"When religion becomes artificial, art has a duty to rescue it. Art can show that the symbols which religions would have us believe literally true are actually figurative. Art can idealize those symbols, and so reveal the profound truths they contain." - Richard Wagner Parsifal, the epic, final work by Richard Wagner, stunned audiences, revolutionised theatre and music and set the stage for the decline of modern civilisation. For more than one hundred years, Parsifal has been one of the most controversial dramatic works in the world, not only moving the world's top composers and writers to tears and inspiring generations of creative geniuses, but it was, also, admired by Adolf Hitler. Wagner's retelling of the myth of the Holy Grail and the knights who protect it showed the secret path to liberation from suffering, but no one understood it. Wagner himself never explained Parsifal and in his wake thousands of writers, critics and artists have attempted to penetrate its mysteries yet have failed, since they were not initiated into the secret tradition it came from.
Finally, in this book by Samael Aun Weor, the meaning of Parsifal is fully revealed and the genius and spiritual accomplishments of Richard Wagner are made radiantly clear. Includes a synopsis and full text of the drama.