Notable story in today's BBC regarding an old favourite here, James 6th & 1st (alleged) mother, Mary Queen of Scots (MQOS). It was only couple of posts ago when I noted the connection between the good lady and the UKIP's, Nigel Farage, hostile reception in Edinburgh, where he was branded a Nazi by Scottish independence supporters he later branded fascists. (Window Dressing)."James" revised, maybe rewrote (with help), the Bible - gave it to the masses.
Here in the UK we are reminded of poor, beheaded Mary via a television programme called Mary Queen of Shops, which revolves around a retail guru, Mary Portas, transforming ailing businesses through her expertise. I don't watch TV any more but that seems to be the gist. Anyhow, Mary has red hair, which appears to be dyed, whilst images of Mary Queen of Scots show her with red hair too. This appears to be the only connection between the two Marys.
|Red haired Mary Magdalene|
When it comes to vampires my first port of call is always the salt cellar and Nicholas De Vere's, From Transylvania to Tunbridge Wells, a text which inspired Laurence Gardner's works; more in fact, Laurence simply copied and expanded. It is interesting to read Gardner's wikipedia entry, again others say more or less the same thing :
Laurence Gardner's first book Bloodline of the Holy Grail was published in 1996. The book was serialized in the Daily Mail and a best seller. He used his books to propose several theories, including a belief that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had married and had children, whose descendants included King Arthur and the House Of Stuart. His books also included theories about Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, The Holy Grail and proposed connections between Atenism and Judaism.
Mary Queen of Scots was House of Stuart, as was Princess Diana.
According to De Vere, the legend of the vampire comes from a priestly class of human overseers:
We can say with confidence then that real vampirism was indulged in by living beings who, unerringly, were members of the pre-christian high nobility and royalty. The most famous vampire stories, those of Dracula, Bathory and de Rais, support this conclusion. The historical evidence therefore supports the etymological origin of the word ’vampire’ - An Overlord
It has been suggested that Stoker was either a member of the OTO or the Golden Dawn and it would appear that the cohesion and integrity of the symbolism in his ’Dracula’ must therefore point to Stoker having a source of esoteric information far more informed in historical and alchemical terms than any that he might have obtained, as it has been suggested, purely from the folklore of Romanian peasants or from contemporary literary sources
De Vere claims that the "dragon" families, as he terms them, hail from Scythia.
On 6th April 1320, at Arbroath Abbey (where the Stone of Destiny was left after repatriation from England - see previous post), a declaration was promulgated in an attempt to convince the then Pope that Scotland was an independent country (here) :
Particularly interesting is that the Declaration claims a connection between the Scots and the Scythians, and also mentions the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt. The ancient tribe of the Scythians once lived in the area to which the "Lost Ten Tribes of Israel" were deported by the Assyrian Empire (according to the Bible and historical sources)
|Red haired Jesus in the movie Ben Hur, from here|