Brenac Gold


In the period before my return to Rennes I spent some time looking at the pentagram I had created. I now discovered a second pentagram based on the alignment lines


This second pentagram which suggested it self is 3.77 kilometres outside of the first pentagram which converts to 233 centi-milles, a fibonacci number.

Even at this point a new set of alignments projections were suggesting themselves. Some of these are suggested by the turquoise lines on this diagram.

Another set of Alignments

the-apple-pentagram-2-8 These alignments stretch out in every direction. As was the case with the earlier alignments I identified each line intersects all intersect exactly with a major feature.

Perhaps most interesting is the highest point on Mont Aigoul, which hosts the only permanently manned weather station in France and which is famous for the fact that on a clear day it is possible to see the Mediterranean coastline and both the Alps and the Pyrenees. Of course such a place would be a key point in any navigation system!

The shrines

the-apple-pentagram-2-9 The most spectacular are the Marian/Opus Dei shrine at Torrciudad and the religious complex at Lourdes. The location of Torreciudad is simply amazing. Why put a shrine here?

I do not feel that anyone but the founder of Opus Dei, Josemaria Escriva,really knows the answer to that, but it does lie on the navigation system alignment lines. Perhaps in the days when the navigation system was created that was enough and there was something earlier than the current shrine.

Internal Alignments

the-apple-pentagram-2-3 Encouraged by these alignments I drew lines from the Brenac point of the Brenac triangle to the upper and lower points of the inner and outer pentagon(coloured red and green in this diagram).

the-apple-pentagram-2-10 Ask me why i saw the significance in the extension from Lincoln’s Pentacle to these lines and I cannot explain. Suddenly it seemed to be something worth exploring.

I then noticed that the two points of intersection were on a north south line.

the-apple-pentagram-2-11 And what a north south line, the Paris Meridian, the devils line 666 leagues from Jerusalem. A quick reference check showed that these points do not lie on any of the navigation pentacle points or indeed on any of the major alignments through the pentacles.

A rather different check against the possible visigothic treasure routes shows that these points are both close to these routes and places where the treasure could have been hidden.

the-apple-pentagram-2-4 I was transferring all this information back onto IGN maps when another structure became apparent.

The Targets

If lines are drawn at 90 degrees from the upper and lower lines and through the “Serre” point of the Lincoln’s pentacle they also intersect at the same two points.

the-apple-pentagram-2-5 Comparison with the Paris Meridien on the IGN maps confirmed that these were indeed the same points.

These points now became “targets”

Geographic Location of The Targets

the-apple-pentagram-2-6_0 And the question now is where are these points? The southerly point is on the northern slope of the southern mountain in the Fenouilles valley.

Note that there is a forest track marked on google earth as a road which comes very close to this point. Also the crest of the Col de St Louis is almost exactly on the centre line from the Lincoln triangle with means the alignment can be tracked relatively easily.

the-apple-pentagram-2-7 The northern point lies in a much gentler fold in the landscape,

It is however over one hundred metres higher than the southern target.

An Improbable Relationship

golden-brenac-connection Now for another rather improbable relationship. There may be a mathematical reason why this is inevitable. I have tried, but cannot work it out.

If a line is drawn from Brenac through the centre of the Lincoln pentacle to the point where it intersects the Paris Meridian then another set of “golden” numbers emerge.

golden-meridien The total length of the line between the north and south targets is 19 kilometers.

This is related to the distances from each target to the Brenac intersection by golden numbers. In this diagram the yellow overlay indicates the total north south distance.

golden-lomg Now the distance to the southern target is identified (11.74).

19 divided by 11.74 =1.618

golden-short finally the distance to the northern target is identified (7.26) 11.74/7.6= 1.617. I am confident the only reason this is not “perfect” is because I have only worked to two places of decimals.

When I arrived back in Rennes, I bought fresh copies of the local IGN maps and marked all this up on them. It established immediately that line from Brenac to the northern target does not lie along the side of the brenac pentacle. I immediately started to explore the path of the line in detail on the ground.

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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.