Le Serpent Rouge
by Pierre Feugère, Louis Saint-Maxent,
and Gaston de Koker.
1 - Aquarius
How strange are the manuscripts of this Friend, great traveller of the
unknown, they appeared to me separately, yet they form a whole for him
who knows that the colours of the rainbow give a white unity, or for the
artist for whom the black springs out from under his paintbrush, made
from the six colours of his magic pallet.
2 - Pisces
This Friend, how to introduce him to you? His name remains a mystery,
but his number is that of a famous seal. How to describe him to you?
Perhaps like the pilot of the indestructable ark, impassive like a column
on his white rock scanning towards the south beyond the black rock.
3 - Aries
During my testing pilgrimage I tried to clear a path with the sword
crossing the inextricable vegetation of the woods I wanted to reach the
residence of the sleeping BEAUTY in whom certain poets saw the QUEEN of
the past realm. In desperation of finding my way again the parchments of
this Friend were for me, the thread of Ariadne.
4 - Taurus
Thanks to him, from now on by measured step and sure eye, I can discover
the sixty-four dispersed stones of the perfect cube that the brothers of
the BEAUTY of the black wood escaping in the pursuit of the usurpers, had
scattered on their way whilst they fled to the white Fort.
5 - Gemini
To reassemble the scattered stones, work with the square and compass to
put them back in regular order, look for the line of the meridian in
going from the south to the north, finally in all directions to obtain
the desired solution, stopping in front of the fourteen stones marked
with a cross. The circle is the ring and the crown, and to him the
diadem of this QUEEN of Castel.
6 - Cancer
The stones of the mosaic paving of the sacred place could be
alternatively black and white, and JESUS, like ASMODEUS, observing their
alignment, my view seems incapable of seeing the summit where the
marvelous sleeping one remained hidden. Not being HERCULES with magic
power, how to decode the mysterious symbols carved by the observers of
the past? In the sanctuary however the stoup, fountain of love of the
believers, reminds us of these words: BY THIS SIGN YOU SHALL CONQUER.
7 - Leo
From her that I desired to liberate, there rose towards me the emanations
of perfume which permeate the sepulchre. Once some called her: ISIS,
queen of the beneficent spring, COME TO ME ALL YE WHO SUFFER AND WHO ARE
AFFLICTED, AND I WILL COMFORT YOU, otherwise: MADELEINE, with the famous
vase filled with healing balm. The initiated know her true name: NOTRE
DAME DES CROSS.
8 - Virgo
I was like the shepherds of the famous painter POUSSIN, confused in front
of the enigma: “ET IN ARCADIA EGO...”! The voice of the blood would show
me the image of an ancestral past. Yes, the light of the genius crossed
my mind. I saw again, I understood! I knew now this fabulous secret.
And marvellous, when from the leaps of the four horsemen, the shoes of
one horse had left four imprints on the rock, here is the sign which
DELACROIX had given in one of three pictures from the chapel of angels.
Here is the seventh sentence which a hand had traced: DELIVER ME FROM THE
MIRE, SO THAT I DO NOT STAY THERE SINKING. Two times IS, embalmer and
embalmed, miraculous vase of the eternal WHITE LADY OF LEGENDS.
9 - Libra
Started in the shadows, my journey could only be finished in light. At
the window of the ruined house I gazed across the trees stripped by
autumn to the summit of the mountain. The cross of the crest stood out
under the midday sun, it was the fourteenth and the biggest of all with
its 35 centemetres! Here I am therefore on my horse ride on a divine
steed crossing the abyss.
10 - Scorpio
Celestial vision for him who remembers the four works of Em. SIGNOL
around the Meridian line, to the choir itself from the sanctuary from
which beams this source of love from one to another, I turn around
passing the site of the rose of the P to that of the S, then from the S
to the P ... and the spiral in my mind becoming like the monstrous
octopus expelling its ink, the shadows obscure the light, I am dizzy and
I hold my hand to my mouth biting instinctively my palm, perhaps like
OLIER in his coffin. Curses, I understand the truth, HE IS GONE, but to
him too in doing THE GOOD, like HIM of the flowery tomb. But how many
times have they sacked the HOUSE, leaving only the embalmed corpes and
numerous metal objects which they could not carry? What strange mystery
conceals the new temple of SALOMON built by the children of Saint
11 - Ophiuchus
Cursing the profaners in their ashes and those who live in their tracks,
leaving the abyss where I was plunged in finishing the gesture of horror:
“Here is the proof that I knew the secret of the Seal of SALOMON, that of
this QUEEN I have visited in the hidden residences.” To this, Dear
Reader, be careful not to add or remove an iota ... meditate, meditate
again, the vile lead of my writing contains perhaps the purest gold.
12 - Sagittarius
Returning then to the white hill, the sky having opened its gates, it
seems there is a presence near me, the feet in the water like him who has
just been baptised, turning myself again towards the east facing me I saw
unrolling without end, his coils, the enormous SERPENT ROUGE cited in the
parchments, salty and bitter, the enormous beast unleashed became at the
foot of this white mountain, red
13 - Capricorn
My emotion was great. “DELIVER ME FROM THE MIRE” I said, and I awoke
immediately. I haven’t told you in fact that this was a dream that I’d
had this JANUARY 17th, feast day of Saint SULPICE. Afterwards my
troubles persisting, I wanted after reflection to tell you a story by
PERRAULT. Here then, Dear Reader, in the pages which follow the result
of a dream having soothed me into the world of the strange and unknown.
GOOD comes to him THAT DOES GOOD.
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