A medieval movement with various schools of thought and practice. Some were dualistic (believing in a God of Good and a God of Evil), others Gnostic, some closer to orthodoxy while abstaining from an acceptance of Catholicism. The dualist theology was the most prominent, however, and was based upon an asserted complete incompatibility of love and power. As matter was seen as a manifestation of power, it was believed to be incompatible with love.
The Cathari did not believe in one all-encompassing god, but in two, both equal and comparable in status. They held that the physical world was evil and created by Rex Mundi (translated from Latin as "king of the world"), who encompassed all that was corporeal, chaotic and powerful; the second god, the one whom they worshipped, was entirely disincarnate: a being or principle of pure spirit and completely unsullied by the taint of matter. He was the god of love, order and peace.
According to some Cathars, the purpose of man's life on Earth was to transcend matter, perpetually renouncing anything connected with the principle of power and thereby attaining union with the principle of love. According to others, man's purpose was to reclaim or redeem matter, spiritualising and transforming it.



The Nasarean religion of the Essene Way was the original religion established by the Gods and Goddesses in the Garden of Eden. After the fall of humankind due to an attack on the Garden of Eden, the Gods arranged that the Nasarean religion of the Essene Way would survive as an esoteric minority religion, a bright light in the midst of a dark world. Thus the ancient Nasarean Essenes were the spiritual elders of the Gods, practicing, preserving, and passing the teachings on. The ancient Nasarean Essenes were the practitioners of the earliest and most spiritual form of Judaism, and, as the first followers of Lord Christ and Lady Christ, became the first Christians.



The Johannine Church was ultimately founded when Yeshua bestowed the authority upon St. John the Beloved/Divine to establish a ‘hidden’ church; that is, one which would carry the mystery of the Christ in a manner which most souls incarnated on the planet in that age were not yet ready to receive. For the greater body of souls on the planet, the Christ ordained a church under Peter.