Truly Weird Books


The Labyrinth of the Grail   William Mann
The 12th Planet                    Zecharia Sitchin



The Labyrinth of the Grail   William Mann

If you have read “Holy Blood and Holy Grail” by Biagent, Leigh, and Lincoln you will understand this book, if not, read it first.  This is a very disorganized book.  Mann refers to ledgers, art, beliefs, religious stories, numerology, poorly documented facts and almost anything else that can be used to advance his thesis.  He seems to believe that the Holy Grail, wiich is either a great fortune or the direct descendents of Christ, was smuggled out of Jerusalem, to southern France, where it was perhaps merged with the fortune of the Knights Templar, then to Scotland, and then on to Nova Scotia in 1398.  His charts and illustrations are very unclear and his references just don’t make a lot of sense.  Perhaps if I were to read all of his cited sources, it would be clearer.  What I mainly got out of the book is that he thinks that the Catholic Church has rewritten the Bible for its own internal purposes, Jesus married Mary Magdalene, and had had one or more children with her either before of after the Crucifiction, which was questionable, and that the Knights Templar and their intellectual descendents, the Masons, are the true depository of this knowledge.  I am sure you can find better ways to spend your time, I certainly wish I had.

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The 12th Planet    Zecharia Sitchin

“based on the premise that mythology is the depository of ancient recollections, … and presents millennia-old evidence of the Nibiru, the home planet of the Anunnaki, and the landings of the Anunnaki on Earth every 3,600 years.”  The Nefilim first landed on Earth about 450,000 years ago and have come back roughly once every 3,600 years because their planet is in a long orbit around the sun – a 3,600 year long orbit.

After they had first colonized the earth they got tired of doing all the work themselves they tried to train the then existing humans (Neanderthal?) but discovered that they weren’t very educable (trainable?) and so they did a little recombinant DNA stuff between the Nefilim and the (Neanderthal?) and came up with modern man.  The Nefilim landed around the Tigris-Euphrates area and their history is contained in the mythology of Sumeria and later peoples of the area.  I rather doubt that modern day Moslems, Christians, Jews, etc. would necessarily agree with all of his theories.  I also find it rather interesting that the space technology mentioned sounds very similar to the US space technology of the 1990’s.  Not a lot of change from 450,000 years ago.

I don’t know if I would categorize this as history, fantasy, religion, or just plain weird.

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