|In my last article I promised to share a Divine Download I received after the great Notre Dame de Paris fire tragedy.
As a sacred place consecrated to Our Lady, the connection to Mary and Magdalene is palpable. I grieved at the loss of this great temple to the Divine Feminine.
Yet I reminded myself, it was NOT that, it’s bound by the patriarchal church authority. Both/and.
As I wrote previously, Notre Dame was built on an ancient goddess site–as many cathedrals and holy places are. Most assume “Our Lady” to be the Blessed Mother Mary, but in fact, these cathedrals (there are many Notre Dames) were dedicated to Mary Magdalene until the 1200s. (Read that article here)
(They all have Black Madonnas, too—coincidence?)
Magdalene is also Our Lady. She has so much to teach us, hiding in plain sight!
Rather than submit to the pundits, we can return to the inner wisdom of soul, a guiding deity or higher self. My practice, similar to writing The Magdalene Path is to center in prayer & meditation, asking for higher guidance to be revealed.
I call to the Maries — Magdalene and Madonna — and ask for guidance.I feel the soft embrace of their presence and inwardly hear their words to type,
It feels like the burning away of the masculine structure to reveal the Feminine energetic, the inner architecture, that has been buried under the facade.
And these passages are not neat and pretty, tied with bows and lace. The paired archetypes of Madonna and Mary encompass so many aspects of women’s wisdom and experience. The full gamut.
I’m excited to see where they lead us next.
What’s your perspective?
What do you think we are being called into now?
Let’s explore together, that’s the way, right?
|PS *Coincidentally* I had been planning a Rose Temple for Beltane, Friday May 3, to dip into Magdalene and Madonna Mysteries.
Gather for an evening women’s temple, to experience your Divine Feminine Self and activate your inner priestess as we dive into Spring and the path of the Rose at Beltane.
Enjoy deep-dive connection, creative exploration, soulful conversation, and simple ceremony that spans religious traditions.
Register in advance and save $8. Bring a sister for half price!