Rennes les Bains ‘Celtic’ circle stoneprint tour

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.

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

In the hothouse of culture and legends at Rennes les Bains and Rennes le Chateau, the eternal archetypal structure is camouflaged in an unusually wide range of styling. The structuralist anthropology model of optional recurrent features is identified at several levels of scale. Here is an introduction to Stoneprint Journal 6, and a map of the five points where the subconscious patterns in the two adjacent landscapes converge.