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Kilmory Knap Chapel

Many Knights Templar fled to Scotland following their persecution in France on Friday 13th October 1307.  Scotland was a refuge for the Knights Templar because King Robert the Bruce, Scottish Nobles and the entire country had been excommunicated by the Pope.  As a result of this, Papal authority did not apply in Scotland.  The Knights Templar are believed to have fought alongside King Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn that secured the independence of Scotland.  Sir Henry St. Clair, Baron of Roslin and his sons, William and Henry charged alongside the King during the final stages of the battle.

 

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Hidden in Plain Site…

At Kilmory Knap Chapel, located at the tiny hamlet of Kilmory, in Knapdale, Argyll and Bute, there are a number of 13th – 15th Century West-Highland Gravslabs incorporating Knights Templar symbolism.  These stones contain intricate and decorative motifs left by the ancient craftsmen who understood and preserved the ancient Gnosis of the Knights Templar.  These sacred designs include swords, Templar Crosses, galleys, animals, combs, mirrors and craftsman tools, each revealing a message about the rich spiritual history and lore of the Knights Templar in Scotland.

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Kilmory Knap Chapel

 

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Exploring the Ancient Graveslabs…

 

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Knights and Swords

 

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Knight standing above a Templar Cross. Above his head is a craftsman’s craft tool.

 

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Croix Celeste – This distinctive Knights Templar Cross indicates hidden wisdom and links to the Gnostic pathway of initiation.

 

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Sailing Ship…Sword featuring a scallop shell handle pointing to the ship’s sail.