After the demise of the Cathars, their ascension teachings disappeared for nearly 200 years, only to reemerge in the court of the Medici family. William Henry takes us on the quest of Cosimo de’ Medici who sought to resurrect the lost teachings of the Essenes, Gnostics, and Jesus. Knowing that this knowledge was forbidden, he commissioned great artists such as Botticelli, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Da Vinci to embed these secrets and planetary powers into their timeless works. For those seeking deeper secrets, they constructed the Corpus Hermeticum, a text revealing the most powerful ascension practices. In doing so, the House of Medici takes its place in a long line of ascension keepers.