Begins again on November 1, 2020 A 22 Day online program of history, myth, art, music and guided personal reflection Available as a pay-what-you-will donation SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS: Fill out application at bottom of this page
Bonus Webinar session on November 1: Mary Magdalene and St Francis, Apostles for Our Time
Image by Thomas Dodd
Throughout almost two thousand years , Mary Magdalene has been a figure who has inspired, consoled and strengthened individuals in times of deep distress. Her archetypal image is the essence of spiritual maturity. A devoted and wise disciple , she was capable of both bearing witness to profound suffering and charged to proclaim new life , hope and possibilities to a fearful world. She has been portrayed as a woman of every race and every age, and she is emerging throughout the world to call us into unity and hope.
Over and over throughout history, the mystics across the centuries, from St. Francis to Catherine of Sienna, have drawn courage and empowerment from this figure of towering spiritual wisdom. She is needed now more than ever to teach us how to find our own voices of strength and compassion, to claim our own wholeness and inner knowing.
To support you in your own journey, we offer an online program of Magdalene Emerging. Each day for 22 Days, you will be able to open a new posting: a bounty of beauty celebrating Mary Magdalene to guide you into your own depths and pass on the wisdom I have received from over fifteen years of research.
Included in the series will be:
- An introductory ZOOM webinar to the series on November 1 at 11:00 am PST and a concluding Community Chat on October 23 to connect to other students around the world in sharing circles An Image of the Day, drawn from both centuries of great masters and modern masterpieces from new artists - Video and audio links to music from eleven centuries - Stories and pictures of Pilgrimage to Magdalene Sites - A Dictionary of Symbols to help you identify Magdalene in art museums - Lessons in the history of how (and why) her mythology evolved - Questions for journaling and developing a personal relationship - Poetry from such writers as Rainer Maria Rilke about Magdalene - Ideas for creating your own altar and rituals - An introduction to the Early Christian gospels and stories of Magdalene that did not make it into the Bible but that have much to offer us as we seek to connect to our own inner wisdom.
: Choose your level of contribution through the drop down menu and then click the yellow "Buy Now:" paypal button. Recognizing how deeply so many people are hurting and how Magdalene offers such strength and balm for our times, we are offering a sliding scale so that this can be accessible to everyone. Our basic fee is $75.00 . Please choose your level of contribution honorably in the paypal drop down menu below.
$25.00: Needing assistance $50.00: Financially challenged $75.00: Basic tuition $100:00: Generous community member $150.00: Scholarship donor $200.00: Angel Benefactor,
If you have been devastated by recent events (fire, illness, death), we also offer full scholarships. Please write us a statement telling us about your circumstances and we will offer you a scholarship. If you are one of the few lucky ones in the world who has not been greatly impacted financially by the recent circumstances, please consider buying this series for someone who has been, or underwriting a scholarship for a person in need. You will have our- and their- gratitude. Thank you. We are so glad - no matter what your level of contribution- that you will be a part of this emerging Magdalene community.
Mary Magdalene and the Healing Circle, Sue Ellen Parkinson
To enroll in Magdalene Emerging, please complete the registration form and then choose your level of financial contribution through paypal button. If you are requesting a scholarship please share with us a bit about your circumstances- Thank you!