Course Title: Temple of the Magdalene Priestess Training Program
Format: 50 weeks of coursework plus 5 one-on-one sessions with Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM,MATS, course creator and facilitator
Guides/Instructors: Lauri Ann Lumby
Investment: $1400 for the year (payment plans available on registration page)
Registration: register online
Length: 52 weeks total
Through the Magdalene Priestess Training, we hope to restore women (and men) to their rightful place within Jesus’ vision for humanity as empowered individuals fully living out both their Divine and Human natures as love. The Magdalene Priestess Training continues the work of the Magdalene/Christ by empowering you to live out the fullness of your unique giftedness – both for the sake of your own fulfillment and in service to the betterment of the world.
Magdalene Priestess Training may be completed in 52 weeks (or at your pace) and includes 50 weeks of coursework plus 5 one-on-one sessions with Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM,MATS, course creator and facilitator.
Magdalene Priestess Training integrates specific tools and practices of Western Psychology with those of Western Spirituality, resulting in a powerful process through which participants are supported in becoming self-actualized and are then empowered to share their unique giftedness in service to the betterment of the world.
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If you have questions about this training, please contact Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your next steps and how the process might unfold for you.
If you would like to read more, please explore the FREE Magdalene Priestess Training preview course
Specific Tools used in Magdalene Priestess Training:
- Western, Eastern and Indigenous Mindfulness, Contemplation and Journey practices
- The Spiritual Exercises and Rules of Discernment of St. Ignatius
- Creativity Practices
- The Enneagram Temperament Tool
- The Spiritual/Personal Gifts Inventory
- The Authentic Freedom™ protocol
From Western Psychology, Magdalene Priestess Training draws from:
- Carl Jung’s creative imagination, archetype and shadow work
- Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and theories of self-actualization
- The humanistic theories and creativity practices of Carl and Natalie Rogers
- The stages of spiritual development of James Fowler and John Westerhoff
- Bill Plotkin’s development of the human Soul
From Western Spirituality, The Magdalene Priestess Training has its roots in the original teachings of Jesus* which Mary, called Magdalene fully understood and which were then formalized into the meditation, contemplation and service practices of Western Monasticism, specifically those favored in Benedictine, Franciscan, and Ignatian spirituality.
Included Coursework (if you have taken any of these courses, contact Lauri to have your course fee applied):
Resurrecting the Magdalene– 6 weeks
The purpose of this course is to reveal and share in the deeper and hidden truths about the Magdalene and her time with Jesus; including her roles as student, initiate, co-equal partner, wife, facilitator and witness to the resurrection, and the one sent to continue Jesus’ mission of being love in the world. Participants are empowered through the course to reclaim their own Divine Feminine and are activated to be a vessel of Divine Love in the world.
What is Your Magic?– 13 weeks
Discover your own unique gifts—the gifts you have been given to experience meaning and purpose in your life and through which you will find fulfillment for yourself and in service to the betterment of the world.
Authentic Freedom* – 10 weeks
Learn the seven core fears that prevent you from being your most magnificent and fulfilled self, along with proven tools for moving through and overcoming those fears.
Deepening Freedom**– 9 weeks
Learn and apply the Aramaic Prayer of Jesus as a powerful tool for moving through the fears and inner obstacles for living your truth and fulfilling your life purpose.
Living in Freedom– 12 weeks
Exploring the Enneagram as a tool for self-empowerment and as a resource for balancing your fear-based perceptions and behaviors, ultimately harnessing your Soul’s purpose as a reformer, helper, achiever, muse, sage, strategist, enthusiast, champion or peacemaker.
*Required Text: Authentic Freedom – Claiming a Life of Contentment and Joy by Lauri Ann Lumby
For 2000 years, the Church has had it wrong. Mary, called Magdalene, was not the adulterous woman or repentant sinner they made her out to be, neither was she possessed of the devil. Instead, Mary, called Magdalene was the only one to have completed the full course of Jesus’ teachings and was initiated as co-equal partner and Beloved with Christ. It was to Mary whom Jesus first revealed his resurrected/Christed Self and it was Mary he commissioned to share the good news with the other disciples and who Jesus ordained to continue his work in his stead.
Unfortunately, the movement that became Christianity, could not uphold the idea of a woman as co-equal with Jesus, let alone equal with any man. As such, Mary was quickly set aside, in favor of the hierarchical/patriarchal norm. Peter became the leader of the Church, and Mary was condemned as a whore. In this, Mary and all women with her have suffered, not only at the hands of institutional Christianity, but also at the hands of a culture that could not embrace Jesus’ radical message of unifying and empowering love.
What happened to Mary in the unfolding creation of Christianity is what has happened to all women:
- Like Mary, we have been silenced.
- Like Mary, our gifts and knowledge written off as the ravings of emotional women.
- Like Mary, we have been condemned as the origin of original sin and abhorred as evil temptresses, prostitutes and whores.
- Like Mary, our power has been suppressed and we have been forced into positions of subservience beneath patriarchal fear-based domination.
- Like Mary, our sensitivities and emotional natures have been judged as “weak,” maligning the natural expressions of healthy femininity.
It is not only women who have suffered under the burdens placed upon the Magdalene, however. When we reject the Divine Feminine (which is present within all human beings, male and female alike), we reject half of the potential beauty and magnificence of our human nature.
The Temple of the Magdalene seeks to change all that, specifically, through the Magdalene Priestess Training.