I started listening to her podcast on Mary Magdelen #54.
She's influenced by some legends that sprang up over time regarding Jesus and Mary Magdelene (Dan Brown's DaVinci Code was written using these claims). Also, as was pointed out, she thinks Joseph was a widower with children before he married Mary, the mother of Jesus. This was a tradition put forward centuries later in the Catholic church to explain Jesus' brothers and sisters and to keep their own belief which had become part of their doctrine that Mary remained a virgin her entire life and had no children with Joseph, her husband. This is not an LDS belief. The church has no problem with the scriptural accounts of Jesus' brothers and sisters and has no problem believing the Jesus had younger siblings, so we have no reason to believe or teach this later legend which sprang up in the Catholic church.
She's also added a new one, that as far as I know, Biblical scholars have never claimed(because it's not true)--Mary Magdalene is the same Mary who was sister to Martha and Lazarus.
I do know that some LDS believed that Jesus was married to Mary the sister of Martha (Joseph F. Smith believed he was married to both of them), but they did not ever suggest or even consider that Mary Magdalene was the Mary who was sister of Lazarus. This is new, and I suspect it also would easily be discounted by who've studied the individuals in the Bible.
She's claiming that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and claims that she experienced the birth of their children, through the body of Mary. She also claims that Mary and Jesus had four children, two boys and two girls. Two children died while Jesus was not around.
She claims that Mary Magdalene was in the garden of gethsemane with Jesus, about a 100 yards away, 'she suffered right along with him' and could hear everything. She felt the 'buffetings of the adversary' as he entered the garden, though she was shielded by angels surrounding her in a prayer circle. She claims 'father helped Christ' and 'mother helped mary'. Mary uses 'essential oils' to bathe his feet and she brought essential oils, and a change of clothes. She 'washed his body' with them after the atonement and together they walked arm in arm out of the garden to the meet the apostles. She claims that Mary was 'arm in arm' with the Savior, when Judas came with the guards. Mary stood and watched it three feet away. She was left to the care of Phillip--hugged her and locked arms with her as they took Christ away. She claims that she sat through some of the meetings as the Pharisees and Saducees accused him.
She says Mary Magdalene and Martha served the Last supper and she was there.
Julie tells the story as if it were a movie she was watching, but, you can see that it is through the eyes of a modern woman who wants to make Jesus's 'wife' a huge part of it. She had a 'final night' with Christ which was very 'tender and loving'. (Julie was very emotional through this whole rendition) I think we can guess what she means by that. As I said, it's like Julie is viewing this through the lens of a Hallmark movie maker.
She mentions 'essential oils'. If any of you are not familiar, those who use Energy healing often use essential oils too. So, they aren't the oils used to prepare a dead body in the Jewish fashion...they are 'essential oils' now.
It does feel inappropriate--I've never seen 'the Last Temptation of Christ', but I suspect that Julie's version is probably more on par with this view of Christ in a male, sexual way.
She claims to have memories of the Marys preparing the body, cleaning the wounds, washing his body, etc. 'wiping his feet with her hair', 'memories of her kissing his face'. She heard him say 'I love him so much father, do I have to lose him'.
This makes for a nice tender scene in a made for TV movie, but Julie has forgotten that Jesus' Body was hastily taken and put in a tomb which belonged to Joseph of Arimethea(Matthew's account says 'he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth'), because of the Sabbath. They couldn't prepare his body to the extent that Julie is claiming to have seen, that's why the women went to the tomb on the third day.
She claims Mary went to the tomb every day. On the third saw the stone rolled away. She reached out to hug him. He told her 'you can't hug me yet.' He said he hadn't ascended to father yet. He told her I'll come see you, I'll be back. She was wearing a light blue dress with white, and a piece over her head of light blue fabric. She says there was tan too, but she wasn't clear.
The mistake here is that Julie doesn't know that the original hebrew is not translated; 'touch me not', it is 'cease clinging to me'. She fell into another trap because of tradition. I also wonder if they had 'light blue' dye to dye clothing of someone of mary's social standing. I'm curious--I'd have to research what color dyes were available to the people of Jesus' area and social status.
Julie's account contradicts the scriptures, adds a tons of extra scriptural things and heavily emotion driven to heighten it to the level of a romantic love story.