Andrew Phillip Smith

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The Neo-Cathars

by Andrew Phillip Smith The Cathars were exterminated and suppressed in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries but their influence lives on. Some people believe that they are reincarnated Cathars and thus the original Cathars live on through them. The Cathars themselves believed that anyone who…
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The Cathars and Reincarnation

by Andrew Phillip Smith Reincarnation remains a topic that incites a wide variety of responses. For large parts of humanity reincarnation is a given. It is part of the fabric of many religions, from Hinduism and Buddhism to minority religions like those of the Alawites…
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Introducing the Cathars

by Andrew Phillip Smith The Cathars may be approached from many angles. Yet there is a hole at the centre of all this widespread fascination. The Cathars are remembered chiefly because of the atrocities committed against them in the Albigensian Crusade of the thirteenth century.…