Temple of the Magdalene Online Community Gatherings

Temple of the Magdalene Online Community Gatherings

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The Temple of the Magdalene Online Community is a monthly gathering of women and men who are interested in supporting their journey of self-actualization through the wisdom teachings of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The wisdom teachings of Jesus and Mary Magdalene are those rooted in love and in support of union – union within ourselves, with the Divine, with each other, and with all of creation.

Through the Temple of the Magdalene online gatherings, participants will cultivate a relationship with the Divine of their own understanding (by whatever name, image, form they wish to give it), come to know themselves, and discover the source of their own truth within. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to connect with women and men of like-mind who have not found fulfillment in institutional religion, but who are seeking a more universal approach to spirituality – one that is “spiritual but not religious” and which supports the development of the only “church” we will ever truly need – the “church” within.

The monthly gathering is FREE (Donations are encouraged. Donate HERE.  ), open to the public and take place via teleconference. The gatherings will consist of:

  • Scripture
  • Reflection
  • Meditation
  • Discussion and Sharing

 

First gathering:

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

7:30 pm central time

Sessions are recorded and archived for those who are unable to attend the live gatherings.

Sessions are facilitated by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS.

 

spiritual counseling, Lauri Ann Lumby, transformational counseling, empowerment, healing and transforming fears and unhealed woundsLauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS is a Modern Magdalene Priestess, spiritual counselor, educator and author. She is the author of the highly-anticipated, Song of the Beloved – the Gospel According to Mary Magdalene and Authentic Freedom, both of which reveal the hidden teachings of Jesus as revealed through his most devoted student, co-equal minister and beloved partner, Mary Magdalene. For over twenty years, Lauri has researched, studied and put into practice these hidden teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition and discovered within them rich and effective tools for facilitating self-awareness and self-actualization. These teachings and practices prove that beyond the doctrine resides the truth that unites all people – the truth of Oneness in Love. As a priestess of the Magdalene/Christ, Lauri shares these teachings through her on-line and local courses, one-on-one mentoring, writing and publishing.

Lauri is the owner of Authentic Freedom Academy and founder of the Temple of the Magdalene and the Order of the Magdalene. She lives in Oshkosh, WI. You can learn more about Lauri’s other writings, programs and services at www.authenticfreedomacademy.com.

You can reach Lauri at lauri (at) templeofthemagdalene (dot) com or (920) 230-1313.

Education and Training:

After receiving her BBA in Marketing from the University of Iowa and finding nothing but dissatisfaction in the world of commerce, Lauri began her own search for self-knowledge. As part of this search, Lauri heard her call to active ministry and pursued her ministerial education and training through the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay/ Silver Lake College and her training and credentials as a Spiritual Director through the Norbertine Center for Spirituality in DePere.  After fifteen years as a Catholic lay-minister; specializing in adult spiritual formation, small faith communities, pastoral counseling, liturgy and sacraments; Lauri left institutional employment to establish a secular ministry where she could respond to the spiritual needs of a wider audience.  In 2005, in support of a lifelong calling, Lauri was ordained as an Interfaith Minister through the Universal Life Church in Modesto, CA. In March of 2015, Lauri completed her Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Studies (Psychology), with an emphasis in mindfulness, creativity, and active imagination practices, through Sofia University.

You can learn more about Lauri Ann Lumby, founder of the Temple and the Order of the Magdalene and Director of the Authentic Freedom Academy, by contacting her at (920) 230-1313 or lauri (at) templeofthemagdalene (dot) com.

 

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Meet the Magdalenes – Tracey Wickham

The Magdalenes are women and men who have completed the Authentic Freedom Leadership training or the Magdalene Priest/ess Training. The Magdalenes are called and empowered through their own unique giftedness and within their own circle of influence to be a vessel through which Divine Love is brought forth into this world.  I am honored and humbled to be in the company of this amazingly powerful community!  This blog series features the Magdalenes and all the great work they are doing in the world. 

Magdalene – Tracey Wickham, UK

Tracey Wickham is an Angelic Healing Practitioner, Reiki Master, Meditation Guide, Hand Mudra Energy Healer, Crystal Therapist and Archangelic Life Coach. Tracey is a voracious learner and has many more qualifications to follow. She lives in the West Midlands of England with her tabby cat Cedric.  Learn more about Tracey’s work (or better yet, sign up for one of her amazing sessions) through her website: www.traceywickham.co.uk

Tracey’s journey of embracing her Magdalene calling: in her own words:

I have been interested in healing for as long as I can remember.

My mum used to suffer from migraines when she was alive and I hated seeing her in pain. In fact I used to try and help alleviate the pain, using my hands, although I knew nothing about Reiki at the time.

My first qualification came as a Crystal Therapist, and these days I work with Etheric Crystals so that I can offer clients crystal therapy on a distance basis. Although Etheric Crystals are not here in the physical they are very affective and much more powerful than working with the physical form.

In 2012 I became a Reiki Master and since then I have continued to study many different forms of Reiki. In fact I have some attunements lined up so there is more to come.

I set up my website as I want to be able to help as many people as possible. And one way to do this is to offer all my work on a distance basis.

In the past when I have worked with friends this way it has proved to be successfully. They all said at the time that they benefited enormously, whether they had distance Reiki or a distance Crystal Therapy session.

I am an Angelic Healing Practitioner and have been accredited by the IAOTH. I am going to start studying for my advanced certification soon.

In 2016 I studied with Charles Virtue and became a certified Archangelic Life Coach. As a result I am able to offer clients a number of oracle card readings.

Since gaining my Meditation Guide certification I have added 1 to 1 online guided meditation sessions for four different things including depression and relaxation.

I have also got a certification in Energy Healing Hand Mudras and I am very excited about this. Let me explain. Hand Mudras can be sent energetically just like Reiki. It is my intention to start offering clients a number of Hand Mudra distance sessions. Now I may be wrong, but I don’t think I have ever seen this form of energy healing being offered to clients elsewhere, and if I am correct it will be an honour to be the first, or among the first, to do this.

Something I am looking forward to offering clients is EFT. I hope to finish the course I am taking next week and once I have received my certification I shall start offering 1 to 1 online sessions.

I guess you may have discovered reading this that I am passionate about healing and helping others.

Since becoming an ordained member of the Order of the Magdalene I have come to realise that healing work and helping others is my ministry. And I am proud to rise to that challenge to the best of my ability. To me this calling is a blessing.

Not everyone lives near an alternative therapist or can afford their fees. I hope that by offering my services this way those who would not otherwise receive the help they need will be able to do so.

 Support your own Magdalene calling through the Magdalene Priest/ess Training Program:

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Meet the Magdalenes – Michelle Lynn Davies Schaeve

The Magdalenes are women and men who have completed the Authentic Freedom Leadership training or the Magdalene Priest/ess Training. The Magdalenes are called and empowered through their own unique giftedness and within their own circle of influence to be a vessel through which Divine Love is brought forth into this world.  I am honored and humbled to be in the company of this amazingly powerful community! This blog series features the Magdalenes and all the great work they are doing in the world.

 

Michelle Lynn Davies-Schaeve, OM, LMT, RM-T, PLC, SD

Michelle is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master-Teacher, Professional Life Coach and Spiritual Director. In practice since 2003, Michelle offers a wide variety of treatment options to support your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing, In addition, Michelle offers Life Coaching, Spiritual Direction in support of these, has completed the Authentic Freedom Leadership Training, along with the Magdalene attunement and ordination under the direct guidance of Lauri Ann Lumby. You can learn more about Michelle and her ministry at www.mlstherapeuticmassageandreiki.com.

 

I have to share a few things on my own about Michelle because I know she won’t do it for herself!  🙂   I have often said that Magdalenes are born not made, and that I know them by the recognition I first experience when meeting them.  This could not be more true for Michelle!  I first met Michelle when she was a little girl!  She was helping her dad who was catering a retreat that I was facilitating in the early 90’s at the local Catholic Campus Ministry.  I knew her right away.  Fast forward ten years or so and I’m reporting for my first day of work at my new position as the Program Director at the Harmony Wellness Center in Oshkosh.  There’s Michelle!  We both stopped dead in our tracks and said, “Hey, I know you!”  Michelle had just started at Harmony Wellness herself as a massage therapist and Reiki practitioner.  The rest, as they say, is history.  Since then, Michelle and I have worked together (disturbed the shit) on all matters of spiritual formation, healing and service to the community.  Michelle has completed all of my classes, the Magdalene ordination, and spiritual director training, mostly under my direct guidance.  At somewhere around 5’2”, Michelle is a force to be reckoned with.  Welsh in ancestry, she is not to be confused with a Welsh Pixie….Michelle is a DRAGON!  I love this woman like a sister and we have shared many, many lifetimes.  I am grateful that the Magdalene brought us together in this life to remember our past, to heal what was lost and to bring it all forth, fully formed into this life.  The world needs our magic and I am honored to share this journey with Michelle (and the miraculous beings that have come into the world through her children!).  I love you Michelle!

If you one who is hearing the calling of the Magdalene, please check out our Resurrecting the Magdalene online course: 

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Meet the Magdalenes – Maria Geltrude

The Magdalenes are women and men who have completed the Authentic Freedom Leadership training or the Magdalene Priest/ess Training. The Magdalenes are called and empowered through their own unique giftedness and within their own circle of influence to be a vessel through which Divine Love is brought forth into this world.  I am honored and humbled to be in the company of this amazingly powerful community! This blog series features the Magdalenes and all the great work they are doing in the world.

 

Magdalenes, Meet the Magdalenes, Magdalene Priestess, Magdalene Priestess Training, Maria Geltrude, VastuMaria Geltrude is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Vastu Practioner. (Vastu is the original Feng-Shui as written in ancient Vedic texts from India)

Maria has been an entrepreneur and businesswoman for over 27 years. As a Certified Public Accountant, she has been a partner in her own practice which she co-founded over 23 years ago. Maria has serviced a multitude of clients on a financial consulting level. During these interactions with her clients, she has become more aware of the energetic environments behind their successes and failures.  Several years ago, her personal interests in the study of eastern traditions and philosophies led her to the powerful energetic science of Vastu Shastra.  Maria began Vastu Environments, three years ago, to offer her clients the ancient wisdom of Vastu, which she fuses with her financial background in accounting. Maria now accounts for energetics in her client’s homes and offices to bring in prosperity, abundance and overall harmony.  Learn more about Maria at www.vastuenvironments.com

 

In Maria’s Own Words:

Vastu is the ancient wisdom behind the sacred architecture of India. The universe is filled with energies that influence, empower and heal us. Vastu teaches us how to bring these energies into our buildings to create the natural flow of prosperity and abundance in all aspects of our lives such as wealth, health, love and career.

Over the past seven years, I have been on a spiritual quest to uncover and discover myself…who I am and what my true calling is in this lifetime. I grew up an Italian Catholic girl with parents that both immigrated during the 60s to find a better way of life.  I feel that my spiritual quest brought me to a similar realization…one where I had to find a better way of thinking. Over these years, I have learned many different philosophies, specifically Eastern thought processes and various shamanic techniques. Then, finally, the Magdalene Priestess Training which returned me back to my roots on a totally different level. The Magdalene program has allowed me the ability to look at my life with a sense of empowerment, strength and courage. It has validated the spiritual authority I feel and finally can own within myself. As a Magdalene Priestess, I will move forward in the world encouraging and supporting women… and men too, through my Vastu practice, Vedic wisdom and now the Priestess training.

A special thanks to Lauri for her support and blessings. Thank you sister for delivering the words and teachings of the Magdalene to the world.

The Order of Melchizedek is an off-shoot of the Magdalene Priestess Training, presenting the primordial tradition of Judeo-Christian magic.  If you are called to ritual, divination, and shamanic practices, this program might be for you.  Take a look at the Level One Training:

 

Mary Magdalene and the Call to Beloved Partnership

An excerpt from my book, Only Love – the Secret Teachings of Mary Magdalene

 

In Mary’s own words:

My beloved brothers and sisters, I want to speak to you today about the “call of the beloved,” the most sacred and most holy call of the human experience, one that not everyone is called to, but for those who are, they cannot and must not settle for less.

The call of the beloved is not to be confused with co-dependency – needing someone to complete you. At the same time, the call of the beloved IS about completion … or rather, it is about REUNION. Specifically, the call of the beloved is about being reunited with your Sacred Twin, your Twin Soul, he or she that is necessary for the fulfillment of your mission on this plane, and you for them.

Jesus and I were beloveds for each other. In this, neither he nor I could complete our missions on this plane without our coming together … not just as friends, companions, co-ministers or co-equals, but also as lovers.  We consummated this love within the blessings and vows of matrimony and the marriage bed was our temple.

While this will not be the call of every beloved partnership, for those who are called to come together in the rite of sacred intimacy, it is the most holy rite and one that exists only between the beloved partnership, not to be tainted by outside influence or engagement. In this way, the rites of the marriage bed are sacred and holy to the couple, held in secret between them, all for the sake of their own growing intimacy and for the sake of initiating the creation codes that assist in bringing forth the new earth.  This was part and parcel of the holy work Jesus and I together accomplished, the rites of which shall forever remain secret and sacred, but which can be discovered by those who find themselves called to this same kind of holiness and in the context of their own beloved partnership.

Our beloved is not unknown to us. In fact, knowledge of the beloved and the call of the beloved resides within us from our conception to be awakened in a time that is appropriate and pre-ordained. For those who possess this call, they speak of having known, for as long as they can remember, the energy of their beloved.  This energy provokes us to seek after the fulfillment of this knowing and we are unsatisfied until this knowing is fulfilled in the physical coming together with our beloved. 

Sometimes, when we do not yet know ourselves, we mistake another for the beloved. This mistake only leads to more frustration and misery, our Soul crying out that “this is not the one,” often provoking us into trying to make the mistake be our beloved, which again only results in failure.  There is no one who can be made into our beloved because in the case of true beloved partnership, there can be only one.  Nothing else will satisfy.

Beloved partners come together for a specific mission and purpose. Sometimes it is to bring forth new life in the form of children, but more often, it is for a purpose even higher than this.  Beloved partners coming together impacts the world in profound ways that often cannot be fully seen.  In the case of Jesus and myself, for example, we were able to be together physically for only a short period of time, but our coming together initiated a profound change in the course of humanity that is only now beginning to be realized – more than 2000 years after we shared our physical lives.  Our coming together did not end with Jesus’ death and resurrection, indeed, our partnership has continued throughout the millennia and will continue into eternity.  In addition, our coming together planted the seeds for other beloved partnerships to come forth – partners that have continued our work and will continue to do so as the evolution of human consciousness unfolds.  St. Francis and St. Clare, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, Barbara Marx Hubbard and her Beloved Earl, Roma Downey and Mark Barnett are a few examples of these partnerships. 

Beloved Partners come together for the sake of their own fulfillment, but more importantly, they come together for the sake of the transformation of the world. They are not just here to awaken humanity, they are here to TRANSFORM humanity from a species rooted in fear to one that resides in love.  It is for this reason that those called to beloved partnership cannot find rest until this partnership becomes real – not only within one’s self but in real and true physical form.  Once this is accomplished, and after they surrender into the sacred and holy place of this partnership, both find peace. 

I wish that I could describe to you the sheer joy and sense of contentment that comes with beloved partnership – it is a feeling that cannot be described, but can only be lived. It is a peace beyond imagining – even when the life one is leading is not peaceful (Jesus and I both experienced condemnation, ridicule, suffering and in the case of my Beloved, death).  There is a joy in the creativity that emerges in this partnership and an excitement over what is being created. 

And then there is love. The love between Beloved partners cannot be described.  It is a self-sustaining, supportive, empowering, all-embracing kind of love.  It is love for love’s sake … but more than this, it is love that sees the beloved through the vision of the GREAT BELOVED, that which some might call “God.”  This is not an idealized, placed on a pedestal kind of love, this is the love that says, “I know you … with all your human frailty and imperfections, and I love you, not in spite of this, but because of this.”  The love of Beloved partners transcends the otherwise perceived separations between human beings and in this partnership, two have indeed become one – the yin to each other’s yang, the ebb to the each other’s flow and the ecstasy to each other’s despair.  The beloved partnership holds it all within the container of holy and sacred – acknowledging the holiness of the entire human experience – the joys and the sorrows, the love and the fear, the peace and the conflict – it is all held as sacred within this partnership so that humanity can come to accept all that it has been given – both the holy and the profane, the dark and the light.  In Beloved Partnership, the wisdom of the psalmist is lived out to its fullest:

“For to thee, darkness and light are but one.”

Psalm 139: 12

 

$30.00 off Resurrecting the Magdalene online course

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$30.00 off the regular price now through July 22, 2018.

Mary, called Magdalene achieved the goal of the human experience – to become both fully human and fully divine.  In doing so, Mary embodied the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine in  perfect harmony and it was through this integration that she was able to grasp Jesus’ original teachings of compassion and love and bring them forward into the world.

2000 years ago, the world was not ready for her teachings, but today we are.  Join us as we explore the deeper and hidden truths about Mary Magdalene revealed during her time with Jesus:  her roles as student, initiate, co-equal partner, wife, facilitator and witness to the resurrection, and the one sent to continue Jesus’ mission of  being love in the world.

This Course includes the Magdalene Activation and concludes with the Magdalene Ordination through which you are empowered, through your own unique gifts and passions to fulfill the mission of LOVE in the world. 

Created and facilitated by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS

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Mary Magdalene the First Pope?

Book Review

Who did Jesus really ordain as his successor – Peter or Mary Magdalene? This is a question that has plagued Christianity since Jesus died on the cross.  Michael Hearns’ groundbreaking book, Mary Magdalene – the First Pope, sheds new light on the question of apostolic succession and does so in the most surprising of ways – through engineering and architecture.  Specifically, Michael has broken the code of the mathematical formulas used in the construction of the tabernacle first built by Moses.  Overlaying the construction of the tabernacle with the gospel narratives of the resurrection of Jesus, Michael presents irrefutable evidence that it was Mary Magdalene, not Peter, who was designated Jesus’ successor.  As the only one of the disciples able to accomplish the work of the High Priest by entering into the Holy of Holies, Mary Magdalene became the first witness to the resurrection, and the one designated by Christ to continue his mission in his stead and the one who truly bore the keys of the kingdom. These discoveries not only cast Mary Magdalene in a whole new light, but invite a radical departure from two thousand years of male privilege by restoring women to their rightful place as leaders of the Church Jesus inspired.

Mary Magdalene – the First Pope is a must read for all Magdalene aficionados and for any interested in sound scientific evidence of the truths that we might otherwise only know in our hearts.

Michael Hearns: My profile is best outlined by my track record in resolving some of the most cryptic puzzles and unsolved mysteries in the Bible, which have challenged potential saints and academia throughout the centuries. A significant breakthrough came in the research work when I detected two formulas, which were related to the practise of recording the movements of the planets. It is known that the ancients were engrossed in studying the heavens and recordings of their observations have been found on ancient Babylonian tablets. But nobody suspected that the ancient Hebrews had somehow acquired very sophisticated recordings of the night sky. Now that the numerical data has been decoded the big picture can be outlined and it is on a higher plane of intelligence. The findings show that the biblical prophets used the data on astronomy to map images or write messages of their visionary impressions relative to a metaphysical gateway to heaven in the afterlife.

Learn more about Michael at: www.sevenbiblewonders.com.

 

Guest Poet: Carol Klavon

It is my great pleasure to share with you a poem penned by one of our Magdalene sisters:  Carol Klavon. Carol is an initiate in the Magdalene Priestess Training and writing has been revealed as one of her gifts and part of her Divine calling.  Please enjoy her contribution below. 

Dark clouds roll in,
Cold rain splatters across my windshield.
Heads bowed as if in prayer,
In truth, a lame attempt at shielding against this bitter nor’ easter.

The news out of D.C. no better.
There’s a pervasive helplessness
Of my fellow countrymen,
As images of ANOTHER mass shooting
Flitter across the glowing screen.
In the midst of despair, there are peaceful warriors.

Sons and Daughters of Magdalene.
They step over, around, and yes,
Even doggie paddle, straight through the rivers of despair.

They are the young (and young at heart).
Mystics, dreamers, fools – call them what you may.

Lilies of the Valley and the Shepherds in the Hills….sons of Yeshua, daughters of Magdala.

They arm themselves, not with swords, but with jars of alabaster and the Word made flesh.

They come in peace, but bearing the double-edged sword….Truth on one side, Love on the other.

There is a secret I will tell you now…you are among them. You carry their Light nestled deep in your hearts.

There is no need to let them in, for they have already taken up residence. Don’t you understand? You are the lambs AND the wolves.

 

 

Carol Klavon in her own words: 43 year old Gnostic Magdalene Priestess. I enjoy reading/writing, mostly short fiction and poetry (mostly spiritual themes. I make a daily effort to remember my spiritual roots.

My goal is to live and work on the California Central Coastline, with at least 1 cat and one dog, a collection of books that rivals the Greek Library of Alexandria, and a parcel of land big enough to grow a community garden.

You can connect with Carol through her writing blog HERE.  She is also on Twitter @CarolKlavon.

 

Mary Magdalene Wasn’t Just Jesus’ Wife

Suddenly it seems everyone wants to get on the Mary Magdalene bandwagon. This is good news in the sense that it is getting Mary Magdalene’s name out there and attention is being drawn to the first woman of the Jesus movement. For the first time in two thousand years, we are beginning to grasp the truth that Mary Magdalene was not the repentant whore – but was the first witness to the resurrection.  Much of what I have seen beyond that, however is limited in scope and does not even begin to scratch the surface of who Mary Magdalene was and what she represents, not only to Christianity, and not only to women, but for the world.  Mary Magdalene wasn’t just the first witness to the resurrection and she wasn’t just Jesus’ wife (as Dan Brown et. al. would have us believe).

To understand who Mary Magdalene was and what she represents, we first have to understand Jesus. But to understand Jesus, we first have to take him off the pedestal he was placed on by institutional religion….and then we have to take him off the cross.  Jesus was a man.  He was a man who was uniquely gifted and called to remember his original nature as One with God (Jesus’ God was so much more than the “Old Man in the Sky God” Christianity has given us). In this intimate connection with God, Jesus came to know his Divinity – what he called “the kingdom of God.”  Jesus understood that he was Divine in Human form and in this was able to manifest the fullness of his giftedness which included the gifts of healing, teaching, leading, pastoring, and prophecy.  In having attained this level of self-actualization, Jesus was afforded the title of “High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek” (Hebrews 5, 6, 7).  Not to be confused with the high priests of Jewish temple worship, this designation placed Jesus in the company of the great mystery schools of the primordial tradition.  When Jesus had mastered this within himself, he went out to teach others what he knew and how they too could know “the kingdom of God within” and manifest their own unique giftedness in the world.

As the only one of Jesus’ disciples said to be “healed of seven demons” (symbolic language for the completion of an initiatory process leading to self-actualization), Mary Magdalene embodied the fulfillment of Jesus’ teachings. Like Jesus, Mary came to understand her Oneness with the Divine and allowed that Divinity to find its fulfillment in her Human form.  In this, her own unique gifts were revealed and unleashed, giving her the strength and courage to be with her Beloved through his suffering and death (where the other disciples were not); and to be the first witness to the resurrection. But more important than any of this, in becoming self-actualized (High Priestess in her own right), Mary Magdalene was empowered to go out into the world, leading and teaching others in the truth of Oneness – the same path of salvation that Jesus had taught before her.  Mary is much more than Jesus’ wife.  In teaching and leading us on the path to salvation, like Jesus, Mary Magdalene is Savior.  

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Did Mary Magdalene Write John’s Gospel?

Mary Magdalene and the Writings Attributed to John

An interesting and provocative question was posed to me yesterday during my guest appearance on the Healing Fountain Blogtalk Radio show with host Cindy Bentley. The question was:

“Tell me what you think about the possibility that Mary Magdalene was the actual author of the Gospel attributed to John (and thereby the other writings attributed to John)?”

I love this question because it is quite possible that the writings that made it into canonical scripture were in fact written by Mary Magdalene, or at the very least were penned by one of the members of her community. Of course there is no possible way of researching, let alone proving, this theory. And yet, there is circumstantial evidence to support its possibility:

The gospel attributed to John:

Is unique among the gospels in the way it presents the Jesus story, offering stories and teachings that are not present within any of the other canonical scriptures. Rather than a semi-historical narration of the life and teachings of Jesus, John represents a reflective history, one clearly based in a deeply intimate and mystical experience of Jesus and the Christ.

John is the sole gospel to include the stories of: The Wedding Feast at Cana, the Samaritan Woman at the Well, the Last Supper Discourses, Jesus’ teachings on Oneness, The Resurrection of Lazarus, Mary Anointing Jesus, all of which figure prominently in the archetypal images related to Mary Magdalene “the Bride.”

The Book of Revelation, also attributed to John, is a genre unto itself, presenting an allegorical story of humanity’s journey toward liberation and the key to that inner liberation. Again, Mary Magdalene, (as The Whore of Babylon, The Woman with the crown of 12 stars with the moon under her feet and clothed in the sun, The Bride) plays a symbolic and starring role.

The Letters attributed to John are perhaps the most beautiful exhortations on the profound love of God and the relationship we are invited into the Love of God with Christ as our guide.

Finally, it is John who places Mary Magdalene is the singular, starring role of not only facilitating but also being witness to Jesus’ resurrection, and then being commissioned and ordained by Jesus to carry the good news of the resurrection to the other disciples, and to continue his ministry of love in his stead.

If Mary Magdalene did not pen the writings attributed to John, it is highly likely that their author was very close to Mary and to the ministry she continued after Jesus’ death, for according to the non-canonical Gospel of Mary, she was the one who understood the fullness of Jesus’ teachings, especially his teachings on Oneness.

Don’t take my word for it, however. I invite you to read the writings attributed to John and decide for yourself.