Ghosts & the Supernatural – Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.3 million people.
Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played major roles in the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years’ War, and in 20th-century history, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.
Prague is known for its mysteries and paranormal happenings. The Golem of Prague was created by Judah Loew. The Golem was to protect the Jewish people. Even though this story is far-fetched, I still feel that there is some truth to this myth.
The Headless Knight’s Templar
While in Prague, I went to the mystical labyrinth of this ancient city. There is a story that there was once a noble Templar Knight who rode a fanciful white horse and this is one of the most popular ghosts of Prague. The Headless Knight’s Templar reminds me so much of Sleepy Hollow’s Headless Horseman. If you have the chance of encountering this famous ghost, you will see the bright red cross on the Knight’s torso and in his hand, he is carrying his head! Many citizens have claimed that they have seen this ghost trotting down the cobblestone streets. Many citizens who have seen this ghost say that he is merely serving his ghostly servitude.
Legend has it that to rid this ghost from Prague’s cobblestone streets, you must be brave and strong and seize his noble horse and then grab the knight’s sword and pierce it through the heart of the ghost. The Headless Templar can be found wandering on picturesque and positively creepy Liliova Street between midnight and 1 a.m. It is a mystery on why the Headless Knight’s Templar lost his head.
While trying to conduct an EVP session, I felt something kick me in the back of the leg. I feel like I have a sprained ankle and I have been limping. I have a huge bruise on my foot. Could I have provoked the Headless Knight’s Templar horse to stomp on the back of my leg? See photo of my foot. I have learned from experience that ghosts overseas don’t mess around.
The Murdered Nun
Around the area of St. Agnes Convent in Josefov there lurks a ghost that is known as The Murdered Nun. She appears only at night. She is known to be a moody and is seen sometimes covered in blood and crying hysterically. She is known also to smile and stare at loving couples on a bench. She was a child of a wealthy nobleman. She fell hopelessly in love with a desolate knight. Her noble father of course refused to give his consent for marriage and as her payment for her unforgivable sin she was to be sent to live in St. Agnes convent, where she still resides today but only in esoteric form.
The night before her transfer to the convent she decided to follow her heart and met with her beloved. Her father went psychotic and stabbed her repeatedly for shaming the family name. The Murdered Nun has been haunting the area of St. Agnes ever since. Legend has it that this ghost once appeared to a girl who wished to poison herself because of a tragic love affair. The Murdered Nun grabbed the poison from the depressed girl’s hand and placed a bag of coins in it instead, enabling her to live a happy and prosperous life with her true love.
The Murdered Nun and the Headless Knight’s Templar are the only ghosts I investigated due to time limitations, but Prague has many ghosts and they are so colorful! Like the Drowned Maid that is seen dripping wet with drooping hair. She has chattering teeth and crying eyes and she can be found haunting the House of the Golden Well. Yes! She was murdered! Many of the ghosts in Prague have colorful names and it appears that everyone knows the legends of these ghosts.
There are: The Iron Man; The Ghost of Miller’s Daughter; The Obese Merchant; The Begging Skeleton; The Mad Barber; The Fiery Turkey – yes, it’s a ghostly turkey that looks like it’s on fire; the Ghost of the French Major; the Headless Lady; The One Armed Thief; the Fish Eater of Stromovka Park and let’s not forget Karbourek the Water Sprite!
To fully enjoy the benefits of ghost hunting in Prague, you will need to spend 6 months there just to investigate everything!
By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective
Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence (International)
In the wake of last week’s announcement that two historians had located the Holy Grail, thousands of Christians have swarmed the Basilica of San Isidoro, hoping to catch a glimpse of the legendary Cup of Christ.
Curators of the ancient church were forced to pull the alleged Holy Grail from its traditional place and relocate it to an exhibition room in the hopes of accomodating the new influx of pilgrims. Raquel Jéan, the director of the Basilica’s museum, told reporters in a statement to AFP:
“It was in a very small room where it was not possible to admire it to the full.”
The Basilica of San Isidoro is located in León, Spain, where it was erected over the ruins of a temple to the Roman god Mercury. Until the 10th century, the Basilica served as a monastery to an order of Benedictine sisters, and then in 1063 the site was rededicated to Saint Isidore of Seville. The former monastery served for several generations as the site of a royal burial chamber, and eleven Spanish kings lie buried alongside their queens and servants under the massive slabs of marble and stone that served as the Royal Pantheon.
While the site still drew a large number of visitors prior to last week, this week the influx of tourists grew exponentially. This is due to the explosive claims made recently by Margarita Torres and José Ortega del Río, a pair of Spanish historians who claim they have successfully identified the Holy Grail in Kings of the Grail, a book that was published last week.
According to Torres and del Río, the Holy Grail is an onyx goblet that sits like a Russian nesting doll within another larger, gold and jewel encrusted cup, known as the Chalice of Doña Urruca. The historians believe that both the Holy Grail and the chalice it rests in have been residing at the Basilica since sometime in the 11th century.
The Chalice of Doña Urruca, Torres and del Río believe, was brought over to Spain from Egypt, with the Grail already built inside the larger goblet. It was a gift to King Fernando I from emmisaries of the Muslim nation, whom he had given assistance to while Egypt was suffering from a famine.
Recent scientific studies have at least confirmed that the cup within the Chalice of Doña Urruca is old enough to be the Holy Grail. Carbon dating shows the cup to be anywhere from 1900 to 2300 years old.
Meanwhile, the Basilica of San Isidoro has received almost a year’s worth of visitors in the last week alone. If the chalice in question proves to be the Holy Grail, who knows how many people will make the pilgrimage to the City of City of León?
The 2000 year search for the Holy Grail has ended according with a new book by Tim C. Leedom and Alberto Festa. The most sought after antiquity in history has been found and revealed by the curator of the Saint Padre Pio 1000 relic collection in Rome, Italy. The Grail that set on The Last Supper table of Jesus has been verified by carbon dating, testimonies of anthropologists and in the until now secret video of Natuzza Evolo holding The Grail.
Manoa Valley Publishing Company Closes in on Secret Location and Holder of Saint Pio’s Holy Grail in “The Freeing of the Holy Grail.”
The Manoa Valley Publishing Company has identified the discovered claimed location and protector of the most sought after sacred antiquity in history – The Holy Grail – in its book “The Freeing of the Holy Grail.”
The Holy Grail was on Jesus’ table at the Last Supper and has been hidden in the collection of Saint Padre Pio in Rome since his passing in 1968. Alberto Festa, the curator of the Pio collection, has guarded it from the threats and intrusions of the modern religious world.
Best seller author and researcher Tim C. Leedom said, “Evidence is not proof, but it can’t be dismissed.”
Highlights from the book include:
- The Holy Grail came into the possession of Saint Padre Pio in the early 1900’s. Saint Padre is one of the most popular and revered Saints in the world.
- He is a “People’s Saint” and was at odds with the Vatican many times over his healings, stigmata and leaving the “Vase of St. Peter ” and many relics to a poor priest and not the Vatican.
- Al Festa is the co-author of “The Freeing of the Holy Grail” and grandnephew of Dr. Giorgio Festa Saint Pio’s personal physician.
- Al Festa was threatened by Cardinal Ratzinger in 2002 after being summoned to the Vatican – “I see a cloud over your head and it will not disappear until you give us what is rightfully ours.”
- Al wishes to bring the Grail to United States in accordance with Saint Pio’s wishes – “The Holy Grail will be safe and be seen and appreciated by all the people, away from dark shadows.”
- Bestselling Newport Beach editor and Award Winning author Tim C. Leedom is Al Festa’s co-author.
- In the possession of the authors is a never seen DVD of Natuzza Evolo, the revered holy woman of Italy holding the Holy Grail from the Saint Padre Pio Collection. She proclaims its authenticity and the manner in which Saint Pio received the priceless relic. Because she has been hiding it from the Vatican it may jeopardize her path to Sainthood.
Evidences and proofs include carbon dating, photographs, illustrations and testimonials from a leading European anthropologist, a respected hand writing expert and dozens of questions answered by Saint Pio collection curator Alberto Festa.
“The importance of the Holy Grail historically and religiously cannot be overstated. Kings, Templars, Nazis, historians and movie makers have sought to capture this illusive sacred relic for over 2000 years – now it has been revealed by the Christ like humble Saint – The Italian Saint Padre Pio” says Tim C. Leedom.
The Priory of Portugal, under the Priory of Iberia OSMTHU, organized a one day long memorial on the occasion of 700 anniversary of the martyrdom of Jacques de Molay.
During the afternoon, a Conference was hosted by the Chancellor General, Fr+ Luis de Matos, GCMCTJ during which the members of the Order and the many guest discussed the myths and truths about the campaign against the Templars conducted by Philip IV of France.
The Commandry of Sintra hosted a very emotional Requiem Ceremony, conducted by Commander Fr+ António Guillherme, KCTJ with a short speech by Fr+ Matos in his capacity as Bishop in Ecclesia Tau Flammula Veritatis.
The day concluded with a fraternal meal followed by a very passionate debate about the Order in our days.
All photos (c) 2014 The Templar Globe.
Jacques DeMolay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, cursed a king and a pope as he burned at the stake — launching an undying myth
Seven hundred years ago today, a dying knight uttered a curse as the flames of the pyre he was tied to lapped at his feet. Those words continue to haunt us even now.
That knight was Jacques de Molay. He was the Grand Master of the Order of the Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon, generally known as the Knights Templar.
A fraction more than two centuries after the Knights of Order of the Temple of Solomon had been founded amid the rubble of Jerusalem to defend the Holy Land, it would now be ended by flame in the heart of Paris. Betrayed by a king he trusted and a pope he was sworn to obey, in his final hours DeMolay fought fervently against the false charges which had destroyed his international network of Christian warriors.
His dying curse was powerful. And effective.
S’en vendra en brief temps meschie / Let evil swiftly befall
Sus celz qui nous dampnent a tort; / Those who have wrongly condemned us;
Diex en vengera nostre mort. / God will avenge our death.
Pope Clement V, complicit by design or cowardice, was dead 33 days later — from a severe bout of dysentery brought about by advanced bowel cancer.
King Philip IV of France, who had been happy to kill and defame Christendom’s defenders for their wealth and land, died within eight months. This time it was a hunting accident.
It was the final act in a power play that makes the schemes of Game of Thrones seem like mere schoolyard squabbles. De Molay, oddly, lives on. A contemporary source tells of a group of monks secretly swimming to his funeral pyre on an island in Paris’ River Seine to gather up the old man’s bones as holy relics. His name has echoed through history ever since. The idea of the Order of the Temple itself refused to die.
Though formally disbanded and its assets nominally handed over to their arch rivals — the Knights Hospitaller — there were few untouched enclaves of Templars who changed their name to escape retribution. But the black-and-white banner of the Poor Knights would rise time and again throughout history by the oppressed and those seeking association with secrets, occult and mystery. And, as the likes of The DaVinci Code, Game of Thrones and Ivanhoe attest, it’s an idea that resonates even now.
SIGNED, SEALED — AND DELIVERED?
De Molay’s last stand was something of a surprise.
The supreme commander of more than 2000 knights, sergeants and attendants had put up a pitiful performance after the sudden arrest of his brethren on Friday, October 13, 1307. It was a date that would go down in infamy for its ill fortune.
It had been an extraordinary operation: King Philip’s sheriffs all through France had been secretly notified to conduct the coordinated arrests that same night. Once hauled forward to face trumped up charges of heresy, sodomy and sedition, the stunned church seemed powerless to defend its own. Torture did the rest, quickly extracting confessions for the most heinous of crimes — heresy.
But by 1314 the scandal had died down. The arrest and accusations against the Templars was old news. The fate of its members — and its wealth — seemed little more than a formality. A papal commission of inquiry was appointed to pass final judgment on four of the Templar’s most senior commanders. Two of the inquisitors were considered “royal” men — being close associates of King Philip “the Fair”. The third cardinal was one of Pope Clement’s closest friends. Naturally, the outcome was a foregone conclusion.
It was to be a public show trial, carefully scripted and conducted under the watchful eye of King Philip’s city guard and most loyal followers and performed on scaffolding erected in front of the famous Notre Dame cathedral. But something inside de Molay had changed. The seven years of torture and imprisonment had not weakened his spirit. It had reinforced it. In fact, the Grand Master had been held in solitary confinement the dungeon of his own Paris fortress for the previous four years. Now in his 70s, de Molay’s body must have been wracked by injury, malnutrition and lack of sunlight.
Stepping out into the warm light and seeing his brothers-in-arms again after so long must have ignited his spirit in a way it had never been before. He and his colleagues — Geoffroi de Charney, Hughes de Pairaud and Goeffroi de Gonneville — were dressed in their Order’s iconic white robes emblazoned with the blood-red cross and paraded in front of the crowd. It was intended to be their final humiliation.
LAST ACT OF DEFIANCE
The people of Paris were expecting a show. A performance. A tragedy. They got what they wanted — but not the anticipated script.
The day, March 18, 1314, started well. The full list of charges was read out to the crowd: Heresy. Homosexuality. Corruption. All were reminded that the Templar commanders — including de Molay — had long since confessed to these most awful of crimes. It was time to pass sentence. As the senior cardinal began to read from a decree announcing that the three Templar leaders would face perpetual imprisonment, he was unexpectedly interrupted. By de Molay.
The Grand Master who had seemingly confessed so easily to such serious sin seven years earlier — and who had refused to speak out during the show trials which followed — finally found his voice. He demanded to be heard. He asserted his innocence, and that of his colleagues. He accused the king and pope of false accusations and of rigging the trials. The crowd was shocked. They knew what this meant. An unexpected spectacle: A burning at the stake. Such was the fate of all confessed heretics who renounced their crimes. But the performance was not yet over.
De Molay’s old colleague under the searing sun of the Holy Land, Geoffroi de Charney, suddenly took up the battle cry. Both launched into a forceful defence of their innocence and a blistering attack on those who sought to steal their land, their power, and their honour. They harangued the esteemed cardinals for their complicity. They emphatically denied the allegations and pointedly revoked every aspect of their prior confessions. De Molay and de Charney knew the consequences. So did the remaining two Templar officials — de Pairaud and de Gonneville. Both cowered into the background, abandoning their superiors to their last stand.
The cardinals were stunned. They quickly fled the uproarious scene. The king’s men knew what to do. Such a revocation of guilt meant the Grand Master and the Preceptor of Normandy had voided the protection of the Church and were now under royal jurisdiction. They dragged the two Templars away.
King Philip heard of the outburst within minutes. His extravagant new palace was just a few hundred meters up the road. It was too much for the troubled king to tolerate. His family was torn by scandal — the wives of his three sons all having been found guilty of adultery only months earlier. Any other such challenge to his flagging authority and reputation needed to be stamped upon, and quickly. He summoned an immediate session of his royal council. Nominally it was to discuss and pass judgment upon the two relapsed heretics. In reality it was most likely a shouting session. The verdict was arbitrary anyway.
King Philip gave the two Templars what they wanted. He immediately issued his decree: Jacques de Molay and Geoffroi de Charney were to be burnt at the stake that very evening, at the hour of Vespers. The place of execution was ordered to be a small sandbank at the foot of the island in the middle of medieval Paris which formed the seat of royal and religious power. It sat in full view of the island’s royal gardens and palace, and of the Monastery of St Augustine on the opposite bank of the River Seine.
Meanwhile, the Templars Hughes de Pairaud and Goeffroi de Gonneville had been whisked away by church officials to serve their sentences of life imprisonment. Both would die prolonged, miserable deaths.
De Molay and De Charney were bundled through the seething crowds filling Paris’ streets. Word of their fate had spread. Nobody wanted to miss the show.
It was the end of an era. All knew this. All wanted to see how this suddenly courageous Grand Master faced his death. Chroniclers from the time tell of how de Molay willingly cast off his clothes and walked up to the pyre dressed only in his undershirt. Some say he asked to be tied to the stake with his hands free so he could pray. All paint a picture of a calm and determined man, content with his fate.
As the flames took hold, they seem to have only ignited anger within the old knight. The Chronicler of Paris wrote:
Seignors, dis il, sachiez, sans tere, / Sirs, he said, know, without any doubt
Que touz celz qui nous sont contrere / That all those who are against us
Por nous en arront a souffrir. / For us will have to suffer.
It was an age of superstition. While the sparks of the Renaissance were beginning to fly — particularly among the new universities of Paris — there was still a pervasive belief in the power of curses, prayer and prophecy. The chroniclers tell of “how gently” de Molay met his execution. To the silent crowd, this would have only added to the power of his final words.
De Charney, seeing the extraordinary manner in which his commander had died, declared he was proud to burn in the colours of his Order, and desired to do so with the same grace as his Grand Master. The righteous piety in which the two knights were immolated was in stark contrast to the stories of cowardice, corruption and heresy the Paris crowd had been sold over so many years. Their deaths invoked so much admiration among the crowd that it inspired centuries of doubt as to their guilt. It also inspired the myths that seemingly will not die.
THE TEMPLAR CODE
It’s a story with stark relevance to the modern world.
The Templars were, in essence, an international corporation. A network of farms, estates, banks and markets which fed a bureaucracy full of infighting, divergent purposes and ambition under the helm of a single chief executive officer — in this case Jacques de Molay.
King Philip’s government was bankrupt. He’d squandered his wealth on a series of failed wars and expensive monuments to his ego. He needed cash. He needed income. He lusted for power. The manner in which the hearts and minds of Europe’s pious public were played, how the legal system was manipulated and how the cowed Catholic Church capitulated still triggers fears of grand-scale, high-level conspiracy and corruption.
But the Templars themselves — as pious knights, as warrior-monks sworn to fight for their beliefs — reflect our fear for modern religious-inspired terrorism and the righteous claims of those who fight against it. Add to the mix the charges of heresy, magic and conspiracy and you have a rich recipe few authors — and charlatans — can resist.
They’ve been linked to the Turin Shroud, the Holy Grail and the ‘hidden bloodline’ of Jesus Christ. From Ivanhoe to Indiana Jones, Hellbound to Assassin’s Creed, Kingdom of Heavento The DaVinci Code — the myth of the Templars all play a part. And the name of the Order has been invoked by secret societies for centuries, seeking to draw upon the mystical might of the knights’ name.
It’s a power still present today: One of Mexico’s most powerful drug gangs has twisted the image, and the name — The Knights Templar Cartel — to suit their own anti-authoritarian needs.
But put aside the myth and the mayhem and you will find the real history of the Order of the Poor Knights of Christ of the Temple of Jerusalem to be fully fascinating in itself.
As the final hours of Jacques de Molay show: There is no need for embellishment.
Sourced from news.com.au
Uma Ordem com a antiguidade histórica da Ordem do Templo, para mais suprimida por meios violentos e injustos, deixou naturalmente muitos ecos da sua existência que perduram séculos. Para os estudiosos o problema da sobrevivência da Ordem não é um mistério, já que há dados suficientes para demonstrar que a Ordem foi suspensa pela Santa Sé, única autoridade reconhecida por ela, pelo que compete à mesma Santa Sé retomá-la ou não. Estou certo que o fará em moldes que chocarão profundamente a maior parte dos ditos “neo-templários” ou “templários” dos dias de hoje, arrasando de vez com mitómanas pretensões e tolices disfarçadas de “história”. Mas a seu tempo o veremos.
É para nós – e aqui falo em nome da Ordem que represento – completamente indiferente o que aconteceu ao “corpo”, parte tangível e mortal da Ordem Templária. Quem quiser o seu cadáver (e muitos o querem…), que o reclamem e lhes seja de boa serventia. O que nos importa é o interior, a dimensão espiritual e transcendente que compunha a mística da Ordem, a qual lhe é anterior e de origem ainda por apurar. Esse cimento invisível de coesão – que Filipe, o Belo, não pode matar ou queimar – esteve bem presente quando D. Dinis sabiamente apadrinhou a Ordem de Cristo. Essa chama que dá a luz imperecível, a mesma que assegura que o candelabro que ilumina a Santa Palavra sobre o altar de Chartres veicula idêntica luz espiritual que aquela candeia na noite gélida de Trancoso ilumina a Sagrada Família na sala da estar de uma velha mãe que reza em súplica a Maria piedosa pela sua prole, essa luz imortal que activa o Templo terrestre e procede do Templo celeste, essa é a causa e a força que nos interessa. Essa é a verdadeira chave que sobeja uma vez varridas as cinzas dos corpos calcinados na fogueira das tiranias humanas. Ao queimar corpos e carne e ossos, Filipe não impediu que o “ethos” Templário se prolongasse na história através de luminárias como a Ordem de Montesa, a Ordem de Calatrava, a Ordem de Alcântara, os Cavaleiros do Gládio da Ordem Teutónica, a Guarda Real de Robert Bruce, a Estrita Observância Templária e, porventura a mais brilhantes de todas as partículas em brasa dessa Fénix Templária que foi a Ordem de Cristo de Portugal. Se Filipe teve algum mérito foi o de tornar imortal uma Ordem que mostrava sinais de decadência. Foi o de multiplicar por dez os corpos que veicularam com êxito a missão e a ética Templária ao longo da Europa medieval e renascentista.
Ora, olhando profundamente se notará que parte do espírito Templário sintetizam uns e outros ramos dessa antiga família ainda activos nos dias de hoje. Há grupos excursionistas, cujas actividades se centram em viagens pelo mundo para assistir a uma missa e uma “investidura” de gente que jamais voltam a ver na vida. Essa é uma vertente. Há outros grupos que preferem os Jantares de Gala e toda a vaidade que com eles se vive. É um outro aspecto. Os Templários originais foram acusados muitas vezes de “bêbados e comilões, pouco interessados pelos pobres”, pelo que é perfeitamente legítimo andar a exibir essa parte da Tradição Templária pelo mundo. Porque não? O que é muito difícil encontrar é um filho, num dos ramos centrais ou colaterais, que mantenha as práticas mais puras e mais bem ancoradas na verdade Templária, que possam dar acesso à tal Cavalaria Espiritual que fez o Templo e o refez sempre que assim foi preciso ao longo da História.
No nosso caso, OSMTHU, ramo da OSMTH (obrigado a seguir caminho autónomo nos anos da 2ª Guerra a partir da OSMTJ), estamos muito pouco preocupados em saber se Clemente V foi conivente com Filipe deixando que os Templários fossem queimados na fogueira, ou se Clemente V não foi conivente, assinou um documento (“Carta de Chinon”) em que absolveu a Ordem, na sequência do qual deixou Filipe queimá-los na fogueira. Para nós, o “cheiro a esturro” não se dissipa. E nós, OSMTHU, fomos os primeiros (senão os únicos) a ser convidados por Barbara Frale e o Padre Pagano a visitar os Arquivos Secretos do Vaticano e ver o documento , nos idos de 2002. Contudo sabemos que documentos históricos devem ser enquadrados no seu contexto e tempo históricos, pelo que pretender reconhecer mais de 700 anos depois da assinatura da Carta de Chinon uma Ordem fundada mais de 400 anos após a mesma assinatura é de uma desfaçatez e fantasia mitómana que em nada abona a organização que mantém esse fim, declarando à imprensa que vai “negociar” com o Vaticano… Como se o Vaticano negociasse este tipo de assuntos como quem regateia o preço das nabiças na saudosa Praça do Bolhão… Tenham paciência…
Estamos pouco preocupados em saber se o cadáver Templário pode ser exumado pelo simples facto de que o seu espírito e a sua força anímica, a sua componente transcendente (que não é de jantares anuais, mas, recorde-se, de MONGES -SOLDADOS), o seu SER, está vivo e é tão coerente hoje como o era há 800 anos. É tão Templário como sempre o foi.
Dito isto, há que reconhecer que este post é motivado pela verdadeira avalanche de emails, comentários e pedidos que temos recebido nos últimos dias de entrada na Ordem. Isto deve-se à recente cerimónia realizada em Coimbra por um outro ramo da Ordem que teve cobertura mediática muito razoável. Sobre esse ramo não nos cabe pronunciar (mais uma vez, o frutos são o melhor indicador da árvore que os dá). Cabe sim esclarecer que a OSMTHU está numa fase de interioridade que não é compatível com cerimonial público. Por um tempo ainda indeterminado a Ordem considerou que é profundamente importante reforçar os dois aspectos marcantes da nossa Tradição:
a) A Instrução da Cavalaria (quer histórica, quer filosófica, quer simbólica)
b) A Instrução Religiosa (sem a qual o potencial Cavaleiro não pode realizar a plenitude da iniciação MONGE-SOLDADO)
Estas duas componentes aparentemente contrárias (a do guerreiro que tem o poder de matar e a do sacerdote que tem o poder de absolver) são específicas do nosso ramo da Tradição Templária e não se encontram disponíveis em nenhum outro ramo activo neste momento.
Deste modo, a OSMTHU em Portugal determinou que, antes de se proceder a qualquer tipo de aproximação à Ordem, é de vital importância que possíveis candidatos às suas fileiras entendam de modo muito claro o que é a Ordem e o que podem de forma REALISTA esperar da sua filiação. Deste modo, estabeleceu-se um protocolo com o In Hoc Signo Hermetic Institute (ver www.ihshi.com) que permite a qualquer postulante empreender um período de estudo aprofundado através do Grupo de Estudos Templários, após o qual está melhor posicionado para decidir que ramo da enorme família Templária mais se coaduna com as suas aspirações.
Assim, até notícia em contrário e à semelhança de outras Ordens de carácter iniciático, a OSMTHU em Portugal delega no Instituto IHS a fase introdutória de preparação e orientação prévia dos seus futuros membros.
Mas afinal onde estão os Templários?
Ao leme, Senhor… Ainda estão ao leme.
We have done it! We have hit 1,000,000 visitors. Thank you to you all. It’s a pleasure to serve the Templar community. We are officially the most visited Templar page in the world.
Mais um marco histórico. Atingimos o número de 1,000,000 visitantes no nosso site. Obrigado a todos, É um prazer servir a comunidade Templária. Somos oficialmente o site Templário mais visitado do mundo.