MARY MAGDALENE IN THE CATHAR COUNTRY
What is catharism ?
It is a religious movement in the medieval Christian West after the Gregorian reform. Catharism is another way of considering the reading of the Bible as well as a different Christianity from that advocated by Roman Catholicism of the 12th century.
Indeed, this dissident movement was in contradiction with the dogma of the Catholic Church which will consider it as a heresy.
What are the believes about Mary Magdalene in the Cathar country ?
Many works, especially Anglo-Saxon, make the Cathars the keepers of secrets concerning Mary Magdalene. Does this claim have any historical basis, or is it just another myth among the countless false truths about heretics by a literary genre in search of the sensational?
The study of the figure of Mary Magdalene among the Cathars, insofar as no Cathar text has reached us, seems from the outset doomed to failure. Only seems, because if we do not have an original Cathar text, we have, on the other hand, the writings of their adversaries, the Catholics faithful to the Pope who led the Inquisition. Of course, these texts are of great help to us, because many of them denounce the existence of traditions on Mary Magdalene among the Cathars.
Purpose and topics of these lectures
The phenomenon of Languedoc Catharism is vast and very complex.
Not only because it spanned nearly three centuries during which it experienced many twists and turns. But also because it involved, to varying degrees of commitment, all strata of Occitan society of its time.
Naturally, the purpose of the lectures is not to study the smallest details of a religion, a military crusade, and inquisitorial work aimed at eradicating the Cathar heresy. But, to have a sufficiently objective view on the various subjects.
Program of the opening session-
Veronique, in order you can better understand the following sessions, will give an overview on the Cathar Movement. Origins and major dates, philosophy and beliefs, organisation of the society
Ewa, specialized in personal development and female leadership, has creativity as a part of her DNA. She accompanies us to go forward and illuminate our path; to find our inspiration through creativity, poetry and paintings.
Moreover, we will have the privilege of welcoming my dear friend Kayleen Asbo as a guest speaker. She will introduce us to her ancestors Richard the Lionheart and her mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Duchess of Aquitaine and Countess of Poitiers, in the 12th century. Exceptional woman, who was Queen of France and then of England. Kayleen will take us to Beynac castle, in the Dordogne, one of their residence.
- Saturday, April 17th, 2021 : Introduction to the Cathar Movement : Origins and major dates, philosophy and beliefs, organisation of the society
- Saturday, May 15th, 2021: Women and their commitment to the Cathar faith.
- Saturday, June 19th, 2021: Marie-Madeleine and the Cathars believes – The mystery of Rennes le château
- Saturday, July 10th, 2021: Occitan culture : Miniatures, poems and troubadour women
- Sunday, July 11th, 2021: End of the Cathar era and the Cathar heritage
We offer you two attractive purchase options :
- € 25 for one session
- Special package offer : € 100 for the 5 sessions
- Recording versions available with a secured link on Vimeo
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