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  
   Antique Sanctuaries  
   A Bible for Mankind  
   Retreats, Caves, Caverns  
   Double Caves  
   Caves: Places of Initiation  
   The Cathars’ Cathedral.  
   An Underground Epic  
   A Peaceful Ending  
   A Moving Rediscovery  
   In Quest of the Spirit  
   Death and Resurrection  
   A New Man  
   Becoming 'Perfect'  
   The New Vesture  
   The Path of the Stars  
   The Caves Speak…  
   The Spoulga of Bouan  
   Lux Lucet in Tenebris  
   Formation, Reformation, Transformation  
   The Dualism of the Cathars  
 The Grail in the Pyrenees  
 Grail, Cathars and Rosycross  
 Interesting Links  

Antonin Gadal was an inspired speaker. The power of his words was in the absolute certainty of his knowledge which had its foundation in ‘pre-remembrance’.
He did not try to convince nor to gain someone else’s adherence, but his intuitions persuaded many seekers that he held spiritual truths unfathomable by ordinary men, truths he wanted to share with those who were sensitive to them.


The cave of Bethlehem was for him the most fascinating of all.
It was the heart of the Cathar initiation, the matrix of the Cathar priesthood. The ‘New Christ’, the New Man was born there. The initiate there became a ‘Perfect One’.
The oblong cave has two entrances, like many initiation caves: the one on the west side is the entrance of the ‘Perfect Ones’, the other is reserved to the Grand Master. Facing the first entrance, there is a large pentagon, engraved by nature in the rocky wall.
Not far from the pentagon is a granite altar on which the Cathar Gospel of John was lying open at the first page. On each side of the wall, within cubicles, lights were shining softly.

One of them sheltered a cup which will be identified as the Holy Grail.

Purity, simplicity, depth of these first apostolic rites – well anterior to the blending of Christianity with paganism that took place in the fourth century – and which characterise the real ‘Co-naissance’ (in French: knowledge is co = with; naissance = birth; connaissance : a knowledge that can come to life within man), the Gnosis, which gives access to the Mysteries of the Spirit-Life.

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