In the mystical tradition of Sophian Gnostic Christianity, Mary Magdalene is referred to as the Holy Bride. She is understood as the feminine embodiment of the Anointed, bringing balance and harmony to the masculine aspect of God as exemplified in Christ Jesus.
The stories of the Holy Bride in the Sophian Gnostic Tradition are typically passed down from generation to generation orally and as a general rule are not written down. However Tau Malachi, the lineage holder of the Sophian Gnostic tradition followed a call to write the stories down. His book, St. Mary Magdalene The Gnostic Tradition of the Holy Bride is the result of this call and it is from this book which I recorded the audios you will hear below.
According to Tau Malachi:
"They are not meant to be factual in any historical sense, but rather are intended to be inspirational and experiential. They are designed to communicate spiritual and metaphysical truths about Divine reality that cannot be conveyed in any other way. Listening and hearing the legends, or reading them, is an adventure in sacred fantasy through which one might experience the same Divine illumination as those who tell the tales, and through which , in fact, one might bring forth new insights and inspirations via the Creative Spirit in oneself."
-Tau Malachi, from his book, St. Mary Magdalene The Gnostic Tradition of the Holy Bride
Thus in the telling and retelling of the story of the Holy Bride an internal and personal experience of the Divine is stimulated and in so doing the very way we remember history is changed. When we chagne the way we remember the past, we in effect, change it. In the sharing of these stories it is my hope to help to re-write the Greatest Story Ever Told, to begin to remember it as a story that not only included women, but one in which women played a central role in the awakening of human consciousness.
The stories of Mary Magdalene portray her as the embodiment of the perfection of womanhood. She is God in female form. By listening to her stories a portal of possibility is opened where all women can begin to experience themselves as a feminine expression of the Divine.
I invite you to listen not only with your ears, but also with your heart. Receive the wisdom within and behind the words. There is great power in these stories. May you recieve according to your desire and may all beings benefit!