Edgar Cayce : Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene : Her Akashic Record
Several books have been published recently in what amounts to a booming interest in this legendary woman of the Gospels and the first person to see the risen Jesus. Two history-revising themes are coming from these books:
(1) Mary was not the prostitute tradition presents, and
(2) She was Jesus' lover, possibly his wife, and their descendants are alive today,
carrying a rare set of genes.
At least one of these books declares itself to be a novel, a work of fiction, meant to entertain, but the others claim to have found evidence to back up these new and contrary ideas from the Coptic texts found in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, known as the Gnostic Gospels.
But what does the Akashic record say about this fascinating woman and her relationship with Jesus Christ? Let's review what Edgar Cayce, one of the best readers of the Akasha, had to report.
According to Cayce's readings, the soul that was Mary Magdalene (#295 in the Cayce files) began her incarnations in this world as the Princess Amliea in Atlantis, with a talent for maintaining the life force in physical bodies through magnetic treatments, presumably using the famed Atlantean crystal. In one case, she actually purified a friend's body of possession- like influences. As a result of being highborn and talented, she experienced the pomp and ceremony that came with such. But according to the Sleeping Prophet's reading, she did not handle the recognition well, becoming discontented with the people to the point that she began acting against them and their ways, taking names and holding grudges, She had the magic within her to channel the higher forces into the Earth realms, yet a personality that tended toward contention and strife against any who opposed her.
In her second major incarnation men were now ruling, unlike Atlantean times when women ruled. She was the temple musician lslta in Egypt during the time of the high priest Ra Ta (an incarnation of Edgar Cayce's soul). When the high priest was banished for his misdeeds, she counseled the Pharaoh to reinstate the priest for the sake of the higher good for all. Once Ra Ta was restored, she continued her temple musician duties, which again allowed her to channel the Creative Forces to improve the vibrations in human bodies and minds. The sleeping Cayce said that many of her compositions will be recovered when the "yet uncovered" pyramids are found and opened.
In the Egyptian incarnation she developed a distrust of men. Also, her sense of discontent with this world and the ideals of most people increased.
The next significant incarnation was as Mary Magdalene. According to Cayce's reading of the Akasha, she was beautiful. He said that the drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, "The Magdalene", depicts her well. She was 5'4" in height, weighed 121 pounds, with "hair almost red," and blue eyes. She had what Cayce explained as the beautiful blend of her Grecian and Jewish ancestry. But he does go on to say that she did indeed become a courtesan in the Roman courts and a harlot among the men of her people.
Cayce's readings also identify her as the Mary who was the sister of Martha and Lazarus, and the woman who, caught in adultery and condemned to be stoned, was let go by Jesus' statement: "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone".
Cayce says that she was 22 when Jesus raised her brother from the tomb, causing many changes within her. Cayce goes on to explain that she and others found it strange to share life with her recently deceased brother, who once again lived among them. When she was 23, Cayce says that "Christ cleansed her from seven devils, including: avarice, hate, self-indulgence, and those of the kindred selfishnesses - hopelessness and blasphemy."
She joined with Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the disciple John's household, which was composed of Mary Magdalene, Elois (sister of the Mary that was the mother of John and James), Mary the mother of Jesus and, of course, the disciple John. There were also many visits from several of the disciples. Sadly, Martha, Lazarus and James "the Lesser" (John's brother) had all been killed in the first wave of Roman crackdowns on followers of Jesus Christ. Cayce's readings say that the officials felt that Lazarus had to be killed because he was a walking reminder of Jesus Christ's miracles.
Cayce says that, like her brother, Mary Magdalene became a kind of "monument, as a memorial, to the activity of the Christ life upon the life of a soul in this world" because she had been a "sinner" and was purified and energized to a new way of thinking and acting. Her presence was a blessing to many, including Romans who had known her before and after the cleansing.
This little household lived in John's summer home on Lake Gennesaret, but the increasing crackdowns forced them to move north to Ephesus, and there they remained until their deaths.
When asked if Mary Magdalene had been Jesus' lover, Cayce clearly replied that she had not. Jesus wanted to be, and was, "her savior", not her lover. But this lover idea is sure selling a lot of books today. And the progeny idea latches on to our growing interest in genetic codes and their impact on future generations. But, as exciting as it all might be, it is not true, according to Edgar Cayce's reading of the Akashic records.
Her next major incarnation picked up on her royal birth in Atlantis. This time she was the daughter of the last of the Louis's, Louis XVI of France. Again she was facing mounting contention from the people ruled by her family. When Louis resigned and the rebellion began, she escaped the fate of the rest of her family by fleeing with great stealth to Austria and changing her name to Marie Augusta.
In her soul's next incarnation, she joined with Edgar Cayce's little band of visionaries to help build the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.). Her name was Mildred Davis. Her special healing talents were once again apparent, as the "sleeping" Cayce selected her to be among the seven initial members of the Glad Helpers Prayer Group. Edgar Cayce once had a dream about her in which she announced to everyone in the group that she was going to foretell what the next Cayce reading would say!
In this incarnation the readings said that she needed to overcome her mistrust of men and her contentious spirit against people with different opinions. He also encouraged her to hold on to her deep understanding of the importance of not condemning self, which Jesus planted in her when he said, "Neither do I condemn thee".