Tracy R. Twyman


Book Proposal:

The Cave of Treasures: Rennes-le-Chateau and the Holy Grail

By Tracy R. Twyman

Phone: (814) 676-2492


Mailing Address: 224 Hoffman Ave.

Oil City, PA 16301


            Millions of people have been shocked as of late by the startling allegations which have been aired regarding the existence of a royal family, the Merovingians, whose lineage supposedly stems from Jesus Christ. Many people have been disturbed, and others fascinated, by the notion that Jesus was married to, and had a child with, his female disciple, Mary Magdalen. Some have also become very excited by the idea that there is a secret society which has been working behind the scenes to protect this bloodline. Even more exciting is the thought that there might be a treasure called the “Holy Grail” that can prove the reality of such a bloodline, and which elements within the Catholic Church have been working for centuries to destroy.

            Recently these concepts were introduced to the public by a popular novel and film, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. But in reality, there is indeed a group called the Priory of Sion, and they really do claim to possess secret knowledge about the allegedly sacred origins of the Merovingian bloodline. Moreover, this secret really is said to be connected to a hidden treasure called Holy Grail. This treasure supposedly resides not in Scotland or Paris, as in Dan Brown’s novel, but in the tiny, remote village of Rennes-le-Chateau in southern France. People are actively hunting for this treasure there right now. What they may find there could very well send shockwaves throughout the entire world.

            For the last ten years, I have been pursuing the so-called “mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau”, and the clues regarding it that have been disseminated by the Priory of Sion. What I have discovered is even more staggering than the idea of Jesus being married. For the subject we are dealing with here is nothing less than a bloodline and a treasure both alleged to be derived from the Devil himself. Furthermore, beneath the ground at Rennes-le-Chateau, some believe we are about to find the greatest archeological discovery of all time. If what the clues appear to be saying is indeed true, we could someday find, underneath that village, a vast, subterranean structure that dates back to the very beginnings of human civilization. It may be what is referred to in Judeo-Christian fables as “the Cave of Treasures.” It could contain the bodies of one or more of the deified kings of the ancient world, also known as the biblical “patriarchs.” This underground construction may also hold a stone object believed to be a relic of the legendary war in Heaven between God and the fallen angels.

            I cannot tell you for certain if this treasure truly exists. But I can tell you that this is what the Priory of Sion, and others connected to the mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau have been trying to tell us for decades. I can also tell you that all of the researchers who have been pursuing this mystery, including Dan Brown, have not really been paying attention to what the Priory of Sion is trying to say, because they have gotten it all wrong.

            In my new book, The Cave of Treasures: Rennes-le-Chateau and the Holy Grail, I intend to demonstrate that the symbol of the Holy Grail is a metaphor for something much older than the time of Jesus. The greatest secret that the Priory of Sion claims to possess pertains not to the subjects of the New Testament, but those of The Book of Genesis. The treasure which is believed by the locals to be beneath the village of Rennes-le-Chateau is not the grave of Mary Magdalen, as some writers have suggested, but the tomb of the world’s first gods and kings. In the process, I will take the reader through some of the most fascinating aspects of religious, mythological and occult traditions from throughout the globe. The resulting revelation is the heresy of all heresies. If the leaders of the Catholic Church thought that they had a problem with the popularity of The Da Vinci Code, they will not be at all prepared for the specter that could be loosed upon the world if the Cave of Treasures is finally opened.

Author Biography:

Tracy R. Twyman is the author of several nonfiction books, including The Merovingian Mythos and the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau (2004, Dragon Key Press), and Solomon’s Treasure: The Magic and Mystery of America’s Money (2005). She is also the former Editor of Dagobert’s Revenge Magazine, a journal of esoteric history that was published from 1996 to 2003. In addition, Tracy R. Twyman has worked as a freelance journalist for newspapers and magazines since 1994. She has been interviewed as an occult expert numerous times for radio, television, print, and online media.