The War on the Cathars

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By PHILIP COPPENS The “Cathar heresy” that struck Southern France in the 13th century, and was viciously persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church, remains a pool of interest and intrigue. What really happened, and what did the Cathars actually believe?  Wars between nations or faiths are commonplace. Sometimes, the leaders of nations turn against a minority resident within their own borders. But the Albigensian Crusade is unique in history, as the Pope on March 10, 1208 proclaimed a crusade … [Read more...]

The Mystery of Iniquity: Does Evil Exist or Do Bad Things Just Happen?

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By DR. STEPHAN A. HOELLER— On June 10, 1991, a cover story appeared in Time magazine on the topic of evil. The author, Lance Morrow, did not argue for a particular thesis and did not reach any conclusions. What he did, however, was in a sense more important. He began by stating three propositions:  God is all-powerful. God is all-good. Terrible things happen. Citing several sources, Morrow said that you can match any two of these propositions, but not all three. You can declare that … [Read more...]

The Gospel of Judas Revealed

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By ROBERT BLACK— The secret account of the revelation that Jesus spoke in conversation with Judas Iscariot during a week three days before he celebrated Passover. ...Jesus said to him, “Step away from the others and I shall tell you the mysteries of the kingdom. It is possible for you to reach it, but you will grieve a great deal.” – The Gospel of Judas1 From an historical point of view this find is as important as the Nag Hammadi writings discovered half a century ago. Everything tells us … [Read more...]

The Illuminati: Renegades of the Mystery Schools

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By URI DOWBENKO— The word “Illuminati” has become a catch-all term for the defacto Rulers of Planet Earth. Definition is crucial because the words “Conspiracy” and “Illuminati” have themselves become code-words for the occult (hidden) machinations of the Powers That Be. With the advent of the internet and its rough cut of “news” and disinformation, what was once considered esoteric knowledge has been revealed for all to see. Even the cowans – a derogatory Masonic term for non-Masons – and the … [Read more...]

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

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BY JASON JEFFREY — Of all the earliest followers of Christ, none has sparked the level of interest generated by one particular woman – the biblical figure known as Mary Magdalene. Revered as a saint, maligned as a prostitute, imagined as the literal bride of Christ, Mary of Magdala stands apart as an enigmatic individual about whom little is actually known, despite centuries of scholarly scrutiny and wild conjecture. All that most Western Christians know about her is presented in the New … [Read more...]