NEVER TELLRecovered Memories of a Daughter of the Knights Templar88,000 wordsWhat has no name does not exist. The cult had no name. What was done to the child had no name. “Don’t tell,” she was told. “Never tell.” Tell who? Everyone she knew turned up in a ceremonial hood eventually. She knew by their voices.In her thirties Joyce came across her father’s pin bearing the words, “Knight of the Temple Mater”. What was this? Why was it a secret? Was it Masonic?Not until Roy was dead could she remember.She was a special child, like her little sister, trained to listen and remember, her personality split into separate parts. She had hidden selves but there was a deep, secret part only Aunt Mae, who had saved her life, knew about. This part was the spy.Never Tell, like Angela’s Ashes and The Glass Castle demonstrates the resilience of the human spirit. The narrator’s voice, warm and darkly humorous, assures us of the redemptive power of love.