Knights Templars

Mystery of the Knights Templars: Protectors or Treasure Hunters on a Secret Mission?

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I can't chastise the above,only I feel is shallow to shine light to all saga of secret societies.I have a strong believe that the Knight Templar still exists today under a powerful umbrella.The most interesting and dogmatic fact is that their mission then and now if they exist remain unveiled,some folks argued that they embraced the current Jesuits and have a predominant influence over the sphere.With their black Pope,they control the world because they shelter all secrets societies today.


There is no way that nine knights could have protected Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. There were just too many pilgrims arriving there after the liberation of Jerusalem from Muslims in 1099.

I suspect that they convinced the Pope at the time that they would be able to find huge caches of riches underneath the mosques and temples of the city. That is why the Vatican gave them their charter.

Nothing mysterious, nothing related to the most sacred legendary treasures in Christianity. It was purely done for the money.

What happened afterwards is that they became Europe's bankers, lending money to dukes, nobles, princes and kings which made Philip the Fair (so called because of his blond hair: it had nothing to do with his sense of justice) jealous. He had huge debts to pay off and saw a unique opportunity to seize the assets of Europe's bankers.

It wasn't until after the arrests that the Pope issued the command, seeing that he would also gain their wealth by confiscating Templar assets which were accessible to him.

Incidentally, the Templars invented traveler's cheques well before Thomas Cook.

Bang on. It's also worth mentioning that younger sons of the landed rich elites would be unlikely to inherit and organisations such as the Templars were a popular way of occupying them when a senior family line was established.

Gifts were a great way to ensure a son's comfort and position in the order as well as to guarantee a favourable judgement when one had to meet their maker. This capital allowed Templars to live exceedingly well.

Their wealth, the debts they held and their somewhat untouchable status really made them an object of resentment for equally greedy kings.

There's no mystery in how they got their wealth.

They are frequently connected with esotericism but it's worth remembering there was a natural cultural exchange between Europeans in the levant and the local populations. The regular communications between lodges meant that a lot of cultural syncretism was probably going on so their material culture would have appeared foreign and therefore esoteric to local populations.

I suspect that freemason's who take some of their lore a little too seriously have a vested interest in making the Templars something else to imply that freemasonry itself has a continuity and history that extends before the 17th century.

It's really not necessary and these guys don't really offer any additional honour to the lodges.

The original Knights were not formed for esoteric purposes. Ostensibly they were in Jerusalem to protect pilgrims, their true intent however was to locate the ancient Temple treasure under Temple Mount, namely the Ark of the Covenant, or to give it its romantic name, 'the Holy Grail'. They spent eight years searching and came away not only with the Ark - now in Chartres Cathedral, but huge amounts of valuables. It was these treasures that were concealed at various locations and marked using the chess board as a map. The effigies in Temple Church London each have characteristics denoting the square they occupy, which in turn will provide a location that a little research will reveal.

It must be nice to have all that secret knowledge.


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