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The Lost Colony of the Templars: Verrazano's Secret Mission to America

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Reveals the existence of a Templar colony in the New World and how the explorer Verrazano, also a member of a secret society, attempted to reestablish contact with it

• Explores Columbus's connection to Henry Sinclair's maps of the New World

• Examines the secret alliance of Catholic Sulpicians and French Huguenots to preserve the Templar legacy

• Reveals the hidden knowledge preserved in the Templar baptisteries found throughout Europe and in Newport, Rhode Island

In 1524 the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano was sent by the French king Francis I on an expedition ostensibly to find a shorter route to China. However, his true mission, Steven Sora suggests, was to contact a Templar colony that might have been established in Newport, Rhode Island, by Henry Sinclair at the end of the 14th century. In his expedition log Verrazano recorded that his only stay on this journey was at Newport Harbor, the site of a tower built to the exact measurements of a Templar baptistery, a sacred sanctuary representing baptism and eternal life.

This tower is a remnant of Sinclair's voyage to America nearly a century before that of Columbus (who had access to Sinclair's maps thanks to his wife, who was Sinclair's great-granddaughter). While Verrazano's mission succeeded in finding the tower, the colony itself eluded him. His backers then decided to resurrect the dream of Acadia--a place where they could aspire to higher knowledge without fear of Church or state--by creating a new Secret Society that included Huguenots and Catholic Sulpicians. This Company of the Holy Sacrament would lay the foundations for Montreal in an attempt to realize the ambitions of Sinclair and his Templar companions, as well as to stave off efforts by the Jesuits to transform Quebec into a fiefdom of the orthodox Church. Quebec's motto, Je me souviens (I remember), is a reference to this secret history.

Table of Contents

Introduction : from La Rochelle to Newport — Sun gods and sea kings — The sun, the moon, and the Knights Templar — Death and resurrection of the Templars — From Scotland to the New World : the Templar refuge in America — The Templar trail in America — Columbus and the Knights of Christ — The secret mission of Verrazano — In Arcadia : the Templar colony in Montreal — Epilogue : under the rose.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594778704
Publisher:
Destiny Books
Subject:
Unexplained Phenomena
Author:
Sora, Steven
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Freemasonry
Subject:
Controversial Knowledge
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
History
Subject:
French
Subject:
North America
Subject:
America - Discovery and exploration - Pre-
Subject:
America Discovery and exploration French.
Subject:
Geography-General
Subject:
Metaphysics-Speculative History
Subject:
History : North American
Subject:
Body, Mind & Spirit : Ancient Mysteries & Controversial Know
Subject:
History : Medieval
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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Humanities » Mythology » General
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Metaphysics » Lost Continents

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