When the Key of Knowledge ( http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ) is applied to the scriptures, such biblical figures as Mary Magdalene are not the personification of an historical person -- but rather, the purification, development and raising up of the (feminine) intuitive aspects of the disciples own mind. Why is the (feminine) Intuitive spheres of mind important? In the Gospels associated with the allegorical portrayal of Mary Magdalene it is written: “She speaks to the other disciples about Jesus and what she’s seen, and Peter says, ‘I don’t believe the Lord said these things. These are certainly strange ideas.’ And she says, ‘Well, do you think I made them up? Do you think I’m lying about the Lord?’ ” In this allegorical representation, the linear-rational aspect of mind is represented in Peter's inability to comprehend what the feminine-intuitive as represented in the allegorical personification of Mary Magdalene reveals. And since these intuitive visions, impressions and wisdom does not support the linear reasoning of the masculine vision of this world and Creation, in most people they are rejected.
In the introduction to the book Secrets of Mary Magdalene, Prof. Elaine Pageles writes and quotes the Gospel of Philip: Simultaneously, the Gospel of Philip celebrates Mary Magdalene as manifesting the divine spirit, which this gospel calls the “virgin who came down” from heaven. When Christians spoke of Jesus “born from a virgin,” this author agrees—but refuses to take it literally. So some people, he says, take this literally to mean that Jesus’ mother became pregnant apart from any man, apart from sexual intercourse. But this, he says, is the “faith of fools” who fail to comprehend spiritual matters (although, as we note, it can be seen in the birth narratives offered in the New Testament gospels of Matthew and Luke). Instead, continues the Gospel of Philip, Jesus was born physically, just as all humans, as the son of biological parents. The difference, says the author of this gospel, that he was also “born again” in baptism--born spiritually to become the son of the Father above, and of the heavenly Mother, the Holy Spirit. That one of the primary objectives of this life is to bring about and achieve the next stage of birth -- a non-physical birth which is allegorically portrayed as a Virgin Birth -- should be of primary importance to all people. As stated in the Gospel of Philip: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die". Therefore, it is impossible to fulfill the requirements of the Gospels without first fulfilling the teaching of Jesus when he stated: "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom." (see The Gospel Enigma That Modern Christians Can't Comprehendhttp://GospelOfThomas.Nazirene.org#GospelEnigma ).
With the Key of Knowledge applied to the Gospels, in the same way that Peter as representing the outward looking (male) linear-rational spheres of mind states of the intuitive visions and wisdom of Mary Magdalene: "...These are certainly strange ideas", it is a fact that it is the lopsided development of what Einstein portrayed as the linear-rational servant that inhibits the development of the intuitive-gift -- i.e., as seen in Einstein's statement that "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." And what the Enlightened Visionary has warned is that because man's religious, philosophical, cultural and educational institutions "...have created a society that honors the [rational] servant and has forgotten [and suppressed the development of] the [intuitive] gift". To the degree that both reading the scriptures in a linear manner, as well as our education continues to suppress the intuitive spheres of mind, the wisdom of Einstein is presented in his analysis that: “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” Without the balanced development of the intuitive, the linear-rational which only senses outwardly, arrives as a point where it becomes what can be portrayed as flat-lined -- which in turn inhibits the further development of the linear rational servant from itself maturing beyond organic limitations. It is the inherent nature of the (male) linear to rule the roost -- both in the outer world and the inner. And in the say way that some male-dominated cultures require a woman to be cloaked in the burka, the male-linear spheres of mind always strive to override the feminine-intuitive spheres of mind (see http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org ), totally inhibiting the inward looking feminine-intuitive spheres of mind -- causing the intuitive to be atrophied and suppressed in a type of mental-burka. And herein lies the great obstacle to human development that linear-intellectuals don't at all understand -- i.e., the reality that the linear programming of the mind which is the agenda of our Fundamentalist religions and traditional educational systems -- including the reading of books and traditional study -- only serves to inhibit the development of the intuitive spheres of mind -- and it is the lack of balance between the inward looking intuitive and the outward looking linear-rational that inhibits the development of the mind beyond a certain very shallow organic physical level of maturity. When Paul warned that the Christians who he personally taught were incapable of comprehending the spiritual meaning of the Gospel (see Animal-Soul http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#animal ), it was because of the lack of development of the inward-looking feminine-intuitive spheres of mind. Further, what we are presented with are a number of paradoxes that have confronted man since he first stepped foot on the earth. Thus, these proverbial questions must be confronted: Is the mind of a child empty? Or, does a great source of knowledge already exist within the mind of the child that must be tapped into? Do you instruct a child through rote programming in the manner of our educational systems today? Or do you guide the child into an environment of self-discovery? The very foundation of the New Covenant is to mature the mind of the seeker where they can begin to learn from directly from the Indwelling Logos (aka Son of God & True Prophet).