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The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail summary The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, series The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, pdf The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail f74265be28 A Nineteenth Century French Priest Discovers Something In His Mountain Village At The Foot Of The Pyrenees Which Enables Him To Amass And Spend A Fortune Of Millions Of Pounds The Tale Seems To Begin With Buried Treasure And Then Turns Into An Unprecedented Historical Detective Story A Modern Grail Quest Leading Back Through Cryptically Coded Parchments, Secret Societies, The Knights Templar, The Cathar Heretics Of The Twelfth And Thirteenth Centuries And A Dynasty Of Obscure French Kings Deposed Than , Years Ago The Author S Conclusions Are Persuasive At The Core Is Not Material Riches But A Secret A Secret Of Explosive And Controversial Proportions, Which Radiates Out From The Little Pyrenees Village All The Way To Contemporary Politics And The Entire Edifice Of The Christian Faith It Involves Nothing Less Than The Holy Grail


10 thoughts on “The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail

  1. says:

    I read this book and ate up every last bit of speculation, theory, and downright invention The photos creeped me out, and I daydreamed about the possibility that the Knights Templar really had links to Jesus Christ, and that the Freemasons were than just a bunch of weird old guys that did some boring, yet secret, junk in an old building downtown Years later, a Freemason mistakenly left a lengthy message on our answering machine in Palm Desert, California He gave intricate, specific details about the intended receiver of the message s duties at an upcoming Freemason funeral Wish I d transcribed it What I wish even is that I went ahead and wrote a work of fiction largely based on it Boy, would I be rich now.


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    I must have picked this book up around the time it came out, which would have made me a sopho in high school.When I became a real historian, I came to realize just how much of it was hyperbolic tripe but even as a youth, I understood that 90% was speculation to put it kindly.The two things it did do for me were 1 Reveal a Dark Age world of Europe that I hadn t encountered before.2 Gave the alternate history buff in me a whole new set of what ifs to think about.


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    The fact that I read horribly written books about templars, and things of that ilk, is one of my shameful secrets I don t believe a word that I ve read, but they suck me in That part in the Dan Brown book don t remember if it was DaVinci or Angels where he was listing off the books in that guy s library I have all those booksOh the shame This book, as all similar books, could be about 200 300 pages shorter as they restate their theories in multiple ways They also all seem to use the same source material, as the mostly contain the same info This is one of the better written, however.


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    I read The Da Vinci Code and it made me want to read Holy Blood, Holy Grail, which was apparently the only book Dan Brown based his own research on.Only problem with all the research Holy Blood, Holy Grail is at best laughable They ll tell you something like, Person A knew Person B who was at a play that Person C also attended, though we have no knowledge they actually knew each other Further, Person B was born in Italy and from all that we know that Person C passed on essential information to Person A about the nature of Christ It makes so much sense I expected, at any chapter, for them to suggest that really aliens had come down and given vital information to a certain individual and that s the real secret Come on, people Were you taught no critical thinking skills If you like conspiracy theories, have at it I would think that anyone who read the Da Vinci Code would feel compelled to see where Dan Brown got his information The fact that almost all of it is from this book Not a good point for Dan Brown and his best seller.


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    I first read this about 15 years ago It seems that Dan Brown may also have done so.The original book, and the revised edition I read several years later, put forward compelling arguments in favour of an alternative history of the established religious version propounded in canonical teaching Although cleared of plagiarism, Dan Brown appears to have drawn heavily on much of the source material as did the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail.The authors at no point claim that their theories are fact They make it clear that they are putting forward a hypothesis regarding what might have taken place, based on many esoteric sources as well as sources accepted to be established historical fact The amusing part is that although it is a well researched and well written thesis, it reads like a thriller than any fictionalised accounts that followed The da Vinci Code included.Reading Holy Blood, Holy Grail led me to several other books The Bible most people who claim to have read it have not they have read sections of it, often as directed by a minister The Nag Hamiadi Scrolls in English translations of the so called Gnostic Gospels Jesus the Man by by Barbara Thiering alternative theories by a biblical scholar about where and how the story of Jesus took place, based on learnings from the Dead Sea Scrolls to name but three I would say that those three books, along with Holy Blood, Holy Grail are essential reading for anyone who wishes to read up on and understand the origins of Christianity for most people, the history will prove to be far stranger than most fantasy plots.


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    I originally approached the book with the idea that even if the history was wonky, it will be entertaining to read I was sorely disappointed It was uphill all the way, especially in the middle, when you get bogged down in all those dynasties.However, I m giving it two stars for the chapters towards the end The speculations in there have given the myth lover in me have one go at the Bible, and the enigmatic figure of the Christ.Overall opinion A boring book with some entertaining speculations.


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    Jesus was born of a virgin, raised the dead, turned water into wine, and was resurrected after his crucifixion OK BUT SAYING THAT HE HAD CHILDREN IS THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING IN THE WORLD Wink, wink, nudge, nudge I read this book when it was first published and it s speculations have fertilized my thinking since then Even if the thesis is wrong, the wild, richly detailed landscape you cross with it is thought provoking and conspiratorially satisfying.In the 90s a possible liar claimed to have fraudulently placed the priory of zion list document in the French library where Baigent did his research, making Baigent s book total fiction But why should we believe this person s claims over Baigent s Because he said he did so I recommend this book for those who enjoy a fine mystery, a detailed trip through history, an appreciation for art, and who question religious dogma.For scholarly alternate histories of Jesus I recommend The Nazarene Gospel Restored by Robert Graves Joshua Podro yes, they agree that the Rabbi Jesus would have wed and, The Mythmaker by Hyam Maccoby If the Holy Grail is your thing I recommend the old, anonymous QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL Powerful, sad, beautiful moments from this work still linger in my psyche, thankfully.


  8. says:

    Reading this book is like slogging uphill through a mudslide after a while you lose track of where you are, and it doesn t seem worth the effort to keep going.


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    Speculation, yes But even the bible contains much speculation yes, that is my opinion and you don t need to agree with me, that is fine and I am perfectly ok with that The basis for my opinion is as follows The new testament wasn t even written until 60 yrs after Jesus death, by people who most likely never heard him speak It is really difficult to guess what sort of motives they may have had or wether they were trying very hard to shape the New Testament stories according to the old testament prophecies Also, the council of Nicea picked and chose what documents could be a part of the New Testament in 325 CE Would we choose the same books today In addition, countless re transcribings of the sacred texts and translations have occurred resulting in uncountable mis translations and errors.Did you know Mary Magdalene was NOT ever called a prostitute in the bible In 1969 the Catholic church issued a Papal Bull recanting the claim they had earlier made that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute That was news to me And I was never even Catholic.Jesus, as a rabbi, would have been EXPECTED to be married and have children according to Judaic custom Of course this is by no means proof that he did marry and have children, but it is not outside the realm of possibility.So of course this book is probably 90% speculation But I stand by my opinion, that lots of things are speculation.I heard about this book from a friend in church during our Unitarian Universalist bible study group When I get the time I look forward to reading it Excerpt from wikipedia article on Mary Magdalene Pope Gregory the Great s homily on Luke s gospel dated 14 September 591 first suggested that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute She whom Luke calls the sinful woman, whom John calls Mary, we believe to be the Mary from whom seven devils were ejected according to Mark And what did these seven devils signify, if not all the vices It is clear, brothers, that the woman previously used the unguent to perfume her flesh in forbidden acts homily XXXIII 14 In 1969 the Vatican, without commenting on Pope Gregory s reasoning, 15 implicitly rejected it by separating Luke s sinful woman, Mary of Bethany, and Mary Magdala via the Roman Missal 16 This identification of Mary Magdalene as a prostitute was followed by many writers and artists until the 20th century Even today it is promulgated by some secular and occasional Christian groups It is reflected in Martin Scorsese s film adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis s novel The Last Temptation of Christ, in Jos Saramago s The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, Andrew Lloyd Webber s musical Jesus Christ Superstar, Mel Gibson s The Passion of the Christ, Jean Claude La Marre s Color of the Cross and Hal Hartley s The Book of Life.It was because of this association of Mary as a prostitute that she became the patroness of wayward women , and Magdalene houses became established to help save women from prostitution 17


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