by Patrice Chaplin
Review by Mary Alice Bennett
The mysteries that have been revealed by Patrice Chaplin in her latest book, “The Portal” are ancient, yet living, as practiced today in the classical lands of Northern Spain and Southern France.
Patrice takes the reader back in time using traditions which have been preserved and jealously guarded by the private society in the region. Her revelations are a rich window into their esoteric history, they are written down at last for the world at large that they might not be lost forever.
Echoing elements as ancient as Chaldea, this tradition combines the fields of astronomy, geometry, and numerology with mineralogical gemstone references. These sciences are laid out on a map which is superimposed on a Pythagorean magic square, the Venus magic square to be exact. Each numbered small square within the larger magic square represents a location on the trek that follows the pattern of the constellation The Great Bear, our Big Dipper. The associations of the specific locals with their own number, star, and other symbols serve as the basis for meditations along the way. The design of the 7 stars of the Dipper, the Great Bear Mother, forms the path of the initiate through this ancient area of the world, culminating at the portal at the top of Mt. Canigou. Weeks of physical and psychological preparation go into the initiation which proceeds step by step through historic towns and ancient sites, and then upwards through rugged terrain – it is not for the faint of heart. It is not an indulgent journey and the fare is minimal.
Life lessons are taught and absorbed at each location and notes from previous initiates are studied. For Patrice these writings included those of the Abbe Berenger Sauniere and also those of Jose Tarres. The surrealist artist Salvador Dali was a participant in this mystery tour as well. As she learns to trust her guide and follow such a unique way of thinking, Patrice decides to stick with it and not turn back.
If the secrets of the ages are what you seek, then this book will speak to you. It is only because of the intrepid spirit of Patrice Chaplin and her 50 years of extensive research into the secrets of Girona, Spain and Rennes-le-Chateau, France that this hidden information has finally been brought to light.
For more information or to purchase this book simply click on the title: The Portal: An Initiate's Journey into the Secret of Rennes-le-Chateau.