Oct 19, 2004
from DragonKeyPress Website
recovered through BibliothecaAlexandrinaWayBackMachine Website
Since the publication of Holy Blood, Holy Grail and The Messianic Legacy, it has long been assumed that Pierre Plantard was the last known Grand Master of the Priory of Sion. Whoever Plantard’s replacement was has not, until recently established.
But just a few months ago, I received some shocking news from a man named Paul Smith, who runs a website, www.priory-of-sion.com, dedicated to exposing what he believes to be the “truth” behind the “hoax” of the Priory of Sion. Regardless of the author’s perspective on the subject, his website is absolutely wonderful, containing tons of information not available anywhere else, including translations of Priory of Sion documents never before available in English.
For instance, Smith has translated almost all of the articles from Pierre Plantard’s magazine Vaincre, published in the 1940s by the Priory under its pseudonym, Alpha Galates. Amazingly, Smith reports that a new series of Vaincre magazines began to be published in 1989. The new issues listed Pierre Plantard’s son Thomas Plantard as the “Managing Editor”, and one of them featured an interview with Pierre Plantard.
A completely new list of Grand Masters was produced, in which many of the names had been changed, and the list now only dated back to 1681. Strangely, this is the year in which, according to a Priory document from the 1960s, supposedly authored by Jean Cocteau, the outer laity of the Priory of Sion, called the “Children of St. Vincent”, was created. The Priory of Sion now claimed to be completely disavowing any direct descent from the Knights Templar, and their Grand Masters were not listed.
However, there was a complete listing of
the Grand Masters from Jean Cocteau’s death onwards, something which
had before remained a completely unanswered question.(1) Now it was
claimed that Cocteau was followed by Francois Balphagon until 1969,
and then a fellow named John Drick took over. In 1981, the office
was assumed by Pierre Plantard, who as we know resigned in 1984.
Vaincre now claimed that Plantard was followed by Philippe de Cherisey, who was quickly replaced by someone called
in 1985. This person died in 1989, and then at the “Convent of
Avignon”, on March 9, 1989, Pierre Plantard was reinstated as
Master, just long enough to pass the title on to his son four months
later, at “10 o’clock solar time”, as its described in Vaincre.
And in one of these issues, a reprinted letter from Pierre Plantard purported to reveal the Priory of Sion’s main secret. Plantard writes:
Then, in another article called “The Dubosc Affair”, it was claimed that a mining shaft was sunk through the “Roc Noir”, the true purpose of which was to “re-establish a communicating ‘way’ between the old underground passages of the former Celtic sanctuary known as the TEMPLE ROND (Round Temple).” According to Pierre Plantard himself, the real “secret of the Priory” pertains to an underground temple beneath Rennes-le-Chateau which is associated with the Devil: the “angel of the bastard race” and “MASTER of the genie.” Yet another article, this time in Le Cercle, appears to link this temple with a 13-based numerical system (perhaps the lunar calendar discussed in the Dagobert’s Revenge articles “The Cutting of the Orm”), and claims that Priory of Sion meetings actually still take place here, specifically meetings of their inner order, the “Arch of the thirteen Rose-Croix.”
In “The Arch – It’s Symbolism”, author Jacques d’Arthuys writes:
There are many very interesting aspects of this passage. The emphasis on the number 13 has already been mentioned, and it is worth noting that the numbers written on the “Golden Sun” on the temple’s floor, 2434, all add up to thirteen.
The words “Ab Urbe Condita” are usually translated as “From the
founding of the city”, and refer to the date of Rome’s foundation,
which was used in the dating system of the Roman and Julian
calendars, in the same way “Before Christ” is used in our own dating
system. There seem to be no prevailing theories regarding the origin
of the phrase “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, but it seems to me that
it must derive from the notion that there was a single foundation
date for Rome, and that the city was built in a single day by the
mythological figure of Romulus. You will recall that Cain and his
mythological equivalents are often credited by various peoples
throughout the world with building cities and monuments in a single
day through magical powers. And like Cain slaying Abel,
his brother Remus immediately prior to founding Rome.
Not only does this passage hint
of Noah’s Ark, it also refers to the “arc’ of the rainbow that
placed in the sky as soon as the floodwaters subsided, as a promise
of peace to man.
To me, this indicates that the Priory of Sion considers the “Holy Land” of Rennes-le-Chateau to be the foundation-point of an empire that not only existed in the past, but also one that will exist again in the future. The use of “Ab Urbe Condita” by the Priory, referring to the foundation of Rome, says to me that they are, as they have stated in their own documents, planning a resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire through the United States of Europe. But in order for this to occur, I assume, the treasures of Rennes-le-Chateau would have to be revealed to the world.
This would no doubt have a shocking
impact upon the collective psyche of mankind, for it would cause
them to re-evaluate not only their understanding of history, but
their political, religious, and philosophical tenets as well. It
would be especially shocking if it was proven that direct
descendants of the god-kings of the Golden Age are alive today, many
of them in positions of power, using their positions to bring about
a resurrection of the Golden Age and the empire which ruled over
that epoch. It would be hard to argue that the “sons of God” should
have to submit to democratic elections rather than ruling by Divine
In that intervening period, there has been an explosion of materials related to the Priory, including Dagobert’s Revenge, the movie Revelation, and hundreds of books. Now with The Da Vinci Code hype sweeping the western world, the Priory of Sion mythos is arguably the most prominent and fast-growing ideas in the intellectual marketplace right now. This shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, and so I think it’s safe to assume that the Priory of Sion is back, it never truly left, and it’s not going anywhere now.
The Priory’s agenda will dominate the world in the
years to come, and there may be nothing on Earth powerful to stop