The Templar Code For Dummies by Christopher Hodapp

By Christopher Hodapp

A fascinating look at the society of the Knights Templar

dropped at you by way of the writer of Freemasons For Dummies , The Templar Code is greater than an exciting cipher or a mysterious image – it's the Code wherein the Knights Templar lived and died, the Code that sure them jointly in secrecy, and the Code that encouraged them to almost superhuman feats of braveness and persistence. The Templar Code for Dummies unearths the which means at the back of the cryptic codes and mystery rituals of the medieval brotherhood of warrior priests often called the Knights Templar. This exciting consultant will hide such themes as who the Knights Templar have been, how they rose so excessive and fell to date, and most significantly why there's loads curiosity in them this day. The Templar Code For Dummies will discover myths and theories of Christian background that seem within the Da Vinci Code comparable to the hunt for the Holy Grail, the Catholic Church's dating with ladies which are hotly debated now with precise emphasis at the Templar connection. It additionally explores the remarkable half the Templars have performed in probably the most very important historical occasions of those earlier seven centuries, together with the French Revolution, the start of teams akin to the Freemasons, or even the yankee Civil battle.

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And maybe we should get Dad’s old pistol down from the closet and make sure it still works. Or buy a $5,000 space heater that runs on gasoline so we don’t freeze to death in January. Or maybe just build ourselves a nice, dry, fallout shelter in the basement. Chapter 2: A Crash Course in Crusading These same millennial fears of doom had an effect on the period leading up to the Crusades. Pilgrimages increased throughout that nervous era, and any interruption of Christian access to the shrines of their God would have been looked upon with grave seriousness by the Church, as well as the Christian peoples of Europe.

The wave of Arab conquests that flashed over Spain in 711 moved on, across the Pyrenees, and deep into the heart of Gaul (present-day France). At last they were turned back by the French king Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne, in his stunning victory over the Saracens at the Battle of Poitiers in 732. For several centuries afterward, Europe seemed willing to look on Spain as simply a wall to keep Islam from going any farther. But continued Islamic-Christian wars there coincided with an unnerving cultural development in Spain.

The Christians did not call this place Al-Aqsa, but rather the Temple of Solomon. From here came the various legends of the Temple of Solomon that would forever be associated with their name. Don’t leave home without it: The Templars’ role as international bankers After a time, the Templars decided that simply protecting pilgrims physically wasn’t quite enough. Anything that they did to make the whole process easier was an act of grace. And the biggest problem pilgrims had was making safe passage carrying the money they needed to cover them for the long period of time that they’d be gone from home.

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