|During recent years Laurence Gardner has been travelling extensively, giving his popular talks around the world in centres such as London, Edinburgh, Paris, Rome, New York, Seattle and Sydney. Illustrated transcripts of some of these talks are currently available online at Karen Lyster's award winning site.
Lecture transcripts available online:
BLOODLINE OF THE HOLY GRAIL - read transcript
GENESIS OF THE GRAIL KINGS - read transcript
REALM OF THE RING LORDS - read transcript
|Some of the topics Sir. Laurence Gardner has written about:
The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy (Revelations Beyond The Da Vinci Code)
Laurence Gardner's historical detective story on the suppressed archives of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and their hidden lineage first began in his 1996 worldwide bestseller Bloodline of the Holy Grail. Since then, these controversial themes have been taken up in the world of fiction with the bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code, triggering a new and heated debate about the mysterious life of Mary Magdalene.
From the Dark Ages, through medieval times and the Renaissance era, down to the present day, Mary Magdalene has been among the most painted and sculpted of all classical figures. In fact, the oldest of all Christian paintings outside the catacombs of Rome is not of Jesus or his mother, but of Mary Magdalene. Artists and chroniclers have adored her, and churches have been consecrated to her. But for all that, she has been constantly vilified by the Christian religious establishment.
Whereas the research for this book's predecessor, Bloodline of the Holy Grail, was New Testament based, Genesis of the Grail Kings concentrates on Old Testament times, particularly on the early stories from the books of Genesis and Exodus.As discovered in previous studies, the Gospel texts which have been in the public domain for centuries often bear little relation to the first-hand accounts of the era to which they relate.The New Testament, as we know it, was contrived by the 4th-century bishops to support the newly manipulated Christian faith and, in just the same way, the Old Testament scriptures were designed to uphold the emergent Hebrew faith, rather than to represent historical fact.
Clearly, one has to get back to the pre-biblical writings in order to find any anomalies, but the problem in scriptural terms is that the earliest Hebrew writings (which were restructured many centuries later) were themselves only written between the 6th and the 1st centuries BC, so they are not likely to be wholly authentic in their telling of accounts from thousands of years before. Indeed, it is plain that this is the case because, when these books were first written, their express purpose was to convey the history of a religion which did not actually emerge until well into the ancestral story.
|This extraordinary and controversial topic is packed with intrigue. It begins where others have ended. Laurence Gardner has been granted privileged access to European Sovereign and Nobel archives, along with favoured insight into Chivalric and Church repositories. He "proves" for the first time that there is a royal heritage of the Messiah in the West, and documents the systematic and continuing suppression of these records tracing the descent of the sacred lineage by regimes down the centuries.
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is one of the most enchanting and successful tales of all time. First issued in the 1950s, this famous trilogy could just as well have emanated from the Dark Ages or medieval times, for it has all the qualities and attributes of the most ancient Grail and Ring traditions. This was made possible by the fact that Tolkien (an Oxford professor of Anglo-Saxon and English language) had the legendary wealth of ages at his fingertips and moulded his story accordingly.
In considering the history of the Ring Quest, its parallel association with the Quest for the Holy Grail becomes increasingly apparent, as do the origins of fairies, elves, pixies, sprites, gnomes and goblins. Ring lore is also deeply rooted in many of the best loved nursery tales, and provides the essential facts behind numerous time-honoured characters of popular legend.
Grail stories are generally associated with Arthurian knights roaming the Wasteland in search of the sacred relic. But the genre also embodies many other questing tales, incorporating such characters as Cinderella, Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Count Dracula. Each account holds its own separate mystery and fascination, but it is not generally understood that they all stem from a common historical base which is rooted in the ancient culture of the Ring Lords.
Sir Laurence Gardner may be contacted by email at The Grail Studio and check out his website at: http://graal.co.uk
Laurence Gardner, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, is a constitutional historian, international lecturer and broadcaster. Distinguished as the Chevalier Labhràn de St. Germain, Laurence Gardner is Presidential Attaché to the European Council of Princes and the appointed
As a worldwide emissary for the Royal House of Stewart, Sir Laurence Gardner is Prior of the Sacred Kindred of Saint Columba, a Knight Templar of St. Anthony and Envoy to the Grand Protectorate of the Imperial Dragon Court of Hungary.
In the artistic domain, Laurence Gardner has been Conservation Consultant to the Fine Art Trade Guild, while in the world of music and the performing arts, his libretto compositions have been performed at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Laurence Gardner's writing career has included collaborative projects with national institutions such as the British Tourist Authority, the Government of Ontario and the Russian Ministry of Culture.
In the popular literary world, Laurence Gardner is an internationally acclaimed author with national press serialization and published works in many languages. They include the Top-10 Bloodline of the Holy Grail, which gained a UK Author of the Year award, along with the international bestseller Genesis of the Grail Kings and his current Realm of the Ring Lords. His English-language publishers include Transworld, Bantam Books, Penguin Books, Element Books, MediaQuest, Barnes & Noble, Fair Winds Press and HarperCollins. The forthcoming Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark by Laurence Gardner is scheduled for worldwide release in February 2003 by HarperCollins.
During recent years Laurence Gardner has been travelling extensively, giving his popular talks around the world in centres such as London, Edinburgh, Paris, Rome, New York, Seattle and Sydney. Illustrated transcripts of some of these talks are currently available online at Karen Lyster's award winning site.