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First Templar Nation

First Templar Nation [Kindle Edition]

Freddy Silva
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The Templars' greatest accomplishment is the one never told.

Fusing rare sources and engaging storytelling, this provocative work by bestselling author Freddy Silva uncovers a previously unknown chapter in Templar history that places the intrepid knights in a previously unknown time and place. It reveals how the Templars, in collusion with Cistercian monks and a mysterious group residing in an abbey on Mount Sion, carried out their greatest and least-known enterprise — the creation of Europe’s first nation-state.

The Knights Templar was established on Temple Mount in 1118. But what if it could be shown that at least seven years prior to this date the order was already active in a land on the other side of Europe? And that three years before receiving public approval from the pope, Grand Master Hugues de Payns secretly dispatched five knights with the power to establish a country that did not yet exist?

But what motivated the Templars to establish this virgin territory 2000 miles west of Jerusalem?
Was it related to a secret discovery under Temple Mount that required protection from the Church, and for which the knights would rather die than reveal?
Why did they build initiation chambers and source ancient temples dedicated to Isis?
Why the obsession with John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene?
Why did Portuguese Templar Masters vow to protect a holy bloodline?
And why did their guidance come from an abbot in Clairvaux rather than the pope?

Covering numerous territories and epochs, this fast-paced historical detective story shows how the Templars were not only instrumental in creating the state of Portugal, they subsequently built a kingdom within a kingdom where they practiced a gnostic ritual called ‘raising the dead’, and left the one object they are most identified with: the Grail.

This original, eye-opening account will engage and surprise even the most seasoned Templar enthusiasts.

Features 154 images, mostly in colour.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2987 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Invisible Temple (29 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C3QND26
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #410,429 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Made me evolve more in all senses... 16 Oct 2014
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EXCELENT book!...

Started reading right after finishing The Secret in the Fields.

This is definitely a well documented research overall. Freddy has spent many years collecting information to bring this outcome as a book and he deserves our respect and gratification for that.

Now I wonder why we don't learn this kind of History on Schools...Maybe I know the answer but I'll let you think.

This book is another great piece of information for the mind and for the path to enlightenment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome writing ! 3 July 2014
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A fascinating, thought-provoking read. I read this after Mr Silva's previous book "Legacy of the Gods" (aka Divine Blueprint) and taken together they are truly illuminating !!
For anyone who wonders where we came from and where we are going, these books are the signposts.
For anyone who is trying to decide whether the Knights Templar were working for good or ill - here's the information.

Freddy Silva has worked long and hard to piece together such a wealth of information, and then worked further to assemble it all into a readable format.
A great author and a true human-being.
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Who better to write an historical account of the development of Portugal by the Knights Templar as Europe’s first nation-state than an accomplished researcher and author who is a native of that country himself? Freddy Silva, noted for his work on crop circles and sacred places around the globe, says he’s put a decade of effort into producing this book. I suspect he’s spent a lot more than just 10 years in collecting all of this superb information.

A true story of epic proportions, Silva has devised a method of making what would ordinarily be dry history into a very readable chronology. His method? Translate the story into novel form! And so he keeps us anticipating each of the succeeding chapters to give us more of the picture by juxtaposing the adventures of the players, some famous, others not so famous, in this most important drama by alternating back and forth in time and place.

While we may remember the names of only some of the characters responsible for this here-to-for untold story, the bottom line is that their accomplishments turn out to be pivotal in the grand scheme of European history. In fact, although I had considered myself to be quite familiar with the Templars, I came away from this book learning so much more. For me, this is the finest and most easily readable history of the K.T. that I’ve had the pleasure of encountering.
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1.0 out of 5 stars a mystery 13 Sep 2013
By Torq53
Format:Kindle Edition
There are many mysterious contained herein, the first and most puzzling is why Amazon is charging £11.49 for a Kindle addition. At that price I would rather just buy the printed book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More Templar Secrets Than One Could Imagine.. 6 Oct 2013
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Freddy Silva did a great job presenting the sources that show how Portugal and the Templars were one unit long before the Templars were known to exist.
What started out as a closely held family secret, quickly turned into a major world-wide organization led by St. Bernard of Clairvaux and his uncles, two of which were amongst the 9 original Templars and another cousin who went on to be the First King of Portugal as well as a Templar Brother... this book only peeks into the true history of Portugal and the Templars. Something I had already touched upon in my book: Columbus. The Untold Story but which Freddy expounds on greatly confirming that not all our history is what the Vatican friendly kingdoms had been telling us it was.... more will surely come out.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deeply researched and illuminating 21 Jun 2013
By AmericaninPortugal - Published on
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Well written, well researched, entertaining and informative - ok, more than informative, it's mind-blowing. It's a dream come true for me - ever since I read Martin Page's "The First Global Village: How Portugal Changed the World," I have been deeply curious about the history of the Templars in Portugal. With great story-telling style, Freddy Silva peels back the layers of this fantastic tale, exploring one mystery after another and making connections that only seem obvious in retrospect. I'm recommending this book to everyone I know. Read it and then visit this magical yet forgotten nation on the western edge of Europe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it and Expand your Understanding. 1 April 2013
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History holds many events that perhaps may be well known in some parts of the World, but not all areas of the World. The reason I loved this book was simply due to the fact that I never put this idea together. Mr. Silva has done his homework and that is evident in this fine book. If you are a lover of History, then purchase this book and become a better informed reader.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling and Rewarding 10 Dec 2013
By Miriam Knight - Published on
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Piecing together references and documents studied over the course of fifteen years, Freddy Silva delivers a fresh understanding of the Knights Templar, what they were about, and the back-story of how and why they created a country. After reading the book, I can fully appreciate his fascination with this remarkable order of warrior knights and their spiritual brothers, the Cistercian monks.
For lofty vision and pure hard work, the achievements of these two groups would put our 60’s Flower Children to shame. Indeed, I wonder if there are any echoes of their humanistic and spiritual vision around today that would come up to their ankles, let alone their shoulders.
On the more esoteric level, Silva’s assumptions of what the Templars discovered during their excavations on Temple Mount in Jerusalem contribute to the intriguing idea that the bloodline of the Magdalene and Jesus continues to this day in the descendants of the Merovingian monarchs. My takeaway from the book, however, focused more on the legacy of the Templars in the enlightened nation-state they created, and down the centuries as it traced its way through the mystery schools and the Masons to the present day. Their example of community, service, equality, care for the earth and dedication to a higher spiritual truth, offer a stark contrast to the inner and outer conflicts generated today by materialism and religion.
This book is built in layers and circles round to help you keep track of the players and historical context. It is not an easy read, but compelling and rewarding.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Templer Nation 9 Sep 2014
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Freddie Silva has done an excellent job of fittng the puzzle pieces together to understand the whole of where,when and why in the history of the Knights Templars and their goals. This part of history was never presents to me until I started the study on my own. Thanks to Freddie for this excellent book, I look forward to visiting these special places particularly in Portugal. Thanks, Mary Pritchard
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