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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 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

an introductory course for those new to the Magdalene calling and a refresher for those long on the path. 

Seven Live Lessons via ZOOM

Selected Wednesdays starting October 6, 2021

10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1

6:30 - 7:30 pm central time US

(lessons will be recorded for those unable to attend the live gatherings)

only $69.00!

Since the Gospel of Mary Magdalene became readily available, and the DaVinci Code popularized the Magdalene, many interpretations around what it means to be called to the Magdalene path have been set forth.  Few, however, are authentic to Mary’s own words or to the title bestowed on her by her teacher and beloved, Yeshua.

Mary alone is recognized by Yeshua as the one among his disciples to have achieved the fulfillment of his teachings. Applying both the public and private lessons bestowed on her by Yeshua, Mary, like Yeshua, became anthropos.  To be anthropos is to become fully integrated and whole within oneself such that one’s Divinity might be fully embodied within one’s humanity.   

The Magdalene Mastery course introduces the Magdalene calling as it is set forth in Mary’s own gospel.  Here you will get a glimpse into the essential principles and practices of the Magdalene calling – that which is required to follow this calling with integrity and what you will be invited to continue as you live this calling in the world.  This course can be approached as an opportunity to more fully discern this calling, in preparation for further study, or as a refresher for those who have already completed the full Magdalene Priesthood Training.

The Magdalene Mastery course has been researched, developed, and tested by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS, scholar of the Magdalene. adherent to her path, creator and facilitator of the Magdalene Priesthood Training and spiritual director of the Order of the Magdalene.

Course Outline:

Week One: The Magdalene Calling

Week Two:  The Foundation

            Commitment to a Spiritual Practice

Week Three:  The Motivating Force

           Mission and Purpose

                 Service to self and the world through the identification, nurturing and sharing of one’s unique gifts.

Week Four: The Sacred Pillars

         Dedication to Personal Development


               Continuing study and exploration

Week Five: Soul Retrieval

       Shadow Work

            Identifying and transforming unhealed wounds

            Releasing trauma (personal and ancestral)

            Undoing societal conditioning

Week Six:  Dedication to the Path

      Radical Personal Accountability

            Ongoing exploration of wounds, triggers, etc.

            Freedom from blame/victimhood

Week Seven: Fulfillment

         Empowerment through Love

            Transcending Division to live in love.

            Exercising compassion for self and others

            Being Love in the world.

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.

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