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SACRED STONE [of the Knights Templar] STILL MAKES TREES AND FLOWERS BLOOM
icrenfrewshire.icnetwork.co.uk ^ | Apr 6 2004 | Derek Parker

Posted on 04/09/2004 12:08:01 PM PDT by Destro

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SACRED STONE STILL MAKES TREES AND FLOWERS BLOOM

Apr 6 2004

ONE of the strangest archaeological artefacts I ever saw is housed at a secret address in Kilbarchan.

It's the stone head of a black-skinned, pre-Christian goddess which surfaced near the majestic West Church in the picturesque Renfrewshire village.

Although the beautiful red sandstone kirk is just over a century old, it occupies the site of the pre-Reformation St Catherine's Chapel.

Equally enigmatic - and carved on an ancient stone wall surrounding the snowdrop- silvered tombstones in the graveyard - is the sword of a Knight Templar thought to be a member of the Craufurd family, of nearby Auchenames Castle, who served in the 12th and 13th century Crusades to regain the Holy City of Jerusalem for Christendom.

The sculpted sword - which signifies a Templar burial sepulchre - and the wizened stone head are inextricably linked.

After 200 years of valiant Christian service, the Templars were brutally suppressed between 1307 and 1314 by an unholy alliance of the Church and French king Philippe IV.

Their political and ecclesiastical masters believed the Knights were too powerful and wealthy. So they accused the brave brotherhood of heretical religious observances, including the worship of enchanted human heads.

At an Inquisition in 1308, the Knights Templar were accused of 'having idols, namely heads, that they adored these idols, said they could save them, and that the heads could create riches, make trees, flower and land germinate'.

It was believed the sculpted heads were inspired by the dark-skinned Egyptian Goddess, Isis, consort of Osiris, the dying-and- resurrecting vegetational god, and mother of Horus, who was the reborn Osiris and identifiable with the Egyptian Pharaohs.

It was alleged the Templars were introduced to the Isis Earth Mother cult, with its promise of resurrection after death in battle, during the Crusades.

Perhaps the mysterious stone head was brought to Renfrewshire from the Holy Land by a Knight Templar - possibly a Craufurd of Auchenames - commemorated by the sculpted sword at the village's medieval graveyard.

Today, the fields and woods around the elegant church in Kilbarchan are fragrantly- floriated by springtime daffodil, crocus, cherry, celandine and coltsfoot blossoms.

It seems the sacred stone head still makes trees flower in the luxuriant land where an entombed Knight Templar awaits the trumpet call of resurrection in the Earth Mother's bosom.

- Derek Parker


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: churchhistory; knightstemplar; templars

1 posted on 04/09/2004 12:08:02 PM PDT by Destro
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To: Destro
Okay.
2 posted on 04/09/2004 12:16:15 PM PDT by JOAT
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To: Destro
Somebody has been reading The Da Vinci Code.
3 posted on 04/09/2004 12:18:06 PM PDT by Alouette (In every generation they rise up to destroy us, but the Holy One saves us from their hands)
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4 posted on 04/09/2004 12:18:18 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (If Woody had gone straight to the police, this would never have happened!)
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To: Destro
It was alleged the Templars were introduced to the Isis Earth Mother cult, with its promise of resurrection after death in battle, during the Crusades.

I can understand that. The pagan earth worshipers don't go to heaven, but their bodies will rot and turn to mulch to feed the weeds.
There must have been a lot of dead earth worshiper's tossed there to still be feeding the plant roots. America has more if they want them. Heck, California could ship boat loads of dead dirt worshipers over there. They're bodies aren't good for anything else. It's not like God will want them or anything. Might better just recycle them and save the cost of fertilizer.

5 posted on 04/09/2004 12:19:05 PM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Destro
According to Marshall Willanholly, the slestacks used this stone to control the weather.
6 posted on 04/09/2004 12:20:01 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Destro
Boy, do y'all do know how to hold a grudge. Jacques de Molay was roasted slowly over a 14th century barbecue rotisserie, but he called out in his agony (according to legend) that Phillip IV and Pope Clement would follow him in death within a year. De Molay.

Many latter day writers have claimed that De Molay in his dying breath summoned both the King of France and Pope Clement to meet him in a tribunal before God within the year. True to the claim both men did indeed die within that time.

And not just that, all three of Louis's sons died without issue within ten years afterwards. Spooky!:)

7 posted on 04/09/2004 12:29:53 PM PDT by xJones
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To: dead
According to Marshall Willanholly, the slestacks used this stone to control the weather.

How progressively regressive.
Today, sane people just use thermostats.

8 posted on 04/09/2004 12:30:43 PM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Destro
The Templars knew too much of the sacred mysteries of alchemy and knowledge of the the lost Teachings of Jesus, which knowledge could empower men to defeat their overlords, and which knowledge the orthodox church suppressed. Thus the trumped up charges and persecution. Thus the battle goes on today, and only a few of us have the keys to the mysteries. They are available to all for the asking, but alas most view them as superstition.
9 posted on 04/09/2004 12:31:39 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar
The Templars probably re-introduced gnostic thought via Islamic scholars. Rex-Mundi, etc. Islam was of course a gnostic influencd heresy.
10 posted on 04/09/2004 12:38:55 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Rennes Templar
The Templars knew too much of the sacred mysteries of alchemy and knowledge of the the lost Teachings of Jesus, which knowledge could empower men to defeat their overlords, and which knowledge the orthodox church suppressed.

I've read lots of books on Quantum Physics, and the physicist today believe the alchemists were using the holographic theory in an attempt to move between dimension. They were using alternative realities. They acted like kooks trying to make gold because they'd be accused of witchcraft if they were to be honest about what they were doing.
Taoism was around back then, and the concepts of Taoism are very similar to the psychics of today.
Quantum physics and most of the worlds religions have a lot in common (It could be the book that has been sealed until the end has been opened).
Quantum psysicists agree something had to start it all. A "word" (In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God), a thought, a conciseness.

11 posted on 04/09/2004 12:45:49 PM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Destro
Today, the fields and woods around the elegant church in Kilbarchan are fragrantly- floriated by springtime daffodil, crocus, cherry, celandine and coltsfoot blossoms

Doesn't anything to with gardeners does it?

What are the instructions for keeping a good lawn in the UK?
Mow East to West for 100 years; Mow North to South for 100 years; Repeat.
12 posted on 04/09/2004 12:48:02 PM PDT by Little Ray (John Ffing Kerry: Just a gigolo!)
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To: Rennes Templar
The Templars knew too much of the sacred mysteries of alchemy and knowledge of the the lost Teachings of Jesus, which knowledge could empower men to defeat their overlords

I guess that knowledge wasn't too powerful. It couldn't overcome a medieval king of France.

13 posted on 04/09/2004 12:48:35 PM PDT by AmusedBystander
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To: Rennes Templar
"The Templars knew too much of the sacred mysteries of alchemy...only a few of us have the keys to the mysteries."

I've always wanted to know how to turn lead into gold...could you email me those instructions?

Only if it doesn't have anything to do with Nigerian Generals, though.

Ed
14 posted on 04/09/2004 12:48:50 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: Sir_Ed
I've always wanted to know how to turn lead into gold...could you email me those instructions?

Only if it doesn't have anything to do with Nigerian Generals, though.

Well, forget the conversation.....:)

15 posted on 04/09/2004 1:03:30 PM PDT by xJones
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To: Sir_Ed
"The Templars knew too much of the sacred mysteries of alchemy...only a few of us have the keys to the mysteries."

That's what the Freemasons say, anyway. They mix astronomy, rituals, symbols, etc.
I think they missed a few chapters. The last book of Revelations says they'll be left outside of the Holy city because of their wickedness. Opps!

16 posted on 04/09/2004 1:06:00 PM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Destro; Art Bell
Ping!
17 posted on 04/09/2004 1:09:06 PM PDT by lonevoice (Some things have to be believed to be seen)
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To: concerned about politics
The last book of Revelations says they'll be left outside of the Holy city because of their wickedness. Opps!

Chapter and verse, thank you, and first, what is the last book of Revelations?

Warning, this is a trick question.

18 posted on 04/09/2004 1:09:22 PM PDT by xJones
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To: xJones
Warning, this is a trick question.

It's only tricky for those that think they know.

19 posted on 04/09/2004 1:19:44 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: xJones
Warning, this is a trick question

Oh boy! Ahhhh!
First, a few minor corrections --

Revelation(s)

The last book page of Revelations

Ok. How's that?

20 posted on 04/09/2004 1:19:49 PM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Sir_Ed
For alchemy, I think you need to wave around a high-tech space-time-ripping stick like Jesus had, passed down from an ultra-advanced anti-gravity-capable pre-Egyptian society (bummer how their continent sunk before they could build a boat).

Check eBay?
21 posted on 04/09/2004 1:22:15 PM PDT by non-anonymous
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To: concerned about politics
Not very good. In the Book of Revelation, what caught your notice on the last page of the Book that made you go "oops" about the Freemasons?

The last book of Revelations says they'll be left outside of the Holy city because of their wickedness. Opps!

22 posted on 04/09/2004 1:33:22 PM PDT by xJones
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To: xJones
Not very good. In the Book of Revelation, what caught your notice on the last page of the Book that made you go "oops" about the Freemasons?

The list of those who will not be allowed to enter the Holy city. Plus, Jesus said wood or stone will not help us in any way. Witchcraft is frowned upon.
Christ taught FAITH or BELIEF is the only tool necessary to get where you want to go. For many, many things, it would take a total, unwavering faith or belief to reach many of those goals.

If you say unto this mountain, "Fall into the sea" and truly believe in your heart it will fall into the sea, it will fall into the sea.

Now, if you wish to discuss religion, psychics, or Freemason, you might want to consider FReep mailing. It'll save the thread for the article discussion.

23 posted on 04/09/2004 2:02:43 PM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Rennes Templar
I will trade you a very serviceable garden shovel in only slightly used condition.
24 posted on 04/09/2004 2:06:40 PM PDT by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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To: Destro
The Templars seem to have been victims of jealousy and a bad rap.

It's quite possible that somebody brought back a piece of classical sculpture when they returned from the crusades. It doesn't mean that they worshipped goddesses. Soldiers traditionally bring back souvenirs.

We have a little ivory Chinese good-luck god on a mantlepiece. It doesn't mean that we worship Chinese gods, just that a friend gave it to us many years ago and we like its looks.
25 posted on 04/09/2004 2:08:20 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: concerned about politics
That's what the Freemasons say, anyway. They mix astronomy, rituals, symbols, etc.

Sounds like you're still smoking that strange stuff.

26 posted on 04/09/2004 2:11:51 PM PDT by curmudgeonII (Time wound all heels.)
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To: AmusedBystander
It couldn't overcome a medieval king of France....

The specific King in question committed the murders on contract to the Pope, the head man of the Roman Catholic Church. The RCC has the blood stained hands for the Templar murders.
27 posted on 04/09/2004 2:18:24 PM PDT by bert (Save People.... Kill Terrorists)
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To: bert
In those days if one was called a heretic, he better find his sword real quick.
28 posted on 04/09/2004 2:26:05 PM PDT by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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To: Destro
There's nothing wrong with a little head....
29 posted on 04/09/2004 3:34:22 PM PDT by genefromjersey (So little time - so many FLAMES to light !!)
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To: Sir_Ed
I've always wanted to know how to turn lead into gold...could you email me those instructions?

Send me your gold and I will return you an equal weight
of lead. Simple really.(Do you want the brass too?)
30 posted on 04/09/2004 3:37:38 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Destro
Neo-pagans spin a ton of these myths, that the holy grail refers to a severed head, that ancient celts had essentially the same religion as the whole near east, that all of the above were feminist friendly and gaia-esque, though also typically sado-porn, blah blah blah. All of it completely made up, free association as pretend archeology or history. "Maybe" a templar brought this from someplace over there. And maybe it sprang fully grown from the head of Zeus.

But then, there is no reason whatever to suppose so. A guy had a sword carved on his tomb because he had been a crusader, that is all. A relic anything (celtic bog people relic, who knows) - at a "secret address" of course - might be within 10 miles of said tomb. Oh, of course, the only possible explanation is the wonderful earth mother goddess, whose enlightened worshippers were persecuted by evil patriarchal catholics! See, that follows.

The ball of gnostic free associations always involved can be dated to the pagan Roman empire period. That is when the various bits of the stew got mixed. If anyone wants real history of such beliefs and their interconnections - which came quite late - they can read e.g. Dollinger's surveys of pre-Christian beliefs, or a bit later on to get the full flavor of gnostic nuttiness from a contemporary, Hippolytus. Clement of Alexandria on the pagans, and portions of Augustine, are lesser sources.

They can't even invent a new heresy...

31 posted on 04/09/2004 4:25:11 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: dead
"According to Marshall Willanholly, the slestacks used this stone to control the weather."

That is the funniest hing I have read in awhile. I loved Holly. My wife was freaked out by the slestacks. Thanks
32 posted on 04/09/2004 4:31:41 PM PDT by erinjohn (IN FERRO, VERITAS.)
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To: AmusedBystander
The knowledge was powerful. They never thought they would have to use it against those they had served, ie the church. They could not conceive that the church would be an enemy, ie be infiltrated by overlords (fallen angels) of the same variety that hey were fighting on other fronts. Thus many didn't fight back, either out of total dismay, or due to the goodness within them.
33 posted on 04/09/2004 9:42:51 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: bert
As I understood it, it was the other way around. The French King was heavily in debt and wanted to rip off the Templars, so he strong-armed the Vatican into cooking up a bunch of bogus charges against them so he could move in on them and confiscate their wealth.
34 posted on 04/09/2004 9:51:27 PM PDT by Green Knight (Looking forward to seeing Jeb stepping over Hillary's rotting political corpse in 2008.)
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To: Sir_Ed
Well to start with, alchemy is misunderstood. The true alchemist works on changing the human records of his heart into the pure gold of Universal Christ consciousness.Ie, personal inner alchemy must occur before outer feats. This usually takes several lifetimes once conscious effort is made. Then when that mastery is obtained, the feats of alchemy can be wrought through manipulation of the four planes of matter. Of course the most well-known example of alchemy was Jesus turning the water into wine. No one has had that level of mastery since, except St. Germain, but alas most think him to be the devil.
Scientists during the Atlantis used genetics and nuclear physics to to manipulate matter, but this was done without control of the elements, and unfortunately, resulted in the destructionof that civilization.
I myself have been working on personal alchemy for 25 years. I hope in maybe 10 more to have some skill in the exoteric science. I'll keep you posted.
35 posted on 04/09/2004 9:54:48 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Green Knight
Well you are correct, the king coveted the Templar wealth...... but the Pope urged him to destroy the Templars rather than just steal their wealth.
36 posted on 04/10/2004 6:54:27 AM PDT by bert (Save People.... Kill Terrorists)
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To: Rennes Templar
"The true alchemist works on changing the human records of his heart into the pure gold of Universal Christ consciousness...[t]his usually takes several lifetimes once conscious effort is made."

Yeah, I know what ya' mean.

I've been working on making a good grilled cheese sandwich for many lifetimes myself!

It's been hard because for the first few lifetimes grills weren't invented yet, and I had to cook the grilled cheese sandwiches on rocks that were sitting in a bed of coals, while fighting off any savage Cro-Magnans.

But then the Middle Ages came along and we discovered that our armor could be used to grill a FANTASTIC cheese sandwich, (after fighting off the forces of Saladin, of course!)

Then, I went through several more lifetimes perfecting my Grilled Cheese Sandwich! I had to wait for The New World to be discovered, first, then I began using all their delicious spices!

And then I went through a cycle of many lifetimes where I was born into war...against Attila, against Hannibal, then the War Between The States, then finally was born into a lifetime during the Roaring '20's, and MAN did I perfect my Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich!!

But then, drat the luck, I died on a yacht off of Catalina! I didn't get back to another lifetime until the '40's, but I was born in Tibet, where all we had were YAK milk cheese!

And I want to tell you, that stuff is HORRID!

Plus, it was always rancid, and there were so many ashes of cremated people flying around that you weren't sure that some didn't fly into your Yak Milk Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

Then the commies invaded, and that preceded my entry into THIS lifetime, but I discovered Espresso, so now...my 300-lifetime+ search for The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich just sorta' petered out, and now I'm looking for the alchemy of the Perfect Espresso.

I wonder if they'll have espresso machines in my next lifetime? I've heard rumors from other people that Morlocks don't really make the best coffeee beans.

Ed
37 posted on 04/10/2004 1:04:26 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: Sir_Ed
Don't throw away those eons of reincarnating for that perfect cheese. Become a Packer fan. They're in need of some alchemy.
38 posted on 04/10/2004 9:57:09 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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