Date sent: Fri, 7 May 1999 11:49:03 -0500
From: "Maynerd Most"
a nice comment on our AMET website, and so perceptive too!
are aware of E. Van Buren's fascinating book, and, as you supposed,
are deep into the RLC thing. However, our starting point was Fulcanelli's
book Le Mystere des Cathedrals and his chapter on the
Cyclic Cross of Hendaye, which EVB quotes at great length in her preface
to Refuge. In fact, EVB does little but quote Fulcanelli, giving only
one piece of new information. <<He told the alchemist Canseliet
'The time will come, my son, when you will no longer be able to work
in alchemy, when it will be necessary for you to search for some country
rare and blessed, privileged without doubt, and situated towards the
south, beyond the frontiers.' To others, Fulcanelli indicated that
the place was Rennes, in the Aude.>>
don't know the anguish that little teaser has caused us in the past
year or so. The problem is that Canseliet, as far as we can determine,
never said that in print, so it must be a private conversation between
EVB and Canseliet. When and how did they know each other? And who could
the "others" be to whom Fulcanelli identified Rennes in the
Aude as the refuge? Did EVB know Fulcanelli?
is of course nothing else in the text of Refuge to indicate that EVB
understood the monument at Hendaye or its symbolism in any direct way.
But whoever told her about it and gave her the information on the Serpent
Rouge and the Rennes zodiac certainly did. But why put the information
in such a distorted form, why the insistence on Rennes?
none of it made any sense. I had been working on RLC for a long time
before the Fulcanelli stuff came along. I was interested in King Rene
as far back as Grad school in the mid seventies; I thought he was the
prime candidate for the author of the classic tarot deck. Still do,
even more so with 25 years of research behind me. But EVB and the Fulcanelli
connection threw everything that I thought I knew about RLC into a whole
new perspective. (Lest ye doubt that I am indeed an RLC freak, let me
just note that I own a piece of the original church, circa Bigou's reconstruction.)
knew that RLC was important and connected somehow to Fulcanelli and
Hendaye, we just didn't know how, exactly. Then another friend, Bill
Buehler out in Crestone CO showed me a piece of landscape geometry linking
Hendaye, RLC, St. James de Campostella and Edinbourgh Castle in a big
T. Hendaye was at the cross point of that T. Wow, things began to click
Hendaye is like the loose thread in the Kmart tapestry of history. Keep
tugging on it long enough and the whole damn thing unravels right before
your eyes. We had already unraveled the astro-alchemical secrets of
the Cross, but suddenly there was another whole pattern coming into
view. We had always joked about the Cross being the Holy Grail, we just
didn't know how close we were to the truth.
base of the Cross are four images, reading from west around to north,
the sun, the 4 A's, the eight-rayed star and the moon-boat. We found
that they also pointed to four locations in southern France directly
connected to the true history of the grail family. By simply locating
these spots, the story unfolds, if you know what to look for. Going
back to Fulcanelli, we found a very sly series of references that supported
our theory, and strangely enough, led us directly to Michel Nostradamus,
the Seer of Provence, and that renaissance genius, Leonardo di Vinci.
the Fulcanelli book 90% done in first draft, we headed out to France
to find some answers. The result is our second book, which I am working
away on while my co-author, Alvin Wiley, is finishing the final draft
of the first book.
going into the whole story, here is what we feel the truth is about
work backward. What did Saunier find? He found conclusive proof of the
survival of a group of early Christians related to the Holy family whose
Christ was another St. John, the son of Mary Magdalene and Jesus. This
information had been passed to local families in the early fourth century
CE when the refugees from the Jewish Christian province of Glanum Livii
arrived in the Aude. Glanum Livii is the Blue Fruit, or Blue Apples
of the cypher, and the Mort epee is also a pointer to Glanum through
the Black Sword of Tristan and Jason the Argonaut. Glanum, of course,
turned out to be the home town of Nostradamus, who alludes to his ancient
bloodline in several quatrains.
this make Saunier rich? There seems to have been an ancient treasure,
perhaps the gold of the Visigoths or the Merovingians, because Saunier
did antiquities deals all over Paris. This supplied some money, but
most seems to have come from the Hapsburg-Lorraine heirs, who interestingly
enogh, would have the best claim to descent from any Provencal connection
through King Rene. In the wake of WWI, everything fell apart, until
some group in the 1950's revived the mystery of RLC as a way of revealing
or deflecting attention from the bigger picture.
IV did return to Rennes and probably was the lost Merovingian heir,
so that part of the story is true. We also know that the legend had
currency in the Middle Ages, hence Godfrey de Boullion and the Grail
legends, but exactly how it all relates together is a carefully obstructed
your guess about the Plantegenets is right on the money. Your word play
would make you right at home with Fulcanelli, that old master of the
Green Language. The Plantegenet's rise to power was aided by unseen
political forces that correspond to the early Priory of Our Lady of
Sion, the precursor to the Templar Priory, founded by Pope Sylvestor
II and the mad Caliph Hakim in Jerusalem in1002. Henry II was a Templar,
in the sense of Wolfram's Parsival, that is a man of unknown, or at
least unspoken, heritage who ruled through a combination of modern power
and ancient right. Henry's interest in the legends of King Arthur is
no accident, but an attempt to legitimize and ancient heritage that
was essentially heretical. No wonder their origins, Merovingian and
Plantegenet are so similar. They were clues for those in the know as
to the true heritage of these kings.
obscure medieval history. If you really want to figure this out, I would
suggest that, while waiting on our second volume, you find a good translation
of Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parsival and read it through a few times.
Then take a map of southern France and map out the places he mentions,
taking him at his word about time and distances, and you will find that
whoever Guy of Provence was, he truly knew the story of the Grail. It's
all there, and the story itself turns out to be somewhat true and datable
to the ninth century.
I've probably confused you worse by trying to hint and condense things.
Sorry, I am working on the complete version and I hate to give to much
away to soon. But I found your e-mail interesting in that I haven't
found to many folks who have even heard of Hendaye, much less make such
tuned to the website. We will be putting more stuff up from time to
time and will be announcing the first book in June for a July ship date.
Hope you like it, and if you want to chat further on this, just e-mail