Along side religious mainstream doubt regarding the biblical texts at the time of Sauniere there was at this time a concurrent occult stream running adjacent to it. Christian Doumergue mentions names such as Doctor Fugairon. Fugairon "asserted his conviction that the grave of Jesus was in the South of France..." A more surprising text..... is .... a work signed by a certain Louis Martin. This work was published in 1886. Its title is: “Les Evangiles sans Dieu” (“Gospels without God”). Louis Martin asserts too that Magdalene brought back the body of Jesus to the South of France. He says where the body of Christ still rests. He describes his grave. He also asserts that Magdalene was the wife of Jesus. And that she has had a son by Jesus, born in the South of France. Some of these assertions were taken up by several members of the Gnostic Church such as Doctor Fugairon. The Gnostic Church was a parallel church established at the end of the XIXth century. It was much implanted in the region of Rennes-les-Bains at the time of the Boudet... Some of its members carried out field work... For example, in the caves which sheltered formerly the Cathars. It is likely that Plantard had access to archives emanating from this group... ".
Perhaps Plantard developed his idea of a bloodline, which Lincoln et al turned into a bloodline from Jesus and Mary Magdalene from this? It would appear that some art work from the time may also carry this 'message'. Two of them are shown below:
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.