Friday the 13th Reclaimed & Restored!



The Knights Templar restore the truth on the 710th Anniversary of the Persecution

When did Friday the 13th become known as a day of bad luck? 710 years ago today, to be exact - the day the tyrannical French king, Phillip IV, launched his infamous take-down, defamation, and savage persecution of Europe's most revered Order of Chivalry. Later exonerated by the Vatican, the 6,000 members of the Order were hunted down, tortured, made to confess to a prepared list of crimes (which many later recanted), and seemed to disappear from the pages of history. The Order survived underground in many guises, as only 600 Templars were captured. Today, the Order has been lineally and legally restored to its full heritage. Learn the full truth of the deeper meaning of Friday the 13th - a day sacred to the Divine Feminine - and why the Templars solemnly honor this anniversary in memory of the Martyrs to the Magdalene.



TEMPLAR PILLAR #3 - Meditation for Beginners

(sharing from original article https://zenhabits.net/meditation-guide/ -- thank you LEO BABAUTA, his site is full of useful grounded practice) 

These tips aren’t aimed at helping you to become an expert … they should help you get started and keep going. You don’t have to implement them all at once — try a few, come back to this article, try one or two more.

1.) Sit for just two minutes. This will seem ridiculously easy, to just meditate for two minutes. That’s perfect. Start with just two minutes a day for a week. If that goes well, increase by another two minutes and do that for a week. If all goes well, by increasing just a little at a time, you’ll be meditating for 10 minutes a day in the 2nd month, which is amazing! But start small first.

2.) Do it first thing each morning. It’s easy to say, “I’ll meditate every day,” but then forget to do it. Instead, set a reminder for every morning when you get up, and put a note that says “meditate” somewhere where you’ll see it.

3.) Don’t get caught up in the how — just do. Most people worry about where to sit, how to sit, what cushion to use … this is all nice, but it’s not that important to get started. Start just by sitting on a chair, or on your couch. Or on your bed. If you’re comfortable on the ground, sit cross-legged. It’s just for two minutes at first anyway, so just sit. Later you can worry about optimizing it so you’ll be comfortable for longer, but in the beginning it doesn’t matter much, just sit somewhere quiet and comfortable.

4.) Check in with how you’re feeling. As you first settle into your meditation session, simply check to see how you’re feeling. How does your body feel? What is the quality of your mind? Busy? Tired? Anxious? See whatever you’re bringing to this meditation session as completely OK.

5.) Count your breaths. Now that you’re settled in, turn your attention to your breath. Just place the attention on your breath as it comes in, and follow it through your nose all the way down to your lungs. Try counting “one” as you take in the first breath, then “two” as you breathe out. Repeat this to the count of 10, then start again at one.

6.) Come back when you wander. Your mind will wander. This is an almost absolute certainty. There’s no problem with that. When you notice your mind wandering, smile, and simply gently return to your breath. Count “one” again, and start over. You might feel a little frustration, but it’s perfectly OK to not stay focused, we all do it. This is the practice, and you won’t be good at it for a little while.

7.) Develop a loving attitude. When you notice thoughts and feelings arising during meditation, as they will, look at them with a friendly attitude. See them as friends, not intruders or enemies. They are a part of you, though not all of you. Be friendly and not harsh.

8.) Don’t worry too much that you’re doing it wrong. You will worry you’re doing it wrong. That’s OK, we all do. You’re not doing it wrong. There’s no perfect way to do it, just be happy you’re doing it.

9.) Don’t worry about clearing the mind. Lots of people think meditation is about clearing your mind, or stopping all thoughts. It’s not. This can sometimes happen, but it’s not the “goal” of meditation. If you have thoughts, that’s normal. We all do. Our brains are thought factories, and we can’t just shut them down. Instead, just try to practice focusing your attention, and practice some more when your mind wanders.

10.) Stay with whatever arises. When thoughts or feelings arise, and they will, you might try staying with them awhile. Yes, I know I said to return to the breath, but after you practice that for a week, you might also try staying with a thought or feeling that arises. We tend to want to avoid feelings like frustration, anger, anxiety … but an amazingly useful meditation practice is to stay with the feeling for awhile. Just stay, and be curious.

11.) Get to know yourself. This practice isn’t just about focusing your attention, it’s about learning how your mind works. What’s going on inside there? It’s murky, but by watching your mind wander, get frustrated, avoid difficult feelings … you can start to understand yourself.

12.) Become friends with yourself. As you get to know yourself, do it with a friendly attitude instead of one of criticism. You’re getting to know a friend. Smile and give yourself love.

13.) Do a body scan. Another thing you can do, once you become a little better at following your breath, is focus your attention on one body part at a time. Start at the soles of your feet — how do those feel? Slowly move to your toes, the tops of your feet, your ankles, all the way to the top of your head.

14.) Notice the light, sounds, energy. Another place to put your attention, again, after you’ve practice with your breath for at least a week, is the light all around you. Just keep your eyes on one spot, and notice the light in the room you’re in. Another day, just focus on noticing sounds. Another day, try to notice the energy in the room all around you (including light and sounds).

15.) Really commit yourself. Don’t just say, “Sure, I’ll try this for a couple days.” Really commit yourself to this. In your mind, be locked in, for at least a month.

16.) You can do it anywhere. If you’re traveling or something comes up in the morning, you can do meditation in your office. In the park. During your commute. As you walk somewhere. Sitting meditation is the best place to start, but in truth, you’re practicing for this kind of mindfulness in your entire life.

17.) Follow guided meditation. If it helps, you can try following guided meditations to start with. My wife is using Tara Brach’s guided meditations, and she finds them very helpful.

18.) Check in with friends. While I like meditating alone, you can do it with your spouse or child or a friend. Or just make a commitment with a friend to check in every morning after meditation. It might help you stick with it for longer.

19.) Find a community. Even better, find a community of people who are meditating and join them. This might be a Zen or Tibetan community near you (for example), where you go and meditate with them. Or find an online group and check in with them and ask questions, get support, encourage others. My Sea Change Program has a community like that.

20.) Smile when you’re done. When you’re finished with your two minutes, smile. Be grateful that you had this time to yourself, that you stuck with your commitment, that you showed yourself that you’re trustworthy, where you took the time to get to know yourself and make friends with yourself. That’s an amazing two minutes of your life.

Meditation isn’t always easy or even peaceful. But it has truly amazing benefits, and you can start today, and continue for the rest of your life.



From The Alliance Journal

The Story of The Sovereign Court of International Justice (SCIJ)

by Michael Henry Dunn


Dear Templar Family,

This is an informal update from your friend and grateful Grand Commander, Michael – hoping this finds you all well and peaceful in this time of upheaval and dramatic change!

Without going into the gory details, I will just mention briefly (and for the last time) that the leaders and restorers of the Order have taken great risks, endured years of unfounded attacks, and made great sacrifices so that our beautiful Templar soul family could again have a home in which to gather, a banner to raise, a cause around which to rally. Believe me when I tell you that being a Templar is not for the faint of heart. It wasn’t easy in our medieval heyday - and if anything the times are more challenging now. 


The Initiation Ceremony of old contained repeated warnings to the new Templar that anyone committed to living the Code of Chivalry would be a target for ridicule and contempt. The rewards of companionship in a cause, and peace of mind and heart in dedicating one’s life to the service of God and humanity are wonderful compensation. But the truth is that we work not for even that reward, but simply to make an offering of our lives to Spirit.

I am profoundly grateful to each of you for your courage in making the noble choice to become a Templar, and to be with us now at the exhilarating rebirth of our ancient Order - a tale, I believe, you may tell your grandchildren decades hence!

We’re entering a period of rapid developments in our growth. Following is what I hope is a concise overview: 

1. The Templar Order and the Global Shift:

Humanity is enduring – and will endure for some decades – a profound crisis on multiple levels: environmental, spiritual, financial, and physical. We are passing through a time of accelerated evolution of our planet and our species. There is now no avoiding an extended period of upheaval – indeed it is already upon us. We will face intense pressures to succumb to fear, to build walls, to see enemies where there are only hungry and desperate brothers and sisters of our human family. The core Templar mission is to be examples of God’s love in action – and to offer the practical protection and geopolitical advantages that our status as a nation-state subject of international law affords us:

Templar communities can offer new paradigms of cooperation, new models of mutually supportive commerce, and inspiring examples of intercultural respect.

Templar sovereignty and laws can provide international protection for our members and friends, while actively supporting (and protecting) those who bravely expose corruption.

Templar ideals can inspire the world – overcoming old cultural and religious divides to bravely reach out a hand to those in need, while anchoring our Sacred Activism in prayer and direct communion with Spirit in meditation.

Review our Constitution in the Government section of the website to familiarize yourselves with the legal foundation for these advantages.

2. Templar Impact – Mission Update:

As you know, our core missions at this time are the need for an enforceable court of international human rights law (especially related to the refugee crisis), and the urgent need for high-impact healing of the religious and cultural divisions and fears now being promoted by the corporate mass media.

Thanks to the visionary partnership of our dear Grand Master, Prince Matthew of Thebes, and our distinguished Grand Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Royal Highness (H.R.H.) Ambassador Judge Percy de Tamayo, a potentially historic development is in preparation to join these twin missions in a divinely ambitious project – the World Coalition of Refugee Rights (WCRR). 


Grand Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Royal Highness (H.R.H.) Ambassador Judge Percy de Tamayo

Grand Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Royal Highness (H.R.H.) Ambassador Judge Percy de Tamayo

The web page above gives a thorough overview of the scope and nature of the WCRR, which is a U.N.-level Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO). The Coalition will protect and uphold the rights of refugees under international law, while creating safe and welcoming communities on land obtained by the Templar Order as sovereign territory – thus affording legalized travel status to the refugee families. The time has not yet arrived for a widespread public launch so we ask that this information be kept as intra-Order for now. However, events are moving rapidly behind the scenes.

3. Funding Update – Build Gradually While Opening Door to Large Donors:

  • New Membership Platform for more efficient registration, training, and engagement with our growing Templar family is now being prepared. Our long-term growth strategy has always been based upon modest subscription donations to our Templar Network as the foundation of sustainable revenue streams for the Order’s work. This effort has not been without challenges and financial difficulties, but Spirit (working through the generous support of Templar friends) has always come through to keep us moving forward. The need is urgent and your support is deeply appreciated (tax-deductible donations may be made at this link: http://www.pvolt.it/kts-mission-support)

Templar Priories – A Time-Honored Way for Whole Groups to Come Under the Templar Banner: As we all know, there are many worthy groups and fraternities which have kept the flame of cultural Templarism and Templar spirituality burning through the long centuries of the Order’s underground survival. The Order is preparing to welcome such groups who may seek to join us, emphasizing respect of their autonomy while offering them the full benefits of the restored Order’s status as a nation-state subject of international law. We anticipate that the Order’s growth may be exponential in the near future on this basis.

  • Endowment-Level Grants: The Order’s leadership has been quietly working to enhance the possibility of large-scale endowment-level grants from visionary philanthropists and international organizations. The sensitive nature of such efforts precludes any further details being shared at this time. However, we can note that historically the Order has always benefitted from the generosity of those among the wealthy and influential who truly have humanity’s welfare at heart. We trust that Spirit will continue to guide us to develop friendship with such noble and sincere souls.

4. Templar Leadership – Calm Beacons of Hope and Inspiration:

This will be remembered as a time when a great soul family regathered itself to serve during humanity’s hour of great need. To those who will scoff and mock at us, let us all be prepared to calmly assert our belief in the nobility of our Code. And it will be good for all of us to study our history – to know the facts of the Order’s survival and the iron-clad legitimacy of the Templar Restoration. 

And to those who will surely say, “So what makes you the real Templars?”, let us remember always to assert that by the fruits of our actions alone are we truly Templars. A Templar – whether he or she is an inducted member of the Order or not – does their best to live by the Code of Chivalry, to keep one’s word of honor, to defend the oppressed, to speak the truth, to honor womanhood and revere the Divine Feminine in balance with the Heavenly Father. 

That is what makes us Templars. I am proud to know you all!

Sincerely yours in our beloved Dame-Dieu,
Viscount Michael
Grand Commander, KTS

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On behalf of our Grand Master, Prince Matthew of Thebes - and all of the long-serving Templars of the Grand Mastery council - a blessed and joyful New Year to all our Templar family!  In this our inaugural newsletter, we can now share with you a number of important developments which have been painstakingly nurtured until the time was ripe.


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