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Jesus the Master Builder: Druid Mysteries and the Dawn of Christianity [Paperback]

Gordon Strachan
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28 Sep 2000
The activities of Jesus before the start of his ministry at the age of thirty have been the subject of much speculation. Did he travel beyond the bounds of Palestine in his search for wisdom knowledge? Where did he acquire the great learning which amazed those who heard him preaching and enabled him to cross swords in debate with Scribes and Pharisees? A number of legends suggest that Jesus travelled to the British Isles with Joseph of Arimathea, who worked in the tin trade. With these legends as his starting point, Gordon Strachan uncovers a fascinating network of connections between the Celtic world and Mediterranean culture and philosophy. Taking the biblical image of Wisdom as the 'master craftsman', Strachan explores the deep layers of Mystery knowledge shared between the Judaic-Hellenic world and the northern Druids -- from the secret geometry of masons and builders, which Jesus would have encountered in his work as a craftsman in Palestine, to the Gematria or number coding of the Old and New Testaments.

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  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Floris Books (28 Sep 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863152953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863152955
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,176,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A remarkable book. Jesus the Master Builder makes a significant contribution to research, suggesting connections between megalithic, Pythagorean and early Christian traditions. To convey the full picture of the ancient world that Strachan is able to weave together is beyond the scope of this review. Suffice to say that this book is required reading for anyone with an interest in traditional cosmology.' -- Peter Westbrook, Cosmos 'Jesus the Master Builder kept me up all night. Few books have that power.' -- Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian 'Admirable for its authenticity, clarity and intelligence.' -- Matt Ewart, The Herald 'Will be seen as a work of singular significance.' -- The Scotsman 'A fascinating exploration, drawing on a wide range of sources to make some exciting and potentially revolutionary connections. Well-written and truly eye-opening.' -- Scientific and Medical Network Review

About the Author

Gordon Strachan was a Church of Scotland minister and taught at the University of Edinburgh, as well as lecturing around the world on Architecture and Sacred Geometry. He is retired and lives in Edinburgh. He is the author of Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space (2003), The Bible's Hidden Cosmology (2005), The Return of Merlin (2006) and Prophets of Nature (2008). Gordon also featured in a documentary, And Did Those Feet, based on Jesus the Master Builder which screened at the BFI in London in 2010.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! 24 Mar 2014
By Bohemia
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Have bought another copy for a friend. Loved the very readable style and awesome insights. Just couldn't put it down. A gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars jesus 14 Oct 2010
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jesus, The Master Builder 25 April 2008
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When you start to pick up this book, you feel like someone is trying to trick you by inserting a book about Jesus in the New Age section. And then you start reading and cannot put this down. Imagine that you are someone who doesn't really believe in Christianity the way it is sold, and that Jesus was one of the great profits or religious leaders, but still a man. Then, you pick this book up and start reading, and it makes so much sense, you could actually start another branch from Christianity, involving Druidry, and have a viable religion.

When you see the references to Jesus and the white robes he dressed in, all the way up to why St. John the Baptist would look at Jesus and tell him that Jesus should be baptizing him, all becomes clear. Jesus, was a Druid.

From the story of his uncle taking him to Avalon upon Jesus' father's death, to the fact that 20 years elapsed between his younger stories and his ministry, it is entirely possible, that the teachings of Jesus aligned with the teachings of ancient Druidry. Just the term translation of carpenter, and the serious work that Strachan has done, shows how things are continually thrown out of sequence and how this could be true.

If you don't believe in the myth of Jesus, this book comes closest to making story, if ever proved, be the one that has been cleaned up a great deal and taken completely out of context. This could make people believe that a real story existed.
3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit of A Streach to connect Jesus and the Druids through Pythagorean and Platonic concepts. 6 Sep 2014
By Br. James Aidan Ketler, FOCD - Published on
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A bit of a stretch to connect mathematical traditions and Celtic Christianity with Pythagorean and Platonic Ideas with Druidism. Although it is possible that there were commonalities between Theological Concepts of the Old and New Testament writers and some Druid ideas, including use of numbers, beyond that I do not think this produces validity with Pythagorean numerology. Fascinating but faulty premise.
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