the mystery of the grail

An online gathering in the Bone Cave

Saturday February 12, 2022

14.30 – 19.00 UK time


Purchase the recording of the event below


An online gathering to explore the mythology of the Grail in the British tradition

What do the myths and legends of the Grail tell us what our ancestors believed about the meaning of life, and the underlying order of the cosmos?

The collection of old stories which form the mystery of the Grail arguably represent the foundational mythology of Britain. Many scholars and popular writers have speculated about the meaning of the Grail, but the clearest clues are hidden in plain sight in the oldest stories of all. And so we’ll delve into the earliest known origins of the Grail myth in Old Irish texts, and explore its development in the context of ‘The Matter of Britain’: a body of medieval literature and legendary material associated with King Arthur. We’ll see how the story was transformed in the medieval European romances, and understand how the Grail came to be thought of as ‘holy’.

Throughout, we’ll pay particular attention to the powerful and magical women who play such a fundamental part in the mythology of the Grail, from the Grail Messengers to the Keeprs of the Grail.

how it works

Our gathering took place via Zoom, in a format which enabled us to enjoy each other’s faces, and to break out into discussion groups to deepen our connections with other participants. Our gathering included story, teachings, participant discussion groups, a dance/movement session and creative prompts. 

You’ll have access to your recording for the lifetime of this website.

After you’ve made your payment (below), you’ll be immediately directed to a ‘Welcome’ page for the gathering, where you’ll find all the information you need about accessing your resources.


The fee for this recording is £25. Please follow the link below to make your payment using any credit or debit card. (For those of you in other countries: currency exchange rates change by the hour, and so we’re not able to tell you what the cost of this course is in your currency. This currency converter offers you live rates, though they may or may not reflect the rates actually given to you by your bank or credit card provider. It will, however, give you an indication.)

IMPORTANT: While paying and registering, you will be asked to create a username and password which will allow you to log into the Members’ Area of this website, select ‘Bone Cave’ from the dropdown members’ menu, visit this event’s ‘Welcome’ page, and so access the video and other material. It’s important that you make a note of these details; you won’t be able to access your resources if you do not have them.

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