The Gospel of Mary

MaryMagdaleneThe Gospel of Mary is an apocryphal book discovered in 1896 in a 5th-century papyrus codex. It was purchased in Cairo by German scholar Karl Reinhardt. It has been edited for clarity only.

Will the world end, or not?”

The Savior replied, “Everything exists within you and will dissolve into it’s original essense eventually. Matter dissolves into its essence. Anyone with two ears able to hear should listen!”

Then Peter said to him, “You have been explaining every topic to us; tell us one other thing. What is the sin of the world?”

The Savior replied, “There is no such thing as the sin of the world; rather you produce sin when you lie, cheat or steal, and these are called ‘sins.’ But love is known to everything in nature and our roots are in love, not sin.” Then he continued. He said, “People will get sick and die because they didn’t believe in power of the Kingdom.”

“That is why I tell you, ‘Become content at heart, while also remaining discontent and disobedient; indeed become contented and agreeable only in the presence of that other image of nature.’ Anyone with two ears capable of hearing should listen!”

When the Blessed One had said these things, he greeted them all. “Peace be unto you!” he said. “Acquire peace within yourselves! Be on your guard so that no one deceives you by saying, ‘Look over here!’ or ‘Look over there!’ Those are rabbit holes. The truth exists within you. Follow it! You will know when you find it and all those who search will find. Go then, preach the good news about the Kingdom. And don’t mess up by inventing a bunch of dogma, like some lawyer, or else lawyers will end up with everything.

After he had said these things, he departed from them. But they were distressed and wept greatly. “How are we going to go out to the rest of the world to announce the good news about the Kingdom?” they said. “If they did not spare him, why would they spare us?”

Then Mary stood up. She greeted them all, addressing her brothers and sisters, “Do not weep and be distressed nor let your hearts be heavy. For his grace will shelter you. Rather we should praise his greatness, for he has prepared us and made us compassionate beings.” When Mary had said these things, she flipped the energy in a positive direction, and they began discussing the mission at hand.

Peter said to Mary, “Sister, we know that the Savior loved you more than all other women. Tell us the words of the Savior that you remember, the things which you know that we don’t because we haven’t heard them.”

Mary responded, “I will teach you about what is hidden from you.” And she began to speak these words to them. She said, “I saw the Lord in a vision and I said to him, ‘Lord, I see you and I am not afraid.’ He answered, ‘How wonderful you aren’t freaking like most would! Where the mind is, there is the real treasure.’ I said to him, ‘So now, Lord, am I seeing a real vision, or is this an illusion I’m inventing?’ The Savior answered, ‘A person does not see with soul or spirit, but with the power of the mind, which exists between those two.'”

The first form is darkness; the second, desire; the third, ignorance; the fourth, zeal for death; the fifth, the realm of the flesh; the sixth, foolish wisdom of the flesh; the seventh, wisdom of the wrathful person. These are the seven Powers of Wrath. “They interrogated the soul, “Where are you coming from, you soul assassin, and where are you going, you conqueror of the universe?”

The soul replied, “What binds me has been slain, what surrounds me has been destroyed, my desire hath ended, and ignorance has died. I was set loose from the chain of forgetfulness that exists throughout time. From this hour on, until the end of the aeon, I rest in silence.”

After Mary had said these things, she was silent, since it was up to this point that the Savior had spoken to her. Andrew responded, addressing the brothers and sisters, “Say what you will about the things she has said, but I do not believe the Savior said these things. It’s too weird.”

Peter responded, bringing up similar concerns. He questioned them about the Savior: “Did he share things with a woman in private without informing us about it? Can we trust her? Did he choose her over us?” Then Mary wept and said to Peter, “My brother Peter, what are you imagining? Do you think I have invented these things by myself in my heart, or that I am telling lies about the Savior?”

Levi answered, speaking to Peter, “Peter, you have always been a wrathful person. You are treating Mary like an adversary. If the Savior found her worthy, who are you to doubt her? The Savior’s impression of Mary is reliable and he loved her more than us. Rather we should be ashamed. We should clothe ourselves as he commanded, and announce the good news of the Kingdom, and not invent any dogmas other than what the Savior said.”

After he spoke these words, they went out to teach, preach, anoint, baptize and heal the world.


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