Mary Magdalene or Dr. Magdalene?
The Mary’s brought the teachings of the sacred oils to Southern France
by Rev. Mary Hardy, Ph.D.
The name “Mary,” simply means “Healer.” According to the Dead Sea Scrolls, if you had this title, you were a healer. The Bible mentions Mary Magdalene. What is not clear is that she was a woman of wealth and a close companion of Jesus. In Provence, France, is a cave. History has it that Mary Magdalene, and other women with the title of “Mary” taught here for over 30 years. When I visited this cave and looked at a statue of Mary Magdalene, I felt that I made a connection with her. Here the teachings are still ingrained within the walls of the cave. The importance of this healing technique is to spin the blood through the heart chakra so that one can achieve the balanced energy point of emerald green. Some people call this zero point energy. Within this field, one can transcend space, time, energy and matter. To spin the blood, one has to create a diamond over the heart. The top part of the diamond pointing up spins clockwise, and the bottom part, pointing down, spins counter-clockwise. You merge the two triangles until you create an energy field that emits emerald green.
The cave is located at Mont Sainte Baume. The name indicates that the Mary’s made poultices and used essential oils in their healing practices. I feel that the amygdala gland is named after Mary Magdalene. However, history tells us that the gland is shaped like an almond, and the Greek word for almond is “amygdala.”
There is a new best-selling book out called, The Da Vinci Code, that talks about the essence of the feminine principle and the secret of the Holy Grail. The book depicts Mary Magdalene as the Holy Grail. I believe that the Mary’s represent the Holy Grail through the feminine principle. The author of this book, Dan Brown, set out to discover the relationship between Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ as recorded in the paintings of Da Vinci. After looking at all the facts and the History of the Merovingian Kings of France, Dan Brown came to the conclusion that there is evidence that Mary Magdalene created a bloodline that became known as the Holy Grail. Mary Magdalene was from the tribe of Benjamin, the 12th tribe of Israel. The women of the 12th tribe of Israel were the spiritual healers. They established a school that honored the teachings of the Magi. These students were know as the Sisters of the Emerald Fire.
After the crucifixion of Jesus, the Nazarenes were put into boats and set afloat without oars, food, or water. Pontius Pilot was their protector. There is evidence that Pontius Pilot was a cousin of Jesus. After the crucifixion of Jesus, he became commander of the Roman troops in Southern France, and assisted these people in arriving in Provence, where he awarded them land in the swamp, known as the Camargue. There is a city in the middle of the swamp known as Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, named after the sacred women that landed there. They again established the Magi schools, and the group of women known as the Mary’s became famous through their use of essential oils in healing.
At the end of May, the gypsies and the people from the Camargue celebrate the landing of the Mary’s at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, by having a big festival.
The two women standing in the boat are Mary Jacob and Mary Salome. These statues come from the church at Sainte Maries-de-la-Mer, Provence, France.
According to John’s Gospel, Mary, the mother of Jesus, had a sister, the wife of Clopas (Jn 19:25). She was the mother of James (known as James the Less or the Little.) She was the “Mary of James.” (Lk 24:10, from where tradition gives her the French title of “Marie Jacobe”. Jacobus is the Latin work for James.) She had other sons, Joset (or Joseph), Jude and Simon, as well as some daughters. She was Jesus’s aunt.
Mary Salome. She is mentioned on two occasions in Mark’s Gospel by the name of “Salome” (Mk 15:40 and 16:1) Thanks to a parallel text in Matthew (Mt 27:56) we can identify her as “the mother of the sons of Zebedee.” So we are speaking of James the Greater (the one venerated at Compostela) and John, the evangelist. Tradition calls her in French “Marie Salome”, Mary Salome.
As you can see in both of the pictures, the women are definitely holding oil vases. I believe these Mary’s brought the healing knowledge of these oils to southern France. That is why Provence is famous for growing fields of lavender, jasmine, rose, and other crops that are harvested for their essential oils.
When I first went to France, I visited the cave where Mary Magdalene taught for thirty years. Since then, I have returned several times to the area. It seems that she did not just teach in the cave, but all over the mountain known as Mont Sainte Baume. Here, many sacred waters flow from the sides of the mountain. As you walk this land, you can feel the spirit that was the very special teaching ground of the Mary’s.
Located about 40 kilometers from Mont Sainte Baume, is Saint-Maximin, where the Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene is located. In the crypt of this cathedral is housed the skull of Mary Magdalene. Just outside the city is a marker denoting the place where she died. These churches are known as “Notre Dames.” They are designed to honor the feminine principle.
It is time that we honor the wisdom of the Mary’s. Jesus had many female teachers around Him. He honored the feminine principle. The Knights Templar were formed to honor and protect the feminine principle. They did this by building huge cathedrals called “Notre Dames.” Here they placed labyrinths so that people could resonate with the feminine principle. These labyrinths created an antenna system that restored the feminine principle within the grid of Mother Earth. These cathedrals create a healing grid to bring humanity back to the balance point of emerald green. It is time that we learned the true healing power of the oils and started resonating to the spinning of the blood through the heart chakra. It is time we understood the Holy Grail and the power of the oils.