Holy Blood, Holy Grail: The Secret History of Jesus, the Shocking Legacy of the Grail

By Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh

Targeted ILLUSTRATED variation WITH particular NEW MATERIAL

"One of the extra arguable books of the 20 th century." --UPI

"Enough to significantly problem many conventional ideals, if no longer modify them." --Los Angeles publication instances Review

Explosive, thought-provoking, fiercely compelling, Holy Blood, Holy Grail breaks daring new floor with its stunning conclusions concerning the lineage of Christ and the legacy of the Holy Grail. Now this lavishly illustrated
collector's version gains specific new fabric plus dozens of full-color photos, drawings, symbols, structure, and paintings, making it a blinding ceremonial dinner for the eyes in addition to the brain. in keeping with decades
of study, full of eye-opening new
evidence and beautiful scholarship, this authoritative paintings uncovers an alternative heritage as stunning because it is believable--as it dares to ask:

Is the normal, authorised view of the lifetime of Christ in a roundabout way incomplete?

Is it attainable Christ didn't die on the

Is it attainable Jesus was once married, a father,
and that his bloodline nonetheless exists?

Is it attainable that parchments present in the
South of France a century in the past demonstrate one
of the best-kept secrets and techniques in Christendom?

Is it attainable that those parchments contain
the very middle of the secret of the Holy

According to the authors of this terribly provocative, meticulously researched publication, not just are this stuff possible--they are most likely actual. So progressive, so unique, so convincing, the main devoted Christians might be moved; here's the e-book that has sparked around the world controversy, now newly up-to-date and fantastically illustrated for the collector's shelf.

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Certainly the references quoted would seem to be extra Christian than Judaic. For the final millennia the single ‘King of the Jews’ has been Jesus himself – and Jesus, based on the Gospels, was once of the ‘dynastic roots of David’. If one is fabricating a record and ascribing it to a Jewish conspiracy, why contain such patently Christian echoes? Why converse of so particularly and uniquely Christian an idea as a pope? Why converse of an ‘international church’ instead of a global synagogue or a world temple? And why comprise the enigmatic allusion to ‘the King and the 3 who stood sponsor’ – that is much less suggestive of Judaism and Christianity than it really is of the key societies of Johann Valentin Andrea and Charles Nodier? If the Protocols issued entirely from a propagandist’s anti-Semitic mind's eye, it really is tricky to visualize a propagandist so inept, or so ignorant and uninformed. at the foundation of lengthy and systematic study, we reached sure conclusions in regards to the Protocols of the Elders of Sion. they're as follows. 1) there has been an unique textual content on which the broadcast model of the Protocols used to be established. This unique textual content was once now not a forgery. to the contrary it was once genuine. however it had not anything no matter what to do with Judaism or an ‘international Jewish conspiracy’. It issued fairly from a few Masonic corporation or Masonically orientated mystery society which included the note ‘Sion’. 2) the unique textual content on which the printed model of the Protocols used to be established don't need to were provocative or inflammatory in its language. however it could have integrated a programme for gaining strength, for infiltrating Freemasonry, for controlling social, political and fiscal associations. one of these programme might were completely in accordance with the key societies of the Renaissance, in addition to with the Compagnie du Saint-Sacrement and the associations of Andrea and Nodier. three) the unique textual content on which the printed model of the Protocols was once dependent fell into the fingers of Sergei Nilus. Nilus didn't at the beginning intend it to discredit Judaism. to the contrary, he introduced it to the czar with the purpose of discrediting the esoteric enclave on the imperial court docket – the enclave of Papus, Monsieur Philippe and others who have been participants of the key society in query. ahead of doing so, he in all likelihood doctored the language, rendering it way more venomous and inflammatory than it at the beginning was once. whilst the czar spurned him, Nilus then published the Protocols of their doctored shape for ebook. they'd failed of their fundamental target of compromising Papus and Monsieur Philippe. yet they could nonetheless serve a secondary objective – that of fostering anti-Semitism. even though Nilus’s leader objectives have been Papus and Monsieur Philippe, he was once adverse to Judaism to boot. four) the broadcast model of the Protocols isn't, accordingly, a wholly fabricated textual content. it is extremely a considerably altered textual content. yet regardless of the adjustments yes vestiges of the unique model will be discerned – as in a palimpsest, or as in passages of the Bible.

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