The discovery and translation of the Gnostic Gospels have revealed Mary Magdalene to be a gifted visionary teacher and the best qualified disciple to lead the Jesus movement following his death. Yet, according to most scholars, only a few fragments of her actual teachings have survived.
Sharing more than 20 years of research, inspired by a profound experience at the cave in southern France where Mary Magdalene is reputed to have spent her final years, Jack Angelo reveals that the Fourth Gospel of the New Testament, traditionally attributed to John, is actually a direct transcription of Mary Magdalene's oral teachings. He explains how the Fourth Gospel was recast by more conservative members of the Jesus movement, such as Peter and Andrew, to hide Mary's authorship and suppress her role as head disciple. Delving deeply into the many layers of meaning within the "Gospel of Signs"--the first 11 chapters of the Fourth Gospel which describe seven of Jesus' miracles--he shows how Mary's teachings outline seven key steps for personal transformation and profound healing. For example, the sixth sign describes the shamanic healing of a blind man when Jesus spits on clay and smears the paste over the man's eyes. Angelo explains how the deeper meaning of this sign is about perceiving with the "eyes of the heart."
Beyond the beauty and simplicity of Mary's wisdom for personal transformation and healing, Angelo also shows how Mary's heart-centered teachings embody the resurgence of feminine energy that is vitally needed to restore balance to the psyche and health of humanity as well as to Earth.
Jack Angelo runs a healing and counselling practice in Gwent. He is, also, a national trainer for the National Federation of Spiritual Healers and conducts his own workshops internationally.
Acknowledgments Prologue Introduction: Restoring the Feminine Energy to Its Rightful Place Part One Discovering Mary Magdalene the Teacher 1 A Childhood Vision 2 The Voice in the Cave 3 Looking behind the Words 4 Seeking the Treasure Map 5 Finding the Treasure Chest Part Two The Way Through: Maryam's Teachings in the Gospel of Signs 6 Into the Orchard 7 In the Beginning 8 Walking in the Wilderness, Discovering the I AM 9 The Prophet and the Angels Part Three The Seven Signs 10 Sign One: Making the Two One A Marriage and Miraculous Wine * How Is Your Body? * Being Born Again * The Woman at the Well 11 Sign Two: Distant Healing, Humility, and the Last Resort 12 Sign Three: Inertia and Stagnation 13 Sign Four: There Is Always Enough 14 Sign Five: The Sea of Emotions Jesus Walks on Water * Revealing the I AM * Living in Shacks * More Rumbles in the Temple 15 Sign Six: Spitting on Clay I Was Blind, but Now I See * You Are Gods 16 Sign Seven: Breaking Out and Resurrection 17 Your Own Transformation and the Next Step 18 Living the Heart-Centered Approach Glossary Suggestions for Further Reading Index