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 ...
Humanity depends on women and our powers of compassion, nurture, and unconditional love (feminine principles) to be steadfast.
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.
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene is still revolutionary, and at the same time, it speaks the truth to us about seeking the Divine within.
In The Gospel of Philip, the divine force between two people is explored through a sexual union as it is in Tantra, and not just by a platonic connection.
Usually, I honor Mary Magdalene as a disciple of Jesus as she is portrayed by the Gnostic Gospels, but I intend to share some of the more alternative 'explanations'.