Rennes le Chateau and PilaT
There is in the church of Rennes-le-Chateau, there you’ll
find a message, a message that Bérenger Saunière bought to our attention by his
own work, since he is the author, says one of paintings that decorate the
church. The reader will understand that we wish to speak about the
representation of Marie-Madeleine placed on the front of the altar, in the axis
of the central passageway of the Church.
underneath the altar in the church of Rennes le Chateau
View to the left from a cave
She gazes at the centre of the crude wooden cross
an open book by her side and a skull at her knees
Roses are growing on this wooden cross.
The crossing of her fingers is most unusual.
Clearly a copy of a painting by
Gebherd Flatz 1876
a painter of the
The crossing of fingers a gesture also copied by Jean Cocteau.
The strange drawing at the bottom of the Shepherdess parchment
NOIS with the rough drawing of the Rose Croix Veritas.
Reversed to comply with the Rose Cross under the altar it
Underneath this on the Shepherdess parchment the words
The word SION
Green Heart emanating from the mouth of The Magdalene as the legend
The collapsed Temple above.
|It is a representation treated in low relief; Marie
Madeleine is knelt, crossed hands, at the foot of a rustic cross, composed of
two green heart branches, almost branchless, bound by a knot of leather. A dark
cave is used as a framework for this scene. It acts as a traditional
representation of the holy cross. The cave is that where she finished her days,
if one believes the legend of
|The other elements are also the usual attributes of the Holy
Marie Madeleine: the book is the Gospel of which she contemplates teaching, the
skull could be that of Jacques the Majestic, one of the relics brought from
Palestine by the Saint Marie de la Mer (Holy Mary of the Sea"). Traditionally
this skull has the features of a man of the "Magdalenian".
All the representations of Marie-Madeleine are about identical.
In the church of Rennes-le-Chateau, there is still a statue of
her which takes the same
Green heart cross pruned roughly, human skull, vase, and open pages.
The area of Pilat
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|Before dealing with the message hidden in the altar, it is
necessary for us to try to put to us in the world of Bérenger
Saunière at the time of the revealing of his "Secret": the
zeitgeist that he was living in during the end of the 19th
century, and where
they led him. We know that he did not remain in Rennes-the-Castle but
travelled extensively. We know for instance that spent time in the mountainous area of the
Massif Centrale - and the area of the Mount Pilat. This area constitutes the north-eastern point
of the chain of the Cevennes; it is bordered by the rivers Rhone in the east, and Gier
in north, reaching a height of 1434m. At the time of the Romans
it was a natural border and geographical, limit between three provinces: Aquitaine, Lugdunaise, and the Narbonnese. It is also a crossroads where several influences
coincided, particularly in languages spoken (a cross between the languages
of Oc, Oil, and Franco-Provençal). Also differences in worship and architecture.
Razès and Pilat
|This mountainous area still marked the territorial limit of Languedoc, to which Razès
belongs and formerly, it was the same province. And just like Razès, Pilat was
formerly wild and desert; one precisely finds there several localities "Razes"
or "Raza", whose etymology is identical to that of Razès: close-cropped ",
desert ground"... A country of legends also,
Pilat has multiple traces of its
past, from megalithic times, into the Middle Ages which saw it occupied by the strong
castles of the noble families or by the monasteries of the religious orders. Pilat which had particularly moved back valleys saw one they to be used as
framework with the establishment of chartreuse,
Holy-Cross-in-Jarez, . And then it should not be forgotten that the
Tradition explains why the origin of the word Pilat comes owing to the fact that
Pontius Pilate, full of remorse was confined in nearby
Vienna. According to tradition he sort "Sort forgiveness" in
the Massif of Pila. Why particularly in this place?
For one thing he would have committed suicide in the
pit of the source of Gier. Or he would have found "atonements" and
would have carried on its way until Pilat... in Switzerland!
The track of the bear
(Arcturus is called 'The Bear watcher')
The Great Bear
|The first assumption: of the "Secret of
Rennes-le-Chateau" must be related to Marie-Madeleine and Bérenger Saunière may have
discovered her last refuge. Saunière inevitably knew the life
of the saints and their places of their pilgrimage. He knew that the relics of Saint
Marie-Madeleine were venerated in Burgundy in the abbey of
could hope to find other pieces of the "Secret" while following the trace of
the count Girard of Roussillon. It is
assumed that it was this character who installed the
relics "of a" Marie-Madeleine in Vézelay, who could not have come from Sainte-Baume
but rather as a refugee from the Corbières.
Who was Girard of
Roussillon? Count de Barcelona, Narbonne, Gascoigne, Auvergne, Provence and then
of Burgundy, he originated in the Languedoc and his exploits of valor made of
them the hero of several "Chansons de Geste". All the place names "Roussillon"
derive not from a geographical or geological characteristic "russet-red",
but from a name of man or family. The province of Roussillon owes its
name at the ruined city of Ruscino, which itself derive from the name of its Roussillon
founders, or Russéolus, deformation of the primitive name Urséolus or Ursus
(Latin bear). Ursus, last name in the genealogy Mérovingienne. The family of
Roussillon said "girl of the moon", just
like Mérovingiens claimed itself "wire of the stars"... But let us not forget that
the lunar goddess Artémis, often accompanied by a bear, merges with
Marie-Madeleine who lived "like a bear" in a cave indicated by a star.
extrapolating, "girl of the moon" could
become "girl of Marie-Madeleine"
|Gerard of Roussillon in 870, was in opposition to Charles
the Bald . Driven back by his armies, Gerard leaves the town of Vienna (Isere)
and takes refuge in a close fortress, probably in Pilat. But the siege falls ...
The king lets him leave for exile... End of the song
|In the 11th century Roussillon reappears on
their land in Pilat. Note: they maintain the worship Marie-Madeleine and a
Sainte-Madeleine vault which belonged to their stronghold of Châteauneuf, close
to banks of the Gier, had the relics of Saint Lazare (Lazarus), the brother of
Marie-Madeleine who was raised from the dead by Jesus, and who would have also
landed at the same time as Marie-Madeleine did. By a strange coincidence the
relics also arrive in Pilat at the same time they did?
|In the 13th century, Guillaume descendant of
Roussillon dies in the crusades. He bequeaths to his widow Béatrix the manor of
Châteauneuf. She lives a life of prayer: in a dream one night she sees a cross
of light surrounded by stars.
It is the beginning of a marvelous account. The
next morning Béatrix leaves by horse and follows it through the mountain. The
vision appears again, but really: a cross surrounded by stars, of which one
larger and more brilliant. Guided like Marie-Madeleine by this star, Béatrix of
Roussillon arrives in a place where it will found Chartreuse of
Holy-Cross-in-Jarez. She obtains the privilege to finish her days there,
cloistered in a small apartment contiguous to chartreuse, and communicating with
this one only by one narrow archère only enabling her to hear, without seeing
them, the religious offices. Just like Marie-Madeleine, only saw and carries out
a life of hermit. Several times per day of the angels charmed Marie-Madeleine
and made her hear a celestial concert in the same way several times per Béatrix
day can hear the song of the fathers’ Carthusian monk, at the time of the many
daily offices! The comparison, disconcerting, reveals the worship that Béatrix
had to the Madeleine.
A green heart
|If Bérenger Saunière followed the track of Roussillon, the
"track of the bear", he had to study the genealogy of this family and to
follow it down until Béatrix, which could bring him straight to
In the old chartreuse was discovered in 1896 of
the murals of the14th Century, one of which is a "crucifixion" which
presents shows Jesus in green heart cross... roughly trimmed!
It is to our knowledge the only example of this scene where the cross is not a
timber. One can also see on same Marie painting disappearing of pain in the arms
of the "Holy Women", namely Marthe and Marie Madeleine, which throws a last
filled up glance of love and despair in direction of Jesus. With the foot of the
cross a vase collects the blood of Christ. Other with dimensions the Jean
apostle holds a closed book.... A table can in hiding another: if all these
elements are isolated, it does not remain any more that Marie-Madeleine, a green
heart cross pruned roughly, a vase, a book, is the traditional representation of
the holy one. It misses only skull, invisible but however present since the
martyrdom was planted on Golgotha or "mount of skull"...
|This crude drawing surrounded by
the word NOIS the 'Green Heart' cross featured in the frieze
under the altar. The legend of the 'Green Heart' is purely
a French story, it stems from the legend of Madeleine's sarcophagus found in her supposed
crypt at Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume.
Bernardo Gui, Dominican
grand inquisitor and ruthless slaughterer of the Cathars, found
a sweet spicy fragrance coming from a tomb and on inspection
found the remains of a woman with a Green Shoot emanating from
her tongue. This unlikely tale is rich in allegorical
significance. Was Gui led there by a Cathar under torture? Is
this woman indeed 'The Daughter of Zion', the tower of the Flock
(Migdal-Eder) as described by the Prophet Micah? One is reminded
of the Abbey de Notre Dame du Mont de Sion described as the
'Mother of All Churches': who is the Notre Dame (Our Lady) here?
Well some people say that this Abbey was occupied by a chapter
of Augustine monks that had assumed the title of 'Sainte-Marie
du Mont Syon et du Sainte-Esprit; Holy Mary of Sion and of the
Holy Spirit. Since when has the Blessed Virgin been known as
Holy Mary of Sion? This can only be referring to one person.
A rare symbol
|In 1896 Saunière restores its church and
places two representations of Madeleine there, with the same green heart cross.
Chance? But he also places at the entry of the church two Latin phrases ` in hoc signo vinces "(by this sign you will overcome) and" lumen in coelo "(lighten the
sky. The first applies to the emperor Constantine, who saw appearing a luminous
cross, the second with the pope Leon XIII, whose blazon is decorated of a star.
Or is it an allusion to the vision of Béatrix of Roussillon? Did Guillaume of
Roussillon leave you it with the guard of his wife of the "elements" concerning
Marie-Madeleine? Did this one bequeath such this "deposit" to the Carthusian
monks of Sainte-Croix, which would have announced it by curious details in the
|In the 17th century there intervenes in the
history of the monastery an enigmatic Prior
He was a native of Velay, but he disappears mysteriously at the time
of a cure in the sector of Ballaruc... close to Montpellier.
|Has was a Royal and religious Scholar and the author of many works,
Polycarpe undertakes in Sainte-Croix of vast amount of work and puts, it seems, up to date
a deposit more spiritual than material. He is then named prior of chartreuse of
Bordeaux, then of Bompas in Provence close to Avignon. It is there that he
begins the drafting of a vast work on the history of the Church in the area of
Avignon, including/understanding the diocese of Aix-en-Provence on which...
This work is later prohibited by the Vatican... Does Dom
Polycarpe have particular sources of information on Marie-Madeleine? It is known
that he wrote a formidable book on Marie Madeleine and the seven door frames of Ephèse. He specifies that this work contains new information on the end of
Marie-Madeleine like on other aspects of this worship and its derivatives. This
writing is practically untraceable today... except in a private collection of
the area of Roussillon... It is still Polycarpe which ensured that Avignon had
been rested by Saint Ruf, first bishop of Tortosa (Spain). However this bishop
actually named himself... Ursus! The letter "S" was written formerly way almost
identical to the letter "F", RUF could mean RUS. Is this a "pun" of Polycarpe
that means the passage of URSUS with RUS... first syllable of Russeolus or
|The company of the angels Polycarpe de la Rivière probably
belonged (two writings remain in his files) to the "Company of the Angels" or
"Company Angelica", to which Nicolas Poussin was also affiliated.
Two centuries later, one finds this company makes some business
in Rennes-le-Chateau! One knows as sure source as Polycarpe
corresponded with a Gouliarde brotherhood, therefore it could only be accustomed
to handle the "Language of the Birds"... said "of the initiates"!
|The Gélis abbot, of Coustaussa, village located vis-a-vis
at Rennes-le-Chateau, the current surely of certain secrecies, is assassinated;
the culprit was never found but only, as a signature, the inscription "Viva
Angélina". Its tomb, turned towards Rennes-le-Chateau is decorated of a stylized
pink having a cross in its center. Vis-a-vis in Pilat is the village of
Saint-Andéol-le-Château, where the Carthusian monks of Sainte-Croix had some
possessions: one finds an identical symbol there, on an anonymous tomb of the
cemetery... one also knows that a writer of the name of S. U ZANNE wrote a
strange manuscript there on... the angels! This writing is today, curiously,
practically untraceable and without registration of copyright. A specimen
existed in a formal way in the same library as work of Polycarpe. If the
"Company Angelica" followed, but in the other direction, the track of
Roussillon, it is perhaps what led it indeed to Razès... Let us add that one of
the many manuscripts of Polycarpe of the River speaks about a mysterious
treasure and concluded by this sentence in own way from warning: "Return in Roy
Denys gold Thrésor which you trové". "Return to the king" says, in Latin,
The track of the
|Second assumption: the "secrecy" is related to the
genealogy of Mérovingiens (the two theories are not incompatible besides). The
problem of famous the "third parchment" is still not solved, and will be it
surely never: all is false, or Berenger Saunière he truthfully discovered a
genealogy Mérovingienne, but different from the "romantic" genealogy? If we
evoke the charter of Aaon, which recognized a Mérovingienne origin, with several
families then among this was the family LUPPE which claimed, documents with the
support, being of the blood of Mérové himself. Let us note this remark in aside:
The Church knows a Ours saint and a saint Loup, this last succeeding the first
diocese of Troyes. If the Loup first name is always à.la.mode - one several
Jean-Wolf nobody knows anyone called Ours! If Berenger Saunière were interested
in the descent of Mérovingiens, he did not fail to seek these "Luppé". The other
family (Montesquiou, Gallard, Comminges, Gramont) are known and indexed in "the
armorial of the principal houses of the kingdom", it is not the same for Luppé.
However there are only two bearing this name to France: Lupé in Gers, and
Lupé... in Pilat! And the castle of this village was the residence of a family
of the same name... (in Luppé the doubling of P is only one " alternative" of
|Let us leave Pélussin now and follow the path. After having
passed "Pierre of Dead" we arrive at the hamlet of Champailler. Here time seems
to have stopped: silence and stones. The walker not informed will make a short
halt, close to the fountain leaving a large masonry, and then will continue his
advance. We will look at there what is hidden. It is the consequent farm in the
middle of the hamlet that is probably oldest. An E source is collected inside
and arises in a "bachat" outside. In addition to this extremely useful and
practical curiosity, several details deserve our attention. The frontage side
way is decorated several profiled openings of Gothic style. On the table of
window one distinguishes a strange sculpture. It resembles a vaguely square
stone on which a figure at five sides is detached, a pentagram. At the interior
three forms: - "the axis" of this scene is consisted an at the same time
anthropomorphic and cruciform silhouette. - Under the two arms of this
"crucifixion" two smaller beings balance the unit. – On the right-hand side,
knelt, in begging attitude or of prayer, hands and arms tended concerning this
believe anthropoid; the full feature of its clothing could want to symbolize a
woman - the character on the left, hands on the hips, the "sufficient" air, does
not touch the cross. The features which surround its back indisputably draw...
wings of angel.
What is hidden
|But the most curious is still inside the building. Once
inside is, hardly within two meters, are the walls of another extremely old
construction. As a kind of case or cocoon whose only mission would be to defy
the time and the sight of the passer by. In south-west in this second wall
there’s an opening of walled door. The framing of the latter, of a very pure
Gothic style is obviously of the time. The base of the moldings starts strange
drawings: complete triangles or truncated at the tops, then segments of curves
superimposed. Summon framing of opening finishes on a potencée cross...
eccentric openly from 7 to 8 degrees. With the lower part is what one could,
first of all, to take for a flower of lily stylized is in truth... an iron of
spade "GARDIAN", such as one can see it on the emblem of the Camargue!
Way of another
|After this halt, the way climbs towards the tops through a
beautiful forest of mountain. be neighborhood places are to be retained:
"Purgatory", "the Paradise", "the Hermit", "the hell"... A vault is presented
and it is dedicated to St Antoine the Hermit. At the interior a statute of the
saint is there, still, identical to that of Rennes-le-Chateau. Obviously all the
statues of the same saint are about identical. Most astonishing is to find the
same saints at the same time in the church of Rennes-le-Chateau, and on this
track of Pilat. Always climbing, the way takes the time of a turning by two
small hamlets out of time, then sets out again in direction of the tops. This
level it still has its paving of origin. One reaches finally the "Trève of the
Wolf". In this desert loneliness only disturbed by the gargouillis of the
sources, a second solitary vault rises. It is the end of the way, without
another exit, strongly defended by the house of Champailler. The ultimate goal
of our track seems as modest and rustic as is in force and care the house of
defense of Champailler! With reason one wonders really what could justify a
similar luxury of safety for such a poor place without style nor true religious
|This vault, in form of small barn of Pilat is however
dedicated to Sainte Marie Madeleine! At the interior a simple table is the only
ornament: it is a new traditional representation of Marie-Madeleine, but I was
seized by the resemblance to the low-relief of Rennes-le-Chateau!
|If Berenger Saunière followed the track of Lupé, the "track
of the wolves" and he arrived at this vault and could be useful of its table
like model for the low-relief of Rennes-le-Chateau... like model, and key of
encoding. There were some exactions made in this small vault: several times of
the "vandals" were introduirent by smashing the door. Strange plunderers which
were satisfied to take only some ex-votos... or hurdy-gurdies stones stored here
without the least value. Robbers without knowledge or... "amateurs informed"???
Before going front let us specify than as from the moment or we take a complete
reading and very precise of all this, the vestiges of the houses of Champailler
were completely destroyed... If these acts are irreversible in the field of the
general inheritance, it prove to be ineffective in the field of the memory
because we drew up of them statements complete as well as tens of photographs
and several films videos in the presence of irrefutable witnesses...
The time of
|In the 10th century the family of Falatier takes
possession of the fields of Lupé. At this time Malleval and Lupé are under the
same authority. It is at that time which the castle takes the base form that we
know to it. Certain writings, of which those of G.M. of Waldan, reports that the
turns of this castle with the turrets of the secondary enclosure would have been
established according to the projection of Large Ourse... with for principal
axis the Polar one! It should be added that the plan of the body seigneurial is
appeared as a polygon at 7 sides! - End of the year 1274, the Pope, the King of
France, the Archbishop of Lyon and the Bishop of Vienna remain simultaneously in
Lupé... It is not known why, but this kind of meeting was to require a solid
intendance, and especially extremely capital reasons to proceed in this small
and unimportant castle to withdraw from all. - Guigue de Falatier and its sons
form part of the last wave of reinforcements sent on royal order to the cross
last cut off in St Jean d' Acre... Under the orders of Guillaume of Roussillon,
the husband of Béatrix founder of Ste Cross. Seul Guigue will return from this
suicidal disaster. Let us note in the passing that the mission of this ultimate
forwarding was to put itself under the authority of the Knights of the Temple...
"to save essence what can". Was we still do not know what composed this
Alliance with the house of Arques - Then the field of Lupé
passes, by alliance in Gaste. a very curious fact, under this family, deserves
that one stops there.
We are at one time when the fall of the Temple is consumed.
However one can consult an attesting document of a transaction, last in Puy in
Velay, between Guillaume de Gaste and Templier de Marlhette (it only house of
the Temple in Pilat).
Until there nothing strange good. But if we specify that
this document goes back to 1339, we can express a certain surprise since the
order of the Temple is suspended since 1312, date of the council of Vienna... to
the foot of Pilat! - of Gaste was also lords of Villars and Vauvert. They held
the right high and low justice by royal favour by the fact of being lords of
Then there is double alliance between of Gaste and of
Merry; 1) Anne de Gaste marries François de Joyeuse. 2) Claude de Gaste (his
brother) wife Francoise de Joyeuse, aunt of the cardinal of Merry. This double
alliance could be completely ordinary if we do not remember that the Merry one
were lord of Arch... Then why in more one double alliance on the brother and the
sister of Gaste with the lords of Arques... whose fields are distant of more
than 450 km... and without any apparent chance to form an extension of territory
or another alliance of reason... with less, it is obvious, which there is not an
imperative reason and pressing. And this had to be the case, but what it reason?
The enigma of Urfe - union of Claude de Gaste and Francoise
de Joyeuse will be born four children. One of them, Marguerite de Gaste, will be
sung by Anne d'Urfé... who was madly enthusiast. Urfé? But which is? Urfé still
owe their name with the drift of Ulfe and Wulff... of the wolf, but Germanic
Honore d' Urfé will or not write "Astrée" of which such an
amount of passage is attached to the "wolves", disguised, in Volques Tectosages,
|Olympe girl of Lupeandre... identified in Marguerite de
Gastes Lupé! He is certain with the reading of Astrée and the sight of the
symbols of the castle of Urfé which we cannot deny the high degree of initiation
of the families of Urfé and those which attended these places. - December 19,
1598, Catherine de Meuillon, injury of Lupé, marries Rostaing of the Balsam
Count de Suze. It is it which will negotiate with Polycarpe of the River,
Chartreux prior in place with Ste Cross-in-Jarez, for the repurchase at ransom
price of "Lacombe Stronghold". In truth on this place, a mine shaft would have
been open to extract some from lead... by highly qualified workmen come
expressly from Germany! These facts are confirmed by charged Blumenstein, on
royal order, to estimate the mines cartusiennes in 1741. This mining expert
worked at the same time for Urfé. The mine of "Lacombe Stronghold" was called
"Hole of the Wolf"! To follow We will return in a forthcoming work on other
aspect of the castle of Lupé as on the strange Mgr Mayol de Lupé which seems he
was sympathizer of a movement Cetique and Solaire... like on Charlemagne
Division, his symbols, his waitings and his work at the very least strange. It
will be the same for an approach of events related to a group of resistant
French, to this same time based in the N°13 farm of chartreuse of St Cross...
Perhaps all these strange axes form a beam of convergence dependent on the
enigma of Rennes-le-Chateau and good dautres mysteries which we will approach
soon while trying to give them a new lighting.