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 more.

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.

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 pagan.

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 forbidden, knowledge.

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 Saint Clair.

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 Light.9

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 Holy Blood.10

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 stone.

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 initiated.

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 than him. 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?

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 Christ:

“He hath on his THIGH a NAME written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.”

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 Tula, atop 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?

  • What will pouring this soul of wisdom over all flesh accomplish?

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 this language.

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 library.

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, but in Iraq.

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)



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 abal, or apple.

MELON is the Greek word for apple and sheep. Therefore, says Ms. Anderson, the Golden Apple is probably identical with the Golden Fleece.16

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 been forgotten.

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 ‘fired up’.

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 apples?

  • Is Jesus’ nickname in Heaven really Blue Apples?

  • Are these the ‘blue stones’ Enki came to Earth to mine?

Ms. Anderson reminds us that in the Celtic Grail legend the Mabinogi 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 King Solomon.

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. Anderson implores,

“It must be remembered that Wolfram in his Parzival expressly states that the Grail is a stone from which the Phoenix rises.”22

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, Asmodius --the 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 without metal.

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 construction.

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 serpents.

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 Magdalene’.

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 knowledge.

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 3:18-20:

“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?

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 these Scrolls?

  • 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 and titles.

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.

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 occult things:

  • 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 is concealed

  • 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 scrolls.

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

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.


Blue Apples!!!

  • Why are they there?

  • What do they represent?

  • If we comprehend the Blue Apples, what then, do we know enough about?

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.


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