The Bridges – Jadczyk Correspondence Part 1

Date sent: Fri, 7 May 1999 11:49:03 -0500
To: lark2@ozline.net
From: Vincent & Darlene <abooks@ac.net>
Subject: RE:Hendaye

Dear Laura,

What a nice comment on our AMET website, and so perceptive too!

Yes, we 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.>>

You just 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?

There 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?

Frankly, 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.)

So we 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 after that.

See, 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.

On the 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.

So with 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, Jay Weidner, is finishing the final draft of the first book.

Without going into the whole story, here is what we feel the truth is about RLC.

Let’s 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.

Why did 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.

Sigisbert 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 mystery.

But, 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.

But enough 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.

Well, 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 provocative connections.

Stay 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 back.

Thanks Vincent Bridges

From: Laura Knight-Jadczyk <lark2@ozline.net>
To: Vincent & Darlene <abooks@ac.net>
Subject: RE:Hendaye
Send reply to: lark2@ozline.net
Date sent: Fri, 7 May 1999 14:01:26 -0400

On 7 May 99, at 11:49, Vincent
& Darlene wrote:
> What a nice comment on our AMET website, and so perceptive too!

Hi,
And I was barely saying ANYthing! Have learned that if you “give it away,” nobody wants it!
>> Yes, we are aware of E. Van Buren’s fascinating book, and, as you> supposed, are deep into the RLC thing.

I guess I am too… only I was sort of “dragged” into it, or fell into it or something… and, as things developed, I discovered that I was far more “connected” than I ever would have DREAMED.

>However, our starting point was
> Fulcanelli’s book Le Mystere des Cathedrals and his chapter on the Cyclic> Cross of Hendaye,

You know, I am STILL trying to get a copy. Have read all kinds of commentaries and excerpts and have ordered it, but it won’t be shipped for at least another month… unless you know a better source.

>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.

Well, she seems to be a “Kinesthetic” thinker and this can be trying, but it was such a lovely little book with lots of pictures and she DID manage to annotate somewhat effectively… and, of course, since I was already thinking along those lines… well…. the “germ” idea made sense, though I don’t necessarily buy her whole analysis.

>>He told the alchemist Canseliet ‘
> You just 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?

Well, that’s an interesting pickle to be in. Is this gal still living and can you ask her?

> There 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?

My point too. I rather think that it is NECESSARY for it to be distorted… “only the worthy” can find the keys… or something like that. Seems that the “figuring out” is part of the whole process of preparation, I think.

> Frankly, 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.

I am still trying to find him in the old “family tree.” One of the most bizarre things that happened me… well, scratch that… too many UTTERLY bizarre things have happened…. but a pretty weird one, was the fact that I sort of accidentally stumbled onto the fact that I am descended through numerous crossing and recrossing lines from all those folks… even have my faminly tree on a genealogy site and is an ongoing project. Come from Henry Percy and Elizabeth Mortimer AND the De Moselle’s on maternal grandmother’s side… from Percy’s and Mortimers AND De Ferrieres on my father’s side… from the De Warrennes on my maternal grandfather’s side etc etc. Actually, when I was confronted with this, I felt sick – sort of sucker punched, because I had already had some severe shocks regarding this RLC business. I was eating, drinking and dreaming the Shepherds painting when my husband first wrote to me… he signed his name “ark.” I thought that was funny enough because I had written a lengthy MS back in 1985 about “The Noah Syndrome” (eschatalogical themes) and the focus of the book was the “finding of the ark” whatever it might be, and I suspected that it was NOT a boat!

So, here was this guy “ark” writing to me. Not only that, but he turned out to be a theoretical/mathematical physicist. I was WAY out of my depth! And when I learned his full name “Arkadiusz” I nearly had a breakdown… because I KNEW him… from past life and the “meeting” literally blew my mind open… and his as well – which was a lot more difficult for him to deal with, being a career scientist and all that… at one point, I even fell “unconscious” here in FL and he saw me come through a window in Germany… let me say just this… sight unseen… he, being a linear thinker, a conservative mainstream scientist with over 75 published papers, was SO blown away by things that happened, that he divorced his wife of 30 years, came to America… and we are married now and working on this “project” together.

Well, that is just a tiny bit of the constant “shocks” strange stuff going on in my life…

>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.)

Oh HO! That’s totally KEWL!!! I was not so much a RLC freak as I was “into” all sorts of metaphysics and physics and all that. Alchemy was a passion also. I spent a lot of years as a hypnotherapist and THAT is a bizarre side as well. Have even done exorcisms… almost as scary as “The Exorcist!” >

> So we knew that RLC was important and connected somehow to Fulcanelli and
> Hendaye, we just didn’t know how, exactly.

Did you ever wonder about the possible connection of “Hendaye” to “Hesbaye?” I mean, those folks keep showing up in the genealogies and they are driving me nuts.

>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 after
> that.

Oh ho! Have I got some to tell ya! Been finding things all over the planet!

> See, Hendaye is like the loose thread in the Kmart tapestry of history.

I LOVE IT!

> 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.

My “source” tells me: “From the Rose the cross arose…” Mean anything?

> On the 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.

Well, well…

I see from your pages you are in NC… have a friend up there
> So with 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, Jay Weidner, is finishing the final
> draft of the first book.

And where do I order them? Amazon?

Gotta read them and see what “fits” with the bodacious clues I have gotten…

> Let’s work backward. What did Saunier find?

<snip>

We have a friend, who lives in Marseille and used to live in St. Maximin. He is native French, of course, and has told me some things… and did a little reading about it some years back.

I have some clues that “sort of” mesh with some of the things you are saying, but I have more… much more, that does not..
> But, 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.

What can I say? It’s “in the blood.” And there’s more where THAT came from. Did you ever ask yourself WHY PERCEVAL????

>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 II was a corker, wasn’t he? But Eleanor’s blood was pretty interesting…

>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.

Did you ever hear about the “renewing of the land” or some such thing that was “accomplished” by the ancient Pharoah and his Queen? That they took some sort of object in a barge down the Nile, once a year,went to a temple and went in with the object alone (together) and performed some sort of secret ritual known only to those of the “blood,” and passed down from king to king… etc… and that this ritual was the “thing” that kept everything going? Also, have you heard about the Sufi teaching of the “Poles of the world?” Is connected.

> But enough 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.

Done it numerous 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.

Been doing all that sort of thing… and even more…

>
> Well, 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
> provocative connections.

Well, think about Hesbaye… and WHY “PERCEVAL”????

> Stay 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
> back.

Oh, indeed. It is not often I get to talk to ANYONE who has the story in their head and can make connections too. A RARE pleasure.

THANK YOU!!!

Laura Knight-Jadczyk

(by the way, Jadczyk is the “Polishized” version of “Ijada,” from the time of the Spanish-Polish dynastic connection. My husband is the grandson of a Lithuanian Count, descended from St. Vladimir…)

From: Laura Knight-Jadczyk <lark2@ozline.net>
To: Vincent & Darlene <abooks@ac.net>
Subject: Good Grief Charlie Brown!
Send reply to: lark2@ozline.net
Date sent: Fri, 7 May 1999 15:56:53 -0400

Hi again,

My printer is laboring over your pages… wanted them printed so I could get away from this machine and also make notes in the margins.

There are a couple of pages that end in the middle of a sentence… chapter eight and 12 of the alchemy articles, and chapter 2 of the Arthur series.

I tried reloading, but they still ended funny.

But, after giving the related stuff a look over, I feel more comfortable with giving you my website address: http://www.geocities.com/~lark22/ and http://www.geocities.com/~lark22/cass/index.htm

All of my material on the “Grail Quest” and related matters is NOT on the website. In fact, what IS on the website is designed to keep “New Age Hobbyists” away. I don’t know whether it is true or not… but in personal matters, the material has been keeping at about 95% or so. That does not necessarily mean that the rest is also… but, it is interesting stuff.

And, at this point, I have “graduated” to the psychomantium method… sitting in a black tent with a large cheval mirror and a candle.

(I hope the ink holds out. That’s a LOT of pages!)

But, I see that we have been following a similar pathway in terms of thinking and research. I will have to relax and read awhile to see if we have ended up in the same spot… I rather think so… though maybe by slightly different routes.

By the way… you know about the “Merovingian Birthmark?” (Until I read everything I don’t know if you have hit this subject.) Any ideas?

Laura

From: Laura Knight-Jadczyk <lark2@ozline.net>
To: Vincent & Darlene <abooks@ac.net>
Subject: Neyman notes…
Send reply to: lark2@ozline.net
Date sent: Fri, 7 May 1999 16:41:15 -0400

Here are some notes on the subject written in an e-mail to Neyman (I expect you have come across her book “The Horse of God.”

From: Self <Single-user mode>
To: <martha.neyman>
Subject: Re: The Horse
Send reply to: lark2@ozline.net
Date sent: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 12:43:56 -0500

Dear Martha,

The CD arrived yesterday, but I didn’t get it until this morning and it is still printing. I was reading as I was printing and am well through the first section and have sort of scanned through the other sections.

Having spent so many years studying mythology, symbolism, comparative religion, ancient history (particularly of the Celts and the Arabs because there IS a connection between these “sons of Hagar” and the “refugees from Troy”), philology and semiotics, I can appreciate all the work you have done.

But, for me, the most significant is the fact that you have gone about and observed things and noted them down. This is important, as you know, because one must go “in the field” to get the feel.

I realized a long time ago that this Rennes-le-Chateau “business” was an “engineered” archetype. Those who have played parts in it have done so for reasons, though, most often, they did not even realize that they were being manipulated to say and do what they did by the “hidden superiors.” And, make no mistake about it, these beings DO exist and all the events of our lives and world are “managed” by them from behind the scenes. They create and destroy “secret societies” at will, including Templars, Priory of Sion, Masons, Rosicrucians, etc. These are all “covers” and “smoke screens.” And, they have existed, in a continuous line, for many thousands of years.

For this reason, the sequence of events that you have so rationally described, regarding the main players in this “drama” is most important to me. It fit with some of my own assessments which I had already made about Saunier and Boudet and Bigou.

There is a “rule” of espionage which goes: observe the facts, ONLY the facts, and extrapolate backwards to discover WHO benefits from a given situation, and this will give you the key to the underlying truth.

Well, I have been doing this about the events of history and geography for most of my adult life. The world, in its broadest sense, is a projection, if you will, similar to the shadows on Plato’s cave. We cannot know fully the origins of these “shadow” images unless we can overcome our fascination with the moving patterns and leave the cave. But, doing that implies that we must first be aware that we CAN leave the cave…

As I said, this business is an “engineered archetype.” Rather, it is a holographic projection of a much larger drama. But, figuring out the small scale mystery is the key to projecting the template onto a larger landscape. It does not end, or even begin, in Southern France.

In fact, I sometimes wonder if the whole drama was played just for my personal benefit. I don’t make such a suggestion without some serious reasons for doing so, and if I enumerated them for you, seeing how you have assembled the data you have without certain advantages that I have a priori, well, I think you would agree.

Now, there are certain “key points” on the planet which I have discovered… with strange names and numbers… and “temple” characteristics (in the original sense of the word) that are, apparently, veiled from the awareness of others thus far. There are symbolic and semiotic and philological connections of a substrata of “events” that stagger the mind.

The one thing that few people think about is “WHO IS DOING ALL THIS?” And, connected to this is: what are their capabilities? And this is most important. If I, for one instant, underestimate the capabilities of “them,” I will surely be devoured.

It is in this lack of realization of who holds the secrets and the intellect behind it that causes most people to stumble and fall in their analysis.

And since I am convinced it is an EPOCHAL secret which involves the history of mankind, the moving and changing of large masses of energy on the planet itself, then I HAVE to think about the “figures” behind such a thing.

One example I will mention… you remember what you wrote about St. Anthony’s day… January 17… and the number nine… and all that. It is reasonable based on what is available … but there are meanings even older than that… and they pop up in Mayan constructs… I was in Mexico last year and came across a figure carved in what was once a bas relief of a Mayan temple… It was a figure of a man with the flesh removed from his thighs and skull… but with the rest of his body intact… and his legs were crossed… I have an excellent photo of it which I have shared with a few people. I’m sure you recognize the symbol…

And there is the ancient cult of Janus – guardian of the door – to whom January 17 was sacred… and there was the celebration of St. Augustine on the same day…. and there is the hermit in the grail stories… whose hero is Perceval… “he who pierces the valley,” or “mummy with the long member,” or “pour suivant…” and so on; take your pick.

Well, let me get back to having a look at this business.

Laura

From: Laura Knight-Jadczyk <lark2@ozline.net>
To: Vincent & Darlene <abooks@ac.net>
Subject: Neyman notes 2…
Send reply to: lark2@ozline.net
Date sent: Fri, 7 May 1999 16:44:47 -0400

I hope you don’t mind my sending these for you to have a look at. It just seemed easier to do this than to try and write it all over again.

From: Self <Single-user mode>
To: <martha.neyman>
Subject: Re: The Horse
Send reply to: lark2@ozline.net
Date sent: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 12:46:02 -0500

On 24 Nov 98, at 17:33, Martha Neyman wrote:
>
> I never heard from you again, I hope everything is fine..?

Yes. Thank you for asking. We are preparing for the big “Thanksgiving” holiday… second only to Christmas in its excessive consumption of calories and fat! I have a 22 pound turkey in my refrigerator and stacks of ingredients for pies and cakes… ready for the baking tomorrow. I swore I wasn’t going to do this anymore, but the children would be devastated if I didn’t. Ark is happy to eat yogurt and be done with it… and I don’t need anything at all except to stop eating for about a year… >

> By now you might have finished reading my book, I think…

Yes. And lots of marginal notes… >

> As you are so well experienced in the subject of symbolism and know so
> much more then I do, I would appreciate it very much if you could let me
> have your opinion…

I am impressed with what you have done, having started with more or less a blank screen. You have had the unique advantage of “being there,” which I have not… but, yes, there is a LOT I would like to discuss and I have been debating how open you would be to this “putting two heads together” on the subject. I know that I am like a mother about anything I write and very sensitive to what might be construed as “criticism,” so I have not wanted to say anything that would be offensive. But, at the same time, you are THERE and can answer some questions I have and I think that there are some things that need further work.

> How is the weather in your country..? Here in Belgium temperature is
> minus 13° centigrade… However that was not too bad, because the sun
> was shining and the cold itself was not unpleasant.. But the weather is
> changing tomorrow, rain is expected and the streets will turn into
> skating-rinks… We stay indoors, that is much safer I think and in any
> case good for a whole day of writing…

My husband has been invited to Brussels by some company that is probably connected to NATO… they want to pay expenses and all that… we don’t yet know how we will respond. As he says, it makes the drama of our life a little more interesting even if we don’t follow the “script.”

If you are ready to have a little dialogue about this “Rennes etc” business, well, tell me. What I want to do is something like what my husband does… you get a theory, you build the structure, you see how it behaves as a “working hypothesis,” and if there are problems, you tear it apart and start over. That sort of thing is what he does. He will have an idea, spend weeks on page after page of mathematical calculations and then hit a brick wall and have to start all over again.

We sat up one night and analyzed, in a sort of “hard science” way the evidence of the “phenomenon” of Rennes… it was an interesting exercise with interesting “conclusions.” I was thinking at the time that it was too bad you weren’t with us as there were a lot of questions we had no answers to because we did not have the opportunity for personal investigation or observation.

I will say that some of the things you have found are fascinating and I am convinced that there is some purpose and reason, and maybe even your ultimate conclusions are correct – or pretty close… but there are some big gaps in the symbolic appreciation and historical background of same. This is something of a speciality of mine. I have spent so much time buried in these “old times” that I can “shift” into them and think like them.

And, there is also what I call my “Grail File,” which consists of all the remarks and clues given via channeling on this specific subject. It was pretty astonishing that, just a few days before your CD arrived, I had been pressing the subject and was given some information that was right there on your pages… I nearly dropped my teeth! though I don’t think you were aware of the significance of certain things you found… you were focused in another direction!

So, the result is that I am convinced, like you, that there is some great mystery to be solved… but I am not as sure as you are that your answers are the “right ones.” There are many things to be gone over in a sort of “cold” and analytical way – even including this business of “synchronicity” that we both have experienced in this matter.

This “amazing” confluence of “clues and artifacts” tends to convince us that our ideas are correct… but I have found that, often, the matter is much more complicated – like a chess game. Some of these “synchronous” events are like a move on the chess board by these “unknowns” and they are waiting to see if we will see through the ruse… We can either make the mistake of “falling into the trap” of taking the piece “offered” while we are being set up for a swift and stunning mate.

NEVER underestimate the cleverness and cunning of the opponent.

Your ideas are framed in much the same terms as the guys who wrote the Holy Grail series and the guy who wrote the Tomb of God… in the sense that all sorts of “synchronous” and “amazing” correspondences were found in response to the various ideas had by all. This should be taken as a warning that it can occur to just about anybody. All of you were convinced that you were “on the right track” because of these things… don’t forget that. They, as sincerely as yourself, were convinced of the “rightness” of their “path” and conclusions because of the SAME TYPES OF REMARKABLE SYNCHRONICITIES!!!!

And, for an “outsider” who has not been there… one is left with a welter of “confusing” and contradictory ideas.

So, this is why I think that it is at this point that all must be torn apart and looked at with a somewhat different and more “playful” idea. Remember – NEVER FORGET – that the opponent wants us to come to false conclusions… And never forget that he/they are so much more clever and practiced at this deception that we can even imagine. This is NOT a secret of a couple hundred years duration. It is THOUSANDS of years old…

Anyway, enough of this rambling. If you like, if you are prepared to play with it, to tear it apart with me for the sake of possibly solving it… admitting in the beginning that your solution may turn out to be correct or not… but maybe for different reasons… then maybe there is some hope of solving it. With material results.

Do you want to begin?

Laura

From: Laura Knight-Jadczyk <lark2@ozline.net>
To: Vincent & Darlene <abooks@ac.net>
Subject: Neyman 3: Facts vs. Assumptions and Wishful Thinking…
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From: Self <Single-user mode>
To: “Martha Neyman” <martha.neyman>
Subject: Re: The Horse
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Date sent: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 22:03:37 -0500

Dear Martha,

Perhaps it will give you a better idea of how I am thinking if I address some of your book before you decide if you want to “discuss” it.

Remember, this is all “thinking out loud,” so to speak, or on paper. It is just a “scenario” to be tried and tested.

I don’t pretend that it is the “bottom line.”

So, here goes:

On page 4 you talk about the BBC documentary where the media, which had once “touted” the “mystery,” now has pretty much squashed it.

You ask a very good question: Why murder a good story?

Well, perhaps, at this point in time, they were NOT murdering a good story because there were already so many adherents to it, that it would be impossible to do so… it was just more controversy. In fact, this move could have been designed to make people ask the very question you did… sort of like the government constantly pooh poohing UFOs… the more they did, the more people believed they were hiding something.

So, this IS a valid point considering “double and triple reverse psychology” commonly in use by the media and whoever runs it.

So, I think that your question goes much deeper than you think.

But, it also puts light in another area… it seems that, these guys who were making money off of this business were being manipulated from start to finish. And making money was, apparently, not the objective – though for them it might have been a lure. Or it might have started for them as a lure, or a farce… and grew very serious later.

Nevertheless, we may deduce that the objective of this pronoucement by the BBC was to do the exact opposite… to breathe new life into the subject by reverse psychology.

So, question about this now is: why? Why do they WANT to keep attention on this area? Why was the attention drawn here to begin with?

Now, let’s skip to page 17 where you list the “facts” which can be substantiated and back engineer a bit from there.

The three “facts” -> Documents were found in 1886.

We cannot accept this as a fact. It is only hearsay. No matter about the various arguments for, about, against, or whatever, no one, NO ONE, outside of persons whose credibility is in question has EVER SEEN any actual, ancient or even “pretty old” MSS. They have not been submitted to any kind of professional analysis because they have never been produced. To say that “The discovery of the manuscripts is the key to the mystery of Rennes-le- Chateau,” is a huge assumption.

So, let’s set them aside for the moment. (Don’t despair, I am ruthless, but it is useful, as you will see.)

Third fact (we will save the second for last, as it is the most interesting.) -> That Saunier was digging at night in the cemetery without obvious purpose, aided by his servant.

Now, on this, what verification is there? I am not too clear from the various stories… but it seems that the primary source of this information was an old guy who “remembered” all this many years later… and, considering the circumstances of all the rest… well, it is hearsay. Not admissable as a fact.

Now, there is the second “fact,” that Saunier spent more money than his income as a village priest allowed.

At last, we are on firm footing. There are ledger books, apparently, with this information recorded that can be considered “hard evidence.” And, there is the evidence of the building projects and so forth which cost more money than the guy could have made. We have a FACT. Only one, so far.

Remember, our BELIEFS are not important here… our feelings, our responses to our amazing “synchronicities,” and all that. We have to clear away the fog of emotion.

Now, in order to know what other “facts” there may be, maybe you can answer the following questions?

You wrote: In 1892, Sauniere is often absent without permission. What he does and where he goes, remains a secret…

Says WHO?

You wrote: In 1894, together with Marie he makes long walks. They collect stones that are used to adorn the garden with a grotto.

Says WHO?

You wrote:
Also in 1894, aided by his trustworthy helpmate, Marie, he stats to dig in his cemetery! At night, under the cover of darkness…

Says WHO?

Now, the tomb of Marie Negre D’Ables, that he is supposed to have destroyed, but, fantastically, it happened to have been “copied”… are you aware of the investigation into the “background” of that little book where it was supposedly reproduced? That it was, very likely, at the hands of the very same persons who deposited the “Dossiers Secrets” and all that in the Biblioteque Nationale?

This is pretty shaky stuff here.

The very idea that the Abbe was “searching for something” could be all rumor.

But, why? Where could such a rumor come from?

The story about Marie in her old age is highly instructive: I am sure you have a few “old people” in your family and are familiar with their little “manipulations” and feelings of “helplessness” as they age.

Now, just suppose there WAS some secret of the Abbe… but it had NOTHING to do with a “treasure” at all… and whatever it was, died with him as a source of income.

But, Marie, in her old age, desperate to ensure her comfort, knowing that all she has is this property that is expensive to maintain, and no money coming in anymore, hints to the people who have undertaken to care for her that there is a “secret” that she will tell them before she dies… Obviously, this is to keep her “control” over her life to what little extent she can. It sounds like the old “if you are nice to me, I’ll remember you in my will,” routine so common among old people… From the descriptions I have heard, the people who were caring for her had a hard time making ends meet. Do you think that if she had some secret that would enable access to financial aid, that she would not have acted upon it herself and thereby enabled herself to PAY for her own care in old age, rather than having to depend on strangers that she controlled with the promise of a secret?

It is so typical of something an old lady would do, that I am completely struck by the liklihood of it being so.

But, what happens? She dies without telling anything! Suppposedly. Well, the guy spends some time looking for a possible treasure which he hopes is there… because the old lady told him so… but, no luck… maybe he realizes that he was duped… and the story you have described, about the hints to the papers about a treasure to create business for a hotel… well, the guy was just playing with the cards he was dealt, and I believe that this is the source of the whole “Rennes-le-Chateau” cottage industry in “treasure hunting.”

BUT, that STILL DOES NOT EXPLAIN THE ABBE’S MONEY!

Okay, the guy had some bucks. Not only that, but his bishop had some bucks… and both were getting paid by another priest… and, not only that, there was a third priest who was murdered.

These FACTS are of EXTREME interest! The rest is just rumor, smokescreen, hearsay, and all that.

Now, clearly, as you have revealed to me, the cash flow came from Henri Boudet who wrote the strange book about language… (and I would very much like to get my hands on a copy of it complete! There may, indeed, be a code in there… but not what anybody thinks…)

Now, on pages 19, 20 and 21 you give some very interesting facts OUT OF SEQUENCE. I wonder if it was a subconscious oversight? Because, placing them IN SEQUENCE makes for very interesting reading: Here they are:

1852, Sauniere is born.

1878 The abbe of Rennes, Pons, dies.

1881, Charles Mocquin is appointed, but leaves after just a few months. (Any reason given for his leaving???)

1885, May 5, Antoine Croc leaves Rennes… (how long was he there? This is curious. Any reason given for leaving?)

1885, July 1, Sauniere is appointed cure at Rennes…

1886, Saunier receives a “gift of cash from Comtesse de Chambord.” (Or was it really a “first payment” from Boudet? We see that Sauniere isn’t going to leave after just a few months… wonder why?)

1886, According to the ledgers, it was at about this time that Abbe Boudet began paying money to Sauniere. Was this also the time he began paying money to Msr. Billard in Carcassonne? Any dates on this? The bishop was getting twice as much as Sauniere according to the figures you gave. Was it for the same period? The bishop gave most of his to charity. (Was this because of a guilty conscience?)

1887, July, the new altar is placed in the church at Rennes. This is curious. Was this a completely NEW altar, or was it a re-placing of the old one? If the former, what happened to the OLD one?

1889 Bishop Felix Billard visits Rennes for the first time… (There may have been some sort of “meeting” amongst these guys. They discuss who is to get what, who is to do what, and so on…)

1891, major restoration is begun on the church… (This does not sound too strange, since there is obviously some source of money – Sauniere bargained for enough to make his church the way he wanted. If he is stuck in this out of the way place, he is gonna enjoy it!)

1891, Sept 21, entry in Sauniere’s diary – “letter from Granes – discovery of a sepulchral vault, rain in the evening.” (Does not sound like anything unusual since he is doing a major restoration on his church. AND, he does not seem too interested in it since he did not list it first.)

1892, hearsay that Sauniere was absent without permission. (unless there are documents to confirm this)

1894, hearsay, unless documented, collecting of stones for grotto.

1894, hearsay, unless documented, digging in graveyard.

1896, restoration of church mostly finished. Sauniere buys more land.

1897, June 6, Mgr Billard visits and the garden is unveiled. (Perhaps another “meeting” between the “guys” takes place now.)

1897, Abbe Gelis was murdered. Reportedly tortured before his death. Was supposed to retire the next day. The magistrate found money hidden at various places in the vicarage… so, he may have been on the “payroll” as well or… He was an intimate of Sauniere and Boudet and had been there since 1857. How long was Boudet in the region? Was Gelis the “source” of the money to Boudet? He had been there a long time… he was going to retire… perhaps take the secret of the source of income with him, or threatened to do something else at the meeting… or, being retired, he would have been a threat in some way. This needs more examination.

1898, Sauniere buys the land on which he builds his villa.

1902, the Bishop dies.

1902 Sauniere was told to give an explanation on the origin of his wealth to the new bishop… Seems that the old bishop was “protecting” the other “guys” in some way, so it does not seem that it could be a “secret” of the church…

1902, he argues with his friend Henri Boudet. The friendly relations between Sauniere and Boudet are broken off… Funny that this comes right after the Bishop dies and the new one demands explanation. This is the strangest thing of all. If there is some secret between them and Sauniere is under pressure to reveal it, it does not seem very wise for Boudet to break off relations with Sauniere if Sauniere KNOWS something about Boudet that he could tell. This point needs some consideration. Something funny here.

1910, July 23, Sauniere is suspended from his official duties. Seems that if Boudet was worried that Sauniere would reveal something, he would come to his rescue. What was happening to Boudet at this time? Was he getting along just fine, or was he being quesioned also?

1915, Boudet sends a message to Sauniere… shortly after the reconciliation, Boudet dies. This is funny, that Boudet sends this message… is it documented? Or, is it documented BY Sauniere? Did he go to visit Boudet uninvited? How soon after the visit does Boudet die?

1916, Sauniere decides to build on a REALLY grand scale…

1917, January 22, Sauniere dies suddenly.

Now, of all the interesting facts above, the two that strike me most forcibly are the facts that, in the year following the death of Gelis, Sauniere buys the land on which he plans to build his villa – but holds off the building for three years… and in the year following the death of Boudet, Sauniere decides to really go “whole hog” with his building projects…

So, what we have, after getting rid of the story of the parchments, treasure and all that mess… is a VERY strange story…

AND, it seems to me, that once certain attention had been brought to the area due to the financial needs of Mr. Corbu and family, there was a DESPERATE need to confuse the issue… to draw attention away from the situation involving the priests… and their friendship and their finances.

The question would be WHY would this be so important at such a remove in time? Evidence indicates that it is NOT a secret of the church… the “treasure” idea is kaput, too, as far as I can see… all the elements of the “Shepherds of Arcadia” painting as related to this area have pretty much been shown to be “cooked up.” But, there IS something going on!!!

Is there a connection between the facts that Abbe Gelis was murdered and Sauniere bought land for his villa soon after?

Is there a connection between the fact that Boudet died “suddenly” and Sauniere made big plans to build soon after?

What could be the REAL source of money being shared among these guys? Two, possibly THREE priests and a bishop…

Was Sauniere’s sudden death natural, considering the funny business around the death’s of the other two?

What or who was it that supplied the money? Obviously, Sauniere had access to it even after Boudet died, but NOT when he and Boudet were on bad terms… hmmmm? Funny? What was the connection of Gelis to the money – so that he had to die for it, as it seems?

But, whatever the source, it was NOT accessible to Marie… Who used the “secret” as bait to ensure her well-being until death…

So, having ripped away all the smokescreen, we are left with a real mystery.

But, that is not to say that there is not some purpose in the smokescreen, that is another subject altogether. There IS some great mystery about the Shepherds of Arcadia, but, it may be far wider and more intruging than just the area around Rennes-le-Chateau.

But, this is enough for now.

Laura

From: Laura Knight-Jadczyk <lark2@ozline.net>
To: Vincent & Darlene <abooks@ac.net>
Subject: Neyman 4… symbolism, hand signals, etc
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Date sent: Fri, 7 May 1999 17:01:33 -0400

This is the last of the Neyman letters… after this, she wrote and told me she did not see any point in “discussin” it further as she KNEW the truth because she had been “led” by “amazing synchronicities” and all that. Same song, different verse.

My point is: I can see that there is a HUGE thing going on here… and it seems that everybody, including yours truly, has had so amazing a series of “confirmations” of ideas – one leading to another… and work, work, work on the research and digging and all that… BUT each one has come to a somewhat different conclusion and has been led down a somewhat different path.

I want to get to the very bottom of the blasted thing!

I have some pieces to this pie, I think… and Martha found some interesting things… and I am still waiting for my printer to finish your pages so I can settle down and read and see what pieces you have found…

Anyway, this will give you SOME idea of how I am looking at it. I am a strange mixture of “intuitive” and ruthlessly scientific – even toward myself. And, when I get emotionally attached to my ideas, my husband straightens me out pretty quick!

I guess I have a couple of axioms I live by: one is “get results.” The other is: “when all the lies are stripped away, what remains is the truth.”

Laura

From: Self <Single-user mode>
To: “Martha Neyman” <martha.neyman>
Subject: Re: The Horse
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Date sent: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 13:23:49 -0500
On 25 Nov 98, at 16:26, Martha Neyman wrote: >

> You are a busy lady… When is the big “Thanksgiving” day..? I thought
> this was the 14th of November, but I am not sure and you know better..!

In USA it is the last Thursday in November – whatever that happens to be. Don’t know why they picked a Thursday… all sorts of symbolic things about Thor and all that could come to mind, but…

> Sounds great and fingerlicking good that turkey of yours… Today for
> us; a bit sliced cabbage will do, we have to watch our diet…

So do we… which is why it is going to be difficult… I will be sick if I eat things that I ought not to eat! >

> Of course I will answer the questions you have and I do not see this as
> a criticism of the work I did, because I feel, what I did was good and
> not done before by anyone… Even not by the writers of the Tomb of
> God… The book they wrote, has at first sight a “certain” resemblance
> with my work, but it is totally different and the “Horse of God” is not
> a rail-way, that is for sure..!

Precisely. It is such a vast subject, that it is difficult to get into without writing reams. The very important thing you were doing was just going about with an open mind and observing and checking things out.

Yes, the railway part nearly had me laughing off my chair. And those poor guys missed some of the most amazing clues…

> Dear Laura, do not be angry with me because I am honest to you and
> straight to the point… In a way, I am thinking in the same direction
> as you…

Only way it can all be solved…

> I think, where you talk about WHY the BBC is “murdering” the story of
> RLC, you dig too deep. I can well imagine the US government keeping the
> truth about UFO’s from the people, but to believe that the respectable
> BBC of England is part of a plot to hide the truth of Rennes-le-Chateau
> in a sort of double psychology game, I think is going a bit too far.

Possibly. It is all too easy to get into a conspiracy mind- set. But, you DID ask the question, and I could see that there was another answer besides these guys just tossing the whole thing out the window.

> You asked me a lot of questions… But… You started to ask questions
> about the “Preface” and the “Introduction”.

Yes. There are certain foundational facts that I think are necessary. You gave quite a few that I have not noticed in other works… so, I am asking for more about the “basic story.”

> Please take “This” information at “face value”..!
> This section is not of any importance to the rest of my book. The
> information in the introduction is common knowledge, mostly it came from
> the locals, and they are used by every book-writer…

Yes, I know that – but, I want to know WHY and HOW such things were generated. I want to know if anybody ever actually documented any of these things. And these are questions that DO occur to me for whatever reason. If the only answer is “the locals said so…” well, that IS the answer. If there is an old diary where someone wrote about it, that is a different kind of answer.

And, the point is: somehow, for some reason, stimulated by some “raison,” these so-called Priory of Sion fellows played on this story and the painting (which I believe is important because of the facts of Poussin’s life) got connected to this area… Is it because there was some sort of “rumor” that floated about in esoteric circles that this painting was connected to this place? Who came up with the idea in the first place?

> When you start writing some kind of a book, you have to start
> somewhere…

Oh, indeed. And getting from point A to point B is very difficult because there are so many corollary paths that might need to be included that it becomes an agony deciding how to choose what to include and what to leave out – or it could become so lengthy and confusing that no one could understand it! Believe me, I KNOW.

> I do not have to tell you… I did start with general information. So
> readers who are not so well informed, but want to know more about the
> whole story Rennes-le-Chateau, can get this general information.

Yes, but you also did some “investigating” on your own. You observed. A lot of things you mention are not mentioned by other writers, even apart from your discoveries.

> That is why, in the INTRODUCTION, I wrote:
> Quote: At the risk of boring those readers, who know all about the
> history of Rennes-le-Chateau and its obstinate priest, I would like to
> repeat briefly, the “original” version, for those new to the story…
> Unquote.

Yes, but hopefully, you checked some of these things???? After all, the previous writers may have had an agenda… and it seems that they did not check things out as thorougly as one might wish.

> Dear Laura, those inverted commas at the word ORIGINAL were placed there
> on purpose… To the real initiated it means the story as it is usually
> told, as mysterious and uncanny as possible, without actually having
> completely checked out, who did what and why and who saw him doing it…
> This is just the “common” Rennes-le-Chateau story, only meant as “proof”
> that something weird was going on in this village and that the priest
> behaved strangely…

Yes, but if none of those things are true… if they only “developed” AFTER the fact of the initial “rumor” of treasure was started, which I think you pinpointed in your description of the folks who were caring for Marie, well, then there is nothing to support the “treasure” hypothesis.

Thus, if the story about treasure, the connection to the painting, which seems to have evolved from the rumors about treasure, all are “manufactured,” then one has to start looking in a different way.

> Because as you will find out later, as you read on, you will see that
> Sauniere’s doings have (very) little impact on the solution I found.

But, Sauniiere’s doings seem to be the very thing that the “story” masks…

I can see that I am going to have to start telling you about some of the things I discovered… in much the same way you discovered things… in this way you will understand that I am saying that there is SOMETHING HUGE going on here, because what I have discovered dovetails with your “findings” only there are some other implications and correspondences that make the picture a lot larger…

> I hope you do not mind, I am so straight to the point..?

No. This has got to be analyzed to pieces I think.

> What I meant by writing : You are so well informed is: Experienced in
> symbolism…

We will get to that later. I cannot formulate without data. There are some significant symbolic images that are far more ancient and “in your face” in that painting than what you described. Every thing has multiple layers… question is: which layer do we extract from?

An example is your use of the “knee” as a means of selecting “seven.” Well, the knee has some very deep meanings and is used symbolically in a rather different way in numerous sources, the oldest I have found being the Egyptian Pyramid Texts… And it is not chance that “knee” is from the same root as “knead (as in bread), knight, juga, yogi, conjugal, genes, genetic, gonads, etc)

Also, the hand positions… there was in use, at the time of the painting, a “hand alphabet” which could signify either letters or numbers or both … it could also symbolize a mathematical “operation.”

> I started to give an explanation of the perceptible and searching for
> the truth in the invisible words of symbolism in “Chapter I”… So let
> we start from this first part… And… Do not forget I only used A
> SMALL part of the Christian Church symbolism to explain, sometimes
> “just enough” to make clear how I came to my conclusions in a logical
> way..! Otherwise for most of the people “absolute unknown” with this
> material it would have been much too complicated, long-winded and even
> boring.

Agreed. But I am still trying to “connect” the painting to the area and it is difficult.

> So my dear if you are ready for it… I am… But no hurry, take your
> time..!

Well, it is going to take some time because the “rest of the story” is yet to be told. And, by that, I mean certain other correspondences that no one knows, I don’t think, but myself.

> This was only a short reply, because I feel the strong desire to write
> a whole day on my second book… Which has nothing to do with
> symbolism… It is the true story of the “Shepherds” the real
> “Shepherds”: the church-shepherds..! THAT is the story of the painting
> of Poussin… “Popes-Crusades-Templars”, it starts with the Oriental
> Schism in 1054 … For the “Latin Church of Rome” this was a large
> loss. It ended with a second huge loss: The reformation in 1618.

Well, if you haven’t done so already… look at the King Rene painting reproduced in the “Tomb of God” book alongside the “Shepherds” painting… just look at them casually and see what things you note that correspond… Note the lance and the horse head and compare it to the “horse head” and shepherd’s staff in the Arcadia painting… Note the position of the sun and the mountain peak in both paintings… note the posture of the Shepherdess and King Rene… note the ditch and flow of water exiting from the stone in the two paintings… note the funny leaning tree in the Rene painting… the funny hand gestures….

Then look at the Teniers painting and note the shape of the “window” and compare it to the “chink” in the tomb in the Shepherd’s painting…

Then, have a look at Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian… half- close your eyes and see what you can see… note the funny over-turned vessel on the drapery… the dog… go back to Teniers and note the vessel in the window… the bird…

In the Shepherds painting, note the drapery of the figures… the crossed shins, the bared breasts of the figures… count the numbers of knees, hands displayed… Note the positions… it is not as simple as the “finger of Jupiter, Venus or whatever…”

The system of codes being transmitted via hand signals was widespread in both the Orient and the Occident. There are allusions to it in the writings of several Greek and Latin writers, such as Plutarch, who attributes these words to orontes, son-in-law of King Artaxerxes of Persia: “Just as in calculating, fingers sometimes have a value of ten thousand and sometimes of only one, the favorites of kings may be either everything or almost nothing.” (Hmm… a connection to Persia again?)

Apuleius married a rich widow named Aemilia Pudentialla and was accused of having used magic to win her favor. He defended himself before Proconsul Caludius Maximus in the presence of Emilianus, his main accuser, who had unkindly said that Aemilia was sixty years old, when she was actually only forty. Here is the record of how Apuleius addressed his accuser: “How dare you, Emilianus, increase the real number of Aemilia Pudentilla’s age by half, or even a third? If you had said ‘thirty’ for ‘ten’ it might have been thought that your mistake CAME FROM HOLDING YOUR FINGERS OPEN WHEN YOU SHOULD HAVE HELD THEM CURVED. But, forty is THE EASIEST NUMBER TO INDICATE, SINCE IT IS EXPRESSED WITH THE HAND OPEN.”

Saint Jerome wrote: “Thirty corresponds to marriage, FOR THE CONJUNCTION OF THE FINGERS AS THOUGH IN A SWEET KISS REPRESENTS THE HUSBAND AND THE WIFE. […] AND THE GESTURE FOR A HUNDRED, TRANSFERRED FROM THE LEFT HAND TO THE RIGHT, ON THE SAME FINGERS, EXPRESSES ON THE RIGHT HAND THE CROWN OF VIRGINITY.”

The Venerable Bede gives many examples of how the system can be used for silent communication.

In Islamic religions, finger counting and signing was used extensively (remember the “contamination” of the Templars by Sufism… which is so similar to what is known of the Cathars that one cannot help but think that there is a connection… and, also, what is known of the Druids…)

There are a LOT of quotes I can cite about this “finger and hand” signalling system… but, it would get tedious.

The meanings of these things were obvious to people of the time, (which may be why the painting was hidden), and the citations from old MSS so common that it shows that such allusiions were used both in paintings and in written references… otherwise, the readers could not have been expected to understand them, but it is very obscure to those of us in the 20th century who are not familiar with the method, and casually pass over such references as being “unimportant.”

Thus, this may be an important consideration in evaluating the message of this and other paintings.

The mathematical angles are another thing altogether. At the time, the “Golden Mean” was a standard of Art… it was taught in all the art schools that a composition based on this ratio was more aesthetically pleasing… so, pupils were taught, and masters perfected, the art of compositional placement on the medium according to the Pythagorean principles. It meant, essentially, nothing. It can be found in thousands of paintings. It’s presence in art is generally meaningless.

However, your finding of the stone with the ratio figure engraved upon it … well, that requires some examination, but not necessarily in the precise terms. Or, on the other hand, in the precise terms…

Well, I have some transcribing to do for my husband who is impatiently pacing about – and I have baking to do this afternoon. Children won’t let me NOT do it!

It will take a while to talk about all of these things and I am going to begin to try to describe to you some of the other things that may be significantly related…

Laura

From: Laura Knight-Jadczyk <lark2@ozline.net>
To: Vincent & Darlene <abooks@ac.net>
Subject: A Brilliant Series…
Send reply to: lark2@ozline.net
Date sent: Sun, 9 May 1999 10:35:18 -0400

Hi,

I am about half-way through your pages… printed all the “research,” punched holes, and put in a binder for easier management… a LOT of stuff.

Anyway, I am LOVING every bit of it! It deserves to be published IMHO.

Fact is, most of it is what is in my own notebooks, though in my case, I have been unable to articulate it in so reasonable and fluid a manner. There is just simply so much that it is almost impossible for me to organize it all as you have done. A RARE ability!

But, I have also gone in places where you have not (and you have gone places I have not). I could certainly add some pieces for you, I think. Especially in regards to the “secret of transmutation.”

But, let that wait. Must read more.

Thanks for a GREAT job! AMAZING and clear and all that… only wish there were notes…

Laura Knight-Jadczyk

Date sent: Sun, 9 May 1999 18:15:35 -0500
To: lark2@ozline.net
From: Vincent & Darlene <abooks@ac.net>
Subject: RE:Hendaye

Hi Laura,

Thanks for all your info. Does seem as if we are working in similar directions. The stuff up on the web is actually smoke and mirrors. We haven’t released the good stuff yet either. Very little on the web about some of our discoveries, for obvious reasons. Was very interested in your Neyman letters, and yes EVB is still alive and living in the town next to RLC, but her story is truly bizare. She was Canseliet’s lover, self identified, in the ’60s and he told her the whole story which became Refuge. It gets stranger from there. Let me know what you think and we will talk more. Fulcanelli is hard to find, but Brotherhood of Light has now published both Mystery and Dwellings of the Philosophers in English.
Vincent

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