Orig. pub. 1920. With a new foreword by Robert A. Segal.
1 Introductory. 2 The task of the hero. 3 The freeing of the waters. 4 Tammuz and Adonis. 5 Medieval and modern forms of nature ritual. 6 The symbols. 7 The sword dance. 8 The medicine man. 9 The fisher king. 10 The secret of the grail (1) - The mysteries. 11 The secret of the grail (2) - The Naassene document. 12 Mithra and Attis. 13 The perilous chapel. 14 The author
'Acknowledged by T.S. Eliot as crucial to understanding The Waste Land, Jessie Weston's book has continued to attract readers interested in ancient religion, myth, and especially Arthurian legend. Here she reinterprets the saga of the grail by exploring the legend's Gnostic roots.'