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  
The Gospels

Christ also has his mythology. The church allowed itself to trim that growth of Apocryphal legends and only kept the four Gospels: the ones of the man, the lion, the bull and the eagle. The Council of Nicea declared only them ‘orthodox’. But the source of those four rivers, the unique and original proto-gospel, had disappeared!
Gregory of Nazianzus – an Asiatic Greek bishop of the 4th century, the patriarch of Constantinople – said:

‘Matthew wrote for the Hebrews;
Mark for the Romans;
Luke for the Greeks;
John for all the people in the Universe.’

John’s Gospel

The Cathars did not invoke the ‘Word’ but the ‘Paraclete’.
John’s gospel constituted almost all their Bible, it began their history.
The Revelation of Patmos was their epic. Their genius had the character of the eagle, symbol of the ‘Boanerge’ (the thunder’s son).

Through the Apostle John, ‘the beloved by the Saviour’, and through his gospel, the Cathars did not only belong to the purest evangelical current, but to the highest orthodox lineage. However, they went beyond by a strong impulse towards the highest Christian ideal. The Spiritual gospel was lived in the sense of the highest realisation: the Spirit-Man.

They were not only mystics, they were also Gnostics.

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