I was just wondering how sure people are in respect to the locations in the RLC area. I see a lot of emphasis on the Mount Cardou region from what I've read aswell as the tomb location near Peyrolles (Pontils).
My main question I suppose is what are people looking for in these regions, are they looking for Arcadia itself, a tomb, cave or something else?
IMO - I've actually asked for information about the mining activities in the area but received no response so I hope you'll forgive me for getting a bit confused in relation to the geography.
I'll come back to your question in a little bit.
Firstly I want to ask where you've ascertained your information for instance what books have you read and what do you believe is the most viable conclusion of Mt. Cardou's role?
I've read quite a few posts on this particular forum where people have mentioned Cardou and Blanchfort as being related to the landscapes in the Poussin paintings. People in general seem to be trying to relate to the geography of the RLC area, probably to find 'the key' mentioned in one of the parchments I suspect.
I also suspect it would be very helpful if people knew what 'the key' actually was. You hear people talk about it quite often without actually establishing what the key is, perhaps a location, an hint, a guide or a message.
It would also be interesting to establish which Poussin painting the parchments actually refer to before one ventures further into this mystery, there seems to be an element of confusion about that too.
It reminds me a little of the film Raiders of the lost Ark where everyone is trying to establish the length of the staff that sits in an hole in the map room and Jones together with his friend say simultaneously 'they're digging in the wrong place'.
Perhaps Cardou is the wrong length of staff.
Cardou was identified in the early 70's as being a repository for some of the temple treasures. Then a book was written "Les dessous d'une ambition politique" to encourage Israel to search in the area. Supposedly the treasure had been removed a few centuries earlier under the guise of mining activities.
The problem was that the information from what I can read was "identified" as being the "treasure of France" people mistakenly believing the treasure was Israel's and not France.
There was supposedly a group that believed they could install a constitutional monarchy based on certain objects and what they purported to do but after WWII and the occult leanings of the heirachy many groups around the world found this a dangerous proposition and mounted operations that monitored, controlled and/or destroyed these threats.
Cardou it is suggested has a significant labyrinth along with Montferrand. It is Cardou that has a relationship to Bugarach.
There is no evidence that Poussin's Sheperds of Arcadia is visual reference of RLC but rather by concentrating on the theme
one is able to understand why it was chosen along with the teniers painting to represent the key.