Renne le Chateau and Girona:
May 28- June 2, 2011
Booking deadline April 15, 2011
The Land of Renne le Chateau, and onwards to Girona
With Dan Winter, Roger Green, Valerie Sandelin, Ani Williams
and special guest Henry Lincoln
Renne-le Chateau and the sites it surrounds, plus a day with
Henry Lincoln, author of the Holy Blood Holy Grail, and Ani Williams,
musician, author and all round amazing person…and then onwards
to the city of secrets- Girona
May 28th- arrive
For those who have just finished the South France
myteries with Vincent
Bridges in St Remy, we will drive you all to the foothills of Renne
le Chateau. For those who wish to join us just
for this tour beginning
in Renne le Chateau, email us and we will give you travel directions.
We stay in a beautiful French countryside retreat
center, in view of
Renne Le Chateau village. We will after a few days drive onwards
to Girona, where we stay for 2 nights
May 28- June 2th
Departure morning June 3rd
6 nights accommodation
6 days tuition, rituals and sacred sites
Includes all transportation, accommodation and breakfast/lunch each
day, from May 28-June 2nd, site admissions and tuition with Dan Winter,
Henry Lincoln, Ani Williams and several local teachers.
1350 Euros if paid by 1st April
1500 Euros if paid after 1st April
Does not include travel to Renne le Chateau, or return from Girona.
Girona is an international airport with many transport connnections,
including Barcelona close by.
For those travelling with us from St Remy on May 28th, a 50 Euro transport
fee is applied.
Rennes-le-Château has everything that makes a great
treasure, betrayal, forgery, forbidden love, unsolved murders, rituals
and a secret believed so powerful that it could shake the roots of
Due to the popularity of the Da Vinci Code; the subject of Mary Magdalene
has been covered in Time Magazine, Newsweek, on The History Channel,
the Learning Channel and in specials aired on major TV networks.
The Mystery of Rennes-le-Château has been an inexhaustible source
of inspiration for two generations of authors and researchers worldwide,
resulting in hundreds of books and publications. The Gospel of
Mary Magdalene has ranked Amazon's top 100, as has Lynn Picknett’s
'Mary Magdalene', and Margaret Starbird's 'The Woman with the Alabaster
Jar' a book first published in 1993, and one of the major influences
on Dan Brown's ’The Da Vinci Code'.
The idea that the Magdalene may have actually
been the bride of Christ and the mother of his children is now one that is taken quite seriously
amongst the general public and scholars, as is the theory that they
were the progenitors of the Merovingian kings of France, the so-called
In the Priory of Sion Secret Dossiers, which they published and deposited
in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris under the authors name Henri
Lobineau’ they described the Merovingian bloodline as being the
result of "vine-grafting". Grapevines had long been a symbol
used in literature to denote royal bloodlines, and indeed, were used
as such in the Judaic scriptures as well. This then refers to the royal
lines of Benjamin and Judah joining through Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
The marriage would have made Jesus supremely qualified to be king over
all of Israel, and their son would be even more so. This would explain
why she was so revered by the mystery cults of Southern France.
The breaking of the Merovingian blood line - by the blackmailing and
assassination of their leader-king (Dagobert) by the church and other
families of Europe at the time (approx 750 AD) is considered by many
to be the underlying cause leading up to the French revolution (the
so-called Dagobert Revenge). Was this the deeper meaning to the Knights
Templar, to help restore the true royal bloodline of Europe-, which
is why from black Friday onwards the church has persecuted them? Did
Sauniere discover this in the parchments at Rennes-le-Chateau?
MARGARET STARBIRD'S STORY
Margaret Starbird's theological beliefs were
profoundly shaken when
she first encountered the suggestion that Jesus Christ was married
and that his blood-line had survived in Western Europe. Shocked by
such heresy, this Roman Catholic scholar and former University instructor
set out to refute it, but instead found compelling evidence in support
of the forgotten Bride of Jesus.
Starbird's research traces the origin of the heresy of the Holy Grail,
whose medieval adherents believed that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were
married and that his wife and child emigrated to Gaul, fleeing persecutions
of the Christain community in first-century Jerusalem. Numerous legends,
works of art, and artifacts of medieval Europe clearly reflect a widespread "alternative
Christian story" brutally suppressed by the Inquisition from the
mid-13th Century. The heresy survived in an underground stream of esoteric
wisdom guarded and passed down by generations of artists, artisans,
poets, and alchemists.
To visit and explore Girona has been on the cards for years. From
our South France study retreats at Rennes le Chateau over the last
several years, we learned that all roads lead
back to Girona.
Girona is a city in the northeast of Catalonia,
Spain at the confluence
of the rivers Ter, Onyar, Galligants and Güell.
The 12th century saw a flourishing of the Jewish community of Girona,
with one of the most important Kabbalistic schools in Europe. The Rabbi
of Girona, Moshe ben Nahman Gerondi (better known as Nahmanides or
Ramban) was appointed Great Rabbi of Catalonia. The history of the
Jewish community of Girona ended in 1492, when the Catholic Kings expelled
all the Jews from Catalonia.
Today, the Jewish ghetto or Call is one
of the best preserved in Europe and is a major tourist attraction.
On the north side of the old city is the Montjuïc (or hill of
the Jews in medieval Catalan), where an important religious cemetery
Author Patrice Chaplin (City of Secrets, The Portal)
In the 1950’s, Patrice Chaplin, then just a teenager, left England
to study languages and taste the life of a true bohemian in France
and Spain. She stumbled upon an ancient mystery in Girona, Spain, a
town steeped in medieval grail secrets, Caballistic documents and a
mysterious history. According to Chaplin, Girona was host to numerous
famous European actors, mystics, priests, alchemists, and artists mentioned
earlier and including the 19th century mysterious priest Berenger Sauniere.
This priest and his little church dedicated to Mary Magdalene in Rennes
le Chateau, France became famous in the many books written in the last
century on the grail legends and the heretical Bloodline stories as
posed in Holy Blood Holy Grail and The Da Vinci Code.
Patrice was enchanted by the magnetism and power that exudes from
the region surrounding the Pyrenees’ Mount Canigou. Over her
many subsequent journeys to Girona, Patrice was told of numerous appearances
there of a Lady of Light with a cup, thought to be Mary Magdalene.
She was pulled into a strange series of experiences regarding ancient
Cabbalistic grail traditions by her associations with her Spanish lover,
a member of a local secret mystical sect.
During the 1st century C.E., surviving Jews had to flee the devastating
Roman persecution in Palestine and some founded centers of learning
and mystery schools in Alexandria and in the lands far to the West
on the Mediterranean coast in France and Spain.
According to the groundbreaking book Holy
Blood, Holy Grail by
Baigent, Lincoln and Leigh, there was a curious commingling of renegade
groups not in resonance with the church of Rome beginning in the 5th
and 6th centuries in the region: A Jewish princedom, Merovingian kings,
said to be descended from the lineage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene,
and Visigoths, who sacked Rome in 410 C.E. and brought Jewish temple
relics and treasure to the region. (See Septimania--Jewish Princedom
Scattered throughout the foothills of the Pyrenees, centers of Jewish
mysticism and Cabbala flourished into the medieval era. A loosely knit
Grail Community which existed then included The Knights Templar, Cathars,
Troubadours, the purveyors of Courtly Love and Cabbalists.
This area of Septimania has long been a hotbed for legends of our
mistress of the Grail, Mary Magdalene. There are many
stories telling of her widespread ministries in this region during
the years following the crucifixion. In both Rennes le Chateau, France
and Girona, Spain there were matching towers built in her honor.
From Patrice Chaplins book The Portal she writes:
"The poor priest (Berenger Sauniere) in a
run down church in a little -known village in the Aude district of
southern France could hardly eke out a living. His account books showed
a hand to hand existence. Then one morning, without explanation, he
became fabulously rich. The year was 1891, and he was thirty-eight
years old. How did he get the money? What had he done? The answer to
those questions has been a mystery ever since and in the last three
decades a source of continuing speculation, producing books (note Holy
Blood, Holy Grail), TV documentaries, and the basis for the novel and
film of Dan Browns's The Da Vinci Code."
"…in 1891, while removing the altar
columns, he discovered four scrolls, two with coded messages. These,
it appears, were the source of his wealth..."
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There are many mysteries surrounding Rennes-le-Chateau and its late
priest, Berenger Sauniere, that link the village with coded parchments,
the Holy Grail, the Ark of Noah, the Ark of the Covenant, and the treasures
of the Temple of Solomon. It is of no little significance that there
are 40 square miles of sacred landscape geometry surrounding Rennes-le-Chateau.
Rennes-le-Château is mysterious in the sense that it
has been cut off from the march of time and has barely changed over the last
few centuries. Located on a 1,500 foot hill above the twin villages
of Couiza and Montazels it remains out of sight to all but the discerning
eye. And yet it is not a town where nothing ever happens, for over
at least the past two thousand years, the site of Rennes-le-Château
has attracted Celts, Romans, Visigoths and Merovingians, Cathars and
Knights Templar, all of which have added to its seductive qualities.
The area surrounding Rennes-le-Château has a colourful and violent
history and although the Romans, Visigoths and Knights Templar have
all contributed to its intriguing past, the violence has remained the
exclusive property of the Vatican for the area of the Languedoc in
which Rennes-le-Château reposes, witnessed one of the world’s
most savage acts of butchery a few centuries ago- the
The agents of the massacre were an army of some 30,000 knights and
foot-soldiers from Northern Europe. Their victims: almost the entire ’Cathari’ or
Albigensian population of the Languedoc region of what is today southern
France. At that time it was a peaceful and cultivated
population of independent people whose only crime seems to have been that it followed
a religious way of life contrary to the one decreed by Rome.
The Priest’s Treasure
A brief outline of how the mystery began: Following his appointment
to the village of Rennes-le-Chateau in 1885, the young priest Fr. Berenger
Sauniere lived an austere and unremarkable life, but suddenly in 1891,
during some restoration work on the church, Sauniere found, in a Visigoth
pillar under the alter, two parchments. It is the information contained
on these parchments that ignite the mystery. They appear to have been
hidden there by Sauniere’s predecessor in the parish of a century
before, an Abbe Antoine Bigou. At first sight, the parchments appeared
to be Latin texts of passages copied from the Gospels, but on closer
examination, there was code or cipher present. It was observed that
certain letters were out of line with the rest of the text and the
letters spelled out words in French.
In 1885, a certain priest, Bérenger Saunière was appointed
to the village of Rennes-le-Château. At the time, the ancient
church was in sad need of expensive restoration but the impoverished
priest lacked the necessary money to make the repairs. Eventually,
in 1891, a small loan was arranged and during the subsequent work the
altar was dismantled. Inside one of the hollow altar pillars were found
documents, genealogical charts and Latin texts of codes so complex
that it is surprising that they were ever decoded. The key to their
solution however was found engraved on a tombstone in the church’s
cemetery. It read:
Bergère pas de tentation
que Poussin Teniers gardent la clef, pax 681... etc.,
Shepherdess, no temptation, that Poussin,
Teniers hold the key, peace 681...etc.,
Another extract, possibly more direct in its meaning read:
A Dagobert II roi et a
Sion est ce tresor et il est la mort.
To Dagobert II, King and to Sion belongs
this treasure and he/it is there dead.
Shortly after his discovery, the priest went
to Paris and showed the coded parchments to the specialists at St.
Sulpice. When he returned
to the village he brought with him reproductions of three paintings,
one of which is now known to have been Poussin’s Les bergers
d’Arcadie which strongly resembles a location in a valley near
to Rennes-le-Château. A little while later, Bérenger Saunière
started to spend prodigious quantities of money. What had he discovered
The fantastic geometrical patterns in this area connecting
mountains, sacred sites and churches, have been identified in modern
times by people like Henry Lincoln, a pioneer researcher of the Rennes-le-Chateau
mysteries, and David Wood and Ian Campbell in their books Genisis and
In 1973, Henry Lincoln, whilst investigating the mystery of Rennes-le-Château,
familiarized himself with a copy of Poussin’s Les
He noticed that the shepherds staves were cut neatly in half in their
different positions in the painting. He wondered whether it was by
accident or design and also, if an x-ray examination of the original
painting might reveal whether the staves had been painted first, before
the background, or afterwards. A visit to the Louvre and an inspection
of the x-rays somewhat disappointed him for they revealed that Poussin
had not changed his mind and disguised the mountain background by overpainting
some of it as cloud. However, the encounter with the painting did cause
him to wonder if anything else was contained in the painting and he
engaged an art historian professor Christopher Cornford to make a detailed
Much to everyone’s surprise, Cornford discovered
that the painting was designed on a pentagon, an occult symbol, which the Church (Poussin’s
master) would never have allowed in an artistic work. Lincoln wondered
if the pentagon design might be represented in the countryside surrounding
Rennes-le-Château, but lacked the surveying and mathematical
discipline to tackle it. Fortunately, an ex-army trained trig surveyor
named David Wood had also had a similar thought about there possibly
being a pentagon design in the landscape, as a result of seeing Lincoln’s
Wood re-surveyed the area and established that most salient points
like the ancient churches were exactly positioned as stated by the
French IGN, and then proceeded to examine the mapping with an expert’s
eye. After considerable effort, Wood discovered that there were several
lines on the map, each marked with several markers and joined to make
36° on the points. He next sought to find the circle that controlled
them and eventually found that it passed through the ancient churches
of Rennes-le-Château, Coustaussa, Serres, Bugarach and St. Just-et-le-Bézu.
Rennes-le-Château and Girona
He had a library ‘The Tour Magdala’, or ‘The Magdalene
Tower’ (an exact replica of the tower in Girona) constructed
overlooking the sheer side of the mountain, he also had a large villa
built, the Villa Bethania, which he never occupied. His church was
also redecorated, but there were some curious features added, for example,
there is a statue of the demon Asmodeus immediately inside the door,
the demon symbolizes hidden treasure and secrets. It also said to be
the builder of Solomon’s Temple.
There are a number of other
unusual examples including illustrations depicting the Stations of
the Cross, in Station eight there is a child wrapped in a Scottish
plaid. In another, Jesus Christ is depicted being
carried into his tomb at night…or is he being carried out? In yet another Pontius
Pilate is depicted wearing a veil and finally St Joseph and Mary are
depicted each carrying a baby. There is even an inscription above the
church door saying ‘Terribilis Est Locus Iste’ or ‘This
Place is Terrible’ . The significance of this inscription is
unknown and adds yet another element of mystery to the enigma.
Among the later Grand Masters of the Priory of
Sion, according to
the book, Holy Blood, Holy Grail, 2 was Leonardo da Vinci,
who was sponsored by the de Medici banking family of the Venetian Black
Nobility. They would also sponsor Christopher Columbus. Among the most
important sponsors and supporters of the early Templars was St Bernard,
the founder of the Cistercian Order, and the French St Clair family
which became the Scottish Sinclair family after they settled in Scotland
following the Norman invasion of Britain by William the Conqueror in
The Gothic cathedrals which were funded and designed
by the Templars included Westminster Abbey, York Minster in northern England, Chartres
in France not far from Paris, and Notre Dame in Paris itself. Notre
Dame (Our Lady: Isis/Semiramis/Ninkharsag) was built on a site dedicated
to the goddess Diana, and Chartres was placed on an ancient sacred
site which once attracted Druids from all over Europe. The famous chapel
of Kings College, Cambridge which was based upon the cabalistic Tree
of Life symbol, was described as one of the last great Gothic structures
built in Britain.3 Its design was apparently inspired by the 14th century
cathedral at Albi in the Languedoc in southern France, one of the primary
centres for both the Templars and the Cathars.
In the 12th and 13th centuries the Cathar religion,
which challenged many beliefs of the Roman Church and contained much
esoteric knowledge, was the dominant faith in much of southern France. This sent the alarm
bells ringing in the Babylonian Brotherhood in Rome and the puppet
Pope, Innocent III, destroyed the Cathars in an unspeakable ‘crusade’ of
torture and burning, which culminated in the siege of the Cathar castle
at Montsegur in 1244.
South France with Vincent: May 20-27
Renne le Chateau and Girona May 28- June 2
Malta with Vincent June 3- 7
LECTURE SERIES WITH DAN WINTER
Part One: Scientific Understanding of The Meaning of The Holy Grail
Physics has long spoken of the symmetry that would unify electric
fields with gravity as the Holy Grail of physics. This unified field
would lead to successful Fusion. Einstein understood that this symmetry
connecting charge to gravity was infinite non-destructive collapse.
Unfortunately for Einstein, he could not have known about fractals
in his lifetime. From physics we understand that
the only infinite compression is fractal.
Today it is therefore a simple logical conclusion
that a charge arranged in a fractal will produce gravity. We have shown
extensively that the Golden Mean ratio is key to fractality in 2D as
well as in higher dimensions. The physics producing a solution to Einstein's
dying dilemma of infinite non-destructive compression have led Europe's
leading Fusion scientists to develop a model for the gravity code -
i.e., the Holy Grail of physics. The exciting part is seeing how this
charge compression potentially creates fusion and communion of memory
in BLOOD. This introducess a true scientific basis to understand literally
- the REAL grail in the bloodline: the fractal fountain of charge fusion
in DNA. Mag(da)len - literally means that Mother
of Fire (Ag) in the blood.
Part Two: The Visual, Mythological and Religious Origins of The Holy
How and why did the Holy Grail come to be located
in the South of France? Why were Rennes-le-Chateau and all the regional magnetics profoundly
manipulated to be five-sided? How does this compression symmetry create
fertility and biologic vitality, feed DNA, and ultimately enable bliss
and lucid dreaming? How and why did the ancient Celts arrange the Dolmen
in this format - the only geometry that could feed their blood?
We will discuss Boudet's text on the origin of
the Celtic language,
and the importance of symmetry to this ancient language of the blood.
We will learn how the charge compression of the sacred sites that we
visit can be measured and observed to cause our blood to electrically "sing":
the real SanGraal. Moreover, we will discuss how this becomes the measureable
origin of lifeforce.
From here we will introduce the blood survival symmetry knowledge
of the ancient Dragon cultures (Celtic and Annunaki) which planted
these Dolmen and attracted the Black (Rigelian) Madonna story. Imagine
the drama we will feel while standing in Berenger Sauniere's home at
the Rennes Mygdala tower, knowing full well why the scroll he discovered
was the ultimate blackmail document not just for the church but the
all the royal families of Europe who had conspired to put the "Disposyni" out
of power! Finally, we will relate the Annunaki origins of kingship
discussed in Gardner's Genesis of the Grail Kings to the political
drama of the present.
How did the ancient UR / Uru Dragon Saraphi fall
into loss of blood fire - called Nephalim? Was this the true root of EA's Earth and todays
wars - Enlil-Enki, Amun-Atun, IsRAel-Arab: between those who see our
DNA as something to 'harvest'-versus those who would show our children's
genes the way IN to REAL STARMAKING. The DIFFERENCE is self-empowerment
- if YOU take charge of the physics of creation - IN YOUR BLOOD- by
choosing the passion AND hygiene discipline of blood ignition - the
physics of bliss.
Referencing everything from MAG Dragon Queens to messiahs to the Reverent
Mothers of Frank Herbert's Dune, we tell the full story in a day-long
This epic retelling of the real history of genes on Earth has become
a growing hallmark of the advanced courses within the Academy Sacred
Geometry world tours.
The telling of this story is gripping - and always
evokes more excitement than we can handle in one day. Whether it's Jedi Knights checking for
chloridians (implosion) in the blood, or Montauk checking for Boson
Seven in DNA harmonics, or Tolkien checking to see if the Finnish/Draconic
alphabet has produced the Lord of the Ring, the message is the same
in your DNA. The dynamics of your blood and its ability to receive
charge in a fractal - the Holy Grail - determine if you become (toroidal
DNA) the Lord of the Ring.
About Ani Williams, your guide
Ani's enchanting musical style has its roots in ancient sacred music
traditions. Since 1985 Williams has been traveling and performing around
the world, gathering inspiration from the Egyptian, Gnostic, Celtic,
Meso-American, and Tibetan cultures. She weaves a beauty and
poignant meaning into her music that has inspired audiences around
Ani the Singer
"Ani's voice caresses the soul with dream-like beauty and the
layered harmonies and healing sounds work their magic." - NAPRA
With a voice that ranges from angelic to earthy shamanic, Ani has dedicated
her life to singing for the beauty of the Earth. Singing and chanting
in many languages, her vocal harmonies lead the listener into the temple
of the heart.
Composer and author
Williams' musical style weaves unusual eastern musical scales with
a strong emphasis in harmony and melodic beauty. Lyrics are often
based on ancient wisdom teachings, including the Persian mystic poetry.
With chants in Aramaic, Egyptian, Hebrew, Tibetan and Meso-American
languages her music brings fresh inspiration to these ancient traditions.
Ani is a contributing writer for Four Corners Magazine, Spirit of
Maat web magazine, The Temple Booklets published in England, and the
book Earth Walking Skydancers. She is currently writing a book on Mary
Magdalene and is co-producing a series of documentary films on the
Grail Mysteries. Many of her articles on sound and the sacred feminine
are available on this site.
Ani has been guiding pilgrims to sacred sites in Britain, France and
Egypt since 1987. She brings a wealth of knowledge of the Gnostic texts
and ancient wisdom schools and with the use of music and chant at the
ancient sites she provides a deeply transforming experience for every
"What a wonderful time that I
had. You put so much planning and care into the pilgrimage and it
really showed. I will never forget it." - - Gail Southwell,
retired business executive.
"Ani, I want to thank you for
a wonderful experience. You were an excellent pilgrimage leader,
everything went so smoothly, and I had experiences of places, people,
and the spiritual that have left lasting impressions on my life." -
Dubish, Anthropology Professor at NAU.
About Henry Lincoln
Lincoln (born 1930) is the best-known pseudonym of Henry Soskin, an
English writer and actor. He co-wrote three Doctor Who multi-part serials
in the 1960s, and -starting in the 1970s- authored a series of books
and inspired documentaries for the British television channel BBC2,
on the alleged "mysteries" surrounding the French village
of Rennes-le-Château. This launched a series of lectures, and
in 1982, Lincoln co-wrote the pseudohistorical book The
Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, which became the inspiration for
Dan Brown's bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code. (photo by
Lincoln was born in London in 1930, and studied acting at the Royal
Academy of Dramatic Art. Under his original name of Henry Soskin, he
appeared in 1960s television series such as The Avengers and The Champions,
and then moved on to writing. He was the co-writer, with Mervyn Haisman,
of three Doctor Who stories starring Patrick Troughton: The Abominable
Snowmen, The Web of Fear and The Dominators and retained the rights to
the recurring character Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
Henry Lincoln was also a faith healer. His son, Rupert Soskin describes
himself as a "qualified healer" who has been "focusing
particularly on energies and communication in nature" - his wife
is Julie Soskin who in 1996 founded The School of Insight and Intuitions
- Spiritual and Consciousness Studies.
In 1969, Lincoln visited a small village in southwestern France called
Rennes-le-Château, and read Le Trésor Maudit de Rennes-le-Château
(trans: The Accursed Treasure of Rennes-le-Château), a book
by Gérard de Sède about an alleged hidden treasure. The
book reproduced copies of Latin parchments that had allegedly been found
by a priest within a pillar of a local church. Inspired by what appeared
to be secret codes hidden in the Latin text, Lincoln did some research
about the parchments and a possible treasure, writing several books presenting
his theories about the area, as well as inspiring a series of three BBC
Two documentaries in the 1970s. He has also written and presented documentaries
on other subjects such as The Man in the Iron Mask, Nostradamus, and
The Curse of the Pharaohs.
One of the alleged parchments (which was later shown to be a forgery,
since the writing was written in modern French and not in 18th or 19th
century French) involved a series of raised letters throughout its
Latin text, spelling out a message: "A Dagobert II Roi et a Sion
est ce tresor, et il est la mort" (trans: "This treasure belongs
to King Dagobert II and to Sion, and he is there dead"; or, "This
treasure belongs to King Dagobert II and to Sion, and it is death").
Supposedly this referred to the last active King of the Merovingian line,
who had been assassinated without a direct heir in the 7th century, thereby
ending his branch of the dynasty. Later research, however, showed that
de Sède's book had actually been written at the instigation of
Pierre Plantard as part of an elaborate hoax to promote a society known
as the Priory of Sion. Pierre Plantard died in 2000. The Holy Blood
and the Holy Grail
Henry Lincoln is best-known for being one of the co-authors of the controversial
1982 bestseller The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. During the
mid 1970s, while Lincoln was lecturing at a summer school, he met Richard
Leigh, an American fiction writer. Leigh introduced him to Michael Baigent,
a New Zealand photo-journalist who had been working on a project about
the Knights Templar. The three discovered that they shared a common interest
in the Knights Templar, and between them later developed a theory that
Jesus Christ had started a bloodline that had later intermarried with
the Frankish Merovingian royal dynasty. He presented three documentaries
in the Chronicle series for BBC2; The Lost
Treasure of Jerusalem shown
in February 1972, The Priest, the Painter
and the Devil shown
in October 1974 and finally The Shadow of
the Templars shown
in November 1979. Excerpts for the latter are still available online.
The three of them took their theory on the road during the 1970s in
a series of lectures that later developed into the 1982 book, The
Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, which became a bestseller and popularised the
theory that Jesus had fathered a still extant and powerful bloodline
(the true Holy Grail), and was all tied together by a secret society
known as the Priory of Sion. These ideas were later used as the basis
of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code.
The Quest for the Grail
quote from Phil Gruber, participant in the 2006 summer retreat...
"The Quest for the Grail is the greatest quest known to humankind. It is the Quest for the eternal and quite possibly the greatest of all spiritual endeavors! The Grail is something we have always carried within us. The ignorance of its existence so close to ourselves has been what has bound us here for untold eons. The word Grail originally meant 'pattern', a very special, sacred pattern. It is the pattern that lies at the deepest core of our being, and the study of Sacred Geometry can allow us to re-discover this holy pattern, and in the process, re-discover ourselves, and live the potential that has always existed within us as individuals, and as a race. It is about the genesis of all form and the way we were truly meant to see ourselves.
The Grail Quest is...recognized...as the greatest of all spiritual endeavors. In questing for the Grail, we connect with the ultimate creative mystery that is both within ourselves and all things...the remembrance of who we are, where we came from, and why we continue to be.
The Quest for the Holy Grail is the search for the eternal in each of us! Is there a connection between the Grail of Arthurian legend and romance, the Indigos, Mary Magdalene, and the Ring Lords of Middle Earth? You bet there is! The Holy Grail...in its re-discovery holds the secret of restoring our 'pattern of perfection', the original design upon and through which the Angelic Human was fashioned! Some call this design our Divine Potential, others The Immaculate Concept; still others the Holy Grail! Mary Magdalene herself is considered by many top be the Grail, the womb through which a sacred bloodline ensued. Is this sacred bloodline here today as the Indigos? The Indigos hold within their genetic code not only the long-hidden story of human origins, the true meaning and purposes of our lives, but the keys to the evolution of our race!"
—Phil Gruber, well known international sacred geometry teacher
Here are some of the sites we will be seeing, however we cannot
guarantee that we will see them all.
Field Trips into Grail Country and Cathar History
Particular emphasis is placed on the pent Golden Ratio symmetry
in the star maps of Rennes and others in the region. We have
three days of site visits, on which we leave after breakfast,
have lunch on site, and are accompanied by expert tour guides
who engage us in historic dialog. Time is allocated for meditation
and ritual on some sites. All are welcome to participate in the
Conclusion Ritual of the Ophanim, which features the 7/5 Flower
Sites to visit include:
As with the Great Pyramids, Rennes-le-Chateau is linked to the
bloodline of the keepers of the sacred information, i.e., the
blueprint for the architecture of this reality -- and where we
are going. Visitors come to Rennes-le-Chateau in order to activate
their DNA and thus remember who they are and why they are here
as we evolve through the alchemy of time. Rennes-le-Chateau is
located in Languedoc, an unspoiled area of southern France. There
are many mysteries surrounding Rennes-le-Chateau and its late
priest, Berenger Sauniere, that link the village with coded parchments,
the Holy Grail, the Ark of Noah, the Ark of the Covenant, and
the treasures of the Temple of Solomon. It is of no little significance
that there are 40 square miles of sacred landscape geometry surrounding
An adjacent village to Rennes-le-Chateau, Rennes-les-Bains is
home to a renowned hot springs and the mysterious Fauteuil du
Diable (the Devil's Armchair), a large boulder carved in the
shape of a throne. Both the Devil's Armchair and the nearby spring
figure strongly in the mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau, The
Da Vinci Code, and the secret location of the Holy Grail.
We particularly note the pent Golden Ratio symmetry in the star
maps of Rennes and others in the region. We have three days of
site visits: we leave after breakfast - have lunches on site
- accompanied by expert tour guides along with historic dialog.
Plus we allocate time for meditation and ritual on some sites.
Conclusion ritual - includes the special 7 / 5 Flower Ritual
Dance - of the Ophanim.
The ruins of Mont Segur are perched at a precarious 1,207-m
altitude in the heart of France's Languedoc-Midi-Pyrenees regions.
80 km southwest of Carcassonne, Mont Segur dominates a rock formation
known as a pog -- a term derived from the local Occitan
dialect meaning peak or mountain. In 1243-1244, the Cathars
were besieged at Mont Segur by 10,000 Royal Catholic French troops. In
March of 1244, the castle finally surrendered and the Cathar
defenders were burned en masse in a bonfire at the
foot of the pog. However, in the days prior to
the fall of the fortress, several Cathars allegedly slipped through
the French lines carrying away a mysterious "treasure" with
them. While the nature and fate of this treasure has never
been identified, there has been much speculation that it could
have easily been the Holy Grail.
Quiribus and Peyrepertuse
The château at Peyrepertuse is the dominating feature
of the Languedoc countryside, visible for miles around and grafted
so closely to the rock on which it stands that it seems to blend
into the mountain itself. Peyrepertuse was never subjected to
siege or attack during the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars;
it fell nevertheless to French forces in November 1240, through
negotiation rather than force of arms. Looking to the east from
Peyrepertuse, you will see the château of Queribus perched
on its crag, witness to the fact that it was the last of the
Cathar strongholds to fall in 1255. It is still probably the
best preserved of the border castles, and the most inaccessible.
Cité of Carcassonne
Carcassonne is at the crossing of two major traffic routes used
since Antiquity: from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and from
the Massif Central to Spain. The town is divided into two, quite
separate parts. The Cité occupies a plateau on the right
bank of the Aude. The Bastide
Saint-Louis lies on the left bank. The old district of la
Trivalle and the famous Old
Bridge have been, from that time, the links between their
two destinies. Carcassonne has inherited 2,000 years of history
and invites you to discover its heritage
of fine monuments.
Saint Martin du Canigou
We will conduct a special tour of the Celtic Dolmen in the shadow
of Saint Martin du Canigou, a monastery atop the tallest of the
Special Tour: Celtic Dolmen in the shadow of St.Martin du Canigou.
Saint Michel de Cuixa
From Taurinya we will venture to one of the loveliest abbeys
in the country, Saint Michel de Cuixa. Dating from around 1000,
the abbey was attacked during The French Revolution but has retained
much of its former glory. With its beautiful crenellated tower
silhouetted against the wooded slopes of Canigou, Saint Michel
de Cuixa inspires a sense of wonder and mystery in all who visit.
So too does the bare stone crypt within. You will experience
the powerful magnetism of the village of Taurinya as we visit
the stone crypt beneath the cathedral in the shape of the Torus
Donut. (Feeling your hair stand up from charge compression inside
- is a good experiential intro to Toroidal Sacred Geometry!).
It is from this very crypt that the town of Taurinya takes its
Canigou Swim of a Lifetime
If conditions permit, we are planning a visit to the world's
greatest gorge/cascade swimming hole just up the dramatic Canigou
from the cathedral and tiny village - a short hike you will NEVER
Mount Bugarach is the infamous center of all UFO activity in
France. Reportedly the inspiration for the Devil's Tower climax
sequence in the science fiction film "Close Encounters of the
Third Kind," the inactive volcano is rumored to be both a passageway
to a subterranean realm of extra-terrestrials and a landing site
for UFOs so that they might pick up pilgrims who have decoded
the region's mysteries.
Gorge of Galamus
Our journey concludes with an exciting climb down the breathtaking
Gorge of Galamus, heralded as one of the deepest and most beautiful
gorges in the world. The winding road into the gorge takes us
past spectacular stone pools to the spellbinding Gorge of Galamus