Lines of the sun


During this third visit to the Rennes area I immediately set out to explore in detail the line from brenac to the northen ‘Target”. I often started my walks early in the morning, I became quickly aware that I was following a line which came very close to the angle of the early morning sun.

The Feast Of Mary Magdelene

I had with me several folders full of notes some of which gave reference to angles of the sun.

For a long time the diagram above was the best display of the Lincoln pentacle available to me. At the top two lines showing the sunrise at Rennes I confirmed now that this line was parallel, at least as closely as I could discern with the line from Brenac I was following.

The second line shows the author claimed that on the 22 August, when seen from Rennes the sun rises over Blanchfort, another point on the Lincoln pentacle. The 22nd august is the feast day of Mary Magdelene and the church at Rennes is dedicated to her. This diagram now re-introduced me to the concept that the rising of the sun on the summer solstice might have some significance. but what significance?

sunrise-from-rennes My notes showed that David Williams as always sceptical but objective also bought into this argument. Until this hurried search through my notes I had I had almost forgotton that David had disproved this theory by taking photographs of the sunrise on both days.

Davids photograph now shouted at me that the Brenac line I was following was indeed on or very close to the line of the summer solstice sunrise! I resolve immediately to take my own photographs of the sunrise but this time from Brenac.

Lines Of The sun

image28-sun-triumph How the line I was following. which was derived from a hypothetic study of a pentacle based navigation system could be linked in with angles of the sum I could not imagine however my interest was aroused and it reminded me that during my various visits to France I had come across two unusual phenomena.

Twice a year, in Late May and early August, when viewed from the middle of the Champs Elysee in Paris, the Sun sets between the two pillars of the Arc de Triomphe.

champs-elesee The arc lies, as was shown in the “devils line” in the line from Dunkerque To Barcelona . But the reason for the sunset phenomena is because Paris was laid out to allow this to happen.


This line does not pass along the paris meridien which is shown running across the lower right but runs from the Louvre to “La Defence” the new commercial centre which can here be seen in the distance.

approach-to-monsegur The second phenomena is concerned with the Château Monsegur. Yes the same Monsegur which was on one of the alignments from the navigation system.

Monsegur was the setting of the final defeat of the Cathars at the end of the Albigensian Crusade. Approaching it from the east it seems improbable that it ever could be captured, sat as it is, on top of its pillar of rock.

I had visited Monsegur during my first visit to the area, because in Rennes I had been told that one possible source for the treasure of Rennes was not the Visigothic treasure but Cathar treasure smuggled out during the last days of the siege.

On the day of the summer solstice the first rays of the sun pass directly through the arrow slits and out again through arrow slits on the other side

The windows are aligned to make this possible.

15-illumination-of-grotto-6-15 To observe this phenomenon it is necessary to climb Monsegur the previous the previous evening and camp on top of the mountain overnight.

Even on mid summers day it can be cold but the experience makes it worthwhile.

Other Sun Alignments

stonehenge-solstice of course there are many examples of sun alignments being used to confirm directions. I remembered visits to burial mounds in Carnac, Brittany and of course Stonehenge which prove how widely used solar alignments were.

This introduced another element into my study of the Brenac Line.

Could it possibly be that sun alignments could play a part in offering a solution to finding Sauniers treasure or solving the puzzle at Brenac?.

The 666 was almost certainly the paris meridian but there was also 32, 34, 36 and 66. Could they be related to angles of the sun?

Map Maker sun clock

summer-solstice I purchased an application called “Map Maker Sun Clock” which enable the angles of sunrise on any day of the year anywhere in the world to be identified.

This first diagram shows the summer solstice.

An accurate reading is relatively difficult, but here is my best shot 34 degrees north of east!

winter-solstice This second screenshot shows the winter solstice 32 degrees south of east. The angle between the two lines is therefore 66 degrees! Numbers which emerged from the Numerology puzzle.

A quick check of the lines derived from the pentagrams confirmed that these angles described the angles of the lines to the target.

The Solstice

first-light I desperately wanted to confirm all this by taking my own measurements and photographs.

On the summer solstice, before first light, I was outside Brenac church, equipment at the ready.

skyline It rained. Thick clouds shouded the hills around Brenac. As the dawn broke, on that particular morning, the sun could have been anywhere!

By now I believed that at Brenac the sun would rise on the solace at 34 degrees but I had no real proof!


As I stood there watching the sum attempt to break through I convinced my self that the angle probably was 34 degrees

sine-on-rennes The whole experience played on my mind was what was seeing a reproduction of the paintings on the roof of the church the clouds and the rays descending.

All that was missing was the eye of providence. I pulled an US dollar bill from my pocket. The eye of providence was here after all.

brenac-lamb Here is is one of the paintings from the roof of the church for comparison. Weird!


Later in the day in a bar which serves as the Quillan rugby team headquarters I felt much better. I realised however that I had not quite finished with the Church at Brenac.

2 thoughts on “Lines of the sun”

  1. Working on it Josh. But you are right I did see the summer solstice. The details will be given under “discoveries”.

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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.