To the Grail Castle: Just down the road a little way, turn left and just over the drawbridge

fisherkingThe Fisher King.

I recommend the movie and the myth.

The King provides directions for everyone’s healing:

…a place of comfort and safety is not far away. The specific instructions are to go down the road – whatever road one is involved with at the moment – turn left, which is to say go toward the unconscious or the world of imagination an fantasy, cross the drawbridge – the division between our conscious world and the inner world of imagination – and one will be in the Grail castle, the miraculous place of healing…

A detail of the story is encouraging: Parsifal need only ask the question; he is not required to answer it. Once the question is asked the answer comes from a source greater than his store of personal wisdom.

You get to visit the Castle every night when you sleep.

– – The Fisher King & the Handless Maiden: Understanding the Wounded Feeling Function in Masculine and Feminine Psychology, Robert A. Johnson

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