VISION OF ALBION
THE KEY TO THE HOLY GRAIL
Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the Christ Family
in the Holy Land of Britain
(published December 2008)
This book is the result of fifteen years research into the hidden history surrounding the historical figure usually referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, and the origins of Christianity. Central to this is the primary role played by the sacred British Isles which the English poet and mystic, William Blake, viewed as the original and archetypal Holy Land on planet earth. That is to say, the initial and supreme location for the seeding of the Christ Light and Consciousness into the world, from where it was to radiate out to reach the entire globe itself.
William Blake refers to “Jesus the Christ” as the “Shepherd of Albion”, and it would appear that Jesus and other members of the Holy Family visited the sacred land of Britain, the Albionic Holy Grail. The implications are that there has been a monumental historical cover-up surrounding the real Jesus story and the true purpose behind His planetary mission.
Because of the vast nature of the ramifications relating to this historical and spiritual mission it has necessitated looking into many facets of human history as pieces of an historical jigsaw puzzle. As the bigger picture emerges (as far as presently possible), an extraordinary vista reveals itself. This viewpoint provides an entirely new perception of recorded human history, for the past two millennia in particular.
This revealing and extensively documented book has an important message for these times of transition. The British Isles have a vital part to play in the evolution of humanity on this planet as we move towards 2012 and beyond. The 21st century may herald the Third Age of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, when ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. It is hoped that the publication of this book will contribute towards this era of conscious awakening.
The spiritual role of the sacred isles of Britain in world history
Were Jesus and Mary Magdalene on Iona?
Was there a female Apostolic succession?
Pontius Pilate and the ancient yew at Fortingall
Rosslyn Chapel and the Rose lineage of Christ
Does Edinburgh contain a geomantic ground plan for the New Jerusalem?
The mysterious Mount Heredom and the White Isle of Shambhala
Paperback: 148mm x 210mm, 464 pages, colour and black & white
illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Published by Sacred Connections,
Perthshire, Scotland: December 2008. £15.00
© copyright 2008 Barry Dunford
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THE HOLY LAND OF SCOTLAND
Jesus in Scotland and the Gospel of the Grail
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Is it conceivable that two thousand years ago Jesus and members of His family came to ancient Caledonia, now Scotland. This extraordinary possibility is examined in detail by Scottish based author Barry Dunford, after having extensively researched this fascinating and intriguing scenario. There is reason to believe that the forbears of Jesus may have been of Celto-Hebraic origin and that while His immediate family came from gentilic Galilee, their earlier roots may well have originated in the British Isles, specifically ancient Caledonia, now Scotland. Related to the foregoing is a possible link between the Jesus family lineage and the Celtic Royal household of ancient Britain, which is suggested in documents found in the English College of Arms (the Heralds Office) and elsewhere. This appears to have had a direct bearing on the presence of Joseph of Arimathea and a key Apostolic mission in ancient Britain. The ramifications behind this Christic movement in the British Isles are far reaching indeed.
There have been a number of inferences from various ecclesiastical sources, together with many localised legends, encompassing the past two millennia, to the effect that during the first century A.D, an Apostolic mission in the British Isles, was at the root of the development of the Church of Christ in Britain.
© copyright Maia NartoomidA British Apostolic connection appears to be further supported in the Declaration of Arbroath, signed by Scottish nobles at Arbroath, Scotland, in 1320. It was sent to Pope John XXII in Avignon, France, as a declaration of Scottish national freedom. Within this Declaration, as translated, from the original Latin, by Lord Cooper of Culross (1892-1955) we find the following interesting assertion: "Within this our realm there have reigned one hundred and thirteen Kings of our native royal dynasty, and not one of alien birth. If proof be needed of the quality and worth of our people, it shines forth for all to see in this that the King of Kings, our Lord Jesus Christ, after His Passion and Resurrection, chose us as almost the first to be called to His most holy faith, though we dwelt in the uttermost parts of the earth, and He would not that we should be confirmed therein by anyone except the first of His Apostles by calling, though the second or third in rank, Andrew the Meek, the brother of blessed Peter, whom He appointed to be our leader and patron Saint for ever." This document which was based on ancient Scottish records, clearly reveals that St. Andrew was specifically charged with a mission to carry the message of Christ to Scotland by Jesus Himself. This presupposes that Jesus personally knew of the existence of ancient Caledonia and considered it of sufficient importance to send a leading Apostle there. What lay behind this?
© Copyright Alan B. HaymanA dramatic stained glass window found in Innerwick Church, Glenlyon, Perthshire. It portrays St. Andrew against a Scottish Highlands background, wearing a tartan cloak. At the foot are two prominent croix pattés (Templar crosses). Does this reveal a secret Templar tradition of St. Andrew's actual presence in Scotland and his possible Celtic background?
There was also a tradition that during the reign of the Roman Emporer Domitian (81 A.D.) some of the disciples of the apostle John visited Caledonia. It appears very likely that there was a strong Christian base established in Scotland by 200 A.D., as the ancient Scots Chronicles record that the then king, Donaldus, was the first Christian King of Scotland. Could such a situation have arisen from the existence of a secret Church of Christ based on an ancient gnostic Druid/Essene teaching and tradition, established nearly two thousand years ago in what is now central Scotland? And were members of the Jesus family involved in establishing such a spiritual centre? As a result of the author's extensive research a remarkable story unfolds. This story revolves around the coming to the British Isles of Joseph of Arimathea and Lazarus on a secret Essene mission after the crucifixion of the historical figure known as Jesus of Nazareth. With them was a small band of relatives including several women initiates. This small group may have come to Scotland, to a place now known as Fortingall where is to be found a very ancient yew tree, which is believed to be the oldest tree in Europe.
© copyright Barry Dunford
The author with Sir George Trevelyan at the Fortingall Yew in May 1994. Six months earlier, Sir George planted a sapling from this yew tree in Glastonbury Abbey, England. At the same time monks from the Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Samye Ling, Scotland, planted another sapling from this same yew, on Holy Island off the coast of Arran, Scotland.Aerial photographs of the village of Fortingall suggest that a monastic settlement may subsequently have been established here, possibly for the dissemination of an ancient mystery tradition centred around the Christ teaching. This could have formed the basis of a Johannine Grail Church which incorporated the mystery teaching of St. John the Evangelist. Apparently, as a result of a fusion between this Essenic group and elements of a pre-existing Druid magi, this Johannine Church developed through a monastic line which became known in Celtic Britain as the Culdees. The author traces the extraordinary genealogical tapestry of the Christic Grail descent from the family of the antedeluvian patriarch Noah through to the immediate Jesus family circle. The Celto-Hebraic origins of the family of Christ are shown to be directly associated with Scotland, formerly ancient Caledonia, thus giving rise to its appellation as the Holy Land.
© copyright Barry DunfordIs this remarkable stained glass window portraying Jesus and Mary Magdalene holding hands? The woman appears to be pregnant which is highlighted by her girdle being painted around her lower abdomen rather than around her waist. It has been claimed that a son of Jesus and Mary Magdalene was born on the holy Isle of Iona and, curiously, this stained glass window is to be found just eighteen miles away in Kilmore Church, Dervaig, on the Scottish Isle of Mull.
In approaching the historical Gospel of the Grail, the author believes that a complete overview is not truthfully possible without giving some consideration and attention to the extensive ramifications of what can be seen to be a nefarious anti-Grail scenario. It is for this reason that he has covered in some detail the anti-Grail (anti-Christ) global agenda. The Holy Land of Scotland contains a wealth of fascinating documented information and provides an extraordinary insight into the hidden history of humanity for the past two millennia and beyond. A truly ground breaking and comprehensive study which uncovers much hidden history.
© copyright 1996 - 2012 Barry Dunford
Paperback: 148mm x 210mm, 310 pages, colour and black & white illustrations, map, notes, index. Published by Sacred Connections, Highland Perthshire, Scotland: Summer 2002. £13.50 (This book is now out of print)