- Hey Mr Natural
>>>I found a link that connects the Templars and Abraxas.http://altreligion.about.com/library/glossary/symbols/bldefsabraxas.h
Wow, thanks for all your work in trying to find more on this subject
and keeping us up to date. Very honorable.
There is a problem still. This source doesn't give ANY quotation for
where it got this supposed Templar connection. Anyone could write an
internet article like this.
There are some false "facts" on this page. For instance some of the
literary sources it lists are completely modern. Some of the
equations it lists (such "the Celtic Belenus") simply doesn't exist
in the historical sources. There are also highly questionable
assurtions, such as whether this image really started with
Basilides. AND, it doesn't even mention the fact that the surviving
sources don't agree with the heresiological sources in the usage of
the word "Abrasax" (and between the two this article picks the more
questionable heresiological sources).
To put it another way, this article is as historically accurate as
Dan Brown. I don't mean that to sound argumentative, just that I
think we need to be a bit more careful. I am sceptical since I know
these two subjects relatively well (well enough to know that this
author makes some serious mistakes), but I have NEVER come across
this in any historical text. So, if we want to accept a Templar
connection to Abraxas I think we need an actual historical source. I
have to admit that I have doubts there is one... but again, I am
open to the possibility.