Day: July 10, 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands, — Today, Andy Gough, Corjan de Raaf and Philip Coppens launched “Radio Rennessence” (www.rennessence.com). Radio Rennessence is the co-operative effort of various sites, devoted to the mystery of Rennes-le-Château. The small French town is the home to the mystery of Bérenger Saunière, which is at the core of “The Templar Revelation” and “Holy Blood, Holy Grail”, two books that inspired the biggest selling book ever, Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”.
Radio Rennessence will feature a monthly audio interview with a leading researcher on the mystery, ranging from the village itself, the Grail, the origins of Christianity, Catharism, to the Knights Templar and secret societies.
The first interviewee is Patrice Chaplin. Chaplin is the author of the novels “Albany Park” and “Siesta”, the latter made into a movie starring Jodie Foster and Isabella Rossellini. Part of the Bohemian scene of the 1950s and 1960s, she was married to Charlie Chaplin’s son.
In the interview, Chaplin discusses her new controversial book, “City of Secrets”, which unveils a completely new dimension to the mystery, drawing in Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali and Umberto Eco. She also explains that a group of powerful people, including the Bilderberg Group, a collection of some of the world’s top politicians, are interested in a specific set of rituals, preserved in the Spanish town of Girona, to do with the Grail and manifesting the next Messiah.