Fiction

The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci

  1. The figure to the right of Jesus ( left as viewed ), is Mary Magdalene not the apostle John. She is dressed in clothing whose colours are exactly the opposite of Jesus ie blue top, red shawl. She and Jesus form a "V" symbol with the space between their bodies ( "V" being the sacred feminie symbol ) and an "M" with their bodies ( indicating marriage or Magdalene ).

  2. Appears to be a disembodied hand, clutching a knife close the figure of Peter. It is believe that this hand actually belongs to Peter who is using it an threatening matter towards the figure seated at Jesus' right ( said to be Mary Magdalene ). It is believed to represent the struggle in the early Church between Peter and Mary.

  3. To the left of Jesus ( right as viewed ) Thomas is confronting Jesus with the upraised finger gesture. It is believe this is a gesture referring to John the Baptist. Such gestures are also present in other Leonardo works.

  4. The figure of Thaddeus ( second last from the right ), the only member facing away from Jesus is actually a self portrait of Leonardo. This supposedly indicates Leonardo's rejection of Jesus.

  5. Peter's hand cutting across the neck of Mary Magdalene, once again representing Peter's antagnoism towards Mary as being the "favoured disciple".

Joseph of Arimathea

An accounts says that Joseph brought the Grail ( cup ) to Britain and that at Wearyall Hill, Glastonbury ( located in Somerset ), he planted his staff ( which flowered into a thorn tree ). The first mention of this is circa 1500 and is ambiguous because the original legend does not mention the Grail. Monks claim that in AD63 the apostle Philip had sent 12 disciples from France to Britain, led by Joseph, who brought tow silver vessels, one containing Christ's sweat and the other his blood. To preserve the Grail ( cup ) Joseph buried it at the foot of Glastonbury Tor, perhaps in the Chalice Well. Here Joseph is also credited with the introduction of Christianity to Britain.
Other legends also claim that Joseph was Christ's uncle and the he brought the young Jesus to Britain while he was trading tin ( which is how he apparently made his fortune ).

Isis

It is claimed that Isis was worshipped until Christian times and that her story bears a very strong resemblance to the Virgin Mary ( especially concerning the immaculate conception of a son ). Many 'black virgin' statues have also been linked with Isis. She is deemed to represent the feminine side of God. She is also present in the Tarot pack as the High Priestess, blue robed, seated between the pillars Boaz and Jachin, scroll of Law in her lap.

Sarah

In 42 AD a boat landed on the shores of the south of France at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. The occupants of the boat were believed to possibly be Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea, Mary Salome ( wife of Zebedee ), Mary Jacob ( wife of Celofas ), Lazarus, Martha ( Lazarus' sister ). The boat was also said to contain a dark skinned girl known as Sarah. One legend holds that Sarah was the child of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene, while another says that she was merely and Egyptian slave. Saint Sarah as she has become known is not a Saint as recognized by the Roman Catholic Church but she is venerated by gypsies on the 24th - 25th of May each year in Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

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