Bloodline of the Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed

Bloodline of the Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed

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by Laurence Gardner
     
 

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Arguing for the existence of a royal heritage of the Messiah in the West, this controversial book traces the authentic genealogical line of succession of the Blood Royal from the sons of Jesus and his brother James to the present day. Allowed unprecedented access to sovereign and noble archives, the author (who is formally attached to the household guard of the Royal… See more details below

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Arguing for the existence of a royal heritage of the Messiah in the West, this controversial book traces the authentic genealogical line of succession of the Blood Royal from the sons of Jesus and his brother James to the present day. Allowed unprecedented access to sovereign and noble archives, the author (who is formally attached to the household guard of the Royal House of Stewart) documents how regimes down through the centuries have conspired to suppress records tracing this descent, perverting the spiritual aspirations of our civilization. Offering penetrating insight into centuries of strategic governmental alignments with all their associated deceits and intrigues, the author has resurrected the politically silenced history of a royal dynasty—a history which the Church has long sought to quash in order to further its own ends.

This unique book casts penetrating new light on the Bible story and such enigmatic figures from the gospels as Joseph of Arimathea and Mary Magdalene, as well as on the real truth behind the Arthurian legends and the Holy Grail and the role of the Crusades and the Knights Templars of Jerusalem. B&W illustrations. 489pp.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
One of the most important developments of the last 50 years in religious studies has been the emergence of suppressed and forgotten texts and lore. A flood of new archeological knowledge and newly discovered ancient texts sheds unexpected light on the traditions of Christian worship. Into this flood, Gardner, who holds the office of the Jacobite Historiographer Royal of the Royal House of Stewart, would like to inject yet another revelation: the bloodline of Jesus Christ. According to Gardner, Jesus married Mary Magdalene, and she was pregnant with his child when he was crucified at Qumran, not Golgotha as it is usually thought. Mary delivered a male child before she and her son were spirited out of Palestine to France, where she died. This child became the scion of an amazing genealogy that terminatessurprisein the House of Stuart. Furthermore, that house did not expire but flourishes to this day. This book is an amazing patchwork of scholarly trappings and dizzy tomfoolery stitched together with myth and fable until it fabricates the amazing argument that indeed the Crown of England properly belongs to the Line of David through Jesus Christ himself. This is exhilarating fantasy worthy of a great romantic novel. (Oct.)
Booknews
Gardner quilts together scraps of lore from the Middle East, the Celtic Church, Arthurian legend, the Knights Templar, and the Royal House of Stewart, that is to say just about every romantic, mystical movement of the past couple centuries, to argue that heirs of Jesus have passed down secret records and doctrines, which are known and practiced by esoteric groups today. Includes over 50 pages of genealogical charts, besides those imbedded in the text. Perhaps by the second edition he will have corrected his neglect of the Loch Ness monster and the Illuminati. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760707357
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/1997
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.57(d)

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