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The Madonna Secret.

Join me and the incredible, erudite Magdalene Sister Sophie Strand as we deepen into the conversation about who Mary Magdalene is and was- as rooted, grounded, earthy sensual woman teaching us from within the ecology of being human and divine. 

Sophie is an incredible storyteller of the Magdalene if ever there was one! And we dive into her upcoming new book – The Madonna Secret- which you are going to WANT to red (read!) as soon as it hits shelves in mid August. 

In this wonderful  episode, you’ll hear all about what inspired Sophie to write The Madonna Secret. How she met The Magdalene and how writing this book deeply initiated her in every way. You will hear about Sophies own personal and intimate journey in the writing of this book and how she has been called by the Magdalene (like so many of us) 

This is a deep dive into the one possible story of the deep, earthy and potent relationship that may have existed between Magdalene and Yeshua. 

Some of what we explore:

  •  Why Magdalene and why now? What is her story offering us in this modern day moment?
  • Magdalene as an invitation to animistic sensibility.
  • Magdalene as a sensualist, who puts us in touch with the erotic nature of spirituality.
  • The new story of Mary Magdalene as equal to Yeshua and what this brings to us as modern day Magdalenas
  • What it means to walk as a Magdalene.


Sophie Strand is a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and ecology. The author of The Flowering Wand, her eco-feminist historical fiction reimagining of the gospels The Madonna Secret will also be published by Inner Traditions in Summer 2023. Subscribe for her newsletter at And follow her work on Instagram: @cosmogyny and at 

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