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:
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The Holy Blood of Bruges-la-Morte
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Philip Coppens & the Ancient Aliens Question



Hours after putting the final phrase down for The Ancient Alien Question, I tackle some of the framework in which the book has come about...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

San Juan de la Pena, Pyrenees, Spain, Holy Grail

San Juan de la Pena

 

Lying on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage the monastery complex of San Juan de la Peña (St. John of the Crag) is one of the most famous in Aragon. The complex, set among a landscape of woodland and cliffs, consists of two sites - a lower, older monastery built under an overhanging cliff and a newer abbey and museum.
Lower monastery
Legend tells of a noble that while out hunting gave chase to a stag. The stag ran over a cliff and the noble’s horse unable to stop in time followed over the edge. Uttering a prayer to John the Baptist, instead of being dashed to death on the rocks below, the noble found himself safely landed beside a cave. Inside he found the remains of a hermit and decided to set up a monastery at the spot to thank the Saint for his escape from death.
Evocatively nestled under looming cliffs the buildings of the old monastery use a mixture of stonework and natural rock to form their walls.
The Mozarabic chapel - the oldest part of the complex - dates back to 920. A pantheon contains the tombs of early Kings of Aragon, but the real highlight is the 12th century Romanesque cloister. Arches on two sides of the cloister remain intact with exquisitely carved capitals on each column depicting a scene from the bible.
New monastery
After a fire in 1675 ravaged the old building, a new monastery was constructed higher up, above the cliffs. The monastery was abandoned in 1835 with only the church and its grand Baroque facade surviving. Recently, extensive archaeological work has been undertaken on the 17th century building and in 2007 a museum was opened interpreting daily life in San Juan de la Peña. Cleverly designed the museum has a glass floor allowing you to look down onto the archaeological site.
The Holy Grail
Another legend attached to San Juan de la Peña is that of the Holy Grail. The story relates that the Grail was given to a Spanish soldier in Rome during the third century who promptly took it back to his home in Huesca. During the Moorish invasion the Grail found it’s way to San Juan for safe keeping. In 1399 the Aragonese King Martino V took it to his palace in Zaragoza - when the monks asked for it back he tricked them with a replica. When the King of Valencia acceded to the Aragonese throne he took the Grail back to Valencia Cathedral where it has remained until today. The replica Grail at San Juan was destroyed by the fire of 1675 but a replica of the replica is on display in the old monastery. Historians have tested the Grail in Valencia and have discovered that underneath additions in the 9th, 15th and 16th centuries lies a Roman agate cup.

San Juan de la Pena
San Juan de la Pena
San Juan de la Pena, Pyrenees, Spain, Holy Grail

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The lost Grail of Rennes-le-Chateau.

RENNES-LE-CHATEAU : THE TRUTH BEHIND AN ENIGMATIC TREASURE

The Arcadian Shepherds by Poussin

Of lost treasures and unsolved secrets...
The Tale of the Holy Grail by Kyot and Chrétien de Troyes...
Or... How a legend became the truth and truth was turned into a legend...
Our books deal with the story of Rennes-le-Chateau and some abstruse priests, the long lost treasure of Solomon's Temple and a hidden treasure of the Knights Templar...
Who has not heard of Abbé Bérenger Saunière, at one time priest in a small hamlet called Rennes-le-Chateau in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the South of France..?
Numerous books and many documentaries whetted the appetite of interested...
BUT... Did all these exposures even graze the truth..?
What is Truth..?
The lost Ark of the Covenant... The Holy Grail... A Merovingian bloodline... The burialplace of Mary Magdalene, perhaps even Jesus' grave..?
Secret knowledge or a Freemason's secret..? OR simply a hoard of gold..?
According to popular account:
The priest of Rennes-le-Chateau: Bérenger Saunière discovered, while restoring his church, some coded documents, in a hollow in a stone support of the altar.
After a long and extremely difficult decodation, he came to the conclusion, that two paintings held the key to solve an ancient enigma and retrace an extremely valuable treasure..!
Theme of both paintings: "Pas de Tentation" (No Temptation), one made by Nicolas Poussin and the other by David Teniers (the younger). And it seems he struck it rich, as this humble hamlet priest became extremely wealthy..!
He bought grounds, built a Villa (Villa Béthanie) and a Tower "Tour Magdala", laid out gardens and enjoyed the pleasures of life, drinking a good glass of wine and smoking many an expensive cigar...
It is thought that in the decorations of the church as well as in his gardens, he left indications for the initiated to retrace "his" treasure, so his knowledge would not be lost...
WHAT is the truth behind these stories, that grew bigger and taller with the passage of time, untill all of a sudden this tendency changed and the Rennes-le-Château-Mystery was presented as a crude fraud.
Be it as may, we believe in the original history but, then... How to convert the hidden messages left for the initiated into understandable indications..?
Well, what Saunière once could, we can do as well... Thus we started our own investigation...
We found that flamboyant Saunière was more than a simple country-priest, he was called to execute a "Grand Oeuvre", a "Great Work" (for those who understand these words).
His friend and fellow-priest Henri Boudet, who was in fact, the driving force behind this set up, always kept in the shadows.
However Abbé Boudet, wrote a rather strange book, in which so is said, he hid "between the lines" additional secret information...
Words and images... as we found out: In his book he gives background information, necessary to understand the hidden meaning of the images in the church of Rennes-le-Château, thus: "Word and Images" form a whole, just like was done with the painting by Nicolas Poussin "Et in Arcadia Ego".
The hidden meaning of the Shepherds painting, together with the decoded text from the Bergère phrase (Bergère pas de Tentation...), form a whole as well but this was done already around 1638!
Abbé Saunière was acquainted with Emma Calvé (a famous cantatrice in those days), as she regularly visited the neighbouring Spa-town Rennes-les-Bains. And, through her, with Papus, Grandmaster of the secret Order Memphis-Misraïm.
This acquaintance proved to be very important... Some rumors say, Emma was his mistress, but we think that is nothing but slander..!
In our opinion, she was the medium or rather an intermediary between the Order of Papus and the Priests Boudet and Saunière...
In order to come to grips with the mystery we studied the "History of France and the Church", the "Order of the Templar Knights" and the "Secret Orders", that existed in the days of Nicolas Poussin... We even discovered who this "Dagobert", mentioned in the coded parchments, really was...

Not a Merovingian King but a Bishop...
We deduced, that the key to solve the enigma as well as the one that opens doors into a hidden world is: Symbolism...
The dualistic sense, an universal language, yet only understood by the initiated...
Remember, even the first Christians used secret signs to make themselves known to their brothers...
Back to Saunière... Indeed he left important information...
In the images of his church, dedicated to the Holy Mary Magdalene in Rennes-le-Château, valuable clues were hidden...
His hiding method is comparable with the manner information was dissimulated in the painting of the "Arcadian Shepherds" by Poussin and the mode Abbé Henri Boudet used in his enigmatic book.

THE ARCADIAN SHEPHERDS
All these indications point to a very precious treasure, as well as to a certain location in the fields surrounding Rennes-le-Château...
They all employed the same code: "Secret signs"... Or, in other words, the Symbolic Language, the way of communicating and of recognition so well known in Freemasonry.
We deduced that this leads to the planning of a Hypaethral Temple or Secret Temple in the Languedoc...
We found the key to answer some of the questions, like: ...Is the Holy Grail involved... Or the Ark of the Covenant... Maybe the True Teachings of Jesus... What is de role of Secret Brotherhoods..?
For those interested in the truth behind the "Rennes-le-Château-Affair", we offer our profound research of many years, available in bookform on CD-ROM (470 pages, with many photos, pictures and maps) entitled:


The Lost Grail of Rennes-le-Château.

In our view... The roots of the Rennes-le-Château-enigma, lie in the epoch of the first Crusades, the days of the founding of the Order of the Knights Templar and in some Hebrew bookscrolls found in the Holy Land.
Furthermore we discuss the TRUE reason for the downfall of the Order of the Temple and how it survived "underground"...
We deal with the painters Poussin and Teniers and the symbolic keys they dissimulated in their masterpieces...
We treat initiation-rites, with their secret languages and hidden meanings...
In short: This research goes way beyond the limits of the Rennes-le-Château mystery...
We describe the plans of the "Inner Circle of the Knights Templar" to found a "New Temple".
We discovered that the enigmatic "Horse of God" is a truly existing rock-formation, shaped depending on the observation-angle as a closed gate, a tower, a temple or the chesspiece called the "KNIGHT"...
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And, this very Knight will be our guide through Darkness into the Light...

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