Sacred Geometry

Cornford’s Suggestions


Cornford apparently suggested to Lincoln where the pentacles might be found. The published version of these pentacles is surprising. The main pentacle extends far beyond the limits of the painting permitting the establishment of a second pentacle within it. This in turn allows the establishment of what has become known as point X, the point at which the red haired shepherd is pointing.

poussin-composition To me, the construction of the pentacles based on the advice of the expert is in itself somewhat debatable. My father was an artist and used pentagons as an aid to composition. However he always constrained the pentagon to sit within the constraints of the picture.

In my opinion, but I have never been trained as an artist, this “constrained” solution is a
better fit with the overall composition of this painting. It just shows how subjective these interpretations can be. The implication is that this alternative interpretation would have substantially changed the outcome, putting “point X” at the centre of the pentacle.

Lincoln’s Conclusion

transition-1 According to Lincoln, it was the indentification of the pentacle structure in the poussin painting painting which led him to identify the “sacred geometry” of Rennes le Château and the plain of Lauzat and therefore another factor which reduced his interest in physical treasure and increased his interest in spiritual treasure.

The Transition

transition2 The gradual transition depicted here makes it possible to transfer the position of point X from the structural analysis of the painting to the topographical pentacle Lincoln identified in the plain of Lauzet.

transition3 This can of course be done manually by marking up a copy of Institut Geographique National Caete de Randonnee /2347 OT /Quillian- Alet-les Bains but the transition using computer technology makes it easy to see what is happening.

transition5 This final diagram of this sequence removes the painting altogether and leaves only the topographical pentacle.

google-topography-2 Using Google Earth it is possible to see that the majority of the points of the pentacle lie on high ground.

line-of-sight-2 Again using Google lines of sight, which would be necessary if the information were to be used as a guide to any special location can be identified.

Another clue

the-road-to-val-dieu De Sède subsequently gave Lincoln a further message concealed in document 2 which read “Bergere pas dentition que poussin teniers gardant le clef Pax DCLXXXI par la croix et ce cheval de dieu j’acheve ce daemon de gardien midi pommel bleues”

This does not really make sense, but Lincoln translated it as “Shepherdess no temptation that poussin rentiers hold the key peace 681 by the cross and this horse of god I complete (or I destroy)this demon guardian at midday blue apples.”

This brings the examination of Lincoln’s work full circle. the nane of Jean -luc’s restaurant was initially “Blue Apples’ and one has to wonder was that name chosen before or after this message from Géraude de Sède?

Lincoln felt that the code which obscured this message was “even more extraordinary than the message itself, the system was unbelievably complex and seemed to go far beyond the requirements of mere concealment”

If the coding was so complex why does the message make no sense? Perhaps the message needed even further de-codification?

An alternative translation

This alternative translation is inspired by Andrew Gough.

“Be guided to the belief that Poussin and Teniers hold the key at 681 681 by the cross on the road to Valdieu.

I have made a devious hiding place amongst the blue apples,”

What no one has mentioned is that 681 could be an erroneous rendering of 618, the golden number. In latin numerals 618 is rendered as DCXVIII so the mistake, if it is a mistake, would have to be deliberate what is more it is repeated twice for emphasis!

The combination of a meaningless translation and this intellectual joke raises questions as to wether de Sede’s “assistance” was in fact no such thing!

A different journey

google-confirmation For whatever reason Lincoln at this point veered away from a search for physical tresure and pursued eseoteric meanings for the mysteries of Rennenes le Château. In his book “the Holy Ground” he speculates on the existence of a super temple stretching over hundreds of square miles, evidenced by remnants which are all on a series of intersecting circles. Here I have given only the first circle as confirmation that we are indeed dealing with something which is very close to a perfect pentacle. here i have also included the Paris Meridien to show how close it comes to both Poussin’s tomb and Lincolns pentacle

Lincoln’s journey is one which at for the present I am disinclined to follow. I still believe it is all about the treasure and a vast treasure at that!

2 thoughts on “Sacred Geometry”

  1. just so that I know do we know who the only women in the picture is whose head is almost in the centre of the original small pentagon. And sounds like this guy did a lot.

    1. The lady you are interested is unknown. She is simply known as the red haired shepherd’s mother or alternatively as the shepherdess.

      Notice that the message deciphered from the second document included a reference to Bergere – french for shepherdess.

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Extract from The Prisoner of Foix--Chapter 43 -The EntranceNo need to buy a Kindle. Read it on your computer or tablet

John Stanley-26th April 1355


'Looks like we are going to see a bit of excitement, John. The Captain tried to get an agreement from the Prince that if there is surf running across the channel to Arcachon we will turn back to Bordeaux, but the Prince would hear none of it. Instead, he has offered to provide insurance for all three ships. If they are damaged or sunk, the owners will be compensated and every sailor who makes the passage will be given a bounty payment. What none of this seems to take into account is that if we sink in rough, fast-flowing waters we might all drown.'

John raised his eyebrows. 'But that is what we are going to do?'

'Yes, despite the fact that surf running accross the entrance is not uncommon and the deep water channel moves continually. In the end, the Prince attacked their captains on their weakest point, their professional pride! He threw down the gauntlet. He offered to take the Sally first through the channel, and to take control during the passage.' He raised his brow. 'We are going into the Bay of Arcachon, come what may! '

Extract from The Eagle of Carcassone -- Chapter 24-- A Real GoddessNo need to buy a Kindle. Read it on your computer or tablet

John Stanley - 22 July 1355

An hour later John walked with Ximene close to the river along the valley below St Feriole. It was the very essence of a summer’s day. The sun was fierce but in the shadow of the trees, it was cool and fragrant. The trees and shrubs along the riverbank hid their progress, from the Château, from St Feriole.

Eventually they reached a point where John thought it was safe to emerge from cover. To his satisfaction the stream extended into a pool with a sandy beach, shaded by trees. Where the stream entered the pool there was a flat grassy area, almost circular. Behind this, the bulk of two mountain ridges provided a splendid backdrop. He looked around once more ‘Not just a good training ground but a great training ground. If the Greek heroes knew about this they might be tempted to join me, to train with me’

Ximene laughed out loud. He turned to look at her. She had removed her outer clothes and was wearing a white chemise, cut short so that it barely reached her knees. Around her waist, she wore a plaited leather belt, obviously fashioned from the multitude of leather straps to be found in the tackle room.

She ran her hands down over her breasts. ‘When you were unconscious I heard you muttering about gods and goddesses, so  I have decided that from now on, for you, I will be the goddess.’

The Prisoner of FoixVol 1 of the series—The Treasure of Trencavel

Aquitaine, an English possession, is in crisis. It is under threat from neighbouring nations and internal dissension.

The Black Prince, King Edward III’s eldest son has been given the task of taking command in Aquitaine.

Suddenly there is an opportunity. Ximene Trencavel is the heiress to the lands of Occitan, to the east of Aquitaine: lands controlled by the Franks. Ximene wants independence, both for herself and for Occitan.

A union between Aquitaine and Occitan would be mutually beneficial. The Black Prince undertakes a secret journey to meet Ximene to negotiate a marriage contract. It is, however, a marriage neither of them really wants.

Meanwhile, the  Franks plot to murder Ximene to prevent ,not just the marriage, but any kind of union between England and Occitan.

The Eagle Of CarcassonneVol II of the series—The Treasure of Trencavel

The loose alliance between Ximene Trencavel and the Black Prince is under threat.

The Prince invades Occitan, to show his support for Ximene but it becomes an invasion which creates more problems than it solves.

The Prince has fallen hopelessly in love with Joan of Kent and Joan is now determined to marry him and become the next Queen of England.

Joan is therefore  determined to convince Ximene that she should not marry the Prince.

Part of her strategy is to encourage Ximene’s relationship with John Stanley—one of the Princes bodyguards—not an easy task as both John and Ximene have doubts about their compatibility.

However, John is grievously injured in a battle and Ximene commits herself to nurse him back to health.