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Authentic Freedom Academy

Authentic Freedom Academy, founded by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS is a center for human development with the mission of supporting the self-actualization of adults through the integration of psychology, spirituality, education and creative expression. Lauri Ann Lumby is the primary facilitator of these offerings. You can learn more about Lauri at www.authenticfreedom.love. Authentic Freedom Academy also hosts a select group of guest-instructors offering formational opportunities within their own fields of expertise.

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About this course

Please enjoy this archived video recording of the Feast of the Magdalene event which was held through Motherhouse of the Goddess on July 22, 2020.  Kimberly Moore hosted special guest Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS in this special interview and guided meditation dedicated to Mary Magdalene.  This event is FREE. 

Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS is a Priestess of the Magdalene and the founder of both the Order of the Magdalene and the Temple of the Magdalene. Lauri has been a dedicated student of the Magdalene since first experiencing her portrayal in the rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar in 1978. Lauri has since studied every scholarly work that has been made available on the Magdalene, and many works of fiction. Lauri has come to believe that Mary Magdalene was indeed Jesus’ closest disciple, possibly his wife, and that it was Mary who was ordained to continue Jesus’ mission of transforming the world from fear into love. Rejected by the patriarchy, the Magdalene influence has flourished in the mystical traditions of Christianity, though few would acknowledge this. The Magdalene has been a profound influence in Lauri’s own mission and has been the inspiration for Lauri’s writings, books, teachings and online courses all available through Authentic Freedom Academy.


Lauri Ann Lumby has her BBA in Marketing, a master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology and has certificates in Pastoral Ministry and Spiritual Direction. She is a Reiki Master in both the Usui and Karuna traditions and is an ordained interfaith minister.

You can learn more about Lauri Ann Lumby and her other Magdalene offerings at www.authenticfreedom.love