posted on Jun, 13 2005 @ 08:06 AM
Jaques de Molay suffered 7 years of prison, abuse and torture after retracting his earlier confession gotten under torture.
His torturar was a man called GUILLERMO IMBERT (head of the inquisition in France and personal preacher to Felipe The Fair), a man who was well
versed in the art of torture, Felipe gave him carte blanche to get his confession by "whatever means necessary".
The Pope had authorized the use of torture on all herectics with few exceptions, the Templars were part of this exception, Imbert knew that the
templars answered only to the Pope and his powers to "interrogate " them were useless.
However , Felipe told him to go ahead as, in his condition as king of France, he had permission to torture the high ranking Templars as a papal bull
told all christian rulers to " lend all aid possible to the holy office of the inquisition", leaving Imbert with legal authority to torture Jaques
and without doubt a big smile, as the most heinousof the 10 charges against the Templars was that they spat and stamped on the cross, and Guillermo
was a fanatical christian, his anger would know no bounds.
Part of the templar ritual was the "REBIRTH" where the Templar was simboically reborn, using a skull, 2 leg bones and a shroud..Imbert was in
possesion of these objects from the temple in Paris.
We know from the records of the inquisition that the templars were brought naked to be tortured.
And we know from the same records that Molay was tortured in the following way -
1 - He was tied at the wrists with rope and then whipped with a whip which probably had bones at the ends.
2 - They placed on his head with force a "crown" with sharpend points with sufficient force that it pierced the skin and forehead.
3 - he was then dragged to a wall with wood panels or a door frame where he was placed on a stool, his right arm extended upwards above head height,
which was then nailed to the wood through the wrist between the bones taking care not to damage the veins, this blow forced the thumb of the right
hand to be forcibly pushed towards the right palm such a way that the thumb was dislocated and the nailed cut into the flesh of the hand.
4 - The left arm was then extended upwards at a lesser angle than the right, just below head height and this was then nailed to the door, then the
stool was dragged away and the feet nailed to the door through the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal of the right foot which was then placed on top of the left
and the both nailed to the door with one nail.
With the removal of the stool the dislocation of the right shoulder was almost immediate,a method with little blood loss and the person concious and
in tremendous pain.
Just opening and shutting the door backwards and forwards and slaming it shut the victim now semi concious would suffer tremendous pain.
Doctors have identified that the form in the shroud suffered from the disclocation of the shoulder and the thumb.
The direction of the blood flow on the forearms is also relevant to the position of the "crucifixtion".
The wounds would have provoked a great rise in lactic acid in the victims bloodstream, causing tremendous cramps and making worse the rate of
production of carbon dioxide in his system which started with his breathing problems, provoking "acidosis respitoria" causing intolerable cramps,
profuse sweating, low blood pressure and accelerated heart rate.
But Imbert had no intention of killing him....when Molay thought he woud die....Imbert cut him down???
Now came the moment for Imbert to show Molay the the "unholy" use of the shroud in the Templar iniciation ceremonies, hadnt gone unoticed.
After he was let down, Imbert had him placed on the shroud from the temple in Paris, and with the cloth left over they covered him from the front upto
the head. Afterwoods they placed him on the bed that they had dragged him from hours earlier, placing pillows under the head and shoulders to aid with
his troubled breathing,the shroud touching only the highly elevated body parts.
The body of Molay was now covered in sweat, which when it evaporated, transferred to the shroud.
Being in a soft bed with pillows, the head was higher than the waist and the ankles being bent so that the hands rested on the thighs.
Imbert was under strict orders NOT to kill Molay, however the heretic would have to suffer some more.
Molay had no direct family in the area, but his fellow prisoner and right hand man, the perceptor of Normandie also being tortured at the time helped
They belive that the family of geoffrey de Charney, Jean de Charney his brother, was called to help them and care for the two men who where later to
be burnt togeter for "herescey".
The Charney family took the shroud, stained with blood and sweat, the shroud still being usefull white linen it was washed and folded and kept.
The carbon 14 dating shows the cloth to come from the years 1260 to 1380. Exactly the dates which coinside with Molay.
In 1995 doctor Alan Mills said after studying the shroud -
1 - the inexistance of a great distorcion to the cloth which happens in direct contact.
2 - The density of the image is inverted between the cloth and the skin at a distance of 4cms.
3 - There is no dye marks in the image.
4 - The image only effects the superficial fibres of the cloth and doesnt penetrate right through.
5 - the variations of density of the image are caused by changes in the density of the "yellow" fibres, on the surface and not by changes in the
shade of the "yellow" fibres.
6 - the incrustacions of blood have protected the fibre from "yellowing".
The marks on the shroud where formed by some form of reaction with the lactic acid on the body of Molay and NOT by direct contact.