Unsolved mystery.-As a long term researcher into the enduring global mystery that began at Rennes-le-Chateau , in an attempt to try solve at least a part of whatever is the conclusion of the enigma, I have tried to explore every possible aspect, my starting point being somewhat original, having drawn attention to parallels between the famous village and the Gothic Cathedral of Lincoln in England, on the ground and finally leading up into the starry heavens.
Having had what on reflection appears to have been something of a puzzling destined visit to RLC in 1986 involved some interesting adventures there, including the discovery of a rock crop tomb sealed at two points of entry not too far away from Les Labadous, home of the authoress Elizabeth Van Buren who also had stumbled across this tomb, visiting it to sprinkle holy water and call it her special place. Contemporary Godfather of Sacred Geometry, David Wood also knew of this tomb, and apart from our young French guide Daniel who still lives in the Rennes environs, I wonder who else knew at the time or even now of this location which has a stone marker nearby and a babbling stream that you swear you can almost hear whisper. Leonardo Da Vinci in his version of Virgin of the Rocks (Mary without halo) paints it as an incidental inclusion at the top of his work.
My visit to Rennes left me musing my original major comparisons – how here was a church dedicated to Mary Magdalene at the top of a high hill, and containing a demon guardian statue.
Asmodeus - Rennes Guardian demon
Back in Lincoln, at the Gothic Cathedral, high up a hill until 60AD there stood a church dedicated to Mary Magdalene, shamefully knocked down to make way for the Minster in 1097 which would in the 13thc introduce its own Demon Guardian, the notorious ‘Lincoln Imp’.
The Lincoln Imp - Demon Guardian
Three quite unique similarities there, I thought. Then, in 2005 it was discovered that at the scene of the Last Supper at the Great East Window of the cathedral , having gone unnoticed since the windows were placed, there sits a dog on Christ’s platter, rather than a loaf of bread or glass of wine! Deciding to collect up any other anomalies within the Cathedral, I soon found out our canine friend reappears a total of three times, and when my collection was complete the ‘Lincoln cathedral code’ was born, synchronizing perfectly with the many clues associated with the Rennes mystery in France. We had a pregnant shepherdess, clues relating to painters Poussin and Teniers, the enigmatic ‘681’, the ‘horse and cross of God’ , our demon guardian friend, and the phenomenon of ‘blue apples’ whereby the sun striking through a pane glass on a specific time-date causes the dancing, dappling effect upon a key area.
Blue Apples at Rennes
Blue Apples at Lincoln Cathedral
Assembling all these clues into a sequential paper chase led to a precise spot at the burial grounds of the shepherdess St Margaret, opposite the SE corner of the Cathedral where once stood Margaret’s church demolished in 1781 to parallel the same year of the death of Marie de Negre who almost certainly knew the Rennes secret. Attempts to GPR scan under this location where a tomb belonging to the Rayner family stands were initially granted by cathedral authorities only for them to later renege and go silent without any believable explanation.
Another parallel aspect between RLC and Lincoln cathedral is almost as puzzling as the entire mystery itself! Readers of the best selling ‘Holy Blood, Holy Grail’ will be well aware of a what is held to be a spurious document ‘The Dossier Secrets’, deposited in the Bibliotheque nationale de France in 1967 - purporting to be part of the history of the Priory of Sion - and it turns out that the Lincoln Cathedral Code has its own!
A reader of my initial book ‘The Lincoln Da Vinci Code’, who was living in Grantham and who was a student of Victor Hugo – allegedly the second last Grand Master of the Priory of Sion – told me I should be getting myself to the Library in Grantham, for there they held a most curious 30 page document deposited in file that had been in their safe keeping since 1917, interestingly enough the same year that Parish priest Berenger Sauniere , curator at Rennes and who was singularly responsible for the birth of the RLC mystery, died. Entitled ‘The Quest’, handwritten and illustrated, it claims to be the handiwork of France’s most famous novelist, although having compared the calligraphy, it clearly isn’t! Hugo was exiled from France in 1855 –the very year that the window at the Great East Window at the Cathedral was installed - and lived in Guernsey until 1870. There is no official record that he ever frequented England. This encounter of a Quest also surfaced in a magazine the ‘Lincolnshire Highlights’ in 1983, the first five pages presenting itself as a search for a ‘lost cathedral and city of Wyville’, as opposed to the small actual hamlet of Wyville where the quest starts, and which is situated SW of Grantham on the Lincolnshire/Leicestershire border not too far from a Knights Templar preceptory that once existed at South Witham and where in 2008 I found a hidden 14thC coffin slab relating to the panel painting Head at Templecombe.
This fantastic if spurious account ends at the top of a hill with a spring head, five houses and the word ‘thalassa’ which is rather intriguing as the Lincoln Cathedral Code quest also ends at the top of a hill that once had five houses and a (lost) spring head. The word ‘thalassa’ is actually one of the meanings assigned to the name Mary in Martianay’s edition of St Jerome’s works 1699. ‘Pikra thalassa’ means ‘bitter sea’ based on the assumption that the name ‘Miryam’ is composed of the Hebrew words ‘mar’ (bitter) and ‘yam’ (sea) The translated inscription upon the headstone of Rene d’Anjou’s ‘La Fountaine’, that some researchers involve in the RLC mystery, mentions bitter water. Amidst the cryptic 30 pages are numerous passing references including ‘a stone coffin at present lying in the small churchyard, its date not later than the 12th century’...’the hidden story written in the stones’...’and what kings sat throned upon that hill’. Two poems are also in the library file, one entitled ‘The Quest’ also, from 1917 initialled H.P., and another ‘To Wyville’, this search starting as far away as in Scotland, no less! ‘The Quest’ allegedly written by Hugo appears to be a search for a lost cathedral, and I wonder is this the ‘lost’ Cathedral of the Magdalene given that Lincoln Cathedral may have been secretly known to be dedicated to her and not the Virgin Mary. Is the stone coffin and the churchyard references hinting at the actual St Margaret’s burial grounds where until, 1781 it stood, where ‘For Dagobert II King and for Sion is this treasure and it is death’ as reads one of the RLC parchments? Is the story written in the stones referring to the many anomalies of the architecture of Lincoln Cathedral that parallel with RLC, and does ‘what kings sat upon that hill’ mean lost Rose-Line descendants? Apart from ‘The Professor, who first heard of Wyville, a man who digs for earth’s treasures’, the most interesting figure mentioned throughout the account is referred simply to simply as ‘The Padre’..very Sauniere-like! I suspect that this lost ‘Wyville is a Masonic play-on word for ‘Wife Hill’, the hill upon which something belonging to Jesus’ wife Mary Magdalene belongs. The word ‘Wye’ almost certainly originates from the Old English ‘weoh’ meaning ‘idol shrine’. Strange stuff indeed. Interested readers can see the file for themselves at the Grantham library even though the puzzled library themselves cannot offer any information as to who donated the items or exactly when. To conclude this strange parallel with RLC and the ‘Secret Dossier’, Grantham Library resides inside the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre with his statue facing it outside, Isaac himself an alleged Grand Master of the Priory of Sion from 1691.
Having had enough of stuff on or under the ground that seem to indicate resonance between Rennes and Lincoln, I felt it was high time to investigate any possible links involving the starry heavens. As this was way above my head (pun intended) and beyond my abilities, I sought the aid of a far more capable individual by way of a mathematician by the name of Greg Rigby who had already contributed to the Rennes saga by way of having discovered pentagonal geometry in Poussin’s ‘Shepherds of Arcadia’ masterpiece – key to the RLC mystery, and in 1996 having written a book entitled ‘On earth as in heaven – Revelation of French cathedrals’, in which Greg announced that the ancient Celts established holy sites in Northern France reflecting on the ground the constellation Ursa Major with its handle pointing to Rennes-le-Chateau as Polaris, the Pole Star. As our starting point, Greg came over from Florida to precisely orientate and align Lincoln Cathedral for me and with the aid of his computer software, astronomical star maps , co-ordinates and alignments, set about to discover what secrets the Cathedral may have been hiding and if we could correlate it with what was known over at Rennes. All Gothic Cathedrals have their Rose Windows at the West – not at Lincoln though! Here we find it placed at the North, disguised as a Northern ‘Star Clock’ whereby if the glass were removed and one were to stand in a certain position within the Cathedral at night one would see the revolving northern constellations including Ursa Major.
'Star Clock', Lincoln cathedral Copyright crichtonmiller.com
Not surprisingly to me at least, there was something of a significant discovery. The star that is reflected on the ground by Lincoln cathedral is Arcturus, found in the constellation of Bootes and the third most brightest in the night sky. Arcturus is the ‘Guardian of the Bear’ that is Ursa.
Arcturus, Guardian of the Great Bear
January 17th is a most celebrated date in the RLC Mystery. Not only is it a date when it is alleged certain key figures including Sauniere died, it is also the date when at mid-day the phenomenon of the ‘blue apples’ occur in the small church and confirm a part of a coded cipher, the sun striking through a small pane to create the impression of blue apples joining red ones – red and blue circles – that slowly moves along to settle upon the altar and later a statue of Saint Anthony the Hermit. Lincoln Cathedral is a veritable orchard of blue apples all year round courtesy of its decorative Southern windows, this phenomenon, by contrast with Rennes, falling upon a crucial location relevant to the Cathedral code at mid-day on 22nd July, Feast of the Magdalene, dancing alongside the tomb of Queen Eleanor of Castille who stands high up the SE corner of the Cathedral in direct line, pregnant, and staring over at the Lincoln Cathedral Code location at the burial grounds of the shepherdess Margaret. What is most important, however, is that at mid-day at the Cathedral on 17th, Not only is the constellation of Ursa Major overhead, but the Cathedral altar faces directly at Arcturus and resonates with St Anthony at the Chateau when we learn that Kabbalists associate the star with the 9th Tarot Trump, the Hermit. The Cathedral initially drew my attention with it’s dog symbology to ponder if it may be a concealed Temple to the dog star Sirius, but Greg and I struggled to find any confirmation and it may possibly just be drawing reference to the blazing star known to be Sirius that is found in Masonic Lodges given that the structure was laid out to Templar influence, as was the very structure of Masonry. However, according to ancient China the stars of the Great Bear associated with the celestial Palace of the Lord on High, Star God of Longevity, the Heavenly Mountain, Paradise of the immortals, and Sirius the Heavenly Wolf guarded this celestial Palace. Utterance 302 of the Pyramid texts found on the Northern face of Unas’ pyramid also provides a link that may exist between the heliacal rising of Sirius and Ursa Major.
With Arcturus the Guardian of the Ursa bear of which the Chateau is the Pole star of the constellation, I wonder that I may be right that the Gothic Cathedral reflecting it on the ground is indicative of also being its guardian, and therefore would also be guardian of the ‘treasure’ that Rennes announced to the world via the priest Sauniere.
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