Mary Magdalene is an archetypal figure who embodies the capacity to be fully present for both grief and joy: a compassionate witness to the deepest suffering and yet also a woman able to open her heart to new life. As the disciple who was most devoted to Jesus and his message, she was revered in the first few centuries of Christianity as a teacher and preacher of profound spiritual wisdom. Over time, this image was erased and replaced by depictions of a penitent sinner, an adulteress- even a prostitute. The translation of ancient texts recovered in Egypt during our time are revealing Mary Magdalene's message of transformation and hope.
The Mythica Foundation offers four ways to deepen your knowledge of Mary Magdalene:
The Magdalene Seminar is a seven week class series that weaves history, myth, art and music with personal writing reflection and small group discussion