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Rennes les Bains ‘Celtic’ circle stoneprint tour

Rennes les Bains attracted many legends: a Greek ‘Arcadia’, a Celtic ‘stone circle’, a Roman ‘Legion’, Judaeo-Christian and Visigoth ‘royal exiles’, Cathar heretics, Templar ‘geometers’, and correspondence theorists. It welcomed dinosaurs, Ice Age hunters, outposts of Gauls, Romans, Jews, Visigoths, Cathars, Spaniards, Franks, Crusaders and the Church; to its cool, hot, and salt water, grazing, strategic cliffs, building stone and minerals, just off the Aude river trade route from France’s Mediterranean bays. Each polity left some foundations, mines, graves and names, worn thin by economic, military, political and theological occupations and suppressions.

In contended places, history is elusive. The first known settlement in the Sals river basin, between the Blanque confluence and Rialsesse confluence, was a Roman village (see 10 Montferrand below). Its castle ruin became one of the sixteen axial points around the spa resort, Rennes les Bains, ‘Wagons at the Baths’. Its sources are at 3 Clots or Mud; 4p Circle; 5a Magdalene or sulphurous; 6 Lovers; central Queen or Reine under the Residence at 40°C; Bains Forts on the right bank under the Hostel 47.5°C, both blocked due to bacteria; 12 Pontet; and 13 Sweet or Doux 37°C. Around Rennes les Bains valley is a ragged oval of higher sites, each characterised by nature, history, buildings and legend, as Bains priest Henri Boudet (1886) noted in puns and riddles. This ‘equator’ of sites makes the Sals basin a concave, lower sphere of waters ‘under the earth’, next to the plateau and knoll of Rennes le Chateau as an upper sphere. The Bains stoneprint diameter is about 3x4km, similar to Jerusalem, Rome, London, Paris and other building sites, but rural. Order the Rennes archetypes guide here:

General archetypal themes on this site include the half-types, 2c, 5c, 9c, 13c, of secrets, codes and revelations; type 12/13 Heart, of war, forts, death, water-works and passages; and 4p, of junctures and water. Some archetypal features are natural (confluences, springs, stones), most are cultural. Archaeo astronomer Alexander Thom, who surveyed Celtic monuments all over Europe, noted “a pattern in the landscape” at Rennes. Many authors have sought conscious survey schemes here. The stoneprint model reveals subconscious behaviour that could resolve the search for ‘codes’.

Rennes les Bains and Sals river basin (map after Brouillard 2009. Type labels and axial grid by E Furter).

[]Type label; Site (noting archetypes): SEE MAP:

[]1 Builder; Head of Man, Cap de l’Homme, named by Boudet (1886) after a rock knob carved as ‘head of Christ’ (see photo below). He broke it out for a collector at Alet les Bains, but later cemented it into his own presbytery wall, now in the museum. It is probably a water goddess (rain), or Mitra, ‘Bond’ or ‘Friend’, an Indian, Iranian and Roman god (see Stoneprint Journal 4: London), rock-born (builder), with a lightning bolt (lightning, sack), also the label of an initiation grade (see Rennes le Chateau church plan, 15g doors faces, in another post). Mitra resembles Perseus as bull-killer with a dagger (twisted posture, bovid, spring sacrifice). Some stones here are engraved with Christian crosses front and back (cluster). On a small rise is a horse-head or altar rock that had ‘ears’ or ‘horns’ and a cross, next to Fist Rock.

[]1; Defence Rock, Roc d’en Barou, on a ridge between two paths.

[]1; Violets Hill, Col de Violas (former spring), on the same ridge.

[]1; Hairpin track bend (twist) between Violets and Cabanasse. Boudet labels the plateau above it Brugos, Heather. Rennes le Chateau axis 1 also extends here.

[]2 Builder; Halo cliff, Auriol, equinox sunsets (former spring). Rennes le Chateau axis 2 also reaches here.

[]2c Basket; Breiches ridge, over a wash to the Sals in town. C-types are off the grid, but within their own narrow sectors.

[]2c; Coast, Plas de la Coste, on the plateau.

[]2c; Cross of the Circle, Croix du Cercle.

[]2c; Clots ruin, 50m north-east of 3 Caunes mud source. Brouillard (2009) found a small cavity in a pilaster, where a stone shelf was broken off (see photo below), containing a thin slab with chisel marks (container).

[]3 Queen; Mud Rock, Roc d’en Clots (pool). Boudet noted; “Left is a view to Bains spa [named Reine (queen)] and church. Nearby are chiselled five Greek crosses by the first Christian missionaries [implying that Celtic Christianity preceded Rome], sign of redemption (sacrifice). Roman Republic conquests had plunged Celts [‘Stone People’ of the Bronze Age] into a deplorable state.” British Celts would sympathise. Someone later carved similar crosses elsewhere (see 4, 6, 13 below).

[]3; Cave, Caunes (more typical of 2), Shrine (priestess) in Occitan, muddy source (pool), 50m south-west of Mud Rock. Boudet labels it Ruisseau des Hounds, Current of Dogs, a pun on caunes as canes (but see trump 3:18, Moon, over two dogs or dragons at a pool, indicating Boudet’s archetypal inspiration. See Types, trumps and hour decans table, in another post)….etc…. Caunes drains south-west into Trinque Bouteille, Clinck Health Bottle (2c container), and to the Blanque. The Red Serpent poem links mud to Cross Station VII and Ps69;15; “Jesus exhausted falls again (sacrifice). Pull me from the mud (pool).”….etc…. King Philip Augustus fell in mud (pool) under a collapsing drawbridge at Gisors in 1198, and pledged to Mary for rescue. Nostradamus noted ‘a great Roman’s grave’, perhaps of this king named after an emperor (see Rennes le Chateau timeline, in another post); or of empress Elen of Maximus in Anglesey, Lady of the Lake (Gilbert 1999. See 11p Serres; and Rennes 11 Ulpian, below)….etc….

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[]3; Ejaculation Source, Coume Sourde (pool, spring season). Ernest Cross found here a ‘Templar’ cross (sacrifice). Plantard faked the V/M stone with ‘Templar’ crosses (see Rennes le Chateau hoaxes high and low, in another post). Rennes le Chateau axis 3 also reaches here.

[]4 King; Trembling Rocks or Rollers, at Coast, Coste. Boudet labelled them among several Dice cubes (rectangle), and ‘Druid Council, Neimheidh,’ adding bad puns on ‘Neim, Name, Lead (king); Eid, anagram of Dei, God; H, Homme, Man’. Near a stone-lined grave (king), 2×1.5m (rectangle), facing east.

1 Head of Man or Mitra. (Gralssuche). []4 Devil’s Throne. (Bibliotecaplyades). []4p Hermitage stepstone. (RLCresearch).
[]4; Devil’s Throne (king), of 1700s Count De Fleury. A cross was chiselled on (spring in Age Pisces).

[]4; Dead Man, l’Homme Mort. Boudet labels it Moorish Man;  Coume Sourde stream as Moorish; its western end as My Gauls or Monarch Gaul (king), Mon Gauloise (the cigarette brand is later).

[]4; Bezu. Three rear guard castles on the southern Roman road from the coast: West at the hamlet edge; and Tipler outcrop; and at Jasse is Bezu castle, Albezu, Albedunum, White Fortress (rectangle, walls), later a Roques-Rouge family sheepfold (see trump 4:19, Sun, furnace and wall. See Types, trumps and hour decans table, in another post). A mansion of Pierre de Voisins of Rennes, donated as a Catalan command, with ditches and wood walls (walls), named Mas Deu, Mansion….etc…. Re-melted gold (furnace) was found near Bezu. Voisins and Fermes families minted counterfeit coins (king) here. Below the ruin is Tipler hamlet, near Charbonnieres, ‘Treasure Chest’ estate, and Jacotte Inn….etc…. Further south is Montsegur, last Cathar stand against Crusaders.

[]4p Galactic South Pole; The Circle, a natural formation partly under a house (juncture). Boudet saw it as the centre of a mill (see Landscape zodiac theories are a dead end, in another post), but it hinges only the ‘south galactic’ equator.

[]4p; Circle Source, Source de Cercel, a rusty trickle (spout). Its large Visigoth vase is now in the museum.

[]4p; ‘Old mine’ at a river bend, cavity near the water (juncture), perhaps ore wash (water), not a mine or tomb.

[]4p; Hermitage, stone walls under an overhang (juncture) at Blanque river ford (juncture), near Coume Sourde inflow from God’s Valley. A stepping stone (juncture) in the stream (water) is engraved with dragonflies mating (limb-joints) as interlocked spirals (juncture) around an ankh head, as the infinity ring in Blanchefort arms (noted Templarii3m). Several 4p points are common in site sectors, between axes 4 and 5.

[]4p; Castle ruin, El Casteil, and white stone heap. If an axial counterpart is found at Cardou’s western mining road, this castle could express a type 5a.

5a Magdalene Source. (L’Independent). []3 Mud source ruin wall. (Brouillard). []6 Lovers salamanders. (Brouillard).
[]5a Priest; Magdalene Source (water), Madeleine. Assumed female initiation site (priestess, ritual, assembly). Boudet says it was Gode, Grail (priest), in the land register, and Serbairou foothill was Gode Hill. He forced a pun on Gode as ‘Go to Dice’ (see 5b Serbairou stone, below).

[]5a; Blanque-Sals confluence, Baptismal Font, Benetier (priest, ritual, container, assembly, water), under a bridge, pont (Pope. See Rennes le Chateau church type 5, in another post). Mixture (5 varicoloured) or ‘marriage’ of 6 Lovers source, 5 sulphur ‘tears’, 3 Mud via Health Bottle trickle, into Salt river. Magdalene’s Galilee has hot and salt water to preserve fish and bread (see Rennes les Bains as a New Jerusalem, in another post).

5b Serbairou foothill had a dolmen and sports field (see Rennes les Bains as New Jerusalem, in another post).

[]5b Priest; Serbairou foothill sports ground (assembly, ritual). Boudet’s only mapped ‘dolmen’ (5c container) is near the river on Serbairou west, Gode Hill, Grail (5c container). He puns badly on Ser as Bolt, Lock; Bai as Bay, Pond, Mill Dam. But he notes a Thimble (5c container) 10m from a mine, probably a small grave, with a cross and focus hole (as at 10 Montferrand), ‘aimed over [10] Bains church steeple to [13] Black Rock and [13] Blanchefort.’ Thus Thimble was near 6. Boudet adds a chapter on boar hunt: “In mountains with deep woods… hideout of boars, are terrains [(assembly)] named pijole, pijoulet; pig, to pork, jole with the head [tilting contests, with a grail as prize]. The Pijole of Bains is at Serbairou, south of two rollers or shaking rocks.” These are at 5c Bordeneuve, not 4 Tremblers. He notes one of Hercules’ twelve tasks….etc…. He wears a lion cape (felid, of 13 opposite), for tasks (hyperactive) as punishment (judgement). South of Serbairou lies Charbonniere, Treasure Chest ridge, where Boudet places Gound Hill, Ulcer.

[]5c Basket Tail; Serebairou Hill, Gode, Grail (container. See 5b, above).

[]5c; Bordeneuve, New Tables or Inn, at a cubic ‘dice’ stone. Brother Dubosc had re-worked an old jet stone mine here.

[]5c; Yellow Tables or Inn, Borde de la Canarine (5 varicoloured).

Bains 6 Lovers source. The wall top right is a water mill remnant. Just below it is a modern small flat niche with a salamanders engraving. (Photo: Canalblog).

[]6 Exile; Lovers Source, Amours (marriage. See Trump 6, Lovers, or hero Paris’ choice. See Rennes le Chateau type 6 Casteillas, in another post). Mill ruin. Modern relief of salamanders downward entwined (double-headed). On a rock seat, Plantard or Lincoln faked an engraving of a pierced heart (sacrifice) inscribed ‘Calvet 1891’ in plaster, hinting at opera star Emma Calvet as Sauniere’s love interest (Dietrich 2018) in the year of his discovery.

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[]7 Child; Forest stream, Foret, confluence at Sals 90 degree bend.

[]7; Sweet Hill, Col Doux.

[]7g Galactic Centre; Corral or ruin east of Sals-Forest confluence, Soulane slope.

[]8 Healer; Soulane Hill summit (pillar), on the Paris observatory meridian. Boudet labels it Cugulhou, ‘Roughly Hewn,’ notes ‘menhirs’ (pillars), and a + shape.

[]8 outer; Mines, Les Mignes, (smelter).

[]8; Sougraine, near salt source (healer).

[]8; Salette, where two girls saw a vision of Penitence (see Rennes le Chateau church stoneprint, type 1, in another post).

[]8; Sals source (healer), at Mt Bugarach.

[]9 Healer; Fajole Bergers, Shepherds, Boudet’s four Fallen Stones (bent, pillar).

[]9; Grazing, Forage Yvroux, south fork.

[]9c Basket Lid; Soul, Soula; and grain silo (container). Boudet notes Kairolo, Cereal, Calendar (10 wheel), Secret (revelation), and puns on ‘Key (container), Ear (oracle), Hole’ (silo), where ‘Celts sowed grain, shared bread, and heard words of faith’.

[]9c inner; Lime tree, Tilleul, on the riverbank in the graveyard, perhaps a survey hub (instrument. 10 wheel).

[]10 Teacher; Montferrand, Iron Mt (metal), first village (market) in the basin, water and wash at Coudal, Elbow, or Captee, Gather [ore] (metal). A Roman expedition BC50 found iron, lead, jet, amber, salt, warm water, low grade gold and copper. On the high point was probably a Roman tower (guard) watching Bazel mine. Used since 500s by Visigoths, Cathars, Franks. A 1700s castle (guard). Fleury family fled Revolutionary looters in the 1790s. West were graves at stone crosses with ‘telescope’ holes. Further out is Capt Boyer’s mine. The road to Sougraine (see 8, ablvoe) was via Bains.

[]10; Villeneuve, between Montferrand and Bains, at a source and pump.

[]10; Bains church to Sts Nazaire and Celse, a Milan preacher and disciple martyred by Nero. They are also linked to Carcassonne, Atun, and Lazarus. In the porch between church and cemetery is a crucifixion memorial to Abbe John Vie, successor of Vicar Delmas, but dated 1856 at the death of Delmas. Vie died 1872. Delmas’ cross is on axis 11 at the village entrance road cliff. Another cross stands slightly eastward, on the Villeneuve road, in line from the church to Bazel hill mine, inscribed ‘Jubilee 1854’ or 185L. The three crosses may imply the church as a survey ‘windrose’ centre. Delmas had described many Roman items of gold, silver and bronze. A hallway slab notes Boudet and his brief successor Joseph Rescannieres, 1914-1915.

[]10; Town Hall, Mairie. Church garden.

[]10-11; Museum, Salle de Patrimoine.

[]10-11 outer; Pontils stone and tomb near bridge and a confluence, 1600s, a Poussin scene (see Archetype lives also in Arcadia, in another post). Battle memorial or Rhedea border. Near a Mitterrand Paris meridian marker (see 11p Serres, below).

[]11 Womb; Cardou Peak, from Chardons, Thistle in Occitan, or spikenard, herb of Magdalene. She expresses types 2, 2c, 14 or 11, the latter when pregnant. Or from Cardinal, Central or Across. Highest peak in the valley, symmetrical, rounded (womb), in focal view from the village street. It has mine shafts and a rumoured tomb (womb).

[]11; Bazel hill, rounded (womb), with a mine and rumoured tomb (womb). Brother Dubosc reworked its gold mine. Marquis PFV De Fleury of Rennes, husband of a Hautpoul, got the licence instead in 1789. Revolution intervened.

11 Delmas Cross in the village entrance cliff, a rumoured tomb. Digging attempts were sealed with concrete. (Google Street). On the cliff may have been a Roman signal obelisk

[]11; Delmas Cross in village cliff (see 10 crosses, above). Rumoured tomb (womb).

[]11; Roman signal obelisk on village cliff, with enclosure walls (interior) and spiral stairs, as at Greoux les Bains. The base remains. And Quarries Squadron, Carrieres Escadados (noted Gralssuche).

[]11; Queen’s Baths, Reine (womb), …. etc….

[]11; Roman Forum, Deposition Wall to report crimes (law). Boudet found a Venus statue (womb) in house Chaluleau, sold in USA; and a water container with Christian cross …. etc….

[]11p Galactic Pole; Lambs, Lampos, white rocks and mine waste (juncture) …. etc….

11p Serres St Peter’s church is between two meridians. The town is divided in two by a stream. (Val Wineyard, RennesX2).

[]11p outer; Serres, Serre, ‘Hothouse’, or Greek Sirios, Sun, a city in Macedonia; or French town Serres. Boudet punned on Ser, Bolt, Lock, Castle of 1500s. On the France meridian (juncture) from Dunkirk via Paris observatory to Prats de Mollo. Cassini’s 1600s survey is celebrated by Mitterrand’s 2000 ‘Green’ line. One marker is at Serres bridge (juncture). The other Mitterrand marker is at an old olive tree at St Peter’s church. Inside on the ceiling are two connected crosses on ‘rocks’, perhaps for Christ and Peter; or Paris and St Sulpice meridians; or Pachevan and Pontils tombs (see 10-11, above). Pontils is north of road D613, north of the old Roman road. Nostradamus noted a tomb ’beside the pavilion [Pachevan? Vatican?], near the greenhouse [Serres?], where the wild beast lay [Arcadia?].’ Perhaps of Christ, or a Habsburg, Christian Rosenkreutz.

[]11p inner; Roman altar base inscribed C Pompeius Quartus, 100 (Centurions) Pompei’s Fourth. Perhaps fake, now in the museum. Delmas (1709) noted this division was unknown, and doubted a local garrison (Smith 2018).

[]12 Heart; Sals-Rialsesse confluence, salt into fresh (water-work). Basin exit at Mourette, a family crest of three Templar crosses over spread eagle (raptor).

[]12; Pontet source, on Barrier Hill, above its pipe (water-work) at the Sals. Perhaps Blesia, Bles, gold in slang.

[]13 Heart; Blanchefort castle or lookout ruin (bastion), over a tunnel, cistern and hand-pump (heart, water-work). Perhaps a 900s Visigoth post (war), or Roman salt tax base. Blancafort Castrum was in a 1067 tribute to Barcelona County. Jaffus Abbey had it in 1100, in a turf war with Alet les Bains abbey, to whom Pope Calixtus II gave it 1119. Templars claimed to re-open a gold mine 1130 or 1156, using German smelters who could not speak to locals. They may instead have re-smelted Arabic or other booty. Bertrand de Blanchefort, fifth Templar Grand Master, was also linked to German miners and finance. Lord William of Blancafort fled royal forces in 1230. Montfort’s aide, Pierre de Voisins, received Rennes castle, Bains land, title Blanchefort, and taxes 1231 (see Rennes le Chateau type 11 Couiza, in another post). Rebuilt on the raised tank 1300s… etc…

[]13; Black Rock, Roque Negre, and mine (interior). Water tunnel, legendary underground ‘round temple’ (rounded), mosaic floor (see 13 Blanchefort above), or buddling tank (water-work)…. etc….

[]13; Rabbit Warren, Clapiers (interior).

13 Sweet Bath, Bains Doux hot source. (Postcard, Bousquet).

[]13; Sweet Bath, Bains Doux, hot source, pipe at the river (water-work). Boudet labels the building Fangallots, ‘Escape from Gallows’ (death. See trump 12, Hanged Man inverted from gallows. See Types, trumps and hour decans table, in another post)…. etc….

[]13c Head; Finger, Pointu Rock, yellow, between Blanchefort, Black Rock.

[]13c; Favies spring and ruin, perhaps a former shrine (oracle).

13 Blanchefort had a small castle or lookout, over a tunnel, cistern and hand-pump. A 900s Visigoth post, or Roman salt tax base. Poussin used this horizon in the centre of his Arcadia painting of the Serres tomb. See Archetype lives also in Arcadia, in another post. (Photo: Susansadventures).

[]13c; Blanchefort peak and west cliffs, once fortified (13 bastion). See the profile of this peak from a low angle, in a Poussin painting, in Archetype lives also in Arcadia, in another post.

[]14 Mixer; Paths below Cabanasse, nearer the centre (ingress)… etc…

[]14; Bains Doux path bend and fork.

[]14; Cassaigns. Rennes axis 14 also reaches here.

[]15 Maker; Coumes, Fountain stone north of Cabanasse.

[]15 Mouscairol. Also Rennes axis 15.

[]15g Galactic Gate; Cabanasse, ‘Cabin, Tent’ (15 bag, rope), and stone cross Cugulhou, ‘Windbreak, Jacket’ (15 bag).

Bains priest Henri Boudet, author of ‘True Celtic language and the stone circle of Rennes les Bains’ (1886). He saw the Sals basin as surrounded by twelve ‘palaces, drawers’ or months, yet he did not propose a ‘zodiac’ here, a correspondence theory error that Plantard and some other authors have made. Instead, the valley has a ring of subconscious features, 3.5km in diameter. (Scan: Bill Hammott).

[]Axial centre; at the edge of a yard behind the Post Office.

[]Midsummer; Shepherd’s House track end (juncture); or  Doux hot spring.

[]Midwinter; Isolated building on the east bank. These markers place midsummer on axis 13 or 13-14, analogous to Leo or Leo-Cancer, implying spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Taurus or Age Taurus-Aries. The transition was about BC 80, from Imperial Roman to Republican Christian Ages. It is confirmed by the general theme of 2c Basket of Mysteries, here in the Breiches knoll sector; and 9c Lid, here in the Soula and Kairolo Granary sector. Structural layers of expression are subconscious.

The above points are marked on an axial grid on the Rennes les Bains map.

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Rennes le Chateau stoneprint tour of archetype in art, church plans, and villages

All cultures subconsciously express the same five layers of archetypal structure in artworks, building sites, cities, myths and other media. But in Rennes les Bains and Rennes le Chateau, archetype also bubbles into semi-conscious symbolism and legend more than usual, as it does in special places. Here the raw materials of nature, characters and events are particularly diverse, interwoven, and emotionally charged.

In the area is a mindprint in an artwork of 3m diameter; and stoneprints in a church floor plan of 8m x18m; a presbytery ground of 60x90m; a village of 300m; and two landscapes of 3.5km diameter each. The two village landscapes express two adjacent and interlinked flattened spheres, together spanning about 9km. Each imprint has the usual axial grid between their eyes or focal points; and the standard sequence of character types; and the average numbers of optional features; and five polar markers on limb joints or junctures; and a time-frame orientation dating their inspiration in cosmic terms (see The mindprint model of archetype in culture, in another post).

In this hothouse of culture and legends, the eternal archetypal structure is camouflaged in an unusually wide range of styling. Apparent ‘cultural’ diversity is only skin deep. The structuralist anthropology model of optional recurrent features, reveals that our compulsion to re-express a particular pattern, co-exists with our conscious compulsion to use culture to bond; to claim material and spiritual goods; and to exploit supposedly ‘other’ tribes.

One of the local legend-makers was Rennes les Bains priest Hendri Boudet, who wrote ‘The true Celtic language and stone circle of Rennes les Bains’ in 1886. He visualised a large ‘circle’ of outcrops and markers around his village, supposedly ‘coded’ into place names that he rationalised into multi-lingual puns. Ironically, his simplistic correspondence theory came closer to subconscious truth, than any of the conspiracy theories imposed here by various visionaries and hoaxers since the 1950s (see Rennes le Chateau hoaxes high and low, in another post).

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The core content of culture remains unaffected by theological, political, academic and esoteric agendas. Even hoaxes do not erase the ‘grammar’ of culture. Artists, builders, societies and institutions subconsciously collude to weave the archetypal, natural, global, rigorous structure into artworks and building sites. Each ‘cultural’ revision confirms the blueprint, and shrugs off conscious meddling.

Rennes les Bains and Rennes le Chateau are two interlinked stoneprints

Five of the Rennes les Bains stoneprint axes, and five of the Rennes le Chateau stoneprint axes, extend to five shared features on the watershed plateau between them. These subconscious axial lines agree in their typology, thus their cycles are firmly ‘geared’ to one another. In seasonal terms, the Bains ‘months’ lie clockwise, and the Chateau ‘months’ lie anti-clockwise. But archetypal numbering follows hours, ‘moon’ stations, or decans, counted counter to seasons. The ‘geared’ points are:

Rennes le Chateau and Rennes le Bains stoneprints common points, typical of subconscious structure in complex artworks and building sites worldwide. Bains basin is concave, Rennes plateau convex, like two spheres, eyes, or brain halves. Both are about 3.5km diameter, with the usual irregular oval outline (see detailed maps of both village landscapes, in other posts).

[]14 Mixer; Cassaignes village.

[]15 Maker; Mouscairol, north-east of Wolf Pass, Pas du Loup (canid).

[]1 Builder; Hairpin track (twisted) at Brugos (as Boudet labelled it), between Violets Hill and Cabanasse.

[]2 Builder; Halo cliff, Auriol, a Bains latitude (former spring).

[]2c Basket; La Maurine, ‘Love’ in Egyptian, ‘Wished’ in Greek, ‘Dark-skinned’ in Latin, as of Magdalene (container). And the ridge west of Mud Rock. C-types are off the axial grid, in sectors between their adjacent axes.

[]3 Queen; Ejaculation Source, Coume Sourde (spring season, pool). On the watershed. Ernest Cross found here a ‘Templar’ cross (sacrifice). Plantard faked here a ‘stone slab’ with a V over M-shape, ‘Templar’ crosses at their intersections, and an inscription about ‘bisecting the M’, starting a series of ‘geometric code solutions’ (see another post; Rennes le Chateau hoaxes high and low).

The subconscious half of our works

The Two Rennes stoneprints are notable for the high number of natural features on their axial grids, indicating a close relationship between nature and culture, a kind of ‘Arcadia’, as the area is rumoured to be. Nature has many media of structural expression (chemistry, biology, species, ecology, and humans). Some of her media allow human collaboration (see Stoneprint Journal 2; Crop circles are natural artworks). Our media and ‘works’ resemble replication with some variation, as of species, inviting conscious study of the apparently ‘abstract’ patterns in nature and culture. Our innate tendency to use physical, symbolic and subconsciously logical aspects of nature, prompts crafts such as feng sui (fang zoi, ‘wind and water’). Endless speculation on natural ley lines, solar and stellar alignments, geometry, and supposed conspiracies, demonstrates our urge for gestalt; to see or to impose order and meaning on landscapes, places, people and events. Stoneprint demonstrates that the order is already in nature and in cultural media, and readable in our subconscious behaviour, beyond our conscious control. The quirks of individual and social expression of archetypal structure arise from the inherent properties of matter, energy, nature, perception, reflexes and inspired behaviour.

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UPDATE; Rennes le Chateau timeline

-BC 200s Southern French Gauls pillage Greek Delphic oracle treasuries. Some to Turkey as Galatians, some to France.

-BC 100s Couiza a Celtic market, perhaps at Pastabrac, Casteillas and Esperaza.

-BC 60 Rhedae a stopover in Septimania province, Occitan and Catalan area.

-AD 10 Titus takes Jerusalem Temple treasure to Rome.

-400 s Couiza Visigoth monastery south of the confluence, later St John Baptist.

-410 Visigoths sack Rome and take treasures to Toulouse, then Carcassonne, then Spain, as Franks advance. >To p20>

-414 Rennes Castle and chapel built by Couiza’s Visigoth monastery.

-650 King Dagobert II of Austrasia moves war loot via Rennes.

-660 c Gisele, daughter of Count Bera2 of the Razes, marries Dagobert2 of Austraisa, who plans to conquer central and southern France. They beget Sigebert(4).

-679 Dagobert II, ‘city sacker’, is killed.

-681 Sigebert IV escapes to the Razes.

-725 Saracen invasion.

-771 Monks rebuild Rennes church on the Visigoth castle’s external chapel.

-1062 Frank invasion of Rhédae, a royal citadel.

-1067s Rhedae declines. Ermengarde, daughter of a Count of Carcassonne, wife of a Vicomte of Beziers, sells all of Rhedesium to a Barcelona house. Her descendants, Trencavel, later reclaim some rights.

-1100 s Christian Templars regain southern France and Spain from Moors. Nobles invent Celtic, Roman and Merovingian ancestors, Christian relics, and sons of Christ at Narbonne.

-1130 Rhedae earldom merges with Carcassonne earldom of Trencavel family.

-1147 Redae lord Pierre de St Jean become a Templar, prominent by 1160s.

-1170 King Alphonse2 of Aragon attacks Rhedae, but the Trencavel family keeps the town and citadel, Du Haut (Smith 2018).

-1209 Battle of the Sals, Couiza. Montford’s Crusaders kill and plunder Cathars of Rhedae for King Philippe Auguste, take treasure to Montsegur. Lt Pierre de Voisins gets Rhedae.

-1211 -1250 Couiza Joyeuse Castle rebuilt by Voisins. He also received Rennes le Château.

-1240 Blanche of Castillés gathers her treasure as ransom for her son St Louis, held by French, but they kill him and she hides the treasure.

-1244 Cathars move their treasure from Montsegur, 80km west of Rennes, while Rennes lord Ramon d’Aniort negotiates their surrender to crusader Simon de Montford in mid March.

-1294 Arques corral built by some Voisins.

-1307 Suppressed Templars move to southern France, then part of Spain, and plan a kingdom there.

-1340 At Bezu south of the two Rennes, Catala and Palajan are arrested for minting counterfeit gold coins.

-1361 Plague epidemic.

-1362 Count Trastamarre destroys Rhédae.

-1362 Rennes castle destroyed by Catalan Routiers bands.

-1400 Voisins’s last daughter marries a lord of Marquefave.

-1422 A Voisin daughter, Blanche de Marquefave, marries PR De Hautpoul, who gains Rennes castle.

-1500 s Rennes castle rebuilt by Hautpouls.

-1524 Couiza’s Jean de Joyeuse marries the last Voisin, Francoise. He becomes governor of Narbonne and Lt-Gen of Languedoc.

-1540 -1562 Couiza’s Joyeuse castle rebuilt by architect Nicholas Bachelier, trapezium plan.

-1561 Couiza’s Guillaume de Joyeuse3, Bishop of Alet les Bains, a Franciscan, yet Marshall of France.

-1570s Annual expeditions against Huguenot Protestants in Languedoc and Auvergne. Locals divided in loyalty.

-1577 Couiza and Joyeuse Castle pillaged by Protestants of Alet les Bains, probably asking ransom for the vicountess and children.

-1580 c Couiza’s Duke Anne Joyeuse employs Poussin’s father, uncle of baron Arques, as financial advisor (notes Patton).

-1581 Couiza’s Duke Anne made governor of Mt St Michel; Grand Admiral of France; an Order St Esprit Commander or chamberlain, aged only 21; marries the king’s sister in law, Marguerite, gets Limours south-west of Paris; soon Governor of Normandy; Governor of Le Havre 1584; and with his brothers, duchies of Anjou and Alençon.

-1587 Couiza’s Duke Anne kills 800 Huguenots in Poitou, St Eloi Massacre on midsummer, 21 June. But Henry of Navarre defeats him, takes him prisoner near Bordeaux. He offers a large ransom but is executed.

-1592 Couiza suffers plague.

-1649 Couiza bought by Archbishop of Narbonne, Claude de Réhé, who invests in villages.

-1659 Rousillon (former Habsburg Catalan territory)  and Artois are annexed to France by the Pyrenees Treaty, ending centuries of war with Austria and Spain.

-1661 Hautpol sues Alet’s Bishop Pavillion, to stop royal troops searching his caves and mines.

-1678 King Louis14 sends treasurer Colbert to form Balnchefort Mining Company on Hautpol land.

-1680 Baron Henri Hautpoul reclaims the title Lord Blanchefort.

-1694 A noble is buried in Rennes church.

-1705 Dame Anne Delsol, sister in law of H Hautpoul, is buried in Rennes church.

-1724 Henri de Vernet is buried in Rennes church .

-1740 Rennes church removated, noble tombs or crypt sealed.

-1762 The last Blanchefort dieds, leaving his wife Marie (born Negri D’Ables).

-1781 Marie Negri Ables Hautpoul Blanchefort dies in Rennes castle.

-1792 French Revolution starts. Local priests flee to Spain. Couiza’s Castle Joyeuse is a hospital for troops of Gen Dagobert (not the Austrasian king).

-1797 Elisabeth Hautpol gives Rennes castle to two servants, and lives in a single room.

-1800 c Roussillon province made part of Languedoc-Roussillon.

-1816 Elisabeth Hautpol sells Rennes castle to her farmer’s daughter, Julie Avignon, who later sells it to Dalbies brothers.

-1825 Quake increases salt in Sals river from under Bugarach Mt.

-1832 Labouisse-Rochefort publishes Travels at Rennes les Bains, comparing the landscape to Greek proverbial Arcadia.

-1846 Salette vision of Mary or Magdalene saying ‘Penitence’, by Melanie Calvet, near Grenoble. Sauniere later elaborates the vision into a ‘prophecy’ for royalist and perhaps German causes.

-1855 -1913 Couiza’s St John Baptist church rebuilt.

-1885 Sauniere assigned to Rennes le Chateau. He is soon banished to Narbonne for anti-republican preaching before an election.

-1886 Sauniere returns to Rennes in July, from political banishment in Narbonne.

-1886 Boudet, priest at Bains, distributes his book of puns and riddles, ‘True Celtic Langauge and the stone circle’.

-1887 Rennes church altar restoration, paid for by a former resident, Madame C of Coursan. Sauniere found some items already (not only later in 1891). He also replaces the stained glass windows, ordered from H Feur of Bordeax.

-1888 Sauniere lifts the Knight’s Stone.

-1888, 1889, 1890 Archduke Johann von Habsburg visits Rennes. Emperor Franz-Josef disowned him. On one visit he is reported as missing in newspapers. He named himself Orth, married a ballerina, sailed to South America, disappeared off Cape Horn in 1890, but may have gone to Norway (1975 Archduke Rudolf visited Rennes).

-1890 Sauniere lives with the Denarnaud family, newcomers from 9 Esperanza, during presbytery and church renovations. Soon the mother becomes his housekeeper, then the dauther, Marie, aged about 22.

-1891 Rennes children carry a statue of a Lourdes Lady through the village on midsummer in June, ‘Mission 1891’ (see church 15). Some months later, Sauniere notes discovery of a‘tomb’, perhaps in the graveyard. His discoveries in the church may have started in 1887. He postpones renovation, visits Carcasonne and Luc sur Aude, meets four or five other priests, then hires new builders.

-1892 Sauniere stops diray entries on April 12, or starts a secret diary. He later said dontations had come via his brother Alfred.

-1892 onward, Sauniere visits Perpignan by train several times.

-1895 Sauniere digs in the cemetery, and builds an ossuary for bones (see Domain 15).

-1897 Rennes church renovation blessed by the bishop in early June.

-1897 Murder of Coustaussa priest Gelis, 31 October, aged 70. Judge Raymond Jean finds a scrall spelling ‘Viva angélina’, perhaps ‘Long live the lineage of angels, or Angelic Society; and caches of money in several places, and recent investments.

-1898 Sauniere buys land in the village for his domain, in Marie’s name. He has accounts in Paris, Toulouse and Perpignan.

-1902 Saunierie goes blind in one eye, receives a glass eye.

-1904 Sauniere’s brother Alfred, alcoholic, dismissed, ill, returns to Montazels with a housekeeper.

-1905 Historians visit Rennes, copy the gravestone of Marie de Negre.

-1905 Church and state split in France.

-1905 Sauniere’s brother Alfred dies in Montazels in Sept. He blames family members for ‘reprehensible conduct’.

-1907 Sauniere rents the presbytery from the church.

-1910 Sauniere dismissed anbd replaced from 1 June, but stays in his presbytery and domain.

-1917 Sauniere dies in January.

-1944 Spanish Resistance members shelter in Rennes presbytery. Later owner Corbu and a dowser found three clothed bodies buried in the grounds in 1956.

-1946 Rennes castle bought by Marius Fatin. In the 2000s his son Henri, a wood sculptor, lived here.

-1950 A Cathar descendant visits Rennes on a Montsegur pilgrimage.

-1956 Domain owner Corbu and a dowser finds three clothed bodies buried in the grounds, probably 1944 Spanish Resistance members.

-1960s Plantard, De Sede, Chaumeil, De Chérisey (a radio prankster living near St Sulpice), and Lincoln (born Soskin, an actor with the motto ‘don’t believe a word’), elaborate genealogies, parchments, epitaphs, the Red Serpent pamphlet and poem, engravings, a religious order, and events, to prank a claim to the defunct throne of France (see Coume Sourde hoaxes). Some artists see pranks as a kind of theatre.

-1968 and 1972 Plantard buys some land at Blanchefort and Black Rock (see Bains 13).

-1970s ‘Holy Blood’ and other books extend the Plantard hoax into a Christian romance cult, in the mould of Arthurian romances. The Christian ‘sequel’ myth was debunked by Charroux, Cholet, and Descadeillas and others (Dietrich 2018), but it remains a popular cult.

-1975 Archduke Rudolph of Habsburg, descendant of the last Austro-Hungarian Emperor, visits Abbe Mazieres in retirement, and visits Rennes (Smith 2018). (See 1888 -1890 his ancestor visited Rennes).

-1978 Plantard re-publishes Boudet’s book of puns, ‘True Celtic language’

-1984 6 Casteillas owner Philippe Schrauben sold the site to re-publish Boudet again, with a preface; ‘True Celtic Language, and of Merovingians of Rennes le Chateau, myths and realities; response to Plantard, Lincoln, Vazart and company.’

-2000s Rennes becomes a conspiracy theory theme park. Novelist Ben Hammot fakes a small chest with ‘parchments’ (see Rennes 6 Magdalene cave), part of a new wave of hoaxes.

-2001 Radar scans by a Dead Sea Scrolls specialist Eienman and a Canadian team, funded by the Merrill Foundation, find an anomaly under Magdala Tower that turns out to be a large natural stone. Scans confirm the church has a crypt, but authorities uphold the 1965 prohibiton on excavation.

-2010s Some Rennes researchers criticise the Plantard cult and gullible readers, and delve deeper into the real historic mysteries.

-2018 Structuralist anthropology analysis reveals the standard range of archetypal features in Bains and Rennes landscapes; and in the presbytery domain, the church plan, and the Sermon mural. Some of Boudet’s inspired guesswork is aprt of the Bains stoneprint. Most of the fake layers of conscious ‘correspondences’ added by the Prior of Sion, Red Serpent poem, and others, merely scramble the subconscious natural and cultural collusion. The real enigma is our capacity for individual and collective subconscious behaviour, including predictable recurrent features. The Rennes double imprint confirms earlier findings in 50 other sites worldwide, including the Avebury landscape (see Stonerpint Journal 2). One of the five layers of archetypal structure is an irregular axial grid between specific features in ragged oval spacing.

Some Rennes le Chateau references

Brouillard, G 2009 Discovering the keystone, Red Serpent. Griffel

Dietrich, A 2018

Furter, E 2014 Mindprint, the subconscious art code.

Furter, E 2015 Gobekli Tepe, between rock art and art. Anati, E. Atelier Etno

Furter, E 2016 Stoneprint, the human code in art, buildings and cities. 4EqMed

Furter, E 2017 Recurrent characters in rock art. Expression16. Atelier Etno


Gough, A. Arcadia blog,

Jung, CG 1936. 1959 Concept of the collective unconscious. AnalPsyClbNY

Kletzky-Pradere, T 1993 Rennes le Château, a Visitor’s Guide

Map: IGN Quillan 2347 OT, West&East

Neugebauer, O. Parker, R 1969 Egyptian astronomical texts 3. Brown Univ

Paget, RF 1967 In the footsteps of Orpheus. Robert Hale

Plantard, P. 1978 Preface to Boudet: True Celtic language. Paris, Belfond

Smith, P. 2017. Rennes-le-Château and Paschal Full Moon, Station XIV

Ulpian. 2015 Advent; Jesus Christ Barabbas. Editions S&T

Wineyard, Val; Rennestimestwo

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