Tuesday, August 06, 2019

The Knights Templar and the Venus Connection


A few weeks ago, I asked Dr. Raymond Keller if he had researched and/or written about the possible connection between Venus and the Knights Templar. I told him that I knew that their most sacred symbol was the 5-point star, which represents the path of Venus in the night sky used by navigators. But I wondered if there were other connections?

Ray was kind enough to write the following article:


The Knights Templar and the Venus Connection

By Dr. Raymond A. Keller, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray,” author of the international, awards-winning Venus Rising series of books, available on amazon.com, while supplies last

Venusian scoutship hovers over Rosslyn Chapel, startling the monks. Drawing courtesy of Tri-County UFO Group, Sebring, Ohio, in Keller Venus files.

Origins and Purpose of the Rosslyn Chapel

There were nine Crusaders who established the Order of the Knights Templar. These intrepid gentlemen were continuously excavating under the ruins of the temple that once stood in the heart of Jerusalem. Jesus the Christ once prophesized its destruction; and in 70 C.E. Roman legionnaires leveled the structure to the ground, thus fulfilling the words of the Savior.
From some of the older rituals of Freemasonry, we understand that the Knights Templar, while undertaking these digs, recovered certain documents from the first and second centuries of the Common Era pertinent to the establishment of Christianity as a world religion. It is widely rumored that these papers provide key insights into the personal life of Jesus and his family, connecting his ministry to a more Gnostic gospel that defined a greater role for Mary Magdalene, and hence women generally. Perhaps they also contain information establishing Mary Magdalene as the Lord’s wife and the mother of his children.

In any case, the Knights Templar brought them back with them in 1140 C.E. and entrusted these documents to the patriarchs of the St. Clair family in Kilwinning, Scotland, who were the owners of vast estates. Three centuries and one year later, in 1441 C.E., on a small rise above Roslin Glen in the village of Roslin in Midlothian, Scotland, William Sinclair, recognized as the First Earl of Caithness in the Scoto-Norman Sinclair family, began constructing the Rosslyn Chapel, which wasn’t completed until 49 years later. Interestingly, the ground plan of the chapel matches the layout of King Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem, the one that the Romans looted and destroyed. Originally known as the Collegiate Chapel of St. Matthew, the edifice served as a center of study and illumination. It was open to all sincere seekers of the light of truth and attracted pilgrims the world over. Many of the Sinclair men in later generations went on to become hereditary Grand Master Masons.

Role of Venus in the Masonic Lodge

The Knights Templar, originally known as the Poor Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, were formally established in 1128 C.E. In less than a century and a half, they had become the wealthiest and most powerful group in the world. The political and ecclesiastical leadership of Europe became worried about the spectacular growth of the Knights and kept a watchful eye on all of their activities. Feeling threatened economically, militarily and theologically by the amassed money, power and secret knowledge acquired by the Knights, King Philip IV of France and Pope Clement V in Rome joined forces in 1307 C.E. and managed to destroy most of them. They justified their actions by declaring that the Knights Templar were, “conducting strange rituals” and therefore “were not Christians.”

These “strange rituals” were intimately connected to the motion of the planet Venus, known by the Masons as the “Eastern Star,” or sometimes the “Blazing Star,” since Venus, apart from the Sun and Moon, is the brightest object in the heavens. As Venus orbits the Sun 13 times matching 8 Earth orbits, following a Fibonacci sequence, there are five close approaches to the Earth that can be traced in a near-perfect pentagram along the circle of the Zodiac on the plane of the ecliptic. To the ancient Egyptians, this pattern was recognized as the “hieroglyph of the night.” It was later adopted by King Solomon of Israel as the representation of magical wisdom. In a religious sense, it has since been carved on synagogues, churches and mosques as a protection against “un-Earthly forces.”

Pentagram of King Solomon


In the Theosophical Lodge, and among other esoteric societies, Venus is regarded as the “most powerful and occult of all worlds.”

With the arrival of the Age of Enlightenment, and the ascent of Freemasonry, the symbol of the pentagram had long been associated with the advancement of humankind through illumination, magic and wisdom. The rites enacted in the Masonic Lodge can best be described as a “peculiar system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.” The primary symbol of the Freemasons is the so-called “Five Points of Fellowship,” indicative of its ethical code of fraternity. The five points are illustrative of points on the human body, whence the initiate to the lodge is lifted up to illumination, standing before the pillars of Boaz and Jachin as the Blazing Star of Venus appears just before the Sun rises in the east. Here further knowledge and truth is imparted.

Since the Masonic Lodge is a society with secrets, to proceed in greater detail would not be appropriate or respective of the Craft. However, for further information on the pentagram and other Venus connections to the ancient world, please check out my Venus Rising: A Concise History of the Second Planet (Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, 2015, 2016), available at:

Venus Rising: A Concise History of the Second Planet

Final Countdown: Rockets to Venus

Cosmic Ray's Excellent Venus Adventure

Editor's Note: Dr. Raymond Keller, a.k.a. "Cosmic Ray," will be the featured speaker at the Synergy Springs Soul Center, 333 Crossroads Plaza, Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666, on 31 August 2019, from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Dr. Keller will discuss the connections between angels and Venusians that live among us. For additional information or directions, please call the center at (724) 953-9733


**********


Arcane Radio is LIVE on the Paranormal King Radio Network or the direct link at Mixlr - Paranormal King

Facebook event announcement: Dave Emmons - UFO Contactee / Experiencer - Arcane Radio

Join me as I welcome UFO contactee / experiencer Dave Emmons to Arcane Radio. At 14 years of age Dave witnessed his first UFO with a friend. He later found an implant in his left testicle that looked like a small oblong pill. He began to experience vivid dreams allowing him to predict events. In 1996 Dave had his 1st encounter with a small 'Grey' by his bedside. He also witnessed other UFOs at various times. Over the years, he has experienced other unexplained encounters with unknown beings.This should be an interesting show! Join us this Friday, August 9th at 9PM ET / 6PM PT on ParanormalKing.com or the direct link at Mixlr - Paranormal King - Meet us in the chat room...just click the banner or go to www.paranormal.olicentral.com. You are invited to join the Phantoms & Monsters chat & discussion portal at Phantoms & Monsters discussion & chat server - I plan to use these text & voice channels in the future.

Listen to our podcast at Arcane Radio on Podbean or on my YouTube channel. You can also listen to the podcast at Arcane Radio on Stitcher - iOS, Android and the Webplayer. Please consider becoming an Arcane Radio patron. Thanks...Lon

**********




You can use one of the donation buttons on the blog or newsletter, or go to Paypal.com and use my email lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com as the payee. Thanks again. Lon

**********

TODAY'S TOP LINKS

Ancient temple found in 'Egyptian Atlantis'

10 Most Mysterious Prehistoric Sites From Around The World

A Close Encounter of the Sea Serpent Kind

Face of an 18th Century Vampire to be Recreated in 3D

Tomorrow's Gods: What is the future of religion?

Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research Case Updates - Arcane Radio on YouTube - Subscribe Now!

Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research Case Updates - Arcane Radio on Podbean

'Phantoms & Monsters' Daily Archive at Mix.com - Over 4K posts! - Updated and adding daily - Make sure to bookmark

'Phantoms & Monsters' Fortean Archive at Flipboard - Top Pre-2016 posts - Make sure to bookmark

Chicago & Regional Winged Humanoid / Flying Entity Sightings & Encounters Interactive Map

PA Upright Canine/Dogman Witness Sightings Map

**********

Mothman Dynasty: Chicago's Winged Humanoids

Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts

Weird Winged Wonders: The Twilight World Of Cryptid Creatures

The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story

The Mothman of Point Pleasant

Lon's Suggested Reading List - Books & Films / DVDs

Subscribe to the Phantoms & Monsters / Arcane Radio YouTube channel

**********




UNEXPLAINED ENCOUNTER OR SIGHTING?











This newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Disclaimer:

The publication of any and all content e.g., articles, reports, editorials, commentary, opinions, as well as graphics and or images on this web-site does not constitute sanction or acquiescence of said content unless specified; it is solely for informational purposes.

Fair Use Notice:

This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which may not be specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democratic, scientific, social justice, and religious issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

You understand that all Content posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Phantoms and Monsters Site, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. You are responsible for all Content that you post, email or otherwise make available via the Phantoms and Monsters Site. Phantoms and Monsters does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through the Phantoms and Monsters Site. By using the Phantoms and Monsters Site, you acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content from other users that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable.

Please Note:

On this day, November 27, 2014, in accord with 15 U.S. Code Chapter 107 - Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, I declare that my rights are attached to all personal data, voice recordings, photos, art, text, titles, etc. published or reproduced at any media source. For commercial and/or recreational use of the foregoing my written consent is required at all times. By this release, I tell all unauthorized person and/or parties that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, broadcast, or to take any other action against me on the basis of its contents. The actions mentioned above apply equally to employees, students, agents and/or other staff under the direction of the offending parties. The contents of my profile include private information. The violation of my privacy is punished by the law (UCC 1 1-308 - 308 1 -103 and the Rome Statute) NOTE: Any use of witness information, which includes any attempt to contact a witness or persons involved in an event, is strictly prohibited without the written consent of Phantoms & Monsters.

© 2005-2019 Phantoms & Monsters - All Rights Reserved


Listen to Stitcher

Become an 'Arcane Radio' patron. Please help support your favorite podcast - Go to Become An 'Arcane Radio' Patron and receive a 'thank you' gift! Lon