Ever wondered about Mary Magdalene’s red hair?

I am sure you have noticed that in most paintings Mary Magdalene is shown as having red hair. Have you ever asked yourself why? Is there a deeper meaning or a certain symbolism behind it?

The official portrayal of Mary Magdalene by the church was in the image of a fickle whore, although she was never described in the Bible as such. However, since the Renaissance, mainly ecclesiastical clients, had requested paintings which often showed her naked. This was to hint at her ostensible role as a prostitute.

Many artists of the time knew perfectly well who Mary Magdalene really was. They hid this old lore encrypted in their work, as the traditional church had a very different view of Mary Magdalene.

Therefore, knowing artists took special care to portray Mary Magdalene in their paintings with long red hair, covering her (naked) body. In doing so they could maintain her dignity, and neither her body nor her soul were exposed by her nakedness.

In recent centuries red hair became an important attribute of noble families. They placed great emphasis on artists of the time to expressing this visible sign of their ancestry in paintings.

Of course, Mary Magdalene’s hair colour was no longer known, and yet she used to be portrayed as a woman with red hair. Religious critics see it as an encrypted hint at her aristocratic status. According to the old writings of Jacobus de Voragine (1229-1298) Mary Magdalene’s mother Eucharia was supposed to come from a royal family. Also in an early manuscript she was described as a descendent of the royal house of Israel. (1)

Not only is Mary Magdalene portrayed in old paintings and sculptures with red hair, but also often with extremely long hair. In fine art, this was a symbol that a woman, even if she was naked, was covered with a veil of chastity.

Mary Magdalene’s long red hair expresses metaphorically that nobody managed to steal her dignity, no matter what attempts were made to present her as an insignificant,  suppressed or unworthy woman.

[1]John W. Taylor, The Coming of the Saints, London 1969, Chapter 5, p. 83

 

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In the footsteps of Mary Magdalene’s descendants in Scotland

Although I really want to talk about Mary Magdalene’s descendants, I should start with Joseph of Arimathea. It is important to know that Joseph of Arimathea was ‘a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God’ (Mark 15:43), and, at the same time, one of Jesus’ disciples.

Joseph of Arimathea – brother of Jesus

However, historical research has discovered that Joseph of Arimathea was Jesus’ brother. In the 9thcentury, the church declared him to be Jesus’ uncle, probably in order that he could not be connected with the Messianic line of Mary and Joseph, and Jesus.

As long as Joseph was ‘only’ considered to be Jesus’ uncle, and not another son of Mary and Joseph, the tales of Mary’s Immaculate Conception through the Holy Spirit could continue. This becomes a hard thing to believe as soon as you know that Mary gave birth to eight children.

But let’s, for a moment, concentrate on Joseph of Arimathea. Between 63 and 64 A.D he built, together with twelve missionaries who had come to England with him, a little chapel in Glastonbury. It was made of clay, and in later years a monastery was added. But this theme I shall return to in a later article.

Joseph of Arimathea (who, like Jesus, was descended from King David) was married and his bloodline continued down the years. 20 generations, and about 500 years later, the famous King Arthur was descended from this line.

Josephus, son of Mary Magdalene and Jesus

Also Jesus’ and Mary Magdalene’s bloodline started in Britain as their second son Josephus, who came to Glastonbury with his uncle Joseph of Arimathea, married a daughter of Nicodemus. I refer to the man who was said to have helped Joseph of Arimathea to bury Jesus (John 19,30).

Josephus’ bloodline – and therefore the direct descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene – produce, a few hundred years later, some famous persons, such as Viviane d’Avalon del Acqs, and also Morgaine d’Avalon del Acqs, Lancelot and Parcival.

What has this to do with Scotland? Well, just south of the town of Penrith are the ruins of Pendragon Castle. Legend states that this castle was built by King Arthur’s father. The High History of the Holy Grail emphasises that Arthur’s court was there. This is confirmed by the French Suit de Merlin and the British legend Sir Gawain and the Carl of Carlisle and The Avowing of King Arthur.

King Arthur’s Round Table is a geometrical earth wall in the former royal gardens underneath Stirling Castle. For centuries it has been a mysterious place. Although the present site was established in the 1620s, people assume that its central hill with a flat top is much older. Documents, dating back 600 years, already connect this sight with the legends of King Arthur.

Mary Stuart – a descendant of Mary Magdalene and Jesus

Last but not least, the Scottish line of the Stuarts is supposed to go back to Joseph of Arimathea; the Breton line, through the so-called ‘Fisher Kings’, from Jesus’ and Mary Magdalene’s youngest son Josephus. The most renowned and vibrant person of this dynasty is most definitely Mary Stuart. For a long time, she was misjudged, and her personality was, deliberately or not, misrepresented. Only recently – such as her ancestor Mary Magdalene – she has been rehabilitated in some way.

The ruins of Loch Leven Castle, an hour north of the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, is still a silent witness to the many captivities Mary Stuart had to suffer during her lifetime.

 

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‘Why some plans get skewed.’ An Angel message for you

‘Greetings dear ones, we are the Angel group Akabesh. Humans frequently have very concrete and strong notions about what is to be and what is not. This may concern your private daily routine, your dealings with other people, your job, or your finances. You plan many things ahead – mostly very meticulously and precisely – and then you are surprised if things do not turn out the way you expected. You are then disappointed or get angry if things do not come to pass the way you planned them, because people react differently than you had expected or because you simply did not win the lottery.

Your ideas of how life is supposed to pass or how your relationship is supposed to develop, of course, are very limited. This means that you take a very narrow view of your life, instead of changing to a bird’s eye perspective. You clamour and fulminate with all your might, you are frustrated and ask yourselves why life does not go well or why God or the angels have forgotten you…

Life is not always a bowl of cherries, even if some people try to cheat you into believing differently. But life and your life plan, you as spiritual beings in a human body, are much more complex than your intellect could ever grasp. And not everything you wish for is actually good for you.

Not every path of which you are certain that it is the right one turns out to be ideal. Why? Because you consult your human intellect as if it were the measure of all things. You think that your logic and your intellect are capable of showing you what actually is right and good for you. That is way off the mark!

If your plans and intentions are not suitable for your personal and spiritual development, then they will simply be upset by us, your spiritual companions, of course always on the condition that your Higher Self approves of it.

Then you have to strike a new path, depart from the path you have taken or even return to square one. Next time you are in such a situation think to yourselves, ‘This is it!‘ Now I have found the right path, made the right choice …, look inside yourselves and ask yourselves again what we would think about it.

Sometimes we show you very clearly that you are mistaken in your perception.

But from time to time we remain silent, because we are not allowed to hint that you are making a detour.

In that case this detour constitutes a learning process for you which we must not take away from you under any circumstances. Therefore, do not be sad, angry or cross if your plans sometimes cannot be implemented according to your desire. It is better for you to trust us implicitly and to rest assured that there is an underlying divine plan which has other intentions for you than you might think. One day you will look back and realise why your life has come to pass in the way it has. And then, all will be well!’

Message from the Angel group AKABESH, channeled and written down by Ingrid Auer © 

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HIGH SENSITIVITY and misinterpreted shyness

Have you ever thought about the difference between sensitivity and shyness? (High) sensitivity is related to a sensitive nervous system [1] and is heritable, shyness on the other hand, is a state of mind or a character trait and is never inherited.

Nevertheless, highly sensitive people are often wrongly labelled as shy, although all they need is quiet or distance from other people. Unfortunately, the word “shyness” carries negative connotations with many people and is confused with timidity, insecurity, nervousness, self-consciousness or diffidence, which can be very irksome for highly sensitive people (who are actually not shy).

DON’T LET YOURSELVES BE TALKED INTO ANYTHING!

Therefore, my dear highly sensitive people, make yourselves aware of the difference between sensitivity and shyness. Do not allow yourselves to be told by others that you are shy. After all, highly sensitive people are just like everyone else and are not invulnerable to self-fulfilling prophecies, and I am sure you can well do without those.

The Ascended Master MARTHA provides us with her energy in the form of an Aura Essence as a spiritual tool for inner stability and natural authority. It is especially suited for becoming aware of and living one’s power and strength.

[1] See: Aron, Elaine N. Sind Sie hochsensibel? MVG: München 2015. S. 30.

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LA ALTA SENSIBILIDAD y la timidez malinterpretada 

¿Alguna vez has pensado en la diferencia entre alta sensibilidad y timidez? La (alta) sensibilidad está relacionada con un sistema nervioso sensible [1] y es hereditario. Por el contrario, la timidez, es un estado mental y un rasgo de personalidad que nunca se hereda.

A pesar de todo, a las personas altamente sensibles a menudo se las etiqueta erróneamente como ‘‘tímidas’’, aunque lo único que necesitan es tranquilidad y distancia de las demás personas. Por desgracia, la palabra ‘‘timidez’’ conlleva una connotación negativa para muchas personas y se confunde con la introversión, la inseguridad, el nerviosismo y la inhibición; algo que puede resultar muy fastidioso para las personas altamente sensibles (que en realidad no son tímidas).

¡NO VUELVAS A DEJAR QUE TE CONVENZAN DE NADA!

Por ello, mis amadas personas altamente sensibles: tomad conciencia de la diferencia entre sensibilidad y timidez. Y no permitáis que os convenzan de que sois tímidas. Después de todo, las personas altamente sensibles –igual que todas las demás– no son inmunes a las profecías autocumplidas, y estoy segura de que están mejor sin ellas.

La Maestra Ascendida MARTA nos proporciona su energía en forma de Esencia para el Aura y herramienta espiritual para la estabilidad interna y la autoridad natural. Es especialmente adecuada para tomar conciencia y vivir el propio poder y fuerza.

[1] Ver: Aron, Elaine N. Sind Sie hochsensibel? MVG: München 2015. pág. 30.

 

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Why HIGHLY SENSITIVE persons are frequently more lenient towards others than they are towards themselves

The world outside adjusts to the average, and when people think and act differently than the general public, they are called unworldly. They are even told that they live in a bubble, in an illusory or a fantasy world. This is why many highly sensitive persons think that they should adopt the “norm” or the “average” in order to be able to get along in the world and be accepted by it.

In the course of time, our society has developed many rules, guidelines, norms and constraints and decided what is good or bad, what is normal or abnormal, what makes sense and what does not. And then highly sensitive people come along and challenge what is “normal” through their otherness and different way of thinking. All I can say to that is, thank goodness!

But frequently it goes the other way around! After all, many highly sensitive persons consider themselves outsiders and condemn themselves for it. Instead of being proud of their gifts and abilities, precisely because they cast new light on the set norms, outdated rules or pointless guidelines, they are full of self-doubts. Moreover, they are hard on themselves and accept the mainstream more than their own feelings and their unusual characteristics and abilities.

We live in a time of transition and reorientation, which is why we need more of you and your “otherness”, my dear highly sensitive people, because the world needs to renew itself! And if you need loving support from the spiritual world for doing so, the Ascended Master Lady Rowena is a wonderful companion. If one could describe her energy in just one sentence, this sentence would read as follows: “Follow the call of your heart!”

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Por qué las personas ALTAMENTE SENSIBLES son con frecuencia más tolerantes con los demás que consigo mismas

El mundo exterior se ajusta a la normalidad y, cuando alguna persona piensa o actúa de forma diferente a las demás, se la tacha de ingenua. Incluso se les dice que viven en una burbuja, en una ilusión o un mundo imaginario. Es por eso que muchas personas altamente sensibles piensan que deberían acercarse a la ‘‘norma’’ o lo ‘‘establecido’’ para encajar en el mundo y ser aceptadas.

Con el paso del tiempo, nuestra sociedad ha desarrollado muchas reglas, directrices, normas y restricciones; ha decidido lo que es bueno y malo, normal y anormal, lo que tiene sentido y lo que no. Y entonces llegan las personas altamente sensibles y retan lo que es ‘‘normal’’ a través de su ‘‘ser diferentes’’ y su forma diferente de pensar. Al respecto solo puedo decir: ‘‘¡Gracias a Dios!’’.

Pero frecuentemente esto sucede al contrario. Después de todo, muchas personas altamente sensibles se consideran marginadas y se condenan por ello. En vez de estar orgullosas de sus regalos y habilidades –precisamente porque arrojan luz nueva sobre las normas, reglas obsoletas y directrices sin sentido–, están llenas de dudas sobre sí mismas. Además, son duras consigo mismas y aceptan la corriente más que sus propios sentimientos y sus habilidades y características fuera de lo común.

Vivimos tiempos de transición y reorientación, y es por ello que necesitamos más de vosotras y vuestra ‘‘diferencia’’, mis queridas personas altamente sensibles; ¡ya que el mundo necesita renovarse! Y si necesitáis apoyo amoroso del mundo espiritual al hacerlo, la Maestra Ascendida Lady Rowena es una excelente compañera. Si uno/a pudiera captar su energía en solo una frase, esta frase sería: ‘‘¡Sigue la llamada de tu corazón!’’.

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