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Key to the Sacred Pattern: The Untold Story of Rennes-le-Chateau Hardcover – November, 1998
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In the first Henry Lincoln gives a "light" account of his adventures with Rennes-la-Chateau. For those who've read The Holy Blood & the Holy Grail it is fun to hear of his first trip to Rennes, or his first meetingwith Plantard.
The second part is a recounting of the "purely objective" parts of the mystery. It's all pentagons, but not as obsessive as THE TOMB OF GOD.
The third part is admitedly speculative. If you've read the "Affirmations" section of The Dilbert Future, it's like that. Saying that there is not satisfactory proof for the thesis, but that it is worth investigating, he describes the layout of Bornholm island, Brittany, and Norway. There are some weird coincidences, like the persistance of the name "Rennes" (or something similar) in all these locations, but nothing is proven.
The last ten pages, which are part of the third section, argues that the English system is ancient and based on the distance between the poles. It's weird, possible, and not proven.
If you've just heard about Rennes-la-Chateau this is not the book for you. If you've already read much of it, and want some less heavy information about it, The Key to the Sacred Patternis the book for you.
This book is basically just Henry Lincoln setting down the events of his creation of the BBC "Chronicle" programs in the 1970s that opened up the alleged mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau to the European community. He wants to show the path he took to allow people to see that he was not "duped" as he has often been accused of and that the path he followed was logical. To a certain extent, it probably was logical. However, what Lincoln fails to acknowledge in this book (and all his other books) is that Jean Luc-Chaumeil, who does get mention in "Sacred Pattern," basically "ratted out" Pierre Plantard and the alleged Priory of Sion. Chaumeil's work has shown that the Priory was nothing more than a hoax that was started up by Pierre Plantard, who really was in a group of the same name that was started in 1956 by Andre Bonhomme. Thus, Lincoln was "duped." As was Gerard de Sede before him. He fell for the hoax, realized it, and then tried to latch on to another element of the "mystery" that seemed to have more promise and did not involve a "secret society." Lincoln also never mentions the massive contributions to the "mystery" by Jacques Riviere, Pierre Jarnac, and Rene Descadeillas.Read more ›
Above, for example, I have noted screed "reviews" of the book, where certain things (without reviewers' bothering to enlighten us on data for their hotheaded pronouncements) on so called "confirmed hoax" of this thing, and the "lies" of the pentagonal frameworks. All those words without information is just fluff taking up reviewer space and taking up your mind.
I have to enlighten you. Read Lincoln, because he deserves to be credited for ten years before others (1991 the first publication of these issues I think in a more public form, than simply occult venues; 1997 for this book). By the way, what he describes as the "pentagonal geometry" links up with what others academically call "archaeoastronomy".
This wider issue of archaeoastronomy (large geographic architectures of laylines, buried caches at such intersections, waybills, etc.), are instrumentally still being engineered as "late" as the U.S. Civil War to hide treasures, or they are found in the design of cities like Washington DC, or even the capital area of Israel.
There is an unbroken "occult geomancy-elite" tradition in European history that Lincoln stumbles upon.Read more ›
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This is a great starting point for individuals who want to discover the TRUE origins of the "Davinci Code", or for those who want more clarity about the back story of Henry... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jesse
Henry Lincoln describes the journey behind his involvement with the Rennes-le-Chateau mysteries. A fascinating true-life adventure that leads to an amazing discovery in the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Linda Gabriel
I've heard a lot about Rennes-la-Chateau through countless television and podcast programs alike and I must say the story is VERY intriguing. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Jesse R. Vanharlinger
The following is 'the key'(74=T20+H8+E5+K11+E5+Y25) to thee sacred patterns that Lincoln has missed... Read morePublished on August 7, 2012 by Brad Watson, Miami
After reading Andrews and Schellenberger's "The Tomb of God", Lincoln's books seems a little uncomplete. Read morePublished on November 1, 2001 by Nicola Menicacci
I thought the book was "oversold" in a way. From reading the jacket it looked like the "answer" to the Berenger Sauniere mystery, to what on earth it was that... Read morePublished on July 20, 2000 by Brad
Do not waste your time, it is better to learn the facts in the telephone catalogue than read this book! This book was for me a BIG dissapointment! Read morePublished on December 14, 1999 by Christer Böke