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Magdalen Rising by Elizabeth Cunningham
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Jun 24, 08

bookshelves: fiction, feminist, fantasy-sci-fi, spiritual-religious
Read in January, 2006

So just what was Jesus doing between the ages of 12 and 30? The time in which the bible is silent about his life has been speculated upon by many, and in this book Elizabeth Cunningham delightfully gives us her two cents.

We have the narration straight from the mouth of Mary Magdalen, but she is not called that yet; no she will not get that name until she travels to the Holy Land. Here her name is Maeve, young daughter of eight warrior witches, Celtic priestess in-training, a precocious fiery redheaded child who sees her counterpart (Jesus) in vision.

She finally meets him when she is sent away to druid college. Yes... this is where Jesus disappears to in his youth, and where he got his exposure to all those radical ideas of his.

Cunningham masterfully weaves Celtic lore with Hebrew tradition to give us this fascinating interpretation of the beginning of the legacy of Jesus and Mary.
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message 1: by Michele (new)

Michele Read Anne Rice: "Jesus the Lord Out of Egypt" and "The Road to Cana"


G (galen) Michele~ will do :)


message 3: by Michele (new)

Michele You won't be disappointed : )


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