I am amazed how the earlier books written on this topic are so generally unknown, so on popular request, I mention just a few of them here.
The first book that springs to my mind is Charles Kingsley’s Hypatia (yes, the same Charles Kingsley who wrote The Water Babies). Hypatia was a female mathematician and philosopher at the ancient University of Alexandria, and in 415 AD she was torn limb from limb by her students in a mass religious riot which started after the diatribes against women by Tertullian, who preached so nastily against women and started all of this suppression of the divine female mentioned in the Davinci Code.
Cyril, the Bishop of Alexandria so inflammed the mob that these early Christians rampaged through Egypt destroying everything they thought could possibly be pagan, including the great Library of Alexandria, thousands of temples, priests and libraries of ancient documents throughout Egypt and the north coast of Africa, hence the burial of the Nag Hammadi documents in the first place.
This was a very violent time and this is where all the repression, suppression of the divine female began. The history of this time is still covered in obscuration and misdirection. This is when the last remaining Egyptian priests who understood the ancient Egyptian heiroglyphs were, most probably murdered in their beds or dispersed, anyway generally got rid of, and it was most probably early Christians who did it.
Imagine, a tradition that reached back to 5000 BCE, maybe further, almost completely destroyed! It was happening all over Europe at this time.
It was never the Council of Nicaea in the 325 AD that removed all those heretic books from the Bible. They were far more upset about the Arian Heresy and establishing the Nicene Creed at the time. The Nicene Creed was only fully accepted in 381 AD at the Council of Constantinople, hence all the mayhem that resulted from Cecil in Alexandria. Tony Robinson’s expose of the Davinci Code misleads the viewer here, as do all of the many other TV programmes on this topic that have flooded out on TV recently.
The next book that came to my mind is Mary Daley’s Gynaecology: the metaethics of radical feminism, wow what a title, written in 1968! These early feminists sure had a problem with the destruction of the divine feminine, long before The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail written 1982, or The Davinci Code!
Check out Karen Armstrong The History of God written 1988, while you are at it!
Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh (writers of the Holy Blood and the Holy Grail) have also written the Dead Sea Scrolls Deception and The Inquisition and many more books on these topics, so go check out amazon.co.uk for more!!! In fact, they are the tip of a massive iceberg of controversy that goes very far back in time, and on which I will post more later.
I will end with two books which are now unfortunately out of print, but can be obtained from specialist books shops. The first is the Inquisition Revealed: Its Origin, Policy, Cruelties and History by Reverend Thomas Timpson circa 1856AD, definitely not for the squeamish, and Joseph McCabe A History of the Popes, thought I did find it extensively quoted from in an anthology of his work on amazon. Again, this is not a book for the faint at heart!
One day the truth will all come out and one day we will be able to be free of all of this subterfuge and misdirection and pain and lies and wickedness. However, as long as man wants power, wealth and glory instead of joy, happiness and wisdom, there will always be war and violence and misery and LIES! MORE DAMN LIES!
Oh! And by the way, those who say that Leonardo da Vinci could not possibly have known or been influenced by any ‘esoteric’ stuff, Baigent and Leigh have been kind enough to detail the flood of esoterica coming out of Constantinople as it fell to the Turks, causing a renaissance in France and Italy at just this time. Cosimo de Medici (Leonardo’s patron was a Medici) was influenced by his colleague Rene d’Anjou, the Duke of Lorraine, who was fully conversant with the theories of the time. Cosimo collected a great library that Leonardo had access to.
“If professional religious leaders cannot instruct us in mythical lore, our artists and creative writers can perhaps step into this priestly role and bring fresh insight to our lost and damaged world.” Karen Armstrong A Short History of Myth
“Fable should be taught as fable, myth as myth, and miracles as poetic fancies. To teach superstitions as truth is horrifying. The mind of a child accepts them and only through great pain, perhaps tragedy, can the child be relieved of them.” Hypatia of Alexandria
It is not just New Testament Sacred Females who have disappeared. Laurence Gardner details how all of the Old Testament Sacred Females have been written out of history too!!