The Cathars settled in the Languedoc region in France during the eleventh century. The Languedoc was famous for its high culture and the Cathar religion gained more and more supporters and devotees during the twelfth century, and by the early thirteenth century Catharism was probably the majority religion in the area, supported by the nobility as well as the common people.

The Cathars had no holy book and no church. Men and women were treated as equals. Though they were known as ‘perfects’, the Cathars were hunted to extinction in the name of God. In the winter of 1243 the last two hundred perfects were forced to retreat to their final sanctuary the castle in the foothills of the Pyrenees called Montségur. The last of the Cathars was burnt by the Inquisition of the Roman Catholic Church at Montsegur, Languedoc, France in 1244.

In 1978 on a visit to Montsegur, Colin Bloy had dowsed in a meadow where 300 Perfecti were burned alive in 1244. The dowsing revealed a Latin text which referred to the rebuilding of a church in 1986. In March 1985 Bloy was prompted to write the proclamation of the Church of Love. Bloy says the words were not his: “This was written by my hand, but I would not claim authorship, it was taken down in ten minutes, just like that”.

What Bloy channelled encapsulates the spiritual wisdom of almost every belief system, tradition and religion. It is a blueprint for a harmonious and peaceful world. It is important to note that the word ‘church’ does not refer to a religion or place but rather a community united by a common spiritual purpose and purpose. Here is an extract from the prophecy that the Church of Love would be proclaimed in 1986:

It has no fabric, only understanding. It has no membership, save those who know they belong.

It has no rivals, because it is non-competitive. It has no ambition, it seeks only to serve.

It knows no boundaries for nationalisms are unloving. It is not of itself because it seeks to enrich all groups and religions.

It acknowledges all great teachers of all the ages who have shown the truth of love. Those who participate, practice the truth of love in all their beings.

There is no walk of life or nationality that is a barrier. Those who are, know.

It seeks not to teach but to be and, by being, enrich. It recognizes the whole planet as a being of which we are a part.

It recognizes that the time has come for the supreme transmutation, the ultimate alchemical act of conscious change of the ego into a voluntary return to the whole. It does not proclaim itself with a loud voice but in the subtle realms of loving.

It salutes all those in the past who have blazed the path but have paid the price. It admits no hierarchy or structure, for no-one is greater than another.

Its members shall know each other by their deeds and being and by their eyes and by no other outward sign save the fraternal embrace. Each one will dedicate their life to the silent loving of their neighbour and environment and the planet, while carrying out their task, however exalted or humble.

It recognizes the supremacy of the great idea which may only be accomplished if the human race practices the supremacy of Love. It has no reward to offer either here or in the hereafter save that of the ineffable joy of being and loving.

Each shall seek to advance the cause of understanding, doing good by stealth and teaching only by example. They shall heal their neighbour, their community and our planet.

They shall know no fear and feel no shame and their witness shall prevail over all odds. It has no secret, no arcanum, no initiation save that of true understanding of the power of love and that, if we want it to be so, the world will change but only if we change ourselves first.

All those who belong, belong to the church of love.