On the Scottish western Isle of Mull, at Dervaig, is located Kilmore Church (Church of Mary). In the Church is a striking stained glass window which appears to portray Jesus holding hands with a pregnant woman. The text beneath this window identifies the woman as Mary of Bethany, also known as Mary Magdalene. This stained glass window, dating from 1906, antedates by many years the more recent genre of books which suggests there was a holy bloodline descending from a union between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Yet the symbolism depicted in this stained glass window seems to support such a notion.
In Dunvegan Bay, on another Scottish western isle, Skye, is to be found the island Eilean Isa (Island of Jesus), nowadays spelt Isay. The gaelic name for Jesus is Iosa, yet the naming of this island uses the Middle Eastern Arabic spelling for Jesus. There are no sites of religious dedication on the island and it would appear that it may have been so named because it had been sanctified by the presence of Jesus (Isa) himself, a practice which was common in such times when holy men and women visited certain places, as was the case with many of the early celtic saints. Moreover, there appears to have been an oral tradition held within the Scottish western isles that Jesus had indeed visited there. This was confirmed by Henry Jenner, a scholar at the British Museum in London, who visited the Scottish Hebridean isles in 1895.
There are apparently also legends which link Mary Magdalene to the west of Scotland, particularly the holy isle of Iona, where it has been suggested that a son of Jesus and Mary Magdalene was born. Iona is less than twenty miles from Kilmore Church on Mull. The Scottish literary writer, William Sharp, refers to "The old prophecy that Christ shall come again upon Iona", which presupposes that Christ had already visited Iona according to oral tradition.
Jesus has been named the "Rose of Sharon" and in medieval times his Mother, Mary, was called "Santa Maria della Rosa". Could this suggest a Christic Rose lineage? It has been suggested that certain Scottish families, such as the Sinclairs of Roslin (founders of Rosslyn Chapel 1446) and the royal Stewarts, are descended from such a Christic bloodline. Intriguingly, Sir William Sinclair, a former Earl of Rosslyn, signed his name St. Clair of Roselin and ancient Scottish charters were witnessed by a certain Roger de Roselyn. Furthermore, one of the telluric leylines traversing Scotland has been named the "Rose Line" which appears to pass through the medieval
Chapel at Roslin (Rose line?).
In the story of the holy grail, perhaps there is much more to the Scottish connection, as found in the Da Vinci Code novel, than has hitherto been revealed.
© copyright Barry Dunford, www.sacredconnections.co.uk
The Lord's Commissionaire, Leonardo da Vinci, invites and leads us into his cherished house which holds the secrets and knowledge of the Kingdom of Heaven. On his Son's left hand side is the Light-White-Sun, his house is intentionally completed equal, when the Darkness-Black-Moon of his Daughter-In Law balances the masculine and feminine energies within.
In da Vinci's Last Supper, 13 figures mirror the original Zodiac found at the start of Genesis. This time round, in the segment of Pisces, Mankind banished the veiled, black, Friday the 13th widow healer. The 4 black panels on Magdalene's right shoulder signify the 4 ambiguous Gospels. We view the contents somewhat differently when we find and decipher a hidden metaphorical story. The light on the 4 panels on Christ's left in turn reflect our new-found understanding when we start to learn for ourselves the occult, "speaking in tongues" neglected language.........Matthew, whose name means 'Teacher', tells us, significantly in the critically important chapter 13, about the 'Parable of the Sower; which implies someone was busy getting their fair share of amorous oats? Matthew 13;13 is emphatically definite about who that was, highlighting the ominous Black High Priestess' number and going on to reiterate one of his master's favourite parables......... "Though seeing, they do not See".
The Great renaissance Master da Vinci confirms through his symbology, the lost heritable property of LOVE.
Corinthians 13; 13 And now these three things will endure and remain --Faith, Hope, and Love. But remember the greatest of these is LOVE.
Da Vinci's Last Supper