John Paul Jones

August 14, 2007

Better known as 'The Templars', 'The Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon', rank among the most famous and fabled fighting forces in history. Given that the Templars, after their escavation at Solomon's Temple, became fabulously wealthy and were known to be neither poor in wealth nor in spirit, the name entails a certain irony. The saying, "Proud as a Templar", became common prior to the time when the Catholic Church, at the insistence of King Philip IV of France, reluctantly participated in the crackdown on the wayward Catholic Order of poor soldiers of Christ. Charged with heresy, sodomy, denying Christ, ritual desecration of the Catholic crucifix, and sorcery, the ostensibly Catholic Order was arguably Catholic in name only. Well known to have excelled in usery, the Order gained credit as the inventors of international banking, plus other forms of skulldugery, even to the point where they were known to hoist the Skull and Bones, or Jolly Roger, above their pirate ships in what might be considered an act of uncharacteristic candor and clemency, especially given their fabulous fabricated image as poor Christian knights gallently going forth in their white robes, adorned with flamboyant flayed red crosses, to defend impoverished Jerusalem-bound pilgrims from, you guessed it, pirates.

Both the origin and demise of the Order is shrouded in a veil of mystery. The Order began, according to chronicler William of Tyre, as a small band of nine men who formed the Brotherhood to guard roads from the coast of the Levant to Jerusalem so as to safeguard the passage of pilgrims to and from Holy sites. Never mind that such a small assemblage of middle-aged knights was not up to the task to which it was supposedly assigned, because, after all, such was not its real task, nor, in any case, what it ever really did during the first years of its existence. What they did during the first eight or so years is unknown, but it's said by some that what they really did was dig for treasure beneath Solomon's Temple, after which time, perhaps by sheer coincidence, they became fabulously and famously wealthy. What the "poor knights" actually found, if anything, remains, as they say, "mysterious".

In the book, Solomon's Brokers, authors Christopher Knight and Alan Butler, point out some other idiosyncracies about the Order's name:

"The longer title seems entirely Christian at first view -- but it is nothing of the kind. Every Christian quite naturally assumes that the term 'Christ' refers to Jesus -- but of course it does not. As we have seen (see page 42) the word is from the Greek Khristos ('anointed'), and is a translation of the Hebrew word 'Messiah' (mashiach) -- literally one who is 'smeared with oils' as a mark of Jewish Kingship. 'Christ' is a title, not the name of any one individual, so the order's title does not refer specifically to Jesus but to...anyone else who was to lead the Jewish priests and their people to a new world order....We can be sure that the Knights Templar intended the world to have this meaning because they describe themselves as 'Poor Fellow-Soldiers of the Messiah'. The use of the term 'fellow-soldiers' (commilitones) implies that they saw themselves as equals with this person, rather than his 'followers.' One would have expected any normal Christian monks to simply describe themselves as 'Poor Soldiers of Jesus Christ and the Temple of Solomon.' The word 'fellow' subtly changes the import. Fortunatley it appeared that nobody questioned precisely what the Temple of Solomon had to do with Jesus Christ." (Solomon's Power Brokers, page 94)

In the book "The Knights Templars & The Key of Solomon the King", which contains a sympathetic history of the order followed by Freemason S. L. MacGreggor Mather's translation of the magical text "The Key of King Solomon the King", we read that no "other order of chivalry has ever equaled them in gallant deeds, or made such an impression on the popular imagination." Later we read: "Poverty was one of their rules, and the seal of the Order was engraved with a device of two knights riding one horse--intended to denote both humility and want of means." Others claim, to the contrary, that the Order was neither poor nor humble, and the device of two knights riding one horse has a dual meaning, one exoteric, which has already been stated, and the other, esoteric, which critics have not hesitated to guess at: the two knights on one horse are emblematic of the sodomy, or homosexuality, of the inner-Order, while also suggestive of the Order's Kabbalist dualism, which holds that both evil and good (black and white, metaphorically speaking) are needful and part of the god-head, in which case both exoteric and esoteric dogmas would be part and parcel of the Order's practice, meaning that to the majority of uninstructed Templars, the sinificance of the seal was simply that of poverty and humility; to those few initiated or instructed in the Order's esoteric doctrine, however, the meaning of the seal would have been occult.

Not surprisingly, the last mentioned book includes a magical text on occult conjuration; namely, "The Key of Solomon the King", "the fountain-head of Qabalistic magic", according to its translator, the notorious Freemason, Mathers, founder of the influencial magical fraternity the Golden Dawn, which would seem to suggest the obvious; namely, that perhaps the occult teachings of the Order were Qabbalistic in nature, and of course, that would stand to reason if indeed the orginal Knights of the Order unearthed religious texts beneath Solomon's Temple, which texts might reasonably be expected to be Qabalistic. After all, the documents would presumably be those of the Jewish Pharisees whose temple it was, whose religion was not that of Moses, according to Jesus Christ, who prophesied the utter destruction of the temple as a judgement of God.

But apart from their pairing in the aforementioned book, apart from the similitude in nomenclature, did the Knights of Solomon's Temple have anything to do with Solomonic sorcery? Well, let's put it this way: Is a pig's rump pork? It depends, of course, on what the meaning of the word 'is' is, but let's not get ahead of ourselves and simply content ourselves, at this point, to point to the obvious fact that despite what we may think, there are those among us, some of them noteworthy Freemasons, who keep pointing out the association between the two, as though they go together as naturally as a skull and cross-bones. For example, Mr. Lon Milo Duquette, a Freemason, and author of "The Key to Solomon's Key: Secrets of Magic and Masonry", alludes not so subtely to such a connection, and while, as the introduction by Wasserman asserts, Duquette's yoking of Masonry with magic may be greeted with an indignant outcry of 'Au Contraire!' from the Masonic bleachers, yet still, I must confess, me thinks their outrage is either feigned or the sincere disavowals of the willfully ignorant.

In his book, Duquette notes:

"Whether true or not, in legend and popular (and later, Masonic) imagination the Templars became almost superheroes (or super-villians), masters of the magical arts, the Kabbalah, demon evocation, alchemy, even sexual magic. Several of these traditions (sex magic not included) are not so subtly touched upon in the York and Scottish Rites of Freemasonry, where degrees concerning the return of the children to Israel from Babylon are heavily peppered with references to the Kabbalah and juxtaposed with ceremonies concerning the Knights Templar." (page 86)
If so, then perhaps, contrary to some Masonic propagandists, it wasn't mere envy and greed that motivated Altar and King, Pope and Potentate, to ruthlessly crush the Order. In fact, whether we think the crackdown on the Templars was justified or not, they were in fact practioners of the type of sorcery of which they were accused--if, that is, Duquette is right. Even in the aforementioned favorable history of the Order, the author reports that rumours, i.e., unsubstantiated reports, of the kind the author makes, circulated widely about the Order's dark side long before the Papal crackdown. But only recently--and even now with considerable caution and suberfuge--does Freemasonry admit as much publicly, because, perhaps, magic and sorcery has become so widespread and acceptable--thanks in no small part to Judeo-Freemasonry's campaign to advance New Age mysticism--that there's no need to fear any backlash from the public.

According to Christopher Knight and Alan Butler, both of whom are Freemasons and Zionists who evidently support the move towards what they call "Solomon's New World Order", the Templars were created with the backing of wealthy Jewish families who knew of the treasure beneath Solomon's Temple and had conspired to obtain it with the help of Christian dupes. The authors allege that the First Crusade was actually waged to gain access to the Temple of Solomon. The Templars were created by what the authors euphemistically call the "Star families" (read hex clans) to excavate the Temple grounds. If so, the First Crusade was a crypto-crusade, one whose real purpose was altogether different than the stated or publicized one, and likewise, the publicized mission of the Templars was altogether other than their real one. According to ex-Freemason Laurence Gardner, author of Solomon'shadow, the Templar mission was carried on by the Rosicrucians, who were an offshoot of Templarism in Scotland. Both Orders, like Freemasonry, drew from the poisoned well of the Jewish Kabbalah.

As such, the Templars, and the Talmudic-Kabbalist Jewry that backed them, might be rightly percieved as the precursors of our modern cryptocracy and the intellectual forbears of corporate Freemasonry, which, according to Goethe, who was himself a Freemason, is a state within the state. It is also a secret society within a secret society, as well as a church within the Church that has constantly conspired to control the eccliastical hierarchy, such that, to combat this danger, Catholics established the Inquisition to ferret out Morrano Jews, i.e., practioners of Talmudic-Kabbalistic Judaism who pretended to be Catholic. This arguably backfired and caused the cancer in the bowls of the Church to metastasize or spread, arguably culminating in the Judeo-Masonic take-over of the Catholic Church during the Vatican II reformation, as some allege, although the evidence is not entirely convincing, nor indeed would any takeover be effective if it were.

Critics of Catholicism point to occult infiltration of the Church as though that proves its culpability or collusion in the occult conspiracy. Whether they are guilty of the sin of false witness is something worth considering. It's interesting and relevant to note how Pope Leo XIII, who was a staunch adversary of Freemasonry, who wrote what is arguably the best Papal encylical against Freemasonry, appointed Cardinal Rompello as the Vatican's Secretary of State; Rompello, it was later discovered, was a Freemason and associated with the O.T.O., and his election as Pope was only narrowly prevented. Are we to conclude that Pope Leo XIII himself was part of the Masonic conspiracy? That is possible, I suppose, but more likely is that he was simply decieved by Rompello. If a man as intelligent and knowledgeable as Pope Leo XIII could be decieved on such an important matter, we can easily see how the Church, despite it's opposition to Freemasonry, likewise promotes Freemasons to positions of authority, not because it is pro-Masonry, but because its enemy is cunning and crafty. Since the Catholic Church has no esoteric or hidden docrine, it's position can be ascertained easily enough, but as to those who cloak their convictions in ambiguous imagery and cloister themselves in occultism, perhaps they are partly to blame if others, in trying to ascertain their true beliefs, arrive at erroneous conclusions.

If so, then possibly the Church, including perhaps most Templars, can no more be blamed for being duped by the Qabbalist-Templars in their ranks than Pope Leo XIII could be blamed for appointing Rompello. In any case, even if there is some culpablity on the part of the Church hierarchy, this casts no disrepute upon the doctrines of the Catholic Church, and it is by her doctrine and her laws that she must be judged if she is to be judged fairly, for we don't blame just laws, nor the institutions that make them, simply because criminals break them. Nor should we blame the laws or doctrines of Catholicism simply because rebels in her ranks, who by all outward appearances are Catholic, break away from the faith secretly.


Butler, Alan, Knight, Christopher (2007) Solomon's Power Brokers

Bothwell-Gosse, A. (2006) The Knights Templars & the Key of Solomon the King

Corrales, Scott (1998) "The Mystery of the Knights Templar" in The Complete Conspiracy Reader, edited by Joan d'Arc and Al Hidell

Duquette, Lon Milo (2006) The Key to Solomon's Key: The Secrets of Magic and Masonry

Hodapp, Christopher (2007) Solomon's Builders

Gardner, Laurence (2005) The Shadow of Solomon

Martin, Seal (2004) The Knights Templar: The History and Myths of the Legendary Order

Lomas, Robert (2006) Turning the Solomon Key

Twyman, Tracy R. (2005) Solomon's Treasure, Dragon Key Press

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"The key word here is blackwhite. Like so many Newspeak words, this word has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction to the plain facts. Applied to a Party member, it means loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demmands this. But it means also the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary. This demands a continous alteration of the past made possible by the system of thought which really embraces all the rest, and which is known in Newspeak as doublethink." -- 1984, pg 212, George Orwell


"Clavel says that in the 17th Century, in Germany, the grave of a Templar who died before the dissolution of the Order, was opened and within it was a stone engraved with Masonic emblems, the square, compasses, pentalpha, celestial sphere, and variously pointed stars. etc. The double triangle is very frequently seen on Templar tombs." (The Knights Templars & the Key of Solomon The King, page 81)

"The animal head, usually that of a goat with a torch between the horns, represented the responsibility of matter and the expiation of sin in the body; the human hands of the figure, betokening the sanctity of labor, were pointed above and below to two crescents, the upper white and the lower black, corresponding to good and evil,mercy and justice." -- Rollo Ahmed, as quoted by Scott Corales, "The Mystery of the Knights Templar", page 243, The Complete Conspiracy Reader, edited by Joan d'Arc and Al Hidell.

"The Templars' seal, depicting two knights riding on the same war charger, to symbolize the order's vows of poverty and modesty, has been reinterpreted by researcher Juan G. Atienza as a visible manifestation of the Knights Templar's understanding of the Cabala and Cabalistic instruction, which stated that 'only two men united in meditation over the world of God can create a living being'." -- The Complete Conspiracy Reader, edited by Joan d'Arc and Al Hidell, pg. 244, in an article by Scott Corales, "The Myster of the Knights Templar"

The new Kinkos (FedEx) logo is a thinly-veiled hexagram; not surprising, given that the company is directed by the Rothschilds, according to Fritz Springmeier in his article, "The Power of the Rothchilds", www.rense.com, and what's more, since Kinkos, at present, is one place where anonymous internet access is possible, it's arguably a strategic imperative that they control it if indeed they are one of the most powerful forces behind the drive for a Solomonic New World Order and the digital all-seeing eye; that way, when the time is right, they can move in and make sure that anonymous internet access is no longer possible; the day will likely come when you will need to use your credit card to gain access to the internet via Kinkos, although presently you can gain access without one by using cash cards.

"Strangely, both men (Godfroi de Bouillon and his brother Baudouin, founders of the Templar order) are reported to have converted to Judaism upon taking their titles. Perhaps it was their known association with Judaism and Jewish bloodlines which persuaded the Pope to grant the Templars the right to practice usury." (Tracy R. Twyman, Solomon's Treasure, page 142 [Brackets are mone.])

"To acquire influence and wealth, then to intrigue, and at need to fight, to establish the Johannite or Gnostic and Kabalistic dogma, were the object and means proposed to the initiated Brethren. The Papacy and the rival monarchies, they said to them, are sold and bought in these days, become corrupt, and to-morrow, perhaps, will destroy each other. All that will become the heritage of the Temple: the World will soon come to us for tis Sovereigns and Pontiffs. We shall constitute the equilibrium of the Universe, and be rulers over the Masters of the World. Their watchword was, to become wealthy, in order to buy the world." (Alberty Pike, Grand Sovereign Pontiff of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, as quoted from Solomon's Treasure, Tracy R.l Twyman, page 143)

"The end of the drama is well known, and how Jacques de Molai and his fellows perished in the flames. But before his execution, the Chief of the doomed Order organized and instituted what afterword came to be called the Occult, Hermetic, or Scottish Masonry." (Albert Pike, 33rd Degree Freemason, as quoted again by Tracy R. Twyman, page 144, Solomon's Treasure

"Then in addition to this, we have the subtle but identifiable acknowledgement the founders apparently gave to the figure of Baphomet, a Templar and Masonic symbol of the Universal Agent which, in its hermaphroditism, perhaps can be seen to represent a union of these masculine and feminine divine essences." (Tracy R. Twyman, speaking of the Masonic founders of the United States, page 188, Solomon's Treasure)

"In 2001, The Templars and the Assasins: The Militia of Heaven, [by OTO advocate Wasserman], the result of over seven years research and writing, was published by Inner Traditions. Already translated into four languages, it appears well on its way to becoming a modern classic of the subject of the holy warrior. The book eerily anticipated the Semptember 11 attacks that occured just four months after its publication." (Craig Heimbichner, Blood On The Altar, page 39)



Kabbalah Unmasked
"THEIR GOD IS THE DEVIL. THEIR LAW IS UNTRUTH. THEIR CULT IS TURPITUDE." Pope Piux IX, speaking of Kabbalistic Freemasonry
What's Behind Freemasonry
What's Beyond Freemasonry?
Double Triangle of Solomon
Six Exoteric Ways the Hexagram Means 6 6 6
Warning to Catholics from Council of Toledo
Kabbalist Dualism Debunked
Pope Leo XIII's famous Encyclical Against Freemasonry
Prayer for Freemasons
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