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  
A Peaceful Ending

What did the Cathars do? Were they going to break down the walls?

Resignation was a Cathar virtue; they submitted themselves peacefully to their destiny and smiled sadly at their grave. They lived a little longer, but, one day, they ran out of everything! ‘Then’ – relates Antonin Gadal in a moving style; did he read these images in Nature’s memory? – ‘they gathered by families, in various compartments of the rocks…. For a while, above the pious murmur of the prayers, the voice of the bishop could still be heard confessing the Word which is in God and is God; he gave them the kiss of peace and fell asleep in his turn…. They all rested in sleep: and only the drops of water which slowly fell from the vaults troubled the sepulchral silence for centuries. The rocks wept over them!

The mountain which, as a tender mother, had welcomed them in her womb, religiously wove them a white ossuary with its tears, buried their sacred remains in the slowly woven pleats of the chalky shroud and sculpted their bones that no worm profaned : a triumphal mausoleum of stalagmites, marvelously adorned with urns, candelabra and symbols of life.

The Lombrives cavern, which for a short time harboured Monségur’s treasure, became, almost a century later, the last Tabor of Pyrenean Catharism.’

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