The Merovingian Gold in Rosslyn

My trip to Rosslyn chapel in April 2010 triggered a new flow of discovery and artistic inspiration. For background to this post, take a quick look at this and this, then read this post.

Perhaps the most amazing thing it led me to is the discovery of a geometric pattern at the center of Vedic mythology known as Mt. Meru. This is where the Gods were believed to hide their gold, live in bliss and dance to the celestial music. The attached illustration shows a mural of Mt. Meru aligned with a cascade of twelve pentagrams sized and spaced by the golden mean.

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I began to analyze this pattern when I was shown a previously unexplained etching on the wall of the crypt in Rosslyn by Stuart Mitchell. It turns out, this etching is the same Mt. Meru pattern found in a Vedic mural from the 6th century. The designer of Rosslyn chapel, Sir Gilbert Hay, must have brought this pattern to Scotland from France after learning of it in a version of the Kabbala obtained through his close relationship with Rene d'Anjou. The underlying pattern can be described as the counterbalancing physics of 12-fold resonance and 5-fold damping in a resonating standing wave. As resonance is attenuated by the damping action of the square root of 5, the overall pattern converges in a golden spiral (or vortex) to the golden mean at the tip. It’s no wonder that Meru was considered the navel of the universe and “mountain of cadence” in Vedic literature.

Now, if the large circle represents Earth, the small circle is the relative size of the Moon. The two together form the geometry of a hen’s egg. According to Vedic mythology, Mt. Meru is a bridge from hell to heaven where one will reach gold on the other side, hidden deep within a serpent hole. We find in the mural a singular deity (the fifth such deity in the mural) inside the Moon's circle at the top of the bridge. It appears to be telling us that the summit of Mt. Meru lies in the space just beyond Earth’s atmosphere or perhaps even on the dark side of the Moon. It tells us that we must break through the eggshell to be reborn. This symbolism, based entirely on recursive golden ratios, must have been included in the crypt for one reason -- to help the Sinclair family ascend to the top of Mt. Meru in the afterlife.

So, what does Vedic symbolism and its inclusion in Rosslyn have to do with the Merovingians?

Well, the Merovingians were a Frankish (French) dynasty (C. 450-751AD) founded by Merovech (in the 5th century) and brought to prominence by Clovis I. Merovech was the Grandfather of Clovis, also spelled Merovius or Merowig.

According to the Imperial Dictionary of the English Language, an alternate spelling for Merovingian is Meruvingian. Thus, Meruwig translates to “way to Meru.” Since William Sinclair’s wife and children were related to Rene d’Anjou, part of the French royal bloodline tracing back to the Merovingians, Rosslyn is a direct connection to the Vedic mysteries as practiced in ancient Mesopotania (Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) or Sumeru. Since d’Anjou was the titler King of Jerusalem and Jerusalem translates into “Key of Meru”, the etching of Mt Meru in Rosslyn must have been intended as the Key to Meru for the St. Clair line of Meruvingians (the Imperial and Royal Dragon Court). In Vedic mythology serpents guard the gold at the top of Mt. Meru. The Meruvingians were the dragons holding the key and guarding the gold in Meru.

What gold do the dragons guard around the base of the pillars in the chapel?

Rosslyn is not only a temple to Venus and its 13:8 Babylonian Star, it represents the Vedic (or Venus) path to knowledge through the golden pillars, unlocking Solomon's Temple with the Key of Solomon. The gold at the summit of Meru is nothing less than the divine constant of the universe, found everywhere in Rosslyn.

Yet, there is a punchline to this little story. I feel a little silly mentioning this, having worked on Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail CD-ROM, but I am compelled to point out that the towering, cup-like structure of the Rosslyn Meru etching resembles a chalice:

Could it be that the real name of the peculiar star pattern found in Vedic mythology and now Rosslyn chapel is, well ... The Holy Grail?

If so, wouldn't the Biblical story of the holy grail be a reference to Mt Meru and the Meruvingian "dragon" bloodline, reaching back through Merusalem to the original natural wisdom of ancient Sumeru?