It is an outstanding testimony to the 13th-century kingdom of Orissa and a monumental example of the personification of divinity, thus forming an invaluable link in the history of the diffusion of the cult of Surya,the Sun God. In this sense, it is directly and materially linked to Brahmanism and tantricbelief systems.
The Body"pp. The group reportedly drew some inspiration for its teachings from British occultist Aleister Crowleywho headed the Order of Eastern Temple from until his death inand the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawna 19th-century Rosicrucian Order Crowley belonged to briefly.
Jouret was interested in attractive, wealthy and influential members, and it was reputed that several affluent Europeans were secret members of the group. Structure[ edit ] According to the literature of the OTS, the central authority was the Synarchy of the Temple, whose membership was secret.
The Lodges had altarsrituals and costumes. Members were initiated at each stage of advancement in ceremonies which included expensive purchases, jewellery, costumes, regaliaand the payment of initiation fees.
During ceremonies, members wore Crusader -type robes and were to hold in awe a sword, which Di Mambro said was an authentic Templar artifact, given to him a thousand years ago in a previous life. Mass murders and suicides[ edit ] This article needs additional citations for verification.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. September Learn how and when to remove this template message In OctoberTony Dutoit's infant Temple of the sun article analysis Emmanuel Dutoitaged three months, was killed at the group's centre in Morin-Heights, Quebec.
The baby had been stabbed repeatedly with a wooden stake. It is believed that Di Mambro ordered the murder, because he identified the baby as the Antichrist described in the Bible. He believed that the Antichrist was born into the order to prevent Di Mambro from succeeding in his spiritual aim.
A few days later[ clarification needed ], Di Mambro and twelve followers performed a ritual Last Supper. A few days after that[ clarification needed ], apparent mass suicides and murders were conducted at Cheiry and Salvantwo villages in Western Switzerland, and at Morin Heights—15 inner circle members committed suicide with poison, 30 were killed by bullets or smothering, and 8 others were killed by other causes.
In Switzerland, many of the victims were found in a secret underground chapel lined with mirrors and other items of Templar symbolism.
The bodies were dressed in the order's ceremonial robes and were in a circle, feet together, heads outward, most with plastic bags tied over their heads; they had each been shot in the head. It is believed[ by whom? It is also believed[ by whom? There was also evidence that many of the victims in Switzerland were drugged before they were shot.
Other victims were found in three ski chalets; several dead children were lying together. The tragedy was discovered when officers rushed to the sites to fight the fires that had been ignited by remote-control devices. Farewell letters left by the believers stated that they believed they were leaving to escape the "hypocrisies and oppression of this world.
Another attempted mass suicide of the remaining members was thwarted in the late s. Another mass-death incident related to the OTS took place during the night between the 15 and 16 December On 23 December16 bodies were discovered in a star-formation in the Vercors mountains of France.
It was found later that two of them shot the others and then committed suicide by firearm and immolation. One of the dead included Olympian Edith Bonlieuwho had competed in the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics.
A small house erupted in flames, leaving behind five charred bodies for the police to pull from the rubble. Three teenagers, aged 13, 14 and 16, the children of one of the couples that died in the fire, were discovered in a shed behind the house, alive but heavily drugged.
Michel Tabachnikan internationally renowned Swiss musician and conductor, was arrested as a leader of the Solar Temple in the late s. He was indicted for "participation in a criminal organization" and murder.
He came to trial in GrenobleFrance during the spring of and was acquitted. French prosecutors appealed against the verdict and an appellate court ordered a second trial  beginning October 24, He was again cleared less than two months later on December Inthe founder of the sect, Luc Jouret, lectured on the island of Tenerife.The temple of the Sun.
Few people had access to this place, since that the ceremonies for the ordinary people were made on the public square, only the priest and the Inca could enter to the Temple of the Sun.
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