Re: Gnostics and Templars
- Hey Carter, welcome to the conversation. You state.....
>>>"I agree that fiction should never be accepted as fact, however,The Gospel of Mary does contain the phrase "And he used to kiss her
often on the ... Unfortunately we may never know what the last word
was. Also I remember reading somewhere about the 3 Mary's in a work
called the Gnostic bible which can easily be purchased off of
gnosis. orgs' site for $22. where it states that there were three
Mary's in the bible... Jesus' mother, his sister, and his wife.
Although nothing has ever been mentioned in scripture! Perhaps Dan
Brown found this piece of info as well. Both of D. Browns' work
appear to be anti- catholic in nature, which would suggest that
there was a definite motive behind his writings, however
misinformed. The mentions in Holy Blood Holy Grail are also
consistant with the book Born in Blood which discusses the history
of the Templars and FreeMasonry. The Dossiers Secrets is also an
interesting piece of work and was discussed in cunjunction with
D.Browns' book on none other than... The History Channel. Thanks...
I want to back George in his answer to you here when he points out
that though there is a special emphasis on Mary in some texts, but
this is still not a mention of any marraige or children. On the
contrary, the docetic view that many Gnostics had would have made
I don't remember which texts are in the "Gnostic Bible", but I
believe what you are talking about concerning the Marys is the
Gospel of Philip where it says....
"There were three who always walked with the Lord: Mary, his mother,
and her sister, and Magdalene, the one who was called his companion.
His sister and his mother and his companion were each a Mary."
This again implies a closesness.... but it doesn't say "wife". I am
not saying it is impossible, I am only saying that it was not
generally a Gnostic belief nor is it stated in the Nag Hammadi the
way Dan suggests.
Let me also point out that Born in Blood, like Holy Blood/Holy
Grail, and other books like "Bloodline of the Grail" are not much
better history than Dan Brown. I can't remember off the top of my
head whether these other books mention Gnosticism at all so I don't
know if they have any material in them that is on topic here, but
the can of worms is open *lol*.
- In a message dated 2/9/2005 1:10:32 AM Eastern Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
Speaking of forgetting things.... what I hate the most is when I am
at the store, or somewhere, and I forget where I live and......
wait..... Do I know you, Gary?
PMCVi have driven by my house, when i had one, a few times...what is worse when you feel in an alternative universe and everything looks only vaguely familiar..this happens to me alot...almost like an out of body experience only you are wide awake.mychael