Nov 2, 2013
An extremely interesting Druidic-Christian alignment has been discovered in Brittany (France) by Gwen Le Scouezec, great Druid and eminent expert in Druidism, megaliths, and secret Brittany. The straight line crosses Brittany from east to west and connects no less than eight sites dedicated to St. Michael, all of them on hilltops open to all directions, sometimes with breathtaking views, apart for one that stands a little below the summit. The line starts in the northeast, at the well-known sacred site Mont-Saint-Michel, with its magnificent abbey standing on a steep hill surrounded by the sea at high tide. The eighth site is St-Michel-d’Elliant. The line, however, does not end there: farther to the west, it passes through Quimper Cathedral. The line thus traverses about 130 miles. Eastward, it is aligned with the rising sun on May 1 (the Celtic feast of Beltane), and to the west, with the setting sun on November 1 (the Celtic feast of Samhain, at the end of summer).
Investigating the whole region, Le Scouezec found additional alignments linked to the archangel. A near-perfect perpendicular line links St-Michel-en-Greve to the gigantic St-Michel tumulus (or cairn) in Carnac, with this line crossing the long St-Michel line slightly east of the sixth site (St-Michel-de Glomel). Then a perfect diamond or rhombus appears, linking the fifth and sixth St-Michel sites (the node) to two sites equidistant from the line: Mene-Bre (a high summit) and Mane-Guen, or the White Sacred Mountain in Breton.
Finally, the second most important site dedicated to St. Michael in Brittany—St-Michel-de-Brasparts—is on an oblique line to the center (St-Michel-de-Glomel). This line passes exactly by another highly charged mount near Huelgoat: Roc’h Be Gewr, or the Rock of the Tomb of Gheor, another name for the giant Gargan.
This magnificent alignment is thus expressed by a similarity in the names of the sites, most of them related to St. Michael. In my sense, however, another striking feature of this St-Michel line, beyond the spatial alignment, could well be the time alignment—or time superimposition.
The most ancient time layer of the St-Michel line is that of the megaliths. We have two megalithic sites on the line: first a very ancient tumulus in Carnac (a region abounding in megaliths), and second the megaliths that were standing on the hilltop of Mont-Saint-Michel. The medium time layer involves pagan and Celtic cults that existed before the Christian religion took over: there are still traces of a Mithraic cult (bull worship) at Mont-Saint-Michel, and the rock at St-Michel-en-Greve (Roc’h Hir Glas) was a well-known pagan site, and according to a local legend, a magical treasure is hidden there. Moreover, explains Le Scouezec, two places were Celtic high sites: both St-Michel-de-Montcontour and Roc’h Be Gewr are surrounded by sacred sites (the latter has sacred sites disposed in a circle around it).
The third time layer is that of the Christian St. Michael. There are two major St. Michael shrines: the magnificent abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel and St-Michel-de-Brasparts. In addition, there is the cathedral of Quimper and a church in the village of St-Michel-de-Plelan. Finally, there are three chapels: one at the tip of Mont-Dol, ruins of a second one on the mount of St-Michel-de-Merleac, and a third one standing at midhill at St-Michel-de-Glomel, where, moreover, a cross was standing on top of the hill. Altogether, for the Christian layer: three high sites, four churches or chapels, and one cross.
Following up with Le Scouezec’s discovery, Court-Payen lengthened the St-Michel line toward Normandy and found two additional St-Michel sites and a menhir.19 Both authors have discovered that the name Mont-Saint-Michel was given to mounts previously called Mont-Mercure or Mont-Hermes—sites dedicated to the Roman god Mercury or Hermes in Greek mythology—and before that these sites were called Mont-Belen, dedicated to the god Belen, the god of light at the age of the megaliths people.
Court-Payen traced a complex network of lines over the whole of Europe, connecting sites linked not only to St. Michael, but also to the light (luz in Latin; its derivations include Lux, Lucie, Lucia, etc.). An interesting one is the line connecting Mont-Saint-Michel in France to Saint-Michael’s Mount in England, at the extreme tip of Cornwall (near Penzance). This line, to the south, runs through several eminent spiritual sites, such as Vierzon’s cathedral, Bourges’ cathedral, Sept-Fons Abbey, St-Michel-de-Maurienne, and Castel Saint-Ange in Rome.
(Read more on this subject in The Sacred Network, chapter 7, Cathedral Builders and Megaliths.)