Rennes-le-Château - The dossier, the impostures, the fantasies, the hypotheses
Occasion, bon état. Annotation en première page et quelques surlignage dans le texte
Translated by Roger Kersey.
With his 1967 book, Le trésor maudit de Rennes-le-Château ("The accursed treasure of Rennes-le-Château"), Gérard de Sède alerted the world to the mystery of Rennes-le-Château.
His book sparked a blaze of speculation and the publication of hundreds of books and articles on the subject. De sède himself devoted the following two decades to researching the various aspects of the Rennes-le-Château story and the many hypotheses that were generated to account for the mystery.
This resulted in the publication in 1988 of his erudite paperback Rennes-le-Château, le dossier, les impostures, les phantasmes, les hypothèses, that summed-up his somewhat modified views concerning the famous priest and those who succeeded him. The present publication is a translation of de Sède's book, making it more accessible to the anglophone reader.
Table of contents
The life and works of the writer Gérard de Sède
Front cover motif
Portrait of an adventurer
Discoveries in the church
A country priest abroad in the world
"The year 1891 carried into eternity"
A generous builder
Murder in the presbytery
The strange hobbies of Abbé Boudet
Accounts that don't bear examination
At the Vatican : Saunière plays and wins
The final dreams
Rennes-le-Château after Saunière
Places steeped in history
Water, rocks and metals
Impostures and fantasies
The apocrypha of Rennes-le-Château
A Freudian study
The history of France as taught to the credulous
The affair of the Red Serpent
The Great Monarch is a fraud
The origins of a sect
A myth is launched
A wild graft on the tree of Jesse
Mr. David Wood, or the Topography of Dreamland
Rennes-le-Château, a new Noah's Ark
The prosaic hypothesis : simony
The golden hypothesis : treasure
A new hypothesis
From occult mysticism to historical mystification
The parchments and their legends
The church revisited
The Rose-Cross and Freemasonry
Languedocian occultism in Saunière's time
Abbé Saunière and his entourage
A notable date
The disquieting Georges Monti
1903-1915 : a difficult time
Outline of a scenario
Languedoc occultism and its metamorphoses
DEK Publishing, 2006, 238 p.