So much destruction by these women that surrounded me. Too many weak friends, who abandoned me, on my quest. Alone. Forsaken, I come upon Kundry and the Flower Maidens.
Floris Rosemund, Rosemondt, Roozemond, is a Knight of Valor. He will carry this old man to the end of his tale that will be based on fact. In the land I will seek the Grail, the crass, the stupid, and the selfish, can not go. France is saying it lost its identity, along with the rest of Europe, after the attack on Charlie and the Kosher store. The Rose of Paris proves, false, and they have not a clue where the most wanted woman in France is hiding. As the Knight who has Persevered, I follow the clue of the Rouge Thread into the Labyrinth.
I just found my new Muse while googling this name Roozemond. She is Dutch. We may be kindred. She will be Kundry, who in my legend becomes an ally of Parsifal. Alas, I have found a replacement for Rena. She is a professional model I might contact and do a series of paintings of. The thread of fate is again on my side!
Seek, and thou shall find! Where is the Grail and the Oriflamme, now that France had declared war on an old enemy?
In googling Roozemont I found the most extensive genealogy of the Rosemont family who the author says were Swan Brethren.
“The illustrious lieve vrouwe broederschap ‘. All kinds of speculations doing the rounds about this secretive society. So would the brotherhood the continuation. of the Templars and the Grail Knights. The sex of the Roesmonts is in all probability extinct. In the United States of America and Canada is still the name for, but are no evidence that these people are descendants of the genus of‘s-Hertogenbosch.”
There are two roses on a mount in the Roozemont/Rosamund cote of arms. A new rose can be spliced t6o make ‘The Rose of the World’.
We look like brother and sister. The Rosemonts had a dancing wolf for a cote of arms, also.
Our tale begins…….’The Wolf and the Rose’.
Name: Lara Roozemond
Profession: Fashion Model and Law student
Agencies: VDM Model Management – MP Management – City Models
Milestones: Elle Magazine and Glamour Magazine
Current location: Amsterdam
Knight Floris van Roozemond (spelling varies with o/oo, s/z and d/dt), accompanied by the Indian Sindala (Bergman), returns home from a trip around the world only to find his castle occupied by Maarten van Rossum, the commander in chief of Charles, Duke of Guelders. Charles, who controls Guelders, is involved in a power struggle against Philip the Handsome who rules the Burgundian Netherlands, the rest of the Low Countries. Floris had so far been neutral due to his absence, but after he finds his castle stolen, he sides with Wolter van Oldesteijn, who is allied with Burgundy against Charles, Duke of Guelders. Charles and Maarten van Rossum are aided by the Frisian pirate Greate Pier partly as an ally, and partly to do the dirty work.
1975 saw a German remake of the series, Floris von Rosenmund, again starring Rutger Hauer, but with German actor Derval de Faria as Sindala. This version put much more emphasis on the comedic aspects of the stories and provided the female characters Ada and Viola with larger parts than the original.
Above is a painting done by my late sister titled ‘Story Teller’. Christine was a good story teller, as was Rosemary and myself. This gift ran in the family. What is astounding, is, that the ghost writer Stacey Pierrot hired, claims there exist very few of Christine Rosamond’s words, and thus Tom snyder does not include but a handful. This contradicts what Pierrot said in 1997, that Christine was dictating her life story to Sanda Faulkner. If there exist words by the Rose of the World, then Pierrot can not now proudce them lest she be titled a ‘Story Teller’. I laugh!
Story Teller can be titled ‘Kundry and the Flower Maidens’. Kundry is depicted as a Mary Magdalene, who in turn is depicted as a Grail Lineage from Jesus that begat a royal and divine race. Kundry is called ‘The Rose of Hades’ a name that can be applied to Orpheus and his wife, Eurydice. The photograph of Rena Christiansen, that was used for a Oktoberfest poster at the University of Nebraska, would make a excellent Kundry. Indeed, Rena and her boyfriend engaged in the black arts, which I would push out of her being atop a mountain.
Rena is the Silent Muse of Christine Rosamond, daughter of Rosemary, granddaughter of Mary Magdalene Rosamond. Yesterday I had lunch with Marilyn Reed who has agreed to help raise Rosamond’s Creative Legacy from hell. She will help sell Rosamond’s images of beautiful women for my two nieces, and act as my agent in seeking a publisher and a producer of a great story – that needs to be told!
Members of the Rosemond family in Holland were Swan Brethren. Lohengrin was a Knight of the Swan. His father, Parsifal, encounters Kundry and the Flower Maidens who hold the secret of the Grail that is needed to save King Arthur’s kingdom. Christine and I were Flower Children.
I have been on the bus!
It is in her winter aspect that Eriu appears in the story of Niall, and it is in her spring aspect that she appears in the tale of Conn, in which she offers the hero drink from a golden cup.
Herodias, Magdalen and Prakriti
Like the young Parsifal, the wild woman has many names. The many elements in Wagner’s Kundry included another archetype found in literature from the Middle Ages onwards: the Wandering Jew. In Wagner’s poem, Kundry becomes a reincarnation of Herodias who, because she had laughed at the Saviour’s suffering, was cursed to wander through the world until His return. She is not only cursed to wander, but also always to tell the truth; and she cannot weep, only laugh her accursed laugh. Another Herodias can be found in Heine’s poem Atta Troll; this former princess of Judea does not wander the world, but rides, laughing, with the Wild Hunt across the sky. She appears as a cruel rose in Mallarmé’s Les fleurs
In her Cambridge Handbook, Lucy Beckett entirely misses the point of the Herodias reference, but makes an interesting observation about the reference to Mary Magdalen. Beckett reminds us that in 1848 Wagner had sketched a scenario for a play called Jesus of Nazareth, which includes a scene in which the penitent Magdalen kneels in repentance before Jesus on the shore of Lake Gennesareth; later in the play she was to anoint his head and wash his feet, just as Kundry does toward Parsifal in the opera. Although Wagner repeatedly denied that Parsifal was a Christ- figure (I never gave the Saviour a thought, he said), this image had stayed with him and was incorporated by him into the Good Friday scene.
In Die Sieger, an opera that Wagner never completed, a chaste young man called Ananda receives into the religious community a beautiful girl called Prakriti, who has passionately loved him; but Shakyamuni, the future Buddha persuades him to renounce her. The Buddha reveals that in an earlier incarnation, Prakriti had rejected, with mocking laughter, the love of a young man. Prakriti is a parallel to Mary Magdalen in the sense that both are outcasts. By absorbing these two outcast women, in their different ways excluded and despised by patriarchal societies, who by their associations with the Buddha and Christ respectively introduce further religious iconography to Wagner’s drama, Kundry gained a further dimension
Arise! Arise! To me!
Your master calls you, nameless one,
First she-devil! Rose of Hades!
Herodias were you, and what else?
Gundryggia then, Kundry here!
Come here! Come here now, Kundry!
Your master calls: arise!
The triumphant youth finds himself in a wondrous garden, surrounded by beautiful and seductive Flower-maidens. They call to him and entwine themselves about him while chiding him for wounding their lovers (“Komm, komm, holder Knabe!”). They soon fight and bicker amongst themselves to win his singular devotion, to the point that he is about flee, but then a voice calls out, “Parsifal!” He now recalls this name is what his mother used when appearing in his dreams. The Flower-maidens back away from him and call him a fool as they leave Parsifal and Kundry alone.
He wonders if this Garden is a dream and asks how it is that Kundry knows his name. Kundry tells him she learned it from his mother (“Ich sah das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust.”), who had loved him and tried to shield him from his father’s fate; the mother he had abandoned and who had finally died of grief. She reveals many parts of Parsifal’s history to him and he is stricken with remorse, blaming himself for his mother’s death. He thinks himself very stupid to have forgotten her. Kundry says this realization is a first sign of understanding and that, with a kiss, she can help him understand his mother’s love. As they kiss Parsifal suddenly recoils in pain and cries out Amfortas’ name: he feels the wounded king’s pain burning in his own side, and now understands Amfortas’ passion during the Grail Ceremony (“Amfortas! Die Wunde! Die Wunde!”) Filled with this compassion, Parsifal rejects Kundry.
Furious that her ploy has failed, Kundry tells Parsifal that if he can feel compassion for Amfortas, then he can feel compassion for her as well. She has been cursed for centuries, unable to rest, because she saw the Savior on the cross and laughed. Now she can never weep, only laugh, and she is enslaved to Klingsor as well. Parsifal rejects her again but then asks her to lead him to Amfortas. She begs him to stay with her for just one hour, and then she will lead him to Amfortas. When he still refuses, she curses him to wander without ever finding the Kingdom of the Grail, and finally she calls on her master to help her.
Klingsor appears and throws the Spear at Parsifal but it stops in midair, above his head. Parsifal takes it and makes the sign of the Cross. The castle crumbles and as he leaves the scene, he tells Kundry that she knows where she can find him again.
When Belle and I met at the Wandering Goat, for some reason she is lecturing on the importance of one’s genealogy. I am amazed! She will not let me get a word in edgewise so I can tell her I am doing an astounding genealogy of my family, that tragically my daughter, Heather, could care less about. This has put me in a real crisis, for who will I leave the thousands of hours of research to? When Belle called me back after we met in Ken Kesey Square, I told her I was going to make her my Heir to my long study. Why Belle Burch?
On March 24, 2014, I made the following videos about the Sleeping Dream, and the Floral Fairmont Vision of George Miller, the brother of the Bohemian Pre-Raphaelite Poet of Oakland, where I was born. I go on a mystical journey into the Eugene Hills, and there I arrive at the center of Labyrinth, the very end and clue of the Rouge Thread. I knew then, as I stood there, I would soon find her, Sleeping Beauty.