The Knights Templar were Hermeticists, followers of Hermes Trismegistus, the Great Magician whose teachings were handed down in coded language; what I term the Crystal Tongue. It seems that the language was not lost to everyone and apparently possible that certain playwrights of the 16th century were also Hermeticists. Whether or not they knew the full extent of it, whether or not they were in possession of copies of copies of original works are the most fascinating questions to my mind. I share Yve’s anguish over the Oak Island research.
There is more information concerning the T of Hermes and the Templar cross in BEFORE BABEL THE CRYSTAL TONGUE including a visit to medieval France. Did I get to the top and the bottom of it? Perhaps not.