This past Summer, the BBC ran a feature going over the building and areas in Paris once controlled by the Knights Templar. While the modern O.T.O. does not correct a direct, unbroken lineage to the Templars they are considered an inspiration and initiates of mysteries the O.T.O. possibly aspires to — you’d have to join and take initiations to find out for sure! An excerpt reads:
“Surrounded by eight 10m-high crenelated walls reinforced by turrets and buttress, this gargantuan fortress [the enclos du Temple] once featured towers, a drawbridge, a gothic church, vast stables and homes for the knights. It was here that the Templars guarded mass portions of their treasure and created a powerful ‘state-within-a-state’ that was entirely sovereign from the kings of France.”
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Thanks to Soror Hypatia for the tip!