There is a significant yet suspicious duality in the representation of two competing female archetypes of goddesses: Mary the Mother and Mary Magdalene. This kind of duality is not only artificial, but also undoubtedly a figment of the ascetic mind of old patriarchs afraid of anything fun and ...
I am not an expert in the Gnostic stories but am much more attracted to their approach to spirituality, which is very modern and filled with Energy.
When anything comes up that seems non-scientific, we shut down. Discernment is key, but not everything from the spiritual world is complete nonsense.
Southern Christianity does not abide women having ideas, never mind visions. She read voraciously of all things spiritual.
In my mind, things are different -- I think that is always the case. I don’t care about drama, I care about the trees, yet that is somewhat dramatic.
Inanna-Ishtar, Isis, Mary Magdalene: Recovering the Lineage of the Lost Goddess and Other Stolen Stories.
The application of the title 'sacred prostitute' has been just another way of demeaning this ancient Goddess who preceded Biblical stories.