The Secret of Rennes-Le-Château

Rennes the Village


Rennes-Le-Château lies near the foot of the Piranean mountains in Southern France.
It is a small village with a sparse population. At the heart of this community is a church dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene. This is the church that stands on the site today and was built round about the eleventh century. Here is where a mystery lies.

The Renovations


In 1885 Father Bèrenger Saunière, was appointed the position of Parish Priest of Rennes. At that time the church of Mary Magdalene was in a run down condition and Saunière was just a simple poor priest. But what followed soon after was astonishing. He spent a vast amount of money renovating the church to a magnificent standard, far above such extravagance that befits a village church. He refurbished the inside with acquired statues, fine paintings and elaborate decorations. He also built several orangeries. He had a tower built that was attached to the church. He named it Tour Magdala. The name refers to an ancient village in Israel in the North of the country on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. In Hebrew Magdalene means Tower Magdala. It was said to be the birthplace of Mary Magdalene. Her name suggests this: Mary of Magdalene. A villa was built some distance away that was connected to the tower by a walkway. Saunière added a sacristy (a room for keeping church equipment such as sacred vessels, church parish records and specific furnishings, also known as a vestry). Saunière also renovated the run-down cemetery and built a wall encompassing it and a set of wrought iron gates set in pillars each side. A lintel stone above, running across the gate head, had a stone pediment on top with a scull and cross bones carved into it.

The Mysterious Inheritance


The mystery remains to this day as to where Saunière acquired such wealth to carry out all this work. The renovations took ten years to complete which also included the cemetery and Saunière’s living quarters. All this time carpenters, stone masons, labourers and many other tradesmen required paying for their labours. Materials and fittings needed payment as the work progressed. The accounts and invoices relating to the works have survived and confirm the amount to be over 11,500 Frank’s, which inflates to around £4,000,000 in today’s money, in 2020.

Asmodeus the Master Demon


There is a Latin inscription over the entrance to the church, terribilis est locus iste, which translates to “this place is terrible.” There are other inscriptions that read: “this is God’s house, the gate of heaven, and it shall be called the royal court of God.”
A figure inside the church, installed by Saunière, is of the demon Asmodeus perched holding up the font. Above are four angels. Asmodeus is represented in many ancient writings as a master demon, sometimes referred to as the king of demons. Could it be that the whole statue is portraying a message of good, represented by God’s angels, subduing evil represented by Asmodeus underfoot? Some ancient writings denote that demons were under Solomon’s power to help in the construction of the temple in Jerusalem, working as bound slaves. Power was given to Solomon over the demons by God through the archangel Michael by the possession of a ring.
It seems that Saunière embedded many symbolic references in the church for reasons unknown and yet to be figured out.

Buried Treasure


Many theories have been produced regarding Saunière and the mystery surrounding Rennes-Le-Château, too many to put into such a brief blogg, but what follows are some of the more popular ones.
Buried treasure has been one of the theories for Saunière’s wealth. It has been speculated upon that Saunière found a hoard of buried treasure somewhere within the church or grounds. Possibly in a hidden vault underground.

King Dagobert II


There are several tombs below the church and one of the tombs is said to be the final resting place of King Dagobert II. (Although other evidence suggests that Dagobert was buried at the St Dennis Basilica). It could have been that Saunière sort out the passage to this crypt in search of the king’s treasure that was supposedly buried along with him. Dagobert II was from the Merovingian dynasty that ruled Austrasia (the Franks, Gaul, Germany and Northern Italy) during the 7th and 8th century AD. Dagobert II had the royal title of King of Franks. He was born in 652 and died in 679 and ruled for 3 years prior to his death by assassination. Dagobert reintroduced the minting of gold coins again after an earlier ruler suspended the act. He was the last king to have coins minted in his name in Marseille.

The Goths and Solomon’s Treasure


Another theory is that it was King Solomon’s treasure that he came upon. About 37 years after the crusifiction of Jesus, in AD 70, Jerusalem was destroyed by Titus of Rome. The temple of Solomon was destroyed and the treasures carried off to Rome. This was later looted by the Visigoths in AD 410 after they sacked Rome. There is evidence that Rennes was once a stronghold of the Visigoths.This points to the fact that their spoils could well have been hidden on the site for safe keeping during the times when the Romans and the Goths were constantly at war with each other.
The Goths were a Germanic race of people that consisted of the Visigoths from the West and the Ostrogoths from the East. They drove the Romans out of much of Europe and took over a large area from Germany and across the Eastern part of the continent. They settled in Southern Gaul, now France, to the Pyrenees and into Northern Spain. After the Goths had plundered Rome the treasures of Solomon’s Temple would have possibly been carried back to their stronghold in Rennes and hidden away for safe keeping. The Goths eventually converted from German paganism to Christianity and would have considered the treasures of Solomon as sacred.

The Cathars


It is said that the Cathars also had a stronghold in the region. The Cathars were a branch of Christianity that had differing views from the Catholic church and was eventually persecuted and overrun by the Catholics, in a somewhat violent way. The Cathars occupied the region’s of Northern Italy and Southern France from the 12th to the 14th century AD. The treasures acquired by the Cathars (and it has been speculated that they were the keepers and guardians of the Holy Grail among other religious artefacts) could have been stashed during their time of persecution to protect their sacred treasures from the invading Catholics. Several centuries later Saunière may have discovered their vast amount of hidden treasures.

The Knights Templars


Another guardian of the treasures of Christ and Solomon was The Knights Templars. A Christian charitable order that had great input during the crusades. They were a military organisation and a strong fighting force, given authority by the pope and grew to a large order. First founded in 1119, they were active until 1312 when the pope of that time, Clement V, set out successfully to destroy them. During their time the Templars accrued massive amounts of wealth and religious artefacts.They considered it their duty to guard the sacred treasures of Solomon and it is said that much of the treasure from the Temple of Solomon, including the Ark of the Covenant, was in their possession. They set up a headquarters in a wing of the royal palace in the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Temple Mount is built on the old site of Solomon’s Temple. This is how They acquired their name, originally the Templar Knights. They also had a stronghold in the region of Rennes-Le-Château. Another reason why the possibility of a great wealth could be buried at the site.

The Jesus and Mary Myth


Another theory, one that has had much debate and at least one best seller written about it, is the theory that Jesus bypassed the cross and emigrated to France with Mary Magdalene. Later, Berenger Saunière came across some documents, hidden away in his church, that gave indication that the bloodline of Jesus’ family and the Merovingian Dynasty were related. As the story goes, the Vatican paid Saunière a vast amount of money for his silence on this matter.
If this really was the case, I’m quite sure that the Vatican would have carried out a less costly way of keeping this poverty stricken priest quiet. What would have been the risk to the Catholic Church to let a massive secret such as this be left in the hands of a lowly priest. This theory seams to be one of the most far fetched of them all. But we must remember that the book in question was a fiction novel, so poetic licence can be assumed.

Conclusion


Saunière was at Rennes as Parish Priest for 32 years, until his death in 1917. During that time Saunière appointed a housekeeper, Marie Denarnaud, who was about 20 years younger than himself. She became his trusted confidant and on his deathbed he passed the secret of Rennes-Le-Château to her. Denarnaud herself had instructions to convey the secret before her passing. Unfortunately, in 1953 she suffered a brain haemorrhage that left her paralysed and speechless. So the secret remained just that for future interested parties to ponder.
Many experts in various fields have studied this strange story. Journalists and authors have indulged their passion and much ink has been spread. Film crews have contributed their part. But no-one has ever come up with a cast iron explanation, only theory after theory.
So the mystery carries on and the same old questions keep coming up. Where did this peasant of a priest acquire such vast wealth? How did he suddenly become rich beyond his wildest dreams? What form of wealth or currency did he stumble upon? How did he manage to acquire such wealth, almost overnight, to spend the equivalent of four million pounds in today’s value, on renovating a village church and grounds? What are all those symbolic gestures about that he placed in and around the church? What really happened? Maybe we’ll never know the truth.

Europe and bible prophesy

The European Union

The bible describes a latter day Europe as a joining of nations formed together to make up a 10 nation union of power, a ten nation confederacy.


Let’s first look at a brief history of the EU.


The union was created in 1945, for the purpose of putting an end to war in Europe, after the devastation caused by the second world war. Six European countries, France, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy and Germany, came together to form an alliance not only to keep the future of Europe at peace but also to solve the economic problems that the war had created. This was known as ‘The Treaty of Paris’ and set up an agreement of free trade of raw materials but mainly the movement of coal and steel. This union was known as The European Coal and Steel Community (The ECSC), which was officially up and running by 1952.
One of the ideas that stemmed from this was to create a federal Europe were all the signed up nation’s would pool together rather than create another war within Europe in the future. In the 1950s a European defence agreement was drawn up by the states to form a unified army. This was rejected by France but remains a proposal still.
France didn’t include Britain in negotiations and therefore Britain stayed out of the agreement.


In 1957 a new treaty was signed, known famously as ‘The Treaty of Rome.’ This is when the EEC was formed (The European Economic Community), which later morphed into what we know today as the EU (European Union). The EU was borne out of the Maastrich Treaty that came into being in 1993, a political and economic union of its member states.


In 1960, under a conservative government, Britain applied to join the EEC but was rejected by France in 1963 on the grounds that the French parliament at the time, lead by President Charles DeGaulle, was weary of the close relationship of Britain to the USA. Britain reapplied in 1973 and was accepted into the union, still known at that time as the EEC.


In 1981 Greece joined the EEC making it the tenth nation to join. In 1986 Spain joined and then further countries followed, Croatia was the last to join in 2013. This made a total of 27.

A United States of Europe was a long standing vision and as far back as 1849, Victor Hugo, the French writer, made a statement at the Paris Peace Congress, as president, and expressed that vision as follows:


“A day will come when your arms will fall from your hands! A day will come when war will seem as absurd between Paris and London, between Petersburg and Berlin, between Vienna and Turin, as it would today between Rouen and Amiens or between Boston and Philadelphia. A day will come when you — France, Russia, Italy, England, Germany — all you nations of the continent will merge, without losing your distinct qualities and your glorious individuality, in a close and higher unity to form a European brotherhood, just as Normandy, Brittany, Burgundy, Lorraine, Alsace, all our provinces are merged together in France.”


“A day will come when the only fields of battle will be markets opening up to trade and minds opening up to ideas. A day will come when bullets and bombs will be replaced by votes, by universal suffrage of the peoples, by the venerable arbitration of a great sovereign senate which will be to Europe what Parliament is to England, what this diet is to Germany, what the Legislative Assembly is to France. A day will come when we will display cannon in museums just as we display instruments of torture today, amazed that such things could ever have been possible.”


“A day will come when we shall see those two immense groups, the United States of America and the United States of Europe, stretching out their hands across the sea, exchanging their products, their arts, their works of genius […] And to bring about that day will not take another 400 years, for we are living in a fast-moving age.”
Victor Hugo.


Of course this was over 170 years ago, before weapons of today’s magnitude were even imagined by Hugo. He didn’t foresee what was coming upon Europe and the rest of the world, but his words do ring true for Europe after the wars, up until now anyway.

The Ten Nation Confederacy


The bible speaks of a ten nation military formation that will rise up out of a revived Roman Empire. An alliance consisting of ten countries (UK, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy and Germany) was formed in 1955. This was known as the Western European Union and was brought together as a military alliance for the defence and security of Europe. They were also members of NATO. The Western European Union was later disbanded though in 2011 when power was transferred to the EU.

The Revived Roman Empire

Rome had its first dictator and emperor in 54 BC. The empire ruled over Europe, including Britain (which was then known as Britannia), the middle East and Africa. The empire lasted until 476 AD when it fell to the German Goths. During the time of the empire, and to this day, Europe and the western world has became steeped in Roman culture and influence. Constantine became emperor in 306 AD and Christianity was the religion of Rome. In 380 AD it became the sole religion of the empire. After the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 AD the dark ages followed.

The coming together of Europe as a union after the war was said to be the formation of the revived Roman Empire, as spoke about by Daniel, of which a leader will arise (The Antichrist) to rule over the empire as a world dictator.

The signing of ‘The Treaty of Rome’ was carried out in Rome on one of the seven hills, (Rome is known as the city of seven hills) known in Roman times as Capitolonium. Today it is called Capitoline Hill and the signing of the treaty was carried out at the Plazzi de Campidoglio. Capitoline Hill has several temples upon it, the most important one being The Temple Of Jupiter, built in 509 BC. This temple was the representation of Rome. Jupiter was the Roman’s pagan god. The signing of the treaty at this very significant place gives indication to the reviving of the Roman Empire out of the remains of the old.

The Book of Daniel

The book of Daniel is the key to interpreting the prophesies of the end times. Daniel lived in a time of the Babylonian Empire, the first great empire. He was given a vision by God of three more great empires of the ancient world that were to follow in order after the fall of Babylon. In the following he interprets a dream for the king of Babylon, Nebuhadnezzar.

Daniel 2 verse 31-35

31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. 32 This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, 33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. 34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. 35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

Daniel 2:31‭-‬35 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/dan.2.31-45.KJV

In Daniels interpretation above, ‘the head of gold’ refers to King Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian Empire. The ‘breast and arms of silver’ refer to the Medo-Persian Empire, ruled by Darius the Mede and was the second empire of the ancient world. The third kingdom, of ‘belly and thighs of brass’, refers to the Greek Empire ruled by Alexander the Great. and the the fourth kingdom, ‘legs of iron’ refers to the mighty Roman Empire, the greatest empire of the ancient world. But the beast is not yet complete, what of the feet of ‘part iron and part clay?’ This refers to the revived Roman Empire some time after the fall of the mighty Roman Empire. The ‘stone that destroys’ the mighty empires, one after the other, represents God and his kingdom that lives forever. Read on for Daniel’s interpretation.

Daniel 2: 36-40

36 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. 37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. 38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. 39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. 40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.

Daniel 2:36-‬40 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/dan.2.31-45.KJV

Daniel 2: 41-45

41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Daniel 2:41‭-‬45 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/dan.2.31-45.KJV

Here Daniel is talking of a future Roman Empire, long after the first Roman Empire had ended. An empire reborn out of the old, out of the amalgamated nations of the old empire, Europe. A revived empire led by the Antichrist. A nation that won’t bond together but will be joined together forcibly just as iron and clay won’t bond.

Daniel’s vision of a future revived Roman Empire

Daniel 7: 7-8
Verse 7: After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, terrifying and dreadful and exceedingly strong. It had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces and stamped what was left with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. Verse 8: I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots. And behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.

Daniel 7:7-‬8 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/dan.7.7-8.KJV


In Daniels vision above he was referring to a revival of the great and powerful Roman Empire that was the mightiest empire to that date in history. Mightier than the three great world empires before it (Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece). The ten horns refer to ten future nations forming the revived Roman Empire. This is different from all the empires before it. It is a future empire waiting to rise again out of the ashes of a previous emphire, like the phoenix bird. The mighty Roman Empire left behind a legacy that was to rekindle again the nations it conquered and left its cultural mark. The little horn refers to the Antichrist that will rise out of this reborn Roman Empire to rule a united European nation.

The Book of Revelation


Revelation 17:3

And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns.

Revelation 17:3 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/rev.17.3 KJV


Her is a vision of the revived Roman Empire. The beast is the symbol of ancient Europe (Europa), more on this later. The ten horns again are the ten nations of Europe and the seven heads are seven kings of the ten nations, three have been overthrown for not conforming to the leader who is the satanic ruler ,The Antichrist.

The Symbols of the European Union


The Greek Goddess Europa, according to mythology, rode on the back of a white bull, which was Zeus in disguise. He took her away and threw her off his back and then raped her. The name ‘Europe’ was a result of being named after the Greek Goddess, Europa. Even though this is based on Greek mythology, the name Europe or Europa is synonymous with a woman riding a bull and is taken from paganism. Several buildings of importance in the EU have this symbol as their emblem. Namely: The Parliament Building in Brussels; The Parliamentary Building in Strasbourg, France; The New Brussels Headquarters. They all have this pagan statue of a woman riding a bull.


The European flag of twelve gold stars on a blue background could also have a biblical significance. But what does the blue background and the gold stars mean?


Revelation 12:1.

And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

Revelation 12:1 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/rev.12.1.KJV


The blue is said to represent the sky or heaven and the twelve gold stars represent the crown of the Virgin Mary referred to in the book of Revelation.
Twelve is said to be the number of completeness and has several religious significances: the twelve apostles, of the New Testament, the twelve sons of Jacob who formed the twelve tribes of Israel in the Old Testament. In the Book of Revelation God’s kingdom has twelve gates guarded by twelve angels. There are twelve signs of the zodiac and twelve months in a year. In the bible there are many references to the number twelve, too many to list here.

Conclusion


We’ve seen how biblical prophesy fortells a European ten nation confederacy run by a dictator(The Antichrist). But the EU is no longer a nation of ten states, there are now twenty seven countries in the union. The ten nation coalition of ‘The Western Union’ has been absorbed into the EU also. But the prophesy is about the future, even though it seems very near, and not about this present time. Some further developments will have to take place in order for this ten nation confederacy to be recognised. Maybe the union will be divided into ten regions of states? Who knows? One thing is for sure, It will happen. Bible prophesy is never wrong.

The Crossroads to Hell


ROBERT JOHNSON


Robert Johnson was a blues musician from the 1930s who it was said made a deal with the devil to enhance his musical talent.

As the story goes, he played blues guitar around the clubs and bars of the Mississippi Delta area were he lived as a young boy. In the early part of his career he was often laughed at and frowned upon due to his guitar playing, some described it as cats wailing and some described it as worse. A prominent blues musician once told Johnson to put his guitar away because he was driving people nuts.

Johnson tried to learn and play guitar but could never seem to get anywhere. So one night he decided to do something about it. He took himself and his guitar to the crossroads of two highways in the Mississippi Delta and waited until midnight, where it is said a man in black turned up. Some say it was the devil. At that point Johnson made a deal; the devil promised him that he would be a great blues guitar player in return for his soul. His guitar playing would be magical and impressive and the music world would be at his feet the devil told him. That was it for the young would be musician, his burning desire to become a great musician had just been fulfilled, or at least the way had been laid out for him. The deal was struck. All He had to do now was practice and the notes would flow from his fingertips through the guitar.


He disappeared of the music scene for about a year, no-one heard from him in all that time. When he emerged again he played his guitar like a wizard. Some musicians, on hearing him, thought there were two people playing at the same time. Some believed that the devil was accompanying him. He had a technique that no-one else mastered. The devil had provided Johnson with a tremendous talent for playing blues guitar, writing songs and singing and he now owned his soul.


That’s how the legend goes.

One thing we do know is that he did become a great blues musician and he did disappear from the music scene for a while only to come back whoozing talent. It’s hard to grasp that an untalented lousy guitar player can come back all of a sudden as a great musician. To go from bad to good is understandable, and from bad to great even but from really bad to genius, well, don’t you have to have some talent to start with to be that good? Many people that heard him play beforehand always said how bad he was and would rather not have to listen to him, so there was no spark of genius, no talent there. So where did it come from?

In one of his famous songs: ‘The Cross Road Blues’ the lyrics say that he prayed to God for mercy , to save his sole:
I went down to the crossroads
Fell down on my knees
Ask the Lord above for mercy
Save me if you please.”


Lyrics by Robert Johnson

Why would he want saving? Could it just mean that he was repenting for his sins generally?
Did he go back there at a later date to try to undo the deal, to pray to God to save him from the devil?
The last two lines of the song goes:
“And I’m standing at the crossroads
I believe I’m sinking down”


Lyrics by Robert Johnson


It sounds like he is imagining himself to be heading down into hell. Of course it could have other meanings, maybe it’s a metaphor for the way he feels. After all, that’s why it’s called blues music, to express how you feel by way of sadness and despair felt inside.

Whether or not he made a pact with the devil, or some demonic spirit, we’ll never know. One thing’s for sure, he was a greatly talented musician, eventually. He had a great influence on the music world and inspired many of the blues artists around today.

I don’t really think he made a pact with the devil but it certainly remains a mystery where his talent did come from. Sadly he died at the age of 27. Some say he was poisoned by a jealous husband. That too remains a mystery, as does where he was buried. One thing can be sure though, he won’t be burning in Hell, as it shows in his lyrics he repented by asking God to forgive him.

Cross Road Blues
I went down to the crossroads
Tried to flag a ride
I went down to the crossroads
Tried to flag a ride
Nobody seemed to know me
Everybody passed me by

I went down to the crossroads
Fell down on my knees
I went down to the crossroads
Fell down on my knees
Ask the Lord above for mercy
Save me if you please

I am going down to Rosedale
Taking my rider by my side
I am going down to Rosedale
Take my rider by my side
You can still barrelhouse, baby
They call us on the riverside

You can run, you can run
Go and tell my friend-boy Willie Brown
You can run, you can run
Go and tell my friend-boy Willie Brown
And I’m standing at the crossroads
I believe I’m sinking down


Lyrics by Robert Johnson

The Mysterious Helix Staircase

The Helix Staircase of the Loretto Chapel

The Loretto Chapel is a small, French Gothic style church that was built in the 1870s in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the United States of America. It’s a beautiful chapel on the outside and the inside and has been kept in good repair. It was a Roman Catholic Church that was originally run by nuns.


The inside décor is plane, simple but beautiful, a look that you’d expect from a chapel of this size and location. But it has one striking feature that attracts architects, artists, designers and tourists alike. It is The Helix Staircase, a spiral staircase of some beauty. The nuns named it the “Miraculous Stairs.” Called such by the way it was engineered and constructed.


The staircase itself is a spiral that turns 360 degrees, twice. The strange thing about this construction is that it has no centre pole, but it is structurally sound. That is only the start of the anomaly of the staircase though. The mystery behind it lies within the way the stairs came into being, by a miracle no less, according to legend.


The nuns of the chapel, at the time of the construction and immediately after, had a dilemma, how to get access to the choir loft, that consisted of a type of mezzanine floor at one end of the chapel over the doorway. There was no room to build a large traditional staircase in such a small chapel. They called on the local carpenters for advice but none had a suitable solution.


The nuns prayed to Joseph for his help: Joseph a humble carpenter, a hard working man who married the Virgin Mary , known to Catholics as Saint Joseph. Looked upon as the patron saint of carpenters and hard workers alike.

Some time later it seems that their prayers were answered when a man turned up offering to do the work on the staircase but had a condition that he could be alone in the chapel for three months. Strangely enough he only had a few simple tools including a hammer, a saw and a T-square.


The staircase was constructed on time, with wooden pegs for nails. It was a marvellous and beautiful construction, a work any designer or joiner would be proud of. It was perfectly symmetrical and had no middle column to support it. Generally a spiral staircase is built around a central column as a main part of its structure, but not this one, the engineering was so that it had been designed without one. An unusual method and should not be able to support anyone on the staircase, but it does and has done so for over 140 years.

After the work was finished, the carpenter left without collecting any payment. He was never seen again by the nuns, they looked for him but to no avail. Another mystery was where did the wood come from? In the 1990s the manager of the chapel took a small piece of wood from the original part of the stairs (the ballusters were added 10 years later for safety reasons) and sent it away for analysis. The results showed that it was an unknown species of spruce. The wood was strong and dense and is similar to wood grown in very cold climates where it grows slowly. Nothing of this kind grows in the area, anything even similar would have to be transported thousands of miles from abroad.


Many experts have visited the chapel over the years and have been intrigued by the craftsmanship and beauty of the staircase. But such skill is not altogether impossible by the artisans of the day. History is littered with many structures of undeniable intricacy and detail, but what makes this different is the story of the nuns praying for help, the stranger visiting the chapel and the engineering involved that almost defies gravity, and built by one man with a hand full of tools.


Of course the story could be true or partly exaggerated. If we look closely at the design we can see that if such a construction was made up of pieces of wood that are fixed together and glued to become one solid piece then It is feasible to suggest such a construction would work.

Even if the wood had to be transported thousands of miles it would have still been quite possible, the only problem that might have hindered the project here would have been the cost.

As regards to the craftsmen of the time, well, I would suggest that they would have been in good supply, even the highly skilled ones. You only have to look back in time to realise this, in an age when wood was used for many elaborate constructions, the galleons that sailed the seven seas for instance.


There have been suggestions that the whole structure was made in France and shipped there as one solid construction. This is a possibility but as mentioned above, the stranger brought with him only a few tools, including a T-square. The interesting thing here is that T-square. A square of this nature is used in architectural drawing, usually laid flat across a board. It is not a tool for fashioning wood, which would suggest that the construction was designed and constructed in situ.


Miracles do happen, so, miracle of not? You decide. But the facts are that it is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and an intriguing example of clever engineering, built almost 150 years ago in a plain and simple chapel in a small town in New Mexico, US.

Boleskine house

A place of ritualistic black magic performed by one of the evilest players in the game.

Boleskine house is a mansion that lies on the banks of Loch Ness, or at least it’s ruin now does as it suffered a severe fire in December 2015 causing near total destruction. All that survived was part of the interior and the shell from the eves downwards, the roof was completely gone. It suffered a further fire in July 2019 and the rest of the interior was destroyed. It is now in the process of refurbishment to restore it to its original stature. It is a category B listed building and has been taken over by a non-profit organisation. Restoration work started in December 2019. Maybe, considering its evil history, It would be better left in ruins?


It was built on the site of a Kirk (church) that apparently had burnt down during a service , where the congregation was in attendance, and everyone inside died. When Boleskine House was built it suffered a fire also that caused a certain amount of damage, but not as severe as the later fires that almost destroyed it completely.
The house was built at around 1760 by Colonel Archibald Frazer as a hunting lodge. He carried on extending the house until 1830 and had a tunnel constructed also that links the house to the graveyard.


The house and it’s surroundings had a history of strange happenings long into its distant past.
In one incident it is reported that a minister, Thomas Houston (1648-1705) had the grizzly task of laying corpses back in their graves after a local wizard had raised the dead from the village graveyard. Not a very likely event but it does give some credence as to the strangeness of the place at the time.


The Frazer family sold the house in 1899 to a Alistair Crowley , an occultist and practitioner of black magic, (dubbed at the time, by the press, as the most evil man in Britain).
It is said that the house contained evil long before Crowley moved in but it was he that invoked the spirits that led to several demons taking up residence there. Crowley performed rituals to conjure up various spirits and one particular ritual he was interested in was taken from a book called The Book of Abramelin. The purpose of the ritual was to invoke a person’s Guardian Angel. It is a detailed ritual that requires the person to prepare themselves over several months and to abstain from alcohol for that period and also to remain celibate. The ritual also includes the summoning of several high ranking demons brought up from the depths of hell.

The Book of Abramelin is considered by many to be the best book on magic available. It relates to an Egyptian magician known as Abramelin the Mage. It was first published in 1900 and was translated from a French script that was said to have been written originally by Abraham for his son Lamech. This book was Crowley’s inspiration and he based much of his sadistic work on it. It is said to contain rituals for both black and white magic and if carried out specifically it could produce successful results. Crowley, It seems, was only interested in the dark side.
While in the process of this ritual, he was called away to Paris on an important matter and It is understood that he never finished the ritual fully and released evil into the house and the surrounding area in the form of demons. From then on many strange happenings were said to have occurred in and around the place.


Whatever it was that Crowley released, it had severe and sometimes tragic consequences upon several people around him. His house keeper himself suffered the loss of two children, a 10-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son, who both died mysteriously.


Another incident involved one of Crowley’s employees, that had long given up alcohol, got drunk and attempted to murder his whole family.


A further incident in 1965 involved the then owner, an army major by the name of Edward Grant, committing suicide by using a shotgun on himself in Crowley’s old bedroom.
The housekeeper at the time, Anna MacLaren, foresaw the incident in a premonition she had. She was alone in the garden when she heard the shotgun go off inside the house. She went to investigate but found no-one there or anything amiss. It was a week later at around the same time that she experienced the incident for real. This time the major was there with half his head blown off.

Alistair Crowley sold and left the house in 1913 but it seems the demons didn’t, they decided to stay and reek their evil on any unsuspecting victims that came their way. Crowley had added to the already macabre mystery of the place. He once admitted that his rituals and his evil practices had gotten out of hand while residing at Boleskine House.


In 1969 the house was up for rent and a film maker named Keneth Anger took up temporary residence. He was interested in the occult and the property’s history drew him to it. But it wasn’t for long, for some reason he moved out quickly.


In 1970 Jimmy Page, of the band Led Zepplin, heard about the house for sale and bought the place, again due to its history and Jimmy’s interest in the occult and also in the antics of Aleister Crowley. He had a special interest in Crowley and it was probably the main reason why he was attracted to the house. He owned the house for the next 22 years until 1992. Jimmy had planned to have the house restored but spent very little time there. Instead he put a friend of his in charge: Malcolm Dent.


Dent moved into the Boleskine House and found it in a sorry mess. The grounds were in a state of decline, the garden all overgrown and the house in bad need of repair and renovation.
After a while Dent started to experience strange happenings such as rumbling noises coming from outside his bedroom door. He experienced noises one night coming from the same vicinity that sounded like a beast of some sort . He never opened the door that night in fear of what he might find. Dent also experienced various other events such as doors opening and closing and furniture being moved.A friend of Dent’s even reported being attacked in the night by a devil of some kind.
But all this didn’t seem to put Dent off as he still carried on living in the house.


In 1992 the house was sold to Ronald and Annette MacGillivray, It was still In much need of repair.They spent a substantial amount of money on the property renovating it. It was later turned into a hotel.


When Mr MacGillvray died in 2002 the house was sold to Dutch owners who preferred to remain anonymous. They converted it back to a private dwelling and used it as a holiday home.
On 23rd of December 2015 a fire seriously damaged the house. Although most of the house was ablaze, no-one was home at the time therefore there were no casualties. A further fire occurred in July 2019 that finished off the rest of the interior. This was another unexplained incident and arson was suspected.


The house is now in the hands of an organisation that intends to restore it to its former glory due to its grade B listed building status. With its long reputation as a place of devil worship, Satanism and occult practices it would be better to leave well alone. Instead it looks like the demons are getting their dark place of residence back. A place where the most evil Satanist in Britain once lived. A place where a portal was opened up to let loose Hell’s inhabitants. A place where evil can be felt in the atmosphere. It is said that local residents in the past have given it a wide birth and many still do to this day for that matter.

Nephilim

THE GIANTS OF OLD

In the ancient world giants roamed the earth. Now to many that statement might seem crazy, but read on.

As well as biblical documentation, evidence has been found in the form of giant human bones, stories handed down by native American Indians, and other cultures, and evidence of a cover up by the Smithsonian Society.

It all goes back to the book of Genesis of the bible. The first mention is in the Hebrew writings in Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughter’s of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they choose. (Kjv)

“The sons of God” refers to God’s angels (spiritual beings) and “daughters of men” refers to earthly women.

Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. (Kjv) This gives an account of how they came about. God saw that the population of the earth (before all the corruption) pleased him and so sent angels to protect his people. (The apocryphal book of Enoch gives a number of 200 angels known as watchers). It was forbidden for the angels to mate with humans but the angels found the women to be fair and of a certain beauty. This resulted in them marrying and producing offspring, which would have been from an incompatible gene mix, i,e, heavenly, non-human genes mixed with human genes. These offspring became the race of giants (nephilim).

The angels that corrupted the genome where known as “fallen angels.” Not to be confused with the fallen angels (demons) of earlier times when God cast the powerful angel: Satan and his army of angel followers out of heaven down to earth because of their rebellion against him.

The Book of Enoch (from the apocripha).

Chapter 7

1. It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful.

2. And when the angels, the sons of heaven, beheld them, they became enamoured of them, saying to each other, Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children.

7. Then they swore all together, and all bound themselves by mutual execrations. Their whole number was two hundred, who descended upon Ardis, which is the top of mount Armon.

10. Then they took wives, each choosing for himself; whom they began to approach, and with whom they cohabited; teaching them sorcery, incantations, and the dividing of roots and trees.

11. And the women conceiving brought forth giants,

12. Whose stature was each three hundred cubits. These devoured all which the labour of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them;

13. When they turned themselves against men, in order to devour them;

14. And began to sin against birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, to eat their flesh one after another, and to drink their blood.

The angels who took wives then taught humans about technology and how to make swords and forms of weaponry and armoury. They introduced them to magic and occultism, astronomy and astrology, the use of root cuttings, medicine and healing. They taught their women how to make jewellery and how to use make-up.

Enoch chapter 8.

1. Moreover Azazyel taught men to make swords, knives, shields, breastplates, the fabrication of mirrors, and the workmanship of bracelets and ornaments, the use of paint, the beautifying of the eyebrows, the use of stones of every valuable and select kind, and of all sorts of dyes, so that the world became altered.

2. Impiety increased; fornication multiplied; and they transgressed and corrupted all their ways.

3. Amazarak taught all the sorcerers, and dividers of roots:

4. Armers taught the solution of sorcery;

5. Barkayal taught the observers of the stars;

6. Akibeel taught signs;

7. Tamiel taught astronomy;

8. And Asaradel taught the motion of the moon.

9. And men, being destroyed, cried out; and their voice reached to heaven.





The taking of wives by the angels resulted in an offspring of giants that had non-human traits such as twelve toes and fingers and two rows of teeth. These giants populated the earth and were strong and mighty. They were violent and cannibalistic. It has been suggested that these hybrid beasts mated with the animal kingdom and performed bestiality with many species, This may have further corrupted the gene pool, albeit in the animal kingdom. (See Enoch 7:14 above).

Noah’s Flood

Noah’s flood was the main reason why God wanted the earth wiped clean of coruption. It’s quite possible that it was the gene pool that was corrupt, not just the wickedness of the people, and it is this that he wanted to destroy. The human gene had been corrupted by the angels mixing their genes with them. The Nephilim are said to have mated with animals also. Could this have led rise to the mythological creatures that we read about in later history in the form of Egyptian deities or as in Greek mythology? When the earth was destroyed by flood, it’s purpose was to destroy the animal kingdom also, not just human. Noah was instructed to take a pair of each species of animal into the ark to preserve the species. These would all have been natural specimens not hybrid or chimera types that had been corrupted by cross breading.

The Minotaur, Greek mythology.

The Minotaur is one of the mythological creatures that is part human and part beast; namely human with the head of a bull. It is described as a giant, ferocious beast that ate humans. Being far too dangerous to the inhabitants living in the city, it was eventually resigned, by the king, to the Labyrinth, a series of maze-like tunnels formed underground out of the rock under the city of Crete. Prisoners were said to have been sent in the tunnels as prey to the monstrous beast. Was this creature purely mythological or could it have been a result of nephilim geneology?

Moses

When Moses lead the Israelites out of Egypt and came through the desert unto Jericho in the promised land he sent spies, one out of each of the twelve tribes, into the city of Jericho, who, fourty days later, returned and reported to Moses that there were giants roaming the city streets……

Numbers 13:32/33 32:They brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out to the children of Israel, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eats up its inhabitants; and all the people who we saw in it are men of great stature. 33:There we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

This happened after the flood and it seemed that the genealogy of the human race had been corrupted yet again. The fallen angels from the first ‘taking of wives’ in Genesis had been dealt with by God. They had been cast and bound until judgement day. Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (Kjv). But somehow it happened again? There is no mention in the bible of an angel or group of angels carrying out this forbidden deed again, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. According to Numbers 13:33 the Nephilim were living in Jericho at the time that Noah arrived there with the Israelites. They were an established race of giants so must have been inhabiting the area for a long time. This would give a good reason why God chose this particular part of the ancient world for his people to inhabit. Apart from “flowing with milk and honey,” it had this giant race of nephilim offspring residing, breeding and growing stronger. God and the Israelites totally destroyed them to rid the earth of their kind yet again. But where else had they travelled to in the meantime and established themselves?

Many cultures around the world talk of giants being part of their history. The American natives talk of their ancestors handing down stories of giants living in America. Native Americans have stories of these giants able to pick up a buffalo, carry it under one arm and run with it.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when settlers pushed over to the West of America , many newspaper reports were printed of giant human bones being discovered buried in mounds thought to be ancient Indian burial sites. But as it turned out they contained giant skeletons and bones including giant skulls. None of which had anything to do with native American geneology. Some were documented as measuring eleven feet tall. Many of these reports were in the New York Times.

The Smithsonian Society must be mentioned here as much evidence was uncovered in America and the bones where collected by the society and taken away for archiving or even destroyed as the stories go. This was to keep it from the public eye. The Smithsonian Society is purely Darwinian and anything that goes against this is opposing their beliefs. Not only that but if the evidence was out then their society, and much of historical doctrine as the world sees it, would collapse. Therefore it is in their interest to subdue any findings that prove the bible right. The Darwin theory or the bible creation story, that is the only question to them and they have already made their mind up.

Nibiru

What is Nibiru?
Nibiru, also known as planet x is a rogue planet that comes into our orbit around every 3607 years. It takes, according to ancient civilisations calculations, 3607 years for it to complete one orbit of the sun. Its path is elliptical so it will come nearer to earth, and other planets, as it travels, before pulling away again. This results in a stronger magnetic pull as it approaches our earth or other planets, and therefore will cause disruption: earthquakes, tidal waves, (now called tsunamis), volcano eruptions, ect.
Remember all the scaremongering by certain groups that said the Mayans had predicted that the world will end in a great catastrophe on December the 21st 2012? Well, for one thing it didn’t happen, and another thing, the Mayans never predicted it either. The date refers to the end of their calendar not the end of the world. The date was the end of their calendar cycle of 5126 years. They believed that after this date a new cycle would begin.

Where is Nibiru?
Lots of renowned astronomers have hinted at the idea of an unknown planet orbiting far beyond the planet of Pluto and disrupting the orbits of the two giant planets of Neptune and Uranus, it’s modern day name is planet X or the 10th planet, counting our nine known planets in our solar system but not counting the sun or moon equals nine plus planet X equals ten. A report referring to planet X was published in the New York Times on June19th 1982.
There are many stories of NASA knowing about It but keeping It out of the media to save wide spread panic. Well, if that’s the case then it’s not a very convincing one, how do you cover up a planet entering our orbit that is said to be many times larger than our earth. When It gets close enough many astronomers will pick It up, indeed some say they already have. There have been pictures printed on the internet from the 2012 date, when it was calculated to be the closest to earth. If the date is correct them It would have been starting to move further away from earth heading to outer orbit again.
With this in mind, if It takes 3607 years to complete one orbit of the sun then It has been heading towards earth for over a thousand years and more. The disruption to earth’s magnetic pull would have been effected for many years and will continue to be so until planet X is out of reach again.

The end of the world
2012 was supposed to be the end of the world, December 21st to be precise. Of course it never happened and why would it have? If Nibiru (planet X) is on an orbit around the sun, and has been travelling on this orbit for centuries, thousands of years even, then why would it suddenly break away and head for earth? Wouldn’t it be more understandable for it to just keep following its path of orbit? Maybe the destruction that it is said to have caused in ancient times was due to the effects of the magnetic influences it had to earth. Maybe this caused widespread earthquakes, tidal waves, volcano eruptions ect. Ancient civilisations would have been isolated then and a tidal wave could possible wipe out a whole community, tribe or civilisation.

Zecharia Sitchin and Nibiru
Who was Zecharia Sitchin? He was born in Azerbaijan on the 11th of July 1920 and died on the 9th of October 2010.
He wrote many books on ancient Sumerian and Babylonian history and of the planet Nibiru, but some regarded him as delusional because of his references to extraterrestrials’ connection with the human race and his belief in ancient astronauts.
In 1976 he published a book regarding his ancient astronaut theory entitled: The 12th Planet. This was the first of a series of books on the ‘alien’ theme. The title ‘The Twelfth Planet’ was so called because the Sumerians’ , so he believed, counted the sun, moon and Pluto as well as the other eight then known planets, making a total of eleven plus Nibiru equals twelve.
Sitching proposed that the planet Nibiru was where a race of aliens, known as the Anunnaki, came from that visited earth in ancient times. This was when Mesopotamia and Summeria were great civilisations back in ancient history. He believed that the gods of that time were aliens and were worshipped as gods.
He spoke of Nibiru as an undiscovered planet that follows an elliptical orbit beyond Neptune and orbits every 3600 years or so. He referred to it as Nibiru or Marduk. Marduk being a Sumerian God. He stated that these extraterrestrials could be the Nephilim as spoke of in Genesis in the bible. This cannot possibly be true as it states very clearly in the bible who the Nephilim were and their origins. More on that later.
His theory is that the Alien race (The Anunnaki) visited earth at the time the ancient Sumerians were prominent. He proposed that they were searching for gold to take back with them, needed to sustain life on Nibiru and needed slave Labour to mine it here on earth. The slave race was said to be humankind that the Anunnaki had colonised and controlled.

Nibiru and the Bible

It is clearly stated in the bible that the Nephilim were a race of giants that came about when angels mingled and bred with humans. The resulting offspring were a breed of hybrids know as Nephilim. So we can rule out the Nephilim as coming from another planet as they were born on earth.


Noah’s flood.

Another theory was that Noah’s flood of the bible was caused by Nibiru The last time it passed closely to earth. This can’t be true either as the dates don’t add up. The Mayan civilisation started in 3113 BC and according to their calculations, based on the Mayan calendar, from the date of 3113 BC to 2012 AD this adds up to 5125 years, the number of years in a cycle of the Mayan calendar. The Mayans believed that the universe moved in cycles of 5125 years.
Noah’s flood, as stated in the scriptures, was 1656 AM (Anno Mundi, the years after creation) which is around 2344 BC. If Nibiru was the closest to earth in 2012, and it comes to this point every 3607 years, then that would put the last visit at 1595 BC. This would produce a discrepancy of 749 years between that and biblical calculations of Noah’s flood.

Wormwood

Some people like to link catastrophes with bible prophesy and have compared Nibiru to end time events as spoken of in the book of Revelation regarding Wormwood in chapter 8 verses 10 and 11. This again is false because the wormwood of the bible hasn’t been before, there is no recollection of it passing earth, either documented in ancient history of in biblical scripture.
Revelation 8 verses 10 &11: The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water, because it had been made bitter.
This doesn’t sound like a planet orbiting earth but more of a description of a meteor or comet hitting the earth directly and causing destruction but not total desolation. This would be an object much smaller than earth. If a planet, such as described as Nibiru, many times larger than earth, collided with earth then it would be totally smashed and scattered about the universe. So the Wormwood in Revelation cannot be Nibiru either.

Nibiru by another name.
As we have seen Nibiru has been referred to by many names such as: the 12th planet, the 10th planet, planet X, the destroyer, Apollyon, Abaddon and many more.
Revelation chapter 9 verse 11 reads: They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.
This is taken by some as referring to Satan; the fallen angel, the destroyer, the angel of the abyss. But as yet it is open to interpretation, but it doesn’t link to Nibiru.

The Festive Feasting

Christmas time for peace and joy
oh, look mum another toy
can I have sweets, there’s a bunch?
not until you’ve had your lunch.

Dinner comes, is there enough?
one hour later all are stuffed
have a rest or sleep all we
must be ready for our tea.

Buns and pastries, cake and pies
biscuits and trifle before your eyes
where to go, where to start
think I’ll have a lemon tart.

More cake later, more buns too
chocolate and nuts, just me and you
the rest have gone, they tried their best
now they must go home to rest.

It’s late now, just one more bite
another trifle then goodnight
in the morning start at ten
and do it over once again.

Can’t we just give it a miss?
Can’t we just have fish and chips?

© D Marsden 2016