Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven't Tried Yet

Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven't Tried Yet

by Meggan Watterson

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Overview

A new perspective on one of the most misunderstood figures in the Christian story offers the key to reclaiming the divine feminine aspect of Christianity as we discover the radical presence of love around and within us.

A gospel, as old and as authentic as any of the gospels that now make up the Christian bible, was buried deep in the Egyptian desert after an edict was sent out in the 4th century to have all copies of it destroyed. Fortunately, some rebel monks were wise enough to refuse—and thanks to their disobedience and spiritual spunk, we have several ancient manuscripts of the only gospel that was written in the name of a woman: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene.

This gospel tells a very different love story from the one we've come to refer to as Christianity. This gospel says that we are not sinful; we are not to feel ashamed for being human. In fact, each person's purpose is to be fully human, to be a "true human being"—that is, a person who has remembered that she is also divine. This divinity is not something we will ever receive through confession or absolution from relationships or institutions outside of us; rather, this "child of true humanity" exists within us, inside our own heart. And all we need to do is to turn inward; to meditate, like Mary Magdalene, in the way her gospel directs us to see the radical presence of love all around us; and to allow that vision to change everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401954901
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 17,524
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Meggan Watterson is an author, meditation teacher, and scholar of the divine feminine who inspires seekers to live guided by the soul-voice inside them. Her first book, REVEAL, is described as "ignited prayer" by Eve Ensler, "life-changing" by Dr. Christiane Northrup, and "a blessing to the world" by Gabrielle Bernstein. She is the co-author of How to Love Yourself (And Sometimes Other People): Spiritual Advice for Modern Relationships. She facilitates the REDLADIES, an online global spiritual community that puts radical love into practice. Meggan has a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. She leads retreats and workshops on the divine feminine and the soul-voice meditation. Her work has appeared in media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Marie Claire.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Eye of the Heart xiii

Why I Could Kiss a Copt 1

We Can't Half-Ass Death 6

The First Powers Darkness

What We Have Forgotten 11

The Christianity We Haven't Tried Yet 15

How a Feminist Sees an Angel 19

The Secret Ministry of Currer Bell 24

Leviticus in Bunny Slippers 28

The Second Powers Craving

The Girl Who Baptized Herself 33

The Passion of Saint Perpetua 39

Grandma Betty's Lightbulb Eyes 43

The Angriest Christian I've Ever Met 49

The Buddha Tara's Badass Vow 52

Misunderstanding Mr. Mister 56

The Three Marys 59

The Red Thread 63

The Third Powers Ignorance

What Happens in the Wilderness 69

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene 73

What It Means to Be Saved 78

What It Means to Be Human 81

What I Learned as the Burning Bush 84

How to Meditate Like Mary Magdalene 91

The Red Egg 96

The Body Never Lies 101

Mary Magdalene Was Not a Prostitute 105

No One Was There to Witness the Witness 113

The Power to Judge 116

The Red Spring 118

Like a Same-Sex Divine Feminine Noah's Ark 123

A Religion Every Body Belongs To 127

Why I Am Proud to Be Part Impala 130

How the Long Island Medium Answered My Prayer 139

The Fourth Power Craving for Death

A Ship Without Sails 143

The Yoni of the Mountain 151

What I Heard in Mary Magdalene's Crypt 155

The Fifth Power Enslavement to the Physical Body

The Princess of Mercy 159

The Cave of Eggs 165

She Who Confirms the Truth 175

The Sixth Power The False Peace of the Flesh

The Whole Point Is That It Never Ends 183

Love Has Already Won 185

The White Spring 191

The Seventh Powers The Compulsion of Rage

What We Have Remembered 195

The Woman with the Alabaster Jar 199

The Language of the Angels 203

The Prayer of the Heart 207

Afterword

I Believe Mary 213

Appendix 1 The Soul-Voice Meditation 223

Appendix 2 Mary Magdalene's Red Thread Reading List 227

Appendix 3 Resources for Giving and Receiving Support 229

Endnotes 231

Acknowledgments 235

About the Author 239

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Anonymous 12 months ago
A view of an alternate reality. This book completes the message of life and death . It explains why Christianity seems always incomomplete . This book places the meaning of love back in the forefront of human expierience .
Maguerite 8 months ago
I really love this book. The author's journey to identifying Mary Magdalene is astounding! The book goes really deep into explaining Mary Magdalene. Some of things in the book has been validated into what I've suspected all along. I couldn't put this book down. This is a great read!