This FREE preview course gives you a glimpse into the required steps of the Magdalene Priestess Training and what it means to be a Priestess of the Magdalene. Descriptions of each of the required courses in the training are offered, along with sample lessons from each course. This FREE preview course concludes with a list of the benefits enjoyed by those who have completed the Magdalene Priestess Training and the next steps to be taken for those who feel called to this path of devotion and service.
Temple of the Magdalene Priestess Training Program
Format: 50 weeks of coursework plus 5 one-on-one sessions with Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS, course creator and facilitator:
Through the Magdalene Priestess Training, we hope to restore women to their rightful place within Jesus’ vision for humanity as empowered individuals fully living out both their Divine and Human natures as love. The Magdalene Priestess Training continues the work of the Magdalene/Christ by empowering you to live out the fullness of your unique giftedness – both for the sake of your own fulfillment and in service to the betterment of the world.
Magdalene Priestess Training may be completed in 52 weeks (or at your pace) and includes 50 weeks of coursework plus 5 one-on-one sessions with Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM,MATS, course creator and facilitator.
Included Coursework (if you have taken any of these courses, contact Lauri to have your course fee applied):
Resurrecting the Magdalene– 6 weeks
The purpose of this course is to reveal and share in the deeper and hidden truths about the Magdalene and her time with Jesus; including her roles as student, initiate, co-equal partner, wife, facilitator and witness to the resurrection, and the one sent to continue Jesus’ mission of being love in the world. Participants are empowered through the course to reclaim their own Divine Feminine and are activated to be a vessel of Divine Love in the world.
What is Your Magic?– 13 weeks
Discover your own unique gifts—the gifts you have been given to experience meaning and purpose in your life and through which you will find fulfillment for yourself and in service to the betterment of the world.
Authentic Freedom* – 10 weeks
Learn the seven core fears that prevent you from being your most magnificent and fulfilled self, along with proven tools for moving through and overcoming those fears.
Deepening Freedom**– 9 weeks
Learn and apply the Aramaic Prayer of Jesus as a powerful tool for moving through the fears and inner obstacles for living your truth and fulfilling your life purpose.
Living in Freedom– 12 weeks
Exploring the Enneagram as a tool for self-empowerment and as a resource for balancing your fear-based perceptions and behaviors, ultimately harnessing your Soul’s purpose as a reformer, helper, achiever, muse, sage, strategist, enthusiast, champion or peacemaker.
Authentic Freedom – Claiming a Life of Contentment and Joy by Lauri Ann Lumby
Prayers of the Cosmos and The Hidden Gospel by Neil Douglas-Klotz and CD Abwun – The Prayer of Jesus.
Magdalene Priestess Training integrates specific tools and practices of Western Psychology with those of Western Spirituality, resulting in a powerful process through which participants are supported in becoming self-actualized and are then empowered to share their unique giftedness in service to the betterment of the world.
The Order of the Magdalene provides priestess and priest training for all levels of membership. Training is available through Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS, founder of the Order and is accomplished online through the Mystery School of the Goddess.
Specific Tools used in Magdalene Priestess Training:
- Western, Eastern and Indigenous Mindfulness, Contemplation and Journey practices
- The Spiritual Exercises and Rules of Discernment of St. Ignatius
- Creativity Practices
- The Enneagram Temperament Tool
- The Spiritual/Personal Gifts Inventory
- The Authentic Freedom™ protocol
From Western Psychology, Magdalene Priestess Training draws from:
- Carl Jung’s creative imagination, archetype and shadow work
- Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and theories of self-actualization
- The humanistic theories and creativity practices of Carl and Natalie Rogers
- The stages of spiritual development of James Fowler and John Westerhoff
- Bill Plotkin’s development of the human Soul
From Western Spirituality, The Magdalene Priestess Training has its roots in the original teachings of Jesus* which Mary, called Magdalene fully understood and which were then formalized into the meditation, contemplation and service practices of Western Monasticism, specifically those favored in Benedictine, Franciscan, and Ignatian spirituality.
All courses are based upon the foundation of sound psycho-spiritual formation, rooted in a gnostic/experiential/mystical approach to scripture, freeing the participant to transcend religious dogma, thereby discovering the hidden wisdom that leads us all toward unity and oneness – the Oneness that Jesus came to know and which he attempted to teach his disciples. Mary Magdalene is recognized as the one who most fully understood and received his teachings. The Order of the Magdalene Priestess Training empowers participants to know themselves – discovering their own unique giftedness and how they are called to share these gifts for the sake of their own fulfillment and in service to the betterment of the world.
Scripture Disclaimer: You will notice that scripture plays a predominant role in my writing and in most of my local and online courses. Please note that my approach to scripture is unlike any you have likely experienced before! I do not approach scripture from a dogmatic or doctrinal perspective. Neither do I use it as a way to instill fear or manipulate specific actions or behaviors. Instead, I approach scripture as the ancients did – as a collection of stories which have the opportunity to reflect back to us aspects of ourselves. In this way, scripture becomes a vehicle through which our highest self can speak to us – providing guidance, support, inspiration, nourishment and even healing. When we pierce through the veil of other people’s interpretations and allow the Divine to speak to us personally and directly through these ancient texts, we discover the transformational power of The Word as it was originally intended – as a tool to guide and sustain us on the path of love.
Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS is an author, teacher, priestess, healer and prophet. She is the author of the highly-anticipated, Song of the Beloved – the Gospel According to Mary Magdalene and Authentic Freedom, both of which reveal the hidden teachings of Jesus as revealed through his most devoted student, co-equal minister and beloved partner, Mary Magdalene. For over twenty years, Lauri has researched, studied and put into practice these hidden teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition and discovered within them rich and effective tools for facilitating self-awareness and self-actualization. These teachings and practices prove that beyond the doctrine resides the truth that unites all people – the truth of Oneness in Love. As a priestess of the Magdalene/Christ, Lauri shares these teachings through her on-line and local courses, one-on-one mentoring, writing and publishing.
Lauri is the owner of Authentic Freedom Academy and founder of the Order of the Magdalene. She lives in Oshkosh, WI. You can learn more about Lauri, her writings, programs and services at www.templeofthemagdalene.com
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Magdalene Priestess Training Testimonials
Honouring and living in the energy of the Divine Feminine is what many women (and men) seek these days. This is certainly what I was looking for when I came across Lauri’s website and her course on training to be a Magdalene Priestess. I particularly wanted to learn more about the Mary portrayed in the Bible, but without the religious dogma.
And this is where Lauri has presented a series of workshops that have captivated me for the last 8 months. It is a safe environment where I can release my internal struggles whilst Lauri supports and guides me with compassion and a deep knowing of exactly what I need on my journey to becoming an enlightenment woman and Priestess.
Mary H, New Zealand
The Magdalene Priestess training program has enabled me to understand myself through the eyes of the Magdalene energy. To see my magic. My gifts that I always knew where there, but could never own them.
Through the program I feel I can share this gifts with others to help heal and support through a Divine Love and understanding that we are all one. Allowing each of us to share our uniqueness and giftedness, and give back to the Divine Universe, and the Divine in all us. "
Maria De Robertis Geltrude
I have found all the levels and layers of the Priestess training to be deep and truly helpful in my life long search for growth and connection with the Source. It has taught me to listen to my inner awareness and affirmed universal truths in beautiful ,poetic ways. I am grateful for this and having Lauri's feedback on personal issues when working on the classes. I'd highly recommend these classes to anyone seeking a depth and inner awareness to enhance their lives and find meaning in a difficult world. Thank you.
Over the past several years, I did so much spiritual research that I literally researched myself into a “Dark Night of the Soul.” Just recently, for the first time, I prayed to my women ancestors for direction and within days I was led to Lauri Ann Lumby’s ‘Temple of the Magdalene Priestess Training Program.’ This training is one of the best gifts I have ever given myself! It has presented me with a new direction in life, opened new doors of spiritual thought and ways of being for me, and reconnected me not only with the Divine itself, but the Divine within my OWN SELF as well.
And Lauri is a true “kindred spirit.” She is encouraging and completely genuine, and offers personal feedback through the online classroom to each and every one of her students, as well as privately via personal sessions. She is a true mentor. I truly mean all of these words from my heart."
Kimberly E., Texas
The Magdalene Priestess Training was life changing for me. After having Mary come to me in a shamanic vision six months prior I had begun to explore her world intensely, finally coming across this wonderful experience. The training was rich, filled with love, challenging and insightful and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to walk a path with Mary Magdalene as a modern woman or Priestess.
Julie Parker, www.juliesuzanneparker.com
I’m very grateful first off to know Lauri for at least a decade. I have had the privilege of taking all of her courses. The Magdalene Priestess course solidified an anointing into a higher ideation of woman elevated to priestess, goddess and queen. Mary Magdalene has been forgotten, shamed and misrepresented for millennia and it is time to receive the energy, purity and strength of this mystical woman’s desire - all she embodied and claimed - the truth of who she was and who you are. I highly recommend this course as well as any of Lauri’s other work or books.
Larsen , WI
The Magdalene Priestess Training has been life-changing for me! This training has helped me change my perspective on things happening in my life and how I can discern my gifts and live my most authentic life. Her classes are so empowering to women in a world where we are taught to keep our heads down and our feelings to ourselves. Honestly one of the very best things I have ever done for myself!
As a business owner, nutrition counselor, and and thought leader in the health care field, I chose to take the Magdalene Priestess Training with Lauri Lumby. I am always interested in learning how to become the best version of myself, and also empower those around me to do the same - to use one's gifts and express them without regret! I've found that on this journey, taking a deeper look at my calling in life and god-given gifts has allowed me to thrive in areas that feel natural to me. Never did I imagine that someday I would be a business owner, boss, speaker, writer, and figure of influence in the community. With that being said, taking care of oneself in order to succeed at those things is key. Lauri has taught me to practice self care, claim my needs and boundaries in life, and it is through her course that I have grasped a better understand of who I am. Knowing my gifts and utilizing what's unique about myself is very freeing and empowering. And being able to share that love and message with those around me in my professional and personal life is an honor. There's no need to compare when you know who you, what you bring to this world, and love yourself completely. Thank you, Lauri!