BOOK TWO Prophesy and References
1. Merlin is essential to the story, since he is mentioned in many prophecies. I gave him the name, Merlin, not from what you might think, the Merlin of the Knights of the Round Table, but because of the prophet, Merlin in the twelfth century, who's writings prompted my research.
2. Research into the
life of King Charles von Habsburg found that he and his family were exiled on
Before World War I,
Francis Palacky, in his letter of refusal to the Frankfort National Assembly in
1848, stated that the existence of the multinational Habsburg monarchy was
justified, even indispensable, in the interests of
I believe he was right,
for since the fall of the Monarchy, we have had two world wars, and half of
3. Starting the war in
4. Many of the words and
letters by the Holy Father were from "
5. The famous sword of
Joseph of Armethia is the same sword used by Perceval in ''The True Story of
the Holy Grail". It is also mentioned by Blessed Anne
6. The Holy Crown of Saint Steven was the possession of Charles von Habsburg, but is now lost. I have reason to believe it is being guarded by good people and is safe.
7. The destruction of
St. Peter's in
8. The genealogy of
Philip from David is the result of hundreds of hours of research. Some of the
missing links came from prophets like Blessed
9. References to King Arthur and the Fisher King should not be taken lightly, since they are the result of agonizing research with a computer on the apocalyptic language of “The True Story of the Holy Grail”. I have concluded that the stories of the Fisher King and the Holy Grail are true, but written in apocalyptic language so that only a few selected people would understand the meanings. The story is like a code. For an example, look at the chapters. Instead of calling them chapters, they are called branches, "Branch One, Branch Two, etc." Perhaps like the branches of a family tree?
10. The part of Godfroi
de Bouillon is true. He started the Templars, captured
11. The story of King
Philip and the Templars came from several books on the Templars. Any Templar
book will give you the whole story. I recommend that you read all about them,
especially about the deaths of the Templar Grand Master, Jacques de Moley, Hugh
de Pairaud, Geoffrey de Gonneville, and Geoffrey de Charney. All were the
leaders of the Templars. They were all burned alive on an island in the Seine
river right in the center of
12. References to the Treasure of Solomon and the Holy Grail come from Blessed
13. The description and
history of the Holy Grail also come from the revelations of Blessed Anne
14. The methods of
fighting the wars are made up. Actually I think they will be quite different
but a little unbelievable. I believe that they will be a little like the wars
of the Machabees, where the angels were actually seen fighting with them. It is
also probable that it will be a lot like the overthrow of the Marcos'
government of the
To have real people in
my story like Dona Francisca, who in a wheelchair pushed by a nurse, stood in
the center of the street to block the oncoming tanks of Marcos, would be to
unbelievable for my story. To have real people like the little Ting Ting of the
15. Ending in the three dark days is most probable based on the prophets. The destruction of the cities all over the world by the comet is well established in most prophesies.
16. Seven years to bury the dead is in the bible.
17. The seven to one ratio of women to men is also prophesied.
18. The part about the Anti-Christ's birth and mother is exactly as revealed by the prophets.
19. One last note regarding this fiction story.
There are some things in this story that I do not believe myself, but I put
them in for particular reasons. I do not believe that the Ark of Moses will he
found during the time of "Philip",
however, I needed to use the
20. History of Knights Templar
The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ
and of the
The Templars were an unusual order in that they were both monks and soldiers, making them in effect some of the earliest "warrior monks" in the Western world. Members of the Order played a key part in many battles of the Crusades, and the Order's infrastructure innovated many financial techniques that could be considered the foundation of modern banking. The Order grew in membership and power throughout Europe, until it ran afoul of King Philip IV of France (Philip the Fair), who caused many of the order's members in France to be tortured into confessions and burned at the stake. Under influence from King Philip, Pope Clement V then forcibly disbanded the order in 1314.
The high Templars were organized as a monastic order, following a rule created for them by their patron, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a member of the Cistercian Order. Each country had a Master of the Order for the Templars in that region, and all of them were subject to the Grand Master, appointed for life, who oversaw both the Order's military efforts in the East, and their financial holdings in the West.
There were four divisions of brothers in the Templars:
· the sergeants (serjens), equipped as light cavalry and drawn from a lower social class than the knights (wore a brown mantle);
the serving brothers - the
rural brothers (frères casaliers),
· the chaplains, who were ordained priests and saw to the spiritual needs of the Order.
With the high demand for knights, there were also knights who signed up to the Order for a set period of time before returning to secular life, as well as the Fratres conjugati, who were married brothers. Both of these wore a black or brown mantle with a red cross to delineate them from the celibate lifetime members, and were not considered to be of the same status as the celibate brothers. It also appears that the serving brothers (frères casaliers and frères de métiers) were not separate from the sergeants, but rather that a sergeant who was a skilled tradesman or was unable to fight due to age or infirmity would perform these other functions. The majority of the Templars, including the knights and the Grand Masters, were both uneducated and illiterate (as were most knights of the day), having come not from the upper nobility but from more obscure families.
At any time, each knight had some ten people in support positions. Some brothers were devoted solely to banking (typically those with an education), as the Order was often trusted with the safekeeping of precious goods by participants in the Crusades; but the primary mission of the Knights Templar was warfare.
The Templars used their wealth to construct numerous fortifications throughout the Holy Land and were probably one of the best trained and disciplined fighting units of their day. They were also famous and easily recognized, with a white surcoat with distinct red cross emblazoned above the heart or on the chest, as seen in many portrayals of crusading knights.
Initiation into the Order was a profound commitment, and involved a secret ceremony. Few details of the rituals were known at the time, fueling the suspicions of medieval inquisitors, but initiates, at least in the early days of the Order, had to be of noble birth, of legitimate heritage, and had to be willing to sign over all of their wealth and goods to the Order. Further, joining the Order required vows of poverty, chastity, piety, and obedience. For the warriors of the Order, there was a cardinal rule of never surrendering. This fearless uncompromising nature of the Templars, along with excellent training and heavy armament, made them a feared and elite fighting force in medieval times
The order was founded
around 1118 by French knights Hughes de Payens, a veteran of the First Crusade, and Godfrey de St Omer for
the protection of pilgrims on the road from
The Order grew rapidly
because of support from key church leaders such as Bernard de
Clairvaux, and was exempt from all authority except that of the
Pope. Because of this official sanction, the order received massive donations
of money, land, and noble-born sons from families across Europe, who were
encouraged to donate support as their way of assisting with the fight in the
Though the primary mission of the Order was a military one, only a small percentage of its members were actually at the front lines, while many others were involved in developing a financial infrastructure to support the warrior branch. The Order also innovated ways of generating letters of credit for pilgrims who were journeying to the Holy Land, which involved pilgrims depositing their valuables with the Order before setting off on the journey. This may have been the first form of checking put into use. From this mixture of donations and shrewd business dealing during the 12th and 13th centuries the Order acquired large tracts of land both in Europe and the Middle East, built churches and castles, bought farms and vineyards, was involved in manufacturing, import and export, had its own fleet of ships, and for a time even owned the entire island of Cyprus.
Remaining Templars around Europe, having been arrested and tried under the Papal investigation (with virtually none convicted), were either absorbed into other military orders such as the Order of Christ and the Knights Hospitaller or contemplative Benedictine or Augustinian orders; returned to the secular life with pension; and in some cases possibly fled to other territories outside of Papal control such as England and excommunicated Scotland. But questions still remain as to what happened to the few hundreds of Templars across Europe, or to the fleet of Templar ships which, according to some novels, and historical nonfiction, like 'Holy Blood and Holy Grail',vanished from La Rochelle on October 13, 1307. Also, the extensive archive of the Templars, with detailed records of all of their business holdings and financial transactions, was never found, though it is unknown whether it was destroyed, or moved to another location, or ever existed in the first place.
In modern times, it is the Roman Catholic Church's position that the persecution was unjust; that there was nothing inherently wrong with the Order or its Rule; and that the Pope at the time was severely pressured into suppressing them by the magnitude of the public scandal and the dominating influence of King Philip IV. In 2002, a copy of the Chinon Parchment was discovered by Dr. Frale in the Vatican Secret Archives. The parchment gave direct documented evidence and a new perspective on the Knights Templar and overturned some of the centuries-old myths and misconceptions that have grown around the Order.
Starting with founder Hughes de Payens in 1118, the Order's
highest office was that of Grand Master, a position which was held for life,
though considering the warrior nature of the Order, this could be a very short
period of time. The Grand Master oversaw all of the operations of the Order,
including both the military operations in the Holy Land and eastern Europe, and
the financial and business dealings in the Order's infrastructure of
· Akko (City of Acre) - contains a tunnel leading to a 13th century Templar stronghold
· La Villedieu-Les-Maurepas, 78/Yvelines, Ile de France - Thirteenth-century Gothic chapel with octagonal tower, and various buildings with a surrounding wall largely restored. Departmental cultural center.
Tintagel Castle (Kastell Dintagell),
· Castles of Almourol, Idanha, Monsanto, Pombal and Zêzere
The Knights Templar have become surrounded by legends concerning secrets and mysteries handed down to the select from ancient times. Most of these legends are connected with the long occupation by the order of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and speculation about what relics the Templars may have found there, such as the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, or fragments of the True Cross from the Crucifixion. And still more stories were started by fictional embellishments upon the Templar history, such as a treasure long hidden by the Templars. This idea has been used in two recent Hollywood movies, The Da Vinci Code and National Treasure. The idea has also been used in the graphic novel Rex Mundi (Dark Horse Comics) by Arvid Nelson, and in novels by Steve Berry, The Templar Legacy, and Raymond Khoury, The Last Templar.
Other legends have grown around the suspected associations of the Templars. Many organizations claim traditions from the original Order (the Freemasons, for instance, began incorporating Templar symbols and rituals in the 1700s) especially in relation to anonymous charity and good deeds. Some of these organizations which claim (spuriously) to be associated with the Templars are still active within communities across the globe supporting humanistic causes such as hospitals and medical treatment centers for the less fortunate. Additionally, while not claiming any direct descent from Templar Jacques de Molay, the Order of DeMolay, a youth fraternity associated with the Freemasons, cite de Molay's loyalty to his fellow Templars in the face of execution as a bedrock moral imperative.
The dissolution of the Templar order is well documented, and its remaining
members after the destruction of the order in 1314 were absorbed into the
Knights of the
Another legend originates around Switzerland, and associates the Knights Templar with the founding of the Swiss country.