What happened to the Solar Temple?

By: Davey McginnisUpdated: April 16, 2021


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Thus, on Oct. 4–5, 1994, 53 members of the Solar Temple in Canada and Switzerland were murdered or committed suicide, and the buildings in which they died were set on fire. The Solar Temple was one of several 20th-century New Religious Movements whose ends occurred in acts of murder-suicide.

In this regard, what did the Order of the Solar Temple believe?

147–149, the aims of the Order of the Solar Temple included: establishing "correct notions of authority and power in the world"; an affirmation of the primacy of the spiritual over the temporal; assisting humanity through a great "transition"; preparing for the Second Coming of Christ as a solar god-king; and

Also, how did the Solar Temple get funding?

The cult's founders only sought attractive, wealthy, and influential men in order to help grow their cult. This included many notable European affluents that were secret members. Much of their work and funding was based around brainwashing their members into funding them as well as arms dealing and fraud.

When did the Order of the Solar Temple end?


Who was the leader of the Order of the Solar Temple?

Luc Jouret


How many Knight Templars were there?

No precise numbers exist, but it is estimated that at the order's peak there were between 15,000 and 20,000 Templars, of whom about a tenth were actual knights.