20 Paris Part 1 - Secrets in Plain Sight

Uploaded by Secretsinplainsight on 27.10.2010

Let's see if you can guess the final city in my world tour. Here we are over a semi-public
urban park. I was drawn to this place when I read it has a small Egyptian pyramid folly,
nine gates, and a fifth-generation watchman who lives in the diminutive Rotunda building
right here. Five generations of watchmen living in a tiny
pavilion must be motivated to guard something pretty interesting.
The informal layout and curving walkways say English garden. But having been immersed in
London, something bigger popped out at me. The shape of the park. It closely matches
the ancient walls of the City of London. This park was built by the richest man in
the country who was also a King's cousin. He was a lover of all things English and enemy
of all things Royalist. He ended up being beheaded like so many others of his time.
Where are we? If you guessed Paris you're correct. We entered the City of Light through
the portal of Parc Monceau established by Louis-Philippe II, Duc d'Orleans. As you may
have guessed the Duke of Orleans was a Freemason. He actually served as Grand Master of the
governing body of French freemasonry, the Grand Orient of France.
The pyramid in Parc Monceau is trivial however, compared to what the Louvre pyramid encodes.
President Francois Mitterand commissioned the Louvre pyramid and the adjacent Pyramide
Inversée to be completed by 1989, for the celebration of the bicentennial of the French
revolution. Mitterand personally selected architect I.M. Pei without hosting a design
competition as would be expected for such an important commission.
The modern pyramid's metal armature was designed to support a lot of glass. Wikipedia states
that the official brochure published during construction cited 666 as its number of panes,
but then writes it off as an urban legend because in actual fact the pyramid contains
a different number of panes. That didn't stop various journalists at the
time from drumming up quite a controversy about the "number of the beast" and Mitterand
was jokingly referred to as the Sun King for a while. However I have indeed found 666 rhombi
symbolized in the pyramid. Why rhombi you ask? A rhombus can be made
from two conjoined equilateral triangles. The rhombus is the masculine or linear element
inside the feminine curves of the vesica pisces whose name means "vessel of the fish" because
the Christian fish symbol emerges from it. The rhombus is therefore a sacred symbol.
Notice how each of the larger rhombic frames contains 36 rhombic panes of glass. As you
can see, the number of rhombic panes on a typical face adds up to 153. This is a very
interesting number that has mystical Christian significance. Do you remember Sqrt 153 being
equal to the number of moons in a year? We learned that fact by studying Stonehenge.
Here's a quote from the New Testament that entangles fish and 153 in a Christian net:
"Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty
and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken." Gospel of John
21:11 This number of fish (I mean why bother enumerating
them?) has puzzled scholars for centuries and is an example of how parables in the Bible
encrypt important information in plain text. Here's Jesus describing his practice of hiding
information in symbols: "He answered and said unto them, Because it
is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not
given...therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they
hear not, neither do they understand." Matthew 13:11,13
Tabulating the additional triangles, converting them to rhombi (2 triangles = 1 rhombus),
and then adding the number of rhombic frames we get 166.5 symbolic rhombi in a typical
face. And four such faces equals 666. Let's look at the actual bible quote and see
what it tells us in regard to the infamous number of the beast:
"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the
number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (666)." Revelation 13:18
Why man is called a beast should be obvious by what humans are doing to this planet's
natural environment. We may be bestial in our unenlightened state but this is beside
the point I'm making. The beast here is not Satan but Man. In particular the Louvre pyramid
is about a man. Robert Bauval had a stunning realization described
in the book Talisman. He realized the historic core of Paris is correlated with the Temples
of Luxor and Karnac in Egypt. Luxor and Karnac are adjacent ancient temples.
Bauval observed that the 6 degree angle between the axes of Luxor and Karnac match the 6 degree
bend in the Louvre. The Temple of Luxor is the one with the embedded
6 degree angle. I went a step further and laid the Luxor ground plan over the Louvre
and the Tuileries garden. The Tuileries was laid out by Le Notre at the request of Louis
XIV. We see this direct correlation only when the
temple plan is mirrored. Might the Sun King's intention have been for Paris to be the mirror
of Luxor? Validation that the Temple of Luxor was used
as a design template is the fact that the obelisk erected in the Place de la Concorde
is from the very same Temple of Luxor. After the revolution, the Luxor obelisk replaced
the guillotine in what became known as the Place de la Concorde. In an outstanding act
of engineering the obelisk was erected by the aforementioned Duke of Orleans' son who
many years after the 1789 revolution became the last King of France.
The important thing to recognize here is that the French obsession with Hermetic symbolism
passed through the revolution completely unscathed. In the early 20th century, modern French alchemist
Schwaller de Lubicz lived in Luxor for 15 years. Out of his intensive study came the
book The Temple of Man wherein he showed how the temple of Luxor represents the body of
a man. Now we're really onto something. I see the head here, the neck, the heart,
all the way to the small chambers of the intestines here. The obelisk is of course his erect Phallus.
The ancient Egyptians related the cult of the phallus with the dis-member-ment of Osiris.
Next I overlaid the most famous depiction of the human body ever made, Leonardo da Vinci's
Vitruvian man. See how his leg follows the bend in the Seine?
These roads follow the angle of his other leg, and the Luxembourg gardens seem to parallel
his arm. Could the Vitruvian man be another hidden
template in the design of Paris? If so I suspect the Man of Paris is Osiris.
Thinking on this I started to see energy centers in the parterres of the Tuileries. At first
I thought they were chakras but their locations tell a slightly different story.
In a normal state of consciousness people don't see chakras. However as we learned at
Chartres, chakras are part of the architecture of the universe we've been investigating.
If chakras exist on another level of reality, call it the etheric body or aura if you will,
then their interface in our everyday reality is controlled by the endocrine system in the
physical body. Why do we care? Because stimulating and balancing
the endocrine system can lead to states of ecstasy, using more of the brain, slowing
the aging process, attaining enlightenment, and even experiencing everlasting life as
some believe. I was able to pinpoint gland locations in
Paris because of another observation. Many famous public spaces have axial streets pointing
directly to where the ductless glands would be in the body of a man.
The Church of the Madeleine and the Palais Bourbon form a cross axis directly in line
with the obelisk in La Place de la Concorde. One one side we have Napoleon's Church venerating
Mary Magdaleine who is said to have started the royal bloodline of the Son of God. On
the other side is the Palais Bourbon containing the lower house of the parliament of France
known as the National Assembly. These two Roman-styled temples energize the gonads in
the body of Paris on either side of his phallus centered on the Axe Historique.
The gland most associated with enlightened states is of course the pineal, which actually
looks like a tiny pine cone in the center of the human brain. This colossal pine cone
is in the Courtyard of the Belvedere in the Vatican, a name which recalls the affluent
town of the same name overlooking San Francisco. The pine cone is flanked by two peacocks which
are ancient symbols of resurrection that predate Christianity. Believe it or not there is an
empty black coffin I couldn't get a picture of behind the colossal pine cone that symbolizes
the death and rebirth of Osiris. The pine cone in the private courtyard is
actually a 1st century bronze that used to act as a fountain in front of the Temple of
Isis in ancient Rome. In the Renaissance, Sixtus V built the library wing that closed
off the courtyard perhaps in order to hide pagan symbols not easily explained by the
Catholic church. The pineal gland of Paris marks one endpoint
of a line starting at the Paris Observatory, whose construction was incidentally authorized
by Louis XIV. This axis passes directly through the French Senate and the Luxemborg gardens.
This cosmic connection to enlightenment is not lost on me.
Also notable is the fact that nothing aligns with the thymus or throat chakra. As the throat
is associated with speaking and communication, it seems appropriate nothing should energize
this center if secrecy is to be maintained. Each of the other alignments is an interesting
case study for further analysis. Parc Monceau is right under the Vitruvian
man's foot. His outstretched leg seems to point directly at the Rotunda building where
the gatekeeper lives. The tiny Rotunda was designed by architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux,
an interesting figure to be sure. Ledoux built 63 toll barrier buildings in
the city wall built around Paris in the ancien régime to collect taxes. This tax wall was
universally hated and was torn down during the revolution.
When the Paris metro was built it made sense to dig up the city where the extra space for
the wall had been so Metro lines 2 and 6 follow the tax wall boundary.
Only 3 of Ledoux's tax structures remain today and the Rotunda in Parc Monceau is one of
them. I submit that it's no accident that precisely these Ledoux buildings were left
intact. We already know about the Rotunda but what
is the significance of these other two Ledoux buildings?
They're all about solar alignment. The red line pointing to the The Rotonde de
la Vilette in Place Stalingrad precisely marks the azimuth of summer solstice sunrise. Look
how this water channel continues the alignment. Some other examples of this alignment we've
seen before are the line connecting the Vatican obelisk with the obelisk in Piazza del Popolo
and in the orientation of Chartres cathedral. The green line pointing to the Barrier d'Enfer
or Gate of Hell is oriented appropriately due South. It's called the Gate of Hell because
Ledoux's pair of tax collection buildings are immediately adjacent to the entrance of
the Paris Catacombs. This reminds me of the phrase "Nothing is as sure as Death and Taxes."
The yellow line points to the Trocadero in the azimuth of equinoctial sunset. Trocadero
marks the beginning of the white axis running through the Eiffel tower and Ecole Militare
complex. The white line connects Trocadero to the Gate of Hell but has no astronomical
meaning as far as I can tell. The blue line starts at the obelisk at Place
Fontenoy which is right on the white axis in front of UNESCO. This non-Egyptian obelisk
commemorates a battle that took place in the year 841 but the obelisk was erected here
in 1860. The blue line is precisely the azimuth of winter solstice sunset.
Maybe you're wondering where all the colored lines converge? Their common center is precisely
at the entrance to the Tuileries garden. But why is it there?
Before the revolution the Tuileries was a royal palace that closed off the Louvre courtyard.
The center point of the solar alignments lies directly in front of the entrance to the royal
palace. The palace was destroyed in the chaos of the revolution but the alignments remain.