Visiting Mary Magdalene´s Grotto

Fri, May 13th, 2016: The weather did not cooperate with us today – the weather god was definitely not in a good mood. It rained throughout of the entire first day of our spiritual journey. Even if it wasn´t heavy rain, the beautiful basilica in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume was not glistening in the sun as usual. Also, the grotto, in which Mary Magdalene supposedly lived, was entirely dark today. Nevertheless, we did not let the weather dampen our mood. It was a wonderful day filled wit impressive energy and messages from Mary Magdalene, which I was able to channel for the group. They will continue to have a positive affect on us for a long time to come. If you want to learn more about the place that Mary Magdalene lived in and is allegedly buried in, you should continue reading below the photos.

Today we have been guided and accompanied by Mary Magdalene and Maximinus. He was the first Bishop of Aix-en Provence. Legend tells that he was so close to Mary Magdalene that he was also her confessor, and she received the last rites from him. (It remains to be seen whether she was really in need of this…)

In the morning we went from our hotel to Saint-Maximin. Allegedly, Mary Magdalene’s remains, which had been hidden to prevent them being stolen, were found here again in 1300. They were buried in a stone sarcophagus in the crypt in front of the high altar of Saint-Maximin.

The church is a devotional complex, representing Mary Magdalene in different ways: in paintings, sculptures, on the high altar, as a brass figure, carved or as a painted medallion. The golden ‘rose altar’ is particularly remarkable. It contains several scenes of the life of Mary Magdalene, and the carved pulpit. Only one side chapel is dedicated to Maximinus, where he is represented with Mary Magdalene and Martha on an altar.

In a sarcophagus in the crypt there are the supposed remains of Mary Magdalene. Furthermore, her head is set up in a glass container behind the altar bar. The front of this container is decorated with a golden mask which can be removed. The relics are carried through the village in a large procession once a year. Next to Mary Magdalene’s sarcophagus there are four others, containing Maximinus’s and Nicodemus’s relics.

Our journey took us to the high plateau of Plan d’Aups next. On the way we came past an old shrine, which shows the last encounter of Mary Magdalene with Maximinus. First we arrived at the high plateau Plan d’Aups, which holds a pilgrims refuge and a small restaurant which are open for pilgrims and hikers throughout the year. The chapel of the Hostillerie, as the hostel is referred to, is decorated with wall paintings and glass windows, showing scenes of the life of Mary Magdalene.

From there the path leads us up to the grotto through a particularly mystic wood, with trees, hundreds and thousands of years old. Numerous kings, noblemen and Popes have walked this path before us because La Baume (‘the cave’) has been apopular pilgrimage place since the 5th century. The crucifixion scene, which we reached shortly before, was impressive as well.

In front of the entrance to the grotto you enjoy impressive views over the landscape of eastern Provence, the area around St. Maximin. Mary Magdalene is said to have lived in the cave for 30 years to do penance for her allegedly sinful life. At the end of her life ‘angels should have carried her down into the valley’ to receive the last holy communion from Maximin. All this is legend. Inside the grotto there are two devotional places as well as some beautiful stained glass windows, showing scenes of Mary Magdalene’s life.

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Final preparations for our Mary Magdalene journey

May 11th, 2016:  This afternoon the sky seemed to have opened the floodgates because it was pouring rain! Fortunately, we were able to visit the small town of Rennes-le-Château before all the rain started – perhaps the most important place for Mary Magdalene devotees. There we stopped by an esoteric shop to introduce them to my aura essences of Mary Magdalene, Isa, Sarah Tamar and the Ascended Masters. Within the next couple of days we are going to find out, whether the storeowner is interested in my essences or not.

Afterwards, we went to Rennes-les-Bains – the small town, which is known amongst spiritual insiders for the source or the baths of Mary Magdalene. In order to find these places that are associated with her, you have to take a very close look – even in a town like this. The spots are usually hard to find and you have to know exactly what you are searching for to be successful. In Austria you would probably find a bunch of souvenir stands in places like this 😉

Next, we visited the small town of Bugarach with its mountains Pic Bugarach and Le Bezu, which are world-renowned amongst esoterics. Every year in the night from the 13th to the 14th of October there are inexplicable  light effects, and sometimes even UFO movements. There are rumours highly-developed civilizations live in the tunnels and caves of the surrounding mountains, which can be compared with the American Mount Shasta, the Himalaya and the area between Equador and Peru.

Inside Pic Bugarach, a mainly unexplored area, engine sounds can be heard, and green lights can be seen, which cannot be explained. An access to this underworld is situated near a Stone-Age rock complex (like in Stonehenge), which can only be reached by people who are familiar with the area.

There are speculative opinions about an access to a parallel world, or a time window, which the respectable author Thomas Ritter has personally experienced. Whether there are connections to extra-terrestrial or ancient civilizations remains unanswered.

Tonight we are going to stay in Narbonne and tomorrow morning we will continue on to Marseille, where we will meet up with the participants of our Spiritual Journey. Tomorrow evening our journey together finally begins!

 

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France, here we come!

May 10th, 2016: In my next life I need to learn French or, even better, I will reincarnate in Southern France. Today I felt right back at home when Gerd and I got off the highway in Carcassonne to go to Couiza. Even though our Spiritual Journey following Mary Magdalene´s footsteps only begins in two days, we have decided to leave Vienna today. We traveled to Barcelona and then took the train to Narbonne. From there we continued on, in our rental car, and headed to “our” castle where we will be staying the first couple of nights together alongside our travel group. It was a gray afternoon indeed with clouds covering the sky, but as long as it doesn’t rain – we’re happy. Tomorrow we are going to check out a few places in the area, which we will visit together with the rest of our group next week. Right now, we are looking forward to dinner because this time there is some great vegetarian dishes on the regular menu 😉 (Clearly a lot of things can change within 2 years…). After dinner, we will head back to our medieval-style castle room, surrounded by pictures of unicorns, damsels and knights from the Cathar epoch. We are FINALLY back!

 

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SOUTH OF FRANCE

I have been in close contact with the Ascended Master MARY MAGDALENE for a few years now. She constantly imparts to me information about the energies of the New Age, which I share with my readers and members at meetings – i.a. in the form of seminars and meditations – or via books. It was also Mary Magdalene who urged me to enable people who feel a strong affinity for her a spiritual journey to the places in the South of France which are connected with her.

For some time, I have been dreaming of showing those locations to an international group of like-minded people. About 2000 years ago, she arrived there together with children, friends and loyal companions in order to find a home and settle in what to her must have seemed a faraway land.

If you travel through Southern France with open eyes, you can not only find historical sites that are dedicated to her, but much to your surprise you will also notice how deeply Mary Magdalene is rooted in the folk religion of Southern France. For this reason, I have repeatedly set out in order to encounter Mary Magdalene there in many places – both on an energetic and spiritual level. My husband Gerd and I are going to show the most scenically and historico-culturally beautiful places of this region to our seminar group in the course of our Spiritual Journey in spring 2016.

“Realise that you human beings do not necessarily have to follow my historical tracks in order to encounter me. Instead, be aware that I have created a powerful energy field above this region, within which you can establish a strong connection with me!” is one message of Mary Magdalene that I received during one of my stays in Provence. Every single seminar day is going to be under the guidance of Mary Magdalene and one of her companions, and I will daily transmit their messages to the participants in the course of group meditations (in German and English).
In order that our tour group can spend the nights in an especially beautiful atmosphere, Gerd and I have chosen the accommodations personally, and we have also created the travel route ourselves. In the course of the journey, he will tell us about the country, culture and history in order to make the historical places accessible to us. An interpreter will accompany the group for the benefit of English speakers. She is going to assist us in organisational matters and the energetic support of the participants that may be necessary in the course of our journey.

Who is up for it? Who would like to travel with us? We are already looking forward to it!

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SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 2014 – Day 7: The cathedral of Albi – the culmination of our journey

“This cathedral is like an incredible book in which one could read for days or even months and never tire of it”. This poignant remark of one of my fellow travellers is by no means an exaggeration. On Friday, the last day of our spiritual journey – after a short tour through the historic district of Toulouse – Albi was the culmination of our week. This mighty, fortress-like building stands at the very place where the crusade against the Cathars was commenced many centuries ago. It is difficult to put its beauty into words, one has to see it and take it in leisurely.

In the evening, we took ample time to reflect on our personal experiences and adventures of the past week together. During our spiritual journey, the majority of us have been able to let go of or transform old burdens, to gain important insights into ourselves, and to start for home with new impulses for the coming months. In the course of an incredibly touching meditation, I channelled beautiful and very profound messages from Easa/Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Judas. Our subsequent common supper concluded our intense and eventful week. Perhaps I can repeat this journey with another group one day – in any case, I look forward to September 2015, namely to our next spiritual journey through Tuscany!

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SPIRITUAL JOURNEY – DAY 6: Montségur, Mirepoix and much more

To ascend the steep castle hill of Montségur is a sublime experience! You approach the foot of the mountain at a sea level of approx. 1 050 m, where you find the memorial stone which commemorates the 220 Cathars who held on to their faith and had to burn at the stake for it. On a steep and narrow switchback through a box tree forest you walk up to the castle ruins. In 1244 after a ten-month siege, the castle, being the last bastion against the Pope’s and the French king’s troops, finally fell into the hands of the attackers. We took our time to get into the spirit of the energies of Montségur and to enjoy the breath-taking view.

Afterwards, our journey led us to Mirepoix, a medieval townlet of the 12th century, the central plaza of which consists of nothing but half-timbered houses. The unique church is currently being renovated, so that unfortunately we could not admire the lovely side altar with Mary Magdalene, Martha and Lazarus. Nevertheless, we discovered Mary Magdalene in the Gothic stained-glass windows. After a small snack we moved on to a little rock-hewn church, which is built on an ancient heathen power place. Through a narrow rock crevice we entered the Roman-Gothic church interior, which immediately exudes comfort and security. It is only furnished scarcely, but it nevertheless radiates calmness and power.

In the evening we arrived at our hotel in Toulouse, which I have chosen very carefully. It has a very modern and appealing atmosphere and the kitchen treated us with a delicious supper. Earlier, we had had our evening meditation, which had included a live channeling, in the course of which I had transmitted new information from Simon of Montfort, Joseph of Arimathea, Mary Magdalene, and the Angel for Peace and Light-Heartedness to my tour group.

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SPIRITUAL JOURNEY – Day 05: A seminar day, a visit to Arques, and a relaxed evening

On my Spiritual Journeys, it has become a tradition for me to hold a special workshop for the participants in midweek. This time the setting was especially atmospheric since we gathered in the hall of knights of our castle hotel. The exercises, in the course of which we used the symbol cards of Mary Magdalene and her companions, were about the dissolution of ancient karmic blockages, which amongst other things also bear a relation to the Languedoc.

Afterwards, we visited the Château d’Arques, which earned some fame due to Kathleen McGowan’s novel on Mary Magdalene. We concluded the evening quite “unspiritually”, namely at a typical vineyard estate of the region. Tomorrow morning the Cathar castle Montségur is on our agenda.

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