“I often hear you people complain about your partnerships. It is understandable from the human point of view that in this area of your life difficulties do occur. They might tempt you to wonder: ‘Why am I doing this?’ But when you change your human point of view to a higher level, and look at your partnership from there, you will soon notice, that your partner is the perfect mirror for you, showing you all your inadequacies. Before you try to change your partner or some of his/her characteristics, have a closer look at what you are in resonance with! If you are absolutely honest with yourself, you will see that it is your own weaknesses, imbalances, deficits and sensitivities that meet you. However, there are many partnerships which are already hopelessly shaken and destroyed that they are really harmful for the people involved. It is necessary to recognize this and then take steps. In all the other cases, be grateful for your partnership because it offers lots of possibilities for your personal and spiritual development.” Maria Magdalene © transmitted through Ingrid Auer, 2014
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.
In my blog entry no. 85 “Mary Magdalene and the 7 Demons” I stated that I wanted to discuss the point about Mary Magdalene living in celibacy. First, it is important to know that the relationship of Jesus and Mary Magdalene (just like with Mary and Joseph) is a divine dynastic connection. Jesus is a descendant from the lineage of King David and Mary Magdalene’s father was the Jarius-priest Syrus. The married couple had to conform to strict dynastic rules, that went way past the usual Jewish marriage customs. The rules for a dynastic marriage were clearly defined and dictated celibacy and the times in which sexual relations, in order to have children, were allowed.
First the couple got engaged, which was more or less a legal contraction of marriage. Three months after the “engagement” the formal “first wedding” took place with an anointment ceremony (think back to the scene in which Mary Magdalene anoints Jesus with the nard oil) and in the following September the marriage began. After that, sexual relations were allowed, but only in the first half of December. If a pregnancy wouldn’t happen during that time frame, the couple had to live in celibacy again until next December.
However, if the woman got pregnant, a “second wedding” took place and the marriage was now official and legal. The legal status of the marriage was never publicized bevor the woman’s pregnancy, because this would guarantee the man to have a reason to get divorced, in case the woman was infertile. Due to fears of a miscarriage, the “second wedding” didn’t officially take place until the woman completed her first trimester.
These marriage customs explain why Mary – for whom these customs applied to as well – got pregnant while she was a “virgin”. Women became wives only after the “second wedding” and were considered virgins. The word almah actually translates into “young women”.
Now we also understand what the anointment scene with Mary Magdalene and Jesus truly means: namely, the bride anointing her husband! Due to legal reasons, nobody else would be allowed to do this. (For further information, please refer to the following books: Laurence Gardner’s The Bloodline of the Holy Grail, chapter 3; Barbara Thiering’s : Jesus the Man: New Interpretations from the Dead Sea Scrolls, appendix 1; or John Fleetwood’s The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, p. 10-11).
I find it fascinating that there are so many possibilities through which one can re-interpret the bible. I only find myself now thinking of the bible as trustworthy and reasonable. From my photo archives I picked a scene that depicts the anointment with Mary Magdalene. The photo shows the church of St. Maximin-la-Sainte-Beaume, which I visited with my tour group this fall.