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Languedoc is a former province of France in Midi-Pyrénées, the capital city is Toulouse. Part of Occitania. The center of Cathar religion.
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Отто Ран и Катары: между тайной и мошенничеством

Нашли ли нацисты чашу Грааля? Этот весьма каверзный и, казалось бы, праздный вопрос, однако, всерьез и весьма живо интересовал немецкий народ во время гитлеровского господства. Загадочная археологическая экспедиция, финансированная Третьим рейхом, отправилась на поиски драгоценного полумифического предмета во Францию, которую вскоре после этого оккупировали немцы – а точнее, в то самое место, на которое много веков назад пала легендарная тень катаров. Что же представлял из себя этот «исторический похода на самом деле?

Многие из тех, кто собирается углубиться в историю катаров, самой распространенной и жестоко подавленной ереси средневековой Европы, изучив источники этой подлинной религиозной революции, развернувшейся в Аквитании и на севере Италии, рано или поздно наткнутся на книгу, которая стала уже почти классикой для тех, кто изучает средневековье: «Крестовый поход за Граалем» немца Отто Рана.

Спасти унтершарфюрера Рана

- Вас не удивляет тот факт, мистер Джонс, что ковчег, созданный во времена оные, способен генерировать поле с напряжением до шестисот вольт, - Отто подбросил в костер сухую кедровую ветку, которая, вспыхнув неопалимой купиной, высветила на мгновение лиловую глубину эфиопской ночи и две мужские фигуры.
 - Мистер Джонс…Отто, ты дождешься, что я тебя буду называть «Herr Rahn», - Индиана повел носом, не без удовольствия втягивая смолистый дым, - а что должно удивлять? Ящик из белой акации, обитый листами золота? Или зверюга по имени Вольт? Где, кстати, эта тварь бродит? – Индиана нарочито испугано покрутил головой в поисках горящих в ночи яростных глаз Вольта.

RELIGION: The Cathars and Otto Rahn

Ed Jajko says:_I would be most interested if Christopher Jones could cite his authorities for the Cathar Christology he presents us. What little I have read suggests that the Cathars had different, not entirely coherent views on Jesus Christ, but that they were not quite in consonance with what Mr. Jones has stated. Reference to a couple of scholarly sources would be much appreciated.

RH: Yes, a few precise sources.

Ed Jajko asked Christopher Jones to give sources for his statements about the Cathars. Christopher replies:
The sources for my comments on the Cathari are all from Cruzada contra el Grial [original German, Kreuzzug gegen dem Gral] by Otto Rahn. This particular translation was done by Fernando Acha and published by Hiperión in Madrid. To the best of my knowledge and a fact that was reconfirmed to me by the current copyright holder in Germany, Rahn's book was never translated into English although Spanish, French and Italian versions exist. The book was first published in 1933.

Prologo de Cruzada contra el Grial, La lucha entre Cátaros, Templarios y la iglesia de Roma

Wolfram von Eschenbach nos informa que Kyot, "el famoso Maestro", trajo a suelo germano la verdadera leyenda del Graal desde la Provenza; y que Chrétien de Troyes (el autor del Parsifal galo, o el Conde del Graal) la modificó. Si bien es cierto que no existe poema épico alguno acerca del Graal escrito por "Kyot", sabemos que a finales del siglo XII un poeta francés de la Provenza de nombre Guyot recorría las cortes más renombradas del norte y sur de Francia; y que entre sus poemas se encontraba una "Biblia" en la que caricaturizaba a sus contemporáneos. Resulta posible atribuir a este Guyot una versión del Parsifal que jamás llegó a nuestras manos.

Otto Rahn in Wikipedia

Otto Wilhelm Rahn (n. Michelstadt, 18 de febrero de 1904 - 13 de marzo de 1939) fue un escritor alemán aficionado al esoterismo, la historia y el medievalismo. Miembro del Partido Nazi y Obersturmführer de las SS, su figura está asociada a las creencias esotéricas del ocultismo nazi extensamente difundidas en dicho cuerpo militar. Nació y se crio en el seno de una familia de clase media. Por influencia de su padre, juez en la ciudad de Maguncia, inició estudios de Derecho, aunque también le agradaba la música y era un buen pianista. Durante 4 años (de 1922 a 1926) estuvo matriculado en las facultades de Derecho de Giessen, Friburgo y Heidelberg.

Roscoe's solution (Part thereof)

In Geography Strabo (64 B.C-23 A.D.) tells of a massive 300 tons of gold and silver bullion that was recovered by the Romans from the Celtic temples at Narbonne. This is near the mouth of the Aude river on the French Mediterranean coast. A further eighty kilometres up the Aude is Rennes-le-Chateau. Strabo attributes the bullion as either an accumulation of Celtic sacred offerings, or else the Celts' loot from the Greek treasuries at Delphi, sacked in 278 B.C. The Romans somehow lost the bullion near Narbonne during Caesar's Gallic Wars and it was never recovered.

The gold was taken from a votive lake by a Roman proconsul by the name of Cæpion. He took 80 tons of gold and money and immediately re-melted this into ingots. This apparently disappeared during its transport towards the port of Narbonne following an attack from Volkes tectosages upset by this profanation of their sacred offerings. They would have then withdrawn to the high valley of the Aude and would have hidden the treasure in this area which is easy to police.

Отто Ран в Википедии

Отто Вильгельм Ран (нем. Otto Wilhelm Rahn (18 февраля 1904, Михельштадт — 13 или 14 марта 1939, гора Куфштайн близ городка Куфштайн, Тирольские Альпы, Австрия) — немецкий писатель и исследователь, археолог-любитель, сотрудник Аненербе, оберштурмфюрер СС.

Otto Rahn in Wikipedia

Otto Wilhelm Rahn (February 18, 1904—March 13, 1939) was a German medievalist and a Obersturmführer (First Lieutenant) of the SS, born in Michelstadt, Germany.

Speculation still swirls around Otto Rahn and his research. From an early age, he became interested in the legends of Parsifal, Holy Grail, Lohengrin, and the Nibelungenlied. While attending the University of Giessen he was inspired by his professor, the Baron von Gall, to study the Albigensian (Catharism) movement, and the massacre that occurred at Montségur. Rahn is quoted as saying that "It was a subject that completely captivated me''".

A review of Otto Rahn’s study of Grail lore by John J. Reilly

Anyone who undertakes the study of the intellectual underpinnings of Nazi Germany (1933-1945) will soon notice that at least some members of the regime were doing things that are not covered by the typical survey course in political theory. Researchers who attempt to investigate these anomalies will dig through a swamp of popular and crank literature about the Third Reich’s connection to the occult underground, some of it coincident with conspiracy theory and some of it (often the most coherent works) purely fictional. Nonetheless, a sober study of primary sources will reveal that not all the fantastic rumors were made up out of whole cloth.

The original Indiana Jones: Otto Rahn and the temple of doom

As Indiana Jones returns to our screens, John Preston looks at the Nazi archaeologist who inspired Spielberg's hero, and finds a story more bizarre than anything the director could have dreamt of

 Very little is certain in the short life of Otto Rahn. But one of the few things one can with any confidence say about him is that he looked nothing like Harrison Ford. Yet Rahn, small and weasel-faced, with a hesitant, toothy smile and hair like a neatly contoured oil slick, undoubtedly served as inspiration for Ford's most famous role, Indiana Jones.

Like Jones, Rahn was an archaeologist, like him he fell foul of the Nazis and like him he was obsessed with finding the Holy Grail - the cup reputedly used to catch Christ's blood when he was crucified. But whereas Jones rode the Grail-train to box-office glory, Rahn's obsession ended up costing him his life.