Tuesday, October 14, 2014

From Occitania, with love...

My new book, The Eye of Ra, is now finished and the editing process is nearly done. I'm very excited, as in a few weeks' time I will be able to share it with the world. It is a story not only about forgotten history, adventure and suspense; it is also about the early years of the Egyptian Mystery School teachings (Hermetic Teachings) and some of its ancient, though timeless, wisdom. Find out what happens to Danielle and which other characters have stayed in this sequel of my first book, White Lie.

More info: See The Eye of Ra Press Page

Especially for press and promotional purposes, a final draft of The Eye of Ra is now available and can be requested by e-mail (books@jeannedaout.com).

Group tours
As you may already know, I have done several tours here in Occitania, France, exploring the historical sites and natural beauty of this special corner of the world. I would love to share with you some of the photos I have taken in the last few months.

The Lure of the Languedoc
This special group tour which I have hosted together with a dear friend and fellow author, Tim Wallace-Murphy, was a big success and a delight. We explored history from Cro-Magnon to present, starting of course in Tarascon-sur-Ariège, in the Prehistoric Museum and the Bedeilhac cave.

After a visit to the lovely port of Collioure (below), which I have described both in White Lie as well as in The Eye of Ra, we explored hidden symbolism in the cloister of Elne Abbey.

Also the abbey ruins of Alet-les-Bains are beautiful and mysterious...

St Michel de Cuixa near Prades is also full of ancient Christian symbols of forgotten days. Symbols that speak of a different knowledge, the esoteric knowledge of the initiated.

On September 18th I was the local guide for William Henry's group in Alet-les-Bains and Rennes-le-Chateau, which was a wonderful experience and a great joy to meet such lovely people.

With one of the members of another lovely group at Montségur.

In the footsteps of Otto Rahn in Ornolac, with yet another group.

It was also a pleasure and a privilege to share the local history and mystery during a 5-day tour across Occitania with a very large group of 70 people from the US. Below you can see a few photos from our journey.

The Galamus Gorge, on our way to the Hermitage.

One misty morning, taken from the guide seat in the bus.

The Medieval Castle in Collioure, the HQ of the Knights Templar order in the late 12th century.

A few days of rest
Naturally, after being away so much, our cat Babar was overjoyed when I was home again. I took him on an outing on our little island in the river, where he climbed trees, went on an expedition and then cuddled up against me, purring loudly and making it very clear that he was very, very happy... ;-)

Being in the final stages of the editing process, it will still be several weeks before the book will be available. I will keep you posted!

From Occitania, with love,

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