The Magdalene Legacy: The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracyby Laurence Gardner
In the New Testament she is described as Jesus' sponsor, a woman that he loved, a close companion of his mother, and the first person to speak with Jesus after his resurrection. In contrast, Church
Mary Magdalene is one of the most painted and sculpted of all classical figures, and yet she has been constantly vilified by the religious establishment. Why?
In the New Testament she is described as Jesus' sponsor, a woman that he loved, a close companion of his mother, and the first person to speak with Jesus after his resurrection. In contrast, Church doctrine claims she was a sinful harlot who, at some stage, became repentant. Why the discrepancy between scripture and dogma? And why were certain Magdalene passages deleted from the original Gospels before their inclusion in the New Testament in the fourth century?
From his privileged access to centuries of suppressed Templar, Vatican, and monastic archives, Laurence Gardner presents documented evidence of Mary's true identity and secret marriage to Jesus, her connection to the Knights Templars, and the real relationship between Magdalene and the Holy Grail. Gardner compares these extraordinary findings with intriguing depictions of her in fine art over the centuries why has she been shown on board a ship, holding a grail, preaching to crowds, and pregnant or with a child?
Gardner's detective trail takes us from Mary's marital relationship with Jesus to her subsequent exile from Judaea, and the documented persecution of her heirs by a succession of Roman emperors. Why are these things not written in the Bible? They are. They are simply not taught or discussed. The Magdalene Legacygoes far beyond the controversies stirred up by the fictional world of The Da Vinci Code.
Laurence Gardner's historical detective work on the suppressed archives of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and their hidden lineage first appeared in his worldwide bestseller, Bloodline of the Holy Grail. Since then, these controversial themes have been taken up in the world of fiction with the bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code, triggering a new and heated debate about the mysterious life of the Magdalene.
In The Magdalene Legacy, Gardner moves these themes on to extraordinary new levels, revealing the implications for the history of Western civilization:
- The Grail Child sensational new information from Vatican and monastic archives on Mary's secret marriage to Jesus and the documented persecution of their line after his resurrection
- The Priory of Sion - the truth about the enigmatic Order of Templars, and the underground stream that protected the sacred heritage of the messianic descendants
- The Gospel of the Magdalene the hidden records that reveal her true status among the apostles, and the forbidden texts that were edited from the Bible
- The Da Vinci connection the real meaning behind Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, and why the Renaissance Church censored portrayals of the Magdalene
Laurence Gardner is the internationally bestselling author of Bloodline of the Holy Grail, Realm of the Ring Lords, Genesis of the Grail Kings, and Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark. He is a constitutional historian, and member of the Institute of Nanotechnology. Distinguished as the Chevalier de St. Germain.
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book actually tell the truth of our saviors life and his wife"s. According to Jewish traditions he had to be married to be able to teach in the synagogues. a must read and research for the one that is interested in how it really was. there Are many newly discovered books, manuscripts and articles just being released that will shake organized religions roots as the true story comes out.
This book is very informative. Laurence Gardner doesn't just say/claim what he thinks, he investigates the Vatican Archives and other sources, i.e. Various Library Archives, Inscriptions found in/on various locations. This book is not for the faint of heart/Indoctrinated people. If you seek the truth and not what the church or schools want you to believe I highly recommend this book and others that he's written.
I was so blown away by this book. Its interesting and the author provides solid references to back up his point. Its not too difficult to read, but still makes you think. I can't wait to read more from this author!
Wow!, This is great. If you've read the Da Vinci code you'll want to read this next. It covers the historical documented facts that make Mary Magdalene the wife of Jesus in no uncertain terms. Gardiner goes right to the source. He documents every feature he explains with plates of paintings to back it up. The only thing I disagree with is his take on Leonardo's painting of the Last Supper in which we see a faminine figure next to Jesus. Gardiner says is not Mary but John. This book has written documentation from bishops, monks and others including wording in the Gospels that prove Mary was the Mother of Jesus' children. Roman Rulers tried to take out the bloodline and cover it up. It's worth a read.