How Virgin Mary could give birth to a child

Christian theologians call the conception of Jesus through the Holy Spirit and the birth through the Virgin Mary ‘Virgin birth’. Some verses in the New Testament declare this fact as one of God’s great miracles. Well, I do believe many things, but not everything.

In this connection one ought to know that the gospels of the New Testament were written to deliver an evangelic (Greek: eu-angelos = ‘delivering good messages’) message, not a historic one. Religious researchers even say that in those days the gospels served ‘enthusiastic propaganda purposes’. Considering this aspect, it seems plausible that the gospels were not written to record historic events for posterity. In addition, some parts of the Bible have often been misinterpreted or (out of unawareness) incorrectly translated.

In ancient texts Mother Mary is referred to as almah. The Semitic word almah, which was translated as ‘virgin’, only means ‘young woman’. Its meaning is completely unlinked with the physical virginity. Therefore, for Mother Mary, it well may be the case she is an alma and Joseph’s wife, at the same time.

As the wife of a ‘dynastic husband’ (Joseph was no carpenter; his job title is also based on an incorrect translation) Mary was subject to certain rules. She had to undergo some sort of trial period as a wife, which I would like to expand on in a later blog. However, the rules were strict, and only allowed the conception of children at certain fixed dates.

The Catholic view is based on the fact that Mary was a virgin throughout her life, as she is venerated as ‘Virgin Mary’. But the gospels1 do not make a secret of the fact that Jesus was not the only son, which makes Mary’s physical virginity even more incredible. Even if she conceived Jesus through the Holy Spirit, and not through a sexual act, one wonders how she gave birth to other children. It is hard to believe that Mary conceived all her children through the Holy Spirit. It makes one think that the church has a problem with sexual morals in general, and women in particular.

 

1 Mathew 13,55 – Luke 2,7 – Mark 6,3

Mary Magdalene

Mary AND Mary Magdalene

My stay in Provence is coming to an end and I want to use this opportunity to discuss a topic that is close to my heart: The dismissal of Mary Magdalene and her doctrines, which Jesus directly conveyed to her. Not only was she his wife, but she was also the first apostle. Jesus bestowed her with the duty to spread his work in what today is known as South-West Europe. She fulfilled that work with endless patience and love and was supported by numerous family members and friends who followed her to the South of France. A part of the group, under the leadership of Joseph of Arimathaea, moved further to England in order to spread the word there.

The Roman Catholic church in Rome was far from enthusiastic about those developments, because Jesus’ doctrines stated that each person has to find his/her own spiritual path and will find God within herself/himself. (One can reference the gospel of Mary Magdalene from the 5th century, whose content is being doubted by the Roman Catholic church.)

Mary Magdalene had a large following and her doctrines developed into the religion that sprung up in France (and at the same time in England). Mary Magdalene was recognized as Jesus’ wife and equal partner, which didn’t sit well with the Roman Catholic church to this day. Starting in the 12th/13th century, the Roman Catholic church tried to erase her doctrines and placed Mary in the position that was meant for Mary Magdalene. Because of that doing the knowledge of and about Mary Magdalene vanished over the next few centuries. Now, because of the big transformations that are taking place, the truth finally resurfaces. People feel Mary Magdalene’s energy and do not blindly believe what the church tells them.

We need both, Mary and Mary Magdalene, because both Ascended masters place important energies at our disposal: a motherly, feminine and guarding energy on one hand and a courageous, calming and free-spirit energy on the other hand. These two masters would never stand in opposition to one another. Humans have dictated their respective places in history. The time has come to think about the fact if those assignment positions are still appropriate or if we should look at the two Marias from a fresh perspective. The time has come! Their time has come! And our time has come!

PS: In a window in the Holy-Ghost-church in Aix-en-Provence, Mary is depicted in the center of the apostle-group, whereas Mary Magdalene is relegated to be a marginal figure at the edge of the window. This is interesting if one thinks about the fact that Mary Magdalene was the first apostle. However, at least she is depicted in some way in that glass window. You probably wouldn’t find her in churches in Central Europe.

Mary Magdalene