Crusade Against the Grail
The Struggle Between the Cathars, the Templars, And the Church of Rome
Paperback ISBN: 1594771359
"The first English translation of the book that reveals the Cathar stronghold at Montsegur to be the repository of the Holy Grail"--Provided by publisher.
Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies
The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, the Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Black Helicopters, the New World Order, and many, many more
Paperback ISBN: 0307390675
A cross-referenced guide to society's clandestine groups and covert organizations includes information on such examples as Area 51, JFK assassination conspiracy theorist groups, and the 9/11 Truth Movement while offering insight into why such groups have garnered large-scale support and participation. Original.
Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor; Or, Guide to the Three Symbolic Degrees of the Ancient York Rite and to the Degrees of Mark Master, Past Master,
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0679506268
Explained and interpreted by copious notes and numerous engravings. Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor will be a cherished possession of any Mason who receives it. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Because of this work's cultural significance, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting a high quality, modern edition that is true to the original work. Retaining all the traditional charm of McKay's Standard Edition, this volume includes both the Guide to the Three Symbolic Degrees of the Ancient York Rite and to the degree of Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and the Royal Arch, as written by Malcolm C. Duncan.
Dungeon, Fire & Sword
The Knights Templar in the Crusades
Paperback ISBN: 1590771427
This book recounts the stirring saga of the Knights Templar, the Christian warrior-monks who occupied the sacred Temple Mount in the aftermath of the butchery of the First Crusade. In telling this story, the author's clear explanation of the cultural and religious differences among the Templars' enemies and friends in the Middle East gives fresh understanding of the people who populate this restless region: the Sunnites and the Shiites, the Kurds and Armenians, the Arabs and Turks.
El templo de Salomón y las leyendas masónicas/ The Temple of Solomon and the Masonic Legends
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 8491111522
Cual es el interes que puede despertarnos el Templo de Salomon? Podemos decir que enorme, pues culmina la tendencia que, a lo largo de la historia, el hombre ha tenido por los diferentes elementos como las montanas, los menhires o los betilos, con el objeto de abrir un camino entre la tierra y el cielo. El Templo de Salomon cumple perfectamente este papel de llave universal, pues en sus proporciones se encuentra el principio de armonia que esta en el origen de todo.
Rituals & Practices for a Deeper Understanding
Paperback ISBN: 073874848x
Journey deeper into Freemasonry with Esoteric Freemasonry, Jean-Louis de Biasi's follow-up book to Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons. This powerful book shows you how to enter into your inner temple and accomplish the ancient mysteries. Discover links back to Egyptian Masonry, valuable teachings and rituals that permit you to practice esoteric Freemasonry as an individual, and much more.
The Facts on the Masonic Lodge
Paperback ISBN: 0736922172
Well-known authors and researchers John Ankerberg, John Weldon, and Dillon Burroughs have updated and revised The Facts on the Masonic Lodge, a best-selling title from the popular Facts On Series (more than 1.9 million copies of books from this series sold). The Facts on the Masonic Lodge is filled with well-documented facts and comprehensive comparisons to biblical truths. Readers learn what Masonry (also known as Freemasonry or "the Lodge") is by discovering when it began, who has been involved, what its teachings are, and how it influences their lives and the Christian church today. The Facts on the Masonic Lodge provides concise, straightforward answers to questions that include: - Is Masonry a religion? - What do the Masons teach about Jesus, salvation, and life after death? - What do Masonic symbols represent? - Are Masonry and Christianity compatible? - Why is understanding Masonry important today?
First Templar Nation
How Eleven Knights Created a New Country and a Refuge for the Grail
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1620556545
Overturns the long-established historical narrative about the origins and purpose of the Knights Templar • Explains how and why the Templars created Europe’s first nation-state, Portugal, with one of their own as king • Reveals the Portuguese roots of key founding members, their relationship with the Order of Sion, the Templars’ devotion to Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist, and the meaning and exact location of the Grail • Provides evidence of Templar holy sites and hidden chambers throughout Portugal • Includes over 700 references, many from new and rare sources Conventional history claims that nine men formed a brotherhood called the Knights Templar in Jerusalem in 1118 to provide protection for pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. Overturning this long-established historical narrative, Freddy Silva shows that the Order of the Temple existed a decade earlier on the opposite side of Europe, that the protection of pilgrims was entrusted to a seperate organization, and that, in league with the Cistercian monks and the equally mysterious Order of Sion, the Templars executed one of history’s most daring and covert plans: the creation of Europe’s first nation-state, Portugal, with one of their own as king. Including over 700 references, many from new and rare sources, Silva reveals Portugal, not Jerusalem, as the first Templar stronghold. He shows how there were eleven founding members and how the first king of Portugal, a secret Templar, was related to Bernard de Clairvaux, head of the Cistercians. The author explains the Templars’ motivation to create a country far from the grasp of Rome, where they could conduct their living resurrection initiation--whose candidates were declared “risen from the dead”--a secret for which the Church silenced millions and which the Templars protected to the death. Placing the intrepid Knights in a previously unknown time and place, Silva’s historical narrative reveals the Portuguese roots of key founding members, their relationship with the Order of Sion, the Templars’ unshakeable devotion to Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist, and how they protected a holy bloodline in Portugal. He also provides evidence of secret Templar holy sites, initiation chambers, and hidden passageways throughout Portugal, often coinciding with pagan and Neolithic temples, and explains how their most important site forms a perfect triangle with the Abbey of Mont Sion in Jerusalem and the Osirion temple in Egypt. The author also reappraises the meaning of the Grail and reveals its exact location, hidden in plain sight to this very day.
Founding Fathers, Secret Societies
Freemasons, Illuminati, Rosicrucians, And the Decoding of the Great Seal
Paperback ISBN: 1594770875
"An exploration of the influence of secret societies on the formative documents and symbols of the United States"--Provided by publisher.
A Very Short Introduction
Paperback ISBN: 0198796277
Freemasonry is one of the oldest and most widespread voluntary organizations in the world. Over the course of three centuries men (and women) have organized themselves socially and voluntarily under its name. With a strong sense of liberation, moral enlightenment, cosmopolitan openness and forward-looking philanthropy, freemasonry has attracted some of the sharpest minds in history and has created a strong platform for nascent civil societies across the globe. With the secrecy of internally communicated knowledge, the clandestine character of organization, and the enactment of rituals and the elaborate use of symbols, freemasonry has also opened up feelings of distrust, as well as allegations of secretiveness and conspiracy. This Very Short Introduction introduces the inner activities of freemasonry, and the rituals, symbols and practices. Looking at the development of the organizational structure of masonry from the local to the global level, Andreas Önnerfors considers perceptions of freemasonry from the outside world, and navigates through the prevalent fictions and conspiracy theories. He also discusses how freemasonry has from its outset struggled with issues of exclusion based upon gender, race and religion, despite promoting tolerant openness and inclusion. Finally Önnerfors shines a light on the rarely discussed but highly compelling history of female agency in Masonic and Para-Masonic orders. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.