From the best-selling author of The Bloodline of the Holy Grail and Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark comes an explosive historical detective story presenting secret archives on the mysterious life of Mary Magdalene, the hidden lineage of Jesus and Mary, and the real two-thousand-year-old conspiracy involving the entire history of Christianity. Mary Magdalene is described in the New Testament as Jesus' close companion -- a woman he loved and his financial sponsor. And yet, in contrast, the Church teaches that she was a prostitute who became repentant. Why the discrepancy between scripture and dogma? Why does Mary appeal so romantically to artists who have painted her throughout the centuries as something much more significant than the Church traditionally portrays? What is the secret of Mary Magdalene and how much do we really know about her relationship with Jesus? Were they married? Did they have children, and if so, who makes up the messianic lineage?
Laurence Gardner takes us on a detective trail to piece together the true controversial significance of the Magdalene story and its astonishing implications. These include the real da Vinci connection -- the true meaning behind Leonardo da Vinci's paintings and why the Renaissance Church censored portrayals of the Magdalene -- and information on the sacred marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Plus the truth about the enigmatic Templar society called the Priory of Scion and the underground stream that protected the sacred heritage of the messianic descendents. And much more!
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Laurence Gardner has been a Grand Lodge of England Master Mason for twenty years. In addition to the best-selling Bloodline of the Holy Grail, he wrote Realm of the Ring Lords and Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, a Knight Templar of St. Anthony, and the Prior of the Sacred Kindred of St. Columbia. He is also a historian, lecturer, and broadcaster. He lives in Devon, England.
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Book Description Thorsons Pub, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007201869
Book Description Thorsons Pub, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007201869