A Depression In The Ground and Other Ramblings

My last post got me to thinking about the Knight's Templar and the Nova Scotia connection and so on, which inturn took me down a path of searching and reading websites and other blogs about Henry Sinclair or Henry St Clair, Roselyn Chapel in Scotland, Oak Island in Nova Scotia, The Holy Grail and the mysteries of the Templar Treasure.

There is so much information out there about the above topics it is almost impossible to absorb it all. I read all night, and there is enough to keep reading for at least another one hundred nights...The difficulty is in figuring fact from fiction, and in finding writings that are not just regurgitations of other sites. There are plenty like that, but among them there is an underlying theme, one that leaves the reader convinced that there must be a kernel of truth to it. The problem is as I see it, there is too much of it, yet not enough....what exists about the Knights Templars, Masons, Holy Grail and so on is often repetitive, offering ideas and not proof, suggesting theories, but no conclusions.

Did Henry St Clair, a Scottish nobleman, tied to the Templars, connected to Norse Royalty, journey to Nova Scotia in 1398 with 12 boats? Did he carry with him the Holy Grail, to be hidden in Nova Scotia? Is Oak Island connected to the mystery? The list of questions goes on and on, and if you answer "yes" to those questions, because you have read lots of websites and books that say that he did, remember there are just as many websites and books that say that he didn't.

The motto I follow for Mysterious Societies is, 'Where there is fiction, there is some truth" and so using that, I have to believe, or at least stay open to ideas that challenge the conventional, that may be different than what we have learned in school. I was always taught names like Christopher Columbus and John Cabot, as being the first to discover the New World, North America, but now that appears to be wrong. They discovered it alright, but it appears it was about 100 years after St Clair, and he "discovered" it hundreds of years after the Norse.

What frustrates me is that I live in Nova Scotia, surrounded by the potential to learn more about these mysteries, but yet it is so difficult to understand it all. The idea of the stone walls that I mentioned in my previous posts, amazes me because I have seen some of these walls, have accepted them too easily for something that they indeed might not be, and moved on, passing over them like one steps over a puddle, without giving it another thought...

One thing writing Mysterious Societies has done for me is to give me reason to stop and look into that puddle before I step over it, and to think of it's significance in the bigger picture, wonder how it got there, and why, and wonder if it holds a larger meaning that is there to be understood and savored...or if it is just a bit of water lying in a depression in the ground.....

Wait a minute...a depression in the ground...isn't that how the guys discovered the Money Pit on Oak Island? A depression in the ground?

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