La Fontaine des Amours is a stunning heart shaped pool with a cascade. The literal translation is Fountain of love or the Lovers Fountain. It is very close to Rennes Les Bains. To get there, head out of Rennes Les Bains away from Couiza and towards Bugarach. After a few hundred yards, take the left turn on the D74, signposted Sougraigne. The road goes over a small stream while veering sharply to the right after a couple of hundred yards. Look out for parking places on the right hand side, and there is a short path down to the river.
For nearly a thousand years, the narrow, lonely canyon of the Alzou has been home to a cluster of buildings clinging to the rock half way up the sheer cliffs; and from this improbable spot, a powerful call has gone out, drawing millions of the faithful to the shrine of the Black Virgin of Rocamadour.
It has been some time that we last saw each other, well maybe we did in our dreams, but now it is time to meet again in words, in spirit and in pictures.
It has been a busy time, very busy. So much has happened. You’d think that when you are retired, life will be easier. Well maybe it does, but not for me, not yet. I had hoped that after renovating my house, after putting everything in place and after returning from Ethiopia, I would finally be able to settle down in Exmorra, but it did not quite work out that way.
Very happy to let you know, that with the help of Kevin Custers and Abraham Tol, that these books have been re-editted for grammar and minor corrections. They are both available on Amazon. Also the cover for MM had to be redone, due to the taking over of Createspace by Kindle. Both Amazon companies, so one would think all remains the same, unfortunately that is not the case. However we managed and hope you will enjoy the new editions. Kevin is also addressing the Amerikaans market for these books and others. Thanks to both!
It was a gift, a birthday gift. My seventies birthday. And what to give a man who has everything? So, I asked for a contribution to go to Ethiopia. A land I just had to visit. Just like Peru a few years ago. I don’t know why, but I had to go there. There was a special tour organized by the well-known and respected travel agency called Djoser. An adventurous trip of three weeks touring all of Ethiopia, including Christmas, I mean Ethiopian Christmas, on January 7th and the Timk at Festival on January 19th.
L'un des livres les plus émouvants que j'aie jamais lus. Vous allez aimer les aventures de l'adorable Jamie. Il est si jeune, si passionné, si innocent, si gentil et si humain qu'il va enflammer votre imagination. Les vérités humaines n'ont jamais été dites si simplement que dans l'histoire de Jamie sur son nuage. J'étais fasciné et ne pouvais attendre pour savoir ce qu'il allait lui arriver. Parfois, je riais, parfois je pleurais avec Jamie. Mais à aucun moment je n'ai arrêté ma lecture ! Lorsque je levais le nez du livre, j'étais surpris de me retrouver dans une pièce ordinaire. J'ai entendu dire que Jaap allait écrire la suite de l'histoire de Jamie et je ne peux pas attendre !
Who was Mary Magdalene? Was she a prostitute; a woman of high birth or a priestess of Isis? What was her relationship with Jesus? Were they partners, were they married, did they have children? What happened during and after the crucifixion? Did Jesus die on the cross or not? Did Mary Magdalene flee to France? Flee alone, with Jesus or with a group of her followers? Where did she land in France, where did she go and what did she do? On these and more questions Jaap Rameijer has one and sometimes more answers. What was her relationship with the Knights Templars and with the Cathars? Or for that matter the Holy Grail? Was she a reincarnation of the Mother Goddess? Did she carry the same energy as the Black Madonna’s in France? During his years of research Jaap came up with several important findings. The book contains hundreds of beautiful photos of Mary Magdalene in various representations. And photos of Black Madonna’s, churches, basilicas, caves, and wonderful sacred places. And of Mary Magdalene in love with Jesus. Special chapters have been written about Sacred Femininity, about France as the second Holy Land and about a pilgrimage along the most important places where Mary Magdalene is still ‘present’ and venerated. The book concludes with a message for the Christian churches.
Jamie on his Cloud is a fable about a gentle and caring spirit boy who is reincarnated on Earth and undergoes many important and spiritual experiences, both delightful and tragic. Historical and mythological events alike are brought to life, especially relating to the magical lands of southern France. This story illustrates the spiritual purposefulness of human life. It is written for all ages.