24th December 1980
Catharose de Petri
Catharose de Petri reveals the true treasure of the Cathars sought by all those who long to be reunited with the Spirit, and shared by those who dedicate their lives to the service of others in total self-forgetfulness. With this collection of seven addresses given by Mrs. Catharose de Petri, we commemorate that for over 50 years the Grandmaster of the Young Gnostic Brotherhood worked unceasingly for the Golden Rosycross. In these addresses, we sense the deep love she held for the Cathars and we are drawn closer to the true nature of the ‘treasure’ of the preceding Brotherhood of liberated souls.
In commemoration of the fifty years of dedicated service given by Catharose de Petri, this series of seven addresses highlights the deep love she held of the Cathars - the preceding Brotherhood of liberated souls. The Cathar movement, which was so active and prominent in the middle ages throughout the Occitania region of Southern Europe, was believed to be in possession of the highest of spiritual treasures. In this book, we are drawn closer to the true nature of this ‘treasure’, and why it is considered the greatest of all treasures – beyond value.
Many are those who have ‘hunted’ this treasure, believing it to be made of precious stones and metals, hidden and buried at some remote and secret location. And they have searched high and low for it, travelling to the farthest corners of the world, but always coming up empty handed. For they have not understood that it is a treasure not of this world, but can only be found within the longing heart of man; it is ‘closer than hands and feet’.
It is a treasure bestowed upon the new soul reunited with the Spirit. It is an ‘immaterial treasure, the most sublime, most glorious treasure any reborn being can receive’. It is the birth into the New Life, into the imperishable Glory, Harmony and Love of the Universal Nature; the birth into the true Unity and Freedom of the Absolute. Such a one holds the keys to Eternal Life, which no one can remove.
This was the true treasure of the Cathars – a treasure sought by all those who longed to be reunited with the Spirit, and who, in their search, had dedicated their lives to the service of others, in total self-forgetfulness. Only those who did not seek this treasure for themselves, were found worthy to receive it.
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Chapter VI: (Page 67)