What They Say About Rose Line

Below is a video of Margaret Starbird who belonged to the same Knight Templars group as I. Ian Sinclair launched a campaign to get me out of that group after I challegned Margaret on her Nazarite history. I was made out to be mad for saying I am a member of my own Rose Line found found in my genealogy – that is just as valid as any line put forth in so many – works of fiction!

I was evicted from the group.

Here are what other folks say about Rosamonde the Mother of the Kings of France, and Godfrey de Bouillon.

Jon Presco

Rose Line is a fictional name given to the Paris Meridian and to the sunlight line defining the exact time of Easter on the Gnomon of Saint-Sulpice, marked by a brass strip on the floor of the church in the Priory of Sion mythology, where the two are conflated.
The fictional name Rose Line was also popularized by Dan Brown in his 2003 novel, The Da Vinci Code.[1]

1 Priory of Sion Mythology
2 Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code
3 See also
4 References
[edit] Priory of Sion Mythology
The 1967 Priory of Sion document Au Pays de la Reine Blanche[2][3] states that “Rennes-les-Bains is located precisely on the Zero Meridian, which connects Saint-Sulpice in Paris” adding that “the parish of Rennes-les-Bains guards the heart of Roseline”, being a reference to Saint Roseline de Villeneuve. Au Pays de la Reine Blanche also referred to “the line of the Zero Meridian, that is to say the red line, in English: ‘Rose-line'”.[4] Later in 1978, Pierre Plantard also referred to the “red line of the meridian, the ‘Rose-Line’…since Roseline, the Abbess of the ‘Celle aux Arcs’, celebrates her feast day on 17 January… and her legend is well worth a read”.[5]
The document entitled Le Serpent Rouge – Notes sur Saint-Germain-des-Près et Saint-Sulpice de Paris[6] conflates the Paris Meridian with a gnomon in the Parisian church of Saint-Sulpice marked in the floor with a brass line, which it calls the “Red Serpent”.

Philippe de Chérisey in his document Stone and Paper recounted a story that a Roseline was also the name of his acquaintance: “there was a Roseline I knew who died on 6 August 1967, on the Feast of the Transfiguration, when leaving the zero meridian by car.”[7] Another document by Philippe de Chérisey entitled Circuit,[8] in Chapter VII, adds the detail that Roseline was killed in a car accident whilst working as a double on the Television film La beauté sur la terre (1968),[9] a film that also starred Philippe de Chérisey under his stage name of Amédée.[10] The story about Roseline in Circuit also involves an imaginary character named Charlot who appears frequently throughout Circuit and both characters are patently imaginary beings appearing in one of Philippe de Chérisey’s surrealist compositions.
Chapter XIII of Circuit is devoted to the Zero Meridian, with de Chérisey claiming it was established by Till Eulenspiegel (before Jean Picard), listing key sites that it passes through (in a fictional work attributed to Abbé François-Pierre Cauneille). In this chapter Roseline is called ‘Fisher Woman’, preferring herself to be known as “Di O Nysos, DON” (“dondon” is French slang for “fat woman”), an otherworldly being who organises funerals for the dead who are still living in her new Citroen 2CV (the make of car she was killed in).
[edit] Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code
The term Rose Line has been popularized by Dan Brown in his novel The Da Vinci Code as an alternate name for “the world’s first prime meridian”,[1] identified as the Paris Meridian.[11] Brown’s novel also conflates this meridian with a gnomon in the Parisian church of Saint-Sulpice marked in the floor with a brass line,[12] as did the 1967 Priory Document Le Serpent Rouge – Notes sur Saint-Germain-des-Près et Saint-Sulpice de Paris. The Paris Meridian actually passes about 100 metres east of the gnomon,[13] which according to author Sharan Newman and a sign in the church was “never called a Rose-Line”.[12][14] A St Sulpice booklet dating from 2000, in the page about the history of the gnomon describes the brass line as “a meridian”, it does not use the term Roseline or Rose Line.[15] Author Paul Murdin describes such sun lines as a “Meridian”, or meridiana.[16]
Brown identified the Paris Meridian with the alleged bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene as well as Rosslyn Chapel, the central part of his novel. Quoting from The Da Vinci Code:
“Rosslyn Chapel’s entrance was more modest than Langdon expected. The small wooden door had two iron hinges and a simple oak sign, Roslin. This ancient spelling, Langdon explained to Sophie, derived from the Rose Line meridian on which the chapel sat; or, as Grail academics preferred to believe, from the ‘Line of the Rose’ — the ancestral lineage of Mary Magdalene…”[17]
Quoting Mark Oxbrow and Ian Robertson from their book Rosslyn and the Grail:
“Dan Brown simply invented the ‘Rose Line’ linking Rosslyn and Glastonbury. The name ‘Roslin’ definitely does not derive from any ‘hallowed Rose Line’. It has nothing to do with a ‘Rose Bloodline’ or a ‘Rose Line meridian’. There are many medieval spellings of ‘Rosslyn’. ‘Roslin’ is certainly not the ‘original spelling’: it is now the most common spelling for the village.”[18]
At the climax of the novel, the protagonist follows the line of Arago medallions to the Louvre museum, where (according to the book) the Paris Meridian passes beneath the so-called Inverted Pyramid in an underground mall in front of the museum. Following the tradition of esoteric interpretations of this meridian, the novel hints that this is the final resting place of the Holy Grail. The fact that the meridian passes near the Inverted Pyramid is also noted in the book Le guide du Paris maçonnique by Raphäel Aurillac, who likewise ascribes some deeper, esoteric significance to this.
In the Louvre area, the meridian line marked by the Arago medallions actually runs through the museum and the great courtyard at a spot considerably to the east of the Inverted Pyramid. The medallions in the museum are behind ticketed access points, while the Inverted Pyramid is located in a public mall next to the museum.
Other landmarks said to lie on the line are Arques and Conques,[19] the Lady of the Roses cathedral in Rodez, St. Vincent’s in Carcassonne, and the Church of St. Stephen’s in Bourges, and Rennes-les-Bains.
While Dan Brown presents the Rose Line as “the world’s first prime meridian”,[1] the idea of establishing a Prime Meridian dates back to antiquity,[20] with suggested meridians running through Rhodes or the Canary Islands. When Greenwich was adopted as the universal zero longitude in 1884[21] (not 1888 as the novel says), it had at least nine rivals besides Paris (Berlin, Cadiz, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Rio, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Stockholm, and Tokyo).

Could the following line of research provide a key to unlocking the historical mystery and conundrum surrounding the most famed chapel in Scotland?

One of the telluric ley lines traversing Scotland has been named the “Rose Line” which may pass through the Masonic Templar Chapel at Roslin (Rose Line?), located a few miles south of Edinburgh. This Chapel is a Templar Mausoleum for the Sinclair (originally St. Clair) family whom it has been alleged are descended from what has been referred to as the Jesus Holy Bloodline. A 19th century writer, W. F. C. Wigston, describes Rosslyn Chapel as “a Masonic Temple…. the cradle of Scotch Masonry, if not of something deeper still.” Writing about the symbolism of the Chapel, Wigston refers to the rose on the keystone of the east window, and he goes on to say: “The predominant ornaments are the Fleur-de-Lis, the Rose, and the Sunflower. Upon the roof of the aisles is the engrailed cross of the founders, St. Clairs, once hereditary Grand Masters of Scotch Masonry.” (Bacon Shakespeare and the Rosicrucians, 1888).

In Medieval times the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, was known as Santa Maria della Rosa, and according to a 19th century antiquary, Godfrey Higgins, in his magnum opus Anacalypsis Vol. II, 1836: “Jesus was called the Rose – the rose of Sharon”. This may suggest that Jesus was of a rose lineage, hence a possible genealogical connection with the Clan St. Clair of Roslin – Roseline? It is interesting to note from the signature of Sir William Sinclair, a former Earl of Rosslyn, that he signed his name St. Clair of Roselin. Sir William Sinclair (St. Clair) was referred to as the “last of the Roslins” and his death in 1778 terminated “the lordly line of high St. Clair.” Furthermore, ancient Scottish charters were witnessed by a certain Roger de Roselyn (my italics).

In 1863, a Victorian clergyman, the Rev. Edward Bradley (1827-89), when writing about Rosslyn Chapel, under the pen name of Cuthbert Bede, observed: “The only repetition in the ornamentation of the building is with the rose (as though the word was derived from Rose-lin); the sculptured roses are prodigally scattered over the building, both outside and in.” (A Tour in Tartan-Land).

The foregoing is epitomised in the dirge of Rosabelle by Sir Walter Scott from his The Lay of the Last Minstrel:
Blazed battlement and pinnet high,
Blazed every rose-carved buttress fair –
So still they blaze, when fate is nigh
The lordly line of high St. Clair
Rosslyn Chapel has been described as a veritable “Church of the Holy Grail”. It has also been likened to a Hindu temple. (Ref. Rosslyn: The Chapel, Castle and Scenic Lore by Will Grant, F. S. A., Scot., 1947). Moreover, Rosslyn Chapel’s past association with craft guilds, knights templar, rosicrucians and freemasons has become legendary. As far back as 1722, Alexander Nisbet in his System of Heraldry (vol. II) writes of Rosslyn Chapel: “This collegiate church is a noble and magnificent structure of Gothic architecture, enriched both within and without with great variety of ornaments suitable to that order, and beautified in several places with histories, emblems and other figures, curiously represented in bas-relief, which yet discover that they have been handsomely guilded and painted. The fabric in general has always been looked upon as a master-piece in its kind, and is still esteemed as such by very good judges of architecture, and upon that account is frequently resorted to by the curious, as well natives as foreigners, who view it with pleasure and satisfaction.” More recently, Thupton Tushi, the Dalai Lama’s archivist, described his visit to Rosslyn Chapel as “a truly spiritual experience”. Clearly this Scottish Chapel’s intriguing archaic symbolism, which appears to be multi-faceted and multi-layered, has served to stir the consciousness of many people who have been drawn into its arcane precinct over a number of centuries.

A leader of the Crusade, Baldwin I, brother of the late Godfrey de Bouillon, was then chosen to be the king of Jerusalem. After Baldwin died (1118), a third brother, Eustace III, was elected king…but while on his way to Jerusalem to accept the title, the Crusaders made his nephew, Baldwin II, king instead. The so-called “Rose Line” has been said to be the bloodline of Jesus Christ (via sex with Mary Magdalene) that, through the centuries, came to produce the three brothers above. I don’t believe the Jesus-and-Magdalene part of the claim, of course, but I do believe that a Rose Line did exist…yet I’m not so sure that these brothers had as much, if at all, to do with the Rose Line as other men, namely the descendants of Rollo the Viking.
Two of the three Bouillon brothers did not come to rule Jerusalem by chance, but were maneuvered into the rulership position by those seeking to found a flesh-powered Biblical Millennium. After the Crusaders had won Jerusalem, most returned home whereas a small lot, including the original nine Templars, held the region as though their main purpose was merely to maintain (the region) until something larger should transpire, and I see this larger thing as the conquest of Europe i.e. world rule.

In this light, I can make a suggestion to all who perceive the Rose Line as stemming through the Merovingian Franks (i.e. to the De Bouillon family): that’s only a part of the story, while another part is the Scandinavian right to the Rose Line, just as much or more than the Merovingians. Those who would buck against this suggestion should know right here and now that the Merovingians worshipped Wotin/Odin and other gods worshipped by the Scandinavians. Plus, while there are many Scandinavians who freely claim descent from Cimmerians having settled proto-Hungary en route to founding Denmark and Sweden, it just so happens that the Merovingian Franks descdended from Sicambrian Franks. Sicambria was named after the Cimmerians, and it was a city located in proto-Hungary. That is, it looks a lot like the Sicambrian Franks were one and the same stock, the Danes, Swedes, and other Scandinavians.
Why was a Viking army settled in southern Italy in the first place? It had attacked the papal powers and the Byzantine empire virtually all at once, and this suggests a strike at world rulership. Guiscard had defeated the Vatican (1053) but thereafter made peace with a new Pope in order to have little to fear in Italy while waging war in Byzantine regions. Back in the north, other Normans were active militarily and were proving quite successful in Britain and on the French mainland. Had the Byzantines not made an alliance with the Varangian Rus of proto-Russia (who were themselves from Sweden), the Scandinavian Cimmerians just may have conquered the world at that time. As it turned out, the Varangian Rus faught against the Italian Normans on behalf of the Byzantines.
Peter the Hermit, a man given overwhelming credit for rousing the French and other Europeans to engage in the first Jerusalem Crusade


Rosamond Arcadia and Tribe of Benjamin: msg#00001 states that:
On page 275 of ‘Holy Blood Holy Grail we read about the Arcadian  mother goddess. Is she a Frisian Folk Mother? Is it possble the worship of the White Goddess has its roots in the Frisian worship of
the great earth goddess that was spread about the world by Jon the navigator, Minerva, and Rosamond? Rosamond’s history seems incomplete. That she would reappear as the queen if the Cimri, the
wife of Pharamond, and grandmother of Merovee, suggests her influence was a powerful one. The link between the Arcadians and the tribe of Benjamin, may make Rosamond an ancestor of Mary Magdalene.
The name Sicambrian is derived of the untion of the Franks with the Cimri also called the Cambrians.
“In Arcadia the cult of the mother goddess not only prospered but survived longer then other parts of Greece. It became associated with the worshio of Demeter, then of Diana, or Artemis. Known  regionally as Arduina, Artemis became tutelary deity of the Ardennes; and it was from the Ardennes that the Sicambrian Franks first issued into what is now France. The totem of Artemis was the she-bear – Calisto, whose son was Arcas, the bear child and patron of Arcadia.”

“That which I was obliged to tell you of the beauty of Rosamond, in
recounting to you what fashion she appeared to the eyes of my master,
hindered me from extending something upon that of Albisinda: but I
may tell you with truth, that if Rosamond were not in the world,
perhaps there would be nothing more beautiful then that Princess; and
that next to Rosamond, she has those particular charms, which nothing
can withstand: she has without doubt has less splendor and Majesty
than the Princess of the Cimbrians.”

The Cimbri were later to be found throughout Scandinavia29
especially in DenmarkJutland, which Procopius (“Gothic Wars 2.1.7)
referred to as “Brittania” whereas the isle of Britain (home of the
British Cymry) he called “Brittia”. Part of the Cimbri reached
in their wanderings and there too the presence of a tribe
of “Bretons”
was reported (Pliny N.H.4;17)30. ISAIAH (ch.49) placed the Lost
Israelites in “Isles of the Sea” and said they would establish a
“BritAm” i.e. A People’s Covenant or Commonwealth.
Whatmore (“Insulae Britannicae”, 1913) showed that in
Literature the Islands of Britain were considered the edge of the
world, the last section of Scythia, and associated with Cimmerian
darkness. The same characteristics were ascribed to Scandinavia and
then later Scandinavian writers said the same things about North
America wherein Viking Scandinavians attempted to settle!
Leif Ericson in the 1100s CE visited the coasts of North
America and an effort at colonization was made. A Chronicle of the
event gave the names Helluland, Markland, and Vinland to the
countries visited. Whatmore equated “Markland” with North America31.
After drawing
parallels between the DanishNorwegian word “merke” and the Russian
“mrak”, he said that the name “Markland” (given to North America)
signified DARKNESS.
The Scandinavian Chronicler was continuing the Classical
tradition and Whatmore concludes that “Markland” (i.e. the name
given to North

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  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    Elizabeth lft us six years ago, and will forever be in the Rose of the World Tree. http://algerclan.org/getperson.php?personID=I54342&tree=alger

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