About magdalenepath

Claire Sierra, MA, LFT, is the author of The Magdalene Path – Awaken the Power of Your Feminine Soul ©. An Arts Therapist and True Purpose™ Master Coach, Claire has guided thousands of women who feel lost & confused about their purpose, to use creative arts to connect to their divine guidance for clarity & confidence about their true path. She’s led creative soul-centered workshops, retreats and private sessions for over 2 decades. To support greater re-connection she and her husband recently became proprietors of the Balch Hotel, a boutique destination retreat in the Columbia River Gorge, in Oregon. (visit www.BalchHotel.com) For free resources on your path, go to: www.MagdalenePath.com for sample chapters, meditations, audio interviews and more.

Sacred & What??

2018-11-01T18:26:16+00:00

There's something afoot about Mary Magdalene--she's popping up everywhere lately. Perhaps it's that we sense she's whole and holy. Sexy and spiritual...alive. The hidden being revealed. Just like us. And it’s valuable to talk about her missing herstory: her message that was lost and being reclaimed. There’s a lot there. But if we are not careful it can become overly intellectualized and dogmatic. So not helpful. Her wisdom can be tapped and moved into the body and heart where change is embodied. I find my mind and brain move so much faster than my heart and body. You too? In

Sacred & What?? 2018-11-01T18:26:16+00:00

Managing the Unmanageable

2018-10-10T19:58:34+00:00

Oh sister... I awoke this morning thinking of you. I've got a few ideas... Oy, what a hot time we're in. Sure, the world looks the same on the outside, day to day--with birds singing and sun shining--yet after this weekend's vote in US Congress, inside many of us are burning and broiling inside. Women feel dismissed, abused, discarded. (Magdalene qualities, btw.) And DONE with it! Most of us feel like running away from the current white male-dominant, abusive leadership we're witnessing. I can understand why. Others think this is over-reaction, and want the whole thing to blow over and

Managing the Unmanageable 2018-10-10T19:58:34+00:00

{Temple Reflections} Unforeseen Gifts

2018-10-05T19:19:36+00:00

A deep heady scent of Spikenard greeting each woman as she arrived to Temple Sophia. Anointed, one by one, women of various background, age and experience entered the circle. Inhaling deeply, relaxing fully, she found her seat in the garnet room and settled in to the journey. As thirteen of us began, sisters shared what brought them to the circle…. what their intentions for being there were. After all, there are many things begging for attention in our lives these days. And all of these women are teachers, healers and leaders in their own right, so what was calling them

{Temple Reflections} Unforeseen Gifts 2018-10-05T19:19:36+00:00

What’s So Dangerous About Mary Magdalene?

2018-10-04T17:52:01+00:00

I'm just back from pilgrimage to the south of France, activating deeper aspects of The Magdalene Path. It was powerful beyond words. I've been inspired to shift my retreat in November to unveil these deeper mysteries that emerged there.  (If you're curious go HERE. After the death ritual of Yeshua (or Jesus in Greek) that completed the ancient prophesy, Mary Magdalene left Israel for southern France, where I spent 11 days. (you can read more about her journey in The Magdalene Path.) She traveled with the Maries, priestess- healers who shared her mission:  teaching The Way of Love that began

What’s So Dangerous About Mary Magdalene? 2018-10-04T17:52:01+00:00

Paint Your Soul Free

2018-08-20T21:40:33+00:00

Since returning from pilgrimage to the south of France, where I've reconnected with the deeper heart, soul and mystery that underlies The Magdalene Path. (I'm getting ready to share more details soon.) I'm writing lots and feeling creative bursts. I've been clearing out my studio; rediscovering old art motifs and finding new ones. A creative urge is moving through me. Slow and quiet but insistent. Are you  feeling it too? As we realize the damage done by operating in hyper-masculine mode--the only path to achieve success in our culture--our Feminine Soul, and all it's juicy sensuality and creativity revives. Like

Paint Your Soul Free 2018-08-20T21:40:33+00:00

She’s Everywhere… If You Know How to Look

2018-08-20T21:22:27+00:00

Since my pilgrimage to the south of France, I've been marinating in deeper aspects of The Magdalene Path. It was powerfully life altering. I've been inspired to shift my retreat in November to unveil these deeper mysteries.  I'll share more in a bit, but if you're curious go HERE. One thing that's so compelling in France is that she's present everywhere--if you know how to look. Prior to 1200 all the Notre Dame churches were dedicated to her. Even now she's in niches, stained glass windows, side chapels, paintings, and main altars. After the ordeal of Yeshua (in Aramaic, or 

She’s Everywhere… If You Know How to Look 2018-08-20T21:22:27+00:00

She Didn’t Do It Alone, Why Should You?

2018-08-20T21:08:11+00:00

I'm just back from pilgrimage in the Languedoc, the south of France, where I activated deeper aspects of The Magdalene Path. It was powerful beyond words. I'm still integrating the experience, I'll share more in a bit. One thing that's so compellingly clear about  Magdalene, is that her story was distorted on purpose. She was named the Apostle to the Apostles--lineage holder-- by Jesus. She's a great icon of  stolen feminine power who holds a potent spiritual sensual healing lineage waiting to be tapped. But Her story got  distorted, eliminated and forgotten. She was removed on purpose as part of a

She Didn’t Do It Alone, Why Should You? 2018-08-20T21:08:11+00:00

Avalon Revisited: Magdalene Remembered

2018-07-18T00:55:28+00:00

Amazing. A year ago I went on a pilgrimage, to a mythical place—Avalon. I’ve had a strong spiritual connection there, even before writing The Magdalene Path and discovering Mary Magdalene had traveled there, (you can read more about that HERE) We traveled to ancient sacred sites--Christian and pagan—holy places for eons and entered a deep alchemical space, full of myth metaphor, ritual and magic. The light and energy we conjured was palpable. (And still is!) To say it was amazing is an understatement. Our intention was to awaken the Avalon lineage. Activating the inner marriage of Christ consciousness—for women, the

Avalon Revisited: Magdalene Remembered 2018-07-18T00:55:28+00:00

Something New Is Whispering

2018-06-15T18:32:51+00:00

  I love June. It's my birthday month and Solstice is next week. Summer is almost upon us. Can you believe it? Since life tends to get busy with activities--making hay while the sun shines and all ;0--I wanted to share a few on the horizon, so you don't miss out. It's easy to forget our own needs and get  drawn into things. One of the things I love about both Temple Sophia Women's Circle, and Sisterhood Suppers is 2 very different experiences to unpack and explore what's happening in our lives, inside and out. Many women "speak ourselves into

Something New Is Whispering 2018-06-15T18:32:51+00:00

Reclaiming the Priestess Within

2018-06-15T20:33:57+00:00

Lately its all about releasing and receiving to harness the new energy that's present now. Equinox started us off, then Easter, and May Day (Mary Day or Beltane to some) continues this path of re-balancing inside and out with the forces of Spring. At Temple Sophia last month, 22 women (!!) launched a new red tent-type gathering in the parlor of the Balch Hotel, in circle to explore new life bursting forth, and how that's emerging in their lives. I was in awe. I saw deep, strong, creative, resourceful women, tired of being frustrated, exhausted and overwhelmed. Hungering for self-care, a

Reclaiming the Priestess Within 2018-06-15T20:33:57+00:00