Maggie Whitehouse is an interfaith author and specialist in Judaeo-Christian mysticism. Her books on Judaism, Christianity and faith, include three on Kabbalah. She is Consultant Editor of the holistic magazine 'Tree of Life' and teaches workshops on spirituality and prosperity consciousness in the UK, USA and Europe.
Her book (2007) titled 'The Marriage of Jesus' explored the social and economic situation of his time. She suggests that Jesus would have married, like any other young man of his times, at approximately 14 years of age. The average life-span of a woman in Jesus' time was 27 years. As Jesus began his ministry when he was approximately 30 years old, she thinks it is likely that he was a widower when his ministry bagan.
From 1993 to 2009 she studied the Toledano Tradition of Kabbalah with Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Warren Kenton). She has acknowledged Kenton as the inspiration for her books on Kabbalah, which she calls 'primers' for Kenton's own work.
She studied New Testament Greek at Birmingham University for a year with Mark Goodacre and David Parker. She became an interfaith funeral minister in 2003. In 2007 she was ordained into the Apostolic Church of the Risen Christ, an independent sacramental church, and continued her studies with David Goddard.
Other works include:
Living Kabbalah. Hamlyn (2004).
Into the Kingdom (Chronicles of Deborah). Tree of Life Publishing (2007).
The Marriage of Jesus. O Books (2007).
The Secret History of Opus Dei. Lorenz Books (2007).
Total Kabbalah: Bring Balance and Happiness into Your Life. Chronicle Books (2007).
The Complete Illustrated History of Kabbalah. Lorenz Books (2008).
From Credit Crunch to Pure Prosperity. O Books (2009).
Reviewer: Wendy Stokes www.wendystokes.co.uk