Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Divine Feminine Part 2

Remember the Divine Feminine principle is the renunciation of anything connected with the masculine principle of Power thereby attaining union with Love.  These teachings were known and honoured when the power hungry, patriarchal, masculine, materialistic Church of Rome was established. However, they gradually and systematically obliterated the balancing principle.  It is estimated that 50 million perished at the hands of the Papacy between the year 606 and the middle of the 19th Century, for the crime of 'heresy'. 

Just to re-iterate what I said in Part One
The Age of Aquarius will see an end to male-dominated history ......
which means, the Divine Feminine (The Mother) will become very active and acknowledged once again thereby attaining union with Love through the opening of the heart..
Map of the constellation of Aquarius

The New Golden Age of Aquarius, an age of wakeful consciousness, ......a time where the word  G o d  has many synonyms and personal interpretations, and here's just a few:-

All That There Is
The Divine Architect
All Powerful
The Source
Divine Intelligence
Universal Consciousness
Great Spirit
The Creator
The Father
Father/Mother God

Whatever word we use to attempt to conceptualise God perhaps we could ponder an inspired thought from way back in the 1300's ......

Powerful or Powerless its your choice

St Catherine of Siena:  a wise woman who was trying to let us know that we are powerful beings.  Yet many dogmatic conditioned belief systems, such as that which is espoused by the Church of Rome,  would have us believe just the opposite, that we are powerless and small.

Jesus taught that we have God within us, as our Christed self, just waiting to be discovered and revealed, therefore we do not need an intermediary to talk to God on our behalf.  We have a direct line, always open 24/7.  Jesus also taught us that the Divine Feminine, or Love aspect of God, our wisdom, must be balanced with the Will (or Intention) aspect of God, which is masculine. We as humanity are divine intention.  The Universe is divine intention.

When your Will is strong and your vision is clear, you can have anything you want.
Orin channeled by Sanaya Roman 

When we connect into the Christ Consciousness grid (located approximately 3 metres above the surface of the earth) through our 9th chakra we tap into the Christ Consciousness energy.  When we connect into the Earth's core through our Earth chakra below our feet, we tap into the Earth Mother's energy.  We need both connections to be both strong and functional to be in a state of balance.  We are also designed to act as a conduit for both masculine and feminine energy.  The Cosmos connects to the Earth through us and vice versa.

Oneness and the 4th dimension versus Separateness and the 3rd dimension

If everyone on the planet is performing their role as conduit and their Hara lines are aligned, then we truly are all connected to each other, the earth and the Universe.  What's more we can feel it.  At that point it is natural to stop buying into the separateness illusion.  We see through the veil.  We begin to live and think fourth dimensionally. That's where humanity is headed.  We are going to get there because in that state there is no war, no hatred, no bigotry, no hunger, no abuse, no greed, no envy, plus the ego ceases to be the controlling influence. There is only compassion stemming from open heartedness and unconditional love as we live as our Higher Selves.  The male dominated history comes to an end.  The Divine Feminine returns to her rightful place.  She's been for the most part hidden, villified or ignored for the 2000 years of the Piscean Age by so called Christians.

Jesus and Mary Magdalene did their best to share the knowledge of The Mother. Plus through their offspring they introduced a change in human DNA to prepare us for the resurgence of the Divine Feminine.  Over the last 2000 years that DNA has spread throughout humanity.  We are now in a position to anchor the Divine Feminine ourselves.  We are the new long awaited Messiah.  Humanity is going through a major evolutionary change.  We are the ones the ancient scriptures speak of.  Humanity has the potential to be the Saviour of humanity.  As Lightworkers we knew before we incarnated what our role was to be.  We are to emulate the greatest teachers of all time.  We have set ourselves the task of becoming enlightened.  Of releasing the darkness within and allowing the Light to take its place.  We are to do what Mary Magdalene did and anchor the Divine Feminine into the Earth plane at this time of transition to the Golden Age.  I knew for years that my purpose was to assist in the anchoring of the Divine Feminine once again.  About two years ago I finally managed to release the last block to enable me to complete my role.  Each Lightworker is charged with that same task.  Are you willing to do your bit?  If so your first step is to align your Hara Line and the next step is to acknowledge your Higher Self and ask your HS to guide your life so you can live as your Higher Self.
Pisces - The Fishes

The Age of Pisces was 2000 years long. For the first 1200 years the teachings were kept alive by a few devoted followers but the male materialistic Church of Rome systematically removed the balancing principle and look what happened over the next 800 years. Pogroms, war, chaos, greed, suffering, fear based control.  The Roman Empire gradually fell in the 5th Century AD but look how it replaced itself.  The Church of Rome and its Pope, Bishops and Cardinals became the new force to be reckoned with.  The Church's influence spread across Europe through stealth, lies and murder.  Just as effectively as the Roman army had done previously.  The Church eventually gathered its own army to support the Inquisition in the 13th Century.  8 million women murdered after being condemned as witches.  Women who were herbalists, midwives, healers, psychics.  Women who followed the pagan ways of reverence for nature and the creative feminine principle.  Innocents.  800,000 Cathars perished because they knew the truth.  2 million Albigensians in 20 years were murdered for their beliefs.  It is estimated that 50 million perished at the hands of the Papacy between the year 606 and the middle of the 19th Century, for the crime of 'heresy'. (According to the History of Romanism publised in 1871 by Dowling).

So here we are in 2012 and religious wars are still being waged. We can each play our part in ushering in the Golden Age.  Earth and humanity will finally be lifted out of the 3rd dimensional 'hell' of our own creation.

As I keep saying each of us is a cell in the body of humanity and we can make a difference.  Just remember how a single nerve ending has the power to bring the whole body to a standstill.  One single cell has the power to bring down the organism if it ceases to function properly.  One person can affect the wholeness just as effectively.

Allegory in Art

Allegorical inclusions in artwork were a very effective artistic shorthand used to pass on the truth to those who were able to comprehend.  Sometimes the work was meant for the world at large. On other occasions directed towards a particular audience.  Jesus said to his disciples and inner circle, 'Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables' (Mark 4:11).

So when Botticelli painted The Madonna of the Pomegranate and showed the infant Jesus clutching the ripe open pomegranate of fertility it was not by chance. 

Madonna of the Pomegranate by BotticelliUffizi, Florence

The Book of Revelation and the Dead Sea Scrolls

The New Testament was carefully edited by the Roman Church for its own purposes.  The Roman Church of Constantine was founded on the teachings of Peter and Paul, with the Emperor as its figurehad.  It was not founded on the teachings of Jesus, as original Christianity had been.  In fact it is more 'churchianity' than Christianity.

This is why it is surprising to find the book of Revelation included in the New Testament. Because the book follows the post-resurrection lives of Jesus and Mary Magdalene and their offspring through the balance of the 1st century!!  Mary Magdalene's exile and flight is given in Revelation 12.  However according to Laurence Gardner in his book The Magdalene Legacy, it proved to be a remarkable strategy by the Church in that the book's very esoteric nature enabled Rome to turn it to considerable advantage by misrepresenting its text from the pulpits.   This, of course, was at a time when the  general populace did not have their own bibles.

The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in Qumran in 1947, have given us much information concerning the beliefs, customs, rituals, politics, philosophies and traditions of the pre-Gospel and Gospel eras in Judaea.  A fundamental belief was that the Universe contained the two cardinal spirits of Light and Darkness.  In their respective contexts, Light represented truth and righteousness (definition: morally right, justifiable, genuine), whereas Darkness depicted perversion and evil.  The balance of one against the other in the cosmos was settled by celestial movement and people were individually apportioned with degrees of each spirit as defined by their planetary circumstances of birth. (Hence my focus on numerology and astrology as a way of identifying karmic issues).  The cosmic battle between Light and Dark was thus perpetuated within humankind, and between one person and another.
A book from the Dead Sea Scrolls

God was held to be the Supreme ruler over the two cardinal spirits but for a person to find the way to the Light required following a long and arduous path of inner and outer conflict.  Such a path culminated in the final weighing of one force against another at a Time of Justification (later changed by the church to the Day of Judgement - but judgement and justification are a world apart in meaning I'm sure you will agree). It was believed that as this time drew near, the forces of darkness would gather in strength during a Period of Temptation.  People would naturally be subject to this testing process.  Those who followed the Way of Light thus sought to avoid the impending evaluation with the plea, 'Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil'.

In the book of Revelation 16:16, the great final war between Light and Darkness (between good and evil) is forecast to take place at Armageddon (Har Megiddo) - that is the Height of Megiddo, an histrorically important Palestinian battlefield where a military fortress guarded the plains of Jezreel, south of the Galilean Hills.

The War Scroll from Qumran describes in detail the foreseen struggle between the Children of the Light and the Sons of Darkness at the great battle of Har Megiddo.  The tribes of Israel were to be on one side, with the Romans and various heathern factions on the other.  It was to be a violent mortal combat between the Light (Israel) and the Darkness of Imperial Rome.  

In later times, the basic notion behind this visionary and prophetical event was adopted and adapted by the emergent Church of Rome.  The perceived battle of Har Meggido was removed from its specific location and reapplied on a world scale, with Rome (the hitherto Darkness) usurping the Light in its own favour from the day when Emperor Constantine placed himself at the head of Christianity.

In order that the rule of the Bishops of Rome should prevail, it was decreed that the Day of Judgement had not yet come.  Those who thereafter obeyed the revised principles of the Roman Catholic Church were promised the right of entry into the Kingdom of Heaven, as sanctified by the bishops.  The one-time Palestinian hill-fort of Har Megiddo was thereby invested with a supernatural dimension, so that the very word Armageddon took on a hideous ring of terror.  It implied the fearsome ending of all things, from which the only sure route to salvation was absolute compliance with the rule of Rome.  This proved to be one of the most ingenious political manoeuvres of all time - or, at least, until the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and the historical truth became known.

The Bible is a patriarchal political document.  
It is not the word of God

The Lord's Prayer - Churchianity style v Christianity style

One of the fundamental teachings of the Roman Church that Christians of all religions know by heart is the Lord's Prayer.  I for one was taught those words from the age of three.  I accepted them without really understanding or questioning their meaning.  I learned it by rote and just repeated it unthinkingly for the most part.  I was fourteen when I first started to question some of the bible stories and the dogma.  I put my questions to the Church Elders and Teachers about some confusing aspects of the Gospels and the teachings.  I was told never to question, just have faith.  Needless to say I'm too curious to be satisifed with that answer.  I left the church and began my search for truth.  Over the years I have read esoteric literature, uncovered the ancient Mystery School teachings and Gnostic philosophies.  I have studied comparative religion and metaphysics and am constantly delighted and enlightened by what I find.  As I am keen on saying, once you start on the non fiction esoteric books you never want to read a work of fiction again!  There is everything you want in esotericism: adventure, romance, intrigue, expose's, criminology, detective work, science fiction and science fact. Conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact.  Infinitely more readable than works of the imagination from fiction writers.

About twelve years ago I came across a translation of the Lords's Prayer that I would like to share with you.  It will surprise you I'm sure.  

The translation is modern and was done by highly conscious Aramaic Scholar, Mark Hathaway, direct from the Aramaic into English rather than via the Greek and Latin.

Soften the ground of our being and carve out a space within us where your presence can abide.
Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered to bear the fruit of our mission.
Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire.
Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs to grow and flourish.
Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us, 
as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.
Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose 
but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.
For you are the ground and the fruitful vision, 
the birth power and the fulfilment 
as all is gathered and made whole once again.

Sounds very modern and New Age wouldn't you agree?  

Now compare with the traditional version of The Lord's Prayer
Hallowed be thy Name

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come. 
Thy will be done on earth, 
As it is in heaven.
As we forgive them that
trespass against us
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation, 
But deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.

(Taken from the Anglican Book 
of Common Prayer 1662)

It's very obvious that the level of consciousness of the translators is different in each of the above cases wouldn't you agree?  Also that the traditional version seems to encourage us to feel separate from God as a power outside of ourselves.

How do you interpret the modern translation?  
Is it meaningful to you?

May I share my interpretation with you?

Soften the ground of our being and carve out a space within us where your presence can abide.

Let us become aware of our egoic self (Lower Self) and the different perspective it has about life and the nature of reality from our Divine Soul self (Higher Self)

Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered to bear the fruit of our mission. 

Creativity comes from the Divine Feminine (or Mother God who created everything other than Father God who created her in order that she may birth Creation) whose Spirit we can tap into and use to create the opportunities in life that we need in order to fulfil our life purpose and world service.  

Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire.

Let us understand and acknowledge the Law of Cause and Effect:  we must be self-responsible and integrous knowing that we only experience that which we create

Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs to grow and flourish.  

Help us to raise our consciousness and learn to live as our Higher Selves emanating unconditional love and acceptance whilst acknowledging the connectedness of all things

Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us, as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.

Help us heal and release our karmic issues stemming from relationships and experiences, that we came here with the intention of transcending.   We acknowledge that each person comes into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime depending on the mutual benefits stemming from that relationship. Help us to forgive ourselves and others from a Soul level where there is only Love.  

Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.

Help us see through the illusion of the third dimension and realise that what we perceive is what we have created.  Help us live in the now.  Stop us from being ‘entertained’ (hypnotised) by TV to the extent that we become a lazy unthinking couch potato, mesmerised by materialism and controlled by those authorities who would keep us as debt slaves for their benefit

For you are the ground and the fruitful vision, the birth power and the fulfilment as all is gathered and made whole once again.

Help me realise that I am created from the same raw material as God.   Help me feel I am worthy because I Am. Help me accept and love myself.  Help me become aware of my magnificence and help me birth the Christed Self that resides within me just waiting to emerge.  Help me surrender and allow my Higher Self to guide my life so I may become enlightened in order that I may find my way back to the wholeness of the All That Is from whence I chose to come forth to have opportunities to learn, grow and expand.

If you were to acknowledge your own multi-dimensional self you would realise that your physical self, compared to your Spiritual Authentic Self, can be compared to the size of your little finger nail in relation to your whole body.  In this time where expansion and growth are being encouraged by Universal Consciousness all we have to do is wake up and be curious enough to find out who we truly are and what we can do.

As above so below

William Meader once said to a workshop audience who asked him about the eternal fight between good and evil,  "If you want to meet the Devil its easy, just look into the mirror.  If you want to see the Christ, just as easy, look in the mirror".  The truth, as we have discovered from the Essene teachings, is that the fight between good (light)  and evil (dark) is an internal fight that is generally played out with the assistance of the ego in the external world. 

The darkness and the light co-exist within each and every one of us.  On our life's journey it is up to us to release as much darkness as we can so the light can prevail.  Fear keeps our energy vibrations low because darkness has a lower vibe than light. Light and darkness cannot co-exist.  When its dark we switch on the electric light and the darkness is gone. So it is within us.  As above so below, as within so without. The darkness is fear and the light is love.  Letting go of fear and letting in the love is all we need to do.  The simplest way to do this is to acknowledge the fear and ask the Higher Self to assist in the letting go.  The Higher self can and will release fear, limiting beliefs and root causes of issues. The Higher Self is designed to help us in this way.  

How to easily and simply release the darkness and let in the light 

There are three aspects to the mind and each has a specific function.  
  • The Conscious Mind. 
  • The Unconscious mind  
  • The Superconscious mind more commonly known as the Higher Self

The Conscious mind is meant to:

Be the manager, strategic planner, decision maker, to exercise discernment and rational, logical thought

The Un-Conscious Mind is:
The memory store, the Domain of the emotions, realm of the imagination, it runs and preserves the body, generates, stores and transmits energy, is where habits are formed, is curious and seeks more learning opportunities, is goal oriented, uses symbolism as its language, likes to follow the direction of the conscious mind, is unable to not do something, can only do.  So we must avoid the use of the word NOT in our internal dialogue (test this out for yourself. Do this exercise.  Do not imagine a pink elephant standing in front of you. What does the unconscious mind generate?  A pink elephant! I rest my case!).

The Higher Self is:
Our Guardian Spirit, totally trustworthy because it is our individualised God (Divine) Spirit, evenly balanced male and female energy, an expression of our own perfection, controls our evolution, has the power to recognize root causes, fixations, complexes and negative identifications and remove them, is where ESP is developed and, is all forgiving because the Higher Self is part of the Oneness and sees beyond the veil of illusionary separateness.

However the Conscious Mind has the free will to prevent the Higher Self from fulfilling its helpful role and just might do it if the Ego is strong enough!

Of the total mind the conscious mind forms 8% and the Unconscious (inc the subconscious) and Higher Self together form the remaining 92%.  Surprised?  What does that tell you about where your true resourcefulness resides? 

Universal Fears as darkness

Some of the darkness that causes negative behaviour I term Universal Fears.  Often these are karmic fears we have brought in with us, for example here are some common ones:-

Fear of rejection / abandonment
Fear of not being good enough
Fear of Change
Fear of Surrender
Fear of My Own Power
Fear of My Higher Self
Fear of Letting Go
Fear of Failure
Fear of Success
Fear of Opening my Heart to love
Fear of Trusting self or others

Do any of these resonate or create a response in your energy system?

How to let go of fear

Acknowledge accept and let go.  How to do that?

1. Align the Hara (see my blog
2. In meditation connect with your Higher Self (you can imagine an angel, spiritual Master or ball of golden and white light above your head)
3. Ask for help to release the issue you have identified
4. Be willing to let go - notice if there is resistance.  If there is, ask the resistance what is the purpose in resisting?  What do I want to avoid by holding onto this issue? What will happen if I let it go?  What will happen if I do not let it go?
5. Say outloud "I acknowledge this issue and the resistance to it within me. Higher Self give me what I need and remove the symptoms and the cause of this issue and the resistance now".
6. If any feelings come up allow them to. E-motion is energy in motion and you cannot let go without a movement of energy.  Stay in meditation until you feel the release. You can help by saying "I am willing to let go" repeatedly during the process.

I'll leave you with a couple of quotes .....

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.  
Hanoch McCarty

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. 
Thomas Alva Edison

You are unique and very very special.  You are one cell in the body of humanity.  You can make a difference.  What will you do?

(which translated from the Sanskrit means - The Oneness (God self) in me honours the Oneness (God self) in you.

If you wish to read more about your Spiritual Nature, Higher Self, Soul, Monad (Soul's Soul) visit my blog

end of Part Two

Thursday, 19 July 2012

The Divine Feminine Part One

Feast Day of Mary Magdalene July 22nd

July 22nd is traditionally the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene.  
Why is this important you may ask.  
Well, let me tell you a story...

Let us begin with a fact:

The Age of Aquarius will see an end to male-dominated history.

Map of the constellation of Aquarius

The Colour Scarlet and the Gospel of Mary Magdalene

Have you ever wondered why both Cardinals in the Roman Church and Prostitutes wear the same colour, namely scarlet, as the uniform of their profession ....... read on to discover why.... 

Mary Magdalene wrote a Gospel that was ommitted from the bible because it explains the Divine Feminine principle (Divine Feminine Principle definition = renouncing anything connected with the principle of power [masculine] and thereby attaining union with the principle of love [feminine]).

Mary had to be dishonoured and vilified by the patriarchal church of Rome because she was a significant threat to their authority and power.  They chose to paint Mary as a whore to achieve this.    One reason cited as evidence for this label was that Mary Magdalene was a ‘harlot’.  Its a very interesting story how and why this erroneous label originated.  

The risen Christ appears to Mary Magdalene
During Jesus's time and for some time afterwards, Egyptian, Grecian and Roman women were emancipated and treated as equals.  Both men and women venerated Isis as the embodiment of the Divine Feminine principle in creation.  

In fact, in AD180 Bishop Clement of Alexandria, then a prominent Father in the Roman Church, wrote:-
Men and women share equally in perfection and are to receive the same instruction and the same discipline.  For the word ‘humanity’ applies equally to both men and women,  for us in Christ, there is neither male nor female. 
In justification Clement listed a number of women who had been significant in history, especially in terms of academic learning.  His view was widely supported by contemporary society at the time.  However notwithstanding this,  the Pope later ruled that Clement had been in error:  it was declared, with thunderous authority, that, ‘a woman cannot be a priest because our Lord was a man’!

Early church fathers such as Quintus Tertullian, long before Constantine who placed himself as the head of Christianity and was instrumental in arranging the editing and translating of the books which eventually comprised the Holy Bible, said:
It is not permitted for a woman to speak in church, not is it permitted for her to baptise, nor offer the Eucharist, nor claim for herself a share in any masculine function - least of all in preistly office.

The Jewish Sanhedrin Council, with whom Jesus was most at odds, traditionally excluded women from many aspects of worship and education or political activity.  So Tertullian was only following opinions expressed by Peter and Paul who had both been conditioned by this exclusive thinking (more about this later).

Women as Teachers

Consequently, many of the learned women who led early true Christian groups, whose sole purpose was to spread the teachings of Jesus, were described as heretical by the Church of Rome.   These women disciples promoted a teaching based on the instruction from the ascetic Therapeutae (Greek name), or Essenes (hebrew name),  at Qumran.  Anna the Grandmother of Jesus, her daughter Mary the Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene (whose given name was Miriam) and Mary the wife of Cleopas, who were all present at the crucifixion, were members of the Essene sect.  Essene Christianity teaching was spiritually based as opposed to Roman Christianity which was very materialist. 
The three Mary's, Magdalene, Clopas and Mother at the cross 
Effigies located at the entrance to the Grotto at la Sainte-Baume. 

The Three Mary's as Divine Women

Just as an aside........Have you ever thought it odd that the three of the women present at the crucifixion were all called Mary?  Mary was not a given name, Mary, or more correctly Maa haa ree, the Mahari,  (Maha means great and Ree means female) was a title given to women who embodied, respected and reflected the Divine Feminine, the Mother energy, the creative energy from Source.  It is the love energy of God.  The nurturing, forgiving, compassionate, love energy.  It is the true understanding of God as Love.  The Mother energy is present in all things;  humans, both male and female, plants, animals, birds, insects, fish, mammals, and the earth.

So the Essenes called 'Divine Women' Maha  Ree and in translation the name Mary (sometimes spelt Marie) was coined.

Harlot, Whore and Sorceress

These Divine Women were perceived as a significant threat and, as a result, Rome’s strategy against all women as teachers became very straightforward:  on the authority of St Paul, they were to be considered sinners and subordinates.  

In fact the word ‘harlot; was coined at this time.   Harlot was then revised to have a negative connotation;  'scarlet woman'.

The Roman Church then went even further.  In time they came to denounce any woman who aspired to even participate in religious worship, calling her ‘a whore and a sorceress’.

The Black Madonna

The church statues (sacred Icons) of Mary Magdalene differed from those of Mary, Mother of Jesus, in that the Magdalene was depicted with a child in her arms, black hands and face and sometimes with scarlet robes, or with some scarlet colouring on the clothing.  Whereas Mother Mary was shown dressed in white and blue, sometimes with baby Jesus sometimes without.   

The red clothing and the black features had an interesting history as we will discover.

The Black Madonna of Paris at Neuilly-sur-Seine
(black hands and face signifying both Sophia
the Divine Feminine Principle and her Essene status),

Mary Magdalene was, in fact, Jesus's cousin and eventually became both his wife and his most devoted and beloved disciple. Jesus’s dynastic royal legacy was embodied in Mary Magdelene.  Early Christian texts describe Mary as 'the woman who knew the All';  she was the one whom 'Christ loved more than all the disciples'.  She was the apostle 'endowed with knowledge, vision and insight far exceeding Peter's';  and she was the beloved bride who annointed Jesus at the Sacred Marriage (the Hieros Gamos) at Bethany.  

Discarding all of this, the Roman Church chose in due course to discredit, defile and vilify Mary.  They  only acknowledged, then eventually exalted, her mother-in-law, Mother Mary.  This was because Mary Magdalene and her children posed a significant threat to the Church's authority.  Mother Mary was not seen as a threat even though she had borne other children.

Discreditation, dishonouring and vilification

To accomplish this discreditation the Church athorities made use of ambiguous comments in the New Testament books - comments that originally described the spinster Magdalene as a 'sinner' (which in correct translation meant that she was a celibate almah undergoing assessment in betrothal).  Mary (aka Miriam) was in fact a Priestess (equivalent in rank to a Senior Bishop) of the Nazarine Order of Dan and as such was entitled to wear black (hence the black Madonna symbolism - in fact only the hands and face were coloured black not the rest of her body or clothing. It should be mentioned here that the features of the Black Madonna were never portrayed as negroid so the colour was symbolic of her Essene Priestess status).

Helena-Salome, (aka Mary Salome, [another Maha Ree]) and the consort of Simon Zelotes (aka Zebedee - a close contemporary of Jesus), was the conventional mother of the Apostles James and John Boanerges.   She belonged to the Nazarine Order of Asher, an order wherein women were allowed to own personal property and in which the Priestesses were known as Hierodulai (Greek translation, Sacred women).  Helena was a High Priestess and as such was entitled to wear a scarlet red robe.  

Peter (the Rock)

Such highly ranked Divine and Sacred Women who embodied the Divine Feminine principle were feared by Peter (who became the so called founding father of the patriarchal and materialistic Roman Church).  Naturally he saw them as a constant threat to his own position.  The Roman Church inherited the same fear and dislike of the Sacred Women (Hierodulai) and hence they became known as 'harlots' (the word Hierodulai was transformed from the Greek via medieval French into phonetical English).  The  traditional red lights and red clothing having persisted to this day for the ladies of the night!  

Yet another reason for Mary Magdelene being dishonoured was was cited in the New Testament:
Jesus cleansed her of "seven demons.  Luke 8:2 and Mark 16:9
The word 'demons' is sometimes interpreted as referring to complex illnesses.  This is an incorrect interpretation.  What Jesus was doing, was what he commonly did during his ministry and healing work; he was healing the seven major chakras.  Why is this necessary? Because each chakra holds a particular negative emotion that prevents the chakra from functioning properly.  In  fact the chakra closes down if the emotions are not processed adequately. In eastern traditions negative emotions are called demons.  The demons affect the "rights" associated with each chakra.  (see book Eastern Body Western mind by Anodea Judith).  So to be specific ....

1. Root Chakra
The right to be here

2. Sacral Chakra
The seven major chakras (vortex like energy centres)
The right to feel

3. Navel Chakra
The right to act

4. Heart Chakra
The right to love and be loved

5. Throat Chakra
The right to speak and hear truth

6. Third Eye Chakra
The right to see

7. Crown Chakra
The right to know

The True Teachings : two fold and simple

It was Mary who, as a Spiritual Teacher and the embodiment of the Divine Feminine, spread the true teachings of Jesus until her death in AD63.   The real message he came here to share was in essence twofold:
1. Every human has their Christed self within waiting to be revealed and
2. The Divine Feminine, the Mother energy, the creative energy from Source, is the love energy of God.  The nurturing, forgiving, compassionate, love energy is the true understanding of God as Love.  

Jesus certainly walked his talk in this respect.  He was schooled in the Essene teachings of metaphysics from his early childhood. 

The Mystery of Golgotha

According to Rudolph Steiner’s reading of the Akashic Records the purpose of the crucifixion was to enable the blood from the physical body to run into the earth. In so doing the Christ Light became anchored into Earth because Lord Maitreya from the Office of the Christ, had been embodied in Jesus’s body for 3 years at that stage.  The DNA had been changed accordingly.  After Jesus’s physical death, he was taken down and taken to a tomb owned by Joseph of Arimathea.  Here disciples and Essene family members,  were already gathered to support Mother Mary as she performed the cleansing of the body and wrapping in the shroud in preparation for internment in the tomb.  During the period in the tomb, according to Steiner, an earthquake occurred which opened up a large crevasse in the tomb.  The body fell into the crevasse and then the earth came together and covered the body.  Hence when Mary Magdalene went to the tomb on the third day she found the tomb empty.
The reason the body needed to enter the earth was to complete the anchoring of the Christ into the earthly realm.  This would then enable humanity to embody the Christ Consciousness when they were ready to do so. The Disciples were the first humans to do so.

The consciousness that was embodied in the physical vehicle of Jesus was in fact Lord Maitreya and this consciousness was the aspect that was seen again by the Disciples in the form of the resurrected Jesus.  Eventually Maitreya ascended.

The Bloodline

Mary and Jesus had three children.  Damaris (Tamar) born AD 33.  Jesus II The Justus born AD 37.  Joseph The Rama-Theo born AD 44 (Josephes).  Joseph of Arimathea's dynasty together with the dynasty of Josephes, continued and in time spread through a great number of European royal families through marriage.  The better known are the Stewarts (Scotland), Arthurians (England) and Merovingians (France).  The lineages were public knowledge for over 1000 years. The lineages have been published in Laurence [Historiographer Royal]) Gardener's book, Bloodline of the Holy Grail.

UK Connection

GLASTONBURY ABBEY (pictured here) is the site of the first Christian Church (above ground) in the world. Originally built by Joseph of Arimathea. The original size was probably the same as the Tabernacle in the Wilderness.

After the crucifixion and the persecution of Jesus’s followers by the Romans at the behest of the Sanhedrin Council (Jewish Priesthood Leaders with whom Jesus was in conflict because their teachings differed from his),  Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of Jesus, Anna Grandmother of Jesus together with Joseph of Arimathea, Martha, Helena-Salome (Mary) and Mary of Clopas,  plus other extended family members, adults and children, fled the holy land in one of Joseph of Arimathea’s merchant ships.  The Romans caught them when they landed temporarily in Alexandria and removed the oars, sails and provisions and cast the ship adrift in the hope that all aboard would perish.  It took three months of hardship and some might say a miracle, given the prevailing winds blew in the opposite direction, to reach Marseilles.

Joseph of Arimathea was an influential, successful, wealthy businessman who traded tin from his English mines with the Romans and because of that was granted citizenship of Rome (extremely rare for a Jew.  It afforded him special privileges).  He was well known as a High Priest of the Druids in England where he spent a great deal of time.  A venerated and respected man he was of the house of David and as such considered of royal blood in the same way Jesus could trace his origins back to the David line.  In that lineage you were either a Priest or a King.  Never both.  This was one aspect that the Sanhedrin Council took issue with.  Jesus was considered both King and Priest.

Mary's life and death

An early church Archbishop, Raban Maar created a richly illuminated manuscript of the Life of Mary Magdalene which comprises 50 chapters bound into six volumes. It tells the story of Mary leaving the shores of Asia and travelling across the Mediterranean Sea to Marseilles.  Libraries in Paris contain other older manuscripts which also speak of the arrival in France and Mary’s life there.  Paintings abound which depict the same arrival after a sea voyage.  In the 9thC church of Les Saintes Maries (notice names as plural, both Mary's are venerated) there is exhibited a painting by Henri de Guadermaris depicting Mary’s arrival by boat.  The Sea Voyage by Lukas Moser is exhibited in southern Germany at the Katholisches Pfarramt St Maria Magdalena, Tiefenbrohn.  
The Sea Voyage by Lukas Moser

Mary died in AD63, in the old town of Acquae Sextiae in Aix-en-provence (Aix means hot springs, also written acqs).  Mary is remembered as 'la Dompna del Aquae' (Mistress of the waters).  There is a cave at Sainte Baume near Aix called 'Mary’s cave of solitude' which has always been a place of pilgrimage.  It was here in the hermitage where Mary long resided.  

Looking towards the Monastery and Grotto at la Sainte-Baume

Doorway to the Grotto at la Sainte-Baume

Grotto Internal view - Stained glass windows on the entrance wall.
An 'orb' (non incarnate ball of energy) is visible on the left of the doorway

Mary’s remains were preserved at the Abbey of St Maximus (30 miles from Marseilles).  In 1279 Charles the II of Sicily, Count of Provence, disinterred Mary’s skull and humerus (upper arm bone) and had them set in gold and silver display casings in which they remain today.   
Shrine with Skull of Mary Magdalene in the Abbey of St Maximus

The Cathars

The Languedoc,  in particular the area of Carcassone, became the stonghold of the followers of The Magdalene.  Variously named the Good Men and Women in English, the Cathars in German and French and the Albigensians by the Roman Church.  In 1208 the Church of Rome finally launched a 20 year crusade against them (the Albigensian Crusade) and murdered over 2 million men, women and children, labelling them heretics.  
Cathars being expelled from Carcassonne in 1209
The Château de Montségur is probably the best known of all Cathar Castles. It is famous as the last Cathar stronghold, which fell after a 10 month siege in 1244. A field below the hill-top castle is the site where over 200 Cathars were burned alive, having refused to renounce their faith.

Montsegur where 200 Cathars were besieged then finally burned alive

It is a matter of record that a building on this site sheltered a community of Cathar women at the end of the twelfth century. Early in the thirteenth, Ramon de Pereille the co-seigneur and Chatelaine, was asked to make it defensible, anticipating the problems to come.

This stele to the Cathars is located at 'the field of burning'.
The terrible fate 200 of them suffered when when they refused to denounce their beliefs

The Gnostics and Sophia

Eventually the term Gnostic was coined by the Roman church and given to those people who lived in a later era but who believed in the Magdalene teachings.   Gnosis these days is translated to mean Knowledge (Gnostics =Knowledgeable ones).  However it was originally a derogatory term implying 'know it all's', because they always maintained they knew the truth and rejected Church dogma.  They were never fully eradicated by the Church however and the teachings have been preserved up until this day in English and European documents and books.

Mary Magdalene continued be revered in the Magdalene Cult (particularly in regions outside the influence of the Roman Church) and as many as 200 effigies of her as the 'Our Lady' the 'Black Madonna' have survived to this day.  The Gnostic explanation of the significance of the black hands and feet is slightly different to the black garments of the Essene Priestess.  The Gnostics say she is black because Wisdom ('Sophia' in Greek translation, the Divine Feminine) is black, having existed in the darkness of Chaos before the Creation Story began.  To the Gnostics Wisdom was the Holy Spirit - the great and immortal Sophia, The Divine Feminine, The Mother, The Creator, who brought forth the First Father Yaldaboath from the depths.  Sophia was held to be incarnate as the Holy Spirit in Queen Mary Magdelene (as she was known), and it was she who bore the ultimate observance of the Faith.

The Cathedral of Notre Dame (Our Lady)& the St Francis of Assisi connection

Rennes-le-Chateau church was consecrated to Mary Magdalene in 1059, and in 1096 the great basilica of St Mary Magdelene was begun at Vezelay. St Francis of Assisi founded the Franciscan Friars Minor there in 1217.  

The great Notre Dame cathedrals of Europe which were Cistercian-Templar instigated, were dedicated not to Mother Mary but to 'Our Lady' Mary Magdalene.

Pope John Paul II (from 1978 until his death in 2005) 
apologised for the sins of the Churchin the centuries past and said, "Never again" 
but how much has really changed in how Our Lady Mary Magdalene and her teachings are regarded?

Part Two of this saga follows in next blog and brings us right up to date .....

Recommended books for further detail:-

The Gnostic Gospels (includes the Gospel of Mary Magdalene).

In 1945 several secret gospels, hidden since the first century, were discovered in the Egyptian Desert at Nag Hammadi. They caused a sensation in the religious world as they revealed the mysteries of Gnostic Christianity. The gospels selected for this volume reveal intimate conversations between Jesus and his disciples and shed new light on his relationship with Mary Magdalene. The Gospel of Thomas, also included, consists of symbolic mini-parables, many of which are not in the New Testament

Bloodline of the Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed

From royal and suppressed archives comes documented proof of the heritage of Jesus in the West and the long awaited discovery of the Holy Grail. In fulfilling this time-honored quest, penetrating new light is cast upon the Grail Code of Service and the venerated feminine element, upheld in chivalry but forsaken by the Church in order to forge a male dominated society.This unique work offers revelatory insight concerning the descendant heirs of Jesus and his brother James while, in documenting a hidden legacy of the Messiah, it unveils hitherto guarded facts about characters such as Mary Magdalene and Joseph of Arimathea. Tracing the sacred lineage through centuries of persecution and Inquisition, Bloodline of the Holy Grail reveals a systematic suppression of authentic records and a strategic manipulation of the New Testament Gospels.
Featuring all the charm and adventure of Arthurial romance, coupled with enthralling Rosicrucian and Templar disclosures, this extraordinary work has a cutting edge of intrigue that removes the established blanket of enigma to expose one of the greatest conspiracies ever told

The Magdalene Legacy book by Laurence Gardner
International bestselling author Laurence Gardner takes on the legacy of Mary Magdalene in this gripping new collection of historical detective work and hidden mysteries. Gardner reveals the sensational new information from the Vatican and monastic archives that shed light on the intimate relationship and secret marriage between Mary Magdalene and Jesus, describing Magdalene as a close companion and financial sponsor to Jesus, and not merely a repentant prostitute, as the Church portrayed her. Addressing the vast discrepancy between scripture and dogma, Gardner draws on the forbidden texts that were edited from the Bible, and exposes the true status of Mary among the apostles.
Gardner takes on the controversial significance of why the Renaissance Church censored portrayals of the Magdalene, and reveals the truth about the enigmatic Order of the Templars and the underground stream that protected the messianic heritage. Ripe with intrigue, The Magdalene Legacy exposes sacred history, hidden mysteries, and the truth behind centuries of veiled facts.
Read the next blog for the continuation of this saga

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