Monday, June 7, 2010

New Fiction Series Reveals Worldwide Plot and the Secret Life of Mary Magdalene

New Fiction Series Reveals Worldwide Plot and the Secret Life of Mary Magdalene

A new series of novels, The Magdalene Chronicles, begins with Book one: The Followers of the Magdalene, which delves into the mystery of Mary Magdalene and the age-long forces rallied against her. As the story opens we meet Maddy Whitaker, a young American archaeologist who inherits a French estate from a grandmother she has never known. As the mystery of her ancestry unfolds, Maddy uncovers, layer by layer, ancient secrets and societies, and what lies behind them all--an age-long conspiracy and a plot to rule the world.

Denver, CO, and Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2007

A new series of novels, The Magdalene Chronicles, begins with Book one: The Followers of the Magdalene, which delves into the mystery of Mary Magdalene and the age-long forces rallied against her. As the story opens we meet Maddy Whitaker, a young American archaeologist who inherits a French estate from a grandmother she has never known. As the mystery of her ancestry unfolds, Maddy uncovers, layer by layer, ancient secrets and societies, and what lies behind them all--an age-long conspiracy and a plot to rule the world.

"Who is going to stand against him? No, we needn't worry about Maddy Whitaker and her bloodline. No one would believe her if she brought it to the public notice anyway. There are too many people who would stand against her and her family's beliefs. Even the Jewish people would be in an uproar against her. Our man, now, no one can doubt his bloodline. With his parentage, he is descended from all of the tribes of Israel. He is the rightful King of Jerusalem and, as such, he is the only person that should rule the united countries of the world."

With the public's seemingly endless fascination with Mary Magdalene, The Magdalene Chronicles, like The Da Vinci Code, explores the subject of this enigmatic follower of the Christ and her descendants, seeking to unearth exciting truths that may yet lie hidden under the dust of centuries. Author Suzen Wuerth's knowledge of languages and religions, combined with her interests in Biblical archeology and prophecy, has enabled her to create a work of historically based fiction that only serves to make the mystery even more compelling. Ancient myths and legends surrounding the enigmatic beginning of Christianity are cleverly woven into this first book of the series.

ISBN(s): 1598007394 Format(s): 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback SRP: U. S. $9.95; CAN $12.95
Genre:Fiction/Occult
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Suzen Wuerth is a Southern writer whose garage doubles as a research library, she says, because she never turns down a chance to learn something new about the past. She and her husband of 30-plus years are extensive travelers. They have two sons and one long-awaited grandson. Wuerth is a native of Savannah, Georgia, who divides her time between the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida.

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The Museum of New Mexico Announces the Opening of, A Century of Masters: The National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows of New Mexico

The Museum of New Mexico Announces the Opening of, A Century of Masters: The National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows of New Mexico

A Century of Masters opens July 19, 2009 and is scheduled to close May 1, 2010; and celebrates the Museum of New Mexico’s 100th anniversary. The event is being held at the The Museum of International Folk Art located just off of the Old Santa Fe Trail at 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, NM (Vocus) June 7, 2009

Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts honors folk artists, storytellers, performers, and musicians throughout the United States for their contributions to traditional art forms. The National Heritage Fellows demonstrate artistic excellence and a commitment to their art forms through their processes, techniques, and transmission of the knowledge to others that strengthens and enriches their communities.

New Mexico residents are well-represented in this distinguished group of talented artists, especially given the size of the state's population. The Museum of International Folk Art (http://www. moifa. org) holds examples of the works of all the Fellows from New Mexico in its collections, from weavings, colcha embroidery and silversmithing, to pottery, tinwork, straw appliqué, hide painting, retablos, and woodcarving.

“The quality and range of artworks created by New Mexico’s National Heritage Fellows is impressive. The exhibit will stand as testimony to the dedication and skill of these talented artists;” said Dr. Joyce Ice, Director of the Museum of International Folk Art. (http://www. moifa. org)

A Century of Masters opens July 19, 2009 and is scheduled to close May 1, 2010; and celebrates the Museum of New Mexico’s 100th anniversary

The National Heritage Fellowship Artists from New Mexico are:

George López (artist, woodcarver, deceased) 1982
Margaret Tafoya (Santa Clara potter, deceased) 1984
Cleofes Vigil (storyteller, singer, deceased) 1984
Helen Cordero (Cochiti potter, deceased) 1986
Emilio & Senaida Romero (artists, tinwork and colcha embroidery, deceased) 1987
Frances Varos Graves (colcha embroiderer, deceased) 1994
Ramón José López(artist, santero and silversmith) 1997
Roberto & Lorenzo Martinez (musicians) 2003
Charles M. Carrillo (artist, santero) 2006
Esther Martinez (San Juan storyteller, deceased) 2006
Eliseo & Paula Rodriguez (artists, straw appliqué) 2004
Irvin Trujillo (Rio Grande weaver) 2007

For more detailed information on the artists you may click on the Fellows name above or visit the Museum’s web site at Museum of International Folkart (http://www. moifa. org)

The Museum of International Folk Art houses the world’s largest collection of international folk art, with ongoing exhibitions Multiple Visions: A Common Bond in the Girard Wing. A Century of Masters opens the newly renovated Hispanic Heritage Wing. Changing and traveling exhibitions are offered in the Bartlett Wing and exhibitions highlighting textiles are featured the Neutrogena Wing. Lloyd’s Treasure Chest offers visitors interactive displays about collections and how museums care for collections.

The Museum of International Folk Art is a Division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

Information for the Public Location: The Museum of International Folk Art is located on Museum Hill™, Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail.

Contact: 505-476-1200 or International Folkart (http://www. internationalfolkart. org)

Days/Times: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 A. M.-5:00 P. M. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day the Museum is also open on Monday at the same time.

Admission: School groups free. Children 16 and under free. New Mexico residents with ID free on Sundays. New Mexico resident Senior Citizens (age 60+) with ID free Wednesdays. Museum Foundation members free. NM Veterans with 50% or greater disability free. Students with ID $1 discount. Single visit to one museum: $8.00 for non-state residents; $6.00 for New Mexico residents. Four-day pass to five museums including state-run museums in Santa Fe plus The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art $18.00. One-day pass for two museums (Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture OR The New Mexico Museum of Art and Palace of the Governors) $12.00. Group rate for ten or more people: single visit $6.00, four day pass $16.00.

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