Templar Mysteries

New World Order

Perhaps the most controversial theme used in The Templar Agenda and The Larmenius Inheritance is the assertion that the Templars not only survived excommunication in the 1300s but also, over the resulting centuries, have used their power and influence in ways that continue to hold sway over the masses.

This is the New World Order theory: the premise that there exists a shadowy group of individuals responsible for the occurrence of many critical events in history, all for the one ultimate purpose: the establishment of a one-world government.

Over the years, many variations of this theory have emerged. Quite famously in the 19th century a controversial text appeared in Europe entitled The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Though now proven as a hoax, the shockwaves it produced were powerful, convincing many of an actual Judo-Masonic conspiracy for world domination. Other secret societies and orders have been linked with New World Orders: notably the Masons, the Illuminati, the Bohemian Grove, the Bilderberg Group, and everything else ranging from aliens to the descendants of Atlantis.

In short, most of the conspiracies that have entered the public consciousness over the last seven decades range from the plausible to the stupid, usually bordering on the excessively paranoid. In the case of my novels, the idea was simple. The influence of the Templars, powered by their military wing and banking capabilities, has allowed a continuous manipulation of world events, enhanced by their ability to cloak themselves under the guise of others. The concept of the New World Order is itself nothing new. Nor, necessarily, is the idea that the Templars are responsible. Throughout my research, I have found finger pointing at the Templars for their role in manipulating events of history to be not uncommon but inconsistent. The idea has no visible foundation or creator. If there is a source, it was probably the same people responsible for the Larmenius Charter, if not earlier still. The legend of the man who shouted out before the people of Paris that Jacques de Molay had been avenged I have been unable to trace.

I do not doubt that there are some exclusive societies in the world capable of keeping extraordinary secrets, the Bohemians and the Pacific-Union seem as capable as any. Less convincing is the idea that the Templar Order continued subsequent to 1312 to form an elitist group with an axe to grind. The agenda in my novel is plausible: their demise was unfair and also one of betrayal. In practice, however, the idea that several thousand people could stay in contact in war-scattered Europe and put this plan into place is extremely doubtful. The best arguments for a new world order exists with the concept that the events and decisions of the people who lead us, and their ideologies, cannot exist without a more complex framework, and ultimately that their effects are leading to the culmination of one significant outcome.