The Dynastic Wedlock of Jesus and Mary Magdalene

Two-part Ritual of the Sacred Marriage of a Dynastic Heir

The rules of dynastic wedlock were explicitly defined parameters, which dictated celibate lifestyles, except for the procreation of children at regular intervals. To perfume the nuptial anointing rite was the express privilege of a messianic bride and performed solely at the fist and second marriage ceremonies. Only as wife of Jesus and a priestess in her own right could Mary Magdalene have anointed both his feet and his head with the sacred ointment. A September first anointing following the June betrothal feast at Cana, Mary Magdalene conceived in December AD 32, and would therefore have given birth to the first of her three children, a daughter Tamar, in the Atonement month of September AD 33

From the outset of Jesus' mission, Mary Magdalene is seen as a constant in his life. She sponsored him, traveled with him, anointed, him, confided in him, and was companion to his mother and sisters. She was there at the foot of the cross; she went to attend Jesus with spices at the tomb, and was the first to speak with him in the garden. She is documented as Jesus' consort and the Apostle of Apostles, the woman whom Jesus kissed and called his blessed one - the woman who knew the All, and the woman that Jesus loved. In short, Mary Magdalene was closer to Jesus than anyone else, and this begs an intriguing question: For the sake of accepting that Jesus was married (like the apostles whose wives also traveled with them), would we really prefer to believe that Jesus opted for a noncommittal relationship with a prostitute instead of having a wife?

Mary Magdalene's reputation was decimated by a campaign of propaganda that had no biblical foundation whatever. In the course of this, Jesus' own humanity was substantially violated, while his mother became a thoroughly sexless wonder who represented nobody. Demeaned in such a way, she has never been a model for everyday womanhood, which is why so many now look to Mary Magdalene. One cannot find anything of female consequence in a virgin mother image, but there is a romance of the sacred feminine in the Sophia inheritance of Mary Magdalene. From her feistiness to her weeping, from her wisdom to her uncertainty, she has all the attributes of reality and her loyalty is never once seen to waver. Of course Jesus loved her. Why would he not? She has been called the Goddess in the Gospels, she has sexual presence, and her story embodies a wealth of adventurous experience. But she was the mother of the Desposyni heirs and, because of that, her character was brutally assassinated by a fearful and jealous establishment. And as for Jesus - his persona was left historically high and dry, with his mother a virgin and his loved-one a whore!

Extracts from Laurence Gardner’s – Magdalene Legacy