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The Knights of the Holy Grail: The Secret History of the Knights Templar

The Knights of the Holy Grail: The Secret History of the Knights Templar [Kindle Edition]

Tim Wallace-Murphy
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Interest in this subject has never been greater, but who were the Knights Templar. The order was founded early in the twelfth century to protect pilgrims to the Holy Land by the Rex Deus families, who claimed to trace their bloodline directly from Jesus Christ. The Knights Templar had their own agenda and rose to power despite not conforming to the beliefs of the established Church of the time. Tim Wallace-Murphy explains the heretical spiritual beliefs of the Knights Templar and the Rex Deus families and examines their role in the loss of the Holy Land. He charts their achievements in a remarkable range of endeavours, from building castles and cathedrals to laying the foundations of the modern marketplace. He also uncovers the links between the Rex Deus families and the creation and propagation of the Grail sagas and, later, the foundation of the secret society of Freemasonry.

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Tim Wallace-Murphy is an author, lecturer, and historian. He has written several bestsellers including Rosslyn: Guardian of the Secrets of the Holy Grail and Cracking the Symnbol Code.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 585 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
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  • Publisher: Watkins Publishing (2 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the one for you 8 Mar 2011
Brilliant book it has everything in it templar heaven,you will find yourself reading it a few times over,after you have read this book you will want more i promise:)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 20 Nov 2010
By Hope6
Tim Wallace-Murphy's research is second to none. There's so much drivel surrounding this subject that it's a relief to find an author who actually knows what he's talking about. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book content 17 Jun 2012
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Liked this. I'm using books on templar for research and this one is good. Enough said. sorry didn't reach minimum word count. I have dipped into this book and yes enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heresy- "an opinion held by a minority of men which the majority declares unacceptable and is powerful enough to punish." 20 Mar 2008
By J. Guild - Published on
Tim Wallace-Murphy has written an excellent history that shows how Christians,Jews and Muslims,who all believe in the same God ,have had such great difficulties in dealing with one another in the areas of Brotherhood,Tolerance,Justice and Peace.
Throughout the ages, there have been an unbelievable number of organizations emerge,disappear and endure,which make it near to impossible to sort it all out;especially in one short book,;but this author has made a pretty good attempt at it.

There have been literally thousands of books on the subjects covered in this book;but if one is looking for a well organized overview ,you would be hard pressed to find one any better.
However;don't think that when you finally finish this book ;that you will be able to sort all the truth from fiction,legend and outright error;forget it.It is all so involved,and complicated that it has been studied and investigated by many thousands of researchers for many hundreds of years.
I have read many books on the Middle Ages,and the Knights Templar in particular ;as well as the origins of organizations of today;and this book adds a lot to my understanding of it all.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Knights of the Holy Grail 1 Aug 2008
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More information then I expected. I feel it was well organized and well written. If you are interested in the Knights Templar and their history it is well worth the price. It also explains the Religious pressures durning the time frame. I was well pleased when I was finished.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Knights of the Holy Grail: The secret History of the Knights Templar 24 Feb 2013
By Bernard MacSeoin - Published on
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Well written and easy to read. Title may be a little deceptive and the reader will have to read other titles by the author to clarify some points raised in the book. Recommended for anyone interested in the subject matter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent history with detailed character involvement 11 Mar 2008
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This is a better history than most because you get the details on who did what; interesting to see that so many involved claimed by action descent from the jesus family archetype; with this author's detail you begin to see why so many were so quickly encouraged to do what they did at that time; the info also jives completely with the research that is coming out of the Holy Land by James Tabor; just a great history if you want to know why Jesus and family taught the ideas they did, and where those ideas came from. But I can't tell you any more; you must read the details and see how they all fit beautifully together. . . this is also the type of info that is coming down the pike with the latest Oprah Winfrey read: The New Earth by Eckhard Tolle about how this enlightened mindset will set us free into the way life should/could have been a long time ago if more people here could begin to understand their vast inner potentials for connections of peace with one another instead of war; and an earth that is primed (almost) to advance to the next dimension. . . check it out; this stuff is not wooey-fooey; there is really something to it and it is not conspiratorial theory in any negative way. This is a correction to a history that has been severely misrepresented by mainline religion. And it is sad to think that our emporer Constantine was mainly responsible for that. So, importantly, you begin to see how the mindsets of the old Greeks and Israelites did not perceive universal things the same; check it out. . .
5.0 out of 5 stars The Knights of the Holy Grail 23 Sep 2013
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I enjoyed the book very much.I think that sometimes, we can get too clinical in our critique, which detracts from our enjoyment.The book was very interesting and I think it would be a nice addition to the library.I am assuming, of course that all readers have at least a basic interest in the Knights Templar.That being so, I have no doubt that you will find this an interesting read.
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