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The Magdalene Legacy: The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy - Revelations Beyond The Da Vinci Code


The Magdalene Legacy: The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy - Revelations Beyond The Da Vinci Code

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    Laurence Gardner(Author)
The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy - Revelations Beyond The Da Vinci CodeFrom the bestselling author of Bloodline of the Holy Grail comes an explosive historical detective story. Essential reading for all fans of Dan Brown's novels, Gardner presents secret archives on the true identity of Mary Magdalene, the hidden lineage of Jesus and Mary, and the 2,000-year-old conspiracy that forms the basis of Christianity itself.Laurence Gardner's impeccable research takes us on an exciting detective trail to piece together the true, controversial significance of the Magdalene.• Mary Magdalene is described in the New Testament as Jesus' close companion and a woman that he loved. And yet, the Church teaches that she was a prostitute who, at some stage, 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?The book includes exclusive insights into: - the Da Vinci connection: The real meaning behind Leonardo da Vinci's paintings and why the Renaissance Church censored portrayals of the Magdalene - the sacred marriage of Jesus and Mary - the truth about the enigmatic Templar society called The Priory of Sion and the underground stream that protected the sacred heritage of the messianic descendants - the truth behind the Knights Templar - who they were and what their role was - the hidden gospel of the Magdalene, excluded from the New Testament canon - Mary Magdalene - goddess or prostitute? Her life and exile in France - the forbidden tomb: the secret resting place of Mary Magdalene.

'In his brilliant new work, The Magdalene Legacy, Laurence Gardner expands on the Jesus and Mary Magdalene bloodline conspiracy that he covered in his first book, Bloodline of the Holy Grail. He pieces together the picture that Mary Magdalene was far from the so-called "whore" that Roman Church dogma declared her to be, but a priestess of high status and lineage and also the wife of Jesus.' -- Nexus.

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  • PDF | 546 pages
  • Laurence Gardner(Author)
  • Element (2 April 2010)
  • English
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  • By Book Worm on 3 August 2008

    I feel that the reviewer B.B. of The Magdalene Legacy has somewhat missed the point. The reviewer is correct in stating that nowhere in the four Gospels does it state that Joanna is the sister of Jesus but has failed to appreciate that is just the point that is being made by the author - the Roman church supressed the Gnostic gospels in which such information is to be found when the church was founded by Constantine 1700 years ago. It seems a pity to go to the trouble of reviewing a book if one cannot be bothered to read it properly or to understand the premise of the book in question. I believe this book to be an excellent starting point to an individual exploration and understanding of Gnostic writings.

  • By Suzanne L. Reuben on 28 October 2009

    You just have to read this book to the very end. Once the details have seeped in; the reader will either be outraged by the way the Church have dealt with All the characters or cast it aside and say rubbish. I rather suspect the former comment will be made. The Church has outrageously ignored the true Joseph all through history. Both Marys, Mother and Daughter In-Law have been humiliated and cast down due to politics and greed by the church and they should now be honest enough to apologise and tell the TRUTH. Needs to be read. It's about time the Truth was out.I'm sure the Ladies would be extactic to know that their place in history is now known or at least heading towards the exact spot.

  • By Eleanor de Montfort on 10 December 2008

    I was intrigued by this book, and read the first part with great interest but gradually I became suspicious of some of the claims made. On close inspection of a gigantic bibliography I realised that a lot of this author's research is based on secondary research and much questionable information. Also, where one would like to look at the origins of some of his statements there were no references. For an historian to get simple schoolchild facts incorrect makes the book totally unbelievable...Edward I, he claims, expelled the jews in 1209...Edward wasn't even born in 1209! Merrie England, according to the Oxford dictionary of Etymology, has nothing whatsoever to do with Mary England. If I had produced this work for my history degree my tutor would have drummed me out of my class.It makes me angry that a subject The Magdalene Legacy: The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy - Revelations Beyond "The Da Vinci Code"sensitive to many people can be so degraded by guesswork and poor factual research. I am glad to note that this book is not classified as History.

  • By Mr. Alasdair B. Gordon on 26 August 2014

    Really a very interesting book. My head is still reeling after reading it. I am not sufficiently scholarly to give a full critique but I can say that it is clearly written and persuasive.

  • By BB on 29 April 2006

    After having read and enjoyed the Da Vinci code, I was looking forward to looking at some research into the controversial topics behind it. What the book explores well is the art history behind the Da Vinci code and the restoration of Da Vinci's artwork.However Gardner makes assumptions from Biblical texts and draws conclusions from the gospels that cannot be drawn from them. For example he states that Joanna, Jesus' sister went to the tomb with Mary Magdalene - however nowhere in the four gospels does it actually say that Joanna was Jesus' sister. I read the earlier chapters with Gardner's book in one hand and a Bible in the other but finding myself unable to come to the same conclusions as Gardner from reading the referenced Bible texts. Given this, how many of his other references are as ambiguous as these? I'm afraid I felt his credibility had died at this stage and I approached the rest of the book with scepticism and eventually as a story of a legend. If you're looking for an insight into the legend so ahead and read; if you're looking to explore the evidence behind the legend then this is sadly lacking.

  • By Guest on 16 January 2013

    Helps to explain the establishment of early Celtic Christianity in Britain before the arrival of Augustine and other Catholic Missionaries.

  • By eymunk frattel on 7 July 2016

    My purchase arrived in first class condition - almost flawless. Great value for money

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