"A remarkable achievement in the field of genealogical research. The revelations are entirely facinating, and will surely be appreciated by many as real treasures of enlightenment".... HRH Prince Michael of Albany, Head of the Royal House of Stewart
Interesting evaluation of the mythology behind the DaVinci code, but very scholarly and somewhat dry.
n Laurence Gardner's 'Bloodline of the Holy Grail', we are provided with a story, or theory that will make many readers uncomfortable. After reading some of the other reviews of this book I think it best to make some points that may help future interested buyers. To start with, when one studies history one should never take anyone's word on anything, regardless of sited sources. Look up the sources yourself, and do the research. Secondly, be aware of the sources you are referencing, and be objective. In this case this will be near impossible for those whose faiths are brought into question. It was once said that seeking knowledge, or truth is like looking into a black pit. And sometimes one may find something looking back. This is the case for all those that base their reality on dogmatic faith. It has also been said that knowledge is the enemy of faith. Having studied the Torah, Talmud, King James Bible, and the Gospel of Thomas I have my own opinions of the early church, and the world that Jesus lived in. I would caution all readers of this or any other text to understand that books like history are written by humanity. And often, even with the greatest of intentions only a part of the truth is captured within their pages. It is up to you the student of life to find this portion of truth, and then fill the remaining void. Just because the Bible said this, or that happened, it does not mean that it really happened the way it is documented within its pages. And just because Mr. Gardner says this or that may of happened does not make it so either. Do your own research. Find evidence for any stated `fact' then make your own judgment. For those that judge blindly, or without thought are the true murderers of the truth. 'Bloodline of the Holy Grail' is a good read, and will cause many to start questioning history, and religion for the first time. As for this reader, I look forward to many years of my own research, and thank Mr. Gardner for his efforts.