Mysteries of Templar Treasure & the Holy Grail

The Secrets of Rennes Le Chateau


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Lionel Fanthorpe taught history at Gamlingay Village College in Cambridgeshire and presented two acclaimed TV series: "Talking Stones" and "Castles of Horror". In addition to his writing, lecturing, and radio and TV work, he is also Director of Media Studies at Cardiff Academy in Wales, UK. Coauthor Patricia, a meticulous historical researcher, is Lionel's business partner, agent, manager, PR executive and wife.

Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe live in Cardiff, Wales. Lionel has an Advanced Mains Distinction in Divinity awarded by Cambridge University's Institute of Education. He has written many books on religious topics, and is an ordained Priest. Although primarily an acknowledged world authority on paranormal phenomena and unsolved mysteries, his biblical and theological knowledge is also immense. He is also the host of the popular UK television program "Fortean TV," while Patricia serves as his agent, PR executive, and coresearcher. Their latest bestsellers from Hounslow Press include: "The Oak Island Mystery: The Secret of the World's Greatest Treasure Hunt" (1995), "The World's Greatest Unsolved Mysteries" (1997), "The World's Most Mysterious People" (1998), and "The World's Most Mysterious Places" (1999).

Tim Wallace-Murphy is an author and lecturer with an international reputation. He is the driving force behind the creation of the European Templar Heritage Research Network and author of Rosslyn and The Mark of the Beast.

Next to Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, no other place on Earth holds as much esoteric symbolism as France’s Rennes le Ch’teau. Its location and design are the subjects of countless rumors, myths, and legends. Mysteries of Templar Treasure and the Holy Grail, formerly published as The Secrets of Rennes le Chateau, delves into the reality behind the action and adventure of The Da Vinci Code. Rennes le Chateau has plenty of secrets: buried treasure, unsolved murders, supernatural powers, codes on parchments and tombstones, not to mention clues concealed in statues and paintings, enigmatic priests who controlled immense wealth, and secret societies that are still active today.

The authors survey the arcane history and secrets of Rennes le Chateau, including its relationship to the Merovingian bloodline of Christ. The Chateau is a possible location of an immense treasure, such as a Templar, Cathar, or Priory of Sion hoard. The final resting place of a famous artifact like the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Longinus, the Emerald Tablets of Hermes Trismegistus or even the Holy Grail.

The authors also examine Rennes le Chateau’s proximity to Cathar and Templar fortresses, its mystical layout, and its location on the same Paris meridian as so many other esoteric mysteries.

Extensive appendices in the book offer possible solutions to secret cryptograms, point out odd connections and commonalities between Rennes le Chateau and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, and suggest the possibility of fourthdimension/tesseract implications.

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