The Magdalene Legacy: The Jesus and Mary Bloodline by Laurence Gardner
By Laurence Gardner
From the best-selling writer of The Bloodline of the Holy Grail and misplaced secrets and techniques of the Sacred Ark comes an explosive ancient detective tale proposing mystery records at the mysterious lifetime of Mary Magdalene, the hidden lineage of Jesus and Mary, and the true two-thousand-year-old conspiracy regarding the whole historical past of Christianity. Mary Magdalene is defined within the New testomony as Jesus' shut spouse -- a girl he enjoyed and his monetary sponsor. And but, by contrast, the Church teaches that she used to be a prostitute who grew to become repentant. Why the discrepancy among scripture and dogma? Why does Mary allure so romantically to artists who've painted her through the centuries as whatever even more major than the Church usually portrays? what's the mystery of Mary Magdalene and what sort of will we particularly find out about her dating with Jesus? have been they married? Did they've got teenagers, and if this is the case, who makes up the messianic lineage?Laurence Gardner takes us on a detective path to piece jointly the genuine debatable importance of the Magdalene tale and its impressive implications. those contain the true da Vinci connection -- the genuine which means in the back of Leonardo da Vinci's work and why the Renaissance Church censored portrayals of the Magdalene -- and knowledge at the sacred marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Plus the reality concerning the enigmatic Templar society known as the Priory of Scion and the underground move that secure the sacred historical past of the messianic descendents. and masses extra!
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A few reflections:
(1) That Francis was once a fine looking guy, as prompt by way of the author,was rarely the case. we have now modern photographs of Francis displaying in a different way in addition to descriptions of his contemporaries corresponding to Thomas of Celano;
(2) That Francis was once a womanizer, back steered through the writer, is uncertain. there is not any proof in any respect of this. In thirteenth Century Assisi, this kind of small city, it's going to were prohibitied except the writer is suggesting Francis visited homes of prostitution. there's no list of this in any respect. the writer is placing her twenty first Century inklings into the thirteenth Century;
(3) there isn't any indication in any respect that Francis had any romantic feelings
toward Claire of Assisi. background is totally silent in this factor. the writer is correct relating Francis' and his love of Arthurian legends.
As a question of heritage, the belief of chivalric love prohibited sexual touch. girl Poverty was once simply that - a component of his mystical existence. And certainly the age distinction is suspect - Francis used to be virtually 30 whilst he switched over to the paranormal existence - Claire turning 14 - 15;
(4) definite, Francis did visit battle. the writer says he was once a "warrior. "
Such a be aware indicates a way of life that may rarely painting the Francis of Assisi of old checklist. sure, he went to conflict yet we haven't any inspiration of what he did. He may have killed or he might have been nursing the wounded in his first conflict. we do not understand. We do comprehend he was once attempting to satisfy his father's aspirations while he armored as much as cross at the Cursades. This enterprise, we all know, used to be interrupted by way of a paranormal occasion for Francis. He grew to become again and have become a knight of his Lord - the paranormal Christ who ultimately spoke to him at Daniano. used to be he then a "failed knight? " as steered by means of the writer. Francis idea differently. the matter the following seems to be the author's loss of spiritual intuition which might make such occasions incomprehensible. If something should be stated approximately Francis at this juncture is that he didn't reside as much as his father's needs - a failed son instead of a failed knight. the connection among Francis and his father is a gold mine that merits mental scrutiny - to make certain a Freudian could come to another end than a Jungian.
(5)The writer contends that he created friendship with the Muslims. hugely exagerated. Francis used to be a medieval guy and probably concept as so much medieval Christians the assumption of the hugely influential Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, the 1st preacher of the Crusades a century prior. Bernard stated "to kill a Muslim isn't really to devote homocide. " Francis faced the Sultan in the course of the Crusades. at the moment he justified the killing going as being worthwhile till the Muslims permitted the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On his go back from the Crusades he not just didn't hold forth opposed to the Crusades yet his Order, the Franciscans, have been ordered through the Pope to evangelise the Crusades. during this potential, they went from city to city to elevate males, funds and fabric for the Crusades. Had it now not been for the Franciscans the Crusades couldn't have occurred in that century. No objections from the founder here;
There are many reliable books on Saint Francis. this isn't considered one of them. the writer lacks the spirit of the age, the spiritual intuition which could understand what the actors are dealing with. i'm sorry to assert this isn't reliable background. it's sloppy historical past reflecting the emotions of the current into the previous. Of the potential 5 stars I remove 3 for wish of background yet supply it one superstar for the canopy and one megastar for the paper it truly is written on. Why punish the blameless whether inanimate?
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