15th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and
Prof. C. Di Cicco, M.D.
At Paris, 18 March of 1314, on the island of the Seine in front
of the Garden real, Jacques de Molay, the last Great Master of the Templars, and
Geoffroy de Charny, preceptor of Normandy, were burned like heretics. Therefore
the history of the Knights of the Temple, after two centuries, finishes. The
Templars would have been in possession of the most hidden secrets of alchemy.
They were first to use the IPERICO, in the burns and hurts from cut, like
antiseptic, astringent, healing, and in order to improve humor of the soldiers
that remained immobilizes to bed for months. Such experiences landed then to the
salernitana medical school, that is remained the crib of the phytotherapy until
the six hundred. The Templars created a mixture with pulp of Aloe, pulp of Hemp
and wine of Palm,called “ELISIR of GERUSALEM", with therapeutic and nourishing
property, they used the Arborescens ALOE for its antiseptic, bactericidal and
fungicide action and for its capacity to penetration in the deeper layers of the
skin. Robert Anton Wilson, in its book on the Templars, asserts that they used
the hashish and practiced a shape of Arabic Tantrism, doctrine of enlightenment
as the realization of oneness of one's self and the visible world, combining
elements of hinduism and paganism, including magical and mystical elements. The
authors of Holy Blood and Holy Grail Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln comment that the
Templars need to treat wounds and illness, made them experts in the use of drugs
and the Order in advance of their time regarded epilepsy not as demonic
possession but as to controllable disease. Interestingly cannabis is the safest
natural or synthetic medication proven successful in the treatment of loads
forms of epilepsy. The esoteric inheritance and the alchemical-spagyrics
acquaintances were handed from the Templars to the Crocifers. From these Orders,
that one of Saint Giacomo or Jacobite managed many Hospitals during the XV
century. To the Jacobite monks , in quality of experts in the cure of the
diseases of the skin, the task was entrusted to cure the wounded soldiers during
the Crusades, in the Hospitals of Malta and Cyprus. To they, in fact, was
attributed the capability to create miraculous ointments. In such historical
context it must estimate the work of the Templars concluding with recognizing
that they, anticipating the times, had a modern vision of the Medicine and,
although were considered heretics and consigned to the fire, recently a
document has been recovered in Archives Vaticans from the studious Barbara Frale
that demonstrates as Pope Clemente V secretly pardoned Templars in 1314,
acquitting their Great Master from the heresy accusation.
Absolution's parchment for Templar Leaders including Jaques de Molay by the Apostolic Commission "ad inquirendum" of the 3 papal legates Bérenger Frédol, Etienne de Suisy and Landolfo Branacci Chinon, Tours diocese, 1308 august 17-20. Archivum Secretum Apostolicum Vaticanum, Archivum Arcis, Armarium D 218.
Templars Burning Ancient depiction
(miniature from a French manuscript of the XV century)
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