Refining the Grail Dynasty Idea

Gothic origins of the Bloodline of the Holy Grail

“And Odin took with him a son of his whose title was Yngvi, who grew to become king in Sweden, and from him are descended the household strains often known as the Ynglings. These Aesir discovered themselves marriages inside the nation there, and a few of them for his or her sons too, and these households grew to become in depth, in order that all through Saxony and from there all around the northern areas it unfold in order that their language, that of the boys of Asia, grew to become the mom tongue over all these lands. And folks assume they’ll deduce from the data of the names of their ancestors that these names belonged to this language, and that the Aesir introduced the language north to this a part of the world, to Norway and to Sweden, to Denmark and to Saxony; and in England there are historic names for areas and locations which one can inform come from a unique language from this one.”

— Snorri Sturluson, The Edda,(1220 A.D.)

If Dan Brown had learn Snorri Sturluson’s Edda (1220 A.D.), then maybe The DaVinci Code would have taken place in Sweden. In spite of everything, do we actually perceive the place this idea of a “Grail Dynasty” or “Bloodline of the Holy Grail” comes from? In olden instances, nevertheless, it wasn’t the Merovingians who have been remembered as “demigods” by the blood of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. It was the Goths, kids of Gaut, the gothic All-Father, who have been legendary in their very own time. The legendary Teutonic tribe of the Visigoths sacked Rome, town of the gods. They have been echoed in historical past as divine heroes, for having conquered the Everlasting Metropolis, a spot solely the gods themselves may conquer. My first forays into such subjects again within the early 1990s, nevertheless, weren’t met with lighthearted hypothesis. Ralph Levy, my professor for my Main Prophets class, was not amused. “This doesn’t even remotely fulfill the task,” was his touch upon my time period paper, affixed because it was to an “F” grade. Maybe he was nonplussed by the paper’s title, “The Messiah and Medieval Elvis Sightings.” Or maybe the seriousness of his graduate research within the Hebrew language had left him with an impoverished humorousness. Maybe he was offended by the paper’s thesis that Jesus sired a dynasty that dominated Europe for hundreds of years and who may return to meet “Finish Time Prophecy.” Little doubt Bryan Hoyt, my professor for Daniel and Revelations class, was equally miffed by my exploration of the monarchist ideas of Dante’s De Monarchia in mild of the monarchist motion in Europe that I believed would restore the Holy Roman Empire. The paper was knowledgeable by correspondence with precise European monarchists such because the pan-European Worldwide Monarchist Union, Germany’s Custom und Leben, America’s L’Alliance Monarchiste and the Constantian Society. Mr. Hoyt was moreover put out by my reference to the “Grail Dynasty” idea made widespread by Michael Baigent, Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh in Holy Blood, Holy Grail and The Messianic Legacy. Like Dr. Levy, Hoyt additionally thought the notion that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and sired a bloodline was blasphemous. His grading, nevertheless, was extra complimentary.

As a theology pupil at Ambassador School, in Massive Sandy, Texas, many people believed like Herbert W. Armstrong, founding father of the Worldwide Church of God, {that a} revived Holy Roman Empire would herald the arrival of the Antichrist, the so-called “beast” of Revelation, who would rule with ten kings within the Final Days. My very own pet concept held that the “ten kings” who would rule for one hour with the “beast” in Revelation 17 can be ten literal kings on European thrones. Therefore, the worldwide monarchist motion held prophetic implications. (Or so I assumed.) And right here was this “stunning” finest vendor proclaiming that an “historic secret society” referred to as the Prieure de Sion (Priory of Sion) was trying to revive a “Merovingian” claimant to the thrones of France and presumably Austria-Hungary. I used to be already involved with the “exoteric”– the general public or outer — motion of European monarchists. Now the opportunity of a hidden “occult” monarchist motion was thrilling. My response on the time was not in contrast to that of different fundamentalists within the late 1980s and early 1990s who learn Holy Blood, Holy Grail with uncritical eyes after which ran with it in each paranoid route. The phenomenon has been echoed within the launch of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and the following cultural debate. My conclusions, as a lot as I now hate to confess it, have been just like these of Oklahoma Metropolis fundamentalist J.R. Church in his e book, “Guardians of the Grail… and the boys who plan to rule the world!” There, Church breathlessly concludes: “When the true antichrist lastly does emerge to determine a one-world authorities, he simply is likely to be of the Merovingian bloodline, claiming descent from the lineage of Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ.” # The lipstick on my prophetic pig, nevertheless, was that my pig was dressed up within the extra subtle clothes of the monarchist political concept of Dante’s De Monarchia and correspondence with fashionable monarchist activists.

Within the mid 1990s a “church quake” happened within the Worldwide Church of God when “Pastor Basic” Joseph Tkach Sr. admitted that sure doctrinal teachings of the church have been flawed. The church dropped its emphasis on “finish time” prophecy and its British-Israelism concept by which the U.S. and Britain have been stated to be Ephraim and Manasseh of the so-called Misplaced Tribes of Israel. The church misplaced about two-thirds of its membership as splinter-groups adhering to Armstrong’s teachings coalesced and the remaining core of the WCG adopted extra mainstream Protestant type teachings. Whereas many from the Worldwide Church of God parted their methods in direction of church doctrines extra to their liking, I dug deeper into the esoteric teachings of Europe’s “underground.”

By means of contact with the “underground stream” of the Western Thriller Traditions, my view of Christianity modified radically with publicity to such writers as Dr. Alvin Boyd Kuhn, Gerald Massey, James Morgan Pryse, H. Spencer Lewis, G.R.S. Mead, amongst others. I used to be uncovered to works such because the “Crata Repoa” in Richard Dawkins’ Arcadia and the Arcadian Academy. Dawkins intimates that the “gospel tales” of the Bible could have their origins in historic Egyptian thriller teachings — a notion echoed advert nauseum by writers equivalent to Kuhn and Massey. Concurrently my notions of “Bible prophecy” have been singularly exploded by the work of James Morgan Pryse in his 1910 Apocalypse Unsealed, which re-translates the e book of Revelation in mild of Greek thriller teachings. There the opening of the “seven seals” was akin to the opening of the seven “chakras” of Hindu and Tibetan occult instructing. Because the Egyptian magi had executed centuries earlier than, the “Illuminati” of early Christianity used the astrological symbolism of the celebs as an instance phases within the unfolding of hidden alchemical facets of the psyche. Pryse retold in nice element how the “12 gated metropolis” of the New Jerusalem was the human physique and the arrival of the soma heliakon (golden religious physique) of Greek pneumatology. The Platonists likened facets of the psyche to the solar and moon, and the soma heliakon (Photo voltaic Physique) that Pryse referred to within the E book of Revelation because the “New Jerusalem” — with its allegorical “streets of gold.” It was the identical because the augoeides ochema (radiant car) or the astroeides (star-like physique) written about by G.R.S. Mead in The Doctrine of the Delicate Physique within the Western Custom. # As a result of the religious physique was believed to be product of star-like substances, the magi used the symbolism of star-constellations and planets to hide their science of religious awakening, in line with Pryse. At any price, what grew to become completely clear to me, nevertheless, was that the E book of Revelation initially had nothing to do with any prediction of the long run — and by extension, any revived and occult-controlled “Holy Roman Empire.”

Nevertheless it took a few years to lastly determine that out. And within the meantime I spent years in Web message boards discussing the so-called “Priory of Sion,” the alleged secret society that based the Knights Templar, Rosicrucians and Freemasons. The alleged “secret society” have been supposedly the “guardians of the grail bloodline.” This supposedly was the bloodline sired by Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene, in line with a bunch of widespread “occult” writers within the subject of the “Thriller of Rennes-le-Chateau.” Lengthy earlier than Dan Brown arrived on the scene together with his terribly widespread novel and film, The Da Vinci Code, researchers like Paul Smith had with meticulous care demonstrated that the claims introduced by Pierre Plantard relating to the so-called Prieure de Sion, have been nearly totally bogus. # Whereas the data that discredited Plantard could have been frequent data amongst the specialists that gathered on-line, the recognition of the Jesus-bloodline concepts caught hearth as soon as Dan Brown’s novel grew to become such a public phenomenon. It stays, nevertheless, for researchers like Dr. Stephen Flowers, a.ok.a. “Edred Thorsson,” to inject extra sanity into the general public debate over the “bloodline of the Holy Grail” concept.

As Edred factors out in Mysteries of the Goths, the entire notion that the Merovingians have been the descendants of Jesus, was at all times only a diversion and obfuscation of the unique “bloodline of the Holy Grail” idea. The “long-haired” Merovingian kings could have believed they have been the descendants of the gods, however not due to some pseudo-Jewish dynasty notion, however due to wide-spread beliefs held by Germanic tribes. The legendary dynasty of previous was the Volsungs, with “Sigurd” being the heroic slayer of the dragon Fafnir. The tales of this heroic dynasty started circulating amongst the Frankish tribes of France as early because the Fifth and Sixth centuries, in line with students. Sigmund, son of Volsung, was stated to have dominated Frankish tribes in France, in line with the Fra Dautha Sinfjotla within the Poetic Edda. # Volsung was stated to be the great-grandson of Odin, the Germanic All-Father himself. For it was generally understood {that a} tribe of gods had come from the south and settled in Germany, and sired dynasties in Saxony, France, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. This was later defined in Snorri Sturluson’s Prose Edda (1220), the place it was said that the gothic gods got here out of Troy in Asia Minor and settled in Germany and Scandinavia.

The implication of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, was {that a} claimant to the throne of Europe was about to seem on the scene and declare to be a descendant of a royal bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. # There was hypothesis that maybe a acknowledged royal like Archduke Otto von Habsburg or a pretend “secret” claimant like Plantard himself would step as much as declare descent from Jesus. In time pretenders like “Prince” Michael of Albany (Scotland) can be implied as claimants to the grail dynasty by writers equivalent to Laurence Gardner in his e book, Bloodline of the Holy Grail and Genesis of the Grail Dynasty. Within the latter e book, Gardner claimed {that a} “Dragon Order” had existed since historic Egypt and Sumeria to protect a grail bloodline begun by the Annunaki, the “historic astronauts” of Sumeria written about by Zechariah Sitchin, Erich von Daniken and others. Though the “grail dynasty” has been co-opted as a pseudo-Christian idea, from what was initially a “gothic” idea, you usually do not hear of Germanic claimants coming ahead and saying: “I’m the descendant of Odin and due to this fact I’ve the precise to be king.” For somebody within the fashionable period to face up and say, “I’m the kid of the gods,” can be akin to saying, “I need to be king as a result of I’m the descendant of extra-terrestrials.” (Maybe that exact DNA check must wait the U.S. authorities releases of the our bodies from the Roswell Crash.) Nonetheless, fake gothic royal claimants have already performed a task in fashionable historical past, as identified by Stephen Flowers and Michael Moynihan in The Secret King. Simply previous to World Conflict II, Karl Maria Wiligut was employed by Heinrich Himmler to be the key “Lord of the Runes” for the Nazi Reich, based mostly upon an alleged noble household custom. Finally, nevertheless, Flowers dismisses Wiligut as doing a disservice to the elder custom of the North by distorting the surviving gothic teachings with an odd combination of pseudo-Christian Manicheanism and runic theology.

Though the Rune Gild teachings don’t suggest any monarchist significance, the notion that humanity stays genetically linked to the gods has performed an element within the fashionable revival of Asatru, the Germanic ancestral faith. The thriller underlying the Mannaz rune, in line with Thorsson in Runelore, is that humanity shares a genetic hyperlink to divinity. # Inside the Rune Gild philosophy, the runes are believed to behave as cosmic codes to activate divinity inside the descendants of Odin. The idea bears similarities to Nietzche’s idea of utilizing one’s “will to energy” to create the “Ubermensch” or Superman. It additionally stems from “Left-Hand-Path” ideas present within the Temple of Set relating to “divinization” or the elevation of people to supernormal standing by a magical will and apply. It was this idea of “divinization” that made the story of Jesus palatable to the Visigoths, in line with Stephen Flowers in his e book, Lords of the Left Hand Path. The heretical Arian Christianity that the gothic tribes adopted taught that Jesus was a person who attained divinization by religious practices — an idea not at odds with their heathen Germanic faith. #

Finally although, a refined “gothic” bloodline idea stems from a unique idea of creation. The well-worn Judeo-Christian idea is that Yahweh breathed life into the primary man, and due to this fact humanity shares a mysterious hyperlink with the divine life pressure, spirit or soul. Within the New Testomony that is developed additional into the notion that sure chosen ones could turn into the “kids of God” in an allegorical sense. The Germanic custom takes this to a different stage by stating that it isn’t merely our Soul that’s god-derived, however our flesh itself. That humanity is in the end the offspring of the gods. Underlying the improbable tales of heroic dragon-slayers and supernatural “sons of the mist” (German, Nibelungen), is the notion that the olden gods have been reborn by their descendants, very similar to the Xmas-tide apply that kids got items as a result of they have been seen because the ancestors reborn. # Human DNA was thought to comprise the mildew that contained the type of the gods. The treasure that went with the divine descendants has been misplaced and have to be re-won, very similar to Odin should re-win the poetic mead of inspiration that was his to start with. The method of turning into and realizing that divine-mold-pattern inside us is the grail that drives heroes ahead on their quest to turn into who they already are at a genetic stage.

By Corey Wicks

by Corey Wicks