For the last few months, after reading all of Dan Brown’s books, I have been reading about the Grail Lore in several books by Laurence Gardner. I read his “Genesis of the Grail Kings” thinking that it was a fictional story like Dan Brown’s books, but was a little surprised when he started referencing passages from the bible and linking them to information derrived from older historical sources. What really sparked my interest was his references to where the authors of the bible just plainly got it wrong or completely changed things for alterier motives. Some of the postulations that he makes really makes you think about things, but others are just so crazy its hard to beleive. He refered to Genesis on many occassions, about how “Adam” was a reference to “one man”, but according to ancient documents was actually a reference to a race of people which included a male AND a female. Something the author of Genesis ignored and then came up with the whole Eve thing. He further postulated that according to these older references, statements like “…and the Gods came down from above” were references to how the earth might have been populated by aliens. Its quite funny actually.
He equates his references to actual places and all references that he knows of from different eras and authors. He delves into the symbolism of references and shows how sayings that we have today and or things we have read about of ancient lore actually came to be. I’m now reading one of Laurence Gardners’ other books, the “Realm of the Ring Lords”. In this book he refers to J. R. R. Tolkiens Lord of the Rings books and equates the fiction that he wrote about in them, to actual historical records of events and people and places from that era. So far its quite interesting. What I found a little shocking was his description of “The Donation of Constantine” and what its intended purpose must have been, or rather has been. I haven’t researched this at all beyond what is mentioned in this book, but it sounds like this document is what caused our religious beleifs to be what they are today, as appossed to what the reality of it all perhaps should have been. It makes you feel like the “church” has hidden a whole section of our historical past just so it can “control us” to their way of being. I’m not against the “church” or religion in any way, I’m just finding all of these “alternate realities” fascinating.
JOKE OF THE DAY:
The strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of one of the older workmen. After several minutes, the older worker had had enough.
“Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is,” he said. “I will bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you won’t be able to wheel back.”
“You’re on, old man,” the braggart replied. “Let’s see what you got.”
The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, “All right. Get in.”