TEMPLAR SPIRIT Margaret Jonas
What spiritual or esoteric practices took place within the mysterious Knights Templar? Which historical figures might have lent their wisdom and guidance to the founding of the Order? In The Templar Spirit Margaret Jonas considers some of the many theories surrounding their secrets and examines the esoteric practices and beliefs of the Order, including influences from other religious traditions. Having taken vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, the members of the Templar Order were required to live the life of other monastic orders. However, their remarkable rise to a successful elite community, followed by a spectacular fall, suggests that they were involved in something more significant than straightforward medieval religious practices. Could it have been connected to a science of initiation - the knowledge, experience and understanding of spiritual dimensions that can enlighten the pupil - then and now - on an esoteric path?
104pp, 138mm x 216mm, Paperback, 2011