Robin Crookshank Hilton – Peddling Plantard Today - A character assassination by Smith with no substance whatsoever. Not worth reading as it contains no facts and no proofs just a tirade of opinions and obfuscations.
However you can read her article here
Stenay and the Myth
Rhymes with Smith
This author is still reading this book and will give a comment later.
Couple of interesting statements though.
Two Faked Photographs -
Smith seems to be blaming Lincoln here. There's
no evidence Lincoln did it. He's just been given the wrong photograph nothing
sinister here. As for the Emma Calve stone, I think Lincoln has regarded this a
little suspect from day one.
"through their promotion of distorted allegations based upon proven discredited material"
Which proven discredited material would that be? Lets debate it. Oh I forgot you don't do debates.
"During the late 1980s Geoffrey Basil Smith informed me that he destroyed his Priory of Sion archive when I enquired about the correspondence he received from Philippe de Chérisey – Picknett and Prince in turn claim that Geoffrey Basil Smith showed this material to them in 1999 and yet Geoffrey Basil Smith cannot prove their allegations to be correct because he recently informed me that these letters "mysteriously vanished". This is fact."
So what was in this correspondence, are you going to tell us Smith? Or does it damage your case?
"The insertion of the name of Jean Cocteau into the fictional Grand Masters List of the fictional Priory of Sion was Philippe de Chèrisey's suggestion, on account of his interest in surrealism and nothing else."
Proof Please. Stop making the story up and defend yourself with proof. Your bluff has been called.
Plantard stated in the meeting in Chaumiel mother's Art galley with Lincoln and the BBC that Philippe de Chèrisey had made a copy. But it only deals with one parchment (the Dagobert one) and there were two remember. The bad news for you Smith is that Philippe de Chèrisey could not possibly have written the second (Poussin) parchment and I have proven it here. Chaumiel is lying. Lincoln stated in 'The key to the Sacred Pattern' that de Cherisey had been making notes on the solution and promised to show Henry Lincoln, but he died before he had seen them. Is this what Chaumiel has?
"The version of the "Priory of Sion" involving Godfrey de Bouillon, the Knights Templars and the Merovingians was a figment of Pierre Plantard’s imagination dating from the early 1960s when he first met Gérard de Sède and began collaborating with him on the Gisors story, that was first begun by Roger Lhomoy (Lhomoy was Gérard de Sède’s pig-farmer at the time). This romantic fabrication was concocted by Plantard at that time in order to make money and nothing else – no "hidden esoteric secrets" were involved. The Rennes-le-Château "connection" was introduced sometime later."
So what was that foremost expert on the Crusades Rene Grousset referring to in 1934 when he spoke about a "Royal Tradition" that ensured Baudouin I younger brother of Godfroi de Bouillon would become King of Jerusalem and would be equal to the Kings of Europe? This has nothing to do with the Priory of Sion documents, this is from a very respected historian.
"As far as the pool is concerned I can only tell you not to pay too much attention to Henry’s gobbledegook! – for it seems to me that’s what all that business about ‘underlying geometry’ is! In fact, when Henry used all his maps there was nothing at the absolute centre of the Pentagram he drew on the map. The pool was hundreds of yards (if I remember correctly) away from the centre which fell on a scree slope. The pool itself is in a farmer’s field near a secondary road and the old man in a nearby house told us it was a pool used by the local women to wash their clothes before piped water. The trees provided a screen to stop the water evaporating in the hot summer sun."
Well as Mandy Rice Davis ( a Prostitute in the Profumo affair) once said " They would say that wouldn't they". You telling me that they made it in the middle of the field so they could do their washing? With no path to it? Surrounded it by trees so it wouldn't evaporate? And they constructed it specifically for that purpose? So if it evaporates then it's no good for drinking after they've washed in it as it clearly isn't fed from a source. So what did they use for drinking water?
Oh and erm what about the rest of the
I've got your number now. By the way Barbara Thiering has used nothing from the Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. She's a Doctor of Theology of more than thirty years experience. A little difficult to argue against N'est-ce Pas?
Timewatch: The History of a Mystery
That's probably because it was CLOTHAR 1 (LOTHAR 1) who was the son of Clovis 1 who was from the Meroveus bloodline (Grandson) and Clothilde of Burgundy who wasn't. Aregund? She just married into the family and wasn't bloodline at all.
You checked the wrong
one [FX sound of donkey braying.] One set of donkey ears coming right up..
Thanks for the opinion Dave
we'll let you know
Welcome to the
the Priory-of-Sion.com website that provides the salient facts about
the lies told about the
Priory of Sion and Rennes-le-Château.
Bérenger Saunière’s "wealth" is a myth that first originated during the mid-1950s. Saunière’s entire estate was only valued at 18,000 Francs by the Credit Foncier de France in 1913 when Saunière had asked it for a loan because by that time he did not have enough money to even buy food.
"Bérenger Saunière’s "wealth" is a myth that first originated during the mid-1950s."
Proof Please? I hereby give notice that all of your bluffs will be called.
This was not the first time that Abbé Saunière had asked for a loan in order to eat. Abbé Saunière lived in poverty for most of his life except for the period between 1896-1905 and we have the relevant paperwork to prove it – Abbé Saunière lived from the selling of masses during the years 1896-1905 and the paperwork for that exists as well.
Saunière's wealth was either spent or given to Marie Denarnaud, it is true that most of his income dwindled from 1905 onwards and during the war years as he was unable to travel. He kept his own records of his selling of masses, a little strange that he should keep records of the very thing that could get him into trouble. Most Priests had been guilty of selling masses, Saunière probably kept records that condemned himself because he did not wish for too many enquiries into where he really got the money. There was nothing special about Saunière in regard to this matter. The only thing that unusual about Saunière was his expenditure. WE have the relevant paperwork for this too. It is not certain that Saunière ever had ANY money of his own, but boy did he spend it.
Here is a small section from one of his so-called lean years
22-janv 307,50 F Maison de la bonne presse Paris Abonnements
3-mars 21,75 F Mr Ribes Limoux Librairie Papeterie
6-mars 6,25 F Mr Méric Limoux Librairie Papeterie
13-mars 9,30 F Mr Gélis Carcassonne Horticulteur
27-mai 167,00 F Mr Issac Carcassonne Vêtements ecclésiastiques
4-juin 227,50 F Mr Sabatier Carcassonne Distillerie
juillet 7 045,95 F Maison Noubel Carcassonne Meubles
17-juil 1 630,50 F Mr Rieu Limoux Vêtements
22-juil 9,00 F Mr Trintignant Nîmes Horticulteur
11-août 15,00 F Mr Gally Carcassonne Papeterie
7-sept 64,00 F Mr Bousquié Carcassonne Porcelaines
24-nov 12,40 F Mr Bonnafous Carcassonne Librairie
7-déc 85,57 F Mr Firmin Montazels Chaux et ciments
17-déc 281,95 F Mr Blain Limoux Epicerie
Note that he spent 7 045,95Francs on Furniture. That is over half as much again on the estimate he received for the rebuilding of the whole church. He had spent 5 011,70 F with the same company on 28th Oct the previous year.
Over 12000 francs for furniture alone and wait until you see his bread bill. But I guess somehow Saunière's records here wont be believed whereas his ones for his selling masses will be. Selective evidence will become a well represented feature on this website. His housemaid Marie Denarnaud never worked again for 40 years after Saunière's death, nice little earner this selling of masses.
Question for you. What would a man who has a guaranteed large income want with a bank account? What's he saving for? A rainy day? There's not going to be any rainy days. The money comes in and if you haven't got anything to spend it on at that moment, you give it away. Which is precisely what Sauniere did.
Monsignor Billard, Abbé Saunière's Bishop, was far more wealthier - he inherited over a million Francs in 1891 from a rich widow and he too, lived from selling masses and, like Abbé Saunière, was eventually to become suspended from his sacerdotal duties over allegations relating to financial impropriety within the Church.
So let me get this straight. He inherits a large amount of money but sells masses for money - Erm! WHY?
Pierre Plantard was a lifelong charlatan and confidence trickster – his 1937-1954 activities involving confidence trickery, anti-semitic and anti-masonic activities are provided in File Ga P7 which is available for public inspection at the Paris Prefecture of Police, 9 Boulevard du Palais, 75195 Paris (Monsieur Claude Charlot, is the Director of Museum Archives of the Bureau of Associations at the Paris Prefecture of Police, for written enquiries).
Presumably a point will be forth coming from this. So he's anti-semitic and anti-masonic so by some twisted logic we are to assume he's a liar too?
References to Pierre Plantard’s criminal convictions are available for public inspection at the Sub-Prefecture of Saint Julien-en-Genevois, 4 Avenue de Geneve, 74164 Saint Julien-en-Genevois, Haute-Savoie (Monsieur Serge Champanhet, is the Secretary General of the Sub-Prefecture, for written enquiries – the letter dated 8 June 1956 by the Mayor of Annemasse to the Sub Prefect contained in File Number KM 94550 which holds the 1956 Priory of Sion Registration Documents must be cited in the written enquiry).
Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Ghandi all had a spells in prison. He was anti mason, you said so. Everyone knows that when you're anti-mason and anti-semitic and you're effective you'll have trumped up charges made against you.
Pierre Plantard’s Judicial Archives are held in the Tribunal de Grand Instance de Thonon-les-Bains. But these unfortunately are not available for public inspection due to the French Privacy Law.
So why mention them? Smith hasn't got the first damn clue what's in them.
Pierre Plantard got into serious trouble in 1993 with Judge Thierry Jean-Pierre because he claimed that Roger Patrice Pelat was a "Grand Master of the Priory of Sion" - and the Judge was heading an investigation into Pelat’s activities that involved financial improprieties - it was following this incident in September 1993 that Plantard ceased his Priory of Sion activities and lived out the rest of his life in isolation.
Somehow Smith seems to think that because these people were bad then the whole story must be fake. I guess there must be some logic there somewhere.
Pierre Plantard, Judge
Judge Thierry Jean-Pierre
Judge Thierry Jean-Pierre
Although Pierre Plantard "officially retired" from Priory of Sion activities during the mid-1980s following a conflict with the French author Jean-Luc Chaumeil, who discovered details about Plantard's past and published the Statutes of the Alpha Galates, Plantard did not stop contriving his schemes – he continued underground with his Priory of Sion fantasies and later revived it in a different form with a different myth and pedigree in 1989, claiming that Roger-Patrice Pelat was one of its Grand Masters during the interim period of 1984-1992. See here for an explanation.
When Judge Thierry Jean-Pierre became the presiding French Judge heading the enquiry into the Patrice Pelat financial corruption scandal of the 1980s, Plantard voluntarily came forward during the 1990s offering evidence to the enquiry, claiming that Pelat had been a "Grand Master of the Priory of Sion". The Judge ordered a search of Plantard's house which uncovered a hoard of Priory of Sion Documents, claiming Plantard to be the "true King of France" – the Judge subsequently detained Plantard for a 48 hour interview and, after asking Plantard to swear on Oath – Plantard admitted that he made everything up; whereupon Plantard was given a serious warning and advised not to "play games" with the French Judicial System. This happened in September 1993 and it was all reported in the French Press of the period. This was the reason for the final termination of the Priory of Sion in 1993 and the subsequent life-in-hiding for Pierre Plantard, never to reappear in public again or to be involved with his Priory of Sion fantasy again.
Plantard ONLY admitted that he made everything up about Pelat about his status as a Priory of Sion Grand Master.
PLANTARD HAS NEVER ADMITTED THAT HE MADE EVERYTHING UP ABOUT THE PRIORY OF SION.
The Priory of Sion still operates. See Here
Plantard thought that the Multi-Millionaire Pelat, who was the financial backing of the French President François Mitterrand was the member of the Prieuré de Sion secret society. He probably was it's just that Plantard didn't have any proof only a hunch. In any case Plantard didn't use the words 'he made everything up' he said that he didn't have the proof.
Francois Mitterand at Rennes le Chateau