The Mystery at Jindrichuv Hradec

A couple of weeks ago, I was shown a video in Czech of a Czech TV program. Eva was able to tell me what it was all about and it was about the Templars in the Czech Republic. It was a bit sensationalized in the manner of say the holy blood and the holy grail but the church featured in Jindrichuv Hradec looked really interesting and even prompted an email exchange with Rory Duff to see what he thought….

So last Saturday, we drove there. A 170km trek westwards from Brno. On arrival, we immediately found the church – St. John the Baptists as it is now a part of the town’s museum. As I stepped out of the car, I started to dowse and immediately found a line. I counted the paces as I walked through this line…. 90! I’m not used to lines this wide so I past back and forth checking and double checking. It was 90 paces and it headed straight to the church it seemed. As we approached the museum, I continued to dose and soon found another line…. another 90 odd paces! This one also went into the church it seemed.

I was rather surprised to find the museum open at this time of the year with COVID all over the place but it was. So in we went with rising excitement. The church was part of a Minorite Monastry and the first part we entered was the cloisters. Occasionally, the walls were decorated with old paintings which probably originate from the 14th Century. On entering the church proper, all I can say is I felt like a 16-year old full of energy and excitement – like I was flying. Eva too felt this energy – like flying. In fact, at times, it made me feel dizzy…. I have never felt such strong and seemingly positive energy ever before and using my rods, it seemed as if the entire church was within these two energy lines.

I spent quite a lot of time photographing and videoing the wall paintings as they are truly strange. Featuring a lot of what look like Templar and Teutonic crosses as well as the rose emblem of the local Lord – Vítek z Hradce, there are also weird symbols, designs and grotesque images. I’m not at all sure what to make of them quite yet except that as Rory Duff said, they do remind a bit of some of the designs in other Templar-related churches like Rosslyn Chapel. To me, it also evoked a bit of Steiner in the sense of a feeling of the cycle of life and death….. yet, there are other things to be discovered in these images. Some reminded me of energy vortexes and energy lines, others are strange and grotesque creatures. Around the top and high up are figures of saints including one readily identifiable as St. Andrew. However, one of the ‘saints’ is a woman! Perhaps Mary Magdelene? There are other strange and grotesque features too even on tombstones that are displayed there.

I took some time then to walk around the Church but at 300-400m away. I wanted to get azimuths for the two lines and check their widths. To my surprise, I found a third 90 pace thick line also heading to the church and was able to map the three lines that would all cross in the vicinity of the Church. I must return and spend more time validating this as I would expect a fourth line as these usually come in pairs…. but I didn’t find it.

As to the church itself? Well, this is where the mystery deepens. Do a Google search even in Czech and you will find very little other than a few references. At the museum, I asked if the had a guide book or similar – No. I asked if they knew of any book? No. How can something this mysterious, this energetic and this important be featured so little? I do not get it?

The official story even denies a Templar involvement saying simply that the Teutonic order may have had something to do with it before it being handed over to the Minorites. Yet, a quick search of the internet for records on the Templars in Bohemia soon shows strong evidence that the Church was founded by the Templars and given up in a swap deal a few years later when the Teutonic knights appear to have taken it over. The local Lord of the 11th Century whose rose symbol appears in much of the paintings – one Vitek – is also recorded as having given the Templars land in the town and around it. It was originally built in and around 1278 ish which makes a Templar involvement possible as this is the period in which the Order was flourishing under its Commander – one Ekko – who was buried close to the Reznovice church.

There are other references too to the Templars and the church… so why is their influence denied? Furthermore, the original church was built on an earlier site – possibly of pagan significance – and it was built not east-west but ENE-WSW. I see this a lot when a christian church here has adopted a pagan site….. a lot. When the Minorites added a lot more church and the cloisters, they in effect bent the church so as to have the correct orientation for their bit! This gives it a strange look. And, although the tower in question may not be a part of the original church – I do not know – it looks suspiciously like an Islamic prayer tower!

I am putting together a video that will be up in the next few days as well but this is a key energy center and it seems to contain some symbolism of mystery and deep interest…. so I will be visiting and researching it with Eva much more in the coming months……

Published by G. Michael Vasey

G. Michael Vasey is a collector of paranormal stories and a magician. He studied and taught magic with a real school of hermetic sciences and these days can be found in search of the Goddess in the forests and mountains of Czechia.

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