Whom was " during lifetime; violet knight “?
the Bassoon are, as we know, a musical instrument. But not only. This word is used also in the idiom “ to be as a linking of firewood “ (it is tasteless to put on) and “ to give a fire “ (heresy). And “ fagotin “ means “ clown “.
A bassoon, it is Korovyev, is obviously related to music - as - in any way the former regent and he coped with the organization of a circle of choral singing more than successfully. Also it is dressed tastelessly, and the clown it is excellent … But at what here heresy?
To answer this question, we will address the violet knight who unsuccessfully joked about light and darkness and turned for it into the clown who had to proshutit longer than there was a wish.
Who is he such and what the joke consisted in?
… In 11 - 12 centuries in Southern France there was a refined and sublime culture bearing a name Albigensian in honor of the city of Albi.
Cathars practised religion of katar which considered themselves as true followers of Christ, rejected the Catholic church which distorted, in their opinion, a true meaning of Christianity. They believed that in the world there are two forces - kind and angry, God and a devil, and God created the Sky, and a devil - Earth. Therefore the devil is a master of the terrestrial world.
Katara shared on “ true “ and “ made “. Perfect led an ascetic life: to them it was forbidden to enter sexual communications, they lived communities and were vegetarians. True pleasures of flesh were resolved, and among them was many knights and great ladies (who created “ Courts of love “ and courtois etiquette), and also the troubadours singing of valor of the first and beauty of the second. Some troubadours also were knights.
The Catholic church was at that time too weak to destroy heresy and to take the earth of heretics. But at the beginning of the 13th century the father concluded the alliance with the French king, and the army under Simon de Monfor`s leadership entered on the lands of Provence and Languedoc. War was bloody and ruthless. The notorious bishop Amory after occupation of the city of Bezier in response to a question how to distinguish Catholics from katar, ordered: “ Beat all - the Lord will sort the “. The city was cut ruthlessly out - men, women and even babies.
During a siege of Toulouse Simon de Monfor died. It caused triumph in a camp of Cathars. It was expressed by the unknown author “ Poems about an Albigensian crusade “ having written: “ On all in the city such happiness condescended that from darkness light " was created;. On a Provencal dialect it really sounds as a pun (“ l`escurs esclairzic “) .
What we know of the author? As well as the violet knight, he remains anonymous, but tells that he battled in the ranks of defenders of Toulouse, was a magician and Merlin`s pupil, is skillful to foresee the future and to call the dead. All this is able also the Bassoon.
And in the poem of other Albigensian knight - the troubadour Kadenet there is a vignette with the image of the author in darkly - a violet raincoat … Why the violet knight never smiles to
… Monfor`s death did not rescue Cathars. At the end of 1220 - x years the joint army of the king and father won a victory. Provence was ruined, and Cathars are cut out or burned on fires. The unapproachable mountain lock Monsegyur remained their last stronghold. It long kept, but eventually fell. All survived defenders were executed. Nobody them them wished to escape, having adopted Catholicism. Monsegyur many consider as famous Monsalvat`s prototype - a mysterious and magic castle where Sacred Graal was stored.
The few escaped Cathars passed into Catholicism or became fugitives and wanderers. Troubadours instead of love and fighting poems began to compose “ Crying “ - in memory of the died region. Bernart Sikart de Marvedzhols wrote: “ Deplorable thoughts plunge me into hopeless melancholy. I not in forces to describe neither the grief, nor anger... I am furious and angered always; I groan at the nights, and my plaints do not cease, even when the dream covers me “.
So, during lifetime Korovyev - the Bassoon was an Albigensian knight, the magician and the necromancer, and in punishment for an unsuccessful joke (unsuccessful because, according to beliefs of katar, the darkness and light under no circumstances cannot mix up) for long centuries became the clown. The magician and the seer it, however, remained still.
And this opening suggests extremely interesting idea of Yahshuah of hectare - Notsri. Many copies were broken in disputes about volume as far as its image corresponds to Christian tradition and as far as - the author`s imagination. The answer appears neither there and nor here: Yahshuah`s image not kanonichen from the point of view of church, but quite corresponds to tradition of the katar professing “ pure, true “ the doctrine distorted by church which representative in the novel is Levi Matvei.
Not without reason names of robbers - Dismas and Gestas are mentioned in the novel. These names can be found only in the apocryphal Gospel from Nicodemus. No they are in one initial source. The same Gospel pays a lot of attention to Pilat`s image, describing his attempts to rescue Jesus and grief after his death.
So, “ Master “ it is written quite in the spirit of tradition, but tradition not initial, but apocryphal. Tradition which followers were destroyed also ruthlessly, as well as Yahshuah of hectare - Notsri.
And it discovers one more structural layer in the novel.
At the beginning of 1 century AD in Judea which was under the auspices of Rome Yahshuah - the Saint for one, dangerous heretic and the criminal for others appears: and for the Roman authorities, and for Judaic high priests. And the dominating structure represented by the union of the temporal and spiritual power destroys it.
There pass several honeycombs of years - and the Christianity becomes the state religion of the Roman Empire. Former martyrs turn into persecutors. And through one thousand with small years after Yahshuah`s death there are katara and assure that they kept his doctrine in purity. And now the temporal and spiritual power destroy their name Jesus.
There pass eight more centuries - and on the one sixth part of the land the church is destroyed, and the name of Jesus becomes something like a curse. And again there is a heretic, in the cellar Yahshuah and Pilat telling a story and bringing himself under persecution of temporal power during lifetime and blamed by the power spiritual to this day at night.
And all this time nearby invisibly is present Voland - the creator and the master of a material world if to trust Qatar. He watches how Pilat sentences Yahshuah to death, it takes away the violet knight in the suite, and it appears in Moscow, among other things, to take away to itself(himself) one more troubadour - anonymous, as well as the author of a joke about light and darkness - and his great lady conducting the sort from one of the greatest ladies of the era - Margarita Navarrskaya.
Both Margo - and a pra - a pra - the great-grandmother, and a pra - a pra - the great-granddaughter - for certain would feel at home in locks of Albi and Toulouse which death was mourned eternally by the violet knight. Whether descendants of Cathars appear every year on Spring Balu Satana? And whether Voland Monsegyur - Monsalvat transferred to the apartment 50 - an encore?
… So, the doctrine of the one who was executed as the heretic, is enigmatically transferred to other heretics, poets and masters. But whether the Master who created the novel about the Master could read Albigensian manuscripts?
Yes, could. And for certain read. “ The Poem about an Albigensian crusade “ there was in Lenin library, as well as a research of N. Peyr in which that tells about a vignette in the form of the knight in a violet raincoat. And in Brockhaus and Efron`s dictionary which Mikhail Afanasyevich often used, both of these books are mentioned.
One of heroes “ Theatrical novel “ call Pyotr Bombardov. And in the preface to 1 volume of the academic publication “ Poems about an Albigensian crusade “ being in Lenin library, it is told that in the 18th century the collector by the name of Pierre Bombard was the owner of the manuscript.
Truly, the pack is fancifully shuffled …