By James Wasserman
An absolutely illustrated heritage of the Temple of Solomon
• Examines the Temple of Solomon within the Hebrew Scriptures, the hot testomony, and Apocryphal writings
• Explores its function within the founding of Freemasonry, the legends of the Knights Templar, the doctrines of the Kabbalah, and the lessons of Islam
• Explains the sacred nature of the Temple Mount--the website of the Temple of Solomon--and the secrets and techniques that can nonetheless be hidden there
• Richly illustrated, together with many images and pictures from infrequent files
The religious middle of many esoteric societies, the Temple of Solomon used to be situated atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a website commemorated through the 3 nice monotheistic religions because the intersection of Divine and human. outfitted through King Solomon on the top of historic Israel’s energy, the Temple of Solomon housed the golden Ark of the Covenant in its Holy of Holies, a sacred chamber the place you could converse at once with God. Centuries after the temple’s destruction, the Temple Mount was once used because the headquarters for the Knights Templar in the course of the Crusades, and numerous legends have come down throughout the centuries in regards to the secrets and techniques they might have exposed there, together with discovery of the Holy Grail or the Ark of the Covenant.
Richly illustrated with biblical and Masonic illustrations, pictures, and historic and sleek paintings--many from infrequent archives--this booklet explores the Temple of Solomon within the Hebrew Scriptures, the recent testomony, and Apocryphal writings in addition to its function within the founding of Freemasonry, the legends of the Knights Templar, the doctrines of the Kabbalah, and Muhammad’s visionary trip from the Temple Mount during the heavens. looking to comprehend the robust wish of many faiths and mystery societies to re-create the temple via ritual and prayer, James Wasserman explains why it was once equipped, the mystical forces King Solomon could have utilized in its production, what its destruction intended for Jews and Christians alike, and why the Knights Templar in addition to numerous smooth mystery societies named their orders after it. Detailing the sacred structure of this completely proportioned mystical edifice via phrases and paintings, the writer finds the Temple of Solomon because the confirmation of God’s presence in human affairs, the religious root of Western tradition, and a major monument to the Divine approximately forgotten in today’s secular occasions yet sorely had to bridge the divide among our historic prior and our non secular destiny.
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The Temple of Solomon: From Ancient Israel to Secret Societies by James Wasserman