For many, Rennes le Chateau is a grail quest of sorts.

It's a curious and strange village, and if you resonate with the place, it can really take hold of you. And it’s not just Rennes le Chateau; the mystery is in Rennes les Bains, Alet les Bains, nearby Cathar Castles, the Cathar and Templar presence, standing stones, and local folklore.

It's the magnetism of the mountains of Peche Cardou and Bugarach. It's the thermal water, and the life force in the living waters that flow freely in the region. It’s the landscape temple and the telluric currents in the land itself that vibrate wildly in the countryside.

It's the imprint of the starlight on the earth, as above so below, with all its inherent implications.

It's the “TERRIBLE IS THIS PLACE” inscription carved above the front door of the peculiar Church of Mary Magdalene. For me, the words in the Old Testament story of Jacob’s dream describe it perfectly: 

Genesis 28: 10-17. CLUE.


Genesis 28:10-17

New International Version (NIV)

Jacob’s Dream at Bethel

10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 There above it stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. 15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”



There are still many unanswered questions in this mystery – like what did Abbe Sauniere really find? What secrets did Marie Denarnaud take to her grave? What did Abbe Boudet encode in his odd little book, La Vraie Langue Celtique? Who murdered Abbe Gelis? And why do I believe Mary Magdalene was there, when the majority of her legends place her in the Provence region of France? Why do people think Jesus is or was buried there? And what truth is really encoded in the Church of Mary Magdalene – a church which people from all over the world come to visit? Why do so many people from so many different places feel called to visit the tiny hilltop village of Rennes le Chateau?

And then there's Rennes les Bains, and the way it connects with Rennes le Chateau. There are clues in Henri Boudet’s book,  The True Celtic Language and the Stone Circle of Rennes les Bains, that are still waiting to be decoded. Given the strategic placement of certain standing stones in the area, and having walked this living landscape for years, I've come upon alignments representing an ancient technology that has stood the test of time.

And with recent revelations that came my way during my 2018 trip to the area, I now understand the meaning of the STAR MIRROR on the land.

I've spent lots of time with Henry Lincoln over the years; I'm grateful for the wise words he has given me, and all the small details he's pointed out along the way, on our drives around the region. 

My grail quest has led me back to Rennes le Chateau time and again, to align its magic with the magic within me. Based on my research, my experiences and intuitions, and based on inexplicable things that have happened to me while there, just being there has changed me, from the inside out. 

For me it’s about the inherent power of the landscape temple. It’s about the psychic effects of the telluric currents, the "chi" in the living waters, and the mathematical measurements with their markings in stone. These are the pieces to the puzzle that, strangely enough, make sense to me.

These layouts hold imprints of memory that are whole and complete, imprints that embody the golden mean. These imprints emerge from the primal light. So when I stand in this primal light, I align with that fullness. CLUE.

I have “seen” the primal light in only two places so far – in Roslin Glen, Scotland and in Rennes les Bains, France. Interestingly, both locations are highly potent “grid” points on earth, grid points connected to grail legends, and to the rose, and I suspect, Atlantis. CLUE.

The image to the left is one I took  right after having a conversation with the locals about the “original light” in the region and that "it" or some aspect of the mysteries there could conceivably be over 100,000 years old. It was taken in the forestlands of Rennes les Bains.

I was amazed my camera didn’t fly out of my hands, the electrical charge was that strong!

Afterwards I remember sitting in the "bird's nest" - Ingrid's apartment in RLC - with Ani Williams and Henry Lincoln, showing them the image. Henry said in all his years in the area, he hadn't seen anything like it.

Maybe there's a reasonable explanation for these bolts of light in the image of the Trembling Rock. But I've taken thousands of pictures in my travels, and never has my camera recorded anything like this


The mystical, magical energies of Rennes le Chateau have challenged me with their darkness and lifted me up to the light. They have called me back to drink the living waters over and over again so I could remember the ancient ways, and experience them in my being.

The guardians of the grail went to great lengths to preserve these pieces  of "truth" for us, oftentimes risking their lives, so that one day, when the time was right, the initiates of the past would awaken. And once awakened, the initiates would begin the formidable task of putting the pieces of the puzzle back together again.

This "original" puzzle was deconstructed long ago by the guardians, when times were dark, very dark! The secrets HAD to be protected, and they were. The "underground stream" was necessary. Of that there is no question!

But we've entered a new cycle of time now, and many more people are awakening and remembering. The pieces ARE coming together again.

They must come together. The Great Work must be finished!



The Rennes le Chateau mystery is filled with bizarre twists and turns. I do believe there's a secret of great power in the area. And that secret of power is something that goes way beyond gold and silver, and legendary treasure.

Underneath the layers of deception and beyond the betrayals, there is beauty and magic in Rennes le Chateau. There is divine or harmonic measurement,  inherent in the natural landscape. And when you move through those mathematical proportions, weird and amazing things unfold all around you.

I've come to realize there truly exists an impeccable intelligence within the landscape itself. I respect its dark and love its light.

Of all the beautiful and interesting and mystical places I've traveled to in this world, I've never experienced the vibrations that reside within the Rennes le Chateau region of southwest France. 

“How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” Or should I say, where heaven and earth convene...

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