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9.10.2008 – Rosslyn

September 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Last week I read the book “Rosslyn : Guardian of the Secrets of the Holy Grail” by Tim Wallace-Murphy and Marilyn Hopkins. While it ended up not being what I thought it was going to be, it was an interesting read nonetheless, and I blew through it in about 3 days.

I expected that this would be another writing related to the theories of ‘Holy Blood, Holy Grail’ and the theoretical bloodline of Christ. I also expected to get a lot more information on the actual building of Rosslyn Chapel. While those topics were certainly touched on, the main focus of the book was very different.

What the book did cover is the history of a lot of the¬†esoteric traditions. Including Druids, Essenes, etc. They did a LOT of slamming of the Catholic Church. Which is fine, but I can see how it wouldn’t be accepted easily by the people of that faith.

The main theory presented by the book, seems to be that there are 7 cathedrals built from Spain, through, France, and including Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, that were built on ancient sites deemed to align with planetary ‘hot-spots’ by the druids. And that these locations have special energy resulting from lay-lines within the Earth itself. They trace how ancient initiates would make a pilgrimage starting at the first Cathedral in Spain, and travel to each location. At each place they would ‘awaken’ a new ‘chakra’ within themselves and it would be completed at Rosslyn chapel. The journey was equated with the Milky Way and the way it arches across the sky.

At the end of the book, they quickly compared the layout of the locations to the positions of the equated heavenly bodies (mars, Saturn, the sun, Jupiter, the moon, etc), to come up with that they determined to be a prophecy of great change in the world. An ‘apocolypse’ if you will. The date (i don’t have the book in front of me) was sometime in 2020 I believe.

I realize these statements are a VAST generalization on the detail of the book, but I just wanted to present the highlights. I’m not sure I buy into all the of ‘chakra’, ‘laylines’, ‘end of times’ themes presented in this writing. But I am adding it to the rest of the pieces of the ‘puzzle’ that I’ve been working on. I hope that with each piece i find…I’m coming closer to finding what it is that I’m looking for.