Sacred Geometry

It was Henry Lincoln, co-author of bestseller the Holy Blood and the Holy Grail who noticed that many of the sites that figure in the mystery of Rennes-le-Château have very precise geometric relations with eachother. Frustrated by the fact that there were too little tangible hard facts underpinning his hypotheses from his book Holy Blood Holy Grail, Lincoln turned to the things that everybody can go see for themselves that are around Rennes-le-Château: the churches, the roadside crosses, the castles etc. What he discovered is that the Templar Château at Bezu, the Château de Blanchefort and the village of Rennes-le-Château lie in a perfect triangle. Combined with the hilltops of la Soulane and Terre de Lauzet, a perfect giant pentacle can be drawn on the landscape. According to Lincoln this makes it a holy place which might be an important reason why the region was so popular by religious and mystic groups through the ages. The author suggests that this information was known by secret societies through the ages.

The Lincoln Pentacle

The Pentacle (Pentagram) connects the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Rennes-le-Château, the Château de Blanchefort, de hilltops of La Soulane and Lauzet and the Château de Bézu. The angles are all perfectly 72 degrees.

Lincoln brings an astrological, almost romantic argument to the table to substantiate his claim that Rennes-le-Château is part of a holy pentacle. The planet of Venus has been closely associated with Mary-Magdalene through the ages. Each planet moves in a pattern around the sun. All are irregular with the exception of Venus that, regular like clockwork, draws a pentacle every eight years. As above, as below, said the ancient alchemists. Here is Venus, drawing the symbol of the Magdalene in the sky over the perfect pentacle below on the ground at Rennes-le-Château where the church is devoted to her. You can read more about this in his book ‘the Holy Place‘. poussingeometry[4]Lincoln’s discovery set off an army of amateur surveyors that have found a bewildering number of simple to very complex shapes around Rennes-le-Château and far beyond. They have led to many theories, varying from Rennes-le-Château being part of the floor plan of Solomon’s temple to Jesus’ body lying buried inside mount Cardou. The story gets both more traction and complexity when you realize that painters like Teniers and Poussin, of whose paintings Saunière allegedly bought reproductions at the Louvre in 1892, used many of the forms and shapes found to construct their paintings around. The picture here on the left is a geometrical study by the late Professor Cornford of Poussin’s painting les Bergers d’Arcadie. There is a possibility that geometry is part of the treasure map Bigou or Saunière left us. The geometry in the two encoded parchments the Abbé found is perceived by many to be the one of the keys that leads to whatever the secret is.

The Lincoln Pentacle

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16 thoughts on “Sacred Geometry

  1. Hey, so you too noticed that the position given by Google Map for the Château de Blanchefort is wrong ? It is indeed where you (or Mariano Tomatis) placed your blue pin, close to the road, not in the middle of nowhere like Google says. I don’t decide Google is wrong because I have faith in Lincoln, but simply because I went there in person and also my IGN map agrees with me. It’s been wrong for two years and I have no idea whom I should talk to to get it corrected. Shall we see some conspiracy from Google ? :p

    I’ve been working on the RLC geometry for a little while, doing some statistical analysis of the positions, distances, angles, and alignments in the area. I must confess that I’m a bit disappointed. I was really hoping that the distances repartition histogram would show some peaks for the English mile, for the pentacle lines length, etc., but it did not. Same, I was hoping that the statistical analysis would show more pentagonal angles (36, 72 degrees and such) than we could normally have, but it did not. And I could not find more or less alignments than those that can be found on an randomly generated imaginary map…

    But it does not mean that there is nothing! It only means that the first ‘easy’ approach which considers one parameter independently from the others fails at showing anything special.

    That was only the beginning of my studies. I have now to do more complex things. Correlations between several variables to link lengths and angles together, maybe some geometrical shapes detection…

    Anyway, I really look forward walking in the Temple again. Still one month to wait before my vacation :).

  2. Where are all the “precise” Lat-Lon values for these apex points? The Google maps are not too good as you can’t zoom in very tight. With all the handheld GPS units available now, it seems like some local people should have positioned these points by now. (I live in California USA so can’t do it myself) Same thing with other places like Egyptian pyramids, Mexican sites, etc.
    I would be nice to have an internet location with a database of Lat-Lon.

  3. Hey Bob,

    You’re totally right, this simple important information, though easy to gather, is desperately missing. We can find some lists here and there, but they’re all quite short.

    Here’s one :

    Some coordinates can be found on wikipedia as well, for example

    But we need the coordinates of churches, not those of the middle of the village.

    Actually, a map of the area (IGN 2347 OT : Quillan Allet-les-Bains) gives this information. It has several grids (kilometric and Lat-Lon), and you don’t even need those grids since you can measure the points’ positions in millimeters and keep working in millimeters. Putman and Wood did it (published in their book “The Treasure Of Rennes-le-Château – A Mystery Solved”), I did it too (and sometimes disagree with their measurement but not much), and I suppose many people did it.

    What if the map is wrong? So far, it has never been wrong enough for me to notice anything (well, yes: once, but it was just a path on the way up to Cardou, not a building). Then again, I don’t have a GPS myself :(.

    Henry Lincoln should open a website soon, maybe he plans to publish the coordinates there. If not, that’s a suggestion we could make.

  4. There are, in google earth, youtube videos listed at all the markers, on these videos are all the needed gps coordinates, you can use the path tools in google earth to draw the pentagram yourself, it is very easy to do just link the youtube icons.

  5. To: EW
    Do you have links to these sites that have all the Lat-Lon info? I tried Google Maps and Google Earth and there are no links to anything and the satellite photos do not have enough detail to even pick out the entire church.
    I’m looking for Lat-Lon to maybe at least 10-20 meters accuracy.

  6. When I click on the link, all I get is a webpage for an Internet Domain Hosting company
    “” (all in French language).
    You can possibly see it when you let your cursor hover over the link in your posting.

    Maybe there is another portion to the web address that was missing? Maybe to someone with a website being hosted by above mentioned company?

    In the email I got regarding your posting, the address was even more odd.

    Have a look at Geoportail.


  7. to: Raven
    Ah! When I did a Google search on “Geoportail” there were hits. The first one was for the site you gave and it took me there fine.
    There must be a bug in this forum we are on here that re-directs somehow.
    Now that I have found Geoportail I will look around.
    Thank You, Bob

  8. To:Raven
    It appears that the site you mentioned is a means to view what I (in the USA) would call Topographic Quad Sheets or Topo Maps.
    They are scanned copies of printed paper maps.
    There seems to be no way to “pick off” coordinates from these images. Also, the maps are still a little “crude” in that it’s hard to tell what the buildings are as represented by cartographic linework.
    I am going to send the site an email to see if they have any suggestions.
    I just retired from the land surveying profession. We used to have precise coordinates on many prominent man-made features like radio towers and church steeples to be used as reference points in our mapping projects. So maybe they did that in Rennes-le-Château also!

  9. To: Bob Krohn

    To see the youtube videos in google earth (the standalone program not the web based plugin) on the left side where all the options are there is a section called layers. In layers expand the section titled Gallery, the last checkbox in the gallery list is Youtube, check this checkbox and the youtube videos will be visible on the terrain. Rennes, Blanchefort, La Soulane, Bezu, The Serre de Lauzet, if you then use the path tool to connect these youtube video icons it will draw the pentagon shape perfectly. After which point you can use the path tool to draw the pentagram lines within the pentagon to make the star. La Pique is the centerpoint, there is a youtube video for it as well, and it shows the cement marker there. There are some other layers i recommend turning on as well such as Gigapan photos and Gigapxl photos, they will be the blue dots and squares linking ground level photos of nearby areas. Here are the lat and long for you
    Rennes 42deg55’40.74″N 2deg15’48.99″E (this is the coord for the video on youtube not the church, you can adjust it)
    Blanchefort(the ruin is not the chateau, this is why people get confused) 42deg56’35″N 2deg18’40.72″E
    La Soulane 42deg54’32.31″N 2deg20’15.44″E
    Bezu 42deg52’51.80″N 2deg18’18.96″E
    The Serre de Lauzet 42deg53’32.13″N 2deg15’37.25″E
    La Pique (at the center of it all) 42deg54’27.56″N 2deg17’50.09″E
    Sorry I could not find the degree symbol on my keyboard, I hope you can read the coordinates.

    To: Raven
    You forgot the O in your URL it was incorrect is the correct link.

  10. This GeoPortail is excellent! I was about to purchase CartoExplorer but I obviously don’t have to anymore :).


  11. Hi

    This is a great site. Does anyone know of an e-mail address for Mr. Lincoln. I really need to ask him a question about his research. Thanks and have a nice day.

    (Was Mariamne (in greek) Mary Magdalene : Mary the Master)
    • Mar-iam-ne => N-ich-e = shelf at Tal-p-iot Ossuary (Joshua) Tomb
    In 1980 a tomb was uncovered near a block of apartments in Talpiot, a suburb of Jerusalem, by a construction crew. Before a group of archeologist could excavate it properly it was looted and vandalized. In the tomb were ten ossuaries (or bone boxes), six with inscriptions. Some seventeen skeletons were in the ossuaries and another eighteen or so were lying on niches (or shelves) or scattered about on the floor. Many of the bones were broken or crushed into powder. Coins, pottery, and other artifacts were apparently stolen by looters. A Talpiot Video regarding the names

    Among the inscriptions on the ossuaries, we find the following names:
    • Jesus(?), son of Joseph
    • Mariamne Mara
    • Maria • Matia
    • Judah, son of Jesus
    • Joseh

    I discovered from my research about on Le-Ren-nes and St MARIE NEGRE GERMAINE that the name MAR-IAM-NE on an ossuary at Talpiot and GERMAINE are linked.
    When aspects of our spirit incarnate in each life, those earth names are often linked spiritually like silver threads through the mixture of letters referencing our past lives.
    So from GER-MAI-NE we get
    • MA-I NE-GER
    • => I AM NE-GRE
    • => MAR–IAM-NE GRE-AT

    Now the ossuary name MARIAMNE is linked with MARA which is part of the word MARA-LIN, reference ALIN – NILA (Blue) that I was told comes from the words MAR-y Mag-d-ALIN. In the Rennes church Madeleine is standing next to the Negre-black cross of MARIE GERMAINE. This indicates that Magdalin is a member of the St Germaine family.
    However the mystery remains whether this refers to her as part of the family of Mother Mary (Ma-Rea) and Joseph on earth or in spirit, for in those times names Mary and Miriam were very common and interchangeable, and Jesus also had 3 sisters named Miriam, Martha and Ruth.
    Further The Mary of Magdala is ascribed to the town name of MAG-DALA whcih has been translated from its original name of MIG-DAL. Spiritually this name is assocated with the word A-MIG-DAL-A meaning Almond, symbol of the Vesica Piscis, Mandorla, Aureole, Halo-Nimbus. The word MAG-DALA relates to the GREAT(MAG) CHALICE (GRA-DAL) celestial realm known as DAL-AMAT-IA, one of many names refering to Paradise and the GEN-ESIS RE-ALM, NEG-RE-ALM of creation.
    Just like Boanerges was a spiritual ’nickname’ for Father Zebedee so is the possiblety that Magdala was a spiritual ‘nickname” for Mary, Miriam or Mariamne with the long hair and the jar of ointment. The Mystery RE-MAIN-S …..GER-MAIN-ES !!!

    NOTE : the Divine Thespian St Germain as “SI-m-on T-empl-AR, The S-ain-t of Mount Zion”

    AKA St Germain-e,the Magic-ian, Merlin, Magus, Sage, Wizard of the Magic ‘Nimbus-Cloud’ Mountain, “MIGL-OS” at Burgerach : the A-MIGDAL-A Nimbus (cloud), Vesica Piscis, Mandorla, etc.

  13. Hi,
    The “Send Message” on Henry’s website is disabled, anyone know his email address you can private message it to my email rather than posting it here! Regards,

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