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Another Time and an Inner Place Pt 4
by Peter Farley

In constructing a new Camelot and a new King Arthur here in the
United States, it would also not be unreasonable to suggest that
those who worshipped Clovis and his Merovingian bloodline and sought
to create a new empire for "the Once and Future King," it would also
use the name once given to the area ?Armorica?America.

Keep in mind that the first principles of Egyptian Magic were based
upon an elaborate system of correspondences depending on the formula
that the evolution of what is material follows the type and symbol
of the emanation of the spiritual; that spirit and matter are
opposite faces of the self-same mystery. Hence the need to align the
key power points in certain astrological designs representing
particular constellations and star systems. The ?New Jerusalem' is
constructed very much the same as the ?templ-ate' of the physical
Solomon's temple, as are all ?secret society' buildings. While many
think Andrew Carnegie was a philanthropist for donating libraries to
so many cities across the country, when one looks at their design
one finds they are constructed exactly along this templ-ate of a
Freemasonic temple.

Speaking of this very same region in their book, Rosslyn : Guardians
of The Secrets of the Holy Grail, Tim Wallace-Murphy & Marilyn
Hopkins describe its advanced state of culture (described in most
history books as ?pagan'), and the subsequent effect on the thinking
to come which grew out of that region?through the
Templar/Freemasonic support of the Merovingian ideas as detailed in
my Volume Four.

"Medieval feudal Europe was imperfect, unjust and elitist, yet it
was a system founded on the conception that in order to survive it
must serve all men whatever their rank, while each individual served
almighty God and the Church who was God's representative on Earth.
Tensions between the Church and the Gnostics punctuated the calm of
this apparently stable society with episodes of brutality and
violence, of which the crusade against the Cathars in the Languedoc
was the worst. However, the brief flowering of the Cathar society
showed that change was not only possible but also highly desirable.
According to C. S. Lewis, had it not been for the persecution of the
Cathars, the culture of the Languedoc would have spawned a
Renaissance nearly two centuries before that in Italy.

"The hidden streams of spirituality did, however, exert an enormous
influence on those who brought about the Italian Renaissance and the
Protestant reformation (*The Duke of Anjou is still credited with
influencing the Medicis). The relatively small group of intellectual
and spiritual giants created an intellectual climate within which
science, democracy and intellectual freedom could flourish.

"Nearly all the major intellectual figures of the period?including
many of the founding fathers of modern science down to Newton's day?
were deeply invested in?esoteric traditions, as if they believed
there might lay hidden in these buried sources, secrets of human
nature and the universe that were nowhere else be found. (Theodore
Roszack, The Unfinished Animal)

"The seminal thinkers, artists and philosophers of this period were
all members of one or another of the spiritual (?) organizations
which were the heirs of the Knights Templar (*and still are today ?
those supported by the Masonic establishment). Throughout the Middle
Ages, the hidden streams of Gnosticism had continued to secretly
irrigate the spiritual desert of the times.

From where in particular did all this seminal information stem,
information that was slowly leaked under controlled circumstances to
those who then filled the historical role of ?discovering'
or ?inventing' certain aspects with the information?

As explained in volume 4, the Bible tells us that Moses brought
down two sets of tablets from Mt. Sinai. The first set was made of
transparent sapphire (crystal) and were "inscribed by the finger of
God." These are the ones he is said to have destroyed after seeing
the Israelites worshipping the golden calf. When Moses returned
with the second set of tablets, he was unbearable to look at with
beams coming from his forehead. Later translations indicate these
beams to be beams of light although earlier translations say that
Moses had horns projecting from his head, as portrayed by
Michelangelo in his famous sculpture.

Of the tablets brought down from the mountain, it was only those on
which were written the Ten Commandments that were placed in the Ark
itself. Known as the Tablets Of Testimony, the other three tablets
were uniquely important for they bore the Tables of Testimony?the
Cosmic Equation: the divine law of number, measure and weight. The
mystical art of reading the inscriptions was achieved by the cryptic
system of the Kabbalah. These were the tablets Solomon and Hiram
Abiff used to build the Temple of Solomon, for in their wisdom lay
the secrets of temple technology and the divine order of the

To find and open the capacious store-room of Solomon's Stables was
the original secret-mission of the Knights Templars, for it was
thought to contain the Ark of the Covenant. Instead what they found
was the greatest of all treasures? these Tables of Testimony, the
Keys to the Universe.

By 1127, the Templars had retrieved, not the Ark of the Covenant as
some say, but an untold wealth of gold bullion and hidden treasure,
as well as the Tablets of Testimony. It was St. Bernard who
translated the ?sacred geometry of King Solomon's masons'?using the
school of Kabbalah located in Troyes. In 1128, Hugues de Payens
received a summons from St. Bernard to attend the Council of Troyes,
and it was in that year that international status as a sovereign
order was conferred upon the Templars.

As Wallace-Murphy suggests, the seminal thinkers, artists and
philosophers of the period were all members of one or another of the
organizations which were the heirs of the Knights Templar, all
deriving their information from that passed along by these
undercover ?mystery schools' from ancient texts held in their
possession. This is information used by these secret societies and
organizations for their own benefit, and only peripherally, as they
saw fit, that of the human race in general.

"The Italian renaissance was not merely a highly productive period
of artistic creativity but the tangible consequence of a watershed
in the evolution of consciousness that Trevor Ravenscroft believed
had been foreseen by Earl William St. Clair. This sudden flow of
changed perceptions, thought and action, in religion, science,
politics and man's basic conception of himself, turned into a flood
of intellectual endeavor which burst upon the world like a tidal
wave, sweeping aside old ideas and fertilizing the mind of the "new
scientific man' with conceptions that have affected the evolving
world from that time to the present.

"Very many of the advances in European culture derived largely from
the Gnostics who operated at horrendous risk because of the
repressive attitude of the Church. Wider literacy, the concepts of
freedom, democracy, philosophical and political advance and the very
birth of modern science all spring mainly from the Gnostic tradition
(*the Merovingian/Templar tradition).

"It is not difficult to see why this period marks a critical turning
point in the history of Western thought. Suddenly a flat, unmoving
earth, supposedly the very centre of the universe, became merely one
planet among others, all revolving around the Sun in accordance with
natural laws. Galileo's invention of the thermometer instigated
the ?pointer reading age', and the conviction that mathematical
concepts could be applied to natural events swept theology from its
central position in European thought. The new world conception of
Copernicus with its dynamic and heliocentric description of the
solar system, together with Kepplar's laws, created both a pathway
and a foundation for Newtonian physics.

"The mediaeval outlook changed radically in the sixteenth and
seventeenth centuries. The notion of an organic, living, and
spiritual universe was replaced by that of the world as a machine,
and the world-machine became the dominant metaphor of the modern
era. This development was brought about by revolutionary changes in
physics and astronomy, culminating in the achievements of
Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton. The science of the seventeenth
century was based on a new method of inquiry, advocated forcefully
by Francis Bacon, which involved the mathematical description of
nature and the analytic method of reasoning conceived by the genius
of Descartes. Acknowledging the crucial role of science in bringing
about these far-reaching changes, historians have called the
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the Age of the Scientific
Revolution. (Fritjof Capra, The Turning Point)

They could even learn to manifest the energy of Lucifer with all
this hidden knowledge: "Builded He then, within it, great chambers,
filled them from forms called forth from the Ether, filled them with
wisdom called forth by His mind . . . Formless was He within his
Temple, yet was He formed in the image of man. Dwelling among them
yet not of them, strange and far different was He from the children
of men." --The Emerald Tablets of Thoth

The Age of Discovery was about to commence and the new world would
soon make its mark on European consciousness and trade. Later the
Royal Society would be founded in England and Francis Bacon lead the
way in distracting mankind's attention away from the metaphysical
knowledge the secret societies controlled by proclaiming that the
world of the senses alone could provide us with realities?the
realities of the empirical method.

"Prior to and throughout this formative era the hidden streams
propelled by the secret societies for whom the underground stream is
a key symbol of their presence and influence) exerted their
influence upon individuals who, at first glance, seem unlikely
prospects for their attention. Luther, the prime mover of the
reformation, acknowledged that the mystics, especially the heretic
Meister Eckhart, had influenced him profoundly. Sandro Philpepi,
better known today as Botticelli, was a hermeticist and a pupil of
Veruccio, a Master who also instructed Leonardo Da Vinci. Leonardo's
historical reputation as an esotericist is well attested; he is
described by some as a Rosicrucian, and by contemporary Catholics
as "of an heretical cast of mind'. Robert Fludd of England, the
author of one of the most comprehensive compilations of ancient
hermetic philosophy ever written, was reputedly a Rosicrucian,
although this seems unlikely. He was, nonetheless, fulsome in his
praise of them, and yet was one of the principal scholars
responsible for the translation of what was later called The
Authorized Version of the Bible. The priest, alchemist and author
Johann Valentin Andrea was indeed a Rosicrucian of note and was,
almost certainly, the author of the Rosicrucian manifestos which
gained wide circulation in Europe in the mid-seventeenth century.
"The reaction of the Church to this explosion of creativity and
scientific curiosity was predictable; a brutal but ultimately
ineffective wave of censorship and torture was instigated in a vain
attempt to put a stop to all advances in knowledge and freedom.
(*Equating scientific knowledge with freedom?)

"One important question remains: how did the gnostics achieve
enlightenment in the medieval era of repression? For attain it they
did, and in significant numbers if contemporaneous accounts of their
influence are to be believed. The hidden heirs to the Knights
templar devised a method to pass on their sacred knowledge; a system
that eventually developed into Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism and the
Invisible College, which later transmuted itself into the Royal
Society in England: the pilgrimage of initiation."