The Healing Wisdom of Mary Magdalene

The Healing Wisdom of Mary Magdalene

Esoteric Secrets of the Fourth Gospel

Book - 2015
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The discovery and translation of the Gnostic Gospels have revealed Mary Magdalene to be a gifted visionary teacher and the best qualified disciple to lead the Jesus movement following his death. Yet, according to most scholars, only a few fragments of her actual teachings have survived.

Sharing more than 20 years of research, inspired by a profound experience at the cave in southern France where Mary Magdalene is reputed to have spent her final years, Jack Angelo reveals that the Fourth Gospel of the New Testament, traditionally attributed to John, is actually a direct transcription of Mary Magdalene's oral teachings. He explains how the Fourth Gospel was recast by more conservative members of the Jesus movement, such as Peter and Andrew, to hide Mary's authorship and suppress her role as head disciple. Delving deeply into the many layers of meaning within the "Gospel of Signs"--the first 11 chapters of the Fourth Gospel which describe seven of Jesus' miracles--he shows how Mary's teachings outline seven key steps for personal transformation and profound healing. For example, the sixth sign describes the shamanic healing of a blind man when Jesus spits on clay and smears the paste over the man's eyes. Angelo explains how the deeper meaning of this sign is about perceiving with the "eyes of the heart."

Beyond the beauty and simplicity of Mary's wisdom for personal transformation and healing, Angelo also shows how Mary's heart-centered teachings embody the resurgence of feminine energy that is vitally needed to restore balance to the psyche and health of humanity as well as to Earth.
Publisher: Rochester, Vermont :, Bear & Company,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781591431992
Branch Call Number: ANF 299.93 ANG
Characteristics: xiv, 242 pages ; 23 cm

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Mar 03, 2018

I feel the author has co-opted Mary Magdalene and has deigned to lend her to us. Better writers have explored the nag hammadi corpus without telling us what to believe. He would deny this, but I think he’s as bad as church ‘fathers’ in codifying the essentially mysterious.

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