posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 05:07 PM
reply to post by charles1952
It's worth noting that the Gallician Church, the first church of France before Roman Catholicism was established from Asia Minor as that is were the
trading routes of Massila, the largest city were concerned with.
Undoubtedly, from theearliest planting of Christianity in Gaul, many of its adherents would have relatives in AsiaMinor, inasmuch as Massilia,
which soon ex-tended its territory's influence, was an colony from Phocaea in Asia Minor.
Constant intercourse would in consequence be kept up between the two countries, and the intimacy may be thus naturally accounted for Again, if the
earlier date (A.D. 155) of the Gallican persecution be correct
The Golden Legend, which first has recorded mention of its aspects around the 6th century affirms this historic connection of the city to the Near
East, thus the connections between Ephesus at which Mary Magdalene was understood as having gone to by the early church and her subsequent arrival in
the basis for the French cult having a probable early basis.
The text of the Mary Magdalene gospel seems quite straight forward, as far as Gnostic texts go, and place importance on the mind as the intermediary
between the soul and spirit...or if you like ;it's all in the head'
reply to post by Guyfriday
Blessed are you that you did not waver at the sight of Me. For where the mind is there is the treasure.
10) I said to Him, Lord, how does he who sees the vision see it, through the soul or through the spirit?
11) The Savior answered and said, He does not see through the soul nor through the spirit, but the mind that is between the two that is what sees the
vision and it is
That's possible, many of the Templars were French nobility from the region who would be aware of the reported existance of such an artifact.
There was also of course the prevalence of Catharism during the Middle Ages in the region which denied physical ressurection.
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