Templar history reveals the transformation that was taking place through time. They started out under the banner of Christianity, and it wasn’t long before they entered a darker period of history.
These changes took place, during their time in the Holy Land, when they came in contact with Cabala and learned of the teachings of the Jewish sects.
The Assassins mysticism and other perverse practices were incorporated into their system, and the emerging picture reveals Christian faith stepping back, giving way to secret occultist and black magic rituals.
They started out as poor knights of the Templar Order, and over a relatively short period of history, they had gone on to acquire considerable wealth. So it was to be, they set their sights on grander goals.
Many became convinced that in order to gain wealth, all that was required was help from the dark side, which could be achieved through Black Magic.
Scientific methods were used in contacting and taking control of invisible powers by the use of secret codes, magic signs, formulas and incantations. Poisons were prepared, elixir of life sought, alchemists desired to create gold through minor metals.
Templar’s sought control of this world, aided by the invisible one, worshipped Satan and called upon him to dominate the powers of darkness.
With years of research by the courts of King and Pope, they were able to prove that these Templar’s were hiding behind a Christian facade.
The Templar’s had gathered dark world symbols, traditions and rituals, and founded a system within castles built for the purpose; it was the start of secret societies evolutions.
The Templar’s never ceased to exist; they infiltrated the lodges of weak and passive Masons, and went on to found the “Order of the Rosicrucian’s,” reorganizing and strengthening the order.
Baron Karl von Hund, creator of Masonry’s “Rite of Strict Observance” added the Templar legend to the Masonic Craft.
Over the following centuries, Masonic Templarism branched out, expanding world-wide and becoming a serious global power, yet staying true to its Templar ideology.
In 1717, Masons created an organization providing tolerance and freedom of thought within religious, political and ideological environment of the 18th century. Signs, traditions and ceremonies of the organization were derived from Freemasonry, Templar and Rosicrucian secret societies. Its philosophy was the idea of free thought.