The Living Force
According to Wikipedia there are eight Templar sites in Aragon (and seven more in Castile and Leon which is far more to the South and West) but none of those are situated in or near the Pyrenees, although Aragon itself borders the Pyrenees.According to my brother, he saw a documentary a few years ago based on a German researcher’s book, which claims that the Grail castle has been located in Spain. I will explore this matter further but if anyone knows about this Spanish Templar castle – please feel free to provide details.
Meanwhile, just in case you might overlook it, Laura posted an intriguing snippet from one of her recently read novels here in which the Shining Ones are mentioned by Rocco, a vampire no less. This is a small part of it:
I remain standing. “Who… or what am I? I am the descendant of an ancient race of immortal beings who can live for many thousands of years. Our kind have lived on earth alongside humans since the beginning of time. It’s a long story, but human history is not as your rulers have taught you. Anyway, our relationship with mankind was peaceful, and we were viewed as benevolent guardians, and with fear. We were called the Shining Ones, and there were many glowing accounts of us in your most ancient texts and could be found in all great libraries, but they are all buried under the sea now.
“Originally, we were the keepers of knowledge and guardians of humanity. Especially, whenever there are extinction event cataclysms on earth that happen in cycles, every twelve to fourteen thousand years. When one of these catastrophes, which we call EMPOCs, happen, the damage is unimaginable. There is death and destruction everywhere. Everything is obliterated. Huge parts of continents sink into the sea, drowning all its inhabitants and leaving not even a trace of their civilization, while other parts of land full of sea creatures will rise from the ocean. And sometimes the earth burned for days, obliterating everything in its path.
I surmised you would want to know.
Her post directly above this one is also very interesting, but for other reasons.