Nowadays one can find books and websites and discussion
groups circulating around the Knights Templar--or what
I call the "Templar Myth." And it's not only Dan Brown
who writes about this. I oft wondered why the Templars
are so popular in our own time. Maybe the Myth meets our
fantasy about being a disciplined knight as well as a
monk. Surely it's archetypal.
As for my interest in the Templars, the milieu in which
I worked during my earlier adult years surely allowed
expression for this particular archetype in my own life.
(For further information, see "Templar True"--a story I
wrote about a modern Knight Templar.)