Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln penned a controversial investigative book into the alleged bloodlines of Jesus and Mary Magdalene in the 1980s. In this occult work, the authors quoted from the Dossier Secrets of the ultra-secret Prieure de Sion organization andfrom Rene Grousset’s three-volume tome on the Crusades, a work quoted often by historians. According to Baigent, Leigh, and Lincoln, the Dossier Secrets referred to “Baudouin I, younger brother of Godfrey de Bouillon, Duke of Lorraine, and conqueror of the Holy Land. On Godfrey’s death, Baudouin accepted the crown offered him and thereby became the first official King of Jerusalem.” Grousset documented that there existed through Baudouin I [Baldwin I] a “‘royal tradition.’ And because it was ‘founded upon the rock of Sion,’ this tradition was ‘equal’ to the reigning dynasties in Europe,” and that the Prieure de Sion was at that time known as the “Ordre de Sion.”
If true, Grousset’s research, knowingly or unknowingly, captured the transgenerational and classic gnostic double entendre tactic to conflate Mount Hermon/Sion, Rephaim bloodlines, the “Rock of the Gods,” and the Mount Sion temple(s), with a priory close to the Templar headquarters in Jerusalem/Zion and the Rock of Zion of King David.
Historian and author Jean Markale accounted the Brotherhood of the Red Cross was a fusion of the Essenes, the Johanites/Nazorenes, and Godfrey de Boullion’s group the Priory of Sion… Further, in the book published in 1842, The Templars in Bohemia, historian Prokop Chocholousek wrote that under the leadership of Hugh de Payen the original nine (or eleven) knights established themselves as the “Knights of Sion” and the “Ordre de Sion” as the secret order of royals behind the Knights Templar. As such, Templars were the junior order.
Because the existence Priory of Sion was judged a hoax by the puppet-like mainstream media and establishment, an inquiry into Baigent, Leigh, and Lincoln’s sources is warranted to establish their veracity. Grousset often quoted William of Tyre as his source for his details on the kings of Jerusalem, so I will quote directly from A History of Deeds Done beyond the Sea, as well as other sources whose documentation dates to the same period, and other historians.