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The Templar curse, la maledicition des Templiers.

A while ago I mentioned how the Forest d’Orient was flooded to become the Lake d’Orient and how no research are possible in the area. All the underground infrastructure ordered by the Knights is no longer available for historical and archaeological. I also noticed the legal action ordered by the French government immediately occured after … Continue reading »

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France November 11th, 11 novembre

Yesterday was November 11th, day of remembrance. 96 years ago, on that date ended the war to end all wars. Utopia! To commemorate, some idiots dressed like a Sunday who never fought a day in their miserable lives went to various place to place flowers on the graves of people they do not know, and … Continue reading »

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Black Madonna of Puy en Velay, la Vierge Noire de Puy en Velay part 2

Like most pre-twelve century Black Madonna site, this one is built on an ancient Celtic temple.  It  is difficult to say the word “temple” while talking about the Celts.  Indeed, they did not have any.  They did not worship statues or any representation of a god.  They worshiped trees and stones.  This is why Cesar … Continue reading »

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Growing up in Piennes Lorraine, the war years continued grandir a Piennes les annees de guerre 4

War years weren’t rosy even for this area.  Although protected from bombs and real physical abuses by the German High Command, many young boys without jobs ended in STO, Service du Travail Obligatoire aka forced labor camp.  One of my Grandparents’ neighbor, a miner’s widow, hid her two sons in a hole she dug in … Continue reading »

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Black Madonna of Puy en Velay, la Vierge Noire de Puy en Velay.

Although not the oldest by far according to historians, the Black Madonna of Puy en Velay is most likely the most important. Actually no one can say how old the statue was since she has been destroyed. However despite the destruction by Revolutionaries in 1792 or 93, we know more about her than many others who … Continue reading »

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The Black Madonna of Liesse, la Vierge Noire de Liesse

The making of a legend.         Liesse Notre Dame is a small town in the North Eastern part of France, about 150 miles of Paris and the town was built around the cathedral,  The construction started in the XII century par order of Bartholome de Vir, Bishop of Laon the nearest great … Continue reading »

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Growing up in Piennes Lorraine, Radio Caroline the making of a rebel, Grandir a Piennes la creation d’un rebelle

Recently I decided to sell stuff  on Ebay.com rather than use the French counterpart.  At the end of every description I wrote about “Growing up in Piennes Lorraine” which is a way of explaining  buyers who I was.  One day I received a question to buyer and to my surprise it was from a gentleman living … Continue reading »

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Sylvester II a precursor Templar, Sylvestre II un Templier precurseur. 2

Many historians give Gerbert’s birth around 945 or 946. Legends which do not appear out of nowhere when it comes to men assert he entered the monastery when he was 12, in 963. But of course for historians checking legend would be like Greek scientist trying to learn how many teeth are in horse mouth without … Continue reading »

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Growing up in Piennes Lorraine, the war years continued grandir a Piennes les annees de guerre 3

Had not been for French cops and all the food restrictions like in the rest of the country, life in Piennes was almost normal, lots of work, and in Grandpa’s case listening to de Gaulle speaking on the BBC at night, shades over the windows in room lit by a candle, one of the kids … Continue reading »

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Sylvester II a precursor Templar, Sylvestre II un Templier precurseur.

Vatican doesn’t make much fuss about Silvester II.  In fact he was burned in effigies two or three years after his death which may not have natural.  In days when poison and dagger where used routinely to remove someone from office when he wasn’t following the straight and narrow road of the politically correct.  And … Continue reading »

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