Today I’m sitting down for a chat session with my friend Nancy
Safford to talk about her new book. The book is called A Magdalene Awakens: Hidden Temple Secrets, and it’s quite a
journey. Nancy, give us an overview of this very personal story.
NS: My journey began when I moved from the Northeast to the
Southwest, to Sedona, AZ, aware my life was changing. Here I encountered, and learned,
to navigate other realities as I stepped into shamanism. I soon became a “vortex”
guide to help those wanting experiences in the famous energies of Sedona,
before I was called to look into the deeper mysteries of my lost feminine self.
Soon I was facilitating journeys, pilgrimages to southern France, to places
where legacies of Mary Magdalene had long ago been left. I began making discoveries of hidden
thing, secrets, I could identify through my other visions. Being able to step between
worlds, I made, what feels to be, several valuable discoveries. After years of being
silent about them, I feel that it is now time for them to be revealed, in my book.
MJB: Sounds like time, indeed. What was your intent on writing this book?
Was it to simply record your own experiences or was it to share your insight
with others? What were your hopes for what this book could become? And did it
NS: First, my intention in writing this book, was to reveal
the secrets that I discovered hidden deep within an ancient temple in Southern France. But then I thought it might be
important to tell my story, what I had
to learn and experience along the way that would lead me to make my mystical discoveries. Yes, I believe my book has succeeded in
accomplishing what I wanted.
MJB: I’m guessing this was quite a therapeutic journey, as
well. Did you find that? Did the process of writing your story lead you to new
NS: Well, yes, my journey led me to a place where I had to
surrender and be vulnerable, a place no
one wishes to stay long. This book helped me to see everything the way it was,
record it, honor it, so I could then step out of it, knowing that I was
complete with this part of my story.
MJB: I've found that writing very often does that; puts everything into perspective. What would you consider the most challenging aspect of
writing a personal story like this?
NS: Getting all my emotions into it and being honest with
MJB: I know you’ve got a lot of other interests. What else
do you have going on?
NS: I continue to facilitate sacred journeys to southern
France, or take private clients there,
for those who want to explore the legacies of Mary Magdalene, the Knights Templar or the Cathars.
Each wants to discover What feels real to them his or her truth. I also have
private clients who come to Sedona for a retreat with me, I offer women’s
circles and trainings, I do Shamanic
healing work and teaching and I offer clairvoyant readings and past life regressions
MJB: Are you working on any new books? Any other ideas in
your head, or down on paper?
NS: Yes, I have another book. There is more to my story and
more mysterious inner temple secrets to be revealed
about the Rennes Le Chateau area of
southern France, the same area that the “DaVinci Code” movie talks about.
MJB: And if people want to read more about you and your
journey, how can they do that?