At the moment, I'm so fascinated (and yes, obsessed) with Patrice Chaplin's book, City of Secrets. She presents many new theories that I haven't heard anywhere else, especially about the portals into other dimensions and Sauniere's attempts to find them.
Hello Whiteknight, welcome aboard. City of Secrets
is so full of...well, "secrets", isn't it?
Now, here's a real mystery that I don't think even Patrice Chaplin herself counted on coming to light:
In chapter 22 Patrice finds a "mysterious" letter printed on stationery from the Hotel Eden au Lac in Montreux, Switzerland. This happens right before she heads back to London to divorce her husband. In chapter 23, we pick up again on her return to Girona "four years later" in 1972, so the unsettling letter would have been found in 1968. It is reproduced on pages 135 and 136 in the book.
The letter reads:
"Since the death of my grandmother, I have decided that the wisest solution is to transfer the materials to FD. I understand that this is perhaps not what she would have wanted, but in today’s world that can hardly enter my considerations. GT has assured me that the Vatican was always aware of its existence. ‘The friends’ here as well as in Girona have advanced the theory that it involves one of the biggest secrets of our time, of all times and I am intent on burying it. Upon my word, let someone else find it. Furthermore, they’re challenging my rights.
Consequently, could you see that the attached instructions and documents are transmitted to the person named above.
Your friend, CCC and Marie Corvese.
P.S. The scandal that could break wouldn’t be good for anyone."
Got all that?
Now, here's the mystery: why would the imprint on this hotel stationery read "Hotel Eden au Lac" in 1968 when the hotel wasn't so named until it was bought by Carlo Mercurio in 1974? In 1968 it was still called the "Grand Hotel Eden."
And - why does this piece of hotel stationery from 1968 have a fax number
imprinted on it?
I started thinking about this and about the church itself. Don't the Stations of the Cross go in an "anti-clockwise" pattern inside the church as opposed to regular churches which have the Stations going in a "clockwise" direction??? Was Sauniere saying that this church is for the "antichrist" and that's why the Stations go in the opposite direction?? "Anti"-clockwise for the "Anti"-Christ???
The Stations of the Cross do indeed run counter-clockwise along the walls in Saunière's church - just as they do in 99.9% of all Catholic churches.
And there is one Station where both Joseph and Mary are each holding a baby?? Two babies??? Is that because Sauniere is telling us that there are two Christs??? There's a Christ and an Antichrist?? Could this be the key that unlocks the code to the church at Rennes.... that the church is really dedicated to the Antichrist... to this "unmanifest messiah" on Mount Canigou "ready to come through when the world is ready"????
No, there is not. The Stations of the Cross depict scenes from the Crucifixion, not the Nativity.
And at the front door of the church, it states, "This place is terrible". Was Sauniere saying this because his church was really dedicated to the antichrist??
The phrase is taken from Genesis 28:17:
Terribilis est locus iste: hic domus Dei est, et porta caeli: et vocabitur aula Dei.
The phrase is also found in the Introit to the Tridentine Mass (i.e., pre- Novus Ordo), and is recited in the Rite of Dedication for all Catholic Churches.