: "The Peacock Angel among the #KnightsTemplar
#TheKnightsTemplar were initially introduced to the #PeacockAngel as the Sufis’ Al-Kadir, the “Green One,” whom they came to know as St. George. The root of the name George is “geo,” denoting the Earth. Thus, George is the “Earth man.” Evidence of the connection between #AlKadir and St. George is conspicuous in their mutual annual holiday, April 22nd. According to the Sufi Idries Shaw, the Order of St. Khadr was taken by knights to Great Britain where it evolved into the #OrderofStGeorge, also known as the #OrderoftheGarter.
The #KnightsTemplar may have also learned of #thePeacockAngel directly from the #Yezidis, some of whom were living in Syria near the Middle Eastern castles of #theTemplars. But there was one more plausible source of the Knights’ #PeacockAngelwisdom. It is known that the Knights were initiated into a “Johannite” lineage of gnostic masters that had originated in the East, possibly with the Peacock Angel as #SanatKumara, or one of his students. This lineage was taken west with the gnostic Mandeans, who merged with the Hebrew Essenes to found the #Nazarenesect, within which were born #JohntheBaptist and Jesus. John the Baptist passed the succession of this lineage to Jesus, who in turn passed it to John the Apostle and #MaryMagdalene. From there it moved down a lineage of masters all named John until it was passed to the Knights Templar following #theFirstCrusade.
The Peacock Angel in the #HolyGrailTradition
The Peacock Angel figures prominently in the Holy Grail legends as the primal Fisher King. This is most evident in #WolframvonEschenbach’s Parzival, where the seeker of the Holy Grail, #Parzival, encounters the Fisher King Anfortas wearing a hat or crown of #peacockfeathers. Anfortas was the latest of a long line of Fisher Kings, each of whom reflected the Peacock Angel, the first and archetypal Fisher King, the primal Guardian and Embodiment of the Holy Grail. The power of the Holy Grail is the life force, the power wielded by the Fisher King. Through his life force power the Fisher King, who is thus a manifestation of the Green Man, would annually make his kingdom gre