Pierre Plantard Profile

from PrioryOfSion Website

  • Name:
    Pierre Athanase Marie Plantard

  • Date of Birth:
    18 March 1920 (Paris)

  • Parents:
    Pierre Plantard (a butler) and Amélie Marie Raulo (occasionally worked as a cook for wealthy families).

  • Education:
    Left school in 1937 failing to achieve above average education.

  • Addresses between 1937-1943:
    22 Place Malesherbes (Paris 17); 10 Rue Lebouteux (Paris 17).

  • First Job:
    Sexton for the Church of Saint-Louis d'Antin, Paris.



Interests between 1937-1943
Actively Anti-semitic and Anti-masonic in the guise of creating two phantom associations: Renovation Nationale Française and Alpha Galates; admirer of Field Marshal Pétain to whom he wrote a letter on 16 December 1940 warning of a Jewish Masonic conspiracy – resulting in various investigations being carried out on him by both the French and German authorities – culminating in his being sentenced to Fresnes prison for four months for setting-up the Alpha Galates without being granted permission to do so by the authorities.


Edited a journal called Vaincre under the alias of "Pierre de France" between 1942-1943, which included articles allegedly written by various people – Le Comte Moncharville, Robert Amadou, Dr Camille Savoire, etc – when in fact Pierre Plantard solely wrote these. Quoting from a Report done by the French Authorities dated 9 May 1941 and held at the Bureau of Associations in the Paris Prefecture of Police:

"Plantard, who boasts of having links with numerous politicians, seems to be one of those dotty, pretentious young men who run more or less fictitious groups in an effort to look important and who are taking advantage of the present trend towards taking a greater interest in young people in order to attract the Government's attention" (File Ga P7).



Interests 1956
Having moved from Paris to the town of Annemasse in the southern Haute Savoie region of France – Plantard formed, with André Bonhomme – a small association called the Prieuré de Sion on 7 May 1956 (its Registration Papers existing at the Sub-Prefecture of Saint Julien-en-Genevois, and it was named after a small hill outside Annemasse named Mont Sion) – devoted to the Defence and Liberty of Low-Cost Housing and acting as a support group for the opposition candidate at the local Council elections – the Prieuré de Sion actively criticised and attacked the Annemasse property developers in its journal, Circuit; its headquarters were based at Plantard’s home in the street of Sous-Cassan.


A Report dated 4 May 1954 on Pierre Plantard reveals that he had moved to Annemasse by 1951 and was "married and had a daughter aged about three". The Prieuré de Sion terminated sometime after October 1956, following Plantard’s conviction for ‘détournement de mineurs’ (reportedly serving a 12 month prison sentence between 1956-1957).


Interests 1958-1960
The Fifth French Republic was formed in 1958 with General de Gaulle being its President – Plantard formed a "Committee of Public Safety" during this time which was reported about in three articles dated 6 June, 8-9 July and 29 July in the Le Monde Newspaper.


Plantard followed this by editing a second series of the journal Circuit, subtitled The Cultural Periodical of the French Forces’ Federation – it could be described as a reborn Vichyite journal containing articles of a metaphysical nature resembling those that were written by right-wing esoterics during the late 1800s. Plantard advertised his psychic abilities in Circuit Number 9 (1960).


Interests: 1960-1985
Revived the Prieuré de Sion and gave it a fictitious pedigree (created by Godfrey de Bouillon during the Crusades); Plantard first developed an interest in the story of Gisors as given by Roger Lhomoy, before progressing into the story of Rennes-le-Château as initially given by Noel Corbu, with whom he met and was greatly impressed by. By 1964 Plantard created the novel claim about himself that he was directly descended from the Merovingian king Dagobert II – and the central purpose of being of this version of the Prieuré de Sion was this very claim (Plantard was really descended from a 16th century peasant who picked walnuts).


Plantard also became acquainted with Philippe de Chérisey and Gérard de Sède during this period of time – the latter being an author who successfully managed to transform Plantard’s creations/allegations into published books – Plantard had previously failed to get any of his own manuscripts published, which included one on Rennes-le-Château – this latter manuscript became the book L’Or de Rennes that was re-written by Gérard de Sède and published in 1967.


With the help of Philippe de Chérisey, Plantard began creating false stories about the priest Bérenger Saunière at Rennes-le-Château and in particular creating false pieces of evidence like "parchments", "gravestones", and "genealogies" (click below image) – the "parchments" in particular were created by Philippe de Chérisey and the book contract to L’Or de Rennes reveals he was entitled to a share of the book’s profits for producing the "parchments".





A split between the three occurred in 1967 when Gérard de Sède refused to split the book royalties and Plantard and de Chérisey declared the "parchments" to be forgeries (the book’s main attraction and major selling point).


The period between 1967-1985 represented one of producing more and more false allegations and more and more forgeries – including a List of Grand Masters that was plainly inspired by the AMORC list of famous people that included the names of Leonardo da Vinci, Robert Fludd, Botticelli, Valentin Andreae, etc.


Plantard’s activities from this point on were plainly laughable but he managed to get away with it simply because people chose to believe his stories – until a conflict with the author and researcher Jean-Luc Chaumeil (who discovered details about Plantard’s past and began publishing them) – forced Plantard into quitting by "resigning" from the Prieuré de Sion on 10 July 1984 – although the last Priory Document representing this version of the Prieuré de Sion was deposited in the Bibliothèque Nationale on 1 October 1985.


A split also developed between Pierre Plantard and Philippe de Chérisey when the latter started collaborating with Paul Rouelle (involving a character named the Marquis de B. who actually never existed).


Interests 1989-1993
The ‘Saunière Museum’ was opened in Rennes-le-Château in 1989 and this, it seems, inspired Plantard into making an unsuccessful comeback (the French did not take any notice of this) – a third version of the Prieuré de Sion was launched with a revived series of the journal Vaincre – giving a different false pedigree and different Grand Masters List and alleging that the previous version was all a fake produced by Philippe Toscan du Plantier under the influence of LSD – there was no connection with the Templars or with Godfrey de Bouillon – the Prieuré de Sion was founded in 1681 at Rennes-le-Château by the Grandfather of Marie de Negri d’Ables – and there were secret archives discovered in Barcelona in Spain as well.


Plantard was still descended from Dagobert II, but indirectly: the ‘real’ direct descendant was Otto Von Habsburg! The revised list of Grand Masters contained the name of Roger Patrice Pelat whose name was linked to a financial scandal that was being investigated by Judge Thierry Jean-Pierre – the Judge interrogated Plantard who under Oath admitted that everything was made-up. Plantard was let-off with a severe warning and never again revived his Prieuré de Sion activities, living out the rest of his life in seclusion in various addresses at Perpignan, Paris and Barcelona. He died on 3 February 2000 in Paris and his remains were cremated.


Criminal Convictions

  • Four months in Fresnes Prison during the 1940s.

  • Six months between 1953-1954 for abuse of trust in relation to offences against property.

  • 12 months between 1956-1957 for ‘détournement de mineurs’.

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Pierre Plantard’s Criminal Convictions
from PrioryOfSion Website


A Chronology

It is well known that Pierre Plantard spent time in prison during the 1940s and the 1950s – the evidence for this can be found in the Prefectures of Police at Paris and Saint Julien-en-Genevois (where the Priory of Sion was originally formed in 1956).


Recent written enquiries to both of the Prefectures of Police have confirmed that Plantard spent time in prison during the 1940s and the 1950s – but the nature of the French Privacy Law prohibits the precise details of his convictions from becoming officially public – similar prohibitive legal restrictions exist in other countries like Switzerland and Germany.


In France, criminal convictions become amnestied and so therefore any publicity of any person’s past crimes automatically constitutes defamation there – which is why French authors cannot refer to Plantard’s criminal convictions either in their respective publications or on filmed television interviews.

In countries like England the matter is straightforward – references to anyone’s criminal convictions can be made public (either in publications or on filmed television documentaries) without any legal restrictions and the information is readily accessible at the National Archives in Kew, Surrey.

Pierre Plantard’s Judicial Records are kept at the Tribunal de Grand Instance de Thonon-les-Bains but cannot be opened without breaking the French Privacy Law.

Here is a Chronology, with references, of Pierre Plantard’s criminal convictions:

Police Report dated 13 February 1945 in the Paris Prefecture of Police (part of File Ga P7) states that Pierre Plantard served 4 months in Fresnes prison for setting-up an association (the Alpha Galates) without being given permission to do so by the German authorities. Pro-French Nationalistic organizations such as the Alpha Galates (albeit only phantom in existence) were deemed to be highly unpopular by the German occupiers of France, who deemed their pedigree to be Aryan in nature and virulently opposed to the Gallic French Tradition, which Plantard promoted during the Occupation.

December 1953 – May 1954
Pierre Plantard in prison (see entry for 1956).

Police Report in the Paris Prefecture of Police dated 4 May 1954 (part of File Ga P7) states that Pierre Plantard had "requested the issue of a 'certificate of confinement'" – Plantard had been sentenced in December 1953 to six months’ imprisonment and following his release appears hoping to use evidence of his imprisonment by the Germans as part of a character reference. The Police Report dated 4 May 1954 contains testimony from Plantard’s mother relating to Plantard’s imprisonment in Fresnes prison by the Germans.

June 1956
Letter dated 8 June 1956 by the Mayor of Annemasse to the Sub Prefect of St Julien-en-Genevois disclosed information that Pierre Plantard had broken sections of the French Penal Code relating to crimes and offences against property and was sentenced to six months imprisonment by the Tribunal of St Julien-en-Genevois in December 1953.


The Priory of Sion had been formed in May 1956 and was originally dedicated to the defence of Low-Cost Housing, also backing the opposition Candidate at the local Annemasse Council elections – the Priory of Sion also attacked the Annemasse property developers in the pages of its journal, Circuit. The letter dated 8 June 1956 by the Mayor of Annemasse was part of an investigation into the Priory of Sion headed by the local Annemasse Council and the Sub Prefecture of St Julien-en-Genevois into Pierre Plantard and the first three issues of Circuit following the formation of the Priory of Sion in May 1956.

Three recent letters dated 22 March 2004, 20 April 2004 and 10 May 2004 from Monsieur Serge Champanhet, the Secretary General of the Sub-Prefecture of St Julien-en-Genevois (4 Avenue de Geneve, 74164 Saint Julien-en-Genevois, Haute-Savoie), have both confirmed the existence of the 1956 letter and Plantard’s conviction.

October 1956
The last issue of Circuit is dated October 1956 and nothing more of the Priory of Sion in its manifestation of defending Low-Cost Housing is heard of again after that date. The October 1956 edition of Circuit was a "special edition" giving the details of the Priory of Sion becoming involved with the local Church in transporting local children by bus to nurseries and primary schools – details of the local children’s addresses were to be deposited at Pierre Plantard’s address in Annemasse.

Unofficial sources testify that Pierre Plantard was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment between December 1956 and December 1957 for breaking the French détournement de mineurs law (abuse of a minor).

Two French investigators into Pierre Plantard – Jean-Luc Chaumeil and "Pierre Jarnac" (Michel Vallet) – consult File KM 94550 at the Sub Prefecture of St Julien-en-Genevois containing the 1956 Priory of Sion Statutes and Registration Documents – and also see the letter dated 8 June 1956 by the Mayor of Annemasse to the Sub Prefect disclosing Plantard’s 1953 criminal conviction. Other French researchers included Franck Marie and Gérard de Sède.

BBC make three documentaries about Rennes-le-Château, with Roy Davies, the Producer, asking to see a copy of the File relating to Plantard’s criminal convictions (his request is contained in a dossier of correspondence at the Sub Prefecture of St Julien-en-Genevois).

6 December 1983
Pierre Plantard letter dated 6 December 1983 to Jean-Luc Chaumeil alleged,

"I have never been convicted either of fraud or of bouncing cheques or of corruption of a minor... I have no criminal record ...and no one can say otherwise."

Evidently Plantard was completely unaware of Jean-Luc Chaumeil’s visit to the Sub Prefecture of St Julien-en-Genevois in 1972.

BBC 2 ‘Timewatch’ documentary The History of a Mystery referred to Pierre Plantard’s criminal convictions and where the reference was to be found (visiting the Sub Prefecture in St Julien and seeing the letter dated 8 June 1956 referring to Plantard’s criminal conviction):

"There's no evidence for a Priory of Sion until the 1950s; to find it, you go to the little town of St-Julien. Under French Law every new club or association must register itself with the Authorities, and that's why there's a dossier here showing that a Priory of Sion filed the proper forms in 1956. According to a founding member, this eccentric association took its name not from Jerusalem, but from a nearby mountain (Col du Mont Sion Alt. 786 m). The dossier also notes that the Priory's self-styled Grand Master Pierre Plantard, who is central to this story, has done time in jail."


"De quel délit s’est donc rendu coupable Pierre Plantard, qui vient d’être condamné, ce 17 décembre 1953, par le tribunal correctionel de Saint-Julien-en-Genevois à six mois de prison ferme, pour abus de confiance?" (page 83)

"Les trois autres membres [Prieuré de Sion] identifiés démissionnèrent l’année suivante (1957), et ce premier Prieuré de Sion – car il y en aura d’autres – fut bien éphémère. À compter de cette date nous perdons la trace de Pierre Plantard; de multiples sources concordantes nous confirment qu’il purgea, entre octobre 1956 et 1957, une peine de prison d’un an pour détournement de mineurs…." (page 98)

- Jean Jacques Bedu

Les Sources Secrètes du Da Vinci Code

(Éditions du Rocher, March 2005)

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Pierre Plantard the Traditionalist Roman Catholic
by Paul Smith
from PrioryOfSion Website

When the Priory of Sion was first formed in 1956 in the small French town of Annemasse close to the Swiss town of Geneva it bore the acronym CIRCUIT that stood for 'Chivalry of Catholic Rules and Institution of Independent Traditionalist Union' – the Statutes of the Priory of Sion resembled the earlier wartime Statutes of the Alpha Galates: a phantom quasi-occult, pro-Vichy association that Pierre Plantard formed in wartime France that was both anti-masonic and anti-semitic.

The 1956 version of the Priory of Sion terminated in the same year that it was formed and had nothing to do with the Crusades, Godfrey de Bouillon, Merovingians, the Knights Templar or with the village of Rennes-le-Château – all these things became added when Pierre Plantard formed a partnership with Gérard de Sède during the early 1960s and these elements represented a literary deal between the two people as part of a book-selling agenda.

Moving forward to 1967 and the creation of 'Les Dossiers Secrets d'Henri Lobineau' as compiled by Philippe Toscan du Plantier and deposited in the Bibliothèque Nationale in France – what significance was there between Pope John XXIII and Jean Cocteau, the fictional Grand Master of the fictional Priory of Sion?

Interesting piece of mythmaking here by both Pierre Plantard and Philippe de Chèrisey when creating 'Les Dossiers Secrets d'Henri Lobineau' and the mythological pedigree of the Priory of Sion in 1967. Between 1918 and 1963 the fictional Grand Master of the fictional Priory of Sion was Jean Cocteau – who also bore the title of Jean XXIII. The Pope between the years 1958 – 1963 was Cardinal Roncalli, who took the name of Pope John XXIII.

More interesting facts – the Fifth French Republic commenced in 1958 and Plantard believed that the Age of Aquarius also commenced in 1958.

Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council in 1962 – whereby the Jews were exonorated from having any blame for the death of Jesus Christ and the ceremony of the Mass in Latin was abolished.

Was there a connection between Pope John XXIII and the fictional Priory of Sion?


Yes - one of resentment and bitterness – because Plantard and de Chèrisey did not link the name of Pope John XXIII with their Priory of Sion, but those of Monsignor Marcel Lefebvre and the Abbé Georges de Nantes – both of which were virulently opposed to Vatican Two and both of which were excommunicated by the Vatican – Lefebvre was rumored to having been a fictional Grand Master of the fictional Priory of Sion in the Priory Document 'Le Cercle d'Ulysse' (1977) and an article in 'Les Dossiers Secrets d'Henri Lobineau' claimed that Serge Roux was in fact the Abbé Georges de Nantes – the extreme Roman Catholic conservative priest called the head of the 'Catholic Counter-Reformation Movement of the Twentieth Century'.



Abbé Georges de Nantes                    Monsignor Marcel Lefebvre


So, this only demonstrates further what a Conservative Right Winger Pierre Plantard was during the 1960s and 1970s, long after his wartime Alpha Galates activities.

The insertion of the name of Jean Cocteau into the fictional Grand Masters List of the fictional Priory of Sion was Philippe de Chèrisey's suggestion, on account of his interest in surrealism and nothing else.


But there was no "Surrealist significance" to the fictitious Priory of Sion from Plantard's position – the last mural to be executed by Cocteau was left unfinished, and it featured Godfrey de Bouillon – the fictitious founder of the fictitious Priory of Sion.





Most of the names found in the fictitious List of Priory of Sion Grand Masters (above image) originate from a document compiled by Raymond Bernard the former Grand Master of AMORC in France – and Plantard claimed to have communicated with the spirit of Godfrey de Bouillon in seances.



Piers Compton once made the hilarious claim that Pope John XXIII was a "Rosicrucian" (in his 1981 book The Broken Cross: Hidden Hand In The Vatican).


It just so happens that Pope John XXIII was responsible for starting Vatican Council Two during the early 1960s which introduced a revised version of Catholicism that many Traditionalist Catholics loathed – the dropping of Latin during the ceremony of the Mass was just one of the measures that became introduced.

Calling Pope John XXIII a "Rosicrucian" was just Piers Compton's way of bad-mouthing the Pope. Compton did not know anything at all about Rosicrucianism. Compton was in fact a former Catholic priest and the Literary Editor of the Catholic Weekly 'The Universe' for 14 years.

Equally the same thing can be said about Malachi Martin when he claimed there was "Satanism" going on in the Vatican (in his 1991 book The Keys of This Blood) – this was just a case of another Catholic disliking the Papacy for another reason: the political stance some Popes were taking – all too much for those Catholics who disagreed – and rhetorical statements like "Luciferan conspiracy" soon became banded about.

Pope John XXIII was not a "Rosicrucian" and there is no "Satanism" going on in the Vatican. This is just a lot of hot air coming from the Roman Catholic critics of the Papacy.

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The Merovingian Dynasty





There are compelling reasons for our conviction that the Antichrist will come from the Plantard and Saint-Clair bloodlines.


Supporting evidence for this view will be presented throughout this series, as well as information leading to discovery of the identity of the False Prophet, a Merovingian as well.


The Messianic Legacy by Baigent, Lincoln and Leigh, Pierre Plantard de Saint-Claire joined the Prieuré de Sion on July 10, 1943 and, from 1963 to 1981, shared the position of Grand Master with Gaylord Freeman, also of an Illuminati bloodline. (232:319;235-6)  According to Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Plantard de Saint-Claire was Grand Master of the Prieuré de Sion from 1981 to 1984.

"A veritable secret society of 121 dignitaries, the Prieuré de Sion, founded by Godfroi de Bouillon in Jerusalem in 1099, has numbered among its Grand Masters Leonardo da Vinci, Victor Hugo and Jean Cocteau. This Order convened its Convent at Blois on 17 January 1981...


As a result of this recent Convent at Blois, Pierre Plantard de Saint-Claire was elected grand master of the Order... This choice of grand master marks a decisive step in the evolution of the Order’s conception and spirit in relation to the world; for the 121 dignitaries of the Prieuré de Sion are all éminences grises of high finance and of international political or philosophical societies; and Pierre Plantard is the direct descendant, through Dagobert II, of the Merovingian kings.


His descent has been proved legally by the parchments of Queen Blanche of Castile, discovered by the Abbe Sauniére in the church at Rennes-le-Château (Aude) in 1891. These documents were sold by the priest’s niece in 1965 to Captain Roland Stanmore and Sir Thomas Frazer, and were deposited in a safe-deposit box of Lloyds Bank Europe Limited of London." (31:214-15)

It seems that, following World War II, the Prieuré de Sion, and particularly Pierre Plantard, were intimately involved with the rise of Charles De Gaulle rise to the presidency of France.(232:318) According to The Messianic Legacy,

"Under the German occupation and the Vichy regime, secret societies, including freemasonry, had been strictly banned and membership of any such organization was subject to severe penalties." 

Springmeier states:

"It is hard for people to grasp that the Illuminati controlled Russia, Great Britain, Germany and France during World War II, but they did. Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin were all Masons. DeGaulle of France was closely linked with several esoteric groups, and the Prieuré de Sion and Grand Orient Masons helped him to power in the 50s... the people of the world weren’t ready for a world government, and most not even a united Europe. W.W. II was carried out to adjust people’s thinking toward wanting European unity." (77:168)

Front organizations were formed to agitate for change, and the Prieuré de Sion assisted in the military coup that overthrew the Vichy government, clearing the way for DeGaulle.

    "Modelled on the Committees of Public Safety during the French Revolution...the Committees [of Public Safety] began to agitate for a strong guiding hand in France which would be sympathetic to their cause. Only one person was deemed capable of providing such a hand - Charles de Gaulle. Thus the Committees of Algeria began to press insistently for De Gaulle to assume power in France, if necessary by means of a military coup.


They received support from a number of high-ranking military men, including Marshal Alphonse Juin, who is alleged to have been an important member of the Prieuré de Sion. They also received support from a coalescing pro-Gaullist movement in France... whose leaders included Michel Debre - who became De Gaulle’s Minister of Justice and, shortly after, between 1959 and 1962, Prime Minister of France. Another important pro-Gaullist figure was Geoges Bidault... Between 1945 and 1954, Bidault had worked closely with Robert Schuman... in drawing up plans for the EEC..." (232:330)

After De Gaulle was installed as President, however, he granted Algeria independence from France, which weakened France as an imperial power. Therefore, DeGaulle appointed Pierre Plantard secretary of a national ’Movement’ for the defense of liberty to succeed the Committees. As "minister of propaganda," Plantard proceeded to dismantle and thereby defuse the Committees of Public Safety which might turn against DeGaulle.

The announcement was published by Plantard’s first wife, Anne Lea Hisler:

    "When we first met M. Plantard in 1979, he told us that Charles de Gaulle had personally requested him to direct the French Committees of Public Safety and, when their task of installing the General in power had been completed, to preside over their dissolution. In a mimeographed pamphlet deposited with the Bibliothèque Nationale in 1964, Anne Lea Hisler - M. Plantard’s first wife - states:

    "Under the authority of Marshal Alphonse Juin, the seat of the Secretariat-General of the Committees of Public Safety in metropolitan France was at Aulnay-sous-Bois [Paris suburb]. This Committee was directed by Michel Debré, Pierre Plantard known as Way, and André Malraux...a member of the Prieure de Sion." (232:333,256)

Anne Lea Hisler, Plantard’s wife, worked with her husband on the magazine of the Prieuré de Sion, CIRCUIT, an acronym for "Chivalry of Catholic Rules and Institutions of the Independent and Traditionalist Union." 

"...the Prieuré de Sion was using its magazine for something other than its own internal business.


    "The 1959 series of Circuit [contained] articles by Anne Lea Hisler and others, including Pierre Plantard, sometimes writing under his own name, sometimes under the pseudonym of ’Chyren’." (232:339-40)

The name "Hisler" happens to be an adaptation of "Hitler." The Decatur Daily reported in 2002,

"Fifty-seven years after his death, Hitler’s name still has shock value, which may explain why so many people named Hitler - both in the United States and abroad - had their names legally changed during World War II. (I know a man named Hisler whose family name was spelled with a ’t’ instead of an ’s’ 60 years ago.) (1055)

The prophecies of Nostradamus included "...a number of detailed prophecies concerning Hitler (whom he calls Hisler), naming him as the ’second antiChrist’."

Was Anne Lea Hisler really Anne Lea Hitler?  Is it possible that the wife of Pierre Plantard de Saint-Claire was related to the infamous Adolf Hitler?


The Templar Revelation confirms other reports of that Pierre Plantard de Saint-Claire at least had Nazi sympathies:

"Born in 1920, he first came to public notice in the Occupied France of 1942 as the editor of a journal called Vaincre pour une Jeune cehvalerie (Conquest for a Young Knighthood) - which was markedly uncritical of the Nazi oppressors, and which was actually published with their approval.


This was officially the organ of the Order Alpha Galates, a quasi-Masonic and chivalric society, based in Paris, of which Plantard became the Grand Master at the age of just twenty-two...Vaincre is now [1998] the title of the Priory’s internal bulletin, which Pierre de Saint-Clair edits with his son Thomas." (242:43)

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The Grand Master of the Prieuré de Sion since 1989 has been Thomas Plantard de Saint-Clair. According to Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Thomas is the son of the former Grand Master, the late Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair.


The  following announcement of Thomas’ election as Grand Master was published in the internal bulletin of the Prieuré de Sion in 1989, and only recently posted on the Internet.



Vaincre No. 3, September 1989, page 1

Managing Editor: Thomas Plantard de Saint-Clair

110 Rue Henri Dunant, 92700 COLOMBES



becomes Grandmaster of the PRIORY OF SION


By virtue of Article XIV OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE PRIORY OF SION: "their titles shall fall as of right to one of their children to be designated by them without consideration of sex."


By virtue of article XVI "the various duties and titles of Grandmaster of the Priory of Sion shall be transmissible to their successor according to the same prerogatives."


By act dated 6 JULY 1989, Pierre PLANTARD de SAINT-CLAIR, the present Grandmaster, informed the 121 Masters that, in view of the favourable response of 107 votes in favour, 5 abstentions and 9 votes against accepting the proposed succession of title and prerogative, ratification had been made on 6 AUGUST 1989 in PARIS, at 10 o’clock solar time, and that THOMAS PLANTARD de Saint-Clair had been proclaimed Grandmaster. Information has been sent to all members of the ORDER. - 836:1



Merovingian sources collectively point to the Plantards and Saint-Clairs as the bloodlines that will produce the Grail King, the divine ruler, at once god and king, who will bring mankind into a utopian age of peace and prosperity.

One piece of evidence for this choice is found in a recent best-seller, The Da Vinci Code:

"Only two direct lines of Merovingians remain. Their family names are Plantard and Saint-Clair. Both families live in hiding, probably protected by the Priory." - 935:260

According to Marjorie Reeves’ Joachim of Fiore and the Prophetic Future, a second Charlemagne will arise whose surname begins with ’P’.

"It was a Burgundian World Emperor that [Johann] Lichtenberger expected to arise as a Second Charlemagne. His hint as to who this will be is quite plain: ’And it is said in the book of the kings of the Franks that from the stock of King Charles of France [Charlemagne] will arise in the last days an Emperor, ’nomine P.’, who will be the monarch of all Europe and reform Church and clergy. After him there shall be no ruler.’" - 823:110-111

E. W. Bullinger wrote in The Witness of the Stars, after which recent pseudo-Christian books have been patterned:

"The day has here come to fulfill the prophecies concerning Him who is ’the Branch,’ ’the Branch of Jehovah,’ ’the man whose name is the Branch.’"- 939

The Prieuré de Sion was formed and has been directed by individuals related to the Saint-Clair bloodline. In Great Britain, the surname of this so-called sacred lineage is Sinclair.

According to at least two Masonic sources, the Saint-Clairs are Grand Masters of Freemasonry by right of birth and they have historically controlled the Prieuré de Sion.

"Through marriage the family of Marie Levis St. Clair was connected to the de Gisors, the family from which the first and third grand masters of the Prieuré de Sion came. Without question, Prieuré de Sion was created and run by individuals related to the St. Clairs. The third grand master was in charge in the year that the Templars were ordered arrested and the treasure fleet set sail for Scotland to escape the agents of the French king. Did one St. Clair (from France) correspond with another Sinclair (from Scotland) for this express purpose?  Most likely the answer is yes." (Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar) - 281:178

"Their domain [the Sinclair family - Scottish branch of the Norman Saint-Clair Gisors family] at Rosslyn was only a few miles from the former Scottish headquarters of the Knights Templar, and the chapel at Rosslyn - built between 1446 and 1486 - has long been associated with both Freemasonry and the Rose-Croix. In a charter believed to date from 1601, moreover, the Sinclairs are recognized as ’hereditary’ grand masters of Scottish Masonry.’ This is the earliest specifically Masonic document on record. According to Masonic sources, however, the hereditary grand mastership was conferred on the Sinclairs by James II, who ruled between 1437 and 1460 - the age of René d’Anjou." (Holy Blood, Holy Grail) - 31:183

In addition to conditioning the masses to believe their New Age propaganda, another objective of best-selling New Age books such as Holy Blood, Holy Grail is to covertly communicate secret information from the Prieuré de Sion to a specific audience - the global network of secret societies and New Age cults, all of which eagerly await the end of the Age of Pisces and the beginning of the Age of Aquarius.


At that point in time, the much despised Church Age will come to a close and Lucifer, in the person of the Antichrist, will reign over a Golden Age, having destroyed the Harlot Church which no longer serves his purposes. 

In Holy Blood, Holy Grail, there is a childhood photo of Thomas Plantard de Saint-Clair seated on the lap of Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair.





This peculiar photograph of Thomas Plantard, seated on the lap of Pierre, is conveying an esoteric message to the occultist.


Please take note of the pose, Thomas sitting on the lap of Pierre.  Below are some photographs of famous Black Virgins, also called Black Madonnas. 


Note the striking similarity of the poses of Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair with Thomas and the Black Virgins with their sons who were child gods.


Notice also the masculine appearance of the ’Madonnas’ and the placement of their sons between their legs:





Notre-Dame de Marsat

Marsat Puy-de-Dôme, France

"Our ancient, battered, much-loved, little-understood Black Virgins are a still-living archetypal image that lies at the heart of our civilization and has a message for us.... The light of nature tells us that life is a pilgrimage, a journey to the stars along the Milky Way, her hero-path, a voyage across the great water in which she is the ship, rudder, and guiding star.


    "There is clearly no return to the twelfth century, the third century or the third millennium BC. Inanna, Sophia, the Holy Grail and the Church of Amor [Catharism] are no longer available as living realities for us today. There are signs that the goddess now requires to be worshipped in spirit and in truth through the law written in our hearts, rather than in temples built with hands. One old truth is that man and woman, though different, are equal parts of a consciously androgynous whole that is each person’s potential reality. Many people, shown photographs of the Black Virgin for the first time, comment on how masculine some of them look." (Ean Begg, The Cult of the Black Virgin) - 272:13,134

Notre Dame de Clermont

Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dome, France

Notre Dame de Laval (Loire) France

Brought back from Crusades by St. Louis

Notre Dame de Meymac, also known as the Black Madonna of Meymac is believed to have been carved sometime during the 11th century.


The Black Virgin has very large hands and a red cloak; and has been called one of the strangest and most interesting Black Madonnas to date.


The Child is dressed in red with bare feet, and sits between the Madonna’s knees, holding a closed book in his left hand.


This Black Virgin was once part of the 11th century treasure of Benedictine priory of Saint Andrew, originally a hermitage in and during the Merovingian Dynasty...


This is one of the Madonnas of the Fisher Kings, the Merovingian line of Mystic Kings, keepers of the Grail Bloodline.


Black Madonnas are believed to be pre-Christian archetypes whose child-nurturing focus is the embodiment of the pre-historic Great Mother.

A very powerful and important Madonna, She regally sits an impressive 8.5 inches tall. This gothic style icon is found in the French village of Correze.- 925


Notre Dame de Meymac

Meymac, Correze, France

"Whoever the enigmatic Black Virgin may be, she holds a powerful attraction for her millions of devotees around the world.  Her sacred sites stand on highly charged earth energy centers, enhanced by megalithic ley-lines and sacred architecture.  


    "From ancient times to present, people have undertaken pilgrimages to her shrines as a way to explore her mysteries and to enable her to do her miraculous work of healing, transformation and inspiration.  France has more than 300 Black Virgin sites, with over 150 Black Virgins still in existence."

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Notre-Dame de Montserrat
La Moreneta * Montserrat Katalonien, Spain


"Beyond general style, the genre of the statue is certainly that of an ’enthroned virgin’, typical of the earliest icons of Mary. On behalf of Madonna and Child representations, Stephen Benko notes: It is well known that the iconography of Isis and [her son] Horus was basically adopted by Christians when they started to portray Mary and Jesus as Mother and Child.’ Benko adds that Isis was sometimes ’pictured as black’... the Montserrat figures [and] over 1,000 of the world’s better known Madonnas are black...


"...Montserrat is located in Spain, not in France where St. Bernard of Clairvaux (the nephew of one of the original nine Knight Templars) and others produced well-known commentaries on the Canticles. Perhaps the image was created black to represent some esoteric religious symbolism. Ean Begg notes that the Shrine of Montserrat is among the best candidates for former sanctuaries for the Holy Grail. Further, in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries esoteric Christian sects proliferated, though not primarily in Spain." - 925



Will Thomas Plantard de Saint-Clair be revealed as the reincarnation of Horus, i.e. Nimrod, who will at last unite the world under Lucifer? 

Recall that the myth of Horus is a distortion of the Genesis account of God’s judgment on the Tower of Babel. (Gen. 10 and 11)

Not happy with this arrangement, New Agers anticipate the return of Horus as the reincarnation of Nimrod who will finally unite mankind in a glorious revolution which dethrones God.

"Like the goddess Isis, who found and restored all of the lost pieces of her husband, Osiris, many are restoring the unity of all life, bringing together the separate parts of humanity - different races, religions and cultures." - 42:62

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