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RE: Rosslyn Chapel
Like you and many others, I yearn to learn more about Rosslyn and its
I also desired to see what lies in the vaults.
But, we need to temper our enthusiasm with caution.
The sanctity and security of the vaults have remained uncontaminted from the
outside world, and this should be valued.
I have felt that non-invasive techniques such as sonar or other means,
should be attempted. Niven has discussed this previously.
Yes, we have the technology to access it by a number of measures.
But we have to be confident that we have the "Authority" to do it.
Do we destroy its value and mystique, if we access the vaults?
Will we be disappointed by what we find?
Will we no longer quest and wonder about Rosslyn and its secrets?
My five year old daughter Chloe has lit her imagination with bed-time
stories of Rosslyn and its knights, ghosts and treasure.
She wants so much to come and see Rosslyn and discover its secrets. (This
is the type of fire that burns brightly within us).
I, like you, have an enquiring mind that becomes hungry for answers.
The answers we seek are not always available as quickly as we would like.
But it pays to persist. Many a night do I drift to sleep with thoughts of
I would be delighted to think that what is held there, safely in the bosom
of the Scottish earth, could ever compare with my imagination.
Peace to you all.
> From: David C. Sinclair[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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> Sent: 01 May, 2000 11:24
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> Subject: Re: Rosslyn Chapel
> Thanks Niven for your comments. I know this has been a burning subject
> you for a long time. I am not sure what you mean about the timing having
> be right?
> All of us who have read the books that each point at Rosslyn from so many
> aspects, as a place of intrigue and a storehouse of knowledge, have wished
> to learn it's secrets. What do we have to do?
> Is this something that as a clan we can make into a "Cause" and launch a
> funding campaign?
> Do others out there feel as I do?
> David Sinclair
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Niven Sinclair" <email@example.com>
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> Sent: Monday, April 24, 2000 2:29 PM
> Subject: Re: Rosslyn Chapel
> > At 11:50 21/04/00 -0400, you wrote:
> > >Dear All,
> > >Can anyone please provide any update on the vaults under the chapel and
> > >plans to open them up?
> > >David Sinclair
> > There is no immediate intention to open the vaults at Rosslyn Chapel
> > because (a) approval
> > would have to be given by Historic Scotland and (b) the timing has to be
> > right because these
> > are no ordinary vaults.
> > I had permission to enter and film in the vaults but access was too
> > difficult so I contented
> > myself by carrying out three separate sonar surveys (one of them under
> > aegis of Edinburgh
> > University) and by involving well-known and respected
> > dowsers. Non-invasive techniques are
> > being constantly improved and it is through these methods, rather than
> > physical entry of the
> > vaults, that our knowledge of the contents of the vaults will be
> > confirmed. This will certainly
> > include a Black Madonna.
> > Niven Sinclair
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