[Epub] ↠ The Passion of Mary Magdalen Author Elizabeth Cunningham – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk

[Epub] ↠ The Passion of Mary Magdalen Author Elizabeth Cunningham – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 640 pages
  • The Passion of Mary Magdalen
  • Elizabeth Cunningham
  • English
  • 12 September 2019
  • 0976684330

The Passion of Mary MagdalenFor The Millions Of Readers Fascinated By Dan Brown S Revelations About Mary Magdalen In The Da Vinci Code, Here, At Last, Is Their Chance To Meet The Gospel S Most Provocative Woman Face To Face On Her Own TermsMake Way For A New Magdalen Born On A Celtic Isle To Eight Warrior Witch Mothers, Maeve Is Raised To Be As Brave As Any Hero In Her Stubborn, Enchanting Voice, She Recounts Her Perilous Quest For The Young Man, Esus, Whose Life She Once Saved From Druid Sacrifice Captured And Sold To A Roman Madam, Maeve Is Sustained By A Fierce Sense Of Identity, Compassion For Her Sister Whores, And Her Unquenchable Love When She Wins Her Freedom And Finds Her Lost Lover, A Stormy Life Begins For Both As We Follow The Passion Story Through The Eyes Of Jesus S Partner By Turns Feisty And Funny, Outrageous And Tender, This Celtic Mary Magdalen Challenges All Stereotypes, Both Old And New Age, And Brings Us To Transforming Encounter With The Divine Feminine Made Flesh


About the Author: Elizabeth Cunningham

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10 thoughts on “The Passion of Mary Magdalen

  1. says:

    I was raised a Catholic I went to a Catholic middle school, and currently attend a Jesuit college In high school, I went to religion class on Sundays and made my Confirmation.But try as I might prepare for some blasphemy here , I could not bring myself to care about Jesus.Okay Not care may not be the right way to describe it I couldn t relate, is what I m trying to say I knew teachers who got teary eyed during the Stations of the Cross every year, but to me that particular Mass was just I was raised a Catholic I went to a Catholic middle school, and currently attend a Jesuit college In high school, I went to religion class on Sundays and made my Confirmation.But try as I might prepare for some blasphemy here , I could not bring myself to care about Jesus.Okay Not care may not be the right way to describe it I couldn t relate, is what I m trying to say I knew teachers who got teary eyed during the Stations of the Cross every year, but to me that particular Mass was just another obligation And reading the Bible just made Jesus seem even less approachable He always seemeddivine than human to me and, let s face it, his Father s rules always seemed a little sexist.The Passion of Mary Magdalen changed all that for me Cunningham creates a brilliant, imperfect Jesus who makes honest mistakes, who can be a bit of a jerk sometimes, but who seemshuman than he does in any official Gospel I genuinely cried in scenes that, otherwise, made me say big deal when we reenacted them at Mass in middle school.But this book and its predecessor, Magdalen Rising The Beginning also did onething for me, one thing for which I will be forever grateful It made me love my body It helped me discover divinity in women, in myself.We Catholic girls are taught to bear Eve s shame We re taught that our bodies are unclean and that our sexual agency is a sin We re an other Maeve, Mary Magdalen, Priestess of Isis, whatever you choose to call her she teaches us not to feel ashamed or dirty when we have our periods, she teaches us to embrace every biological fact that comes with being a woman, she teaches us that men should be held accountable for their own mistakes and stop using women as scapegoats, she teaches us that there is a bit of the God dess in all of us And most importantly, she teaches us sovereignty She teaches us to make decisions about our own lives and our own bodies, not to let men dictate our lives for us.I remember first reading Magdalen Rising, and reaching the scene in which Maeve uses her own menstrual blood to fingerpaint some rocks My reaction was much like the reaction of Viviane, later in the book Disgust I almost put the book down, thinking it was a little too absurd and savage for my tastes But something in me the Goddess, perhaps said, No, keep reading This is great stuff And soon I felt myself lightening up, and even loving that scene I ve reread Magdalen Rising three times already Now, a few months later, when I got to the scene in The Passion of Mary Magdalen where Jesus finally breaks his geis and touches Maeve when she s bleeding, and then asks her to anoint him with her blood, I found myself crying and laughing and cheering for good ol Jesus I feel as though I ve come full circle and really embraced my femininity.I would 100% recommend this book to everyone, but especially to women who always felt a little estranged by the Catholic Church I know not everyone will love it as much as I do, indeed many will bristle at the challenges Maeve Mary Magdalen poses but it s certainly worth the read It has earned a place beside my other favorites on my special bookshelf I cannot wait to accompany Maeve on the next phase of her journey in Bright Dark Madonna, and I m sure that book will be just as great as Cunningham s others Update, 2018 Just finished the audiobook edition on Audible, and I absolutely loved it It s perhaps evenemotional listening to it acted out by the fantastic narrator, Heather O Neill 5 5 stars is not enough

  2. says:

    The title of this book doesn t do justice to just how astonishing it is At turns reverent and irreverent, bawdy, earthy, spiritual, funny, moving, human and divine, it s an incredible journey with wonderfully dimensional characters A massive book, and so involving, I had to put it down periodically and take a breather, but each time I picked it up again I fell right into the narrative, drawn away and drawn in so completely.The narrator, Maeve, aka Mary Magdalen, is a voluptuous Celtic girl who The title of this book doesn t do justice to just how astonishing it is At turns reverent and irreverent, bawdy, earthy, spiritual, funny, moving, human and divine, it s an incredible journey with wonderfully dimensional characters A massive book, and so involving, I had to put it down periodically and take a breather, but each time I picked it up again I fell right into the narrative, drawn away and drawn in so completely.The narrator, Maeve, aka Mary Magdalen, is a voluptuous Celtic girl who goes from priestess, to Roman slave and common prostitute, to pagan priestess, to beloved wife of Jesus Told in the first person, Maeve s voice is an instant and enduring hook the prose as earthy real and voluptuous as Maeve herself And very modern, which bothered me on the first page, but by the second page I realized that Maeve is telling this two thousand year old story from the present though the mechanism of how that is occurring is never revealed There is a sequel I should add here that there is also a prequel and if you wish to read Magdalen Rising and remain unspoiled as to the major plot points, you should probably read that one first I didn t, so I can t speak as to whether it s the tour de force the second book is, but even though I know the high points of what happened in that story, since finishing Passion, I want to read the first story Which must be some kind of testament as to how much this book affected me Ms Cunningham manages to honor both the pagan and Judeo Christian traditions, to meld them so artfully that it seemed incredible that they d ever been parted If you are a biblical literalist, perhaps this won t work for you But it moved me very deeply, left me thinking about it for days after, marveling in the passion play I had just taken part in

  3. says:

    I don t give a lot of five s but this is a book of truly extraordinary delight It is the story of the Jesus mythos last days told through the eyes of his saucy, celtic druid reared, Goddess Isis worshipping sacred whore lover wife Maeve also known as Mary of Magdala The book is at times raucous laugh out loud funny and at other times it will break your heart I loved the humanness as well as the divinity and the rendering of the disciples from thick as a block to plotters, schemers and all the I don t give a lot of five s but this is a book of truly extraordinary delight It is the story of the Jesus mythos last days told through the eyes of his saucy, celtic druid reared, Goddess Isis worshipping sacred whore lover wife Maeve also known as Mary of Magdala The book is at times raucous laugh out loud funny and at other times it will break your heart I loved the humanness as well as the divinity and the rendering of the disciples from thick as a block to plotters, schemers and all the other petty intrigue that goes along with the human conidition The depiction of the women was truly divine I read late and I read early and I was truly sorry to see this book end Enjoy

  4. says:

    I have always hated the fact that Mary Magdalene has been called a prostitute throughout history when she in fact was not one That being said, if you completely disconnect this book from the bible, Christianity and Judaism, its a great historical novel about women in ancient times It is full of sex, passion, sorrow and drama The relationship between Jesus and Mary is beautiful Elizabeth Cunningham manages to describe an infinite love that is grander than just two people You will love this b I have always hated the fact that Mary Magdalene has been called a prostitute throughout history when she in fact was not one That being said, if you completely disconnect this book from the bible, Christianity and Judaism, its a great historical novel about women in ancient times It is full of sex, passion, sorrow and drama The relationship between Jesus and Mary is beautiful Elizabeth Cunningham manages to describe an infinite love that is grander than just two people You will love this book if you liked the Red Tent and the Mists of Avalon If you like irreverent tales of Jesus, check out Lamb The Gospel According to Biff, Christ s Childhood Pal

  5. says:

    Elizabeth Cunningham s long awaited sequel to _Daughter of the Shining Isles_ now sold under a different name , this book follows Maeve in her days as a slave in the Holy Land Although it s a thick book, I read this in no time at all since I could never put it down Maeve goes through so much in this story.from slavery to harlotry to sacred spiritual harlotryfrom the depths of despair to being the lover of the Christ but never quite his unquestioning follower Being of a Christian ba Elizabeth Cunningham s long awaited sequel to _Daughter of the Shining Isles_ now sold under a different name , this book follows Maeve in her days as a slave in the Holy Land Although it s a thick book, I read this in no time at all since I could never put it down Maeve goes through so much in this story.from slavery to harlotry to sacred spiritual harlotryfrom the depths of despair to being the lover of the Christ but never quite his unquestioning follower Being of a Christian background, I don t find much fascination in the recent DaVinci Code biblical questioning If Cunningham s book series had started with Maeve as the Magdalen in the Holy Lands, I likely would have just passed it by But this series is absolutely outstanding, and it s fascinating to follow Maeve and her spiritual beliefs, which never waver from a belief and love of the goddess, even as she acknowledges the truth of her lover s words as well

  6. says:

    Celtic spirituality, temple prostitution, and an enlightened view on Jesus life the Passion of Mary Magdalen will take you for a fantastic, visionary ride Fantastic indeed, the Passion of Mary Magdalen is bold, historical fantasy and requires an equally bold leap of faith This applies to the narrative style too The characters in the story act and talk like modern people and the author likes to intrude My favorite intrusion Papal bulls in a china shop. What was Elizabeth thinking She let Celtic spirituality, temple prostitution, and an enlightened view on Jesus life the Passion of Mary Magdalen will take you for a fantastic, visionary ride Fantastic indeed, the Passion of Mary Magdalen is bold, historical fantasy and requires an equally bold leap of faith This applies to the narrative style too The characters in the story act and talk like modern people and the author likes to intrude My favorite intrusion Papal bulls in a china shop. What was Elizabeth thinking She lets the reader know Until now I assume I ve had your willing suspension of disbelief A Celtic girl encounters the young Jesus at druid school Unlikely, perhaps, but fun. Yep, you can read her joy between the lines Jesus did manythings and there is not enough space in the world to write it all down. John 21 25 Likely, he did those things during the lost years Elizabeth mused that he ventured to the land of the Celts and fell in love with Maeve, a Celtic Priestess he met at druid school Elizabeth Cunningham is a brave author The first part of the Passion of Mary Magdalen relates Maeve s adventure after fate tore the two lovers apart She was taken to Rome and sold into slavery prostitution that is After a few urban adventures, she was set free and ventured to Galilee to find Jesus In Magdala, she took on the name Mary Magdalen, founded a temple in the honor of the Egyptian goddess Isis, and introduced therapeutic prostitution to the devout region Elizabeth is relentless in her effort to redeem the oldest profession on the planet Rightly so We still need a change of attitude towards sex and, consequently, prostitution Don t judge a woman before you walked in her high heels for a moon Reading this book spares you from that Elizabeth s point Some rich and powerful men turn back This is not their idea of a whorehouse where they are accustomed to paying for the illusion of control To become the god bearing stranger, the suppliant must surrender, forget who he is in the world, be naked as he was at birth When he leaves everything behind but himself, the whore priestess leads him to a hot spring She bathes him from head to toe She anoints him with warm, fragrant oils And here is our mystery, our surrender to know that each stranger is the beloved of Isis Through us she will know him, love him, heal him Always it is when I touch the stranger s feet that she becomes fully present in me there is nodistinction between goddess and priestess And I know somethingFor it is my own beloved s feet that I picture most clearly when I think of him It is his feet that walk beside me in my dreams, his feet, brown as earth, beautiful as the flight of birds In the feet of every god bearing stranger I remember him whom my soul loves When I open myself to the goddess, he is restored to me again in the stranger s embrace.While I agree that we should return prostitution to a respectable profession, I don t believe that something like temple prostitution existed If priests and priestesses performed sex in sacred spaces, the purpose was enlightenment, not therapy or satisfaction Sexuality is an expression, the expression of a secret force This force, which curses through our meridian and nervous system, also regenerates that s where therapy comes in and fuels mental activities like thinking, dreaming, and meditation This creative organic mental force is sacred It is the organic manifestation of the Divine Mojo with which the Godness created the multiverse Sacred sex aims at the sublimation of this force and avoids orgasm at all costs The latter would spill that precious energy onto the earth the enlightened meaning of Onan s allegory The technicalities Performers of sacred sex resonate the vibes of their creative forces to boost their amplitudes At the peak of collaborative vibrancy, they enter stillness Samadhi and a higher state of mind, a state they couldn t achieve by solitaire meditation Kamasutra still preserves some of that ancient tradition Elizabeth dedicated the second part of the Passion of Mary Magdalen to Jesus mission and Maeve s involvement in his miracles In the context of religion, Jesus was the great exception, in the context of enlightenment Visionary Fiction , he was the great example How did Jesus Nazareth turn into Jesus Christ Good question The gospel is dead silent on that subject, Elizabeth Cunningham rather outspoken You will need to re suspend your disbelieve in these chapters Spoiler alert Maeve shape shifted into the dove that descended from the sky during Jesus baptismal, she calmed the stormy sea, and she healed the tree Jesus cursed I don t think it matters whether Elizabeth is right or wrong The effort matters Her efforts are one of many contemporary attempts to reclaim the lost, better half of religion, which changed, two thousand years ago from a beautiful mystery into a manly, scholastic debate and instrument of war Religion has been a bit of a dick and we needwomen like Elizabeth to do something about that

  7. says:

    Against my better judgement 4 stars, because a she did her homework and b was wildly imaginative The tone is romance novel with tongue in cheek or not and her sentences are often clich s I just finished Mary Karr s Lit, which is so beautifully written that I kept reading sentences aloud to anyone who would listen In the first 200 pages of The Passion of Mary Magdalen, I read aloud sentences because they were so bad And yet Her imagined Mary Magdalene is at her best taking on well kno Against my better judgement 4 stars, because a she did her homework and b was wildly imaginative The tone is romance novel with tongue in cheek or not and her sentences are often clich s I just finished Mary Karr s Lit, which is so beautifully written that I kept reading sentences aloud to anyone who would listen In the first 200 pages of The Passion of Mary Magdalen, I read aloud sentences because they were so bad And yet Her imagined Mary Magdalene is at her best taking on well known Biblical episodes from a different perspective Not one rang false, except perhaps the very last one I had hoped for ,of what this means to say that Jesus is Risen and alive in our lives

  8. says:

    Earlier this year I read the prequel to this novel and absolutely loved it Something I can t say all together about this part of the series Don t get me wrong, I still like the story and Maeve is still het witty, feisty, funny and dramatic The writing is still amazing and the authors family background with 9 generations of Episcopal priests shows all through the writing So with didn t I like about this book Well the first 60% of the book It took forever before Jesus showed up and we really Earlier this year I read the prequel to this novel and absolutely loved it Something I can t say all together about this part of the series Don t get me wrong, I still like the story and Maeve is still het witty, feisty, funny and dramatic The writing is still amazing and the authors family background with 9 generations of Episcopal priests shows all through the writing So with didn t I like about this book Well the first 60% of the book It took forever before Jesus showed up and we really got going on the whole passion story And that was actually what I was looking for Not that I did not care about Maeves adventures in Rome But it could have been shorter Now you have the main part of the book handling about her whoring days in Rome and then the last part about her being Jesus companion The last part feels like it is rushed We sweep through their time together at a dazzling rate.I actually love some of the ideas that are worked out in this novel The similarities about Mary of Magdala and Jesus and the story of Isis and Osiris It is something a read about in the past and it is worth a further investigation I also like some of the explanations given about certain biblical events And also the relationship development between Maeve and Peter, the rock of the church.There were also few things I had trouble with comprehending I just can t imagine a smart girl like Maeve who was brought op as a free woman, who follows her heartthan anything, would put up with so much crape as Jesus puts her thought I just can t see Mary the mother of Jesus as a lack witted woman Basically I loved that she stepped away from the classic tale, cause the biblical version just doesn t bring any justice to Mary Magdalene But sometimes she for me went a step to far

  9. says:

    I started this book with mixed feelings, and I m very glad I finished it Considering I loved

  10. says:

    The whole Maeve Chronicles series is superlative, highly recommended, one of my favorites I would recommend it for fans of strong women, Celtic fantasy, Biblical reinterpretation, myth and magic, Goddess fiction, the Mists of Avalon In a nutshell, Mary Magdalen is re visioned as a Celtic ex pat and Jesus wife, a magical and strong and sometimes foolish woman, and her tale spans the course of four well researched and well written books Written with cheek and humor and glory and beauty, all at The whole Maeve Chronicles series is superlative, highly recommended, one of my favorites I would recommend it for fans of strong women, Celtic fantasy, Biblical reinterpretation, myth and magic, Goddess fiction, the Mists of Avalon In a nutshell, Mary Magdalen is re visioned as a Celtic ex pat and Jesus wife, a magical and strong and sometimes foolish woman, and her tale spans the course of four well researched and well written books Written with cheek and humor and glory and beauty, all at once.In Book Two, The Passion of Mary Magdalen, Maeve journeys to Rome as a slave and whore, makes friends, searches for Jesus, is claimed as a priestess of Isis, winds up inmyth and legend, founds a temple of sacred prostitution, and is reunited with her love This book intersects with the stories of the Bible most closely Jesus as he spreads his message and develops followers, his companions, his mother Miriam and the angels that speak to her, breaking bread with all kinds, the last supper, the cross, the morning after but all from Maeve s perspective, how she sees it, where her version contradicts the version that was written down Jesus is a man, a good one, but not perfect, which I think is a great way to think of him.There is some sexual violence in this book, in part memory, in part not

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