MARÍA MAGDALENA, Dan Brown y Kathleen McGowan

En uno de mis primeros viajes por el sur de Francia hace muchos años, me acordé de la novela de Dan Brown El Código Da Vinci. Se desarrollaba en esta zona. Fue el primer libro que centró mi interés en María Magdalena. Esto sucedió mucho antes de que encontrara la obra de Kathleen MacGowan La Esperada. Ambas obras se han convertido en éxitos de ventas a nivel mundial y han planteado nuevas perspectivas sobre María Magdalena, Jesús y su relación para millones de lectores.

Estos dos autores también entreabrieron mi puerta interior a María Magdalena. Hasta entonces no era consciente de que a María Magdalena se le asignaba un papel totalmente falso en la Biblia. Y, para ser sincera, no estaba realmente interesada en su personaje histórico.

Pero estos dos libros supusieron una llamada de atención de mi interior. Todos los que me conocéis a mí y mi trabajo sabéis que estoy estrechamente conectada con María Magdalena de forma psíquica y que recibo mensajes y herramientas espirituales de ella.

La Biblia debería reescribirse

Pero volvamos a Dan Brown y Kathleen McGowan. Sus historias sobre María Magdalena –envueltas en narraciones emocionantes– permitieron a muchas personas pensar por primera vez que ella y Jesús podrían haber tenido una relación. Sus obras se basan en años de investigación y conocimiento obtenido de expertos en María Magdalena, como Margaret Starbird y Laurence Gardner.

La historia de María Magdalena puede ser reconstruida de diferentes formas: históricamente, religiosamente o a nivel psíquico. No obstante, reconocerla como la esposa de Jesús pone en cuestión las viejas creencias y teorías de la Iglesia.

Es obvio que a la Iglesia no le gustan estos descubrimientos. Aceptarlos pondría en cuestión la veracidad de sus doctrinas y no solo la forma en la que presentan a María Magdalena y a Jesús. Ya sabemos lo que esto significa. Y también sabemos que hay cosas que no pueden ser.

La vida es más segura siendo fantasioso y soñador

Dan Brown y Kathleen McGowan fueron lo suficientemente inteligentes como para envolver sus revelaciones en sus novelas en vez de en obras de no ficción. De lo contrario, sus descubrimientos podrían haber sido considerados como verdaderos y utilizados contra ellos. Por ello, seguramente viven una vida mucho más cómoda (y segura) como fantasiosos y soñadores que como investigadores de la historia de María Magdalena.

Si su propósito en la vida era presentar a María Magdalena como la mujer al lado de Jesús para el gran público, lo han conseguido sobradamente. Estoy segura de que se han vuelto inmunes a los ataques y difamaciones que han tenido que soportar durante años.

 

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MARY MAGDALENE, Dan Brown and Kathleen McGowan

On one of my first journeys through the south of France, many years ago, I remembered the novel ‘The Da Vinci Code’ by Dan Brown. The movie was playing in the area. It was the first book which aroused my interest in Mary Magdalene, a long time before I came across Kathleen McGowan’s ‘The Expected One’. Both books have become world bestsellers, opening new perspectives on Mary Magdalene, Jesus, and their relationship, to millions of readers.

These two authors also opened my inner door to Mary Magdalene. Until then I was not aware that Mary Magdalene was assigned with a totally false role in the Bible. And, to be honest, I was not really interested in this historical figure.

But these two books triggered an inner wake-up call. All those of you who know me, and my work, are aware that I am closely connected with Mary Magdalene in a psychic way, and that I receive messages and spiritual tools, from her.

The Bible should be rewritten

But let’s go back to Dan Brown and Kathleen McGowan. Their tales about Mary Magdalene, wrapped into a thrilling story, allowed many people for the first time, to think that Mary Magdalene and Jesus could have been in a relationship. Their books are based on years of research, and knowledge gained from experts on Mary Magdalene. Specialists, such as Margaret Starbird and Laurence Gardner.

The story of Mary Magdalene can be reconstructed in different ways, historically, religiously and on a psychic level. However, the recognition that she was the wife of Jesus, totally questions old clerical theories and beliefs.

It is obvious that the church is not happy with these findings. Accepting them would affect the veracity of their doctrines, not only the way they present Mary Magdalene and Jesus. We know what this means. And we also know what shouldn’t be, cannot be.

Life is safer as fantasist and dreamer

Dan Brown and Kathleen McGowan were smart enough to wrap their revelations into a novel and not a work of non-fiction. Otherwise their discoveries could have been seen as claiming to be the truth and used against them. Therefore, they probably live an easier, and most of all safer life, as fantasists and dreamers rather than having the reputation of being historical researchers into Mary Magdalene.

If it was their purpose in life to present Mary Magdalene as the woman by Jesus’ side, to a wider audience, then they have more than fulfilled it. I am sure they have become immune to all the attacks and defamations they have endured through the years.

 

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Myths and legends in “Mary Magdalene Land”

Wed, May 18, 2016: Here in the land of Mary Magdalene you hear numerous stories, myths and legends about Mary Magdalene, her companions and the impact she had. The rumor mill went into overdrive indeed with the village priest of Rennes-le-Château, at that time, finding himself with unexpected wealth. According to legend, he supposedly found a treasure beneath the church of Mary Magdalene.

The first settlements in the area of Rennes-le-Château and Rennes-les-Bains, which we visited today, go back to the time of the Romans where they already used the hot springs to cure disease. The small village is more than tranquil and it seems like the time had been standing still. Together with our guide Stephanie, who knows her way around here very well, we hiked up a hill to view the legendary stones and a source containing iron. For those in our group who have read Kathleen McGowan´s “Expected One” it was a great pleasure to visit the historic castle in Arques afterwards.

We spent today´s evening in a beautiful winery where we indulged in delicious French cuisine. Tomorrow we will leave our hotel to continue on towards Toulouse.

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About Cathar castles and the treasure of Rennes-le-Château

Here in the Languedoc area (Southern France) Cathar castles are lined up on the mountaintops like pearls on a string. Today, we first headed south to visit the half ruined medieval Cathar castle of Quéribus. During the Albigensian Crusade, directed against the Cathars from around the commune of Albi, many desperate people found refuge in the isolated and impregnable castle.

We were rewarded for the half-hour climb up to the ruins with an impressive view over the area of Languedoc. We could see all the way to the peaks of the Pyrenees, the range of mountains forming the boarder between France and Spain. And we truly enjoyed the fantastic panoramic view.

The ruins still show why it was impossible for attackers to storm the castle. This is the place that used to serve as a refuge to the Cathars during the Papal persecutions. With its energetic and historic spots that offer wonderful views of the country it nowadays attracts many spiritual people and avid travelers.

After an excellent lunch in our castle hotel in Couiza we ventured out again. Our afternoon´s destination was Rennes-le-Château, which is located on a hill near the village we are staying in. This town should be well known by all of you who have read Kathleen McGowan´s “The Expected One”. It is considered the stronghold of the worship of Mary Magdalene in the Languedoc region. One of the main reasons was the legendary priest Bérangere Saunière who allegedly found the Cathar´s treasure in the 19th century gaining big fortune. It is a fact that he did not only renovate the church and was responsible for its unique design, but also owned the Villa Bethania and Tour Magdala, which are still the focus of interest for visitors of Rennes-le-Château. We allowed sufficient time to explore this legendary place and also visit the museum. The evening concluded with an energetically strong channeling for the group and a wonderful dinner.

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In the land of the Cathars

Sun, May 15th, 2016: Today we arrived in the Cathar heartland; the region that many readers of Kathleen McGowan´s bestselling “The Expected One” are familiar with. We started off by visiting the medieval castle town of Carcassonne. In the Middle Ages it served as a refuge for thousands of the Cathars, which fled from the murdering and destructive troops of the church. Yet they could not escape death. Nowadays, 40 million tourists visit this World Heritage Site each year. So you can imagine how busy the narrow alleyways inside the fortress were.

In the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire dedicated to Saint Hilarius it was much more tranquil. You could very well feel his energy in the beautiful cloister. We also showed the participants of our journey the mid-relief, which appears to show Jesus with Mary Magdalene.

The stunning basilica of Notre-Dame de Marceille in Limoux was where we felt a tremendous amount of female energy. Every time we are there we are again impressed with its colorful walls and gorgeous floor mosaics. It is very rare to find this much lightness and harmony in a sacred building.

Back in our castle hotel Anna and Mary Magdalene spoke to me during our evening channeling and I channeled their messages for the group. We ended our first day in Languedoc, the land of Mary Magdalene´s descendants, with a delicious dinner.

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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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