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The engrailed cross

The engrailed cross appears in every Sinclair coat-of-arms.  It is 
sometimes referred
as to as the ragged cross but it is essentially the usual Christian cross 
with serrated
edges which are supposed to provide the 'protection' of the true cross. The 
are the guardians of the Holy Grail which is not an object (as some 
suppose) but a
a search for the meaning and purpose of life which we are all searching for 
in our different

Rosslyn Chapel which was built by Earl William St Clair (at a time when he 
knew that books could be banned or burned) is said to be the Chapel of the 
Holy Grail.  In it we can see that
God and Nature are One. My repeated references to observing the sanctity of 
the planet on
which we live is my way - the Sinclair way - of respecting God's 
creation.  There has always
been far too much talk about the "Father on High" and far too little 
concern about "Mother
Earth" from which all bounty flows.  Man, in his greed, has soiled and 
spoiled and sullied
the Earth and, in so doing,  has been guilty of  a far greater blasphemy 
than the more
usual disrespect of taking God's name in vain.  That can be pardoned. The 
desecration of
our habitat is unforgiveable because it is irreplaceable.

The writing is on the wall.  We ignore it at our peril.

Niven Sinclair

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