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THE SOLUTION TO ONE OF THE GREATEST MYSTERIES ON EARTH
by David Wood & Ian Campbell.
We returned to the church of St. Mary Magdalen at Rennes-le-Château. A church unusually full of word games, puns, misspellings and misquotations. Usually, the Church just writes information which they wish to keep from the public in Latin or Greek, but not so at Rennes-le-Château. The quotation under the frieze which displays Jesus on a hillside on the west wall of the church reads in French:-
"VENEZ A MOI TOUS QUI SOUFFRE ET JE VOUS SOULAGERAI"
"COME UNTO ME ALL YE WHO LABOUR AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST".
Quite straightforward at first glance, except the words 'donner reste' have been replaced by 'soulagerai'. Coincidentally, Soulatgé, is the name of a hamlet near Rennes-les-Bains ! Another quote is:-
"PAR CE SIGNE TU LE VAINCRAS"
"BY THIS SIGN YOU WILL WIN/CONQUER"
except the word 'le' - meaning 'he' or 'it' has been inserted changing the sense of the phrase to:-
"BY THIS SIGN YOU WILL WIN/CONQUER IT"
So, obviously, word games and puns are the tools that Boudet and Saunière work with and hence there will be a need to examine the parchment code,
"BERGERE, PAS DE TENTATION QUE POUSSIN, TENIERS GARDENT LE CLEF.
We had seen the paintings and copies of the paintings and we had studied them carefully. We were aware of Professor Cornford's detailed examination of 'Les Bergers d'Arcadie' and his revelation of the pentagonal base for the painting, but we also knew what he had overlooked.
We had seen the Lincoln/Chronicle tape, showing the juxtaposition and misalignment of the painting with the location of the 'Poussin' tomb near Les Pontils, but were we missing something? Something so simple that it lay under our noses. The interpretation of the coded phrase made little sense, or rather it made several senses, none clearer than the other. If the Poussin reference tied in to his 'Les Bergers d'Arcadie' painting, that would be important, but would it also imply that we were to consider that the Teniers reference involved a Teniers painting? This was a complex question, for a check with art historian Valerie Martin revealed that there had been three painters called Teniers, - a father and two sons, and that they had all painted similar biblical scenes in similar styles including a dozen or more, entitled 'The Temptations of St. Anthony'. Curiously enough, in only one of these was St. Anthony NOT being tempted.
Could this be what the code was referring to:- 'Shepherdess, No Temptation' - were we supposed to concentrate on this one painting in which he wasn't being tempted by the Devil? Or, was it the background of this painting that was important - the cave - in a similar way to the background of the Poussin painting?
It appeared to be insoluble until we realised that it might be the very names of Poussin and Teniers which held the key. What did they have in common? In the following chapter the reader will not only see how these names are related, but how it can be confirmed. Furthermore, later in the book we will see this information solve the famous 'ET IN ARCADIA EGO' inscription on the tomb featured in 'Les Bergers d'Arcadie'.
For the moment let us look at the rest of the coded phrase 'PAX 681'. PAX surely meant 'Peace', but what of 681? We played with the figure, tossed it around and made several observations. If it had been 'PAX 618', that might have implied Golden Section, but 681 continued to ring a tiny bell.
Allegedly, the year 681 was when Sigisbert IV , son of Dagobert II was brought to Rennes-le-Château, after being rescued from the assassination attempt which had killed his father in the forest of Woëvres. The timing fitted, and we already had a connection with Dagobert in the parchment:-
"A DAGOBERT II ET A SION EST CE TRESOR ET IL EST LA MORT"
The date 681 gave us nothing further than we already knew and the 'Intelligence' which had given us the conundrum of Rennes-le-Château was not given to wasting clues. As 681 was the only figure used in the entire decoded parchments, we felt it was bound to have a more specific meaning.
According to French author Franck Marie in his book, La Résurrection du 'GRAND COCU' (published by Anciennes Vérités, 1981), 681 might well refer to the PEACE Treaty signed between Thrace and Macedonia in the year A.D.681. Marie's source for this information is given as La Bulgarie by G. Castellan. Although the link may seem tenuous, Franck Marie does link the Bulgars with the name Bugarach given to the highest mountain near Rennes-le-Château. This mountain reputedly contains one of the largest cave systems in Europe and there are tales of treasure associated with it. Although the nature of the treaty and the year Seemingly match the encoded phrase 'PAX 681', we decided to stay with the mathematical connotations the number 681 brings and as the reader will see, we were right to do so.
First we broke the figure down into its component parts and analysed them. 681÷2 = 340.5 Reminiscent of the 3,4,5 right-angled Pythagorean triangle, but was there a right-angled triangle featured in the geometry? Eventually we found it, but already we were seeing things that had escaped the notice of other investigators.
The SINE values of a 3,4,5 triangle are 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0. We knew there must be a connection. If a 3,4,5, right-angled triangle is enlarged or reduced proportionately, the sine values remain at 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0, and thereby the SINE LANGUAGE is general, whilst the recognisable numerical values of 3, 4 and 5 are restricted. Suddenly we realised that the sine value of any angle could be interpreted as a linear dimension and given the acceptance of a 360" circle, a universal measure could be established. So enigmatic was the 681 factor at Rennes-le-Château that we made a mental note to watch out for it as the figure developed. When it eventually manifested itself, it did so in a most convincing way.
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