Mary surrendered to God. All she wanted to do was to live long enough to see the Messiah. Material possessions meant nothing to her, because all of her desire was focused on seeing God. She was the empty chalice into which the Blood of Christ would be poured. Who is she? She is us, both men and women, in our desire nature. When we empty ourselves of materiality and focus our heart and mind on the coming of the Light, Christ will be born in us.

It’s hard not to want things. There are lots of nice things to want. And there’s nothing wrong with wanting nice things, as long as you don’t let them come between you and God. There has to be a place within you, a sanctuary, where the things of the world do not go. This is what it means to be virginal – untouched.

You have to have that place where you leave your shoes at the door, your worldly desires, a place where only God exists. Mary symbolizes that place within us. Why? Because the energy that permeates and sustains that inner sanctuary is her energy. It is her energy, because she devoted her life to allowing the energy of her own inner sanctuary to radiate outward into everything she did. She became that energy, and that energy became her.

Because Mary was able to do this in her own life, it is now possible for everyone. This is a distinct aspect, the feminine aspect. And you don’t have to be a woman to experience it.

Virginity is of the mind. You are a virgin every time you leave the world and enter into your inner sanctuary. You are the Temple Virgin, just like Mary was and her mother before her. God comes first—in all things. This is what it means to be a virgin.


About Michael Maciel

Michael Maciel has studied the Ancient Wisdom Teachings and symbolism since the early 1970’s. He was ordained a priest in the Holy Order of MANS in 1972. Check out Michael’s YouTube channel The Mystical Christ with Michael Maciel, along with The Mystical Christ Academy on Patreon.
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5 Responses to Virgin

  1. Mary Ann Fry says:

    I so love the way you write. I am so grateful to know Mary. Thank you for sharing this perspective with the world. It has always pained me the way she has been portrayed in such a limited way. There is such power in her.

  2. patrick rainford says:

    Leave you’re worldly shoes at the Inner Temple Door
    In Stillness breath in the Deep Profound Silence
    Feel the Presence of the Divinity
    Virginity is of the mind and the MInd is of the All
    Holy Mary is the Pure Substance of creation, that no man can defile
    The Goddess is know by many names: Some call her Demeter, others call her Hera or Mary;
    Many call her Aphrodite’s, Ceres, Paphos or Proserpine.
    But to those who know her best,
    Call her by the truest and dearest name of all;
    Isis -Urania, the Goddess of the ALL
    In Dreamless Sleep; Enter Peace Profound

  3. Can you please also provide me the reference to this text so I can find it.

  4. Hi, Syed,
    I’m not sure which reference you’re looking for, so I can’t really say. If you mean something that corroborates the assertions I’m making, I guess you would have to look in the Gnostic Gospels or Rosicrucian literature. And though I’ve read a little of these, my conclusions are mostly based on my own meditations and experiences. If you’re looking for writings about the lineage of Jesus, I think you can find that in the Gnostic literature.

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