The Sinclair Clan, the guardians of the Templar Order of Scotland…
So it was in 1128, the Scottish/Templar alliance came into existence when founder of ‘Order of the Knights Templar’ one Hughes de Payens met with King David I of Scotland, at the request of Henry Sinclair.
Following the 1129 Council of Troyes, St.Bernard de Clairvaux integrated Scotland’s Celtic Christian Church, which hid itself within Catholicism.
When King David I ascended to the Scottish throne, he faced a Celtic Christian Church with financial hardships, and so its survival relied on it being part of St.Bernards Cistercian Order.
The Cistercian Order had no direct links with Rome, but was permitted to operate as a separate arm of Rome… Which resulted that all Scotland’s Abbeys became known as Cistercian Abbeys.
King David’s sister, Edith married into the Flemish House of Boulogne, the driving force and founders of the Knights Templar.
The Sinclairs were more than just Templars, for they held membership with the Priory of Sion, they being the inheritors of treasurers of both orders.
Once Christian Crusaders from across Europe had freed Jerusalem, an unanticipated new order was created; The Knights Templar consisting of nine founding members not poor monks or warriors, but members from the European aristocracy, derived from royal Flemish families.
The Templar Order of the Knights Templar was created to protect Christian pilgrims as they journeyed to Jerusalem. This being an effective cover for this secretive Order, the Priory of Sion and their true mission in Jerusalem.
Rome had charged the order, the Knights of St.John with the responsibility for protection of the pilgrims, many on route to Jerusalem. The Templar Order was believed by many, using a cloaked disguise, protecting pilgrims, whilst their true agenda was excavation beneath ruined temples.
This leaves us with a question, who be the Masonic Order, who be the Priory of Sion, and what be their true agenda?
The Priory of Sion, a secret organisation with roots older than the Knights Templar.
Known themes of the order being; Arcadia – Black Madonnas and Mary Magdalene, have links to the priory and connected to this underground order.
Members of the Order of the Priory of Sion are divided into two groups:
The Legion, charged with the apostolate.
The Phalange, guardians of the tradition.
Office of Navigator, carries the symbol the boat of Isis. Holding a sailing boat, with spinning wheel spindle as its mast, and water jug on top, with a serpent shaped handle, indicating Isis steers the bark of life.
The boat of Isis according to Egyptian legends, the vessel represents the female organ of generation.
The ‘Ark of the Covenant,’ believed to have been modelled by ancient Israelites.
Grand Masters/Leaders of the Priory of Sion:
- Jean Gisors (1188-1220)
- Marie De Saint-Claire (1220-1266)
- Guillaume De Gisors (1299-1307)
- Edouard De Bar (1307-1336)
- Jeanne De Bar (1336-1351)
- Jean De Saint-Claire (1352-1366)
- Blance D’Evereaux (1366-13980
- Nicolas Flamel (1398-1418)
- Rene D’Anjou (1418-1480)
- Lolande De Bar (1480-1483)
- Sandro Botticelli (1483-1510)
- Leonardo Da Vinci (1510-1519)
- Connetable De Bourbon (1519-1527)
- Ferdinand De Gonzaque (1527-1575)
- Louis De Nevers (1575-1595)
- Robert Fludd (1595-1637)
- Valentin Andrea (1637-1654)
- Robert Boyle (1654-1691)
- Isaac Newton (1691-1727)
- Charles Radclyffe (1727-1746)
- Charles De Lorraine (1746-1780)
- Maximillian De Lorraine (1780-1801)
- Charles Nodier (1801-1844)
- Victor Hugo (1844-1885)
- Claude DeBussy (1885-1918)
- Jean Cocteau (1918-1963)