Were the Great Cathedrals designed over 1000 years earlier?
In the 15th century, surviving Templars taught stonemasons some Gothic building techniques and sacred geometry which inspired the esoteric foundations of Freemasonry.
The Templars were not stone builders? No,the Templars were financiers. Stone Masons originate 11,000 years before Christ and Masonry is a tribute to that craft. The Templars' name is derived from the eight knights of the temple. The only way the Templar would have such knowledge is if they tunneled into Hiram Abif's design studio. Hiram Abif was King Solomons architect in the construction of Solomons Temple, he was tragically killed before completion. I would suggest King Solomon sealed Abif's design studio out of respect. All building techniques would have been left untouched. It is known that Prince Edwin, the son of King Athelstan, brought the Templar Knights and the Craftsmen together in about 947 A.D. What do you think that meeting was about? Solomons vault and its design theorem. Together the Templar Knights began to teach the Craftsmen how to read and write (for their knowledge was numbers and span) and, the Craftsmen began to teach the attributes of temple design to the Knights. Roughly 60 years later, in 1118 A.D. in Jerusalem, eight Knights began tunneling. About the time needed to survey, plan and secure guest permission. What do you think they found? The Arc of the Covenant? Possibly, but most likely Hiram Abif's design studio, building techniques and sacred geometry. This sacred geometry would have included similar plans of the Cathedrals, keyway stones and how to properly relation them (flying buttresses for instance). What do you think would support this logic? Well, less than 100 years later, the Great Cathedrals went into construction. About the appropriate time needed to re-assemble Freemasonry in an organized union in the same traditions of Solomon. The outcome, Templairs, Craftsmen and the King in a trifecta blessed by the pope. To further support this, the Pope is in Rome. At this point in history, Roman keyway stones excelled. I would say that Hiram Abif should be accredited to the Great Cathedrals and the Gothic movement, as well as the generations of Masons who dedicated their lives furthering the craft. For it is this knowledge that the Tempar and Freemasonry is still in practice. I would also like to add, the crusades 1095-1291 were more so about archeological excavation of the Holy temple. If Hiram Abif was tombed in Solomon's temple, then the temple's location could easily be pinpointed... The Templars manifestly found it... In closing, One could make this profound note, Cubits generated all of this.
Ive seen the question, did Solomon's Temple exist? In my view, known history could not align if it did not.
Besides my opinion, everything that was written is in history and was not formed in or after 1717. What I have written is a forming option and is meant to produce by natural evolutionary processes. Re connecting with ancient spiritual science would definitely be a plus... Unfortunately this article does not present that chance. Or does it?
>It is traditional that the victors write the history. And there is much history that is just fake.
Or in their view of greatness. I will caution you to always keep an open mind. The Bible stood alone without collaborating evidence until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1798 and solved in 1822. It ushered in the era of modern Egyptology and opened our eyes to 3000 years information verifying and never contradicting the Scriptures. The stone was scribed in 196B.C. Solomon also called Jedidiah was according to the Hebrew Bible, Quran and Torah known as the First Temple. There are a multitude of sources that support this? You would have to dismiss them all as just fake. These Scriptures are about the path they were on to reunite the people and the energy thereof. The First Council of Nicaea for example. Cyrus the Great began to secularize a nation that sciences were fused, Alexander The Great obviated them. Unification of the sciences held a nation for over 11,000 years, one Scepter, under one Throne. Less than a ¼ of that time has past since, fractionalized. Is it time to reunite a Scepter? The only path I can logistically see, The Third Temple of Solomon, recognized by all. Ancient spiritual science re-puzzled back into its core. The developmental mind from all these factions would be enormous and modernized. Is there another way? Choosing just one of these factions would be a great loss to all.
>The Bible stood alone without collaborating evidence until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1798
The first time the Rose appears in the Bible is in the KJV. Oddly enough the Rosicrucians announced themselves just a year or so later. The arrival of the rose in the Bible protected them from the Holy Inquisition. It is good to have influential friends.