Friday, January 4, 2008

The Real Holy Grail Has Nothing To Do With The Da Vinci Code

The Secrets of Rennes-le-Château

Skeptical Inquirer - 6 hours ago
What if the Holy Grail, the San Greal, was not the legendary and elusive cup that held the blood of Christ dying on the cross but was itself a blood, or a bloodline, a "sang real," a "royal blood?" The idea, suggested for the first time in Holy Blood and Holy Grail, a 1982 book by British journalists Henry Lincoln, Richard Leigh, and Michael Baigent, is at the core of Dan Brown's bestseller The Da Vinci Code.
The quest for the meaning of the Holy Grail has been one of those great open questions of history. By using the most current historical and scientific information, researchers Philip Gardiner and Gary Osborn say they have untangled the truth behind the origins of the Holy Grail, and it is far from traditional Christian beliefs and the alternative interpretation made popular by Dan Brown in The Da Vinci Code.

Could it be that the much maligned serpent ought to be venerated instead of feared? Is it possible that the combination of snake venom and blood creates a potent medicine? What if this concoction, the evidence for which researchers Gardiner and Osborn discovered throughout the world, is really what the ancients meant as the Holy Grail, the Elixir of Life and the Philosopher's Stone?

Gardiner and Osborn believe they have found irrefutable evidence that not only does snake venom have healing properties but is also a doorway to spiritual enlightenment. Their findings, based on a wealth of detailed research on three continents, are revealed in the book The Serpent Grail: The truth behind the Holy Grail, the Philosopher's Stone and the Elixir of Life.

New York Times
The Freemasons Enter the Spin Zone
New York Times, United States - 22 hours ago
After all, aren’t the Freemasons a secret all-male society that has been the subject of conspiracy theories ranging from possession of the Holy Grail, ...


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