Antonin Gadal
The Work of a Man Inspired by the Spirit
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 Who Is Antonin Gadal?  
 The Source  
 The Doctrine  
 Pyrenean Catharism  
 The Catharism and Its Origins  
 The Mystery of the Caves  
 The Grail in the Pyrenees  
 Grail, Cathars and Rosycross  
   The Connecting Link  
   The Golden Thread  
   Eternal Love Cannot Perish!  
   Threefold Alliance of the Light  
   A Magical Synthesis  
   The Ever-Renewed Quest  
   The Golden Rosycross  
   The Legendary Treasure  
   Material and Immaterial Treasure  
   A New Kingdom  
   Catharism: a High Spirituality  
   The Light Shines Again!  
   The Elder Brothers  
   The Galaad Monument  
   Conquering the Light  
   The Mysteries are Revealed  
   Ancient and Christian Mysteries  
   Gnosis and Initiation  
   Christian Rosycross  
   Final Redemption  
 Interesting Links  
Ancient and Christian Mysteries

Let us remember now the essential point of the Egyptian initiation (which would later become the initiation of the Cathars – the Perfects in Pyrenean Catharism). The candidate had to spend three days and three nights in a tomb. During this time, he accomplished his journey into the other world, which transpired according to his degree of achievement.

As he could remember this journey when awakening and as he had visited beforehand the empire of the dead, he was thus resurrected and ‘born twice’, according to the language of the temples. Christ, too, (like Jonah in the stomach of the whale) accomplished his cosmic journey during his burial and before his resurrection.

Here again, there is a parallel between the ancient initiations and the new mysteries brought to the world by Christ. It is not only a parallel but also a broad extension because the astral journey of a God, having passed through earthly death, had to be qualitatively different and of a much greater importance than the simple spree, on Isis’ boat, of a mere mortal into the kingdom of the dead. (That boat was in reality the initiate’s own ethereal body, detached from the physical body by the master.) Christ showed the celestial routes to those lost souls, such as those we see in the ‘first circle’ of Inferno in Dante's Divine Comedy.

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