Rennes-le-Château and the Valley of God
View of the Magdala Tower at Rennes-le-Château
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We travelled from Carcassonne though the Aude Valley on our way to Rennes-le-Château. This is Cathar country where the Albigensians were tortured and burnt to death for heresy. It was the beginning of the Inquisition. The whole area is full of intrigue, history and mystery and in particular the area around Mt. Bugarach where it is said there are the most frequent sightings of UFO’s in the whole of France. That particular area is known as “Val de Dieu” or The Valley of God but I jump ahead of myself a little; we needed to find a place to stay which we can use as an centre point to travel to and from as a base, visiting all the marvellous sites in the surrounding area.
Quillan had been recommended, but as we were driving towards that location, John suddenly made a turn right and we found ourselves in front of the lovely Chateâu des Ducs de Joyeuse in Couiza; a medieval castle restored to a charming hotel restaurant. It is at the confluence of a mountain stream and the river Aude that the Chateâu of Couiza now stands; on the site of an ancient Gallo Roman settlement whose original name was Couzanum.
It didn’t take John long to talk the owner into giving us an excellent deal for a four night stay. We both felt we had visited the Chateâu before; particularly when climbing the ancient stone circular staircase to our room.
Entrance to the Chateâu des Ducs de Joyeuse
Our first visit was to make the short journey up a mountain drive to Rennes-le-Château. As we arrived we were blessed with a calm, clear, sunny day overlooking the mountain peaks towards Mt. Bugarach.
The view from Rennes-le-Chateâu looking towards Mt Bugarach
There is much mystery and history surrounding the church up here. A new priest, Father Bérenger Saunière arrived at the Monastery in 1885. Within the space of a few years, he changed forever the destiny of the small village in the Aude. Saunière’s renovations and above all his high-profile building projects rapidly raise the question as to the origin of his funds. The rumour spreads that he has discovered some sort of treasure.
Museum model of Fr Saunière with his housekeeper
This has inspired many researchers, scientists and historians to trace many questions. In particular, the strange statues and secret codes that exist at Rennes-le-Château, appeared to be hiding concealed information that sent researchers into a complicated search, with many different aspects and avenues.
One of the most famous works, is The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, written in collaboration by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln. Publication of this book in 1982 sparked off a storm of controversy, the reverberations of which are still resounding throughout the Western World. It has spawned many articles and questions, along with conspiracy theories, all to be found on the Internet. Dan Brown’s book, The Da Vinci Code, is thriller fiction (along the lines of the non-fiction book “The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail,”) which sold over 80 million copies and is translated into 40 languages.
Some of the questions raised are:
- Where did Father Saunière receive the funds to pay for such elaborate renovations?
- What were the secret manuscripts said to be found by Saunière (in a secret cavity within a stone column), and was Mary Magdalene really buried under the floor of the old church at Rennes-le-Château?
- Did a secret society exist named The Prieure de Sion?
- Did the Knights Templar keep The Holy Grail in France and if so, where?
- Was Jesus married to Mary Magdalene, and did they have children – leaving a dynasty of Holy Blood?
- Did Jesus survive the Crucifixion and live to an old age?
- Did the Cathars hold a secret manuscript named The Book of Love, and if true, where is it now? (I will speak more about this in my article about Montségur.)
I will attempt to discuss some of these questions a little later on, but for the moment I would like to quote, “A word from Father Saunière.” The following is taken from a pamphlet given at the Museum at Rennes-le-Château. It is written and signed by Abbé B. Saunière, 1903.
Rennes Ie Chateau owes its origins to the fortified city of Rhedae, which was founded in the 5th century by the Visigoths. The city lay on the plateau extending towards the south-east at the foot of the present village and numbered some 30,000 inhabitants. The capital of the vast district of Rhedae, it was destroyed in 1170 by the King of Aragon’s army.
In the 14th century Pierre II des Voisins, seneschal of Carcassonne, restored the fortifications and the town grew prosperous once more. It was seized anew by the Spanish, however, who left only the ancient church dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, the castle of the lords of Rennes and a few dwellings standing.
1362 thus marked the end of the city of Rhedae, which subsequently became the small settlement of Rennes-le-Château.
Following these disasters, the modest village seems for a long time to have been forgotten by the rest of the world.
In recent years, however, the old feudal castle, still standing, has seen the activity of the past resume around it. The church, which was falling into ruin, has been completely restored and magnificently decorated.
The grounds around the church, formerly full of rubble, now feature a splendid Calvary, half hidden amongst flowers and shrubs. The Villa Bethany, a superb residence in the most sophisticated style with a large garden in front and surmounted by a fine statue of the Saviour, His arms open wide, has just been completed. The old ramparts have been replaced by a broad walkway running along the crest of the mountain. An elegant veranda acts as bartizan. At the other end, the Magdala Tower, a crenellated marvel of civil and military architecture, serves as a library.
These works of art have taken the place of the murderous architecture of the past. The turrets and crenellations now serve for contemplating, close to heaven, the magnificent panorama stretching away on every side as far as the eye can see.
And the hordes of warriors have been replaced by peaceful hordes. They come up here to admire, within this incomparable setting, the marvels of art wrought by a priest with an artist’s soul, one who loves his church and his parishioners—Bérenger Saunière, Rennes-le-Château, 1903
I have been advised by a Catholic Priest of the Mass intentions – “these can be for the gospel of the day, the welfare of the people in the local parish, the poor and the needy (as is often the case) and for the memorials, what we call the stipends (payments), which may either private or public. (For example, one may give a stipend for a mass for deceased members of one’s family – i.e., mother, father, grandparents. This can be kept a private matter, and the mass said publicly. This is a common sort of practice.) In the sacristy there is a register and anyone may view this. Now, the rule is you are only supposed to say masses for people in the diocese; outside the diocese, it is another matter. And there is ample evidence that Abbé Saunière received stipends for masses from far away, far outside the diocese that contained a ruined chapel at Rennes-le-Château. He was accused of selling masses in his lifetime and was suspended for unaccounted incomes – people just thought he was selling masses. Here is an extract of the parish register for Rennes-le-Château” – see http://www.rennes-le-chateau-rhedae.com/rlc/1891accounts.html
“These are simply a list of his mass stipends; at 50 or 60 Francs at the turn of the last century, this was a stupendous amount. Nearly like $500 or $600, or perhaps more in today’s terms. There has been a heck of a lot inflation after the two world wars.”
Donations, from wealthy visitors, for building improvements had been received also. Father Sauniere did not accumulate monies for personal gain; rather, it is recorded he died a pauper.
In our travels all through the South of France we found old churches and statues dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. She was honoured and respected by the Knights Templar.
Mary Magdalen in the chapel at Rennes-le-Château
I have no doubt she would have walked the mountains in this area, she would have known of the important Cosmic aspect of the area. (More to follow about this) I have written about the legend of her landing at the Camargue and her living out her last days at the Cave of Sainte La Baume. That cave has been visited by thousands including Kings and Popes.
My ‘miracle’ photo of the image of her remains on the Cave roof – I believe is confirming that her remains were at the Cave of La Sainte Baume.
Whether a secret society existed named the Prieure de Sion is questionable, after a list of Grand Masters was published and later to be discovered to be fraudulent.
I know that when John and I visited the Mary Chapel at Mont St Michel (click here to read the article), I recognised the relics of Jehanne D’arc hanging on the wall. I also lifted a pamphlet, written in French, advising of a meeting to take place by the Prieure de Sion.
That was 1990 and it didn’t suggest any conspiracy.
I know the Masons in the past, as far back as the time of the Temple of Solomon, had secret signs and initiations. They had Grand Masters; members of my family were grand masters in Scotland. They were good men and only wanted to assist communities. I have a friend who is a Knight of Malta and a member of a Masonic Temple. Over the medieval times in Europe they could have been burnt at the stake if they spoke of their secrets. These days their initiation rites are public knowledge and the public are invited to their meetings.
Their secrets did hold knowledge of the The Holy Grail and a marriage between Mary Magdalene and Jesus.
Also The Templars knew that Issa lived a long life in India long after he was crucified.
Jesus was born of an immaculate conception, I have found that easy to believe. Similarly, Sai Baba was conceived by his mother Easwaramma – who, when directed by Sai Baba, told of an immaculate conception where a Blue Light came into her stomach and formed a child. Not long after Sai Baba was born he was found to have a cobra under his cradle. The symbol of life everlasting. All this was similar to the birth of Jesus.
I have a friend who advises her mother’s family came from Srinagar, Kashmir. She tells me that the same family have been looking after a grave for over 2,000 years in Srinagar, Kashmir where it is said Issa is buried. He was known as “The Prophet.” You can read of the Tomb of the Prophet in Kashmir
Issa – Jesus meditating in the Himalayas
On further research, there is a book written called Jesus Died in Kashmir, by Andreas Faber-Kaiser dated 1978. It speaks about Jesus’ boyhood trip to Kashmir at the age of 13 to study Buddhism. His gospel of love pleased the Buddhists, but the Hindus saw it as a challenge to the caste system and the power of the Brahmins. Jesus visited Persia, but the Zoroastrian priests also saw him as a threat and ask him to leave. Jesus then returned to Israel.
The author obtained this story from one Nicholai Notovich and later when travelling in Kashmir, which is known as little Tibet, he visited a lamasery where he was told of “Issa, a son of Israel” visiting there 2000 years ago.
The author tells the story of Jesus’ travels after the crucifixion, saying his wounds healed and that he set out with Mary and Thomas in search of the ten lost tribes of Israel. Mary died in Pakistan, not far from the Kashmir border. Jesus continued on to Kashmir which was familiar to him, while Thomas moved to southern India teaching as he went and dying on a hill (Mt. St. Thomas, or St-Thomas-Mount) nearby where the city of Chennai stands today.
I worked with a lady in a regression 4 years ago who remembered a life as Thomas. She remembered a lot of detail of how Issa was assisted after the crucifixion and that his wounds had healed. Thomas then travelled, in secret, with a few others and Issa to India; she had not read the above book. She remembered the separation from Jesus in India and then Thomas continuing his teachings in the South of India until he upset the Brahmins and was finally killed.
Previous to this work I had wondered about what happened to Mother Mary – at the time somebody began speaking about Mother Mary being buried at Ephesus and the apostle John also being with her. Then I was given an article about someone visiting Patmos to find a cave that was said to be where John wrote of the Apocalypse.
These were ‘signs’ given to me by coordinated incidence to confirm the information given to me by my unseen Mentor.
My Mentor had already told me that Mother Mary had travelled from South of France, to Syria (Turkey) with her son John – many Jewish people lived there without danger. The area was on the outskirts of the Roman Empire.
Her daughter, the third Mary, had travelled to India with Issa. Unfortunately she died before she reached Kashmir and is now buried in Pakistan. (link to archived page)
Another regression was conducted for a lady who remembers the life of Mary Magdalene. She remembers the simple life as an Essene and the initiations that the “Marys entered into”. She remembered marrying Issa and having a child. She loved him deeply. After the crucifixion and the family’s escape to South of France, most of them moved on to other places. Issa had the gift of bi-locating and would come to visit her in South of France just to talk. He was then living in India and had remarried with more children. She remembers him visiting her, and being very comforting when she died.
Jesus was birthed from an immaculate conception which gave him the gift of Holy Blood. The Holy Grail is within all of us. All of us have gone on to inherit the Holy Blood and the uplifted consciousness that goes with it, we just need to realize we have inherited an earth body also and the need to lift its consciousness. We can receive help from the Enlightened Ones – we just have to ask.
AND, if you look at the ‘bigger picture’ to all of this – hasn’t Father Bérenger Saunière been inspired by the Enlightened Ones, to create this mystery around Rennes-le-Chateâu that led to all the controversy:
“Dan Brown states on his website that his books are not anti-Christian, though he is on a ‘constant spiritual journey’ himself, and says that his book The Da Vinci Code is simply “an entertaining story that promotes spiritual discussion and debate” and suggests that the book may be used “as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith.”
The same could be said for the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail, written by Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln.
Sacred Landscape and Stargate Geometry
Henry Lincoln has become an expert in discovering over the last 30 years, the history, the mystery and the fascinating landscape geometry of Rennes-Le-Chateau and the Aude Valley. He is co-author of Holy Blood, Holy Grail. Along the way he has written and presented a DVD “Guide to Rennes-le-Chateâu and the Aude Valley.” John felt we had to purchase a copy, and his insistence made me feel Spirit was speaking through him. In this DVD Henry Lincoln deals with his discovery of the eighth wonder of the world – the Rennes-le-Chateâu Pentacle of Mountains and the geometry hidden in the stunning countryside surrounding it.
Mt Bugarach, in the vicinity of Rennes-le-Chateâu
Henry Lincoln demonstrates – drawing on a map – joining the five mountain peaks in a circle and how they are equidistant forming a five pointed star. He links this remarkable symbology to Venus. One of the mountain peaks is Rennes-le-Chateâu and more specifically the Tower of Magdala.
In another demonstration Henry Lincoln places a compass point on the town of Esperaza; then drawing a full circle, including the mountain peak of Rennes-le-Chateâu, the mountain peaks are equidistant forming a 6 pointed star. This is the symbol for Venus, and also, the Star of David.
Now I have been shown that the 5 pointed star of Venus represents man and then the 6 pointed star of Venus is an upliftment of man into a being capable of having the higher essences of the starpeople. The Blue people, who came from Venus to establish an evolved civilisation on Earth, came to bring more Light into this corner of the galaxy. The Blue People were Light Beings who inhabited Earth before the Fall of Atlantis.” I have written about the Blue People – see Continuing the Story from the Ghost of Jehanne D’Arc
Some of the Star People went against the ‘edict’ that they were never to inter-marry with the Earth people as that would reduce their own Light. Some did mate with the earth-women and I believe that is where the story of Adam and Eve evolved and when they were told not to eat an apple because of the serpent. See here for further explanations about “Angels” mating with humans. This matter is referenced in the Hebrew Old Testament. here for links to the Book of Jubilees.
The Earth people had been created with part reptilian blood, and this still infiltrates the earth people – however with the melding of blood from the race of Light Beings, the earth people have inherited ‘Holy Blood’ as well. It is when they master the influence of the reptilian (and animal blood within them) – they will become Masters, inherit their true destiny and enter the Universal Race of Light Beings (or Star Beings if you like). Blood holds a consciousness.
Long-necked dinosaur and (in the background) a smaller dinosaur skeleton in in the museum at Esperaza
Returning to the discovery by Henry Lincoln of this important sacred geometry within the Aude Valley (or the Valley of God) – known as Val de Dieu in France, I would like to narrate about our visit to Esperaza, which is not far from where we were staying in Couiza. Remember, Henry Lincoln established that the town of Esperaza is the centrepoint of the circle of mountain peaks that form the Star of David.
We had driven past Esperaza on our way to Quillan from Couiza when I felt Spirit wanted us to visit there. A Dinosaur Museum beckoned us and I hoped it wouldn’t be an amateurish venue to attract children, without any real fossils or ancient bones.
Dinosaur skeleton in in the museum at Esperaza
I couldn’t have been more wrong, it is a fabulous museum with many fossils and dinosaur bones that have been found in the immediate area. You can visit the Museum online here.
The richness of the site has led paleontologists to prospect the Upper Aude Valley, resulting in the discovery of forty dinosaur localities, including many locations of dinosaur eggs. The Upper Aude Valley is now the best known area in Europe for Late Cretaceous period dinosaurs, and excavations are being conducted several months each year by the team of the Esperaza Dinosaur Museum.
A mass extinction occurred about 65 million years ago.
Narrative of the Catastrophe in the museum at Esperaza
Friends of mine, on two separate communications, and unbeknownst to each other, visited the Val de Dieu and felt there was a connection to Sacred Uluru. Certainly there is evidence of red earth which is also found in Central Australia. My ‘Mentor’ has advised that Uluru is an asteroid that was sent by the Angelic Realms to destroy the dinosaurs. (click to read this article)
Red Earth, Val de Dieu (Valley of God), France
This means there has been major changes to the Earth’s structure in the Aude Valley about 65 million years ago. I find it an extraordinary thought that, although utter chaos would have happened at that time, the Angelic Realms still created Mountain Peaks with such precision—that Sacred Geometry was created—which has been discovered by Henry Lincoln. While presenting his work on the DVD, he was shaking his head in disbelief that the drawings could measure so accurately between each Mountain Peak.
The other thing I noticed was that the circle containing the 5 point star on Mountain Peaks—partly overlaid the circle with the 6 point Star—creating a Vesica Piscis, which is the sign used in symbology for Jesus Christ.
This really is The Valley of God. When we visited Mt. Bugarach, we felt a beautiful calm, peaceful and uplifting energy. The grass was particularly green with little flowers everywhere; the air was warm with butterflies abounding. A heavenly place. John and I agreed to sit and meditate by a little stream. As we were about to sit on some stones John found a little packet with 2 tiny keys in it.
Surely this was a sign from God. In my little book of alchemy, the meaning of ‘key’ is given as Inner awareness that opens door to all truth; wisdom, knowledge. Was this our Holy Grail?
Go to the next article: our visit to Montségur – the last bastion of the Cathars