Rosslyn Chapel Museum Exhibition (1999-2005)

green-man-150-dsTemplar, Rosicrucian & Guild regalia and history

Rosslyn Chapel, near Edinburgh, Scotland, is unique and famed worldwide for the beauty of its medieval carvings and for its special history. Built in 1446 by William St. Clair, third and last Prince of Orkney, Rosslyn Chapel is still an historical enigma and special place of pilgrimage by Freemasons, Rosicrucians and Templars worldwide. Its ornate Apprentice Pillar and numerous Green Man carvings continue to intrigue many today.

Of interest to many was the private family museum exhibition (1999-2005) featuring Guild, Templar, Rosicrucian, Gypsy, Black Madonna, and Celtic artefacts, regalia, and symbolism. From the extensive collection of Society of Antiquaries (Scot). Fellow and private collector, Mr. Robert Brydon, the museum exhibition featured unique artefacts and regalia from some of the major western mystery traditions. Having been on display at Rosslyn Chapel for the past 6 years, the private Brydon collection is now temporarily in storage, as plans for more space elsewhere in due course are being determined at present.

As International Consultant to the Board and Museum exhibition at Rosslyn Chapel for a number of years, Dr. Karen Ralls (University of Edinburgh) gives an illustrated slide show and talk about these artefacts and their meanings, some of which have never been seen before by the public. She is author of Music and the Celtic Otherworld (2000), Indigenous Religious Musics (2001), The Quest for the Celtic Key (2002), and The Templars and the Grail (May 2003).


If you would like to bring Karen to speak about her books, or teach in your area, or if you know of an organisation that sponsors similar workshops and Seminars, please contact Ancient Quest for further details.