Herein we refer to the words of progressive German researcher and theologian Holger Kersten, which he initially wrote in 1983 in the primary version of his book Jesus Lived in India. His Unknown Life before and after the Crucifixion and updated in later versions of the book. Generally speaking, no special clarifications or interpretations are needed, for the author speaks straight to the point. He has supported his words with numerous facts discovered in his research and journalistic activities, and we hope to refer to some of these facts in subsequent articles as well.
“Do not think I am spinning yarns:
Get up and prove things otherwise!
All ecclesiastical history
Is a mishmash of error and coercion.”
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Once, while studying translations of the Nag Hammadi Library texts, I ran across records about a Christian movement that emerged around the 10th century in the Balkans, the followers of which were called Bogomils. It is considered that the name of this movement originated from Bogomil, a man of religion who lived in the 10th century in the territory of contemporary Bulgaria. No specific records of his life have been preserved (here and below, only the most interesting facts are highlighted). What I regard as the most interesting are the ideas of this religious movement which are very similar to those of Cathars.