I am not a freemason yet, but I hear some great legends from you at this site. Please take your time and let's discuss best legends that relates somehow at the freemasonry, Knights Templar or other "secret" societies.
I do not care how likely your legend is true, but if you have some references, please share them with us. I believe that there are lots of freemasons who like to discuss myths and legends, so let's begin. What is your favourite?
> There are many more than that. Freemasonry not only predates the Jews but is also universal and thus can be found in Asian, American and Australian traditions.
I understand, do you recommend certain tribes or cultures? Aside from Australian traditions
>>I have read that the Book of Enoch was written in the Orkneys. The inhabitants are known as Orkadians (Arcadians?).
From a Nabathean(pre-islamic) source... There were four groups of initiated scholars. One of the groups understood as haramisa alawmiya(spell check required) They were the authors of Enoch( Idris) they constructed temples dedicated to spirits and buildings of wisdom. They continually read their holy books, had one feast a year starting when the sun entered Aries
"Enoch constructed an underground temple consisting of nine vaults, one beneath the other, placing in the deepest vault a triangular tablet of gold bearing upon it the absolute and ineffable Name of Deity"
"The form and arrangement of these vaults Enoch epitomized the nine spheres of the ancient Mysteries and the nine sacred strata of the earth through which the initiate must pass to reach the flaming Spirit dwelling in its central core."
The diagram is one of many visual representations of the nine arch. Enoch, 47th problem of Euclid are related. In this case a circle represents a divine attribute A square is an earthly attribute The description of each arch or circle is in the book Restorations-of-Masonic-Geometry-and-Symbolry
The legend I like is the one about the pope who slew the Templars. So it goes:
He was a firm believer of the Christian dogmas. Up until the revelation of the sons and daughters of Christ. It states that in his folly of alleged vicor and in his folly of European tradition of herency... He gave up his soul in order to usurp the throne of the vicor of Christ. He betrayed Christ and the order of the church just to remain it's leader. He summoned the demon Abaddon... Who asked what have you done. His reply was (allegedly) "I have wanted!" So A-Bad-Don told him the secret of the Templars. And in so doing... The pope desired not the riches or the descendants of christ.. But rather their silence on the matter of the kings of Europe. The kings were to erect each one a kingdom and each was to intermarry with the other Kingdoms creating a blood line so enormous that it would Unite everyone. The Templars did not marry. Why? Because the church was not a head of authority of the blood lines. The church was there only to lure the peasants in. The Templars didn't want to marry because they were not going to unite with the outcasts of the Grace's of God. Meaning... There is a bloodline that lives in herency but they are in the light of the world. Meaning they possessed the gift of life. And there were those whom that light rejected. But the pope did not know this until abaddon told him. Now... He had no choice but to kill them. That great family I speak of the sons of Spain. They loved the church for it mission to unify europe. But the out casts were not worthy of the light. The Templars knew who those people were. The Templars were going to usurp their lands with the light. But they never had the chance to. All in all the secret was simple. "Corruption" and "Darkness". My only true legend that makes me pity the Popes.
The greatest Templars treasure was not richness or land or the Grail. It was the refraining from mixing with the heathens. No one could lay claim on their house.