Jesus the Master Builder: Druid Mysteries and the Dawn of Christianity Paperback – 28 Sep 2000
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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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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.