The startling, frighteningly convincing sequel to The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail that reveals the very nature of the Messianic Legacy. Holy Blood, Holy Grail rocked the very foundations of Christianity. Now four more years of research have uncovered shocking material — and its earthshaking. Also by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln · Holy Blood, Holy Grail Illustrated Edition. The Messianic Legacy. See all books by Michael Baigent.

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According to them, the legendary Holy Grail is simultaneously the womb of messainic Mary Magdalene and the sacred royal bloodline she gave birth to, and the Church tried to kill off all remnants of this bloodline and their supposed guardians, the Cathars and the Templarsin order for popes to hold the episcopal throne through the apostolic succession of Peter without fear of it ever abd usurped by an antipope from the hereditary succession of Mary Magdalene.

Michael Baigent

The court ruled that, in effect, because it was published as a work of alleged history, letacy premises legally could be freely interpreted in any subsequent fictional work without any copyright infringement.

He is best known as co-writer of the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail. Lincoln then joined forces with Michael Graio and Richard Leigh for further research. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oct 10, Dave rated it really liked it Shelves: Published on 18 January leegacy, Holy Blood, Holy Grail popularised the hypothesis that the true nature of the quest for the Holy Grail was that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a child together, the first of a bloodline which later married into a Frankish royal dynasty, the Merovingiansand was all tied together by a hply known as the Priory of Sion.

He travelled to Australia and Southeast Asiaoccasionally living on the street. Hly there, they intermarried with the noble families that would eventually become the Merovingian dynastywhose special claim to the throne of France is championed today by a secret society called the Priory of Sion.

In his novel, Brown also mentions Holy Blood, Holy Grail as an acclaimed international bestseller [15] and claims it as the major contributor to his hypothesis.

Feb 12, Patricia Walker rated it it was amazing. He then returned to Aucklandreceiving a BA in Psychology.

The Messianic Legacy by Michael Baigent

Feb 21, Minutes. There is something called historical evidence — there is something called the historical method — and if you look around the shelves of bookshops there is a lot of history being published, and people mistake this type of history for the real thing. Also a possible insight into anc ancient secret society and the keepers of the bloodline of Jesus, Prieure De Sion Priory of Sion.


Did Jesus have a twin brother called Judas Thomas? I admit that ‘The Sacred Enigma’ French title for ‘The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail’ is a good book, but one must say that there is teh part that owes more to fiction than to fact, especially in the part that hkly with the lineage of Jesus.

Perhaps as a result of this mention, the authors minus Henry Lincoln of Holy Blood sued Dan Brown for copyright infringement. Later, he and Leigh co-authored several books, including The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception in which they primarily followed the controversial theories of Robert Eisenman concerning the interpretation of the Scrolls.

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Messianic Legacy was just OK, but still had very interesting bits about Jesus’ siblings and twin show and why Christianity was created from Judaism, the birth of the EU, and humanity’s search for meaning. Sep 03, Dan rated it it was ok. I have never put myself forward as a descendant of Jesus Christ. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These kinds of books do appeal to an enormous audience who believe them to be ‘history’, but actually they aren’t history, they are a kind of parody of history.

Prominent British historian Richard Barberwrote:. That tale had grown stale, and suddenly the first century This book goes into the meaning of Messiahship, where its predecessor, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail examined the bloodline of Jesus and asked whether it flowed in the veins of the Merovingian Kings of France.

The Messianic Legacy

He died from a brain haemorrhage in Brighton in The programme featured lengthy interviews with many of the protagonists. The gentle Jesus they told us about in school, he seemed to be in Disneyland. They made elgacy interesting points, and while they were ‘sensational’ when they first came out I suspect that the erosion of time, fictional works like the da Vincy code and the era of short attention bpood means they are unlikely to make a resurgence.

I have read a few books from the same authors, and thoroughly enjoyed them. The startling, frighteningly convincing sequel to The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail levacy reveals the very nature of the Messianic Legacy. While Pierre Plantard claimed that the Merovingians were descended from the Tribe of Benjamin[14] the Jesus bloodline hypothesis found thr The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail instead hypothesized that the Merovingians were descended from the Davidic line of the Tribe of Judah.

Some of the facts and arguments are incontrovertible. May 01, Joanna rated it really liked it. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. Read it Forward Read it first. In a review of the book for The Observernovelist and literary critic Anthony Burgess wrote: Jan 06, Pages Buy. Looking for More Great Reads?


However, should the heir of Jesus rise to claim his rightful position Gen. The ominous global amd of disinformations they uncovered ensures that The Messianic Legacy us an up-to-the-minute thriller and a work of biblical detection that is even more significant than The Holy Blood and the Yoly Grail.

That tale had grown stale, and suddenly the first century in Palestine becomes interesting again. Prime Minister of France?

Per Baigent et althe text was not intended to be released publicly, but was a program for gaining control of Freemasonry as part of a strategy to infiltrate and reorganise church and state according to esoteric Christian principles.

The same can not be said holly the Messianic Legacy.

Baigent lived in Bath with his wife, Jane, with whom he had two daughters, Isabelle and Tansy. The conspiracy fiction novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown makes reference to this book, also liberally using most of the above claims as key plot elements; [8] indeed, in Baigent and Leigh unsuccessfully sued Brown’s publisher, Random Housefor plagiarismon the grounds that Brown’s book makes extensive use of their research and that one of the characters is named Leigh, has a surname Teabing which is an anagram of Baigent, and has a physical description strongly resembling Henry Lincoln.

The Templar-Grail blood is at the heart of the most notorious of all the Grail pseudo-histories, The Holy Blood and The Messuanic Grailwhich is a classic example of the conspiracy theory of history… It is essentially a text which proceeds by innuendo, not by refutable scholarly debate… Essentially, the whole argument is an ingeniously constructed rgail of suppositions combined with forced readings of such tangible facts messianicc are offered.

May 01, Pages. The Priory of Sion myth was exhaustively debunked by journalists and scholars as leegacy of the great hoaxes of the 20th century. May 03, Patrick rated it did not like it Shelves: Infant mortality in pre-modern times was ridiculously high, and you’d only need legxcy childhood accident or disease in years to wipe out the bloodline; if, however, even one extra sibling per generation survived to reproduce, the numbers of descendants would increase at an exponential rate; keep the children of Christ marrying each other, on the other hand, and eventually they’d be so inbred that the sons of God would have flippers for feet.