In order to prove my Blue Apples theory we must visit another place
of enormous mystery: Rosslyn Chapel. Tucked away in the magical
countryside near Edinburgh, Scotland, Rosslyn has been called a
rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon. As we take this journey, we
will see that Rennes and Rosslyn are sister cities… and a whole lot
In that mystical and devout age of 700 AD a Scottish Saint named
William St Clair lived in a cell near a well whose healing waters
could cure eye troubles.1 Saint-Clair is derived from the Latin
Sanctus Clarus, meaning ‘Holy Light’. Saint Clair is always
associated with healing waters, suggesting the healing waters and
holy light are one and the same. He was later beheaded for
condemning the sins of a local lady.
Seven hundred years later his namesake William St Clair would be the
guardian or cupbearer of a piece of the True Cross of Jesus which
had come into the possession of the English Queen Margaret.2 He may
have been chosen for the fact that the St Clair family had a Templar
connection going back to the 11th century.3 When Margaret’s husband,
King Malcolm the Third, defeated and killed Macbeth, he moved the
family to Scotland, bringing the True Cross with him.
The Royal family had already possessed the Stone of Destiny.
Suddenly, William found himself guardian of two of the most powerful
relics in all of history: a piece of the True Cross, the symbol of
the Holy Blood, and the (S)tone of Destiny, the key-stone to the
Temple of Solomon. In return, the St Clair family was given as their
symbol on their shield the Engrailed Cross.
ST. CATHERINE’S BLOOD
Near Edinburgh, in the lands called Roslin, was located a healing
well. Queen Margaret was said to have started these healing waters
flowing when she poured into it a vial of St. Catherine’s blood from
her monastery on Mount Sinai.4 Catharine was the namesake of the Cathars and the dancer of the fiery wheel at the central point in
Heaven5 -- Tula --who was brought to Earth by Sir Galahad, the last
pure knight to possess the Grail.
Although she was thought to have lived shortly after the time of
Constantine the Great, the man who gave us modern Christianity, her
story was never recorded until the 9th century. In the 15th century
attempts were made to banish her from the pantheon of saints on the
grounds that she was 6
According to legend, she was the daughter of a Pharaoh who remained
a virgin, converted to Christianity and married Christ, receiving
from him the mystical ring of his marriage.7 In receiving this
‘ring’ she sounds an awful lot like Mary Magdalene whom the Templars
claimed received Jesus’ Key of Life. It appears likely Margaret
(‘Maggie’) and William were preserving secret, if not officially
Margaret ordered a chapel built over the well.8
William St Clair was
knighted and given the lands of Roslin. Now, in addition to the Holy
Blood and the Stone of Destiny, William also became guardian of the
fountain of healing waters or wisdom from the well of his namesake
William St Clair was later brutally killed in battle. Before his
death he had married and his wife and given him a son, Henry. So
began a remarkable unbroken chain of male inheritance and the legacy
of the Lords of Roslin, the guardians of the Holy Blood and the Holy
The Saint Clair family built a castle at Roslin, named after the two
Celtic words, Ros, meaning a ‘promontory’, and lin, meaning a
‘waterfall’, although later members of the family saw Ros as meaning
‘red’ or ‘rose’ and Roslin as signifying the Blood of Christ, or the
From our search, we have learned ras or ros means wisdom. As such,
could it be that the term ‘roslin’ means the St. Clairs were also
the guardians of the fountain of wisdom pertaining specifically to
the Holy Blood, the Holy Grail and the Holy Light?
Rosslyn Chapel is called a rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon. It
was designed by William St Clair over a fifty year period beginning
c. 1434 AD. The first shovel hit the ground in 1441, with the first
four years being taken to dig the foundation. It is astonishing so
much time would be spent on the foundation since the building is of
such cozy dimensions.
William died in 1484, two years before Rosslyn’s completion. Before
his death he supervised the creation of each of the thousands of
carvings within the structure. Every carving, from the stars
sprinkled across the ceiling to the pyramids and images of Moses
were first modeled in wood for his approval before being carved in
William hired some of Europe’s finest master craftsmen who carved
within Rosslyn’s luxuriant friezes and decorative stone carvings
plants and leaves and flowers. Included are American plants such as
maize and aloe cactus. These plants should have been unknown to St
Clair. Colombus did not discover America until 1492, six years after Rosslyn had been completed, American plants and all.
Dozens of miniature Temples of Solomon also dot the wall. Most
prevalent at Rosslyn is the visage of the Green Man. His face
appears over 100 times. It could be called his ‘chapel’, but this is
not to say it was a church. There is some doubt as to whether it was
consecrated as a Christian building until 1862. If not a chapel,
then what is Rosslyn?
The answer assuredly revolves around the fact that Rosslyn has the
original nine knights of the Grail buried in its vaults. It has been
suggested it was constructed as a tomb or shrine to house their
bodies. This would make Rosslyn a Grail Castle.
The Grail connection is undeniable. William St Clair’s tombstone was
recently discovered in Rosslyn Chapel. On his tomb is found the Holy
Grail and the Rosy Cross. At the base of the Grail is a depiction of
the steps of the Temple of Solomon.
The original nine French knights who founded the Knights Templar
excavated the site of Solomon’s Temple in 1,118 AD. They are
believed to have discovered some facet of the treasure of the
Temple, possibly including the Language of the Birds. With whatever
knowledge that they recovered, upon returning to France they
inaugurated the Cathedral age with the construction of Chartres
Cathedral, a masterpiece of hyperdimensional proportions.
In the centuries following its completion Chartres received massive
attention. In 1307 the Templar Order was destroyed. Thousands of the
Order’s members were executed. Hundreds went into hiding. St Clair
quietly constructed Rosslyn as the final resting place for the
original nine Templars. Her secrets were forbidden to all but the
William St Clair is a man of many M-Istic revelations. What does one
expect from a man who was titled ‘the Knight of the Cockle and
Golden Fleece’?11 He would perfectly well understand John the
Baptist baptizing Jesus with a silvery cockle-shell, wouldn’t he?
The rose cross of William St Clair (left).
Compare it with the
Buddhist Dharma ‘Wheel of Life’ (right)
The Holy Grail on the tombstone of Sir William at Rosslyn is an
8-sided or octagonal rosy cross with the flower signifying Christ’s
blood in the center. This heart is considered to be the temple where
the life of the world dwelt as well as a rose and a cup.12 The
rosy-cross symbol is thought to have been of Gnostic origin, and a
part of the secret Gospels guarded by the Templars, and later also
claimed by the Cathars.
The Rose-Cross is associated with Jesus. However, it is much older
Sir Laurence Gardner dates it to the time of Moses and the
Pharaoh Tuthmosis III (c. 1468-1436 B.C.).13 Pythagoras (600 B.C.)
and Plato (400 B.C.) picked up this golden thread which wound its
way into the thinking of the Therapeutae, the powerful cult of
healers who lived in Qumran at the beginning of the Age of Pisces.
What was the source of the healing powers of these varied
individuals and groups?
THE TRUE CROSS
As the guardian of a piece of the True Cross,
William St Clair
appears to have guarded the Key of Life, which is the same as the
'ring of Solomon', and the key stone or (S)tone of Destiny.
A review is in order here. The True Cross was made from the same
ever-green wood as the Tree of Life. The Egyptian name for the Tree
of Life was the TET pillar, a ladder to heaven, sacred to Osiris and
Horus. This ‘ladder’ is a symbol of that which must be ascended in
order to reach Tula. It was described as the ladder by which souls
of the dead made their way to the Fields of Peace (which,
coincidentally, were always said to lie to the north, the same
direction as Tula.)
The ladder concept appears in between the time of Horus and Jesus in
the story of Jacob’s Ladder. By this rendering, Jesus’ agony in the
garden may not be a physical mutilation. Instead, it would mean soul
travel to an otherworldly locality, Tula.
According to Godfrey Higgins,
“Nazareth, the town of Nazir, or the
flower, was situated in Carmel, the vineyard or garden of God. Jesus
was a flower; whence came the adoration, by the Rosicrucians, of the
Rose and the Cross. Rose was Ras, and this Ras, or knowledge or
wisdom, was stolen from the garden."
If the Cross is the Pillar of Enoch, the Great Pyramid, this would
help us understand an intriguing Rosicrucian symbol --Jesus within
the Rose within a cross within the Pyramid. Jesus is depicted with
his hands extended as the capstone of the pyramid.
This suggests a connection between the Templars, the Cathars,
Rosslyn, Rennes-le-Chateau, the mysterious Language of the Birds,
and... Egypt. The link is the Old Testament prophet Enoch, who was
known to the Egyptians as Thoth, the Bird Man. It was Thoth who
wielded the Key of Life.
In Scottish Freemasonry, which began at the dawn of the fourteenth
century, Enoch (who is equated with Thoth) is credited with giving
humanity the secrets of books and writing. He gave the secrets of
building only to the Freemasons. According to legend, Enoch was
warned of the coming deluge. With the help of his son Methuselah, he
constructed nine vaults one on top another in a hidden location.14
Concealed within the lowest vault Enoch placed a gold triangular
tablet (a ‘white oriental porphyry stone’ in one version) bearing
the Ineffable Name of God --the Word which grants one control over
all the elements. This tablet is the (S)tone of Destiny.
In her book The Glastonbury Zodiac, Mary Caine relates a Jewish
legend of the Middle Ages that shows a clear belief in a
relationship between Jesus and the Sphinx. She writes:
“The Hidden Name was secretly inscribed in the innermost recesses of
the Temple, guarded by a sculptured lion.”
The Temple, guarded by the sculptured lion, can be none other than
the Great Pyramid.
“If, as was most likely, an intruder saw the name, the lion would
give such a supernatural roar that all memory of it would be driven
from his mind. But Jesus knew this; he evaded the lion, wrote the
Name, cut his thigh open and hid it within the wound, closing it by
magic. Once out of the Temple he re-opened the incision and took out
the sacred letters.”
In Revelation 19:16, John writes of the returning
“He hath on his THIGH a NAME written, King of Kings, and Lord of
On a second tablet Enoch inscribed the secret knowledge of the
angels. This tablet he gave to his son. The vaults were then sealed,
and upon the spot Enoch supervised the construction of two
magnificent, indestructible columns. One was made of fire-proof
marble. The other of Laterus, or brick, so that it would not sink in
water. In other words, it was a floating stone.
In Druid myth, the floating stone was a blue glass blown in the
shape of an egg or apple by the serpents of wisdom. Out of this
floating stone was born the phoenix or heron who utters the Word. In
Egyptian myth, the heron landed at Heliopolis or On, aka
the pillar or ben ben stone, and delivers an egg, ball or apple
containing the wisdom concerning the Holy Blood. Wolfram in his
Parzival expressly states that the Grail is a stone from which the
Phoenix rises. Therefore, the Grail is the floating stone.
But what is the Grail? It is the Ark or vessel of Glass of Celtic
myth, which is the ship of a god called Hu, who is the Atlantean
Noah, because he escaped the great flood in his ship. His name is a
variant of what the Jews called the Shekinah or ‘radiance’, the
light which emerged from the sun.
In Sanskrit Hu is ‘he-who-is-poured out’. Hu-Siris was one of the
Greek names for Osiris. The idea of pouring out of the Holy Spirit
or possibly the Holy Wisdom is echoed in the writings of the Hebrew
prophets from Isaiah to Joel, whose prophecies said that at the last
God will pour out his spirit, not upon the few initiates only, but
upon all flesh. It appears the soul of the savior is contained in
the ark/grail/apple and poured out.
The Gnostics speak of a serpent-soul that is poured out of a basket.
This probably originated with the story of Ophiuchus or Asclepius.
Is this serpent-soul the same as
Chnoubis, the spirit of wisdom?
will pouring this soul of wisdom over all flesh accomplish?
SIR WILLIAM ST. CLAIR’S LIBRARY
Let us briefly review a few of the common connections King Solomon
and the Cathars share concerning the Language of the Birds. The
Kore-An states that Solomon was given this language and that this
was the source of his wisdom and prosperity. The Bible says Solomon
learned this language directly from God. However, it is possible
that Solomon learned from the Queen of Saba’s father. The Cathars
spoke the Langue d’Oc, the Language of Yes, which I have related to
the Language of the Birds and the Language of Ak-hen-aten. The
Cathars maintained that the Gospel of Jesus should be understood in
I thought it important to review these connections since they make a
striking appearance on the cover of the Rosslyn-Hay Manuscript, the
most important book of the precious few to survive from William’s
On the leather binding of the book one finds the monogram I.H.S.,
commonly interpreted as the monogram for Jesus. Interestingly, I.H.S
means God of Yes to the inhabitants of Rosalyn… not in Scotland,
The binding of this manuscript also features numerous mysterious
symbols which are repeated in Rosslyn Chapel. Does this strange
confluence of symbols do more than suggest that we interpret the
Rosslyn-Hay Manuscript in the Language of Yes?
Another book found in William’s library is The Book of Troylus,
which contains Grail romances and proves William knew of the legends
of the Grail. Another is known as the Rosslyn Missal, which features
a depiction of the shamir, the worm of wisdom whose touch split and
shaped stone. King Solomon had to build his temple without the use
of tools made of iron (because of Mosaic prohibition stated in
Exodus. 20:25). Instead, the shamir was used to cut the stones.
The Shamir from the Rosslyn Missal (above)
and Chnoubis (below)
THE COCKLE SHELL CONNECTION
A moment ago I mentioned that William St Clair was believed to be a
Knight of the Cockle and the Golden Fleece. This may provide a link
with Rennes-le-Chateau since John is shown baptizing Jesus with a
silvery cockle shell in the Church of Mary Magdalene.
In his invaluable work Rosslyn -- A History of the Guilds, the
Masons and the Rosy Cross,15
Robert Brydon states that Father
Richard Hay, the Rosslyn historian who recorded this fact, may have
been confused. The ‘clambshell’ in France, where Hay was educated,
is called the ‘Coquille St. Jacques.’, and alludes to the ‘Knights
of Santiago’, an order founded in Spain with strong Templar
connections in the 12th century. After the massacre of 1307 many
fugitive Templars joined this order.
It is necessary to inject a few words from Flavia Anderson at this
time about the Druid legend of the serpent's egg of the Phoenix or
Heron. The serpent’s egg, says Anderson, was known to be a famous
talisman of the Druids, ‘the faculty’ who once lived at Chartres but
who came from Tula.
The serpent’s egg was known as the Philosopher’s Stone. The
alchemists called it ‘the Golden Apples of the Hesperides’ or the
‘golden bough’. The golden apple tree with its golden branches was
adopted by Apollo -- who returned to Tula every 18.61 years-- as his
sacred tree. In fact, his name, Apollo, comes from the Celtic
MELON is the Greek word for apple and sheep. Therefore, says Ms.
Anderson, the Golden Apple is probably identical with the Golden
Both appear to refer to the wisdom of Apollo or Tula.
Pliny, she says, made the error of confusing the cockle shell with a
sea-shell, which was said to have magical powers. He gives an
astonishing description of how the serpent’s egg or the golden apple
(the Sun God) was made. The snakes (souls) meet on a certain day of
the moon. They twist themselves into many convulsions and hiss, and
their saliva form a bubble like a ring above the head of one of
them, which the rest blow on till it comes off at the tail.
Let’s imagine that the above is a description of the golden
Palladium Pillar in use. The tip-off that it is the Pillar being
described comes from Pliny, who says that even though set in gold
(even though encased in the golden Pillar), the egg will float. As
it comes from the tail of the serpent, the egg must be caught in
mid-air into a cloak.17
A cloak you say? Our earlier brief introduction to the story of
Cybele, Attis and the Palladium Pillar reveals additional insight
into this aspect of the M-Istery we are seeking: that of the cloak
or coat worn by Inanna, Jesus and the three wise men Nebuchadnezzar
ordered into the fiery furnace.
According to Higgins, when a person was admitted to the highest
degrees, he received the Pallium or sacred cloak made of white
lamb’s wool (the symbol of wisdom) to convey his authority. The
white lamb’s wool is the Golden Fleece. It is probably the same as
the PALA garment worn by Inanna at Mari. From these early days it
was passed along from initiate to initiate.
For example, when Elijah left his prophetic power to Elisha,18 he
conferred it on him or installed him in his office, by the
investiture of the Cloak, or the Pallium. Joshua, Joseph, and
apparently Jesus are Biblical figures who possessed this Cloak.
Higgins mentions that this Cloak appears to be the remnant of an
ancient superstition, the original meaning of which has probably
If only Higgins could have shared in the discovery of The Goddess
With a Vase Statue. Then he would have known that the original
meaning of the Cloak was not forgotten. It was part of the get-up
worn by Inanna and the three wise men from Solomon's Temple in the
story recorded in the Book of Daniel whenever the Pillar of God was
Ms. Anderson states that the serpent’s egg was known in Wales as
‘the gem of the serpent’. This description reminds me of ‘the gem of
the Gnostics’, which depicted Chnoubis, the serpent spirit of all
knowledge which was born from the Pillar. The serpent's eggs or
apples came to be identified with the glass rings that the Druids
wore as amulets, probably slung around their necks. These amulets,
she says, are usually green glass, but some are blue.19
The Druids were the guardians of the glass egg. My heart thumped a
little when I learned that these blue eggs were also known as the
‘moon goblet’ (which is the Holy Grail).20 This fact tempted me to
ask a question.
Is the serpent’s egg or apple (the
Son God) also known as blue
Is Jesus’ nickname in Heaven really Blue Apples?
the ‘blue stones’ Enki came to Earth to mine?
THE SERPENT’S TAIL
Ms. Anderson reminds us that in the Celtic Grail legend the
of Peredur, the hero Peredur arrives at a cave wherein dwells a
serpent with a stone in its tail.21 This ‘serpentsoul’ appears, once
again, to be the Pillar. Peredur steals the stone from the serpent's
tail. (Or, does he steal the blue apples from the Pillar?)
The stone is quite valuable, for “whoever should hold it in one hand
in the other will have as much gold as he may desire.” This
obviously sounds like the shamir worm or serpent-soul of the story of
The pir, or bier (coffin), was another name for the nest of the
Phoenix. When the egg or Blue Apple of the Phoenix ‘hatched’ a
‘worm’ was found in it. The ‘bird’ that was born from the worm was
the golden serpentsoul that Herodotus described as the Phoenix.
The Egyptians of On or Heliopolis (Tula) also called it the heron.
The heron appeared only once ever five hundred years. It came from
‘the Isle of Fire’, the Central Sun or Tula, the place of herons.
When it arrived it brought its dead parent with it. To carry the
parent, it first formed a ball or apple of myrrh (it blew through
the Pillar, also known as the Myrrh Tree), and then, as the Druid
myth corroborates, it hollowed out the ball and put the parent (a
worm or serpent-soul) inside. Then it flew with the ball or apple to
Heliopolis where it was born again from its own ashes. As Ms.
“It must be remembered that Wolfram in his Parzival expressly states that the Grail is a stone from which the
The Phoenix as a Christian symbol for resurrection
is portrayed in
this beautiful floor moasic
in a villa at Daphne near Antioch dating
from the sixth century.
The heron stands atop a mound or pyramid
against a backdrop of rosebuds.
According to a legend of Solomon’s Temple,
green-robed demon guardian of the Church of Mary Magdalene at
Rennes-le-Chateau -- gave Solomon the magical worm Shamir. This
serpent-soul’s (s)tone enabled Solomon to cut the stone of the temple
Ms. Anderson points us to the obelisks at Heliopolis for examples of
the handiwork of the Shamir. In order to make these Spears of
Destiny, wooden plugs a half a yard apart were hammered into naked
granite along a line. Then water was poured into the holes. In the
sun’s rays the wood swelled.
The stone then split in a line, a crack, which ran like a worm along
twenty-five or more feet.
However, as we have seen, the word ‘shamir’ appears to conceal a
larger truth. If we drop the 's' we discover the word ‘hamir’, an
anagram for hiram. Hiram was the name of the chief builder of
Solomon’s Temple who reportedly gave Solomon the Shamir. King
Solomon had received the plan for his temple directly from God. He
hired Hiram, the King of Tyre and mastercraftsman, to direct the
Both the Books of Chronicles and Kings are loaded with the
descriptions of the immense wealth and beauty of the golden palm
trees and brass oxen, lions and cherubims and flowers and trees of
Solomon’s Temple. Most eyecatching is the molten Sea of Brass
outside its Holy of Holies.
On the porch of the Temple we find her pair of two great pillars
topped by lilly work. Named ‘Jachin’ and ‘Boaz’ these pillars stood
on each side of the entrance porch to Solomon's Temple.
These two pillars are the subjects of immense mystery. They are
duplicated in the story of the Holy Grail. The first time Lancelot
saw the Grail Queen Guenevere in the Grail Castle she is standing
between two ‘copper’ pillars that were carved from malachite and
topped with gilded capitals.23
Copper always points the way, says folklorists, to an underworld
entrance. As we have seen, the Hebrew word nahash means serpent, but
it also means ‘copper’, and 'he who knows secrets'. In this way,
Guenevere would be standing between two serpents, or entwined
It is worth noting the tradition of the gypsies in Scotland. Every
May and June the gypsies would assemble in the fields at Rossly
castle. There they would perform their mystery plays. The Sinclair
family would make available two towers for their use.
These towers of Rosslyn take on remarkable significance to our story
when we learn they came to be known as ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Little
John’. Robin Hood is, of course, the Green Man. Little John, was
Robin Hood’s chief ambassador. Therefore, we suggest he is playing
the archetype of the Peacemaker, the forerunner of the Gardener.
Every May the gypsies would re-enact their drama, centered on the
activities of the two towers. This ceremony was officially banned by
the Scottish Parliament on June 20, 1555 -the eve of John the
Baptist's day -in a decree that stated that ‘no one should act as
Robin Hood, Little John, Abbot of Unreason or Queen of May’. If the
names of the players were changed to a Christian set we would say
that ‘no one should act as the Gardener, the Peacemaker or Mary
THE APPRENTIC PILLAR
On the floating Laterus stone Enoch inscribed the ‘seven sciences’
of humanity, the incredible ‘archives’ of the Masons. These may be
equivalent to the seven rays of the heron, the Grail teachings
designed to transform us into higher beings. It is worth noting that
the word phoenix is supposed to have come from the Egyptian word
Pa-Hanoch, which means ‘House of Enoch’. The ancients often called
the Great Pyramid in Egypt the ‘Pillar of Enoch’.
On the marble column Enoch placed a message that stated that nearby
was buried an immense treasure in an underground vault. His work
complete, Enoch then went to Mount Moriah in Jerusalem and was
‘translated to heaven’.24
Egyptian myth says there were eight original keyholders to the Hall
of Records underneath the Pyramid. 8 plus Enoch, makes nine. Enoch’s
treasure was said to have remained secure until the time of King
Solomon when the king discovered the vaults and the secret
Rosslyn is famed for its glorious Apprentice Pillar. The 8 serpents
at the base of the Apprentice Pillar in Rosslyn chapel suggest
William St Clair was in possession of secret knowledge for shaping
matter given to humanity by the serpent in the Garden of Eden. The
repetition of the serpent symbol and the shaping of matter suggest
William intended Rosslyn to be viewed as a reproduction of Solomon’s
Temple and the Garden of Eden.
Is the Apprentice Pillar in Rosslyn Chapel the floating stone of
myth? Even today it is said to contain the Holy Grail inside its
twirling, sculptured stone. Does this mean the Golden Head of God,
the forty-foot tall True Cross of Christ is there?
The 8 serpent-souls also call to mind the statement in 1 Peter
“For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for
the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the
flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. By which also he went and
preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were
disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days
of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, 8
souls were saved by water.”
8 souls saved by water? Was Rosslyn also intended to be a
reproduction of Noah’s Ark too?
THE INSTRUCTION MANUALS?
Earlier, we noted that in 1244 AD the Pope launched a bloodthirsty
campaign against the Cathars in an attempt to recover something,
possibly even the instruction manual for the True Cross.
Is it possible this instruction manual was among the Scrolls of the
Nazarenes that were kept at the Temple of Solomon?
What became of
Were they really left in the Temple, even after it
had been picked clean throughout the ages?
Did these Scrolls go to Rennes-le-Chateau?
Authors Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas
believe the Knights Templar took them to Rosslyn.25
One convincing detail of their hypothesis came to light when they
learned of a fire that occurred at Rosslyn in 1447,26 one year after
the three-foot thick foundation stone was laid. Upon learning that
his building was on fire William St Clair was reported to have grown
intensely worried, not for his wife and other ladies. All William
cared about were his books! The books were concealed in four trunks
that a priest risked life and limb to rescue. History asks us to
believe these ‘books’ were civil documentation concerning his lands
Knight and Lomas disagree. They conclude that William St Clair
dedicated fifty years of his life to the construction of not just
any building. He was constructing a duplicate of the Temple of
Solomon, including underground vaults, as a Scroll shrine.27 They are
certain that they are among the four trunks that William was elated
to learn were rescued from the fire and are still at Rosslyn buried
beneath three feet of rock.
As they remark in The Hiram Key,28 perhaps the most remarkable
evidence to support their important view of Rosslyn is that it is
still there at all. Enemies of the Templars, and all the secret
fountain of knowledge that Rosslyn represents, have paraded past
this structure for centuries. None have laid a hand on it. In fact,
Rosslyn appears to have been left undisturbed for centuries.
THE KEY PIECE?
Knight and Lomas note that it is the Royal Arch ritual that tells of
the Templar discovery of the scrolls in the ruins of Herod’s
Temple.29 The great detail of symbolism
William St Clair had built
into Rosslyn matched the descriptions provided in the Royal Arch
Degree. They speculate that the Latin motto William St Clair had
inscribed at Rosslyn came from the Nazarene scrolls:
Wine is strong,
A king is stronger,
Women are even stronger,
but TRUTH conquers all.
Knight and Lomas quote key passages of the
Royal Arch degree.30 This
document says the Key to unlocking the Royal Arch Degree is its
definition of the Triple Tau, the badge of Royal Arch Masonry. It
says the original definition of the Triple Tau signifies among other
Templum Hierosolyma --the Temple of Jerusalem
Clavis ad Thesaurum --A key to a treasure
Theca ubi res pretiosa deponitur --A place where a precious thing
Res ipsa pretiosa --The precious thing itself.
From this definition Knight and
Lomas concluded that William St
Clair constructed the pillars within Rosslyn as a symbolic way of
saying Rosslyn represents the Temple of Solomon at Jerusalem, and
that this was the place where its treasure was concealed.31
On the same page the authors noticed the meaning given for the Seal
of Solomon (the Star of David) within the Royal Arch Degree.
“The Companion’s Jewel of the Royal Arch is a double triangle,
sometimes called the Seal of Solomon, within a circle of gold; at
the bottom is a scroll bearing the words, Nil nisi clavis deest –
‘Nothing is wanting but the key’, and on the circle appears the
legend, Si tatlia jungere possis sit tibi scire posse – ‘If thou
canst comprehend these things, thouknowest enough.’”32
They conclude that these references sound as though they were
created as clues for the individuals who would, one day, find the
key and unlock the secrets of Rosslyn. They appear to be meant for
them and only them. “If thou canst comprehend these things, thou knowest enough.”
What ‘things’ are we talking about here?
The trouble was, Mssrs. Knight and Lomas could not locate a Seal of
Solomon anywhere in Rosslyn. Without the Seal, we do not learn the
secret of the ‘things’ at Rosslyn.
As Bob Lomas narrates,33 we learn then, Chris drew a line through
the bottom of the pillars of the Triple Tau, and taking out a pair
of compasses, set them to the width of the building on the plan and
described an arc out from each wall. The two arcs intersected
exactly between the most westerly pillars to form an equilateral
triangle. He then drew another line across the width of the building
between the second two pillars from the west entrance and described
two further arcs in the easterly direction; they intersected right
in the center of the pillar of the Triple Tau, forming a perfect
Seal of Solomon.
At the very center of this invisible Seal of Solomon, they noticed,
in the arched roof there is a large suspended boss in the form of a
decorated arrowhead that points straight down to a keystone in the
floor below. It is, they believe, this stone that must be raised to
enter the reconstructed vaults of Herod's Temple and recover the
This arrowhead, they further conclude, was almost certainly added by
William St Clair after the design of the building was complete, to
provide a clue for some future generation to discover ‘the key’.34
THE CLUSTER OF GRAPES
Our investigation, however, enables a different perspective on this.
Is it possible the ‘things’ William St Clair was pointing to with
the arrowhead, and was urging us to comprehend, were not the scrolls
underneath the Chapel?
Instead, was he referring to the ‘things’ at
the end of the arrowhead?
What do we find there?
A cluster of grapes.
The symbolism cannot be clearer. The Blue Apples link
Rennes-le-Chateau and Rosslyn. What we know enough about are the
existence of the lost stargate secrets and spiritual teachings of
Jesus and Mary Magdalene.