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  
A Transcendant Christianity

'The Cathars were the disciples of St John and the heirs of the Seven Churches of Asia to which the prophet of Patmos addresses his Revelation' (Caraman Synod, 1167).
So, they claimed to be of the highest evangelical lineage, of the most learned and luminous Christian descent. That is what is meant by the word 'Gnostic', still orthodox in the 2nd century, at least in Alexandria (Cf. Clement of Alexandria) and in the Orient, and also synonymous with contemplative and transcendent Christianisty, as opposed to traditional, common Catholic Christianity.

The Gnostics shortened the Judaizing gospels and only kept intact the Johannine writings. Their interpretation is all mystical, it claims the realisation of the inner Christ.
'The teaching of Christ, burnt on the Alexandrian altar of Plato, Catharism formed a kind of theosophy which rose from the Gospels, like a perfume, to the top, the ideal, the infinite.'

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