The Heart of South France Mysteries

Nostradamus, Da Vinci, The Black Madonna, Mary Magdaline, the Holy Grail

Includes the world famous Gypsy Pilgrimage at Saintes Maries de la Mer, France

May 20-27, 2011

Booking deadline April 15, 2011

Join us on our 6th year of discovering the deep mysteries of South France. Held this year at St. Remy and Les Baux.

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Hotel rooms are scare at this time in South France- Provence: May 20-27. In the middle of our retreat and study tour is the age long ritual and festival of the Black Madonna and Gypsy festival.

Folks, we still have some hotel rooms secured- but they won't hold them forever.

This is one hell of a retreat- don't miss it!

Email: info@fengshuiseminars.com and book now!

Download our brochure by clicking on In Search of the Holy Grail image to the right.

On this trip we will lucky enough to stay at a beautifully restored chateau from the early 18th century on the farm once owned by Nostradamus' brother Bertrand. The Chateau de Roussan is a real treasure, a glimpse back to an earlier time and a direct way to connect with local history.

The Grail Mysteries in Provence:

So join us as we explore, on the ground, the locations and images of the true history of the Grail, from the Grail Castle of Les Baux to St. Trophime's hermitages and the Alyscamp, the most renowned of medieval burial grounds to the quarries of Glanum and the standing stone of Da Vinci's Virgin in the Rocks, from the gypsies of Ste. Maries-de-le-Mer to the rugged grottoes of the Magdalene, and of course, the lost city of Glanum Livii and its nympheum, center point of Provence's accidental pentagram. As we visit and explore the sites connected to this hidden history, we can begin to piece together a glimpse of the true origins of the Grail Mythos.

Gypsy Pilgrimage Saintes Maries de la Mer, France

A special feature of our retreat: Each year, thousands of locals, gypsies, pilgrims and tourists travel to the picturesque seaside town of Saintes Marie de la Mer to participate or witness this incredible Gypsy Pilgrimage. It is held in honour of Sara the Black or Black Sarah, the patron Saint of Gypsies and the three Marys - Mary Magdelene, Mary Jacob and Mary Salome - which give the place its name as the 'Marys of the Sea'. The pilgrimage includes an impassioned all-night vigil and a procession leading a statue of Sara down to the sea where she is ritually washed in the cleansing waters. Like all good gatherings, the event is accompanied by music, dancing and feasting. During the celebrations the town swells in size as over 10,000 gypsies and worshippers from all over the world flock to participate in this age-old ritual.

A unique tour and retreat event based on the latest research, presented here for the first time, by internationally known Nostradamus authority Vincent Bridges, connecting Nostradamus' prophecies with Leonardo Da Vinci's most heretical art and providing clues to Provence's ancient, almost forgotten, variety of early Christianity. It was this alternative form of Christianity that provided the historical and spiritual underpinning of the original Grail legends.

For those serious students of the Knights Templar, early Christianity, the Holy blood, Holy Grail, the Da Vinci code and the Prieure de Sion and the hidden secrets of the Berenger Sauniere Parchments, the mysteries of Rennes-le-Chateau (where our study retreat was located for the last 4 years), The Grail, the Ark, the Emerald Tablet, The Merovingian Royal Blood line of Europe, the blood line of King Arthur, Sacred Geometry and meanings of the landscape, the secrets of alchemy and the philosophers stone, Nostradamus, John Dee, Shakespeare and the secret identity of Edward Kelley, Freemasons and the The Occult Roots of Christianity, The Cross of Lorraine, Hiram-King of Tyre, the Temple of Solomon,  world mythology, Judeo-Christian scriptures and a bold reinterpretation of the story of human civilization - the DNA galactic connections- the story told by experts Dan Winter and Vincent Bridges at our retreat.

This epic retelling of the real history of Earth has become a growing hallmark of the advanced courses within the Sacred Geometry and Feng Shui Seminars world tours.

Or you might just wish to come for the French food and countryside!

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.

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About Vincent Bridges, our guide and teacher

Vincent Bridges is one of the world's foremost Nostradamus scholars and is featured in nine documentaries on Nostradamus airing on the History Channel, History Channel International, and the Discovery Channel, including The Nostradamus Effect, Nostradamus 2012, The Lost Book of Nostradamus, and Nostradamus 500 Years Later, on which he was the historical consultant and the on-camera tour guide.

Vincent is a world traveler, having organized and led tour groups to southern France, Egypt and India. He has produced his own translation of the I-Ching, and his Egyptology work is widely respected and quoted by scholars as diverse as John Major Jenkins, Moira Timms, and Daniel Colianus.

He is an esoteric historian and best known as the author of Mysteries of the Great Cross at Hendaye, The Alchemy and the End of Time, Angels in the DNA: The Emerald Modem and Dr. Dee's Ophanic Language; Shakespeare, John Dee and the Hermetic Revolution: Alchemy and Espionage in the Magickal Theatre of Elizabethan England; John Dee, Edward Kelley and William Shakespeare: Alchemy and espionage at the court of Rudolph II

Vincent Bridges is an authority on the English Alchemist John Dee and the development of his Ophanic Angelic Communication. Along with Dan Winter, he will be giving some evening presentations at the retreat,on the angelic writings of John Dee. See more information on this below in our study guide notes.

Watch Vincent's Video Here: The story no one knows - or has heard before

Highlights

    * Nostradamus' birthplace
    * Les Baux de Province, Grail castle carved from the rock of the peak of the Alpilles
    * The Valley of the Ancients
    * Ste. Marie-de-le-Mer and the gypsy festival
    * Druidic sacred site
    * Tremarie and the site of Da Vinci's St. John
    * The Virgin in the Rocks
    * hermitage sites of St. Trophime
    * The church and the cave of Sarah the Gypsy
    * The Alchemist Garden
    * Ste. Marie Madeleine and St. Sauveur Cathedral.
    * Teachings from Vincent Bridges
    * Teachings from Dan Winter

Discovering the True History of the Grail and the Sacred Geometry of Provence
St. Remy and Les Baux - Nostradamus, Da Vinci and the Secret

A Word From Vincent

This trip began for me 40+ years ago when I read Wolfram's Parsival in high school and realized that the whole Disney fairy tale world of the miraculous Grail might just be true somehow. The quest to uncover the story I sensed beneath the pageantry of the Grail Romances made me a historian, instead of an English teacher, and has kept me on the outskirts of Chapel Perilous, where the Siege Perilous sits in wait for the Perfect Knight, for my entire adult life. And, while I am far from a Perfect Knight, I have done my small part to map out the terrain of the wasteland and the road to the Holy Mountain of Montsalvasch.

Along the way, as my Quest connected me to places I never dreamed were involved, I learned an important fact: nothing is better than seeing history on the ground and close up. That's the way discoveries are made, from a personal ground level approach. And that's what I would like to share with you on this very special pilgrimage and quest, an up close and personal on the ground look at the true history of Grail as it developed in Provence.

We literally walk through thousands of years of history, from ancient Greece and Rome to the late 19th century of Van Gough, guided along our way by the master of time himself, Michel de Nostradamus, who was born in St. Remy and grew up in the shadows of the antiques at Glanum, wandered throughout Europe and then settled in Salon-de-Provence just the other side of the Alpilles to write his famous prophecies. And it is this unique juncture of Nostradamus' prophecies and the heretical work of Leonardo Da Vinci that eventually led me to the key discovery behind the true history of the Grail.

On this trip we will lucky enough to stay at a beautifully restored chateau from the early 18th century on the farm once owned by Nostradamus' brother Bertrand. The Chateau de Roussan is a real treasure, a glimpse back to an earlier time and a direct way to connect with local history.

There might even be a ghost or two wandering the halls. In St. Remy, we will examine the places where Nostradamus was born and grew up, allowing us to absorb something of the very atmosphere of this very special place and its most famous native son. And along with Nostradamus, we will follow the trails left by Van Gough and Da Vinci, and delve into the secrets of an almost forgotten alternative form of Christianity.

At the center of this hidden history of early Christianity is the family circle of the three Marys, their brother and nephew Lazarus and the curious New Testament saint known as The Triumph. All of this information, and much more - including St. Maurice and the Theban Legion, connections and clues from Rennes-le-Chateau, Good King Rene's Grail quests and Frederick Barbarossa's coronation in Arles, Gypsy Guardians and Grail Processions - came be found in my new book, The Grail Mysteries of Provence: Discovering the True History of the Grail, available from Inner Traditions in the spring of 2011.

So join us as we explore, on the ground, the locations and images of the true history of the Grail, from the Grail Castle of Les Baux to St. Trophime's hermitages and the Alyscamp, the most renowned of medieval burial grounds to the quarries of Glanum and the standing stone of Da Vinci's Virgin in the Rocks, from the gypsies of Ste. Maries-de-le-Mer to the rugged grottoes of the Magdalene, and of course, the lost city of Glanum Livii and its nympheum, center point of Provence's accidental pentagram. As we visit and explore the sites connected to this hidden history, we can begin to piece together a glimpse of the true origins of the Grail Mythos.

Some other topics Vincent will cover at the retreat

• Who is John Dee ?
• The Enochian and Ophanim Angelic Language
• Shakespeare's Secret Identity Revealed
• The Ophanic Language and Sacred Geometry
• The real meaning of 2012-what really is 2012 ?

A note from Dan Winter

-for serious students of alchemy- and for seekers of truth... for those ready to do the "Work"...

Vincent discovered what dramatically is 5-sided magnetic line geometry being key to the function of St Remy- the trigger site of Nostredamus's work. We are excited about exploring this in the upcoming tour in MAY.

This is also the geometry around the tower of the famous alchemist John Dee used to make gold in the south of Prague, recently discovered in our last Prague retreat in 2009 called the "Alchemy of Prague"

Vincent will explain the "phase conjugate" magnetic nature of how THAT geometry made the plasma field for Nostredamus to be able to "scry" projectively into the future. This was also essential to the Alchemy of Dee and Kelly- just as it as key to building a successful Necropolis- city of the dead - at Rennes le Chateau  (Holy Blood Holy Grail, the Da Vinic Code), where for the last 5 years, our study group has been holding a retreat, discovering much details we wish to share with those committed to our up-coming May retreat in the search for the HOLY GRAIL"


 

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Itinerary

Friday 20th May

Arrival, evening conversation/discussion – St. Remy-de-Provence

Saturday 21st May

Overview- the True History of the Grail and the sacred geometry of Provence, morning lecture.  Afternoon walk in St. Remy, including Nostradamus’ birthplace and the archeological museum, then south of town to Les Antiques and Glanum. Dinner and discussion in St. Remy.

Sunday 22nd May

Walking tour and lecture – Les Baux de Province, Grail castle carved from the rock of the peak of the Alpilles, The Valley of the Ancients, Druidic sacred site and meditation center, and along the Alpilles ridge to the Tremarie and the site of Da Vinci’s St. John. Return by way of St. Paul de Mausole and the quarries of the Virgin in the Rocks. Back to St. Remy in the evening for dinner and discussion.

Monday 23rd May

Leave for Arles early morning, with stops at Montmajor and Castellet, hermitage sites of St. Trophime. Exploring Arles; St. Trophime and the Place de Republic, the Roman arena and then on to the Alyscamp. Lunch in Arles and then back to St. Remy for the evening.

Tuesday 24th May

Ste. Marie-de-le-Mer and the gypsy festival; the church and the cave of Sarah the Gypsy. Leave early from St. Remy, lunch and dinner in Ste. Marie-de-le-Mer, then back to S. Remy for evening.

Wednesday 25th May

St. Remy and afternoon in Alchemist Garden. Quiet morning in St. Remy to recuperate; then side trip to Alchemical Garden and the hilltop fortress and village of Eygalieres. Late lunch in Eygaliere, then back to St. Remy.

Thursday 26th May

Leave early morning for the Grotto de la Ste. Baume, Salon and Aix. Morning hike in and around Ste. Baume; then Aix for the heretical art work at Ste. Marie Madeleine and St. Sauveur Cathedral. Lunch in Aix; and then back to Salon-de-Provence for Nostradamus’ house, St. Michel de Apocalypse, and his burial spot. Back to St. Remy for dinner.

Friday 27th May

Early departure for Tarascon and St. Gabriel chapel, Beaucaire and Great Tower of Nimes. Lunch in Nimes, then onto second Le Baume grotto, Pont-du-Gard and then, back to St. Remy for evening.

Saturday 28th May

Departure day.

Basic logistics

Arrival day: May 20, St. Remy-de-Provence
Departure day: May 28
8 nights accommodation
Price includes accommodations, lunches, coach transport and tuition seminars, 7 days of tuition, tours, sacred sites in the heart of SOUTH FRANCE.

Bookings and payment

Please note: This is a premium time of the year to be in St. Remy-de-Provence, and most hotel rooms will be booked out by end of March. In the middle of our study retreat is the Gypsy Festival, considered to be one of those "I have to do it in my lifetime" events, and so attracts people from all over the world. It is a first in, first served situation with room availability. Our advice to you is BOOK EXTREMELY EARLY.

Please email Roger Green first to see if there is any room left for you... info@fengshuiseminars.com. You can then conveniently pay in Euros with the paypal link on the booking page. You can also pay by bank transfer (email for details for USA/UK bank) or International Money order. American or UK checks accepted.

Price

To secure your booking:
Non-refund deposit € 500 per person
Full Price: € 2350 per person

Price includes 8 nights accommodation, tuition fees, local transportation, site visits, all breakfast and lunches. Does not include getting there or returning home or evening dinners. You will have the opportunity to either eat at the hotel or at the many very beautiful local restaurants offering French cuisine! Price does not include drinks or wine at lunch time.

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Cancellation policy

Full refund minus € 500 non-refundable deposit, up to 1 month before event commences. After this time, no refund available.

Includes

  • 8 nights accommodation at Château de Roussan (4 star)
  • 7 days of tuition and seminars
  • tours of sacred sites
  • breakfast and lunch each day
  • all transport once you arrive

Venue

Château de Roussan
Route de Tarascon
13210 Saint-Rémy de Provence
contact@chateauderoussan.com
http://www.chateauderoussan.com/
Phone +33 6 10 130 103

Fully renovated, the historical farmhouse of Nostradamus' brother, giving you a 'total experience' of this unique study tour and retreat with Vincent Bridges and Dan Winter.

A Four Star hotel, close to all of our sacred sites, St. Remy and Ste. Marie-de-le-Mer and the gypsy festival. We suggest you take a look at their website, its absolutely beautiful!

Some double rooms available (first in, first served), twin share rooms and then triple share rooms.

Above quote is based on per person, does not depend on type of room.
Sorry, no single rooms available. At this time of year, we are lucky to get a room!

How to get here

If you are flying into Paris:

From Roissy Charles de Gaulle International Airport
From the airport you can catch the TGV (which is a very fast modern train) to AVIGNON (approx 3 hrs travel time, they leave very frequently approx. every hour.)

If you wish to go into central Paris- you can catch an airport coach in to the train station called Gare de Lyon. (approx 35 mins.) From Gare de Lyon train station, catch the TGV to AVIGNON.

French train stations are easy to navigate- just ask for this town and they will tell which platform and when the next train is. Don't bother pre-booking. These trains run frequently. It takes three hours from Paris to AVIGNON.

From Avignon there is bus connection to Saint Remy de Provence (only 18 km). We will collect you from the center of town and take you to our fabulous, fully restored historical hotel.

Read more about transfer to Saint Remy from other locations/airports.

map of regionDriving Directions

English:

From the A7 autoroute (highway), take the Cavaillon exit and
follow signs for St-Remy de Provence on the D99
The Chateau de Roussan is 2kms beyond St Remy
de Provence, in the direction of Tarascon on the D99

French:

Pour venir au Château de Roussan
Par l'autoroute A7, sortie Cavaillon,
direction Saint-Rémy-de-Provence par la D99
Le Château de Roussan se situe 2 km après
Saint-Rémy, vers Tarascon, sur la D99

tour leaders

 

Join Vincent Bridges, Roger Green, Valerie Sandelin, and Dan Winter for a retreat and study tour of a lifetime!

Bookings: info@fengshuiseminars.com

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AT THE SOUTH FRANCE RETREAT you will learn for the first time:

A unique tour and retreat seminar event based on the latest research, presented here for the first time, of internationally known Nostradamus authority Vincent Bridges, connecting Nostradamus' prophecies with Leonardo Da Vinci's most heretical art and providing clues to Provence's ancient, almost forgotten, variety of early Christianity. It was this alternative form of Christianity that provided the historical and spiritual underpinning of the original Grail legends.

As we visit and explore the sites connected to this hidden history, we can begin to piece together a glimpse of the true origins of the Grail Mythos.

Hotel rooms are scare at this time in South France - Provence: May 20-27. In the middle of our retreat and study tour is the age long ritual and festival of the Black Madonna and Gypsy festival.

Folks, we still have some hotel rooms secured- but they won't hold them forever.

This is one hell of a retreat- don't miss it!

Email: info@fengshuiseminars.com and book now

South France Retreat Study Guide Notes:

Below is the subject material we will be covering at the upcoming South France retreat, along with material that we are simply not going to write about- but only reveal to participants that attend the retreat...

View our South France Video Library

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More Links and References

Excerpts of November 2010 Newsletter from Roger Green

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. There was rumours that the author Patrice Chaplin (City of Secrets, The Portal) was in town and I might be able to meet her (universal synergy always amazes me)

Patrice, in the 1950's was a bohemian teenager, and met all the inner secret circle of Girona. For fans of Jean Cocteau, she was the girl the poet loved in his movie set in Girona.

From her 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."

She continues:

"…in 1891, while removing the altar columns, he discovered four scrolls, two with coded messages. These, it appears, were the source of his wealth..."

Many of you know this story and the deep intrigue it creates in people. Ani Williams has joined us on many of our previous South France Mystery Tours. On her website you can read an interview she did with Patrice Chaplin.

Ani writes on her website:

"Sitting equidistant between these two Magdalene towers is the sacred Mount Canigou, dedicated to John the Baptist. This great mountain was an important ceremonial center for the ancient Celts, the Mithraic Sun cults, early Christians and medieval pilgrims. Canigou's high iron content exudes a magnetic pull to time's eternal spiritual seekers, similar to Sedona, Mt. Shasta, Devon, England, Rennes le Chateau, Teotihuacan and other places with iron-rich red earth. My personal theory is that the iron in our blood interacts and resonates with the iron in the earth. Many hidden mysteries permeate the region between these two mysterious towers of Magdalene."

More links with Ani

Conversations with Ani recently are leading to an extension of our South France tour (May 20-27 with Vincent Bridges and Dan Winter) to include Renne-le Chateau and the sites it surrounds, plus a day with Henry Lincoln, author of the Holy Blood Holy Grail, whom has also joined us on previous tours.

Watch his movie on the origin of The daVinci Code.

Also watch this fantastic little movie by Carrie Kirkpatrick: Mystical Legends-Girona, A city of Secrets

Carrie Kirkpatrick explores the hidden mystical past of the medieval city of Girona, in Northern Spain. Join her as she retraces the steps of Patrice Chaplin, author of City of Secrets and discovers Girona's Jewish past and its links to Rennes Le Chateau and the Holy Grail

Andrew Gough has also interviewed Patrice

Dan Winter comments:

"When Andy Gough reports the grail rituals opened an ancient sacred portal - at the (Phase conjugate?) point (Canigou) exactly half way between Rennes le Chateau (or Quillan they report) vs- the parallel Magdala Torre at GIRONA - this MAGNETIC TWIN TOWER is what I suspect they were accessing.

These geomagnetic phenomena have been electrically measured in several different ways. (Weak DC magnetic flux etc.). Note also how other work (Rob Gourlay, Australia - commercial resource locating - vs magnetic line mapping) has proven that airplane DC magnetic line measurement has proven exactly where the SONG LINE- DREAMING TRACKS - reported by Aboriginal shaman lie. SO serious is the need to know where the magnetic meridians are - if you wish to FRACTALLY project-unpack your aura / dreaming body (dreamspell) - and CRITICAL TO SUCCESSFUL DEATH. The serious geobiology schools in French (Stephan - also Yann Lipnick at Canigou itself) - - teach about the ways in which ancient Shamen and Druids used to SWITCH these magnetic towers on and off for specific purposes."

Not to be missed… our 2011 South France Mystery Tour MAY 20-27, 2011.

Email: info@fengshuiseminars.com and book now


If you wish to continue on with your journey, join us for the

Rennes le Chateau/Girona tour May 28-June 3

We invite you to unveil the mysteries of the famous Renne le Chateau and Girona. Become acquainted with sacred Cathar sites and Sacred Geometry. Attend seminars with Dan Winter, Ani Williams and Henry Lincoln. 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 Rennes-le-Chateau. click here for details »

If you wish to continue on with your journey, join us for the

Mystic Islands of Malta, June 3-7, 2011

Workshops, A magical mystery tour, and ancient sacred sites with Vincent Bridges

The Maltese Islands are positively mythic. It has been the venue for the exchange of cultures since the beginning of time. With over 7,000 years of history, the sites to visit are endless - the Megalithic Temples (including Ggantija, the oldest freestanding temple in the world), the underground St Paul's and St. Agatha's catacombs and The Knights of St. John's significant sites. Join Vincent for a 2-day workshop followed by a 2-day tour. click here for details »


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