Synopses & Reviews
Recent discoveries of sacred texts such as the Gospel of Mary of Magdala and the Gospel of Thomas tell us that Mary Magdalene was independent, insightful, and courageous-a woman so inspirational that her voice can still be heard across the ages. In Invoking Mary Magdalene, religious scholar Siobhan Houston invites you to develop your own personal relationship with one of Jesus' closest disciples, as she instructs you in a daily devotional practice of prayers, meditations, and visualizations from around the world. With the exercises in this book and on the accompanying CD, Houston offers step-by-step guidance for accessing the wisdom of the Divine Feminine that Mary Magdalene represents, as you explore: Novenas, rosaries, and seasonal rituals from the Gnostic, Kabbalistic, and Grail traditions, How to connect to Mary Magdalene in her Dark Goddess aspect to unleash your own fierce power-the energy that turns fear and illusion into healing and renewal, Reveling in bliss: realizing a euphoric adoration of the Divine that eclipses all earthly concerns, and much more.
In Invoking Mary Magdalene, Siobh?n Houston shares the compelling story of Jesus? preeminent female disciple to help us rediscover the long-eclipsed feminine heart of Christianity. With her, readers will learn a wide-ranging program of prayers and practices inspired by the Magdalene, including: ? Gnostic, Kabbalistic, and Grail meditations for opening to divine wisdom ? Accessing your personal power by connecting to Mary Magdalene in her Dark Goddess aspect ? Consecrating your sacred space?ideas for altar design, prayer beads and shawls, and a devotional garden ? Practices to enhance healing and compassion ? A guided visualization into the Cave of Saint Baume, said to be Magdalene's final home in France, and much more. With this integrated book-and-CD tool, now readers can join the growing number of people from diverse spiritual traditions who have come to share Mary Magdalene's gnosis?her indwelling knowledge of the sacred and divine?and gain the riches of her timeless wisdom.