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Title: The Holy Grail Trail of Malta : a fantastic interpretation
Other Titles: Religious tourism : the European way of the Holy Grail and other cultural routes for development
Authors: Munro, Dane
Keywords: Knights of Malta -- History
Order of St John -- History
Pilgrims and pilgrimages
Tourism -- Social aspects
Heritage tourism
Tourism -- Religious aspects
Sacred places
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Lulu Press
Citation: Munro, D. (2015). The Holy Grail Trail of Malta : a fantastic interpretation. In A. Rubio Gil & V. Sanagustín-Fons (Eds.), Religious tourism : the European way of the Holy Grail and other cultural routes for development (pp. 181-187). Hillsborough St Raleigh NC: Lulu Press.
Abstract: Malta is a set of small islands in the centre of the Mediterranean, and as such, a true crossroad of cultures. Tourism is an important part of Malta's economy and especially the legacy of the Neolithic period and the Christian era. Notably the influence of the Hospitaller Knights of the Malta to the Maltese culture is a main attraction. As a contribution to tourism in Malta and the Holy Grail Trail, this paper purely hypothesizes that the True Holy Grail originated from Malta’s Neolithic culture and returned there eventually. This hypothesis then allows the 7,200 years of cultural heritage of Malta to be included in its totality into the Holy Grail programme, widening the scope for tourism purposes tremendously. Thus, the Holy Grail originates from Malta’s Neolithic culture and it was circulated throughout the Neolithic era, the Bronze Age and the Classical world before it ended up in the Holy Land. It was brought into the entourage of Christ's disciples and, much later, via the Knights Templars, it landed in the possession of the Hospitaller Knights of Malta for its protection. This paper, in view of the connectivity of Malta, with various strands of history and human development, theorises that the Holy Grail was originally a reward for exemplary persons, with outstanding achievements regarding both humanity and divinity. The True Holy Grail, the cup from which Christ drank, is one of many Holy Grails. These cups are still kept and managed by the very elusive Sisterhood of the Great Mother Goddess, which existence is another invention.
ISBN: 978-1-326-91501-8
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