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       Did The Templars Possess
               The Holy Grail?

                     Article by William Mann
             Author of "
The Labyrinth of the Grail"
                 (SEE
Website Templar History)



 ''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.

 The explanation behind this answer, unfortunately, remains  somewhat complicated and, to a degree, very speculative.
The key, as I have learned during the writing of The Labyrinth Of The Grail, is to constantly "look beyond" what appears
at first to be the true answer. The simple reasoning is that why else would both the Church and State pursue the
Templars to the far ends of the earth  and torture them beyond compassion. Obviously, the accusations of blasmephy were
only an excuse to justify their actions. It really doesn't take any skill to recognize that the inner circle of the Templars
possessed something far more valuable than mere silver and gold - something that threatened the very being of the
Church and State.

 What the Templars possessed, and became sworn guardians of, was the unbroken line of "ancient knowledge" which
among other things allowed the ancient mariner to circumnavigate the world. It is now coming to light that trade among
the "Old World" and the "New World" had regularly occurred throughout the Neolithic to Roman eras by "societies who
were in on the secret." Hints of these visits and settlement now appear to be revealing themselves through a variety of
sources including classic mythology, Indian legend and maritime folklore, as well as through recent archaeological
discoveries.

 This knowledge was pure power. Societies that not only possessed the ability to track the sun, moon and the stars, but
possessed the inherent wisdom to maintain the "secret" of being able to fix longitudinal positions long before it became
common practice, were societies in constant danger of being exterminated. On the other hand, those societies who were
able to exploit their advantage to the fullest such as the earliest Templars enjoyed a status rivaled by none.

 In other words, the Templars, and those who came before them, were accorded the ability to "look beyond" standard
Church dogma to places yet to be "discovered"  the mythical Otherworld. Think about it for a moment. If you possessed an
unlimited source of raw material, fertile land, and mineral wealth, would you reveal it to the world? No, I don't think that
you would, especially if you were in the business of "brokering" peace among nations. The Templars would surely have
considered this knowledge to be a "God-given gift." Thereby, the Templars would have considered themselves to be the
guardians of a direct "conduit" between God and man. The Templars would have also believed that this conduit of
knowledge straight from the heavens  exposed itself through the Mysteries of Christ. To the Templars, this embodiment
of heavenly  knowledge was The Holy Grail.

 You may ask how was it that longitudinal coordinates could be established in pre-Christian times prior to the
development of the chronometer. Again, the answer is the simplest, yet most complicated, of all possibilities. Since the
concept of time began, man has turned his eyes to the sky and followed the paths of the heavenly bodies. Evolving from
this activity was the establishment of strategic viewing positions, which allowed the "Ancients" to establish "roseline"
(meridians) around the world. These ancient stone circles and menhirs found around the world, such as Stonehenge, were
used to track the known paths or circuits of the eclipses of the sun and the moon.

 It was this recognition of "order" and "pattern" in all that made up the universe, which resulted in the development of
"sacred geometry." As such, sacred geometry was derived through man's ability to reason, which means that all men
possessed the "Grail knowledge" through the "art of reasoning." Come to think of it, there is nothing really "sacred"
about it, other than the knowledge that certain Egyptian "royal lines" came to assume it as their God-given right.

 Indeed, modern society should not be looking to certain royal houses to capture the "lost art," but to its historical
guardians including the Celtic Druids and Irish, and medieval Knights Templar.Hence, the seeker of the true Holy Grail
must follow the path to the source of Celtic tradition and its Indo-European roots. Only when one understands their roots
will one better understand themselves. And for the seeker who is able to arrive at the proper application of knowledge and
understanding, wisdom and truth will be revealed. Coming full circle, these four "commodities" were the "Grail
treasures" that the inner core of Knights Templar possessed. Unfortunately, even sailing half way around the world in
A.D. 1398 to what was considered a New Jerusalem (modern-day Nova Scotia) could not prevent the Templars from being
relentlessly pursued by both Church and State. Therefore, it was in the wilderness of A(r)cadia that the 14th century
spiritual leader of the Knights Templar, Prince Henry Sinclair, buried the Holy Grail until such time that a more
enlightened society could make better use of its virtues.

 In this circumstance, one can only conclude that the Holy Grail was the recorded knowledge of the Ancients, set down by
those initiates who were willing to sacrifice their lives to perpetuate in words the one true connection between heaven and
earth. Remember that the Celtic soul lies in the head. Thus, the Templars did not allow their hearts to rule their actions.
Similarly, the Holy Grail awaits those who practice the simple art of reasoning, enabling them to look beyond the
trappings that await them on their journey."  End of excerpt        ..... Author William Mann

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  Except for one major thing, the Grail is the Lord's and contained His miracle working blood, the Blood of the Laqmb of
the World. Hence it will not be found and used or dfiscovered by the heathen or treasure hunters or the Illuminati, but
only by the Lord and His Man...... the future King Arthur, the descendant of King David of Old. For he will need the Grail,
in supplying the Lord's people in the wilderness, as He will be one of the Two prophets of the Lord, who shall be fighting
in defense of the Lord's Encampment. Consequently the Lord has connected up history and quardians of the grail to hid it
until it is needed once again.

But notice William's references to
Sacred Geometry, Egyptology, Earth Science, Mathematics and more because surely in
finding the Grail, all these will be involved, but to 'whom will the Grail serve ?'    To them that love the Lord, and to them
that serve the King of Kings.


... David
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