The Templar Code For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 14, 2011 - Social Science - 384 pages
A captivating look into the society of the Knights Templar

Brought to you by the author of Freemasons For Dummies, The Templar Code is more than an intriguing cipher or a mysterious symbol – it is the Code by which the Knights Templar lived and died, the Code that bound them together in secrecy, and the Code that inspired them to nearly superhuman feats of courage and endurance. The Templar Code for Dummies reveals the meaning behind the cryptic codes and secret rituals of the medieval brotherhood of warrior monks known as the Knights Templar. This intriguing guide will cover such topics as who the Knights Templar were, how they rose so high and fell so far, and most importantly why there is so much interest in them today. The Templar Code For Dummies will explore myths and theories of Christian history that appear in the Da Vinci Code such as the quest for the Holy Grail, the Catholic Church's relationship with women that are hotly debated now with special emphasis on the Templar connection. It also explores the surprising part the Templars have played in some of the most important historic events of these past seven centuries, including the French Revolution, the birth of groups such as the Freemasons, and even the American Civil War.

 

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Great book: Ditch the "Code" name

User Review  - TemplarOne - Borders

Don't let the 'Code' business fool you, or the Dummies name, for that matter. This is a smart, fast-paced, well-rounded introduction to the history, myths and legends of the Knights Templar ... Read full review

Very informative

User Review  - Anonymous - Borders

The book provides a whole bunch of interesting facts regarding the warrior monks and the history that surrounds them> however, many parts of the book are repetitive. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
After the Fall of the Templars 153
6
Squaring Off The Church versus
7
The Knights Templar and the Crusades
11
A Crash Course in Crusading
31
The Rise of the Knights Templar
59
A Different Kind of Knighthood
85
The Poor Knights Crash and Burn The Fall of the Templars
105
ModernDay Templars
203
Templars and the Grail
221
The 21st Century Dawns with a New Grail Myth
233
Squaring Off The Church versus
245
The Suppression of the Feminine Divine
261
Getting Our Acts Together Constantine
291
Ten Candidates for the Site of the Holy Grail
311
Ten Absolutely MustSee Templar Sites
321

Dark Clouds Converge over France
125
Cold Case Files The Evidence against the Templars
133
After the Fall of the Templars
153
Templars Survive in Legend and in Fact
155
Born in Blood Freemasonry and the Templars
183
of the Templars Aragon Spain
330
Ten Places That May Be Hiding the Templar Treasure
333
Index
341
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About the author (2011)

Christopher Hodapp is a Freemason who has traveled extensively reporting on the Masonic practices in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and elsewhere.

Alice Von Kannon is a historian and writer, who has worked for many years in the advertising and commercial production business.

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