While we’re on the subject of Mary Magdalene, I’d like to share with you some information from two illuminating books: The Power of the Magdalene: The Hidden Story of the Women Disciples and The Magdalene Version: The Never Before Revealed Ancient Teachings of Mary Magdalene and Jesus, both by Stuart Wilson & Joanna Prentis. The authors practice past life regressions, and through this they attained contact with an Angelic presence called Alariel, who filled them in on the female disciples of Jesus and the teachings of Mary Magdalene.
Alariel: It’s important to understand that the discipleship system that Jeshua set up was designed to mirror the greater symbolism of the universe. The balance of Father-Mother God was mirrored in a balance of male and female disciples, so there were six circles of twelve, making seventy-two male disciples, and six circles of twelve, making seventy-two female disciples, a total of 144 disciples in all.
Mary the mother of Jesus/Jeshua and Mary Magdalene were the highest frequency beings in the First Circle of female disciples; the rest were relatives of Jeshua. Mother Mary was the leader of the group. She is described as:
…a person of quiet and calm authority. There was a great sense of clarity about her, and her dedication to the Light shone forth in everything she did. She acted as the spiritual anchor and foundation for the group…She had been a high Initiate since the days of Akhenaten in Egypt.
Mary Magdalene had also been trained in the high mystery schools of Egypt. Her personality was different from Mother Mary’s, however:
Mary Magdalene had a very different temperament. Powerful, eager, enthusiastic, the fire of her total commitment to the Light burned within her like a bright flame. She was a passionate advocate for truth and justice.
After Jesus/Jeshua left them, Mary Magdalene was to hold and teach the “Inner Mysteries of the Way”, along with John, James, Thomas and Philip. Mary Magdalene was to be the leader of this group. The “outer teachings” were to be spread by most of the male disciples, led by Peter. But he felt that this structure divided them when they should be united. Also he could not accept the leadership of a woman, and “deeply resented” Mary’s closeness to Jeshua.
Peter could not tolerate the idea of a rival leader, and a rival leader who happened to be a woman was quite unthinkable for him.
The First Circle of male disciples are described as independent individuals rather than a close-knit group, and they came from various parts of the country side. There was a “conventional faction” led by Peter and a “progressive faction” including Thomas, James and Philip. John was the mediator, so to speak. In contrast, the First Circle of female disciples were closely-knit, telepathically linked, and worked together. All had worked through many years and lifetimes in preparation.
Alariel: The whole point about the balanced male and female system of discipleship, as set up by Jeshua, is that it reflected the central balance of Father-Mother God. Father-Mother God is completely balanced, completely integrated and completely whole. If you try to take either the Father or Mother element out of this equation, the result is a major imbalance in perception. Any system that honors the Father energy and neglects the energy of the Divine Mother will lack flexibility, sensitivity, compassion and wisdom. It will tend to become rigid and brittle and will fragment into a number of competing elements.
It is one of the great tragedies of Western culture that all knowledge of the female disciples of Jeshua has been lost, and it is now time to restore that knowledge.
Both Magdalene books are published by Ozark Mt. Publishing and available at ozarkmt.com
PHOTO: Medieval carving of Mary Magdalene
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