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  


By that term, Gadal understood the ‘Religion of the Spirit’ (Mani, manas, mens all indicate the higher thinking, the Spirit). It is the religion of Hermes, the Latin Mercury.

In the ‘hermetic’ teaching, the stress is put on the new conciousness which is the divine soul: only the soul born in the heart is related to the Spirit. It “knows” God. It serves God by the enlightened Reason.
Only the Spirit, descending into the soul can save the human being.

This religion of the Spirit was already known and practised by the evangelical Gnostics of the 3rd century: Montanus, Tertullian, Novatius, Novatian and the famous Marcion, born in Sinope of Pontus.

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