Antonin Gadal
The Work of a Man Inspired by the Spirit
Fr  Eng  Ital  Port  Es
 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  
The Path of the Stars

Originally, each soul is a star of the divine firmament, a ray of the divine Thought.
The ‘path of the stars’ is about the extinction of the natural zodiac fires – which feed and direct the earthly man’s existence bound to the stars and elements – and the rebirth of the Light-Soul, star of the divine Cosmos.

During this process, the soul undoes all its earthly bounds and puts on the ‘Light Garment’ it had to leave behind when it fell into matter.

Gadal describes it in this way:
‘After long trials and purifications to reach Perfection, the souls will go back up into the azure. Look at that ocean of Ether, scattered with islands of fire, archipelagos of light! They are the soul stations, from star to star, from constellation to constellation, up to the bosom of the Father.’

The candidate to the harmony of the origin must go through all the spheres of nature and the cosmos; he must uproot himself from the emotional and mental grasp of this world, in a word: ‘conquer death and the world’.

Then, the delivered Soul-man, takes off to his Homeland.
This journey of the soul, foreign to this world, through the cosmic domains ruled by the cosmic powers (the Aeons and Archons of the first Gnostics) is abundantly described in the ‘Pistis Sophia’, the ‘Gospel of Mary’, the hermetic texts and Paul’s epistles.

Previous article   Next article