March 27, 2023
  • Masonic Dictionary

    Grand Orient of the United States

    The Grand Orient of the United States (formerly known as The United Grand Lodge of America) is a self-styled Grand Lodge, considered clandestine by mainstream Grand Lodges in North America. The organization appears to have [...]
  • Masonic Dictionary

    Tall Cedars of Lebanon

    In Scriptural symbology, the cedar-tree, says Wemyss (Symbolic Language of Scripture), was the symbol of eternity, because its substance never decays nor rots. Hence, the Ark of the Covenant was made of cedar; and those [...]
  • Templar History

    The Knights Templar

    The Order of the Poor Knights of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, or, as it is otherwise called, Knights Templar, was founded in Palestine in the 12th century by the Crusaders. The Order [...]
  • Masonic Dictionary


    The name of the holy temple of Mecca, which is to the Mohammedans what the Temple of Solomon was to the Jews. It is certainly older, as Gibbon admits, than the Christian era, and is supposed, by [...]
  • Templar Mysteries

    Baphomet: A “Mystery” Solved At Last?

    by Kevin Bold Sooner or later every student of either the esoteric or the history of the Crusades encounters the name of an allegedly sinister entity known as “Baphomet”. Baphomet was said to be the [...]

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Templar History

Templar History

Jacques Bernard de Molay

The following article was originally published in the June 1916 issue of The Builder. Publisher’s Note: Many of the writings  of early Masonic historians took considerable liberties with Templar History, connecting their lineage to the Freemasons. […]

Templar History

Garments of the Knights Templar

The original Latin Rule of the Templars lays out in detail what the members of the Order were permitted to wear. These garments were distributed by the Order’s Draper. The biggest distinction between the knights […]

Templar History

The Templars and Tomar

A video by Dom Gil Martins on the Knights Templar / Knights of Christ property in Tomar Portugal. From the period of 1143-1190, the Knights Templar presence in Portugal became stronger by the year. The […]

The Crusades

The Crusades

Pope Urban II – 1042 – 1099

By Thesupermat – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link Pope Urban II, the man who was ultimately responsible for the launch of the first Crusade was born Odo de Lagery, although some historical accounts list […]

The Crusades

The Causes of the Crusades

Publisher’s Note: The following material is an excerpt from an article on the Rite of Strict Observance by By Burton E. Bennett, published in the 1920s. It is presented to show the view point still […]

The Crusades

The Knights Hospitaller

The Hospitallers, known officially as “Knights of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem,” was founded at Jerusalem during the first Crusade. It has been known also as “Knights of Rhodes”, and […]

Templar Mysteries

Templar Mysteries

Baphomet: The Pentagram Connection

It was the nineteenth century Occultist, Eliphas Levi who is falsely credited for first differentiated between the good and evil aspects of the five-pointed star or pentagram. Levi envisioned two points down, as being magical […]

Templar Mysteries

About Rosslyn Chapel

About Rosslyn Chapel The Collegiate Church of St. Matthew or Rosslyn Chapel (as it is more popularly known) was built in the mid-15th century by the First Earl of Caithness, William Sinclair (St. Clair). The […]

Modern Day Templarism

Modern Templars

Masonic Templar Regalia

The regalia worn by the modern day Masonic Knights Templar is a harsh departure from that worn by the Templars of the middle ages. The sharpest contrast is in the amount of ornamentation on the […]

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