By James Wasserman
• stocks in novel shape the paranormal rituals and strategies of the Nizari Ismailis (the mythical Assassins) communicated to chose Knights Templar throughout the Crusades
• indicates how the Gnostic traditions of the Cathars and Nizaris have been combined to develop into the middle of the “heretical” doctrines for which the Templars have been later condemned
• Sheds mild at the modern clash among Islam and the West and provides a traditional direction of reconciliation among those disparate cultures
Set in the dramatic tableau of the medieval Crusades, this tale of initiation, event, and romance follows individuals of the Knights Templar and Assassins as they find a mystical culture with the capability to unify, defend, and free up humankind--the very heresy for which the Knights Templar have been later condemned.
The story starts with a tender Persian pupil, Sinan, as he witnesses his instructor convey the heretical Qiyama proclamation, looking to abolish Islamic non secular legislations in want of a extra mystical method of spirituality. After finishing his initiation into the innovative doctrines and practices of the Assassins--also often called the Nizari Ismailis or Hashishim--Sinan is appointed head of the Nizaris in Syria.
Years later, after Sinan has develop into a smart and revered chief, he encounters Roland de Provence, a tender member of the Knights Templar. inspired through his braveness and intelligence, Sinan selects him for initiation into the Nizari culture. As readers stick with Sinan and Roland in the course of the approach, they event firsthand the transmission of those mystery teachings and the magical, even magical powers of the murderer adepts. Roland braves cannabis trips, mystical rituals, and divine epiphanies, in addition to sexual awakening by the hands of Sinan’s appealing consort Aisha.
When Roland completes his schooling with Sinan, he vows to percentage the Nizari teachings together with his fellow Templars. although, he's met with robust competition from his Templar commander, and factions in the Order fast come up. As we stick to Roland to southern France, we witness how he blends the Cathar and Nizari traditions to shape the center of the “heresy” for which the Templars have been later arrested and condemned. Now an outlaw, hunted by way of his Templar brethren, Roland is pressured to choose from the ideals with which he used to be raised and the realizations of his personal own truths.
Bringing to existence the old truths of his expertly researched bestseller The Templars and the Assassins, James Wasserman artfully strains the evolution of the Western Esoteric culture in the course of the fertile cultural interactions of the Crusades. His tale additionally sheds gentle at the smooth clash among Islam and the West--which all started one thousand years ago--and deals a usual direction of reconciliation among our disparate cultures.
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Templar Heresy: A Story of Gnostic Illumination by James Wasserman