The True Cross

As the guardian of a piece of the True Cross, William St Clair appears to have guarded the Key of Life, which is the same as the 'ring of Solomon', and the key stone or (S)tone of Destiny.

A review is in order here. The True Cross was made from the same ever-green wood as the Tree of Life. The Egyptian name for the Tree of Life was the TET pillar, a ladder to heaven, sacred to Osiris and Horus. This 'ladder' is a symbol of that which must be ascended in order to reach Tula. It was described as the ladder by which souls of the dead made their way to the Fields of Peace (which, coincidentally, were always said to lie to the north, the same direction as Tula.)

The ladder concept appears in between the time of Horus and Jesus in the story of Jacob's Ladder. By this rendering, Jesus' agony in the garden may not be a physical mutilation. Instead, it would mean soul travel to an otherworldly locality, Tula.

According to Godfrey Higgins, "Nazareth, the town of Nazir, or the flower, was situated in Carmel, the vineyard or garden of God. Jesus was a flower; whence came the adoration, by the Rosicrucians, of the Rose and the Cross. Rose was Ras, and this Ras, or knowledge or wisdom, was stolen from the garden.

If the Cross is the Pillar of Enoch, the Great Pyramid, this would help us understand an intriguing Rosicrucian symbol -Jesus within the Rose within a cross within the Pyramid. Jesus is depicted with his hands extended as the capstone of the pyramid.

This suggests a connection between the Templars, the Cathars, Rosslyn, Rennes-le-Chateau, the mysterious Language of the Birds, and... Egypt. The link is the Old Testament prophet Enoch, who was known to the Egyptians as Thoth, the Bird Man. It was Thoth who wielded the Key of Life.


In Scottish Freemasonry, which began at the dawn of the fourteenth century, Enoch (who is equated with Thoth) is credited with giving humanity the secrets of books and writing. He gave the secrets of building only to the Freemasons. According to legend, Enoch was warned of the coming deluge. With the help of his son Methuselah, he constructed nine vaults one on top another in a hidden location.14

Concealed within the lowest vault Enoch placed a gold triangular tablet (a 'white oriental porphyry stone' in one version) bearing the Ineffable Name of God -- the Word which grants one control over all the elements. This tablet is the (S)tone of Destiny.

In her book The Glastonbury Zodiac, Mary Caine relates a Jewish legend of the Middle Ages that shows a clear belief in a relationship between Jesus and the Sphinx. She writes:

"The Hidden Name was secretly inscribed in the innermost recesses of the Temple, guarded by a sculptured lion."

The Temple, guarded by the sculptured lion, can be none other than the Great Pyramid.

"If, as was most likely, an intruder saw the name, the lion would give such a supernatural roar that all memory of it would be driven from his mind. But Jesus knew this; he evaded the lion, wrote the Name, cut his thigh open and hid it within the wound, closing it by magic. Once out of the Temple he re-opened the incision and took out the sacred letters."

In Revelation 19:16, John writes of the returning Christ:

"He hath on his THIGH a NAME written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords."

On a second tablet Enoch inscribed the secret knowledge of the angels. This tablet he gave to his son. The vaults were then sealed, and upon the spot Enoch supervised the construction of two magnificent, indestructable columns. One was made of fire-proof marble. The other of Laterus, or brick, so that it would not sink in water. In other words, it was a floating stone.

In Druid myth, the floating stone was a blue glass blown in the shape of an egg or apple by the serpents of wisdom. Out of this floating stone was born the phoenix or heron who utters the Word. In Egyptian myth, the heron landed at Heliopolis or On, aka Tula, atop the pillar or ben ben stone, and delivers an egg, ball or apple containing the wisdom concerning the Holy Blood. Wolram in his Parzival expressly states that the Grail is a stone from which the Phoenix rises. Therefore, the Grail is the floating stone.

But what is the Grail? It is the Ark or vessel of Glass of Celtic myth, which is the ship of a god called Hu, who is the Atlantean Noah, because he escaped the great flood in his ship. His name is a variant of what the Jews called the Shekinah or 'radiance', the light which emerged from the sun.

In Sanskrit Hu is 'he-who-is-poured out'. Hu-Siris was one of the Greek names for Osiris. The idea of pouring out of the Holy Spirit or possibly the Holy Wisdom is echoed in the writings of the Hebrew prophets from Isaiah to Joel, whose prophecies said that at the last God will pour out his spirit, not upon the few initiates only, but upon all flesh. It appears the soul of the savior is contained in the ark/grail/apple and poured out.

The Gnostics speak of a serpentsoul that is poured out of a basket. This probably originated with the story of Ophiuchus or Asclepius.

Is this serpentsoul the same as Chnoubis, the spirit of wisdom? What will pouring this soul of wisdom over all flesh accomplish?


Let us briefly review a few of the common connections King Solomon and the Cathars share concerning the Language of the Birds. The Kore-An states that Solomon was given this language and that this was the source of his wisdom and prosperity. The Bible says Solomon learned this language directly from God. However, it is possible that Solomon learned from the Queen of Saba's father. The Cathars spoke the Langue d'Oc, the Language of Yes, which I have related to the Language of the Birds and the Language of Ak-hen-aten. The Cathars maintained that the Gospel of Jesus should be understood in this language.

I thought it important to review these connections since they make a striking appearance on the cover of the Rosslyn-Hay Manuscript, the most important book of the precious few to survive from William's library.

On the leather binding of the book one finds the monogram I.H.S., commonly interpreted as the monogram for Jesus. Interestingly, I.H.S means God of Yes to the inhabitants of Rosalyn... not in Scotland, but in Iraq.

The binding of this manuscript also features numerous mysterious symbols which are repeated in Rosslyn Chapel. Does this strange confluence of symbols do more than suggest that we intepret the Rosslyn-Hay Manuscript in the Language of Yes?

Another book found in William's library is The Book of Troylus, which contains Grail romances and proves William knew of the legends of the Grail. Another is known as the Rosslyn Missal, which features a depiction of the shamir, the worm of wisdom whose touch split and shaped stone. King Solomon had to build his temple without the use of tools made of iron (because of Mosaic prohibition stated in Exodus. 20:25). Instead, the shamir was used to cut the stones.

The Shamir from the Rosslyn Missal (above) and Chnoubis.

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