The labyrinth reveals more of her mysteries

2024 a year of sacred memory, dreaming dragons, and original prayer

Week 27--in which the labyrinth insists we notice a few more of her startling secrets

Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer,

It’s been an intense week. Intense! All because the anointing oil for the 4th intensive in The Witch Sequence on Myrrhophore Anointing arrived.

When we hear the word anointing, we see in our mind’s eye someone with authority touching another with a special oil. That oil imparts an invitation to step into a bigger role.

Kings and queens have to be anointed before they can step fully into their royal role. We saw that in action after Elizabeth’s death and Charles’ coronation. In the Jewish tradition anointing empowers the high priest to step into the fullness of that sacred function. In the Christian religion, anointing in the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and ordination opens a door to step into a deeper role in that faith. The final sacrament, called extreme unction, anoints you for death. My very orthodox parents had a wooden crucifix over their bed with a small bottle of anointing oil tucked behind a sliding panel. Just in case.

The most famous anointing happened when Mary Magdalene anointed Yeshua. It’s a story we will be exploring and experiencing throughout the Myrrhophore Anointing intensive. When the Magdalen anointed her beloved, Yeshua became christed. That’s what christ means: anointed one. The Quran tells the story as well. In Arabic, Yeshua, becomes Isa al-Masih, (Isa son of Miryam). This title carries three meanings: the anointed, the traveler, the one who heals by caressing.

We can see why he’s called the anointed one. But the other two—traveler and one who heals by caressing—carry unique clues to some of the mysteries we will explore as we walk the 4th circuit of the 7 circuit labyrinth in this 4th intensive in The Witch Sequence.

The full name of the prayer intensive is:

The Art of Becoming a Witch
How to Awaken, Remember, and Trust
the Ancestral Mysteries of Myrrhophore Anointing

Which is a mouthful, so we shorten it to A.R.T. 4

The first three intensives were supported by a beautiful oil called Becoming. A perfect name, for that oil helped us open doors to step into the whole and holy witch we are here to become as we embraced the first three WitchArt gifts of full body intuition, threshold crossing, and original prayer.

But A.R.T. 4 on Myrrhophore Anointing called for a new oil. It arrived this week. Her name is Cariad.

If sacred oils open doors, Cariad blew the door off its hinges!

Cariad has all the powers of the royal, priestly, and sacramental oils—and more. Because it is the oil of the Myrrhophores, the most ancient lineage of priestesses serving the mysteries of life, death, and resurrection.

Emma Kupu Mitchell and I have been partnering for almost a decade on creating oils and prayers that open the heart to the potential in my intensives. Each oil has been perfectly aligned with the purpose of each intensive. But Cariad is something else altogether. Blame it on Magdalen.

For the first four or five years, Emma received guidance on the formula for an anointing oil from the plants and trees themselves. But around five years ago, Mary Magdalene began to speak to Emma in her left ear. And when The Magdalen speaks, you listen!

So Emma listened. And Mary Magdalen was adamant about this formula. A formula unlike any previous oil. Emma had to search the world to find the right oils. When Emma blended it for the first time, it had such a powerful impact that she thought perhaps she should add a floral or citrus to tone it down a bit. The Magdalen wasn’t having it.

She gave Emma strict orders not to alter the formula in any way.

So Emma didn’t. She blended it and sent me the first shipment. When I opened it and held it to my nose, I had an intense reaction. Now, I have worked with Emma’s powerful oils for almost a decade. And nothing. Nothing like this has ever happened.

The sacred anointing oil for A.R.T. 4 is called Cariad. Do you know what cariad means? It’s Welsh for heart, sweetheart, darling, beloved, lover…in other words, any and all whispered endearments.

When I smelled it, I knew I was smelling the lineage of Myrrhophores back through time. When I touched it to my heart, I could feel my heart fly open in ecstasy.  When I spritzed it around me, Magdalen and her Beloved whispered endearments to one another through me. And I realized, OH, this is what it means to be anointed.

If that was the only thing that happened this week, it would be enough. More than enough. It would be miraculous. But that door flying off its hinges…. It created a wide open space where the labyrinth could speak to me. And oh, has she been speaking.

For the last three nights, I’ve been awakened in the night with commands to:

Night 1: look, really look, at the labyrinth

Night 2: experimentexperienceexplore (gotta love that iteration!)

Night 3: focus in on the seed pattern cross at the center of the labyrinth

Now, we’ve been working with, looking at, and listening to this most ancient seven-circuit labyrinth for a year and a half. This wild adventure began in March of 2023,

  • when we suddenly realized during the intensive to awaken full body intuition that we actually were on a labyrinth
  • and, surprise, there are seven WitchArt gifts, not just intuition
  • and we awaken each gift by walking the next circuit of the labyrinth
  • and those gifts match the chakras
  • which means the seven circuits match the chakras

I've read everything I can find on the seven-circuit labyrinth, and none of this is in any book. These are revelations the labyrinth is asking us to discover on our own.

Take a look yourself. This is a close up of the oldest labyrinth in the British Isles. It's in North Cornwall and may be four thousand years old. Others speculate it was carved using metal tools between 500 BCE and 200 CE. Take a moment to look, really look at this most ancient human symbol. It is alive and it is speaking. You don't have to understand, just let it pour into your eyes and your heart.

 

Here's our Witch Sequence version. A bit easier to see. The little green jar marks the entrance to the fourth circuit and Myrrhophore Anointing.

I took each night’s command into deep soul writing and labyrinth-making the next day. With heart and hands kissed by the Cariad oil, I’ve done nothing all week but experiment and explore the labyrinth. But this time with new eyes. Eyes that see what’s been hiding in plain sight all along. Waiting.

Waiting for us to remember who we really are: witches and wizards standing in the long sacred lineage of the Myrrhophores.

I have a lot to do this coming week:

  1. Write a new Labyrinth Handbook that includes these startling insights
  2. Meet with sister witches Cathy Stevens Pratt and Emma Kupu Mitchell to explore what the seed pattern is asking us to see in the relationships of chakras, numerology, gifts, and more
  3. Record new bonus videos on what the labyrinth is revealing
  4. Plan a live gathering for those who have registered for A.R.T. 4 to share what the labyrinth wants us to see. No date yet, but hopefully by the end of next week. If you’re registered, you’ll receive the zoom
  5. Send the Welcome email on Tuesday filled with information on how to prepare for this radical intensive, including first opportunity to order Cariad

In the meantime, I invite you to explore the considerable information on the labyrinth on the landing page Cathy and Emma and I created for this intensive. Take your time inhaling the information about the labyrinth and the WitchArt gifts in the top half. You won’t find anything like it anywhere. Then, explore the content on Myrrhophore Anointing in the lower half.

There’s a lot of information because this is bigger than one intensive.

Myrrhophore Anointing is an invitation to step into the fullness of who you are and who you came here to be. If you want to give yourself a wee taste of the caresses ahead, speak these mystical truths aloud several times:

Cariad, cariad, cariad
Fly open my heart, fly open
I am not anointing; I am being anointed

We anticipate a house full of mystic witches and wizards. So please register soon.

The A.R.T. of Becoming a Witch
How to Awaken, Remember, and Trust
The Ancestral Mysteries of Myrrhophore Anointing

to seeing with new eyes into the heart of the most mysterious and ancient labyrinth 

Janet

PS: If you missed last Sunday's newsletter on Magdalen, you can read it as a blog.

PSS: Don't worry if you have not been in the three previous intensives. Eventually you might wish to acquire all seven WitchArt gifts. But you are welcome if this is your 4th or your first.

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