Re: Thanks for the clarfications
- Hey Michael
>>>The Gnostic Gospels by Pagels was my first book - I read it quitesome time ago, also the newest version/translation of the Gospel of
Mary Magdalene (Leloup) and a few of the other texts included in
various compendiums of texts such as "the Gnostic Bible" (Barnstone)
and "the Other Bible" (again edited by Barnstone).<<<
Well, then you have already read more than many here.
>>I'm also working through some of the newer books by Tau Malachisuch as the Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ, but am having some
difficulty getting through it as I am not all too familiar with the
Kabbalah which it references quite a bit.<<<
As with the Cathars, Kabbalah does not technically fit the category
of "Gnosticism". However, it does have many interesting
intersections with Gnosticism so that it is often something that
people who are into Gnosticism find useful. Unfortunately, there are
so few books out there on the subject that are up to date with new
>>>I appreciate the clarification on the Cathars - they did sharesome beliefs with the Gnostics, but were not necessarily Gnostics
themselves. I am, however, interested in learning more about the
Cathars. Can anyone recommend any good texts or resources?<<<
Well, honestly I can't help much there, so I hope others here may be
able to. I do know a little bit about them, the basics of their
beliefs and practice, and a bit more about thier historical
backdrop... but I didn't really keep any of my books on the subject
and I can't seem to recall which ones I have read. You may find it
interesting to know that Kabbalah found it's primary historical
flowering right next to the Cathars... so there seems to have been a
lot of spiritual exploration going on at the time.
>>Are there individuals who still practice this form of Spiritualityon this forum?<<
Still practice the Cathar faith? Recreating it, do you mean?
- Hello pmcvflag
On 12/02/05, you wrote:
>>> Are there individuals who still practice this form of Spirituality
> on this forum?<<
> Still practice the Cathar faith? Recreating it, do you mean?
One old man told Stephan Hoeller's ex-wife, "I am cathar, my family is
cathar, and will always be cathar." This was in the Provance, BTW.
She said others told her the same thing. Interesting, to say the
least. I would bet it was on a rather primitive level of knowledge,
if not practice, but apparently the sentiment is still there.
Mike Leavitt ac998_@_lafn._org remove -'s