I have read City of Secrets a few times and still don’t really understand it……perhaps we (normal Joe public) aren’t meant to understand it, perhaps the hidden messages in the book are for the initiated only…….are there any hidden messages in the book?
I have said on previous posts that Girona is a very strange place and to be honest although I love the place it is a bit creepy and has a kind of atmosphere, but then again don’t all old places like that?
When the old jewish part was rediscovered by Jose all those years ago it was buried beneath the newer parts of the old town, you notice this more when you are actually in the museum because the main part is on the level and the excavations were far below that. I mention this because as I mentioned in the La Sang post there is prop ably some kind of necropolis below the ground. Whether Jose knew about this prior to the excavations for the jewish centre or came across the jewish ruins while searching for the necropolis is another matter. Whatever the secret is regarding Girona and this “secret society” mentioned in the book I feel sure it has something to do with this subterranean “crypt” (for want of a better word). Jose alludes to the stones and earth all the time in the book and they are the really important things.. If this is the case we need to ask ourselves why are these necropolises so important in all of the stories regarding RLC, Perillos, Bugarach, Canigou etc? apart from burial places. The obvious answer (apart from straight forward grave robbing) is worship. Some cults/fraternities etc use these crypts for there initiation ceremonies as do some religious orders……..I recently read an article regarding the Jesuits and how the first 7 members of this order met in a crypt in St Denis chapel in Paris, IF this account is true!!!! Why meet in a crypt? Is there something in the crypt, perhaps a relic that needs to be used for initiation purposes or just the dead perhaps?
In Andys questing in Girona article he mentions La Sanch and how there are small figures dotted around the place like small idols……I saw a few of those in the Le Arc bar at the bottom of the cathedral steps and have a photograph like the one Andy shows, he has lots of interesting La Sanch pictures from Girona.
La Sanch is very prominent in Girona and is more than likely the so called secret society alluded to by Patrice. La Sanch is a penitent fraternity and they celebrated the cult in subterranean necropolis under churches etc. In the book COS, uniting North and South comes up regularly, perhaps the Girona society is sending a message to the Perpignan society, perhaps the Girona society wants the “secret” to be made public and by getting Patrice to write the book are forcing the issue. IF Saunier did go to Girona perhaps he was trying to unite the North and South in this regard. It would be interesting to know what letters etc in the book were actually genuine and which were fakes.
Do the Girona and Perpignan societies have any contact with each other and are politics involved …..bad history? Jose mentions politics a lot in the book and French and Catalan politics is a very complicated affair.
La Sanch is impossible to research and in this context it really is a Secret Society.
People disappear when they get involved in this secret society (Patrices research assistant, Gloria/Lucia) and Luis ended up in a permanent coma after a hit and run.
It is also associated with the Arma Christi, why is that so important? Is it just the instruments of torture that are important or do they have knowledge of or hold an important relic? Could the sacred deposit that Roger and Irmine talked about have anything to do with all of this and if so is it the object they call the Grail in the book.
A Spanish society has been mentioned a few times on Societe Perillos recently in various articles where they have received information from this group on certain matters regarding research that has been carried out, one cant help but wonder if this is the Girona society.
Is it good or bad?.......i hope that because everything in this mystery has to do with the church or priests, they are doing what they are doing for GOOD reasons.......Time will tell.
And as for the towers, could they not be just straight forward watch towers? the view from both would have been spectacular and if a location had to be watched then it would be the best way to do it without anyone knowing.
Wow Tingra...what a wonderful post! I had wished to reply earlier but the drama has been too distracting...
Truthfully, if there are any hidden messages within the book, only understood by Initiates...I would not know. I am not an Initiate.
If I were able to travel to Girona, I am fairly sure that I would appreciate Patrice's book much more. It did though, disturb me. Maybe it is due in part, to my physical state at this time (ill with cancer). Maybe it is due in part to what I have experienced in places like Arkathea, Greece. I cannot say for sure.
I do know that Roger seems to have provide more information and 'hints' for us. I just wish someone would by-pass all of the "hinting" and just lay the cards out straight...for us regular folk. Then, if there are misunderstandings, it would not be in part due...to all of the "ellipitical dancing".