What has been chosen to be revealed and what has been masterfully hidden makes the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene even more alluring. Veiled in mystery and obscurity, the fascination has amplified as more historical facts have been shaken out of historical dust.
Wencke Johanne Braathen has looked for material about Mary Magdalene for over thirty years. Recent research by respected authors has painted a rich picture of her time and the culture surrounding her. Traveling in southern France, the author walked the paths visiting the castles, cathedrals, and grottoes where Mary Magdalene lived according to the local legends. In Provence, descending the stairs through time to a crypt, she encountered a powerful relic—the head of her heroine. Combining her research and her own personal experience, she wrote Rituals in Sacred Stone: Mary Magdalene’s message of self empowerment.
Wencke Johanne Braathen was born in Norway among stave churches and homespun wool. She lives in Chicago with her husband, who loves her and the fjords she came from. This book is the result of a lifelong journey.