July 31 – Saint Joseph of Arimathea
Today we celebrate St. Joseph of Arimathea, member of the Synedrium, secret disciple of Jesus Christ, first guardian of the Grail.
He was the one who under the cross of Golgotha collected the blood of Jesus etherized by Christ in the Holy Grail, which the tradition wants to be a cup carved in the emerald fallen from Lucifer’s crown. Joseph of Arimathea also disposed to the deposition of the body of Jesus Christ. This means that he was the guardian of both the secret of the blood and the body of Jesus of Nazareth transformed by the solar action of Christ.
Just as Mary Magdalene received the commission to bring esoteric Christianity to France, to Provence, so Joseph of Arimathea received the commission to bring in secret the Grail from Jerusalem to England in Glastonbury where the current of esoteric Christianity joined that of Druidism. Joseph had come by sea to Glastonbury, which was then on the sea, the place at the centre of the story of the Knights of the Round Table, where Arthur and Geneva were buried.
Joseph of Arimathea planted his hawthorn stick on the hill in the area, where the Tower of the Archangel Michael also stands. The hawthorn would put down roots, becoming known as the “Holy Thorn”. Around December 8th, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a branch is cut off and offered to the Queen who places it on the Christmas lunch table.