On April 23, in the first round of the presidential election, a woman entered the church of Rennes-le-Château to decapitate the statue of the devil. She was yesterday in the Criminal Court of Carcassonne. The verdict will be on November 24th.
"It seems that my act has awakened the legend of Rennes-le-Château ..."
A renewed interest in the town probably would have gone, like the 772€ costs necessary to restore the two statues and the bas-relief of the altar of the church Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, also vandalised on April 23rd.
After a dismissal on September 8, it is for the "degradation of a building assigned to worship" that a 37-year-old woman, originally from Quillan and now living in Lavelanet, Ariège, appeared yesterday at the bar of the Criminal Court of Carcassonne.
An extraordinary trial, started by a challenging of her lawyer by the defendant, who then began initiating a - long - explanation of her action. Sayings where esotericism, theology and geopolitics mingled, in total confusion and sometimes ... quite disturbing.
"Show the destruction of evil incarnate"
On the day of the first round of presidential elections, the one who imagines today to be perceived by all as "the torturer of the devil" enters the church, deposits a copy of the Koran on the ground and decapitates the statue of the demon Asmodeus as well as that of Mary Magdalene, using an ax. Dressed in white, her face hidden under a Venetian mask, she committed this "premeditated and thoughtful act for a symbolic purpose and to make a publicity stunt for a book I have been working on for 25 years".
A book that will also claim her to be the former companion of "Sabri Essid, the half-brother of Mohamed Merah" presents as "a work of theological correlation between the three holy books".
A "symbolic" act - this beheading was "to show the destruction of evil incarnate", but also following "to see the beheadings abroad, made by the Saudis or people like the father of my son".A long litany and illuminated wanderings that will last throughout the hearing, recounted in a calm and calm way, where one can not share the truth and falsity between these trips to Medina or Mecca.
From the president of the court to the public prosecutor's office, who emphasises these "wacky explanations", the psychiatric report gathered when she was placed in Limoux after the incident is highlighted as "an attack by a paranoid personality". For her part, the council of the municipality, civil party, Me Hichem Laredj, is incredulous: "You are a smart woman ... I do not understand how one passes from the secretariat of a law firm to these facts. In a particular context, a few months after Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, there were other ways to promote your book. Your cause is not good and I think you need care. "
In his submissions, the prosecutor of the Republic, Eric Lapeyre put forward "a dangerous aspect and always present at home, which makes fear a reiteration", before requiring 6 months of imprisonment entirely with the stay and obligation to care. For her own defense, the defendant has stuck to a statement: "Today, I officially wish to reject French nationality to apply for Palestinian nationality". As for the damage caused: "I will not even pay a symbolic euro for this statue". The decision was reserved on November 24.
Article is by Benjamin Seyer - from the Dépêche du Midi of October 28, 2017 - to read the original see HERE
After seven years i have decided to update my website to make it a little more modern and slicker. I have started some pages but please bear with me as i work through the whole site as it has grown to be quite huge now!
HERE will be various chat room connections to discuss any specific news or other events happening in relation to Rennes-le-Chateau/Rennes-les-Bains. I hope also to include any TV broadcasts by French researchers and colleagues, especially Johan Netchacovitch @ http://www.portail-rennes-le-chateau.com/gazette/. Also some podcasts to listen to.
Announcements will be made HERE for any chat room events.
In 2004, Les Belles Lettres publishes a detective novel entitled L'élu du serpent rouge, by Jean-Paul Bourre. The main character is "The President" - François Mitterrand struggling against the evil that surrounds him - Around him, discreet societies lead a struggle behind the scenes of power hoping to seize a strange secret.
The elected Red Serpent is divided into 65 chapters. The first part takes place in Paris in the 5th arrondissement. During a dinner at Opus Dei, Abbot Maxent of the Saint-Médard church presents to the guests of the Archivist of the Order, Fr. Gillis, his last discovery of bibliophile: a small book of 20 pages entitled The Red Serpent (1). It is a history of the Bièvre. The archivist persuades him to sell it to him for a modest sum and in exchange for a set of photocopies of the manuscript. This text is in fact coded, revealing a mysterious remedy from the old city of Mérowé (2).
Continue reading HERE.
Lesson Plan Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent (English Edition)
The Holy Blood, Holy Grail lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. The lessons and activities will help students gain an intimate understanding of the text; while the tests and quizzes will help you evaluate how well the students have grasped the material.
Like most catholic kids the first time I’ve heard of Mary Magdalena was in catechism, I mean the Mary Magdalene of the New Testament, not the amazingly cute daughter of one of Dad’s best friend who was given that name at birth. I did not really know why she had an deep impact on me. I knew why the second one had it. But that was more of a hormonal thingy, the first one was on a deeper level which even today I cannot explain.
Taking about her brought out a feeling I could not describe to anyone, the least to our priest who was a very understanding man. Few years after finishing catechism I found myself going home from swimming practice a winter night. We had to go to another town who had a indoor pool because there wasn’t any in our town. Somehow, on the way back in the bus with a friend we started talking about Yesuah ben Joseph although at the time we would call him by his Greek name Jesus Christ because it was the only name we knew him by. J.P and I talked about his deity, how could he had been a man and god at the same time. We questioned also his manhood, being born of a Virgin. We talked about the Cana wedding.
At one point we got out of the bus, about half mile from J.P’s home. It was freezing maybe 15 or 20 degrees at most. But we walked very slow, we would have wanted that moment to slow down we wouldn’t not have walked slower. We weren’t particularly close friends although we were in the same classes, we did catechism together but that evening, when we started talking about Mary Magdalene something happen, at least to me. I recall talking about the wedding as Yesuah’s own. I think it was at this time the manhood question popped up. I stayed few minutes at J.P’s door then walk home, just as slowly as before even though I was alone.
The thoughts of her didn’t leave me until I got home, when mom yelled at me asking me where I was. She hit me in face before I had a chance to tell her I was a swimming practice like every Wednesday. She had a very special way of slapping kids. She would turn the stone of her ring inside with her thumb right before doing so. Actually I had noticed for a while how she would practice that move when she was talking to people. It was in unconscious move on her part and I’m sure she never realized it herself but one thing for sure, she was real good at it and could do it in a split second. I did tell were I was after being hit but she didn’t apologize. She never did for anything.
In Piennes good books were difficult to find. After that evening I did try to find something to read about her but couldn’t. At our local library there was nothing of sort. Outside books glorifying the valiant Soviet soldiers who save France (sic) (no kidding even today 50 years later, many people of Piennes are saying brave Joseph Stalin and his red army saved France). Then time passed, my hormones were kicking a lot harder and I got more interested in living girls than a long gone one.
I have to say very little was known about Mary Magdalene except in Southern France were she allegedly died. Outside the fact she had seven demons cast out of her, the New Testament didn’t tell us anything. Until Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln published the book that made them famous: Holy Blood Holy Grail, she was part of the great unknown by the greatest part of the population. Then of course Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince wrote their book : Templar Revelation and finally Dan Brown who cashed in on both book with his Da Vinci Code.
Often picture with very long red hair, she is one of the most controversial figure of the New Testament, the most controversial being of course John the Baptizer.
In France in the late 60’s and early 70’s a new generation of authors started popping out with something new for the country: Conspiracy theories. Gerard de Sede’s “Les Templiers sont parmi nous” (Templars are among us), Louis Charpentier’s “Les Mysteres Templiers” Robert Charroux’s who spent some times in Rennes le Chateau in mid 50’s were the first. They were fairly hard to come by. No Abebooks.com, no Biblio.com, no amazon or barnes and nobles nor Alibris. In fact no internet. Even to order a book by mail would require to purchase a money order at the Post Office, mail it and wait for the mailman to pick up the package without being seen by mother for fear of retaliation for wasting money she could have use to buy some tupperware. In the end none of those authors mentioned Mary Magdalene. They were for the most part fervent Christian for the exception of De Sede who was a trostkyist, and perhaps they didn’t want to deal with their dogma.
To be continued...
Reposted from HERE
Welcome to the blog of Rhedesium
My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.