My name is Christine van der Pol and I live in the Netherlands.
In my working life I was, among other things, a director at a primary school.
In 2015 I changed course and started my own company: Ducator.
Ducator is Latin for guide or leader. So, I guided people as a coach and I lead as an interim manager.
But since my retirement, I spent most of my time developing websites about my passions.
What About Mysteries and Me...
In the eighties, I became interested in mysteries.
It all started with Rennes-le-Chateau. The mystery of a wealthy priest led me to many more mysteries.
I learned about the Cathars, the Templars, the Grail, the Ark of the Covenant etc.
There was also a Belgium mystery I fell in love with: The mystery of the stolen Ghent altarpiece. This mystery brought me in contact with renaissance art and old symbols.
Ever since, I’ve been writing articles for my websites. First only in Dutch and now also in English.
I love mysteries, but it has to make sense.
I think that the unknown should be viewed with a critical and sober eye. I do not like to blindly copy what someone else has written, but I love to go out to investigate myself. That’s why I travel a lot and visit the places I write about.
This is me a couple of years ago in the vicinity of Rennes- château. Doing research is fun, but sometimes a bit dangerous.
What I hope to achieve...
Foremost, this site is mainly written because I love doing research and writing about it. I also hope to inform and challenge others to do their own exploring. It is so much more fun than believing everything you read or see on Internet.
Be inspired by pseudo-historians or for my part conspiracy theorists.
Be open to everything, but don’t believe everything you see, read, or hear. Look for proof, see for yourself, and remain critical.
That said, I hope this site will inspire you to follow your own journey and use your common sense as a guide.
If you have questions, or you would like to share something with me, feel free to contact me.