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Rennes le Chateau’s archetypal sphere

Rhedae, ‘Chariots’ or ‘Wagons’, was a Visigoth city, either at Limoux 13km northward, or at Rennes le Chateau. This natural citadel with access to groundwater, was a wagon horse grazing station behind Couiza, on the Aude river and land crossroads. The name could be from Regnes, Kingdom in Catalan. A castle and village here was inevitable. A Roman road to Bains passed just north of Rennes, via 14 L’Escale, Stopover Inn. Another passed further south. Amphores, a mosaic, and Republican and Imperial coins of Julius Caesar and Augustus in a waste tip behind Escale ruin, dated since BC60, and indicate colonisation extending to Bains from BC46 (noted Val Wineyard).

Rennes le Chateau’s subconscious landscape includes Couiza, and is as complex as in the earlier, adjacent Bains. At Rennes the eternal structure is now identified at several levels of scale: in the church domain (see another post); church floor plan (see another post); and church mural statue group (see another post). The same applies to cities, including Paris and London (Stoneprint Journals 3, 4). Priest Sauniere, like Boudet in neighbouring Bains, unknowingly served the global, subconscious agenda of all cultures, each in different styling. His conscious plans, and his income from selling masses and holy water by post worldwide, were curtailed by an egalitarian bishop in Carcasonne, and by the French Minister of Religion, after his royalist restoration agenda became too daring in an 1885 election sermon.

Rennes le Chateau from the air, looking north. Left is the church ground (see Rennes le Chateau church ground, in another post) and church (see Rennes le Chateau church floor plan, in another post). Mid top is the castle. Beyond is a waste landfill. Mid below is the parking and water tower. (Photo: Schmiede des Wissens).

Rennes le Chateau fills a small hill, on a plateau between the Sals, Couleurs, Aude and Rialsesse valleys. Next to the Bains basin, the Rennes landscape forms an upper or ‘northern’ sphere (see Two Rennes double stoneprint, in another post). Ordr the Rennes archetypes guide here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/edmond-furter/stoneprint-journal-6-rennes-le-chateau-tour/paperback/product-23969009.html

Rennes le Chateau area (map after Ecomaison Chez Alice. Type labels and axial grid by E Furter).

[]Type label; Site (archetypal features): SEE MAP

[]1 Builder; Jaffus hamlet, perhaps from Arabic Ja’far, Source (pool). See 15B Peyre Picade, below.

[]2 Builder; Sarrat of the Rock or Frock, or Plazent, with two ruins (builder). Boudet names it Ulcer, Gound Hill (but see Rennes les Bains stoneprint, type 5b Charbonniere, in another post).

[]2; Tables or Inn of Wolf, Borde du Loup ruin (canid is more typical of 15).

[]2; Les Patiases.

[]2; Halo cliff, Auriol. Rennes axis 2 meets Bains axis 2 here.

[]2c Basket; Coumeilles stream, ‘Buckwheat  store’ (container).

[]3 Queen; Coumeilles bridge.

[]3; Maurine, at Captee source (pool).

[]3; Coume Sourde. See Rennes les Bains stoneprint, type 3, in another post. The two Rennes axes 3 meet here.

[]3-4; God’s Valley hill, Lavaldieu, a small sharp height with a hamlet on top, probably part of a separate Bains South stoneprint. It had a 1000s chapel of Knights of St John of the Cross….etc….

4; Labadous pond. (Photo: Armitage).

[]4 King; Washing, Labadous. Esoteric author Elizabeth van Buuren, daughter of USA president Martin van Buuren, bought the land and built a square (rectangle) fountain (pond) with four (two twins) sitting (squatting) lions (kings) facing inward. Inside was a heart shape (more typical of 12) of rocks, outside a heart shape of 333 roses, half 666, ‘of beast or man, a welcome to aliens in the last days’. At the entrance to Rennes, she placed a Sacred Heart placard, at a track to a supposed Lemurian underground temple, Agartha (more typical of 12)….etc….

4p; Couleurs cliff 1600s windmill ruin, renovated as ‘Visigoth tower’. (Photo: RegardsDupilat).

[]4p Galactic South Pole; Couleurs cliff (junction). Windmill ruin of 1600s restored as ‘Visigoth tower’ (armoury, of 12 opposite), by Van Buuren (see 4 above).

[]4p; Pump source, Pomp (spout).

[]4p; Trees planted in a V-shape, for supposed ‘UFO ascension’ (5 ascend, judgement) by Van Buuren (see 4 above).

[]4p; Hole, Aven (juncture), due south of Rennes. Former guest house owner Noel Corbu marked this hole as a treasure site, but see 6 Casteillas below.

[]4p; Boudous, at Tables or Inn of Balm, Borde d’en Salva.

[]4p; Four Righteous source, Quatre Ritous, probably emperors (4 king); or royalist priests suspended by the Minister of Religion, Goblet, for preaching politics in the 1885 election: Rennes Abbe Sauniere, Roullens curate Tailhan; Bourriège curate Jean; Alet les Bains vicar Delmas….etc….

[]5a Priest; Colours stream, Couleurs (varicoloured). Caves and mines on both banks. A gold statuette was found here (noted Stanley James). In a field in 1860 a 50kg ingot was found, and 20kg of melted Arab coins.

[]5a PriestB; Sarrat Pelat hill, Soubiros.

[]5b Priest; Cubic stone, perhaps a model for some artworks, such as Pietro (‘Stone’) Perugino’s Galtzin triptych of St Domenico in St Gimignano (noted De Raaf). He painted Magdalene with her ointment jar (5c container) in the right panel, under a cubic rock, her posture as of the central Mary: arms below belly, fingers forming three X’s (see Rennes le Chateau church floor plan, 11 altar, in another post).

[]5b; Furnace or Oven Cave, Fournet (of 4), south of the stream, renamed Magdalene Cave (5c container) by Van Buren (see 4 above). Near a stone with a foot hollow and scratched crosses (ritual), now at Magdala Tower, which is visible from the cave…etc…. Wilkinson (aka Hammott) hoaxed (see Rennes le Chateau hoaxes high and low, in another post) a small chest with ‘parchments of Solomon’s key’ in the cave (5c container, texture).

[]5b; Soubiros village east, cross-paths.

[]5b Priest B; Receded southern cliff.

[]5b B; Plateau of White Fort, Sarrat de la Bezu. Gold finds (see Rennes les Bains map, type 4, in another post).

[]6 Exile; Casteillas hill village, Castillium, Small Fortress. On Soubiros Hill, twin peaks (two-headed). Casteillas  is on a steep bluff with a ‘horse’-shaped rock, far from Rennes (egress), but visible from Magdala Tower. It had a windmill (while Bains Lovers Source had a water mill, see Rennes les Bains map 6, in another post). Bals valley caves had Bronze Age bodies, axes and articles (sacrifice). Casteillas has Iron Age ruins with red paint (sacrifice. See Rennes le Chateau church floor plan 2c, in another post), gold coins of BC300s to AD50s, including a Roman Janus (double-headed); and Visigoth, Crusader and Marauder treasure legends. Legendary shepherd Ignace Paris in 1645 recovered a sheep, slid down a hole, found skeletons and gold, filled his pockets and wallet (5 tailcoat); refused to tell from where (5c secret), and was stoned (6 scapegoat) for theft….etc…. Mythical hero Paris chooses between virtues (see trump 6, Lovers, or Paris’ choice. Types, trumps and hour decans table, in another post). Former Belgian owner Philippe Schrauben sold the site to re-publish Boudet’s book in 1984 with a preface: ‘True Celtic Language, and of Merovingians of Rennes le Château, myths and realities; response to Plantard, Lincoln, Vazart and company.’

6-7; Mine 1894 with crystal ceiling and mud floor. (Photo: Drawingninja).

[]6-7; Mine marked 1894, crystal ceiling, mud banks. A movie team said they entered 250m “under Rennes hill” (6 ingress). Geology faults tend north-east.

[]6-7; Pailheres, Haystack, Bed (7 bag).

[]7 Child; A Bals source.

[]7 Child B; Campagne les Bains.

[]8 Healer; Les Estous, hamlet due west or Rennes, east of Linas ridge. On the coast route passing just south of Rennes to Bains. Estous could be from Easter, near the spring equinox, Frenzy in Latin….etc….

[]9 Healer; Esperanza north, west of the Aude river. Former southwest part of 10-11 Montazels. Felt hat industry (more typical of 9c). English speakers live here.

[]9c Lid; Cremation ossuary, 200m long, east-west, skeletons stacked in layers. Revealed (revelation) by work on the new access road 1908. Perhaps Cathar bodies, one of several ossuaries. The Rennes area may have been a cemetery and underworld due to caves, an afterlife Arcadia of Couiza.

[]10 Teacher; Roman road stage (guard), south of Belviere.

[]10; Belviere. And Joseph Mountaint. Rennes sunsets 13 Jan and 28 Nov.

[]10; Pastabrac, Couiza industrial zone south of the Aude.

[]10-11 Founbit, dinosaur egg nest (11 womb). See Rennes le Chateau church mural, type 4, in another post.

[]10-11; Montazels, south-west of Couiza. See Rennes le Chateau church mural, type 4, in another post. The Celtic Nemeton gathering (10 council) may have been here, serving 9 Esperanza and 6 Casteillas (see Rennes church mural 2c, in another post).

11; Fumade ruin. (Photo: Gralssuche).

[]11 Womb; Fumade Rock, ‘Smoked’ (Salted Fish), a Fort and Roque (pronounced Roca) on a small ridge, just north of a track, perhaps a Roman road. Some war and plague victims were dumped here (tomb), perhaps for raptors to clear.

[]11; Couiza, at the Sals-Aude confluence, formerly navigable. Celtic crossroads market. A Visigoth monastery on higher ground near the confluence about AD400 built a small church, later St John Baptist, starting Couizanum, from Cupitius, Cusius, ‘Lusty’. Oyster shells remain in the river gravel. The church town crest and church window have a Eucharist wafer (wheat) in a grail (11p hour decan Crater. See Types, trumps and hour decans, in another post), on a cross (11p juncture); with a star above and a Paschal lamb below, of the wool industry. These Visigoth monks also started Rennes le Chateau castle in 414, perhaps using Roman loot…etc….

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[]11; Joyeuse Castle in Couiza, a river ford palace with trapezium courtyard (interior) and moat (water), on a Visigoth foundation with crypts and a tunnel (interior) under the cold room, now silted up. It supplied crops (wheat) to the Crown. See Joyeuse castle, palace of privilege, romance and tragedy, in another post.

[]11; Place Bistan, ‘Garden’ in Arabic (11 interior), in the centre of Couiza.

[]11; Ulpian bookshop, named after a Nostradamus verse, perhaps about Rome’s Basilica Ulpia in Trajan’s forum, after his family name, Ulpius. An unidentified temple and niche behind the basilica, completed by Hadrian and his wife, expresses type 11 Womb in Trajan’s Forum (Furter 2016; p354-355). That temple is now under Valentini Palace, between Bakers Guild’s St Mary of Loreto (womb) dome, and Sts Nome and Mary (womb), on Rome’s axis 11p. Above the colonnades were gilded statues including a chariot, ‘From spoils of war’. Rome’s treasury was nearby in Saturn’s temple on the Capital. Visigoths brought Roman loot to Rhedae, ‘Chariots’, c414. Or the verse is about Ulpiana Splendid, a Roman city in Cosovo named for Trajan Ulpius, near silver and lead mines, and a mound grave (grave) of a princess (womb) with a silver treasure of BC200s. A quake in 581 ruined Ulpiana. Nostradamus notes a quake revealing graves in Century 8:66; “When the DM writing is found [his son’s emblem paintings?], and ancient cellar (cave) with perpetual lamp [9c] discovered; Loy, Roy [4 King] & Prince Ulpian [Trajan’s son?] is proved, Pavilion Royne&Duc under the cover.” (9c)….etc….

[]11; Couiza gypsum mine, Encantados. Mining exposed a dolomite cave (interior). Aude counsellors in 1900 entered 500m. Closed 1914, re-opened 1940 by Castel, then by Siau. The Couiza end collapsed on ‘Spanish’ Clement’s men and horse (tomb).

[]11p Galactic Pole; Olive press, Les Oliviers. Legendary Olivier was a friend of Roland. The name is from Germanic for Alphen Army or Ancestor (12 ancestor). The Latin word means olive.

[]12 Heart; Les Pras, hamlet on north bank (water-work).

[]12; Rennes Castle (interior, weapon). Its cemetery is closed off. A water tank passage (water-work) was reopened 1999.

[]12 Heart B; Condamine, surname linked to Hercules (felid). At Monaco port a statue shows a lion-headed man and siren with a golden apple or heart. Condamine town logo has a lion head, half Fleur de Lys bee, and chapel (13c).

[]13 Heart; De Lauzi source, perhaps from Almond (tree, of 14).

12; Shepherd’s huts, Capitelles. Top right horizon is Bains 11 Cardou peak.

[]13; Stone Huts, Capitelles. Round corbelled huts (interior) for shepherds, lambs or bees (of 14), worldwide.

[]13; Caustaussa Mill, Moulin (water-work), north bank, formerly south, now an old age home, race and bases remain.

[]13 Heart B; Coustaussa, Custodia, Guardian, castle (bastion) between Bains and Rennes. ‘Farmers’ Generals’ controlled the hated salt tax, gabelle. An old map labels this area Materre, My Land. In the church, the murderer (death) of priest Gelis on 1897 Nov 1, scrawled “Viva angélina,” perhaps for ‘Viva ange linea, lignée des anges, Long live the Angelic Society’. Their nickname was Brouillard, Fog or Mist.

[]13c Head; Stone circle at New Mill, near old millrace, at a Rialsesse bridge.

[]13c; Stone well near the river, perhaps a wishing or spells well (oracle), now filled and blocked (lid), noted Val Wineyard.

[]14 Mixer; Stopover, L’Escale, camp or Inn on the old Roman road; amphorae, mosaic, coins.

[]14; Water Wheel, Rodier,  east part.

[]14; Catchment, Captee dam.

[]14; Cassiopeia Hill, 61 degrees ENE from Rennes St Magdalene, sunrise on her day (time. See Rennes le Chateau church plan, type 14, in another post).

[]14; Cassaigns. And Bains axis 14.

[]15 Maker; Mouscairol depression.

[]15; Siala plateau.

[]15B; Wolf Pass, Pas du Loup (canid), on the Coustaussa road north of Sarras. Near fortress ramparts. Of Lupé family, Wolf, of Pilat region. And Bains axis 15.

[]15B; Peyre Picade, with a source behind Red Plateau, Sarrat Rouge, flowing north to the Rialsesse. Near hamlet Jaffus, Craft Goods (bag).

[]15B; Fayne-Peyude, ‘Gladly Gained’.

Rennes le Chateau priest Berenger Sauniere made expansive renovations, using unexplained wealth. He failed to start a Magdalenian pilgrimage, and to restore a Habsburg king, but his life raised Rennes legends to popular notice. (Detail from one of his own postcards).

[]Rennes landscape archetypal axial centre is in the village, near the castle, at Dragon of Wheels, ‘Dragon de Rhedae’ restaurant. The centre is analogous to the ecliptic pole, dragon myths, and Draco constellation. Rennes had three churches (polar trio); The castle’s first outer chapel St Mary, later changed to St Magdalene; St Peter (initially St John?) built by Voisins about 1300 in St Peter Street, 60m south of the church (see Rennes le Chateau church ground plan, type 9c, in another post. Coppens 2012. Smith 2018); and the castle’s alter inner chapel, later to St John Baptist. The hill has rifts, water tunnels, boreholes and treasure digs.

[]Midsummer is on road D52 bend (juncture) north of Rennes (see 11p above).

[]Midwinter is on the southern road fork (juncture), at an imagined ‘Roman Tomb’ between Rennes and Couleurs windmill cliff (see 4p above). The celestial polar axle lies nearly north-south (orientation).

These markers place summer on axis 12, analogous to Leo, implying spring and the cultural time-frame as Age Taurus1. The Taurus1 time-frame is confirmed by legends of Isis, replaced by Artemis, replaced by St Magdalene. These emblems are analogous to hour decans 15 Sirius, 1 Auriga, 2 Pleiades and 2c Algol, which in turn hosted spring sacrifice and adolescent rites. The archetypal and stellar spring point remains part of type 2 Builder. The celestial spring point moves with Aries ‘sign’, dragging some type 3 Queen myths with it, as it did through Pisces constellation from about BC80 to AD 2016 (Furter 2014). A parchment text noted ‘an Isis temple at Rhedae, renamed Magdala under Titus AD 70’ (Smith 2018). The date reflects destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, and the start of Christian legends. The five structural layers of expression are subconscious to artists, architects, builders and members of any culture.

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Stoneprints in historic Western sites

The stoneprint map of London

Map of London (after Mapaplan. Typological labels and axial grid by ED Furter). Each axis has several features, listed in a photo tour of nine pages in Stoneprint Journal 4 print edition.

The main archetypal sites in London are: 1 Tower; 2 Southwark Cathedral; 2B New City Court; 2c Finch’s Grotto; 3 South Bank University; 3B Elephant & Castle north; 3BB Elephant &Castle south; 3BBB St George’s Cathedral; 4 War Museum; 4B Chandler’s Hall; 4BB Archbishop’s Park; 4BBB Lambton Palace; 4p Former County Hall; 5a Parliament; 5aB Westminster Abbey east; 5aBB Parliament Square; 5b Westminster Cathedral; 5bB Passport Office; 6 Wellington Barracks; 7 Buckingham Palace; 7B Horse Guards Parade; 7g St James’ Palace, and Green Park; 8 Duke of York’s column; 8B Admiralty Arch; 9 Nelson’s Column; 9B Mankind Museum; 9c Palladium; 10 St Paul (church); 10B British Library; 10BB British Museum west, and Royal Opera east; 10BBB British Museum east, and St George Bloomsbury; 11 Freemason’s Hall; 11B John Soane Museum; 11BB Lincoln Inn Hall, and St Clement Danes; 11BBB Royal Courts of Justice; 11p Temple Church; 12 Smithfield Market; 12B St Bartholomew, and St Bride; 12BB Barbican; 13 London Museum; 13B St Paul’s Cathedral; 14 St Mary le Bow; 15 Financial Centre, and Stock Exchange; 15B Synagogue, ‘Gherkin’, and St Mary Woolnoth; 15g Great Fire Monument, and Tower Gateway.

Each axis has several more features,  listed with a large map and some site photographs in Stoneprint Journal 4, print edition, available worldwide from Lulu.com (24 pages, $18). Students of art and rock art should order it with the book Mindprint (264 pages, 200 illustrations, about $29).

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The stoneprint tour of London

Most major symbolic sites in London lie along invisible axial lines. To maintain a sense of sequence, readers may tour chosen sites on each axis, outward or inward in turn; or combine a tour of chosen sites on adjacent axes.

Taurean towers on London Bridge

Combine the tour sites on axes 1 and 1B, outward.

[]1 Builder; London Bridge. A Roman wooden pier was found nearby. The Norse saga Heimskringla boats that Olaf2 (sacker) ruined the bridge against Cnut (builder) in 1014. The Fish Str version of 1209 carried houses (cluster), like swallow nests (see Swift People in rock art. Mindprint p108-109). Executed heads were displayed on pikes. The nursery rhyme ‘London bridge is falling down’ expresses type 1:16 Builder decan Auriga, in the galaxy (tower or bridge, unstable. See Tarot trump 16, Tower or lighthouse struck by lightning). Adjacent type 15g Gate is often a bridge (see alchemical emblems and verses, such as Basil Valentine).

The rhyme is about tolls, corruption and fate. Five of the nineteen arches collapsed in the reign of Henry3, 1282, after he gave toll money of 1269-1281 to Queen Eleanor of Provence, ‘my fair lady’ in the song. London took back bridge tolling and formed Bridge House Estates, building road arches, at right angles to water arches below. This ‘bobbing and weaving’ (twisting) pattern may have prompted the local version of the archetypal game, also known in Paris in the 1400s. The Thames tributary river Lea, at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, has a human sacrifice burial, another model for the universal game of catching a player under an arch of arms at the last word of a rhyme. Some houses burned in 1633. All were removed in the 1700s, perhaps prompting the ‘falling down’ lyric, as in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book of 1744. The bridge moved (sacking) upriver in 1763-1831 to King William /Gracechurch Str, boosting new development (building). This version was moved brick by brick to Lake Havasu City, Arizona by a developer (sack and build) in 1971. Germany had a similar rhyme of Magdeburger Bridge (Mighty Fortress, as Hebrew Migdal, tower or podium). Protestant Magdeburg was sacked in a Thirty Years’ War massacre in 1631. Many rhymes have religious undertones.

[]1 Builder; Old Billingsgate Market (legendary tower. Site of Great Fire (sacker). See Great Fire Monument and Belin, on the pack page).

[]1 Builder; Tower of London, at Legge’s Mount, and Tower Gardens (see p1 and p3. The Tower has three stoneprints of its own, a subconscious maze). A port, fort, prison (cluster), passage (cave, as at Wakefield Tower), bastion (tower. See Tarot trump 16, Tower. Type 1 Builder /Sacker decan Orion’s higher magnitude is 16 Auriga, including the galactic ‘river’). Its chapel is of St John, bull (bovid) among the evangelists. While Greenwich Observatory was being built, science ‘cabal’ members Moore, Halley, Streete and Hooke met in Flamsteed’s temporary observatory in the White Tower’s Bell Tower turret to observe a lunar eclipse on 1 January 1675, using Hooke’s spring watch and Flamsteed’s almanac and telescopes (instruments. See trump 1, Juggler with instruments on a table. See trump 1:16, Tower with two angels and instruments in the air).

…… etc

Arian St George and dragon

[]3BBB Queen; St George’s Cathedral (decans Triangulum and Cetus tail, sacrifice and dragons). Catholic, Metropolitan (bishopric). Cross of murdered El Salvador bishop Romero (sacrifice) 2013. (Opposite 10BBB, St George Bloomsbury. Near 2c St George).

……etc types 3 to 15….

Geminian churns at the ‘Gherkin’

[]15B Maker; Synagogue, Bevis Marks Str. Sephardic, Spain and Portugal, 1701.

[]15B Maker; ‘Gherkin’ tower, Swiss re-insurers, spiral texture (churn), 2004. Former Baltic Exchange, 30 St Mary Axe Rd (formerly Threadneedle Str). Irish bomb 1992 (Baltic moved to nu28). Fitzwilliam House site was Sts Mary and Ursula (Bear, decan Ursa Minor), of Skinners Guild (bag, mace. See axes on their arms, and an Inn sign); levelled 1561, merged with St Andrew.

[]15B Maker; St Andrew, Undershaft, 1100s?; 1300s; 1532. Merged with 15-15B St Helen’s Bishopsgate. Andrew (his name means ‘Manly’) was Peter’s brother (doubled). Crucified on an X-cross (churn), as on Scotland’s flag.

[]15B Maker; St Mary, Woolnoth, Lombard Str, 1700s. Spiral altar (churn).

[]15B London Stone stump (churn post), Cannon Str, on Coronation Procession. Was fixed with iron bars (chains, ropes). (Was at 15B-15g Watergate). Under Richard2, pretender Jack Cade struck his sword on it (mace). Its top was cut off and moved 15B-15g Cannon Str 111 in 1742. Moved to 13 London Museum 2016. A stone pagoda and podium (churn) remains here. Perhaps from entrance of governor (re-creator) Agricola, AD 80.

……etc. The guide includes nine pages.

Gate churns at East Smithfield

[]15g Gate; Great Fire Monument. See a separate post on http://www.mindprintart.wordpress.com. Formerly St Margaret.

[]15g Gate; Tower Gateway hub (gate).

[]15g Gate; East Smithfield, former Knights’ Guild outside the wall. Thirteen knights asked the field from King Edgar, 960s, to combat “above ground, below ground, and in water (churn), and on a certain day (midsummer, sun in Gemini constellation) jostle in contest. The Book of Trinity notes they “threw spears” (surveyed borders) from Dodding Pond Str (pool) to the Thames; St Katherine Hospital; mills (churns, built later); the wall; and new Tower ditch (pool, order). Heirs were confirmed by Edward Confessor, and William Rufus. Henry1’s queen Matilda founded Holy Trinity (churn), Aldgate 1115. The Tower Constable kept his vineyard. Queen Matilda of Stephen founded 1 St Katherine Hospital 1148. Eleanor of Henry3, and Philippa of Edward3, bestowed parts. A Pentecost fair from 1229 (50 days after Easter, harvest in June, sun in Gemini-Taurus gate). Jews settled for protection by the Tower 1236 (but expelled 1290). Two Black Death cemeteries (1 pit) 1347-1351. Lord Chancellor’s ward from 1442, a kind of ‘DC’ (juncture). Monasteries were dissolved 1531, the hospital became Protestant, houses given to nobles. Property of type 1 Tower since 1686.

……

The London stoneprint axial centre is on the Waterloo Bridge south bank, near the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Purcell Room. An architecture competition installation named Room for London stood on the roof 2012-2016. The National Film Theatre’s three-reel projector logo incidentally expresses the archetypal polar trio.

 

 

The London Stoneprint’s axial centre is on Waterloo Bridge south bank, seen here from the former Room for London, modelled on Joseph Conrad’s houseboat in the Congo, featured in his novel Heart of Darkness. The boat, and the installation model, was named King of Belgium, a legacy of colonisation. London’s third wave of westward expansion, that moved its axial centre to the south bank, was partly due to colonisation.

London’s polar triangles

The axial centre or ‘ecliptic pole’ is on Waterloo bridge south bank (juncture), between the National Film Theatre with a three-reel projector logo (polar trio); Queen Elizabeth Hall; Purcell Room; former rooftop Room for London 2012-2016 as the Congo riverboat of Joseph Conrad, and in his novel Heart of Darkness; and the National Movies Museum.

The ‘celestial pole’ had moved from the river bank (juncture) at Bernie Garden, to bear pits (decan Ursa); to a former power station; to the Oxo Tower; to the Jubilee Garden north; to Upper Ground Str at South Bank TV; to a junction near the Movies Museum.

The ‘celestial south pole’ had moved from the Thames inner bend (juncture), to the Royal Festival Hall (since the Festival of Britain of 1951); Queen Elizabeth Hall; and Purcell Room.

These markers placed London’s ‘summer’ in Cancer, then Gemini, then Taurus; thus ‘spring’ and the cultural time-frame in Ages Aries, recently Pisces, and now Aquarius (since 2016). Contemporary polar markers are typical of future-oriented sites. London is as timeless as Rome, but consciously transformative.

…… etc

Stoneprint Journal 4 sample page2
London schematic map of AD 900 with an imaginary expanded wall. The imagined centre was on the Thames bend (juncture), ahead of its time. The subconscious axial centre had moved to the south bank of Waterloo Bridge (juncture) in the Renaissance.

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Archetypes live in myths, months, saints, constellations, trumps, numbers and buildings

Petrarch’s poem cycle of seasonal ‘triumphs’ expressed archetypes in emblematic verses in 1340-1374. Various illustrators added drawings of popular calendric, mythical, astrological and stereotypical characters in procession. These books were probably models for the 22 Tarot ‘trumps’. Their archetypal meanings were identified in a list of recurrent features in artworks (Mindprint, 2014) and building sites (Stoneprint, 2016). Similar characters appear in rituals and pantheons, as angels, saints or legends. Artists and builders always express them in their fixed sequence, and with their eyes or focal features on an axial grid. Among the best known sets of emblems are heraldry (see Stoneprint Journal 1; Pictish beasts) and various card decks of courts, vocations, ‘chaps’ or constellations. Stoneprint labels could use any of these sets. For ease of sorting and listing, labels used in images and text start with typological numbers, identical to the Tarot trump sequence based on Petrarch (Moakley 1956). There were variant totals and sequences of ‘triumphs’ and trumps, from which the Marseilles deck, in its Milan variant, became popular in the 1300s. Golden Dawn founder SL Mathers and his wife Moina drafted a Cabalistic version in England in the 1700s. Mathers swopped two numbers to fit his system of correspondences; 11 Strength and 8 Justice of Milan, became 8 Strength and 11 Justice in England. His deck was copied by AE Waite and Pamela Smith, published by Rider in 1910. The Rider-Waite deck became popular due to adding pictures to the court and suite cards. Resolution of seasonal and astrological correspondences with the trumps (Furter 2014) demonstrated that Mathers’s swop was a subconscious correction to an error in the Milan variant.

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