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  • "the Templars are a bridge - between different worlds !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Order of the Templars, also known as the Knights Templar, or simply as Templars - was founded in 1119 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the order, which was among the most powerful - became a favoured charity - and grew rapidly in membership and power !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Templars were famous for their white mantles with a red cross - managed a large economic infrastructure, and developed innovative methods !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Templars build their own network - of nearly 1,000 commanderies across Europe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in 1119, the French Hugues de Payens approached King Baldwin II - and proposed creating a monastic order for the protection of the pilgrims !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the king granted the Templars a headquarters - on the Temple Mount !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Templars had a powerful advocate in Saint Bernard of Clairvaux - a nephew of André de Montbard, one of the founding Templars !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the French abbot Bernard of Clairvaux is primarily responsible - for the founding of the Cistercian Order of monks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Bernard put his weight behind them, and wrote persuasively on their behalf - in the letter "in Praise of the New Knighthood"  !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and in 1129, at the Council of Troyes, he led a group of leading churchmen - to officially approve and endorse the order !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with this formal blessing, the Templars became a favoured charity - receiving businesses, and land !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "another major benefit came in 1139, when the papal bull "Omne Datum Optimum" - exempted the order from obedience to local laws !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "this ruling meant that the Templars could pass freely through all borders - were not required to pay any taxes, and were exempt from all authority !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the order grew rapidly - the order managed the economic infrastructure - and the Templar Order was given control of wealth beyond direct donations !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "accumulating wealth in this manner throughout Europe - the order in 1150 began generating letters of credit for pilgrims !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it improved the safety of pilgrims - and also contributed to the Templar coffers !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Templars established networks - across the whole of Europe !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and they acquired large tracts of land - they bought and managed farms !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they built massive houses - and they had their own fleet of ships !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and for example, the king Philipp IV. was deeply in debt - to the Templars' order !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • there are realistic indications - that the Templars support the cathedrals in France, mainly financially !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • Chartres from 1194 on - and then shortly afterwards Reims, Amiens, Laon, Metz, Soissons, Bourges, Auxerre, and Beauvais !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • historically seen, these cathedrals are built - at once !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 


 

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  • the main question ishow can this be possible ????????????????????????

 

 

 

 

 

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  • there must have been - helping hands !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • the cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, Amiens, Laon, and Metz - are perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • the architects and the builders, are the same persons - and need to have the capacity to think in three dimensions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • everything is a unified whole - the structural engineering is perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • in the architectural history there is the term: "Celtic sculpture" - which means they are speaking a Celtic language !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • the cathedrals are based on a Celtic conception of the world - on Celtic wisdom !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • the architects, and the builders wanted to build - a perfect holy site !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • this means, the practice of a "Christian" faith - was only one possibility !!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • for architects in these days, it is nearly inconceivable - that this was possible anyway !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • all these cathedrals are been built - seen in the light of history - at the same time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • there was no "trial and error" - the architects know exactly what they are doing - and what they are looking for !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • and each single cathedral is - in its own way - totally perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • how in God's name - can this be possible ????????????????????????

 

 

 

 

 

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  • the architects and builders have - a Celtic conception of the world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • a tradition which is transmitted over centuries - there is often the term: "Celtic builders"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • so, what does this Celtic conception of the world - look like ?!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • nearly all cathedrals have an east-west orientation - the main parts are orientated to the east !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • to the rising - light !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • and many ones are standing on a very old - holy site !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • commonly, the main entrence is on the west side - with a brightly round rose window !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • and before entering there are strong narrative figures - saying: you enter now another world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • the inner halls - are flooded with light !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • commonly, the interior ground floor is massive - and above there is as much light as possible !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • sayingyou are - not "Heaven"  !!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • but above you - there is "Heaven"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • and this holy place - is connected with "Heaven"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • one is standing in a part - of "Heaven"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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  • it is a place, where there is a contact between our world - and the world which is lying above us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • where the two worlds meet - and touch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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  • the interior is orientated to the light - and to the "Life"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • one is grateful, and thankful - to the "Life"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • one is praising, and lauding - the "Life"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • one is praising - "God"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • and one is offering sacrifices - for the "Life"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Order of the Templars
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