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Merge from The Jesus Conspiracy
- By the way, I just realized that in the book Kersten argues that the Vatican faked things to make the shroud look medieval... That is called theory formation after 13 beers... amazing... History2007 (talk) 02:54, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
Notovitch story corroborated by Swami Abhedananda
Propose adding this after the sentence Notovitch is said to have confessed to having fabricated the evidence.
( derived from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Notovitch)
However, in 1922 Swami Abhedananda visited the Hemis monastery and corroborated much of Notovitch's story. Given access to the manuscripts on Jesus Christ, Abhedananda later published an abbreviated version of Notovich's translated account.( ref 1) After Abhedananda's death in 1939, one of his disciples inquired about the documents at the monastery, but was told they disappeared. ( ref 2)
1. ref Chaitanya, Brahmachari Bhairab; Swami Abhedananda's Journey into Kashmir and Tibet; Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, Calcutta, 1987 (first published in Bengali in 1929) pp.119-121, 164-166; ISBN 0874816432 /ref