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Last Days of the Kali Yuga

Just north of the DMZ between the two Koreas there is a small modern hamlet which is completely empty; except for those who turn the lights on and off.  The sole purpose for this town’s existence is to be psychologically intimidating to those just south of the  DMZ; to keep them fearful of imminent attack from the north.  It works.

The chaos we see all around us these last few weeks is a very tangible symptom of the dying paradigm, and the psychopathic power elite’s end game strategy; and in a way reminds me of that empty north Korean hamlet because part of the reason for all this chaos is to keep us all in fear.  Just remember Fear is an acronym for False Events Appearing Real.

Another important thing to remember is that these are the last days of the Kali Yuga playing themselves out as one epoch ends and another begins; turmoil is to be expected.  Because good, uplifting news never seems to get much media coverage many are laboring under the illusion that the sky is falling and a tsunami of blood is about to sweep us away at any minute if the Ebola doesn’t get us first.  The fear machine is in full swing!

Two Trends

Over the course of this last month or so I have seen a most interesting pattern emerging across the blogosphere.  Because things have been leaning increasingly to the chaotic, it’s reasonable to assume those various subjects would dominate the headlines, and indeed they seem to most days.  There is another, more interesting trend emerging however, and that trend is towards headlines of a nearly polar opposite nature.   These writers are talking about experiencing life at a higher vibratory rate, un-plugging from the dying paradigm and creating a different reality with conscious intent.  This of course has been building steadily for some time as the great awakening unfolds all around us in ways that are truly impossible to ignore.  The encouraging thing to me is that every week there are more of this type headline, the tide is turning.

Breaking Free

The path to disconnecting from this dying paradigm is naturally going to be different for nearly everyone, but because our differences are all based around similar basic needs, some broad strokes will apply to nearly everyone.

The very first move is both universal, and mandatory: Stop buying the fear!  Being in fear is a kind of paralysis which by it’s very nature disintegrates rational thought.  Those in fear seldom make the best or optimal choices, and so the cycle deepens.  When we can see with new eyes, and understand why the fear mongers depend upon our fear, it becomes easier to see it for what it is.  It is an empty hamlet on the DMZ of time: trying to convince us the end is near – when all it is in reality; is the future, without them in it.

The next move is to do the same thing with the corporate psychopaths running the show; the ad men and free marketeers, starve them out by consciously choosing to not purchase their products!  Money is the only thing they care about, so that is how we will gain their attention, stop paying them to ruin our world.  Vote with your paycheck!  Take the extra time to know who doesn’t deserve your consumer dollar; then purchase elsewhere.  Yes, it will require some extra time and effort researching and such, but that is just part of the price to taking your power back.  Loss of revenue is the only language that they understand.  If we want these bastards to quit poisoning the planet, we have to stop paying them to do it!  Simple, really.  As we’re boycotting their products, we can disempower the corporations further still by stripping away their ridiculous status as people!  Why we ever let them sneak those “laws” past us is beyond me, but now is the perfect time to depersonalize corporations.  A corporation is not a living breathing person, and to grant it status as such diminishes us as it protects them.  Time to put an end to that nonsense, and a lot more afterwards.  We have a lot of work ahead of us.

Reaping the Whirlwind

Departing president Dwight Eisenhower tried to warn us about what would happen if we allowed the military-industrial-complex to write it’s own ticket.  Humanity is now reaping the whirlwind for ignoring Eisenhower’s advice, and the only question remaining seems to be; isn’t anyone going to stop this insanity before its too late?  We are the people we’ve been waiting for.  If we don’t do it, it simply will never get done, and the concept of freedom will be relegated to being an abstract historical footnote in a revisionist history of our time.

Every person in America should feel outraged that before it adjourned for the summer congress denied funding for over 300,000 military veterans, yet voted to give immediate military aid to Israel so it could continue it’s war of genocide in Gaza.  We should be filling the streets with people and shutting the whole damned system down in protest of this latest insult to humanity, but we don’t, because we’re afraid of losing what little we have.  That fear thing again.  What if you were fearless…what would that feel like?

Here’s an idea.  This current system of “government” has certainly had sufficient time to establish that the advancement of all people is their main objective and heart’s desire.  If by this time we have not seen results the common man might see as satisfactory: why don’t we just dump the entire lot, and begin again in a totally different and universally beneficial manner?  What would that look like?  What would it take?  How much individual inconvenience would you willingly endure to create a better system than this one?  How much more do we need to witness before we unanimously agree that the whole lot of them has to go; right down to the last lawyer?!

The River of Time

As you may have heard, there is this big evolutionary shift in consciousness going on just now, and despite all efforts to derail it & pacify the public with chemtrails and GMO food-like-products; the shift is about to hit the fan in a very big way.  Such arrogance this bunch has, to think they could really prevent cosmic forces they don’t even understand.  How did that old butter commercial go: “It’s not nice to fool mother nature.”  These tired old white men have fretted & strutted their hour upon the stage of time; and now that their time is over, they don’t want to leave the stage.  Rather than gracefully disappearing into the river of time, these quislings decided to hijack the whole show and marginalize the rest of us as their slaves.  There is a strange and powerful force which is unleashed whenever the natural order of things is interfered with, and it is called the universal law of unintended consequences.  The only contingency plan the power elite made for if things went terribly wrong was to build lots of huge underground complexes.  Good.  It is where they will be interred for eternity by the shifting sands of time, a historical footnote.

The best part of all this is that it doesn’t require us to fight anybody for anything.  All we have to do is be mindful of our surroundings as we reject the fear option and quit paying those who are enslaving us and killing the planet.  It’s already failing and falling right now despite frantic efforts to prop it all up a little longer; all we have to do is just say No! then make sure we’re clear of the debris zone.

You will recall I earlier said we have a lot of work ahead of us?  That part comes immediately after everything comes crashing down.  The first order of business will of course be attending to those who most need help to survive the transition.  After that will come the gradual restructuring of society.  If we are wise and have finally learned the lessons needed to graduate to the next level; we will then automatically know that nothing good can be built upon the foundations sticking up from the ruins of the current system.  We must build an entirely new system, one with people at the center, not money.  We must learn that growth for its own sake is insanity, and that progress without conscience is deadly.  When we finally learn these lessons, we will be ready to move on, and one step closer to home.

Make no mistake, recovering from the utter mess we’re collectively in won’t be as easy as cleaning up after a wild frat party on campus.  We are facing some serious problems that most would rather quietly shove back to the dark recess of their minds than face; but face them we must.  Every week I see news reports of whales and other marine mammals actually entering harbors, as if they’re trying to get away from something.  Radiation.  They’re all running from the Fukushima radiation which has contaminated the Pacific ocean first on it’s world tour of earth’s oceans.  Something must be done to seal off that Japanese nuclear volcano, and after 3 years it’s clear to see that the keystone cops of Tepco & the Japanese government don’t have a clue how to do it.  Because they are such a stubbornly prideful people, they refuse to ask for help, or admit they can’t seal it.  Don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t like the idea of irradiating the planet to spare the Japanese some embarrassment and loss of face.  Like I said, lots and lots of work ahead of us, and we’re burning daylight!

Three ways

Yes it certainly seems the problems we face are impossible to fix, or reverse, but you must understand; that is precisely what the power elite want us to think.  It’s just part of their propaganda machine.  We have all been conditioned & programmed to mentally accept the idea that in any given instance there are but two paths or options to choose from.  While this is true in some instances, it certainly does not follow that all life can be broken down to a dichotomy.  For almost any problem we can face in this life there are three ways to proceed: the right way, the wrong way, and the untried way.  As Albert Einstein said; “The problems we are facing cannot be solved by the same thinking that created them.”  We’ve had a very long and expensive lesson on the wrong way to run a planet; so maybe we can all agree that way doesn’t work so well for us anymore.  So, when the time arrives; let us focus on the right way of doing things, and if that solution isn’t immediately evident, we go with the untried.  Just look around you, haven’t we had enough of doing everything the wrong way?  How about the concept of People before profit, how does that sound to you?

This new evolutionary shift we’re experiencing is the turning of the cosmic wheel to a time where humanity will reject wars and violence as a means to an end.  We’re outgrowing that phase of our spiritual existence, and what we see around us is the old way disappearing the only way it knows – don’t go down with it – step out of fear, and empower yourself to reject those things that sicken your soul.  Stop believing the lie that one person can’t change things, and believe in yourself instead.

It’s no mistake that the end of the Mayan calendar and the Indian Kali Yuga occur in the same space of time.  Many believe that both are referring not to the end of days on the planet; but rather the end of the system that has enslaved humanity for so long.  Not to be confused with the Goddess Kali; the age of the Kali Yuga is translated as both Age of the Demon, and Age of Vice being associated with the apocalyptic demon Kali ~ denoting a long span of time dominated by strife, discord, quarrel, & contention.  Sound familiar?

Humanity is currently neck deep in this transition between the great astrological ages of Pisces and Aquarius, which is also happening concurrently with the Mayan calendar and Indian Kali Yuga.  Seems kinda ominous doesn’t it; having three different powerful forces coming together at a single point in time?  There are primarily two futures available to us just now.  One of them is a true golden age for humanity, the Dvapara Yuga: the other is just the continuation of what we see around us, and what that is leading us into.  We need to be feeding the one we like as we starve the other one out.  Unfortunately, passively waiting to see what will happen is no longer an option, it has become a choice.  We can choose to act to bring about the future we wish to see manifest, or we can do nothing, which as we can plainly see has helped get the world where it is today.

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How Hell Works: A Brief Guide to the Afterlife

Sooner or later, time is up for everyone. It would be ridiculous to think that after such a life we ​​will be able to somehow penetrate through the heavenly gates or deceive the archangel guarding them. It is worth accepting the inevitable: not booths and houris are waiting for us, but the gloomy landscape of hell. And in order not to get confused at the grave board, you should prepare for this in advance. Moreover, you can find a whole bunch of authoritative evidence on how to navigate in hellish terrain. The main thing is not to panic.

Where is it, the underworld? Some ancient peoples burned the deceased: this is a sure sign that the soul must ascend to its new abode in heaven. If he was buried in the ground, then she will go to the underworld.

If sent on the last journey by boat, it sails to the country across the sea, at the very edge of the Earth. The Slavs had a variety of opinions on this, but they all agreed on one thing: the souls of those people who are not kept near their former dwellings enter the afterlife, and they lead about the same existence there – they harvest, hunt …

Those who, due to a curse, or an unfulfilled promise, or something else, cannot leave their bodies, remain in our world – either settling into their former shells, then taking the form of animals, natural phenomena, or simply ghosts of failure. We can say that the afterlife of such souls is our own world, so this is not the worst option for a posthumous existence.

Egyptian hell

Everything will turn out much worse if you find yourself in the afterlife of the ancient Egyptians, where Osiris reigns. During his earthly incarnation, he was killed and dismembered by his own brother Set. This could not but affect the character of the lord of the dead.

Osiris looks repulsive: he looks like a mummy, clutching the signs of pharaoh’s power. Sitting on the throne, he presides over the court, which weighed the actions of the newly arrived souls. The god of life Horus brings them here. Hold on tightly to his hand: the hawk-headed Chorus is the son of the underground king, so it may well put in a good word for you.

Egypt

The courtroom is huge – this is the entire firmament. According to the directions of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a number of rules should be observed in it. List in detail the sins that you did not have time to commit during your lifetime. After that, you will be offered to leave a memory of yourself and help your relatives by depicting a court scene on a papyrus scroll.

If your artistic talent is at its best, you will spend the rest of eternity here, participating in the affairs of Osiris and his numerous divine relatives. The rest await a cruel execution: they are thrown to be devoured by Ammatu, a monster with the body of a hippo, paws and mane of a lion and a crocodile mouth.

However, the lucky ones may find themselves in his jaws: from time to time there are “cleansings”, in which the affairs of the wards souls are again reviewed. And if relatives have not provided the appropriate amulets, you will most likely be eaten by a ruthless monster.

Greek hell

It is even easier to get into the afterlife kingdom of the Greeks: you will be carried away by the god of death Thanatos himself, who brings here all the “fresh” souls. During big battles and battles, where he, apparently, cannot cope alone, Thanatos is helped by winged Kerrs, who carry the fallen to the kingdom of the eternally gloomy Hades.

In the far west, at the edge of the world, stretches a lifeless plain, in some places overgrown with willows and poplars with black bark. Behind it, at the bottom of the abyss, the muddy quagmire of Acheron opens. It merges with the black waters of the Styx, which encircles the world of the dead nine times and separates it from the world of the living. Even the gods are wary of breaking the oaths given by the name of Styx: these waters are sacred and ruthless. They flow into Cocytus, the river of weeping that gives rise to Lethe, the river of oblivion.

Greece

You can cross the river Styx in old man Charon’s boat. For his labor, he takes a small copper coin from each. If you have no money, you just have to wait for the end of time at the entrance. Charon’s boat crosses all nine streams and drops passengers into the abode of the dead.

Here you will be greeted by a huge three-headed dog Cerberus, safe for those entering, but ferocious and merciless to those who are trying to return to the sunny world. On a vast plain, under a chilling wind, wait quietly among other shadows for your turn. The uneven road leads to the palace of Hades himself, surrounded by the fiery stream of Phlegeton. The bridge over it rests against the gate, standing on diamond columns.

Behind the gates is a huge hall made of bronze, where Hades himself and his assistants, judges Minos, Eak and Radamant, are seated. By the way, all three were once people of flesh and blood, like you and me. They were just kings and ruled their nations so well that after their death Zeus made them judges over all the dead.

With a high probability, just judges will cast you even lower, into Tartarus – the kingdom of pain and groans, located deep under the palace. Here you will have to meet three old sisters, goddesses of vengeance, Erinnias, whom Hades put to watch over sinners.

Their appearance is terrible: blue lips from which poisonous saliva drips; black cloaks like the wings of bats. With balls of snakes in their hands, they rush through the dungeon, lighting their path with torches, and make sure that everyone fully drinks the cup of their punishment. Among the other “indigenous inhabitants” of Tartarus are Lamia, the stealing child, the three-headed Hecate, the demon of nightmares, the corpse-eater Eurynom.

Here you will also meet many mythical figures. Tyrant Ixion is forever chained to a wheel of fire. The chained giant Titius, who offended the tender Leto, is pecked by two vultures. The blasphemer Tantalus is immersed up to his throat in the freshest clear water, but as soon as he, tormented by thirst, bends down, it retreats from him. The Danaids who killed their husbands are forced to endlessly fill the leaky vessel. The quirky Sisyphus, who once deceived the spirit of death Thanatos, and the intractable Hades, and Zeus himself, rolls a stone up the mountain, which breaks down every time he approaches the top.

Christian hell

The images of Christian hell are largely inspired by the ancient Greeks. It is among Christians that the geography of hell has been studied in most detail. Getting there is a little more difficult. Already in the apocryphal books – those that were not included in the Holy Scriptures or were excluded from it later – different opinions were expressed about the location of hell.

Thus, the “Book of Enoch” places the devil himself in the eastern lifeless desert, where Raphael “makes a hole” into which he lowers him, bound hand and foot, and rolls him over with a stone. However, according to the same apocrypha, the soul will go in the opposite direction, to the west, where it will “groan” in the depressions of the high mountain range.

At the end of the 6th century, Pope Gregory the Great, distinguishing between two hells – upper and lower – placed one on the ground, the second under it.

In his 1714 book on the nature of hell, the English occultist Tobias Swinden placed hell in the sun. He motivated his assumption by the then existing ideas about our light as a ball of fire and a quote from the Apocalypse (“The fourth Angel poured out his bowl on the Sun: and it was given to him to burn people with fire”).

And his contemporary and follower, William Whiston, declared all celestial comets to be hell: when they get into the hot regions of the sun, they fry souls, and when they move away, they freeze them. However, you should hardly hope to get on a comet. The most widely accepted idea is that hell is located in the center of the Earth and has at least one exit to the surface.

Most likely, this exit is located in the north, although there are other opinions. So, an old poem about the wanderings of the Irish saint Brendan tells about his journey to the far west, where he finds not only heavenly places, but also places of torment for sinners.

The sun

And in heaven, and under the earth, and on the earth itself, hell is placed in the apocryphal “Walk of the Mother of God through torment.” This book is replete with detailed descriptions of punishments. Asking God to disperse the complete darkness that envelops the suffering in the West, Mary sees a red-hot tar pour out on the unbelievers. Here, in a cloud of fire, those who “sleep like the dead at dawn on Sunday” are tormented, and those who have not stood in church during their lifetime are sitting on red-hot benches.

In the south, other sinners are immersed in the river of fire: those cursed by their parents – up to the waist, fornicators – up to the chest, and up to the throat – “those who ate human flesh,” that is, traitors who abandoned children to be devoured by beasts or betrayed their brothers before the king. But deepest of all, to the crown, are the perjurers.

The Mother of God sees here other punishments due to lovers of profit (hanging by the legs), sowers of enmity and Klchristian adepts (hanging by the ears). In the “left side of paradise”, in the raging waves of boiling tar, the Jews who crucified Christ are suffering.

John Milton, author of the poem “Paradise Lost”, is in the realm of the eternal chaos. According to his concept, Satan was overthrown even before the creation of the earth and heaven, which means that hell is outside these areas. The devil himself sits in Pandemonium, the “brilliant capital”, where he receives the most prominent demons and demons.

Pandemonium is a huge castle with halls and porticoes, built by the same architect as the palace of the Heavenly King. The angel architect, who joined the army of Satan, was expelled from heaven with him. Myriads of spirits rush along the corridors of the palace, swarming in the earth and air. There are so many of them that only satanic sorcery allows them to be accommodated.

Even more confusing is the medieval Christian theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. He distinguished three different hells, corresponding to the three levels of heaven. And since God has dominion over everything, all three hells are ruled by him through specially delegated angels.

In his opinion, Satan does not exist at all as the ruler of the kingdom of evil. The devil in Swedenborg’s understanding is a collective name for the most dangerous “evil geniuses”; Beelzebub unites spirits striving for dominion even in heaven; Satan means “not so evil” spirits. All these spirits are terrible to look at and, like corpses, are deprived of life.

The faces of some are black, in others they are fiery, and in others they are “ugly with pimples, abscesses and ulcers; many of them don’t see their faces, others have only teeth sticking out. ” Swedenborg formulated the idea that as heaven reflects one person, and hell in aggregate is only a reflection of one devil and can be represented in this form. The devil’s mouth, leading to the fetid underworld – this is the path awaiting sinners.

Heaven

Do not overly trust the opinion of some authors who argue that the entrance to hell can be locked. Christ in the “Apocalypse” says: “I have the keys of hell and death.” But Milton claims that the keys to Gehenna (apparently on behalf of Jesus) are kept by a terrible half-woman, half-snake. On the surface of the earth, the gate may look quite harmless, like a pit or a cave, or like a mouth of a volcano. According to Dante Alighieri, author of The Divine Comedy, written at the beginning of the 14th century, souls can go to hell by passing through a dense and gloomy forest.

This poem is the most authoritative source about the hellish device. The structure of the underworld is described in all its complexity. The hell of the Divine Comedy is the torso of Lucifer, inside it has a funnel-shaped structure. Starting a journey through hell, Dante and his guide Virgil descend deeper and deeper, without turning anywhere, and in the end find themselves in the same place from which they entered it.

The strangeness of this hellish geometry was noticed by the famous Russian mathematician, philosopher and theologian Pavel Florensky. He proved very reasonably that Dante’s hell is based on non-Euclidean geometry. Like the entire Universe in the concepts of modern physics, hell in the poem has a finite volume, but has no boundaries, which was proved (theoretically) by the Swiss Weil.

Muslim hell

It looks like a Christian hell and an underworld that awaits Muslims. Among the stories of The Thousand and One Nights, seven circles are told. The first is for the faithful who have died an unjust death, the second is for apostates, the third is for the pagans. Jinn and the descendants of Iblis himself inhabit the fourth and fifth circles, Christians and Jews – the sixth. The innermost, seventh circle is waiting for the hypocrites.

Before getting here, souls await the great Doomsday, which will come at the end of time. However, the wait does not seem long to them.

Like most other sinners, visitors to the Islamic Hell are eternally roasted on fire, and every time their skin is burned, it grows again. The Zakkum tree grows here, the fruits of which, like the heads of the devil, are the food of the punished. Do not try the local cuisine: these fruits boil in the stomach like molten copper.

Those who eat them are tormented by intolerable thirst, but the only way to quench it is to drink boiling water so foul-smelling that it “melts the insides and skin.” In short, this is a very, very hot place. In addition, Allah even enlarges the bodies of the kafirs, increasing their torment.

Honestly, none of the described hells arouses good feelings in us, especially in comparison with our small, but generally comfortable world. So where exactly to go is up to you. Of course, it is not possible to give a complete information about the structure of hell on the pages of the magazine.

However, we hope that our quick overview will help everyone who finds themselves there to quickly navigate and greet their new eternity with the words of John Milton:

“Hello, sinister world! Hello, Beyond Gehenna! “

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Chalk portrait of Virgin Mary appeared 13 years later, Mexican people call for miracles

A recent miraculous phenomenon on an asphalt road in Guadalupe, Mexico, the image of the Virgin Mary painted in chalk 13 years ago suddenly appeared. Local residents believe this "miraculous manifestation". (Video screenshot)

A mysterious phenomenon recently appeared on an asphalt road in Guadalupe, Mexico. A portrait of the Virgin Mary painted with chalk 13 years ago suddenly appeared. The local residents were quite surprised and believe in this “miraculous manifestation”.

This chalk-painted portrait of the Virgin is located on the asphalt pavement of an open-air parking lot next to the Guadalupe municipal government. It was an unknown person who held the “Bella Vía” (Bella Vía) in Guadalupe in 2007 Painted during the festival.

Recently, a man splashed water on the asphalt road there, and this portrait of the Virgin unexpectedly appeared again.

The staff of the city government said that the parking lot has undergone many changes and the city has also experienced extreme weather. This image should have disappeared a few years ago, but it has suddenly appeared miraculously recently.

After the incident spread in the local area, it immediately attracted a large number of people to watch, and city hall officials were also surprised. Many people believe that this is the miracle of the Virgin, and many believers come to worship and light candles and place flowers on the spot.

Félix Palomo, director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Guadalupe Municipal Government, also shared a photo of this mysterious chalk drawing on Twitter and wrote:

“Believe it or not, the problem is that this portrait was created 13 years ago. How could it reappear afterwards?”

At present, the portrait of the Virgin Mary has been surrounded by traffic triangles, and the ground is often splashed with water to make the portrait of the Virgin Mary appear more clearly. As for why this chalk-drawn portrait of the Virgin Maru can be kept for 13 years, no experts have yet provided any explanation.

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The legend that connects the Holy Grail with a Polish village – The Knights Templar and the secret tunnels

Like all great travelers, the Knights Templar of medieval times needed some places to settle, and so they built some of the most impressive castles and cathedrals.

Famous examples of these 13th-century buildings are found throughout the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

Less well known are the impressive chapels and fortifications they built in western Poland, where the Knights Templar and other crusaders colonized the area and began to weave their own mythology into the idyllic rural landscape.

A trip to the region of Western Pomerania and the villages of Chwarszczany, Myślibórz and Rurka – near the border with Germany – is an adventure in a neglected destination, where historical secrets are still revealed.

And, according to at least one local legend, there could still be hidden the Holy Grail, the cup from which Jesus Christ drank at the Last Supper and later had his blood.

The road to Chwarszczany, a village lost among fields and forests, is not very well known, and has few permanent residents. The village itself is a collection of faded houses with less than 100 inhabitants who have chickens and grow tomatoes in the summer.

The farms and houses built in the traditional German style, testify to the geopolitical unrest that has affected the area over the centuries.

The special, timeless chapels built by the Knights Templar

It is here that the Knights Templar established a place of worship. Made of red bricks on a granite base, the church of Agios Stanislaos was built in 1232 on an isolated spot.

The chapel is designed according to the Temple of the Temples, an intricate code that the knights obeyed for fear of exile from the fraternity. The appearance of the building is defensive, its high walls are built to withstand attacks as well as the ravages of time.

It is still used as a place of worship, although Sunday mornings in Chwarszczany are quiet, we usually see about 30 parishioners gathered inside the chapel. There are two renovated frescoes on the walls.

The chapel in Chwarszczany

Discoveries are still being made here that shed new light on the lives and deaths of the knights and their followers. Among the finds below the sanctuary of the chapel are the bodies of some of the knights themselves and a possible secret passage.

Przemysław Kołosowski, an archaeologist working to preserve Chwarszczany’s medieval heritage, says that during excavations in 2019, researchers discovered more fortifications and a cemetery using ground-penetrating radar.

“Our GPR has identified gothic crypts with the remains of the Knights Templar beneath the chapel,” Kołosowski told CNN Travel. “According to legends and medieval documents, there was a well near the chapel. According to rumors, the well served as the entrance to a secret tunnel. “This requires further thorough archaeological research.”

The stories of the Knights Templar are a source of inspiration for movies

The Knights Templar have fascinated historians and archaeologists for years, in part because of the shady aspects of some of their practices.

Their Order was founded in Jerusalem in the 12th century to protect the pilgrims of the Holy Land. They became a powerful force throughout Europe, enjoying papal privileges, tax breaks and rich donations, while at the same time gaining legendary status.

The Knights Templar protected the Holy Grail

They are said to have become the patrons of the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant, a sacred ark in which were kept the stone tablets with the Ten Commandments that God had given to Moses for the second time, and other sacred objects of the Israelis. These stories have inspired films such as Indiana Jones and Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.

“The Knights Templar are always involved in everything,” Italian writer Uberto Eco wrote in his book “Foucault’s Pendulum.” 

This certainly seems to be the case in 12th and 13th century Europe. In western Poland, landowners decided to prevent this entanglement by inviting knights to settle in what was then known as the Pojezierze Myśliborskie region.

Struggles for political power

About 40 miles (25 miles) north of Chwarszczany, another Romanesque building owes its existence to the medieval order. The Chapel of the Knights at Rurka is a rugged stone building dating back to 1250, built in the architectural style of the German region of Saxony.

In a secluded forest spot, the Rurka Chapel was sold to private hands in 1999 and is closed for renovation.

Going further northeast, after a 25-minute drive, travelers will reach Myślibórz, a narrow community of narrow roads surrounded by forests and four lakes.

The Knights Templar arrived in Mysliborz, Poland in the 13th century. It is an idyllic place, but the show here is stolen by the extremely preserved fortifications of the city, which today look almost as they look during the Crusades.

Myślibórz’s defense architecture provides a glimpse of what life was like in the Temple Age, when communities lived in fear of wars and struggles for political power.

Historical documents place the Knights Templar at Myślibórz from about 1238, when the land around their city was ceded to the local aristocrat, Duke Władysław Odonic.

The secrets of the swamp

The fortifications around Myślibórz were built in the 13th and 14th centuries. The city has retained its medieval town planning, with a square in the middle. Around this market there is the 18th century town hall, and houses.

Even today, the main entrances to the city are through two medieval gates, the Pyrzycka Gate and the Nowogródzka Gate, which were built in the early 13th and 14th centuries. Modern roads allow cars to enter the city through the gates. Inside the fortifications there is a cylindrical stone tower with loopholes.

The Holy Grail has inspired many books and movies

Visitors should ask about a secret underground tunnel that runs down the city, from the large church on Market Square to the Dominican convent, which, according to Karolczak, was originally the site of the Temple of the Knights Templars.

After the expulsion of the Knights Templar from Myślibórz in the late 13th century, their legendary treasure disappeared. Karolczak says that according to local tradition, the treasure was sunk by the Knights themselves, in a nearby lake.

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