Download or read book The Secret Magdalene PDF or another Format written by Ki Longfellow and published by Crown. This book was released on 2007-12-31 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Raised like sisters, Mariamne and Salome are indulged with riches, position, and learning-a rare thing for females in Jerusalem. But Mariamne has a further gift: an illness has left her with visions; she has the power of prophecy. It is her prophesying that drives the two girls to flee to Egypt, where they study philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy in the Great Library of Alexandria. After seven years they return to a Judaea where many now believe John the Baptizer is the messiah. Salome too begins to believe, but Mariamne, now called Magdalene, is drawn to his cousin, Yeshu’a, a man touched by the divine in the same way she was during her days of illness. Together they speak of sharing their direct experience of God; but Yeshu’a unexpectedly gains a reputation as a healer, and as the ill and the troubled flock to him, he and Magdalene are forced to make a terrible decision. This radical retelling of the greatest story ever told brings Mary Magdalene to life-not as a prostitute or demon-possessed-but as an educated woman who was truly the “apostle to the apostles.”
Download or read book The Secret Magdalene PDF or another Format written by Ki Longfellow and published by Crown. This book was released on 2007-03-27 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Raised like sisters, Mariamne and Salome are indulged with riches, position, and learning-a rare thing for females in Jerusalem. But Mariamne has a further gift: an illness has left her with visions; she has the power of prophecy. It is her prophesying that drives the two girls to flee to Egypt, where they study philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy in the Great Library of Alexandria. After seven years they return to a Judaea where many now believe John the Baptizer is the messiah. Salome too begins to believe, but Mariamne, now called Magdalene, is drawn to his cousin, Yeshu’a, a man touched by the divine in the same way she was during her days of illness. Together they speak of sharing their direct experience of God; but Yeshu’a unexpectedly gains a reputation as a healer, and as the ill and the troubled flock to him, he and Magdalene are forced to make a terrible decision. This radical retelling of the greatest story ever told brings Mary Magdalene to life-not as a prostitute or demon-possessed-but as an educated woman who was truly the “apostle to the apostles.”
Download or read book Secrets of Mary Magdalene PDF or another Format written by Dan Burstein and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-03-12 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A dazzling look at the most elusive figure in Christ's life Mary Magdalene was a key figure in Christ's life. She was present at his Crucifixion and she was also the first person to see him resurrected. According to Dan Brown's multi-million selling THE DA VINCI CODE, she was also his wife and the mother of his children. In the Gospels, she is described as an outcast and a harlot. This may be due to the disciples' jealousy of Jesus' love for Mary and the closeness of his relationship with her that was not replicated in his relationships with them. In SECRETS OF MARY MAGDALENE, Dan Burstein explodes the myths and analyses who Mary Magdalene was, the true nature of her relationship with Christ and her role in the Christian faith. Did Mary write her own Gospel? If so, what did it say? Where did she come from? Was she Jewish? How did she live? So many questions exist about this lady, Google can find mention of her on 1,740,000 sites in 0.3 seconds. This book will find the answers.
Download or read book The Secret Teachings of Mary Magdalene PDF or another Format written by Claire Nahmad and published by Watkins Publishing. This book was released on 2006 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The authors re-evaluate the significance of Mary Magdalene and cast her in an entirely new light as the wife of Jesus Christ, mother to his child and spiritual equal. Through the skills of inner listening they have reconstructed her teachings which reveal the key to unlocking the powers of the soul.
Download or read book The Secret Supper PDF or another Format written by Javier Sierra and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-03-20 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sent by Pope Alejandro VI to oversee the completion of Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" at the beginning of 1497, Dominican inquisitor Fray Agustin Leyre investigates the master artist's omission of key elements and use of symbolic imagery, which suggests that a mysterious message has been coded into the painting. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.
Download or read book The Secret History of Lucifer (New Edition) PDF or another Format written by Lynn Picknett and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In her new account of an old religion, Lynn Picknett explains that Lucifer means 'the light bringer' and was a personification of the Morning Star, the planet Venus and its goddess. 'He' was originally 'she' -- a divine representation of love, light and human warmth. The early Christian Church appropriated the name Lucifer, and it became synonymous with darkness and the Devil. Yet many great thinkers have covertly followed the old Luciferan way, most famously Leonardo da Vinci, who encrypted the symbols of his heretical beliefs in his work, visible only to those who have the key.
Download or read book The Magic of the Magdalene Key PDF or another Format written by Patricia Iris Kerins and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2019-01-01 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marianna is an intuitive sound healer on a mission to discover the magical and mystical Key to the Magdalene. The restoration and resurrection of the Divine Feminine is the desired end result. But what will it mean for humanity at this time? The Councils of Light are instructing her on this course of action. The journey is fraught with danger as she is observed and hindered by some who would not like this powerful healing code to be available to the masses. She is drawn into the underbelly of society where anything and everything goes and yet help is at hand through some of her powerful spiritual guides and her newly encountered and beloved soul mate, Adam. You will be drawn in from the start as this story unfolds and your understanding of Angelic Realms and Ascended Masters will be enriched and expanded. The quest is achievable but will they prevail?? Only the powers that be know the answer to that one..........
Download or read book Magdalene Mysteries PDF or another Format written by Seren Bertrand and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2020-04-07 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the Womb Rites and initiatory magic of Mary Magdalene, who was revered as a Priestess and human embodiment of the Goddess • 2020 Nautilus Gold Award • Reveals how Mary Magdalene was a sacred priestess of the ancient Womb Mysteries, connected to moon wisdom, sacred harlot archetypes, and goddesses in many traditions, including Sophia, Isis, Inanna, Asherah, Lilith, Jezebel, and Witches • Explains how the Magdalene Mysteries have been encoded in Gnostic texts, sacred art, and literature and unveils the secret Grail heresy of the Ghent Altarpiece • Offers rituals and practices to initiate you into the Womb magic of the ancient priestesses and access deeper dimensions of sexuality and feminine power A sacred priestess of the ancient Womb Rites, Mary Magdalene was at the center of a great and enduring Mystery tradition, one that touched on a stream of perennial spiritual wisdom as old as humanity. Worshipped as the human embodiment of the Goddess, the earthly Sophia, her womb was the spiritual luminatrix that anointed and empowered Jesus, transforming him into the Christ. As a priestess of the Goddess, Mary Magdalene knew how to embody the light and the dark, how to harness the magic potency of sacred sexual energy, and how to cleanse, awaken, and resurrect the soul. Yet, even though she sparked the creation of a worldwide religion, her story and teachings have been forgotten. Unveiling the lost left-hand path of the Magdalene, the Feminine Christ, authors Seren and Azra Bertrand explore how this underground stream of knowledge has been carried forward over the millennia through an unbroken lineage of Womb Shamans, Priestesses, Oracles, and Medicine Women. They explain how the Magdalene Mysteries, symbolized by the Rose, have been encoded in Gnostic codices and gospels and in the highest art, literature, and architecture of many ages, including most significantly the Ghent Altarpiece. They examine Mary Magdalene’s connection to moon wisdom, sacred harlot archetypes, and goddesses in many traditions, including Isis, Inanna, Asherah, Lilith, and Jezebel, and look at shamanic, tantric, and Cathar expressions of sacred feminine mysteries as well as the Witch and Templar roots of Robin Hood and Maid Marian. In this revelatory and magical text on the lost feminine mystery traditions of Mary Magdalene and the lineage of Sophia, the authors present encompassing theological, historical, mythological, and archetypal wisdom, with rituals and practices to initiate you into the Womb magic of the ancient priestesses and the path of the wild feminine.
Download or read book The Secret Scroll PDF or another Format written by Andrew Sinclair and published by Birlinn. This book was released on 2012-09-28 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comprehensive and scholarly ... Andrew Sinclair has written a fascinating book' - The Literary Review 'Andrew Sinclair guides us through this romantic story that has preoccupied poets, priests and pilgrims from Zeus to Jung and Indiana Jones. This is an absorbing history that transcends the frontiers and creeds of cultures and religions' - The Independent Although references to this famous order of military knights rarely appears in standard histories of the time, a great deal of information about them can be gleaned from other, more esoteric sources, such as sculpture and architecture. Suppressed by Philip of France out of greed, the Templars were gradually driven underground in more and more European countries. Yet they continued to exist, still guarding the knowledge and relics that they had gathered for the defence of the Holy Land. It is this that connects all this to Henry St Clair, Earl of Orkney and Grand Master of the Knights Templar and discoverer of America. All of these threads come together in one extraordinary scroll still in Kirkwall which reveals in full the secrets of the Knights Templar.
Download or read book The Four Gospels of Jesus the Christ PDF or another Format written by Robert Luthmers and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2011-07-30 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The purpose of this book is to feature the Gospels of Jesus the Christ in an authentic canon apart from the patriarchal language framework of the New Testament. By that I mean that the gospels have been translated into a language framework that clarifies the truth of the Gospels by eliminating the bias and obscurities of patriarchy, gender, anti-Semitism and the sixteenth century’s distortions inherent in King James I’s promotion of the divine right of kings. From the discoveries and research over the last fifty years I have been inspired by the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Thomas, and writings on the Aramaic basis of the Gospels where the authentic voice of Jesus is made accessible.
Download or read book Mary Magdalene The Illuminator PDF or another Format written by William Henry and published by SCB Distributors. This book was released on 2011-08-06 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Henry presents new evidence about the secrets and the true history of Mary Magdalene, including the reasons why she was called the Illuminator or Illuminatrix and why the Knights Templar were attacked by the Church of Rome. In this book, he explores the core of the mysteries of Mary Magdalene to study knowledge of the ‘ultimate secret’ of the Tower or Ladder to God, also called the Stairway to Heaven. The astonishing facts about the secret teachings of Jesus and Mary Magdalene and their connection to the Illumined Ones of the past are discussed. Other subjects include: The Gnostics and Cathars and their connection to Mary Magdalene; The alchemical secrets of Mary Magdalene’s anointing oil and how it transformed Jesus; The Magdalene’s connection to Ishtar, Isis and other ancient goddesses; The reality of an extraterrestrial presence in the Bible and Gnostic Christian texts; How the Knights Templar encoded the secret teaching of Jesus and Mary Magdalene in religious graffiti at Domme, France; more.
Download or read book Red Hot and Holy PDF or another Format written by Sera Beak and published by Sounds True. This book was released on 2013-07-01 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When one person dares to speak her truth, it challenges us all to live our own. With Red Hot and Holy, Sera Beak offers a provocative and intimate view of what it means to get up close and personal with the divine in modern times. With a rare combination of audacious wit, scholarly acumen, and tender vulnerability—vibrantly mixed with red wine, rock songs, tattoos, and erotic encounters—Sera candidly chronicles the highs and lows of her mystical journey. From the innocence of her childhood crush on God; through a whirlwind of torrid liaisons and bitter break-ups with Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism, and the New Age; and finally into committed monogamy with her own Red Hot and Holy Goddess, Sera shares transformative insights, encouraging us all to trust our unique path and ignite our own spiritual love affair. Sera Beak's luscious writing and renegade spiritual wisdom that slices through religious and new age dogma made her debut book The Red Book a breakout success. With Red Hot and Holy she offers a far more personal book—an illuminating, hilarious, and above all utterly honest portrait of the heart-opening process of mystical realization. This hot and holy book invites you to embrace your soul, unleash your true Self, and burn, baby, burn with divine love. Excerpt As a child, I was madly in love with God. Gaga for God. In grade school, I used to write “I (heart) God” at the top of all my homework assignments and in the margins of the notes I passed to my girlfriends about which boys we thought were cute. Next to The Little Princess, a children’s bible was kept on my bedside table for nightly reading. Miracles? Prophetic dreams? Angels? Healing the sick? Sign me up for those gigs! And every Thursday I believed J.C. dropped by my bedroom so I could ask him personal questions and tell him which sister was annoying me the most. I was magnetized to rosaries, prayers, and pyramids the way other kids were to doughnuts, MTV and the Cabbage Patch Kids, and every time I saw a religious figure (priest, nun, Buddhist monk, Hare Krishna) out in public, it would take an enormous amount of willpower not to stalk them. When Career Days at school would come around, my questionnaire would look a little something like this: Favorite subject? God Favorite hobby? God What do you want to be when you grow up? God (Okay, there was a brief time when I was six years old when the answer to that last question was “an albino.” I thought albinism would make me glow in the dark.) When I was a child, God was not a belief of a magical Santa Claus type. He was as real as my heart. I felt Him (inside me). I recognized Him (everywhere). I knew Him (personally). We hung out together, and I never wanted our rendezvous to stop. I only wanted us to draw closer. I assumed I was experiencing what many Catholics refer to as “the call” to be a priest, so I matter-of-factly informed my parish priests and Sunday school teachers of my future vocation. They laughed, patted my head, and told me I couldn’t have heard the call to be a priest because I had a vagina. Okay, they didn’t say that last part, but believe me, it was implied. They did tell me that only men were allowed to be priests because Jesus only had male disciples (to which Mary Magdalene juts out her left hip and slaps her round cheek with The Gospel of Mary Magdalene). But, of course, I could always be a nun.
Download or read book The Search PDF or another Format written by Harvey Meredith and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2016-07-06 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This story is an insight into the views and understandings of someone raised in a strict Catholic family, forced to learn a religion at the earliest age. This study was undertaken after a near lifetime of reflection upon the beliefs and the basis of his religious teachings. This exercise in researching the teachings of the Catholic Church and Christian religion in general, exposes the triangle of fear, guilt and doubt about the religion driven from Rome, that has cemented his personal beliefs. Living through the jungle of regimented hypocrisy, lemming-like beliefs and teaching tactics, has provided the incentive to personally investigate the subject of Christian religion and to learn as much as possible about the subject that has survived nearly two-thousand years.
Download or read book The Two Sisters; Or, Virginia and Magdalene PDF or another Format written by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth and published by . This book was released on 1868 with total page 475 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Ready-Made Book Displays PDF or another Format written by Nancy M. Henkel and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing more than 50 fiction display descriptions, this book identifies themes for the entire year and includes titles for signage, annotated book lists, prop and material ideas, as well as photographs that show how to pull it all together. * 55 theme-based listing of displays * Original materials and documents include a "Which Shakespeare Play?" quiz and a handy Book Display Log for tracking displays * Photographs of each display accompany the descriptions * An index of authors and titles notes which provide listed entries and which are fully annotated * "Display Months" appendix connects displays with time of year, holidays, events, and celebrations
Download or read book Evil Gods and Reckless Saviours PDF or another Format written by Timo Eskola and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2011-09-09 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Late twentieth-century Jesus novels carve out a completely new picture of Jesus. Those written by Norman Mailer, JosŽ Saramago, Michale Roberts, Marianne Fredriksson, and Ki Longfellow, among others, provide inversive revisions of the canonical Gospels. Their adaptations often turn into a critique of the whole of Christian history. The contrast novels investigated in this study end up with appropriations that are based on prototypical rewriting. They aim at the rehabilitation of Judas, and some of them make Mary Magdalene the key figure of Christianity. Saramago describes God as a bloodthirsty tyrant, and Mailer makes God battle the devil in a Manichaen sense as with an equal. The main result of this intertextual analysis is that these authors have adopted Nietzschean ideas in their writing. An attack on the so-called biblical slave morality and violent concept of God deprives Jesus of his Jewish messianic identity, makes Old Testament law a contradiction of life, calls sacrificial soteriology a violent paradigm supporting oppression, and presents God as a cruel monster. As a result, Jewish faith appears in a negative light. Apparently, Western culture still harbours anti-Judaic attitudes, albeit hidden beneath sentiments of equality and tolerance. Timo Eskola skillfully shows that despite the evident post-Holocaust consciousness present in the novels, they actually adopt an arrogant and ironic refutation of Jewish beliefs and Old Testament faith.
Download or read book The Gospel According to the Novelist PDF or another Format written by Magdalena Maczynska and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-08-27 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why have so many prominent literary authors-from Philip Pullman and José Saramago to Michèle Roberts and Colm Tóibím-recently rewritten the canonical story of Jesus Christ? What does that say about our supposedly secular age? In this insightful study, Magdalena Maczynska defines and examines the genre of scriptural metafiction: novels that not only transform religious texts but also draw attention to these transformations. In addition to providing rich examples and close readings, Maczynska positions literary studies within interdisciplinary debates about religion and secularity. Her book demonstrates a surprising turn of events: even as contemporary novelists deconstruct the traditional categories of “secular” and “sacred” writing, they open up new spaces for scripture in contemporary culture.