Sunday, April 28, 2019

Magdalenas Are Whispering

The Rose Window, symbol of Mary Magdalene, Glowing

Magdalenas around the world are whispering.

Magdalenas do not want churches to burn. I can hear Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) screaming, “This small matter of religion!” Elizabeth, and her namesake who still rules, knew that religious freedom, very like freedom of speech, is the cornerstone of all freedom. And Magdalenas are peaceful and loving; they do not believe in terrorism, far from it.

But, Magdalenas cannot help but whisper and wonder if the fires in the three churches were not part of the curse of the last Knight Templar Grand Master, Jacques de Molay who was burned at the stake on the very site where Notre Dame stands now. The three fires, that is, Notre Dame, the Church of St. John in New York City, and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, all burning on the same day, Palm Sunday, the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem.

Fire at St. John the Divine, NYC

Temple Mount, Jerusalem

Notre Dame sits on the Île de la Cité in Paris which has gone through many incarnations. 

First, the Celtic Parisiis, the first Parisians, settled on what was then a remote and isolated island on the River Seine. Their place of worship, built on ley lines, those invisible demarkations of lines of earth’s natural energy, was a Celtic temple to the Goddess Isis, the Divine Feminine. Next, the Romans took over and created a temple to Jupiter. Apparently, the Emperor Augustus was intimidated, as many old white men are, by the bare breasts of the Goddess. 

Goddess Isis

But, the Île de la Cité was meant to represent feminine power. After the Romans, another transition - the Knights Templar created a holy shrine to worship the true bride of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, whose womb is still considered to be the treasured Holy Grail, the cup that carried the bloodline, the child, Sarah, born of Jesus and Mary. Like the Knights Templar, Magdalenas believe that not only does Mary Magdalene symbolize the Holy Grail and the Bloodline, but she stands for the true message of Jesus Christ, one that has been stolen and corrupted by the Catholic Church, that of love, marriage, children and a natural, peaceful life, much closer to the original Celtic intention - definitely NOT a long-suffering, Jesus died for your sins, crucifixion, terrorizing all Catholics into grief and guilt and shame and giving money and paying tithes and dying in the Inquisitions. Not to mention the fake chastity and the ostentatious wealth of the Catholic Church.

Jesus told his disciples, “If you do not speak of this, I tell you, the very stones will cry out.”

The Knights Templar, whose original title was The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, was originally established as a military order to protect pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land of Jerusalem. Their headquarters in Jerusalem was the Temple Mount. The Knights Templar became a favorite charity and accumulated, ironically, a great deal of wealth, becoming, instead of poor soldiers, a very early bank. The Templars were a strong and powerful organization from its founding in 1119 until 1312 when the order fell out of favor with King Philip IV of France who was deeply in debt to the Templars. Philip conspired with Pope Clement V to have the Templars disbanded but not before they tortured and burned many of the Templars at the stake. Most prominently, was the last Knight Templar Grand Master Jacques de Molay, who cursed both king and pope as he perished. Molay cried out, “God knows who is wrong and has sinned. Soon a calamity will occur to those who have condemned us to death.” Pope Clement died only a month later, and King Philip died in a hunting accident before the end of the year. Regardless of the deaths of these two men, it seems the Templar Bank easily morphed into the Vatican Bank in the resulting exchange of power from Templars to Catholic Church. The temple to Mary Magdalene easily shape-shifted to the worship of the Virgin Mary, promoting the Catholic Church's profiteering message of celibacy, grief and suffering. 

The Templars disbanded and traveled far and away to establish new orders: to Scotland where they began Scottish Rites Freemasonry and built Roslyn Chapel; some fled to Malta and became the Knights of Malta; some went to Portugal and became the Knights of St John. The Templars set up Switzerland, which to this day bears their flag - a white field and red cross - and of course we have the secret Swiss bank accounts. And the guardians of The Pope are the Swiss Guard. The Templars owned much of London too. Think of all the Temple names in London: some of the Templars’ lands in London were later rented to lawyers, which led to the names of the Temple Bar gateway and the Temple Underground station. Two of the four Inns of Court which may call members to act as barristers are the Inner Temple and Middle Temple – the entire area known as Temple, London.

The Knights Templar said, “Everything is hidden in plain sight for those with eyes to see.”

Magdalenas around the world are whispering about the three fires. Magdalenas are whispering, “They are worshipping the wrong Mary.”

Jesus told his disciples, “If you do not speak of this, I tell you, the very stones will cry out.”

Notre Dame Cathedral, the fire at the Church of St. John in New York City and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. 

All three sites connected to the Knights Templar and their message of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, kept alive through hundreds of years. 

The beautiful rose windows of Notre Dame survived, as did the bees kept on the roof of Notre Dame. The rose is the symbol of Mary Magdalene - roses in art, architecture and music keeping her legend alive through the ages. Painters, troubadours, sculptors alike have painted roses, sung of roses, carved roses. Think of Rosalyn Chapel, Scotland; think of the bees of Rosalyn Chapel, entering their sacred hives through a carved rose. Look for the roses in art, look also for the scallop shell, another symbol of the Divine Feminine.

There is a discussion now of a possible green roof for the future of Notre Dame. That would be an incredible move into the future, a more feminine, life-giving future!

                                               Photo/Kristin Coppola

After the fire, the Holy Spirit still lives at Notre Dame. 

©Patricia Goodwin, 2019

Patricia Goodwin is the author of When Two Women Die, about Marblehead legends and true crime and its sequel, Dreamwater, about the Salem witch trials and the vicious 11-year-old pirate Ned Low. Holy Days is her third novel, about the sexual, psychological seduction of Gloria Wisher and her subsequent transformation. Her newest poetry books are Telling Time By Apples, And Other Poems About Life On The Remnants of Olde Humphrey Farme, illustrated by the author, and Java Love: Poems of a Coffeehouse.

Within this blog, Patricia writes often about non-fiction subjects that inspire or disturb her, hopefully informing and inspiring people to be happy, healthy and free.