The Mystery, Biography and Destiny of Mary Magdalene

Sister of Lazarus John and Spiritual Sister of Jesus

Robert Powell

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Powell sifts through the many stories about Mary Magdalene to uncover the true woman found in the visions of a German nun and mystic.

216 x 138 mm
Lindisfarne Books
Mind, Body, Spirit; Religion & Spirituality
128 pages
Publication date:
23 Oct 2008


There are many conflicting views on Mary Magdalene, from the early church's focus on her as a sinner, to her incarnation in Dan Brown's infamous novel. Through all the theories and distortions, the reality of her life and mission is still largely unknown.

In this concise book, Robert Powell sifts through the stories to uncover the true Magdalene, whom he finds in the work and visions of an eighteenth century German nun and mystic, Anne Catherine Emmerich. In particular, he describes Mary Magdalene's remarkable relationship with her siblings Lazarus and Martha, and controversially links Lazarus with the author of the gospel of John.


Robert Powell was born in Reading and studied mathematics at the University of Sussex. He is a eurythmist and movement therapist living in Kinsau, Germany. Powell is the author of numerous books and articles and is a cofounder of the Sophia Foundation of North America.

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