The last leader of an order of fighting monks known as the Knights
Templar. There has been a mountain of myth that has grown up about the
Templars by both admirers and detractors alike. The Templars were an
order of monks that defended Jerusalem before being driven out by
Saladin. The Templars seemed to have escaped practically unharmed,
suggesting they had cut a deal with Saladin. Legends have grown over
the years about the Templars, including finding a treasure
under the Temple in Jerusalem, finding the Ark of theCovenant only to
bury it under a Church in Scotland for some reason, discovering some
deep dark secret (such as Christ being married), and blackmailing the
Roman Catholic Church with it are just a few of the myths.
About 400 years later, Freemasons would claim they retained the
mysterious secrets of the
Templars, but these are just unfounded legends and fake
rituals written over the centuries to inject some mystery into boring
What we do know about the Templars, is that they did have
some wealth, but not the vast amounts writers today attribute to
them. The idea that the Templars were the
billionaires is ludicrous! The Templars became skillful and shrewd
traders with their Arab neighbors, which is how they made their wealth.
There’s really no mystery to it.
fall of Jerusalem, Jacques DeMolay and the Templars returned to France
in disgrace. During this time the Roman Catholic Church had moved it’s
headquarters to France, under a Pope who is known in history as the
“Anti-Pope”. Since Jerusalem had fallen into Muslim hands,
would remain so until the British Empire acquired it briefly after WWI,
there was no real reason for the Templar Order to continue. King Philip
wanted to merge the Templars with the Hospitalers, which would have put
them under his control. Demolay, not wanting to cede his authority,
balked at this idea and refused to do so. There were many rumors
circulating around France the Templars had become heretics, and the
charges may not have been completely unfounded. The King had the
Templar order disbanded and executed the Templars, De Molay being one
The date of his execution was March the 18th, 1314...although
popular legend says he was executed on Friday the 13th. He wasn't. It's
just one of many, many, untrue legends that arose and continue to rise
about the Tamplars.
Among the charges leveled against the Templars was that they engaged in
homosexual acts. Historians have concluded that this charge was
probably true, considering it sometimes happens when members of the
same sex must live together for very extended periods of time. DeMolay
confessed to engaging in homosexuality as well, but it is most unlikely
that it was done as part of a “sex magic” ritual as modern day occult
groups would have us believe.
DeMolay was arrested on charges of heresy, his spies tipped him off,
and he then immediately burned a large pile of documents. If this
account is true, it shows he must have had something to hide...but one
will ever know what exactly that might have been. Under torture,
DeMolay confessed to heresy, and later publically admitted it. Later
DeMolay recanted his confession however, angering the King.
people have been known to confess to anything under torture, it’s
impossible to know which version of Demolay’s confession to believe.
Among the things the Templars confessed to was worshiping something
called “Baphomet”. But what Baphomet was is a mystery. Some said it was
a black cat, others said it was a human skull with the number 314
painted on it. Freemasons have a secret
ritual that takes place upon entrance into the 33rd degree in Scottish
Rite, and the 10th degree of York Rite in which wine is drunk from a
human skull, and apparently this is inspired by the Templar
legend of skull worship.
Over the years people have
invented their own version of "Baphomet"...none of which had anything
to do with De Molay or the Templars. What we know
for certain is that Baphomet was not the goat head inside the pentagram
with Hebrew letters on each point spelling out “Leviathan”. This was an
invention of occult writers of the 19th century. You may also see a
“crusaders cross” called Baphomet, but this too is wishful thinking.
Scholars have discovered "Baphomet" is actually just a linguistic
of “Mohammed”, and believe the Templars may have become
clandestine Muslims. This theory would certainly explain a lot,
including why the Templars escaped Saladin unscathed.
Blinky the Baphomet
"So now I'm 'Blinky The Linguistic
Corruption'??? Well now, that's just great."
While the Templars lived in Acre, a sacred relic to Muslims...the skull
of Al-Hussein ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (the nephew of Muhammed) was in
Palestine during the same period the Templars were in Palestine. This
relic is sacred to Muslims, both Suni and Shia, and it is an object of
venberation. It's quite possible this is where the stories of Templars
worshiping a skull called Baphomet (Muhammed) originated
Whether the Templars actually participated in venerating the skull of
Al-Hussein ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib, we will never know for sure, but we
do know from accounts of other Christians in the area at that time that
the Templars did pray with Muslims.
An eyewitness to de Molay's execution, Geoffrey of Paris, stated that
De Molay had shown no fear and had told those present that God would
judge their executioners someday (Barber, The Trial of the Templars,
2nd ed. p. 357 ). From this grew into a legend that Jacques de Molay
cursed The Pope and King Philip IV of France and his descendants while
burning at the stake. This story is popular with occultists of various
stripes, and was repeated by Anton LaVey in his book The Satanic
Rituals. But the story of the curse seems to have been a combination of
words spoken by De Molay a different Templar.
Although it's considered a sin in islam, Bedouin Muslims seem to
have tolerance for homosexual sex
(although lesbians are killed on the spot), which possibly could be
a reason the Templars would want to have become Muslims, if
accounts of their homosexuality are true. Many of the
fled to Muslim controlled Spanish Cordova, which would suggest they
were indeed Muslims, and perhaps that is the solution to the
enigma. It’s also possible they escaped to Cordova thinking
could blend in with the Muslims, having knowledge of their language and
If the Templar/Muslim theory
was true, then we may owe a debt to King Phillip for not allowing the
Templars to continue. If the Templars had gained control of France and
the French Vatican, then they could have installed a Templar Pope who
could have forced all of Europe to convert to Islam!
At any rate, DeMolay was not the possessor of some mysterious occult
secret, and people belonging to modern day “Templar” orders (such as
the O.T.O) have no direct connection to the original order at all.
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