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The Passion of Mary Magdalen

By: Elizabeth Cunningham
Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
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For the millions of listeners fascinated by Dan Brown's revelations about Mary Magdalen in The Da Vinci Code, here, at last, is their chance to meet the Gospel's most provocative woman face to face - on her own terms. Make way for a new Magdalen. Born on a Celtic isle to eight warrior-witch mothers, Maeve is raised to be as brave as any hero. In her stubborn, enchanting voice, she recounts her perilous quest for the young man, Esus, whose life she once saved from druid sacrifice. Captured and sold to a Roman Madam, Maeve is sustained by a fierce sense of identity, compassion for her sister whores, and her unquenchable love. When she wins her freedom and finds her lost lover, a stormy life begins for both as we follow the Passion story through the eyes of Jesus' partner - disciple to no man. Not even the one she loves. By turns feisty and funny, outrageous and tender, this Celtic Mary Magdalen challenges all stereotypes, both old and new age, and brings us to a transforming encounter with the divine feminine made flesh. Elizabeth Cunningham is the author of the novels The Return of the Goddess and The Wild Mother. She comes from nine generations of Episcopal priests. Though she managed to avoid becoming an Episcopal priest, she was ordained as an interfaith minister of spiritual counsel in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. She balances writing with a counseling practice.

©2007 Elizabeth Cunningham (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Beautiful, Epic Heresy!

First, let me say that Heather McNeil's narration is nothing short of brilliant.

That said, the Maeve Chronicles are now my favorite series of books.

Ms. Cunningham's portrayal of the Western world of 2000 years ago is deeply researched and lively. The story is rich and complex, moving and inspiring.

Oh, did say it was "heresy"? This novel feels more true to me than the canonical gospels, or the Torah, Koran, Dhammapada, Vedas, or indeed any of the classical patriarchal scriptures.

Maybe not every detail is accurate, but the overall thrust rings profoundly true down to my core.

If you only read four books this year, make them the Maeve Chronicles (Magdalen Rising, The Passion of Mary Magdalen, Bright Dark Madonna, and Black Robed Madonna - in that order).

I promise you will be changed for the better.

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Extraordinary

Extraordinary extraordinary book!
And the performance of the narrator brought it to a whole nother level o f extraordinary!

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Beyond Belief

Not o ly can Cunningham tell a story that brings truth to the tail of fiction, but the narrator wraps you up in her voices and carries you back in time. Somewhere it is all our story

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These books are changing my life

Best series i have ever read so far. This author, is incredible. Everything I have ever been looking for in a story. The way that she compiled all of the various cultures and their Magic’s and weaves them together in the story of yeshua and Mary Magdalene (Maeve) awakens something deep in my soul of souls. I cry, I laugh, I love... I am transported to a time that my spirit remembers & memories deep in my cells are awakened. These books are a must read for anyone on the path of the wild, untamed, yet devoted & empowered feminine.
Thank you for writing these books 🤍✨

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The story and the narration are excellent!

This story and the narrator pull you in from the minute you start listening! The story is written so well and the detail to every scene was so well written. The narrator was so good that as you listen you think there are several narrators. I purchased this book on a whim. I normally don’t do that. But I am so glad that I did! This is a great listen!!!

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Truest love

Loved the way story of Mary Magdalene and Jesus is told. The details, the Celtic priestess background, the goddess. I had many vivid dreams during my experience of listening to the book. If you love the alabaster jar, you’ll love this book.

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Epic

This novel covers a lot of ground and takes massive leaps of literary licence. It will lift you up and throw you down and turn so many corners. While it is not "The Truth" you've been told there are truths about human nature and God nature that are illuminated within it's pages. It is both a horror and delight. Take yourself on this journey.

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perfect narration

the narrator maintains perfect pacing through every moment. it is beautifully read. A wonderful story.

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This books is divine goddess magick

This book is alive to me. Vibrant lovable characters. Brilliant detail. I loved moments where I could sense the author was giggling as she weaved her magic. "John the Dipper is dipping again" T his book is wonderful.

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This book changed me

This book is heart wrenching, beautiful and inspiring. I️t moved me to my core and tore at my heart. I wept with Jesus and Maeve through their joys, love and pain. The second book of the Maeve Chronicles will not disappoint.

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  • 12-08-20

Absolutely loved it!

2 down, 2 to go. Can they get any better?

I'm now worried about starting number 3 I've loved these stories so much I don't want to spoil them. It's a bit like having that pudding after a starter and main course. Will it leave me bloated? Here goes.....

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  • 10-20-20

lovely storytelling.

I downloaded this in a whim. not my normal kind of thing but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was laughing and crying along with her and really hoping it would work out ok despite knowing what happens in the end. I prefer this version of events. worth a listen.

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  • Ms A
  • 08-30-22

Spellbinding captivating and believable

I have been enthralled and entertained by this series so far and I have laughed, gasped, empathised and even shed a tear!

Fabulous storyline and more relatable than you can imagine!

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  • Sheena Louise Tutt
  • 03-17-22

wonderful

excellent! just wonderful, a truly delightful retelling from the divine feminine point of view

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  • Nicky
  • 07-27-20

Powerful

Heartbreaking and passionate, this story is just so beautiful. Thankyou to Elizabeth for writing it and Heather for performing it. It was magical.