Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The ecstacy

Two important doctrines of the alternative church were the promise of the restoration of the Davidic monarchy and the millennial promise of a world in harmony with God. 

The alternative church also taught enlightenment and personal transformation through the action of the Holy Spirit. The heretics did not believe in a creed; they lived a life of personal encounter with God. 

Many artists and esoterics were allied with the heretics in opposition to church hegemony over European thought. And in their alliance, they were privy to the same secrets. They understood that the denial and repression of the feminine had warped and distorted their society, robbing it of ecstasy and freedom. 

The work of these intellectuals, most of them tied to one another in a network that transcended national boundaries, coalesced in its attempt to restore the Woman, the forgotten feminine, to consciousness.

Margaret Starbird
The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail

What this is all about.

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