During the break in my Rose Reading at the Berkeley Psychic Institute, the woman that rushed up stairs to move us out of the divine place we were in, sat next to me. She asked me what I do.
“I am a author.”
“What are your books about?”
“They are spiritual comedies.”
“Your books are being dictated to you by a powerful entity who roams the universe, coming to the aid of planets in dire distress.”
I was working on my science fiction novels ‘The Gideon Computer’ and ‘Elfine’. But, I had ‘Golden Girl of the Corn Cob’ on the back burner. This is a novelette about I and Michael Harkins (and the love of his life) rescuing Rena from a all woman’s cult in Nebraska. I was a fan of Kurt Vonnegut and Tom Robbins who I believed wrote “spiritual comedies” too, a phrase I coined. Consider the mission of the entities in Slaughterhouse Five.
Around 1996, I became interested in the book ‘Holy Blood, Holy Grail’. Michael Harkins was an aspiring Private Detective. He volunteered to be work undercover at my wedding party where Peter Shapiro and Tim O’Connor played music. My ex was once married to the author, Thomas Pynchon. Mary Ann did a life-size portrait of her good friend, Mimi Farina.
When Michael drove us to my sister’s funeral, he did so as a Detective. No sooner in the house in Pebble Beach, and I sitting in the living room looking at a huge painting of Godfrey de Bouillon entering Jerusalem hung over the mantle.
The painting I did of Rena has her in a deep blue robe with stars. There is a crescent moon above her. Millions of women have become believers in Mary Magdalene, the wife of Jesus, and High Priestess of the Divine Feminine, whose bloodline is being protected and propagated by the Priory de Sion and hunted down by Opus Dai, Italian priests…..Men in White? Did two artists born in Oakland tap into the hidden secrets of Leonardo Da Vinci and Victor Hugo, two alleged Grand Master of the PoS?
I know who Rena Easton is.
The Surrealists and the Priory de Sion
(Images: Marcel Duchamp. Andre Breton. Scene from Cocteau’s
move ‘The Eternal Return’. Joaquin Miller. Rougemont.
Cocteau’s ‘Beauty and the Beast.)
“Duchamp gave a “loose” translation of L.H.O.O.Q. as “there is fire
down below” in a late interview (Schwarz 203). Steefel points out
that, when spoken in English, L.H.O.O.Q. sounds like “LOOK” “
I noticed that my post on “The Love of Beauty and Money” contains an
accidental, or, coincidental connection to Duchamp’s Mona Lisa
theme, were the word LOOK ( magazine) is below the fire (fire below)
at the Bohemian Grove, and Beauty (Rena).
Most artists see these connections, and find them profound. Most
normal people are threatened by these cosmic accidents that suggest
there is a subliminal and invisble higher power at work – for just a
few. They choose to believe most artists are mentally ill in some
fashion, yet, they enjoy the fruits of their labour, their alleged
illusion-making. Some movie directors play with these connections,
and poets always do. For this reason the Catholic church did its
best to wipe out Greek Poetry and the Romantic Languages, because of
its multilayered meanings that delved into the psyche and the
underworld, the afterlife, where poetic wariors were want to go
after meeting their death, then return to tell other of their
surrealistic adventure. Normal people have no problem demostrating
their Faith in the afterlife at a church, as long as the minister
does not discribe it. There is also a safety in numbers factor here,
as well as at the movie house and the museum.
It is an affirmation to the concious connections I have been making,
that Thomas Pynchon was influenced by the `White Goddess’ by the
poet Robert Graves, as I have been studying this book for six years.
The connections between Marcel Duchamp and Denis de Rougemont, are
extremely profound for, for here alas come together most of the
eliments of the Priory de Sion, that some have suggested was
invented by Surrealists as some kind of hoax .
I have exchanged heated e-mails with Steve Mizrach and Paul Smith
who discuss this alleged hoax from the viewpoint of scholars, who
like ministers enjoy their time behind the pulpit, and do not really
look forward to the return of Jesus, thus, anyone who associates too
closely with THEIR subject matter, is going to be titled deluded and
insane – even if they are a Surrealist Artist, and possible kin to
Rougemont. No one likes to be upstaged.
My famous sister was thrilled when she upstaged me, she gleefully
beginning her autobiogrpahy of this wonderous event. However, her
biographer did not include any material from this autobiography, he
saying they were “the ideations of a woman who was not well when she
What goes around, comes around, aye?
We live in a world of dull ministers who are destroying the true
prophets so they can praise them, own righteous bragging rights –
because this is SAFE! No one wants to be compared to the dude who
walked into a cathedral on LSD, and declared he was Jesus Christ.
Most of western humanity sit in the pews fretting over our
Collective Guilt Trip, nurturing it, sitting on it and keeping it
warm and fresh like a hen her egg. Why not blame the Priory de Sion
hoax on the Surrealists and the Bohemians, the hallucinators, for
someone must be responsible for reality being askew, after God & Son
gave us Perfect Normality.
“Yet another theory,” offers The Priory of Sion Hoax, “proposes that
the Priory of Sion was an invention of the Surrealists. In his book
Cosmic Trigger III, Robert Anton Wilson gives strong play to his
wife Arlen’s theory that the Priory is really a pataphysical
conspiracy initiated by ‘grand master’ Jean Cocteau. (Pataphysique,
an art movement created by Alfred Jarry at the beginning of the 20th
century, had strong links to Surrealism, Dadaism, and Concrete
Poetry; in essence, it postulated that the main mission for art was
to bullshit people.) In essence, a massive hoax pulled off as sort
of a giant work of performance art.”
“Steven Mizrach claims that the Priory of Sion is ultimately linked
to the 19th century Parisian artistic circles the Symbolists and the
Surrealists  – without providing the slightest bit of historical
evidence to support that theory: so where does it originate from? We
know that Philippe de Chérisey was interested in surrealism, and his
surrealist ideas found expression in the Priory Documents that were
composed by him – but this cannot be used as `evidence’ that the
Priory of Sion has its origins in the Surrealist Art Movements of
19th century France! And Philippe de Chérisey was not even connected
with Plantard’s activities before the early 1960s. So this
particular theory by Steven Mizrach is very easy to debunk.”
“Among Continental conspiracy buffs, the Grand Loge Alpina has a
reputation for unspecified mischief rather akin to that of the
Bohemian Club in America. That is, although not even the most avid
critic has ever clearly demonstrated that the Grand Loge Alpina
engages in criminal or even unethical behavior, it is known to
include some of the richest men in Switzerland and the genera]
assumption is that, like the Bohemian Club, it is some sort
of “invisible government,” or at least a place where the Power Elite
meet to discuss their common interests. In a general sort of way,
the GLA (an abbreviation for the Grand Loge Alpina which I shall use
occasionally to avoid monotony) is more or less the group that
English Prime Minister Harold Wilson once characterized as “the
Gnomes of Zurich” – the cabal of bankers and financiers who, Wilson
claimed, have more power than any rival coalition in Europe.”
A Synopsis of the Priory of Sion Myth
The supposed history and significance of the Priory varies widely from writer to writer, but the basic story which has evolved over the last 30 years is roughly as follows:
Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and intended her to lead the Church after his death.
After the crucifixion, Mary fled to what is now southern France with their child or children where they found refuge in the local Jewish community.
A Fifth Century descendant of their sacred ‘bloodline’ became connected by marriage or sexual union with one of the earliest kings of the Frankish Merovingian line – the first royal house of France – who were themselves descended from ancient Israel.
When the Merovingian line was usurped by the Carolingians, the ‘bloodline’ was preserved in secret and became the French noble House of Lorraine.
The lord of this house, Godfrey of Bouillon, joined the First Crusade and, through the intervention of secret preservers of his lineage, became the first King of Jerusalem.
These secret backers of Godfrey were established in an abbey or priory on Mount Zion and were later known as the Priory of Sion. They went on to engineer the Order of Knights Templar.
The Priory had the Knights Templar excavate under the old Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, supposedly to find lost documents regarding Mary Magdalene, or perhaps the bones of Jesus or even the Ark of the Covenant.
In 1188, the Priory and the Knights Templar split – the Knights were later brutally suppressed and many executed in 1307.
For the next 600 years the Priory of Sion went underground, working through fronts and other secret societies to preserve the secret of the ‘Bloodline’ which was the real ‘Holy Grail’.
In the late Twentieth Century, the Grand Master of the Priory, true heir to the throne of France and direct descendant of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, Pierre de Plantard, began to bring the Priory out of the shadows and initiate some form of political move of vast significance. Here the story breaks down, because Plantard died in 2000 without achieving anything or doing anything remarkable.
Just about everything imaginable has been either said or suggested about the biblical figure presented to us as Mary Magdalene. That much we can agree. The most favoured and recent of the many hypothesis is that she was the partner of the historical and biblical figurehead Jesus carrying his child and along with that the continuation of a Holy Bloodline.
This Mary figure, who after the biblical account where she was the first to visit the tomb of the rising Christ, simply vanishes from record yet warrants becoming an object of character assassination by the Catholic Church and added to their tarnishing of all things female by virtue of Original Sin propaganda and inventing us the lie that she was a prostitute. This enigmatic Mary must have been a potent female in particular, an actual spiritual Teacher who had a following whose importance may well have been thought better removed in order to satisfy a preferred emphasis on a male Jesus figure to cater for the deep-seated homosexual tendencies that have now been brought to light by the exposure of systematic and covered up Catholic Church child abuse in both USA and Ireland and suspected in many other countries if not all where Catholicism is rooted.
That the figure of Mary Magdalene may well have been far more important in history than we could have imagined, eclipsing that of the male Jesus storyline as it is told, may well be one of the better secrets held in relation to her and the mystery attached to Rennes-le-Chateau. Is her connection with blood – menstruation – the one thing a male church hierarchy loathed, to menstruate being ‘men’s true hate’? Was this enigmatic Mary considered such a threat that she was physically removed from accurate recordings of history that would displease the Church, preferring an emphasis on an elevated and deified male Jesus figure? This story line may be some two thousand years ago, but in that time human nature has changed little and powerful women who worry the residing male authority of the day are usually removed, Princess Diana and Benazir Bhutto being two recent examples. Could a pregnant Mary Magdalene have been demised?
I first stumbled across some unexpected evidence for this by chance. In 2005 my friend Simon Brighton, author of ‘In Search of the Knights Templar’, excitedly told me that he had heard that the cousin of his friend Terry Welbourn, author and ex-BBC correspondent Peter Clawson, had years ago been caught up in an incidental conversation with a local advising him to find his way to a strange document deposited in Grantham Library, some twenty six miles south of Lincoln, which was purportedly written by French novelist Victor Hugo, an alleged past Master of the Priory of Sion. Entitled ‘The Quest,’ it tells of a search for a lost location called Wyville, which is most peculiar as the Quest actually starts at a real hamlet called Wyville situated about five miles SW of Grantham.
Over thirty pages long, this strange and spurious document echoes the equally affected ‘Secret Dossier’ involved in the Rennes mystery, deposited in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, in 1967. Engagingly enough, Grantham Library have no records of who arrived with this document or when it was afforded their safe keeping, although it is dated 1917, the year that the priest Sauniere, who instigated the Rennes mystery, died at Rennes-le-Chateau.