The Order of Mary Madgala (Magdalene): return of the Divine Feminine
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The Order of Mary Magdala is open to both women and men; we refer to the Order sometimes as our "cloister" but that should not imply we are a bunch of nuns! An Esoteric Christian Order, we study the true teachings, mystical exercises/techniques, meditations and prayers of Yeshua and Mary Magdalene. Yeshua's band had several prominent female disciples, they are mentioned right in the Bible (Luke 8) and the Gnostic scriptures mention seven female students by name (Pistis Sophia).
Yeshua taught balance between the sexes and (scandalously!) accepted females into his school. He and Mary Magdalene embodied and manifested the archetypes of divine masculine and divine feminine united in the sacred marriage. The sacred marriage is a process that occurs in the subconscious mind as well as in the collective unconscious of humanity. Our Order of Mary Magdala teaches techniques that actualize these powerful archetypes, inner guides, divine "entities" showing you how to bring them into your life. Getting to know your inner guides, practicing wholeness, and the alchemy of the sacred marriage transforms your life and leads to the highest form of ecstasy or "bliss".
This sacred marriage is working in our lives whenever we balance pairs of opposites, male and female, light and dark, heaven and earth, conscious and unconscious, pleasure and pain, ego and soul. The sacred marriage archetype is also represented in the tarot deck -- it is the Lovers card.
You can't keep archetypes down -- they will
Mary Magdalene's name is listed first in the Gospels whenever women are mentioned. The Gnostic Gospel of Phillip calls her the "companion" or "partner" of Jesus, also describing how some of the students became jealous because "Jesus kissed her often on the mouth". She was in all likelihood Yeshua's wife, and we believe co-Savior with him.
She was a manifestation of the sacred feminine, perhaps the daughter of Sophia and God-the-Father. Sophia, goddess of wisdom, called God's Spouse, lives in the pages of the Old and New Testaments as well as the Apocrypha, especially in such books as Song of Solomon (also called Song of Songs or Canticles). Other spouses of God-the-Father are Asherah and Shekinah. Sophia may be just another name for our Heavenly Mother even as God-the-Father is called Yahweh, El, Elohim, El Shaddai and Adonai.
God-the-Father and God-the-Mother both chose to incarnate the active principal of themselves upon the earth together in order to draw their created selves (all of us) back to Them. We are their kin, they are our Divine Creators.
Mary Magdalene is a dangerous figure to Christian "authorities" because she represents individually relating to the divine without the need of priests and donations. She represents dangerous teachings such as the sacred marriage and sexuality as opposed to celibacy and virginity. Her existence proves sexuality is healthy rather than dysfunctional and "dirty."
Why even today do people flip out over books like the DaVinci Code and think we're honoring a dangerous pagan goddess who is of the devil? Why are they threatened by alternative forms of Christianity such as Grail Christianity and Esoteric Christianity? Because the teachings Mary Magdalene presides over take power from the hands of the few, from the old-boy network, from the Church authorities. Those power hungry sexually dysfunctional control-freaks -- not to mention greedy (that's why the Catholic Church passed laws long ago preventing women from owning property) -- do not share power. They want it all and for many centuries they kept it all. Power and money was in the hands of a very few.
As the year 2001 brought the third millennium there came a new awakening to the message of the Magdala, a new view of her not as the penitent prostitute -- nowhere in scripture does it ever say she was a prostitute-- but as co-Teacher, even a Christian Goddess. To avoid execution by the church on charges of heresy, codes and symbols were developed by early adherents to the Grail Heresy as it was called. Mary Magdalene was indicated in the occult (hidden), "heretical" and Gnostic world by her initials MM. Mary, Mother of Yeshua was indicated by one M. Margaret Starbird has pointed out in her books that the Roman numerals for 2000 are MM. Mary of Magdala is the Lady of the new Millennium. The Restoration of this Goddess in the Gospels to her rightful place in Judeo-Christianity may be the next step in the evolving faith called Christianity. Join the movement to restore the sacred feminine and help humanity evolve! Join just to study and evolve your own awareness/consciousness. Answer the stirrings of your soul...
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