Jon Presco | 13 Feb 18:29 2007

Sinclairs Rediscover America

Wow! "Truth is stranger then fiction."

This morning I accidentally hit the "oldest" message button, and up
popped this Jack (Sinclair) in the Box, the second post to this group
by Andrew Ormston about the ETHRN co-founded by "Tim Wallace-Murphy
of Rosslyn".

"Marilyn Hopkins is co-founder of the European Templar Heritage
Research Network, a federation of scholars and research groups that
has gained the recognition of the European Commission. She is co-
author with Tim Wallace-Murphy of Rosslyn: Guardian of the Secrets of
the Holy Grail."

It looks like the Sinclairs DID launch a boat to rediscover North
America, and guess what that boat was named?.....7 ROSES!!!

Murphy wrote a book about codes built into churches, but missed
Janskirk church and Bosh's painting of the wedding at Cana. He
wrote 'Rex Deus' but missed the
Rougemont/Mouson/Montbillard/Ferrette/deBar families who are the
Habsburgs. But he did manage to get into some photo-ops with what
appear to be dignified people, who according to Bill Arney, deliver a
major insult to intelligent people everywhere.

Best we get all this in our archive before it disapear off the
internet. I think I will launch my own voyage to liberate the British
Isles from the Sinclairs - and Jesus' ancestors! Talk about a waste
of bandwhich.

"After twenty years of research, author Tim Wallace-Murphy takes the
reader on a guided tour across Europe to medieval churches searching
out the secret messages that were meant to be discovered. Decoding
this "hidden symbolism" is on two levels. There are certain keys,
but there will always be an intuitive element to the understanding of
the coded messages."

Of course, some people are not allowed to follow their rosy intuition.

Jon Presco

"In January 2000 yachtswoman Laura Zolo sailed from Venice en route
to Orkney and eventually Nova Scotia, following the route of Nicolo
Zeno, and from Orkney of Prince Henry Sinclair.

Niven Sinclair is supporting this voyage, for example by forwarding
reports from Ms. Zolo and newspaper articles about her voyage.
I have hired a translator to render the Italian newspaper articles
Niven sent me into English.

The consensus location for this material is in Laurel's history
pages. I am also keeping proof copies here for convenience.
So you can see we have a sort of consortium handling reporting on Ms.
Zolo's expedition. —jsq "

Here is Andrew.....

"Although it sounds like a urinary infection that affects cats, ETHRN
is the
European Templar Heritage Research Network and has its web site at You may want to make a visit and let the
know what you think. They charge 35 pounds sterling for membership
and it
promises quite a bit. Members so far have seen a single welcome
letter, but
it HAS just started up. The blatant pushing/advertising of "training
Information and Communication Technology and Telenetworking Methods",
presumably offered at a price, and discounted web space is blatant but
perhaps understandable at it is part ran by Protocol Communications

ETHRN's "TRACE" project is curious. The letters may stand for
something but
it is not disclosed as yet. Any ideas? I'm sure it ISN'T but sounds
like a

Andrew Ormston KTpl

Rex Deus is a modern Grail quest with all the accoutrements of
mystery, cryptically coded documents and tales of secret societies,
persecution and genocide.

All the threads in the quest lead to Rennes-le-Château, a French
hilltop village with a turbulent history long associated with
religious and political intrigue, secrets and stories of buried
treasure. Many claims have been made about its secrets but the true
mystery is the most unlikely daim of all - the existence of a group
of famines descended from the twenty-four high priests of the Temple
in Jerusalem.

The Rex Deus story is the first full examination of this shadowy
dynasty whose members have repeatedly conspired together to alter the
course of history, and the key role it played in the succession of
the House of David to the throne of Jerusalem after the first
Crusade. It reveals the real influence of this tradition on the
development of European culture and the American constitution; and
shows how the true teachings of Jesus Christ have been kept in trust
for our benefit in the troubled times that mark the beginning of the
third millennium.

Marilyn Hopkins is co-founder of the European Templar Heritage
Research Network, a federation of scholars and research groups that
has gained the recognition of the European Commission. She is co-
author with Tim Wallace-Murphy of Rosslyn: Guardian of the Secrets of
the Holy Grail.

Graham Simmans was an archaeologist in Israel, Jordan and Egypt where
he worked at the early Christian site at Wadi Natrun with Professor
van Elderen. He has lived at Rennes-le-Château for over 12 years
investigating the Cathars, the Knights Templar and the complex
history of this fascinating area.
Tim Wallace-Murphy studied medicine at University College, Dublin
before going on to qualify as a psychologist. A lecturer and author
with an international reputation, Tim is the driving force behind the
creation of the European Templar Heritage Research Network. His books
include Rosslyn: Guardian of the Secrets of the Holy Grail (with
Marilyn Hopkins) and The Mark of the Beast (with Trevor Ravenscroft).
328 pages
A heretic in medieval times was anyone who dissented from the
established Church, and to be named a heretic invited torture and
execution. Such dissenters included the Knights Templar, the
Freemasons, the Cathars and scientists of the day. Their mission was
to safeguard the truth about Jesus Christ and his ministry, which
they believed was revealed in early scriptures that were rejected and
suppressed by ruthless oppressors in the name of the Church.
Cracking the Symbol Code explores how ingenious and complex secret
codes for communicating with others of like minds were concealed in
symbols hidden in art, artefacts and architecture of the medieval
world to preserve the truth for future generations. While symbolism
has always been used by man in his exploration of the world of the
spirit, and Christian symbolism was prevalent throughout medieval
religious art and architecture, it is a relatively recent discovery
that there were deeper layers of meaning disguised within the
symbolism; "heretical" ideas that were kept hidden from the prying
eyes of a repressive hierarchy.

After twenty years of research, author Tim Wallace-Murphy takes the
reader on a guided tour across Europe to medieval churches searching
out the secret messages that were meant to be discovered. Decoding
this "hidden symbolism" is on two levels. There are certain keys,
but there will always be an intuitive element to the understanding of
the coded messages.

It may come as a surprise to learn that there are two completely
conflicting views of the ministry of Jesus as recounted in the New
Testament; the orthodox church view is that He is the incarnation of
God on Earth who came to redeem mankind from sin. The heretical view
is that He was a divinely inspired teacher who came to reveal a
Gnostic spiritual path to enlightenment. The author's description of
the development of mainstream Christian symbolism is a delineation of
why and how heretical ideas were kept secret. He also discloses some
of the indicators that will alert astute seekers to the presence of
hidden symbolism before introducing the layers of meaning conveying
this truly arcane art form.
Many of the symbols Wallace-Murphy discusses were left to us by the
Knights Templar, members of a religious order founded in Jerusalem in
1118 (during the crusades) to defend the temple of Solomon and
protect pilgrims. Their beliefs, however, put them well outside the
doctrinal teachings of the Catholic Church, and included Manichaeism
and Gnosticism.
Wallace-Murphy suggests that the Templars saw themselves as guardians
of sacred secrets that had to be hidden from the lethal forces of the
Inquisition. At the same time, they needed to find ways to
communicate and transmit their secrets via secret symbols hidden in
the Christian art of medieval and renaissance Europe. The symbols he
discusses include:
• The Black Madonna, who represents Mary Magdalene, not Mary
the mother of Jesus
• Images of the Milky Way symbolize pilgrimages of initiation
• The images of the sun as a representation of the St. Clair
family -- a powerful Templar dynasty

• The Lily as a representation not of Mary's purity, but an
emblem of a secret family line of the blood of Christ carried by
Merovingian kings.

Europe's heritage of sacred art symbolism is accessible to all,
which, as sacred symbolism needs to be experienced rather than
explained, should tempt readers to see for themselves. Direct
experience of the mystical effects of sacred symbolism opens up not
only the hidden world of medieval heretics, but also the inner world
of the viewer.

Tim Wallace-Murphy studied medicine at University College, Dublin and
is a licensed psychologist, author, lecturer and historian. He has
written three bestsellers: The Mark of the Beast (with Trevor
Ravenscroft), Rex Deus, The True Mystery of Rennes-Le-Chateaux and
Rosslyn: Guardian of the Secrets of the Holy Grail. Rosslyn provided
invaluable source material to Dan Brown for The Da Vinci Code.
Below is Tim Wallace-Murphy's Introduction to Cracking the Symbol
Code: Revealing the Secret Heretical Messages within Church and
Renaissance Art.
The phenomenal sales of Dan Brown's thriller, The Da Vinci Code, and
the success of Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum are a demonstrable
sign of the public's growing fascination with the idea that heretical
thought has been secretly encoded within religious art. Despite the
fictional nature of both The Da Vinci Code and Foucault's Pendulum,
the truth about `Hidden Symbolism' is far more fascinating than any

Templar Research Consultative Draft Document.
Can you help? Please read this document.
The European Templar Heritage Research Network.
The European Templar Heritage Research Network (ETHRN) is an
independent network of scholars and research groups who have no
affiliation to any religious, political or fraternal organisation,
denomination, cult or sect. Its primary purpose is to access the
authentic historical record of the Templar era (1118-1312 AD),
promote public access to key historical documents, provide mechanisms
to support the exchange of information and experience relevant to
that period and to encourage the preservation of authentic Templar
sites of historic and cultural interest.

Mission Statement.

The network will operate to improve co-operation between scholars,
research groups, educational establishments, repositories of
documentation and heritage sites to facilitate the interchange of
verifiable historical information and research, thereby increasing
our understanding of this important aspect of late medieval history,
leading to an enhancement of the sense of common European identity
and shared cultural heritage. The network will bring the Templar
heritage to the attention of as wide an audience as possible, not
merely within Europe, but also throughout the world. Thus its
activities are not only of relevance to scholars and organisations
working directly in the field of archaeological and archival research
but also to the tourist industry and local economies throughout the
European Community.

Formal study of medieval history between the 12th and 14th centuries
needs to emphasise the cultural aspects and socio-economic influence
of the Order of Knights Templar whose cultural heritage is of great
relevance today, especially as we progress towards fuller social,
political and economic integration within the European Community.
This medieval order was trans-European and supra-national in nature,
owing allegiance to neither kings nor emperors. These innovative
knights can be regarded, in many respects, as early pre-cursors of
European union. Their considerable power and influence derived from
their many and varied activities for their cultural and socio-
economic interests included sponsorship of church art and
architecture, promoting and protecting trade routes, farming,
viniculture, building, quarrying, mining, marine transport, creating
a sophisticated network of communication which transcended political
and linguistic barriers and finally, creating a highly efficient web
of international finance.

Modern banking owes its foundation to the activities of the Knights
Templar who were the originators of 'notes of hand', the cheque and
the letter of credit. Their role as protectors of the pilgrim routes
again has a modern counterpart in the tourist industry.
Their most visible legacy rests in the wealth of buildings -
commanderies, farms, castles, churches and chapels that still
decorate the European landscape. The Templars played an important
role in transforming medieval life from an era of brutal internecine
strife to one of stability, growth and progress that enabled the
accumulation of capital which laid the foundations for the later

The order was disbanded in France and throughout Europe in 1312 with
the exception of Scotland where they survived for some time and
Portugal where, as the Knights of Christ they survived for centuries.
There is a burgeoning interest in the history and heritage of the
Templar order, and many individuals and organisations are engaged in
fruitful research into its activities within their own locality,
mainly in France, Scotland, England, Spain, Portugal and Germany, and
to some extent in other European states. However this important
research into a formative aspect of late medieval European history
and cultural heritage is, despite the hard work of so many scholars,
professional and amateur, isolated, fragmentary and inaccessible to
the general European public in any systematic form. A veritable flood
of information has accumulated which lacks any systematic structure
and has no central point of access. Communication between the various
groups and individuals is generally uncoordinated and ineffective,
which causes immense frustration for those who wish to access their

This body of important research needs collation, systemisation and
prioritisation in a meaningful, accessible and structured form. What
are the reasons for this regrettable state of affairs? Scholars do
not communicate effectively with each other for a variety of reasons:
problems of time and resources play their part in this communication
block, as do barriers of language and, perhaps more importantly, the
lack of any central register of those interested in the field. Above
all, there is no central co-ordination and evaluation for historical
accuracy of the results that have been gathered so far.
The European Templar Research Network provides an ideal opportunity
to initiate effective international scholarly co-operation right
across the European Community, for it has been founded to address
these problems, among others. The Network is in process of
establishing co-operation and liaison with UNESCO, the Council of
Europe, the World Heritage List, the European Committee of the
Regions and other appropriate EU institutions and EC Directorates

The Network is a non-profit making organisation and its objectives
1) To liaise with the individuals and organisations working across
Europe investigating the contribution of the Templars to late
Medieval European culture and to promote closer co-operation and the
dissemination of the results by the use of Information and
Communication Technologies. (ICT)
1.1) To create a multi-lingual Internet website to facilitate
scholarly communication and co-operation and increase public access
to verifiable and objective historical knowledge using both
traditional means and ICT.
2). To encourage and facilitate exhibitions, seminars and conferences
on Templar history.
3). To found an international annual conference on Templar research,
to be held in member countries on a rotating basis. 4). To establish
a newsletter in the major European languages to facilitate: i). the
interchange of ideas and information. ii). to introduce the network
web site. iii). to introduce examples and procedures used in ICT for
use in the interchange and co-ordination of research results and
5). To create an up-to-date and full bibliography, of above, and wish
to play your part in our activities and be listed on our website and
database, please complete the following questionnaire manageable
proportions, of key relevant books and articles on authentic Templar
history - by integrating existing bibliographies and research into
lesser-known documents, with a list of modern works in all languages -
to be available on the web site and eventually published in multi-
media format on CD-Rom.
6). To create and publish an international database, using ICT, of
historical archives and repositories of expertise on the Knights
Templar for the use of the members of ETHRN, scholars and the general
8). To publish an international guidebook, of manageable proportions,
of authentic sites of Templar interest.
9). To compile a register of scholars, educational establishments,
museums and organisations taking an active part in authentic and
objective historical Templar research with a view to publishing it in
multi-media form on CD-Rom.
10). To maintain a website publishing research and information
supplied by constituent member organisations and listing all their
key publications, events and exhibitions.
11). To encourage and support participants in the network in pursuing
their independent research and disseminate the results by means of
the exchange of experience and information using publication,
exhibitions, seminars, the Network web site and ICT.
12). To develop techniques, particularly using ICT, to be applied to
the contribution of the Knights Templar to our common pan-European
If you or your organisation support, in principle, the objectives
outlined and return to our international co-ordinator: by email:
Templartim <at> or by post to: Dr Tim Wallace-Murphy 11 Dukes Road
Totnes Devon TQ9 5YA England. Tel. No. +44 1803 868314 or Fax to.
ETHRN at fax no. +44 1803 868377
1). Your name and address and/or that of your organisation.
2). If you are a member of any organisation, please summarise its
principal areas of interest as well as your own personal interests.
3). List the six most important of your publications to date (please
specify if books, articles or journals and the publisher).
4). List, in your opinion, the six most important historical works on
the Knights Templar.
5). List, in your considered opinion, the six most important Templar
sites in your locality. i)
6). List, in your opinion, the six most important archives containing
Templar documentation in your locality.
7). List the key exhibitions, seminars and conferences mounted by
your organisation in the last three years.
8). List any important exhibitions, seminars and conferences on
Templar themes mounted by other relevant organisations which you, or
your organisation have knowledge of.
9). Do you, as an individual or organisation, endorse the aims and
objectives of the European Templar Heritage Research Network and are
you willing to participate in its work?
9.1) Can you suggest any practical way in which our network may be
10). Please nominate one of your members and / or other prominent
researchers as potential members of the European Advisory Committee
of the Network to help refine and improve its charter and Methods of
11). Please provide a list of names and addresses of other individual
scholars, groups or institutions that could benefit from, or
contribute to, the network.
12). Please make whatever constructive and critical comments you wish
on any, or all, aspects of this consultative document.
--- In templars <at>, "Jon Presco" <montrose44 <at> ...> wrote:
> Due to the mounting disbelief the Sinclairs discovered America
> years before Columbus, the heads of the Sinclair clan have offered
> do it again, now that the whole world is watching – and gives a
> bloody hoot!
> The new expedition will be leaving the tiny town of Terribly Good
> Spellers (for short) who claim to be the only ethnically pure Brits
> in the world. This is due to the town law that states a town maiden
> can only marry an outsider who can write out the ancient town
> without peeking. Because no town word is less then twenty five
> letters long, this town has more then its share of Old Maids.
> So be it!
> Jon
> Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch The
> longest town name in the world means "The church of St. Mary in the
> hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St.
> of the red cave".
> Thousands of visitors each year visit the small village of
> llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch made
> internationally famous through is tongue-twister of a name. Be sure
> to visit the restored Victorian railway station which contains a
> selection of woollens and craft items for sale and be photographed
> beside the longest place name in the world.
> "The Duchy of Grand Fenwick is located in the French Alps and has a
> total area of fifteen and three quarters square miles. The army of
> Grand Fenwick consists of twenty uninspired volunteers. Their
> is the longbow and their uniforms are chain mail. They are led
> Buckley (William Hartnell) who is their sergeant and Tully Bascombe
> (Peter Sellers) who is the hereditary Field Marshall for the Duchy
> Grand Fenwick.
> The prosperity of the country depends solely on its main export, a
> wine called Pinot Grand Fenwick, and the United States is the main
> market for this wine. The country prospered until a California
> producer bottled an imitation of the wine and called it Pinot Grand
> Enwick. The market for Pinot Grand Fenwick soon dried up in the
> United States because of a vast advertising campaign by the
> imitators. This turned the small country into a state of crisis.
> The prime minister sent three protests to the United States about
> imitation wine but all three protests went unanswered.
> The parliament decided that the only way out of their predicament
> to declare war on the United States, lose that war, and collect aid.
> As luck would have it, the United States has scheduled a practice
> raid alert for New York City on the day the Grand Fenwick army
> The Port of New York on their hired tug boat. All of the
> of New York are underground in air raid shelters and the city is
> deserted. The alert is being held because of the invention of a
> powerful nuclear device called the Q- Bomb. The Grand Fenwickian
> can find no one to so they can begin collecting their foreign aid.
> They wander around looking for someone to surrender to until they
> spotted by a Civil Defense decontamination team in Central Park.
> decontamination team thinks they are invaders from outer space
> because of their uniforms. Soon, word spreads all around the city
> that Martians have invaded in great numbers."

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