I started my spiritual odyssey having some vivid experiences in the 1970’s after discovering I was an accurate medical intuitive. In the 70’s, I travelled the world as an international businessman somewhat in a limbo between my corporate left brain life and my growing intuitive right brained metaphysical life.
By 1999, I had the idea to write a story in an effort to understand all of the psychic and intuitive experiences I had undergone. It was going to be a story about how spirit first came to exist in the material world. I was prompted to study ancient spiritual traditions as research for the book, and as a way for my Capricorn mind to understand the basis for all the intuitive information I was receiving from another source.
Something also told me that Mary Magdalene was to be a central part of this story. Odd, because I knew nothing at all about Mary Magdalene, and it seemed no one else did either at the turn of the new century. I searched everywhere and found scant information about Magdalene, only enough to sense a great mystery behind this figure portrayed in the Bible in a way that begs you to ask, why is she even mentioned? I sensed she was like a teaser ad for a much bigger, unrevealed story.
Owing to lack of historical information, I began to channel a story involving Magdalene. My primary work was still international luxury hotel development so I researched and wrote the book in fragmentary scenes on long plane rides, which is why it took a decade to complete the book. Many told me I was crazy to pick this obscure figure and write a story that smacked of religious controversy if I ever wanted to have a successful novel.
But two startling streams converged in my journey halfway into the decade of 2000. First there was an explosion of information, books and articles on Magdalene almost as if the air had become charged with Magdalene particles.
Around this time I met Dan Brown just after the Da Vinci code was published. Dan’s portrayal of Magdalene was superficial, but he popularized her name and hinted at the suppressed alternative biblical story I had described in my manuscript. In a way, he laid the paving stone for Magdalene awareness I would explore in more depth.
Secondly, I came across the Gnostic gospels, a suppressed body of work by the earliest of Christian mystics. And lo and behold, the star disciple portrayed in these works was not St. Peter, but Mary Magdalene.
In fact, Jesus proclaims Magdalene to be his other half in the gospels, not in the physical sense as in the Da Vinci Code, but in the spiritual sense representing the yin/yang polarity of the universe. Many original Christians actually held Magdalene to be the embodiment of the Holy Spirit, the female aspect of God, just as Jesus embodied the Christ spirit, the male aspect of God.
After studying the Gnostic gospels, I came to realize I had been like a student given a homework assignment I didn’t understand, and I was just beginning to catch on.
I discovered that a universal spiritual tradition once existed that spoke of ONE CONSCIOUSNESS that descended to create all that is, but the details surrounding this knowledge were obscured in the mists of time.
The Gnostic Gospels and other ancient texts spoke of a split in the manifested Godhead itself. It was this schizophrenic split into two energies we call male and female that allowed individuality to come into being, that created good and evil, that fostered all the wondrous shades of existence we call life.
And in the ancient texts, it was always the female aspect of the deity that broke the unity leading to the creation of matter and the physical universe as we know it. The central tension, the very engine that drives our lives with purpose, lies in the effort of these two polarities, the male and female energies, seeking to reunify.
The story I discovered in the texts is that we are fragmented beings, incomplete parts broken off from a whole, and the breaking had everything to do with the feminine energy,
When spirit first descended into materiality and merged with physical forms on this planet, we were closer to the original feminine source of our origin. The world would have been magical to our early ancestors. Their young souls would have intuited and felt their way through the world immersed in the rhythms of Mother Nature. This is evidenced in world cultures prior to 3,000 BC. The majority of earth’s cultures were feminine in orientation and matrilineal. They worshipped the Great Goddess above all other deities.
But now spirit was encased in materiality and subject to the dangers of a physical world. Saber tooth tigers were chasing us around for lunch. Extreme climatic conditions and the need for food supplies now ruled our bodies. To survive, we began to analyze, categorize, and rationalize, and this was a male survival strategy to master our environment. It succeeded so well that we’re now practically destroying ourselves and the environment too.
But the cycling polarities of male/female energies were always in operation. In the Gnostic gospels, the Christ says the two must become one to realize the Kingdom of Heaven. In fact, the texts revealed that the Christ spirit incarnated to reunite with Magdalene, the Holy Spirit, and rescue his counterpart feminine force lost in an alien dimension of physical materiality.
I came to realize that a FEMININE ENERGY is finally reemerging, recycling, not to replace the male dominated vibration but to bring it into balance. It’s a cosmic story of the spiritual evolution of consciousness. We went through our primitive intuitive phase then our analytic rational phase and now we are at the phase of conjunction where we reunite our left and right brain energies into an operating symmetry.
Abraham Maslow called it becoming an actualized human being, Karl Jung called it individuation, and Jesus called it the two becoming one again. The evidence of this shift in consciousness in 2012 is admittedly elusive in scientific terms, but I’ll relate a couple of telling personal anecdotes.
I’ve been attending alternative living expos like since the 70’s. Every psychic or consciousness event I went to was 99% women and me. Guys just didn’t do such touchy, feely stuff. Today every event is close to 50/50.
And the odyssey of my book is another example. I had to self-publish. No one wanted to touch a genre-bending novel by a first-time author on such an exotic, potentially controversial subject. After numerous years in development I received half a dozen serious calls from Hollywood where the books seem to have a cult following and I’m now working on a TV series.
I came to realize that the true story all along was not about Mary Magdalene the person, but Mary Magdalene as a the feminine archetype that was manifesting itself in ways that would transform us as human beings by transforming our ability to perceive reality with different eyes.
The feminine energy of intuitive, heart-based perception is a rising tide, and it’s moving us upward. It is our hope, it is our future. It will transform our abilities to penetrate the higher dimensions from which we originated. Ultimately, we will realize that we are the fingers of the divine touching the face of this world. Our purpose is to spiritualize the material and bring the experience of the material back to spirit.