Rex Deus

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  1. Susan Lynne Schwenger

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    The families of Rex Deus who claimed direct descent

    from the high priests of the Temple of Jerusalem,
    and, through them, from the ancient initiates of Egypt,
    nominated one of their number from each generation
    as the Fisher King, the true heir to the throne of Jerusalem.

    The much-maligned Order of the Knights Templar,

    which transformed the face of European society
    during its brief 200-year history,
    is perhaps the most obvious manifestation
    of the activities of this secretive group.

    After their brutal suppression,

    Rex Deus wisely chose other routes
    by which to pass on their beliefs
    to the spiritually aware with European society.

    Their central belief,

    that heaven could be created upon Earth
    if mankind could only learn to change its behavior,
    was promulgated in many different ways.

    The stories of the search for the Holy Grail

    were allegories for the initiatory path
    to enlightenment promoted by Rex Deus.

    To them, spirituality did not concern itself

    with "pie in the sky" after death;
    it was the mainspring of action here on Earth.

    Brotherhood, justice, truth,

    and service to the community
    were the true foundations
    of their entire beliefs.

    No longer content to risk the continuance

    of this tradition through purely hereditary means,
    the 15th century Fisher King, Earl William St. Clair,
    played an instrumental part in spreading
    these esoteric teachings, which had their origin
    in ancient Egypt, to carefully chosen men of goodwill
    of his own time.

    He had the perfect means at hand,

    for he was appointed grandmaster
    of the Craftmasons,
    the Hard and Soft Guilds in Scotland,
    in 1441.

    The absolute secrecy that shrouded

    the first three centuries of Freemasonry
    has made it difficult to assess the full range
    and depth of the wide variety of esoteric influences
    that formed the fraternity.

    The history of the St. Clairs of Roslin

    makes it plain that it was the preservation
    of Templar tradition that lay
    behind the transformation of the guilds
    of operative masons into the speculative
    and fraternal society of Freemasonry.

    Under the guidance of the St. Clair grandmasters,

    the tradition of transmitting secret and sacred knowledge
    through the rituals leading to higher degrees
    developed a high level of sophistication and complexity,
    which led to the development of Scottish Rite Freemasonry
    and the Royal Arch degrees.

    The fact that Scottish Rite Freemasonry

    draws its teaching from sources of great antiquity
    is made manifest in the name "Roslin,"
    which, according to Tessa Ranford,
    translates from the Scottish Gaelic as
    "ancient knowledge passed down the generations."

    The St. Clairs and the other families of the Rex Deus

    were descended from the high priests
    of the Temple of Jerusalem,
    who were, in turn, descendants
    of a close-knit priestly group
    who could trace their lineage
    and teaching back to the establishment
    of a hereditary priesthood in ancient Egypt.

    William St. Clair of Rosslyn,

    as the Fisher King of Rex Deus in his time,
    was thus the chosen route by which the sacred gnosis
    of the Egyptian/Hebraic tradition could reach out
    and liberate insightful medieval men
    from the blinkered thinking
    and despotic dogmatism of Holy Mother the Church.

    It is therefore no surprise to learn that,

    in continental Europe, Freemasonry
    developed an innate anticlerical
    and anti-Catholic bias and kept particularly close ties
    with its spiritual parent in Scotland.

    Like their Scottish counterparts,

    French lodges took great pains
    to keep as close as possible
    to the traditional beliefs
    that had been handed down over the centuries.

    The tradition of hereditary teaching


    and control of sacred knowledge


    continued for nearly three centuries


    after the death of Earl William St. Clair.


    The founding of speculative Freemasonry


    always had at its heart the long-term aim


    of spreading Rex Deus teachings


    and transformative influence


    far beyond the narrow confines

    of the Rex Deus families.


    Such an important step could not be rushed.
     

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