Praise for Bloodline of the Holy Grail:
“A controversial and uniquely comprehensive book of Messianic descent, compiled from the most intriguing histories ever written.” Publishing News
“This book, provocative as it may be, is not a work of fiction, but the product of years of painstaking research. Committed Christians will find it casts fascinating light on the origins of their beliefs.” Daily Mail
“Here is more than enough evidence about continual plots to suppess our Messianic heritage.” The Times
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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 descibed 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 supressed 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 the 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 Magdelene Legacy goes far beyond the controversies stirred up by the fictional world of The Da Vinci Code. Here is the explosive truth behind the mystery of the Magdalene, from one of the world's most respected writers and researchers on the subject.