The Mary Magdalene Project
The Mary Magdalene Project has traveled as an exhibit and retreat since 2012.
Mary Magdalene as Spiritual Guide
Most Christians know of Mary Magdalene’s witness at the crucifixion and at the tomb of Jesus, but her witness began much earlier in Jesus’ ministry. She is the only disciple (other than the Mother Mary) who follows Jesus’s ministry unceasingly from the time of her healing through to his death and beyond. For hundreds of years the emphasis on her character as a prostitute has overshadowed her vital role as a close follower of Jesus and the first witness to the resurrected Christ, obscuring her significant example of spirituality. Although this exhibit is based on a very specific Christian example of spiritual direction, elements of Mary Magdalene’s journey can be applied for other spiritual traditions and for humanists.
Each of these elements are part of an on-going process that cycle in and through us on a spiritual path. These elements do not follow in a necessary order but grow within us as we grow into deeper awareness of the movement of the divine encounter.