September 29, 2023
  • Masonic Dictionary

    Earliest Masonic Magazine

    The earliest Masonic magazine was published at Leipzig in 1738 and named Der Freimaurer. The second, in 1742, was Der bedachtiae Freimaurer, at Hamburg, and then the Aufmerksamn Freimaurer, 1743, at Gorlitz, according to Brother [...]
  • The Larmenius Charter:
    Templar Mysteries

    The Larmenius Charter

    The Larmenius Charter is a legendary document that has captured the imagination of Freemasons and researchers for centuries. According to the myth, the charter was written in 1646 by Johannes Marcus Larmenius, who claimed to [...]
  • Masonic Dictionary

    The Colummn of Beauty

    BY Bro. Edward B. Paul, P.G.M., British Columbia It is not often that the Beauty of Holiness and the Holiness of Beauty is described in language so true and so appropriate as in the following [...]
  • Masonic Dictionary

    Masonic Altar

    The most important article of furniture in a Lodge-room is undoubtedly the altar. It is worth while, then, to investigate its character and its relation to the altars of other religious institutions. The definition of [...]
  • Grand Master Jacques deMolay - Bearded Head of the Templars
    Templar Mysteries

    The Bearded Head of the Templars

    Many accusations were leveled against the Knights Templar during the trials that the Order worshiped a Bearded Head of the Templars. The question remains as to what this head was and what was its significance [...]

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Templar History

The Templar Round Church in London

Left: The restored Templar Round Church in London.  In 335 AD, St. Helena, Emperor Constantine’s mother, discovered the Sacred Cave where Jesus Christ was buried after His crucifixion on Golgotha. Interestingly, this site was previously […]

Pope Clement V
Templar History

Pope Clement V – 1264 – 1314

Pope Clement V was born Bertrand de Got in 1264 CE at Villandraut in Gascony. He was crowned as Pope in Lyons, about a year after the death of Pope Benedict. De Got was a […]

Battle Of Hattin
Templar History

The Battle Of Hattin – July 4th, 1187

Above: Battle of Hattin by Gustave Doré After the death of King Baldwin in 1186, Guy of Lusignan, his brother-in-law, took his place with the support of the Templar Knights. However, the Hospitallers wanted nothing […]

The Crusades

Pope Urban II
The Crusades

Pope Urban II – 1042 – 1099

Above: Pope Urban II 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 […]

Causes of the Crusades
The Crusades

The Causes of the Crusades

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

True Cross
The Crusades

The True Cross – a Holy relic

Above: The Finding of the True Cross, Agnolo Gaddi, Florence, 1380 One of the outcomes of the Crusades was the production of many religious relics. Among these alleged instruments of Divinity the more common ones […]

Templar Mysteries

Eliphas Levi - Baphomet
Templar Mysteries

Eliphas Levi: The Man Behind Baphomet

Eliphas Levi, Alphonse Louis Constant was born the son of a shoemaker in 1810. At an early age he caught the attentions of a Parish Priest who arranged for Alphonse to be sent to the […]

Templars and the Holy Grail
Templar Mysteries

The Templars and the Holy Grail

Templars and the Holy Grail by William Mann Author of “The Knights Templar in the New World” With the advent of the internet, there appears to be a swelling tide of interest relating to the […]

Alan Butler - Templars Founding Switzerland - rosslyn revealed
Templar Mysteries

Rosslyn Revealed book by Alan Butler and John Ritchie

Below is a video on the Rosslyn Light Box featured in the book Rosslyn Revealed by Alan Butler and John Ritchie “Rosslyn Revealed” is a captivating and insightful book authored by Alan Butler and John […]

Modern Day Templarism

in hoc signo vinces
Modern Templars

In Hoc Signo Vinces

“In Hoc Signo Vinces,” Latin for “In this sign, you shall conquer,” is a phrase with historical significance that has been associated with Christianity and the Knights Templar. The origin of this motto can be […]

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Modern Templars

The Mystic Ladder

Publisher’s Note: Many of the writings  of early Masonic historians took considerable liberties with Templar History, connecting their lineage to the Freemasons. As such, we present this information on the mystic ladder as a record […]

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