Never in the recent history of the world have we had to embrace such rapid changes to the way we live, think and feel, resulting in a period of refection and for many, a time to focus on what is spiritually important. Nothing remains forever; change being the only constant, the Priory of Sion has changed, and continues to change; splits and resurfaces personifying the Phoenix ascending from the ashes. Change, therefore is inevitable for our survival.
We are all aware of how as a Society, we have made attempts to embrace and accept various diversities of mankind.
Christian religious dogmatism has now in the twenty-first century thankfully, greatly reduced, perhaps in some part due to the discovery of the “Dead sea scrolls” found in 1947.
In the seventeenth century due to another change in culture, the “Priory” surfaced as a secret society known then as the Rosicrucian brotherhood calling for all the learned of Europe to come forth and find them. I believe that a similar time has once again occurred for those seeking the Priory of Sion.
Le Prieuré de Sion (Rectifé), does not have any political agenda, nor does it seek political alliance. We support and encourage members in their Christian faith and accept other religions and faiths. Sion is not a replacement for any religion, we do not make unethical claims regarding our history or encourage false bloodline fantasies as per popular Merovingian myths.
The Priory of Sion, (as it is now known) has throughout its history, remained an enigma, hidden from the eyes of the world. Its members were always “Unknown” or indeed “Unknown Philosophers or Superiors”; courting fame was never desirable or indeed an option.
Until very recently, I would never have expected, or felt confident to be “called” to leadership within the Priory. Nonetheless, I have now unexpectedly been “called” and duly summoned by my “Unknown superiors” to set sail on a journey to attempt to “rectify” Sion, which I believe in all sincerity to be the correct way forward.
I have felt it necessary to add the appellation “Rectifé”, or “Rectified” to the name Priory of Sion as I received it; to distinguish and differentiate it, in an attempt to correct the errors and reform the abuses which have so abundantly been illustrated in recent times.
It is with some trepidation that we are to some extent in the public domain. I truly hope that we will only attract the genuine grail seeker who is “called” to search for divine self-knowledge-the liberation of the soul, which is our sole purpose.
Johnn I, Nautonier, Le Prieuré de Sion (Rectifé).