Sixty years ago yesterday, Marie Dénarnaud died at the age of 85 years, on 29 January 1953. Is it necessary to recall that she was the maid of Saunière for nearly thirty years? Was she really his confidant? ... Undeniably, she knew more than she wanted to say. It is likely, however, that the priest did not make her any share of his business. After the death of Abbé Saunière, she lived as a recluse in the domaine of which she now had full ownership. At great effort, she assumed the latter expenses that the death of the priest had left outstanding. It was not until 1946, that Corbu agreed tacitly, to take care of her until her death. To Henriette and Noel Corbu, she spoke a little of the fortune left by Sauniere. Marie Dénarnaud did not hesitate to say that Saunière had made caches in the area, he emptied and filled according to his findings (liturgical objects, books, gold ...) and expenses. Specific testimony corroborates these kinds of statements that the former servant was not stingy. To Noel Corbu himself, she dangled the ultimate revelations [and promised to reveal her secret to him]. Struck down with a hemiplegia in the last months of her life, she could never keep this promise.
In my article about Poussin (see here ) i speculate about the possibility of Poussin being involved in a 'secret pertaining to France'. I said that there was no direct evidence of Poussin being in possession of secret information relating to Rennes, that the evidence was more circumstantial. That is, the evidence i cite depends on belonging to, consisting in, or is dependent on the circumtances around Poussin at the time.
Our friends at the following website and page: http://www.lemercuredegaillon.net/gaillon27/poussin_enigme.htm
have no such reservations and appear to claim that indeed Poussin was directly involved in a 'plan that was concotted' between himself and various others around him and that it does relate to Rennes-le-Chateau directly.
The autors write: "Through a simultaneity of events, it appears that a plan was concocted slowly around the secret held by our
painter. In the years 1615-1616, Vincent de Paul, known [for his connections to ND Marceille near Limoux], was treasurer of the college church in the village of Ecouis .....and the stronghold of the family in Marigny of Philippe le Bel. The village is located about ten kilometers from Andelys where Poussin lived at the same time, diligent student in the school of painting of Jouvenet in Rouen. At this time also involved [was] Mgr François de Joyeuse, [owner] of the barony of Arques in Aude. He was then archbishop of Rouen. Vincent de Paul, Poussin, and F. de Joyeuse [paths] cross, and they worked with each other, between 1615 and 1616 in Normandy. It is unclear whether the talented Nicolas Poussin came into contact with Francis Joyeuse. We can assume he had knowledge of certain disclosures about 1615 and began to hide [that knowledge] in some of his works".
The authors further write: "A supposition supported by a written record of Thomas Corneille [Corneille, strangely enough, is referred to by Cherisey in his novel CIRCUIT], brother of Peter, who spent much of his life in Andelys. Thomas wrote in his Universal Dictionary, Geography and History that the departure [of Poussin from Andelys/Rouen] was precipitated by "a case that came with it and some feared prosecution [which] would have embarrassed him [Poussin] had he not left Paris and his country. In 1618, he [Poussin] arrived in the capital, then he went to Rome 1620/1621, perhaps feeling more free in his movements".
The authors seem to go on to suggest that a person called Nicolas Poussin was chaplain to the Sainte-Catherine chapel of the church of Gisors in 1618. For the record, this chapel is one of the most important milestones of the case of the "Treasure of Gisors" unearthed by R. Lhomoy and G. de Sede. This N.Poussin is presumed dead by 22nd July 1618. The authors wonder if there is a correlation between the two Poussin's (indeed are they one and the same Poussin?), the scandal attached to Poussin in Normandy around this time, and the sudden disappearance of the celebrated Poussin for his 'survival'. Was he assisted by the Church or others for that 'survival'?
The authors move on to Robert Denyau, a historian of Gisors. They mention a particular note which refers to one of the works of R. Denyau: Calendarium martyrologii regalis sanctoralis principum. Also, Denyau makes a reference to a Poussin in perhaps a derogatory manner. Are these events indicating a back picture in some obscure way?
I will have more to say on these assertions - but this will appear as an article on this site soon.
In 2007, Christian Attard wrote on a Forum 'Pierre Plantard fut-il membre de services de renseignements?'
"Sa fréquentation très jeune, de multiples sociétés secrètes et donc à leur tête (comme encore aujourd'hui de personnages très influents et sensiblement placés), son arrivisme peu regardant. Sous des dehors d'occultisme, certains chercheurs (Baigent, leight et Lincoln) ont remarqué le rôle essentiel joué par Plantard en soutien au Général de Gaule en 1958 sous le nom de « capitaine voie ». il fut pourtant condamné pour escroquerie en 1953. D'autres ont souligné ses manœuvres au sein de cercles catholiques dès 1950 et ses allers venus dans l 'église Saint Sulpice (source Wikipédia..à corroborer)"
(http://rennes-le-chateau-archive.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=168. Downloaded 26th January 2013).
What's fascinating is that there were Insurance Officers somehow linked to Plantard in the early 1960's, and that they were placed at Rennes-le-Chateau in 1966. Raymond Sagarzazu mentioned to me the following information:
1) COOK Ernest Léonard né le 12-04-1908 à Londres
Insurance Officer 64 Holmer Avenue
A séjourné à l’hôtel du 16-06-1966 au 17-06-1966
2) BOWDEN Georges né le 08-06-1908 à Edimbourg Secrétaire
A séjourné à l’hôtel du 22-06-1966 au 23-06-1966
3) ECHERN Duncand né le 09-03-1915 à Londres
Directeur Clinpstead KENT A séjourné à l’hôtel du 21-06-1966 au 23-06-1966.
At least the first name, Ernest COOK, appears to be an Insurance Officer. I am assuming that the other names are also linked to Insurance.
These three were staying at the hotel at Rennes-le-Chateau (really the Villa Bethania which Noel CORBU had turned into a hotel and added a restaurant underneath the Belvedere - but by the dates of the stay of the English Insurance Officers the villa was owned by Henri BUTHION) on the dates given above. I was informed by another researcher that this stay of the three names above all "pertain to Plantard's London safe deposit and the PS insurance / MI-6 connection".
MI-6 connection???? Are the Insurance Officers linked to Intelligence Agencies? What are they doing at Rennes? To meet Plantard? To investigate the affair of Rennes? If so, then it was at least 10 years earlier than the events reported in the Messsianic Legacy which involved other Insurance Officers.
Of course i have read Lincoln et al and their research in 'Messianic Legacy' - but i do not recall these names of the above Insurance representatives being mentioned.
The information regarding the involvement of Insurance personel is related here;
"In 1978 Philippe de Chèrisey repeated the parchments had been sold by Madame James to Captain Ronald Stanmore and Sir Thomas Frazer, adding they were deposited in a Safe deposit box of Lloyds Bank; and following an article in The Daily Express, "the demand for the recognition of Merovingian rights made in 1955 and 1956 by Sir Alexander Aikman, Sir John Montague Brocklebank, Major Hugh Murchison Clowes and nineteen other men in the office of Notary Public, P. J. F. Freeman." In 1981 Plantard circulated a French newspaper cutting of unknown provenance stating the parchments were stored in a Safe deposit box of Lloyds Bank, London.
A book published in 1983 by Louis Vazart reproduced two fake "notarised documents" allegedly dating from October 1955 naming Captain Ronald Stansmore Nutting (altered from Captain Ronald Stansmore), Major Hugh Murchison Clowes and the Right Honourable Viscount Leathers as the legal owners of the parchments discovered by Saunière "whose value cannot be estimated", and requesting the parchments - all containing proof of the survival of the line of Dagobert II - to be removed from France. The Notary Public was named as Maître Patrick Francis Jourdan Freeman.
Another "notarised document" that was later reproduced in Vaincre Number 1 (1990), gave the caption "after a photograph taken by Etienne Plantard in London in 1958", naming only Captain R.S. Nutting as the owner of the "parchments". The firm of solicitors was given as John Newton & Sons, London.
In 1989, when Plantard revised his claims about the Priory of Sion, it was stated in a 1989 issue of Vaincre: "The parchments of Blanche of Castile were in Etienne Plantard's safe-deposit box in London since November 1955 and they did not 'mention' Dagobert, or a Dagobert II and Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair was never 'a Merovingian pretender' to the throne of France: His lineage results from the Counts de Rhédae and by the female line of Saint Clair-sur-Epte, which has no relationship with 'Sinclair'." "
In the 1990's it was later claimed that "The previous claims found in the notarised documents published in Vazart's book in 1983 were made out of "errors of decipherment" and were falsified because of "political pressures of 1956"!!!
Does this not suggest the Insurance involvement goes back much further in time?
We may even ask ourselves why Insurance companies had anything to do with Rennes-le-Chateau and Plantard at all? Why would they even be involved in Rennes as well as Safe Deposit boxes considering it (the Rennes Affair) was all supposed to be a hoax? Did the Insurance Companies become embroiled after Plantard made contact with them? So involved that they attended Rennes and stayed there for several days??
The mention of MI 6 sounds even more bizarre.
"The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as
MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6) is the agency which supplies Her Majesty's Government with foreign intelligence. It operates under the formal direction of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) alongside the internal Security Service (MI5), the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the Defence Intelligence (DI)".
Is the affair of Rennes - as recounted by Michael Bentine - of interest to Intelligence Agencies? In an interview with Guy Patton was this following exchange;
"DR: You’ve said that a former British Intelligence agent, Michael Bentine warned the Rennes le Chateau Research Group that they “were getting into dangerous territory?” What was the danger? Can you elaborate on this story?
GP: Michael Bentine was probably alluding to the existence of the “stay behind operations” and the involvement of right wing politics. This aspect of the Rennes-le-Chateau story was first hinted at in the Messianic Legacy by Baigent, Lincoln and Leigh and has been further explored in Web of Gold. The stakes in European politics are very high and I think that there has been an attempt to dissuade research into certain critical areas".
Michael Bentine himself ' was transferred to RAF Intelligence and seconded to MI9, a unit that was dedicated to supporting resistance movements and helping prisoners escape. His immediate superior was the Colditz escapee Airey Neave'. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bentine).
This is possibly an under-researched area of the Rennes Affair. Fascinating that Bentine would say the Affair was 'dangerous territory'. One wonders in what way it is 'dangerous'.
If anyone has further helpful information about the three above names supplied as Insurance Officers staying at Rennes-le-Chateau in 1966 please contact me as i am trying to research this aspect more thoroughly.
Thierry Espalion discussed in his latest article (http://rennes-chateau.onlc.fr/97-La-ou-les-lignes-du-17-janvier.html) the issue of the moving lines of January 17th in the Priory of Sion mythology and propaganda. Espalion identifies that in the space of a decade, Pierre Plantard had designated two distinct "lines of 17th January". The first reference is in the preface to a new edition of the VLC (La Vrai Langue Celtique) - published in 1978, which is different from the second reference exhibited in the collection of documents entitled "Le Cercle".
Espalion said that Pierre Plantard was the first to use the term "line of 17th January," - which he referred to in 1978 where he wrote the preface to the new edition of "The True Celtic Language" by Boudet. He also defined the "line of 17th January" as "the line of
27° Capricorn." Plantard illustrates this by way of a diagram, in which he suggested that the line originates at the tower of Rennes-le-Château church, goes south to Rennes-les-Bains, and then crosses the Source du Cercle and its famous stone seat known as the "Devil's Armchair".
Epsalion then refers to the second line of 17th January, published in 1989 by Thomas Plantard, Pierre's son - (although the diagram is dated to 1973 and signed by one Antoine du Rocher). Epsalion says; "It [the line] connects the tower / cemetery of Rennes-le-Château with the church steeple of Rennes-les-Bains. This new line of 17 January no longer goes through the Source du Cercle and is designated by the "bell tower" on the first image'.
There is however another diagram which mention's the line of 17th January. In fact, it appears to mimic information on the Thomas Plantard map. But it was designed by Cherisey, with a date on the map of 1961.
As one can see it is also related to the Pompeius stone (as discussed here: http://www.rhedesium.com/the-delmas-manuscript-part-two.html). There is also the line of the 17th January. If the map is to be believed - Pierre Plantard wasnt the first to refer to the line, but Cherisey.
The map comes as part of a Priory document called L'Or de Rennes Pour Un Napoléon (Bibliothèque Nationale, Tolbiac - Rez-de-jardin - magasin 4 - LB44-2360). It was deposited in 1975.
Just below the post by Hermes was/is another post from jdrouen (see here - http://renneslechateau-fr.com/rennes-chateau-rdv/chercheurs-ancienne-t122-2985.html). In this article http://www.rhedesium.com/the-delmas-manuscript-part-two.html i mention the confusion between a head of the Saviour Boudet says was found at Rennes-les-Bains, but on closer inspection it seems Boudet could have been indicating a 'Head of the Saviour' found at Saint Salvayre, just above the town of Alet.
Here is what jdrouen has to say:
"en accord avec pierre sylvain. oui car c'est une brochure de sylvain qui m'a remis sur cette affaire de st salvayre que j'avais laissée tomber il y a une vingtaine d'années. voici donc une petite vidéo que jean claude m'a demandé de porter à votre connaissance pour info. n'étant pas un spécialiste de scenario je vous la livre brute de pommes...avant un petit résumé...une église existante construite avec les pierres d'une ancienne église et des
pierres de l'abbaye d'alet.. mais trés peu savent qu'il y avait une ancienne église... elle a été détruite et incendiée dans les années 1570 lors la guerre contre les huguenots ainsi que l'abbaye...selon des archives que citent certaines associations touristiques (datant de 1947) cette église aurait été un lieu de pélérinage trés important...de nombreux "miracles" auraient été dénombrés..car selon des écrits (méfions nous ,je les ai pas vus) ces miracles
auraient été la conséquence de la présence dans cette église d'objets spirituels sacrés... toujours selon des écrits,avant la destruction de l'église, ils auraient été cachés dans une des grottes de lavalette ou une qui se situerait prés de l'église...en 1947 le docteur boyer emettait l'hypothése que la tete du sauveur provenait de saint salvayre et non de rennes les bains...et que le livre de boudet etait en quelque sorte un leurre sur l'histoire de rennes les bains, que le véritable cromleck se trouverait sur les hauteurs d'aleth" (http://renneslechateau-fr.com/rennes-chateau-rdv/chercheurs-ancienne-t122-2985.html).
I checked on youtube and the video still remains published;
I am of course assuming this is a video of the area in question ... as discussed by Boudet or at least intimated by him ....the whole question is fascinating.
With many thanks to http://renneslechateau-fr.com
When searching the web for some information - i accidentally located a post on the following website: http://renneslechateau-fr.com/rennes-chateau-rdv/chercheurs-ancienne-t122-2985.html by a poster called Hermes. This person posted a picture of a letter from Pierre Plantard - it seems it is related to a letter associated with Raymond Sagarzazu (i'm wondering if Hermes is another alias for Sagarzazu!) In my article - http://www.rhedesium.com/paul-sennier-and-the-treasure-of-the-aniorts.html - i refer to this letter. The interesting fact is that this picture [of the letter of Plantard] posted by Hermes has more detail, and is quite interesting to look at to gauge the interest from Plantards point of view.
In an article i wrote - ( http://www.rhedesium.com/the-delmas-manuscript-part-two.html ) i refer to some observations made by Cherisey in his novel Circuit and also a map he created as seen below viz:
Cherisey links page 232 of the work of Boudet (La Vrai Langue Celtique)with a boundary stone (borne) as follows:
"At the top of Bazel, we see very strange standing stones, which help to form the circle of the Cromleck on the eastern side. It is almost impossible to describe in detail these large stones as they are in considerable numbers, and their sum can easily be extended to three or four hundred arranged in order on the crest or lying confusedly on the slope facing south. One of these stones measuring more than eight feet long, two wide and as high: this mass of about thirty-two cubic meters was raised, tilted in a desired direction and secured to one end so that its enormous weight does not point on the steep slope
of the mountain. One must see with his own eyes, this gigantic work, which causes amazement - no description can give an idea of what prodigious work it is".
On the map Cherisey draws attention to the word borne in relation to this page 232 of Boudet's book where the French word borne means: boundary stone; or milestone.
On page 232 Boudet is indeed talking about a boundary stone, saying that;
"The locals are of the persuasion, very wrong indeed, that the Greek cross carved on the rocks represent points of demarcation/boundaries. The real stone marker, indicating the separation of land of Coustaussa and Rennes-les-Bains, is stuck in the ground twenty feet away, on the north-west side. This boundary stone is very curious, it focuses on the side facing Coustaussa, shield/badge (?), probably the lord of the village, and on the opposite side, another shield/badge, the Lord of Rennes, showing very large differences with the first....".
At the Radio Magdala1 site (http://radiomagdala.blogs.midilibre.com/archive/2012/12/31/rennes-le-chateau-coutaussa-odyssee-d-un-pierre-de-bornage.html ) they refer, i believe, to this same boundary marker stone - saying "Guiding the reader to the convolution of the famous Cromleck, Boudet indicates the existence of a boundary stone in the vicinity of the farm Peyre Picade precisely twenty meters north-west of Cugulhou rocks. According to his description, it is located at the edge of the land of Coustaussa and Rennes-le-Château, was adorned with a crest on each side of it's face, which corresponds to the barony depending on the land which it adjoined. It is vain to seek the stone today. A little less than two years ago this stone was removed for the satisfaction of a jealous predator. We now know that it stands in the middle of a room in a private house in Quillan. (Sur la photo : face "Rennes-le-Château") We are consoled by photos taken of this post at the time of discovery".
At the above link a photo is also supplied of this probable boundary stone.
1. I am not sure who runs the excellent Radio Magdala website. There is a suggestion that it may be Michel Vallet. There is no link or email contact that i can see to seek permission to translate these interesting snippets of information for English readers. If anyone is able to help me in this endeavour please contact me. Thank you.
This is a recurring theme in the case of Rennes, the epitaph of the Marquise-Hautpoul Blanchefort which is said to be encoded. Consequently, interest has focused on the Act that records the burial of Marie - written by Father Antoine Bigou, January 17, 1781. Besides the fact that the text registers the death - .... it is surprising still that there are two witnesses to certify an act that could be ratified by two chosen witnesses on the spot. Instead one witness is from the village of Rabouillet. It is true that Rabouillet is a village of the Fenouillèdes neighbouring counties in the Sault where the deceased was born. At the end of these reflections, the assumption is gradually insinuated that the marquise-Hautpoul Blanchefort had perhaps not been buried at Rennes-le-Château. This possibility has been mentioned by a Belgian researcher, Paul Saussez. In his opinion, the indication shall allow a brief reflection. So where would the Father Bigou have conducted the burial he himself notified? Paul Saussez argues that the Marquise de Blanchefort sometimes left Rennes to escape her most virulent creditors. That's when she lived in the castle of Monthaut, which belonged to the branch of Hautpoul-Félines and also where she died. Between Mirepoix and Limoux, the castle dates from the fifteenth century Monthaut, rebuilt in the seventeenth century. The present church, chapel stately castle adjoins the north.
Interestingly Saussez speculates that it is ‘quite possible she (Marie de Nègre) was never buried at Rennes'. Where then did Saussez think she was buried? He suggested a village called Monthaut, saying that; ‘At his death in 1753, François d'Hautpoul's estate was burdened with debts. In order to pay them off and provide for her subsistence, Marie de Nègre sold the seigneuries of Roquefeuil and Niort as well as the office of bailiff of Sault which she had brought in her dowry. However, her financial worries were far from being over, all the more so that her daughters had been endowed with
the jewels in the crown, i.e. the seigneuries of Aussillon, Montferrand, Bézis and Bains (the latter 3 corresponding to the borough of Rennes-les-Bains). So as to escape her creditors, Marie de Nègre regularly took refuge in Monthaut, a small seigneury between Limoux and Mirepoix which belonged to her mother-in-law Marie du Puy de Vatan......In conclusion, Monthaut being the burial place of Marie de Nègre is an educated guess on my behalf’.
( http://andrewgough.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2371& — downloaded 9/6/2010).
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