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Ancient Wisdom and Secret Sects by Time-Life Books

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In March 1244, after a ten-month siege, the Cathars surrendered the fortress. More than two hundred men and women walked calmly, singing, down the mountain and into huge burning pyres where they died. No treasure was found. back to the fold cian monks by dispatching teaching missions of Cister- led by the head of the order, the future Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. The monks made few conversions, however, and the recalcitrance of the heretics dismayed Bernard, boos and whose own efforts to reach them were met with political control of Count Raymond Catholic authorities came to a lay under the VI of Toulouse, himself a follower of the Cathar faith.

Fearing Church repression, the that unseemly was held in public before a large congrega- initiate replied to elder, a series of questions posed then promised to abstinence, and obedience to The Catholic church did what of the Old Tes- tament. Instead, they believed earth and humanity were spreading Cathar heresy. At :e live God and first, it it a life of poverty, the gospel. could to combat the tried to win Cathars 29 The fortress Montsegur, located Pyrenees Mountains, was in the the Cathars' last stronghold.

Fourth, that each brother would choose a worthy successor brary on the arts and sciences. When to at the which occurs on the Thursday following the Christi, According to the so construction to be undertaken: Father Christian had de- four would follow which they traveled so as in remain inconspicuous. Third, that they would gather to others. Work proceeded slowly, for there were many other demands on the Rosicrucians' time. The medical skills that Father Christian, as he was now addressed, had taught the brothers became so well known throughout Germany that the sick clamored at the Rosicrucians' doors.

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