Fringe: Mitterrand & Priory of Sion

Paul Smith

10 June 2017

Jean Parvulesco (1929-2010) was regarded as an interesting guy who was into Right-Wing metaphysics and esoterica. This was why he found Le Serpent Rouge interesting when he came across it and overlaid it into his trademark thinking (his association with Jean-Paul Bourre, author of the novel L’Élu du Serpent Rouge, Belles Lettres, 2004; focused on Mitterrand’s search for an Egyptian Le Serpent Rouge that would confer immortality).

Parvulesco was a mystic, poet, novelist, literary critic, and connoisseur of political intrigue, revolutionary, friend and confidant of many European celebrities of the latter half of the twentieth century, described as an “authentic visionary”. Parvulesco believed himself to be the herald of the dawning of a coming invisible empire (his last book was the novel entitled “Star of an Invisible Empire”, its protagonist was Tony d’Antremont who awaited the dawning of the new Age of Aquarius).

The question “If Rennes-le-Château and its legends are invented rubbish, and Plantard was a joker/criminal/hoaxer as they say, why is his work and ideas being used?”

This question can be answered in one word: “Fringe”.

Fringe Occultism will sometimes collide with Pierre Plantard and the Priory of Sion, however minimally. Let’s face it, Plantard tried his damnest to associate himself into Mainstream Occultism and Philosophy during his lifetime.

French actor Tony Baillargeat claimed a “mysteriosophical” meeting was held between himself, Jean Parvulesco and Arnaud de l’Estoile on the afternoon of 21 June 2010 in his book Arsène Lupin “A Propos de l'E(s)toile” (Editions de La Compagnie Littéraire-Brédys, 2013).

Mitterrand’s visit to Rennes-le-Château in March 1981 hilariously kick-started enquiries into his (alleged) occult interests, resulting in the publication of several French books.