Concerning the visit with
the knowledgeable Jack Grosseteste
and the sally to India
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong,
Most fortunate are the times
that Hellmantle of Normandy appeared on this earth to right the persistent
wrongs by the Catholic Church and bring light to those who remained on the
fence due to a natural skepticism and disbelief at the many fictional aspects
of the Bible Story that were inserted by Rome throughout the middle ages. The
purity of the original message is now close to being reinstated thanks to the
extraordinary effort made by the courageous Rolland Hellmantle in this most
troubled time in history. To be sure, the missing content of the gospels is now
near at hand to mend the fissures between men of the many religions of the
world, and to heal the rift between the House of Israel and the House of Judah.
Hellmantle's greatness of task cannot be underestimated, and here the thread of
the story resumes after the daring exploits of Northern Vietnam.
"Good. So you found the map, eh?" he said, his teeth stained red
as Vande Winkle said. It was in the east tower of a prison," said Hellmantle,
beaming with accomplishment. "I still don't know what the name of the prison
one saw you?"
place was empty. The two women who ran it were busy drinking tea in the back
"It was a forgotten place
Dad, where the people around were happy to be living there."
"And ignorant of its hidden
map." Hellmantle still sweating from the ride.
I see the map?" Hellmantle removed the map from his knapsack, as well as a
bottle of red wine for his uncle Jack. Out from its tube he gently spread it
out on the table.
vague, isn't it?" said D'Aqs. His father picked it up carefully to study, and
shook his head in disagreement.
"Legend within the Blonde
Acquitaine says He settled in a place just north of Srinagar, a town in
Kashmir Valley that sits 6000 feet above sea level surrounded by Himalayan peaks
isolated from the world, especially 2000 years ago."
"So then you believe Jesus
survived the crucifixion?" D'Aqs, for his own foundation of belief, needed to
know precisely what his father believed.
"Ah! He who dares not
offend, cannot be honest, but I dislike clichés. So let me be direct: it's
likely He did survive the crucifixion, and that He was married and had
children, and it is through His offspring that the Merovingian line of French
Kings claim direct descent, as you know. It is from this holy bloodline that
most of Europe's royalty come from. That's why all the families are
interrelated. They wanted to keep the bloodline of Jesus pure. They even had
private schools for these children who bore the blood of Jesus. For
I'm interested to know who has the highest concentration of Jesus's bloodline
of the European nobility has the highest degree of the holy blood, but there
are a few families that are known to have the highest."
for example, the Sinclair family in Scotland. The name comes from the French Saint
Claire which means Holy Light."
was the Messiah's hope that a bloodline of kings would be established but the
Pope and his minions in Rome blighted that," said Hellmantle.
know what Mantlepiece here thinks about this, but let me ask you Dad. What do
you think happened on the cross?"
story states that He was buried in Joseph of Arimathea's backyard - the family
home's garden. Jesus was likely revived in the tomb - now awake from the sleepy
draught - and was wise to flee from the authorities in Jerusalem. He then
disappears from record until years later rumors circulate and a legend grows
that Jesus died of old age up in Northern India where it was said He continued
His ministry alongside His disciple Thomas. That's the general theory, but
there's more to the picture than people want to say. For example, is it a
coincidence that the person who took His body from the cross was Joseph of
Arimathea, also known to history as Jesus' younger brother James?"
was all ears as he uncorked the bottle he brought and filled everyone's
don't usually speak so much about the Bible," said the professor, "but the
history it speaks of is of great interest to me. From everything I have read
and studied, I think that Jesus as a man was actually quite rebellious and
politically savvy with several zealots as part of his disciples. He was looking
to re-instate the royal line and become king, a leader - at least through
bloodline. But he was thwarted."
was thwarted by the Pharisees who rejected him because He was born in the wrong
They were pretty strict in the intricate rules that have applied for centuries.
If a male was born in September they the royal couple had to wait six years to
have another child. If it was a girl they would have to wait two years. Look it
up if you don't believe me."
not a question of believing you Dad. It's a question of why this story is
taught to millions - or billions - of people when the story is
worthy question son."
"One of things that made him
dangerous to the establishment," said Hellmantle, "was, as I've told you
before, He wanted to bring back the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel - the House of
Israel - into the fold. The tribes were scattered and the disciples went to
all the primary spots of dispersed Israelites. Andrew went to Scotland and
James went to Spain and Thomas went up to northern India because ‘White India,'
as it was known, was a land inhabited by some of the ten lost tribes of
you think that Thomas was His identical twin?"
was a belief that was mainstream until centuries after His death." Hellmantle
stood up, erect with curiosity and now with that familiar flush of wine on his
"I have a question pour
vous my uncle," he said, lighting a cigarette. "Do you know if it was
Doubting Thomas who was sitting beside Jesus during the Last Supper?"
"Well, I don't know, but let
me check a book." He opened the ‘Dictionary of Christian Lore and Legends.'
"It was the Beloved
Disciple who was beside Jesus," Hellmantle with that firm tone of secure
knowledge. Dr. Jack Grosseteste flipped some pages.
"Here it is. Yes, that's
right," he mumbled into the book. "At the Last Supper, the Beloved Disciple
was leaning on Jesus' bosom. He was at the foot of the cross when Jesus says to
him ‘Mary is your responsibility now,' and takes her into his home as his own
mother. It was Peter and the Beloved Disciple who bump into Mary
Magdalene after she finds the tomb empty. And it was the Beloved Disciple
who was the one who recognized Jesus when they were fishing just after the
"Wait!" said D'Aqs. "Wasn't
it Thomas, Peter and Nathaniel who were there during the Draught of the
Fishes?" He said it as a question but he was sure he was correct.
"Yes," Hellmantle answered.
"You think the Beloved
Disciple is Thomas? Not John?"
"Well he's not mentioned by name for a
reason, but why would they list those three disciples when they met Jesus
fishing? And why would Jesus hand over care of his mother to John, as it
is commonly believed, who has no familial connection to him?"
"I've always wondered about that too."
"Isn't it more likely that Jesus would hand
over care of His mother to His brother Thomas?"
"Many regard the Beloved Disciple as
John, that's true," said Jack Grosseteste. "He's believed to be Jesus'
favorite, but it's a good point. If Jude Thomas was Jesus' brother, why
wouldn't the disciple whom Jesus loved be given care of Mary?"
"It makes more sense,"
chimed in Hellmantle, now flushed. "And if Thomas was his twin, wouldn't
it make sense that he would be sitting beside him during the Last Supper?"
D'Aqs was nodding. "Wait, didn't Da Vinci paint the Last Supper and have
someone identical to Jesus beside him?" D'Aqs shrugged.
"Yes, I think he did. Let me
find the painting." No doubt the professor knew his books well as it didn't
take him long to find Da Vinci's Last Supper. There, with the page open for all
to see, it was uncanny how the Beloved Disciple looked identical to Jesus. To
Jesus' left was a man of the same age who was sporting the same hair and beard
and coloring as the Messiah.
"Well, isn't that
interesting," said the professor.
is His twin brother. They're idenitcal. Even they way they're leaning
towards each other." They looked at him. "It's a twin thing. I should know."
said his uncle nodded, hiding his surprise that his nephew spoke of his dead
twin. "Perhaps it is."
"It makes more sense."
"If Thomas is his twin,
wouldn't it make sense that he would sitting beside him during the Last
"I don't know. I'm not an
identical twin like you." Jack Grosseteste filled his nephew's glass with wine.
"My understanding of this
painting is that the man to the immediate left of Jesus with his finger
pointing upwards has traditionally been regarded as Thomas," said D'Aqs. "And
the man who is sitting right beside Jesus is Joseph of Arimathea."
"And/or James, the brother
of Jesus," said Hellmantle. "And/or James the disciple."
"The point is that if the
Beloved Disciple is beside Jesus, then it's either Thomas or James. But taking
everything into consideration, it's most likely Thomas because look how similar
"Yes, I agree," said his
father. "That is interesting. I've never really studied it this
closely." An eerie silence was broken by the omma announcing supper was ready,
but Jack Grosseteste told her to wait because they were busy investigating
something that could not wait. He quickly opened his Bible and began flipping
the pages rapidly.
"There's a passage in here
that, come to think of it, is quite suggestive that Jesus did survive and meet
Thomas in northern India. It's the Last Supper, when Jesus said to Thomas and
‘Do not be worried and upset,' Jesus told them.
‘Believe in God and believe also in me. There are many rooms in my Father's
house, and I am going to prepare a place for you. I would not tell you this if
it were not so. And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back
and take you myself, so that you will be where I am. You know the way that
leads to the place where I am going.'
says that to Thomas?" Hellmantle asked. "At the Last Supper?"
"Yes. And it is Thomas who
replied. ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going; so how can we know the way
to get there?' Then Jesus says: ‘I am the way..."
"If Thomas, Jude
Thomas, Didymus Thomas, Thomas the Twin, Jude the Twin
is Jesus' identical twin," Hellmantle said, "then Jesus would be with him in
India if He survived the cross. And it would be the twin who would openly
question the Messiah. That's what identical twins do."
"If you're interested in
Thomas so much Rolland, you need to read the Gospel of Thomas."
"You have it?" Hellmantle
was again on his feet.
"I have a copy somewhere
here." He rummaged through his shelves skimming titles until he pulled out a
thinly bound book with frayed pages.
"I've been looking for a
copy for years!"
"The Gospel of Thomas,
discovered in 1945," said D'Aqs, trying his best to contribute to the discussion.
But some scholars believe that it was written as early as 40AD, and that the
Gospel of Thomas is the missing Q document."
"The original Gospel."
"The account of Jesus that
the other gospels refer to. Yes D'Aqs, the original source of all the gospels."
He handed it to Hell,amtle. "Here, don't lose it kid. They're hard to come by
over here." He stared at it.
added D'Aqs, realizing that the theory of Thomas the Twin was gaining momentum
in his own person, "that it was well known that Jesus loved this Beloved
Disciple in a special way. If you recall in the Gospel of John, when Jesus
talks to his Beloved Disciple, it says:
Peter turned around and saw
behind him that other disciple, whom Jesus loved - the one who had leaned close
to Jesus at the meal and had asked, ‘Lord, who is going to betray you?' When
Peter saw him, he asked Jesus, ‘Lord, what about this man?
Jesus answered him, ‘If I
want him to live until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!
So a report spread among the
followers of Jesus that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say he
would not die; he said, ‘If I want him to live until I come, what is that to
He is the disciple who spoke
of these things, the one who also wrote them down; and we know what he said is
one! That would be this book right here."
"Those words - to me - now
mean something a bit different," said D'Aqs.
"When he says that this Beloved
Disciple will live until I come, it fits with the idea that Jesus joined
Thomas in India, as if he planned it! And now, with the discovery of the Gospel
of Thomas, it fits that this Beloved Disciple did write it down!"
Hellmantle was tripping over his words; he could hardly get them out of his
mouth in time. "Amazing man!"
"What do you think son?"
D'Aqs, surprised, picked up his Bible as if reflex.
"It's tough to say Dad, but
there is so much pointing to Jesus having a twin. For example, at the Last
Supper Jesus says to his twelve disciples: ‘This very night all of you will run
away and leave me, for the scripture says, ‘God will kill the shepherd, and the
sheep of the flock will be scattered.' But after I am raised to life, I will go
to Galilee ahead of you.'
"And then Jesus says: ‘You
have stayed with me all through my trials; and just as my Father has given me
the right to rule, so I will give you the same right. You will eat and drink at
my table in my Kingdom, and you will sit on thrones to rule over the twelve
tribes of Israel.' So to me, this suggests that Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of
the Messiah conscienciously because how would He know he's be in Galilee?"
point son." He winked at his son when filling his glass with wine. He couldn't
remember the last time his father had that look of pride on his face.
I didn't say it before, your beard suits you. Let it grow. I've never seen you
with a beard."
it supports my primary thrust theory," said Hellmantle, not feeling the
need to explain what he meant to his uncle, retreating further into his world
of meglomania, the real world fading from importance.
Mantlepiece, it does" D'Aqs recognized the now-distant eyes of his cousin.
Hellmantle assumed the
mantle and spoke thus:
"The Blonde Acquitaine
must act for mankind for the benefit of generations to come!"
go to Kashmir Valley and find the tombs and the scroll the Blonde Acquitaine
believes is buried where Jesus spent his last days," said Jack Grosseteste, his
demeanor changed to the wise old man. "You prove it true and you will be
remembered as men of standing." It was then the omma called for supper
again. With eyes aglare, Hellmantle sat in the middle and poured the wine for
all, not noticing the food was cold.