Mary Magdalene has become so present now in our modern spiritual lives – but what about her daughter Sarah!!
I’ve put a list of books together that are either about Sarah or make mention of her! I had quite good fun making a search to see what I could find and got some good suggestions from the people in our ‘Sarahs Sacred Circle’ group on Facebook. The books offer their own unique perspective and ‘truth’, and I appreciate them all. If you know of any more, please add them below in the comment, or write to me here
We have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and benefit from new mythology that is arising about Sarah. She is the result of the Sacred Marriage…. Myths and legends arise from the collective unconsciousness and represent ‘a truth’, rather than, ‘the truth’. But the richness of myths and legends is what feeds our souls and inform our lives (and our dreams!), and personally, I don’t get too hung up on ‘what’s real’…. We know when we read something that ‘we needed to hear’ because something in us vibrates, and our lives are richer because of it, and whether it’s literally true or not isn’t as important as allowing that richness into our lives….
Sarah is who she is because of what has come before her, but she is the path before us that leads into our future…
1. The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail (1993), Margaret Starbird
If you haven’t come across this before, it’s a must-read!
‘Built on Cathar beliefs and Provencal traditions of Saint Sarah, the black servant of Mary Magdalene, to develop the hypothesis that Sarah was the daughter of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.’
2. The Da Vinci Code (2003), Dan Brown
When this came out, I can remember being overjoyed that at last the Divine Feminine was at least getting a mention and showing her face in this fast-paced story!
‘The novel explores an alternative religious history, whose central plot point is that the Merovingian kings of France were descended from the bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene, ideas derived from Clive Prince’s The Templar Revelation (1997) and books by Margaret Starbird. The book also refers to The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail (1982) though Dan Brown has stated that it was not used as research material.’
Read more about The Da Vinci Code.
3. The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail (1982), Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln
Every year, my Dad took us to France on holiday. He was a confirmed atheist who read this book when it came out in the 1980s and then took us to Rennes-le-Chateau as a result! I have no idea what it was in particular that sparked his interest. I was 15 at the time we went there and I had no interest whatsoever- who cared if Jesus had kids, I thought!! But anyway, the Languedoc immersed me in its incredible energies, and whilst in one of the old Cathar ruins I had a spontaneous memory of having lived there is a Cathar priestess (at the time I thought I was just being mad.) I returned there many years later after I had been initiated as a priestess of Sophia, and the whole story unwound itself to me. It’s a mystical place for sure and the Pyrenees around Rennes-le-Chateau will always have a special place in my heart.
‘In The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, the authors put forward a hypothesis that the historical Jesus married Mary Magdalene, had one or more children, and that those children or their descendants emigrated to what is now southern France. Once there, they intermarried with the noble families that would eventually become the Merovingian dynasty, whose special claim to the throne of France is championed today by a secret society called the Priory of Sion. They concluded that the legendary Holy Grail is simultaneously the womb of Mary Magdalene and the sacred royal bloodline she gave birth to.’ Wikipedia
Read more about The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail.
4. The Works of Fiona MacLeod, Volume IV (1910), William Sharp
This is available free as a kindle book on Amazon, although some paperbacks remain. When I visited Iona in 2014, Sarah made a spontaneous appearance at the top of Dun-I. Not an easy island to visit (it’s the size of a postage stamp, and takes 2 ferries to reach), it is one of the most magical places I have been to. A Scottish writer, William Sharp wrote secretly under the name of Fiona MacLeod, and this book like the others is full of mystical musings, here are some to whet your appetite!…
‘When I think of Iona I think often, too, of a prophecy once connected with Iona; though perhaps current no more in a day when prophetical hopes are fallen dumb and blind…I believe that we are close upon a great and deep spiritual change. I believe a new redemption is even now conceived of the Divine Spirit in the human heart, that is itself as a woman, broken in dreams, and yet sustained in faith, patient, long-suffering, looking towards home…and that Who shall save us anew shall come divinely as a Woman, to save as Christ saved, but not, as He did, to bring with Her a sword. But whether this Divine Woman, this Mary of so many passionate hopes and dreams, is to come through mortal birth, or as an immortal Breathing upon our souls, none can yet know….’
5. Pilgrimage to Iona; Discovering the Ancient secrets of the Ancient Isle (2014) Claire Nahmad
There are places around the world that resonate to Sarah’s energy, and Iona is one of them!
‘With a history swathed in spirituality and mystery, the Scottish isle of Iona has always been revered as a holy place, the center of Scottish Christianity. Legends abound of Jesus and Mary Magdalene alighting and living here before the Crucifixion, and Christ is believed to have visited the island with his mother.’
6. Sarah’s little book of Healing, (2020, 2nd edition), Rachel Goodwin
This is the book that positions Sarah as more than mere myth, more than story and legend, and places her in her role of Ascended Master Teacher Guide for the New Earth and the New Age of Aquarius. First published in 2014, it’s recently been republished on Amazon** to include 3 extra chapters of channeled material from Sarah and is now available as a kindle and paperback book.
‘Sarah is a powerful ally to assist us in our healing process as we walk our path into the New Age of Aquarius. Her energy as an Ascended Master acts as a catalyst for evolutionary change, helping us in bringing ourselves and our lives into the energy of the New Age & the New Earth. Sarah is an Ascended Master for the New Age of Aquarius & has a unique & powerful presence which holds the energy of integration. With Sarah by our sides, we can integrate all that we are, have been and should be – integrating every aspect of our being!! This includes integrating our Higher Self into our earthly self – empowering us to create the Age of Aquarius from our innermost being, our Divine Selves.
Sarah is offering us her help, and all we have to do is ask! Here for the first time are some of the processes laid out in four easy steps, so you can access Sarah’s healing energies whenever you need to. After mastering the techniques in this book, you can move on to work deeper with Sarah’s mysteries. Find the book on Amazon worldwide
7. The Magdalene Manuscript: The Alchemies of Horus & the Sex Magic of Isis (2006), Tom Kenyan & Judi Sion
‘This is Mary Magdalen’s personal story of her tantric relationship with Yeshua ben Joseph, known today as Jesus Christ. A love so deep it has survived over 2000 years of lies, to be finally told now, in this, “the beginning of the ending of time.” A High Initiate of the Temple of Isis, Mary Magdalen was the Holy Grail, the cup that carried the blood of Christ. And the long-prophesied “sun” that was born to her was a girl named Sar’h.’
8. Redvelations: A Journey’s Soul to Becoming Human (2018), Sera Beak
Sera’s passion and direct revelation shine through as she writes… ‘Redvelations is my story of remembering and reclaiming Sarah, the forgotten daughter of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, as the lost part of my own soul.’
9. The Secret Teachings of Mary Magdalene: Including the Lost Verses of the Gospel of Mary, Revealed & Published For The First Time (2006), Claire Nahmad & Margaret Bailey
‘Claire Nahmad and Margaret Bailey re-evaluate the significance of Mary Magdalene and cast her in an entirely new light. They have discovered that not only was she wife to Jesus Christ and mother to his child, but she was his spiritual equal and their partnership exemplified the crucial balance of male and female in spiritual and worldly life. Jesus gave her the title of Magdalene which means both tower and magnificent because he recognized her as his consort and co-teacher.’
10. Magdalen Rising (Book 1 of the Maeve Chronicles) (2007), Elizabeth Cunningham
I really enjoyed the story being completely reimagined with no barriers or limitations. I think Sarah makes an appearance in Book 3, ‘Bright Dark Madonna’ – what a great title! 4 books in all, and nicely written, these works of fiction draw on a rich wealth of myths and legends to spin a spellbinding tale!
11. Weaving the Strands of Sarayei: Channeled Wisdom from Ascended Master Sarah, (2022), Rachel Goodwin
In this blockbuster of a book, Rachel Goodwin leads us through the Sarah stories and teachings that are already being spoken to us, and shares fifteen years of channeled material so that we can hear Sarah’s voice directly ourselves. Find the book on Amazon worldwide! Some of the questions answered in this book are:
- Why is Sarah here?
- Why has she come now?
- How can she help us?
- Is Sarah incarnated on the Earth?
- What name should we call her?
- Where is her Ashram?
- Is Sarah the Holy Grail?
- What does Sarah’s Archetypal energy do?!
- Who are Sarah’s host of Angels?
- What times of year are special to Sarah?
12. Longing for Darkness: Tara & The Black Madonna (2007), China Galland
At the other end of the scale, and somewhere between spiritual memoir, and a travel book, “Longing for Darkness ” explores Galland’s spellbinding and deeply personal journey from New Mexico through Nepal, India, Switzerland, France, the former Yugoslavia, and Poland – places where such figures as Tara, the female Buddha of the Tibetan tradition, and the Black Madonna are venerated today.”
13. Jesus, Mary Joseph: The Secret Legacy of Jesus & Mary Magdalene (2014), Ariadne Greene
‘Ariadne Green offers up the image of Divine Complements who married, had children and whose lives and mission together spanned over sixty years. She traces their journey from Judea and Galilee to the Nile Delta in Egypt, after an aborted crucifixion, and then onto Gaul and Great Britain as the carriers of the Grail.’
14. Anna, Voice of the Magdalene’s (2017), Claire Heartsong
Claire Heartsong has some real gems in this sequel to ‘Anna, Grandmother of Jesus: A Message of Wisdom & Love’ – which was the first book in the series and originally published in 2004.
15. Divine Union: The Love Story Of Jesus & Mary Magdalene (2017), Lea Chapin
This lovely book is channeled by Lea Chapin.
‘If you have read Divine Union: The Love Story of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, you now know that the firstborn child of Jesus and Mary Magdalene was their amazing daughter named Sarah Elizabeth. After Divine Union was published, Sarah herself came to me and announced that she wished to express her own story through a series of channeled teachings that was to culminate in my next book: The Missing Holy Grail: The Story of Sarah, Daughter of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Her words are sacred and profound and have the power to transform lives – and even the entire world – in the most beautiful way. As the daughter of two of the most influential spiritual beings ever to walk the Earth, Sarah reveals that she, too, has much to offer the world. See what every breath-taking page will reveal!’ Starting with the excerpt below:
Read more on Lea’s website.
16. The Expected One (2007), Kathleen McGowan
This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning this series of books, which along with its author has brought the idea of Mary Magdalene & Jesus having a daughter to so many!
The first in the Magdalene Line Trilogy, The Expected One begins in 72AD in the foothills of the south of France, an area known as Southern Gaul.
Mary Magdalene stares out of a cavern at the night sky. She feels the presence of those she loved and knows they are getting closer. Returning to her task at hand she picks up her stylus and continues to scratch her story on the rough parchment. She must finish tonight. Her daughter, Sarah Tamar will be here soon with the clay jars.
Read the full review for The Expected One.
17. Sar’h: a Story of Tamar, firstborn of Mary Magdalene and Jesus the Christ for those with ears to hear (2017), Penelope Genter
This channeled book is described as a ‘Beautifully detailed and expressed “CliffsNotes” of a story of Mary Magdalene and Jesus as seen through the eyes of the product of their union, their firstborn, Tamar (the Davidic Princess, Sar’h). Hidden pieces of history are skillfully woven together to give a snapshot of a prior time and frames “left on the cutting room floor”. Insightful and intriguing given what we have been led to believe is “truth”.’
Two Sarah books by Rachel Goodwin