SYMBOLOGY, DRAGON, LEY LINES AND NEW JERUSALEM
It is 7 pm and the noisy hordes of tourists have finally left the Mont. The last sunrays slide across the clouds and beam a corner of silky rainbow. This is the time for which the Mont’s lovers long for, the blessed moment when its magic is so tangible that even the body surrenders and lightens.
Regretfully, the last visitors try to leave, taking their last picture. Their steps slip along the dock, their bodies seem to float, in the velvety air. No one escapes this sensation of weightlessness, of solid softness, that forces one into silence or meditation. Is it nature, omnipresent; is it the birds’ screams or is it the Archangel’s Presence whose powerful and protective wings sweep the pilgrim’s soul?
For thirteen centuries, Mont-Saint-Michel has attracted crowds of pilgrims and tourists who surrender to its call, hypnotized by its beauty and mystery. The Mont, amazing pyramid, overlooks the bay, swept by the waves. It is a compact conglomerate of fortified walls, middle age houses and gardens, crested by a cloister and an impressive Abbey Church, on the summit of which the gold Archangel brandishes his sword toward the sky. To understand the Mont, to visit it consciously is an experience with self and with the Divine, omnipresent. There, the bursting feeling of love is as strong as the sensation of power, imposed by nature, intensified by human endeavors. Still, the Mont is also famous for violent winds, the fastest tides in Europe, and quick sand, in which the incautious visitor could die.
HISTORY AND LEGENDS
The bay, now called Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel, is famous for its three legendary mounts, Mont Dol, Mont Tombe, and Tombelaine. Dol means table, in the Celtic language and probably refers to a dolmen. On Tombelaine, the pagan rites were practiced, “dedicated to Belen, the Apollo of the Celts […]. In all the charts of the Middle Ages, the two twin islands – Mont Tombe and Tombelaine- are called duas tumbas. One could admit that, since the protohistorical period, existed on the top (of the Mont) an important burial mound – dolmen or tumba.” In the past, the Mont Tombe was probably the site of worship to Belen-Apollon and Mercury, until “the catholic Church, while banishing Mercury […] made sure to replace him by the winged Archangel.” Some also cite the existence of a temple to Jupiter.
During the year 409, under the reign of Childebert, the Abbey Aubert had a vision in which Saint Michael the Archangel spoke to him. This is how the Abbey tells the story: Saint Michael “told me to build a temple for Him on the Mont Tombe and that he wanted to be honored and called upon as he was in Mont Gargano.” . After being agitated/in a state of mind of unrest) continues the Abbey, “I concluded that I had to believe in this revelation. After a few days only, the same Archangel appeared as previously, but his aspect was more severe, while he told me that it was his will that a temple would be erected in the location that he previously mentioned.” The Abbey fell into prayers, asking the Divine presence to be sure that he was not lead astray by some bad spirits. A few nights later “ I see this Archangel reprimanding me strongly about my skepticism and blaming me of being too late to believe, he then hit my head with a finger. Then, shaking and afraid, I asked him where on the Mont Tombe, he wished to see the oratory.” MSM 25
Aubert knew the Monte Gargano, where Saint Michael appeared on May 8, 492. He then built a simple chapel “in the shape of a cave, similar to the one that Saint Michael himself had digged in the roc of the Gargano Mountain.” It is told that Saint Michael produced a spring for the use of the people who would live in this place. The Mont Tombe then became Mont-Saint-Michel and attracted both the poor and kings for centuries. Today, only a wall remains of the sanctuary built by Aubert, still visible in the Notre-Dame-Sous-Terre chapel.
It is interesting to note the details of the legends pertaining to the ancient solar cult. It is said that once, the villagers “‘begged him to deliver the land from a frightening dragon that was hunting them as well as the flocks ». Also, when Aubert asked about the size of the chapel, the Archangel Michael answered: “Equal to the space trampled by the bull.” Aubert then “easily located the bull, attached to a menhir that was later miraculously removed in order to build the chapel.”
Because of its strategic location, the Mont attracted the covetousness of all powers, Britons, Normands, and English, until 1450. The Benedictine monks who had worked there since the 860’s are supposed to have built the first chapel, Notre-Dame-Sous-Terre around the 10th century. Then, « Construction began with the Abbey church, erected on the summit of the rock between 1023 and 1085. » (Conn des arts, 10). In the twelfth century, the Mont became known as ‘the City of books’. It stayed famous for its scriptorium and collection of illuminations. In the early 13th century, Mont-Saint-Michel suffered because of rivalries and was set on fire. “Fearing that ‘the archangel would take his vengeance’, the French sovereign donated money and started the building of the Marvel, completed in 1228.
The visitor enters the Mont through the Porte du Roy —Kings’ door. Before visiting the Archangel abode, the pilgrim must first face the world and its grievous temptations. One crosses a narrow and dirty little paved street, a stone bowel, in which one is then assaulted by the merchants of the temple, a series of shops and hostels, offering cheap rubbish.
In the middle part of the main street, the careful visitor is invited into the small Saint Peter Church in which the Archangel already rules, a foot holding a dragon. This location has held the energy and the vortex for centuries, in waiting for the Monarch, identified by the prophecies.
One must now climb up high, slippery and unequal stone steps, in order to exit the world and finally have a glimpse of the proud and magnificent Abbey Church raising 144 meters above the waves.
One must merit the Marvel. In order to reach it, the visitor climbs about 400 steps, his heart beating and his face lifted up toward the imposing walls, watching his steps, but longing to discover the fortress.
In order to comprehend the vibration and unique role of the Mont-Saint-Michel, one must first analyze its primary symbology and remember that the physical world is but a metaphor for the spiritual reality. Throughout the centuries, the Archangel’s home has been the price for battles between dukes and kings from France and England. A protection system was then progressively built between the XIIIth and XVth centuries.
The Mont is the Dragon’s last visible abode, the only one that survived the destruction of the caves in Tibet, in which He was living. The Archangel of light has launched his domain in a different area of the planet but then, He had to protect it against invaders. In the same way, throughout the centuries, the battle between the Light and the Darkness has raged in the secret lodges and the invisible government. Simultaneously, mankind lost itself in the process of modernization and an attempt to escape the Divine. During the XVIIIth century, the Century of the Lights, in Europe, the new philosophies led to reject man’s innate bond to the Divine. The result was a society in crisis, as it has been disconnected from Source. In 1791, after the French Revolution, the monks were chased out of the Mont that became a prison until 1864. The Light was hidden for centuries until the right time for its resurgence. The general shape of the Mont is one of a pyramid, divided into three parts, in the same way as the cathedrals. The main street, devoured by mercantilism, represents the human world, life in the human body. One has to experiment it and then detach from it.
The central part, located away, is composed of the Abbatial Church and of the buildings occupied, in the past, by the monks. It is the symbol of the pilgrim’s conscious work, the quest toward one’s soul and toward the Divine.
Then, out of reach, beyond the flying buttresses that hold the building, beyond the Escalier de Dentelles (Laces stairs) that runs toward Heaven, is the spire on which the psychopomp Archangel statue, the Hermes-Anubis that leads the souls to paradise stands.
The one who consciously climbs the Mont, puts himself in relationship with the Solar Archangel, ‘about whom « the Talmudic Targum Yerushalim, says that he is responsible for the creation of humanity itself » rimmel, 22
One is surprised by the Mont’s masculine aspect. Besides the top floor of the Marvel, the whole building is remarkable due to the purity of lines and sobriety that only equals the feeling of power and nobility that it conveys. The Mont is a vertical and steep rock, on which man has piled up stone blocks, reaching out like souls toward Heaven. Yet, the pilgrim feels welcome, loved. Is it because of the Light, or of the water, feminine principle par excellence, surrounding the Mont while the Dragon dances with the Moon, merging conscious and subconscious? One’s warrior’s masculine will, necessary on the spiritual journey feels balanced by the appeasing softness of the horizon, vast and sinuous amalgam of sand and water.
Here, no stained glass windows with screaming colors, no artificial beauty, and no details. Only the light and Spirit’s magic usher the pilgrim toward God’s magnificence and praise. The Divine dictates to let go of any luggage, of all unnecessary thoughts.
The essential function of the Mont is to hold the frequency of fusion, the merging of the masculine and feminine energies. Isn’t Michael the one who transmutes the Darkness into Light? In Hebrew, his name translates the blessings that He brings and that the visitor feels while walking through His terrestrial home. The letter Mem, motherly and soothing, represents the Fountain of wisdom, the flow of light reaching from the Source, Kether. Kuf, associated with Kether, corresponds to Jupiter, anchoring Divine Plan, and represents the crown and capacity of manifesting it. El is the sting, the wing, and the movement toward Spirit that one is searching, while coming to the Mont.
THE MONT’S ROLE TODAY
In the same way as Santiago de Compostela, the Mont-Saint-Michel is located at the far end of Europe, of the western world. “For all these people of the earth, Europe continues to be called western, from the Latin occidere, meaning both to fall and to die. That is to say the land of the falling or dying sun” Symbol, 26. After crossing Asia and Europe, man —or the human race— faces the sea. He must inquire about his close future or surrender to the unknown and leave further west.
The Mont-Saint-Michel has always been a powerful and fascinating site, whose role has long remained occult. It is animated by two vortices. The minor vortex, on which was built the small Saint Peter Church, and which represents the exoteric religion, was the only one functioning until recently. The major vortex, located at the center of the rock, under the heart of the Abbey Church, remained inactive until 2001.
There are three main Mounts and sanctuaries dedicated to the Archangel in Europe: Monte Gargano, in Italy, Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, and Saint Michael Mount in Cornwall. The three are situated on a straight pathway extending from Mont Carmel, in Israel, to Skellig Michael, an old site sitting on a pyramidal island-rock 8 miles away from Scotland. On this straight line of 2500 miles, sometimes called the Apollo/Saint Michael Axis, a series of internationally renowned religious sites are located. Amongst them are Rhodes, Delphi, Assisi, Sacra di San Michele, Cluny and Bourges. Most of these sites were dedicated to the Solar gods and to the Dragon, “a universal symbol of life-force within the Earth”. The Mont-Saint-Michel, in France, is located at the crossing of the ley lines that run through Europe, and connect, among other sites, the Tor, in Glastonbury (= Avalon), Aveburry and Stonehenge. Bear in mind that the Archangel is represented with the Dragon under his foot. The Apollo/Saint Michael axis concentrates and launches the Solar Consciousness’ energy, which operates through its two aspects. The spiritual, masculine aspect has been portrayed in the Solar God, fighting for the Light. The material, feminine and dark aspect, is symbolized by the Dragon or Typhoon, which is linked to the Mother.
The Dragon’s energy runs horizontally, following the ley lines; these movements are evoked in astrology by the lunar nodes, also called Dragon Head and Dragon Tail. At the personal level, these movements “activate the deployment of the personality of the one who gets rid of his instincts and aligns himself, step-by-step, with his Higher Self and Monad or Solar Self”. Amen171.
But the Dragon’s energy also rises vertically, on the most powerful sites. These are the command posts for the movements of the Earth’s axis. The axis moves according to the Earth’s Consciousness and gradually aligns with the Solar Consciousness. Mont-Saint-Michel, in France, is the most important axial point at this time, for the planet. Crucial events for the Earth’s future, thus for all spiritual warriors in search for harmony with God and planetary Consciousness, have been occurring on the Mont-Saint-Michel:
In November 2001, the Archangel released the Dragon Consciousness from its captivity in matter, which means that the Earth Kundalini arose. In September 2002, at the Mont-Saint-Michel, the Dragon operated a second major move. Coming from all corners of the Earth, the Dragon ran upwards into the Cosmos between the Constellations of Draco and of the Lyra. That was ascension of the Galactic Kundalini, which allowed an attunement of the first and sixth chakras of the Cosmic Lord’s body. (Amen, Annex).
Then, in May 2003, under the lead of the Michaelic Consciousness, the Blue Print of the planet’s future, called in the Bible, the New Jerusalem (Apocalypse 21) was anchored. The codes of the future are thus anchored in the Mont-Saint-Michel’s energy field. Immediately after the anchorage of the New Jerusalem, the Michaelic Consciousness programmed the movement of the terrestrial axis, as it shall occur for alignment with the Sun. In the past, the anchor point was located in Egypt. Thus a subtle connection exists between the Great Pyramid and the Mont, which explains its specific shape. The pyramid’s configuration was an image of the primeval mound, the Benben that was raised out of the great waters by Ra-Atum-Khepri. There are, in fact “many correspondences between the Creation myths and certain aspects of Saint Michael” Rimmel, 26. In the same way as Michael, Horus was battling Seth, the Typhoon or Dragon.
Mont-Saint-Michel, on which an increasing attention is focused, shows to the seeker the direction that the spiritual current took on centuries ago. At the birth of Christianity, mankind initiated a movement toward unity, the unification of all beliefs. Men also started to focus upwards and towards a Center, an axis.
The learned and discreet monastic communities, silent guardians of the Tradition, although wearing Christian garments, adapted the old gods’ abodes. Michael, whose name means, “Who is like God”, but also “Face of God”, enforced His position while anchoring Himself on all sites formerly dedicated to the gods of the Light (Baal, Bel, Apollo, Jupiter, Mithra, etc). The only Archangel to be called a Saint, he “became the living symbol of the new religion”. Furthermore, the Mont-Saint-Michel invites the visitor to the fusion, because it tells and offers to participate in an eternal love story, the love between the Solar Archangel and the Dragon, then between the Archangel and His Bride, according to the Apocalypse: the Mont is the place chosen by the Archangel to invite the New Jerusalem, his Bride and matrix of His Kingdom.
These events, invisible to human eyes, are gradually transmuting the group consciousness and the Earth’s energy field. It is crucial to become aware of these phenomenal events in order to set yourself in resonance with these shifts and the new frequencies pertaining to them.
Ref: Amen, the Archangel Michael, the Messiah and the Grail Bloodline, Michael El Nour
Mont-Saint-Michel, Connaissance des Arts.
The Dance of the Dragon, P. Broadhurst and H.Miller
Mont-Saint-Michel, son histoire et ses merveilles, L. Bosseboeuf
Culte et Pèlerinages à Saint Michel en Occident, P. Bouet, G. Otranto and A. Vauchez
Note: Early 2007, the US unconsciously set themselves in resonance with the Mont Saint Michel and the New Jerusalem. An advertising campaign was launched for a SUV, with the Mont in the background. The Mont’s picture was up everywhere, at least in California, bringing the energy of the future. Immediately, a clearing occurred, manifested amongst other things by devastating fires, the Targum of Jerushalmi says that “he is responsible for the creation of mankind.”