Have you ever heard about the Cathars, the Albigensians, the crusade against them?
Today, 16th of March is their martyrdom.
Pope Innocentius III ordered the persecution held by the bloody hands of Simon IV of Monfort.
The Cathars believed the Church of Rome was the Whore of Babylon of the Apocalypse.
Why should the Pope of Rome worry for some weirdos of the time? What were the reasons for a Crusade? Aren’t the crusade a strict phenomenon of the Holy Land?
What Cathars truly believed is quite uncertain and difficult to prove. From a kind of ascetic Christianity, to sex perversions, to paganiSSm, they were accused of pretty much everything.
Surely they were not mainstream christians, they were called heretics. Like many others before. Some said they held the Holy Grail…
What is the Consolamentum? Why their Perfects were considered similars to Angels?
They had women too in their “clergy” ranks…

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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