It is confirmed that the long awaited book: 'The Rosslyn Hoax?' is scheduled to be published later this year. The announcement was made at the London Book Fair on 7th March 2006.

ImageThe Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland Museum and Library has been researching Rosslyn Chapel for many years, partly in order to answer questions received from all over the world on subjects such as the Knights Templar, Freemasonry (especially Scottish Freemasonry), the St. Clair family and of course Rosslyn Chapel itself.

The results of this research in respect of these questions and the huge amount of personal research is contained within this book - The Rosslyn Hoax?.

The Rosslyn Hoax? - would you like to know the truth about Rosslyn Chapel? Have we been Hoaxed? - 20 years ago books such as The Temple and The Lodge began to offer a variety of 'alternative' theories regarding the origin of Freemasonry. The number of books and articles which continue to examine that theme shows no sign of declining in number. Since the publication of the novel "The Da Vinci Code" the interest in the subject has increased enormously. Huge numbers of non-Masons have been asking questions and putting forward their own theories about Freemasonry – especially Freemasonry in Scotland, and its alleged connection with the Knights Templar, the St. Clair family and Rosslyn Chapel. This book is a product of the research undertaken by Brother Cooper to answer those thousands of questions received over the years he has been Curator. The results will surprise a lot of people.

Here are some of the questions  author asks:

  • Have the public been the victims of a massive hoax?
  • Are the Freemasons themselves the victims of an enormous conspiracy?
  • Has the meaning of the Kirkwall Scroll been hijacked for a particular purpose?
  • Is it true that Rosslyn Chapel has been physically changed to make it appear Masonic?
  • Who benefits, and why, from trying to cover it all up?

Robert L. D. Cooper is the Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland Museum and Library (Edinburgh) and is custodian of the oldest and most precious Masonic documents anywhere in the world. It is curious, he says, 'that no one has ever been to study the actual Masonic documents many authors write about'. He is in the most privileged position to know ‘from the inside’ the truth about all the various theories regarding Rosslyn Chapel, Freemasonry, the Knights Templar and the St. Clair family. For the first time a Scottish Freemason, one pre-eminent in the field, speaks out. At last, he says, "Scottish Freemasons themselves are being asked about Freemasonry, Rosslyn Chapel, the Knights Templar etc." This book, The Rosslyn Hoax?, will provide many of the answers readers of, for example, 'The Temple and The Lodge'; 'The Hiram Key'; and 'The Da Vinci Code' etc. have been seeking.

Published by Lewis Masonic (October 2006)
Hardback (230mm x 150mm) Approximately 300 pages. Illustrated
ISBN: 0853 182558
£19.99 per copy

Please note that the hardback edition has now sold out.

A paperback edition has recently been published and signed copies
are available from the Grand Lodge online shop.

 The Rosslyn Hoax? website contains a considerable amount of additonal information.

To go there click on The Rosslyn Hoax? link here or those above.