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  
Retreats, Caves, Caverns

The ancients saw in the caves and caverns an image of the world in its universality and the symbol of all the hidden energies. The world is a ‘cave’ – Plato will say – that is made obscure and dark by matter, but it is also a place of initiation from which, within the material sleep of the body, the soul - understanding and remembering its origin - awakes to true life.

Gadal will say: ‘I have included in my research the role of caverns, of depths and stones in the development of the Cathar mentality. I use that word in its literal sense.’

Cave, cavern: an image of a different world where one cannot stay without having left behind what one brings from the outside, a world where the light can only be an inner light. Deprived of any appearances, of all that makes 'the outer man', one is confronted with one’s real Self.

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