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The Knights Templar were the largest and most powerful of the Medieval Christian crusading orders. They were originally known as The Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon.
Some historians and authors believe there is a link from the Knights Templar to Freemasonry, with some Masonic organizations claiming a direct descent from them.
Originally posted by Omega85
I have just started researching this group so any info or thoughts on this subject would be very valuable to me .
Thank you and I look forward to Brainstorming with you groovy guys...
Originally posted by corsig
I know Robert Cooper who wrote the book and he is a pure genius when it comes to Scottish Masonic history, especially the Roslyn Chapel.
Plantard hoped that the Priory of Sion would become an influential cryptopolitical irregular masonic lodge (similar to P2) dedicated to the restoration of chivalry and monarchy, which would promote Plantard's own claim to the throne of France.
Between 1961 and 1984 Plantard contrived a mythical pedigree of the Priory of Sion claiming that it was the offshoot of the monastic order housed in the Abbey of Sion, which had been founded in the Kingdom of Jerusalem during the First Crusade and later absorbed by the Jesuits in 1617. The mistake is often made that this Abbey of Sion was a "Priory of Sion", but there is a difference between an abbey and a priory. Calling his original 1956 group "Priory of Sion" presumably gave Plantard the later idea to claim that his organization had been historically founded in Jerusalem during the Crusades.
Originally posted by Vojvoda
I talk about Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem. It's lead by Rear Admiral James J. Carey, Grand Master and Brigadier General Patrick E. Rea, Grand Commander.