Parzival and the Star Wisdom of Wolfram von Eschenbach

Presenters: Brian Gray & Alice Stamm
Wolfram von Eschenbach’s medieval poem Parzival holds cosmic secrets for our time. Wolfram began reciting his Parzival in the 13th century, yet its story line, artistic language, and esoteric structure fully entertain, nourish, and fascinate us today.

What spiritual mysteries are working through its magical appeal? What secrets about our time might the Red Knight’s 9th century adventures reveal to us? How is Parzival related to the Eightfold Path of Buddha? What symbols of Christ weave through the narrative?

We will explore each of the story’s 16 “books” or chapters over 16 sessions, studying its zodiacal structure and drawing upon Rudolf Steiner’s profound insights concerning the Arthurian, Grail, and Parzival streams to light our path.

Each session will include a combination of lecture and eurythmy. Alice and Brian are designing each class period as a weaving of story and eurythmy to encourage and bring to life in our beings the mystery wisdom that infuses the classic and transformative tale of Parzival. It promises to be exciting, stimulating, and lots of fun to engage this dramatic adventure together!

We will refer to the 1961 Vintage Books Edition of Parzival, translated by Mustard and Passage. This edition is available through various booksellers, including Amazon and AbeBooks:

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These 16 class sessions will be available for online viewing at, where a bibliography will also be posted.

Please join our study of Wolfram’s Parzival as we strive to reawaken within ourselves the quest for the Grail!

Course Description Course Flyer
There will be 16 Monday evenings between January 14 and June 3, 2019:

  • January 14, 28
  • February 4, 11, 25
  • March 4, 11, 25
  • April 1, 8, 15, 29
  • May 6, 13, 20
  • June 3
Classes will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Teacher Education Room of Rudolf Steiner College.
$240 for the 16 class series (32 hours).

Registration provides access to all the live presentations plus all the video recordings that will be hosted on

If you live close enough or have a chance between January and May to visit Sacramento, we would welcome your presence as frequently as you are able to join us.

We will strive to make the video recordings available by Friday following each Monday evening presentation.

Limited scholarships are available.
Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative
Rudolf Steiner College
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To register by mail, provide each participant’s name, email address, and phone number (to receive confirmation and event updates), plus a check made out to “Wise Cosmos”, sending it to: Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative, PO Box 12575, Reno, NV 89510

For questions related to the course or registration, please contact Lelan Harris at