Dr Annine van der Meer – Mary Magdalene Unveiled: A New View Based on Recently Discovered Source Texts
Who was the real Mary Magdalene?
Annine says: “Recently feminist theologists have been questioning the historicity of Mary Magdalene. Could she be a composite figure, composed of several other Marys, for example Mary of Bethany and Mary the mother of Jesus? What is the viewpoint of spiritual women studies?
In my book I compare the Gospel of the Beloved Disciple, attributed to John, with the Gospel of the Beloved Companion, recently given back to the world in 2010 and quite possibly written before the year 50 AD by Mary Magdalene herself. In this document she introduces herself as Miryam the Migdalah and as the Beloved Companion of Yeshua. She presents herself as his wife, as an eyewitness and author. Crucial statements of the Beloved Companion or Miryam in her texts seem to be omitted in the Gospel of the Beloved Disciple or ‘John’ that underwent a second redaction around 90 AD. Miryam’s Gospel brings revolutionary insights about her leadership of the disciples after the resurrection of Jesus. It is the missing link that brings all the broken pieces of her shattered image together. In this lecture I will restore her broken image.
Join us for an English lecture about Dr Annine van der Meer’s Dutch book Maria Magdalena ontsluierd. Verborgen bronnen herstellen haar geschonden beeld, published in February 2021. The English translation is in preparation and is entitled: Mary Magdalene Unveiled. Hidden sources restore her disfigured image.“
About the book:
Maria Magdalena Ontsluierd. Verborgen bronnen herstellen haar geschonden beeld, by Dr. Annine E. G. van der Meer.
See the English trailer of the book https://www.pansophia-press.nl/en_GB/a-62313067/welcome/maria-magdalena-ontsluierd or https://youtu.be/4umcH7IQDQE
The Dutch book is available in the webshop of Pansophia-press.nl
About the speaker:
Dr Annine E.G. van der Meer (1953) is a Dutch historian of religion and holds a PhD in theology from the University of Utrecht. She was the last and only female student who wrote her doctoral thesis under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Gilles Quispel, who passed away in 2006. She has written several authoritative books on the hidden history of the sacred feminine and of women and their forgotten contribution to evolution and civilisation, digging Her-Story out from under His-Story in order to write Our-Story. Where necessary, she balances the established image of woman and man for the purpose of achieving equality, harmony, balance and peace for the world. In 2008 she founded Pansophia Foundation, which she led until 2018; a school of Wisdom in the 21st century, where the raising of consciousness, spirituality and empowerment of women were combined. In 2015 she founded her own publishing house Pansophia Press, in which she continues this Wisdom-work. Annine was one of 33 women honoured worldwide in 2010 for her work on the Divine Feminine.
Please click on the following links for more information on Annine’s work: www.anninevandermeer.nl and www.pansophia-press.nl
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Annine van der MeerHistorian, Author
Dr Annine E.G. van der Meer (1953) is a Dutch historian of religion who holds a PhD in theology from the University of Utrecht. She was the seventh, last and only female student to write her doctoral thesis under the guidance of the late Prof Dr Gilles Quispel. He was an internationally known scholar of apocryphal Christian texts, famous for his translation of the so called fifth Gospel, The Gospel of Thomas and other texts from the Nag Hammadi Library, rediscovered in Upper-Egypt in 1945.
Annine has written several authoritative books about the hidden history of the sacred feminine and of women and their forgotten contribution to evolution and civilization. This involves digging Her-Story out from under His-Story in order to write Our-Story. Where necessary, she integrates the established images of woman and man for the purpose of achieving equality, harmony, balance and peace in the world.
In 2008, she founded Pansophia Foundation, a school of Wisdom in the 21st century, which she led until 2018. Its mission was to combine the raising of consciousness with spirituality and empowerment of women. In 2015, she founded her own Dutch publishing house Pansophia Press, in which she continues this wisdom work, supported by a large Pansophia community in The Netherlands. In 2010, Annine was one of 33 women to be honoured worldwide for her work about the Divine Feminine.
Annine is the author of 19 books in Dutch, English, French and German. In Dutch, English and French, she has published, The Black Madonna from Primal to Final Times (. In English and German she has published, The Language of MA the primal mother. The evolution of the female image in 40.000 years of global Venus Art. In 2021, she published a very successful Dutch book, Maria Magdalena Ontsluierd (Mary Magdalene Unveiled), a commentary about The Gospel of the Beloved Companion, written by Mary Magdalene herself, only released in 2010. In 2023, she published the English translation and updated book, Mary Magdalene Unveiled: Hidden sources restore her broken image.