Posted in Mary Magdalene

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 shadow work

New Online Course – Mastering the Shadow

Mastering the Shadow – transforming your deepest fears and unhealed wounds is a shamanic ritual practice for those who find themselves in the depths of their core spiritual wounds and who are longing to be free of their effects so they might once again be anchored in their original wholeness.  Mastering the Shadow is a practice that is meant to be returned to again and again as the symptoms of your core wound are triggered.  With on-going attention to this practice, you will be “loving yourself back together.”

This training includes instruction in and step by step guidance through the eight stages of the Mastering the Shadow shamanic ritual practice along with a downloadable PDF of the practice for your ongoing use.

Learn more and register HERE.  

From the course introduction:

Mastering the Shadowtransforming your deepest fears and unhealed wounds is a shamanic ritual and practice for those who find themselves in the depths of their core spiritual wounds.  These are the wounds that are specifically related to the core wound of separation but are unique to each individual depending on how they first experienced this wound.

This is a mastery practice because it demands an ongoing, diligent practice of personal accountability.  This is NOT the kind of practice where you can “think” your pain away.  Through this practice you will dive deeply into the core of your pain – being in and with that pain, for the sake of supporting its transformation and release while re-integrating the part of your soul that was lost to the original wounding.

This work is eq1ually not about “letting it go” as separation is implicit in the idea of letting go.  As the Buddhist sages remind, “What you resist will persist.”  If you believe you need to be rid of something by letting it go, you are only creating more separation.  This practice invites you instead to draw the pain intimately close where you will be literally loving yourself back together.

Learn more and register HERE

 

 

spiritual counseling, Lauri Ann Lumby, transformational counseling, empowerment, healing and transforming fears and unhealed woundsMastering the Shadow was created by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS.  Lauri is a Magdalene Priestess, High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek and shadow worker.  Lauri has been accompanying clients and students in depth work for nearly thirty years. Lauri has developed the Authentic Freedom protocol, among other shamanic practices to support people in their efforts to become whole.  Lauri is spiritual director for the Authentic Freedom online community, a published author, artist and sought-out spiritual counselor and educator.  Learn more about Lauri at www.authenticfreedom.love.

Posted in Divine Masculine

Resurrecting and Restoring the Divine Masculine

The purpose of this course is to provide a platform and a guide for those interested in reclaiming the unrealized Divine Masculine that already dwells within them. In this, we discard the Unholy Masculine which is rooted in fear, power and control, and resurrect the loving provision and protection that brings balance and wholeness to us all.

7 self-guided, online lessons centered on experiential and embodied learning.

Knowledge based lessons integrated with mindfulness and creativity based activities.

Reflection and optional discussion.

For people of all genders

Only $49.99!!!!!

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

 

Learn more and Register HERE.

The Divine Masculine is the power within us to be a source of loving provision and protection for ourselves and for those in our care.  The Divine Masculine is part of our original nature as men and women who have been created in the image of the Divine. While we have been conditioned to think of the masculine as strictly related to male, the Divine Masculine is inherent within all of us regardless of our gender identification.   When the Divine Masculine is fully embodied, the qualities that we have been conditioned to think of as the positive qualities in men, emerge out of all of us – qualities related to action, provision, protection, setting boundaries, getting needs met, and building (to name a few).  Under the reign of the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine, humanity thrives – moving toward our original state which is one of peace, contentment and joy where we live in harmony with one another in beloved partnership and cooperative engagement.

Unfortunately, the Divine Masculine (along with the Divine Feminine) has been sorely missing in our world.  Between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago (depending on whose theory you subscribe to), humanity experienced a dramatic change in our societal constructs. In this, the Divine within all of us was supplanted by the unholy aspects of our human nature.  Fear took hold and with it the Unholy Masculine and the Unholy Feminine were born.

The Unholy Masculine arises out of and conditions us through fear. It creates oppressive behavioral patterns and institutional structures, while building hierarchies which privilege one (race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, etc.) over another.  Under the reign of the Unholy Masculine the majority suffer.  The only ones who benefit from that which arises out of the Unholy Masculine are the few who have placed themselves in positions of power.

The Unholy Feminine is powerless in the face of the power of the Unholy Masculine, resulting in either manipulative, deceitful, or victim behaviors used as a way to try to regain that power. Again, this Unholy Feminine is present within all of us, regardless of our gender identification.

The Authentic Jesus as an historical example of the Divine Masculine.

Artist: Lewis Williams, OSF

In this course we turn to the Western model of the Divine Masculine as it was lived out through Jesus of Nazareth who became Christ.  Piercing through the religious dogma and doctrine that has imprisoned Jesus’ message of love, partnership and equality, we find the original Jesus – a human being who came to know and understand his true Divine nature, thus embodying his full divinity (masculine and feminine). In doing so, he became both fully Divine and fully human, the ultimate intention of the human experience.  To use the language of modern psychology, Jesus became self-actualized – knowing who he was, what his gifts were, and how he was called to share these gifts. He was able to live for the sake of his own fulfillment and in service to the betterment of the world.  Jesus then sought to guide his disciples in doing the same.

Mary, called Magdalene, is the only one of Jesus’ disciples who was said to have completed this process of initiation (“healed of seven demons”), applying Jesus’ example and teachings, and becoming fully self-actualized herself.  Here, Mary (Magdalene) becomes the model of the Divine Feminine.

But more than this, Jesus and Mary together provide the example of the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine as present, integrated and fully embodied within all of humanity.

This is our goal – to follow the example set forth by Jesus and then fulfilled through Mary Magdalene – to create an opportunity to welcome the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine within us and to embody them fully in our lives.  In this, we realize our full Divine nature as present within our human form and here we find peace – not only for ourselves, but for all of humanity.  It is here that we become “the change we want to see in the world.”

Register HERE.

 

Please also check our one-on-one mentoring services:

Dark Night of the Relationship Mentoring

Relationship Mentoring for Men – What do women want? (and how to ask for what you want)

Relationship Mentoring for Women

Posted in Discernment

Book of Life Activation and Guided Meditation

The Book of Life Divination Practice is a tool that we can return to again and again in the search for guidance and direction in our lives. This practice is based on the ancient wisdom that says we chose the mission and purpose we are here to fulfill and that this knowledge is accessible to us in our intimate connection with the Divine within:

 

Your eyes foresaw my actions;

In your book, all are written down;

My days were shaped, before one came to be.

How precious to me are your designs,

How vast the sum of them.

Were I to count, they would outnumber the sands;

To finish, I would need eternity.

 

Psalm 139: 16-18

 

Through this Activation and Guided Meditation, you will learn how to access your own Book of Life and how to “read” its contents, for the purpose of receiving inner guidance.

Only $13.00! Click on image above to register.
Only $13.00! Click on image above to register.

This 20 minute guided meditation was created by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS, arosing out of her education and experience with ancient Judeo-Christian shamanic practices and in the study of Jungian psychology. Lauri has used the Book of Life Divination Tool for her own personal discernment and has successfully shared it with others.

 

lauriprofilecroppedLauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS is an author, teacher, priestess, healer and prophet. She is the author of the highly-anticipated, Song of the Beloved – the Gospel According to Mary Magdalene and Authentic Freedom, both of which reveal the hidden teachings of Jesus as revealed through his most devoted student, co-equal minister and beloved partner, Mary Magdalene. For over twenty years, Lauri has researched, studied and put into practice these hidden teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition and discovered within them rich and effective tools for facilitating self-awareness and self-actualization. These teachings and practices prove that beyond the doctrine resides the truth that unites all people – the truth of Oneness in Love. As a priestess of the Magdalene/Christ, Lauri shares these teachings through her on-line and local courses, one-on-one mentoring, writing and publishing.

Lauri is the owner of Authentic Freedom Academy and founder of the Order of the Magdalene. She lives in Oshkosh, WI. You can learn more about Lauri, her writings, programs and services at www.authenticfreedomacademy.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Authentic Freedom, Being Human, Midlife Journey, women

Surviving Midlife – New online course!

Surviving Midlife – guidance and support for women through the sometimes treacherous journey from childbirth to birthing themselves.

12 self-paced online lessons with instructor guidance and support.

Only $66.00!!!!

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Click on image to learn more and register

Somewhere between the ages of 35 and 45, (and which continues until our death) women begin the process of the midlife journey – a process through which they move beyond childbearing to birthing themselves.  For many, the advent of this transition comes in the form of a rude awakening, personal crisis or tragedy and continues through volatile physical and emotional changes which seem at once to be disconcerting and confusing.  The purpose of the midlife journey is to knock women out of the comfort of status quo and into the passion, meaning and purpose that will define their lives beyond motherhood.  Like childbirth, the midlife journey can be dangerous and fraught with pain, but like the birth of a child, can produce a gift beyond measure and miraculous to behold.

Common signs that you might be in the midst of the midlife transition:

Experiences of:

  • Restlessness
  • Boredom
  • Loneliness
  • Longing
  • Discontent
  • Impatience, anger,  rage
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Physical and emotional changes
  • Grief
  • Sadness

The purpose and goal of the midlife transition is to clear out all the inner and outer obstacles and make way for the birth of our Soul – the uniquely creative way in which we have been gifted to find meaning and purpose in our life and to contribute to the betterment of the world, then it is time to put on our big girl and big boy panties!  Only the truly brave and courageous will succeed in their goal.  The rest, will be doomed to a life of quiet desperation,  – just sayin! (not that there is anything wrong with making that choice).

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The purpose of this course is to support you in your midlife journey. This course supports you through the midlife awakening and on the labyrinthine journey through the twists and turns of unraveling from the past toward returning to and reclaiming your Soul. Here you will discover you Soul’s purpose for the second half of life, a purpose that is meaningful, fulfilling, joyful and content.

Lesson One: Awakening

Lesson Two: Confronting Fears

Lesson Three: Unraveling the Past

Lesson Four: Finding Support

Lesson Five: Illusions Shattered

Lesson Six: Seeking the Voice of Truth

Lesson Seven: Dark Night of the Relationship

Lesson Eight: Befriending Our Bodies

Lesson Nine: Hiding in the Shadows

Lesson Ten: Childhood Dreams

Lesson Eleven: Birthing our Soul

Lesson Twelve: Returning

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Posted in divine mother, Inspiration

The New Moon/Black Moon and The Dark Goddess

Today is the New Moon in Libra, and because it is the second new moon in the month of September, it is considered a “Black Moon.”  With this black moon, we celebrate a powerful time of endings (the ending of the past 9 year cycle) and a powerful time of beginnings.  The Dark Goddess is she who accompanies us in this time of ending so as to enter into our new beginnings.  In celebration of the Dark Goddess, and in celebration of my favorite month, October, I am offering my Dark Goddess course at a discounted price.  Learn more and redeem your discount HERE. 

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Click on image above to learn more and register

 

 

 

Posted in Aramaic Prayer of Jesus, Authentic Freedom, Jesus

New Online Course – The Aramaic Prayer of Jesus!

Introductory Price – 50% off through Halloween 2016

Learn more and redeem coupon HERE. 

(coupon code ABWOON)

Deepening Freedom – the Aramaic Prayer of Jesus rescues the traditional “Lord’s Prayer” from centuries of mis-translation and the politics of orthodoxy, restoring it to its original power and intention as a mantra for healing and personal transformation. Integrated with the powerful Authentic Freedom protocol developed by Lauri Ann Lumby, Deepening Freedom reveals the alchemical process hidden within Jesus’ original teachings.

Click on image above to learn more and to register. Coupon code ABWOON.
Click on image above to learn more and to register. Coupon code ABWOON.

10 Self-Guided Lessons

Lesson One:  Introduction to the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer.

Lesson Two:  Abwoon d’bwashmaya – the mantra of Oneness

Lesson ThreeNethqadash shmakh – the mantra of Unconditional Love

Lesson Four:  Teytey Malkuthakh – the mantra of Inner Knowing

Lesson FiveNehwey tzevyanach aykanna… – the mantra of Giftedness and Co-Creation

Lesson Six: Hawvlan lachma …  – the mantra of Abundance

Lesson SevenWashboqlan khaubayn… – the mantra of Empowerment

Lesson EightWela tahlan l’nesyuna – the mantra of Liberation and Truth

Lesson NineMetol dilakhie malkutha… – the mantra of Integration

Lesson Ten:  Closing meditation, healing and attunement

 

For a free sample lesson from this course, please register for the FREE Magdalene Priestess Training Preview Course.

 

 

The Genesis of Deepening Freedom (from the course welcome and introduction):

 

Deepening Freedom – The Aramaic Prayer of Jesus arose out of my own journey of self-actualization and came out of several “coincidences,” or as I prefer to call them, “Goddess-cidences.”

 

After the alchemical process, Authentic Freedom, was revealed to me and I had put it into a workable curriculum and shared that course with several others, I attended a Sacred Dance retreat. As part of that retreat, we were introduced to the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer, as interpreted by Neil Douglas Klotz, the translation and interpretation of which blew me away.  Aramaic, I learned, was the language that Jesus spoke and taught in, not Hebrew as I had been led to believe.  Aramaic, I also learned is a much more expansive language with many layers of possible translations.  (You can read more about this in Neil’s book, Prayers of the Cosmos, a required reading in this course.) Under Neil’s guidance I learned a more expansive and inclusive form of the prayer that had been part of my everyday existence.  Having been raised Catholic the Lord’s Prayer was an integral part of my religious upbringing.  As an adult, however, the prayer had become irrelevant to me as it spoke only of a God who was male and implied punishment and retribution for our “sin.”

 

Through the work of Neil Douglas Klotz, I learned a whole new perspective on the Prayer of Jesus. For example, instead of “Our Father who art in heaven,” the first line of the Lord’s Prayer became “O thou from whom the breath of life flows and is present in all forms of vibration and light!”  HOLY COW!  This was a prayer I could get my head and heart around.   The expansiveness did not end with the first line.  The entire prayer spoke deeply to all the places of woundedness within me around my images of the Divine and of having been raised in a hierarchical, patriarchal religious system.  I was hooked! At the end of the retreat, I purchased every resource I could find on the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer and began to make a study and a practice of it.

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For the next year, I diligently applied myself to the study of the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer. In particular, I was determined to learn the prayer by heart so that I could recite it and sing it in replace of the oldy moldy prayer that no longer served me.  As I embarked upon this course of study, I observed an interesting phenomenon.  As I attempted to learn the phrases in their original Aramaic, some came quite easily, others seemed nearly impossible to master.  Upon reflection, I realized that the phrases what posed a problem for me were reflective of a spiritual wound or fear that I had not yet mastered.  The phrase on “forgiveness,” for example, caused me great difficulty.  I also learned that as I worked on the difficult phrase and reflected on its spiritual lesson, the wound within me was healed and released, and with its release I was suddenly able to sing the phrase without difficulty.

 

After a year of practicing and studying the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer, I was ready for the next layer of understanding. One day, while practicing the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer, it suddenly hit me:  there are seven phrases to the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer (the eighth line is a bonus line added later by the institutional Church)!  With this realization I wondered, was there a connection between the seven phrases of the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer and the process of Authentic Freedom?  It was quickly revealed to me that yes, indeed there is a direct and powerful connection between the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer and the alchemical process I had uncovered in Authentic Freedom.  I immediately set to work in crafting this course with the soul/sole purpose of deepening and enhancing the work of Authentic Freedom and providing an additional tool for transformation and for supporting us in our individual and collective journey of self-actualization.  I now believe that Jesus taught this prayer, not for the sake of rote recitation, but for the purpose of inner spiritual transformation and healing.  It is this approach that you will learn in this course.  Thank you for giving yourself this gift!

 

 

Posted in Empowerment, Jesus, Mary Magdalene, order of the magdalene, priestess training, self-actualization

FREE Magdalene Priestess Training Preview Course

The Order of the Magdalene provides priestess and priest training for all levels of membership. Training is available through Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS, founder of the Order and is accomplished online through the Mystery School of the Goddess. 

This FREE preview course gives you a glimpse into the required steps of the Magdalene Priestess Training and what it means to be a Priestess of the Magdalene.  Descriptions of each of the required courses in the training are offered, along with sample lessons from each course.  This FREE preview course concludes with a list of the benefits enjoyed by those who have completed the Magdalene Priestess Training and the next steps to be taken for those who feel called to this path of devotion and service.

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Prayer to the Magdalene

Mary, called Magdalene,

Great Tower of Faith,

Beloved of Christ:

We humbly come before you in search of your intercession.

We ask for your eyes that we may see,

Your ears that we may hear,

Your wisdom that we may know,

Your heart that we may love,

Your feet that we may walk the pathways of truth,

Your hands that we may serve.

Grant us this request-

That we, like you may become fully self-actualized,

Realizing the fulfillment of our Soul’s purpose in this life:

To know love.

To be love.

To serve on behalf of love;

And if it be ordained as such,

That we serve this love, as you did,

In the company of our Beloved.

We ask this in your name

And in the name of your own Beloved,

Jesus, the Christ.

Amen.

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Click on image to learn more.

Magdalene Priestess Training

52 weeks

50 weeks of coursework plus 5 one-on-one sessions with Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS

All courses are based upon the foundation of sound psycho-spiritual formation, rooted in a gnostic/experiential/mystical approach to scripture, freeing the participant to transcend religious dogma, thereby discovering the hidden wisdom that leads us all toward unity and oneness – the Oneness that Jesus came to know and which he attempted to teach his disciples. Mary Magdalene is recognized as the one who most fully understood and received his teachings. The Order of the Magdalene Priestess Training empowers participants to know themselves – discovering their own unique giftedness and how they are called to share these gifts for the sake of their own fulfillment and in service to the betterment of the world.

To learn more, click on image above, or contact Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS at (920) 230-1313 or lauri@authenticfreedom.love. 

Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS is an author, teacher, priestess, healer and prophet. She is the author of the highly-anticipated, Song of the Beloved – the Gospel According to Mary Magdalene and Authentic Freedom, both of which reveal the hidden teachings of Jesus as revealed through his most devoted student, co-equal minister and beloved partner, Mary Magdalene. For over twenty years, Lauri has researched, studied and put into practice these hidden teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition and discovered within them rich and effective tools for facilitating self-awareness and self-actualization. These teachings and practices prove that beyond the doctrine resides the truth that unites all people – the truth of Oneness in Love. As a priestess of the Magdalene/Christ, Lauri shares these teachings through her on-line and local courses, one-on-one mentoring, writing and publishing.

Lauri is the owner of Authentic Freedom Academy and founder of the Order of the Magdalene. She lives in Oshkosh, WI. You can learn more about Lauri, her writings, programs and services at www.authenticfreedomacademy.com.

Posted in Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene Online Course Special Ends in 5 Days!

Join the online course Resurrecting the Magdalene.  $30.00 off the regular price of $179.00 through May 31st!  Redeem your discount HERE. 

 

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Join the online course Resurrecting the Magdalene.  $30.00 off the regular price of $179.00 through May 31st!  Redeem your discount HERE. 

 Testimonials from past students:

I took the Resurrecting the Magdalene class with Lauri. The class opened my eyes and heart to the emerging Divine Feminine.  Lauri teaches the truth of Mary Magdalene in a very heartfelt curriculum. I highly recommend Lauri as a teacher and her Resurrecting the Magdalene class for men and women alike.  Rita D., Oshkosh WI.

Through the Mary Magdalene experience I developed a deep and meaningful relationship with both Mary and Jesus. I was opened up to their love, healing  and compassion. I connected with my inner knowing and truth about Mary and divine feminine. This course opened my heart and allowed more room for  spiritual growth! -Shannon, Oshkosh, WI