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The Rise of the Priestess

Priestess (definition):  A woman who has been called, through her own unique gifts, to be in service to the healing and betterment of the world and its inhabitants.

We are living in and through a critical time of human evolution.  The world we have known, that is rooted in oppression, is imploding upon itself.  As the old world is dying, a new world is being born to take its place.  In support of this transformation, the ancient order of the priestess has been called forth as thousands (perhaps millions) of women (and men) come forward to be of service to this simultaneous dying and rising.

As in the days of old, the priestess serves her local community and the world by BEING a vessel through which this transformation is taking place.   As gold is tested in fire, the priestess is literally the fire in which the dying world is purged of its impurities and made into something new.  The priestess does this through her own unique giftedness and Divine calling.  Depending on her calling the priestess’ task may include one or more of the following:

  • Healing
  • Education
  • Communicator
  • Translator
  • Discernment
  • Counselor
  • Wisdom Keeper
  • Knowledge Keeper
  • Facilitator of Ritual
  • Prophecy
  • Midwives of Birthing and Dying

Priestesses have always existed in our world, but it has been several thousand years since priestesses of this magnitude have been called forth.  More pointedly, it has been several thousand years since women (and men) have had the freedom to step into and share their gifts in the world without having to fear being burned at the stake.

Owning the priestess calling, is still no easy task.  We still live in a world where women’s powers are considered at the least suspect, and at the worst, demonic.  Women who commune with the Divine, who have the uncanny ability of knowing things, or who have demonstrated the power to heal, continued to be labeled witch, heretic, or in league with the devil.  None of this is true, but that does not prevent others from treating the emerging priestess with condemnation and scorn.

Every priestess who has come forth for the sake of the current transformation has experienced profound suffering – if not at the hands of others, then because of the obstacles she has had to overcome in heeding, cultivating and living out her calling. Unlike the days of old, or the Wizarding World of Harry Potter lore, there are no formal academies for teaching a priestess how to 1) identify her calling, 2) discover and develop her gifts, and 3) learn how to share them in the world.  Furthermore, there are no schools where one is supported in learning how to move through and transform both the inner obstacles and past conditioning that would otherwise prevent a priestess from sharing her gifts.  (or are there????  Wink wink).

In ancient times, the priestess was the center of the community/clan or tribe.  She and her fellow priestesses (also known by titles such as shaman, medicine woman, etc.) were responsible for the wellbeing and wholeness of the community.  The priestess read the signs of the weather, healed the sick, educated the young, mediated conflict, presided over planting and harvesting, acted as midwife at both birthings and dyings.  The priestess ensured harmony and balance within the community and in their relationship to the natural world.  For their service to the tribe, the priestesses’ needs were provided for so that they could focus their energy and attention on their calling.  The priestesses’ services were valued and the provision for and protection of the priestesses was of utmost importance to the communities they served.

In the world in which we are living, this is unfortunately, not the case.  But soon this will no longer be the case.  When the dying world realizes the critical role of the priestess in helping to restore order, balance and harmony in our world, the priestess will once again be held in high regard and cared for as such. In the meantime, we do the best we can to share our visible and often invisible gifts and trust we will be supported as together we find our way through this unprecedented transformation of our world and our species.

 

Caring for the Priestess: returning to the original model of support

I am very passionate about the programs and services I provide through Authentic Freedom Academy.   These services and programs have proven for many to be life-changing.  I know this has been true for me. (Before sharing these resources, I first had to master them myself).

While the sharing of these programs and services is how I provide for myself and my family, I do not want those called to this level of support to be prevented from participation because of financial limitations.  This is especially true as we move through these troubling times and as many are suffering financial hardship due to Covid-19.  I do not want this time of financial hardship to prevent you from receiving the support you need during these difficult times.

In light of this I am initiating a new pricing policy:  PAY WHAT YOU ARE ABLE.  If you are feeling a strong pull toward my online courses, training programs or the need for personal support through spiritual counseling or Reiki, but are struggling financially, please reach out to me directly.

Email me at lauri@authenticfreedom.love and together we will work out a financial arrangement that works for you.  Payment plans, deferred payments, discounted fees and even full scholarships are possible depending on your unique situation.  Please do not hesitate to reach out.  I want as many people as possible to enjoy the benefits of the programs and services that have helped me and the hundreds of women and men who have enjoyed them through my support.

And if you are financially blessed and would like to provide support for those who are struggling financially, I welcome your generous donation on behalf of those who might not have the means to pay.  Donations can be made directly through my website using the “Donate” button at the bottom of the sidebar menu to the right.

I look forward to supporting you in finding peace, in discovering and living as your true self, and in learning the tools that will help you to stay centered in the middle of a world in crisis.

 

With love,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#ChoosingLove – the Magdalene Priestess Training

Temple of the Magdalene Priestess Training Program

Format:  50 weeks of coursework plus 5 one-on-one sessions with Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM,MATS, course creator and facilitator
Investment:  $1400 for the year (payment plans available. Scroll down to learn more.)

Through the Magdalene Priestess Training, we hope to restore women and men to their rightful place within Jesus’ vision for humanity as empowered individuals fully living out both their Divine and Human natures as love.  The Magdalene Priest and Priestess Training continues the work of the Magdalene/Christ by empowering you to live out the fullness of your unique giftedness – both for the sake of your own fulfillment and in service to the betterment of the world.

The Magdalene Priestess Training has its roots in the original teachings of Jesus* which Mary, called Magdalene fully understood and which were then formalized into the meditation, contemplation and service practices of Western Monasticism, specifically those favored in Benedictine, Franciscan, and Ignatian spirituality.

Included Coursework (if you have taken any of these courses, contact Lauri to have your course fee applied):

Resurrecting the Magdalene– 6 weeks

The purpose of this course is to reveal and share in the deeper and hidden truths about the Magdalene and her time with Jesus; including her roles as student, initiate, co-equal partner, wife, facilitator and witness to the resurrection, and the one sent to continue Jesus’ mission of being love in the world.  Participants are empowered through the course to reclaim their own Divine Feminine and are activated to be a vessel of Divine Love in the world.

What is Your Magic?– 13 weeks

Discover your own unique gifts—the gifts you have been given to experience meaning and purpose in your life and through which you will find fulfillment for yourself and in service to the betterment of the world.

Authentic Freedom* – 10 weeks

Learn the seven core fears that prevent you from being your most magnificent and fulfilled self, along with proven tools for moving through and overcoming those fears.

Deepening Freedom**– 9 weeks

Learn and apply the Aramaic Prayer of Jesus as a powerful tool for moving through the fears and inner obstacles for living your truth and fulfilling your life purpose.

Living in Freedom– 12 weeks

Exploring the Enneagram as a tool for self-empowerment and as a resource for balancing your fear-based perceptions and behaviors, ultimately harnessing your Soul’s purpose as a reformer,   helper, achiever, muse, sage, strategist, enthusiast, champion or peacemaker.

*Required Text: Authentic Freedom – Claiming a Life of Contentment and Joy by Lauri Ann Lumby

**Required Texts: Prayers of the Cosmos and The Hidden Gospel by Neil Douglas-Klotz and CD Abwun – The Prayer of Jesus.

 

If you believe you may be called to the Magdalene Priest/ess Training but are still unsure, enjoy this FREE Preview course (click on the image below to register):

 

Pricing:

A $2059.00 value for only $1400.00 (or $120.00 per month for twelve months)

To pay $1400.00 in full:

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To set up an installment plan of $120.00 per month for 12 months:

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Because it takes many individuals longer than 1 year to complete the training, I have created a new 18 month payment option. Pay $83.00 per month for 18 months by registering below:

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Cancellation policy:  There will be no refunds on the Magdalene Priestess Training once you have begun.  If you have selected a payment plan option and cancel before completion, you will be invoiced for the coursework and services completed at the individual purchase rate.

 

Magdalene Priestess Training Testimonials:

 

Honouring and living in the energy of the Divine Feminine is what many women (and men) seek these days.  This is certainly what I was looking for when I came across Lauri’s website and her course on training to be a Magdalene Priestess.  I particularly wanted to learn more about the Mary portrayed in the Bible, but without the religious dogma. 

And this is where Lauri has presented a series of workshops that have captivated me for the last 8 months.  It is a safe environment where I can release my internal struggles whilst Lauri supports and guides me with compassion and a deep knowing of exactly what I need on my journey to becoming an enlightenment woman and Priestess.

Mary H, New Zealand

 

The Magdalene Priestess training program has enabled me to understand myself through the eyes of the Magdalene energy. To see my magic. My gifts that I always knew where there, but could never own them. 

Through the program I feel I can share this gifts with others to help heal and support through a Divine Love and understanding that we are all one.  Allowing each of us to share our uniqueness and giftedness, and give back to the Divine Universe, and the Divine in all us. “

Maria De Robertis Geltrude

 

I have found all the levels and layers of the Priestess training to be deep and truly helpful in my life long search for growth and connection with the Source. It has taught me to listen to my inner awareness and affirmed universal truths  in beautiful ,poetic ways. I am grateful for this and having Lauri’s feedback on personal issues when working on the classes. I’d highly recommend these classes to anyone seeking a depth and inner awareness to  enhance their lives and find meaning in a difficult world. Thank you.

Jane G.

 

Over the past several years, I did so much spiritual research that I literally researched myself into a “Dark Night of the Soul.” Just recently, for the first time, I prayed to my women ancestors for direction and within days I was led to Lauri Ann Lumby’s ‘Temple of the Magdalene Priestess Training Program.’ This training is one of the best gifts I have ever given myself! It has presented me with a new direction in life, opened new doors of spiritual thought and ways of being for me, and reconnected me not only with the Divine itself, but the Divine within my OWN SELF as well. 

And Lauri is a true “kindred spirit.” She is encouraging and completely genuine, and offers personal feedback through the online classroom to each and every one of her students, as well as privately via personal sessions. She is a true mentor. I truly mean all of these words from my heart.”

Kimberly E., Texas

 

The Magdalene Priestess Training was life changing for me.  After having Mary come to me in a shamanic vision six months prior I had begun to explore her world intensely, finally coming across this wonderful experience.  The training was rich, filled with love, challenging and insightful and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to walk a path with Mary Magdalene as a modern woman or Priestess.

Julie Parker, www.juliesuzanneparker.com

 

I’m very grateful first off to know Lauri for at least a decade. I have had the privilege of taking all of her courses. The Magdalene Priestess course solidified an anointing into a higher ideation of woman elevated to priestess, goddess and queen. Mary Magdalene has been forgotten, shamed and misrepresented for millennia and it is time to receive the energy, purity and strength of this mystical woman’s desire – all she embodied and claimed – the truth of who she was and who you are. I highly recommend this course as well as any of Lauri’s other work or books.

 Linda J, Larsen , WI

 

 

The Magdalene Priestess Training has been life-changing for me! This training has helped me change my perspective on things happening in my life and how I can discern my gifts and live my most authentic life. Her classes are so empowering to women in a world where we are taught to keep our heads down and our feelings to ourselves. Honestly one of the very best things I have ever done for myself!

Kerry E.

 

As a business owner, nutrition counselor, and and thought leader in the health care field, I chose to take the Magdalene Priestess Training with Lauri Lumby. I am always interested in learning how to become the best version of myself, and also empower those around me to do the same – to use one’s gifts and express them without regret! I’ve found that on this journey, taking a deeper look at my calling in life and god-given gifts has allowed me to thrive in areas that feel natural to me. Never did I imagine that someday I would be a business owner, boss, speaker, writer, and figure of influence in the community. With that being said, taking care of oneself in order to succeed at those things is key. Lauri has taught me to practice self care, claim my needs and boundaries in life, and it is through her course that I have grasped a better understand of who I am. Knowing my gifts and utilizing what’s unique about myself is very freeing and empowering. And being able to share that love and message with those around me in my professional and personal life is an honor. There’s no need to compare when you know who you, what you bring to this world, and love yourself completely. Thank you, Lauri!

Kimberly Stoeger

 

As I study each course in my Magdalene Priestess Training I go WoW, this is just what I was looking for, and then along comes the next course and I go WoW WoW again. 

Mary B.H. Great Britain

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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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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, order of the magdalene, self-actualization, Spiritual Formation

The Order of the Magdalene

The Order of the Magdalene, founded by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS, is a community of women and men who have been called to continue the work Jesus began of turning the world from separation and fear into oneness in love.

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Mary Magdalene by Dana Lumby

The Order is named for Mary Magdalene – Jesus’ closest disciple, the only one identified to have completed the full course of Jesus’ teachings and initiated as co-equal partner and Beloved. It was to Mary whom Jesus first revealed his resurrected/Christed Self (it may, in fact, been through Mary’s intervention that Jesus was raised from the dead), and it was Mary he commissioned to share the good new with the other disciples and to continue his work in his stead.  We do this work in her name in the hopes that doing so will awaken the world to the truth of Mary’s role in Jesus’ ministry and life, thereby restoring 2000 years of defamation at the hands of a patriarchal, hierarchical Church, further undoing the harm done to women specifically and the feminine in general.  In restoring the Holy Feminine to the Jesus story, we also create the space in which the Holy Masculine can reclaim its place in our world, thereby supporting the world in the returning to its original nature in oneness, harmony, peace and love.

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Begin your journey today with the Order of the Magdalene by joining the online course Resurrecting the Magdalene.  $30.00 off the regular price through May 31st!  Redeem your discount HERE. 

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Levels of Membership

There are four levels of membership in the Order of the Magdalene, dependent on members’ level of participation, training, and commitment.

Associate Members are those who are simply participating in the courses and other offerings of Lauri Ann Lumby without making a commitment to the Order itself. This includes students in the Superhero, Authentic Freedom and other courses and workshops, both locally and online.

Ordained Members are those who have completed either the local or online Magdalene Activation and Ordination Course (Resurrecting the Magdalene).

Master Members are those who have completed the entire Authentic Freedom Mastery Curriculum including, Authentic Freedom, Deepening Freedom, Living in Freedom and What is Your Magic?

Teachers are those who have completed the Authentic Freedom Facilitator’s training.

Mentors are those who have completed all of the above, including the Authentic Freedom Facilitator’s Training, and have gone on to complete the Authentic Freedom Mentor training.

High Priestesses and High Priests are those who have completed the Ordained and Master Member requirements and who have gone on to complete the secret and hidden teachings of the Magdalene, Reiki and/or Christouch training, and Shamanic initiation.

Master Teachers have completed all of the above.

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Begin your journey today with the Order of the Magdalene by joining the online course Resurrecting the Magdalene.  $30.00 off the regular price through May 31st!  Redeem your discount HERE.