The Vessel of God is “The Book” how Tracy did reference it in it’s final draft in 2003. There was a book publication contract that did not go through in 2002, by and between Tracy Twyman & Boyd Rice, and Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC. 2002 Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC Contract to publish The Vessel of God.
The book was never published, even though it was ready and complete. However, there are some similarities in the references, the details, and characters, names between The Vessel of God‘ & Da Vinci Code Decoded book [like Tracy’s stolen book The Cave of Treasures (October 2006) and Peter Levenda’s Papal Magic: Occult Practices Within the Catholic Church published by HarperCollins (2007) editor (current Excutice Editor) Peter Hubbard]
Most likely Tracy didn’t hasten and publish ‘The Book’ after Red Wheel/Weiser contract didn’t actualize, due to her urgent desire to sever her ties with Boyd Rice lingering for all the while; nor to have Boyd Rice take credit for her work; and perhaps to reintegrate the book into her future work The Merovingian Mythos [like how Tracy’s ‘The Cave of Treasures‘ book was reintegrated into ‘Hocus Pocus‘ after HarperCollins published Tracy’s book under Peter Levenda’s name as ‘Papal Magic‘ book].
‘The Book’ was already available and complete in October/November 2003 and even before Da Vinci Code Decoded‘ was published (April 2004), and as it was proposed to Tracy to write Decoded book by Disinfo Publications . In fact, there is a great possibility Tracy first drafted The Book in January 2001 at her age of 22 years. ‘The Book’ was available to Tracy R. Twyman before Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ was published.
In fact, Tracy Twyman in her article on the “The History of Dagobert’s Revenge Magazine“, omitting the mention of the history of The Vessel of God, she states:
“I believe that what Dagobert’s Revenge released into the atmosphere has had a hand in creating many of the latest cultural trends. The obvious development to point to would be the huge success of The Da Vinci Code.”
Did ‘The Vessel of God’ make it into ‘Da Vinci Code Decoded’ book? On that, later will come.
A Footnote on Boyd Rice
The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night
And his affections dark as Erebus:
Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.
The Merchant of Venice Act 5, Scene 1
Alas, until this day, Boyd Rice laments the ‘missed opportunity’ and the ‘lost wealth’ that would had came out of this book had it been published by Red Wheel/Weiser, as he expressed such a pitiful ethos in his recent interview in October 2019; as if he did write or contribute constructively to The Book.
“The man that hath no music in himself” And then as an entertainer by profession, not a writer, Boyd Rice contradicts himself and dwells on the brighter side of this ‘missed opportunity’ as he blames Tracy for so. And to quote Tracy Twyman regarding this indeed entertaining irony, thus Tracy alerted Boyd in 2004 separating her self from his base presence: “and as usual, you blamed someone else for your own failure.” Yes Boyd, you did it again.
According to Boyd Rice, had The Vessel of God been published, he would have been heavily interviewed about Rennes le Chateau, that and the fame that would had came with the book’s success, would have deprived him from living a “normal way of life” in his incoherent wordings; of course, under the assumption that entertainers are given less attention than writers and individuals of intellect.
“fit for treasons” And speaking of ‘missed opportunities’, Boyd Rice did and out of malice attempt to convince Fox Channel producer, who invited young Tracy Twyman by her self, and Tracy unwisely took treacherous Boyd Rice with her to France, to revoke the TV offer that was given to Tracy to produce a show about Renne le Chateau, and have him solely be the ‘star’ of the show. Of course, Boyd wasn’t fit for the show for obvious reasons, and worse, deprived then 23 years old Tracy from her opportunity. Why Boyd Rice speaks not of such other “missed opportunity”, or theft that he once before also failed at? How is it heroic for Boyd, to protest a young aspiring lady who tried to protect her self and her natural gifts and her work from thievery and base natured unjustifiably arrogant, and holding her stand against him?
Referencing Tracy Twyman letter that she sent to Boyd Rice, it is easily concluded, that every article that was assumingly ‘written’ by Boyd Rice within Dagobert’s Revenge Magazine, and site, was indeed conceived, written, and published rather by Tracy R. Twyman. Tracy did mention a detailed example of how one of the Dagobert’s Revenge’s article was written by her, yet Boyd Rice did want the credit for the literature for himself; and many of the details that delineates Boyd’s lackings within the command of the language, and inability in producing genuine and coherent ideas.
To quote Tracy Twyman:
” …I have grown to resent you so much. The real reason has to do with how you’ve appropriated the intellectual property of both Brian and I, not only making use of ideas, but completely remodeling your public image to incorporate ours. This would not be so much of a problem, for we didn’t at first mind sharing, except that you would then falsely accusing us of stealing from and copying you.“
Also in “The History of Dagobert’s Revenge Magazine“ Tracy does revisit the same theme regarding Boyd Rice habits and inherit inabilities:
“I scored us a book contract with a sizable publisher. Then, in 2003, before the book got published, Boyd Rice and I had a disastrous falling out. It seems he didn’t want to share credit for anything with anyone, especially a young woman less than half his age. For my part, I got tired of doing all of his work for him, letting him take credit for my ideas and covering up for his appalling ignorance of high-school-level math, science, and history. I went on to write and publish my own version of the book, entitled The Merovingian Mythos and the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau.”
“stratagems and spoils” “The Book” was never published because Boyd Rice had one of his friends post the book’s materials on a private website, and having Boyd Rice name only as the author, and as Red Wheel/Weiser Publications did find out, both Tracy R. Tywman and Boyd Rice were out of their favor. And the 2nd “missed opportunity” was done, once again, because of Boyd Rice low and selfish want to claim Tracy’s vision as his.
In fact, Boyd Rice does the same thing once again, that is lowering his base self lower and steals from Tracy Twyman; and publishes a version of The Vessel of God book overseas.. Knowing he is in act of plagiarizing if not intellectual property theft of Tracy Twyman’s work, after she publishes The Merovingian Mythos and the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau in 2004, Boyd Rice publishes The Vessel of God listing himself as being the sole author a year later in 2005 in Portugal, including an unauthorized translation into Portuguese.
Yet, who did notice that mediocore entertainer? Non.
“Let no such man be trusted” For a reference or, as well for laughs, below is Boyd Rice statement regarding Tracy Twyman’s The Vessel of God, and do note it doesn’t necessitate a true statement as it has been revealed in Tracy’s letter to Boyd; yet the reference about the history of the book is mentioned in his latest interview. Of course, there is no reference to his plagiarism and theft in his interview.
“Me and this [base, as the mind of the speaker] girl, wrote a whole book about this one time, and I wrote 10 of chapters and she 3 of the chapters and we had a deal with Redwheel/Weiser, and because of her being an [devoid, as the moral character of the speaker] this thing was never printed, and had it been printed, I would had probably been you know a wealthy man now, but had it been printed, I would had still been answering questions about Rennes le Chateau, you know 20 years later, so it is probably good it wasn’t printed and be the best seller, so that will allow me some to have a kind of normal way of life”. Boyd Rice, October 2019 on Paul Fredric’s Daimonosophy #62 A Conversation with Boyd Rice
On a worthy ending note, the whole enterprise resulted with “Boyd’s efforts come to nothing.”
“I was almost relieved when I got the letter in the mail from Red Wheel/Weiser Publishing, saying that they had ended the book contract with Boyd and me. They had discovered a website published by one of Boyd’s friends, in which they had uploaded the entire text of the book (from the file I had provided to Anthony S) with only Boyd’s name listed as the author. This was a violation of the contract terms, and so they had decided not to publish the book after all. However, they realized this was not my fault, and invited me to submit future works for consideration.
I was actually happy not to be stuck in any more business arrangements with Boyd. I was also glad to see Boyd’s efforts come to nothing. I think he thought that he was going to get away with it: that the book would be published, and he would get money from it, but he would still get to tell his friends that he wrote the book all by himself. He probably had it put on the web because he just couldn’t wait until the book came out to show his friends what “he” had done.”
By Tracy R. Twyman
The Vessel of God
It is worthwhile to mention that the 13th chapter was added in 2008.
An excerpt from The Vessel of God first chapter; compare it to Da Vinci Code Decoded Chapter 2
The Priory of Sion
The “Prieure de Sion”, or Priory of Zion first began publicizing itself, in modern times, at least, in 1956, when an explosion of written material regarding Rennes-le-Chateau, the Templars, and the Merovingians began to appear in France. The majority of this material appeared to the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail to have originated from the same group of people – although credited to divergent and supposedly unrelated authors. Most of these authors appeared to have inside knowledge of the Rennes-le-Chateau affair, and this information was leaked systematically through tantalizing tidbits that served to whet the reader’s appetite, and increase the aura of mystery already surrounding the whole affair. In short, it appeared to be “propaganda” which promoted the subject of Rennes-le-Chateau and the Merovingian monarchy on the part of this shadowy organization.
Some of the material appeared in mainstream books, newspapers, and magazines. For example, there was a series of best-selling paperbacks by Gerard de Sede, including The Accursed Treasure, written by a man who turned out to himself be an agent of this shadowy organization. His books were largely based on an informant named Pierre Plantard, the organization’s leading figure. The rest of this explosion of materials, which are referred to in Holy Blood, Holy Grail as the “Priory Documents”, took the form of papers, pamphlets, and privately-published limited edition books and magazines deposited quite purposefully in France’s national library, the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris. Each of these would provide certain pieces of the puzzle which, when put together with the others, would begin to form a fuller, albeit still bewildering, picture. Large portions of these were authored under obvious pseudonyms of symbolic significance, such as Antoine l‘Ermite (St. Anthony the Hermit) or “Madeleine Blancassal” (derived from the French spelling of “Magdalen” and the names of the “Blanque” and “Sals” rivers, which converge at the village of Rennes-le-Chateau.) The work of Ms. Blancassal was said to have been published by Switzerland’s foremost Masonic lodge, Grand Loge Alpina. Strangely, the lodge itself denies this, although a researcher hired by the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail spotted it on the lodge’s library shelves.
Other “Priory Documents” (as Holy Blood, Holy Grail refers to them) were published under the names of actual people, some of whom died mysteriously shortly after their publication. For instance, Dossiers Secrets (Secret Dossiers), a strange collection of purported data pertaining to the Merovingians and the Priory of Sion. It contained genealogies, letters, newspaper clippings, and other scraps all thrown together, along with commentary from the author, “Henri Lobineau”, and some other unnamed commentator. However, within the Dossiers themselves it is revealed that “Lobineau” is a pseudonym, and it is claimed that the real author was one Leo Schidlof, who died in 1966. The authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail talked to his daughter, who denied that he had written the Dossiers, but said that during his life and especially on the day of his death a number of people had tried to contact him on the subject, which he swore he knew nothing about. Yet Dossiers Secrets asserts that he had not only written or compiled most of the material in the book, but had also possessed a leather briefcase filled with secret documents pertaining to the Rennes-le-Chateau between 1600 and 1800. The Dossiers claim that shortly before his death M. Schidlof passed the briefcase onto a courier named Fakhar ul Islam, who was supposed to meet in East Germany with an “agent delegated by Geneva” in February 1967, in order to transfer the briefcase to him. However, it is claimed that Fakhar ul Islam was expelled from East Germany before this could occur, and went back to Paris to “await further orders.” His body was found on February 20 on the railway tracks at Melan, France, having been thrown from an express train. The details of Mr. Fakhar ul Islam’s death turned out to be true, as the discovery of his decapitated body had been reported in the papers the following day. The briefcase, of course, was gone.
One of the most significant “Priory documents” is Le Serpent Rouge. This consists of a prose poem, thirteen stanzas in length, each dedicated to one of the houses in the thirteen-house zodiac system used by the Priory of Sion (which we will discuss more a later on.) It also contained a Merovingian genealogy, two maps of medieval France, and a map of the grounds of the Seminary of St. Sulpice. The poem, although cryptic, makes clear allusions to Rennes-le-Chateau, Mary Magdalen, January 17th, Freemasonry, alchemy, and a host of other subjects pertaining to the mystery at hand. It appears to provide, in coded language, step by step instructions for discovering the secret of Rennes-le-Chateau. The authors are purported to be named “Louis Saint-Maxent, Pierre Feugere, and Gaston de Koker”, three men who, just days after the poem was deposited in the library, were found hanged without explanation.
According to the “Priory Documents”, especially those found in the Biblioteque Nationale, there was indeed another order behind the foundation of the Knights Templar, the Priory of Sion. The purpose of the Priory, which has continued, unlike the Templars, intact unto the present day, was and is the preservation, support, and eventual restoration to the throne of the Merovingian bloodline. In fact, not only are the Merovingians considered by the Priory to still be the rightful kings of France, they are also considered to be eligible for other thrones throughout Europe, as well as that of Jerusalem. This is by virtue of the fact that they passed their divine lineage on, though dynastic intermarriage, to most of Europe’s leading royal and noble houses, and most especially to a certain few, including the lines of Blanchefort, Gisors, Saint-Clair/Sinclair, Plantard, Hapsburg, and Lorraine. The Priory, according to the documents, possessed in its day a great deal of clout in the realm of international politics, and it still does today, secretly commanding the allegiance of a number of key individuals in politics, diplomacy, banking and finance, especially in Europe, and especially in France.
The authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail found that there was indeed an Ordre de Sion which resided in Jerusalem at least as early as the turn of the 12th century – a mere ten years after the supposed foundation of the Order, according to the documents, in 1090. Furthermore, their headquarters was the Abbey of Notre Dame du Mont Sion, an Abbey founded by Godfroi de Bouillon. The Priory Documents state that the Knights Templar were created specifically by the Ordre de Sion, with the help of guiding lights Hughes de Payen, Bisol de St. Omer, Hughes, Comte de Champagne, and Andre de Montbard (said to have been made a member of the Ordre de Sion, in 1111, the same year in which Holy Blood, Holy Grail speculated the Templars to have actually been founded.) In 1117, Sion supposedly had Baldwin I, who, they say, “owed his throne” to the Ordre de Sion, negotiate the constitution of the Knights Templar. But as we know, the Templars had already existed in a rudimentary form prior to that.
Baigent, et. al. did indeed find evidence that the historical Ordre de Sion had connections to the Templars, including charters bearing the signature of Hughes de Payen along with those of known members of Sion. Even more convincing, the list of Templar Grand Masters included in Dossiers Secrets was even more complete and correct than any previously published list, as if drawn from inside information. They also found evidence that the group which eventually became the Ordre de Sion had a hand in starting the Crusades in the first place. This group consisted of monks from the Southern Italian region of Calabria who in 1070 migrated to the Ardennes forest, then owned by Godfroi de Bouillon. This same group is mentioned in the works of Gerard de Sede as having been lead by the Merovingian Prince Ursus. They were patronized by de Bouillon’s aunt and foster mother, Mathilde de Toscan, duchess of Lorraine, who gave them land at Orval, near Stenay, the site of Dagobert II’s assassination. But then in 1108 they vanished completely, and nobody knows where they went. Holy Blood, Holy Grail, however, speculates that they may have followed Godfroi de Bouillon on his crusade to the Holy Land, where “he is known to have been accompanied by an entourage of anonymous figures who acted as advisors and administrators.” Further, Gerard de Sede wrote that Peter the Hermit, de Bouillon’s tutor and one of the main figures behind the undertaking of the Crusades, was a member of the Calabrian monks.
In the Dossiers Secrets, there is a quote from historian René Grousse stating that the kingship of De Bouillon’s brother, Baldwin I, rested upon a “royal tradition”, itself “founded on the Rock of Sion”, which was described as “equal” to that of all European dynasties. This is strange, considering that at that time, Baldwin’s office as “King of Jerusalem” was an elected position. But if Baldwin was indeed a descendant of the Merovingians, and thus Christ and King David, this would explain the allusion to the “Rock of Sion”, a reference to the sovereignty of David’s god-ordained kingship and the divine right of his bloodline to rule. Further, if Baldwin had in fact been installed in his office by an organization which represented that bloodline, this would explain how he “owed his throne” to the Ordre de Sion. This is certainly what it sounds like when contemporary chronicler Guillame de Tyre writes that as soon as Jerusalem had been captured, a secret group of unknown men, one “a certain bishop from Calabria”, met to offer the throne of the new kingdom to Godfroi de Bouillon. For whatever reason, he declined the “King” title, but accepted that of “Defender of the Holy Sepulcher”, and when he died in 1100, his brother Baldwin gladly accepted the crown.
After this point, the Ordre de Sion is not mentioned again in history until 1152, when King Louis VII of France brought them ninety-five new members and gave them the priory of Saint-Samson at Orléans. Says Holy Blood, Holy Grail, of these new members, “twenty-six – two groups of thirteen each – are said to have entered the ‘small Priory of the Mount of Sion’, situated at Saint-Jean le Blare on the outskirts of Orleans.” Later the significance of the numbers twenty-six and thirteen will become more apparent.
In 1188 there was a rift between the Order of Sion and the Order of the Temple. The Templars’ current Grand Master, Gerard de Ridefort, had recently lost the Holy Land to the Saracens, and had also committed some kind of unspecified “treason.” So in that year, during a ceremony called “The Cutting of the Elm”, the Order of Sion officially disavowed the Templars and cut themselves off from them. As the Priory documents state, an event known as the “Cutting of the Elm” did occur at Gisors during that year, although the historical record of this event does not contain any reference to either the Order of Sion or the Knights Templar. It also does not appear to have ever been fully explained. Supposedly, there was an elm tree located in the “Champ Sacré”, or “Sacred Field” at Gisors. The authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail write that, “According to medieval chroniclers the site had been deemed sacred since pre-Christian times, and during the twelfth century had provided the setting for numerous meetings between the kings of England and France.” The Elm was, as the story goes, the only source of shade on the field. It was more than 800 years old, and “so large that nine men, linking hands could barely encompass its trunk.” In 1188, during one of those historic meetings between the French monarch, Philippe II, and the English monarch, Henry II, a skirmish broke out between the two men’s armies over the shelter provided by this tree. After three days of negotiations, Holy Blood, Holy Grail states that a “full-scale onslaught” ensued. The English “took refuge within the walls of Gisors itself, while the French are said to have cut down the tree in frustration. Philippe II then stormed back to Paris in a huff, declaring that he had not come to Gisors to play the role of woodcutter.” Other accounts of the story include some other bizarre details. They say that Philippe announced to Henry that he intended to cut down the tree, and Henry’s response was to reinforce the trunk with bands of iron. Holy Blood, Holy Grail tells us that:
“…the following day the French armed themselves and formed a phalanx of five squadrons, each accompanied by a distinguished Lord of the realm, who advanced on the elm, accompanied by slingsmen, as well as carpenters equipped with axes and hammers. A struggle is said to have ensued, in which Richard Coeur de Lion, Henry’s eldest son and heir, participated, attempting to protect the tree and spilling considerable blood in the process. Nevertheless… the tree was cut down.”
After the Cutting of the Elm, the Order de Sion selected a new Grand Master, Jean de Gisors, changed their name to “Prieuré de Sion”, and adopted an odd nickname, “Ormus”, again with the “M” written as the sign for Virgo, and with the other four letters written inside of the symbol. “Ormus” is also the name of an Egyptian sage from Alexandria, who in A.D. 46 created an initiative order with the Rose Cross as its insignia. It is significant, then, that in that same year of 1188, the Prieuré de Sion also adopted the subtitle “Order de la Rose-Croix Veritas.” They kept that bizarre nickname, Ormus, until 1306, the year before the downfall of the Knights Templar in France. In that year, 1307, Sion’s Grand Master, Guillaume de Gisors, received the golden head called “Caput LVIII” from the Order of the Temple. Apparently then, there was still some degree of cooperation between the two orders. However, it is strongly implied in Holy Blood, Holy Grail that only some members of the Temple at that time continued to receive Sion’s support, and that the Priory may have actually been involved in the persecution of the Templars. Guillame de Gisors was also close friends with Guillame Pidaye, who participated in King Philippe’s raid, indicating that he may have been acting as a double-agent, facilitating the raid on the one hand, and tipping off select Templars in time to escape on the other.
As the years progressed, the Priory itself became the target of Roman Catholic hostilities, albeit in a far less drastic fashion. In 1619, the Priory of Sion was evicted from their house at Saint-Samsom. They had incurred the wrath of the Pope and the King of France for spending extravagantly, boycotting Catholic services and being generally irreverent towards all authority. From that point on, they disappear from the pages of history, at least apparently, until their reemergence in the 20th century. But in the meantime, the Priory of Sion, according to their own literature, experienced an illustrious series of Grand Masters, or “Nautionners” (Navigators.) Some of these names may be quite familiar to you. The list published in Dossiers secrets is as follows:
Prior to “Cutting of the Elm”
Hughes de Payen
1118 – 1131
Robert de Bourgogne
1131 – 1150
Bernard de Tremblay
1150 – 1153
Bertrand de Blanchefort
1153 – 1170
1170 – 1171
Francois Othon de St. Arnand
1171 – 1179
Theodore de Glaise
1179 – 1184
Francois Gerard de Ridefort
1184 – 1190
After the “Cutting of the Elm”
Jean de Gisors
1188 – 1220
Marie de St. Clair
1220 – 1266
Guillaume de Gisors
1266 – 1307
Edouard de Bar
1307 – 1336
Jeanne de Bar
1336 – 1351
Jean de St. Clair
1351 – 1366
1366 – 1398
1398 – 1418
1418 – 1480
Ioland de Bar
1480 – 1483
1483 – 1510
Leonardo da Vinci
1510 – 1519
Connetable de Bourbon
1519 – 1527
Ferdinand de Gonzague
1527 – 1575
Louis de Nevers
1575 – 1595
1595 – 1637
Johann Valantin Andrea
1637 – 1654
1654 – 1691
1691 – 1727
1727 – 1746
Charles de Lorraine
1746 – 1780
Maximilien de Lorraine
1780 – 1801
1801 – 1844
1844 – 1885
1885 – 1918
One can see that this list consists of a mixture of noblemen and women, some famous, some not, all of whom possessed Merovingian blood, along with a number of well-known artists, intellectuals and occultists, some of whom are among the most important in history. The authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail were able to identify in each purported Grand Master strains of unorthodox religious thought, as well as other activities consistent with Priory membership, and were also able to establish definitive personal links between each Grand Master, his predecessor, and his successor. According to the Priory’s statutes, published in the “Priory documents”, the Grand Mastership is hereditary by default, and electoral in case of vacancy, explaining how even non-bloodliners could obtain the office. However, it is also possible that we don’t know the true family history of each of these individuals, and that there may indeed be some “Grail genes” residing within their blood, for it seems unlikely to us that they would have chosen leaders completely outside of the family. This perhaps explains why some of the Grand Masters are listed as having taken office at ages as young as six, and why, of the famous ones, many assumed office prior to achieving their fame. Perhaps it is worth considering whether or not the Priory may have had a hand in the accomplishments that made them famous. Perhaps these men allowed themselves to be used as pawns in the Priory of Sion’s strategic plot for world domination. Once the light of the Holy Grail is shined upon the works and activities that encompassed these men’s lives, we can see that behind the familiar facade of history are the unseen hands that have guided the destiny of civilization, manipulating hearts and minds in accordance with some obscure grand plan.