In this episode of the Gnostic Warrior, I speak with author and lecturer on the Western Mystery School, Timothy Hogan. He is the author of several books such as The Alchemical Keys to Masonic Ritual, and The 32 Secret Paths of Solomon: A New Examination of the Qabbalah in Freemasonry.
Timothy is a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason and Grand Master for the Ordre Souverain du Temple Initiatique (OSTI) Knight Templar lineage. The OSTI is a Knight Templar lineage tracing its roots back to Jacques De Molay.
In this podcast, Timothy discusses the history of the Knights Templar and how the founders had come from gnostic families in Southern France. He also makes the revelation that the co-founder and first Grand Master of the Knights Templar, the Hugues de Payens was considered a Moore or Moroccan, and his father was Sufi.
Timothy tells us about how the Templars had networked with the secret mystery schools of the East. They would later bring these secrets back to Europe. We also talk about some of the different beliefs of the various factions of ancient gnostics and alchemists of the past.
This interview was conducted by Moe on January 16, 2015 from San Diego County, California.
Learn more about Timothy Hogan:
He is a Knight Templar in the York Rite and a 32* Knight Commander of the Court of Honor (KCCH) in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (SJ).
Timothy has been knighted into the Royal Order of Scotland as a Rosicrucian Knight of Kilwinning. He is a Past Sovereign Master of Allied Masonic Degree Chapter 425. He is an active officer in the Societas Rosicruciana In Civitibus Foederatis. He has been knighted as a Sir Knight of the East and West in the Knight Masons of Ireland.
He is a Past Master of the Rocky Mountain Lodge of the Ancient Mystical Order of Rosicrucians (AMORC), having completed 9+ degrees. He is also a Past Master of the Rosicrucian Lodge of the Phoenix and the Grail.