Tim Wallace-Murphy was born in Galway, Ireland, on the 13th of January 1930. After attending the University College Dublin from 1953-58, Wallace-Murphy obtained a degree in Medicine and later one in Psychology. He then traveled around Europe and parts of Africa for ten years before returning to England and began work as a clinical psychologist. Through that he met esteemed historical writer, Trevor Ravenscroft, and co-wrote Mark of the Beast with him in 1988. Wallace-Murphy then decided to devote his life to the writing and research of the Knights Templar, Rex-Deus and Grail mythology.

Wallace-Murphy was also part of the team that carried out excavations at Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland, and from that wrote Rosslyn: Guardian of the Secrets of the Holy GrailRosslyn Chapel, and Wallace-Murphy’s finding from it, were used heavily as source material for Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code.

Wallace- Murphy has been Governor of South Devon Technical College, a TUC Committee member and a volunteer for Leukaemia Research Fund. He now lives and works in the Languedoc region of South West France with his wife, Cyndi.