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The Temple and The Lodge

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 The Temple and The Lodge
by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh

Coauthors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh recount the events that led to the strange and sudden disappearance of the Knights Templar in the fourteenth century and their reappearance in the court of excommunicate Scottish king Robert the Bruce. Following the survival of certain unexpected Templar traditions, the authors document the evolution of a world-changing order through the birth of the Masonic lodge. They chart the history of Freemasonry through its medieval roots and into the modern era.

The book posits that the order’s contribution to the fostering of tolerance, progressive values, and cohesion in English society aided in preempting a French-style revolution in England; that Freemasonry was an essential keystone in the formation of the United States; and that America itself is an embodiment of the ideal “Masonic Republic.” This groundbreaking thread of analysis challenges the accepted traditions of Western history as it is currently taught. What is the true source of our most valued traditions? Twenty years since its original publication, The Temple and the Lodge remains a trenchant and essential edition to any collection of Western history."


Book Details:

Arcade Publishers, April 1, 2011 edition

paperback, 308 pages

14.4 oz, 6x6x9 inches


About the Authors:

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Michael Baigent

Michael Baigent was born in New Zealand in 1948 and obtained a degree in psychology from Canterbury University, Christchurch, and a masters of arts degree in mysticism and religious experience from the Univeristy of Kent, England. Since 1976 he has lived in England. He is the author ofAncient Traces and From The Omens Of Babylon. With Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln, he has co-authored a number of books, including the international best-sellers Holy Blood, Holy Grail, The Messianic Legacy, The Temple and the Lodge The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception, andSecret Germany. His latest book, co-written as always with Richard `Leigh, is entitled The Inquisition, which reveals the darker side of this infamous Catholic institution both in the past and in the present day.

As a religious historian and leading expert in the field of arcane knowledge he has undertaken a two decade-long quest for the truth about Jesus that has culminated in the publication of The Jesus Papers

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Richard Leigh

Richard Harris Leigh (16 August 1943 – 21 November 2007) was a novelist and short story writer born in New Jersey, United States to a British father and an American mother, who spent most of his life in the UK. Leigh earned a BA from Tufts University, a master's degree from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He co-authored many books with Michael Baigent, and lectured throughout England and Europe on historical mysteries and on esoteric subjects.




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