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The Knights Templar


Templar Cross from Egypt
Photographed at Kom Ombo Temple Egypt

Knights Templar

This evidence with other records suggest the Knights Templar Order originates from an earlier period, this symbol is said to represent 'city', yet the use of the circle has always represented the Sun. This Knights Templar symbol is therefore depicted with the Sun. The Sun has another meaning 'Ra', often called the Sun God but also meaning God of Light. Emen-Ra another word for God in ancient Egypt, Emen means 'hidden' and 'Ra' light 'Emen-Ra' therefore means hidden light. Atum-Ra 'Atum' means end and beginning therefore 'Atum-Ra' means the beginning and end of Light.

Unlucky Friday 13th- comes from the Knights Templar history in France when the Pope rounded up all Knights Templars and accused them of heresy. The Pope dissolved the order in 1312.

The Biscuit - comes from Knights Templar history- from the time of the crusade where the Knights Templar would make a large flat bread and bake it twice to prevent it from going mouldy.

12th Century
According to Historical records the Order of the Knights of the Temple of Jerusalem was originally founded in 1118 by Hugo de Payens and Godfrey de St. Omar, who persuaded King Baldwin I of Jerusalem to allow them to establish themselves and their companions in the Royal Palace. The Palace was situated on the site of the Al'Aqsa Mosque, rumoured to be the Temple of Solomon, this is reputed to be where the title Templar originated.

The 12th Century Order originally consisted of three classes:

Knights who had to be of Noble birth, or were knighted by the Grand Master for chivalry conduct. Knights would wear a Bronze Ring templar ring

Sergeants who were drawn from the middle classes and were the grooms

Stewards of the Order and the Clerics who were the Chaplains taking charge of the non-military aspects of the Order.

The emblem of the Knights Templars was a red cross on a white background, the Sergeants having a red cross on a black background. These classes were later extended to five with a Knightly Class consisting of knights joining either for a set period of time (to fulfil a quest) or who were in their advancing years and wished to spend their final days as part of the Order; and an additional Non-Military Class composed of the craftsmen and artisans necessary for the smooth running of the lands and estates owned by the Templars.

The Knights Templars are reputed to be the founders of some of the first banks, Bankers of the Levant (encompassing the Holy Land). With the arrival of the Second and Third Crusades, the Templars were perceived in some quarters to have hedged their bets, as they were bankers not only to the local Christian population, but to many of the Saracen merchants as well. True to the banking profession they took money from anyone wishing to deposit. The banking system operated with the Templars taking an agreed charge on all monies held, thus ensuring that the Order never ran out of funds. All parties were satisfied with this arrangement. Any monies subject to international transactions were sent under Templar guard to the nearest Preceptory in the appropriate region. Monies and jewels were thus able to move freely throughout the Levant and Europe with very little risk, thus further enhancing the standing of the Knights.

The Trial of Jacques de Molay
After his arrest on 10th October 1307, Jacques de Molay 'confessed' to many things in order to avoid the torture chamber. The trials and the 'confessions' had been proclaimed and public opinion was firmly against the Templars. The only concession the Pope was able to extract from Philip (King of France) was that all Templar holdings be returned to the Church. Philip conceded this and the property fell into the possession of the Hospitallers. After much political manipulation the Knights Templars in most of Europe were extinguished and became the victim of politics. Jacques de Molay suffered for seven years in captivity after which he was burnt at the stake on 11th March 1314 along with a number of his former Priors. During the execution he recanted and cursed both the Pope and the King promising they would meet him at the final judgement within the year. A prophesy which was fulfilled.

Jacques de Molay Day
In remembrance of Jacques de Molay we commemorate 11th March every year with a French Banquet & a toast of remembrance to Jacques de Molay made with a good French Bordeaux wine.

Knights Templars persecuted in England
In Britain the 'War of Independence' was still raging and King Edward ignored the Pope where it suited him. He proceeded to imprison any Templars who disagreed with him except for those that had actively aided him in his Scottish campaigns. Edward eventually allowed the Inquisition into England but refused to allow them to use torture as this was opposing the laws of the time. The Order of the Knights Templars slowly disappeared or went underground. Many Knights Templars joined the Order of the Knights Hospitallers, an Order dedicated to healing and caring for the sick, the founding fathers of the Hospital. Other Knights Templars formed a new type of Order and became absorbed into Freemasonry. The Freemason link with Knights Templar and their secrecy coupled with their use of pyramid symbolism are overwhelming evidence that some Knights Templar Orders did survive.

The Knights Templar were also known as 'The Knights of the Temple', there were 48 known houses in England by 1216, and it is estimated that by 1260 the Order boasted over 20,000 membership. If every eldest son of all those ancesters were to continue to become members,there would be 1.3 million members here today in England. The Knights Templars had a good relationship with Knights Hospitallers (brothers in arms), and Gilbertine monasteries, which appeared to survive all persecution until the 16th century, with 26 Monasteries still in existence at the Dissolution (1538) during the reign of Henry VIII. Were the Gilbertines the 'Keepers of the Knights Templar Faith' during the years of persecution? Where has the 'knowledge' disappeared to?

templar cross
Photographed at Philai Temple Egypt


Few would argue with orthodox 12th Century Knights Templar history. However, this section proposes that the origins and roots of the Order delve further back into history than many may have ever imagined.

The original and distinctive white robes of the Knights Templar warriors are probably their most easily recognisable feature. Did they adopt this style of dress from the 'Essene Nazarenes' (a sect living around the same time as Jesus)? Even Jesus himself was described in scripture as wearing white robes.

Many people believe that when they use the term 'Jesus the Nazarene' that it basically means the same as 'Jesus of Nazareth'. However this argument falls flat when it is discovered that the town or city of Nazareth did not even exist in any form until some decades after Jesus lifetime. Could this deceptive term 'Jesus of Nazareth' have been planted in the bible in a clumsy attempt to disguise the possible Egyptian and Persian origins of the sect of the Nazarenes? The Nazarene sect had three main centres and one of them was just outside Alexandria in Egypt! The Nazarenes taught homeopathy, herbalism, alchemy and practiced vegetarianism. They were the four runners to medicine men or Doctors, caring for the sick and diseased, a doctrine followed by Knights Templar Orders and Hospitallers.

Justin Martyr, writing in c.160CE reports a discussion with a Jew, Trypho, who called Jesus a 'Galilean Magician'. The philosopher Celsus, writing about 175CE, states that, although Jesus grew up in Galilee, he worked for a time as a hired labourer in Egypt, where he learned the techniques of Magic. The bible says so little about Jesus's early life that is impossible to dismiss this as being true.

In Arab countries to this day, the word used to describe Jesus and his followers is not Christians but 'Nazara'. This is confirmed in the Islamic Koran and the word means 'keepers' or 'guardians' (Knights are also known as protectors, in fact one of the Knights Templar's role was to protect travellers in the Holy Land in the 12th Century). The full definition is Nazara ha-Brit, which means 'Keepers of the Covenant'. In fact, the 'Brit' aspect of that is the very root of the country name of Britain (originally Britannia). Brit-ain actually means 'covenant-land'.

The expression 'keepers of the covenant' is very similar to the very meaning of the name 'Knights Templars'

Remember too the account in the bible about the 'Three Wise Men'. They were more accurately called 'The Three Magi' known for their knownledge and Magic. A knowledge of herbs and their uses, alchemy etc would be magic to the uneducated. Knowledge is everything, imagine what would be thought of a common box of matches in those days, quite simply it would have been thought of as 'Magic'. The use of an antibiotic to cure a desease would be viewed as a miracle. What is less well known however is that they were also known as 'Nazars'. Could this connection help to explain where the name Nazarene came from?

Also, if there was an ancient city in Egypt called 'Nazara' could that prove to be significant? Well, it appears that there was such a city. Quite possibly the Magi came from Nazara and were known as Nazarenes. Did these 'Three Wise Men' become the teachers of Jesus, 'keepers of the knowledge' the sacred knowledge taught to initiates of the Nazara. Was 'Baptism' performed by John the Baptist the initiation ceremony, or graduation of the knowledge? Evidence suggests that a well known oil (this oil had euphoric properties) was poured over the initiate prior to the cleansing in the water part of baptism, was this cleansing part to wash off the oil preventing further absorption of the oil through the skin? After the baptism many people would describe euphoric spiritual feelings. Did the oil helping to relax the subconscious and develop their spiritual connection with God cause this?

The most potent of symbols of the Jewish faith, the 'Star of David'. The earliest examples of this symbol date back to 600-700 B.C. Surely this most Jewish of icons cannot have links to Egypt, can it? Well here again it appears that our pre-conceived ideas are once more being challenged. During the reign of pharaoh Akhen-Aten (18th Dynasty 1372-1354 BC), there rose to prominence the use of a 3-dimensional shape called 'The Merkaba Star'. As you will be able to clearly see from the pictures and images that follow, the Star of David is an accurate 2-dimensional representation of the original 'Merkaba Star', that, may well have been brought out of Egypt by Moses himself at the time of the Exodus; after all the bible categorically states that Moses was 'versed in all the ways of the Egyptians'. Considering that their lives may well have crossed, and that Moses was himself of the Egyptian royal family, and that he too taught monotheism to the Hebrews, it is not difficult to see the link. Some even believe that Moses was Akhen-Aten ! They suggest that Moses 'exodus' and Akhen-Aten's sudden 'disappearance' describe the same event from two different viewpoints. Regardless off the true facts, the similarities between these two 'Star' icons are impossible to ignore.

The Knights Templars used meditation daily, meditation is said to lead to higher consciousness used by Buddhists. Christianity does not mention meditation, yet the Knights Templar Order clearly used it, one can only deduce that the Knights Templar's religious traditions came from a different source other than 'Roman Catholism'. Did the Order's traditions come from the Nazarenes, if so, did the Nazarenes practice meditation? This would explain why the roman catholic church destroyed them. Also, as will be shown there are numerous examples of Templar crosses on temples in Egypt along with ankh symbols on Templar tombs. The evidence is overwhelming.

After the death of Jesus it is interesting to note that Mary Magdalene went to Europe and formed her own church, not based on Christianity, but the old religion of Egypt 'Isis/Osiris', believed to be the same beliefs of the Magi. Was Mary Magdalene a high priestess of the Magi? She was accompanied by disciples of the faith known as 'keepers of the faith' (Knights Templars) to guard her, it is this Order of the Knights Templar that took the true faith from the Magi of Egypt, the same faith that Jesus practiced.

Was Mary Magdalene with child?

Were the keepers of the faith also keepers of the Holy Grail 'The Bloodline of Christ'; or is the Holy Grail something else? One of the best ways of keeping a true secret is to leek a false but plausible 'fake secret', this keeps everyone looking in the wrong direction, trying to justify and find evidence to support the fake, even plant some evidence to prove the fake is genuine.

Todays deeds become tommorrows history, do something great today and become part of history. As Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) once said:

'A Nobleman is measured by his deeds not his birthright'

The Aims and Rule of the HKt.B

No one will try to change your opinions or views; no one will ask you to do anything. If you wish you can just be a member, which is by definition supporting the ideals of the Knights Templar; or you can choose to be involved in any way you feel is right for you. You choose your own membership path. If you regard yourself as honourable we welcome you to join us in friendship.

To promote:-

  • Fraternity, Friendship, Spirituality, Meditation,Charity and Chivalry. (To fund the set up of Spiritual Centres teaching Meditation & Spiritual Matters)

  • To maintain the history of the Knights Templar and preserve Ancestral Heritage

  • To encourage the noble ideals of Chivalry and to promote 'Nobility through deeds of Charity & Honour'.

  • To support the poor, the sick, the unjustly accused, to stand against oppression and to protect freedom & liberty

Some of The Original Rules of the Knights Templars (11th Century)

  1. To protect travellers & Keepers of the Faith

  2. To bury the dead

  3. To offer shelter from the Sun and offer water to the thirsty

  4. To protect the possessions of travellers

  5. To protect the faith 'miles christi' (Knight of Christ)

  6. To embrace a higher calling

  7. To meditate everyday at set times

  8. To provide food & clothing for members

  9. To give yourself to the service of God

  10. To be recognised as an Order

  11. To live without money

  12. To govern oneself

  13. Knights are to wear white mantles, Sergeants and Squires to wear black or brown mantles

  14. Recruit members to fight for King and faith

  15. Supporters of the faith are Champagne, Anjou, Normandy, England and Scotland

  16. Right to own land and take donations to the Order

  17. To provide means to fight for the faith

  18. Protection of the land of Jerusalem

  19. Freedom from local ecclesiastical authorities

  20. Titled members to be given the best robes and to wear leather gloves

  21. Masons are the only other people permitted to wear gloves to protect their hands

  22. Titled members are permitted to sit next to a Master at meal times,

  23. To be served first and given the best food

  24. If a titled member sinned he would not have to work as penance, just say a prayer for forgiveness

  25. Titled members can hear confessions and give absolution

  26. Five faults that a titled member could not give absolution for: 1. Killing a Christian man or women 2. Violently attacking another member 3. Attacking a member of another Order or priest 4. Renouncing the faith 5. Entering the Order through fraud

  27. To act independently of ecclesiastical and secular rulers

  28. The Grand Master and members are given sole responsibility for the actions and conduct of the Order

  29. Ten Good Knights are appointed to defend the City of Jerusalem

  30. A member is not allowed to charge without permission except to rescue another Christian in distress (he will lose his habit if he did so)

  31. If the Christians were defeated in battle a member of the Order was not allowed to return to the garrison while there was still a Christian banner raised aloft, to do so is to be expelled

  32. Ten Knights are to guard the Orderīs banner

  33. A member will be expelled if whilst carrying the banner he charges without permission or if he lowers the banner

  34. Members are not allowed to lodge with other Orders accept with the Knights Hospitallers

  35. Members are not allowed to eat or drink wine outside of their house, except with the Hospitallers

  36. In battle a member who can not rally round the Orderīs banner for any reason must go to a Hospitallerīs banner.

  37. Retreat is only possible with the Hospitallers

  38. Money will only be given to a member for him to purchase a particular item or perform a specific task for the Order, any sum remaining had to be returned immediately

  39. A member found to have money on him when he died is not to be buried in consecrated ground, or other members to pray for his soul, his body is to be thrown to the dogs

  40. The Master is not allowed to give away land without the permission of the members

  41. Disobeying rules of the Order will lead to expulsion

Over 680 rules made up the Knights Templar rules.

Last Rule: 'Now we have told you the things which you should do and what you should guard against, and those which lead to expulsion from the house, and the other punishments; we have not told you everything we should tell you, but you will ask'.

May God let you say and do well.

All Templars live by one code of Life 'DO THE RIGHT THING'

Đ Copyright May 2002-2006 Hereditary Knights Templars of Britannia All Rights Reserved

The Knights Templar Holy Grail

What is the main secret of the Knights Templars?
These were called the Great Heresies. One of the most widely spread was the heresy in the Middle Ages was that Jesus was not crucified but that another was put in his place. He was then married to Mary Magdeline, his first disciple. According to the 'Legend' Joseph of Aramathea was a custodian of the Holy Grail, and with the Magdeline, certain disciples and others fled to Egypt. From there Mary Magdeline, Joseph, Martha and Lazarus fled with the Grail to the South of France, to a town called Taro (named after the river Taro) the place Taro cards come from. Original Taro cards had Egyptian gods like Isis on them.

The Seven possible Holy Grails:
The 'Sang Rall' in Old French means the 'Royal blood', the Royal lineage of David, or 'The Sangrall' in the Provencal French means 'cup' or 'basin', a vessel that received and contained Jesus' blood perhaps.

Could Magdalene herself who was the HOLY GRAIL carrying the child of Jesus? Could the Templars have been the guardian of the lineage of the House of David?

There are many legends of Black Madonnas and the Cult of the Magdalene for whom many chapels in France were built.

Many paintings of the Middle Ages depict Mary Magdalene with an Alabastar jar, and with Unicorns, the recognized symbol for Christ. The Unicorn was regarded as a spiritual single horned horse like creature that could live in all dimensions of existence, with a purity of spirit of oneness. Lions, particularly male lions symbolise strength and protection. A lion and a unicorn symbolise the protection of the true faith. Richard I (the lion hearted) used a Lion.

Legend of 'The Ark of the Covenant'
Legend has it that a 24 inch wide three dimensional Merkaba (Star of David) made of solid Quartz crystal was on the top of the pyramid at Giza. When the Sun shone through the quartz crystal people passing by were given mild burns.

'If you gaze upon the Ark you will be burnt' So they covered the Ark in Gold.

Was the 'Mer-Ka-Ba' a sundial to call people to pray at the Temple?

Was this symbol used by followers to show that they are believers or 'Keepers of the faith' or is this Knights Templar symbol from the MerKaBa just a large coincidence?

Mer means ' Ascending Place'

Ka means 'True Spirit'

and Ba means 'Soul' in ancient Egypt.

Mer-Ka-Ba therefore means ' Ascending Place of True Spiritual Souls' also known as 'The Ark of the Covenant' the communication device with God or 'Temple'.

If the Mer-Ka-Ba symbol was on top of the pyramids, are the pyramids the 'The Ark of the Covenant'? Moses is said to possess the Ark.


Moses had a box created to put the Ark of the Covenant in, it was decorated with gold and two winged cherubs.

On the side of the box was a 'Star of David' symbol or Merkaba symbol. It is written in the bible that the Ark of the Covenant had a golden jar containing manna (Gold Powder Monatonic Mineral) Hebrews 9:4.

Also the Papyrus of Ani inside the Egyptian book of the dead has a like statement. Gold Powder was used by Knights Templars Priests of the Inner Circle to aid meditation. Gold powder or Manna was also found in the Kings chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza.

templarring 12th Century Templar Ring

lion 3rd Century Pentagram Ring

ring 3rd Century Grand Master Ring

More Templar info:

Knights Templar symbol, picture
View of the Star of David (Merkaba) with the sun's shadow marked in silver clearly showing the Templar symbol.

There are many Orders & organisations that claim to be Knights Templar, however when you ask them the number one tester question: 'Where did the Knights Templar symbol come from?' the answers are always very vague, they never show you proof of where it came from. We will show you PROOF of where it came from.

Merkaba or Star of David
Extensive research into the Mer-ka-ba Star has also revealed how important it was not only to the revolutionary monotheistic (belief in 'One God') Akhen-Aten, but has also revealed its possible significance to the Knights Templars themselves.

When viewed in specific light conditions the 3D (3 dimensional) Merkaba Star produces a series of shadows that clearly form a 'cross' very similar to the original Templar Cross. The angle of view needed in order to see this cross is exactly the same as the angle that would be visible when looking up if the 'Merkaba Star' was situated high, like on top of the pyramids at Giza.

The Knights Templar used meditation daily, meditation is said to lead to higher consciousness used by Buddhists. Christianity does not mention meditation, yet the Knights Templar Order clearly used it, one can only deduce that the Knights Templar religious traditions came from a different source other than Roman Catholism.

Did the Order's traditions come from the Nazarenes or Essenes, if so did the Nazarenes or Essenes practice meditation. This would explain why the Roman Catholic Church destroyed them. Also, as will be shown there are numerous examples of Templar crosses on temples in Egypt along with ankh symbols on Templar tombs. The evidence is overwhelming.


What about Magic?

pentram symbol, picture

The Templar Pentagram
The pentagram was used by the Hebrews as early as 4th Century BC, and was known as the seal of Solomon. The pentagram was used as the seal of the City of Jerusalem. The stone image shows a fragment of a 4th Century BC jar handle with a seal impression of a pentagram with the hebrew letters YRSLM meaning 'Jerusalem'.

The Templars used the Pentagram symbol in the 12th Century with a connection to the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, the symbol represents infinity, connectiveness and oneness.pentagon

The Gnostics called the pentagram the 'Blazing Star' and, like the crescent moon was a symbol relating to the magic and mystery of the night's sky.
For the Druids, it was a symbol of Godhead.
In Egypt, it was a symbol of the 'underground womb' and bore a symbolic relationship to the concept of the pyramid form.
The Pagan Celts ascribed the pentagram to the underground goddess Morrigan

Early Christians attributed the pentagram to the Five Wounds of Christ and from then until medieval times, it was a lesser-used Christian symbol. It's form implied Truth, religious mysticism and the work of The Creator.

In Medieval times, the 'Endless Knot' was a symbol of Truth and was a protection against demons. It was used as an amulet of personal protection and to guard windows and doors. The pentagram with one point upwards symbolised summer; with two points upwards, it was a sign for winter.

The pentagram symbol is used in 'Magic', the word magic comes from the 'Magi'. The Templar's faith is very simular to the old Magi faith.

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