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The Portal: An Initiate’s Journey into the Secret of Rennes-le-Château
The true-life memoir Patrice Chaplin began in City of Secrets continues here in the story of her spiritual initiation into the Kabbalistic tradition preserved since the Middle Ages by a secret society in the pre-Roman city of Girona, Spain. Salvador Dalí was a member of that society, as was the renowned author Umberto Eco, the filmmaker Jean Cocteau, and Jancint Verdeguer, ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Quest Books
(first published September 1st 2010)
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The Portal, by Patrice Chaplin is a multi layered read, the levels of which are still making themselves apparent, even days after I turned the last page. On the simplest level, it is beautifully written, the author being superbly adept at never reminding the reader that they are in fact, reading a book. It feels as if we are actually on a journey with her, frightening at times, and always breathtaking, through the countryside of Spain and France. We live vicariously through Chaplin and her vulne ...more
This is the second book of two by Patrice Chaplin relating to her experiences in Girona as an adolescent, and linking them to the well know mystery of Berenger Sauniere and Rennes le Chateau. Originally adumbrated by a Chronicle programme presented by Henry Lincoln in 1970, this story has continued to tantalise until one of its premises suddenly reached a global audience through Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code' which was based on the premise, set out in 'Hold Blood, Holy Grail' by Michael Baigent ...more