Akhenaten And The Essenes

Akhenaten’s consciousness was very high and he aimed to teach immortality in his mystery school– during his reign he achieved this with 300 of his followers – almost all women. 

When you become immortal, your memory remains intact and you are conscious from them on. It means you stay in the body as long as you want (unless you are murdered) – when you want to leave, you leave. This is the Egyptian definition of eternal life – continuous unbroken memory.

How did Akhenaten do this? Well, nothing was written down in the mystery schools for fear of misuse and harm to the uninitiated.

According to the Bible, there were two trees in the Garden of Eden – the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is associated with immortality. After Adam and Eve eat from the Tree of Knowledge, they are driven out before they eat from the Tree of Life:-

The Lord God said,The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to eat from the tree of life and live for ever.’” Genesis 3:22

Botanist and pharmacologist  Dennis McKenna has identified Acacia Nilotica, found in Egypt, as a possible Tree of Life. Its bark contains large quantities of DMT, the most powerful hallucogen known to man. DMT is also a natural brain hormone made in the pineal gland, associated with spiritual transcendence. A potential route to immortality?

Acacia Nilotica

Akhenaten became very unpopular with the authorities as he had dispensed with both the priesthood and the military (he was a pacifist and refused to go to war) so they murdered him.  The authorities were so fearful of Akhenaten they removed all evidence of his existence. Fortunately, in the last century, archaeologists have unearthed remains and pieced his life together.   

Akhenaten foresaw his own fate and knew his life would become encoded in the akashic records for eternity. His legacy was the 300 students who had achieved spiritual immortality.  

These 300 students later migrated to Masada, Israel and formed the Essene Brotherhood. The 300 became the ‘inner circle’ and others who joined later became the ‘outer circle’. 

Mary mother of Yeshua, was one of the 300, and Joseph was part of the outer circle. 

Around 200 years before the birth of Yeshua, the leader of the Qumran Essene community had a vision; an Angel told him that a great Avatar, the Messiah, would come to Earth through the Essenes. But for this to occur, they must follow certain disciplines in order to create a physical body capable of withstanding the powerful vibrations of the Christ Spirit, as well as a group energy powerful enough to open an ‘energy vortex’ into this space-time dimension through which Christ would enter.

The Essene communities were the doorway, Yeshua was the Avatar.

The Gospel of Philip says:- ‘Three women always walked with the Master: Mary his mother, her sister, and Mary of Magdala, who is called his companion..’ and ‘Mary (Magdalene) understood him above all others.’

In my book ‘Mary Magdalene’s Legacy’, after the crucifixion, Joseph of Arimathea took Mary Magdalene, Mother Mary and her inner circle to Alexandria, Egypt where she set up an Essene community at Lake Mareotis. 

This is where Mary Magdalene carried on the teaching of the Law and transmitted Yeshua’s teachings – the Gnostic texts which later became known as the Nag Hammadi library.

So what is the link between Akhenaten and Yeshua? They were both very high consciousness, energy masters, pacifists, taught the Law, and murdered by the authorities. 

My cellular memory tells me they were the ‘same energy but different body’. 

Undoubtedly there is someone with a similar level of consciousness alive today..

History tends to repeat itself and truth is stranger than fiction..

#Akhenaten #Essenes #MaryMagdalene #TreeofLife #Yeshua

The Essene Tree Of Life

Man has been aware of invisible forces in the universe as far back as records exist. All cultures have used symbolism to express man’s relationship to these forces. This mystical symbol which has been imbedded in almost all religions and teachings is called the Tree of Life. The tree is believed to have healing properties and its fruits grant immortality. 

In Buddhism, the Tree of Life is known as the Bhodi-tree and is believed to be the Tree of Enlightenment. It was under this tree that Buddha reached enlightenment so is seen as a very sacred symbol.

In Judaism, Moses (1391- 1271BC) is considered their most important prophet and credited as being the giver of the Law of One when he came down from Mount Sinai, Egypt in 1313 BC, with two tablets of stone.  

However, remember Akhenaten from Mary Magdalene’s Legacy and my blog dated 6 November 2019? He was the first Egyptian pharaoh who ruled from 1351-1334BC. He also taught the Law in his Law of One mystery school. So Akhenaten may have pipped Moses to the post, but more on him and his connection with the Essenes later.

The Law governs all that takes place in the universe, and all other universes. The Law creates life and it creates thought. The sum total of life on all the planets in the universe was termed the cosmic ocean of life. And the sum total of currents of thought in the universe was called the cosmic ocean of thought. These two cosmic oceans formed a dynamic unity of which man is an inseparable part. Every human being is an individualized part of the unity. This unity is the Law, the Eternal Light. 

The abstract idea of the Law was incorporated into the symbol of a tree, called the Tree of Life. It portrayed man as a unit of energy, with thoughts and emotions constantly communing with the totalities of energies in the universe.  

The Essenes added to the Tree Angelology – the Science of the Angels. The Essenes petitioned the assistance of these angelic Ones in all aspects of everyday life.

The Essenes were aware of dark forces but only recognized the positive and constructive forces in the universe. The Essene Tree of Life represented 14 positive forces, seven of them heavenly or cosmic forces, and seven earthly forces. The Tree has seven roots reaching down into the earth and seven branches extending up towards heaven, symbolising man’s relationship to both earth and heaven.

The centre branch represents God, the centre root Mother Nature. The seven roots represented earthly forces and powers; Mother Earth, the Angel of Earth, the Angel of Life, the Angel of Joy, the Angel of the Sun, the Angel of Water and the Angel of Air. The seven branches represented cosmic powers; the Heavenly Father and his Angels of Eternal Life, Creative Work, Peace, Power, Love and Wisdom. These were the Essene angels of the visible and invisible worlds.

Man, in the centre of the Tree, was surrounded by the heavenly angels above and the earthly angels below. 

They also understood each heavenly force to have an earthly force corresponding to it. These corresponding heavenly and earthly forces were placed on the Essene Tree of Life diagonally opposite, one above and one below man. This made it clear how inextricably linked we are to all the forces, cosmic and terrestrial, and how essential it was to be in perfect harmony with each and every one of the forces and angels. This required constant, conscious, daily effort, but was considered the most important activity in life. Attunement to the angels was known as Communion, every morning and evening. 

In addition, at noon each day of the week, they prayed for peace – the Sevenfold Peace. Peace with the Body, Peace with the Mind, Peace with the Family, Peace with Humanity, Peace with Culture, Peace with the Earthly Mother and Peace with the Heavenly Father.

For years I have struggled with meditation and my monkey mind but the Essene Tree of Life has transformed it.

I visualise myself seated in this large oak tree which I can see from my bedroom window, nestling in an egg shape at the base of the trunk. I feel like I am in Mother Earth’s womb – the safest place in the world. I give thanks to the angel of the day and drop into my heart (I explain this fully in ‘Apostle to Mary Magdalene’ under ‘Unity Breath’). A timeless place of love and peace where I escape my judgemental mind, and the words I hear are from my soul voice, my truth. It takes practice, of course, but I take heart from the Essenes who quietly and selflessly dedicated their lives to others.

# Akhenaten #Angels #Essenes #Meditation #TreeofLife 

Jesus And The Essenes

As mentioned in ‘Apostle to Mary Magdalene’, the Qumran community was located close to the Dead Sea in Israel. It became famous when ancient texts were discovered there in 1947 – these became known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Qumran was believed to be an all male Essene community. The Essenes were a secretive Holy order and their way of living is described in Chapter V of ‘Mary Magdalene’s Final Legacy’.

I came across a book called ‘Jesus and the Essenes’ by Dolores Cannon, a regressional hynoptist. One of her subjects is a young American woman called Katie (not her real name) who, under hynopsis, recalls life as a male teacher called Suddi in Qumran in the 1st century AD. She has no recollection of what she says after each session and had no prior knowledge of the Essenes. The weekly sessions continue for a year and reveal information that is quite incredible.

Suddi’s description of the community fits with plans of archaeological remains. But she adds much more detail from her memories as Suddi; as a boy, a man, in old age and amazingly from after his ‘death’. It is a mixed community, although only the men live within the walls – the families dwell in a nearby village.

Suddi is a teacher of the Law and his two students are Benjoseph and Benzacharias. “Ben” in front of a name means “son of”, and the names Joseph and Zacharias. The author summises he was referring to Jesus and John. Suddi says they are both very intelligent but John is ‘more of the fire temperament’ and Jesus was quiet and pensive. Suddi often felt stupid when Jesus quietly expressed an opinion which threw a completely different light on a matter.

Suddi describes Jesus as fair skinned, with auburn hair and the most amazing eyes which seem to change colour from blue to green to grey. 

Jesus is 8 when he first visits Qumran. Suddi ‘teaches’ the Law to him; laws given to the Essenes by Moses. The things that one should live daily by; in order to be considered holy and on the right path.  

They also studied with other teachers to learn mathematics, the study of the stars, the study of the prophecies and the mysteries. 

Suddi said that Jesus lived with his family in Nazareth but when not visiting Qumran, or travelled with his Uncle Joseph (Joseph of Arimathea) on his ships visiting mystery schools all over the world. Joseph was a very wealthy tin merchant and visited Cornwall as England was very important for tin at that time.

Later in the book Suddi talks about Jesus’ teachings. In his travels Jesus noticed that many of the teachers spoke in ways that the people did not understand. Jesus used nature to get his messages across. In the following extract from a session with Katie/Suddi, Jesus makes reference to reincarnation:-

“There is a plant that grows in a strange way; it will shoot up a single plant from the roots and other plants can come up from the roots. And the branches that grow up will bend over and out, and when they contact the ground, put down roots and start a new offspring plant. Jesus compared this to a man’s cycle of lives. That the plant putting up new plants from the roots was like a man going through rebirths. And the branches tipping over and making new plants would be the man’s family and his children, while he comes back for new lives and starts new families.”

Suddi said Jesus used the onion as a way of showing the different planes of existence.   “At the centre of the plant the layers are very thin and close together. Each layer is a different plane; at the centre it’s the smallest and the most limited, like the physical world. As one travels upward and outward in the planes, one’s horizon of understanding would expand each time and you would see and understand more.”

“There is no Hell, other than that you create yourself.”

Suddi said Jesus should be marvelled at, but not worshipped or deified, as we are all part of God. 

“Jesus did not die to save us from our sins – we all have to pay for our own. If not during this lifetime, the next, or even the next.”

“Jesus wants to be remembered, but not in the way see him today. As a spirit guide, to enable people to achieve greater power for themselves. To not follow blindly and always question. If one does not question, one does not have faith.” 

Suddi said one day Christ would return to earth and “there will be those who will know him.”          

This is a fascinating book which resonates with me, but I recommend you read it for yourself to draw your own conclusions.. 

# Essenes  #Jesus #Yeshua #GnosticGospels #Qumran

Reincarnation

Many people in the west do not believe in reincarnation. It is not part of present day Christianity. Most of the references to it have been removed from the Bible. Why? In 553 AD, 165 Church officials condemned reincarnation. Up until then, it had been a fundamental Christian teaching, reinforced by the Council of 451. It is hard to believe that a woman called Theodora was largely responsible for this. 

Justinian* became Roman emperor in 527. His wife, Theodora, had made a sharp social ascent. Daughter of a bear tamer from Constantinople, she began as a young beautiful prostitute greatly sought after by the aristocracy. She rapidly ascended the social ladder, becoming one of Justinian’s concubines, then his favourite, and finally in 523, his wife. In 527, she and her husband were crowned Empress and Emperor of the Roman Empire. Quite an achievement.. Theodora still had one remaining ambition – her own deification. Only then would she be equal with the Caesars of old. Previously Roman Emperors were automatically deified and received a place of worship in the temple halls.

* In 550, Justinian was the same emperor mentioned in ‘Mary Magdalene’s Final Legacy’ who ordered the destruction of the shrine containing the bones of Montanus, Priscilla and Maximilla and turned all Montanist buildings in the city over to the orthodox Church.​

Justinian and Theodora

Christianity had brought an end to this custom, and reincarnation provided a stumbling block; what could prevent the errant empress from being reborn as a simple beggar? As long as reincarnation was anchored fast in Christian consciousness, the people would never accept her as a goddess. And so reincarnation had to be blotted out..

Theodora selected the monophysitist monks, who were soon to be pardoned from their excommunications, as willing helpers. They were to ensure that every teaching of reincarnation completely disappeared from all church documents.

But it was not earthly power alone that accomplished this evil. People would forget their true divine goal (to one day become gods and goddesses themselves), subjecting themselves to the mercy of an external god and forgetting their own divinity. They wait for a salvation that would never come, as each person can only save themselves.

The powers of darkness had found two helpers with great influence in Theodora and Justinian. Both of them were reported to be possessed. The historian, Procopius, quotes Justinian’s mother as confessing to her confidantes that Justinian was sired by a demon. 

Thoedora died of cancer aged 48 in 548 AD before the church officially declared the doctrine of reincarnation heresy in 553 AD.

Fortunately, some texts were hidden and preserved.

The Holy Gospel of the Twelve’ is an Aramaic text discovered in a Buddhist monastery in Tibet in 1870…  Jesus makes numerous references to reincarnation:-

1. “The soul is purified through many births and experiences.”

2. “So through many births will ye be made perfect.”

3. “As all creatures come from the unseen into this world, so they return to the unseen, and so they will come again till they be purified.”

4. “Blessed are they who suffer many experiences, for they shall be made perfect through suffering: they shall be the angels of God in heaven and die no more, neither shall they be born anymore, for death and birth have no dominion over them.”

Why is reincarnation relevant? Because my next blog is about a young American woman called ‘Katie’ (not her real name) who under hypnosis recalls a past life as a teacher in the Essene community at Qumran. One of her students is Yeshua..

Why is Mary Magdalene an Ambassador to the Divine Feminine?

The Divine Feminine is an energy that has been with us since ancient times. Human consciousness is basically divided into the ‘masculine’ and the ‘feminine’ sides – we need both to achieve our highest potential.

The Feminine represents the connection to the part of our consciousness responsible for nurture, intuition and empathy, irrespective of gender. It is the aspect of the self associated with creation, intuition, community, sensuality and collaboration.

The Masculine brings insight, understanding, awareness, direction attaining goals and carrying out the Divine plan.

The Divine aspect is a connection with a higher source, or God, through your heart.

We have recently moved from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius. The Age of Aquarius is associated with democracy, freedom, humanitarianism, idealism and philanthropy.

More specifically, the age of equality between the Masculine and the Feminine.

The Age of Aquarius is causing great turmoil around us as everything associated with Piscean values is unravelling; governments, corporations and even personal relationships. The world appears chaotic..

Fortunately we are not alone.. We are being assisted by ascended masters and mistresses..

We need to reclaim the Divine Feminine within us both for our own spirituality and for the well- being of our planet.

Many times before the world has been through an ecological crisis, and Mother Earth carries within her the memories and wisdom we need.

But we need to listen..

It is a state of awareness that is connected to the wisdom of the heart, to natural and divine laws, and to a loving, harmonious and peaceful life.

But how can we do this in our everyday lives?

1. Feel your feelings                                    

To fully access Divine Feminine energy we need to fully feel and release our feelings without judgement. Our instinct is to run away from painful feelings.. but they tend to follow you!

2. Trust your intuition                                                                                           

Intuition is a gift of the Divine Feminine. Intuitive impulses come from the heart, not the mind. They are often accompanied by signs and synchronicities in the outside world, so keep all six senses open to receive! 

3. Listen to your body                         

The body knows before the mind what and who is toxic for you.

4. Listen to your inner voice    

Creating regular times of quiet and meditation activates Divine Feminine energy.  Our technological advances have encouraged us to seek answers from the outside – google, youtube etc. We need to go back inside..

5. Be positive, active and creative                                                             

Neuroscience has shown that what we focus on grows. Focus on the positive aspects of your life and those of your colleagues, friends, and family. You will be amazed how it changes relationships.

If we change our internal landscape the outer one will change also..           

Synergistic efforts of the individual will change collective consciousness.

So what does this have to do with Mary Magdalene? 

Mary Magdalene exemplifies the Divine Feminine and has been called to assist us to support this process, the merging of the opposites, the Divine Feminine (receiver of Divine inspiration) alongside the Divine Masculine (acting out the Divine plan in the world).

According to the Gnostic gospel, The Dialogue of the Saviour, Yeshua  called Mary Magdalene ‘The Woman who knew the All’.   

After Yeshua was crucified, she was steadfast in her faith and comforted the Apostles.   Her spiritual connection with Yeshua continued beyond his ‘death’, she started an egalitarian community where she wrote down his teachings. 

She dedicated the rest of her life to teaching ‘The Way of the Heart’.

She has waited almost 2000 years for us to be sufficiently spiritually evolved to be able to receive Yeshua’s teachings. 

Now is the time to recognise this woman for what she was – a true ambassador to the Divine Feminine. 

  

The Akhenaten Mystery School

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Akhenaten was the first pharaoh of Egypt and ruled for just 17 seventeen years from 1351-1344 BC. Before Akhenaten there were only kings, not pharaohs. Pharaoh means ‘that which you shall become’.

Akhenaten’s main aim was to break up all the occult religions and bring the Egyptian people back to a single religion where they believed in only one God.

The people worshipped statues, so Akhenaten had to give them something to worship, so he gave them the image of the Sun as God. 

Akhenaten told the people that the breath of life, the prana field, came from the Sun. He also said “In this new religion there will be no more untruthfulness – we are going to change our art so it reflects the total truth.”

So during the 18th Dynasty the artists were instructed to sculpt or paint things just as they saw it, like a photograph.

Apart from for ceremonial purposes, they were not allowed to wear clothes, as wearing clothes was hiding, obscuring the truth.

Akhenaten was over 14 feet tall! He had a long skinny neck, skinny hands, a high waist, wide thighs and skinny legs. He married Nefertiti, who was just 10 foot tall! They had six daughters. Akhenaten also had a lesser royal wife called Kiya, who would become the mother of Tutankhamen.

Akhenaten and his father Amenhotep III ruled the country together and built a city called Tel el Amarna from white stones. Akhenaten laid a stone there which says ‘this is the centre of the country’. Satellite images confirm this today.. 

Amenhotep III resigned whilst still alive and gave the country to Akhenaten. 

Akhenaten founded a mystery school – the Egyptian Mystery School of Akhenaten, the Law of One. The symbol was the Right eye of Horus. He brought students from the Left Eye of Horus (feminine side) Mystery School, graduates who were +45 years old, into the Right Eye of Horus Mystery School.  He taught them for 12 years, after which he had just 5 years to teach them immortality.

When you become immortal, your memory remains intact and you are conscious from them on. It means you stay in your body as long as you want (unless you are murdered), when you want to leave, you leave. This is the Egyptian definition of eternal life – continuous unbroken memory.

 Almost 300 people, nearly all women achieved immortality. They joined the Tat Brotherhood and later migrated to Masada, Israel and formed the Essene Brotherhood.

Akhenaten knew he did not have long – the military and the priests plotted an elaborate scheme to dispose of him (see ‘Mary Magdalene’s Legacy’), but he was not concerned because his students would get into the Akashic Records and be a memory in our DNA.

King Tutankhamen took over directly after Akhenaten was disposed of. He was 18, married to one of Akhenaten and Nefertiti’s daughters. Tutankhamen ruled for just one year; Nefertiti was in hiding but was in telepathic communication with him to help him run the country. 

Set I became the first king of the 19th Dynasty. He changed everything back to the old ways and called Akhenaten the same name they called Yeshua – ‘the criminal’.

Tel El Amarna was dismantled brick by brick and dispersed over the country to ensure there was no trace. Set I did not want the people to know that Akhenaten and Nefertiti had ever existed. 

The site of Akhetaten, the city he built and designed for the worship of Aten, at Tel El Amarna, was lost from history until the 19th century when archaeologists discovered some artefacts buried deep under the ground including this bust of Nefertiti.

The Egyptian Mystery Schools

Egyptian Mystery school

The Eye of Horus Mystery Schools were named after Horus, son of Isis and Osiris. Set, brother of Isis and murderer of Osiris, was Horus’ rival. Horus was often depicted as a man with a falcon head.

Horus
                        Horus

Since Horus was said to be the Sky, he was considered to be also the Sun and Moon. The Sun was his right eye, the Moon his left, and they crossed the sky when he, as a falcon, flew across it.

Legend relates that Set, the patron of Upper Egypt, and Horus, the patron of Lower Egypt, battled for Egypt brutally until eventually the gods sided with Horus. In the struggle, Set lost a testicle and Horus’ eye was gouged out. The Eye of Horus became a symbol of protection from Horus or Ra, and the symbol of the Egyptian mystery schools. 

The Eye of Horus Mystery Schools were founded by Thoth Hermes Trismegistus. Thoth was the Egyptian God of writing, magic, wisdom and the moon. He was depicted as a man with the head of an ibis. The ibis was a sacred bird in Ancient Egypt and associated with wisdom.

Both Thoth and Horus are holding in their right hands an ankh, the symbol for eternal life. There is an electromagnetic field surrounding our bodies shaped like the ankh and the Egyptians. The Egyptians believed the remembrance of it was the key to returning to eternal life. 

 Worship of Thoth began in Lower Egypt in the Pre-Dynastic Period (c6000-3150 BCE) and continued through the Ptolemaic Period (323-30 BCE), making Thoth’s worship among the longest of any deity from any civilization.

The Greeks admired him so greatly they credited him as being the originator of all knowledge on earth and in the heavens.

Pythagoras recorded that Thoth took him by the hand, led him under the Great Pyramid, and taught him all the geometries and nature of reality!

There were three Eye of Horus Mystery Schools in Egypt: the male school was the Right Eye of Horus, the female school the Left Eye of Horus. The third school was the child, the Middle, or Third Eye of Horus. This is life, which the Egyptians considered to be the most important school of all. They believed everything that happens in life is a lesson, part of a school preparing for higher levels of existence, which the modern world calls death. 

The Egyptian Mystery Schools studied all aspects of human experience. Central to the training in the mysteries was the Mer-Ka-Ba, the human light body. In Hebrew it is Mer-Ka-Vah, means both the throne of God and a chariot, a vehicle that carries the human body and spirit from one place to another.

Initiates always attended the Left Eye of Horus School first. The feminine pathway explored emotions and feelings, both positive and negative, tantra, or sexual energy and their relationship to immortality, birthing, psychic energy, and everything that defies logic. If there was an emotional imbalance, this imbalance would stop the initiate from evolving. Without love, compassion and a healthy emotional body, the initiate would proceed on the path of enlightenment only so far, then stop. The mind can and will trick you into thinking all is well when not! 

Fear was and remains the primary force which stops a person from growing into the light. As we move into the higher world of light, we manifest out thoughts and feelings directly. So what all the ancient races discovered, is that in order to exist in the higher worlds, we must overcome our fears here on Earth.

To achieve this, the Egyptians built 12 special temples along the Nile, associated with each of the chakras. Each chakra has its associated fears. It took 12 years of initiation, spending one year or cycle at each of the temples, learning all aspects of feminine consciousness. At each of the temples they would be put into extremely fearful situations, so by the end of 12 years they were absolutely fearless! 

The Great Pyramid was the 13th temple and place of initiation.  

 Once emotional healing had taken place the initiates would progress to the male or Right Eye of Horus Mystery School. This was taught orally, and only once, although its primary components are etched on a single wall under the Great Pyramid that leads into the Hall of Records. There you will find The Flower of Life, some four foot in diameter, and 47 other images, representing chromosomes of Christ consciousness, the level we are ascending into now.

My cellular memory tells me that Yeshua attended the Left and Right Eye Mystery Schools in Egypt and was initiated under the Great Pyramid. 

Yeshua was tried and crucified for ‘magic’ – for raising Lazarus from the dead after four days. I believe his Mystery School training taught him how to do this and many other miracles he performed, recorded in the New Testament.

My next blog will be about Akhenaten and his mystery school!

Thoth
                    Thoth

THE GOSPEL OF MARY OF MAGDALA

gospel of mary, Nag Hammadi

gospel of mary magdalene

The Nag Hammadi library is a daunting read of over 800 pages and I am often asked “Where is the best place to start reading the gnostic gospels?” 

My answer is to start with the Gospel of Mary – it is short but more significantly, the only gospel signed by a woman – Mary Magdalene.

Found earlier than and therefore not part of the Nag Hammadi Library, three fragmentary copies have been found in Egypt. The first is a version in Coptic, discovered in 1896 near the area of Achmim. Two additional fragments in Greek were later found on the rubbish heap near the regional capital of Oxyrynchus. 

Sadly, less than eight pages have survived, as pages 1-6 and 11-14 are missing,  but we still see a very different picture of Mary Magdalene than that portrayed by the New Testament.

It presents a radical interpretation of Yeshua’s teachings as a path to inner spiritual knowledge and challenges our romantic view of harmony within the first Christian groups. More significantly, we see Mary Magdalene not as a weeping submissive woman, but a strong, stable spiritual leader who, because of her understanding was privy to Yeshua’s private teachings.  

As the first six pages are missing, the gospel opens in the middle of a post- resurrection appearance by Yeshua (referred to as the Saviour) to his disciples in which he answers their questions and offers a farewell discourse before commissioning  them to go out to preach the gospel of the kingdom.

But the disciples do not go out joyfully to preach the gospel; instead controversy erupts. All the disciples except Mary have failed to understand the Saviour’s teachings. Inner peace is nowhere to be found – they are distraught and frightened that preaching the gospel may result in them suffering the same agonizing fate.

Mary steps in and comforts them and Peter asks Mary to recount teaching unknown to them that she had received in a vision. She agrees and tells them about the rise of the soul past the powers of Darkness, Ignorance, Desire and Wrath, who seek to keep the soul trapped in the world and ignorant of its true spiritual nature. 

When she is finished, she stands in silence, imitating the soul at rest. But the peace is disturbed by Andrew questioning the ‘strangeness’ of her teaching. Peter challenges whether Yeshua would give private instruction to a woman, thus showing he actually preferred her to the other disciples. 

Mary begins to cry at Peter’s accusation. Levi comes quickly to her defence, reminding Peter he is a notorious hot-head and now he was treating Mary as the enemy. He admonishes them instead to do as the Saviour instructed them and go out to preach the gospel. The story ends here but the controversy is far from over. Andrew and Peter have not understood the Saviour’s teaching and are offended by  Yeshua’s apparent preference of a woman over them.

All early Christian literature bears traces of these controversies. The letters of Paul show that considerable difference of opinion existed about issues such as circumcision and the Jewish food laws.

History is written by the winners. Many voices were silenced through repression or neglect. The Gospel of Mary gives us information not recorded in the New Testament. It is not a question of right and wrong. The information we have been given was just incomplete.

Whether or not you choose to embrace the message from the Gospel of Mary is a matter readers will decide for themselves. The days of being told what to believe are over, thankfully.

‘Power vs Force’ by Dr David R Hawkins.

After many years of study, Dr Hawkins found that kinesiology, the study of muscle testing, revealed an amazing discovery. It provided a ‘wormhole’ between two universes – the physical world and the world of mind and spirit. It was an interface between dimensions.

As a psychiatrist and spiritual seeker, he was particularly interested in the study of consciousness.  He established a few core principles:-

Power is always manifested with grace. Grace is associated with modesty & humility.

Love is more powerful than hatred; truth sets us free; forgiveness liberates both sides; unconditional love heals; courage empowers; and the essence of Divinity is peace.

He found that levels of consciousness (energy fields) could be calibrated according to their measurable effect. With each rise in the level of consciousness, the ‘frequency/vibration’ of energy increases because higher consciousness radiates a beneficial effect on the whole world, verifiable in the human muscle response, which stays strong in the presence of love and truth. In contrast ‘false’ or negative energy fields induce a weak muscle response. He determined that human experience can be labelled on a scale from 1 – 1000 – a map of consciousness.

 

At the low end of the scale are Guilt (30), Fear (100), Anger (150). Humans at these levels feel victimized and trapped by the effect of forces in the physical universe. All  levels below 200 are described as “Force”, and are associated with a weak kinesiological  response. 

All levels above 200 are described as “Power” and elicit a strong kinesiological response. Power is always manifested with grace. Grace is associated with humility. Higher on the scale are Courage (200), Willingness (310), Reason (400) & Love (500). Humans at these levels recognize that they are the source of their own lives. Most of the world’s great scientists (Newton, Freud) calibrate at 499, the highest level of intellect. Carl Jung calibrated at 540; he coined the term ‘collective unconsciousness’, a concept that transcends reason.

At the highest end of the scale (600-1000) are qualities that transcend duality – ‘Enlightenment’ . The great prophets of human history – Jesus, Krishna and Buddha all calibrate on this scale at 1000. Their oral teachings all calibrated near 1000. Unfortunately, their message was recorded by followers lower on the scale; this explains the Holy Wars and the vengeful God from the Old Testament. In Christian teachings, by the 2nd century the level of truth had dropped to 930 but by the 6th century it was at 540.  The current King James version of the New Testament calibrates at 640. Now I understand why my Balinese spiritual teacher, Ratu Bagus, is suspicious of the written word.. 

The recorded teachings of Buddha calibrate the highest ranging from 850 to 960.

I asked my kinesiologist, Martin Lewis, to test  the teachings of  Ratu, and the overall truth of my book ‘Mary Magdalene’s Legacy’. They both scored around 750. Clearly, I was not writing this book on my own….Thank you Ratu.

According to Hawkins, in 2006 there were only three people on the planet  who calibrated over 700, which makes Ratu pretty special. Hawkins also says 85% of the planet register below 200, counterbalanced by the 15% above 200. Furthermore, one individual over 700 counterbalances 70 million individuals below 200! Without these counterbalances, mankind would self-destruct from unopposed negativity.

I urge you to read his book but in the meantime leave you with a message from him; 

Be kind and forgiving to everything and everyone, including yourself, at all times, without exception”. 

Next week: Gospel of Mary of Magdala

How do you know what Mary Magdalene looked like?

mary magdalene, legacy, julie de vere hunt

Well I don’t – no one does! All we have to go on is art, which was heavily influenced by cultural context and what was fashionable at the time.. Only Mother Mary has been depicted more in art than Mary Magdalene over the last two millennia.  

The covers of ‘Apostle to Mary Magdalene’ and ‘Mary Magdalene’s Legacy’ were both sourced by designer Ruth Sutherland from the following paintings:-

mary magdalene, Jan van Scorel
Jan Van Scorel (1495-1562)

mary magdalene, legacy, julie de vere hunt
Frederick Sandys c1859

 

Pope Gregory’s homily in 591 placing emphasis on Mary Magdalene as a repentant sinner whose sins were distinctly sexual, had a profound influence on the art which was produced for the next 1500 years. She would often be portrayed as a weak and tearful woman, in varying degrees of undress.

Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene in the Cave, Jules Joseph Lefebrve 1876

 

In a world where only the most educated could read the Bible, art was a crucial tool for the Church. It would not be until 1969 the Catholic Church retracted this statement, but the damage had been done – Mary Magdalene had permeated our consciousness as the fallen woman, whose path to salvation was only achieved through years of repentance living as a recluse. 

Sadly, this served the Catholic Church in their patriarchal oppression of women. No male saint has ever been treated this way!

Fortunately, artists were creative and ‘hid’ characters in their art – only ‘those who had eyes to see’ would perceive the symbolism.

Mary Magdalene, Leonardo da Vinci
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

 

Take the famous painting of ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci. The apostles are identified by name from a manuscript, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, found in the 19th century. The twelve apostles are depicted in groups of three, Yeshua is sat in the middle. From left to right,

Bartholomew, James son of Alpheus, and Andrew; Judas (in green & blue), Peter & John (?); Thomas, James the Greater & Philip; Matthew, Jude Thaddeus & Simon the Zealot.

Surely, John is a woman we are looking at? The tiny, graceful hands, the pretty elfin features, the distinctly female bosom and the gold necklace. This person is also wearing garments that mark her out as special. They are the mirror image of Yeshua’s; one wears a blue robe and a red cloak, the other wears a red robe and a blue cloak in identical style.

My cellular memory tells me this is Mary Magdalene!  In ‘Mary Magdalene’s Legacy’, John was her first pseudonym – she wrote the Gospel of John, and the Secret Gospel of John was her first transmission at the Lake Mareotis community. 

Da Vinci was alleged to be Grand Master of the Priory of Sion, an ancient secret order set up to protect the Merovingian kings in France, who in turn claim to have heritage from Mary Magdalene…

In June 2019, I was attending a bio-energetic meditation retreat in Ireland and visited the Knock shrine on our way to the airport. 

Knock, Mother Mary statue

In August 1879, Our Lady appeared at the gable of the church with St Joseph and St John the Evangelist. A Lamb stood upon a plain altar. Some saw angels hovering above the Lamb. The witnesses prayed for over two hours in the pouring rain, although the gable was dry to the touch. 

After reading notes by the witnesses, these three figures were carved by Venetian sculptor Professor Lorenzo Ferri in 1960 to commemorate the miracle.

My friends and I sat in the front pew immediately before them and meditated. Immediately my eyes started to flicker and I ‘saw’ a large pink heart. My friend Suzanne saw the same.. I immediately thought of ‘The Way of the Heart’ – it is always pink to me – Mary Magdalene!

So I believe the figure to the right of Mother Mary is not John, it’s a woman, Mary Magdalene. The book in her left hand represents the gnostic gospels. Her right hand is performing a mudra, which she would have learnt about in the Mystery school in Alexandria. A mudra is a hand gesture that channels your body’s energy flow. She is practising the  Prana mudra; prana is the vital life force within all living things – she is awakening both her personal prana and the prana around her.

My cellular memory tells me the figure to the left of Mother Mary is Joseph of Arimathea, her half-brother, not her husband Joseph. In ‘Mary Magdalene’s Legacy’, it is Joseph of Arimathea who is entrusted with the care of Yeshua’s mother and Mary Magdalene, the mother of his child. He arranged for their escape from Judea to Alexandria.

I wonder where else she is hiding?