Exile of the Bride is over, Mary Magdalene is returning inside women everywhere.
In many current texts, Mary Magdalene is acclaimed as the root of Christian wisdom—as well as one of its most controversial figures. In The Mary Magdalene Within, details of her teachings are disclosed as she leads the reader into a profound experience of the Sacred Feminine. In Norton’s first person narrative, Mary Magdalene describes the extraordinary story of her life and her love for Jesus.
Margaret Starbird, author of The Woman with the Alabaster Jar, gives this review of The Mary Magdalene Within:
"More and more I am reminded that our journey isn't "out there"--it's really interior, and that THAT is the legacy of Mary Magdalene: the way of the heart. So many people are scurrying around trying to visit her shrines in France instead of building her a shrine in their own psyche--in partnership with the Christ already enthroned there.
This remarkable book confirms the intimate partnership of the archetypal Christ-couple on every plane- a true union of the Bridgegroom with his Sister-Bride. It is the mandala for the sacred marriage of our own soul with her Beloved-Other in the bridal chamber of our inmost being."
“The Mary Magdalene Within is an achingly beautiful, powerfully moving, and profoundly original story and teaching. Everyone who has been intrigued by The DaVinci Code will want to read this book. The deeper truth told in this book is that men need to find the divine feminine in the ordinary women who are already around them, and so to be led to discover it also in themselves.”
—James Lawler, contributing author, Mel Gibson’s Passion and Philosophy
Women in the Circle of Mary Magdalene
by Joan Norton & Margaret Starbird
A practical guide for inviting the wisdom of Mary Magdalene into everyday life
- Provides a unique workbook for use in the spiritual pathwork of Magdalene Circles
- Includes wisdom stories, guided meditations, journaling questions, and theological essays by Margaret Starbird, author of The Woman with the Alabaster Jar
- Designed for those involved in Magdalene Circles and those interested in applying the sacred feminine wisdom of the Goddess to their lives Women’s circles have been called a “revolutionary-evolutionary movement hidden in plain sight” by Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of The Millionth Circle, and have been hailed as capable of affecting global change. Magdalene Circles are groups of women who focus their shared energies on the wisdom of Mary Magdalene to gain insight into the role of the sacred feminine in their own lives and to help them advance on their spiritual paths.
This book offers 14 lessons to help understand the wisdom offered by Mary
Magdalene’s story and mythos. Among the lessons are prophecies of the bride, why we need the bride, Magdalene’s archetypal pattern of descent, and how modern women carry the Grail. Well-suited for the individual reader as well as a group, each lesson includes an introduction, guided meditation, questions for journaling, and a theological essay by Margaret Starbird as well as suggestions for group sharing. Placing Mary Magdalene within the pattern of “cyclic renewal” of earth-based religions, this book offers the chance to incorporate the sacred feminine wisdom of Mary Magdalene into everyday life for Christians and spiritual feminists alike.