Nicolas Cage, known for his roles in films like “National Treasure,” once set out on a journey that would rival the adventures of his on-screen characters. Did you know he went on a real-life quest for the Holy Grail?
Raised in a Catholic family, Cage’s spiritual beliefs are a deeply personal aspect of his life. While he’s typically tight-lipped about his religious inclinations, stating his spirituality is “deeply personal to me, so I don’t really discuss it,” there was a time in his life when he passionately pursued the philosophical. Cage once remarked, “I went years where all I was doing was meditating three times a day and reading books.”
It was during this introspective phase that Cage became enthralled by myths and legends, leading him to embark on what he describes as a “grail quest.” He explained his journey, saying, “For me it was all about where was the grail? Was it here? Was it there?” His explorations took him to Glastonbury, a place steeped in legends. Cage recalls, “If you go to Glastonbury and go to the Chalice Well, there’s a spring that does taste like blood… legend had it that in that place was a grail chalice.”
But his quest wasn’t limited to England. Stories and myths also led him to the shores of Rhode Island. “There was talk that people had come to Rhode Island, and they were looking for something as well,” he elaborated. While hesitant to say his property acquisition in Rhode Island was solely due to the grail legends, he says it’s part of “why I went to Rhode Island, and I happened to find the place beautiful.”
Ultimately, Cage’s journey led him to a profound realization. “What is the Grail but Earth itself?” he mused. Emphasizing the metaphorical significance of his quest, he concluded, “The divine object is Earth.”
Who would’ve thought this Hollywood icon was once on a sacred journey to discover the world’s most enigmatic relic?