Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Honoring the Divine Feminine

Why are we mesmerized by a woman who lived 2,000 years ago? And especially a woman who, until recently, was generally vilified as a prostitute, only of note because Jesus cleansed her of seven devils? Even though Mary Magdalene is mentioned more than any other woman in the New Testament, she has been accorded little importance in mainstream Christian tradition.

Magdalene’s mysteries weave through the Jesus mythos and on through the Grail legends; her sea voyage to Glastonbury and to the South of France; and her possible connections with the Black Madonnas of Europe.

The groundswell of interest about the Magdalene, fueled by books and films such as The DaVinci Code, comes at a most opportune time. It taps into a deep hungering for knowledge about the feminine force that has been so long eclipsed in Western religion. Full Story

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