I've really missed your regular contributions. I hope all is well!
Oh I am still around, just really busy with work and social things and I have been away to Prague for a bit, I still pop in from time to time and try to keep up with everything that’s going on.
......good to know that not everyone hates me
What do you think of the Priory of Sion Caelum?
Is it a powerful society that has existed in the shadows for over 900 years and guards great historical secrets?
Was it a hoax invented in 1956 by Pierre Plantard and a handful of others?
Is it part hoax and part genuine….a modern creation that has incorporated traditions and historical information inherited from older groups, or a front organisation set up by other more secretive societies to enable them to carry out certain activities in the public arena?
How important a roll did Plantard play in the society given his alleged affiliations with two presidents?
I am not sure if all of them have been debunked yet, this connection is a one I came across recently.
According to Guy Patton…..
One of Mitterrand’s closest friends, who was named as executor of the former presidents will after his death in 1996 was Andre Rousselet, who’s adopted daughter was married to the cousin of Pierre Plantards cousin Francois. Mitterrand’s sister in law was the niece of Eugene Deloncle, who was a close friend of Francois Plantard.
Or this one….
According to Plantards first wife, Anne Lea Histler, writing in 1964, it was he who, using the pseudonym of “way” had, with Andre Malraux and Michel Debre, controlled the committees of public safety. Malraux and Debre were given cabinet positions in de Gaulle’s new government and it was Plantards task of disbanding the committees once the job was done.
Tina, I certainly think at this point that it was a 1956 invention, but I'm not sure if hoax is entirely the correct term for it - more like a modern fable with some potential end purpose(s).
This is the most difficult part:
"Is it part hoax and part genuine….a modern creation that has incorporated traditions and historical information inherited from older groups, or a front organisation set up by other more secretive societies to enable them to carry out certain activities in the public arena?"
Certainly traditions and historical information have been used, but I'm still not sure to what extent if any this was "secret" knowledge. I am also very unclear as to the extent that background organizations are/were involved, but I can certainly entertain the possibility easily.
My imagination is still somewhat captured by what to me seems like a huge difference between Plantard and Cherisey. The latter at the very least seems steeped in myth and history and at times seems as if he actually knows hidden facts.
Whether the PoS has ANYTHING to do with RLC is still to me a question, but if forced, I would say no.
Like many of us, I would have to say that I have a twin fascination - the ongoing mysteries of RLC and its cognates, but also the reasons/nature of the modern fable.