PRESS RELEASE: American Writers Find Alleged “Templar Artifacts” relating to “Baphomet” Hiding in Plain Sight at British Museum

As the anniversary of the October 13, 1307 mass arrest of the Knights Templar in France looms near, two American researchers, Tracy R. Twyman and Alexander Rivera, have announced that they have, for the first time, traced the real origin and meaning of the blasphemous idol that the Templars were accused of worshipping in secret ceremonies: the Baphomet. What’s more, in the course of their investigation, they had an important Latin text translated that has been frequently referenced but rarely read by researchers on the subject for almost 200 years. In this text from 1818, Mysterium Baphometis Revelatum (The Mystery of Baphomet Revealed) by Baron Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall, the author claimed to have discovered a number of idols and other artifacts on former Templar properties, the imagery of which allegedly sheds light on the heretical secret rites and beliefs of the Templars. If that interpretation is true, these would seem to have included child sacrifice and Devil worship, along with wild orgies of pedophilia and bestiality. The translation of this text led to the discovery by our American authors, just a couple of months ago, that two of the artifacts mentioned in Hammer-Purgstall’s book (items long thought by some writers to be lost to history) have in fact been sitting unnoticed in the British Museum this entire time. Read some of the details in Tracy R. Twyman’s new article, Found Again: The “Templar Artifacts” of Hammer-Purgstall, and look for the rest in the new book Baphomet: The Temple Mystery Unveiled.

Baphomet: The Temple Mystery Unveiled by Tracy R. Twyman and Alexander Rivera.


“Can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? And be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”

For seven centuries, the enigma of Baphomet has mystified both scholars and the general public. Did the Knights Templar really worship a demonic idol of that name? If so, what does the word mean? What is the origin of this figure? What was the nature of the rituals that the Templars performed in secret? What were their covert beliefs? And why, if the Templars initially described their idol as a mummified severed head, is this figure now represented as a hermaphrodite human with the head of a goat?

Authors Tracy R. Twyman and Alexander Rivera have dived head-first into the bottomless abyss of mystery and returned with some astounding wisdom to share. Here for the first time they reveal the genesis of these symbols, showing how they relate to the Witches’ Sabbath, traditions of Sufi Islam, alchemy, Gnosticism, cabalism, the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, and so much more.

Learn why the Templars and their beloved severed head are frequently associated with John the Baptist, and how this connects to his student, Simon Magus. Discover the known facts about things like the Chinon Parchment, the Book of the Baptism of Fire, the Templar Abraxas seals, and newly-found documents which claim that the Templars discovered the real Temple of Solomon during a secret trip to Mecca.

Join Twyman and Rivera on this exciting adventure into the unknown. Immerse yourself in this knowledge, if your heart has the strength. It is certain that your mind will never be the same.