I brought two very interesting books with me for my travels through Provence. Both depict the historical background surrounding Mary Magdalene and I highly recommend taking a look at them: Margaret Starbird’s “The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail” and Laurence Gardner’s ““Bloodline of The Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed” (1996) / “The Grail Enigma: The Hidden Heirs of Jesus and Mary Magdalene” (2008).
Various legends surround the Holy Grail. One of them states that Joseph of Arimathaea caught the dying Jesus’ blood in a cup and brought it on a ship to France. Since then, this treasure is missing and people have been looking for it for the past centuries. Especially in southern France many treasure hunters who are hoping to find the Holy Grail are searching the region around Rennes-le-Chaetau.
Have you ever thought about the possibility that the term “Holy Grail”, the cup with Jesus’ blood, should not be translated literally, but receives its true meaning figuratively? If that is the case, then it is the womb of Mary Magdalene, the renounced wife of Jesus. It would describe the holy vessel that carried his “blood”, namely his descendants, e.g. their daughter Sarah Tamar. The internationally renowned British historian and genealogist Laurence Gardner, who I mentioned earlier, argues that two more children were born to Mary Magdalene and Jesus, their sons Jesus Justus and Joseph. All three children are regarded as the founders of the greatest European royal lineages. (The pictures I have taken in Paris, Mallorca, and Barcelona)