VesicAdventures Non-fiction Recommendations on the Mysteries of France, Mary Magdalene, and More

Recommended books for study of the mysteries and histories of France. Henry Lincoln, Margaret Starbird and others give a historical background for the real history of the Da Vinci code, the treasure of Rennes-le-Château, the mysteries of Mary Magdalene, the faith of the Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade, secret codes, sacred geometry, and more.


Henry Lincoln and Margaret Starbird lay the groundwork for the themes and stories we will follow on our Adventures in France.  As the original researchers on these ideas, their persistent voices have fundamentally altered the way we view the world today.

Henry Lincoln: Key to the Sacred Pattern

The man who found the first code, followed the clues, and found the “treasure.” Here, the auto-biographical adventure of The REAL Da Vinci Code.


Henry Lincoln: The Holy Place

A step-by-step walk through “Da Vinci’s” clues.  Set down by ancient masters ~ Lincoln explains in clear and precise detail how, why, and what our ancestors were trying to say with these secret stones and codes.




Margaret Starbird: The Goddess in the Gospels

An amazing introduction to the idea of Mary Magdalene as a real woman who left everything behind to follow Jesus.  What are her lessons for us?  Why has she been so mistreated throughout the ages?


Margaret Starbird: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar

A great recovery of the lost personage of Mary Magdalene through evidence from the Bible.  What do the texts really say about this “penitent whore"?  A must-read for skeptics unfamiliar with why Magdalene is ~ and always has been ~ so controversial.



Jean-Yves LeLoup: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

The woman’s version of the Bible story!  Found along with other Dead Sea scrolls, these gospels were personally translated with beauty and profound wisdom by a  renowned French scholar, writer, and ancient linguist.


Cynthia Bourgeault: The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

Thoughtful and scholarly, Bourgeault pulls together the Magdalene research with incredible insight to reveal a lost, sacred truth of partnership and unity.  Brilliant and incredibly deep!


Zoé Oldenbourg: Massacre at Montségur - A History of the Albigensian Crusade

A scholarly work on the Cathars, their persecution during the Albigensian Crusade, and the famed "fortress" of Montségur.  Beyond the legend, Oldenbourg takes us to a world where we can come to understand the people of this region.