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Today My Heart is Troubled

Today my heart is troubled.  I have dedicated my life to the work of Love, inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus and further embodied through Mary, the Magdalene. As I have studied scripture and brought these stories deep into my prayer, what has become increasingly clear is that Love is Jesus’ only message and that his life’s work was to help people free themselves from the inner and outer obstacles to living that Love.  Mary, given the honored title of “Magdalene” was ordained to continue this specific work in Jesus’ stead.

Being called into, accepting, and upholding the mission begun by Jesus and continued through Mary, has been no easy task. Oh yes, it has been a great joy and I am humbled to do this work.  Still, it is hard. To fulfill this work, I have been brought deep into the transformational tools that have, indeed, been “hidden in plain sight.”  I have resurrected these tools and reformulated them into something that can be understood by a modern audience.

Before sharing these tools, however, I had to master them myself – a mastering that continues.  These are the tools that invite us to look deep into our own souls to confront all within us that is serving as an obstacle to Love.  Love of self.  Love of (what some might call) God.  Love of others.  Love of creation.  While looking within, these tools also invite us to look outside of ourselves – at all those things in our lives, our actions, our behaviors, our choices, that are keeping us from living in the freedom and peace of Love.  In letting go of, and healing and transforming the wounds that cause these non-loving attachments in the first place, we are freed to not only know, but live and embody the Love about which Jesus and Mary Magdalene spoke and to which they dedicated and lost their lives.

No, this work is not easy, but I find I can do no other.  It is what I was made for and every single experience in my life has pointed me (or dragged me kicking and screaming) to this work. I do it gladly and am humbled and in awe of all those who have found their way to this work and who have had the courage to stick with it.  No one said the path of Love was easy!

And yet, what troubles my heart greatly, and frequently, are all the ways in which humanity continues to seek the easy path to Love.  The path that is lined with shiny objects and empty promises.  The path that is more about profit than prophet. The path that uses the names of Jesus or Mary Magdalene to further a political, divisive, or capitalistic agenda.

The most heartbreaking part of this is that these are the entities that garner the most attention and gather the largest audience.  Prosperity gospel churches filled to the brim, appealing to the privileged masses by justifying their privilege and condemning those who have less, preaching the falsehood against which Jesus himself spoke: “God favors His chosen ones.”   Alternatively, are those capitalizing on the Magdalene by harnessing her already mistaken history as “prostitute and whore,” and using it to further their own agenda.  I think more lies have been written about the Magdalene today than can ever be found in scripture.

The vulnerable and human part of me feels jealous over those who have become famous and rich in the pandering of their shiny objects, while I continue to be, “the world’s best kept secret” (as many of my friends, clients and students have called me). When I step beyond my jealousy, I know that like the Magdalene, I have chosen the simple life and that I much prefer invisibility.  There is (authentic) power in being unknown.  And sometimes the unhealed parts of my heart feel hurt over what sometimes feels like rejection.

The other piece that troubles my heart today is the same piece with which Jesus and Mary themselves struggled – a humanity unable and unwilling to hear, embrace, and live the truth of Love.  As I am certain Jesus and Mary came to understand, humanity will never change.  It will only and always be the few and the very brave who will hear the message and do the difficult work of living Love while the masses will continue on their merry way, ignorant to the harm they are doing to themselves, others and the world by living in ways contrary to Love.  Humanity will always find a way to justify their selfish and non-loving beliefs and actions because it is much easier to look the other way than to be a source of support for those who might be struggling.  It is also much easier to cast a finger of judgment on those who are suffering than to look into the mirror as to how our own actions or behaviors might be contributing to that suffering.  Like Jesus who was left with only a few who truly understood and went on to live out his message of Love, I know that my efforts will only reach the hearts of a few.  For these I will always continue, and on some days it is just really hard.

Original Art by Lauri Ann Lumby

Vulnerably yours,

Lauri

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Taking Up the Veil of the Magdalene

Below is a reflection from one of the recent graduates of the Magdalene Priesthood Training. Her words perfectly describe the Magdalene calling and I am grateful to V. for being willing to share these words – both a reflection and a testimonial!  

“It is time for you to take up the veil and teach!” Jesus said to me in meditation his loving eyes piercing into my soul. As he speaks these words, I feel a veil being placed upon my head by two women. This 15 month journey has been a process of remembering and owning who I truly am and how I am uniquely called to be of service to the world. I have always been a Magdalene. One of many who are called to be love in the world, each in her own unique way.

How am I uniquely called to be of service in the world? First in my own healing and then in service to the world? My path is the path of the healer, but not in the traditional sense. The main gift I have been given is the gift of encouragement along with love of learning (knowledge). Through the vehicle of teaching, am I to create a safe place so that a person can be uniquely themselves in all its messy glory of being human at this time on this planet. From a place of non-judgement and acceptance a person can begin to remember their own unique gift and purpose. As the spark of remembrance ignites in each of us, we become a light in this world. Our individual light will combine with others to illuminate this world with love. It is a collaborative effort and we are each needed. My job is to be that support and encouragement as someone begins the process of clearing away all that stands in the way of them radiating their own light in the world.

So how did I get to this point? This is what the 15 month journey has been about. What did I need to clear away? The false perception that I am separate from God. We are all one with God. Always have been, always will be. This wound acts out differently in people but the source is the same.  All of the courses in the Magdalene training were about digging into and clearing that wound.

For me in particular, this wound showed itself as not feeling worthy. As the false belief that God would choose everyone else but me to be of service in the world. The belief that I had nothing of value to offer that the Divine would be interesting in using. But, that is a lie! We all have immense value! Each and every one of us. We have just forgotten who we truly are. We are unique manifestations of the Divine. As we heal from the false perception of separation from God we begin to beautifully radiate our own individual spark of the Divine.

The tool that has had the most profound effect on me, helping me to stay in alignment with this truth is the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic. I spent a lot of time with this. Learning each phrase and how it feels in the body. I continue to start and end each day with this prayer. Does it mean that life is smooth sailing? Not at all! But it does mean that I have the tool to re-center myself.

I don’t know that the future will look like or how I will ever be able to put this knowledge into practice. I am in the unknown and it causes discomfort and doubt at times. However, I draw strength from remembering a meditation experience I had during the Resurrecting the Magdalene course. I am in red, disheveled and weary, my dress worn and dusty. I am following a path that takes me to a mountain top. Jesus is there smiling and waiting for me. He takes my hand. I am rejuvenated and joyful. My beat up garment becomes white and pristine. We look out across a mountain view. Lights are coming on all over the place. This is continuing across the face of the earth. Love will save the Earth! My heart sings! I turn to look at the path that I have just trod. There are many more like me. They are coming up the path battered and weary, but they have made it! They have remembered the spark of the Divine within them. They are becoming a light in this world. I am one of those lights and so are you!

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Magdalene Mastery Live/Online Course

an introductory course for those new to the Magdalene calling and a refresher for those long on the path. 

Seven Live Lessons via ZOOM

Selected Wednesdays starting October 6, 2021

10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1

6:30 – 7:30 pm central time US

(lessons will be recorded for those unable to attend the live gatherings)

Learn more and Enroll Now for only $69.00!

Since the Gospel of Mary Magdalene became readily available, and the DaVinci Code popularized the Magdalene, many interpretations around what it means to be called to the Magdalene path have been set forth.  Few, however, are authentic to Mary’s own words or to the title bestowed on her by her teacher and beloved, Yeshua.

Mary alone is recognized by Yeshua as the one among his disciples to have achieved the fulfillment of his teachings. Applying both the public and private lessons bestowed on her by Yeshua, Mary, like Yeshua, became anthropos.  To be anthropos is to become fully integrated and whole within oneself such that one’s Divinity might be fully embodied within one’s humanity.

The Magdalene Mastery course introduces the Magdalene calling as it is set forth in Mary’s own gospel.  Here you will get a glimpse into the essential principles and practices of the Magdalene calling – that which is required to follow this calling with integrity and what you will be invited to continue as you live this calling in the world.  This course can be approached as an opportunity to more fully discern this calling, in preparation for further study, or as a refresher for those who have already completed the full Magdalene Priesthood Training.

The Magdalene Mastery course has been researched, developed, and tested by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS, scholar of the Magdalene. adherent to her path, creator and facilitator of the Magdalene Priesthood Training and spiritual director of the Order of the Magdalene.

Learn more and Enroll Now for only $69.00!

Course Outline:

Week One: The Magdalene Calling

Week Two:  The Foundation

Commitment to a Spiritual Practice

Week Three:  The Motivating Force

Mission and Purpose

Service to self and the world through the identification, nurturing and sharing of one’s unique gifts.

Week Four: The Sacred Pillars

Dedication to Personal Development

Self-knowledge

Continuing study and exploration

Week Five: Soul Retrieval

Shadow Work

Identifying and transforming unhealed wounds

Releasing trauma (personal and ancestral)

Undoing societal conditioning

Week Six:  Dedication to the Path

Radical Personal Accountability

Ongoing exploration of wounds, triggers, etc.

Freedom from blame/victimhood

Week Seven: Fulfillment

Empowerment through Love

Transcending Division to live in love.

Exercising compassion for self and others

Being Love in the world.

Learn more and Enroll Now for only $69.00!

 

spiritual counseling, Lauri Ann Lumby, transformational counseling, empowerment, healing and transforming fears and unhealed woundsLauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS is a Priestess of the Magdalene and the founder of both the Order of the Magdalene and the Temple of the Magdalene.  Lauri has been a dedicated student of the Magdalene since first experiencing her portrayal in the rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar in 1978.  Lauri has since studied every scholarly work that has been made available on the Magdalene, and many works of fiction.  Lauri has come to believe that Mary Magdalene was indeed Jesus’ closest disciple, possibly his wife, and that it was Mary who was ordained to continue Jesus’ mission of transforming the world from fear into love.  Rejected by the patriarchy, the Magdalene influence has flourished in the mystical traditions of Christianity, though few would acknowledge this. The Magdalene has been a profound influence in Lauri’s own mission and has been the inspiration for Lauri’s writings, books, teachings and online courses all available through Authentic Freedom Academy.

Lauri Ann Lumby has her BBA in Marketing, a master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology and has certificates in Pastoral Ministry and Spiritual Direction.  She is a Reiki Master in both the Usui and Karuna traditions and is an ordained interfaith minister.

Learn more about Lauri at www.authenticfreedom.love.

Posted in Authentic Freedom, Mary Magdalene, order of the magdalene, self-actualization, shadow work, Spiritual Development, Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Practices

The Principles and Practices of Magdalene Mastery

While the world is busy chasing after shiny objects, Authentic Freedom Academy and the Order of the Magdalene focus their attention and intention on that which will remain.  Shiny objects are those things which provide temporary satisfaction, momentary titillation, and excitement.  Shiny objects make us feel good and might give us a thrill but the satisfaction never remains.  Human beings seek after shiny objects in an attempt to fill the emptiness and longing caused by the common human wound of separation.  Shiny objects, however, can never fill that void of separation.  The wound of division cannot be filled from something outside of us.  It can only be fulfilled from within.

Satisfying the longing and emptiness left behind by the wound of separation can only be fulfilled by healing that wound. Healing the wound of separation is only accomplished through a disciplined, persistent, practiced approach of identifying, healing and transforming our deepest and most stubborn wounds. The work of healing these wounds require courage, the willingness to be vulnerable, and most importantly, the ability to be honest with ourselves around the topic of our wounds and the ways in which our wounds might come out sideways in non-loving behavior toward ourselves or others.  With consistent attention to this work, we soon come to realize that we are the shiny object we’ve been looking for. In clearing away our wounds, past traumas, and the guilt heaped upon us through societal conditioning, we see the beauty, brilliance and magic of our true and most authentic self – that which we’ve been seeking all along.

At Authentic Freedom Academy and the Order of the Magdalene, we are not another one of those shiny objects that you might be tempted to entertain.  We are not about to blow smoke up your ass, or make you feel good about yourself by feeding your ego. Instead, we support you and help guide you through the tools and practices we have developed which will help you find satisfaction with yourself.  Finding yourself includes discovering your gifts, being empowered to develop, cultivate and share your gifts.  Finding yourself also includes the deep, often challenging and messy work of soul retrieval – identifying and clearing away the debris of past woundedness and the behaviors that arose out of these wounds so that only your true, original, and untainted self remains.  Here you will find the confidence to live your truth along with the inner power that will fuel you in your work.  Shiny object will always leave you unsatisfied.  With Magdalene Mastery, you will find deeply rooted fulfillment, enduring satisfaction, contentment, joy, and peace in your own personal sovereignty.

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The Principles and Practices of Magdalene Mastery:

I. Commitment to a Spiritual Practice

II.  Mission and Purpose

Service to self and the world through the identification, nurturing and sharing of one’s unique gifts.

III. Dedication to Personal Development

Self-knowledge

Continuing study and exploration

IV. Shadow Work

Identifying and transforming unhealed wounds

Releasing trauma (personal and ancestral)

Undoing societal conditioning

V. Radical Personal Accountability

Ongoing exploration of wounds, triggers, etc.

Freedom from blame/victimhood

Vi. Empowerment through Love

Transcending Division to live in love.

Exercising compassion for self and others

Being Love in the world.

 

To learn more about our training programs in personal mastery, go HERE.

 

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New Online Course: The Secret Teachings of the Holy Bride in Exile

The Secret Teachings of

The Holy Bride in Exile

Permission and support for those called to a more interior way of sacred living

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6 Lessons online and at your own pace: 

Mary Magdalene as the Bride in Exile

The Holy Bride in Exile in Mythology and Folklore

The Shekinah as The Bride in Exile

Personal Power Gained through Exile

The Promise of Provision in Exile

Creating and Being Your Own Temple

Learn more and register HERE. 

 

Genesis of this Course

The Holy Bride in Exile course has come about in both a logical and an illogical way. The logical includes almost thirty years of intensive study of the Magdalene, my own education and experience in scripture study, theology, religious history, human development, psychology, Christian and Jewish mysticism, etc. etc. etc.  Also logical are all the courses I’ve developed and facilitated including the Magdalene Priesthood training, the Order of Melchizedek Alchemist training, and my most recent courses on the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and Mary Magdalene and the Path of the Holy Bride.  All of this work, and my own integration of these studies provided the framework out of which exploration of the Bride in Exile became possible.

The illogical is the lightening bolt that pierced through me while reading Raphael Patai’s The Hebrew Goddess. When I came upon Patai’s words, “The Holy Bride in Exile,” the whole world turned on its axis, everything stopped, and the downloads began.  It literally felt as if the top of my head had been opened up and someone/something was pouring awareness and knowledge into me. If this wasn’t exciting (terrifying) enough, what was being shown to me validated and affirmed a calling that has likely been present within me my whole life, but now had become increasingly urgent:

The call to a more interior way of sacred living.

 It is because I know I am not alone in this calling that I share this course with you.  This, I believe, is so much more than a course, it is:

Permission and Support

 for a way of living that has been lost in our society – one that was once valued (more on that later), but with the advent of the patriarchy, and more recently of capitalism, interior living has been cast aside as ridiculous, or at the very least, counter-cultural.

 

“Only crazy or morbidly depressed people would want to spend most of their time in solitary contemplation and study, moving slowly and gently upon this earth.”

 

The Holy Bride in Exile says otherwise.  Not only is the Holy Bride in Exile an ancient archetype, it is, I believe, a critical stage in the Soul development of those who are either called to exile as a way of living, or who find themselves in temporary states of exile as part of their Soul’s journey of unfolding.  Society needs its hermits for reasons that we will uncover in this course.

My greatest heart desire in sharing this journey with you is that you feel validated and affirmed in your own unique calling and that you discover the empowerment that is inherent in our times of exile.  Additionally, I hope that through this support you can harness the courage and strength to boldly live your interior life knowing that by doing so you are offering a powerful gift not only to yourself, but also to the world.

 

Learn more and register HERE. 

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I Don’t Just Teach ABOUT the Magdalene…

For nearly 30 years I have been involved in the study of and the work of the Magdalene.  The longer I do this work, the more people I see out there laying claim to the Magdalene.  While every voice is important, there is a marked difference between what I am doing and what I am seeing in the work of others. Here is the distinction:

Magdalene is not a place name, neither is it Mary’s surname.  Magdalene is a title and a designation that was awarded to Mary, called Magdalene for accomplishing the task of becoming anthropos – fully human and fully Divine.  Mary completed the journey of awakening to her true Divine self and then allowing that Divinity to live through her fully.  She became Divine Embodiment.  This is the task that earned her the designation and title of Magdalene – beacon and tower of the flock. The title of Magdalene is similar to the title of Christ earned by Jesus for accomplishing the same task. 

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THIS is the work I have been researching and then sharing with you through my online courses, weekly lessons, newsletters, etc.  I don’t just teach about the Magdalene, I share with you tools and resources that help to support you in your own journey of becoming anthropos – giving you the tools to Embody your true Divine Self and to live that Divinity freely in our world.  This embodiment empowers to use your own unique gifts to be a vessel of transformation and love in a world in great need of your gifts.  

In case you are a stickler for credentials, this is another difference in what I am offering in comparison to others.  My education speaks for itself, but more importantly are the resources I draw from.  All of my Magdalene offerings draw from original source materials.  I draw from Hebrew and Christian scripture.  I draw from non-canonical scripture (somewhat inaccurately called “gnostic”).  I draw from the original source materials of the Kabbalah – the Jewish branch of mysticism.  Approaching these ancient texts through the lens of contemplative prayer has helped me to discern the truths hidden behind the dogma and doctrine that often clouds our understanding of scripture and helps me to eek out the original writings from later redactions.  When in doubt, I turn to modern scripture scholarship for confirmation. In short, I have untangled the strings of ancient knowledge and rewoven them into something we can approach and digest in our modern era.  The Word was not meant to remain stagnant within a specific time or place, it is meant to be alive and drawing forth truth in every generation.  This is what I have done while also assisting you in doing the same.

I am eternally humbled and grateful to be doing this work.  I trust you will find it helpful and supportive of your own desire to be and live as your most authentic self!

Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS
Authentic Freedom Academy/Order of the Magdalene
www.authenticfreedom.love

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Last Chance for Early Registration Discount

Live online course 

13 Lessons starting January 13, 2021*

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm central time

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

Live gatherings are held on ZOOM and lessons are recorded for later viewing by those who are unable to attend the live gathering,

 

Mary Magdalene and the Path of the Holy Bride provides an opportunity to discover, learn and embody the path completed by Mary Magdalene in becoming the Holy Bride.** The Holy Bride is the fulfillment of the journey of merging with and embodying the Divine – both for our own sake and in service to the betterment of the world.

Explored through the lens of the Divine Feminine and gathering from traditional and gnostic scripture in partnership with the Jewish mystical tradition of the Kabbalah, you will learn the path that Mary Magdalene followed in becoming the Holy Bride.  Like Mary, you will discover the deepest secrets hidden within these sacred texts of becoming The Holy Bride and you will be given the resources, tools and support to need to grow in that journey of becoming.

 

Course Outline:

Week One:                Introduction to the Course

Week Two:                 Mother of the Living

Week Three:             The Sophian Mysteries

Week Four:               Immaculately Conceived

Week Five:                Logos

Week Six:                  Full of Grace

Week Seven:             The Fierce Mother

Week Eight:              The Holy of Holies

Week Nine:               The Bridal Chamber

Week Ten:                 The Dark Mother

Week Eleven:            The Shekinah

Week Twelve:           The Holy Bride

Week Thirteen:        Putting on the Red

*Scheduled dates for 2021:  1/13, 1/20, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21.  Week Thirteen is completed on your own.

**Contrary to popular belief, the Holy Bride has nothing do with the human construct of marriage or sexual union.

Final Day for Early Registration Discount is 12/15/20.

Regularly priced at $325.00.

Register by 12/15/20 and pay: $260.00

Register for the discounted price of $260.00 HERE. 

or register for the discounted payment plan:  4 monthly payments of $70.00 each HERE.  

 

 

Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS is a Priestess of the Magdalene and the founder of both the Order of the Magdalene and the Temple of the Magdalene.  Lauri has been a dedicated student of the Magdalene since first experiencing her portrayal in the rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar in 1978.  Lauri has since studied every scholarly work that has been made available on the Magdalene, and many works of fiction.  Lauri has come to believe that Mary Magdalene was indeed Jesus’ closest disciple, possibly his wife, and that it was Mary who was ordained to continue Jesus’ mission of transforming the world from fear into love.  Rejected by the patriarchy, the Magdalene influence has flourished in the mystical traditions of Christianity, though few would acknowledge this. The Magdalene has been a profound influence in Lauri’s own mission and has been the inspiration for Lauri’s writings, books, teachings and online courses all available through Authentic Freedom Academy.

Lauri Ann Lumby has her BBA in Marketing, a master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology and has certificates in Pastoral Ministry and Spiritual Direction.  She is a Reiki Master in both the Usui and Karuna traditions and is an ordained interfaith minister.

Learn more about Lauri at www.authenticfreedom.love.

Posted in Mary Magdalene, order of the magdalene, women

Guest Post: Is There No King in You?

Today’s post comes from one of the amazing women who are currently participating in my Live/online course, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene.  The following came forth through a meditation activity I invited the participants to enter into with a scripture reading from the prophet Micah.  I share Louisa’s beautiful (passionate) response to Micah’s question followed by the scripture itself.  Thank you Louisa for this passionate and truthful response!  A note to the reader:  Read this sharing in the voice of a passionate and perhaps a bit angry and frustrated woman! (You know, we’ve all been there!) Selah!

 

In Response to Micah: 

 

“Is there no King in you?”

 

There is a visceral reaction to these words.  Words that value my courage, my tenacity, my worth, based on the internalized masculine.

 

There is no King in me.

He would only get in my way and obstruct me with his ridiculous rules, his lust for power, his striving in ignorance to feed his insatiable ego.

 

There is no King in me.

He would slow me down with his mansplaining and denial of the emotions that are woven through me and make me juicy and complex.

 

If there were a King here,

My labor would stall.  I would be expected to birth in silence, suppressing my creative needs, and bringing forth only that which he deemed worthy.

 

Without my inner King,

I am fierce. I bring forth life. I connect the fertile Earth beneath me with the Celestial Majesty above.

 

Unlike him,

I don’t live on the Earth, squeezing every resource I can from her for my own self- aggrandizement.  I live of the Earth, in the Earth, from the Earth, and by the Earth.

 

No, there is no King in me.

I don’t have that kind of time to waste.

 

So, tell me instead,

“Is there no Queen in you?”

 

Louisa Foster

09.12.20

Micah 4: 8-13

And you, O tower of the flock,
hill of daughter Zion,
to you it shall come,
the former dominion shall come,
the sovereignty of daughter Jerusalem.

Now why do you cry aloud?
Is there no king in you?
Has your counselor perished,

that pangs have seized you like a woman in labor?
Writhe and groan,O daughter Zion,
like a woman in labor;
for now you shall go forth from the city
and camp in the open country;
you shall go to Babylon.

There you shall be rescued,
there the Lord will redeem you
from the hands of your enemies.

Now many nations
are assembled against you,
saying, “Let her be profaned,
and let our eyes gaze upon Zion.”
But they do not know
the thoughts of the Lord;
they do not understand his plan,
that he has gathered them as sheaves to the threshing floor.
Arise and thresh,
O daughter Zion,
for I will make your horn iron
and your hoofs bronze;
you shall beat in pieces many peoples,
and shall devote their gain to the Lord,
their wealth to the Lord of the whole earth.

 

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The Magdalene as the Holy Bride – Resources

Below is the list of resources that were consulted in the creation and development of our upcoming live course, Mary Magdalene and the Path of the Holy Bride.  Click on the image below to learn more and register for the course.

Mary Magdalene and the Path of the Holy Bride

Resources

 

Begg, Ean, The Cult of the Black Virgin, Chiron Publications, 2006.

 

Bourgeault, Cynthia, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene – Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity, Shambhala Publications, 2010.

 

Case, Paul Foster, The Tarot – A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages, Jeremy Tarcher, 1947.

 

Douglas-Klotz, Neil, The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus, Quest Books, 1999.

 

Douglas-Klotz, Neil, Prayers of the Cosmos, Harper One 1993.

 

Eisler, Riane, The Chalice and the Blade, Harper Collins, 1987.

 

Eisler, Riane, Sacred Pleasure, Harper Collins, 1995.

 

Ellis, Normanci, Awakening Osiris – The Egyptian Book of the Dead, Phanes Press, 1988.

 

Epstein, Perle, Kabbalah – the Way of the Jewish Mystic, Shambhala, 1988.

 

Ericco, Rocco A. Setting a Trap for God: The Aramaic Prayer of Jesus, Unity Books, 1997.

 

Fortune, Dion The Mystical Qabalah, Weiser Books. 1935

 

Harvey, Andrew, Son of Man – The Mystical Path to Christ, Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1998.

 

Haskins, Susan, Mary Magdalene – Myth and Metaphor, Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993.

 

Hauck, Dennis William, The Emerald Tablet – Alchemy for Personal Transformation, Penguin Compass, 1999.

 

Hoeller, Stephan, Gnosticism – New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing, Quest Books, 2002.

 

Kaplan, Aryeh, The Bahir Illumination- Translation, Introduction and Commentary, Samuel Weiser, Inc,, 1979.

 

Kaplan, Aryeh, Meditation and Kabbalah, Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1982.

 

Kaplan, Aryeh, Sepher Yetzirah – the Book of Creation in Theory and Practice, Weiser Books, 1997.

 

King, Karen, L., The Gospel of Mary of Magdala – Jesus and the First Woman Apostle, Polebridge Press, 2003.

 

Krafchow, Dovid, Kabbalistic Tarot – Hebraic Wisdom in the Major and Minor Arcana, Inner Traditions, 2002.

 

Kushner, Lawrence, The Book of Letters, Jewish Lights Publishing, 1975.

 

Kushner, Lawrence, Honey from the Rock – an Introduction to Jewish Mysticism, Jewish Lights Publishing, 2000.

 

Kushner, Lawrence, Kabbalah – a Love Story, Broadway Press, 2006.

 

Leloup, Jean-Yves, Judas and Jesus – Two Faces of a Single Revelation, Inner Traditions, 2006.

 

Leloup, Jean-Yves, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Inner Traditions, 2002.

 

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Malachi, Tau, St. Mary Magdalene – The Gnostic Tradition of the Holy Bride, Llewellyn Worldwide, 2006.

 

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Mary Magdalene and the Path of the Holy Bride

(it’s not what you think!)

Live online course

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

 

13 Lessons starting January 13, 2021*

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm central time

 

Live gatherings are held on ZOOM and lessons are recorded for later viewing by those who are unable to attend the live gathering,

Early Registration Discount – 20% off the regular course tuition.  Enroll HERE. 

Mary Magdalene and the Path of the Holy Bride provides an opportunity to discover, learn and embody the path completed by Mary Magdalene in becoming the Holy Bride.** The Holy Bride is the fulfillment of the journey of merging with and embodying the Divine – both for our own sake and in service to the betterment of the world.

Explored through the lens of the Divine Feminine and gathering from traditional and gnostic scripture in partnership with the Jewish mystical tradition of the Kabbalah, you will learn the path that Mary Magdalene followed in becoming the Holy Bride.  Like Mary, you will discover the deepest secrets hidden within these sacred texts of becoming The Holy Bride and you will be given the resources, tools and support to need to grow in that journey of becoming.

 

Course Outline:

 

Week One:                Introduction to the Course

 

Week Two:                 Mother of the Living

 

Week Three:             The Sophian Mysteries

 

Week Four:               Immaculately Conceived

 

Week Five:                Logos

 

Week Six:                  Full of Grace

 

Week Seven:             The Fierce Mother

 

Week Eight:              The Holy of Holies

 

Week Nine:               The Bridal Chamber

 

Week Ten:                 The Dark Mother

 

Week Eleven:            The Shekinah

 

Week Twelve:           The Holy Bride

 

Week Thirteen:        Putting on the Red

 

 

*Scheduled dates for 2021:  1/13, 1/20, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21.  Week Thirteen is completed on your own.

 

**Contrary to popular belief, the Holy Bride has nothing do with the human construct of marriage or sexual union.

 

 

Tuition:  $325.00 paid in full or in four installments of $88.00 each.

 

Early Registration Discount: 20% off the regular price 

Enroll HERE.