Mary Magdalene literally translates as Mary the Magdalene or Mary of Magdala,
Mary Magdalene was Jewish and the New Testament reports
Mary Magdalene witnessed the public torture, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus
By Eileen Fleming
Mary Magdalene is named at least 12 times within the four Gospels, which is more than most of the 12 apostles. Based on texts of the early Christian era in the third century, it can be concluded that Mary Magdalene was considered just as much an “apostle” as Peter among many of the early followers of Jesus Christ.
Mary Magdalene disappeared from the canonical Gospels immediately after she reported to the male disciples that she had seen Jesus three days after he had been nailed to and died on a wooden cross.
2,000 years ago the cross-had NO religious meaning but the cross-symbolized capitol punishment and was Rome’s way to rid itself of rebels, dissidents, agitators and any others who disturbed the status quo of the ancient Roman Occupation.
For centuries, Mary Magdalene has been misidentified in Western Christian Tradition as an adulteress and repentant prostitute, although nowhere does the New Testament identify her as such…in Eastern Christianity she is referred to as ‘Equal to the Apostles’.
A group of scholars, the most familiar of whom is Elaine Pagels, have suggested that for one early group of Christians Mary Magdalene was a leader of the early Church and maybe even is the unidentified Beloved Disciple, to whom the Fourth Gospel commonly called Gospel of John is ascribed.
2,000 years ago, females were not even called as a witness in court, but every July 22, Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Anglicans, and Orthodox Christians celebrate the feast day of Mary Magdalene, who according to the Gospel of John, was the first witness of the Resurrection appearances of Jesus.
Jesus is the first known man to blow apart the societal and religious taboos of speaking with females they were not related to in public and respecting them as equals; one more example of how the male disciples would/could not follow Jesus that closely, for Jesus treated women as fully equal.
To fail to follow what Jesus taught is to be an anti-Christ.
The term “Antichrist” only appears five times in the Bible.
Most contemporary Biblical scholars agree that the five canonical verses that mention the “antichrist” were written to attack the Gnostic understanding of who Christ was.
A Gnostic relies on intuition and not on dogma and doctrine. Gnostic’s were most certainly free spirits and most all of the writings we have about Gnostics, have been the attacks upon them.
That all changed in 1946 with the discovery of the Nag Hamadi Library; and what had been deemed heretical by those in power in the fourth century can now be read in most every language.
Biblical scholars today agree that many books of the Bible were written by others in the name of an apostle, for the quickest way to gain credibility is to trade on another’s reputation.
We may never know if the author who coined the term “Antichrist” was actually the apostle John who wrote I John and 2 John-the only sources where the term appears.
John also say’s:
As you have heard that the Antichrist is coming; even now many have come…- 1 John 2:18
This is how we know who the children of God are not: anyone who does not do right; nor anyone who does not love his brother.- 1 John 3:10
If anyone has material possessions and see’s his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Let us love with actions and in truth.- 1 John 3:17
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. There is no fear in love. Perfect love drives out all fear because fear has to do with punishment.- 1 John 4:16,18
Jesus provided the way to liberation from the bondage of the corrupt teachers of The Law and turned the world upside down by teaching that God loved ALL his creatures and creation.
Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is NOT of this world, but that it comes from within and we are to bring it into this reality; and he laid it down as to how in The Sermon on the Mount/The Beatitudes.
Jesus taught that the only way to resist evil is with good and modeled that one must always work for PEACEFUL resolutions, even to the point of returning violence with compassion and forgiveness, as Jesus did when nailed to a cross for he prayed: “Father forgive them, they do not know what they are doing.”
The world is tipped on its side heavy with artillery due to a lack of wisdom!
The Church threw The Book of WISDOM out of their canon when the Protestant Reformers would/could not accept The Book of Wisdom [although the Roman Catholics include it in their Bible] because it was deemed too Jewish, but perhaps it was just too feminine?
The Book of Wisdom defines wisdom as: A spirit intelligent, holy, unique, manifold, subtle, agile, clear, unstained, and certain. Not baneful, but loving the good. Keen, unhampered, beneficent, kind, firm, secure, all-powerful, all-seeing and pervading all spirits.
Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion and SHE penetrates and pervades all things by reason. SHE is the aura of the might of God and a pure effusion of the glory of The Almighty. SHE is the refulgence of eternal Light, a spotless mirror of the power of God. And SHE who is one, can do all things and renews everything, and passing into holy souls from age to age, SHE produces friends of God and prophets.– WISDOM 7:22-8:1
The Crone Calls:
Wisdom has built her house and SHE calls to all; “Come, eat my food and drink my wine and you will live abundant life and walk in the ways of understanding.” -Proverbs 9
I have built it; will you come? Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear?
Holy Wisdom, the Feminine Divinity: Hokema,
Who was with The Word from the very beginning,
She is One with Him and He with Her;
Pure Being; One God;
One Creator and One Lover of All the Human Family,
Hokema; Holy Wisdom: The Feminine Divinity
Same as The Logos: The Word. The Way
“Have you heard The Word is love and The Word is just the way.”-John Lennon
The Word is The Christ and before Christ walked the earth a man,
He was already a SHE: Hokema, Holy Wisdom; the Feminine Divinity
Now, isn’t that Good News?
The God Head is One Pure Being;
As much male as female
As much mommy as daddy.
And we are all children of Her Universe;
And “He is the oldest personality because He is the origin of everything; and everything is born of Him. He is the supreme controller of the universe, the maintainer and instructor of humanity. He is smaller than the smallest” -Bhagavad-Gita
He indwells the heart of every atom and SHE is beyond the Universe.
Wisdom is calling:
SHE is rattling your windows and shaking your walls
With some more good news of the three witnesses,
Three always beats one
And not just that,
I’ve got a fourth!
Get out your Good Book sisters and brothers and chew on this;
Matthew 12:31-32, Mark 3:28-29, and Luke 12:10, are simpatico with Gnostic Thomas saying 44:
“Jesus said: ‘Whoever blasphemes against the father will be forgiven, whoever blasphemes against the son will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven either on earth or in heaven.’”
God is within every sister, brother and all Creation,
Get a clue Christian,
His ways are not your ways and Her thoughts are not your thoughts
Dominion never meant to rape and plunder,
But to nurture, care and love
And if you have not love, you have nothing at all
And on that final day we all will stand naked before The Creator
And we have been warned that there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth from those who were so sure they were in, because they are the ones left out.
WAKE UP Christian and hear the wind begin to howl:
For every misunderstanding, every condemning thought, every negative vibration, every tear torn from a heart, every time one grabbed and wouldn’t let go, and they only did it because they did not know:
The Divine is within all creation and within all women and men.
And every tiny kindness you have ever done, every gentle word spoken, every time you held your tongue, every positive thought, every smile freely given, every helping hand that opens, helps bring in the kingdom.
And the kingdom comes from above, and it comes from within.
Imagine a kingdom of sisterhood of all creatures and all men.
-So spoke The Crone throughout THIS BOOK
“This is why I tell you: Be in Harmony, If you are out of balance, take inspiration from manifestations of your true nature. Those who have ears let them hear”– Gnostic Gospel of Mary Magdalene
The Crone first wrote at TADN HERE:
The Crone will return next week with the true story of a Bedouin named Mohammad Ali and his connection to the Nag Hammadi Library
Eileen Fleming is volunteer Health Reporter and senior Non-Arab Correspondent for USA’s TADN
She has been to both sides of Israel’s Wall in Palestine 8 times since 2005 and is the producer of UNCENSORED “30 Minutes with Vanunu” Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blower
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