Henry Lincoln mistook these for genuine documents and included them in a BBC documentary in the 1970s, and recycled them again for Holy Blood, Holy Grail in 1982.
So what does Wolter say about this? “The ‘Priory of Sion’ another hoax? I think not. It’s awful convenient to claim ‘hoax’ to muddy the water they don’t want to drink.”
He goes on to say that he now “prefers” to refer to the Holy Bloodline as the “Venus families,” and that these families originated in Akhenaten’s Egypt and remained in power until “things went haywire with Rome’s siege of Jerusalem.” I suppose that means that earlier invaders of the city, the like the Babylonians, were somehow in league with the Venus families. Is this because they worshiped Ishtar, the goddess associated with Venus? But how, I wonder, does any of this work if Julius Caesar and his heirs also claimed descent from Venus?
Wolter also reveals that he is taken with the twentieth century “Christ myth” school of analysis, though he prefers to apply it to a real historical figure rather than a completely fictitious creation. He discusses how he sees the Resurrection as a solar myth (Son = Sun, he says) of the winter solstice (which, of course, is why it was fixed as the spring festival in which “Christ, our Passover, is sacrificed for us”) and the Apostles as representing the twelve constellations of the zodiac. He denies that St. John existed and instead claims that Mary Magdalene was the true Apostle, whom the Church suppressed by inventing John.
But how can I possibly do better than to share this gem about Wolter’s overarching theory that the whole of the Crusades were an elaborate ruse in service of a conspiracy designed around goddess worship!
There is no doubt the Templars had spies within the Church since the very founding of the Cistercian and Templar orders was a coup d'etat by the Venus Families from the very beginning. The leadership, starting with the most visible figure, Bernard de Clairvaux, initiated the Crusades under the guise of fighting for Christendom, but the outward motivation was a ruse from the start. Most of the foot-soldier Templar knights were fighting for God and Chruch (sic), but the leadership was secretly inspired by the Goddess.
The Venus Families (sic) ultimate mission was to restore their ancient faith of Monotheistic Dualism that was hijacked by the patriarchal Church. The Venus Families were particularly offended the Church used their ancestral king, Jesus, as a fictional, divine character; and had their queen, Mary Magdalene, reduced to a whore to serve the Church's selfish and destructive motives.
But, really, Jesus was the King of the Venus People, while at the same time Augustus, also styled the “son of (a) god,” claimed descent from the goddess Venus and served as Roman Emperor? This is quite confusing. Is there only one true Heir of Venus?