By Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln

ISBN-10: 0440136482

ISBN-13: 9780440136484

Is the normal, authorised view of the lifetime of Christ in a roundabout way incomplete?

• Is it attainable Christ didn't die at the cross?
• Is it attainable Jesus used to be married, a father, and that his bloodline nonetheless exists?
• Is it attainable that parchments present in the South of France a century in the past exhibit one of many best-kept secrets and techniques of Christendom?
• Is it attainable that those parchments include the very middle of the secret of the Holy Grail?

According to the authors of this terribly provocative, meticulously researched publication, not just are these items attainable — they're most likely actual! so progressive, so unique, so convincing, that the main trustworthy Christians can be moved; this is the ebook that has sparked world wide controversey.

"Enough to significantly problem many conventional Christian ideals, if now not modify them."
— la occasions publication Review

"Like Chariots of the Gods?...the plot has the entire parts of a world thriller."
— Newsweek

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According to tradition, these four men carried with them the legendary Cathar treasure. But the Cathar treasure had been smuggled out of Montsegur three months before. And how much “treasure’, in any case - 45 - how much gold, silver or coin could three or four men carry on their backs, dangling from ropes on a sheer mountainside? If the four escapees were indeed carrying something, it would seem clear that they were carrying something other than material wealth. What might they have been carrying?

According to certain accounts, he was held strictly incommunicado and some historians regard him as a likely candidate for the Man in the Iron Mask. In the meantime the whole of his correspondence was confiscated by Louis XIV, who inspected all of it personally. In the years that followed the king went determinedly out of his way to obtain the original of Poussin’s painting, “Les Bergers d’Arcadie’. When he at last succeeded it was sequestered in his private apartments at Versailles. Whatever its artistic greatness, the painting would seem to be innocent enough.

Could “ET IN ARCADIA EGO’ also perhaps be an anagram? Could the verb have been omitted so that the inscription would consist only of certain precise letters? One of our television viewers, in writing to us, suggested that this might indeed be so and then rearranged the letters into a coherent Latin statement. The result was: I “FEGO ARCANA DEI (BEGONE! I CONCEAL THE SECRETS OF GOD) We were pleased and intrigued by this ingenious exercise. We did not realise at the time how extraordinarily appropriate the resulting - 31 - admonition was.

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