posted on Jan, 10 2004 @ 08:42 AM
Heres some stuff about how the Templars are linked in theory to the illuminati.
Knights of the Temple
This fraternity arose during period of the Crusades. Some may have meant well at the beginning, but it was so corrupted that it became a great blight
on Christian history and a serious stumbling block between Christians and Jews and between Christians and Moslems.
Here is a brief history of this movement:
1118 - Established in Jerusalem by 9 French knights.
1128 - Taken under the protection of the Pope.
1187 - Moved to Acre (when Saladin conquered Jerusalem).
1291 - Moved to Cyprus (when Acre fell to Muslims). By then they had become influential bankers of Europe. They especially influenced Spain, France,
(Their work might have been good at first, but, according to occult historian Edith Starr Miller, it was influenced by Gnostics in Jerusalem and the
Sect of Assassins, which practiced phallicism or sex-worship and Satanism, and venerated "The Baphomet," the idol of the Luciferians).
Philip IV of France sentenced many of them to death, charging them with conspiracy, heresy and Satan worship.
1314 (Mar. 18) - The Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, was burned at the stake. (The Masonic order for young men is named after him! Why would they?)
Order of the Rose-Croix
In the early 1300's, the surviving Knights Templars merged with them since they were not allowed to continue their own organization.
Their beliefs and practices were very secret through the 1600's. They may have been the pre-cursors of the Masonic Orders. The names of the last
three Masonic degrees of the York Rite are: Knight of the Red Cross (means the same thing as Rose-Croix), Knight of Malta, Knight Templar. The 18th
Degree of Scottish Rite of the Masonic Order is called the Sovereign Prince of Rose-Croix.
In 1717 the world's first Grand Lodge of the Masonic Order was established in London. According to Gary Kah, it had Rosecrucians deep within its
structure. These were the Princes of Freemasonry.
And it is then believed that the Rosicrucians are one of the smaller groups of the illuminati, after reading some Monographs i could easily agree.