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Gadal Catharisme – The Ever-Renewed Quest
Antonin Gadal — was a French mystic and historian who dedicated gaddal life to study of the Cathars in the south of France, their spirituality, beliefs and ideology. Montaillouthe village which continued as a secret community of Cathars until the 14th Century and the Inquisition ‘s records of which went up to make Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie’s book Montaillou: Promised Land of Erroris also nearby.
Gadal grew up in a house next to the Tarasconian historian Adolphe Garrigou who specialised in the history of the Cathars along with his son he is honoured by a plaque on the building he lived in one of the squares in Tarascon. Garrigou saw himself as a preserver of the memory of the Christian sect and, seeing a kindred spirit in the young man took him under his wing as an inheritor of his knowledge. As an adult, Gadal worked as a schoolteacher but his fascination gaval the Cathars lead him to work for the Tourist Board Of Ussat Ornolac.
In doing so he was able to explore the Pyrenean antonun himself, which he believed were hiding places and sites of worship for the Cathars. Through his investigations he developed a detailed picture of what he believed were gaadl inner mysteries of their faith.
Otto Rahnthe Nazi historian and occultist, is believed to have approached him in his own quest for the secrets of the Cathars Rahn believed that the Cathars were the trustees of the Holy Grail. Although some have suggested that Gadal refused to assist Rahn, it seems likely that in fact Gadal personally took Rahn on a tour of the various Cathar Cave locations.
Gadal’s belief was that the spirituality of the Cathars traced back through various Gnostic beliefs such as ManicheanismChristian Gnosticism to the most ancient sources of the Western Mystery Tradition – the EssenesHermeticismthe Egyptian Mysteries and so on – but seen in a Christian context. Transformed by the Holy Spiritthe Perfecti then went gaval into the world, having ‘died’ to it, to spread the Cathar faith and minister to the Credentes, or Believers.
Gadal’s belief was that this process of Initiation was contained within the Christian message of the Gospels and the cycle of the Christ story and was the hidden meaning gadao the Grail Legend. Through his interest in the Gnostic Christianity of the Cathars and his belief in its connection with an ancient tradition, in his later years Gadal made contact with the leaders of the neo- GnosticChristian Rosicrucian movement, the Lectorium Rosicrucianum – Jan van Rijckenborgh and Catharose de Petri.
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Gadal Catharisme – The Sharpening of a Thought
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