“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” 

(Robertson Davies)

Statue of Liberty flanked by Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene, the light bearer

On October 5th 1904, the sculpture of the Statue of Liberty, Frederic Bartholdi, passed away in Paris suffering from tuberculosis.  U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt sent a message of condolence to his wife on behalf of the American People:

"Forever true to the brotherhood, Bartholdi took the secret of Lady Liberty's identity to his grave"

Frederic Bartholdi unveiled his colossal sculpture of the Statue of Liberty in a public ceremony on October 25, 1886.  The Statue of Liberty in New York was a gift from the French Grand Orient Temple Masons to the Masons of America in celebration of the centenary of the first Masonic Republic. Like Leonardo Da Vinci, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was a world renowned artist and a member of a secretive brotherhood, the Freemasons. Like Da Vinci, he coded secret knowledge about Mary Magdelene into his work.  It is also noted that the cornerstone of the statue records how it was laid in a Masonic ceremony.

The Freemasons themselves have been connected with a mysterious order called the Knights Templar, supposed protectors of the holy grail.  After the Templars some people say they went into hiding and continued their work in secret, only to reemerge in Europe during the 1700s as the modern Freemasons.

 

Mary Magdalene, The Light Bearer.
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It is also by no surprise that both the Freemasons and Knights Templar have a special connection to Mary Magdalene.  Mary is a misunderstood figure, rejected by the church, beloved by the Knights Templar and Freemasons who looked at her as a symbol of wisdom and struggle against the persecution of the church.

There are three main features on the Statue of Liberty that can be related to Mary Magdalene.  The first being the crown with its seven spikes.  The seven spikes are supposed to represent the seven seas and seven continents of the world, according to the Web sites of the National Park Service and the Statue of Liberty Club.  But the seven has special links to Mary Magdalene, most notably the "seven devils" which were taken out of her in the bible.  As seen on this website however, this was more likely to have been the activation of the seven chakras, either way the number seven is there.  The second feature relates to the spikenard oil that Mary Magdalene has on most of her portraits in her small jar, which is used to annoint Jesus, is also significant.  The word Spikenard in Hebrew is Nard and translates as Light, which fits perfect with the light from the torch that the statue of Liberty holds.  

Another feature is the chains wrapped around the feet of The Statue of Liberty indicating a woman starved of freedom from her repressors.  Its no secret that the church "authorities" have long considered Mary Magdalene a dangerous woman. They labelled her a prostitute then covered up the major role she had in the early establishment of Christianity.  The Gnostics on the other hand held Mary Magdalene in high esteem and gave her the title of "light bearer".

There is also a theory that The Statue of Liberty is around six months pregnant which if true, could repersent the secret bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.  In close inspection The Liberty Lady does ballon out somewhat at the mid-section but it is not clear cut.  Having said that it does appear odd that with her powerful face, neck and muscular arms and the fact she is trim and fit that her robes should hang down in a straight line, not arc out at the midriff. Did Bartholdi intentionally build his statue to appear pregnant beneath the folds of her robe?  Is this the freemasons hidden message of knowledge about the real Mary Magdalene?