Friday, 13 April 2018

Goddess, Grail and Lodge

Network Book Review: The Goddess, The Grail & The Lodge – The Real Da Vinci Code and the Origins of Religion by Alan Butler, paperback 360 pages £12.99 published by O Books 

With a foreword by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, this book has excellent credentials. I loved Alan Butler’s (co-authored with John Ritchie) last book ‘Rosslyn Revealed’ and The Goddess, The Grail and The Lodge does not disappoint! The oldest religion is that of a goddess who was a great mathematician and whose relics are found at sites, such as those of Malta and Gozo which are six thousand years old, and built as womb-like chambers within the earth itself. Do these have any similarity to the Mother Lodge of the Freemasons in Gt Queen Street? Could there be a complex system of lines upon which cities were founded and churches are built where the goddess was honoured? Were cathedrals built with knowledge of the circumference of the Earth which involved plotting the transits of the planet, Venus? What is the significance of the threshing floor upon which Solomon temple was built? Why is the archeology of Gaza so important and who were the Philistines? Has ancient knowledge survived, and if so, how, where and whom or what does it serve and why has it been hidden for so long? Described as ‘grail’ wisdom and symbolised in many ways, this book weaves a Golden Thread through the Cathars, Bogomils, Knights Templar and Freemasons and towards a New Jerusalem. Could the long haired Merovingian Franks and Burgundian kings have left messages for the future in the treasures of Sutton Hoo and does their knowledge come from the Minoan culture and was kept alive through the tribe of Benjamin, the Essenes and Cistercians? Why were shepherds the first people to be told of the birth of the Messiah and what part does sheep rearing play in the ancient wisdom? Was the resurrection of Jesus linked to the annual resurrection of Osiris, the Egyptian God of Vegetation and was Jesus and Mary Magdelene involved in a goddess cult? Did an ancient wisdom reach the founding fathers of the US in Maryland and were George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Christians?

Many favourite subjects of mine are here; symbolism, psychogeography, mystical secrets, etc., all woven into an amazing detective story with new revelations which will excite and nourish the reader. This book gets my thumbs up! 

See also: 
The Virgin & The Pentacle by Alan Butler Review:
How to Read Prehistoric Monuments by Alan Butler
City of the Goddess by Alan Butler
Warriors and the Bankers by Alan Butler
Sheep by Alan Butler Review:
The Hiram Key Revisited by Christopher Knight and Alan Butler
Civilisation One by Christopher Knight and Alan Butler
Rosslyn Revisited by Alan Butler and John Ritchie Review:
The Templar Continuum by Alan Butler and Stephen Dafoe
Sauniere Society Symposium Notes by Stephen Dafoe and Alan Butler
Intervention by Alan Butler
Who Built the Moon by Christopher Knight and Alan Butler
The Dawn of Genius by Alan Butler
The Bronze Age Computer Disc by Alan Butler, Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas
Rosslyn Chapel Decoded by Alan Butler and John Ritchie

Review by Wendy Stokes

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