Tag Archives: spirituality

Just another plain-vanilla post

This post will be brief. This post will be clear. There will be no intricacies here. No need to unravel hidden meanings or unfathomable philosophies. When a blogger (me) writes in a foreign language, a language that he speaks plus … Continue reading

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The Cathar Country and the legend of the Holy Grail

Matter is evil. Emancipation comes through gnosis. Gnosis is an esoteric knowledge of spiritual truth held by the Gnostics to be essential to salvation. The Cathars were the last Gnostics of Europe. They lived in the old Languedoc, the Cathar … Continue reading

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Just a little church in a Mediterranean landscape

Today I am blogging about a little Romanesque church. I am aware that this humble building might not be a masterpiece of Medieval Art, but I like it very much. The church, named Sant Andreu de Pedrinyà, is hidden in … Continue reading

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Sacramenia: Citizen Kane’s dream and other Spanish Romanesque Art nightmares (Part One)

Once upon a time there was an American multimillionaire called Citizen Kane, I mean, William Randolph Hearst … He was willing to build an awesome house, full of priceless treasures … The eccentric multimillionaire wanted an authentic Spanish Romanesque Monastery … Continue reading

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Rural Romanesque churches with porticoed galleries in the Province of Segovia (Spain)

A few days ago I did something wacky: I turned my TV on. I force myself to do this from time to time, let’s say once every three or four months, just to get an updated idea about how my … Continue reading

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Spanish little churches in the middle of nowhere

Most of the little churches you are about to see belong to the Romanesque style, and were built between the late 10th and the 12th century. Some of them are even older (Pre-Romanesque style, 8th-10th centuries) A few of them … Continue reading

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Happy monsters from the Middle Ages (in Spain)

Psssshhh … Keep this secret safe: Today Covetotop is travelling back in time. He’s going to the 11th – 13th centuries (High Middle Ages), where he’s visiting some very little known (by tourists or even locals) Romanesque “friends” that are … Continue reading

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