"oh what a fire awaits for the steel to be wrought !
oh brave heart that only slowly becomes wise !" (from Parzival)
The Masterpiece "Parzival" by Wolfram Von Eshcenbach in first translation into Hebrew is starting off !
The 13th century epic is in line with the great epics of humanity, such as "The Odyssey", "Gilgamesh's Plots" and "The Mahabharata", at the center of which is the story of man's initiation at various stages of humanity's evolution.
Two years ago we, a group of students from Kibutz "Harduf" in Israel, asked Amos Ben Aharon to translate the book Parzival.
He complied with our request and we started the project, which at the beginning we raised an initial amount to start the translation process and at the same time opened a study group to deepen the story and the meanings inherent in it.
At this stage in the translation`s process, we realized that broader financial support is needed for the project to continue.
The story summary : Parzival grew up in the heart of a forest, with childhood`s innocence. His mother, Queen Herzeloyde, kept him away from kingdom and chivalry, after his knighted father died in battle. But one morning in the woods he meets knights and thus his journey begins to king Arthur's court.
On his way, Parzival meets the Holy Grail King Anfortas, who suffers from incurable torment. He invites him to the Grail Castle for the holy ceremony. The people of the castle know from the secret of the Grail that Parzival is the one to redeem their master from his suffering, if only he asked the question. But the innocent Parzival is silent.
Perzival's journey is one of a man who awakens to his true destiny, who establishes himself from within, with no "guidance from above". This journey can mark a path for anyone searching in our time. It is a journey at the center of which is the question of healing between me and you. This journey reveals a wide web of contexts, in which Parzival's destiny is woven.
Dear friends, near and distant, we would be grateful for any donation to continue our project.
Ran Miller, Roi Schmelzer and Amos Ben-Aharon
(picture - the paint "from Arthur to the Grale", Georg Goelzer)