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Genesis of the Grail Kings

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  259 ratings  ·  17 reviews
From beneath the windswept sands of ancient Mesopotarnia comes the documented legacy of the creation chamber of the heavenly Anunnaki. Here is the story of the clinical cloning of Adam and Eve, which predates Bible scripture by more than 2,000 years.From cuneiform texts, cylinder seals, and suppressed archives, best-selling historian and distinguished genealogist Laurence ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Fair Winds Press (first published 1999)
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Dr. Strangelet
Sep 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
The blurb for this book promised a lot of interesting things--Ancient aliens! Alchemical secrets! Antigravity pyramids!--but the book itself was a slog. It tries to synthesize ancient Near Eastern history and archaeology with many of different strands of secret-history mythologizing--the Grail Bloodline, pyramid mysticism, alchemy and freemasonry, the Babylonian/Nephilim ancient alien theories of Zecharia Sitchin--but then doesn't do much of anything with them. It has no real thesis or argument. ...more
Aaron Burke
Nov 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Reading Laurence Gardner's "Genesis of the Grail Kings" prompted me to read up on the Sumerians (Ancient Iraqis) who propagated Mesopotamia with cities, irrigation and writings dating back to 5,000 B.C.E. I was surprised how advanced the Sumerians were so far ahead of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Gardner's first several chapters are well-presented.
However, I am still not sure why we need the supernatural "gods" aspect. Huge leaps are involved. Doesn't the natural evolution of Homo Sapiens suffice
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Chris
Jan 28, 2010 is currently reading it
I'm actually re-reading this one. It has some interesting points, combining the study of biblical text with study of other ancient texts and archaeological record to try and decipher some of the cryptic meanings in the Bible. If you believe the Bible shouldn't be questioned or that questions shouldn't be asked period, then this is not the book for you. If, on the other hand, you want to read alternative interpretations and viewpoints and you have a curious mind, pick it up and give it a shot. ...more
Seamus
Oct 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite books because it offers a fantastic alternative theory to the Old Testament, and really forced me to rethink everything I thought I "knew" up to the moment that I opened the cover. After reading this book I felt like my entire scope of knowledge was up for reevaluation using more-critical thought and a closer look at potential alternatives to what I knew as fact up to that point. ...more
Eric Morgan Boyd
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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If you every wondered where homo sapiens sapiens originated, and want to move along a timeline of shattering discoveries, no, not with unanswered questions – such a, oh ! we are the only intelligent beings on earth; then The Grail Kings will enthrone the questions and pronounce different monarch’s, creating us, us yes, the human being – with the descendent blood lines of intelligence – past down through the ages. Brilliant notes and references - the Antediluvian Kings of Sumer from the Sumerian ...more
Tiffany
Meh. A high 2.5 stars.

The first few chapters are a history of the Bible, translation, geography, etc.; the next few chapters deal with human evolution and how that's related to the Bible; then it goes in to alternative history/religions/thought; then eventually returns to Bible history. However, somewhere in there, his theories tend to get a little out there (aliens, the philosopher's stone, alchemy). I'm no theology scholar, but it seems like the conclusions he draws and his logic are fuzzy. Bu
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David Dom
The book is sometimes quite far-fetched, and often into such scientific detail that I have no clue what it's trying to say, but aside from those drawbacks it also offers an interesting alternative view upon Bible history and - more importantly - compares it to Sumerian and Egyptian mythology. ...more
Ivan Benedict
Apr 24, 2011 rated it liked it
I've studied several ancient languages, but the
arguments are often too complicated to understand.
But it gave me some interesting insights into Old
Testament history and a different way of looking at
the principle characters in the O.T. The charts at
the end help some.
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Elizabeth
Apr 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Think about it...it's a book ...more
James E. Hansen
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book of ideas and great illustrations. I loved it and hope to re-read it sometime.
Samantha Rooney
Apr 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
Couldn’t finish this book. Got about a quarter of the way through. Seems to spend a similar amount of time bemoaning those in power for trying to slant science and history to retain power as he does trying to ‘prove’ that Biblical accounts are based on some truth. Ie the editing/revision of Biblical stories over the last 4000 years to create a narrative to suit those in power. Or the Church only funding archeological and scientific studies that will support pre-supposed results.
Couldn’t even ke
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Joan
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
The cover copy of this book makes it seem like the worst ancient aliens episode on the History Channel, but it is really about placing Biblical texts within the greater context of Sumerian, Babylonian and Egyptian writings. Although I would not have read this book if I hadn't been assigned it, I gained some insights on the divine feminine in the Jewish and Near Eastern traditions. ...more
Debi Emerson
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, religion
Companion to "Bloodline of the Holy Grail" which examines the New Testament, this book is an excellent discussion of the Old. Very thought provoking and interesting! ...more
Sandra
Sep 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
Ciento cincuenta páginas de cuatrocientas. Aburrido, ladino y un poco manipulador. Tiene un prólogo de un tal príncipe Nicolás de Vere de la Corte y Orden Imperial y Real del Dragón (¡toma ya!) que asegura que sin los documentos que él proporcionó jamás se hubiera llegado a la conclusión a la que llegó Laurence Gardner. No sé cuál es ni me interesa porque con el planteamiento ya he tenido suficiente.

Es la misma historia de siempre: Jesús se casó con María Magdalena y su descendencia gobernó Euro
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Louise
Sep 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: challenge-reads
If you are happy to believe that God is in fact married (although Mrs God is currently not to be found anywhere); that Joseph (as in Joseph, Mary and Jesus) was not a carpenter but was a master alchemist; that Moses was really Akhenaten the renegade(?)/rogue(?) Pharaoh who abandoned Egyptian polytheism in favour of the One True God; that homo sapiens-sapiens are really descendants of the Anunnaki who were regularly fed the menstrual blood of these gods; or that "the pyramids were doubtless const ...more
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Laurence Gardner was a prominent author and speaker in the alternative history genre of research and writing.
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