Laurence Gardner, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, is a constitutional historian, international lecturer and broadcaster.
Genesis of the Grail Kingsby Laurence Gardner
From cuneiform texts, cylinder seals and suppressed archives, best-selling historian and distinguished genealogist
From beneath the windswept sands of ancient Mesopotamia comes the documented legacy of the "creation chamber" of the heavenly Anunnaki. Here is the story of the clinical cloning of Adam and Eve, which predates Bible scripture by more than 2000 years.
From cuneiform texts, cylinder seals and suppressed archives, best-selling historian and distinguished genealogist Laurence Gardner tells the ultimate story of the alchemical Bloodline of the Holy Grail
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The books written by Lawrence Gardner cover an incredible amount of history, religion, political theory, anthropology, government, science, art, mythology, and folk lore. Whether one agrees with his conclusions, or not, he is quite adept at providing the reader with a voluminous amount of information, cites his references, and offers this in an incredibly readable fashion.
I have also read books by many other authors who have written about alternate history, scriptures other than those chosen for the Bible, the Historical Jesus, Mary Magdalene, The Nag Hammadi Scrolls, Dead Sea Scrolls, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and the Bible itself. I must say that Mr. Gardner did his research quite thoroughly.
The interesting aspects of his books are the connections, and conclusions that he makes. Regardless of whether one "believes" his conclusions, or not, they are interesting and thought provoking. What people believe, their faith is a personal, and private thing. And, shouldn't have to exclude one from reading, and considering other viewpoints. I think that most of the criticism I hear about Mr. Gardner's works is that he insists that all of his ideas are "the truth". I don't come a way with the feeling that he is telling people that everything they have learned is wrong, and that all his considerations are true. Rather, he presents a lot of historical information( I checked as much of it as I could find), and puts it together in a way that presents other possible stories, and views. It is up to the reader to discover whether they integrate the information as the author does, or if they put it together and agree with the traditional assessments, or come up with something between, or different from the above. It is all about becoming aware of information, and how you choose to put it together.
One very important point that Gardner and other writers make is that we must keep in mind that history is written, and often re-written by the victors of any large scale conflict. And, because of this, sometimes the history(fact or fiction?)of the conquered group perishes. So, it is important to look for information about other cultures, religious groups, etc...given by other than newer, mainstream sources.
For people who want to read and decide for themselves, Mr. Gardner shares a long list of citations and references. The important thing isn't that one agree's with every authors assessment. But, that we use their work to help us direct our own analysis of any work in question. By being given one alternative way of seeing the larger picture, we are one step closer to synthesizing our own views and beliefs.
I read this book cause when reading the bible and conventional history, this and books like the Da vinci code are the icing on the cake (not entirely true but entertaining). But I've noticed a pattern. A third of the author's material appears verbatim (copied and pasted) from his previous books and another third is a diatribe against various conspiracies (the state, the church, crooked scholars, etc). The other third is neat ancient Sumer, Darwin and the missing link and monatomic gold. However, the author matter-of-factly accepts the writings of Sumer as true and speculates to tie things together, whereas any article of faith is mocked and rejected. So I should believe in potential alien/god breeding, ancient clinical cloning and a contiguous messianic line. The proof please? The author speculates on timelines, lineage, identities of folks (long dead) and gods. Christianity came from Judaism, and I'm sure the ancient scribes learned from someone else, ultimately the human element involved requires recognition of faith, not truth. So religion changed, and just like politics its hurt people, this is not new. And if you read enough history the only constant is irony and the human element, not conspiracy. I'm not a dupe or a co-conspirator, but according to the author I 'look backwards past the veil of the dawn of consciousness'. Sorry. Look the author releases a book a year, and the material isn't even 100% new. He's making a living, like I do in a factory. Cept I don't attack people for a different read on history. I don't repress women, I won't hate you for liking his books. But take another stance, Bakunin (an anarchist) used to take the same view of the author maybe more extreme, if god existed it would be necessary to destroy him. Why does the author expect us to reject the pontiff, the state, Jehovah, etc? Only to accept the Cainite messianic line, he mentioned the bloodshed in ancient Sumer, which obviously didn't stop there and continues to this day despite at times the leadership of this line. He also neglects that South and Meso America have their own ancient flood and creation narratives, why don't they fit in his conspiracy story? I used to be really radical, til I realized I'll never know it all and sometimes you need to focus on the world around you. You need to realize with this book, the author portrays his truth as THE TRUTH, and in this regard, he's no different than some of the sad little men my own church has churned out over the years....
Thank you for exposing the hypocrisy of organized religion. While I was reading this book I could empathize with those accused by THE church as heretics.
This second book of his is just like the first with implications in theory. So, if you read the second you have to read the first because they go together. However, Gardner's claimed de Vere's credit, de Vere's said. Also, you need to read into the claims that are real with them, & that can be scary. First-hand accounts make that clear by various people. Get into the political underground & you'll know what I'm talking about.
Genesis of the Grail Kings, along with it's companion Bloodline of the Holy Grail, are the two most important books written in the last 2000 years! Exceptionally well researched and presented. Finally the true story is told!
Great stuff if you think that 'the world news' is prime journalism. A rediculous abomination for those of us with a brai
This book I would recommend to everyone who is interested in the truth about The Bible. Couldn't stop reading and so far read it twice!
A phenomenally well-researched and well presented set of esoteric truths - is the world actually ready for the depth of meaning and freedom behind this subjects common facade? I know I was!!!!!! Kinda makes ya wonder if Elvis was ever actually IN the building . . . . . . . .