While not a quarter of the way through this book, I already had the author pegged as a sophist of the worst kind, milking the infinite scope of a popular subject to add nothing useful. Rather than waste my financial investment, however, I persevered with it and discovered that I could not have been more wrong in my snap judgement.
I have a distinctive perspective on the matter of the Grail. And my mistake was in assuming that The Mystery of the Grail might be an easy window onto new insights of a familiar or conventional kind. From that point of view, I was bound to experience some disappointment. New insights there surely are, in abundance; but they often seem to be swamped by the (surprisingly coherent) personal, 'political' outlook of the author. Once I had come to terms with this fact, I found that the book can be enjoyed on a number of levels, including the one I had hoped for. And though Julius Evola did not live to see the last quarter of the 20th Century, I have found some of his insightful opinions are even more pertinent to the 21st Century, which he had summed-up to a tee. So, one day I shall try to get around to reading his Revolt Against The Modern World.
Very few readers will agree with everything that Julius Evola has to say in this book. But I would not expect any thinking person to come away unchanged by the experience. For those who have a conventional interest in the Grail, there is plenty here for you.