What Happened to Mary Magdalene? Part II
So how did the Roman's manage to change the true story of Magdalene's life and lineage, and for what reasons did they go to such great lengths to wipe her name and lineage from the face of the world?
Peter was known to be jealous of Magdalene, along with a handful of Peter's 'followers', who felt women should be seen and not heard. Jesus would often correct Cephas (Peter) publically for his narrowmindedness, and remind him that we are all created equal in the eys of God. There is no us and them.
After the crucifixion, there was mayhem. Most of the discipes went into deep hiding to avoid possible capture and death. Jesus' brother James created the Church of Jerusalem. It was he who then became the head of Jesus' movement for 40 years, before he too was publicly stoned to death by the horribly threatened robed men of Sanhedrin. Magdalene was ushered out of Jerusalem, by Joseph of Arimathea along with their closest confidants and friends. Mother Mary and her daugher Salome were among them. Mary's youngest son Jude stayed with James to run the church. After some time, it became apparent that they were all unsafe, as the robed men of Sanhedrin, the Judean council of the main Jewish Temple, were after the followers of Jesus, to bring them to silence, permanently.
Since Jesus' body went missing on that fateful Sunday, the Sanhedrin became extremely nervous, for it would appear to public opinion, that they had made the mistake of indeed killing the long awaited Messiah! Why? Because, their scripture dictated that the Messach who was coming, would die and rise on the 3rd day. But it was two messiah's who both Roman's and Jew's alike were waiting for, not just one. Most popular belief is that John The Baptist is the other Messiah, who was also killed, but since his head was decapitated, would not rise again. However, in the book I am scribing all will be revealed.
The Royal Family were moved to Scetis outside of Alexandria (Egypt) in the mountain regions where a group of Essenes lived, called Theraputae. They were known for their liberalism, and they accepted women and children into their communities as equal, unlike the Essene brotherhoods. Magdalene was pregnant at the crucifixion. The evidence is in the bathing of Jesus' feet just 2 weeks before Passover, then by the end of the week he was arrested. This would be the second time Magdalene publically oiled and washed Jesus' feet.
In ancient Judean tradition, a woman would bathe and anoint the husbands feet once in September. Then if in Spring time she was with child, the ritual would be done again, and the marriage would be considered consummated. If no child was being carried, the couple would refrain from intimacy until September again, when they would once again try for a child. If by Springtime, the woman was still without child, then the husband could take another wife, as she would be considered barren.
Magdalene did this ritual twice. Therefore she was with child, for surely, this ritual would never have happened a second time, any other way, due to the uber strict adherence to Judean laws. Magdalene's child would be seen as a threat to the Sanhedrin and anyone trying to claim the lineage of the Messiah for themselves (like Peter, Paul and eventually Rome).
Her name would have to be taken out of the history books forever, inorder to satisfy the greed of the men who wanted the power forever in their own hands. Women were burned, tortured, hung and publicly flogged for 2,000 years after Magdalene's lifetime, just for having red hair (a possible sign of Magdalene's lineage), or having the power of healing in their hands, or even simple knowlege of herbs. Women could be stoned to death just for having a twinkle in their eye. It is the most shameful massacre in history, as over 40 million women and children worldwide were killed in the name of "Christ"! Hard to believe!
So women adapted and learned not to shine, not to use their powers, they disconnected themselves from creativity, from nature, from the Goddess and ultimately from themselves. It was a survival mechanism. Still to this day, women's DNA reels in this disfunction that the Church brought upon the whole female race, calling us all whores if we didn't submit to their rule and authority.
Meanwhile, religion was being run globally by the men, and wars ensued. The Massacre of the Cathars in Southern France on that fateful day Friday the 13th (which is why Friday 13th is still to this day conidered unlucky!), was again, another attempt to wipe out the bloodline lineage of the Messiah, Magdalene and along with it, the true story.
So what can we learn from Magdalene's story? How can we create a change in us, in the world, and with one another, as a society, given the understandings of how history lessons were 'fed' to us, by a corrupt lineage of lies?
To be continued......
Practcal Application for the Week:
See where you have allowed 'society' or group pressure to conform your true self.
What areas of your life are you afraid of being fully expressed in, without hindrance?
Free yourself, pray for mercy and heal yourself. Be more honest with yourself, be who you want to be, dress how you love to dress, do what you love to do, say how you really feel! Speak and live honestly, and be fearless. This is our birthright.
For we are, all of us, created beautiful, powerful, creative and full of unique wonder.