The Cathars were a group of spiritually sovereign Gnostic Christians who lived in the Middle Ages in parts of southern France, Italy, and Spain.
The Cathars didn’t think they needed an intercessory in the form of a priest to contact their own Divinity. They believed in reincarnation and the transmigration of souls. They taught illiterate people to read, and shared their own sacred writings with everyone, at a time when the Catholic church would only let selected wealthy people read their version of the Bible. The Cathars had women as teachers and adepts.
Plus, and this was a big no-no, they followed the teachings of Mary Magdalene in France, after the Resurrection, teaching what they called “The Way of Love”, based on Yeshua’s original ministry. And they thought Magdalene was a spiritual teacher in her own right.
So right there you can see a bunch of reasons the Catholic Church wanted them dead. The Cathars also apparently got very popular. Way too much competition for the Holy Roman Church.
There was one single day in 1209, (July 22nd to be precise), when it is said that 20,000 humans were massacred in the city of Beziers, France. Arnoud Amalrc, a henchman of the then-Pope Innocent III, wrote:
“Indeed, because there is no strength nor is there cunning against God, while discussions were still going on with the barons about the release of those in the city who were deemed to be Catholics, the servants and other persons of low rank and unarmed attacked the city without waiting for orders from their leaders.
To our amazement, crying “to arms, to arms!”, within the space of two or three hours they crossed the ditches and the walls and Béziers was taken. Our men spared no one, irrespective of rank, sex or age, and put to the sword almost 20,000 people. After this great slaughter the whole city was despoiled and burnt, as divine vengeance miraculously raged against it.”
So that was 1209. In 1244 following an 8-or-so month siege at Montsegur, over a hundred Cathars were given the choice to either convert to Catholicism or be burned. They chose their spiritual sovereignty and integrity, and walked laughing and singing into the flames.
They knew they’d be back. Their principle of the equality of all humans in the sight of God would be back. Their belief that sacredness is for all, even women and peasants of all skin tones. And that each human has their own unique connection to God/dess/Whatever you call it.
Then, in August of 1321, an educated Cathar named Guillaume Belibaste was said to be the last Cathar immolated by the mercenaries paid by the Catholic Church.
As he was burning, he declared a prophecy, which to all accounts is:
“Al cap dels sèt cent ans, verdejara lo laurèl.” (In the language of Occitan.)
“The laurel will flourish again in 700 years, and we will return!”
The Laurel bush was the symbol of immortality and love. So this meant that the Cathars and their principles will return.
It’s now 700 years later. 1321-2021.
So, the Cathars are returning.
In the middle of the night, at least for me. They “told” me to offer small intimate Tribes, telling their stories, helping open the portal for others to connect with the sacred, egalitarian, sovereign spiritual frequencies. Those groups are, so far, amazing and heartening, and moving the needle in human consciousness toward unconditional love.
It’s pretty miraculous. Are you Called to join us? Check it out and sign up for notifications of these Tribes.
See you there if you arrive. . .