and Antoine l'ermite
FEAST DAY 17th JANUARY
The third document of the
deposited in the
in May 1966
The third document of the Dossiers Secret deposited in theBibliothèque nationale de France
in May 1966
It consists of a facsimile from a book by
It consists of a facsimile from a book by Robert Charroux
The pseudonym used is Antoine l'ermite
The pseudonym used is Antoine l'ermite
"Robert Charroux developed an active interest in
the alleged treasure of Rennes-le-Château, following up
claims made by Noel Corbu
in the local press in 1956 that it was discovered by
Bérenger Saunière during the late 19th century. In 1958,
with his wife Yvette and other members of The Treasure
Seekers' Club (that he founded in 1951), he scanned the
village and its church for treasure using a metal
detector. Charroux also distributed a leaflet about this
entitled L’ébouriffante histoire du "curé aux milliards"
that has not survived, but is referred to in French
newspapers of the period. He described his activities
there in his 1962 book Trésors du Monde enterrées,
emmurés, engloutis (Fayard) that was published in
English in 1967".
"Robert Charroux developed an active interest in the alleged treasure of Rennes-le-Château, following up claims made by Noel Corbu in the local press in 1956 that it was discovered by Bérenger Saunière during the late 19th century. In 1958, with his wife Yvette and other members of The Treasure Seekers' Club (that he founded in 1951), he scanned the village and its church for treasure using a metal detector. Charroux also distributed a leaflet about this entitled L’ébouriffante histoire du "curé aux milliards" that has not survived, but is referred to in French newspapers of the period. He described his activities there in his 1962 book Trésors du Monde enterrées, emmurés, engloutis (Fayard) that was published in English in 1967".
Robert Charroux elaborated the story of Abbé
Saunière’s treasure from the basis of parchments (wooden
scrolls, filled with ferns), the inscription on a
gravestone, and the legend of the treasure of Saint
Louis. Previously, during the filming of a documentary
for O.R.T.F. (French Radio and Television Organisation),
he had carried out some excavations in the cemetery, but
Robert Charroux elaborated the story of Abbé Saunière’s treasure from the basis of parchments (wooden scrolls, filled with ferns), the inscription on a gravestone, and the legend of the treasure of Saint Louis. Previously, during the filming of a documentary for O.R.T.F. (French Radio and Television Organisation), he had carried out some excavations in the cemetery, but in vain…
|Texte de Robert Charroux "Trésor de l'abbé Saunière"|
The deciphered text yields
BERGERE PAS DE TENTATION QUE POUSSIN TENIERS GARDENT LA CLEF PAX DCLXXXI PAR LA CROIX ET CE CHEVAL DE DIEU JACHEVE CE DAEMON DE GARDIEN A MIDI POMMES BLEUES
So we are looking for a painting by Teniers where someone is NOT being tempted
Teniers (elder and younger) painted many paintings of St Anthony the Hermit
St Anthony is defined thus:
He died on the 17th January
We do not know which Teniers the phrase refers to
There are two paintings by David Teniers where St Anthony is NOT being Tempted.
One is a depiction of St Anthony and St Paul fed by Ravens - by David Teniers (the younger)
Outside a cave NOT being tempted
Once owned by Herman Gœring.
However the following painting by Teniers is the more likely candidate
One of the reasons for choosing this is because this painting is also at Shugborough Hall where you'll also find the Shepherd Monument
St Anthony and St Paul fed by Ravens by David Teniers (the younger)The reason this is chosen is the quite obvious inclusion of geometry i.e. The staffs and the eye line of St Anthony (left) across the Third Eye of St Paul through the tilted cross to a bird in the sky; and the presence of sheep and Shepherds
Since the theme is SION then
Notre Dame de Valère in
Look at the similarities to the castle on the right of the Teniers painting.
The Roman Catholic diocese of Sion is the oldest in Switzerland and one of the oldest north of the Alps. The library of Sion is known above all for its 120 Medieval codices, dating from the mid-9th century to the late 15th century, some richly illuminated, published by Josef Leisibach and Albert Jörger.
The Dossiers Secrets gives us the link that monks from
With regard to this mysterious Ursus, there is a Saint
Ursus which the French call Saint Ours who was called Sant Orso in
The St Bernard Pass was a featured itinerary of the Grand Tour that flourished from 1660 onwards particularly amongst the British upper class and featured a viewing of cultural artifacts of antiquity. The Grand Tour was a rite of passage for the wealthy and could last for several months or indeed several years, the leader of such a Grand Tour was called a Bear Leader. It became less popular when the railways opened up travel opportunities for almost everyone. Sir Francis Dashwood, later to be a Chancellor of the Exchequer for the British Government went on a Grand Tour in 1726 at the age of 16, and it was he who founded the infamous Hellfire Club in 1746.
Saint Gratus of Aosta (San
Grato di Aosta) is the patron saint of Aosta. St Gratus signed the acts
of the synod of
Pope Liberius sent Eusebius of Vercelli accompanied by the curiously named
Bishop Lucifer of
In 1285, the Magna Legenda Sancti Grati, a fictitious and anachronistic account of Gratus’ life to celebrate the translation of the saint's relics, was composed by Jacques de Cours, then canon of Aosta cathedral.
In this account, it was alleged that St Gratus had been born into a noble
Spartan family and he had studied at
In the town of
Saint Gratus of Aosta is usually depicted in art with a bunch of Grapes and the head of John the Baptist and is the patron saint of the Benedictines. His feast day is September 6th.
The Dossiers Secret says that the leader of the Calabrian
monks was Ursus and this is the Latin for Bear but specifically the male bear,
OURS is French for bear and ORSO is Italian for Bear. The female bear is Ursa
and so therefore the constellations of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor is specifically
female, Ursus being male. There is a school of thought that places this
particular St Ursus of Aosta to be of Irish or Celtic origin. There is a legend
that between the years 473 and 500 the body of St Victor was brought to
Conditus hoc Sanctus
Tumulo Thebaidus Ursus
Here is the Holy Tomb of the Theban Ursus
It is said that he was the member of the Theban legion who
were martyred for refusing to worship idols, he is known throughout
Upon their arrival at Orval, a journey that if made by land
would have taken them through the Grande St Bernard pass via Aosta, these
mysterious Calabrian monks received patronage of Mathilde de Toscan duchess of
It has been said that where truth is suppressed there legend is formed and we are finding ourselves forced through having no hard evidence at all as to what happened to these monks into conjecture as to their activities after they left Orval. To simply abandon the journey here will guarantee us no further discovery and a kind of lapse into recycled and useless solution that has led us nowhere. The sensible action is to go on with these documents to see where they will lead us with the proviso that they may not be a genuine historical facts but merely someone’s own personal understanding of historical facts that are uncorroborated unless there are other documents held in secret. If we do go on from the information in these Dossiers we must try to link our journey to known points of reference at every opportunity and to pick out the truth from the legend or indeed any deliberate falsehoods that may exist. This is, however acceptable in science, it is after all precisely the path that the science of the study of evolution has followed and is still following as it too has little contemporary evidence for comparison but still carries on with its hypothesis purely on the basis that the hypothesis sort of fits. Of course the theory that it is all done by angels also fits if one inserts a similar large number of ‘must-have-dones’ into the theory. However we do have something in our favour for a group supposedly as influential as this Order of Sion would, whilst not themselves being in direct evidence due to their secrecy, have affected things around them in a quite distinctive way. We are at a Black Hole analogy here, something that by its very nature cannot be directly seen but will influence everything around it whose behaviour can be seen.
We can start to try to link the disappearance of this group
with a sudden appearance of a group that is connected with the successes of the
crusades and has links to Godfroi de Bouillon’s exploits in the
So did anyone appear on the
This apparent leader whose name was Ursus has been open to
all kinds of interpretation. One is immediately drawn, as already mentioned, to
the reference to the Latin name for Bear - Ursa. But similarly we are drawn back
to the logo on the list of Prieure de Sion Grand Masters. The word OURS appears
inside a symbol for Virgo at the top of this list and ‘Ours’ is French for Bear.
The first connection here then is the connection of the constellations of Ursa
Major and Minor to the constellation of Virgo in a single logo. Could these
monks at Orval, having originated from the land of the mysterious Pythagorean
schools, have been involved in the observation, tabulation and mapping of the
movement of the Stars and Planets? Again speculation says that this may have
been the case for a document that exists at the University of Ghent and written
by Lambert de St Omer, who describes in his manuscript Liber floridus
("book of flowers") which is an encyclopedia of Biblical, chronological,
astronomical, geographical, theological, philosophical and natural history
subjects. It is described by scholars as an extract or synopsis from different
authors, and was begun in 1090 and finished in 1120. We do not know from where
Lambert de St Omer got his information and there is speculation that it came
from documents found by the Knights Templar during their occupation of
Tradition has it that these Calabrian monks left the
Footnote about St Bernard's Pass
The Petit Saint Bernard
stone circle probably
David Teniers and Archduke Leopold von Hapsburg
The coincidences with Sion Switzerland are further enhanced when we study the life of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm von Hapsburg. He was the brother of the Austrian Emperor when he first employed Teniers to look after his art collection and was in every way your typical ‘renaissance man’. Schooled in theology he gained his bishoprics at Strasburg and Passau by the age of eleven. Family tradition saw him assume, in 1642 the title of Grand Master of the Teutonic knights having took up a military career which saw him fighting in Bohemia in 1640. However the most interesting aspect of the Archduke was his interest in astrology and in particular his appointment of the monk and leading astrologer Placido Titi.
Placido was an accomplished mathematician as well as an astronomer in the Ptolemy tradition. In 1657 Placido wrote Tabulae Primi Mobilis Quas Directionem Vulgo Dicunt and this is the same year that Poussin painted the second Annunciation dedicated to Pope Alexander VII and one year after his enigmatic meeting the Abbé Fouquet where they talked of many things that kings will be at pains to draw from them. It is very likely that it is a painting of Placido Titi that is outside the Grotto of Saint Mary Magdalene at Plan D’Aups close to the Massif de la Sainte Baume. Placido is from an ascetic branch of the Benedictine Order called the Olivetans, who were a reformist brotherhood and they had obviously approved of Placido’s work in astrology when they published his Physiomathematica in 1650. Placido’s (Placidus) publications were later popularised by the Catholic Church as an argument for Ptolemy’s geocentric Solar System in the campaign against the now proven heliocentric theory of Copernicus which had been rejected by Pope Alexander VII.
The coincidences continue with Archduke Leopold von Hapsburg for it was he that had previously excavated the grave in 1653 of the Merovingian King Childeric I who was the son of Meroveus, from whom the whole dynasty is named. In this grave at Saint Brice was found no less than 300 miniature gold bees, a bull’s head made of gold, a crystal ball and a severed horses head. It was these same golden bees that were famously sown onto Napoleon Bonaparte’s coronation robe. Bees were considered to be the tears of Ra in ancient Egypt. Amongst the find there had also been a statue of Isis.
The Abbey of Sion is fifty miles from Aosta on the other side of the Apennine Alps that has the evocative Arthurian name of Avalon where St Germain, the founder of St Germain des Pres in Paris, received his training. It is perhaps worth noting here too that two principle Saints associated with one of England’s most notable cathedrals at Lincoln, St Anselm who was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109 and Saint Hugh who was the Prior of Witham in 1179, both came from Aosta and Avalon respectively.
The Gran San Bernardo (named after St Bernard of Montjoux) Alpine pass has all around it a distribution of the tribes from Roman times from the first century. It is the most important pass through the Alps from Italy to France and Switzerland. To the North West is Lake Leman which has at its eastern end the city of Geneva. Right in the middle of the pass between the white coloured sections is the Roman Temple of Jupiter at Summus Poeninus built in 70CE. This connected Rome with its western empire via Gaul, the pass itself is at 2464 metres (8084ft). The Priory of Sion was formed in St Julien de Annemasse which is a district of Geneva on the banks of Lake Geneva. At Augusta Praetoria is now the town of Aosta, which is known as the most Roman town after Rome. Due north of this where the SEDVNI Celtic tribe once lived is were we find Sion, built on the ancient town of Sedunum and the twin peaks with the Chateau de Valère and the Chateau de Tourbillion. Further down the Valle d’Aosta is the town of St Vincent but if we go further south we come to the district of Piedmont and the awesome Abbey of Sagra di San Michele just inside Italy’s border with France close to a town called Arcangel.
As mentioned earlier the town of Aosta was called Augusta Praetoria Salassorum and was founded by Augustus about 24BCE after defeating the Celtic tribe the Salassi and remains of a triumphal Arch erected in commemoration of the victory still survives. The Salassi are a tribe that lived close to the area known as La Teine where the earliest examples of Celtic artefacts survive. The French Provenςal language (franco-provenςal, arpitan, and patois) is thought to have come from this area being a Gallo-Roman language and form a separate group from Langue d’Oil and Langue d’Oc, the largest number of Franco-Provenςal speakers live in the Aosta Valley Autonomous Region of Italy and it is an endangered language. There was a forced Italianisation of the area by Mussolini during World War II and many Italian speaking workers coupled with a mass exodus of French speaking workers made the area into an Italian state. However the area regained its autonomy in 1948.
In his book L’Or de Rennes, Gerard de Sede mentioned the death of a man named Fakhar Ul Islam. Fakhar Ul Islam was on his way on a train from Paris to Geneva he was found at the side of track close to the railway station of Melun and had clearly fallen (or been pushed) from the train. Despite being well dressed he carried no baggage whatsoever. Who travels across Europe with no luggage?
Jean Luc Chaumeil insists that Fakhar Ul Islam was a drug trafficker without offering any proof or evidence for his claim or offering any explanation why he would know that when the French police don’t seem to be aware of this.
Jean Luc Chaumeil is a self promoting "expert" on the Solar Temple cult. It is believed by many that Jean Luc Chaumeil works as a disinformation agent for the security services.
Archduke Leopold had excavated the tomb of
Childeric I and found the 300 bees.
In the 1980s, an anonymous source claimed that in 1952, Plantard “illicitly carried out transfers of gold ingots from France to Switzerland”, specifying it was the Union des Banques Suisses, and that the amount was for more than 100 million francs, and that he had to appear in front of a criminal court for fraud. Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln confronted Plantard with this allegation and he admitted the transfers, but said that it had not been against the law at the time – which was true. He stated that though he went to jail, it was for another offence. This statement is confirmed in a letter from the Saint-Julien sub-prefecture, involving the Annemasse mayor, dated June 8, 1956 and thus related to the foundation of the Priory. The letter states that in December 1953, Plantard was sentenced for six months in jail for “abus de confiance” – abuse of trust, which is normally understood to be embezzlement. French privacy laws prevent outsiders from receiving further information as to who the victim was, etc. It seems obvious that in the early 1950s, Plantard was working – or “adding to his income” – by performing financial transfers. That he was involved with financial transfers between France and Switzerland can be inferred from the fact that he lived first in Switzerland and then settled just across the border, the 1980 rumour and confirmation of gold transfers and his 1953 conviction for what seems to be related to money matters.
Another reason this is the correct painting is that a copy can be found at Shugborough Hall, however here it is given the curious name of
Elias and Elijah fed by Ravens.
This name comes from the Courtauld Institute
St Anthony the Hermit and
The inclusion of Bread and Salt taken in context of the Catholic Church is very likely a reference to the controversial issue of Transubstantiation concerning the correct interpretation of the words of Jesus during the Last Supper. An issue that although seemingly trivial to us in the 21st century has directly resulted in people being executed, sometimes for belief and sometimes for non-belief. The issue is whether the body and blood of Jesus being the bread and wine is meant literally or not. To the Catholics, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox (which amounts in total to two thirds of Christianity) it is, Jesus’ body that is literally transformed into its basic elements which are also in wine and in bread which then become his body, (we are what we eat so to speak). However to the Protestant Christians it isn’t and that Jesus only spoke figuratively.The doctrine of transubstantiation, first formally declared at the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215, looks suspiciously like a way of contradicting Cathar teaching on the impossibility of combining earthly and spiritual elements. Again, the sacrament of extreme unction appears to have evolved by way of competing with the deathbed Consolamentum. Marian devotion was developed by St Dominic as a way of countering the role accorded to women by the troubadours and perhaps to a lesser extent by the Cathars.
Et in Arcadia Ego by Nicolas Poussin
Et in Arcadia Ego by Nicolas Poussin
at Chatsworth House
at Chatsworth House
Aquarius is pouring water.
Aquarius is pouring water.
This painting is at Chatsworth House and it is
known that Elizabeth Yorke the wife of the famous
navigator Lord Anson of Shugborough Hall travelled
regularly to trace this painting. She also spent some
time in France around Lyon and has also been painted
dressed as a Shepherdess.
This painting is at Chatsworth House and it is known that Elizabeth Yorke the wife of the famous navigator Lord Anson of Shugborough Hall travelled regularly to trace this painting. She also spent some time in France around Lyon and has also been painted dressed as a Shepherdess.
is a Cathar Term and came from their paper making
industry and is a form of watermark.
is a Cathar Term and came from their paper making industry and is a form of watermark.
The Mill at
Les Pontils was
used in the paper making industry.