Eight years of research went into the writing of these books ,

including international travel, internet research, great conversations

with scholars, and reading a lot of other books on subjects that related 

to my project. I wrote the Touchstone story, or rather I was the messenger

of this information, but much of the historical data and facts found in

these books have been out there in various forms for a long time. I've tied

them together and wove them into my fiction-based-on-historical facts

-novels to present them to you in a way you will hopefully enjoy. I

encourage you to dig deeper if you have an interest in the material

suggested in "The Touchstone Diary."  Here is a list of some of the

books you may want to reference for yourself.

Anything is possible. . . 


SUGGESTED READING (in alphabetical order):


• Anna, Grandmother of Jesus, A Message of Wisdom and Love - Claire Heartsong

• A Search for the Historical Jesus - from Apocryphal, Buddhist, Islamic & Sanskrit Sources - Professor Fida Hassnain

• Bloodline of The Holy Grail - The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed - Laurence Gardner

• Holy Blood Holy Grail - Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln

• How the Great Religions Began - Joseph Gaer

• Jesus and the Lost Goddess, The Secret Teaching of the Original Christians - Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy

• Jesus Christ: A Fiction Founded Upon the Life of Apollonius of Tyana - 1883 Professor Michael Faraday

• Jesus in Heaven on Earth, Journey of Jesus to Kashmir, His Preachings to the Lost Tribes of Israel and Death and Burial

    in Srinagar - Khwaja Nazir Ahmad

• Jesus Lived in India - His unknown life before and after the crucifixion - Holger Kersten

• Jesus Tomb in India, Debate on His Death and Resurrection - Paul C. Pappas

• Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, 5 volume set- David T. Spalding

• Life of Saint Issa - Nicholas Notovitch (published 1890)

• Magdalene’s Lost Legacy, Symbolic Numbers and the Sacred Union in Christianity - Margaret Starbird

• Paganism and Christianity 100-425 CE, - Ramsay MacMullen and Eugene N. Lane

• Philostratus - Apollonius of Tyana, books 1-3 - Translated by Christopher P. Jones

• Rabbi Jesus an Intimate Biography, The Jewish Life and Teachings That Inspired Christianity - Bruce Chilton

• Rozabal, The Tomb of Jesus - Fida Hassnain, Suzanne Olsson

• Saving the Savior, Did Christ Survive the Crucifixion? - Abubakr Ben Ishmael Salahuddin

• St. Mary Magdalene, The Gnostic Tradition of the Holy Bride - Tau Malachi

• The Church of Mary Magdalene, The Sacred Feminine and the Treasure of Rennes-Le-Château - Jean Markale

• The Essene Gospel of Peace, Translation of the Third Century Aramaic Manuscript and Old Slavonic Texts

    - Edmond Bordeáux Szckely (books 1-4)

• The Gnostics - Tobias Churton

• The Goddess in the Gospels, Reclaiming the Scared Feminine - Margaret Starbird

• The Gospel of Mary Magdalene - Jean-Yves LeLoup

• The Gospel of Mary Magdalene - Karen L. King

• The Gospel of The Essenes, The Unknown Book of the Essene Lost Scrolls of the Essene Brotherhood

    - translated from original Hebrew and Aramaic texts by Edmond Bordeáux Szckely

• The Gospel of Thomas, The Gnostic Wisdom of Jesus - Jean-Yves LeLoup

•  Jesus and the Essenes - Dolores Cannon

• The Historical Mary, Revealing the Pagan Identity of the Virgin Mother - Michael Jordan

• The Holy Land of Scotland, Jesus in Scotland & The Gospel of the Grail - Barry Dunford

• The Holy Women Around Jesus - Carol Haenni, Ph.D

• The Jesus Mystery of Lost Years and Unknown Travels - Janet Bock

• The Nag Hammadi Library, The Definitive New Translation of the Gnostic Scriptures - James M. Robinson

• The Priory of Sion Dossiers - Compiled by Bruce Burgess, René Barnett, Robert Howells

• The Secret Teachings of Jesus, Four Gnostic Gospels: The Secret Book of James • The Gospel of Thomas • The Book of Thomas     • The Secret Book of John - translated by Marvin W. Meyer

• The Urantia Book - The Urantia Foundation, 1955

• The Woman with the Alabaster Jar, Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail - Margaret Starbird