Women's circles have been called a revolutionary-evolutionary movement hidden in plain sight by Jean Shida Bolen and have been hailed as capable of affecting global change. Magdalene Circles are groups of women who focus their shared energies on the wisdom of Mary Magdalene to gain insight into the role of the sacred feminine in their own lives and to help them advance on their spiritual paths. This book offers 14 lessons to help understand the wisdom offered by Mary Magdalene's story and mythos. Among the lessons are prophecies of the bride, why we need the bride, Magdalene's archetypal pattern of descent, and how modern women carry the Grail. Well-suited for the individual reader as well as a group, each lesson includes an introduction, guided meditation, questions for journaling and an essay by Margaret Starbird as well as suggestions for group sharing. Placing Mary Magdalene within the pattern of cyclic renewal of earth-based religions, this book offers the chance to incorporate the sacred feminine wisdom of Mary Magdalene into everyday life for Christians and spiritual feminists alike. * Provides a unique workbook for use in the spiritual pathwork of Magdalene Circles * Includes wisdom stories, guided meditations, journaling questions, and essays by Margaret Starbird, author of The Woman with the Alabaster Jar * Designed for those involved in Magdalene Circles and those interested in applying the sacred feminine wisdom of the Goddess to their lives
Joan Norton, a licensed psychotherapist with 25 years of experience helping women, founded the Los Angeles Mary Magdalene Circle. Margaret Starbird is the author of the bestselling The Woman with the Alabaster Jar, The Goddess in the Gospels, and Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile.