wooden book of Montségur
In the early 20th
century, a series of palm leaves, containing anomalous writing,
were apparently discovered within a hidden cache of the walls
of the Cathar castle of Montségur. Though without any intrinsic
value, the “wooden book” – as it became known
– would become the centrepiece of the esoteric and metaphysical
community; its discoverers even labelled it “the Oracle”
and said it was able to contact the hidden masters of Agharta.
is seen as the final stronghold of the Cathar faith, a bastion
of true devotion besieged by the worldly ambitions of the papal
troops. In March 1244, the Cathars that had been locked inside
the castle for months finally surrendered; approximately 220 were
burned en masse in a bonfire at the foot of the pog when they
refused to renounce their convictions.
In the days prior to the fall of the fortress, four Cathars descended
down the steep slopes, allegedly carrying with them a “treasure”.
As the descent was steep and arduous, whatever they carried must
have been small. Amidst the wild speculation as to what they might
have secured – which of course includes the Holy Grail –
some believe it was a holy book, containing the wisdom of the
Cathar religion. It is indeed unlikely that the Cathars would
have secured a physical treasure, if only because it would have
been too heavy, and in their eyes, unimportant – Catharism
saw everything on this plane of existence as evil and despicable;
money and wealth were chief amongst Earth’s – and
Satan’s – vices.
Authors such as Walter Birks and R.A. Gilbert, as well as Elizabeth
van Buren, have therefore suggested that the Cathars guarded a
manuscript, knowledge – a spiritual treasure. This manuscript
is often said to be the “Book of Love” and is attributed
to St John the Divine, and is claimed to contain “sublime
teachings, marvellous revelations, the most secret words confided
by our Lord Jesus Christ to the beloved disciple [John the Evangelist].
Their power would be such that all hatred, all anger, all jealousy
would vanish from the hearts of men. The Divine Love, like a new
flood, would submerge all souls and never again would blood be
shed on this earth.”
the present ruin at Montségur is not from the Cathar era
– the original castle was completely pulled down by the
papal troops – the castle is nevertheless seen as the last
Cathar stronghold. The current ruin so dramatically occupying
the site is referred to by French archaeologists as “Montségur
III”, and was slowly rebuilt after the destruction of “Montségur
II” in 1244.
With the Cathar stronghold razed to the ground, the fact is that
nothing in the present castle can reveal anything about the Cathar
past. But despite this obvious problem, some documents have been
found in Montségur that are, to say the least, curious
and which people have linked with Catharism and the era of their
demise. Take for example a text that was discovered in a small
cave, near the castle. The document was written in Chinese characters,
but it seems this is about all we know about this anomalous discovery.
Some, of course, have speculated widely on the subject.
The most remarkable document, however, is the so-called “wooden
book”, in truth not made out of wood, nor a book. It is
a set of six – and in origin 18 – thin palm leaves,
upon which is what is clearly a non-European or Arabic type of
writing, as well as some depictions of animals and geometric shapes.
discovery – version one
years, the “feuilles de bois” – the wooden pages
– were in the possession of Déodat Roché,
one of the most instrumental early researchers of Catharism and
even nicknamed “The Cathar Pope” in some quarters.
It is unclear whether he had all 18 pages and divided them into
three parts, or whether he only got six pages himself. What we
do know, is that before his death, he passed six leaves on to
his trusted friend and secretary Lucienne Julien.
She was told that the 18 pages were found when part of the wall
of the castle had to be reinforced around 1935 and that a workman
found them in a small cavity between some foundation stones. When
he informed the site manager, he was told these were of no interest
whatsoever, and the labourer thus decided to take them home with
him. Julien, a woman known for her honesty, said that she was
told that he split the 18 pages between him and his two colleagues,
thus each retaining six sheets. The man who had discovered them
remained intrigued by his discovery and asked around, showed them
to various individuals and eventually, they were given to the
Cathar researcher Déodat Roché.
the publication of some of these pages in a number of French magazines
(e.g. Les Carnets Secrets) and websites, various theories began
to circulate on what these pages contained. Some claimed they
were of Tibetan origin, linked with the very future of Mankind,
“a treasure owned by all of Man”, and calling for
World Peace. Perhaps they were used at one time in the Miss Montségur
Others argued that they did not dispute the ownership of Déodat
Roché, but that he had not received them from a labourer
at Montségur, but instead from none other than Béranger
Saunière, the “billionaire priest” of Rennes-le-Château.
Did these people suspect that these pages were the infamous parchments
that Saunière allegedly found inside a baluster in his
truth, what the pages are, is no major enigma: they are part of
a system of astrology known as Nadi astrology (or naadi jothidam).
It is a form of astrology mostly practised in the Tamil Nadu,
India, and the only enigma is therefore how these pages ended
up in Montségur, and why.
The centre of Nadi astrology is a place called Vaitheeswarankoil,
near Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu, a state in South India. The divination
is based on the belief that the past, present and future lives
of all humans were written down by the Seven Sages of the Hindu
tradition in ancient times, recorded on these small palm leaves,
called Nadis, which were stored in the central library, in the
Saraswati Mahal library of Tanjore city, where Nadi astrologers
have consulted them since. They are preserved by applying oil
extracted from peacock’s blood, though it is said that the
Seven Sages originally wrote the Nadis on animal skins.
The texts are availably mainly in Tamil and Sanskrit and are held
by certain families who read the results from the palm leaves
mostly by taking the thumb impression and some from the palm,
as well as birth data. The Nadis link a series of incarnations
together, from one’s ‘Poorva Janma’ (previous
birth), they promise to help you in the present life. Nadi law
argues that when consulting the Nadi library, people will be involuntarily
attracted to the leaves of their destiny only. The very word Nadi
in Tamil means “(destined) to come on own accord”.
Nadis have had a turbulent history of their own. The original
set of leaves were apparently found lying idle in Vaitheeswarankoil
in the 13th century, when there was a renewed interest in them,
with exact sets of replicas of the leaves made. During the British
Rule, the British were keen to acquire those leaves dealing with
herbal cure, alchemy, fortune-telling etc., but left some of the
astrological leaves to their loyalists. Some were put to auction
and afraid the knowledge would disappear, members of the Valluvar
community, which specialized in astrology, bought them back.
In March 1995, German author Thomas Ritter was able to have some
of the leaves that are in India carbon-dated, which revealed their
age to be ca. 350-400 years, or dating from ca. 1600 AD. We asked
some Nadi astrologers to give their opinion about the wooden book
of Montségur and stated that they were, in their quick
assessment, not original Nadi leaves.
Independent analysis has revealed that the writing is Oriya, a
language that itself was created from the Kalinga writing in ca.
1050 AD. The cursive style is the result of the texts being written
on palm leaves with a pointed stylus, which have a tendency to
tear if too many straight lines are made on the surface.
it would appear that though anomalous, the wooden book has no
genuine value. It appears that someone was able to lay his hands
on – most likely – copies of Nadi palm leaves, brought
them to Montségur and hid them there, perhaps out of sympathy
with the Cathar cause, or for a more personal reason. Who knows…
indeed, who cares. The end?
as always, is slightly more complex. Pages from the wooden book
were depicted in a 1967 booklet “Un Oracle kabbalistique”.
The authors were Mario Fille and René Odin, and their inclusion
in this story makes it all the more intriguing, as both authors
were the leaders of an enigmatic society, known as the Polaires,
now most famous because of the group’s link with Otto Rahn,
the German author who wrote about the Grail and Montségur
and who is said to have inspired Nazi supremo Heinrich Himmler
in his esoteric ambitions.
The Polaires were a group of French esoteric seekers who shared
a common interest in a magical system through which they could
contact Agartha and the “Masters of the World” that
had apparently taken up residence there, after these “leaders
of the Soy Cross” had fled the western world in the 17th
century. Without going into the specific methodology, it can be
said that it shared some things in common, and some things not,
with Nadi astrology.
Interestingly, the 37-page thin booklet was recommended by the
organisation as a manual to learn the method of divination –
known as “the Oracle”, hence the title of the book
– that had been described in “Asia Mysteriosa”,
a book written by Cesare Accomani, also known as Zam Bhotiva,
one of the founders of the Polaires. Most importantly to us, it
identifies “the Oracle” as the wooden book itself!
Gadal was instrumental in the 20th century revival of Catharism
and Montségur; he himself continued the work that had been
started by the local historian Adolphe Garrigou. From the 1930s
onwards, circles were formed around Gadal and the already mentioned
Roché; together with René Nelli, they formed “La
Société du souvenir de Montségur et du Graal”,
to promote the forgotten history of Catharism.
A second circle of Cathar enthusiasts had the countess Pujol-Murat
as a key figure; she was one of Rahn’s patrons, being introduced
to the young German by the famous French writer Maurice Magré,
who had retired to the area. The countess herself claimed to be
a descendent of Esclarmonde de Foix, who was seen (though historically
inaccurately) as one of the most esteemed Cathar perfects of the
early 13th century and in some accounts held to be responsible
for the rise of Montségur as the “Vatican”
The Countess followed in the fabled footsteps of her ancestor
and together with Accomani started excavations at Montségur.
There, they hoped to discover the lost treasure of the Cathars
– and the Templars – the Grail, which supposedly was
hidden there by Esclarmonde just before she threw herself off
the mountain to escape from the papal troops.
Fille and Odin’s booklet, one chapter is titled “Origine
du Manuscrit d’après les confidences du vieux philosophe”,
or “Origins of the Manuscript according to the confidences
of the old philosopher”, which provides version two of how
the wooden book was discovered.
The two authors relate how the old philosopher – actually
Fille himself – after forty years of studying the mysteries,
had struck up a friendship with the “brilliant engineer”
– Odin. They then formed the Polaires, which at the time
convened in Paris and maintained links with several other esoteric
“We had regular contacts with foreign countries and it was
during a reunion in Great-Britain, which we attended, that three
mediums, two French and Miss Silver Star, well-known there, told
us, with the approval of the widow of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
president of an English group, that one of the ten treasures of
the Knights Templar remained hidden in Montségur or in
Lordat.” It is known that the trip to London occurred in
January 1931 and “Miss Silver Star” was Grace Cooke,
indeed a well-known medium. She was invited to join the group,
accepted the offer, journeying to France in the company of her
husband and Lady Conan Doyle, for whom she would later famously
channel her dead husband. As a medium, Cooke had a spirit guide
“White Eagle”, and following the channelings of Arthur
Conan Doyle, Cooke founded the White Eagle Lodge in February 1936,
which some have seen as the English equivalent – if not
successor – of the Polaires.
1931, when Fille and Accomani returned to Paris, they asked for
permission to hold a series of excavations, in Montségur
and Lordat, another important Cathar stronghold in the region,
that attained fame during the Cathar Resurgence in the early 14th
century, organised by one of the last known Cathar perfects, Pierre
Authie. The group received authorisation for the excavation, apparently
due to pressure applied by their friend Maurice Magré,
who functioned as their consultant.
During the excavations, which lasted ca. forty days in 1931, both
in Montségur and Lordat, a group of fervent English spiritualists
joined them on a type of pilgrimage. “Dressed in white and
holding lit candles”, they sang in honour of Esclarmonde
de Foix. Today, such spectacles are largely lacking from archaeological
digs – and they are obviously all the less colourful for
it. However, it seems that the chanting occurred largely because
in 1930, Accomani had written a book “La Magie appliqué
à l’art du chant” – Magic applied to
the art of singing.
the prophecy came true; something was apparently found. One day,
while Fille and Odin were surveying the excavations, Fille noticed
that one part of a wall of the castle of Montségur was
in a slightly different colour than the rest of the building.
When they struck it with a hammer, they found a niche, into which
were stored the yellowed papers, separated by a stone.
The top layers of these papers had been corroded by moisture.
Only one word could be read: Fatalité – Fate. The
lower sections were better preserved and were found to be parchments
on which there were numbers and geometric figures. Odin was quick
to conclude that this was a “divinatory oracle”. After
six months of passionate study, he was able to reconstitute the
Cabbala, as it was believed that these parchments were linked
with the Jewish mystical teachings. Fille added that they also
consulted all of the libraries of Paris and the surrounding areas
and that all enquiries returned with the statement that not a
single document resembled or came close to these parchments. It
was felt to be unique. Today, we know that this is not the case,
but noting we merely arrived at correctly identifying their origin
due to the powerful search engines of the Internet, we should
not be too harsh on Odin and Fille. Even if it had not been unique,
they had their Oracle – and their conclusion that it was
a divinatory system was largely correct. Indeed, even the link
with the Seven Masters, or the Initiates of Agharta, is a qualified
interpretation – though Fille and Odin would refer to Nine
Masters, not seven.
both versions, the wooden pages are discovered in a wall of the
castle of Montségur, in the 1930s. In one account, it are
labourers that divide the discovery; in the other, a group of
esoteric archaeologists. The two accounts match quite neatly,
and Julien’s version, which she must have received from
Roché, might merely have stripped the story from its esoteric
However, there is a third version, which was painstakingly reconstructed
by Dutch researcher Milko Bogaard, who was however unaware that
the wooden book had survived. Bogaard was aware of the “Un
Oracle kabbalistique” booklet, and noted that this document
was at odds with earlier allegations made by Fille, as well as
the known history of the Polaires. This should perhaps be unsurprising,
seeing the booklet was published in 1967 and the Polaires existed
from ca. 1929 to 1939.
quote Bogaard: “according to the available but limited sources,
the history of this Order starts in Italy back in 1908 where a
young Mario Fille meets a mysterious hermit during a holiday in
Bagnaia [near Rome]. […] Fille apparently received some
old and withered parchments from the old hermit who stated: ‘What
you have here are some pages taken from the Book of Science of
Life and Death: these pages contain a successful Method of Divination
on an arithmetical basis.’” The hermit, “Father
Julian” (Padre Guiliano) then explained the system, apparently
telling Fille only to consult the oracle in times of need. This
occurred in 1920, when Fille used the divinatory technique, and
spoke about it to Cesaro Accomani, during a voyage to Egypt. The
rest, as they say, is history.
Fille and Accomani would go on to found the Polaires and would
indeed excavate at Montségur. But somewhere between 1939
and the late 1960s, Fille and Odin changed the story of how the
parchments had been discovered, claiming they had found the parchments
in Montségur. Why? Because the historical documents reveal
that during their excavation at Montségur and Lordat, in
truth, nothing at all was discovered. As such, Cooke’s prophecy
and their psychic questing was an utter failure. No wonder therefore
that three decades later, they preferred to rewrite history.
“the wooden book of Montségur” should really
be called “the wooden book of Father Julian”. Bogaard
also notes that in the 1930s, Odin was on record as stating that
“the oracle is not Kabbalistic. It is a form of telepathic
telegraphy where the numbers represent a transmission of communications
sent by sapient beings who exist on the Material Plane. The method
is strictly mathematical.” Hence, despite three alternative
versions of how it was found, in all three, it remained a method
That Fille indeed changed the story in the 1960s is in evidence
as when Fille and Accomani settled in Paris in the 1920s, they
demonstrated the oracle to a group of writers and journalists,
including Magré and even the illustrious René Guénon,
who initially helped Fille and Accomani in uncovering the powers
of the Oracle, but after two years, left the group, disappointed
not so much in the human aspect, but in the power of the Oracle
itself. But – for us more importantly - as these shows occurred
before their excavation in Montségur was organised, it
is clear that version two, published in 1967, was a deliberate
was Father Julian? He was largely portrayed as a Tibetan initiate,
someone who had returned to Europe from their exile in Agartha.
Who was he really? Bogaard highlights that in the first issue
of the Polaires’ official bulletin, there is discussion
about Father Julian’s imminent death. “Coincidentally”,
it corresponded with the death of a great Italian occultist, Giuliano
Kremmerz; Julian = Giuliano. Kremmerz (real name: Ciro Formisano)
was the founder of the Fratellanza Terapeutica e Magica di Myriam,
the Therapeutic and Magic Brotherhood of Myriam. How he acquired
it, we can only speculate on – a divinatory method we will
soon indulge in too.
wooden book is an interesting example of how an ordinary set of
Nadi leaves became the centre of an entire spiritual movement,
who promoted these pages to the “Oracle of the Astral Force”,
which was said to be a unique method of communication between
the user and the “Rosicrucian Initiatic Centre of Mysterious
Asia”, better known as Agartha, and its so-called nine hidden
masters. As mentioned, Fille argued that Father Julian was one
of the highest initiates on Earth, directing the Fate –
that word allegedly written on some of the pages of the wooden
book – of Mankind from their secret monastery “somewhere”
Historical records indicate that it was the wooden book that prophesized
that Fille and Accomani had to found the Polaires, which they
did in 1929. What their specific ambition was by formalising the
group that used the Oracle, is unknown, but we can only guess
– and fear – when we learn more detail of the organisation’s
make-up and its ancestry.
Though Fille is often seen as the leader of the group, there was
a position of “Grand Master of the Secret Order”,
which had to be “someone of high rank or position”.
He was apparently (going to be) dispatched from the Himalayas,
but never arrived. Hence, the group were expecting one of the
Nine to arrive from Agartha, to once again take up residency in
Western Europe, and lead Europe to its rightful “Fate”.
With Father Julian dead – though proclaimed to have returned
to Agartha – a new leader was required. It seems that this
role was briefly taken up by the heir of the Royal House of Cambodia,
Prince You-Kantor. It appears that when he left, René Odin
filled this void; as we are by then close to the Second World
War, when the Order would be persecuted by the Germans, Odin seems
to have been the last “Grand Master”.
and Fille would later claim that the Oracle actually prophesized
the advent of a Second World War, as well as the destruction of
the Brotherhood and there is indeed evidence to suggest both did
state as much before the events happened. Of course, both predictions
came true, though, it has to be said, no true prophetic powers
were required to arrive at these conclusions in the 1930s.
Indeed, as mentioned, not everyone was impressed with the Oracle.
Bogaard relates how Guénon “was captivated by the
oracle but his interest slowly faded. The messages of the initiates
of the Himalaya became more and more uninteresting and even pathetic
to Guénon. […] He tested the oracle by posing several
doctrinal questions. The responses he received were rather vague
and evasive, and therefore unsatisfactory.” Accomni too,
after the excavations in Montségur, left the Polaires in
1932, apparently thoroughly disgusted with the organisation –
if not the Oracle itself – which he had promoted, but which
failed to find the “lost treasure” of Montségur.
Perhaps it is another reason why Fille and Odin in the 1960s decided
to rewrite history, making the Oracle into the “lost treasure”
they had allegedly discovered inside a wall of the castle.
notes that the group that surrounded the Oracle in the early 1930s
was influenced by the ideology of Saint-Yves d’Alveydre.
In his 1910 book “Mission de l’Inde en Europe”,
d’Alveydre described his knowledge of the underground world
of Agartha, claiming he had received this information when a group
of Eastern initiates has visited him in 1885. He claimed they
influenced the Fate – that word again – of the world,
guided it, through a form of government that d’Alveydre
labelled synarchy. Synarchy, seen as the opposite of anarchy,
has been variously defined. D’Alveydre defined it as a form
of government, in which the Masters telepathically communicated
their desires to a secret society, which in turn ruled government,
whether French, European… or global.
The Oracle – the means of communication – being “strictly
mathematical”, the Polaires organised themselves around
the numbers three and – especially – nine (3x3). Their
Inner Group was lead by The Nine and it is not the first time
I chanced upon “them”. Working with Clive Prince and
Lynn Picknett in “The Stargate Conspiracy”, I mapped
the history of The Nine post Second World War, whereby the authors
made repeated references to d’Alveydre and his influence
on modern politics – or at least political ambitions. Specifically,
séances organised by Andrija Puharich involving nine people
channelling “the Nine Principles” (linked with the
Egyptian Creator deity Atum and his Nine Principles) led to the
interest of the CIA in using such psychic communications. This
would eventually result in a series of Remote Viewing projects,
that were run by the CIA and DIA (Defence Intelligence Agency)
from the 1970s to 1995.
Puharich’s séances required the presence of a powerful
medium, which in the 1970s was none other than Uri Geller, who
was apparently the only person Puharich had ever encountered that
was able to channel “The Nine” directly. No doubt
a sign of the times, by the 1970s, Puharich had labelled “The
Nine” extra-terrestrial beings, rather than residents of
a Himalayan realm.
In his analysis of the rituals of the Polaires, Bogaard too has
identified their need for a powerful medium, which was used in
the communication with The Nine. It was this role that was apparently
the main driver for Fille and Accomani to visit Cooke in London,
who would thus not only channel Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but also
“The Nine”. Bogaard, however, notes that little more
can be said about this period, through lack of historical documents
on the Polaires. But noting that this was the period when Otto
Rahn hung around the Polaires, knowing what we know about Himmler’s
interest in Tibet and the occult, we can only divine what he had
in mind for Nazi Germany… and why, today, French occult
circles are seen by some as synonymous with extreme right-wing
Finally, when Puharich began his “Nine séances”
in the United States, a French esotericist, Jacques Breyer, began
to communicate with The Nine from within a tower of the castle
of Arginy, near Lyon. He argued that “his” Nine were
the souls of the nine founding knights of the Knights Templar.
Is it a coincidence that amongst the alchemical drawings that
Breyer made on the walls of the tower are designs that match designs
found in the wooden book?
Sacred Mountain and the Sacred Path
Polaires believed that there was a “Sacred Mountain”,
once in the Polar regions, but then apparently moved to Tibet,
the residence of The Nine, Agartha. It seems that the Polaires
saw the pog of Montségur as the local “Sacred Mountain”,
which somehow acted as a “substation” for contacting
The Nine in Agartha. Author Nigel Graddon notes that Otto Rahn
“perceived the Pog as a Sacred Centre, an antenna of initiatory
energy that transmitted its mystic rays to all those embarked
upon a personal path.” It seems Rahn got those views from
the Polaires, who indeed considered it to be their mission to
master the so-called “red rays”, which would soon
be confronted with the “blue rays”, in a powerful
battle between the two forces – World War Two.
The conical hill of Montségur, where the Cathars burnt
like the mythical Phoenix of Heliopolis – another centre
associated with The Nine, this mountain was definitely reworked
into the Sacred Mountain of the Polaires.
about the origins of the wooden book of Giuliano Kremmerz? He
practiced alchemy at the same time, in the same city (Naples)
as Arturo Reghini, who worked with Julius Evola, later to be a
confidant of Mussolini. Interestingly, Reghini was known for his
translations of Swami Vivekananda, the first known Hindu Sage
to come to the West. Did he bring with him a set of Nadi leaves?
Furthermore, knowing that d’Alveydre borrowed from Louis
Jacolliot, who was not only a judge in Pondichery and French consul
of Calcutta, India, but especially the first person to write about
Agartha, we may have uncovered the true origins of the wooden
book: the exposure of European esotericists to Nadi astrology,
either in India itself, or through travelling Swamis. Indeed,
even the number of pages of the Oracle – 18 (2x9) –
matches the number of palm leaves that are ordinarily consulted
in a Nadi astrological session.
here, a set of Nadi palm leaves grew into Oracle and a means to
communicate with “The Nine Hidden Masters”, people
– entities – who were deemed to have evolved into
something more than human, enlightened, and considered to be the
true – rightful – leaders of the Fate of the world,
who should influence the “governments of the world”
as to where our true destiny should lie. Here lies the seed as
to why today the Dalai Lama is considered to be, by some if not
many, more than “just” the exiled leader of the state
the early 20th century, both Reghini and Giuliano Kremmerz stressed
that theirs was a quest for knowledge and warned against the confusion
between spiritual achievement and bouts of emotional excitement.
Early in his career Reghini had written: "The symbolism of
architecture, ceremonies, and images is superior to ordinary language
due to the multitude of meanings which only symbolism can express,
since it works through analogy; the hieroglyphic and ideogram
forms of writing are superior to ordinary writing due to the breadth
and precision of their meaning."
In the wooden book of Montségur, they had precisely such
a mechanism. But, as usual, the gimmick would begin to take centre
stage, while true spiritual achievement was pushed further back.
It is why Guénon would leave the Polaires. It is perhaps
why Fille and/or Odin decided to give the palm leaves to Roché,
who himself told Julien it was probably best she never spoke of
Alas, as recently as 2007, the wooden book became the subject
of a criminal complaint lodged at Couiza – at the foot of
the village of Rennes-le-Château – whereby the complaint
detailed that one of the current owners of part of the wooden
book was not entitled to possess it. The plaintiff claimed that
unlike the legal owner, he was “properly” spiritually
equipped to be the book’s “rightful” owner.
Esclarmonde de Foix, if not The Nine Masters themselves, would
likely have thrown themselves off their respective Sacred Mountains
if they had heard to what squabbling ownership of “the Oracle”
had been reduced to. Then again, it was a century of mythmaking
that had made an ordinary replica set of Nadi palm leaves into
something it never was: the Oracle, the only instrument through
which the Western world could learn its Fate from the Hidden Masters
article appeared in Les Carnets Secrets 10 (2008).