... of our conversation , please to mention to this channel about the Magdalena connection , because she knows of an individual in this place of America who is very connected to the Cathar energy and particularly the Magdalena energy .
Author: L. Shannon Andersen
Publisher: Pelican Press
This book is the result of a deep and profound quest for origins, meaning, and healing, written at a time when the human condition appears more fractured from within than at any other time in history. In writing The Magdalene Awakening, Shannon Anderson has successfully journeyed to that sacred space and has "lifted the veil" for her readers revealing the atrium of immortality and enticing them to come and join her on her high mission. The smooth narrative style of the book weaves together a magical journey through the author's quest for the true Magdalene energy, the origins of the Cathars, the Gematria that holds the sacred key, and in the end, a call for transformation. This story is a page turner written by someone who knows, and who allows her readers the rare opportunity to discover these mysteries for themselves, but with the benefit of her company and wisdom to help them on their path. Maria Magdalena Colavito, Ph.D., author of The Pythagorean Intertext in Ovid's Metamorphoses & The New Theogony: Mythology for the Real World.
Following on from her two previous family archives, the first being her grandmother’s memoir, Madeleine Manning, feeling duty-bound to prolong the family line, tells her own story.
Author: Alice Lee-Thornton
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Following on from her two previous family archives, the first being her grandmother’s memoir, Madeleine Manning, feeling duty-bound to prolong the family line, tells her own story. Spurning the advances of a rich and famous pop star, she leaves her home in Cornwall to spend the month of August in Connemara with Bridie O’Malley and her family. There, in his island retreat, she meets the artist who is to become the love of her life. However, there are reasons why they should not seek to pursue their relationship, as she finds out to her shock and dismay when she drives him to Galway one day to buy artists’ materials. Can Maddie realise her dream of prolonging the family line in time for the gathering of the clans on the grand occasion planned for the celebration of Bridie’s eightieth birthday the following year?
And while it offers a more in-depth look into the harsh attitudes toward rape victims and unwed mothers in England and Ireland in the 1950s, this compelling story blossoms into a tale of love, forgiveness, and the true value of family.
Maddie Manning has learned that digging into family history uncovers as many shocks as it does rewards. She now knows that the man she thought was her uncle is in fact her father, and the man she used to call Dad-well, he's actually no blood relation at all. But she's also found a gem of a grandmother, Cecily, the woman who actually gave birth to her real dad at a Magdalene house in 1954. Now it's time to unwrap the story of "the other mother," Bridie, a young Irish woman who was raped by the son of her employer and duped into entering the same Magdalene house, where she too would give birth to a son. Following her fascinating first novel Angel, Sinner, Mermaid, Saint, author Alice Lee Thornton continues her trilogy with The Magdalene Connection, which explores the hidden link forged between Cecily and Bridie. And while it offers a more in-depth look into the harsh attitudes toward rape victims and unwed mothers in England and Ireland in the 1950s, this compelling story blossoms into a tale of love, forgiveness, and the true value of family.
Also explore these topics : • The astonishing facts about the secret teachings of Jesus and Mary Magdalene and their connection to the illumined Ones of the past . • The alchemical secrets of Mary Magdalene's anointing oil and how it ...
Author: William Henry
Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Could Mary Magdalene have been jesus' wife and the one who enlightened him?" -- back cover.
Regardless of your spiritual orientation or previous connection to Mary Magdalene, you will bask in the inspiring wisdom and practical insights in this empowering, illuminating book.
Author: Claire Sierra
“…a marvelous tapestry of insights, discoveries, tools and resources that gives us all hope for Heaven on Planet Earth.” – Rev. Ruth L. Miller, PhD, author of Mary’s Power “Claire’s deep work of Sacred Feminine wisdom … could not come at a better time.” – Tim Kelley, author of True Purpose “…an important contribution to mending a world torn in half…” – Lion Goodman, author of Creating on Purpose Feminine wisdom revealed and reclaimed! Unveil this hidden power within and transform your life. Recent discoveries of ancient manuscripts have shined a light on Mary Magdalene as a powerful teacher and luminous feminine spirit. In The Magdalene Path, Claire Sierra shares her inspiring communication with Mary Magdalene about the awakening of the Divine Feminine as a means to shift and up-level our lives as women in the modern world. The Magdalene Path is a guidebook of compelling ideas, skills and practices to bring your Feminine Soul into daily life. Regardless of your spiritual orientation or previous connection to Mary Magdalene, you will bask in the inspiring wisdom and practical insights in this empowering, illuminating book. • Revitalize your mind and body to tap into more energy for what you love. • Ignite your connection to Spirit through simple rituals and Soul-care practices. • Embrace your authentic, radiant beauty as you reclaim your innate feminine power. • Replenish your passions and feel empowered to live your purpose. • Embody your creativity and live as the vibrant woman you truly are.
21 While earlier scholarship proposed that a connection to france influ- enced the selection of the Magdalene as the subject for the SaintMagdalene altarpiece, mentioned previously, Gerhard piccard came to a different conclusion, ...
Mary Magdalene, Iconographic Studies from the Middle Ages to the Baroque examines the iconographic inventions in Magdalene imagery and the contextual factors that shaped her representation in visual art from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries.
This movement, from being emphatically gendered as feminine to becoming queer, is reproduced in the shift in the portrayal of Mary Magdalene's relationship with Christ, from physical to spiritual. Indeed, Mary Magdalene's tactile ...
Author: Juliette Vuille
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Category: Literary Collections
First comprehensive investigation of the major significance of female sinners turned saints in medieval literature.
Author: Rebecca Lea McCarthyPublish On: 2010-03-08
Considering this relationship, it is not surprising that there is tension between Simon Peter and Mary Magdalene. If Jesus welcomed women learners into his fold as equals to male students, this would have been contrary to the Jewish ...
Author: Rebecca Lea McCarthy
The convents, asylums, and laundries that once comprised the Magdalene institutions are the subject of this work. Though originally half-way homes for prostitutes in the Middle Ages, these homes often became forced-labor institutions, particularly in Ireland. Examining the laundries within the context of a growing world capitalist economy, the work argues that the process of colonization, and of defining a national image, determined the nature and longevity of the Magdalene Laundries. This process developed differently in Ireland, where the last laundry closed in 1996. The book focuses on the devolution of the significance of Mary Magdalene as a metaphor for the organization: from an affluent, strong supporter of Jesus to a simple, fallen woman.
They explain how the Magdalene Mysteries, symbolized by the Rose, have been encoded in Gnostic codices and gospels and in the highest art, literature, and architecture of many ages, including most significantly the Ghent Altarpiece.
Author: Seren Bertrand
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Discover the Womb Rites and initiatory magic of Mary Magdalene, who was revered as a Priestess and human embodiment of the Goddess • 2020 Nautilus Gold Award • Reveals how Mary Magdalene was a sacred priestess of the ancient Womb Mysteries, connected to moon wisdom, sacred harlot archetypes, and goddesses in many traditions, including Sophia, Isis, Inanna, Asherah, Lilith, Jezebel, and Witches • Explains how the Magdalene Mysteries have been encoded in Gnostic texts, sacred art, and literature and unveils the secret Grail heresy of the Ghent Altarpiece • Offers rituals and practices to initiate you into the Womb magic of the ancient priestesses and access deeper dimensions of sexuality and feminine power A sacred priestess of the ancient Womb Rites, Mary Magdalene was at the center of a great and enduring Mystery tradition, one that touched on a stream of perennial spiritual wisdom as old as humanity. Worshipped as the human embodiment of the Goddess, the earthly Sophia, her womb was the spiritual luminatrix that anointed and empowered Jesus, transforming him into the Christ. As a priestess of the Goddess, Mary Magdalene knew how to embody the light and the dark, how to harness the magic potency of sacred sexual energy, and how to cleanse, awaken, and resurrect the soul. Yet, even though she sparked the creation of a worldwide religion, her story and teachings have been forgotten. Unveiling the lost left-hand path of the Magdalene, the Feminine Christ, authors Seren and Azra Bertrand explore how this underground stream of knowledge has been carried forward over the millennia through an unbroken lineage of Womb Shamans, Priestesses, Oracles, and Medicine Women. They explain how the Magdalene Mysteries, symbolized by the Rose, have been encoded in Gnostic codices and gospels and in the highest art, literature, and architecture of many ages, including most significantly the Ghent Altarpiece. They examine Mary Magdalene’s connection to moon wisdom, sacred harlot archetypes, and goddesses in many traditions, including Isis, Inanna, Asherah, Lilith, and Jezebel, and look at shamanic, tantric, and Cathar expressions of sacred feminine mysteries as well as the Witch and Templar roots of Robin Hood and Maid Marian. In this revelatory and magical text on the lost feminine mystery traditions of Mary Magdalene and the lineage of Sophia, the authors present encompassing theological, historical, mythological, and archetypal wisdom, with rituals and practices to initiate you into the Womb magic of the ancient priestesses and the path of the wild feminine.
... segment of their series not only to the Cathar-Templar connection but to include a third segment which would focus on the Mary Magdalene connection. Dana resisted what she felt might be a once-over-lightly treatment of the subject.
Author: Nita Hughes
Dana Palmer and Eric Taylor discover the sacred manuscripts of the Cathar treasure. Attempting to translate and unravel the mystery of the Cathars, Dana and Eric are in peril and unless the manuscripts are deciphered in time, the treasure, in the wrong hands will lead to Armageddon.
... as Audrey Walton argues, both Margery's and Mary Magdalene's apostolic missions are connected to their privileged physical connection with Christ.64 In addition, Margery is not only the recipient of the Magdalene's gift of tears, ...
Author: Peter Loewen
Category: Literary Criticism
This innovative and multidisciplinary collection visits representations and interpretations of Mary Magdalene in the medieval and early modern periods, questioning major scholarly assumptions behind the examination of female saints and their depictions in medieval artworks, literature, and music. Mary Magdalene’s many and various characterizations from reformed prostitute to conversion-figure to devotee of Christ to "apostle to the apostles" to spiritual advisor to the Prince of Marseilles to hermit in the desert, to list just a few examples, mean that the many conflicted representations of Mary Magdalene apply to a staggering variety of cultural material, including art, liturgy, music, literature, theology, hagiography, and the historical record. Furthermore, Mary Magdalene has grown into an extremely popular and controversial figure due to recent books and movies concerning her, and due to a groundswell of general speculation concerning her relationship to Jesus: was she his acquaintance, follower, companion, wife, family-member, or lover? This volume employs a broad spectrum of theoretical methodologies in order to present poststructuralist, postcolonial, postmodernist, hagiographic, and feminist readings of the figure of Mary Magdalene, addressing and interrogating her conflicting roles and the precise relationship between her sacred and secular representations.
Thus in the Coptic EpAp 'Mary and Martha and Mary Magdalene' has been emended to 'Mary [sister] of Martha and Mary Magdalene', apparently reducing the group of three to a pair.87 The Ethiopic tradition has probably introduced 'Sarah' ...
Author: Francis Watson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
By the late second century, early Christian gospels had been divided into two groups by a canonical boundary that assigned normative status to four of them while consigning their competitors to the margins. Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical/Non-canonical Divide finds new ways to reconnect these divided texts. Starting from the assumption that, in spite of their differences, all early gospels express a common belief in the absolute significance of Jesus and his earthly career, this authoritative collection makes their interconnectedness fruitful for interpretation. The contributors have each selected a theme or topic and trace it across two or more gospels on either side of the canonical boundary, and the resulting convergences and divergences shed light not least on the canonical texts themselves as they are read from new and unfamiliar vantage points. This volume demonstrates that early gospel literature can be regarded as a single field of study, in contrast to the overwhelming predominance of the canonical four characteristic of traditional gospels scholarship.
Was there more to Jesus and Mary Magdalene's relationship than master and disciple or even religious colleagues? Probably. It seems unlikely that a young Jewish man in first-century Palestine would have been unmarried, no matter how ...
Author: Mirabai Starr
Publisher: Sounds True
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Wild Mercy is essential reading for anyone ready to awaken the feminine mystic within and birth her loving, creative, and untamed power into the world. “Mystical brilliance at its best.” —Caroline Myss “No one can take us into the fiery and tender depths of the sacred feminine with more skill, humor, clarity, and vibrant naked honesty than Mirabai Starr.” —Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope and The Return of the Mother We live in a world that has suffered the abuses of an unbalanced masculine rule for thousands of years—but the feminine is rising. “Seeds of feminine wisdom that have been quietly germinating underground are now breaking through the surface,” writes Mirabai Starr. “Women everywhere are rising to the collective call to step up and repair our broken Earth. And we are activating a paradigm shift such as the world has never seen.” With Wild Mercy, Mirabai shares the subversive wisdom and fierce compassion of the feminine mystic across cultural boundaries and throughout history. From saints and sages, to goddesses and archetypal energies, to contemporary teachers and seekers—you’ll meet women who blazed a path that will illuminate your own. Each chapter explores a different facet of feminine mysticism through a tapestry of teachings, reflections, and stories, along with a practice for integrating the chapter’s themes into your own life. As you journey through these pages, you’ll explore: Taking refuge in contemplative practice with St. Teresa of Avila and the Shekinah Longing, embodiment, and union as the heart of feminine spiritual practice with the Hindu poet Mirabai and Mary Magdalene Your relationship with the Earth, motherhood in all its forms, and a loving call to action alongside Gaia and Ix Chel Community and the web of life with Indra, the Beguines, and female prophets throughout history Wild, playful, and compassionate mercy with Tara and Kuan Yin Finding joy in creativity and the arts with Saraswati and Chiyo-ni More inspiration from archetypal goddesses and amazing women past and present—Julian of Norwich, the Sufi saint Rabia, Pachamama, Sophia, Old Spider Woman, Hildegard of Bingen, Demeter, Kali, and more Wild Mercy provides a much-needed alternative to the models of religion and spirituality that have dominated history. Here, Mirabai invites you to welcome the wisdom of women back into the collective field where it may transform the human family, heal the ravaged Earth, and awaken the divine love in our hearts.
... early Royal Saints connected with the Benedictine Order ; the Augustines ; Orders derived from the Augustine Rule ... Legends of the Angela and Archangels ; the Evangelists and Apostles ; the Greek and Latin Fathers ; the Magdalene ...
Anyone sharing that DNA can claim genetic connection to her but not to Jesus of Nazareth . Thus , the whole idea of “ Sang Real ” or “ Royal Blood ” that carried down from the marriage of Mary Magdalene and Jesus of Nazareth is ...
Author: Heerak Christian Kim
Publisher: University Press of America
"Intricately Connected contains academic papers presented by Kim at various international conferences in the fields of biblical studies, literary criticism, and intertextuality. The articles examine the question of how various literatures connect to consciousness and culture at personal and collective levels. The focus is on the functionality of literature across time and space and addresses such questions as: How do later books of the Bible, such as Jeremiah, utilize consciousness and ideas from earlier times, such as those found in the book Deuteronomy? How does Toni Morrison link African-American experience of today with experience of slavery hundreds of years ago? How does the film Da Vinci Code (2006) assess and manipulate the received tradition of the Lord's Supper?"--BOOK JACKET.
In Ephrem's commentary I found a connection to women, specifically to the birthing process to which the Christian rebirthing process is likened, with no shyness or embarrassment at mention of the womb. Female imagery runs through his ...
Author: Betty Conrad Adam
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
The early Christians formed communities to follow the risen Jesus. One such community wrote down its gospel story, but sometime in those early years, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene disappeared. In the late nineteenth century, it surfaced in the Cairo marketplace, and today, contemporary Christians are embracing the message of this Magdalene Gospel. The Magdalene Mystique invites readers into the spiritual life of an actual community that celebrates Mary Magdalene as mystic and visionary, beloved companion of Jesus, and first witness to the resurrection. Following Mary’s gospel, the community seeks to embody an ethos of equality and justice. With historic background based on the scholarship of prominent researchers including Karen King and Jane Schaberg, plus prayers, liturgies, and real-life stories, this is a powerful book for group study and private devotion.
According to early Christian texts like The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Pistis Sophia, Mary Magdalene was connected to Jesus through visions she experienced in her heart, both during his life and after his resurrection.
Author: Meggan Watterson
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Even as a little girl, Harvard-trained theologian Meggan Watterson knew something was missing from traditional religion – the voices of women. She knew these voices had never been silenced, just buried, so she began a pilgrimage to uncover the presence of the Divine Feminine. What she discovered along the way were not only the many stories, images, and voices of the Divine Feminine in world religions – Christianity’s Mary Magdalene, Hinduism’s Kali Ma, Buddhism’s Green Tara – but also her own spiritual voice, the one veiled beneath years of fear and self-doubt. After a revelation at a sacred site of the Black Madonna in Europe, Meggan realized that being spiritual for her was intricately tied to her view of her body. Rather than transcending the body, denying or ignoring it, she found that she must accept her body as sacred. Only then could she truly hear the voice of unfaltering love inside her – the voice of her soul. Watterson soon found that she was not alone, that there are countless women who long for a spirituality that encourages embodiment, that inspires them to abandon their fears but never themselves, and that shows them how to be led by the audacious and fiercely loving voice of truth inside them. No matter where you rest on the spectrum of spirituality – religious or secular, devout believer or chronic doubter, freelance mystic or borderline agnostic – this story is about the desire to shed what’s holding you back. With passion, humor, poetry, and raw honesty, Meggan provides what religion has left out – a way to lift the veils of your own fear and self-doubt to reveal your soul and find the Divine within.
... ten-page brief entitled 'Magdalene Laundries/Mother and Baby Homes and the Adoption/Fostering Connection'. ... of the Human Rights Issues Arising in Relation to the Magdalen Laundries on 9 November in response to JFM's application.
Author: Claire McGettrick
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Between 1922 and 1996, over 10,000 girls and women were imprisoned in Magdalene Laundries, including those considered 'promiscuous', a burden to their families or the state, those who had been sexually abused or raised in the care of the Church and State, and unmarried mothers. These girls and women were subjected to forced labour as well as psychological and physical maltreatment. Using the Irish State's own report into the Magdalene institutions, as well as testimonies from survivors and independent witnesses, this book gives a detailed account of life behind the high walls of Ireland's Magdalene institutions. The book offers an overview of the social, cultural and political contexts of institutional survivor activism, the Irish State's response culminating in the McAleese Report, and the formation of the Justice for Magdalenes campaign, a volunteer-run survivor advocacy group. Ireland and the Magdalene Laundries documents the ongoing work carried out by the Justice for Magdalenes group in advancing public knowledge and research into Magdalene Laundries, and how the Irish State continues to evade its responsibilities not just to survivors of the Magdalenes but also in providing a truthful account of what happened. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, this book reveals the fundamental flaws in the state's investigation and how the treatment of the burials, exhumation and cremation of former Magdalene women remains a deeply troubling issue today, emblematic of the system of torture and studious official neglect in which the Magdalene women lived their lives. The Authors are donating all royalties in the name of the women who were held in the Magdalenes to EPIC (Empowering People in Care).
In fact, the idea of angels not men presiding at a 'mass' seems to have come from the Eastern Orthodox Church, to which the western 'Crusaders' had new access after 1095. In recent years the Magdalene connection has been revived and ...
Author: Timothy Venning
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
Category: Social Science
An up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the history of the Arthurian phenomenon - the imaginary and historical world of the great British warlord and one of the huge historical mysteries of early and medieval Britain. The Arthurian story, based on fact and fiction, is central to Britain's 'creation myth' and the concept of Britain's heroic past. This is a deeply researched and scholarly but essentially accessible history and analysis for general readers and specialists and based on an impressive array of sources including Romano-British, Anglo-Saxon, rare medieval English, French and German sources, and archaeology - essential for modern historical research in early history. Modern and contemporary historiography is covered including 'debunking' treatments. The study surveys King Arthur in fact and fiction, his family, knights, and the legends that have grown up around them and developed to the enduring interest from history, literature to TV and film.
Author: SivToveKulbrandstad WalkerPublish On: 2017-07-05
Later, squatting before the Crucifix she plunges her open mouth into the blood spurting from Christ's wounds.42 In Sale's novel, the Magdalene's ultimate desire to connect with her beloved is figured by her ecstasy.
Author: SivToveKulbrandstad Walker
Employing a wide range of approaches from various disciplines, contributors to this volume explore the diverse ways in which European art and cultural practice from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries confronted, interpreted, represented and evoked the realm of the sensual. Sense and the Senses in Early Modern Art and Cultural Practice investigates how the faculties of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell were made to perform in a range of guises in early modern cultural practice: as agents of indulgence and pleasure, as bearers of information on material reality, as mediators between the mind and the outer world, and even as intercessors between humans and the divine. The volume examines not only aspects of the arts of painting and sculpture but also extends into other spheres: philosophy, music and poetry, gardens, food, relics and rituals. Collectively, the essays gathered here form a survey of key debates and practices attached to the theme of the senses in Renaissance and Baroque art and cultural practice.