The Order of Zion was the invisible head organization and the Knights Templar its military and administrative branch
According to legend, in the year 1188, the Order of Zion, is purported to have broken off from their twin order, the Knights Templar. It is possible that the Order of Sion was disbanded, or assimilated, at this time. It may simply have changed its name and obvious identity.
From the same womb that bore the Templars came the Order of Sion (or Zion). This order hailed from the same Templar cities of Burgundy and Champagne. Undoubtedly, its heads were the same coterie of secret Culdeans, Jews, and Kabalists who had accompanied Godfroi and Baldwin to Jerusalem and guided their hands there. The elite members of the Order of Sion are believed to own over 10,000 castles in France alone.
Our research convinces us that the Templars, like the Freemasons and Rosicrucians, operated as a front organization for the Cult of Aton. The latter were behind the rise of the Merovingian kings of France, behind many Frankish backed princes and popes, behind the Sinclairs of Scotland, the Culdean monks of Ireland, and behind the seizure of the so-called "City of Jerusalem." What we read of Templar history concerns Atonist history. This fact must be always borne in mind when studying the world's most powerful secret societies.
In Portugal, the Templars were cleared by an inquiry and simply modified their name, becoming Knights of Christ. They survived under this title well into the sixteenth century, their maritime explorations leaving an indelible mark on history.
…the true history of the Templars is that they never went out of existence. The main body went underground and according to esoteric records, many joined other Orders such as the Teutonic Knights and the Rosicrucians…they also became a successful banking fraternity. Later, in tandem with the Rosicrucian Order, they founded the Masonic Order to make the teachings accessible to the ‘common man’.
The Knights Templar were dissolved in 1312 and much of their property was given to the Hospitalers
To suggest that the 1307 attacks put paid to the order [Knights Templar] completely is to fail singularly in understanding the magnitude of the proposed task. It is also to ignore the depths to which Templar International was planted into the very earth of Europe and beyond.
Given these facts, and given the new evidence coming forth concerning the true power and wealth of the Templars, it is inconceivable that the Templar order ceased to exist after Philip IV rose up against them in the fourteenth century. A cabal, at least 300 hundred years old, with as much insider information as these Templars commanded, would hardly have operated so incompetently as to allow themselves to be outwitted and taken by surprise by a single, obviously hostile, king with an axe to grind. Although history records that key Templars were arrested and tortured, it also records that virtually none of their considerable wealth was ever located by their supposed enemies. Experts now realize that the Templars knew all about the plans of their enemies and simply prepared for the worst by handing over their wealth to their brethren (the Knights of St. John Hospitaler, Knights of Malta, and Knights of Rhodes), and to other kindred secret societies. In short, the temple may have lost a brick or two, but remained standing just where it was.
The first international banking empire…was created by the Knights Templar, with their exploits during the Crusades. Martin Luther’s sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation was largely funded by the emerging merchant and banking classes of Germany who sought to wrest financial control from the Papacy. Jews moved into banking in medieval times because the Christians, due to a Biblical ban on usury, could not loan money at interest. This led to a so-called worldwide cabal of Jewish usurers, eventually culminating in the Rothschild dynasty.
By the beginning of the thirteenth century the Templars had become the international bankers of Europe and were appointed treasurers to the French royal family and the Vatican.
The Templars eventually became so rich that the monarchs of some of the kingdoms within which they operated were wholly dependent on their support. Several kings of England actually lodged the treasury of the realm at the Templar headquarters in London, as surety against the massive debts they ran up with the order. This gave the Templars great power to influence decision-making, and they regularly acted as arbiters for warring monarchs.
The Templars were the first bankers of Europe. This occupation enabled them to control the economic destiny of the world from the eleventh century onward. In their capacity as the brokers for French princes, dukes, and kings, and for the Vatican, the Templars were able to decide the fate of any agency or individual who stood against them. As the symbolism of the great banks reveals, the Templars do indeed own the world. They have been actively using their financial muscle to buy politicians, statesmen, lawyers, judges, police chiefs, mayors, generals, intellectuals, city planners, and media icons, and to purvey all manner of addictive substances through their innumerable ale houses, taverns, and inns, while at the same time they have poisoned humanity through their pharmaceutical monopolies, organized and operated by their brethren, the Knights of St. John Hospitaler. From architecture to munitions, from ship building to space flight, there is not an organization or enterprise of significance that has not been seeded with, or guided by, their minions.
During the reign of Pope Innocent II, the Templars would be made responsible to no other authority than the pope himself. In other words, no civil or ecclesiastical court could touch the meanest hair on the grubbiest head of the lowliest page in the order.
A key year for the order [Knights Templar] was 1139, when Pope Innocent II saw to it that the Templars were made independent of the dominion of kings and emperors. He made them legally sacrosanct and answerable only to him.
Evidence suggests that the Frankish Templars were enhancing their power base in order to overthrow the corrupt Church of Rome and thereby erect in its place a form of Christianity closer to its pagan roots and infinitely more tolerant. In the end, it is all solar theology, all Atonism. Whether it is Roman Christianity, or Frankish, or Irish, it is just a matter of degree. Dynastic rivalries aside, the bloody exploits of the Templars, that brought them to the gates of Jerusalem, are enough to show us that there was little substantial difference between their power-hunger and brutality and the form they conspired to overthrow and replace in Rome.
So what were the Templars doing? Why had they even set out to capture the city of Jerusalem and the "holy land?" Nothing in the bible specifically demanded such effort. And who were the powerful men that secretly accompanied the Templars to the East? Who were the "Jewish scholars" ensconced at Bernard's abbey in Champagne? What did they have to do with the"Christian" Templars and nobility of France? If some of these men accompanying Godfroi's Templars, such as the enigmatic Peter the Hermit, were Jewish Essenes or Kabalists, or if they were Culdees from Ireland, or a secret cabal of Merovingians, would their return East not have been understandable? If the Merovingian elite were related in some way to the Atonists of old, then a return to Judea, Palestine, and nearby Egypt, would have been a highly significant ritual for all concerned. And would not their connection to the Atonist dynasty of Hyksos pharaohs also have taken care of the astronomical bills accrued during their crusading ventures? It certainly would. After all, no one has really established where the real Templar expense account came from. Their immense wealth enabled the Templars to virtually own kingdoms and countries and to have almost complete control over the political decisions that shape the world. It also gave them power to undermine and obliterate rivals who stood in their way, including popes and kings. It allowed them to benefit from the various squabbles between rival dynasties or nations and to work from all ends of the political spectrum.
There is not a single other contemporary record that shows them [Knights Templar] engaged in the very activity for which they had supposedly been formed and, as far as we know, they did not appoint any new members to their order until they returned to France around 1127. This period (the missing nine years) has been the foundation of more speculation on the part of writers than just about any other subject in medieval history.
The actual translation of that part of the Templar rule is: "the keeping of goods in common. "This is a far cry from an outright declaration of poverty. The intention seems to have been that no one Templar knight might own anything personally, but rather, that everything material acquired by the Templars belonged to the order. This would allow the order to grow very wealthy, as in fact it did, without breaking the original established rules.
In January 1162 Pope Alexander III issued a special papal bull granting the Templars extraordinary powers...This papal bull strengthened the political power of the Order even more and the Grand Master is reputed to have told Henry II of England, 'You shall be king as long as you are just,' suggesting that he had the power to topple him from the throne.
In 1128, the first group of temple brothers returned home, where they met Pope Honorius II, and Bernard of Clairvaux...Bernard became their guardian and in time, he became a very rich man. He built and paid for 90 monasteries and 80 cathedrals.
Once Innocent II was installed in Rome he enabled the Templar empire to expand without hindrance. They enjoyed more freedom and privilege. They were also masters of Jerusalem. Their kinsman Baldwin had been made king of the "holy" city. The Templars truly felt like lords of the world and the dark days of the fourteenth century, when the Roman church allegedly sought their destruction, were far off. Their supposed vow of poverty, of walking as Christ and his disciples walked, was a pure sham. The wealth of the Templars was beyond measure.
The account we have of the founding of the Templars was written some time after the events it describes. Our only informant is an historian by the name of Guillaume de Tyre. He did not pen his account until at least 1175, and probably much later, so he is writing three-quarters of a century after the events that took place in Jerusalem and immediately after its capture by the forces of Godfroi de Bouillon. As to where Guillaume came by his original material, we have hardly a clue, and it is entirely possible that the whole account is propaganda created by the Troyes Fraternity.
Thus in a wondrous and unique manner they [Knights Templar] appear gentler than lambs, yet fiercer than lions. I do not know if it would be more appropriate to refer to them as monks or as soldiers, unless perhaps it would be better to recognize them as being both. Indeed they lack neither romantic meekness nor military might.
Did the Knights of the Temple of Solomon adopt their name because they admired this old world, Old Testament, figure more than Jesus Christ?
Templar researchers insist that the Templar "Christ" was not Jesus but John, the initiate and hierophant of the solar colleges of Egypt. Certainly, the Vatican accused the Templars of venerating a severed bearded head. And as the bible relates, John the Baptist was decapitated by his enemies. Symbolically of course, the act of severing the head can mean the transference of power and seniority from one grand master to another. The source of the symbolism is astrological. The sun is the head severed every winter. The rays (or hair) of the sun are reduced in radiance and power while the solar orb descends into the cold depths of winter. A female had connived the murder of the Baptist because the sun weakens and makes its descent into the realms of death through the female signs of Virgo and Libra. Alternatively, the long flowing hair of John can represent the feminine principle.
As the majority of the historical accounts will relate, the Templars were formed to invade and capture the City of Jerusalem for the pope and for Christianity. Upon their successful crusade, in1099 AD, they established their headquarters at Jerusalem's Temple Mount. This is where their name is said to have originated. Some researchers into Templar history maintain that while they were residing in the "holy land" the Templar elite cultivated long lasting collaborations with many Gnostic sects and secret societies. Among these secret affiliates were the Mandeans and Assassins. Interestingly, a chief hierophant of the Mandean sect had been John the Baptist who was entitled the "King of Light." It is alleged that, since the time of the First Crusade, the Templars, as well as the Order of Sion, have maintained their veneration of John, the beheaded initiator of Christ. The Order of Sion, in particular, are believed to have entitled their own chiefs "Jean" or "John," while a major worldwide Templar Order also dating from the crusades was known as the "Knights of St. John." Allegedly, this allegiance to John was one of the reasons why the Templars were targeted by the Vatican hierarchs.
The Knights Templar were, therefore, knights of the sun, the moon, and stars. They were an esoteric order that encapsulated the secret teaching of the solar, lunar, and stellar cults of antiquity. Even the most cursory perusal of the symbolism that this order and its affiliates employed confirms this to be true. The Templar Order was a repository for the arcane lore of ages, for the astrological gnosis that exalted the hierarchs of Christian (Atonist) Rome but that had to remain unseen and unknown to the common uninitiated believer. In short, the Templars were descendants of the Cult of Aton. In fact, the creators of the Knights Templar were the descendants of the Merovingian dynasty headquartered in France and that, according to the three authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, had the biblical Jesus among their family members. This powerful dynasty has been traced by some researchers back to the Amorites and to the Hyksos pharaohs of Egypt.
We agree wholeheartedly with the great scholar Godfrey Higgins who emphasized that the Templars were an older body than commonly supposed and that it was not founded during the time of the first crusade. The order merely allowed itself to become publicly known during that era. Its true origins go much further back in time.
According to most official theories, the Templars were first brought into existence by order of the Roman popes. However, the illustrious Templars families had allegiance to beings infinitely more exalted that the rotten power-mad bishops of Rome, Burgundy, and Champagne.
It is a very extraordinary thing that the Christian Templars should call themselves Templars in honour of the Temple, the destruction of which all Christians boasted of as a miraculous example of Divine wrath in their favour, as Christians. This goes to prove the Templars much older than the Crusades, and that the pretended origin of these people is totally false
When examining the role of the Templars we need to first pay attention to their title. The masonic term "Solomon" does not refer to a place or a physical structure. It relates to the sun and to the cult of the sun. It relates to Aton and the light of Aton. As we have shown, modern researchers have offered evidence to show the Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep III, was one of the most likely candidates for the biblical King Solomon. And he was the father of Akhenaton. Although he openly venerated the state god Amen Ra, Amenhotep III actively promoted the worship of Aton. His own title was "The Dazzling Sun Disk of All the Land." So when we seek to determine the true time of origin of the so-called Templars we need to consider ancient Egypt and not eleventh century Burgundy. What arose in France of that period was merely an offshoot of a much more ancient order. Once this fact is understood, a study of the Templars and their affiliated organizations (Cistercians, Knights of St. John, Knights of Malta, Knights of Rhodes, and Order of Sion, etc), will make a great deal more sense.
In 1601, James VI of Scotland, the son of Mary Stuart (Tudor), became a freemason at the Lodge of Perth and Scoon. He became the supreme patron of freemasonry. James VI had blood ties to the Merovingian family of Guise, since Mary Stuart’s maternal grandmother was Marie deGuise…In 1603, he was named James I of England. Thus the Merovingian power came to power in England through the Stuart family. Their coat of arms depicted, among other things, a trowel and a sword, which symbolize freemasonry and the Order of the Knights Templar. He was the first head of state to be a freemason
One of the most powerful secret societies that orchestrates world events goes by the name "Order of the Skull and Bones." It is also known as the "Brotherhood of Death." The symbol of this order is a death's head skull with two crossed arm bones beneath which is the number 322. This number connotes the Spring Equinox and the sign of Aries. Astrologically, Aries is a "Cardinal Fire." It is sacred to Atonists who divided from their rivals because of the precessional changeover from the astrological "Age of Taurus" to the "Age of Aries," that began taking place approximately 1400 years BC, during the reign of Akhenaton. Before it was employed by the Skull and Bones, the emblem was used by the Knights Templar. Today it can be seen in the architecture of monasteries, Templar churches, Vatican City buildings, and it was used by the pirates commissioned by the Atonist Tudor dynasty of England. It was also used as a symbol by the Nazis during their British-backed destruction of Germany. There have been many speculations as to where this strange and sinister motif actually originated. It is our belief that it may have its origins in Genesis Chapter 48 and in the blessing of Ephraim and Manasseh.
The Crest of the Knights Templar - featuring the same lion and unicorn motif that appears on so many royal coats of arms. These are Atonist symbols. The crown above the cross is pharaonic.The red cross can be found on prehistoric Phoenician and British megaliths. The cross and crown are also employed by American Scottish-Rite Freemasons, who work in secret to undermine the sovereignty of America, on behalf of their Atonist chiefs in London and Rome. The kings of the Merovingian dynasty were believed to have been born with birthmarks in the form of a red cross.
Ralph Ellis speculates that the Hyksos were close relatives of both the Minoans of Crete and the Philistines of Canaan. This theory is endorsed by the authors Alan Butler and Stephen Dafoe who have made extensive researches into the Knights Templar and Minoan civilization. There is also evidence that the Hyksos had settlements in Greece and Italy.
Research into the Templars and their affiliated "Salt Line" dynasties, reveals that the seven great Crusades were not instigated and participated in for the reasons mentioned in most official history books. As we show here, the Templars were the military wing of the British and European Atonists. It was their job to conquer lands, decimate rivals, and rebuild the so-called "Temple of Solomon" or, more correctly, Akhenaton's New World Order.
The Inquisition accused the captured knights of making novices spit and trample on the cross of Christ. They were accused, too, of sodomy and worshipping a goat-headed idol called Baphomet. They confessed to seeing this idol with a long beard, sparkling eyes and four feet. Under pressure from Philip the Fair, Pope Clement published a Bill of Abolition, putting an end to the Knights Templar. All their assets were seized by the monarchy.
[...] for about two hundred years their esprit de corps and tight organizational structure made them [Knights Templar] extraordinarily successful in influencing, if not directing, world affairs.
Because many nobles joined the order, giving over rights to their property, the Templars became extremely rich. They invented letters of credit so that money could be transferred without risk of being stolen by robbers.
In England, the Knights Templar were dissolved in the reign of Edward II, and after the grant of their properties to the Knights Hospitallers, these in their turn were dissolved by Henry VIII. After the death of Molay, the Knights Templar found a protector in King Dinis II of Portugal who reformed the order in 1317, under the name Knights of Christ [see Alombrados].
Having embraced Gnosticism while in Palestine, and in touch wi th the sect of the Assassins, the Templar order degenerated, and some of its members, under the influence of t h a t sect, were said to practice Phallicism or sex-worship and Satanism and to venerate " The Baphomet ", the idol of the Luciferians. The crime of Sodomy was a rite of Templar initiation.
The first Knights Templar Order, founded in 1118 by Hugh de Payens, had 13 degrees. So has its modern successor; these are : —
1. Entered Apprentice.
2. Fellow Craft.
3. Master Mason.
4. Mark Mason.
5. Past Master.
6. Most Excellent Master.
7. Royal Arch.
8. Royal Master.
9. Select Master.
10. Super Excellent Master.
11. Knights of the Red Cross
12. Knights Templar.
13. Knights of Malta.
It is chronicled that several of the founders of the Templar Order were initiates in the sect of The Assassins.
The inner core of the Knights Templar was involved in black magic ritual and the Templars were accused of what today we call Satanism and of rejecting Christianity by denying Christ and spitting on the cross. They were said to worship a demon power called Baphomet, a black magic symbol, also known as the Goat of Mendes. Capricorn (the goat, also symbolized by the unicorn) is the sign of the initiate and it represents political power, while Leo (the Sun, the lion) represents royal power.
Our government and America in general is definitely and it could be proven in a court of law definitely in the hands of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders that trace back to the Middle Ages Knighthoods, for example, The Knights Templars. And this is where banking, and money, comes in. When you go into a bank today and do any kind of transaction, borrowing money, using a checking account, anything, it was all started around the year 900 when banks began on an international basis. This was started by an organization called "The Order of the Knights of the Temple of Solomon," or "The Order of Knights Templar." And today, all banking is in the hands of Knights Templars Masonic Orders, Freemasons.
After the purge of 1307, many Templars left France for Scotland, as we have seen. But others headed for Portugal where they operated under the name, the Knights of Christ, focusing mainly on maritime activities. The most famous Grand Master of the Knights of Christ was Prince Henry the Navigator (another Prince Henry) who lived between 1394 and 1460.
The Templars collected the taxes for the Pope and the Crown, plus the taxation known as tithes.
Despite their wealth, the Templars were exempt from taxes (just like the tax-exempt foundations of the Brotherhood today) and they had their own courts. They controlled monarchs, people of influence, businesses and countries. Their method was to manipulate their ‘targets’ into a position of dependency, usually through blackmail or debt. In this way the Templars could then dictate their actions. Nothing changes.
The Templars and the Assassins worked together although they appeared to be on different sides.
The French writer and researcher, Jean Robin, concluded that the Order of the Temple consisted of seven outer circles which were taught the ‘minor’ mysteries and three inner circles which worked with the ‘great’ mysteries. It is the same with Freemasonry and all secret societies today. The mass of the membership has no idea what their top levels know or the Agenda they are promoting.
The Templars were behind the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, thanks to the efforts of Aymeric de St Maur, the Templar’s Grand Master in England and King John’s closest advisor. The Magna Carta curtailed many powers of the monarchy, so increasing the Templars control and leading further down the road to the Agenda’s long term goal to introduce ‘democracy ’: imprisonment disguised as freedom.
The Templars had close relationships with most of the monarchs of the time, although less so in France. Given their immense wealth, the Templars ‘owned’ many of the kings who appeared to be in power...
By the middle of the 12th century the Templars were second only to the Roman Church for wealth and influence. They had their own fleet of ships (on which they flew the skull and bones flag), and their financial centres in London and Paris were, in effect, the start of the modern banking system which has made humanity slaves to non-existent ‘money’. They, too, lent ‘money’ that didn’t exist and charged interest on it in true Babylonian Brotherhood style.
...it would appear they were formed as the protectors and military wing of a secret society called the Order of Sion, later the Priory of Sion.
The Templars invented modern banking by applying an oriental invention to their commerce. Agents of the Chinese emperor Kao-tsung, inventor of paper currency called fei-chi'en, "flying money," sought trade with the Middle East during the period of Templar occupation. Kao-tsung's was the first government on earth to enforce circulation of drafts as legal tender for debts. Evidently, Kao-tsung's agents introduced the Knights to this new medium of exchange created out of merchant drafts. The Templars enhanced their already booming business of (1) accepting current accounts, deposit accounts, deposits of jewels, valuables, and title deeds, (2) making loans and advanced (charging "fees" because the Church forbade interest), and (3) acting as agents for the secure transmission of such things by (4) adding circulating letters of credit - flying money - to serve as paper currency. To supply the Templars' currency needs may explain why paper in France was first manufactured in the Poor Knights' hometown of Troyes.
Since their founding on French soil in 1118, the Knights Templar had grown from a pair of self-impoverished knights hoping to keep Muslim terrorists from molesting pilgrims in the Holy Land to a mammoth organization controlling international finance and politics.