4. Jesus & Mary MagdaleneFirst of all I will offer a quote from the article referred to in the question:
By Robert Burney M.A.
"We all have available to us - within - a direct channel to the Highest Vibrational Frequency Range within The Illusion. That highest range involves consciousness of the Glory of ONENESS. It is called Cosmic Consciousness. It is called Christ Consciousness. This is the energy that Jesus was tuned into, and he stated very plainly, "These things that I do, you can do also." - by atoning, by tuning in. We have access to the Christ Energy within. We have begun the Second Coming of the message of Love."
Jesus, in my opinion, was the most important Master Teacher in the history of humankind. The reason he was so important was that he taught Love. He carried the message of a Loving God-Force.
Jesus was a perfect Spiritual Being, a direct extension/manifestation from the ONENESS that is the God / Goddess Energy, having a human experience - just as we all are perfect Spiritual Beings having a human experience. What made Jesus different is that he was more en-Light-ened, more tuned in to the energy of Light and Love, more conscious of the Truth of ONENESS. That does not mean that he was able to be emotionally tuned into that Truth all of the time - no human can be. It meant that he carried a Knowing of that Truth and Love with him - integrated into his emotional responses to life. He was human - he did get angry, scared and afraid, he did have a dark side and know despair at times. Jesus also had sensual and sexual desires and a mate and lover in Mary Magdalene. Jesus & Christ Consciousness I am going to be doing extensive research and receiving more insight and understanding about Jesus and his life when it is time for me to write about him in Book 2 of my Trilogy. So for now I am going to give you the short answer to your question and then share a few things I pulled off the internet to demonstrate some of the different points of view.
This is the bottom line for me - it feels right, it feels like Truth to me.
In searching the internet one of the things I came across was this web page.
This page is for a novel about Mary Magdalene as Jesus's mate. I am going to be very interested in exploring this web site further and reading this novel. Here is the info:
Maria of Magdala is the legendary Mary Magdalene. She was thought to be Jesus' closest female companion. In the new novel currently reaching the market place, Two Thousand Years Later ... by International Travel Lecturer and Cambridge theologian Peter Longley, Maria of Magdala is actually Jesus' lover, and although unknown to Jesus at the time of his death, she becomes the mother of their son Ben Joshua. http://www.spiritualchallenge.com/index.html
Now for an example of some of the type of debate that goes on about this issue, here is something I found after only a few moments of searching on the internet this afternoon. I found it at a web site called Qumrun, Essene, and The Dead Sea Schrolls. By going to this address http://www.qumran.com/qumran/index.htm#0000001e (this link is no longer available) you can find an index of the postings on their bulletin board. This is some of the debate that took place in response to the following post. (The replies are numbered arbitrarily for my purposes - they are not the only replies. There are some calling the original person stupid and worse.)
Original Post: I hope that I am not intruding too much, but I recently was told that their is a belief that Jesus of Nazareth may have been a member of the Qumran/Essene sect and if so, would have been obligated to "be fruitful and multiply". It is said that possibly Jesus had three children with Mary Magdeline, who later became the lineage of many of the rulers of Europe, when she fled to what is now France. In this discussion, she is assuned to be the actual "Holy Grail" in that she was the receptical and carrier of the holy seed of Jesus. I am not a Biblical Scohlar but I would appreciate it if someone could direct me to some information regarding this particular theory, as i find it extremly interesting. I further understand that in some earlier versions of the Bible, it is said that Mary Magdeline was the favorite diciple of Jesus and that he considered her to be the most intelligent. Also that he often "kissed her full on the lips". I do know that there have been several versions of the Bible and that Priests and Secular rulers have disgarded many of the original books.
Reply 1: Actually, there are a few interesting references to the special relationship obviously in existence between Jesus and Mary. After all, it is to Mary that Jesus first appears following His resurrection - even though in ALL else, it was His Church that came first. Mary's reaction upon recognizing Jesus was to immediately attempt to embrace Him. Hardly the actions of a woman seeing a mere acquaintance (even a revered spiritual leader) risen from the dead.
There are many other interesting hints, however for a better analysis of them, and in particular the theory of Jesus and Mary's Lineage, please read "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" (Baigent, 1982).
As for the ultra pious christians out there who seem to feel that the notion of Christ being married is somehow "satanic" or "sinful", I would remind such that ALL Jewish men were not fully considered such if they were unmarried. In fact, according to Jewish tradition, a "rabbi" or "rabboni" (as Mary called Jesus) was, in addition to the schooling and training necessary, a MARRIED man. And finally, according to the Bible, the mother of Jesus was in charge of the servants at the Marriage at Cana. Interestingly, according to Jewish tradition, it is the mother of the Groom who is responsible for the preparation and serving of the food and beverages. Again, not proof, but still very telling.
Reply 2: The Gospel of Philip indeed describes Mary M. as the "one who was called his companion", i.e. the companion or wife of Jesus. Jesus "loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on the mouth....The rest of the disciples offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said to him, 'Why do you love her more than all of us?'..."
Reply 3-to this specific line: "I further understand that in some earlier versions of the Bible, it is said that Mary Magdeline was the favorite diciple of Jesus and that he considered her to be the most intelligent."
It was not that there were earlier versions of the Bible, but that there are books/scrolls/manuscripts which are not contained in Athanasius' canon/catalog. The Gospel of Miryam haMigdali and another Gnostic text do seem to imply this, as does the New Testament.
Reply 4: Why does this theory trouble you so? What about the idea of Jesus having been married and having thus fulfilled our first commandment to "be fruitful and multiply" upsets you so? Was not Christ subject to all things whatsoever He was commanded to obey? Though Christ committed no sin, did He not submit to being baptized for the remission of sins? And why? So that He might "fulfill all righteousness." He was obedient to His Father. Did not Christ Himself state that "neither man is without the woman, nor woman without the man, in the Lord"?
You, and those like you, react as sharply to the notion that Christ might have been married as if he were being accused of committing fornication or adultery. It amazes and saddens me that such Christians have such a reprehensibly low opinion of marriage.
Reply 5: I am surprized at your support for such nonesence!!!!!!!!!!!! If Y'shua had been married and had children he would have been in violation of the Torah to leave them! Think about it. It would have been against Jewish Law as well.
Surely we would have had all that criticism recorded, that would have followed. He had enough powerfull enemies whom would have been more than happy to use such ammo against him and his followers if it were true. What are you thinking???????????
Reply 6: I think your arguement works both ways. If a Rabbi HADN'T been married at this time it would've been pointed out by the enemies of Yeshua as outrageous behavior. And it may not be that he left his children, maybe he was only seprated from them for periods of time.
As you can see I took some time and effort with this reply - because the question was an important one. I hope that I have brought some clarity or new perspective to you that can be a help in your healing process. I will be interested in your response.