Christ has tamed Mary Magdalene from seven demons. In the Gospels, there is no mention of what kind of demons possessed her. One of the reasons for identifying her as a harlot was that Mary Magdalene takes on the image of unfaithful Israel, described by the prophets as a prostitute in her relationship with Jesus.
Mary Magdalene told Jesus that she wanted to follow Him wherever He went. And that she would be His disciple, spreading the news of salvation to every corner of the world. It is rumored that Jesus and Mary were twin flames, which means they had a profound soul connection.
One of the most exciting legends about twin flames originated in antiquity. The ancients claimed that there was the androgynous man in the beginning, and he was neither female nor male because he was complete. In one of his works, entitled “The Banquet,” Plato describes the story of the androgynous man in detail.
How did Mary Magdalene know Jesus?
Mary Magdalene was a woman of the Myrrh-bearing group. Magdalene is not a proper name, her name was Mary, and she was from Magdala, a city in the area of Galilee, so she was called Mary of Magdala. The Gospels did not confuse, but the apocryphal literature does, and hence the tradition not recognized by the Church that Mary Magdalene was the prostitute whom Jesus healed when the Pharisees said she should have been stoned to death.
Mary of Magdala met Jesus on Jesus’ journey through the city, when she was possessed by seven demons and had been healed by Him. This is how she comes to know Christ, as Luke’s Holy Gospel says: And after this, Jesus went about in cities and villages, preaching and blessing the kingdom of God, and the twelve were with him. Mary, called Magdalene, out of whom came seven demons. And Joanna, the wife of Huza, an Economist of Herod, Susanna, and many others who ministered to them out of their wealth.
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Did Mary Magdalene and Jesus love each other?
The fact that Mary Magdalene was close to the Mother of God but also that she had a double encounter with the Saviour, has led some witnesses to say that she was closer to Jesus than one would think at first sight. There is a phrase according to Brown: “the companion of the Saviour is Mary Magdalene. Christ loved her more than all his disciples and often used to kiss her on the mouth“, but this statement is not found in the actual Bible.
Jesus and Mary Magdalene loved each other, but only as brothers. There is no way they would have had a love affair. This is rumored to be due to the famous painter Da Vinci, who is said to have painted Mary Magdalene at the Last Supper. Mario Taddei does not dismiss the idea that the famous painting might contain a coded secret. He has suggested that there may indeed be a secret message.
Did Mary Magdalene write anything?
In some texts, John the Evangelist is guilty because he left her to follow Christ. Mary Magdalene became a prostitute. It was written in an article that “fleeing from here to Jerusalem. Not caring for her birth and forgetting the law of God, she made herself a vile prostitute. After willingly making a brothel of evil, she rightly made herself a temple of demons, for seven devils suddenly entered her and tormented her incessantly with unclean desires.”
Mary Magdalene wrote a gospel called the Gospel of Jesus’ wife, but it is not part of the biblical texts.
The fragment lists teachings and debates about marriage and the importance of virginity. Mary Magdalene is presented as a woman from whom seven devils were cast out, but also as the first to bring the news of Jesus’ Resurrection to the apostles.
When did Mary Magdalene meet Jesus?
Some documents depict Mary Magdalene as Jesus’ wife or concubine. Mary Magdalene was one of the first followers of Jesus of Nazareth. Mary Magdalene is one of the most controversial figures in the Christian religion. The Church has shaped the image of Mary Magdalene and how this shaping was the basis for the founding of the Christian faith.
Mary Magdalene met him when she was demonized on Jesus’ journey through the cities of Galilee. She was mistaken for one of the three women who anointed the Saviour with ointment. Two of them are called sinners, the one from the evangelists Luke and Mark, while the one from the Evangelist John is Mary, sister of Lazarus. The Evangelist Luke speaks of a sinful woman who began to water his feet with tears, and with the hair of her head, she wiped them and anointed¹ his feet with myrrh.
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What happened to Mary Magdalene after Jesus?
On 22 July, the Christian calendar commemorates the Holy Myrrh-bearer, who was made like the Apostles, Mary Magdalene. Also, the Church celebrates the Myrrh-bearing women together on the third Sunday after the Resurrection. So the Gospels mention Mary, Mary of Cleopas, Salome, and Joanna. Suzana, Martha and Mary, and Mary Magdalene. They received the name “Myrrh-bearers” because God had ordained them to be those who, together with the Mother of God, watched over the Saviour Christ during His Holy Passion, when He was abandoned even by those closest to Him.
After Jesus’ death, Mary Magdalene proved to be a disciple and went to spread the news of the gospel to all the countries of the world. There is no biblical evidence of her messianic activity. But several scholars have found in Mary’s gospel that she was a true apostle. Mary Magdalene was of the tribe of Naphtali, from Magdala Galilee. A fishing village on the western shore of Lake Ghenizaret, between the towns of Capernaum and Tiberias.
The Gospels say nothing about Mary’s early years, but tradition records that she was young, beautiful in appearance, and wealthy.
To whom is Mary Magdalene associated?
1. With the ex-wife of John, the Apostle
Mary Magdalene has been associated in non-biblical books as the former wife of John the Apostle. Still, she was only a disciple and a visionary of the Savior Jesus Christ. She was from Galilee, from the city of Magdala, on the borders of this province with Syria. The Saviour enlightened her mind with the light of a new life. From that moment on, Mary followed Christ, serving him in faith. At the most challenging moment of the crucifixion, when the Apostles were far away, Mary Magdalene remained by the Saviour’s Cross. When the Holy Body of the Lord was laid in the tomb, she anointed it with spices, shedding many tears.
2. With a prostitute
Nowhere in the Bible is there any mention of Mary Magdalene being a prostitute. In Scripture, it says: “He first appeared to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons.” This proves that Mary had seven demons, not that she was a prostitute. The conclusion drawn was based on the belief at the time that demons were the essence of disease. And casting out demons implied healing her.
3. With Jesus’ wife
Several conspiracy theories say that Mary Magdalene was the beloved or even the wife of Jesus Christ. These are based on accounts from the Apocrypha, i.e., writings of questionable authenticity discovered at the Dead Sea. Mary Magdalene set out with the Holy Apostles in the difficult struggle to spread the faith. Tradition has it that she went as far as Rome and from there to Ephesus, where she served St John the Apostle in his efforts to spread the word of God.
- She remained in Jerusalem, next to the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Resurrection to the Ascension. Together with the Mother of God and His holy Apostles, she will have participated in the miracle of the Ascension of the Lord on the Mount of Olives and also in the tabernacle on the day of Pentecost, when the promised Holy Spirit descended like tongues of fire on those present.
- Saint Mary Magdalene is the only one to have returned to the tomb four times, as the evangelists successively describe.
“Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household² manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.”
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- Cynthia Bourgeault: The Meaning of Mary Magdalene
- Meggan Waterson: Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle
- Margaret George: Mary, called Magdalene