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"THERE are persons whose minds would be incapable of appreciating the intellectual grandeur of the ancients, even in physical science, were they to receive the most complete demonstration of their profound learning and achievements. Notwithstanding the lesson of caution which more than one unexpected discovery has taught them, they still pursue their old plan of denying, and, what is still worse, of ridiculing that which they have no means of either proving or disproving. So, for instance, they will pooh-pooh the idea of talismans having any efficacy one way or the other. That the seven spirits of the Apocalypse have direct relation to the seven occult powers in nature, appears incomprehensible and absurd to their feeble intellects; and the bare thought of a magician claiming to work wonders through certain kabalistic rites convulses them with laughter. Perceiving only a geometrical figure traced upon a paper, a bit of metal, or other substance, they cannot imagine how any reasonable being should ascribe to either any occult potency. But those who have taken the pains to inform themselves know that the ancients achieved as great discoveries in psychology as in physics, and that their explorations left few secrets to be discovered."



A Master-Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology, published in 1877,

The History of Earth Measurement in France.

And the marking of the Meridian


literally Earth Measurement

The Sunrise Line

The powerful picture shown above shows the essence of our priest’s whole enigmatic saga. This is a view back down what has become to become known as David Wood’s Sunrise Line and was taken from a hill called Mont St Michael; this hill is 666 metres high. In the distance are the mountains of Soularac and St Bartholémy,  

If one climbs onto La Tour Magdala as I did on that first day the twin snow capped peaks of St Bartholémy and Pic de Soularac can be clearly seen. These mountains have been sacred for thousands of years as the large numbers of megaliths on their slopes and the number of previously inhabited caves nearby testifies. The official designation for this mountain is St Bartholémy however the locals call this mountain “Montagne de Tabe” Thabor Mount and in a manuscript dated 1350CE it appears as the name “Mountanha die Taba” and this is in the Occitan language. The pronunciation is identical to Tabor and these mountains are a mere 5 miles from the awesome Cathar castle of Montségur. To access these peaks one starts via the La Trou de l’Ours - the Hole of the Bear. A further interesting designation is the other mountain of the twins is Soularac. This is from Soula-rac which is the Occitan language for Rock of the Sun and seems to allude to a pre-Christian and even pre-Roman era frequented by Druidic priests. In Olhagaray (1609) both of these mountains are referred to by the single name Tabor but this particular early mention of the mountain is accompanied by the date which is the night of 23rd to the 24th August which is feast day of St Bartholomew. In Fabre (1639) we find the mention of Montem Tabor and also lacus Sancti-Bartholomaei (Sacred Lake Bartholomew) and Eclesia Bartholomeo Sacrata (Sacred Church Bartholomew) in the same manuscript so it can be assumed that the mountain was known by the name Mount Tabor up until the 17th century with both a church and a lake dedicated to Bartholomew. In the chart of Roussel (1730) speaks of the Mountains of St Berthelmy and Tabe and also of the Etang (pond) of Tabe. Again in 1737 another manuscript speaks of Thabor Mount and S Barthelemi, however the name also referred to the Montagne d’Appy but this may be confusion with a nearby mountain of that name. The mountains are Bartholomew and Soularac initials B and S and the reader is reminded of the phrase on Saunière’s bookplate ‘Trigono Centri Centrum' - The Centre in the triangle of the Centre’. One is also reminded that the initials B.S. are also found above a devil holding some water at the entrance of the church of Saint Marie Madeleine in Rennes le Chateau.


Interestingly Soularac is mentioned in a report of a meridian measurement by the well respected astronomer Delambre in 3 volumes of work from 1806 to 1810 that followed ground measurements in 1797 by Méchain[i1]  here it is referred to as Eastern Peak of the Saint-Bartholémy Mount and the “Peak of Estangtost”. Delambre was born in Amiens in 1749 and was an astronomer and mathematician; he was a remarkable man who had a childhood illness which gave him the fear that he would soon go blind. As a result of this he read every book that was available to him and immersed himself in Greek and Latin literature. He also acquired the ability to memorise entire pages and to recite them verbally word for word. He also became fluent in Italian, English and German and even published a book called “Rules and methods to easily learn English.”. However his interest in astronomy is quite relevant to our story and Delambre’s contribution to the science of Astronomy is so great that he has a crater on the moon named after him.


In 1790 the French National Constituent Assembly asked the French Academy of Sciences to introduce a new unit of measurement and they decided on the metre. This is defined as 1/10,000,000 of the distance from the North Pole to the equator and Academy of Sciences prepared to measure the length of the meridian between Dunkerque (Dunkirk) and Barcelona and this portion of the meridian also passes through Paris. In April 1791 the task of placing the meridian was given to Jean-Dominique de Cassini, Adrien Legendre and Pierre Méchain. Cassini was chosen to head the northern expedition but as a royalist he refused to serve under the revolutionary government. On February 15th 1792 Delambre was elected unanimously a member of the French Academy of Sciences and in May 1792, after Cassini’s final refusal Delambre was placed in charge of the Northern expedition, which measured down the meridian from Dunkirk to Rodez. Pierre Méchain headed the southern expedition from Rodez to Barcelona. The measurements were finished by 1798 and the data gathered was presented to an international conference in 1799. Delambre was appointed director of the Paris Observatory after the death of Méchain and he was also appointed a professor of Astronomy at the college de France. Assisted by his wife and his stepson Delambre continued the measurement of baselines and also the latitude survey for the Paris Observatory. In June 1792 it appears that Méchain made a mistake in his calculations to fix the size of the metre and having discovered the mistake his guilt nearly drove him mad and he died in an attempt to correct himself. Delambre discovered the mistake but decided to seal the evidence of the error in a vault at the Paris Observatory and it was only discovered 200 years later.   


Cassini meridianA clue of the relevance of Delambre to our story besides his mention in his writings of the mountain of Soularac (Solar Rock) can be found in his full name - Jean Baptiste Joseph chevalier Delambre for he was a member of the chivalric Order of Saint Michael (Ordre de Saint-Michel) . This Order is the oldest Royal order of chivalry in France founded by Louis XI on August 1st 1469, It was began in France by Jean Fouquet. The statutes provided that the knights should meet annually on the feast of their patron the Archangel Michael which is of course the 29th September (Michaelmas)[i2]  at the chapel of the monastery of Saint Michael off Normandy which has the nearest city of Rennes close by.  The British have the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George founded in 1818 and the two orders are not to be confused and have no direct affiliation but do show a common reverence to the same archangel.

Delambre was an exceptional astronomer and mathematician and in 1795 he was admitted to the Bureau des Longitudes, becoming its President in 1800 a year later he was appointed secretary to the Académie des Sciences making him the most powerful figure in science in France. An International Commission for Weights and Measures was set up and Delambre reported his results to it in February 1799. By June of that year, after Méchain had also reported, a definitive platinum bar of length one metre [I A3] was made to become the basis of the metric system. Delambre published details of the whole project in Base du système métrique. The first of the three volumes, containing the history of measurement of the Earth and the project's triangulation data, was published in 1806. When Delambre presented it to Napoleon, the emperor said:

“Conquests will come and go but this work will endure”

In 1809, Napoleon requested that the Académie des Sciences award a prize for the best scientific publication of the decade, the award went to Delambre for his work on the meridian.

meridian_closeupThe second volume of the work, published in 1807, contained the data for the accurate latitude calculations of Dunkerque and Barcelona. The method of repeated triangulations for calculating the zero meridian is shown here above right and from this work, the length of the metre was fixed as an integer proportion of the earth’s radius. Careful observers will notice however that this line runs through the mountain of Bugarach and through La Cité d’Carcassonne.


However, outside of the village of Rennes les Bains, the Abbé Henry Boudet’s former domain, there stands an old Roman Baths in remarkable condition for its age due to its partial restoration after the Aude Valley floods of 1992. Outside of these baths, we have a plaque placed there in the year 2000 marking the meridian perhaps marking the new millennium. A marker that appears remarkably important to some even to this day.

i1]His particular interest was deep sky objects. He also discovered the Comet Encke in 1786

 [i2]You are reminded that this was the day that Saunière wrote the word SECRET in his diary.


 [I A3]This was found to be in error

Remember that the ROSE LINE is NOT the Paris Meridian

The Rose Line goes through the church of St Sulpice and the church of St Germain des Pres

However Bourges Cathedral was begun by Saint Sulpice de Bourges in the 7th century. He died on the 17th January 646CE. He was persecuted by the Merovingian king Dagobert I.

He is mentioned in the Dossiers Secrets.

Saint Sulpice is not to be confused with  


Delambre Mechains methods results

Delambre's measuring point Barcelona
665.67 Miles measured on Google earth from the centre shown right
This is a mere 580 yards from 666 Miles.
The avenue going north is called Avenguda Meridiana

Delambre/Méchain measuring point was the Tour de Dunkerque. However their drawing of the tower is different from the tower we see today. It is important to remember that a lot of fighting took place in Dunkirk during WWII and the town was extensively bombed.


Delambre Mechain northern measuring point

This building no longer exists.

Fort Marduck

The fort of Marduck was constructed in 1622 by architect Jean Gamel. It was built for the Spanish who ruled Flanders at the time. The fort was captured, lost, and captured again by the French between 1644 and 1658. After the Battle of the Dunes (June 14, 1658) the fort came under the control of the English Commonwealth, in accordance with the terms of their involvement. After having bought Dunkirk and the fort of Mardyck from the English in 1662, King Louis XIV of France ordered that the fort be dismantled. On 12 February 1867, a French imperial decree established Fort-Mardyck as an independent municipality.



Marduk and Apsu

Marduk, sun god of Babylon, with his thunderbolts pursues Anzu after Anzu stole the Tablets of Destiny.

In the perfected system of astrology, the planet Jupiter was associated with Marduk by the Hammurabi period


Read the story of Tiamat and Marduk



Dunkerque - Barcelona (i.e. Paris Meridian) = 666 miles



Skellig Michael to Bourges Cathedral = 666 miles

The angle of intercept is 66.6 degrees. (That's 90 degrees minus the tilt angle of the earth 23.4º)

St Michael weighing of souls on the façade of Bourges Cathedral
The scales held at 23.4º/66.6º
Weighing of the souls is the job of


555 miles


St Michael is the star Aldebaran, one of the four Royal Stars
The name Aldebaran is Arabic (الدبران al-dabarān) and translates literally as "the follower", presumably because this bright star appears to follow the Pleiades, or "Seven Sisters" star cluster in the night sky

The four Royal stars appear at approximately 6 hour intervals around the second brightest star in the sky Canopus.
NASA deep space probes have a Canopus and a Sun detector onboard used for triangulation for navigation purposes.

On September 29th 1891 on the feast of St Michael and All Angels, Beranger Sauniére from the Languedoc area of South Western France after a trip to nearby Carcassonne wrote in his diary; “Vu Curé de Névian, Chez Géllis, Chez Carrière, Vu Cros et Secret.” Considering Curé of Névian, saw Géllis; saw Carrière, considering Cros and SECRET.

And Sauniére was interested in Astronomy.

Book by Camille Flammarion
This can be viewed in the museum at Rennes le Chateau
It belonged to Sauniére


So why are the French laying out their meridian markers using the Statute Mile not kilometers?

Well consider this:

Remember the parchment phrase


We have already heard that PAX 681 PAR LA CROIX translates using Gematria to 681 681 by the Rood.


P =  Π = 80

A = Α = 1

X = Х = 600

P A X = 80 + 1 + 600 = 681


Gematria is a Greek & Hebrew way of interpreting figures using letters and was developed from an older more eastern tradition developed from the 3rd century BCE. Remembering that there were no Arabic figures to represent 1, 2, 3 etc until much later and so letters had to be used. No suggestion of talking in a secret code here, Gematria sprang from necessity. According to Frederick Bligh Bold, who placed the Vesica Pisces over the Chalice Well at Glastonbury, the words Gematria and Geometry are from the same base and that letters were used to describe geometric patterns in the landscape and we shall be discussing its significance around Glastonbury later. The “Lawful Rood” had been fixed in 1531 and was described as sixteen people placing each “foot” end to end, hence 16 feet in a Rood.

It has already been shown that a square of dimensions 681 Rood by 681 Rood (681 Poles squared) has a diagonal of  three miles (to the nearest integer) or One English League with an error of around 0.6% to the modern English statute mile.

 PAX 681 by the Cross

So if you take a square 681 Rood by 681 Rood and draw a circle around it so that the circumference touches each corner.

681 Poles = 3745.5 yards

Using Pythagoras Theorem.

3745.5² =14028770 yards²

14028770 yards² + 14028770 yards² = 28057540 yards²

√28057540 yards² = 5296.9368 yards

5296.9368 yards/1760 yards =  3.0096231 miles

or 3 miles 16yards 2feet 9.7inches

 The radius of this circle will be half a league or one Domesday League. There are 2640 yards in one Domesday league and 26402  =  6969600 yards and if we divide this by the number of yards in a mile (1760) we get 3960 statute miles. The mean radius of the earth is 3959 miles; 3964 miles at the equator and 3949 miles at the poles.

One must remember that the Abbé Jean Picard had measured the length of a degree of longitude and computed the size of the earth in 1655, the year Poussin painted his first version of the Annunciation.  

Of course 2640 is quite a unique number; for instance one and a half times 2640 is 3960.

 Half of 396 is 198; the number of inches in a pole.

 198 times PHI Φ (the golden ratio; 1.618) is 320 (to the nearest integer): which is the number of poles in a mile.

The Golden Ratio is PHI named after Phidias

The Golden Section

The "Scientific View on the Fibonacci sequence in Nature"

According to this "Scientist's" view

everything written down 400 years ago is fact

and everything written on the Internet today isn't.

And because Mathematics is empirically provable or disprovable then everything else a Mathematician says MUST be true by association, even unrelated historical events. Even if it was written 400 years ago (or in Fibonacci's case 800 years ago during the Crusades when the Holy Roman Church was murdering everyone who didn't agree with them).

The caveat "Provable beyond reasonable doubt" is invoked

and they then decide the threshold where "reasonable doubt" ends and the unreasonable begins.

This of course is governed by "Common Sense"


"Common Sense is a collection of prejudices acquired by the age of eighteen"

- Albert Einstein.

So "reasonable doubt" is an act of faith governed by an indoctrinated sense of what is right and what isn't. We are indeed taught what to think up to the age of eighteen. 


Leonardo Pisano Bigollo (Fibonacci) lived during the Holy Roman Church's persecution of the Cathars and during the Crusades, a term which encompasses this Holy Roman Church's campaign against anything else they considered to be Pagan. They considered anything and everything pagan that undermined their position on earth.

His father, Guglielmo Bonaccio, was a customs officer for Pisa in the North African port town of Bugia (present-day Bejaia, Algeria). Fibonacci (The name Fibonacci means Son of Bonnacio), lived there as a teenager, recieved an education from the Moors. A reminder that this was during the Crusades so Fibonacci's father was dealing with the enemy so to speak. Fibonacci gave to the world of Mathematics Arabic numbers and also decimal numbers instead of the cumbersome Roman numerals. 


The Golden Spiral

One might be tempted to think that someone found these numbers (and numerology in general) sacred, but we have to understand that the exercise of making sense of the world around them was indeed an almost religious concept to person from the Middle Ages. To create order from apparent chaos was a means of chaining the Lord of the Earth – Rex Mundi. If this can be done by use of the Angel of the Lord – Michael – Aldebaran then it will truly be a sacred exercise.


French units of measurement before the French Revolution




An ell (from Old Germanic *alinâ cognate with Latin "ulna"), is a unit of measurement, originally a cubit, i.e., approximating the length of a man's arm from the elbow ("elbow" means the bend or bow of the ell or arm) to the tip of the middle finger, or about 18 inches; in later usage, any of several longer units. In English-speaking countries, these included (until the 19th century) the Flemish ell (34 of a yard), English ell (54 yard) and French ell (64 yard), some of which are thought to derive from a 'double ell'.

from the tip of the outstretched finger to the ELL-BOW


An ell-wand or ellwand was a rod of length one ell used for official measurement. Edward I of England required that every town have one. In Scotland, the Belt of Orion was called "the King's Ellwand."

Several national forms existed, with different lengths, including the Scottish ell (≈37 inches or 94 centimetres), the Flemish ell (≈27 in or 68.6 cm), the French ell (≈54 in or 137.2 cm)[6] the Polish ell (≈31 in or 78.7 cm) and the Danish ell (≈25 in or 63.5 cm)

In England, the ell was usually 45 in (1.143 m), or a yard and a quarter. It was mainly used in the tailoring business but is now obsolete. Although the exact length was never defined in English law, standards were kept; the brass ell examined at the Exchequer by Graham in the 1740s had been in use "since the time of Queen Elizabeth".[7]

The Viking ell was the measure from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger, about 18 inches. The Viking ell or primitive ell was used in Iceland up to the 1200s. By the 1200s a law set the "stika" as equal to 2 ells which was the English ell of the time.


The Megalithic Yard

In his book from 1967 Professor Alexander (Sandy) Thom after defined the Megalithic yard after surveying more than 600 megalithic sites in Britain and using statistical analysis

The Megalithic Yard is

 82.96 cm or

2 feet : 8.64 inches

32.64 inches

Thom, a Professor of engineering at Oxford university, said in his book:

It is remarkable that one thousand years before the earliest mathematicians of classical Greece, people in these islands not only had a practical knowledge of geometry and were capable of setting out elaborate geometrical designs but could also set out ellipses based on the Pythagorean triangles.”

According to Professor Thom using statistical analysis he concluded that most of the Megaliths throughout Britain and France had a common measurement present in the construction.

Most scientists take their normal scientific view of this that if it wasn't part of their curriculum when they received their degrees and wasn't part of their tutors curriculum and wasn't part of their tutor's tutor's curriculum (etc etc ad infinatum nauseum) then this study wasn't worth further investigation due to the fact that Thom hadn't speculated as to how Neolithic man did this. Suddenly wild speculation on the method became an essential part of the scientific process that was required to enable further belief. That it was there wasn't enough, one also had to explain (without the use of a Time Machine) how it was done. The Canon of the Priesthood of Academia had decreed that Hunting Nomads were not capable of this. This docrine was achieved without providing any proof or evidence to take such a restricting stance. Most scientists of the time had let the limited (and well defined and managed) process of schooling interfere with their education.  After all, research grants had to be sought. Any activity in "fringe" subjects would end a career before it started and one had to put food in their family's mouths. The search for truth (warts an' all) had to go onto the back burner. After all there are religious issues here.  


Speculation on how this measurement was achieved was set out in a later publication.

 Uriel's Machine

This standard unit of measurement, suggested by Knight & Lomas, to be achieved by applying the following procedure:-

There are 366 sunrises per orbit of the sun, therefore one 366th part of the horizon = 1 megalithic degree. First place two posts at 1 megalithic degree apart on the horizon. Then swing a pendulum so that it beats 366 times in the time it takes a star to travel between the posts. The length of this pendulum will be 16.32 inches in length or one half of Thom's megalithic yard. 


"It is important to note here that Thom had said that his megalithic yard could well have been a result of two measurements added together but he arrived at the 2 feet : 8.64 inches" because this was closest to the Imperial Yard.

Detractors of this theory say that the authors didn't say how this was to be achieved, which is actually not true and even a short modicum of further thought would arrive at the question as to how Knight and Lomas themselves achieved this measurement. Dare I say that they achieved it by experiment! Ah remember the good old days when scientists experimented instead of endlessly quoting each other?

Note: This author has experimented and it works.

"However some scientists to their credit took onboard Thom's excellent work

Notably Archaeologist Euan Mackie and Professor Colin Renfrew to name two


The BBC also did a Chronicle programme on Professor Thom's work

This can be viewed by clicking here

This was shown on 31 October 1970

Which is Samhain (Halloween)

"Neolithic man counted one winter solstice sunrise to the next winter solstice sunrise observed between two alignments. There are today 182 sunrises between the winter solstice and the summer solstice and 183 between the summer solstice and the following winter solstice.

"Thom said:

"....setting midwinter sun. A lozenge-shape would result, its angles depending on geographical latitude and local horizon.... The fact remains that like the cross of Christianity or the crescent of Islam, the lozenge and chevron could easily have been taken over from an older symbolism and given a precise meaning, before being eventually repeated again and again without much thought of it." 


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