Key to the Sacred Pattern

28 November 2007

Richard Leigh is Dead?

The RLC Research news page reported yesterday that Richard Leigh, co-author of Holy Blood, Holy Grail , died on 21 Nov 07. At this time I have not been able to confirm this through any news source other than the link at RLC. The folks at RLC are quite connected with folks in the “Grail World”. At this point, I have on reason to doubt the validity of the story. I’ll post if I find out anything different or see an official statement.

No matter what you thought of Leigh’s works, he will be remembered for drawing attention to the Rennes-le-Chateau mysteries. How many of us we first introduced to this world after reading Holy Blood, Holy Grail? The possibilities that were presented in that one book have opened the eyes of the world to possibilities that were never before imagined. For that alone we can thank Richard.

27 November 2007

Longevity and the Grail Review

Last month I posted a video clip of Red Ice Creations short documentary Longevity and the Grail. This morning I finally had a chance to sit down and check out brothers Henrik and Fredrik Palmgren’s first foray into short films.

The documentary explores a nexus point of symbolism, emerging science and science fiction as it relates to cloning. The Palmgrens have done so by making connections with key players in the world of cloning and the human genome project. Groups like: the Methuselah Foundation, Sinclair Research, the Roslin Institute, and Clonaid efforts to advance the genetic sciences have been thrown into the ring. Each of these groups have either subtle or overt symbolic connections to topics as wide as the Grail, Freemasonry, the Templars, and Aliens. The documentary then goes into their present work and how some of their actions and public presentations can be viewed in a symbolic nature.

Some might view the ties the Palmgrens make as tenuous. However, there is a subtext to the documentary. The question isn’t whether the connections the Palmgrens make are valid, but how the symbolism meshes with cloning being viewed as a “Holy Grail”. Are the players in this field acting according to esoteric traditions or are they manifesting esoteric traditions through their work? The result of either is a mind bending “chicken or egg” argument. If one views the subject on one side you have a conspiracy, on the other one has self-fulfilling prophesy.

The Palmgrens make their subtext easier to understand by utilizing science fiction into the documentary. Would present scientists feel hard pressed to consider if artificial intelligence could turn dangerous if it wasn’t for the Matrix or Blade Runner? Or have some of the scientist and institutions had the spark of inspiration lit by the works of science fiction?

The point where all this meets is a new chapter in the ever changing symbolic nature of the Holy Grail. The Grail represents life, hope, and the miraculous; no matter what the application of the Grail symbol is. The Palmgrens have made an opening salvo in viewing the Grail in a marriage between the esoteric and future science. It is defiantly worth taking a look at and stewing over the implications they have presented.

Longevity and the Grail is available through the subscription service on Red Ice Creations. The bothers Palmgren also host a biweekly internet radio show that is available for free with additional content accessible by subscribers.

23 November 2007

Exoneration of the Knights Templar Petition

There is no doubt that the media spotlight has shown brightly on the Knights Templars over the last couple of months. With the release of the Trail of the Templars by the Vatican press, and the 700th anniversary of the Order’s arrests the plight of the Templars has never been more publicly recognized. The media has even focused on Templar activists, such as the Acheson Twins who have called on the Vatican to officially apologize for their misdeeds.

I personally think it is high time that the voice of the people be heard on this matter. Given the position taken by Pope Clement V in the Chinon Parchment, I believe the Knights Templar should be exonerated from any charges that were leveled against them 700 years ago.

There are many of you that feel the same way that I do on this matter. That is why I have set up an online petition for the Exoneration of the Knights Templar on the Ipetition web site. It is my intention to let the Vatican know that there those out there that do believe the actions of the Church were motivated by political and malicious reasons. It is my intention to send the signatories of this petition to the Vatican on 18 March 08, the day that Jacque DeMolay was burned at the stake.

I have no idea if this will sway the opinion of the Holy See in this matter, or if it will even be accepted by the public. However, the time has come and the mistakes of the past should be corrected.

I ask that you take the time to sign the Exonerate the Knights Templar petition and let your voice be heard.


Dan Green's Lincoln Cathedral Videos

Dan Green has posted a four part video series on You Tube that chronicles his theories about the Lincoln Cathedral. Dan was put to the famous 17 questions a month or so back by Andrew Gough as well. While Dan has tried to put the folks at Lincoln Cathedral’s feet to the fire on his theories, he’s met with a bit of resistance. Check out his videos and shoot him a comment if you’re supporting his work. I’m sure he would be appreciative of that.

Grail Seekers Media Watch 1 Nov to 23 Nov 07

Grail Seekers since last time:

The months of November and December are generally a blur to me. The industry that constitutes my “day job” is one of those that help everyone else get ready for their holiday festivities. Needless to say, the time, effort, and energy that I have to put in sucks the life out of my more “creative” endeavors. My blog and e-mail inbox have turned into a untended garden that needs to be tended. I apologize for my prolonged absence. With that, back to the business at hand. Some of the news and items might not be “in date”, but at least it will help me get back on track.

On Audio:

Rick from Oopa Loopa Café talks with Templar Church Bishop David Richarde on the 29th.

Radio Rennessence has an interview posted with author Kate Mosse on her latest book Sepulchre

If you’re not checking out Red Ice Creations interview section twice a week, you should.

Binall of America interviews David Hennigar on Oak Island

In the News:

A press release claims that a Los Angeles diamond dealer has found a diamond with an Templar Cross in the center of it.

The Last Supper has been put to music, or at least there’s a claim music has been hidden in the fresco. Haven’t we been through this before?

A new documentary takes on a new view on the “Lost Tomb of Jesus”.

More news of cat napping in Britain.

The Scotsman features a number of videos on Rosslyn Chapel.

The Vatican has entered into talks with ending the rift with the Orthodox Church. Once again, this makes me wonder what the Papacy is up to.

On Film:

An X-Files sequel is on the way. I hope this time around they tie up those Twin Peaks like loose ends they left out the last time around.

The Hollywood writers strike is pushing back the production of Angels and Demons.

On the Web:

I received this note from Coran de Raaf from the RLC Research page this week:

I am proud to announce that, Rennes-le-Château Research, has been completely overhauled. There's an entirely new website with tons of new content and photos.

It's much more user friendly and accessible than it was, items are linked and better navigable. All info has been updated with the very latest insights and discoveries. I don't think you'll find a more complete inventory of everything Rennes-le-Château.”

I couldn’t have put it better myself. Take the time to check out this valuable resource.

Andrew Gough puts his 17 questions to rocker and Grail Seeker Rat Scabies

Blog On:

The Humanities blog claims that the Ark of the Covenant is in Kenya, not Ethiopia.

The Golden Dawn blog explores the links between alchemy and the Golden Dawn.

The Square and Compass blog looks at the similarities of a carving at Rosslyn and Masonic ritual.