Jerry E. Smith
According to the Gospel of John in the New Testament, as Jesus Christ hung on the Cross a Roman centurion pierced His side with a spear. A legend has arisen that "whosoever possesses this Holy Lance and understands the powers it serves, holds in his hand the destiny of the world for good or evil."
Also called the Spear of Destiny, this strange relic has been written about for nearly two thousand years. Trevor Ravenscroft captured the world’s attention with his 1972 opus The Spear of Destiny. In 1988-89 Col. Howard Buechner released two books that became underground classics, Hitler’s Ashes and Adolf Hitler and the Secrets of the Holy Lance. These picked up where Ravenscroft left off, with the Spear leaving Europe to hide for a while beneath the ice of Antarctica.
Since then the Spear of Destiny has appeared in scholarly tomes, novels, and even comic books: including Indiana Jones And The Spear Of Destiny, Hellboy, and Hellblazer, which gave us 2005’s box office miss Constantine.
SECRETS OF THE HOLY LANCE: The Spear Of Destiny In History & Legend by Jerry E. Smith and George Piccard, weaves together the many threads of the Spear’s legend like no book before it has. SECRETS OF THE HOLY LANCE places this legend against the backdrop of world history: from its mythical creation by Tubal-Cain, seventh generation grandson of Adam, to its appearance at the Crucifixion; its use by Constantine, Rome's first Christian Caesar; to Charlemagne's claim that with it he ruled the Holy Roman Empire by Divine Right; and on through twelve hundred years of kings and emperors, until it came within Adolf Hitler's grasp -- and beyond! Did it really rest for a while in Antarctic ice? Is it now hidden in Europe, awaiting the next person to claim its power to shape the destiny of mankind? Or is it just an old spearhead, with no powers of its own?
SECRETS OF THE HOLY LANCE seeks to pierce the veil of myth and mystery around the Spear. Mere belief that it was infused with magic by virtue of its shedding the Savior's Blood has made men kings. But what if it's more? What are those "powers it serves"?
Topics include: The Christ Mind; The Holy Grail; The Templar Knights, Nazi Occultism: Blood Lodges & Secret Orders; Agharta, Shambhala & Atlantis; Nazi UFOs; Operation Paperclip; Testing The Spear; Operation Highjump, Station 211 & The Battle For Neuschwabenland; The Hartmann Expedition; The Rise Of The Fourth Reich; The Secret Of The Spear; Where Is The Spear Now?
FROM THE BACK COVER:
"Whosoever possesses this Holy Lance and understands the powers it serves, holds in his hand the destiny of the world!"
Here at last is an unbiased, comprehensive study of the Holy Lance—the spear reputedly used by Longinus, the Roman centurion, to pierce the side of the crucified Jesus Christ to prove He was dead. A legend arose that "whosoever possesses this Holy Lance and understands the powers it serves, holds in his hand the destiny of the world." Whether it is a holy relic or a fake, world history has repeatedly turned on the possession of this strange object.
Secrets of the Holy Lance offers a sweeping look at the history of the Spear, starting with its alleged creation in the pre-historic workshop of Tubal-Cain, seventh generation grandson of Cain, the son of Adam. The Spear is traced through the Crucifixion to its possession by Constantine (Rome's first Christian Caesar), and on to Charlemagne(who claimed that with it, he ruled the Holy Roman Empire by Divine Right), then through another thousand years of kings and emperors, until it came within Hitler's grasp! Did it then rest for a while in Antarctic ice? Is it now hidden in Europe, awaiting the next man to wield its awesome power, while a clever fake is on display at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna?
Jerry E. Smith (also the author of HAARP: The Ultimate Weapon) is a staunchly independent journalist who in this book seeks to pierce the veil of myth and mystery around the Spear. Neither debunking nor worshiping, he reveals both the occult and secular powers of this world-historic talisman. Mere belief that it was infused with magic by virtue of its shedding the Savior's blood has made men kings. But what if it's more?
What are "the powers it serves"?
SECRETS OF THE HOLY LANCE
The Spear of Destiny in History & Legend
by Jerry E. Smith & George Piccard
Published by Adventures Unlimited Press (2005). $16.95
Paperback: 348 pages, 6x9 trade paperback, profusely illustrated, bibliography.
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Jerry E. Smith's lecture
The Spear of Destiny In History & Legend
given at the Ancient Science & Modern Secrets Conference
in Kempton, Illinois, May 6, 2006, is now available on DVD.
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Jerry E. Smith had the article Constantine and the Spear of Destiny in the last print issue of Paranoia: the Conspiracy Reader which hit the stands in August 2009. Read it now in this section! Click on the CONSTANTINE AND THE SPEAR OF DESTINY tab at the top of this page.
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