I've always found writing biographies to be rather painful. I will instead share with you how the book came about and in so doing hope to share with you more information about myself than you'll find in a traditional bio - Life on the Isle of Thanet, S.E. England and found it to be a small community where news travels fast. Word seeped out that I was working on a tome which included the Knights Templar. I was approached by a man claiming to be a modern-day descendant of the banished Order. This caused a raised eyebrow on my part, and I approached the meeting with caution. The discussion bore fruit, and I was not disappointed in the years that followed as the information that was given proved accurate. The content of the discussion was so astonishing that I found myself altering the course of the book which was not an easy decision to make in mid-stride, but its compelling nature gave me no other choice. I was shown a map with 'energy lines' crossing over the United Kingdom and the world. Now, this is not incredible as ley line hunting is pervasive today, but I was surprised as the lines intersected with specific Ordnance Survey grid reference points across England and Scotland which were related to historic and modern Templar locations. I have never come across such an interesting energy map during my years of research. What are the odds of a correlation between 'ley lines' and a rigid navigation grid of specific historic sites, surely it must be impossible? I was told that there '...was no such thing as coincidence'. My life had changed, and I had become a 'Sub-Rosa Contactee' with a rare opportunity to disseminate esoteric Templarism via an actual physical descendant of the Templars. To protect his identity I chose the name John Temple throughout the book, however towards the end of the writing stage I was to find out his actual heritage which was straight out of a novel. It became necessary to write a new Chapter One so that I could tell his family history which stems from the French crown and the famous bankers of Florence to the lost Celtic kings of Rheged in Cumbria. I included the historical, sacred geometry and mystical information peppered throughout my own research. My contact John Temple is of the Sangreal or blood royal of Jesus and Mary Magdalene the later of which has a strong presence in the book. I followed the story of the Magdalene through Medieval art, illustrated manuscripts up through to the Statue of Liberty and the constellation of Cassiopeia. There is a great deal more to learn about the many subjects covered in the Secret Dossier, and I view it to be the first installment of many.
Cornwall's range of research is breathtaking and her book is the fruition of a lifetime's dedication. It encompasses the numerous areas of study that have fascinated succeeding generations of spiritual seekers who resonate with the mystical revelations of enlightenment inherent within the history of the Sangreal. Mary Magdalene and the mystery of her association with France, the Knights Templar (custodians of her secrets), and their link with the luminous figure of Bernard of Clairvaux, the Cathars, Nostradamus, the Black Madonna, Rosslyn, Quetzalcoatl and the Feathered Serpents, Oak Island, Atlantis, signs and signals in the architecture of the cathedrals and paintings of the Masters of the Renaissance, Saint Kentigern and the mysteries of Orval Abbey - the scope is impressive and extensive.Throughout the rich fabric of this history (imbued with fresh material such as the surprise revelation that the poet Wordsworth was gifted with the alchemical substance 'Kendal Black' by the Cumbrian Templars to help him intensify his poetic sensibilities!) Cornwall weaves a distinct thread. She examines the significance of sacred geometry, linking its revelations with recent discoveries in the field of quantum physics and chaos theory. The Comte provided her with a hitherto unknown Templar map of the world, his gift to our times, which is included and discussed. The map is replete with secrets and was put into Cornwall's hands as a puzzle whose resolution is pregnant with breakthrough revelations and inspiring possibilities. It is intended to help us cross the threshold into a new golden era of peace and enlightenment, and in fact the Comte mentioned the surprise felt by his Order that no-one so far has discovered even a hint of its revolutionary potentialitiesThe above excerpt appeared in Issue 97 of Caduceus MagazineI wish to thank author Claire Nahmed for her generous review. She has written 27 books on esoteric subjects including the Holy Grail, Mary Magdalene, the secret significance of St John and the hidden links between Rosslyn and Iona.I'd like to also thank Simon Best, Editor of Caduceus Magazine, a journal & authority on Healing & Spirituality since 1987