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Dr Joanna Kujawa
The Other Goddess is born!
I hope everyone is well and apologies for the prolonged absence as the past two to three years have been intense, strange and very transformational both collectively as well as individually. Personally, I used this time to process everything going on around and within me. It has been extremely powerful. I am sure many of you have experienced it as well.
One good thing that happened during this time was the writing and now publishing of my book – The Other Goddess: Mary Magdalene and the Goddesses of Eros and Secret Knowledge. Yes, it is properly published and yes, I have a publicity person who organises interviews for me which is both exiting and nerve-wrecking.
As you might imagine, the above was an extremely transformative process for me.
In the process of writing of The Other Goddess, I realised that for the most part of my life I was completely enslaved by the opinions on two separate hegemonies (don’t you just love that word!):
- The opinions of the literary circle of which I was part for a while
- The opinions of my academic colleagues.
These two worlds or takes on reality completely dominated my life, and I did not even know it. Then, during the pandemic, something snapped. I noticed how fabricated they were. More, I saw how artificial the whole structure of reality in which we live was. The doors of perception were suddenly cleansed for me. I was free – free to write a book. Not a literary book, not an academic book, but the book that wanted to be written and the book that, incidentally, is very personal and discusses such touchy and controversial topics as sexuality and spirituality.
In the event you choose to read the book, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it. If you do, please leave free to leave a review on Amazon as The Other Goddess is born today!
You can see the summary and some of the wonderful endorsements I’ve received below:
Is there a lineage of goddesses that claims the evolutionary power of female sexuality? And if so, why were they pushed to the shadows and demeaned as harlots? Was Mary Magdalene one of them, and what were her teachings?
Looking into esoteric traditions that celebrated the Goddess and her art of sexual alchemy, Dr. Joanna Kujawa sets out on a detective journey to answer these questions to discover Mary Magdalene stands at the centre of this investigation. Learn about her portrayal in the gnostic gospels as a teacher in her own right and Jesus’ intimate partner, the possibility of her life as an alchemist in Egypt, and her last years in Southern France. Find out if Mary Magdalene was the same person as Mary the Prophetess of Egypt and her connection to the mysterious Cathars, Black Madonnas, and Knights Templar.
Whether looking at Mary Magdalene, Sophia, Aphrodite, Inanna, Hathor, Isis, or the goddesses of esoteric Hinduism, Dr. Kujawa finds the archetype of The Other Goddess-the bearer of the mysteries of sexual alchemy that ends the division between sexuality and spirituality.
You can purchase The Other Goddess here:
Endorsements for The Other Goddess:
In The Other Goddess, scholar Joanna Kujawa explores an esoteric tradition of women’s power and instructs readers on how they can utilize the transformative potentials that Mary Magdalene represents and personifies – Professor Diana Walsh Pasulka, author of American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology
Dr. Kujawa presents a very compelling, well-researched account of goddesses that rises above any typical discussion on the subject. This is essential reading for anyone interested in exploring ancient archetypes and new femininity. – Zeus Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D., author of The Spiritually Confident Man: Pioneering a New Frontier of Co-Creative Masculinity
The Other Goddess explores and empowers the vital reclaiming of all aspects of the Divine Feminine and above all the healing grace of Her erotic wisdom and its embodiment in human love. – Dr Jude Currivan, cosmologist, author, and co-founder WholeWorld-View
Note, that The Other Goddess consists of 4 parts:
Part 1 – My personal journey towards Eros and Eros and Spirit, Tantra (if you don’t want to know about me and would like to move to the content on Mary Magdalene, please move to parts 2, 3 & 4).
Part 2 – Mary Magdalene and the lineage of the Goddesses of Eros, Mary Magdalene in the Gnostic Documents, was Mary Magdalene the Prophetess and Alchemist in Alexandria? Were there other women who carried that knowledge and why were they demeaned?
Part 3: Mary Magdalene in France (legends and chronicles), connection with Knights Templar and the mysterious Cathars.
Part 4: Mary Magdalene and esoteric Tantra and why does it all matters today.
Also, I will have an online YouTube book launch on the 17th of April 10 am Sunday Brisbane/Melbourne/Sydney time which is 1 am Paris/Berlin/Warsaw time 8 am Kuala Lumpur.
For my American friends it is Saturday 16th of April 8 pm Saturday New York time and 5pm Los Angeles time at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoxsbR2ZKcQ
Finally, I would like to Thank ALL OF YOU for being my companions on this journey.
Dr Joanna Kujawa