This is to recommend the BlackKnight.com as a fascinating and informative site on the Templars. It is created by Tony McMahon and has a great comment capability for those who like joining in Templar discussions and learning or adding new information and Templar tales.
The reason why the Templars are so important to our lives is that their ways and practises have existed from the beginning of homo sapiens via Jesus via Shakespeare to the present day and the politics that concern us at this moment and the future. History is a means of learning of the errors of the past and how we might lead better lives in future. The history of the Templars and Freemasonry are intertwined and are essential knowledge for any form of education, whether spiritual or scientific as in reality both are the same.