"PRIORY OF SION WAS A MYTH"
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This page has been written in response to the assertion that the
Prieure de Sion (Priory of Sion) is a hoax created by Pierre
Plantard, Gerard de Sède, Philippe de Chèrisey and lastly
joint author of
The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.
Allegedly purely for the purpose of self
And a rebuttal to
subsequent books written in order to play down the significance of
the Priory of Sion
Here is a list of bullet points of the usual
- The first assertion is that the Priory of Sion
was first created in 1956
According to most the
Priory of Sion came into existence when it was apparently first registered
on May 7, 1956, at the Sub-prefecture of St-Julien-en-Genevois, in the Haute Savoie.
Here below are it's statutes
Notice that the subtitle -
Knighthood of Catholic Institution and Rule and Traditionalist Independent
the statutes are dated 18th August 1901.
So the Priory of Sion was REGISTERED
This of course implies that it was merely registered
on the May 7th 1956
This does not mean that it only existed from this
date or that it wasn't registered in other countries.
It registered four members
It's press officer was registered as
Note that there was no Grand master
registered in 1956.
Also note that there is no mention of
Philippe de Cherisey at this point.
André Bonhomme told a BBC research team that
“The Priory does not exist any
more. We were never involved in any activities of a political
nature. It was four friends who came together to have fun. We called
ourselves the Priory of Sion because there was a mountain by the
same name close by.
Mont du Sion is ten miles away from Annemasse
the prior entrance to an Abbey.
See Abbey of Sion?
Though presumably this is an organisation focused on the region of
the Haut Savoie and thus quite localised in space, the statutes
nevertheless specify how membership will be divided into 729
provinces, 27 commanderies and a “high office”, the Arche ‘Kyria’,
made up of the top four grades, or 40 members in total.
So why wasn't it called
Prieure de Mont du Sion?
However André Bonhomme also registered
himself in this "fun" group as
he resigned in 1973
That is before the release of Holy Blood and
the Holy Grail and before two of the three Chronicle programmes made by
Henry Lincoln. i.e. Before the organization became world famous.
(note that the first Chronicle TV programme entitled
The Lost Treasure of Jerusalem shown in
1972 never mentioned the Priory of Sion.)
(He was registered as Vice President in 1956,
resignation was before any of the BBC Chronicle television programmes
and nine years before the book Holy Blood Holy Grail.
as André Bonhomme giving himself a false alias, Upon registration
Pierre Plantard (the apparent secretary) called himself
commentators have said
we can only wonder what they were intending to do that it required their
pseudonyms to go on record at the Sub-prefecture of St-Julien-en-Genevois
Perhaps they were a Secret
an interesting footnote here is that
Gino Sandri, Priory's
Secretary General from 1977 was on the editorial board of the
Centre for Martinist Research
Sandri also contributed to the
Rectified Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Sandri was therefore every inch involved in
Some researchers suggest that the
introduction of Gino Sandri elevated the Prieure de Sion to another level
and was the driving force behind Plantard and De Cherisey.
Pierre Plantard's unpublished manuscript,
"Le fabuleux Trésor de Razès" is signed 'Louis
As 'Chyren', Pierre Plantard would be referring to himself as the son of
who is also Saturn and Pan.
All of Cheiron's students were prototypes of the
Grail King: Jason, Aesclepius (son of Apollo), Theseus (son of
Poseidon/Neptune), Achilles and Heracles (Hercules, son of Jupiter/Zeus).
Most will recognise Chyren as mentioned by Nostradamus as possibly the
|Century 6 Quatrain 70
the world will the great Chyren be,
Plus Ultra behind, loved,
His fame and praise will go beyond the
And with the sole title of Victor will he be quite
CENTAURUS, THE CENTAUR - half man half horse
star constellation in the
the Constellation of Virgo.
More on Chyren later
Paul Smith cites a letter from the Marie of Annemasse saying it shows
Pierre Plantard being imprisoned in 1953. Well it doesn't it cites the
PRESIDENT of the Priory of Sion (an organisation not yet registered until 1956)
being imprisoned and Pierre Plantard was not the President anyway, he was
André Bonhomme says that he resigned from the Priory of Sion in 1973 and yet
the Sub-Prefecture in Annemasse has no Priory of Sion on its register by
1970. His resignation was therefore irrelevant.
It should be noted that Luc
Jouret, joint founder of the
Order of the Solar Temple, lived in Annemasse. The Order of the Solar
Temple tried to buy the Villa Bethania in Rennes le Chateau. The other
founder of the Order of the Solar Temple was Joseph Di Mambro who was also a
member of the
AMORC. - Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis
The more recent name for the Prieure de Sion was the
Prieure de Sion
et le Ordre de la Rose Croix Veritas.
The much reported pretext that the Priory of Sion is recent and
therefore bogus is meaningless. Whilst the noted members cited in the
(i.e. Isaac Newton, Claude Debussy, Nicolas Flamel, Jean Cocteau etc) were
not (as far as we can tell) members of the ORDER OF SION, records show this organization existed
from the first Christian occupation of Jerusalem (Sion) in 1090.
Plantard's interest in right wing,
politics is well documented from his membership of the
Galates (meaning First Gaules)
AND NOW PERHAPS THE BIGGEST LIE
of Sion was
a mediaeval order of canons which, according to a papal
the 12th century, had abbeys on Mount
Jerusalem, on Mount
in Southern Italy (Calabria),
and in France.
The Order occupied its "mother" abbey, the Abbey de Notre Dame du
Mont Sion, built on the foundations of the original apostolic Cenacle,
traditionally assumed to be the location of the Last
The abbey was maintained up until c1291, when it fell to the Muslims.
PLANTARD NEVER ADMITTED THAT HE MADE EVERYTHING UP ABOUT THE PRIORY
OF SION. He did however admit that he had made everything up about
PATRICE PELAT being the Grand Master of the Priory of Sion at the trial.
This has morphed into "Plantard made
everything up". Why would Plantard admit that he made everything
up about the Priory of Sion? After all it did exist remember?
Any details of the
organization, true or bogus, were irrelevant to the trial of Pelat anyway.
See page on
It should be noted that Pierre Plantard
a new list of Priory of Sion Grand Masters
in the journal Vaincre
the details of which can be viewed
To quote a recent proposer that the Priory of Sion is a complete
".............it is hard to believe they are part of the
impressive list of thought leaders who challenged the religious, scientific
and artistic dogma of their day."
Plantard, de Chèrisey, de Sède and Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln
and Dan Brown have all done precisely that and with more effectiveness than
any of the listed Renaissance thought leaders. And done at the second
millennium and on the eve of the Old Age of Pisces.
Lastly - And this is important
We are told that Plantard did issue a directive to all
Prieure de Sion members to deny their membership and not talk about the
Group and to deny membership when asked.
Apparently this is what he did himself.
At no point has Pierre Plantard or any other member of the
Priory of Sion maintained that they protect a "Holy Bloodline of Jesus
and Mary Magdalene".
Indeed Pierre Plantard vehemently denied this.
That proposal came from Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln in
their book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. In the 1975 and 1979 BBC
Chronicle programmes Henry Lincoln proposed Bloodline as a HYPOTHESIS only.
It should be noted that Henry Lincoln has now distanced himself from this
hypothesis he made +40 years ago.
Since no historical Jesus has
ever existed other than in one book then this proposal of a Holy Bloodline is nonsense
Although a case of elevating the Royal status to that of ruling by divine
right has been used by various Royals in the past.
17th January and the Priory of Sion.
In short the French
Institut National de
L'Information Géographique et Forestiére
Have declared that the New Age will start when the
spring Equinox moves into Aquarius from Pisces and that this occurs on the
(according to the French)
The IGN say that we are already in Aquarius as of
Our solar system has been crossing the galactic
plain of the Milky Way in the past twenty or so years.
In 2012 we reached
This occurs when our sun is almost in between the
sting of Scorpio and the arrow of Sagittarius. The name of the AGE is
defined by where the spring Equinox occurs and this is in Aquarius according
to the French IGN, it depends where one draws the constellation boundaries.
At dawn on the Winter Solstice (December 21st) 2012
the Constellation of CENTAUR (CHYREN) will be rising due south.
One will remember that Pierre Plantard called
himself the alias CHYREN on registering
Sub-prefecture of St-Julien-en-Genevois
This from Nostradamus
Au chef du monde le grand Chyrenfera,
Plus ovltreapresaymé, craint,
Son bruit & los les cieux fur paffera,
Et du feul titre
Victeur, fort contenté
will be chief of the world,
He is loving, feared,
His fame and praise will go beyond the heavens,
will be quite satisfied with the sole title of victor.
remember that Pierre Plantard registered this name
Sub-prefecture in 1956.
The CHYREN is a mythological creature from
Ancient Greece (home of the ancient Olympics) that is half man half horse.
He is associated with the
Fourth Labour of Hercules
Constellation Centaurus (CHYREN)
Notice the Southern Cross
So this Constellation appears due south at dawn on the 17th January.
AQUARIUS is rising due east
View overhead from Rennes le Chateau at dawn on the 17th January
Ophiuchus is overhead Pech de Bugarach.
It shows the four constellations depicted in
Les Bergers d'Arcadie.
With the head of Boötes
The kneeling Hercules in the Eastern sky
(Callisto) North West and
Virgo covering the Southwestern sky, with α
Virginis - SPICA
overhead the Grotte de la Madeleine
The snake charmer
Ophiuchus South East
and Cygnus (the Northern Cross) North East
These constellations are depicted as Shepherds
in Poussin's painting.
Les Bergers d'Arcadie
Here we have the Shepherdess not being
tempted (pas de tentation)
Poussin holding the key
The Shepherdess is in fact Ursa Major (top left
in the star map above). Callisto from Ovid's Metamorphosis turned into a
bear by Zeus and flung into the sky. She has her hand on her son Arcas
(Arcturus - The Bear watcher) he is looking around at his mother. His
foot is on Mons Maenalus, a mountain in Arcadia. He is pointing at the
line on the tomb and in the star map his head is at Zenith. Kneeling is
the blue shepherd Hercules, he points at the phrase I am in Arcadia as
indeed he was in Arcadia when he did his twelve labours. Notice the Bow
shadow on the tomb. He is just under
Böötes due east at dawn 17th January.
The white shepherd with the staff is the snake
The Serpent is Serpens
You will notice a dark serpent-like area in the
ground under the feet of the snake charmer, Ophiuchus (white shepherd)
is looking down at the ground.
Here is Poussin first painting depicting the
Et in Arcadia Ego
This painting has a copy at
Shugborough Hall in England
Man pouring a pitcher of water
Et in Arcadia Ego
by Nicolas Poussin
7 Then came the day of
unleavened bread, when the Passover must be killed.
8 And he sent Peter and John,
saying, Go and prepare us the Passover, that we may eat.
9 And they said unto him, Where
wilt thou that we prepare?
he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there
shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water;
follow him into the
house where he entereth in.
This passage is astronomical and deals with the spring equinox
(Passover) moving from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius at the
end of the Aeon of Jesus who is
The Age of Aquarius as we've said occurs on 21st December 2012
according to the French
Here we see image put forward by Pierre Plantard
Here we see a Greek knight carrying the banner of
the Prieure de Sion
on a road saying the United States of the West
(New Europe - the EU)
Brittany (Grail Country) and
riding towards the rising Sun with the sigil for
Aquarius and a star
The date 1946 is being shown.
In his famous Zurich
1946, Winston Churchill said,
must build a kind of United States of Europe.. The structure of the
United States of Europe, if well and truly built, will be such as to
make the material strength of a single state less important..
This was his famous
"Iron Curtain" speech.
It doesn't take much imagination to realize that
there is some kind of agenda in operation for the New Millennium.
It is a political movement to bring in the UNITED
STATES OF EUROPE the origin of which is coming from some esoteric belief
to coincide with the New Millennium or the New Age of Aquarius.
Note that the anthem for European Union is the
Ode to Joy which carries the verse.
that LOUIS XIV (The Sun King and the King to Nicolas Poussin) held a
parade on the Champs Elysees on
Here we have a mention of 17th January from
Le Serpent Rouge
"My emotion was great "DELIVER ME FROM THE MIRE" I said, and I awoke
immediately. I haven't told you in fact that this was a dream that I'd had
this 17thJANUARY, feast
day of Saint SULPICE. Afterwards my trouble persisting, I wanted after
reflection to tell you a story by PERRAULT. Here then, Dear Reader, in the
pages which follow the result of a dream having soothed me into the world of
the strange and unknown. GOOD comes to him THAT DOES GOOD."
Here the author is
likely referring to
Claude Perrault who designed the east façade of the
for more on Saint Sulpice See
Looking west from the Louvre at sunset on
at just before dawn on
Beltane (May 1st)
rising just before the Sun
from the eastern façade of the Louvre.
In October 1972 a Swiss Broadcaster Mathieu Paoli
produced a series of radio programmes on Radio Geneva about the Priory
of Sion and later he produced a book called
Le dessous d'une
Behind the scenes of a Political Ambition.
The programmes and the book spoke about the plan
to restore the Merovingian to power via the Priory of Sion. They
included some statements by Pierre Plantard that the society wanted to
shift the balance of power in the
French National Assembly to the centre left in the 1973 elections
the following year.
After this Paoli left the Swiss broadcaster
(TSR) to work in Israel and revealed his real name Ludwig Scheswig who
allegedly worked as a double agent for Israeli and Egyptian
He was later murdered
See Note 1
so-called Fake Parchments
This whole story about Mathieu Paoli (Ludwig
Scheswig) seems to have originated from
Jean Luc Chaumeil
who had learned about Paoli from
Doru Todericiu who used the pseudonym
Jean Luc Chaumeil is seen here holding the supposed "Fake"
In 1973 Chaumeil (a former poet, artist and
journalist) was assigned by the Paris review newspaper Le Charivari
to write about the Priory of Sion. His article was predominantly in
favour of the whole story having previously read Gerard de Sède's book
Le Tresor Maudit. By
doing this Chaumeil immediately elevated himself as the go-to
person regarding the Rennes le Chateau mystery. Chaumeil eventually
turned against Plantard, this was after Plantard refused him entry into
the Priory of Sion.
Here below find the argument by well known
Priory debunker Paul Smith.
The rebuttal to this piece of biased wishful
thinking can be found
However picking up a few more points this time from arch debunker
QUOTE Pierre Plantard first began creating phantom
right-wing occult associations during the late 1930s – later during
the 1940s the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered together with the
Copper Scroll that allegedly represented Solomon’s Treasure placed
in 64 hiding places – Plantard noticed that this story was extremely
popular in France and when he first heard about the story of
Bérenger Saunière as told by Noël Corbu, decided to transpose the
popularity of the Dead Sea Scrolls literature in France over Corbu’s
allegations relating to Bérenger Saunière and Rennes-le-Château –
the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls became the discovery of the
"parchments in the hollow pillar" and the discovery of the Copper
Scroll became the "treasure of Bérenger Saunière". Correspondence
dating from the 1960s between Pierre Plantard and Philippe de
Chérisey reveal this very strategy and motive – this correspondence
is in the possession of French researcher Jean-Luc Chaumeil.
Complete and utter speculation from Paul Smith.
Smith has offered no evidence to support this
As we can clearly see above with Chaumeil's photograph that the
parchment paper is clearly different.
One of the parchments (the white as opposed to the yellow one) has a
signature in red saying that it is a "Photocopie", he's telling us that
de Cherisey faked the document then photocopied it and gave it to
Chaumeil to show to the world some twenty five years later. Or to be
more exact immediately after the phenomenal success of Dan Brown's book
The Da Vinci Code. How lucky for him that the world was still
interested and Chaumeil could be expected to achieve some revenue from
Smith points out that the small parchment is from Luke chapter 6 and is
a copy of the Codex Bezae.
Actually it isn't.
The value of the small parchment is in the
layout and the inclusion of the
The Latin texts in both
"parchments" contain numerous spelling mistakes showing that their
creator did not understand that particular language.
The spelling mistakes were deliberate.
Smith is a person who doesn't understand how codes are made.
Perhaps the most damning arguments against the parchments being a fake
made by De Cherisey is the fact that.
THE HANDWRITING FOR EACH PARCHMENT IS DIFFERENT.
Your attention is drawn to the letter M in each parchment.
|Letter M in the Dagobert Parchment
||Letter M in the
As you can clearly see the letter M is
fundamentally different in each parchment.
Do you really think this was made by the same
However we have this:
|Here we have the Philippe de Cherisey
letter to Geoffrey Basil Smith
dated 29 January 1974
|29 January 1974
P.S. Do you know that the famous manuscripts supposedly discovered
by the Abbé Saunière were composed in 1965? And that I took responsibility for
being the author?
Philippe de Chérisey.
|HE (de Cherisey) took responsibility for being the author
Since when does this mean he made the whole thing up.
More wild speculation based on wishful thinking.
But let us suppose for one moment that it
was made up by De Cherisey
The question is
does this change
We already know that Plantard and
De Cherisey were trying to push the Merovingian dynasty
Before we go any further with this it important to
read this letter from Philippe de Cherisey:
|I still do not have the answer to my letter of the 17
January nor the sum of money. I must use it in six days. Thus only one
word to warn you that Gérard de Sède is
in possession of the case of files of the Priory of Sion stolen to the 37,
street Saint Lazare and with its contents he means prepare a book against
us. He is in possession of the file of
George Monti, as well as photocopy
of your contract with
Rene Descadeillas or you 65% of the rights for the
work: Rennes and its last Lords. Worse still, in this case was your
(original) manuscript of Circuit! What can one make of it? To acknowledge
before the publication which the work CIRCUIT isn't me. Want you to
give me an answer?
On the origin of the Priory of Sion, my research recoups a hold
on them, all the publications of
Philippe Toscan come from one [who] is
delirious under the effect of drug, the truth according to the files of
the Order held by my uncle Saint Hillier with the Chateau de Lys, it is on
September 19, 1736, which François d' Hautpoul
[see note 2]and Jean Paul de Negre
founder of the Priory of Sion, the 2nd Grand Maitre is well
de Rosset (Limoux/Stenay). The continuation does not have any error:
Charles and Maximilien of Lorraine, finally after the revolution; Nodier,
Hugo, Debussy (with Monti) and Cocteau. I received threatening letter of
insane, his name
Roger Dagobert, he declares [to be] the descendant of
general Dagobert, and Dagobert Saint, therefore heir legitimate to the
gold mines that are in your grounds of ROCK NEGRE has Rennes, moreover
pretender to the throne of France. Soon
Philippe de Chèrisey
[an] owner of the treasure of Rennes in
one of the parchments
(that of my
manufacture) the human stupidity does not have limit. Example: All the
Hautpoul, included that of
Blanche de Castille and that until 1337
were carried out on order of the king Louis XIV by
Charles Rene d' Hozier
de Serigny, judges weapons and certificate gives on 30 April 1781. made
reproduction at Montpellier in 1911 to 1913
At the moment here there is mail and still a letter of this [ancestor]
of Dagobert which has gone to the dustbin. He pretends now to link his
name and quotes like
Here you can clearly see that Philippe de
Cherisey says he ALTERED this small parchment
Notice he said that he only altered one of
Nevertheless this does not reduce the value
of this parchment.
This parchment speaks of
IT IS DEATH
Everything you would
expect from the agenda that Plantard and de Cherisey were pushing.
that it is not the simple text that is important but the layout
and perhaps most important
it finishes with the phrase
In other words
The average reader is not meant to understand
Only the INITIATED, armed with certain
procedures, is meant to understand this.
in this parchment there is no mention of-
Clearly we have two agendas here written by two
But if the author of both was Philippe de
Why the need for two parchments?
And as we have seen de Cherisey references the painter Eugene
NOT Nicolas Poussin.
He also makes the error in the decoding of the
In other words he fails to correctly decode his own code.
I have asked many times for Mariano Tomatis to enter into a
legitimate Scientific peer review discussion with myself and up
to present he has refused.
This offer is still open.
Here below we have the passage from his website.
I have created a whole page to his argument but here are a brief
indication of the flaws in his argument.
The key points are highlighted in red
Mariano Tomatis makes the following comments on his
Henry Lincoln's tour
At the cost of 20 euros for 4 hours of storytelling,
Lincoln offers the tourists the possibility of visiting the
domaine of Bérenger Saunière with his explanations. The experience
may be frustrating for someone who is trying to deconstruct the
mythopoiesis of Rennes-le-Château phenomenon, because Lincoln's
approach is entirely based on Plantard's elements. Starting from the
(undebatable) premise that "there is something" in the parchments
and in the ET IN ARCADIA EGO tombstone, he concludes that this
"something" is extremely important, and it has to do with an ancient
knowledge mathematically expressed in the measures fixed in the area
by castles, churches and stones. "Plantard knew it", Lincoln repeats
during all his tour.
As we have previously seen, "there is something" in
the props provided by Plantard, so it is easy for Lincoln to point
at the meaningful elements in the parchments, but analysing it from
the correct historical perspective, it has more to do with a
Merovingian bloodline than with an ancient geometrical knowledge.
Serious historical research has nothing to do with
Henry Lincoln's approach, whose peculiar element is a open contempt
towards academics: "They repeat what they are told", he goes on
saying in his books and during the tour. His populist attitude is
explicitly revealed by asking the visitors to "seek simplicity" (4),
as a child would do", ignoring what they have read or heard about
the topic. The explicit request of making tabula rasa of the
previous knowledge is a perfect way to implant the old stuff created
in the 1960s by the puppetmaster. But he is good at hiding the
modern origin of the roots of his hypothesis.
In August I took part to Henry Lincoln's tour, and
it was a good occasion to study his role in the "infinite game" of
Rennes-le-Château. He supports the game with a slogan often repeated
during the visit; referring to the visitors, he says: "They look but
they don't see." Implicitly, he is advocating apophenia - the
experience of seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or
meaningless data - as a tool to keep the game alive. His
geographical maps are apophenic triumphs, and can be considered
valuable props for the game, supporting funny forest walks on the
trails of theoretical vertices and alignments. (5)
This is bordering upon Libel and the
degree of vitriol can only be understood if you posit some kind of
Click below for the arguments
Chérisey Proof of innocence
Philippe de Chérisey confession
For those who feel that all has been revealed to them and there is no
point in further study, allow me to make an obvious statement which
seems to go over the heads of most researchers.
will do their utmost to prevent you from understanding, even to the
point of creating false leads and seeding the whole affair with
NEVER accept anything at face value nor believe
something simply because it fits your comfort zone.
People are reminded that in the 1980s members of
the Prieure de Sion were issued with specific instructions to deny all
aspects of their group, even to the point of denying membership.
So when a member of the Prieure de Sion denies
membership (e.g. Plantard) or refuses to endorse the society in public,
he is merely following the society's instructions.
One positive lead to come
from the Paoli (Le Charivari) magazine article was the mention of the
Banque Fritz Dörgé in Budapest. Saunière had sold a golden
bejeweled plate and vessels to the Habsburgs via this bank. These
are now apparently in Switzerland and said to be owned by the followers
of the mystic Rudolf Steiner
before the revolution, there is François
who reports the title of Marquis of Blanchefort, fell into disuse, and
brought in dowry by his wife Marie
de Negro of Ables (1714-1781),
lady Niort, Roquefeuil and Blanchefort; a
monument in the name of Marie de Negro of
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