Jesus did not try to establish a new belief system. However, he had an experience in the desert that changed his entire understanding of reality. He had the experience of one mind. This means that he realized that the world as a whole was in his mind. How do we know that? Because today we know better the state of mind that was the cause of his teaching. But this unity of all things in one’s own mind is only the precondition for direct communication with God. And here Jesus got much further than his predecessors and successors. Normal people do not bear the direct light of God. Jesus could not only perceive it, but also embody it and express it. So he became a living message of God to the world.
Hughes de Payens, 1st Grand Master of the Templar Order under King Fulk
The 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 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 what the Templar Knights found underground within the Temple of Solomon was so fascinating, 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 what the Knights Templar found 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 Vatican Egyptian Musuem
Pope Gregory XVI founded the “Gregorian Egyptian Museum” in the Vatican in 1839 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 a statement of Vatican Museums Management, that Egyptology has a “fundamental role” in Biblical studies . That historical fact confirms the reality that archaeology is an integral and essential part of both Christianity in general, and Templarism in particular.
There is a saying the Knights Templar had a Western star in their mythology called “Merica”, which led them to America long before Colombo. What is this star in your mind? This is a strange question. But the universe is not what we think it is. Also, the Templars were involved in founding the state of Portugal.
We can forever look for answers outside. But we will never find ourselves there. We have to turn around and crystallize in our head a center of pure awareness. This will extend by itself. But first, we have to get used to it.