The Return of the Divine Feminine
Ahead of the feast of the Magdalene on the 22nd of July we explore what it means to look at the relationship within ourselves and the Divine Feminine. What is the Sacred Feminine? Is this about feminism, ‘girl power’ and standing our ground as women? Well yes and no. Actually it’s about recreating the... View Article
Ahead of the feast of the Magdalene on the 22nd of July we explore what it means to look at the relationship within ourselves and the Divine Feminine.
What is the Sacred Feminine? Is this about feminism, ‘girl power’ and standing our ground as women? Well yes and no. Actually it’s about recreating the Divine goddess within us that was lost in this patriarchal society roughly 2,000 years ago when the intuitive wisdom of the feminine became scorned and ridiculed and then ultimately punished. It is about restoring the balance of the male and female energies in perfect synergy, a twin flame, the male and female aspect of us in unity. The Magdalene archetype helps us to do this in a beautiful and powerful way. We can reclaim the lost part of our inner self, to find our truth and to do away with dogmatic structures and old patterns and ultimately find the fire that burns within and to cool the calm waters that are gently lit by the Moon.
Mary Magdalene is an interesting an enigmatic figure of history and mysterious legend. Labelled as a prostitute and unimportant persona non gratia in the life of Christ she has shot into our consciousness in the last few years by many writers and historians as a woman who could bring balance to an unbalanced story. Now pardoned by the church, she has reached Sainthood and has been given the grand title of Apostle to the Apostles. However, she is so much more. The works of researcher and religious historian Margaret Starbird inspired Dan Brown to write the Da Vinci Code which catapulted her into centre stage of the Grail heresy, and casts an interesting light on her tale. From medieval lore to the lost Gnostic codices at Nag Hammadi, she has inspired, artists, playwrites and poets across the world from Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli and Shakespeare. The hidden codes, the Knights Templar, Rosicrucians, The Cathars of Provence to the modern Freemasons and even the ancient version of the Tarot all hold Grail signposts hidden in sacred language, art and buildings over thousands of years.
The legend is written into so many sacred codes and refuses to go away. The Inquisitors tried and failed despite millions of cruel deaths and torture and yet the stories persist and very much so today. Is it possible that Mary Magdalene is the Grail that has been searched for over centuries -the sacred vessel holding the bloodline of Christ? Or was she an Essene mystic within a powerful inner circle who understood the true and hidden teachings of Christ? All of these heresies will be discussed at length now and in the future. But undoubtedly she is a symbol of our lost feminine selves. She played an important role in the life of Christ and we need to ask the question that we may have been misled…Was Christ a man born of the Royal House of David, a mystic, a teacher, an activist and a healer who achieved the super consciousness in his life time. Have we been given an idol so impossible to reach? A mother of Jesus had to be a virgin? What happened to the beauty of motherhood as earthy, magical and culminating from sacred union. Could Jesus have had a wife and children? Could his ascension be a language of discovering the maximum amount of light and highest vibration that is available to us all? Do we have to look to external Gods to discover our Divinity or are we able to find it within?
These questions are very important ones to ask if we are able to live our lives taking true responsibility for our happiness, spiritual growth and ultimately a peaceful life on this heaven known as Earth. The hunt for the Grail will continue unabated, and in these changing times where the old dogmatic structures are being revealed as cold and false we need to challenge more than ever. The Magdalene, the dark and shadowy figure will help us to push through, to restore the balance in this beautiful Age of the Aquarius.
I sense the presence of the Tower
The rose, sweet strength in the darkest hour,
The Vine she threads through the land
As she holds the chalice in her hand.
The one half of the twin flame
Mary of Bethany is her name
She slips into my sleep or so it seems
The line of Kings in our dreams
The jewel encrusted sword she shows me
Dissolves into the Fleur De Lis
Its gentle perfume dipped in the Royal Line
The Goddess rises through soaring Cathedrals so fine.