Posted HERE on the 13th July was a picture of the cover of the rare and thought to be non-existent book - LE RAYON D'OR DE L'ABBE CAUNEILLE. There is no further information about the provenance of the book etc or how the book was obtained etc. And no further information about its contents. As you can see - the book cover depicts the date of 1792, with an illustration of a bee alighting on a hive in the shape of honeycombs. Lets hope more information will soon be forthcoming ...
Why is it interesting in regard to Rennes-le-Chateau?
Since Gerard de Sede wrote L'Or de Rennes (Ed. Julliard 1967), the role of Father Cauneille in the history of Rennes-le-Château established a timeline as follows: Abbé Emile Francois Cayron, the parish priest of St Laurent de la Cabrerisse in the Aude allegedly received a "Great Secret" orally from the Abbé Cauneille (who had received it directly from Antoine Bigou). Abbé Cauneille also passed the same ‘secret’ on to Abbé Jean Vié, parish priest of Rennes-les-Bains from 1840 to 1870. Abbé Henri Boudet who succeeded Jean Vié as the parish priest of Rennes-les- Bains was himself from a poor family in Quillan who was educated and formed by the same above mentioned Abbé Cayron.
Father Cauneille was then discussed at greater length in 1971 by Philip de Chérisey pages 68 and 69 of his typescript Circuit. In 1982, we also find the chain of priests having transmitted said "secret" explained by Jacques Brétigny and Jean-Pierre Deloux on page 32 of their book Rennes-le-Château secret capital of history of France (Ed Atlas). Taking Philip Chérisey at his word, these two authors credited Father Cauneille a hypothetical publication of two books: The Golden Centre and/or The Line of Sight.
Regarding the idea of priests transmitting the "secret" in this way only after a few elementary checks, it becomes obvious that it does not withstand analysis. Indeed, as already written before, François-Pierre Cauneille died in 1804 from a serious illness while Geraud de Cayron was born in 1807 and Father Jean Vié in 1808 as we learn from his death certificate. Accordingly, neither of the last two could have known the Father Cauneille!
So, what was Chérisey's purpose in drawing our attention to such concepts?
It seems, once again, that Chérisey is referring us to geographical concepts and surely alerting us to a specific point in a landscape by the titles of these two books? Rayon means a line, or line from a centre, which he describes as gold and mathematically speaking the concept can also refer to an end segment which is the centre of a circle, a sphere, a disc, a ball - the other being a point of the circle of the sphere or the border of the disc or of the ball; length of this segment. In other words, perhaps Boudet's Cromlech?
La trace du feu/ the line of Sight refers to - if we keep the mathematical and geometrical concepts in context here - means an intersection of a line or a plane with one of the plans projection. This is descriptive geometry - where Descriptive Geometry is the graphical solution of point, line and plane problems in space. These solutions are accomplished by means of the same principles of orthographics projection which are used in making a 3 view drawing of an object. The Line of Sight is the vector path from the viewer to a particular point on an object. Principal Views (planes) - are any of the six orthogonal image planes defined by the six mutually othogonal LOS.
Put simply the line of sight is a straight line along which an observer observes an object. It is an imaginary line that stretches between observer's eye and the object that he is looking at. Suppose an observer observes an bird on a tower. In the following figure, AB represents a tower and P be the position of a man who is standing on the horizontal ground watching a bird at the top of the tower. So, the line joining the eyes of the man and the bird is called the line of sight. So, PB represents the line of sight. [http://math.tutorvista.com/trigonometry/line-of-sight.html].
To me, it is very Le Serpent Rouge-ish! I will dig out my copy of Circuit to refresh my memory regarding what Cherisey writes regarding these books....
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.