Knights Templar: Masonic Funerals

A gesture which is depicted in Knights Templar carvings found on the walls of Royston Cave in England.  The position of the arms, has the left arm bent ninety degrees in a square, and the right arm bent at a lesser angle.

Do these poses suggest some type of connection to the beginnings of a latent Masonic ritual, if so, the question has to be asked… why?  If a secret society did exist in medieval Europe, it would have been far easier to conceal a symbol, within a painting. Tales still exist to this day that the bleeding body of Jesus is laid upon, what would be known as the ‘Shroud of Turin.’

Some historians have put forward the suggestion, that the altar with its Templar Cross, conceals remnant ashes belonging to Jacques de Molay.

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Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers written by Scott F Walter.

Knights Templar: Royston Cave

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Royston Cave

Royston, a quiet English market town in rural Herfordshire.  Who would expect to find a cave, with wall’s bearing carvings of saints, knights, monks, crucifixion scenes with links to the Knight Templar recorded here, some 25 feet below ground level.

Royston Cave extends some 30 feet beneath the town centre, cut out of chalk.  It consists of a lower cylindrical section measuring 17 feet x 10 feet with a raised platform.  The shape and design of the cave, is believed to have been modelled on the “Church of the Holy Sepulchre” in Jerusalem.

It is a bell or bottle shaped design, measuring 17 feet in diameter and 27 feet in height.

One of the carving’s refer to St.Katherine, for it was on that saints day; 25th November 1177, that they had been victorious in battle against the Saracen leader, Saladin.

It is believed the cave was one of many secret meeting places across England, for the outlawed Knights Templar in the 14th century.  Some years later, the entrance was sealed, and would remain so until August of 1742, when it was discovered by workmen.

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St.George

History of the Knight Templar, informs us that St.George was present at the “Battle of Ramleh,” and rode alongside the dying King of Jerusalem.

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Jesus and his disciples

The sword points to figures, believed to be Jesus and his disciples, with Judas pushed into the background.

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Jacques de Molay – Burnt at Stake

Royston Cave carvings include, Knights Templar Grand Master; Jacques de Molay being burnt at the stake in 1314, on trumped up charges of heresy.

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Martyrdom Image

Images: Wikipedia