Deborah's primary approach to the world was that of a healer. She believed that whether one resonates with the historic or mythical perspectives about Mary Magdalene, there is enormous healing available for women and men through the rediscovery of Mary Magdalene. To facilitate that healing, she developed an experiential workshop called Her Mystical Body: Exploring the Archetypes of the Magdalene for Healing and Transformation. In a playful, safe environment participants examined themselves in relation to the roles the Magdalene has played out for humanity. Through theatre exercises, writing and drawing the group liberated the energy of shame, repression and judgment. The Sinner became the Knower, the Prostitute becomes the Bride, the Penitent becomes the Lover, and the Hermit returned as Teacher-in Community.
Deborah also offered a slideshow lecture “Her Time Has Come: Mary Magdalene in the 21st Century” that explored both scholarly and mystical views of Mary Magdalene and is the distillation of many years of research and reflection about the remarkable woman whose true legacy is just beginning to be known. The presentation included beautiful and unusual images from the South of France.
A CD of this lecture is available.