Co-written with Alan Butler
Where did the mysterious white-mantled order of the Knights Templar come from?
Was it simply a reflection of early twelfth-century Christian thinking?
Authors Alan Butler and Stephen Dafoe believe that the true genesis of the Knights Templar belongs far back in time, long before Christianity even developed.
The Templars were an offshoot of a little understood monastic brotherhood, the Cistercians, who themselves danced to the tune of an extremely powerful group of individuals living in Burgundy and Flanders from the time of the Romans onwards.
Butler and Dafoe give a detailed account of the rise of a specific group, identified as the “Troyes Fraternity,” that did not simply respond to the caprices of history�they made it.
Behind the Knights Templar lay a belief pattern almost as old as humanity and a heritage that was already ancient before recorded history began.
The story is both fascinating and compelling. It will leave the reader in no doubt as to the true intentions of the Knights Templar and of the shadowy, immensely influential organization that brought them into being.