The Temple was created in August 2002 with an aim to encourage research into the Knight Templars - their related and interrelated subjects, such as; the Grail Legends, Arthurian Mythos, the Rosicrucian's, Masonic Lore, Early Christianity, Cathars, Gnostic Theology, Alchemy, Folklore, Rennes Le Chateau, Geomancy, the Occult, Mythology and Symbolism etc. The Temple started as a periodical with articles written by a few friends in Glastonbury, Somerset, England. Over the years it has published extensively research on relevant subjects by a varied selection of researchers. On this website and in The Temple publication you can read the latest discoveries written by the coffee table student as well as by renowned authors such as Robert Lomas, Lynn Picknett, Evelyn Lord and Stephen Dafoe. As The Temple deals with so many subjects from the shadowy past, legends and myths as well as the latest historical data are all well represented. In early 2006, a compilation of issues 1 - 6 of The Temple called The Templar Papers were published by New Page Books, and are now obtainable in various languages. Due to its success a second compilation Temple Antiquities - The Templar Papers II, was published in December 2010 in the UK and US by O-Books. In this Issue: The Hanged Man - Geoffrey de Mandeville, O. Olsen. The Head on the Platter, Yuri Leitch. The First Templars, Sadny Hamblett. The Knights Templar - Freemasonry and Rosslyn Chapel. Bill Jackman. Templars in Somerset and Bristol, O. Olsen The Legacy of Mary Magdalene, Lynn Picknett. Franks Casket; Genesis of the Grail Myth, Yuri Leitch.