posted on Nov, 20 2004 @ 02:34 PM
Personally, I think the bloodline theory is crazy. That it happened is, at best, debatable. But even if it did, does that make it "The Grail"?
Even the old tales of the Grail being a Chalis are off the mark. I was recently looking at Leonardo De Vinci's painting of The Last Supper. Guess
what? There are NO WINE CHALISES on the table AT ALL. Wierd, eh?
Frankly, I think the Grail is the plate used to serve the Pascal Lamb at the last supper. That would be the plate setting in front of Jesus in the
It also makes sense that this plate ends up at the Crucifixion. Afterall, Mary and Joseph were Jewish, and Jewish Law REQUIRES its members to eat a
Passover meal before sundown, when Passover officially starts. I doubt that Mary and Joseph would leave Jesus hanging on a Crucifix while they ran
back into town to chow down.
I'm guessing that the SAME CATERER brought Mary and Joseph out their meal. (not so farfetched, concidering how UNpopular it was to serve the
apostles) It also makes sense, that if Joseph of Arimathaea made it through FORTY YEARS in prison, it's because the Grail was authentic and given to
him by his neice, THE VIRGIN MARY!
That the Grail ended up in Europe isn't so farfetched either. Even the Jews admit to the existance of Joseph of Arimathaea, that he was rich, and
that he owed his wealth to the import of Tin (which is valuble in the making of Bronze.) from mines in Southern Gaul.
He traveled often in the course of business, throughout the Roman territories which included Gaul and Britany. Joseph probably considered it the "Job
of a lifetime" when St. Philip dispatched him to England to convert the locals to Christianity. No doubt the Grail traveled with him. Hey, it's a
"family thing". That Mary M. ended up in France doesn't surprise me at all.
To that end, I'll give the "Holy Blood-Holy Grail" author and fans their due.
If I were to go off looking for the Holy Grail today, I'd concentrate on the Abbey at Glastonbury. (founded by Joseph) or the Rennes du Chateu in
France. (Where Mary ended up)
[edit on 28-11-2004 by Toelint]