“Suspense-filled, fact-packed adventure story…an epigrammatic tale that
needs to be told to the whole wide world, clearly the next blockbuster movie
sequel in the ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ series.”
—Dr. J.J. Harper, author, Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century
Why do the Ark of the Covenant, Mary’s reliquary box, and Jesus’ Coffer all have
the same imagery?
Was the Ark the container of the Covenant, the Ten Commandments, or the
Does the image of the Shroud of Turin contain a bioelectric field?
Philip Gardiner recently won the acclaim of both scholars and the reading public
with The Serpent Grail, which united three of the most mysterious objects known
to man—the Grail, Elixir and Philosophers Stone. Now, in this unique and
thought-provoking work Gardiner proves that the Ark of the Covenant, the
Shroud of Turin, and Mary are united in ways never before imagined.
Travelling across the world, from Rome to India, Portugal to Egypt, Gardiner
uncovers the trail of the Ark and finds that it does not lead to Ethiopia, as many
believe, but instead in a direction that nobody could have imagined. The trail of
the Ark takes Gardiner on a hunt into the very heart of an ancient secret society
with clandestine meetings in far-off lands.
Uniting the myth, tradition, and language of the Ark with the Shroud of Turin,
Gardiner then goes on to re-date it, reveal how it was made, and identify whose
image it actually recreates. Through his new-found contacts in the world of
secret societies, Gardiner then shows how this incredible secret was protected
by a dual brotherhood throughout time and was the secret source of the
enlightenment spoken of by numerous orders from the Sufis to the Knights
The Ark, the Shroud, and Mary outshines the Da Vinci Code for the simple
reason that it is the factual story of one man’s fight to uncover the truth.
Philip Gardiner is an international best-selling author of several books, including
Gnosis: The Secret of Solomon's Temple Revealed, The Serpent Grail,and The
Shining Ones. Having appeared on more than 200 radio and TV programs,
including Fox News, the Art Bell Show, and the Hilly Rose Show, Gardiner is
featured in the new Discovery Channel series Freemasonry. He has also written
for more than 200 magazines and newspapers. His Website is
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