foremost Divine-Substantiate embodiment of Pure Divine Love, which as the only one therein took on the most ideal womanly conformation … And there the Primordial Queen of womanhood has Her being and has a throne in the Grail Castle of the Divine part! … Beside Her are the Archangels, and further downwards the eternal Elders who are called the Old Ones…”

In plain terms, the so-called holy grail symbolizes the Queen of heaven (Oskar calls her “Elizabeth”) and she’s a demonic entity in Satan’s kingdom! Even Dan Brown for all his fictitious clothing admitted:

“The Holy Grail represents the sacred feminine and the goddess…” (The Da Vinci Code, UK: Bantam Books, 2003, p. 238)

Notably, in witchcraft and Satanism, they use the term “great old ones” to refer to demon spirits or “demigods.” Some call them “Cthulhu mythos.”

“In this chalice, the contents swirl and surge increasingly, like red blood, without ever overflowing. Enveloped as it is in the most Luminous Light, only the purest of all spirits in the realm of Spiritual Substantiality are granted permission to look into this Light. These are the guardians of the Holy Grail!”

Now that we know the true identity of Ab-dru-shin’s “holy grail,” we can understand why he employed these occult philosophical terms. This is an unholy grail and the spirits in that realm are anything but pure.

In witchcraft, the chalice or goblet is symbolic of the element of water and is the symbol of the Goddess, particularly her womb which connotes fertility (Frederic Lamond, Fifty Years of Wicca, Green Magic, 2005, pp. 125-126).

There are three major occult/pagan concepts reiterated here:

a) The dove that “appears above the chalice” is not referring to the Holy Spirit of the Bible. In pagan myths, doves were sacred to Astarte, Aphrodite and Isis who were worshipped as goddesses of bodily love and fertility. They were represented having a dove above their heads. Many pagans see Astarte and Isis as names for the queen of heaven.

b) “The renewal of power” brought about through that communion is of fertility – “bringing new life and a new urge to create” on Grail messengers. More like bodily ‘love.’

Like I said at the beginning of this article, the purpose of all occult rituals is to contact the spirit realm and have the evil spirits there to be present with the participants. And as a former high-ranking ex-Satanist said, there’s a strong kind of magnetic force that attaches the spirit world to the physical world.

c) One of the Grail festivals celebrated annually on May 30 is called “the Festival of the Holy Dove.” They claim it’s linked with the event of Pentecost, but this is untrue. It’s the time their dove spirit gives them sexual energy and this rite matches a fertility festival observed by many Wiccans and Neopagans on May 1 called Beltane.

In conclusion, the Grail message is just that, messages from the Grail, a code-word for a demonic entity, and the Grail castle, which is the spirit world. Such a message may make reference to God, Jesus or even the Holy Spirit, but they are not the ones revealed in the Bible.

When a person embraces Abdrushin’s messages to the point of becoming sealed into the Grail circle and participates in their worship and festivals, he/she has opened his/her soul to the control of the “old ones” and they will ultimately lead him/her to eternal destruction. The Jesus of the Bible is the only way out of that deadly trap!