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 First Origins  
   Dositheus and the Dositheans  
   Simon Magus  
   The Great River of the Spirit  
   A Christian Mystery  
   Who Is Christ?  
   The Gospels  
   Cathar Christianity  
   Specificity of Pyrenean Catharism  
   A Transcendant Christianity  
   Inspiration from Alexandria  
   Two Spiritual Streams Meet  
   The Paraclete, the Consoler  
   A 'Paracletian' Church  
   A Religion of the Spirit  
   The Great Revolution of the Gnosis  
 The Catharism and Its Origins  
 The Mystery of the Caves  
 The Grail in the Pyrenees  
 Grail, Cathars and Rosycross  
 Interesting Links  
Dositheus and the Dositheans

Dositheus, a Jew with an austere godliness, gathered followers to whom the name of Dositheans was given. They lived at the time of Jesus Christ and adopted the same practices the Essenes did.

They claimed to be the disciples of John the Baptist whom they considered the Messiah. They ate only the fruits of the earth and lived in caves and grottos.

Dositheus denied the resurrection of the body, the future destruction of the world, the last judgement, the existence of angels, and refused to acknowledge demons other than the pagan idols.

The Essenes mixed with the Dositheans.

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