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The Knights Templar

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posted on Aug, 7 2003 @ 06:56 AM
Indeed no, johnb one knew all that -any schoolboy does.
Rather, anything that might shed light on the possible truth of F-M's assertion:-

"Most of what the Hospitallers did take, was later destroyed in the Peasant rebellions in the late 1300s, and or returned to property owners who then cared for the property.

More or less it's a myth of people who don't follow the paper trail, that the Hospitallers aquired any Templar holdings in any real way. "

posted on Aug, 8 2003 @ 12:30 AM
One of the indirect sources is "Born in Blood" by John Robinson.

The direct source is from doccuments and correspondance between the different Preceptories of the Knights Hospitaller.

Constructing basically an entire seperate organization within the hospitallers to run and opperate the former Templar facilities.

Ugh I can't remember the name of the specific Preceptory, it started with an A I believe (I'll have to go find the book), but I know the book interested me so I searched information on the preceptory itself, and found that the doccumentations were indeed real, and that the Hospitallers indeed recieved very little of what they were granted.

Note to you, John Robinson is a medieval scholar, well knowledgable in such events and how they fully happend.

So it's pretty foolish to just disagree with me because you always heard...everyone hears...indeed sir follow the paper trail

I'll find that damn preceptory.

posted on Aug, 8 2003 @ 12:40 AM
Ahh that's why I couldn't find it!

1) Wrong book, best source is Temple and the Lodge by Michael Beigent, John Robinson discusses the losses of Templar lands, and how much didn't get recieved, and were spared by the Peasants in the Great Peasant revolt of 1380s, while the Hospitaller lands, and Templar sites they aquired in full, while other Templar sites aquired but only maintained, were spared.

In the Temple and the lodge, its' the "Priors" not Preceptories, I got the word wrong.

I'll agree we were both right on this...


1) Addison, The history of the Knights Templars, pp. 285-6

2) Cowan, Mackay and Macquarrie, The Knights of St. John of Jerusalem in Scotland, pp. 47-48.

3) Larking, The Knights Hospitaller in England, p. 201.

The reason we're both right is I probably over stated (but haven't affirmed that I have), where the Templar lands remained secure.

In England and Scotland and Wales, this is affirmed, that the Hospitallers aquired almost no lands.

The Great Peasnt Revolt of 1380s (there were two) but the one in question was in Great Brittain.

So therefore, my point SHOULD be just that the Hospitallers did not aquire all Templar lands, primarily the lands in the land where the Templars were strongest...and survived (hence into masonry).

posted on Aug, 8 2003 @ 12:42 AM
Oh another good source about the troubles Hospitallers had aquiring what was supposedly "theirs" is Scottish Record Office, RH6/114 and 115.

It discusses how the Templar lands were administered seperately as such, by the Hospitallers, when they finally aquired what land they could.

posted on Aug, 8 2003 @ 11:52 AM
Excellnt links, F-M, and let Estragon be the first to admit his ignorance of such action during the Peasants' revolt: I was unaware of any major movement in England prior to the Dissolution of the Monasteries c1540 (when Henry VIII grabbed everything -of course).

posted on Aug, 8 2003 @ 11:57 AM
Worshipping Baphomet was the best thing the knights templar could've done. They were the forgotten soldiers of the crusades. Their spoils of war were reaped by kings and noblemen, and their importance was under appreciated.

posted on Aug, 8 2003 @ 04:20 PM
Didn't the Knight Templars become the Free Masons, after nearly all the Knight Templars were killed? I wonder if the freemasons or sworn to poverty? Or, if they just sign away thier property in a will to the Free Masons?

posted on Aug, 8 2003 @ 06:12 PM
Templars became masons, and probably influenced Masonry greatly from being opperative into becomming speculative. But to what extent as I always say, is debatable.

As for Templars...they were very powerful even up until 1307 and outside of France still powerful.

In Germany, Templars on trial went to the trial in full battle dress, and basically told the judge to "Shut up I'm innocent".

In England, King Edward was VERY reluctant to turn on the Templars, and when he was finally forced to by the Church, he barely did little more than imprison and then release shortly after..which was still a big mistake because the Templars helped Robert the Bruce (excommunicated for being a Celt and "necromancer"), in freeing himself from Edward's rule.

In Ireland little happend against the Templars.

In spain the every so good inquisition laid it's seige!

And in Portugal little happend.

Mainly about 15,000 Templars (hardly a majority of templars) were caught in France and Spain, and then most all of them were caught on the surprise attack on 13th October, 1307 (Friday none the less).

As for the Peasant Revolt, especially the "Great Peasant Revolt" in Brittain.

John Robinson makes a convincing argument that this was orchestrated by the Templar//Freemasons for following reasons.

1) The only people who could communicate between villages at that time, were nobles, clergy, and Masons. Not peasants.

2) On the same day, peasants all across England rose up against the King.

3) The leader of the rebellion was a man conveniently called "William Tyler".

And so's really good.

posted on Aug, 8 2003 @ 06:21 PM
Can blacks be Masons? I have a black friend that is wanting to join the Masons. I can't recall ever having met a black Mason.

posted on Aug, 8 2003 @ 06:47 PM
Actually, I'm not going to go into all the stuff going on.

If your friend wants to petition to become a Mason, don't try and stop him

I've never heard of a case of a Black not being allowed to become a Mason because of his color, most simply never apply and just join Princehall.

If he has a problem I'd be interested in hearing about it, since it'd be the first case I've ever heard of.

I know there are plenty of Blacks in Freemasonry in California, a few around here, I don't know about the South, but the northern states especially there are some.

The South might sadly be reluctant to allow blacks in, but that would be the racism of the individual not Masonry, and I do know that many southern Lodges would have Blacks if a black petitioned and some do, the South though is stalwartly against recognition of Princehall.

So that's the basics.

It'd be nice if your friend petitioned, I feel he'd be a great example that the supposed Racism of Freemasonry has long been over, because I doubt he'd be blackballed.

posted on Aug, 27 2003 @ 05:50 PM
Both the KT and Masons share the common thread that they both have involvemt with the Temple of Solomen. Something found in that temple a thousand years ago either by Templars, Masons, Jews, or Arabs must be important for we still talk about it. Did they find a scripture, the holy grail, the ark, or some sinister seceret no one realy knows but it is intriguing none the less

posted on Sep, 5 2003 @ 04:27 AM
They were somtimes called the White Eagles within their group.

The hugenots gathering on Ireland built and bought ships to a fleet. The main ship was "The Black Eagle" and on this ship the Order Order of the Black Eagle was founded as a counterpart to the catholic order..

The hugenots went out in war against them. In 1653 a great sea battle occured and only 4 ships of the Order of the Black Eagle arrived at the new land. In Boston.

[Edited on 2003-9-5 by Magnus]

posted on Sep, 5 2003 @ 12:10 PM
I remember watching on the history channel, about the holy grail, it was said that it was in one of the pillars of the church of templar. Some archaelogists wanted to do a x-ray scan on the pillars, but where denied. Not really sure if anyone else saw it but, but if so, would they care elaborate on it.

posted on Sep, 5 2003 @ 03:11 PM
I have this theory that the KT's found something in the ruins of the Temple mount that would destroy the foundations of Christianity and the power of the Church They could not reveal this secret because they were not powerful enough to survive the fury of the Holy see So they waited and built there order under the guise of a devot Christian brotherhood when they had reached a point when they could control all of Europe they would announce the secret and bring down the Church.
This plan ran afoul of the other secret group in Europe the Kings themselves who believed in there divine right of rule because of there decent from the Bloodline of Christ. These 3 groups began a power struggle that declined when the Templars were raided and sent underground They later formed the Freemasons As a way to continue there struggle with the Church and the divine Bloodline this struggle resulted in the foundation in the new world of the United States a country free of relegious domination and the Bloodline. It also resulted in breaking the power of the Church and forcing the Bloodline to re-mold itself into the powerful industrial and banking families of the US and Europe. We are all caught up in this power struggle which is largely between the Bloodline families and their associates and the secret societies.
I do not think that the Families or societies are by any means united and in some cases are one and the same I think we are seeing these factions play out their old grudges on the world stage. This is why no one can pin down just who is behind all of the things we call "the conspiracy" because it is not just one group or cabal it is many and it exist because the struggle between them is what drives the world to progress. ORDO AB CHAO Order out of Chaos. I think the KTs lost out in the end because I believe they wanted to free humanity from the tyranny of relgion and Divine right of kings I think when they formed the US they basically said "OK we did it" This is why most Masons today are just good citizens and know nothing of the "struggle" I think the families and secret societies all became inter-twinned and now they seek seperate but equally tyranical goals.
There is no One true great conspiracy there is just different groups of people trying to control everything!

posted on Sep, 5 2003 @ 03:19 PM
Great theory,
A large sum of it matches my own personal ideals from the past few months of looking into the Knights Templar...

I like your last line "no one great conspiracy, just..."
Good line

I personally lean more towards the Vatican/hristian/Religous side of conspircies then I do aliens.
- Tassadar

posted on Sep, 5 2003 @ 03:52 PM
This is something I have put together from reading a large number of books on the KTs and the Bloodline of Christ. You just seem to come across the same people and the same type of people and the same ideas in these books It seems to me that all of this stuff just fits together. I know there has been some debunking of the "priory of zion" and the "rennes le chateau" stories but I have not read anything more than alternate theorys from the debunkers. I cant help but believe that even if these stories are false that they are rooted in truth and that there did exist a "cult of the black madonna" and that even if it was untrue it was believed to be true by the kings of Europe. That alone makes it real that they themselves believed it and it motivated them to go to war and shape the map of Europe and this was at odds with the goals of the Catholic Church and the Knights/Masons sets the stage for my theory.

That is something that the Debunkers seem to miss. That even if a story is untrue if the people in the timeframe of the story believed it to be true that was enough!
It like those who believe the various stories surrounding 9-11 even if there is no evidence to support the story the fact that people believe in a story gives it life and impact!

posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 01:30 PM
It clearly looks like the head was cut off the snake when the French king killed the Templar's leaders. But in my opinion, he just cut out the lizard's tail. It will grow back as if nothing happened. Sure, many of them were persecuted and killed. But I think their organisation was too organised to be disbanded by mere persecution. They must have felt really lost when the leaders were dead but I think their wills were too strong for them to quit. After all, they were seasoned fighters, so I think they were used to someone running after you on a horse with a horse or bow in his hand. They are hiding, and I don't think they will be found until they find a really good reason to get some fresh air. Nowadays few people talk about them and almost nobody knows what the Templars were, so their preachings may be updated because of modern times. We just have to wait and see, unless you want to search for them yourself

posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 02:02 AM
This seems like the right thread for this....your gonna love it.

The Knights Templar, a quasi-religious drug syndicate prone to beheading its enemies, terrorizes an entire state in Mexico, where the government has sent thousands of troops. But enraged villagers are taking law into their own hands, saying police and soldiers are on the take.

In the roiling Mexican state of Michoacan, where much of the nation’s illicit and million-dollar meth trade is based, all-out war is raging in broad daylight.

Outlaws from the exceptionally nasty and cult-like cartel Knights Templar launch blazing gunfights in city streets against thousands of federal troops dispatched by President Enrique Pena Nieto, making the humble state one of the most dangerous in Mexico.

The Knights Templar spun off from the dreaded La Familia cartel in 2011, after infamous drug lord Nazario Moreno, aka “El Mas Loco” (The Craziest One), reportedly died in a shootout with federal police. His body has never been found and Moreno is now considered the patron saint of drug traffickers.

The cult-like crime syndicate has its own code of conduct book, which it distributes across the region where members grow massive crops of marijuana and heroin poppies and control an incredibly large and lucrative meth industry.

Read more: lubvY

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posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 02:17 AM
Then i found this...


Over the weekend, it has come out that the killer in Norway's shocking massacre last week also considered himself a member of the Knights Templar. He claims that a group of nine individuals met a decade ago to refound the organization. His manifesto calls for the organization to "seize political and military control of Western European countries and implement a cultural conservative political agenda."

Did an 800-year-old organization inspire violence on two continents this week? I doubt anyone thinks these two groups are linked. It's just a coincidence that they use the same name. Yet, it raises the question of what makes violent ideologues and criminals search the past for inspiration? And what makes two groups so far apart find that inspiration in the Knights Templar?

and this..

Along with the booklet, which also preaches loyalty to family and country, police also have confiscated banners with messages from the gang, trucks emblazoned with Templar "shields," and even white robes with red crosses like the ones worn by the original Knights Templar order.
The original knights were outlawed in Europe and executed and their order dismantled beginning in 1307.
Photos from a Mexican army raid the previous day on a Templar training camp in Zacapu, Michoacán, show pages like those in the booklet as well as a medieval-style helmet made of steel grating and the white tunics.

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posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 05:42 AM
reply to post by Tassadar

Not only that but when they came to Europe they set out to destroy the native religion which was druidism and destroy all the knowledge those peoples had accumulated for aeons. Whenever I hear the story of the destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria it fills me with was really a repository for the wisdom of those ages...gone!

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