A Jungian journey through a land of heretics and Mary Magdalene

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Lastours - our campground facing Château de Cabaret, Tour Régine, Château de Surdespine und Château de Querthineux Lastours – our campground facing Château de Cabaret, Tour Régine, Château de Surdespine und Château de Querthineux

I  just came back from Languedoc-Roussillon, where I followed the footsteps of the Templars and the heretic Cathars. This essay will focus on their similarity with early Christian and Jewish Gnostic thoughts, in which C.G. Jung was very interested. Where did the Cathars came from and what were there beliefs? What was the mystic and symbolic importance of Mary Magdalene, who is still worshiped prominently there in Catholic Churches?

In Languedoc-Roussillon Cathar castles and Templar remains,  Abbeys and Châteaus are inspired by powerful myths , major mysteries, complex religious history, symbols of psychological relevance  and – also significant pseudo-history. There a lots of stories about the Crusades and the mysteries of Sacred France in regards to Jesus, Mary Magdalene connected to it. Or, as in the cases of Rennes-le-Château, downright fabrications and conspiracy theories…

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