This is R. Lewis's monumental book The Thirteenth Stone - History Rewritten, the Jesus Myth Exploded and the Great Secret of the Knights Templar Revealed by the Dead Sea Scrolls (1997) which sets on a quest of proving the existence of and identifying the Holy Grail, referencing such works as Holy Bible, The Book of Enoch, The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Nag Hammadi Library, Hindu Scriptures, Coptic Texts, and John Dee's translation of The Necronomicon. Simply skimming through the pages it becomes clear to any reader that it's surely one of the most extraordinary and radical books ever published. In one explosive volume the Lewis completely rewrittes the history of religion and goes far towards uncovering the ancient mysteries - all of this springing out of a ground-breaking decipherment of the enigmatic Dead Sea Scrolls. Lewis makes the bold claim to have: Shown the Bible to be a pagan book of the occult; Uncovered the mystery of the Holy Grail; Recovered the lost secrets of Freemasonry and the Knights Templar; Found the key to many of the prophecies of Nostradamus; Discerned a common thread in ancient myths from around the world; Laid bare the substance behind the alchemical concept of the transmutation of base metals into gold; Discovered the true meaning and purpose of the Great Pyramid. In doing so he has uncovered a real historical conspiracy that will shock even the most ardent of conspiracy theorists. Having covered the past almost completely, he points to an extraordinary future for mankind. All the ancient secrets, he says, foreshadow the imminent arrival of an entirely new species of human being and a golden age on earth. Apart from demolishing many other sacred cows, the author exposes the major religions of the world as being utterly bankrupt. The Thirteenth Stone is a scarce masterpiece and a true treasure of esoteric knowledge that should be of interest not only to a serious researcher but to anyone who wishes to know what secrets lie behind all those historical texts. 570 pages, some pictures. A must read for everyone.