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posted 12-23-2005 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maria   Click Here to Email Maria     Edit/Delete Message
I was soooo disapointed... Did templars have anything to do with Maria Magdalena? I mean, for real?

posted 01-30-2006 01:56 AM           Edit/Delete Message
Hello Maria,

Finally, regardless of facts to the contrary, revisionist historians and conspiracy theorists have and will continue to claim that the Knights Templar stored secret knowledge, linking them to the Rosicrucians, the Cathars, the Priory of Sion, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the Hermetics, the Ebionites, the Rex Deus, lost relics or gospels of James the Just, Mary Magdalene or Jesus (such as a "Judas Testament"), King Solomon, Moses, and, ultimately, Hiram Abif and the mysteries of ancient Egypt. This, in turn, has contributed to the Knights Templar having several influences on popular culture, most of them quite inaccurate.

Excerpt taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar


posted 01-30-2006 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message
yes, it is a very disappointing book.

If you want to read a nice fictional roman, in the style of the Da Vinci code, but then good, you should read "the rule of four"

Synopsis rule of four
Tom Sullivan, about to graduate from Princeton, is haunted by the violent death of his father, an academic who devoted his life to one of the rarest, most complex books in the world. Coded in seven languages, the Hypnerotomachia Poliophili, an intricate mathematical mystery and a tale of love and arcane brutality, has baffled scholars since 1499. Tom's friend Paul is similarly obsessed and when a long-lost diary surfaces they finally seem to make a breakthrough. Only hours later, a fellow researcher is murdered and the two friends suddenly find themselves in great danger. Working desperately to expose the book's secret, they slowly uncover a Renaissance tale of passion and blood, a hidden crypt and a secret worth dying to protect...

And out of the subject other good books are:

Shadow of the wind by Carloz Ruiz Zafon

- well good is maybe not the right word, it is brilliant -

and the noble house by James Clavell

- a classic -

posted 01-31-2006 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maria   Click Here to Email Maria     Edit/Delete Message
I tried reading The noble house several years ago. Perhaps I was too young. Clavell does have this gift of having so many characters. What's nice is that you can't really say which ones are evil.

[This message has been edited by Maria (edited 02-09-2006).]

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