It is RUMORED that, in the initiation rite of the 33rd degree of Freemasonry, a potential candidate is, at some point, asked to spit on the cross. For those that refuse, the leaders of the ceremony reply with a well done…that is the correct response…and welcome them in. However, it is said that for those that DO spit on the cross, they are told that they’ve made the right decision and only THOSE candidates are ushered into the ‘inner-sanctum’…the ‘elite’ if you will, of Freemasonry. Now grant you, I started this paragraph with the words ‘it is RUMORED’ for a reason. This is NOT verified information. However, for the sake of argument, let’s assume that it is.
With that begin said, there are books and theories that trace Freemasonry back to the Knights Templar. The protectors of the sacred ‘Holy Grail’. In many sources, the Holy Grail is NOT what most people believe it to be. It is not the ‘literal’ cup that was used during the last supper. The Grail is believed to be the sacred bloodlines of Jesus himself. Which obviously causes a great deal of problems for orthodox Christianity. If Jesus has a bloodline, he would have to have had children, and most likely a wife (many believe this to be Mary Magdalene). It is believed that the Templars (created originally by the Priory of Sion), had found proof of this bloodline and have been protecting that secret for centuries.
So, let’s say, for argument sake, that all of this is true. The Kights Templar DID, in fact, have PROOF of Jesus’ bloodline and humanity. Let’s also say that the theories are true that connect modern Freemasonry to that same group of Knights Templars. It would certainly make a lot of sense to have that final act of the 33rd degree be what it is rumored to be. Because, they would be ‘in the know’ of a secret that would render Christianity completely false.
A bold statement for sure. And one that I’m not committed to believing fully. But from reading Holy Blood, Holy Grail, and from many other sources on the Magdalene, it certainly bears consideration. And it certainly starts to make a lot of sense when you step back and look at the whole picture.
I guess it’s just natural (since I am anything but a learned writer) to expect this to jump around quite a bit. Organization has never been something I’ve been particularly skilled at. Quite the opposite really! So, for the reader, this is certainly something to keep in mind! Of course, I don’t expect anyone to actually read this anyway, so I guess it really doesn’t matter how I write it!
The ‘Search for Answers’ has become a daily pursuit for me. I find myself digging into holes that have been around for millennia, but that I’ve never known the slightest thing about until recently.
Here’s the short list of topics over the last several months. Most likely not complete…but close enough for now.
The Knights Templar
The Lost Gospels/Gnostic Gospels
What I’ve found which has surprised me, is that I feel like I’m becoming more at peace with myself. For those that know me well, know that that is QUITE a statement. I’ve NEVER been at peace. I’ve never been satisfied. It’s almost as if this quest has helped me take steps towards an ‘enlightenment’. Some sense of ‘at peace with the world’. The reality is that there is MUCH more to know and many more miles to travel down this road. But it’s quite amazing to me how quickly my thought processes and perceptions are changing.