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What if the Holy Grail were a poem?  What would it tell us?

It is said the entire history of Western philosophy is a series of
footnotes to Plato and Aristotle.  In the broadest strokes, Plato believed
in a transcendental realm beyond our notions of reality, where Forms
and Ideas are unchanging, eternal, and we human beings do not learn
anything, but re-learn everything.  By contrast, Aristotle said that we
use our senses to abstract from the physical universe our
interpretations of it; individually and collectively, we place our own
values on the world.

In short, Plato leads to God, Aristotle to Man.

Joseph Campbell believed the schism to be an illusion, and if only
Aristotle’s “missing metaphor” were discovered then men would
approach Transcendence - the ultimate source of self-discovery.

The Lost Poem of Aristotle is a Crusader’s tale, an epic set in 1272-73,
when Christian, Muslim and Jew, their mystics, sages, financiers and
warriors, do battle with one another, each declaring a unique channel to
God, and out of this chaos one day in Europe a Renaissance shall bloom.
The Lost Poem of Aristotle
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