"Who drinks well, God shall see. Who drains at a single draught, shall see God and the Magdalene."
(King Rene d'Anjou, 15th Century)
Theology in a nut shell is the first pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. Accordingly, Spirituality is a sense of connection and awareness to something bigger than us. Lastly the word Magdalene literally means elevated, Mary Magdalene was a wise woman of inspired spiritual state.
These are the three ingredients to my website and they have complemented each other during my studies. The need to have a figure as Mary Magdalene may surprise some people but I have found her to be a great source of information regarding spirituality. Uncovering her many layers of hidden knowledge has not been easy but moving her away from the constraints of religion has enabled me to not only seeing her in a new light but also a more understanding of her time and events in her life.
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, written in the early 2nd Century and discovered in 1896 shows Mary had a deeper understanding of spiritual life. The Gospel of Phillip from the 2nd or 3rd century sees Mary Magdalene as a powerful presence, as one who manifests the divine as it appears in femine form.
The same Gospel also shows Mary talking about her vision of the soul's journey after death and the challenges it must overcome. Even though some pages of her gospel are missing, after Jesus explains that the soul sees through the mind, which is between the soul and the spirit, Mary goes on to explain the rise of the soul past the four afterlife "powers."
The forth power is very interesting which takes seven forms. The first form is darkness, the second desire, the third ignorance, the fourth is the excitement of death, the fifth is the kingdom of the flesh, the sixth is the foolish wisdom of flesh, the seventh is the wrathful wisdom. These are the seven (powers) of wrath.
This part of Mary's vision reminds me of an OBE or NDE which happen to some people in emergency situations. Darkness could represent the nothingness that people experience at the start of their vision. Desire could be linked to the attachment of things in the physical world. Ignorance could show the life they have lived and how they have acted on the physical plane. Next was the excitement of death, realising that there is something after death and have returned to their spiritual home. The kingdom of flesh would refer to the surroundings of the spiritual world being similar to that of the physical plane. The sixth power is called "the foolish wisdom of the flesh" which could indicate the difference to living in the afterlife to that of the earth. Finally, the seventh, wrathful knowledge, representing huge amounts of knowledge gained in the spiritual world.
The number seven is not a new number associated with Mary Magdalene with the Bible saying she had seven devils taken out of her. This is in my opinion is referenced to her seven chakras, the seven points of energy which exist in our etheric body. The alabaster jar, that Mary carries around with her and so symbolic of Mary, holds a precious oil of spikenard. This oil, used at the anointing scene not only clears and purifies the chakras but also activates and awakens them. When Mary knelt before Jesus and anointed his feet with spikenard, she was activating his chakra system as Jesus’ awakened hers.
A lot of authors, mediums and researchers see Mary Magdalene as the female aspect of Christ, who carried the Christ conscious along with Jesus. This conscious they had was extremely powerful, both vibrating on a very high frequency to our own but in physical form, they were just like us, human.
Mary Magdalene has a unique energy that at times I can pick up on and the only way to describe it is a sense of calm and peace with at times, certain distinctive smells. It only last a few minutes before passing but you could almost live in that moment. I also get images of colours in my mind when contemplating Mary Magdalene which tends to be gold, purple or sometimes white.