Templars In America: From The Crusades To The New World, By Tim Wallace-murphy & Marilyn Hopkins

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    CULCULCAN The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

    Excerpted with permission from
    Templars in America:
    From the Crusades to the New World
    by Tim Wallace-Murphy & Marilyn Hopkins,
    Red Wheel Weiser Book Publishers 2004.

    The complex and fascinating story of European exploration
    of the Americas in the time of ancient Egypt and classical Rome
    is based on hard archaeological evidence, archival records,
    and, surprisingly, modern scientific, forensic evidence.

    The ship-building and navigational skills
    that enabled the Viking people to cross the Atlantic
    as often as they did are well documented,
    as are many of their voyages.

    The age-old traditions that link both the Irish
    and the Welsh to medieval exploration of the New World,
    while still classed as myth and legend
    as no verifiable evidence has yet been found
    to substantiate them, are fascinating nonetheless.

    Equally legendary is the tradition
    that the medieval warrior monks of the Knights Templar
    had trading links with the Americas.

    Unlike some legends, however,
    this one does have a solid factual basis.

    One hundred years after the suppression
    of the heretical Order of the Knights Templar,
    and nearly a century before Columbus,
    two leading European Templar families
    combined forces in an attempt
    to create a new commonwealth in America
    far beyond the repressive reach
    of Holy Mother the Church
    and the long arm of the Inquisition.

    In 1396, Henry St. Clair, Earl of Orkney
    and Lord of Roslin, placed his feet
    under the command of two of the sons
    of the renowned Zeno family of Venice
    and sailed with them to explore the North Atlantic
    and visit America--not once, but at least twice.

    Steeped in Templar tradition and spirituality,
    they sailed across the North Atlantic
    in the manner of Earl Henry's Viking ancestors.

    They left proof, carved in stone,
    on both sides of the Atlantic,
    as well as documentary evidence
    that is accepted by the majority of academics
    and borne out by a strong oral tradition
    that has withstood the test of time.

    Perhaps the most enduring legacy
    is not the round Templar church built
    on the North American continent,
    but the enduring friendship
    and amity that has lasted for over 600 years
    between the worldwide Clan Sinclair
    and the Mi'qmaq people of northeastern Canada.

    This friendship was based from the beginning
    on shared spiritual values and the principles
    of truth and justice, values that ensured
    that these voyages would be of enduring peace,
    respect, and tolerance, completely free
    from the lasting legacy of distrust, hatred,
    and genocide that marred almost every other contact
    between the white invader and the Native American peoples.

    Although the voyages had little immediate political
    or commercial impact, they acted as beacons
    to a centuries-long process of spiritually inspired
    actions that affect us all today.

    Earl Henry's grandson, Earl William St. Clair,
    was instrumental in transforming the craft guilds
    of Scotland, of which he was a hereditary Grand Master,
    into the fraternity of Freemasonry,
    whose beliefs and traditions molded the thinking
    of the founding fathers of the United States.

    Thus this spiritually inspired brotherhood
    gave the world an enduring and vitally important political legacy
    --the American Constitution.

    Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/2004/12/templars-in-america.aspx#HlGh2E0Er5fzRSM3.99


    CULCULCAN The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

    there is a group of families in Europe, known among themselves as Rex Deus, who have a long-held oral tradition that they are all descended from the 24 high priests of the Temple of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. To keep their bloodlines pure, they restricted their matrimonial alliances, wherever possible to other families claiming the same descent. In this, they are replicating the traditional behavior of the high-priestly families of biblical Israel. Most people are aware that the priestly class at that time was hereditary and drawn from the tribe of Levi. Less commonly known is the existence within the Levites of the Cohens, an even more exclusive group from who were chosen the high priests. The general Levitical priesthood were allowed by Jewish law and tradition to marry outside the tribe. A Cohen, on the other hand, was not merely forbidden to do so, but was strictly enjoined to marry only within the wider Cohen family, thus preserving, or so it is believed, an unbroken and direct genealogical link to the priesthood instituted by Moses.

    Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/2004/12/templars-in-america.aspx#HlGh2E0Er5fzRSM3.99

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