The Magdalene Voices
Mariaestela in Sacred Conversation with Wencke Braathen about Rituals in Sacred Stone.
The idea that Mary Magdalene and Yeshua may not only have had a relationship, but have been destined for each other beyond time and space, may perhaps to some seem outlandish, none the less it is the premise for Author Wencke Braathen’s historical novel Rituals in Sacred Stone.
In this episode of The Magdalene Voices Wencke shares with us how her own journey through the stages of womanhood is directly related to the writing of this fictional story of Yeshua and Mary Magdalene and why she could not have written it until now.
I invite you to join us on a journey mixing folklore and mystery with Christianity.
In this episode you will hear Wencke and I talk about:
- Sacred Sexuality and its connection to the body.
- How enlightenment is not a turning on of the light, but instead clearing out gunk.
- Why you may sometime feel too close to someone even though you are not touching them.
- How Wencke sees Mary Magdalene and Yeshua as spiritual technicians.
- How the rising of the Divine Feminine is ALSO a call for the rise of the Divine Masculine..
- The difference between the Celtic and Catholic Church.
- How the current #metoo & #timesup movements are connected to the suppression of sexuality, union and the Divine Feminine and the chakra.
- How power, sexuality and chakras are connected.
- How sacred sexuality can bring enlightenment if you understand how to work with it.
- Why you need to make a foundation.
- – and much, much more…
Mentioned in this episode
- “Holy Blood, Holy Grail: The Secret History of Christ” by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh & Henry Lincoln, which you can find here*.
Author Graham Hancock whom you can find here.
- Author, investigative mythologist, and TV presenter William Henry whom you can find here.
- Karen L. King, Author and Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. Karen has authored many book, among others “The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle” which you can find here*.
- Religious historian and writer Elaine Pagels, know for many books, among others “The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle” which you can find here*.
- Shroud of Turin – below is Wencke’s own description of seeing a lifesized photograph of it in St. Sulpice church in Paris.
“What I saw at St. Sulpice was a lifesized photograph of the Shroud of Turinwith lights behind it, like a slide. Inside a 6ft tall, 10inches deep frame, showing both the front and the back of the Christ figure with light shining through the image. You know, the image only shows up on a photograph, and as a negative. The cloth has some yellow stains on it, but is hard to figure out just from looking at it. So, showing it as a true to size slide is like having the image in front of you, especially since the frequency of the body of Christ is encoded in the light emanating from the image. This frequency is what I picked up as I sat there meditating with the image. I resonated with it, and it joined vibration with me.”
*Please note that the links marked with * are affiliate links and that I may, should you choose to purchase one or more of the books, receive a commission. If you wish to avoid this, google the titles and authors rather than clicking the link.
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More about Wencke Braathen
Wencke was born and raised in Norway before coming to the US to study at the Maharishi International University in Iowa.
Spending four semesters at a university that focusses on meditation as the background for everything else being taught, with the slogan; “Knowledge is structured in consciousness”, created a foundation for her life.
“Transcendental meditation gives me an expanded awareness and makes it obvious that we are multidimensional beings. From this perspective, I can write the way I do.”
She holds a BA in art history, giving her a door into church history. Like so many others Wencke found that Mary Magdalene, (and her powerful part in the story the western civilization claims to be based on), has been obscured to the obscene and covered in historical dust and from an early age, she claimed that she wanted to tell her story, as soon as she could find out what it was. It was for sure not what the church presented.
Since then, Wencke has spent years of research into Mary Magdalene and her timeframe, read numerous books and traveled across the internet.
Finding geographical points that claimed her footprints, Wencke decided she needed to visit the sites. She traveled in Southern France and Egypt, finding the places she had been. Stone holds consciousness. Stone caves will tell you what’s happened there, if you know how to plug into their message. She brought it all with me back, and started writing.
Before being able to truly understand Wencke had to go through all the stages of womanhood and study them intently. She found Mary Magdalene through her body, not through her mind.
“Your body holds the intuition, your heart holds your emotions, and all womanhood holds the wisdom of the ages. Mary Magdalene reaches you through feelings, through the most refined vibrations of our heart. It takes a while to develop that connection.” It took Wencke thirty years and being the mother of four children.
Wencke is currently writing about druids and Vikings and how they saw the message she left behind. Writing from year 1000, with the Catholic Church as the continuation of the Roman Empire, and the Celtic church of Ireland and England remembering her teachings and educating according to what Jesus and Mary Magdalene taught them.
“It’s disturbing to find out how much her message of self-empowerment has been worked against. We see it in our time as well. Rulers would rather have sad sheep that are easy to control, instead of strong people who are well educated and aware of their individual power.”
Wencke feels it’s important to make people aware that the false humility of the church, the submission to a vengeful god, has nothing to do with what Jesus and Mary Magdalene taught. And it’s not what God needs.
Her book, “Rituals in Sacred Stone”, tells a story of two people who were spiritual technicians. And it encourages us to develop these same abilities, which are available to all of us.
She has also published a book called “Sex on the Altar”, a humorous romp describing how God solves the problem of finding his lost wife using humans to awaken her from her slumber in the center of the earth.
Wencke lives in Chicago enjoying the splendour of Michigan Lake with her husband who takes good care of her.