This is an insanely long transcription of a lecture given in 1998 by Laurence Gardner, about his book, Bloodline of the Holy Grail. It's worth the read though, let me tell you.
From royal and suppressed archives comes documented proof of the heritage of Jesus in the West and the long awaited discovery of the Holy Grail. In fulfilling this time-honored quest, penetrating new light is cast upon the Grail Code of Service and the venerated feminine element, upheld in chivalry but forsaken by the Church in order to forge a male dominated society.
This unique work offers revelatory insight concerning the descendent heirs of Jesus and his brother James while, in documenting a hidden legacy of the Messiah, it unveils hitherto guarded facts about characters such as Mary Magdalene and Joseph of Arimathea. Tracing the sacred lineage through centuries of persecution and Inquisition, Bloodline of the Holy Grail reveals a systematic suppression of authentic records and a strategic manipulation of the New Testament Gospels.
Featuring all the charm and adventure of Arthurial romance, coupled with enthralling Rosicrucian and Templar disclosures, this extraordinary work has a cutting edge of intrigue that removes the established blanket of enigma to expose one of the greatest conspiracies ever told.
For those of you who have read the masterful work of fiction, The Da'Vinci code, some of this may seem familiar.
Myself, I wasn't shocked when I first read this. I'm a little bit skeptical, of course, as I can't put my hands on the documents that the author used for his research. Not that it would do any good as I can't read Greek, Latin, or Aramaic. But wow. Some interesting stuff no?