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The Goddess, the Grail, and the Lodge: Tracing the Origins of Religion

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The extraordinary stories of the Holy Grail have been captivating audiences since medieval times. The Grail is often described as being the cup from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper, but how could this possibly be the case when it is obvious that this most enigmatic of symbols can be traced back long before Christianity appeared?

A series of unique discoveries regarding the European Bronze Age brought researcher and author Alan Butler to a...
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Overview

The extraordinary stories of the Holy Grail have been captivating audiences since medieval times. The Grail is often described as being the cup from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper, but how could this possibly be the case when it is obvious that this most enigmatic of symbols can be traced back long before Christianity appeared?

A series of unique discoveries regarding the European Bronze Age brought researcher and author Alan Butler to a radical reappraisal of what the Holy Grail truly represented. The inescapable truth is that the Grail is a symbol replete with feminine overtones and that its central place in modern religion suggests the survival of a religious imperative as old as humanity itself.

This realization proved to be only the tip of a very large iceberg. Across time and cultures, Butler has been able to identify what he describes as a golden thread. Since long before the rise of Christianity, fascinating and mysterious groups have dedicated their lives to ensuring that age-old religious beliefs focused around a Great Goddess would not disappear, safeguarding a number of secrets whose revelations will shock readers with their implications and significance.

Spanning more than five thousand years, and including chapters on such powerful and influential brotherhoods as the Knights Templar, the Rosicrucians, and the Freemasons, The Goddess, the Grail and the Lodge explains, probably for the first time ever, exactly what the Holy Grail represents and just how pivotal "Grail knowledge" has been to the development of the modern world.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760776124
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/31/2006
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2005

    Vastly enjoyable

    This was not the spectacularly exciting 'novel' I thought might be along the lines of 'The DaVinci Code.' However it is gripping, like listening to a storyteller unwind a convoluted tale, you can't wait to find out what happens next! The book was written much as a thesis would be with facts building upon facts. The author hastens to state which are his own conclusions and assumptions as opposed to historical facts. It is a very mind-opening book, and I'll probably read it again since I may have missed something. Lot's of historical 'ah ha' moments.

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