Mary Magdalene and The Great Sacrifice

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Mary Magdalene and The Great Sacrifice

#1 Postby Marion » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:26 am

Shalom in the name of our Io Adonai!

I was contemplating The crucifixtion and the teachings of this great sacrifice that Yeshua Messiah made for the whole world. Truly, he demonstrated the teaching, "There is no greater love than this, that one may give up ones life for ones friends." For he did just that, being willing to this horrible death, in order to show something, to create this santuary using his very body that we may take refuge in it.

Then I was contemplating Mary Magdalene's role in the mystery of the crucufixtion, and how she makes a vow to Yeshua saying, "You will accend, into repose in The Most High, and I will continuue to incarnate in a woman's form, generation after generation untill the time of the second coming." I am wondering, is not Magdalene's vow similar to a crucifixtion? To choose to incarnate in this world seems to be a huge sacrifice done for sake of compassion for all sentient existence, similar to Yeshua's sacrifice, which seems to have the same intention? Because, by incarnating in the world in every generation, Kallah Messiah essentially creates a sanctuary for beings just from her very presence in the generation. This seems to be true with all light bearers who have attained a supernal realization. They incarnate in the world for sake of compassion, and create sanctuaries for sentient beings, and aid in the spiritual development of beings. So when the soul of Kallah Messiah inarnates in the world, is it like the Messiah is incarnating in every gneration, untill such a time as beings are able to recieve this soul of Light?

Many Blessings and Shalom!
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Tzaddikim

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:36 pm

Greetings Sister Marion!

I have often contemplated the holy vow of St. Mary Magdalene to continue to incarnate in a woman’s form until the fruition of the harvest of souls, the Second Coming, and one of the perceptions that has always been present is, indeed, something of the crucifixion – the soul that incarnates becomes bound to blood and flesh like the body of the Christ-bearer to the cross, and being born, the soul is fated to ageing, illness and death, and all of the sorrow and suffering that comes with physical incarnation, akin to the passion of the Christ-bearer. This is not to dismiss the body or to demonize it, but to speak the truth of the experience of physical or material incarnation – it is a dance of great beauty and great horror if we look and see it as it is.

It has been said that going to the cross Yeshua Messiah took the sin or negative karma of the world upon himself. The body and the world come into being as the product of a karmic continuum, thus taking on a body of material incarnation is taking on the sin or negative karma of the world just the same. What is the distinction between sentient beings and the holy ones, the enlightened ones of the Divine Order? Sentient beings are compelled by their karmic continuum into incarnation – they are unconsciously bound to the gilgulim (cycles of transmigration); the holy ones, however, are no longer bound by the karmic continuum, but are motivated by love and compassion, the desire to labor in the harvest of souls.

This vow is an expression of love and compassion – the Sacred Heart, just the same as the Christ-bearer on the cross; it is the self-offering innate to unconditional love or boundless compassion. If one loves the Divine and loves all beings, and one sees the sorrow and suffering of beings in bondage to the ignorance (demiurge), how could one not become moved to help liberate them?

Although much of Christianity may speak of a “personal salvation” and of an “exclusive salvation” for those who “believe,” and speaks of an “eternal damnation” for those who do not believe, this is not the view of Christian Gnosticism. All beings are interconnected and interdependent, therefore our salvation, or enlightenment and liberation, is dependent upon the salvation of others; likewise, all beings are in a process of evolution – all souls are in a process of development and evolution towards enlightenment and liberation, and all souls will eventually become enlightened and liberated: *salvation is universal*, according to Gnostic teachings.

This awareness of our salvation as being interdependent with the salvation of others and of a universal salvation is present within the vow of the Magdalene. Quite naturally, with this awareness in place, as we labor to unfold our Self-realization in Christ we also labor to help others unfold their Self-realization in Christ, for their enlightenment and liberation is interconnected and interdependent with our own. When it is written, “Love your neighbors as yourself,” an essential truth is revealed – for they are yourself, the One that is manifest as Many.

As much as speaking of a connection between the self-offering in the crucifixion and self-offering in the vow of Magdalene, one cannot help but listen and here something of the play between the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine. There is the Risen Christ and the Magdalene, and in blissful union they ascend; and it is as though in a moment of blissful union the Great Resurrection and Ascension of the Earth is conceived in her, the Shekinah of the Messiah – it is as though her holy vow is an acknowledgement of pregnancy and the labor of giving birth, and the vow of her return from one generation to another in woman’s form is womanhood giving birth to a Divine and Supernal Humanity in the evolution of the human life-wave on earth.

After conception, when the masculine is in repose, the feminine is set into motion – gestating and birthing the child of their union.

Just as we may say that creation is not an event isolate to the past, but is ongoing in the present, so also we may say that the resurrection and ascension is not isolate to the past, but likewise is ongoing in the present –it is all the play of the Being of the Becoming; integral to this process of Coming into Being is the incarnation of Divine or Enlightened Being, which facilitates the enlightenment and liberation of sentient beings from the Entirety.

Thus, just as we may say that the mind or soul-stream of Mary Magdalene is incarnate in every generation, so also are the mind or soul-streams of many holy ones – there is a matrix of tzaddikim (or adepts and masters) in every generation. In speaking about this matrix of tzaddikim or apostles of light, however, we are not speaking of the Christian stream of Light Transmission alone, but of adepts and masters within all streams of Light Transmission – all wisdom traditions; hence, the holy ones of the Divine and Universal Order, or what we call the “Order of Melchizedek.”

It seems through the holy vow of St. Mary Magdalene (or Mirya Magdala) many teachings are imparted, including insight into the ongoing labor of the Divine Order in the harvest of souls on earth, or the labor towards the fruition of the Second Coming on earth – the dawn of Supernal or Messianic Consciousness in a larger segment of collective humankind.

If we liken the incarnation of realized beings to the self-offering of the Christ-bearer on the cross or to the woman who is willing to endure the pains of labor and motherhood for the sake of human evolution it is the same – entering into the material world to live and move among us realized beings take the karma of humankind and the world upon themselves, all on account of love and compassion.

In closing we may sight an esoteric Christian teaching which is rather interesting in this regard. According to one teaching given by masters of the tradition, in the attainment of the fullness of Christ Consciousness each soul will take up the task of the Christ-bearer in another world system, becoming the Gnostic Revealer in another realm or world of the Entirety – all will make the same self-offering. In this sense, Gnostics do not believe in a vicarious salvation, but rather an active and dynamic salvation in which all who are “saved” also become saviors to others. We see this in Pistis Sophia, for example, which proposes that the divine power of twelve saviors is in the twelve disciples, and that the role of the savior is not isolate to the person of Master Yeshua. With the inclusion of Mary Magdalene and other holy women in the play of this Gnostic gospel, we know that the role of savior is not isolate to men either, but extends also to women as coequals with men in the Holy Spirit – the Human One of Light embodied in women and men just the same.

Taking up our cross, willing to the labor of giving birth to Christ Consciousness, may we be blessed to uplift souls in the Great Resurrection and Ascension; amen.

Blessings & shalom!
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#3 Postby Marion » Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:45 am

Shalom Malachi!

WOW, there is some great mystery in how the vow of Mary Magdalene is a vow to endure the pains of giving birth, in order to birth a new humanity. I am reminded of how in one teaching in the crucifixtion, Yeshua's body became the world. I also remember that in other teachings, Magdalene represents the world. In the crucifixtion, Yeshua seems to do a very motherly act. He takes all sentient beings into his sacred heart womb, in order to uplift humanity, and create sanctuary, like a mother would do for her child. Then, curiously enough, Magdalene takes up the labor, taking all sentient beings into herself, in order to birth a new humanity.

I am also wondering, does "Michael" (meaning: "who is like unto God") as the name for Magdalene's child have some allusion to the new humanity that she is birthing? Because it would seem that this new humanity would more truly reflect something of the Divine?

Blessings, and Shalom!
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Yes

#4 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:19 pm

Greetings Sister Marion!

Yes, indeed, the name "Michael" is symbolic of the Divine and Supramental Humanity that the Shekinah of Messiah labors to birth - the Second Coming that is facilitated by the Gnostic Apostolic Succession.

As the First Apostle, giving birth to St. Michael indicates an inner and mystical apostolic succession founded upon actual Self-realization in Christ: Christ Consciousness.

May we be blessed to be reborn of the Fiery Intelligence of Christ; amen.

Blessings & shalom!
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