The Gospel of Mary - Part Fourteen
This is Volume One Number 38,
April 9, 2004
In this issue: Gospel of Mary - Part Fourteen
[ I'm using "The Gospel of Mary Magdalene" by
Jean-Yves LeLoup (ISBN 089281911-1) as my text for
this series of articles on the Gospel of Mary. ]
The text for this week is Page 18 verses 9-20 and
Page 19 verses 1-3.
Following Peter's verbal assault, Mary wept and
answered him by asking three questions:
1) What are you thinking?
2) Do you think I imagine this?
3) Do you think I made it up?
On an esoteric level these are the same three
questions we ask ourselves whenever we have an
intuitive insight into anything. What are you
thinking? Am I imagining this? Am I making this
up? The answer is we're not thinking, we're
intuiting. We're having an intuitive insight and
that's not thinking. We're not imagining anything
and we're not making anything up. We're
intuiting. We're channeling information from our
True Self to our False Self.
But before Peter or anybody else could speak up,
Levi challenged Peter by saying they all knew him
to be an angry man and accused Peter of attacking
Mary as ignorant people attack them. Thus it has
always been and is now. Those who don't understand
their true reality, attack those seeking to
identify their True Self. Those who don't
understand us, attack us. We attack those we
don't understand. At least that's what we do
until we learn to communicate with our own True
Self, our Higher Self, our Spirit.
Levi continued by saying: "The Teacher found her
worthy of this teaching, so who are you to
repudiate her? Besides, we all know he loved her
(Mary) more than any of us."
There it is again, the "heresy" for which Gnostics
must be silenced even to this day. The heresy
that Jesus loved a woman more than his male
companions whom we call the Apostles. But there's
also something else. Who is this person Levi?
What is he doing here in a meeting of the Apostles
unless he is one of them? Why isn't Levi
mentioned in any of the "Christian" bibles?
Even though Christianity was born in the bowels of
the Pagan religion of the Jews, it became
anti-Semitic very early in the Church's history.
By 325 A.D. when Constantine, the Roman Emperor,
took over Christianity and formed the Roman
Catholic Church, the Church was well-established
in its anti-Semitism. By the time the Christian
Bible was assembled and edited in the early 1060s,
Jewish names were removed from the Canon or
changed into Greek or Latin names. Levi was no
longer an Apostle. But neither was Mary. Who
knows how many other Jews and women were
removed from the Canon as the Catholic Church
rewrote and edited the earlier writings of the early
Christians. One really wonders what's truth and
what's fabrication - a scholarly debate that goes
on even to this day.
Levi suggested they all pray and become open to
the Teacher so the Teacher would come to each of
them. This is always good advice whenever tempers
flare and egos inflate. Be at peace. Relax. Let
go. Breathe deeply and calmly. Let us pray. Let
us meditate. Let us become open to the Divine at
Finally Levi made a most interesting statement:
"Let us spread the word as The Teacher taught us
without making any new rules or laws other than
the ones the Teacher taught." The Teacher taught
there were two laws. One was to love God without
ceasing. The other was to love our fellow man as
we love ourselves. Love was the only law or rule.
Over the centuries we've forgotten the Apostle
Levi but his message is so very important to us
today. First he confirms the Master Jesus loved
Mary Magdalene more that any of the other
Apostles. Secondly, he confirms there was at
least one Jew among the Apostles (of course, they
were all Jews). Thirdly, he reminds us of the
most important message of all spiritual leaders,
the lesson to love God and one another.
The Gospel According to Mary concludes by saying
that after Levi said these things the Apostles all
went forth to spread the Gospel. What Gospel did
they spread? Undoubtedly it was the words of the
Master Teacher Jesus as each of them heard and
understood those words. Therein lies both the
root of our error and the root of our knowledge.
Let them with ears, hear.
The Gospel According to Mary speaks to my heart
and tells me things I always knew deep down in my
heart. God is the source of everything. God is
both a loving father and a loving mother; and God
is more than this, God is Everything. The
feminine is just as important as the masculine;
and we need to bring the feminine back into our
spiritual path. We cannot succeed spiritually
until we bring the masculine and feminine within
ourselves together as equals. It's all very
alchemical. It's all very Qabalistic
(Kabalistic). It's all very Gnostic. It's all
very spiritual. It's all about love.
This ends our discussion of the Gospel of Mary.
Have a great two weeks!
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