Numerology has been around for a long time. Perhaps inspired by a knowledge of the Fibonacci series and the associated golden numbers Pythagoras believed that numbers and combinations of numbers had a meaning much wider than its application in arithmetic.The number 77 is a good example of the principles of numerology. It is the sum of the first eight prime numbers, and a multiple of both 7 and 11 which are Gaussian integers. This means that the multiple of these numbers is a blum integer. These terms mean that 77 is a really special number. It would take pages and pages to explain why but it is a very special number.

In numerology one rendering of Jesus Christ is the number 77!

The Value of Letters

numerology Why? Because in Numerology, every letter of the alphabet is associated with a single digit number. For instance The number 1 is associated with A, J and S the number 8 is associated with H,Q and Z.

Therefore my own name Brian has a number B=2 R=9 I=9 A=1 N=5 = 26. A feature of numerology is that multiple numbers are added together. 2+6 =8 This final number is then associated with personal characteristics, so my name is associated with power and sacrifice. And so on and so on.

The key thing to notice here is that numerology always attempts to deliver a single digit number though double digit numbers delivered on the way can be considered significant.

Why are we into all this? Because of the church at Brenac!

Roman Numerals

brenac-tablet-1-north The notes alongside each graphic explore the basic application of numerology to the Roman numerals. I should point out that the numbers have to transferred from Roman numerals to arabic numerals to make numerology work. For example XIII is 13 X+I+I=I is still XIII. Roman numerals are numerology proof! 1+3 is however 4 which is how numerology is supposed to work. If we then turn 4 back into Roman numerals it becomes IV, which may or may not be useful.

The Enigma

brenac-tablet-2-north I am not the only person to have attempted the deciphering of the Brenac tablets. However I think I am the only person to have regarded the tablets as a classical numerology enigma. Each diagram shows the conclusions for the individual tablets. I ignored the sribble on this tablet for a long time but then realised it could represent “a document”

The Triangle

brenac-tablet-1-south In many ways this is the most significant tablet. Aside from any issues of numerology it tells us that the issue is about a triangle. Coupled with the “scribble” in the previous slide it could tell us that we are looking for a triangle in a document.

Because of the investigations of Henry Lincoln we know that there is such a document.

brenac-tablet-2-south The final tablet has no options there are suggestions that the first number should be eliminated but the more obvious solution is shown here.

The Devil’s Number

brenac-analysis A simple summary of the findings shows how a simplistic application of numerology reveals the numbers 666, 66 , 6, 72, 7 , 2, 9, 18, 1 and 8. It gives a feel that 6, 66 and 666 are the dominant numbers as all the others are derived from them. The Devil’s numbers!

Magic Squares

brenac-magic-numbers I knew that the history of numerology linked to the phenomenon called “magic squares” and after a little research I learned that 666 is one of the best known examples of this phenomenon.

As can be seen in the digram a 6*6 (36 cells) table can be filled with numbers so that every line and the diagonal adds up to 111.

In numerological terms this leads to the numbers 11 and twelve- over and over again it also leads to 121 i.e 12=1 =13 and then 1=3= 4.The number 11, which occurs so frequently in this table also leads, via the occurrence of prime numbers to 36.

Sagrada Familia

sagrada_familia_01 Magic squares are not obscure. To shown their mainstream usage it is necessary to return once again to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. This time this is a photograph not a Google 3D image.

familia-magic On the facade of La Sagrada Familia, the Holy Family, there is a magic square. Traditionally the Holy family was considered to be Mary, Joseph and Jesus. Mary was supposed to be both a virin and “chaste”, so what is the statue on the right of the magic square meant to represent?

The magic square itself is based on the number 132 and all ten rows, columns and diagonals total 33. The Familia guide says that 33 was the age of Jesus at the time of his death.

The Fibbinnaci Series, yet again!

brenac-analysis-2 A different analysis reveals a different set of numbers. It is perfectly legitimate to suspect that almost any set of numbers can be generated from a numerological puzzle. It is like a maze but in fact there are rules to be followed and the numbers which emerged are quite surprising. All the numbers highlighted in yellow are members of the Fibonachi series which indicates the presence, perhaps even importance of a pyramid or pyramids or pentangles.( the cynical could say or credit cards!)

In fact the “Fibonnaci” line is not strictly numerology. It shows that all the members of the Fibbonaci series can be found in the numerological puzzle and that the next two members are 21 and 34. the presence of 18 to support the 36 from the previous analysis also indicates the presence of pentacles.

The angles of a Pentagram>

pentacle-angles Here are the angles of a pentacle which can be seen to be all multiples of 18. It is a very simple series itself 18,36,54,72,90,108.

numbers And so, after several days at Brenac Church all I had was the concept of a pentacle, a triangle and a lot of numbers. The pentacle and triangle I already knew about but not everyone coming to Brenac would have been in possession of that information.

Of the numbers to me the most prominent was 666 followed by 66 and 9, but what did it all mean. I did not regard numerology as having any mystic significance I simply regarded it as a way of presenting as a puzzle which was intended to be solved. nevertheless the prominence of 666 did send shivers down my spine. I knew it is supposed to be the Devil’s number! Strange how this tiny attractive little church suddenly became threatening

I struggled to shrug off the feeling but in any case I had run out of time. There were other things to do. The puzzle would have to be solved back in Australia.

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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.