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Originally posted by Hobbes
So, the Templars and the Speculative Masons have some common interests, and as such developed as similar organizations. The Masons borrowed a few symbols and principles from the earlier order, because they fit - why reinvent the wheel? And at the same time, by adopting these ancient designs, the Masons added an ancient feel to the order.
But did the Templars become the Freemasons? Wishful thinking, in my mind.
Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII...then there is Henry Sinclairs trips to Nova Scotia in the 1390's which are historically accepted now. These journeys were to the very stretch of coastline where Oak Island is, home to one of the most cunningly securely engineered deep pits ever noted. The Nova Scotia stone castle foundations that overlook Oak Island, and remain ignored by Nova Scotia and Canada archeologists to this day, are worth looking into too. There is another book about the Grail across the Atlantic. It has good information as well.