Stained glass profile of a woman in prayer.

Magdalene's Lost Legacy: Symbolic Numbers and the Sacred Union in Christianity

by Margaret Starbird Author

Author Margaret Starbird discusses gematria, a literary device that allows the sums of certain phrases to produce sacred numbers, in the Greek phrases of the New Testament and argues that they indicate the powerful presence of the feminine divine. Starbird argues that Jesus Christ married and that his partnership with his bride, Mary Magdalene, formed a cornerstone of the earliest Christian communities. Magdalene’s Lost Legacy takes that idea further, and claims that marriage is the ultimate blueprint for civilization. She also examines other concerns facing early Christians and shows how the use of gematria was a second layer of knowledge passed on by the gospel writers.

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