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SURVIVAL OF CULTURAL TEMPLARISM FOR DOCTRINAL SUCCESSION
tarting in 1312 AD, as the Vatican gave much of the Templar assets to the Knights of Malta (Hospitalliers), many Templars joined the Knights of Malta (founded in 1099 AD). Other Templars joined the Order of the Holy Sepulchre under the Vatican (founded 1099 AD), and the Franciscan Order of the Vatican (founded 1221 AD). It is believed that other Templars joined King Robert the Bruce of Scotland (1314 AD) helping to win independence from Britain, becoming the Scottish Knights Templar.
King James II of Spain convinced the Vatican to allow the dynastic Order of Montesa to take over substantial Templar assets, and the Order of Montesa was given Vatican patronage by the Pope (1317 AD), establishing the Order of Montesa based upon the Templars, many of whom joined that Order. In Portugal, the Knights Templar were cleared of all charges and merely changed the name to the Knights of Christ (1319 AD), keeping their assets. The last Grand Master of the Order of Montesa (before it merged with the Spanish Crown dynastic orders) was the brother of Francisco de Borja who founded the Jesuit Order of the Vatican (1534 AD), and many Templars joined the Jesuits.
Other Templar descendants joined a select few “revival” Orders which began in 1804 AD with subsequent offshoot Orders. These self-styled Orders mostly derived from a movement initiated by Napoleon Bonaparte I, relying on nobility patronage from his grandson Napoleon III, with no connection to the actual Templar Order. Napoleon I was inspired by his archaeological expeditions in Egypt and related review of certain documents from the Vatican Secret Archives (which he stole by brute military force), which included the earlier discovered copy of the Chinon Parchment absolving the Knights Templar.
Many surviving hereditary descendants of titled Knights of the original Order continued over generations, in unbroken lines of succession. Since knighthood is only sometimes hereditary, and is mostly earned only by merit and dedication, many highly skilled scholars, historians, and various professionals studied and mastered the arts, sciences, history and traditions of the Templar Order and the Templar Priesthood, actively preserving them over the centuries.
In this way, successive generations of both hereditary and non-hereditary Templars effectively continued the Order’s traditional activities, preserved its knowledge and heritage, and pursued its historical missions. All of this was maintained as ongoing operations, generally under the umbrella of the alternative Orders, and even under some of the later “revival” Orders.
Through this strategy, hereditary and cultural Templars independently continued to dramatically influence the development of Western Europe, as evidenced by signature Templar advancements and relics in Switzerland and Edinburgh Scotland. The Knights Templar had successfully survived, and indeed thrived, as an underground network, for centuries and into the present day.
That history resulted in the survival of authentic lines of both initiatory succession and doctrinal succession from the original Templar Order. This preserved the collective heritage, driving the continuation of the movement of “cultural Templarism” worldwide. As a result, the underground network developed a leadership of university historians, archaeologists, and international lawyers advancing cultural Templarism, which survived to later reconnect the movement with the founding sources of authority from the original Grand Mastery.
SURVIVAL OF KING FULK ROYAL PATRONAGE FOR MAGISTRAL SUCCESSION
he historical Order of the Temple of Solomon was founded under the Royal Patronage of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, initially granted in 1118 AD   , officially confirmed in 1119 AD  , and again reconfirmed and formalized at the Council of Nablus in 1120 AD , as the primary source of authority of its original Grand Mastery .
King Fulk of Jerusalem (Count d’Anjou) was a prominent figure in the Order of the Temple of Solomon since its inception in 1118 AD. He supported its first and second Grand Masters for 25 years, served as a co-founding Knight Templar on its Grand Mastery for 23 years, and carried the founding Royal Patronage of the Order for the last 12 years of that period.  
It is that original founding authority of the Grand Mastery which would be passed on to dynastic successors of the Royal line of King Fulk into the modern era. Vatican experts note that “the Kingdom of Jerusalem [was] a feudal kingdom transmissible through women”, such that succession of the Royal line of King Fulk legitimately passes through female lines . This helped to ensure that the Fulk line would survive into the modern era, to become available to support the future restoration of Magistral Succession of the Templar Order.
While the Knights Templar held Royal Patronage as a chivalric Order from 1118 AD, the Vatican did not give its additional Ecclesiastical Patronage until 11 years later with the Temple Rule of 1129 AD . When the Vatican suspended its chivalric patronage of the Templars in 1312 AD, the Order automatically legally reverted to its prior patronage from the Kings of Jerusalem, which was never rescinded nor terminated.
However, separate from the issue of patronage, the Vatican Papal Bull Omne Datum Optimum (1139 AD) also granted the Order the superseding status of permanent and irrevocable Sovereign Protection , as a sovereign Principality of statehood in its own right . Therefore, the historical Royal Patronage of the King Fulk line is secondary and not necessary for legitimacy of the Templar Order, although survival of that Royal line does support a connection to the original Grand Mastery enhancing Magistral Succession.
SURVIVAL OF TEMPLAR PRIESTHOOD FOR MAGISTRAL SUCCESSION
he Order of the Temple of Solomon was founded, and rose to power, primarily based on the ancient Templar Priesthood which was sought by the Cistercians, which the first Knights recovered from the historical Temple of Solomon     . The Templar Priesthood carries the most ancient origins of Liberal Rite Old Catholicism, as part of the 12th century Independent Church Movement.
In 1139 AD, Pope Innocent II issued the Papal Bull Omne Datum Optimum (“Every Good Gift”), recognizing the inherent ecclesiastical authority of the Templar Priesthood as the basis for permanent independent sovereignty , as a Principality of statehood . This made the Templar Priesthood the primary source of founding authority for the original Grand Mastery of the Templar Order. It also set a precedent for ecclesiastical autonomy, which led to the beginning of the Independent Church Movement only 6 years later.
THE TREASURE OF THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON – HERITAGE OF HUMANITY
ver the centuries, the Knights Templar have been the subject of much speculation, and many intriguing theories or stories, about some coveted “treasure” of legendary fame, yet of unknown substance. By association with Arthurian legends (written by the Templars to promote chivalry and ancient spirituality), some expect it to be some version of a mythical Holy Grail. From the Templar’s historical wealth, most expect it to be gold, valuables and similar riches. Based on the famous Templar affinity for esoteric knowledge and passion for early Christianity, closer to the truth, many expect it to be a wealth of ancient Egyptian artifacts and other major religious relics.
It is generally considered by historians that the most important “Treasure of the Templars” (apart from their later accumulated wealth, subsequently lost), was “whatever the Templars did find during their excavations of the Temple of Jerusalem”, which is believed by most scholars to be “documents relating to the true nature of Christianity and Biblical matters”. 
Archaeology related to the Dead Sea Scrolls has proven that the Temple of Solomon contained a Library of sacred scrolls , at the time when it was excavated by the Knights Templar in the 12th century, placed there by the Essenes from Egypt  since the 1st century, who had direct access to the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem .
According to a 12th century Italian Abbot and friend of Richard the Lionheart, “the Templars were the direct recipients of the wisdom of the Essenes, the first-century order of ascetic monks … The Essenes’ traditions, which had magical or supernatural powers, had been passed on to the keepers of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, who in turn had passed them on to the safekeeping of the Templars.”
The Vatican Abbot emphasized that “the true wealth of the Templars lay in centuries-old knowledge … not in anything as transitory as real estate deeds or gold.” 
Historians of Templarism agree that “the Grand Masters of the [Templar] Order had learned the secrets and acquired the treasure of [the] Essenes which were handed down from one to the other.”  It is precisely that sacred knowledge, from the Library of the Temple of Solomon, which was the true “Templar Treasure” of the original Order of the Temple of Solomon. Read further here:
FOUNDATIONS IN THE HISTORICAL TEMPLE OF SOLOMON
he legendary “Knights Templar” was first established in 1118 AD by nine French knights, who founded the chivalric and religious Order of the Temple of Solomon. This Templar Order, famously comprised of its unique brand of spiritual “warrior monks”, was named after the Temple of Solomon, from which the Order recovered and restored its own Templar Priesthood, being the most ancient Priesthood from the Biblical King Solomon.
The prominent British Barrister and authoritative historian, Charles G. Addison, documented that the Templar Order was founded when “nine noble knights formed a holy brotherhood in arms, and entered into a solemn pact”, inspired by “the religious and military fervour of the day, and animated by the sacredness of the cause to which they had devoted their swords”.
It is established in the historical record that “Baldwin II, King of Jerusalem, gave the Knights Templars quarters in his palace, built on the site of Solomon’s Temple.”  Addison explained that the King of Jerusalem “granted them a place of habitation within the sacred inclosure of the Temple on Mount Moriah”, which at the time was promoted and described “by the monks and priests of Jerusalem… as the Temple of Solomon, whence the [knights] came thenceforth to be known by the name of ‘the Knighthood of the Temple of Solomon’.” 
The initial motivation of the first Templars to obtain access to the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem traces further back to the Saxon Cistercian Abbot of Citeaux, Stephen Harding, known to be a friend and mentor of Bernard de Clairvaux. As explained by the French historical researcher Michael Lamy, the Abbot pursued a “sudden interest” in translating Old Testament texts from Hebrew, because “they revealed that a hidden treasure lay buried beneath the Temple Mount. This is why the lay patron of the Cistercians, Count Hugh of Champagne, went to Jerusalem and instigated his vassal” Hughes de Payens “to establish” the Order of the Temple of Solomon on the Temple Mount. 
The site of “The Temple” of Solomon (also the site of its later replica reconstruction by King Herod one level above it) is generally accepted to have stood on the full territory of the Temple Mount, which runs underneath and around both the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, which are adjacent to each other.
The fact that King Baldwin II’s palace on Temple Mount (also called Mount Moriah) was built upon the same site as the ancient Temple of Solomon, and that the site did indeed contain the actual Biblical “Temple of Solomon”, was confirmed by the 5th century Byzantine historian Procopius of Caesarea, and also by the 19th century British lawyer and historian Charles Addison, both stating that “Solomon began to build the house of the Lord at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah”. 
The famous 1st century historian Flavius Josephus confirmed that King Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem was built on top of the same site as the original King Solomon’s Temple. Josephus documented it as having many detailed characteristics that very closely follow the Biblical description of King Solomon’s Temple, and specifically featuring representations of the heavenly sphere of the constellations related to the ancient Egyptian Priesthood. 
Flavius Josephus (ca. 37-100 AD), as the Governor of Galilee, was in dispute with the governor of Tiberias, where King Herod’s Temple was located. Josephus burned and destroyed Herod’s replica Temple because it contained “figures of living creatures within it”, a reference to the Egyptian pantheon of “deities” (who were actually Angels and Saints), Egyptian hieroglyphs, and other Egyptian inscriptions featuring animal figures. 
This historical witness description of Herod’s Temple mirrors the Biblical account of Ezekiel, in the Old Testament (Genesis 31:9). It was recorded that when Ezekiel looked into the Holy of Holies within Solomon’s Temple, he was shocked to see “paintings… and other mythological scenes, motifs which seemed to point to syncretistic practices of Egyptian provenance.” 
The historical record thus documents that the archaeological excavation of the Temple of Jerusalem, by the founding Templar Knights, included the first direct access to remnants of Herod’s Temple, and also underneath it remnants and underground levels of Solomon’s Temple. Contemporary accounts indicate that this archaeological exploration revealed extensive evidence that the Temple of Solomon, the ancient Templar Priesthood of the Biblical Solomon, and the origins of Christianity itself, were all essentially and fundamentally Pharaonic Egyptian.
This establishes that archaeology and Egyptology are literally the foundation and cornerstone of both Christianity and Templarism.
According to the Sufi Master and historian, Sayed Idries el-Hashimi (1924-1996 AD), known as “Idries Shah”, the Al-Banna Gnostic Sufis helped the first Templars with their archaeological findings from the Temple of Solomon. When the Sufis heard news of the Knights Templar excavating under Temple Mount, they immediately travelled from Egypt to Jerusalem to join the Knights. They knew that the Temple of Solomon was Pharaonic Egyptian, and that its esoteric secrets from the ancient Magi Priesthood would require initiated mastery to understand. They also knew its importance to Christianity, saying “You may have the Cross, but we have the meaning of the Cross.” The Egyptian Sufis extensively trained the first Knights Templar during their formative nine years of excavating the Temple of Solomon. 
THE POWER OF ANCIENT SECRETS: THE IMPORTANCE OF ARCHAEOLOGY
he original founding Knights and first two Grand Masters formed the Templar Order primarily as a result of their initial archaeological findings inside the historical Temple of Solomon, from which they derived the name “Templar” (“of the Temple”). In effect, the Knights Templar were directly inspired, created, and rose to power on the basis of their archaeological excavation and discoveries within the Temple of Solomon.
Many modern researchers of medieval history have concluded that the first Templars essentially stayed underground deep within the Temple of Solomon, mostly not resurfacing except to send for supplies, for several years. “The Templars’ apparent lack of activity in their formative years, seems to have been due to some form of covert project beneath the Temple of Solomon or nearby, an operation that could not be revealed to any but a few high-ranking Nobles.” 
Templar historians have come to the same conclusion, that the Knights Templar conducted archaeological excavation of the Temple of Solomon for a full nine years.  
The resulting time frame established is highly significant. The Vatican gave patronage to the Templars with a grant of essentially “unlimited power” in 1129 AD, on the 11th year of the Order being established under King Baldwin II. Since the Templars resurfaced from excavations nine years after they were formed, this means that the Vatican gave them such power only two years later, a mere one year after they finished sufficient processing of their archaeological discoveries.
The context provided by these facts is deeply revealing of the importance of the archaeological discoveries made. Of that one year interval, it would take approximately three months for the Knights to travel from Jerusalem to the Vatican in Rome, at least three months for the Vatican to make official decisions, and at least six months to develop, prepare and implement the Roman Catholic version of the Knights Templar, which is precisely what happened.
This means that the Templars basically “ran” to the Vatican, directly and immediately, to present their discoveries as fast as possible. It also means that the Vatican responded overwhelmingly to that presentation, moving as quickly as any such international institution possibly could, to “immediately” grant the Templars unprecedented powers.
These historical facts evidence that whatever the Templar Knights found underground within the Temple of Solomon, it was so fascinating, important, inspiring, and voluminous in quantity of texts and artifacts, that it drove them to “obsession” (or at least devout dedication), relentlessly processing the discoveries on-site, despite difficult underground conditions, for nine whole years.
The same facts also evidence that whatever the Knights Templar found, it was so important, and had such potential to so profoundly affect the fundamental bases and authorities of the Vatican to its very core, that it caused the Vatican to “instantly” grant overwhelming power and autonomy to the Templars within less than one year, even though the Church had no previous relationship with the newly formed Order.
The belief demonstrated by the actions of the first Knights Templar, that archaeology itself is a sacred and holy mission of primary importance to the underlying founding roots of Christianity, is supported by a key fact in Vatican history:
Pope Gregory XVI founded the “Gregorian Egyptian Museum” in the Vatican in 1837 AD, featuring a large collection of ancient priestly texts, including original papyrus scrolls and reproductions of the Book of the Dead, as well as mummies and sarcophagi bearing significant religious and symbolic inscriptions. The collection focuses on ancient artifacts which trace the roots of early Coptic Christianity back to Pharaonic times.
That emphasis of the museum’s exhibits supports the reports of historians, that the Pope had founded the Vatican Egyptology museum with the intent that Catholics studying ancient Egyptian history would thereby increase their understanding of the Bible. This little known fact was confirmed by leading archaeologist Hector Avalos, a Ph.D. in Biblical studies from Harvard University and Professor at Iowa State University.  That historical fact confirms the reality that archaeology is an integral and essential part of both Christianity in general, and Templarism in particular.
FOUNDING SOVEREIGN PATRONAGE OF THE KINGS OF JERUSALEM
pon the initial formation of the Order of the Temple of Solomon in 1118 AD, King Baldwin II granted the founding Knights Templar headquarters in his palace, evidencing a relationship of Royal Patronage  .
The Crusader chronicler Archbishop William of Tyre documented that in 1119 AD, King Baldwin II and Patriarch Warmund officially gave both Royal Patronage and Ecclesiastical Patronage to the Templars as a chivalric Order: “The Lord King and his noblemen and also the Lord Patriarch [of Jerusalem] and the prelates of the Church gave them benefices from their domains… some in perpetuity.” 
The fact of Royal Patronage under King Baldwin II was further confirmed by other 12th century chroniclers: “The King came to them and gave them land and castles and towns… the King succeeded in persuading the Prior of the Sepulchre to release them from obedience… and they left”. 
Independence from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre did not exempt the Knights Templar from the traditional protocols requiring sovereign patronage for legitimacy of a chivalric Order. These facts evidence that the Order was simply transferred to the Royal patronage of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, especially as it was the King himself who secured their independence from the Church.
William of Tyre also documented that the official Royal Patronage of King Baldwin II was again reconfirmed and formalized at the Council of Nablus in 1120 AD. 
University historians generally recognize that the founding authority of the Grand Mastery of the Templar Order was the Royal Patronage of the Kings of Jerusalem: “From this time all masters were leading political and military figures in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. … Although the Templars were not directly responsible to any secular monarch… at least seven of the twenty-two masters were appointed by direct secular intervention.” 
Count Fulk d’Anjou (ca. 1090-1143 AD) was also known as “Count Fulk the Younger of Anjou” (alternatively spelled “Foulque” or “Foulques” in some medieval documents). An experienced noble warrior from the First Crusade, he was one of the first two founding nobility patrons of the first nine Templars, and one of the founding Knights of the Templar Order.
When the Templar Order was created in 1118 AD, Fulk d’Anjou was the direct sponsor of Robert de Crayon, his own Senior Vassal and also his blood relative of the Angevin dynasty, who he later established as the 2nd Grand Master of the Templar Order . Fulk officially joined the Order in 1120 AD, and began active participation as a Knight, essentially serving as the silent 10th founding knight .
Count Fulk married the daughter of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem, Melisende in 1129 AD, and they became joint rulers as King and Queen of Jerusalem in 1131 AD. Fulk remained King of Jerusalem until his death in 1143 AD, and was buried inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Thus, from 1131-1143 AD he also served as the primary and original source of sovereign authority for the Order of the Temple of Solomon (“Knights Templar”), representing the Royal Patronage supporting its first two Grand Masters.
As part of the “inner circle” of the Knights Templar from the inception of the Order, he was necessarily a member of its original Grand Mastery (from 1120-1143 AD), serving under Kings Baldwin I and Baldwin II of Jerusalem. Later as King of Jerusalem, by the rules and protocols of chivalry which were strictly followed in the 12th century, Fulk would have held the title of Grand Regent, together with the Grand Masters Hughes de Payens (from 1131-1136 AD) and Robert de Crayon (from 1136-1143 AD).
Fulk was thus a prominent figure in the Order of the Temple of Solomon, supporting its first and second Grand Masters for 25 years, serving as a co-founding Knight Templar on its Grand Mastery for 23 years, and carrying the Royal Patronage of the Order for the last 12 years of that period.
The centrality of King Fulk of Jerusalem to the Knights Templar, as the prior founding patronage and early sovereign authority for the Order, is highlighted by his historical connection to the motivations for King Philip IV of France in persecuting the Templars.
Sometime after Fulk was born, his mother Bertrade had deserted her husband and married King Philip I of France in 1092 AD. This historical background may have influenced the later King Philip IV of France to consider the Knights Templar as rivals. A traditional “jealousy” against the historical House of Anjou (of his ancestor’s wife), as a risk or potential threat of retribution, was likely handed down by oral history over generations. This would have escalated the fact of embarrassing debts of King Philip IV to the Templars to the level of a defensive vendetta against perceived enemies of his royal family. That could have led to Philip IV manipulating and blackmailing the Vatican to persecute the Templars through the inquisition in 1307. read more here: