Temple of the Magdalene Update

Happy Tuesday Subscribers!

I am writing to update you on the latest with Temple of the Magdalene and Authentic Freedom Academy.  As subscribers to the Temple of the Magdalene site, you may have noticed that this site is mostly inactive.  Much of my work continues to focus on restoring the Magdalene, but more importantly, my work is about the LIVING MAGDALENE.  What I mean by the Living Magdalene is living and doing the work the Magdalene once did and which the world has forgotten.  This work includes:


Spiritual Formation.



In order to connect more deeply with my ongoing attention to this work, I invite you to visit and subscribe to my primary site:  www.authenticfreedom.love.    This is where you will see the work of the Magdalene lived out and where you will be invited to participate in that work – both for yourself and for the sake of the betterment of the world.

Thank you for your interest in the Magdalene being restored in our world.  I invite you now to bring that work into your own life and to continue it on the Magdalene’s behalf.


With gratitude and love,

Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS

Temple of the Magdalene / Authentic Freedom Academy


Mary Magdalene’s Easter Message to Humanity

Mary Magdalene speaks to all of humanity about the current state of our consciousness revolution.  We are at a time of swift endings and great new beginnings.  We are observing the crucifixion and death of all that has been built on fear, power and control, as we are ushering in the second coming of humanity – the birth of the age of love and a joining together in unity consciousness.  She invites us all to step forth out of the tombs we have created for ourselves which have been made of our hesitation and fear and into the love we were meant to be.

Read Message HERE.

Who Really Killed Jesus?

Cursed be the one who trusts in human beings…

Jeremiah 17: 5

For centuries human beings have argued over who killed my beloved, Jesus. Some have argued that it was the Jews….and many Jews have perished as a result of this accusation.  Many argue that it was the Romans and that Jesus, like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed for political reasons.  Many of my brothers in Christ suffered and then perished as a result of this perceived conflict. The truth is it was neither the Jews nor the Romans who killed my Beloved.  It was human beings.

Standing in the crowd as Jesus was being tried before Pilate in the company of the Chief Priests of the Temple, it was not Pilate who condemned Jesus to death. It was not the jealousy or insecurity of the Chief Priests that signed his death sentence.  It was the crowd.  Even when given the chance to free Jesus, the crowd refused.  Why?  Because it was easier to sign Jesus’ death warrant than to live the life he called them to live. People killed Jesus because they were afraid – afraid that if what he spoke was truth, then the world they had come to know might come to an end.

In this, they were absolutely correct. Being healed of the fears that plague the human experience would have changed them, and through them, it would have changed their world. What they failed to see and believe, however, was that if they had chosen to live as Jesus had called them to live, their lives would have become better.  They would be happier, more content, their needs would be met.  They would know love and the world could finally live in peace.

But alas, it was not to be so. 2000 years later, the love and peace that Jesus embodied and sought to share with humanity is still denied.  Humanity, it seems, is incapable of seeing past their fears, their tribal beliefs, their cultural norms, the religious/political doctrines to which they cling, to witness the peaceful kingdom that is already present within and among them, if they would only bother to lay down their swords long enough to learn how to LOVE.  Instead, humanity continues to languish in the “sins” of separation – racism, prejudice, sexism, nationalism, the desire for power, greed, gluttony, sloth, avarice, jealousy and pride.  As humanity clings to its separation, millions of people are dying, afraid, starving, homeless, abused, beaten, oppressed, imprisoned, made to fight wars that are not their own.  For every person who dies unnecessarily another part of humanity’s soul dies along with them…..and Jesus dies again.

Jesus described this in the parable reported by our brother Matthew:

The King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’


This is how it is with Christ. Each and every human being is a reflection of Christ.  Each and every human being has a spark of the Christ light (love) within them.  Every single person is a living, breathing, child of God.  So when you (especially those who call themselves Christian) harm another human being, when you deprive them of their basic needs, when you support programs and policies that strip them of basic human dignity, when you deny them what the need, not only to live, but also to thrive, you are saying NO to the man you claim as your teacher and savior.  Whatsoever you do to your fellow human beings, you are doing to Jesus.  And when you cause your brother harm, or deprive your sister of what she needs to survive, then you are killing Jesus again.

Humanity killed Jesus and continues to kill him every time they choose fear over love, hate over compassion, greed over generosity, gluttony over sharing, pride over humility, sloth over action, etc. etc. etc.

Humanity killed Jesus and every day kills him again.

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Recovering Catholics – 42.7 Million Strong

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The Second Largest Religious Denomination

A few years back, I learned that the second largest religious denomination in the United States (reported by PEW Research, second only to the Roman Catholic Church), is made up of non-practicing Catholics.  I sat down and did the math and the number of people who still call themselves Catholic, but who no longer attend mass on a regular basis is 42.7 million!  That is a HUGE number of people.  If you are reading this blog, you are likely one of those 42.7 million, or perhaps you were raised Catholic and no longer call yourself Catholic, so we can simply add you to this number and we might find that there are in fact 85.4 million Recovering Catholics in the United States. If that were the case, we would outnumber the active Roman Catholic population!!!


Who Cares?

You might ask yourself, “Who cares?”  Why…

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Healing Our Religious Wounds – new online course

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Online course

Do at your own pace

23 modules

Only $49.99!

(content heavy and fiscally light)

Click on this image to register.

While religion has provided a great service to humanity, it has also done great harm. If you are one who has felt harmed, rejected, condemned, judged, ridiculed, stifled, silenced, by religion, you are not alone. In fact, the second largest “religious” denomination in the United States is made up of 42.7 million non-practicing Catholics – those who have left the Church because they no longer felt welcome or at home.  Perhaps like me, you are one of those.  Whatever it is that brings you to this class, “Healing Our Religious Wounds,” know that here you are welcome!  Through this course you will find acceptance, unconditional love and support for healing the wounds that you experienced at the hands of religious institutions or from those associated with that religion…

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Birthing Love

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The angel Gabriel was sent from God
to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,
of the house of David,
and the virgin’s name was Mary.
And coming to her, he said,
“Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.”
But she was greatly troubled at what was said
and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
Then the angel said to her,
“Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favor with God.

“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you shall name him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,
and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father,
and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
But Mary said…

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No Reward for Being Good

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A letter to all healers and change-makers

Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS

My Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Yesterday I was gifted with a startling realization – one that I believe applies to many (if not all) of the amazing women, men and children I know who are here to heal and change our world.  The roots of this lie within our childhoods, the roles we took on, our beliefs about those roles and how these beliefs have translated into our adult lives – specifically in our tendency to take the unique and special people we are and the gifts we bring to our world for granted and the physical manifestation (or rather, the lack thereof) of taking our gifts and ourselves for granted….which for many of us has translated into struggles over money. (UGH).

It begins in our childhood and in the roles we took on within our family…

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FREE Divine Feminine Holiday Six-Pack

Our holiday gift to you:

All six of the following courses FREE when you sign up for the full Magdalene Priestess Training (and either pay in full, or choose the 4 payment installment plan):

FREE Courses valued at over $200.00 in total:

Discovering the Goddess (Divine Feminine) through Biblical Women
The Dark Goddess in the Bible
Meditations on Motherhood
Healing the Mother Wound
Rite of the Sepulchre
The Book of Life Divination Practice

Offer expires on December 31, 2017

Learn more and register for the full Magdalene Priestess Training HERE.
(Once your initial payment is received, you will then be enrolled in the Priestess training and the eligible FREE courses. Please note that the monthly payment plan option is not eligible for this FREE offer.)   

The Complicit Feminine – Owning Our Own Unholiness

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As the veils continue to fall, unmasking the unholy masculine as it has been present within our world (especially as it has been expressed through sexual violence against women and children), we would be remiss if we did not also acknowledge the unholy feminine and the damage it has done to all of us – male and female alike.

As I said in my blog on Thursday, women are not innocent. Yes, as it is true for men, the vast majority of women are kind, thoughtful, generous, and compassionate; and couldn’t think of doing harm to another human being – especially the men in their lives.  But then, there are those women.  We all know them, and perhaps we have (wittingly or unwittingly) been them ourselves:

  • Women who use their sensuality, charm, sexuality to manipulate and control men.
  • Women who marry men for money or because of the position of…

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