The Woman with the Alabaster Jar (Paperback)
Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail
Bear & Company, 9781879181038, 240pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 1993
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In this provocative book, Starbird draws her conclusions from an extensive study of history, heraldry, symbolism, medieval art, mythology, psychology, and the Bible itself. The Woman with the Alabaster Jar is a quest for the forgotten feminine--in the hope that its return will help restore a healthy balance to planet Earth.
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Praise For The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail…
— Publishers Weekly
"Provocative and controversial--it will outrage some and give hope to others."
— Catholic Women's Network
"As Starbird says, 'No wonder icons of Mary weep!' "
— National Catholic Reporter
“Margaret Starbird is a seeker after truth. She seeks to recover the long-suppressed, and not infrequently emotionally opposed, feminine side of the Christian story. Hers is an exciting narrative probing regions of thought long neglected. Magdalen, the Great Mary, emerges with new power.”
— John Shelby Spong, Episcopal bishop and author of Born of a Woman
"This fascinating and courageous narrative takes a fresh look at the true meaning of the Holy Grail and the defeminization of the early church, and comes up with some shocking revelations that may change the way one perceives Christianity forever."
"Margaret Starbird's work is of particular interest to me because it fuses the diverse fields of symbolism, mythology, art, heraldry, psychology, and gospel history. Her research opens doors for each of us to further explore the rich iconography of our own spiritual history."
— Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code