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[1 Apr 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Perhaps no one aspect of anti-Masonic practice has fueled religious zeal greater than the hoax perpetrated by Leo Taxil, shown above right, on Albert Pike, shown above left, in the late 1800’s. This hoax, still accepted today by those who would attempt to condemn Freemasonry, linked the fraternity to Lucifer and therein to Devil worship.

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[1 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

Baphomet – what was the connection of this strange sounding name to the Templars if any? Over the years since the fall of the Knights Templar many scholars have tried to ascertain the etymology of the word, with little success. Below we present some of those etymological theories for the readers further edification into this the greatest of the Templar mysteries:
A Corruption Of The Name Mahomet (Mohammed)
Some scholars hold that Baphomet is Old French for Mohammed, the Islamic prophet. Others contend that Baphomet is merely a corruption or mispronunciation of …

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[1 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]

In order to understand the Atbash Cipher theory, as it relates to the Baphomet mythos, it is first important to examine the origins of the code. As early as 500 BC Scribes writing the book of Jeremiah used what we now know to be the ATBASH cipher. This cipher is one of the few used in the Hebrew language. The cipher itself, ATBASH, is very similar to the substitution cipher.
A substitution cipher is one where each letter of the alphabet actually represents another letter. In the case of the Atbash …

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[1 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

Baphomet, as a name, has been labeled as Old French or even a mispronunciation for Mahomet (Mohammed) the Islamic prophet. It is unlikely that the Baphomet idol, if it even existed was an idol of Mahomet. This is because the Islamic faith forbids all idols. Therefore the idea of a Mahomet idol is highly speculative at best. It is believed that in those times Mahomet was a common word used by Christians to describe any idol.

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[1 Apr 2010 | 5 Comments | ]

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 “god” or “idol” of the Knights Templar, but has also been described as “the goat of Mendes”, “the god of the witches”, a latter-day version of the Greek god Pan, a symbol of an alchemical principal, and even Satan himself. And while each of these has a following, there is evidence suggesting the possibility that Baphomet’s origins are not only not sinister, but human rather than supernatural.

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[31 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Any discussion of the Shroud of Turin is bound to be controversial. Those who view this sacred and holy relic fall into two camps, those that believe it to be the undisputed earthly evidence of a Christ risen and those who believe it to be a medieval forgery.

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[31 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

With the advent of the internet, there appears to be a swelling tide of interest relating to the question as to whether the medieval Knights Templar in fact possessed the Holy Grail. The answer to this is a very simple one: There is no doubt whatsoever that the Templars possessed the Holy Grail.

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[31 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

To answer this question we must attempt to peer back through the historical mists to try and determine whether anyone – let alone the Templars – could have found the Ark. The first issue, however, is whether the Ark could have been sufficiently well hidden so as to avoid being destroyed or plundered during the final sack of the temple by Titus in AD 70. The Bible provides us with a clue to the answer. The last time that the Bible mentions the Ark is in 2 Chronicles 35:3 when King Josiah ordered that it should be returned to the temple.

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[31 Mar 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

The story, which connects the Knights Templars with Freemasonry in Scotland, after their return from the Crusades and after the suppression of their Order, forms one of the most interesting and romantic legends connected with the history of Freemasonry.

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[31 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]

To answer the question, Did the Templars found Switzerland, brought forward in The Warriors and Bankers written by Alan Butler and Stephen Dafoe, we called Alan Butler at his Seaside home in Saltburn, England.