It is very often that accidentally i find a snippet of information that slots into place. I may even be doing research unrelated to the 'snippet' i find. In an article i wrote about Cherisey and his utilisation of the Codex Bezae i wrote;
"In hindsight i now see that it isnt really the text that is important ... it is what is going on in the rest of the Small Parchment which is significant. The encoder had wanted to draw attention to a 'key' which arguably has nothing to do with the 'concealed' message. This same key is referred to in the Larger Parchment. So did the encoder start with a blank page - put in the information that would be required to find this 'key' and then copy out the section of the Codex Bezae over the top? It must seem a possibility".
If i read correctly Cherisey later admitted as much. Henry Lincoln was grilling Cherisey for answers - and published the following quote in his book 'Key to the sacred pattern'
"The day is ending, but it is fine. De Cherisey expresses a desire to take a stroll and a lengthy preambulation ends on a bench in the Tuileries Gardens. He is still regaling me with well told - and often very funny - anecdotes. But I have more on my mind than entertainment. We are getting on well and the atmosphere is friendly. At last, with time passing and nothing to lose, I decide to put my request baldly.
'Can I take another look at the parchment photographs?'
With only minimal hesitation, he opens his briefcase and hands them to me.
'Why add the marks?' I ask.
'To amuse the laity' he replied
'But why?' I insist.
He shrugs 'I'm an entertainer.'
It is clear that I am to get no straight answers. But - perhaps simply because it was to hand - he adds another fragment. Picking a few sheets from his case, he says: 'I'm writing an explanation of the codes. I'll send you a copy. You'll be amused' But I am never to see it. Nor am I ever to get any closer to the 'parchment originals'. Sadly Philippe de Cherisey died suddenly in July 1985".
Here Cherisey is not talking about the paragraph he copied out from his source of the 'Secundo Primo' verse, but also admitting to adding the 'marks'. As these marks are important it is clear that they are not just to 'amuse the laity'. The question is though, and still not answered: How was Cherisey in posession of such arcane knowledge?
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.