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In the course of their investigation into Leonardo da Vinci, Lynn Pickett and Clive Prince found clues about his strangely passionate belief in the importance of John the Baptist.

Here, along with a reassessment of the significance of Mary Magdalene and the sacred feminine, the authors reveal that Da Vinci’s apparently peculiar religion was shared by the Knights Templar. And their profoundly heretical belief that the Baptist was superior to Jesus himself still has the power to pose a threat to the very foundations of the Christian Church....

©1997 Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Christopher J. Fremin
  • 28-06-2016

Must Read For Western Esoteric Students

definitely read Holy Blood, Holy Grail before this one. This book was inspired by HBHG and makes many references to it. In many ways this book reads like a sequel to HBHG written by different authors. I was pleasantly surprised by how much of this work is about Western Occultism. Much of the book is spent exploring esoteric philosophy and placing in its historical context. I have always been fascinated by John the Baptist and this book contains a beautiful exploration of his real personage and place in history. If you are a Mason or a Rosicrucian this will be an initiatory document for you.

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  • Rick Smith
  • 16-02-2018

Pretty good overall but not for the reason I wanted the book

Entertaining. Makes me want to research the topic. I'm not sure how much I'm buying all of it yet as I don't get sucked into conspiracies without evidence. But I did like it. I recommend it in general for a history of middle eastern cult activity around the time of Jesus. Even for more about John the Baptist. I felt that I did not learn much about the Templars. That was a bummer.

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  • Academ1aNut
  • 21-11-2017

Mind-blowing!

I hope everybody I know reads this with an open mind, because it could shatter so many people's paradigms.

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  • Heather Imbraguglio
  • 04-03-2017

Very entertaining and enlightening.

Puts a lot of pieces together of a story that spans multiple centuries and culture. Expands on Holy Blood Holy Grail in a fresh study of what it is the Templar's are protecting.

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  • Rocker
  • 17-04-2017

extreme in depth

it's long, but well worth it. if you want short overview, there are others, but this is a total depiction of Templars.

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  • Robert
  • 03-07-2018

Is The Templar Revelation True or False Heresy?

The Templar Revelation is an exhaustive investigation into the origins and nature of Christianity. The authors question and place under close scrutiny the Holy Bible when previously it was forbidden to do so.

Those who consider themselves part of mainstream Christendom will find the ideas posited terribly offensive, heretical and blasphemous. An example of these heretical ideas, is that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute who had a sexual relationship with Jesus, while John the Baptist was superior to Jesus living a celibate and ascetic life. In fact, heresies are celebrated with glee and book is replete with speculation. According to the authors, these are the type of ideas that have shaped the West.

The question that the listener will have to answer is whether the heretical group is the truth and mainstream Christendom false or both groups are leading astray. What the heretical group ideas, expressed in this book, have in common with orthodoxy is that they both divorce the New Testament teachings from Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures. Is it possible to understand the New Testament in isolation without having ever read or understood the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures?

The Holy Scriptures warns about falling prey to seducing spirits and teaching of demons.

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  • John McCluskey
  • 17-02-2017

A Bit Samey

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Listening to this I couldn't help feel that I had heard it all before. Interesting nonetheless and worth the listen.

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  • Sian
  • 24-01-2017

I'll definitely need to listen to this again

I really liked this book and there was an awful lot of information getting thrown at me and that's why it lost a star, it became a rapid fire of information and there were a few times were I got a little lost. But overall, a very informative book.

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  • Simon Zohhadi
  • 03-11-2015

Jesus Christ Is The True Messiah

Fascinating (albeit blasphemous) alternative account of the lives of Jesus Christ, John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene. This book puts the case of the early heretics. There are also links with Egypt, The Crusaders, Mandeans, Priory of Sion and Freemasons. However, there is far too much conjecture and it does not change my belief that Christ is the Messiah and the original account in the Holy Bible is the true one. The writers have imaginations that run away with themselves. I'm a Catholic and this is not a book for Christians. I will be doing Christians a favour by warning them not to read this book. Although, I am giving this book 5 stars I do not recommend it and don't read it.

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