Rennes-le-Château and the Power of the Magdalene

Before middle-aged, American divorcées arrived on the scene, did anyone, EVER walk around Rennes-le-Château feeling mystic energy and sensing the presence of Mary Magdalene? No. The place was just another French backwater with a quirky local history. It is amazing what Rennes-le-Château has become in people’s minds. But we must not forget the incredible power of the mind to create a spiritual placebo effect. The history and the metaphysics behind Rennes-le-Château might be completely bogus, but its power has become real, at least in the minds of those who want it to be real.