Nestled amongst ordinary reads on a thrift store bookshelf, I discovered this gem for $1. It was one of those moments where I almost walked past the shelf, feeling sure nothing would interest me. But I heard a whisper to look closely, to read all the faded spines, just in case. The mystique of Mary Magdalene has always captivated me. She has an invisible hand on my shoulder. She is a catalyst for deep pulsations and discoveries within my solar plexus. For me, she embodies everything powerful women have had to endure through the age of Kali Yuga, from attitudes of calculated, casual indifference and belittlement to being labeled a whore. She points to the inability of twisted worlds, times and histories to accept a woman who worked for simple, spiritual mastery next to a Master, The Master. Some say she was loved most amongst all His apostles. A woman. These days I am in a study with my voice and with vulnerability...speaking my truths, professing my passions. I am learning to balance my vocal unleashings with silence. I'm also struggling to find acceptance and beauty in the mundanity of life, while craving wildly for the tantalizing zing of magic. Today, on the first day of Mary Magdalene's novena, with the breath of a new moon and a solar eclipse in tow, a touch of magic crossed over from the beyond and whispered in my ear. In that moment I realized a Saint was with me, and that I did not walk alone. ✨✨
Viva Deus Onipotente
Viva essa Santa Doutrina
Viva Santa Madalena
Junto com a Santa Maria
Meaning & History
Usual English form of Maria, the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) and Μαρια (Maria) - the spellings are interchangeable - which were from Hebrew מִרְיָם (Miryam), a name borne by the sister of Moses in the Old Testament. The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".
This is the name of several New Testament characters, most importantly Mary the mother of Jesus. According to the gospels, Jesus was conceived in her by the Holy Spirit while she remained a virgin. This name was also borne by Mary Magdalene, a woman cured of demons by Jesus. She became one of his followers and later witnessed his crucifixion and resurrection. (Source: behindthename.com) #marymagdalene#mary#thenamematters#maryofmagdala#marymagdalenepage#thevirginmary#mariemadeleine#marianaddalena#mariamagdalena#jesus#magdala#marymagdaleneandjesus#sheistheone#thelightoftheworld
I love to hear Christian's say "The Devil's a Liar!"....He/She certainly IS.
Finally the Catholic Church admits Mary (Miriam) of Magdala, was NOT a PROSTITUTE.
A LIE made up by Pope Gregory 1st to keep women OUT of the church as Priests..Religious leaders and to keep them submissive.
Mary (Miriam) of Magdala was unlike any other women in the Bible, Mary of Magdala is not identified in relation to another person; she is not anyone’s mother, wife, or sister. Instead, she is called Mary of Magdala, a Title that implies some Prominence in her hometown, the city of Galilee, at that time a center of vibrant commercial fishing on the northwest bank of the Sea of Galilee.
She left her home to follow Yeshua/Jesus and it is believed she was among several well-off, independent women who financially supported Yeshua/Jesus’ ministry.
These female followers of Yeshua—Disciples, really became central when everything started to fall apart. While others...the men/disciples, except James his brother, fled, the women were faithful, and they were led by Mary of Magdala.
She was the first that Yeshua/Jesus appeared to (resurrection) and gave instruction to...which pissed Peter off and made him jealous....Hence her story got neglected and blotted out. (Peter was a JERK!) a reason the "Church" decide not to include (cantonize...praise, glorify, or honor; ) her story...The Gospel of Mary in the Bible...but kept it in the Vatican....with the others the Gospel of David., Judas..Enoch, plus the 14 books taken out the bible in 1684. (KJV in particular, he was a jerk also)
Hard to believe in a Politically Incomplete and Prejudice book....as God's Word.
✨ I left the world with the aid of another world;
a design was erased,
by virtue of a higher design.
Henceforth I travel toward Repose,
where time rest in the Eternity of Time;
I go now into silence.✨
📜The Gospel of Mary ✨It requires a higher love to free oneself from the lower love. By the same token, it takes a higher and faster representation of the world. ...it is imperative that we find a less fragmented, more holistic vision of humankind than the ones dominant today, if we are to evolve in a positive sense for the world in which we human beings live in.✨
📖 Jean-Eves Leloup, The Gospel of Mary
Mary Magdalene (2018)
I am very happy that H. Edmundson and P. Goslett finally depicted Mary of Magdala in the way she deserves. Their script was fortunately based on Mons Ravasi's article published in L'Avvenire in 2007: he defines Magdalen as a "defamed saint", for she has always been confused as a prostitute (actually, the first that renovated Mary Magdalene's cult was Pierre de Bérulle in XVII sec.). The fact that she was confused with a prostitute is because in Luke's Gospel we read (in chapter 8) about a non-specified Mary which was released from seven demons; and in the chapter before we also read about another unknown Mary which acts in a "lustful" way (we must also notice what was considered lascivious at that time), id est she washes Jesus' feet with oil and dries them with her hair. Some biblists compared Luke's Gospel with John's one: they observed that in John, the woman which washes Jesus' feet is Mary of Bethany. Eventually, Magdalene's not a prostitute but can be considered as 13th apostle and even blessed with Sapientia.
I won't discuss the "jesus-and-mary-were-lovers" because i find it nonsense (there's a lot of christian and lay literature about this topic). Anyway you're free to believe anything you want, but i'll unavoidably think you've seen too many times Nicholas Cage's movies about Templars. And then remember you are not Robert Langdon 😘
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On the first day of the week, #MaryofMagdala came to the #tomb early in the #morning , while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to #SimonPeter and to the other #disciple whom #Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the #Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” So #Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the #burialcloths there, but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead. #Easter#Catholic#Rabbi#FoldedHisGarments#HesComingBack#Jewish#Tradition#Deep#Powerful 📷@brunovdkraan
I woke before dawn this morning, held in the realization that some 2000 years ago, beneath a darkness beyond what holds the stars, there was a woman, disheveled , unwoven, completely undone. .
I have been her kind.
A woman weeping at a tomb. A woman lost and wandering, not as an act of faith, but from a love so profound that there was literally nowhere else for her to go. .
A woman neither waiting, nor stuck, nor rooted but nevertheless immovable. As fixed as any distant star.
As a woman, that sort of beyond the grave/stars/time love resonates strongly, and feels like the reason any of us are here at all. Not feminist, but feminine. To be so consumed in passion, longing and desire that one chooses to linger among the dead rather than the living, because one can’t not. Knowing too much to go back, even where it seems like anything forward is a lie.
This completely driven and single-minded Love, regardless, both haunts and woos me. Her surrender, her obedience. Her unmitigated alignment with her nature and her truth. These are the things that I cannot even aspire to, because they are the natural outpourings of a spirit completely at one with its source. What Mary teaches here is not how to act, but how to be. Inspiration rather than aspiration.
Two thousand years give us many accounts of the ministry that followed as well as her story, but it’s that darkest hour just before dawn that owns me most, when all seemed so lost, when her own life seemed forfeit. And the infinite space held there, by one woman whose love was so profound that she holds it still.
“Mary of Magdala”| 2018 | from “The Divine Feminine Oracle” by @megganwatterson , published via Hay House, Inc. May 2018—————————————
🌜Pour ceux qui ont vu ma story, vous savez déjà à quel point j'ai aimé ce film. En ce moment Marie Madeleine n'arrête pas de se montrer dans ma vie, que ce soit sous la forme de podcasts qui en parlent, de ce film (je ne savais même pas qu'un film allait sortir sur le sujet...), de livres qui croisent ma route. Il y a quelque chose à creuser! Le film est superbement servi par des acteurs géniaux, j'ai eu plusieurs fois les larmes aux yeux et la chair de poule. Me dire que le féminin est enfin reconnu, qu'il y a cette montée de prise de conscience, partout, chez les femmes de tout âge, que tout est en train de s'éveiller. Rise, sisters, rise! Nous avons tant à apporter au monde, chacune à notre manière, avec notre lumière. 🙏💛
🌜For those who have seen my story, you already know how much I liked this movie. At this moment Mary Magdalene keeps showing up in my life, whether in the form of podcasts that speak about her, this movie (I did not even know that a film was going out on the subject ...) , books that cross my path.... There is something to dig! The film is superbly served by great actors, I had several times tears in my eyes and goose bumps. The feminine aide of the divinity is finally recognized, there is a rise of awareness, everywhere, in women of all ages, everything is awakening. Rise, sisters, rise! We have so much to bring to the world, each in our own way, with our own light. 🙏💛
Women's History Month: Women of the Bible
Day 23: Mary of Magdala
When we first meet Mary she is traveling with Jesus and His apostles as they travel throughout Galilee preaching the good news.
Mary is from the town of Magdala which is located on the northwest coast of the Sea of Galilee.
Mary's first encounter with Jesus is not specifically recorded in the Gospels, but Luke (and the longer ending of Mark) mentions that seven demons had come out of her. Since the number seven is used throughout Scripture to symbolize completion and perfection, it is best to think of Mary's deliverance from oppression as utterly complete.
Mary's life is totally changed by Jesus, and she becomes one of His most devoted and loyal supporters. She, along with other women of means, support Jesus' ministry both financially and through service.
When Jesus is arrested, beaten, and crucified, Mary is one of the handful of Jesus' followers who stays to witness what is happening. She also follows those who remove His body from the cross all the way to the tomb where He is laid.
She observes where they place Him and watches them roll the heavy stone in front of the tomb to seal it shut.
She is appalled at what has happened to this man who changed her life, and she—along with a few other female disciples—determine amongst themselves to visit Jesus' tomb as soon as the Sabbath is over.
When she arrives at the tomb, she is shocked to see that the stone has been removed. At this point her assumption is that the body has been stolen. But the mystery is solved when she and the others are told by the angels that He has risen.
And it is right here in this very story of Jesus' resurrection that we have another miracle: Jesus commissions Mary and the other women with her to "Go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.'" (Mark 16:7)
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