Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Spirit Revolution: Patrick Bernauw and the Holy Blood of Bruges

Patrick Bernauw, here together with Kathleen McGowan
in the Jerusalem Church, Bruges.


Patrick Bernauw is a successful Flemish author, both in fiction and non-fiction. He has specialised in mapping Belgium’s mysteries and has uncovered many hidden facets of famous world events: in this second interview, Patrick tackles Bruges, a city that holds one of the most precious relics of Christianity, the Holy Blood. But it was also seen as the New Jerusalem and thus as the battleground between the forces of good and evil. At the end of the 19th century, the chaplain of the Holy Blood chapel became the central focus of Huijsmans’ infamous novel, La-Bas (The Damned), in which he spoke of Satanic masses and other occult going-ons in Paris. But was it all about Bruges?


Website information:
The Satanist Chaplain
The Holy Blood of Bruges-la-Morte
The Spirit Revolution » Recent shows

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