Monday, June 21, 2010



Rennes-le-Chateau, France
Autumn Equinox
September 19-25, 2010


A place of beauty, mystery and pilgrimage…a place of potent earth energies…a place of intrigue and questions, history and treasure. Why did Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, use the mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau as the underlying basis of the bestselling novel of all time? Why does Henry Lincoln call this “The Holy Place”? And why do people from around the world flock to this tiny, remote village?

What is the real secret of this magical place? Why did Abbé Sauniére leave so many clues behind in the Church of Mary Magdalene? Who was his “housekeeper” Marie Dénarnaud and what secrets of Rennes did she take to her grave?

What exists beneath this infamous hill of ancient interest? Is it healing water enhanced with special properties? Water that could lead to an alchemical process so powerful that its use was prohibited at all costs, even when the village itself was ablaze?

Is this the burial place of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, as legend holds? And if so, why there? Of all the places on earth, why is Rennes-le-Chateau considered such a strong possibility?

You will follow Ben Hammott as he takes you through the Church of Mary Magdalene and explains how he found and deciphered clues left by the Abbé a hundred years ago. These coded clues led to more messages buried in bottles in key locations in the countryside and ultimately pointed to a buried chest containing 1st Century Jerusalemite articles as described in the final bottle clue: "The cup of Jesus and Mary, the anointing jar, and the parchment of Bigou." What was the priest Sauniere trying to tell us? Was this, as purported Priory of Sion representative Nicolas Haywood said, evidence of the marriage?"

Finally, what role does Renne-le-Chateau play in the current shift in consciousness? Some say this special place is connected to Roslin (Scotland) through the Rose Line. But what does that mean? And how does that play into the myth and legends of the area?

Come join us for a week of exploration into the past, present and future as we walk the lands in and around Rennes le Chateau, touch and drink the waters in Rennes and Alet-les-Bains, and connect with the highly charged earth energies during this special time of the Autumn Equinox.

NOTE: Optional private readings with Gloria Amendola will be available. As time will be limited, we suggest you book those private sessions early on, or before, the trip.

For more information, please contact:

Gloria Amendola: (203) 876-9936 -

René Barnett: (310) 359-3733 -