24.12.2010 - 24.12.2010
Was my hair blown back here in St Ferriol!! James, my most knowledgeable and interesting host, tells me of the mystical, magical Bugarach - a hot-spot for anyone interested in things spiritual, from New Agers to mystics, weird hippies (which could describe moi) and a whole lot more in between.
Bugarach is a village of about 200 here in the Aude region of Languedoc-Roussillon, in south west France. The mayor has expressed concern over an influx of New Age believers to his village who are convinced they will escape the end of the world in 2012. Jean-Pierre Delord says rumours are circulating that the village offers shelter from an impending Armageddon. They believe the world will end on 21 December 2012, the close of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the ancient Mayan calendar. Many of the visitors believe that a group of aliens is hiding in a cavern in the Magic Mountain, or Pech de Bugarach, the highest summit in the Corbières mountains, who will leave when the world ends and take the locals with them, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Bugarach supposedly has a secret entrance to a world of the Inner Earth, known as Agartha. Now this might all just be science fiction, or the musings of a demented mind. It may also be the truth...only you can decide, so read more, take a look at some videos and either pack your bags for Bugarach, or pack up laughing!!
Sadly, I didn't get there this time round, but I am sure I will still....before 2012 at least!!!