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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, it truly was a great read
...even more convincing, less intricate and mysterious than the Rennes-le-Chateau story outlined in the author's (Lincoln) "Key to the Sacred Pattern". Most of these facts, including the two most important, The Templars in Denmark and the Baltic and the incredible accurateness of the placing of the four round churches on the isle of Bornholm, have, of course,...
Published on 31 Jan 2001 by Hrorvendel

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3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely an island, maybe Templars, not secret
A vaguely rectangular island off the coast of Scandinavia hides fundamental secrets of the Templar's knowledge. Apparently they managed to superimpose a plethora of geometrical shapes on the landscape by locating churches at key points like apexes and intersections, even to the point of using small rocks out in the ocean to complete their shapes. The templar involvement...
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, it truly was a great read, 31 Jan 2001
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Hrorvendel (Copenhagen, DK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Templars' Secret Island: The Knights, The Priest And The Treasure (Hardcover)
...even more convincing, less intricate and mysterious than the Rennes-le-Chateau story outlined in the author's (Lincoln) "Key to the Sacred Pattern". Most of these facts, including the two most important, The Templars in Denmark and the Baltic and the incredible accurateness of the placing of the four round churches on the isle of Bornholm, have, of course, been known to historians as well as land surveyers all along, but deliberately put down as romanticism and coincidence bad for the public's mental health. There is an obvious german link to the baltic crusades not gone into in this work, which has found a kind of norwegian counterpart in Harald Sommerstedt Boehlke's: The Norwegian Pentagram, published by Eutopia, Norway.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great price, 9 Sep 2013
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Donald Cyr "donone" (nnipeg MB Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Templars' Secret Island: The Knights, The Priest And The Treasure (Hardcover)
Was very pleased with the condition and price of this book.Very surprised to find it and will keep looking for this type of reading material.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Assured of another great read!, 12 April 2000
This review is from: The Templars' Secret Island: The Knights, The Priest And The Treasure (Hardcover)
As a longtime fan of the work of Henry Lincoln (Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Key to the Pattern, Holy Place) I look forward to another great read. Henry Lincoln has for many changed the concept of the past and even the expectations of the future. By unearthing the medieval secrets of the Knights Templar, he has opened a Pandora's Box to a trove of knowlege. The Templars somehow broke the monopoly that the Church and certain secret brotherhoods held over the secrets of the ancients. They too kept the secrets but in a tradition of an ancient elite added new clues, often hidden in plain sight. Now Lincoln and Haagensen break the hold that even these elite sacred groups had. Templar churches in England, in Scotland, in Bornholm, in Portugal are just part of the clues. It is my own theory that the so-called Viking Tower (aka the "Norman Villa") in Rhode Island too may be linked. I eagerly await The Templars Secret Island.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well researched and inspirational read, 9 May 2001
This review is from: The Templars' Secret Island: The Knights, The Priest And The Treasure (Hardcover)
Having visited Bornholm and met one of the authors just before the book was published whilst researching wider Templar influence in Scandinavia, I can say the book was well worth the wait. The exceptional work done by Haagensen on the sacred geometry and layout of the Bornholm churches is an good example of the way such theories should be presented, backed up with hard academic facts.
There are some ascertains made that I feel are not accurate but then this is still an emerging area of history and takes nothing from the 'story' and exciting discoveries made. All of which add another piece to the most intriguing of all puzzles.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 13 Jan 2004
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R. A. Young (London) - See all my reviews
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You really need to have some background before reading this regarding Rennes le Chateau - something like The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail or similar.
There is a lot of mathematics involved, lots of geometry and calculations but the basic thrust of it is explained simply and easily for any non-mathematicians out there. In short it regards the discovery of evidence that the builders of the churches of Bornholm were in possession of knowledge and expertise far in advance of that which was supposed to exist at the time.
Some really eye opening stuff and pretty hard to dispute, even for the sceptical reader. This is probably more aimed at people with a keen interest in the whole Templar/Freemasonry/Rennes-le-Chateau area and writers like Henry Lincoln, Michael Baigent etc. If you are one of these people, add this to your list.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely an island, maybe Templars, not secret, 14 Jan 2011
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A vaguely rectangular island off the coast of Scandinavia hides fundamental secrets of the Templar's knowledge. Apparently they managed to superimpose a plethora of geometrical shapes on the landscape by locating churches at key points like apexes and intersections, even to the point of using small rocks out in the ocean to complete their shapes. The templar involvement hinges on the architectural design of some of the churches - of course architecure has immunity from plagarism, and this is emphasised by their legendary ability to measure angles; after all the crosses they wore were rarely crooked! Imagined shapes on the landscape; if any of this has credibility, how come they didn't fully complete them, like Nazca. Most of all, WHY?
To be fair, the book is entertaining and plausible to a point, but the supposed revelation is underwhelming to say the least, and the point eventually submerges in a sea of assumptions and geometrical proofs - there are three churches and they make a triangle; must be planned and deliberate, then.
Give it a read, but don't expect it to change your entire historical perspective or even put a new 'angle' on it!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book shame about the stench !!, 23 April 2013
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I have yet to read this book but have a long association with all things Knights Templar. The book was in fair condition as being second hand BUT how do I get rid of the stench of cigarettes. As a non-smoker It has appalled me that anyone could sell/send out a book that reeks of cigarette smoke !!! It has been left away from all my other books until it smell a lot less of smoke !!!...... I have tried with some success the Febreze spray to eradicate the dreadful smell
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More about the Knights Templar, 17 July 2012
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Great fun to read with some information I knew nothing about and well worth the tiny amount charged for it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars sacred knowledge, 6 Mar 2010
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Omar Farid "order of choice" (from Qatar) - See all my reviews
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this book has added or rather has emphasized on a new dimension in knight templar research and their history; their adoption of sacred geometry and sacred knowledge in building their churches.However, using the units of mesure and mathematic shemed in the second part of... this book to draw a conclusion of sacred geometry heritage in building their edifices in Denmark island does not prouve whatsoever the direct involve of the knight templars and as the authors showed, Bernard of Clairvaux who may well represent the most important figure in Templarism, and who played a pivotal in the planning, formation and promotion of the Templar Order was directly involved in building many Cistercian monasteries has beend collaborating with danish figures to initiate the churches of Bornholm and their placement. On the otherhand, this book added an enlighted refreshment in topics such Renne-le -Chateu 's treasure, the brief history of the knight templars , thier excavation in Jerusalam, and ark of the covenant in which these topics had been writen in many templars books . overall, the writers had made a nice drifting scientific book about the knight templars.
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21 of 49 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Templars' Secret Island: The Knights,the Priest and the, 14 Jan 2004
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P. Hanbury "PeteBear" (tout le monde) - See all my reviews
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Just like the forgoton island in this book you should forget it ?
The Author should really be ashamed by this drivell which passes as a novel. I find it very sad that Authors continue to use the fascination with Rens le chateu in order to make money when in reality there is little or no substance to their work.
Other readers may recall a simalar book a few years ago that featured on the cover a famous painting. From this the author deduced that some geometric patterns can be seen. The book then turned into a discussion of geometry and mathamatics and in the end failed to add anything to the mystery of Rens-le-Chateu. This book is just the same ! Only this time it is some island off Denmark.
a disapointing read. I can not believe i have been caught out like this again. In the late 90's two so called best selling authors 'clive prince' and 'lynn picknett' produced a bestseller on the subject called 'the templar revelation' Viewers may recall this book. It is full of quotes such as 'clearly a picture is begining to emerge of....' They use terms like this constantly in order, one increasingly felt, to try and convince the readers because they had little real argument or indepth knowledge. That book made the authors 'bestseller' authors. (largely this was down to the cover of the book) however it is interesting to note that they have none nothing since and all their other writings have flopped. It does not surprise me because as the old saying goes 'once bitten, twice shy' Customers wont be fooled twice. In this case i am sad thta i have been fooled by another author trying to milk the Rens-le-chateu topic. Just like lynn picknett and clive prince i hope this writer becomes a turn off for readers.
The author says he spent 30 years researching this book. More like 30 minutes in my book. A very appaling book. badly written and hollow and empty. Somthing to throw on the fire on bomb fire nights or use as toilet paper. Dont waste your money on this drivel like i did.
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