Carrying the Magdalene Wound

Jesus was lucky, he only had to be crucified once. Mary Magdalene, on the other hand, was crucified more times than we could ever count.  She was crucified first for being born a woman.  She was crucified again by whatever it was in her life that caused her to need to be healed of “seven demons.”  She was crucified as she walked with her Beloved to his death and then watched as he was nailed to the cross and as he suffered the agonizing death by crucifixion.  She was crucified again when she and her companions took Jesus’ bleeding, broken and beaten body off the cross and laid it in the tomb.  She was crucified again as the stone was rolled over the opening of the tomb and she said her final goodbyes.  Again she was crucified when Jesus appeared to her on Easter morning and then just as quickly disappeared from her sight.  Again as she went to tell the male disciples and they did not believe her.  Again and again and again as Jesus appeared to her in prayer imparting secret teachings and every time disappearing from her sight.  Again as she was asked by the male disciples to share what Jesus had taught her and who then rejected her teachings along with the love Jesus had for her.  Again as she was apparently no longer welcome by the Jerusalem community of disciples and left to fend for herself.  Again and again and again as she made her way in the world carrying the burden of all these crucifixions in her heart, along with the new and fresh crucifixions everytime her mission of love was rejected.  And then…..the millions of countless crucifixions that have happened since her death anytime an individual or the Church ignored her role in Jesus’ life and ministry, denied the calling Jesus gave to her, rejected her as prostitute, adulterous woman or whore, demoted the important initiatory process (healed of seven demons) she underwent as demonic possession, denied women’s rightful and necessary place within the mission of love, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.  The list is endless.

Movie still from “The Passion of Christ.”

This is the Magdalene Wound and one that is carried in some degree by all women being called forth to resurrect the Magdalene and reclaim her rightful place in the mission of love by taking on this mission ourselves. As one who bears this wound, I must tell you that it is excruciating.  It is a burden I would not wish on another, and yet I know literally hundreds of women who share this burden with me on behalf of the Magdalene (with many not knowing or understanding the source of this excruciating pain) and who continue to feel the pain of crucifixion everytime the world cries out for the lost feminine.

The Magdalene Wound is known by a longing that cannot be quenched. It is a pain that has no relief.  It is the feeling of constantly beating one’s head against the wall seemingly getting nowhere.  It is the pain of constant rejection.  Of speaking and sharing truth and seeing it fall on deaf ears.  It is the painful longing of missing our beloved and finding nothing to take its place.  It is the knowledge of having been loved beyond measure, of being held in rapt adoration and worshipped for our gifts…and then having that love torn from our grasp.  It is the pain of knowing that literally millions of women throughout history have been subject to rejection, abuse, even killed simply because they were born a woman in a world where the masculine rules….knowing that at one time in the history of patriarchal culture, there was ONE MAN who honored women as equal, elevating them to positions equal with their male counterparts and who called all of humanity to do the same…and that the first action taken by those who had the opportunity to fulfill this man’s vision was to sell out the women in favor of the presiding cultural norm….and that this single act has kept women subservient for 2000+ years!  It is the constant and enduring pain of a world that is suffering and feeling the blows of this suffering in our own bodies, hearing the cries with our own ears, seeing it with our own eyes and knowing we possess the remedy to this suffering if only….someone…..anyone….would care to ask. I can’t speak for others, but I know for myself, the Magdalene Wound makes me weary…a bone crushing, soul splitting weariness longing for the world to be made free.  It is the same burden of truth that Jesus carried – a truth for which he was willing to die.

This is the Magdalene Wound and I’m sad to say I’m not sure there is a remedy to this wound. It is the cross we have to bear as those who have been called to restore the Magdalene (and all women with her) to her rightful place in history and in our world.  I’m not sure we will see the fulfillment of this resurrection in our lifetime, but there are signs of its happening and it is not just about the plethora of research, writings and books that have been accomplished on behalf of the Magdalene.  It includes all ways in which women are finding their voice, speaking their truth and rediscovering their rightful place in world that 5000 years ago stole their power from them.  I am humbled and honored to be a part of this movement and grateful for the resources and tools that have come through me in support of the mission of love as Mary Magdalene had envisioned and embodied it.

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A collection of writings received by Lauri Ann Lumby on behalf of Mary Magdalene. The ultimate purpose of these teachings is to support the world as it moves out of the fear that has held it imprisoned to the Love that is its original nature. Thank you for being a vessel through which you, and then the world, shall know that even in the human experience, there is Only Love.

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A note from the Magdalene:

My beloved sisters and brothers,

We are in an exciting time in the evolution of human consciousness. If you have found yourself drawn to these words, it is because you agreed to incarnate on the earth plane at this time to help usher in the age of Love.  You have agreed to this on behalf of the Divine intention of Love and for the sake of all of humanity.  As you know, this has been no easy task.  In order to support humanity in its next stage of evolution you have first had to do it for yourself.

Now you are the Body of Christ. Whether or not this is your chosen language, you have worked toward clearing past programming rooted in fear so you can more fully embody the Love /Light that is your true Divine calling. Congratulations and thank you!

The words you now hold in your hands are my gratitude gift to you. I thank my beloved Lauri Ann Lumby for being the vessel through which these teachings may now come forth.  The world is now ready and able to receive the Divine encodings presented herein.  Some of these teachings I’ve given to Lauri directly.  Some are her personal reflections.  Others I wrote directly through her hand. 

Some of what you receive here may seem unreal or even shocking. Worry not about that.  Take in what speaks to you and allow the teachings that might confront or challenge to simply be.  If they are meant for you they will find their roots at a time divinely ordained for you.

The ultimate purpose of these teachings is to support the world as it moves out of the fear that has held it imprisoned into the Love that is its original nature. Thank you for being a vessel through which you, and then the world, shall know that even in the human experience, there is Only Love.

 

All my love,

Mary, called Magdalene

(as written through the hand of Lauri Ann Lumby)

FREE Magdalene Events

Good morning, there are two FREE Magdalene events planned for the coming week!  Register today and reserve your place.  It is all FREE! 

 

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From July 20 to July 22 (the actual Feast Day of the Magdalene), we will be joined by incredible women who have devoted to, held counsel with, researched, written about, and expressed the essence of the woman named Mary Magdalene. Woman to Goddess, the stories of Mary Magdalene encompass the whole of human and divine experience. She is known as apostle, disciple, beloved, bride, whore, teacher, saint, and Goddess.

PRESENTERS

Interviewer – Kimberly F. Moore – Founder of MotherHouseand Mystery School of the Goddess.

Margaret Starbird presenting Bride in Exile – author, lecturer, and Mary Magdalene scholar. Website: MargaretStarbird.net

Elizabeth Cunningham presenting Mary Magdalen and modern Midrash: A Novelist’s Dream – Author of the Maeve Chronicles. Website: ElizabethCunninghamWrites.com

Katherine Skaggs presenting Mary Magdalene: Priestess of Initiation – Artist, author, teacher, and Shamanic Practitioner. Website: KatherineSkaggs.com

Lauri Ann Lumby presenting Priestess in the Temple of the Magdalene – Author, teacher, and Magdalene Priestess. Website: TempleoftheMagdalene.com

Renee Starr presenting the Garden of the Magdalene – Author, teacher, mythologist, and artist. Website: BacktotheGoddess.com

Mary Petiet presenting Seeking Mary Magdalene – Author and storyteller. Website: MaryPetiet.com

Dr. April Heaslip presenting Regenerating Magdalene:Mythological Perspectives on the Return of the Divine Feminine – Mythologist and educator. Website: AprilHeaslip.com

**All registrants will automatically be added to email lists. THANK YOU!

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FREE online service dedicated to Mary Magdalene, who here represents and guides us on the Path of the Beloved.

The Path of the Beloved is that which guides us to ourselves.  Here we find the full integration between the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine within us while embodying our fullest potential as both fully Divine and fully Human!  Here we find a life of fulfillment and joy in our unique giftedness – both in service to ourselves and in service to the betterment of the world.

Mary Magdalene is the only one identified to have completed the full course of Jesus’ teachings and was initiated as co-equal partner and Beloved with Christ. It was to Mary whom Jesus first revealed his resurrected/Christed Self and it was Mary he commissioned to share the good news with the other disciples and to continue his work in his stead.

Mary, honored with the title “Magdalene” (meaning “Great Tower”), most fully understood, integrated and then embodied the highest and deepest levels of Jesus’ teachings, becoming fully self-actualized through Jesus’ guidance. In becoming self-actualized, Mary, in the fullness of her humanness, embodied her own Divinity – like Jesus, becoming fully human and fully divine.  Through this level of knowledge, Mary experienced the alchemical, transformative and UNIVERSAL truth inherent in Jesus’ teachings – the truth of Oneness – oneness within one’s self, with the Divine, with others and with all of creation.  It is the truth of this Oneness that Mary then went on to teach, along with the alchemical, initiatory process that Jesus facilitated for her and taught her to facilitate for others.  Mary’s mission, then, could be said to support others in their own self-actualization.

The service is self-guided and to be completed in your own time.  Plan for 1-2 hours to complete the service and along with meditation and ritual suggestions.

Thank you for joining us on this auspicious day!