The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71557   Message #1224923
Posted By: Jim Dixon
13-Jul-04 - 06:22 PM
Thread Name: Freemasonry and Sword Dancing
Subject: RE: Freemasonry and Sword Dancing
There is a theory--which is far from proven--that the Knights Templar and Morris dancing were created in imitation of the practices of the Sufis, which the Crusaders learned about in Palestine. Then Freemasonry later emerged from the officially disbanded and suppressed Templars. I can't defend this theory or tell you much about it, but I might be able to come up with a link. Stay tuned.