Laurence Gardner, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, is a constitutional historian, international lecturer and broadcaster. His latest book examines the secrets of the Grail bloodline from Moses to Jesus, delineates fascinating new information about the Knights Templar, and reveals the lost secrets of Royal Arch Freemasonry.
For over 20 years, Coast to Coast AM has been host to some of the most brave, innovative and informed experts. In separate half-hour segments, George played and commented on six different interviews from former guests in the C2C family that are no longer with us, yet whose legacies and ideas live on. First hour guest, retired professor of climatology Dr. Tim Ball reacted to a new study about climate change. ... More »Host: George Noory
Historian Laurence Gardner traced the connections between King Solomon & his Temple, the Knights Templar, the Ark of the Covenant, Free Masonry, and White Powder Gold. Solomon, who lived around 1,000 BC, built the first temple of Jerusalem, set an example for 'kingship,' and was thought to have stocked his temple with treasures. The Temple changed hands over the years, and eventually became an Islamic mosque, Gardner noted. The Knights Templar, a kind of ambassadorial military unit, conducted excavations at the Temple during the first Crusades. When they returned to Europe in 1128, they became a powerful knightly order, made wealthy by the treasures they had brought back from Jerusalem, he detailed. The Ark of the Covenant, according to the Bible, was used as a kind of high-tech weapon during wars. The magical White Powder Gold or manna along with the Ark, suggest the ancient Hebrews had an advanced science. It was the knowledge of these ancient secrets that the Free Masons ... More »Host: George Noory
Scholars of ancient manuscripts and legends, Laurence Gardner, William Henry, and Glenn Kimball shared their reactions to the ideas presented in The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown's popular book which was recently turned into a movie. ... More »Host: George Noory
Investigative mythologist William Henry & historian Laurence Gardner joined in a discussion about Holy Grail mysteries and how they relate to theories in the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. As in that book, both Gardner and Henry contend that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had children with her. Their bloodline, is what some consider to be the Holy Grail. Gardner offered a critiqued of the Da Vinci Code, suggesting that some of the material presented as fact in the fiction work, were less than entirely accurate. ... More »Host: George Noory
Author and historian Laurence Gardner returned to Coast on Tuesday night, for a follow-up discussion of his book, Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark, which has been optioned to serve as the basis for a Hollywood film by Living Element Pictures. Gardner said he was pleased with the idea of "moving his academic work into mainstream entertainment." ... More »Host: George Noory
Delving into mythic and historical enigmas were authors William Henry & Laurence Gardner who made a joint appearance on Tuesday night's show. Among the topics discussed was the Holy Grail which "has many attributes," said Gardner, explaining that it wasn't just a particular physical object, but a concept that represented the "ultimate quest." ... More »Host: George Noory
"History is full of facts but not necessarily full of truths," said Laurence Gardner (Graal.co.uk) an esteemed historian, genealogist and author who was the guest on Wednesday's show. Delving back into ancient times, Gardner has sifted through arcane sources to reach an astonishing conclusion. He believes that a mysterious white powder was known to the Egyptians, Babylonians and Israelites and was used to power the Ark of the Covenant, which he suggests was a potent battlefield weapon. ... More »Host: George Noory