I'm Dr. Jeanne Michele. I am passionate about Mary Magdalene's reemergence in today's world. I believe she is ushering in a New Era of Partnership. She has been making herself known to so many people in the world these days. People from all walks of life, all religions, and no religious affiliations. I am writing a book about her story which was sparked by my dissertation research on her and several pilgrimages I made to France to experience and learn more about her. I am excited to continue the journey and plan on leading pilgrimages to visit her soon after my book is published.
I believe in the power of sharing our stories. There are so many people encountering Mary Magdalene these days. I tell part of the story of my connection with Ms. Magdalene on the Home page of this site. I believe we are just beginning to witness her power and grace. There is so much of her story that remains a mystery.
The beautiful thing about the Divine Ms. M is the personal connection she makes with people. She is not found through institutional worship. She touches people's hearts and lives.
Carl Jung would call her an archetype. From that perspective, she is the archetype of Sisterhood and Partnership. We experience her as someone who stands by our side holding our hand and guiding us through whatever challenges we may encounter. She also represents Divine Partnership.
There are so many ancient writings that tell us bits and pieces of her story. She is mentioned 13 times in the Bible. She is the only woman referenced by a complete name, rather than the daughter of, or the wife of some male figure.
In all four gospels she is a witness to the Resurrection Miracle. In John's Gospel she is the sole witness.
The Psistis Sophia refers to her as, "The Woman Who knew the all." The Gospel of Phillip refers to her as Jesus' intimate companion.
Saints and Mystics alike have visited her Holy Sites in France and have had visitations from her. She is the one who Anointed Jesus, who is called the Messiah, which means "the Anointed One". As the designated anointer she is a Holy Prophet.
Women's ancient stories are found between the cracks and crevices of patriarchal writings. We have to interpret and dig for them. Her story has been carried through the eyes of the artists she has inspired over the past 2 millennia.
I am honored to be one of the people inspired to forward the understanding and experiences of others to help resurrect this powerful, wise, and steadfast woman. I look forward to continuing my dive into her mystery.