The Knights Templar, a powerful order of crusading monks. - The Temple Church is a late 12th-century church in London located between Fleet Street and the River Thames, built for and by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters. The building was originally used for Templar initiation ceremonies, and today, visitors can see the marble effigies of the medieval knights buried on the grounds.
Kinghts templar-secret initiation ceremony-officially endorsed by the Catholic church-became incredibly powerful-tortured into false confessions and burned at the stake-active from 1119-1312-(net.archbold.k12.oh.us 2013)
Famous Masons "Loyalty remains a #1 factor in any occult. We can't grow or solve real problems if we keep secrets, instead, seek within, don't worry about anything else. Trust us, you'll find the light... Everything is upside down or reversed for a reason. And even that reason is given a divine reason (think degree). Masonry was hijacked a long, long time ago, and brothers still speak of the past like its the present. Even the highest degree of the highest order known to you will be misled…
Steven Smith, "Whatever Happened to the Enlightenment?," Yale Books Unbound (25 August 2016). Brief essay adapted from Smith's book 'Modernity and its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow'. Image: Initiation of Freemason Apprentice