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 model of healing and hope, and her message is emerging from the shadows of the past 1500 years to awaken a new consciousness and sow seeds of creativity, transformation and community.
The Mythica Foundation offers four ways to deepen your knowledge of Mary Magdalene:
The Magdalene Conference is Mythica's annual international online gathering of scholars, musicians, writers and artists in celebration of Mary Magdalene and her legacy. The theme of 2023's conference, to be held February 18-21 is Re-Uniting with Our Roots: Mary Magdalene and the Tree of Life. Click here to learn more
40 Days with May Magdalene is a Lenten cycle of study, song and prayer with zoom gatherings for Lectio and Visio Divina and Compline. Ash Wednesday (February 22) through Palm Sunday (April 2)
The Rose Sangha is our monthly community gathering featuring music, poetry, art and a keynote speaker -- with the featured topic almost always connected in someway to Mary Magdalene.
In the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene is Mythica'sannual pilgrimage to French to explore the caves of Provence where legend claims Magdalene spent the last thirty years of her life
Our core faculty (Kayleen Asbo, robin O'Brien, Catherine Braslavksy and Sue Ellen Parkinson) are also available to lead Mary Magdalene workshops and contemplative retreats that interweave historical scholarship with music, art making and spiritual practice.