In Search of Hidden Temples

How Real Are the Visions of Those Who See What Others Don’t?

Where most see only scenery, others see temples. The evidence some have assembled to support their unique vision can make for some very intriguing video material and this time out it provides us with three DVDs to talk about. The first two are the work of Henry Lincoln, who, along with Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, is one of the three origi­nal authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, the book from which Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code drew much of its inspiration. Baigent and Leigh have taken Brown to court over the matter and, despite losing the first round, have appealed. How­ever, as you will learn, there are some things that have interested Henry Lincoln even more than the idea of a surviv­ing bloodline descending from Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Our third DVD product is from investigative mythologist William Henry who never fails to find incredible new dimensions to old stories.

ORIGINS OF THE DA VINCI CODE: The Hidden Story Henry Lincoln and Erling Haagensen

The “temple” found by Henry Lincoln at Rennes-le-Chateau, in southern France, and the surrounding region is invisible because of its vastness. He refers to it as the “eighth wonder of the ancient world,” because it’s part of a much greater wonder. So, what does this have to do with The Da Vinci Code? Nothing, actually—he’s moved on to find what was hidden right in front of him all along.

Commenting on The Da Vinci Code, Lincoln says, “People read this fictional thriller and believe it’s based on fact. People read Holy Blood, Holy Grail and believe that the hypothesis is a fact…. Whether you believe in a thriller or whether you believe in what’s written in the Bible, it really comes down to a matter of opinion…belief…you can choose to believe almost anything. There are very few facts behind this story. The interesting thing for me is that when I began to analyze what all this mass of information which I’d gathered after nearly 20 years of work added up to, it was a great deal of hearsay evidence, evidence based on documents—which, of course, are open to falsification. Nothing in all that huge mass of evidence was reliable, apart from a very few, simple facts. And those facts which ARE demonstrable and provable…all lead to Rennes-le-Chateau, to the village itself, and to the landscape around it.” Here he’s referring to the landscape geometry he discovered at Rennes-le-Chateau, featuring the pentacle, a five-pointed star.

After discarding the hearsay evidence and surrounding hypotheses, Lincoln took his research in another direction and discovered something far more complex and far more ancient, something which gets to the real root of why Rennes-le-Chateau has been the source of so much drama, mystery, and speculation. Here was an objective discovery of staggering proportions—it was inarguable—and it related to pentagonal geometry in the landscape, which stretch­es for miles across the landscape of Rennes-le-Chateau and links the village with Brittany and Bornholm, a tiny, Dan­ish island in the Baltic Sea, where Erling Haagensen made strikingly similar geometric discoveries. This evidence is detailed in this presentation.

In the 1980s, Haagensen had discovered that geometry related to the island’s four, round churches could be marked on a map to define a pentacle, similar to the pentacles Lincoln had found in Renne-le-Chateau. He believes that the Bornholm pentacle was manmade, was created around the time of the emergence of the Knights Templar during the early Crusades in  AD 1188-1250, and required measurement technology that was hundreds of years ahead of its time. He also believes that the true original function of the churches may have been as medieval, astronomical observatories.

In his research, Lincoln encountered the pentacle over and over again, leading him to wonder of its significance. And when wondering why the church was dedicated to Mary Magdalene, he found that she was regarded as a medium of the Sacred Revelation, and she had been given as the symbol in the heavens the planet, Venus, which once again led him back to geometry. As each planet revolves in the heavens, it creates an alignment. There’s only one planet that creates a regular figure in the heavens: and that is Venus, and the figure she draws is the pentacle. His research led him to find a vast and invisible temple of interlocking alignments and regular geometric forms defined by the pre­cise positioning of churches and ancient castles. Rennes-le-Chateau is part of a pentacle.

Lincoln describes the Languedoc region of southern France as a Holy Place, saying that the whole area is a tem­ple, whose geometric and engineering complexities challenge our preconceived ideas about the capabilities of our an­cestors. He states, “Unlike other works of early civilization, this temple has not fallen into ruin and decay. It is still as real and tangible as it was on the day of its completion—and yet, for all that, it is invisible, simply because it is too vast to be seen. How visible is St. Paul’s Cathedral to an ant crawling across its floor? And it is on such a scale that the builders worked. The temple of Rennes-le-Chateau is perhaps the largest structure ever built by man upon the face of the earth!”

Lincoln considers the discoveries he has made to be far more important, far more real and exciting than holy bloodlines and the controversial hypothesis that made publishing phenomena. For him and Haagensen, unraveling these mysteries has become a labor of love and a large part of their life’s work. They say, “It’s like being the first people to set eyes on the Egyptian pyramids!”

This DVD of the post-Da Vinci Code examination of this landscape geometry relating to Renne-le-Chateau and Bornholm is not without it’s critics, of course. An academician compared Lincoln’s work with those “ill-informed and lunatic fringe” who give credence to the Bermuda Triangle, ancient astronauts, and Atlantis. And another who says, “Statisticians have found that complex geometric structures can easily arise on maps by chance—Lincoln, instead of detecting geometry concealed in the landscape, has imposed abstract designs on it. Like those of any ley hunter, his figures contain only one or two points of genuine archaeological or historical importance.”

Lincoln counters: “To say that the sort of discoveries I’ve made can be found anywhere is to willfully disregard the facts. Simply because you can find geometric forms anywhere doesn’t mean to say that you can find what I found, which is geometric forms controlled by a measure—now, there’s a challenge—let somebody show me that some­where else! The problem with academia seems to be that they believe what they were taught, and continue to teach it, and don’t like anything that appears to run counter.”

So, now that you know that these conclusions are controversial and have not been supported by academic histori­ans, proceed with caution! (I feel sure there will be no trepidation from Atlantis Rising readers, though.)

By the way, the haunting music score is ideally suited to this excellent production.

Unlike Exploring the Da Vinci Code (see below), this production is narrated and includes extended commentary by a very candid Lincoln, as well as on-site footage with Lincoln and Haagensen.

DVD – 80 min. plus 90 min. bonus footage



EXPLORING THE DA VINCI CODE Henry Lincoln’s Guide to Rennes-le-Chateau

Lincoln made this DVD in 2000, which contains the landscape geometry of Rennes-le-Chateau, maybe in even more detail than the Origins DVD (made in 2005), but he did not mention Bornholm at that time. It’s a two-hour documentary that views like a travel log. It’s completely narrated by him as he takes you on a guided tour through Rennes-le-Chateau and other sites mentioned in his books—the next best thing to actually making the trip yourself to the quaint and beautiful countryside of the Languedoc in southern France. He’s more hands-on and active in this DVD. He explains the history and mystery that made the quiet village world-famous. Though there is some duplica­tion of material, Origins of the Da Vinci Code is not a sequel to Exploring the Da Vinci Code. If you’re really into this mystery-history, you’ll probably want to view both.

DVD – 80 min.




Here are three new lectures by investigative mythologist, William Henry, presented in Giza in March 2006 on a tour with George Noory and Anne and Whitley Strieber. (They were in Egypt during the total solar eclipse.) While touring sites, such as the Giza Plateau, Abydos, and Abu Ghurab, the National Geographic Channel filmed Henry and his group for an upcoming TV special exploring new angles on the Atlantis legend.

Here’s more of Henry for his regular viewers, and it will probably pique the interest of those unfamiliar with his research. His theory is that the human body is a resurrection tool, a ladder, or Stairway to Heaven, as well as a “flow­er” of light capable of tuning into an enlightening substance, Blue Apples, which the Mayans say will spray from the center of the Milky Way in 2012.

The DVD includes these three lectures:

Lecture l: “Temple of the Soul”—Henry presents startling evidence that the Earth-Moon-Sun system is a temple of souls crafted by a profound intelligence. The Great Pyramid is the centerpiece of this temple. It brings conclusive evidence of a man’s interaction with light beings.

Lecture II: “Egyptian Stargate Metaphysics and the Dimension of the Blessed”—Out beyond the stars, there exists a divine, blessed realm, free of the materiality of this earthly one. This is the realm or dimension of the Blessed, a name that the Egyptians gave to the paradise field of the stars. In this presentation, Henry explores Egyptian meta­physics through the lens of modern quantum science and stargate theory. Drawing inspiration from Egyptian art, he offers techniques that help you tap the Dimension of the Blessed.

Lecture III: “Atlantis: The Egyptian Island of Creation”—Plato’s story of Atlantis came from Egypt. In this presen­tation, Henry explores the little-known details Egyptian sages recorded about light beings who came to Earth and founded an island civilization. These insights have profound implications for the study of Atlantis. Was Atlantis founded by beings who came from the stars? Henry definitely thinks so.

The DVD offers a fascinating and unusual account of the Earth-moon-sun connection. “The moon was known to the ancients as the ark,” says Henry, “so anytime you’re in the Bible, or myth, or scripture, or anywhere and you see a reference to the ark, the law, ‘As Above, So Below,’ prompts you to connect the ark with the moon itself.”

He goes on, “The Vedas, as well as the Orphic and Pythagorean texts, view the moon as the home of the dead, as a female gate through which souls passed on the way to the paradise field of the stars—that’s the role that the ancients assigned to that beautiful orb.” The Cathars of southern France worshipped the moon as Eve; and Eve is often refer­enced as the ark, the ark of life, says Henry.

There’s some very interesting scientific information about our Earth-moon relationship related to plate tectonics, which explains why Earth is so unique—such a rare planet. For one thing it has water, both fresh and seawater, and land together. “If the moon had not carried away most of the crust from the Pacific Ocean,” says Henry, “there would be no ocean basins, no land, and no chance for life to have evolved on Earth. Without plate tectonics, new mountain belts could not form. Earth would be a water world. Without tides, there would be no life in the ocean, and it is our relationship with the moon that causes all of these conditions….”

As Henry puts it, “Plate tectonics also make possible one of Earth’s most potent defense systems, its magnetic field, without which we’d be bombarded by a lethal influx of cosmic radiation. So, we can see that the moon serves some astounding purposes. The magnetic field created by the moon deflects what’s called the ‘solar wind.’ Scientists tell us that the likelihood that an Earth-like planet should have such a large moon is incredibly small. It’s almost a miracle that we have such a moon that fosters life on this planet. This improbability makes the moon one of the most perplexing problems of cosmogony.”

The Babylonian and Sumerian hypotheses, Henry argues, is that both Earth and the moon were created outside of our solar system, or as a result of a celestial cataclysm within our solar system. Referencing the works of Zecharia Sitchin and others who talk about this planetary cataclysm involving a former planet in our solar system called, Tia­mat, Henry builds his own argument. In the story in the Sumerian creation tablets, Tiamat was a great mother plan­et. As a result of a confrontation with a celestial marauder called, Niburu, Tiamat was shattered. One-half of that planet became the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter; the other half became Earth. Before she was shattered, she ejected eleven satellites. Her offspring repopulated Earth and became the temple builders.

Henry wanted to bring in another intriguing hypotheses for the many people who study these ancient mysteries, the possibility that our moon is an artificial world—a piece of technology. Henry believes it’s an artificial satellite put into orbit around Earth by some intelligent beings, and not necessarily flesh and blood, either. The ancient Egyptian books record the existence of these beings, he says.

To form an object the size of the moon, Henry acknowledges, requires physics, engineering, and materials manu­facturing technology exactly as we’re beginning to imagine, but still beyond anything we can duplicate today—but in a few decades? NASA noted that the moon rang like a gong or bell for nearly three hours after the impact of the Apol­lo 13 lunar landing, reverberating to a depth of 25 miles, which to Henry suggests the moon is hollow. The ancients, he argues, believed this about the moon and that belief is now interfacing with modern science. A NASA scientist stat­ed, says Henry, that the acoustic characteristics were that of a hollow, titanium sphere 60-miles below the surface. What kind of a super advanced civilization could create something like this—an artificial satellite parked next to a planet to enable life? Astounding!

In all, Henry lays out some very interesting and compelling mysteries concerning the moon, which he says is the seed of our soul, the genetic repository used by a super advanced race to reseed and repopulate the planet after a ce­lestial cataclysm. This, he suggests, is what the Egyptian gods offered us—the means to transform ourselves so we can return to the ‘paradise field of the stars’— “Earth is a school, a temple, for souls. It’s a rescue mission!”

Intrigued? Well, Henry presents much more in this enthusiastic program.

Basically a nice, clean production with excellent graphics.

3-DVD Set – 5 hrs. 30 min.




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