"I have held up a light in the obscurity of Philosophy, which will be seen centuries after I am dead. It will be seen amidst the erection of Tombs, Theatres, Foundations, Temples, Orders and Fraternities for nobility and obedience — the establishment of good laws as an example to the World. For I am not raising a Capitol or Pyramid to the Pride of men, but laying a foundation in the human understanding for a holy Temple after he model of the World. For my memory I leave it to Men's charitable speeches, to foreign Nations and the next Ages, and to my own Country after some Time has elapsed." -- Francis Bacon, Advancement of Learning (1605), Bk II.


Join me to explore the hidden tenets of arranged alignments of architecture and art. Structures as diverse as the Great Pyramid, Baalbek, The Tower of the Winds, Hagia Sopia, Basilica San Vitale, The Dome of the Rock, St. Peter's Square, Gisors, The Newport Tower, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, and the Georgia Guidestones all may have a common origin.

Three reproductions of the Tower of the Winds in England help to display how this age old value is viewed through time. Along the way many legends and myths associated with the Holy Grail and other relics are examined.

Treasure myths such as the Oak Island Legend and The Beale Treasure Legend may have a common origin and hidden meaning. The tale of The Bruton Parish Church Vault (a.k.a. "Bacon's Vault) may also be a copy of an already existent mystery at Stirling Castle.

Oak Island and Rennes le Chateau linked. Et in Arcadia Ego in Nova Scotia.

"The first ancestors of this family, of which we have
any knowledge, was Sir Robert Lawrence, of Ashton
Hall, in Lancastershire, England. It may perhaps be
interesting to this family to know that there is a mar-
riage between a grandson of this gentleman and the
Washington family. Sir James Lawrence and Matilda
Washington, in the reign of Henry IIL Lawrence
Washington purchased the property at Mount Vernon
about 1743, after his return from the expedition to
Carthagena, w^here he had served under the celebrated
Admiral Yernon, and in honor of whom he named his
country seat. General Washington inherited Mount
Yernon from his half-brother, Lawrence Washington,
with whom he was a favorite. Lawrence Washington
died at the early age of 34........."

-Historical Genealogy of the Lawrence Family: From their first landing in this country to present day July 4th, 1858.

Like any great story that emerges from the mists of time a trail of complex clues may be needed to solve any questions that linger in the mind of the researcher.

Here we will examine the notion that somehow the mysteries of Rennes le Chateau and Oak island are connected via a legacy of English families. This may be true despite all of the French overtones and location of Rennes le Chateau and its age old Man in the Mountain mythology.

Here we will not rehash the story of Father Sauniere and his missing treasure but concentrate on the “Pontil’s Tomb” and the imagery of Poussin’s “The Shepherds of Arcadia.” Many people have suggested that an old roadside tomb near the village of Arques adjacent to Rennes le Chateau holds some importance in the overall scheme or story of Rennes le Chateau. If this tomb is somehow associated with Rennes le Chateau what does it mean and how may it connect us to other similar mysteries?

The answer may lie in the identity of one of the people who we are told constructed the tomb in the first place. The legends of Rennes le Chateau tell us that a man named Louis Bertram Lawrence had purchased this property and eventually had this tomb constructed to hold the remains of his wife and her mother. At one points some of the stories about the “Pontil’s Tomb” relate that Lawrence later had these remains moved leaving the tomb empty. Locals all agree that the tomb did not appear at this location until the 1920’s when Lawrence purchased the property.

Many have theorized that this location was the model or scene portrayed in Nicolas Poussin’s painting “The Shepherds of Arcadia.” Well known author Henry Lincoln even supposed that geometry present in the Poussin painting was present in the landscape around Rennes le Chateau thus forming a giant pentagram in the landscape in that area. Another clue as to the existence of this landscape arrangement was included on the headstone of Dame Hautepol.

Is it possible that Lawrence had constructed this tomb in this region in order to send us a message? If true he is referencing the theme of “Et in Arcadia Ego” or “In Arcadia I am” in a way that has a distinct funerary overlay or theme. Was he sending a message that Henry Lincoln deciphered thus leading him to the landscape mystery that he uncovered? All of this is indeed possible. Some other amazing facts may solidly link the Rennes le Chateau mystery to English sources that wished to subvert or cloud the waters of the Man in the Mountain myth that existed at Rennes le Chateau involving the legacy of Merovingian King Dagobert II. In turn the modern lore of father Sauniere was also based on the fact that Dagobert was interred in the area along with a great hoard of treasure that the padre had found. There is evidence that American intelligence services along with the Society of the Cincinnati had used these myths and legends against the Royal class of France in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

We do know that the Pontil’s Tomb is located very close to the longitude designation of the Paris Meridian sometimes referred to as the Rose Line. This line of latitude extends to the location within the Louvre Museum at which Poussin’s “The Shepherds of Arcadia” is displayed thus linking the Pontil’s Tomb to the actual painting via a geographic relationship. Someone or some group went to a great deal of effort to place this imagery in this context suggesting “Et in Arcadia Ego.” This person appears to have been Louis Bertram Lawrence of Paterson New Jersey. Is it possible that Lawrence was working with other Society of the Cincinnati members who had the painting arranged within the Louvre in such a context?

Though a chain of relations in the Lawrence family it appears that Louis or Louie Lawrence was descendant of the famous Sir Robert Lawrence who was the lord of Ashton Hall in England during the fourteenth century. Other legends link this family to another Sir Robert Lawrence who may have accompanied Richard the Lionhearted on his Crusade to retake Jerusalem. Either way it is clear that the Lawrence family was one of the premier Norman families of early England and later also became part of the elite of Boston known as the “Boston Brahmins.” The activities and values of this elite group reflect the dynamic of first families of the Colonies all intermarrying and working together towards common goals over time. Family records do include a main branch of Lawrence’s settling New Jersey including the Paterson area. The use of the middle name “Bertram” is also fairly common within this group including its use by the Nova Scotia branch of the Lawrence family related to famous British General Charles Lawrence.

General Charles Lawrence had a very large impact on the history of French Acadia also known as Arcadia. It is highly likely that Louis or Louie Bertram Lawrence was directly related to and aware of the Arcadian activities of his forebear General Lawrence. In fact given the scheme exposed here it appears that General Lawrence may have also played a role in events that would eventually uncover the Mystery of Oak Island Nova Scotia.

One of General Charles Lawrence’s major duties in French Arcadia was to expel the French Arcadians that would not take an oath of allegiance to the English crown. Here we have a likely Lawrence ancestor or family member of Louie Lawrence being involved in “Arcadia” in a way that would be unexpected given what we know about the Pontil’s Tomb and its Poussin imagery. Another hint or clue may be that the Poussin painting of “The Shepherds of Arcadia” is now owned by  the Louvre Museum. Another version of this painting is owned by the Duke of Devonshire and is displayed at Chatsworth House not far from Shugborough Hall that also includes a rendering of the second version in bas relief on the famous Shepherd’s Monument.

The main house and ground at Shugborough hall may be used to form an arc or azimuth on the globe that actually “points to” Chatsworth House where the second Poussin rendering of “The Shepherd’s of Arcadia” is housed. It seems someone or some group fancies even aligning their artwork using sturctures associated. Shugborough Hall that includes the Poussin imagery on the Shepherd Monument actuall “points to” Chatsworth House and the other similar rendering. What a coincidence. Had someone arranged for the Pontil’s Tomb and the original painting in the Louvre to also align in such a manner?

General Charles Lawrence is interred in a crypt within the St. Pauls Cathedral of Halifax Nova Scotia. This church also contains the remains of Charles Montagu who formed the English Carolina Corps during the Revolutionary War. Both the Montagu and Lawrence were family related  to Lord Halifax Montagu-Dunk. We also note the Montagu’s coming from a long line of Knights Templar and Knights of St. John. General Charles Lawrence is literally “Et in Arcadia Ego” just as the Poussin imagery left by his descendant suggests in the environs of Rennes le Chateau!  Also note the close friendship of Sir Francis Bacon and Walter Montagu of the same family. Later author “the Chevalier” Henry James Lawrence was also a Knight of Malta.

General Lawrence is in addition associated with a large star shaped fort that was built in Lunenburg Nova Scotia on the site that is occupied today by the Academy building. The Academy building is also now surrounded by an extensive cemetery sometimes referred to as “gallows hill.” Here we have Louis Lawrence intimately involved in the thought process that led Henry Lincoln to supposing a star shaped pattern of monuments in the Rennes le Chateau area and now his distant ancestor having actually built a star shaped structure in Arcadia. What are we to think of these connections?

All of this in turn may explain the strange things suggested by the alignment of the I.M. Pei Pyramid and inverted pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris where the Poussin painting is displayed. The alignment of these two pyramids creates an arc on the globe to the east that leads to Midgal Israel the home of Mary Magdalene. This is intriguing in light of the movie “The Da Vinci Code” that suggests the remains of the Magdalene are beneath the inverted pyramid in this array. Amazingly the opposite or westerly direction suggested by this alignment points to Oak Island Nova Scotia. Here we are seeing real evidence that this alignment is leading us to places pertinent to the mystery at hand. In addition someone took the time to include this imagery in the film.

In previous work discussing the Oak Island treasure I noted how the Academy building may have been somewhat representative of Solomon’s Temple in a landscape scheme of architecture similar to what we see at Rennes le Chateau and other places of mystery and intrigue. This plan in the area of Oak Island includes the St. George Round Church and Prince Edward’s Martello Tower in Halifax. Is it possible that Lawrence’s star shaped fort was the original architectural talisman in this scheme that may involve the famous Oak Island Treasure? Here we may have two pentagonal or pentagram shaped arrays situated in a given landscape by members of the Lawrence family that are related. One of them near Rennes le Chateau the other in French Arcadia now known as Nova Scotia.

it is clear that the Academy building, the former site of the star shaped fort, and Kaulback street on which it is located “points to” the Money Pit on Oak Island. This alignment extends to also “point to” Falmouth Nova Scotia which is home to the estate of Knights Templar Grand Commander Everard Des Barres descendant cartographer Joseph De Barres. Note also that the Kaulback family includes a German relative that was a famous painter known for his rendering of “The Destruction of Jerusalem.” Another clue linking us to or hinting of a treasure on Oak Island? Is something associated with the Temple Treasure hidden on or around Oak Island Nova Scotia?

Falmouth Nova Scotia is also home to close family members of the Lawrence’s the Churchill family. In fact George Washington Churchill was one of the better known members of this family. At first glance we may assume that his name is a veneration of the American President and it is in fact what it appears. What is not immediately obvious is the Churchill family relation to the Washington family in England before the United States even existed. The Churchill and Spencer families are intermarried so as to be one and the same. In turn the Spencer’s were closely associated with the Washington family long before the colonies existed. The Spencer’s are one of the families whose arms seem to include the strange symbols of the “Hooked X” and “AVM” or Auspice of Maria. All of these symbols may have evolved to be Jacobite symbols regardless of the individuals religious beliefs. Later the monogram of Lawrence Washington plainly displays the Auspice of Mary symbol. This again does connect via many family relations including those of Society of the Cincinnati member Edgar Allan Poe to the mysteries of the Newport Tower and Kensington Rune.

Really what this information exposes is a direct link to a group of writers and artists that held allegiance to the concept of the American and French Republics via the Society of the Cincinnati. The Society was composed of American, French, and German officers that had fought for the Colonies in the Revolutionary War. This group was dedicated to preserving the Republic in the United States while promoting this concept in other countries. The Society ultimately is responsible for the post Napoleonic Republic in France as well. Along the way this group would basically use intelligence service techniques against their primarily Royal opponents. This factor may lead us to a shred of light in supposing why all of the mystery and intrigue at places like Oak Island and Rennes le Chateau. It is possible that these myths and legends were expanded and manipulated to later fool powerful individuals such as futre president Roosevelt who invested in recovering the Oak Island Treasure. Roosevelt too is related directly to the Lawrence family of Nova Scotia that descended from General Lawrence and other family from Boston Massachusetts.

The connections and family of the Lawrence’s extends to two famous writers who lived during the age of Poe, Longfellow, Bryron, Cooper, Morse, and Miller that all seemed to have been part of a group inspired by the concept of the Republic of the United States. This sentiment extended to France via the French faction of the Society. Both D.H. Lawrence and Henry James Lawrence were part of the English branch of this family and both even associated with other members of an English clique of writers that included Shelly and Lord Byron.

Everything exposed in this possible family connection dovetails perfectly with everything already documented in previous works. There is too much here for there not to be something to this.

The Lawrence family is linked to the Longfellow family of Nova Scotia via their relations to the Prescott family. Colonel Prescott was also a Society of the Cincinnati member who actually was charged with taxing the lots on Oak Island we see there today. All of these families had branches in different colonies that contributed to their success in business ventures. The Lawrence’s for example had representatives in Jamaica, Charleston South Carolina, Boston and Nova Scotia as well as Old England. This distribution of family that valued each other made for a business network that had many advantages over competitors that did not possess such a network.

What may be happening via this hidden history is a conflict in occult terms between French and English factions that involves folklore or a hidden meaning attached to what we call the Oak Island Treasure today. In the past we have discussed and studied the influence of the d’Abbadie family including first Arcadian Governor Bernard d’Abbadie. This is the same d’Abbadie family who are descendant of the lay abbots or teachers created by Charlemagne himself. Another d’Abbadie was also governor of French Louisiana at the time it was handed over to Jefferson and the United States. It is possible that some form of folklore related to the original story of Dagobert II and his Merovingian legacy at Rennes le Chateau had been transplanted to Nova Scotia. The Oak Island legend may be an English or American spin on the same story.

In the end here we still do not see any tangible evidence or final truth with regard to Oak Island or Rennes le Chateau. What we have exposed in a historical context that displays both places connections to other similar “mysteries” propagated by the same family groups no matter which side they were on regardless of political or royal loyalties.

The Mysteries of Rennes le Chateau are now connected. In turn this may show us a common origin to the mysteries of Newport, Williamsburg, The Kensington Stone, Mt. Shasta and much more. Stay tuned more on the way. Thank you.

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