Tag Archives: Crusades

Was He a Lover or a Fighter, or Both?

William IX – Duke of Aquitaine (1271 – 1127) I came across an article about the troubadours, yesterday. Today, I looked at the man who may have ‘invented’ the precursor to the sonnet, as the first Troubadour. While reading his … Continue reading

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It’s All Starting to Make Sense, Finally

Troubadour As you may recall, I like writing poetry; and the sonnet is my format of choice, for many reasons. But I’d never understood why, before yesterday. That’s when I learned that sonnets may have evolved from the musical poetry … Continue reading

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The Crusader King and His Karmic Debt to Jerusalem

Richard the Lionheart (September 8, 1157 – April 6, 1199) The mental flash I got yesterday about the Henry II, Richard I and John being connected with the unholy trinity of Flavian emperors hasn’t gone away. Let’s call it the … Continue reading

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The Siege That Still Echoes Through Time

Monts├ęgur This siege is not so well-known, at least not as well-known as Masada. But to “heretics” everywhere in the West, this one was very important. It was the starting point of us. Whatever lives modern Gnostics have returned as, … Continue reading

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The Jerusalem Cross

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The Fall of Montsegur Castle

View from the Steep Side I’ve written about this historical ‘event’ many times. Here is the main post. But I’d never thought to do the chart, until now.   The Kepler 7.0 program has added 7 days to the original … Continue reading

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Montsegur: the Cathars’ last stand?

When the Cathars were eliminated in 1244, the Catholic world breathed a sigh of relief. But were they really wiped out, or did they just retire to the spiritual realms in order to return again in the 20th Century? The … Continue reading

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