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King Arthur's round table may have been found by archaeologists in Scotland
Archaeologists searching for King Arthur's round table have found a "circular feature" beneath the historic King's Knot in Stirling.
Around 1375 the Scots poet John Barbour said that "the round table" was south of Stirling Castle, and in 1478 William of Worcester told how "King Arthur kept the Round Table at Stirling Castle".
Sir David Lindsay, the 16th century Scottish writer, added to the legend in 1529 when he said that Stirling Castle was home of the "Chapell-royall, park, and Tabyll Round".
The new survey -- funded by Historic Scotland and Stirling City Heritage Trust -- used the latest scientific techniques to showing lost structures and features up to a metre below the ground.
Precisely when the four main Gospels were written is uncertain. What we do know is that they were first published at various stages in the second half of the first century. They were unanimous initially in telling us that Jesus was a Nazarene. This is actually upheld in the Roman annals; and the first-century chronicles of the Jews and the Bible’s Acts of the Apostles confirm that Jesus’ brother James and St Paul were leaders of the sect of the Nazarenes.
This definition of "Nazarene" is very important to the Grail story because it has been so often misrepresented to suggest that Jesus came from the town of Nazareth. For the past 400 years, English language Gospels have perpetuated the error by wrongly translating "Jesus the Nazarene" as "Jesus of Nazareth". There was no connection between Nazareth and the Nazarenes. In fact, the settlement at Nazareth was established in the AD 60s, thirty years or so after the Crucifixion. Nobody in Jesus’ early life came from Nazareth - it was not there!
The Nazarenes were a liberal, Jewish sect opposed to the strict Hebrew regime of the Pharisees and Sadducees. The Nazarene culture and language were heavily influenced by the philosophers of ancient Greece, and their community supported the concept of equal opportunity for men and women. Documents of the time referred not to Nazareth but to the Nazarene society. Priestesses existed in equal opportunity with priests, but this was so different from what the male-dominated Hebrew society wanted and what the later, male-dominated Roman Church required.
It has to be remembered that Jesus was not a Christian: he was a Nazarene - a radical, westernized Jew.
Even earlier, about AD 195 - one thousand, eight hundred years ago - Bishop Clement of Alexandria made the first known amendment from the Gospel texts. He deleted a substantial section from the Gospel of Mark, written more than a hundred years before that time, and he justified his action in a letter. "For even if they should say something true, one who loves the Truth should not...agree with them... For not all true things are to be said to all men." Interesting. What he meant was that even at that very early stage there was already a discrepancy between what the Gospel writers had written and what the bishops wanted to teach.
To the esoteric Church and the Knights Templars, however, Mary Magdalene was always regarded as a saint. She is still revered as such by many today, but the interesting part about this sainthood, when we think about Grail lore, is that Mary is listed as the patron saint of winegrowers, the guardian of the vine, the guardian of the Holy Grail, the guardian of the sacred bloodline.
Only by removing Jesus from the frontline could the Popes and cardinals reign supreme. When formally instituting Christianity as the state religion of Rome, Constantine declared that "he alone" was the true "Saviour Messiah", not Jesus!. As for the Bishops of Rome (the Popes), they were granted an apostolic descent from St Peter, not a legitimate Desposynic descent from Jesus and his brothers, as was retained within the Nazarene Church.
Notwithstanding the avid sexist movement, the Messianic heirs retained their social positions outside the Roman Church establishment. They progressed their own Nazarene and Celtic Church movements and founded Desposynic kingdoms in Britain and Europe. They were a constant threat to the Roman High Church and to the figurehead monarchs and governments empowered by that Church. They were the very reason for the implementation of the brutal Inquisition because they upheld a moral and social code which was contrary to High Church requirement.
This was especially apparent during the Age of Chivalry, which embraced a respect for womanhood, as exemplified by the Knights Templars whose constitutional oath supported a veneration of "the Grail Mother", Queen Mary Magdalene.
Prior to the Middle Ages, the individual stories of this family were historically well-known. But when the Church began its reign of fanatical persecution (the great Inquisition), the whole Nazarene and Desposynic heritage was forced underground.
But why the vengeful onset of the Inquisition? Because the Knights Templars had not only returned from the Holy Land with documents that undermined the Church’s teachings, but they also established their own Cistercian churches in opposition to Rome. These were not just any churches; they were the greatest religious monuments ever to grace the skylines of the western world: the Notre Dame cathedrals of France.
Despite their present-day image, these impressive Gothic cathedrals had nothing whatever to do with the established Christian Church. They were funded and built by the Knights Templars, and they were dedicated to Mary Magdalene-Notre Dame, Our Lady-whom they called "the Grail of the world".
It was at that time that Grail lore was itself denounced as a heresy by the Vatican. The sixth-century writings of Merlin were expressly banned by the Ecumenical Council, and the original Nazarene Church of Jesus became an "underground stream", aided by such notable sponsors as Leonardo da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli.
But the Templar hoard was not lost, and while the Vatican emissaries were searching, the treasure and documents were locked away in the Chapter House Treasury vaults of Paris. They were under the protection of the Templar Grand Knights of St Anthony, "the Guardian Princes of the Royal Secret", who loaded the hoard one night onto 18 galleys of the Templar fleet at La Rochelle.
By daybreak, the fleet had sailed for Scotland, and on arrival they were welcomed by King Robert the Bruce who, along with the whole Scottish nation, had been excommunicated by the Pope for challenging the Catholic King Edward of England. In Scotland, the Templars and their treasure remained, and the Knights fought with Bruce at Bannockburn in 1314 to regain Scotland’s independence from Plantagenet England.
King Arthur was by no means mythical, as many have supposed. Far from it. But he has generally been looked for in the wrong places. Researchers, misguided by the fictional locations of the romances, have searched in vain through the chronicles of Brittany, Wales and the west of England. But the details of Arthur are to be found in the Scots’ and Irish annals. He was indeed "the High King of the Celtic Isle", and he was the sovereign commander of the British troops in the late sixth century.
Arthur was born in 559, and he died in battle in 603. His mother was Ygerna del Acqs, the daughter of Queen Viviane of Avallon, in descent from Jesus and Mary Magdalene. His father was High King Aedàn of Dalriada (the Western Highlands of Scotland, now called Argyll), and Aedàn was the British Pendragon ("Head Dragon" or "King of Kings") in descent from Jesus’ brother James. It is for this reason that the stories of Arthur and Joseph of Arimathea are so closely entwined in the Grail romances.
We’ll be traveling through the Dark Ages then, to spend some time in mediaeval Europe. The Grail mystery will then be followed into King Arthur’s Britain and, eventually, in time, to the United States of America where the American fathers were among the greatest exponents of the Grail Code. Eminent Americans such as George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Thompson, Thomas Jefferson were as much champions of the Holy Grail as were King Arthur, Sir Lancelot and Galahad.
In mediaeval times, the line of messianic descent was defined by the French word Sangréal. This derived from the two words, Sang Réal, meaning "Blood Royal". This was the Blood Royal of Judah, the kingly line of David which progressed through Jesus and his heirs. In English translation, the definition, Sangréal, became "San Gréal", as in "San" Francisco. When written more fully it was written "Saint Grail", "Saint", of course, relating to "Holy"; and by a natural linguistic process came the more romantically familiar name, "Holy Grail".
In the Arab world, the word used today, as then, to describe Jesus and his followers is Nazara. This is confirmed in the Muslim Koran: Jesus is Nazara; his followers are Nazara. The word means "Keepers" or "Guardians". The full definition is Nazrie ha-Brit, "Keepers of the Covenant". In fact, the Brit aspect of that is the very root of the country name of Britain. Brit-ain means "Covenant-land".
There are bad Masons, they operate as "factions within factions".
I never said there weren't bad apples, every organization has them and we weed them out in their time.edit on 22-1-2014 by KSigMason because: (no reason given)
...they are a totally different species of human beings because they are Satanic in design.
After Shulgi's time the fortunes of Ur declined. His sons could not hold on to the empire they inherited, and their city was soon sacked by the Elamites. Ur was then ruled by a succession of foreign kings until the 4th century BC, when the Euphrates river changed its course and the city, lacking irrigation, was abandoned. For the next two thousand years, until 19th-century archaeologists discovered its remains, all knowledge of "the Civilized Land" was completely erased from the memory of mankind...
Iraq is tidying up the remains of the ancient city of Ur in hope of a proposed visit by Pope Benedict XVI.
The Antiquities Inspectorate in the Province of Dhi Qar of which Naisiyra is the capital says it has started restoration activities in Ur.
Ur, the metropolitan of the Sumerian civilization that flourished in southern Iraq, is a short drive from Nasiriya.
According to Biblical tradition, Abraham was born and raised in Ur before departing to settle in Palestine.
Generations of archaeologists have excavated the city and the digs have yielded some of the world’s finest artifacts, particularly those salvaged from a royal cemetery.
A visit by the Pope will put Ur and Iraq into international limelight, said Zubaidi.
Iraqi officials say the Pope, who has just ended a historic visit to Lebanon, has accepted an official government invitation to visit Ur, but no date has been set yet.
The officials even said that the Vatican has agreed to spend millions of dollars to rehabilitate Ur in anticipation of the visit.
The Roman Catholic Church has been among the most persistent critics of Freemasonry. The Church has prohibited its members from being Freemasons since In Eminenti Apostolatus in 1738. Since then, the Vatican has issued several papal bulls banning membership of Catholics from Freemasonry under threat of excommunication. Currently, as reiterated in 1983, Catholics who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion; the penalty of excommunication is not declared in the current code of canon law, but membership remains forbidden.
The Church of Scotland does not ban congregants from becoming Freemasons, but in 1989 the general assembly said there were "very real theological difficulties" with Church of Scotland members being Freemasons.
The 1985 Methodist Conference in England said that Freemasonry competed with Christian beliefs, asking that Methodist Freemasons reconsider their membership and that Masonic meetings be banned from Methodist premises.
reply to post by jdoors
There is a good deal of information that shows that JFK knew who his enemies were, which is why the Secret Society Speech was directed at those in the US Press who were headed by all too often Masons such and Henry Luce and Company. imho
John Paul II's most ambitious tour has been years in the planning but cloaked in secrecy because of political sensitivities in the Middle East.
It will take him to some of the world's most volatile and politically tense areas.
The Pope revealed his plans in a 17-page document released by the Vatican this week. He wrote: "I have a strong desire to go personally to pray in the most important places which, from the Old to the New Testament, have seen God's intervention."
Other biblical sites he has selected include Mount Sinai in Egypt, where Moses received the Ten Commandments; Jesus's birthplace in Bethlehem; Nazareth, where Jesus grew up; and Jerusalem, the centre of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the place of Jesus's crucifixion.
Two months ago the Pope was visited by the Chaldean Catholic patriarch of Iraq, Raphael Bidawid. About 3% of Iraq's population is Christian and the Pope is a popular figure, thanks to his stand against the Gulf war and opposition to United Nations sanctions against the country. Yesterday the newspaper Babel extended a warm welcome in anticipation of his visit.
In a recent interview Mr Bidawid said he was confident that the Pope would come to Iraq in the autumn and that the Iraqi government would not seek to exploit the visit for political ends.
If President Saddam Hussein wanted to welcome the Pope, he said, the Pope would not hesitate to meet him and shake his hand.
The Pope is determined to visit Ur because it was there that God first spoke to Abraham, inviting him to become the patriarch of His chosen people, the Jews.
Abraham was promised descendants as countless as the stars in the heavens and the land of Canaan - part of which is modern-day Israel - as his children's inheritance.
One has to keep in mind that the KJV uses the Constantine script that omits the issues of the Essene, Celts, and the Scottish Sterling Castle was the home for the Round Table of Scottish King Arthur. Mason KJV also omits the Book of Enoch and such, which Catholics tend to include. But, Masons dropping out the Book of Enoch is serious omission, and key to their intentions to ignore the truth on god /City of Ur/ Creator gods, et al. imho Yet also to ignore the City of UR's connections with the Mt Carmel and Phonecian views that built the temple of Solomon. So, just as Constantine corrupted the truth on religion via omissions, likewise have the Masons moving in support of Royalist Empire. imho
edit on 23-1-2014 by MagnumOpus because: Letting the light in to expose the Mason's Dark Temple Secrets that avoid the fullest truths for Royalist Empire. imho