Welcome to the World of Patrice Chaplin
This is the official website of author, journalist, and playwright, Patrice Chaplin.
Patrice’s journey into the Grail mystery first began at 15 when she happened upon the Spanish city of Gerona in 1955. She fell in love with the ancient Catalan city, and with its esteemed poet and Grail custodian Josep Tarres. Over the years, Patrice became increasingly involved with the Grail’s historic origins, Gerona’s private Kabbalist society, and the history and purpose behind Rennes-le-Château.
A Bohemian, trad jazz-loving free spirit in Spain and France during the 50’s and 60’s, Patrice was a familiar face among the existentialist groups led by Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, and was actively involved in the artistic circles of the day, which included the charismatic talents Jean Cocteau, Umberto Eco and Salvidor Dali, among others. Eventually marrying Charlie Chaplin’s son Michael, the two lived in Hollywood, where Patrice collaborated with greats such as Lauren Bacall and Miles Davis.
Today, Patrice continues her work to support the public understanding of the Grail and Rennes-le-Château, maintaining an active designated role for the private society. In her recent memoirs, The Stone Cradle, City of Secrets: One Woman’s True-life Journey to the Heart of the Grail Legend and The Portal: An Initiate’s Journey into the Secret of Rennes-le-Château, Patrice opened the doors to little-known information regarding Gerona’s connection as a central component to these subjects.
The Unknown Pursuit: Three Grandmothers in Search of the Grail – A True Story
Three women arrive in Girona, in northeast Spain, to attend a New Age workshop based on the mysteries of that ancient city. They have never met before.
What do they have in common? They discover that they are all grandmothers who know little about psychic or spiritual worlds.
What do they want? To keep a good face on things―“things” being quite a lot of difficult issues. What do they really want? Life change? Reclaiming their dreams?
What do they get? The Holy Grail. And all they were looking for was a way out of sudden old age.
‘So fresh, sharp and full of terrific lines – I loved it… Patrice has put the Grail, Girona and her own wonderful gift for characterisation to such perfect use.’ – Miranda Seymour, author (In Byron’s Wake, Mary Shelley)
‘It’s just a the most wonderful piece of work. Congratulations Patrice. Highly recommended Get a copy!’ – Malcolm Bruce, musician (son of Cream legend Jack Bruce)
New Books from Northern Bridge Productions
One Day: Tales From the Edge
A Collection of Short Stories
Working with the charity, Northern Bridge Productions, using creativity against addiction, we realised how often people needed a safe place and are afraid they won’t get it, go the other way, taking on The Edge and all its variables. Safe can be a thought, a memory; that goes for all kinds of people with lives that addiction does not touch.
By chance, the subject of writing a short story came up in a park in North London after a concert. ‘Writing a short story. What a lovely idea. Would never have thought of that.’ I asked unlikely people with busy or well established lives; not one said no. So, all ages and all backgrounds are presented in this book written with pleasure.
“One day the real edge appears and you’re gone forever, leaving some crazy stories.”
“I’m not an angel yet, I’ve still got a lot of white buttons to collect.”
“The most delicious ice cream she had ever tasted gave a few moments without thought or fear. It made everything alright.”
“Just be nice! Nice does not get you anywhere!”
“Home had become as much a state of mind as anything else.”
Our Invisible Wall
Improve Your Relationships By Understanding Our Hidden Emotions
by Tove Frisvold
As the world-renowned artist Edvard Munch said about his painting, The Scream, “Each individual is alone in their own despair.” To some extent this is what I have experienced with clients over the past 25 years. Being close to a person who can never admit, and who always has to be right, can be a lonely place, making it hard to explain and share with others.
As one client said, “Seeing the image of a Wall was important to me. It made me understand how the bricks helped to conceal the true identity of the person behind. Everything that was shown to me fitted my partner. It was an immense relief to be able to make sense of my partner’s behaviour.”
This client’s reaction is just one of many and illustrates how someone was helped by being shown the visual image of the Wall.
About Northern Bridge Productions
The charity Northern Bridge Productions was established 20 years ago and successfully uses creativity against addiction. Visit the website at www.amberbridge.co.uk for more details. The charity has published Clean Time, a book documenting recovery written by first-time and professional writers, and, in 2019, One Day, a collection of short stories focusing on the fight against addiction, and Our Invisible Wall, a book by Tove Frisvold that helps people improve their relationships by revealing the world of hidden emotions.