Between the ages of 24 and 54, I spent much of my time in esoteric studies with a wide range of organizations and individuals.  Of these I will mention only the obvious, public ones, such as AMORC (the Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis), A.F.&A.M. (the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons), SRIA (Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia) as well as 2 types of Martinist groups.  Being Knighted on November 10, 1985, was the public highlight of these affiliations.

I also had many years of personal instruction from Laszlo Szego, a Hungarian inventor who worked most of his life in Great Britain (for Wickers) and studied directly under Walter Johannes Stein, one of the personal students of Rudolf Steiner.  Laszlo Szego retired to Toronto at a time when I worked for his brother, Joseph as a translator and somewhat of a personal secretary.  I kept in touch with his widow, Cynthia, until her death in the winter of 2001.

While I shared many creative moments within these organizations (writing lectures, workshops, plays, poetry and learned papers) I published only a single play indicating my private interest, entitled "A Modern Mystery School" that was produced by CBC Radio, Celebrations, in 1981.

I have also been a lifelong reader of books on the Grail Knights and the Knights Templars.  Being a trained and experienced Archaeologist, I was invited to Nova Scotia in 1999 to participate in an excavation of an alleged Knights Templar castle.  Subsequently I met most of the major participants and writers involved in tracing the Grail legend to the pre-Colombian Americas, including Michael Bradley, author of "Holy Grail across the Atlantic"

Although this entire period of the Grail legend in North America is still in the hands of amateurs, writers, treasure hunters and non-academic archaeologists, enough evidence has been gathered, both epigraphically and archaeologically to stand the test of Academic rigors and enter the pages of history.  The only remaining barriers to such an acceptance are the political will of the various levels of government and the mystical organizations such as the Freemasons and the Knights Templars themselves.

That the governments are reluctant to get involved may be a matter of political correctness:  all levels of government have spent much money and energy according respect and status to First Nations.  The pre-Colombian presence of European settlers will not change that status and respect, but it might show that Europeans lived here before without taking away the sovereignty of those First Nations.  That may prove to be embarrassing to our government.

As for the Freemasons and Knights Templar organizations, many of their members are also members of our governments, so there is a conflict of interest.  Nevertheless, it might be fruitful for one or another of these venerable groups to become involved in the current search because whatever 'treasure' or artefacts may be unearthed in the next few years rightfully belongs to them!  Unless, of course, the 'treasure' is not gold and silver.  Still, archaeological artefacts that relate to early Knights Templar presence in North America would be valuable heritage items to these groups.

The following article(s) have a direct bearing to the activities of various Grail Knights among us:

Conversation among modern Gnostics – posted Feb. 28, 2007


How the Grail Sites Were Found! By Robert Jan Kelder



A Casual Visit to Rennes-le-Chateau with Daniel Kolos


Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark (by L. Gardner)



Questing in Rennes-le-Chateau with Andrew Collins

Harmonic Concordance Sextile

On November 8, 2003 foretold in

Poussin’s painting, “The Shepherds of Arcady” in a note from Bill Mann

Brotherhood of the Temple of Sakkara

A new order of knighthood for people doing outstanding work to keep the earths energies balanced

Jesus, Freemasons, Extraterrestrials, The Gnomes of Zurich, Black Israelites and Noon Blue Apples 
by Robert Anton Wilson (GNOSIS #6)

posted November 25th, 2004


Architectural Form, Perennial Art

as the basis for the transmission of Hermetic Wisdom – link to Norman Livergood

















The Shugborough Enigma (May 12, 2004)



Links:  Henri Sinclair’s 1397 voyage to Nova Scotia: