Press Release: The Quest Continues
Written By: Barry Walker
Royston as we know is an ancient settlement. It is 7,500 years old. 10,000 years ago it was too cold for man to survive, but then the ice started to melt. Small pockets of communities began to develop, maybe survivors from a different age or possibly a different continent. With the earthworks showing testament, Royston was one of these places.
These people had a belief; and this belief is what the Druid priests practised. Those beliefs didn’t really change over time, they just became less rigid as the population became more civilised. They believed in the rebirth, the underworld, you did not die; you became a spirit, a part of the mother earth, a part of creation.
These ancient people had rituals; and these rituals have legends and myths attached to them. The ceremonies themselves hold keys to that ancient civilisation, mentioned in the Book of Kings.
I believe, and many others agree, that civilisation began in the Southern Hemisphere. The Aborigines, in their dream time, talked of the Three Monkeys and the Three Degrees. They talk of two God’s, The God of Vegetation, i.e. food; and The God of Destruction, i.e. fire.
It is a spark of this civilisation that settled at Royston, and in other parts of the British Isles.
It was only when Christianity was introduced, that the basic beliefs began to change; even then, this took many centuries of gradual conversion. The pagan ceremonies were held in particular sacred places.
In the British Isles, the biggest fertility rites were held at Avebury. Stonehenge had a ritual; and this was for the time of planting crops and of harvesting. The ancient civilisations also had a sacred burial ground for the Kings, but this particular place has yet to be been found.
There was a ceremonial place of birth, and a ceremonial place of rebirth. These two places would have to be opposite one another, one to the left and one to the right. One has to be above the ground, the other must be below.
I believe the Knights Templar knew of these ancient beliefs and practices.
They made their way around the country by using the ancient energy lines, which is exactly how the druids found their way around; it was like a grid over England. With this information, they managed to rob the ancient tombs for their Gold and Silver, and whilst doing so, they were putting a stop to the Druid practices, by building churches on their sacred mounds.
Now some of these places are more sacred than others. On the most sacred ones, you’ll find the tombstones of the Knights Templar, to guard and keep sealed, the gates of the underworld. The gates to the burial ground of the kings, would be guarded by the holiest knight of all.
RoystonCave had a knight and he was the most holy Knight of all. In addition, according to the cave carvings, he had been given helpers to guard this gate. The Guardian of the Gates of Ulster is one, Sheila Na Gig another. These are guardians to the underworld.
But what about the Knight of Christ? In full armour and carrying a sword, he is something new; and as the Knights Templar legend states, the treasures were being looked after in the most sacred place of all, by the Fischer King.
I believe that the cave holds the clue as to its location.
As we look at RoystonCave, we can see many carvings around the walls, depicting certain characters. You may simply judge them on face value. Or you may link them to the ancient saints; you could even go further and say that they are depicting ancient gods.
As I looked at them, I realised that they are all jumbled up, more like a jigsaw puzzle that’s been put together in the wrong order. For instance, why draw a crucifixion and then put a panel over that crucifixion. Why can they be so easily referenced to so many people? Many people have looked at the cave and come up with different conclusions.
If you take all the crosses and X’s that are marked on the characters in the cave, you would expect them to make some sort of statement. But all the crosses and X’s are placed in random parts of the body. It is my belief, that these are reference points, deliberately placed.
In Denny Abbey, we noticed on one of the carved arches, cross marks carved into the stonework. The Mason’s that created this particular arch inside the building, have left their points of reference, which enabled them in their construction of the stonework. These reference points are small crosses, which I believe are the Masons’ measurement points.
These same small crosses can be seen in the carvings at RoystonCave. This leads me to believe that these markings are also reference points to measurements. If my theory is correct, then these become measurements, which become lines, but not just lines, because if you take one drawing of the carvings, and overlay it on another, using the crosses to align them, it all becomes much more interesting.
I believe that by including the panel on the floor in his sketches, and this panel is nowhere to be seen on the actual carvings, William Stukeley was telling us something. The carvings were created in a specific manner, and more than likely, they were created by using a diagram as a reference, in order to document something important, something that could only be understood by those that had the knowledge.
In studying the carvings, I realised that they were drawn in an ancient language, which I refer to as ‘rabbit’ language. In applying this theory, it all started to make sense. I realised that one wall fits upon another, as if there is no Cave at all. I believe that William Stukeley also realised this and started to re-arrange the carvings in his initial sketches; once he had completed his studies, he produced a set of drawings from which he determined the true meaning of the cave. He left us clues in his working sketches. Does this prove he was moving objects around?
His final drawings, which are attributed to Joseph Beldam, and that is another story, are in my opinion, the finished drawings of William Stukeley. Because these drawing’s have all the workings from his sketches, and the fact that one fitted over the other to give a different scene, is proof in itself that, that William Stukeley had found the true meaning of the cave.
You might ask what is the true meaning, and what real purpose does it serve?
I believe the true meaning in these carvings, is to give an insight into the ancient Druid ways. Looking at the walls, you can see references to Masonic signs and Egyptian symbols. The Masonic connection is something we need to do a great deal more work on. Our original research showed that the Templars taught the Children of Solomon the art of sacred geometry; however, the more I delve into this, the more it would appear, that the Templars may have actually discovered this knowledge from the ancient Masons, who built the Temple of Solomon.
Once you obtain the knowledge that each carving represents more than itself, you can then begin to see past the carvings, which will lead you into the shadows of the underworld and into the myths and legends of the Celtic world. I realised that the carvings are not just depicting the saint’s, but are also representing earlier gods; and as I delved deeper into the myths and legends of these gods, I realised the cave had two faces.
The one which I could see; and the other I had learnt of.
But there is a third face, and this represents a skull. This took me into the darkest part of the cave. I deduced that the walls have to be joined together, one face upon another, and this gave me even more Masonic symbols, some of which, I’ve never seen and cannot reference; I can only guess their meaning.
The lines in the carvings give us a map; and the map is a reference to England. Not just to one place, but to a number of places; all strategically placed on ancient druid sites, all with the same purpose.
The Knights Templar had a very good reason for creating this map and it is our intention to find out what that reason was. It was a secret which was passed down through centuries of generations, then carved onto the walls at Royston..
Another interesting comparison which can be made is in the positioning of Royston.
We know that in medieval world maps, Jerusalem was considered as the centre of the world, and it was shown as such.
In Pagan Britain, Royston was considered the centre of the world.
The next stage of our journey, takes us to two places referenced in Royston Cave, the towns of Guildford and Warwick, taking in Temple Balsall and Rothley Temple along the way..
Don’t miss the next episode of the Quest…The Journey Begins…