On Montsegur Day, we honour the Holy Cathars (Pure Ones), followers of the true teachings of the Rose Lineage and Early Christian Gnostics, who made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in 1244 in defiance of the corruption inherent in patriarchal religion, whilst espousing a life devoted to “loving thy neighbour.”
In these challenging times, when we are witnessing old, patriarchal social structures and belief/behavioural systems starting to crumble, we can learn much from the Cathars.
As a group of Gnostic Christians living in southern France in the 12-14th centuries, the Cathars followed the Path of Gnosis, the ancient “underground stream” of the Rose Lineage which flowed down through the millennia until it became hidden by necessity as the patriarchal Church waged war against Gnosticism from the 4th century onwards, torturing and killing millions of Gnostics.
Known as the Bons Hommes (the Good or Kind People), the Cathars renounced the patriarchal dogma and rules of the Roman Church, and devoted their lives to love and kindness.
This is what we are witnessing now in our world. With the tearing down of patriarchal social structures that have kept us trapped and disempowered through isolation and a focus on the survival of the Self, we are being liberated to look outwards and relate to each other through love and kindness, even as we are being forced to become physically separate from each other.
When the mists of fear part, a new, fertile earth can be seen rising from the ashes, where not only Mother Nature can breathe once more, but where we can breathe together as one united through love, compassion and kindness.
Breathing with you all from Avalon
Annabel Du Boulay 🌹♥️🌹
Founder Glastonbury Gnostic Centre & Rose Chapel
Priestess of Sophia-Magdalene
Priestess of Avalon