Concerned French authorities have started to keep an eye on the town of Bugarach, which according to esoterics will be the only place on our planet Earth to survive December 21, 2012, Doomsday, according to a Mayan calendar. Before I continue, I’ve written about Bugarach which you can find here – and as a result [...]
Concerned French authorities have started to keep an eye on the town of Bugarach, which according to esoterics will be the only place on our planet Earth to survive December 21, 2012, Doomsday, according to a Mayan calendar.
Before I continue, I’ve written about Bugarach which you can find here – and as a result of that article (I recommend that you read it because I explain why Bugarach was chosen) I’ve been contacted by a British TV documentary channel who is looking for people who plan to seek safety in Bugarach on that December day next year. You can read about that here.
You will probably remember Waco? On April 19, 1993, one David Koresh, born Vernon Wayne Howell, believing he was the Prophet, had set alight a compound in Waco, Texas, where the sect, Branch Davidian, of which he was the leader, had held out against the FBI for 50 days. Koresh died in the fire and so did another 54 adults and 21 children.
The French authorities fear that another Waco could happen in Bugarach on or around or immediately after December 21, 2012.
Said Georges Fenech, president of the official French sect watchdog, Miviludes, set up in 2002, to Reuters: “I think we need to be careful. We shouldn’t get paranoid, but when you see what happened at Waco in the United States, we know this kind of thinking can influence vulnerable people.”
Miviludes – Mission interministérielle de vigilance et de lute contre les dérives sectaires in other words Interministerial Mission for Monitoring and Combating Cultic Deviances – falls under the Ministry of the Interior. It keeps an eye on any sect, movement, claim or rumor that could result in public disorder and which violates French law. It also helps victims: i.e. children might have been forced by their parents to participate in ‘cleansing sex rituals’ with a guru, or a cancer patient might have become involved with a faith healer or a quack.
According to a Miviludes report published yesterday (Wednesday, June 16) Bugarach is already experiencing an influx of esoterics. Some want to move in permanently and this is pushing up real estate prices. As I’ve seen, very many real estate web sites are now advertising Bugarach properties at extraordinary prices. Miviludes’ report also warns that prospective buyers may be victims of financial scams.
Mr Fenech told Reuters that he had recently visited Bugarach and found that the American Ramtha School of Enlightment had set up six settlements in the surrounding countryside. Founded by J.Z. Knight, the group claims to follow the mystic teachings of Ramtha, a Lemurean warrior who fought the residents of the mythical Atlantis 35,000 years ago. They claim that they know the secret of immortality.
Another group which is active in the region is the Swiss-based Raelian Movement. It was founded in 1974 by a Frenchman Claude Maurice Marcel Vorilhon, today 65, a former sports journalist. The sect claims life on Earth was created by extraterrestrials, the Elohim. Sect members, it claims, is permanently in contact with aliens.
Other sects and esoteric groups have also started to hold fee-paying conferences in the region’s hotels.
Mr Fenech described the belief that Bugarach will be the only place on earth to survive December 21, 2012, as “big business”. And as it appears, not just for Bugarach and its region but also for France where mayors have been reporting “activity among apocalyptic groups” as esoterics are interpreting the series of volcanic eruptions of late and other extreme climatic phenomena – as omens that Doomsday is indeed just round the corner.
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