The Gate of Remembrance
FROM THE COLLECTORS LIBRARY OF THE UNKNOWN, a time life book written by Frederich Bligh Bond comes to our attention a subject which is also the title becoming very interesting. The author was an Archaeologist, a resident of Somerset county in the Southwest of England. He was said to be very interested in psychic research, and he wrote as though from that view point, but you must remember that there was much available as to the old books by 1907 and other factors enter in to your mind as you read his writings. In 1907 he saw a chance to gratify all his interests in antiquity and he took it. The results was two major archaeological discoveries, and although this resulted in the professional ruin of our author, since the word Psychic did not go well at that time, still you must remember that he did uncover two major archaeological finds which added to our knowledge as to the antiquity story of Glastonbury, in south-western England. His book, The Gate of Remembrance was published in Oxford England in 1918 by B. H. Blackwell.
Our author was born June 30, 1864 in the small town of Marlborough. His father was an Anglican Clergyman. Bond was the 8th., child in a family of 12. His family through the centuries had produced a large number of school masters, Generals, Admirals, Clergymen, and Physicians.
The outstanding archaeological and architectural wonder of the authors home country, indeed of that whole region was the fragmentary remains of Glastonbury, England. Historically that sites origin goes back in antiquity to the legend tracing the ruins to Joseph of Arimathea, and earthly relative of YAHSHUA, Jesus, who in the New Testament times was said to have buried The Crucified Christ in his own tomb in old Jerusalem, and then later brought the Holy Grail, the quest for which motivated the Knights of the Roundtable.
This hide of land has also been said to be the legendary blessed Isle of Avalon where the wounded King Arthur went to die and to be buried. In other old books we find that this was the area where The Christ came with Joseph of Arimathea to the tin mines, and where he built the little Wattle Church which proved true as they found the ruins of the same. We also remember that a home for Mary, the mother of the body in which HE dwelt in His walk here in the flesh, was also built here in that area so that she could live out her days in Peace and quiet, being safe from those in the World Order who hated everything about The Christ. This area of Glastonbury was a resting place for those who came west after the Crucifixion, and from where they then moved out on their missions.