November 25, 2020
  • Templar History

    King Richard I – The Lionheart

    Effigy of Richard I by Adam Bishop     CC3.0 A King Is Born While Richard Plantagenet is revered as one of the great warrior kings of England, he is perhaps best known as “the [...]
  • Templar Reviews & Interviews

    The Invisible History of the Rosicrucians

      9 JUNE 2010 NO COMMENT Order The Invisible History of the Rosicrucians: The World’s Most Mysterious Secret Society from amazon.com. By Tobias Churton Paperback: 576 pages Publisher: Inner Traditions Language: English ISBN: 978-1-59477-255-9 Reviewed by Randy Williams [...]
  • Modern Templars

    The York Rite Of Freemasonry

    The York Rite Degrees of Freemasonry consist of several branches including The Royal Arch, Cryptic Rite and Knights Templar. This video, created by the Freemasons of Indiana explains the degrees in intricate detail.
  • Templar Mysteries

    The Baphomet Mythos

    Central to the accusations brought against the Knights Templar was that they worshipped an idol, said to have taken the form of a head or sometimes a black cat. The Fifth category of accusations states [...]
  • The Crusades

    The Relic Of The True Cross

    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 [...]

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Templar History

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 […]

Templar History

The Brethren Persecuted: Part Three

The following article was originally written for Knight Templar Magazine, the official publication of the Grand Encampment of knights Templar (USA) by Stephen Dafoe Part Three: The Curse of Jacques de Molay In August of […]

Templar History

The Battle of Montgisard

Above Battle of Montgisard by Charles-Philippe Larivière by Stephen Dafoe The following article, part one in a series on Templar Battles, is adopted from Stephen Dafoe’s book Nobly Born: An Illustrated History of the Knights […]

The Crusades

The Crusades

Chronology of the Crusades

The following is a brief overview of the various crusades, together with dates and details on each. 1095 – 1096 – The Peasant’s Crusade The Peasant’s or People’s Crusade is considered part of the First […]

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

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 […]

Templar Mysteries

Templar Mysteries

The Baphomet Enigma

by Stephen Dafoe In his 1972 science fiction novel, Baphomet’s Meteor, French author Pierre Barbet crafts an entertaining story of alternative history about the Knights Templar and the demonic entity known as Baphomet. In the […]

Templar Mysteries

The Necromantic Skull Of Sidon

The skull and cross-bones, have long been believed to have Templar and Masonic connections and although it has been claimed that the symbol was used on Templar and Masonic grave sites in the past, the […]

Templar Mysteries

The Larmenius Charter

While history certainly shows that the Templars were dissolved in 1312 with the papal bull Vox in Excelso, there exists a manuscript – largely discredited by historians – which purports to be a list of […]

Modern Day Templarism

Modern Templars

Masonic Knights Templarism

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is “How do I become a Masonic Knight Templar?” Masonic Templarism is one branch of what is commonly called The York Rite. Freemasonry has, since its […]

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 as a record of what was considered historic […]

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