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New book reveals secrets of the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter fans might be interested in a new book which sheds light on the Philosopher's Stone and the Elixir of Life, legends J.K. Rowling weaved into the first Harry Potter book.
In a profound and provocative work of scholarly detection, best-selling author Philip Gardiner will shake the foundations of modern belief by at last revealing the true origins of The Holy Grail, Elixir of Life and Philosopher's Stone. Shrouded in mystery, these highly enigmatic symbols have long been revered and The Serpent Grail proves, without doubt, that all three are inextricably linked, originating from the same ancient source.
Gardiner has finally unravelled the mysterious and ancient realm of the Grail by revealing a stark and incredible secret -- that the Elixir of Life was mixed within a bowl, which became known as the Holy Grail. This Elixir was a mixture of snake venom and blood.
For many of us, these three mysterious objects derive from Arthurian legend, or the curious work of the medieval alchemists, but this book reveals that they date back from a much earlier period -- from the dawn of human history itself.
Basing his findings on a wealth of detailed research and his own unique marketing and propaganda based background, Gardiner's own quest has been something of an adventure and his book presents plausible and fascinating new evidence about the foundations of religious belief and how over the centuries information has been deliberately and systematically distorted.
In an argument with enormous implications, Gardiner identifies key facts which link all three symbols to the same ancient cult -- a cult, which believed that the mythical serpent was, a 'beneficent life force' and its physical counterpart, the snake, an irreverent provider of the 'elixir of life'. In The Serpent Grail Gardiner proves that modern science and ancient wisdom can and have come together to finally prove that snake venom and blood was used thousands of years ago as the Elixir of Life and was brought together in the arcane "mixing bowl" which became known as the Holy Grail.
The Serpent Grail is a gripping read, a work based on a lifetime of research that provides the indisputable fact that, The Holy Grail, Elixir of Life and Philosopher's Stone are one and the same, in that they are all metaphors for spiritual enlightenment and even more. This book takes the reader on a fascinating exploration of ancient myth, archaeology, etymology, religion, science, and much, much more. Now the Da Vinci Code and Holy Blood Holy Grail have been universally proved incorrect the world is waiting for the real truth -- well, it's just arrived.
The Serpent Grail will published by Watkins in the UK on September 15, 2005, and in the US in February, 2006.
• The Serpent Grail : The Truth Behind the Holy Grail, the Philosopher's Stone, and the Elixir of Life
Published June 28, 2005