The Black Madonna Of Einsiedeln


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It is not easy to answer the question of what the Black Madonna actually represents. One answer leads to more questions, which, in turn, demand more explanations. Still, she reflects herself in our personal and collective lives and gives intimations of her most essential meaning through images, myths, dreams, and fantasies. If we are willing to receive and be open to such phenomena, we might not only learn what she could represent, but we could also experience the healing force she embodies in our time. Throughout history, this darker aspect of the feminine has been both feared and sought after, both hated and admired. The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln stands among the many Black Virgins that seem to imagistically express this dark side of the feminine in a creative transformational manner for both the individual and the collective. Beginning with a history of the Einsiedeln Madonna, Dr. Gustafson broadens his analysis into a psychological and historical examination of the Black Madonna, from her roots in the pagan deity Lilith and the archetype of the Great Mother, to her resurgence as the Virgin in the Middle Ages, to her life today as the unheeded, unconscious archetype of the feminine.

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Author by Fred Gustafson
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9783856307202

The Black Madonna Isis And The Magdalene


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The Catholic Church has admitted its error in the smearing of The Magdalene as a prostitute, thereby removing an image that has dominated the minds of religious authors and painters since the 6th century. And although Mary The Magdalene is almost always mentioned first ahead of the Virgin Mary, only a handful of scholars have attempted to reconstruct why she could have been so important, that she carried a royal title that translates as "The Great One." According to the Gnostics, Jesus referred to her as "The One who knew all," who took a front row seat at all of the main events in the life of The Christ. These Gnostics also believed that mankind was the hybrid result of a genetic experiment Today we have mapped our DNA, the mitochondria of which traces all the races of the world back to a single woman in Ethiopia in 200,000 BCE, the exact place and time stipulated by the cuneiform tablets of the ancient Sumerian peoples for the emergence of the genus Homo sapiens. Those Sumerians called this great woman Ninmah, the Egyptians called her Isis, the Greeks called her Athena, The Sophia, and the ancient Hebrews called her Asherah, The Woman of the Tree and the very consort to the Lord God YHWH. But in the hands of the Catholic Church, She became The Black Madonna. Legend connects this Black Madonna with both Isis and The Magdalene. This book, The Black Madonna, sets forth the revelation of that connection, which forms the greatest secret of all time.

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Author by Glenn Bogue
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 144906518X

The Black Madonna In Latin America And Europe


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A cultural icon, the Black Madonna is a blend of the Virgin Mary and ancient mother-goddesses from Eurasian, Native American and African cultures. This work examines the dark mother archetype and explores the Black Madonna's functions in the varied cultures of Poland, Mexico and the American southwest, Brazil, and Cuba.

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Author by Małgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number STANFORD:36105123272077

The Black Madonna Within


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This is the story, in words and pictures, of one woman's quest for wholeness and release from despair. Fighting the scars of abuse and a war-ravaged childhood, Tataya Mato looked inward - to her dreams and active imaginations, and to her drawings, which increasingly became pervaded by the luminous presence of the divine feminine figure, the Black Madonna. Long a folk image in Europe, the Black Madonna archetype has recently begun to appear in the dreams and other unconscious material of hundreds of North American women and men. Some Jungian thinkers have identified this striking phenomenon with the emergence of a latent feminine force, demanding conscious recognition. The collective dream pattern, so often in advance of consciousness, here asserts a new caring relationship to the Earth and all its creatures. The Black Madonna Within includes 191 of Tataya's drawings, offering insight and healing through their development from the earliest and most naive images to their more mature artistic form. The drawings are accompanied by the artist-author's poignant narrative text.

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Author by Tataya Mato
Genre eBook Psychology
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ISBN Number 0812692497

The Black Madonna


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The bestselling author of The Ancient Future returns with the final instalment of this compelling series about an ancient and powerful female lineage ... Mia Montrose, archaeological linguist, has discovered that the Black Madonna is a code used by secret societies throughout time for the lost key to an ancient power source: the Sphere of Amenti. Kali, inter-dimensional Queen of the Anunnaki - now fully merged with the youngest Dragon Queen, tamar Devere - has less than a year to rehabilitate her Fallen kindred who desire inter-galactic domination. Ashlee Granville-Devere, and the Dragon Queens must pool their talents to open the twelve Stations of the Signet Grid and unlock the Halls of Amenti lest the Fallen succeed in using time-travel technologies to destroy humanity. From the ancient past to the distant future, from Montsègur to the way-stations of the universe, from the Underworld of the Kali Rift to the Otherworld of the Ranna time Flow - the inter-time war must be won for the sake of the future.

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Author by Traci Harding
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9780730443292

The Black Madonna


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A book to make Dan Brown turn green with envy. An international romp featuring mystery, Murder, Myth and geopolitics, and that begins to unearth a conspiracy which dates to the final pagan Roman emperor.

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Author by Peter Millar
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 1906413932

The Black Madonna


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The Black Madonna has long protected her mountain villagers in southern Italy, and some say she followed her people to America. What else explains the magic and miracles on Spring Street in Little Italy over the decades? Teresa, whose son Nicky should never have walked again after his four-story fall, keeps a holy card of the Black Madonna hidden beneath her underwear. Magdalena, beautiful and mysterious, can make any man fall in love with her, including her stepson Salvatore, by praying secretly to an image of the Black Madonna in her attic. And Antoinette, after giving birth to five girls, had Jumbo, the biggest baby Spring Street ever saw -- once she had the Black Madonna's portrait in her kitchen. Vibrant, dark-souled creatures who get their way, control their lives, and pass on arcane knowledge like family heirlooms from generation to generation, Teresa, Magdalena, and Antoinette, with their intersecting lives, take center stage in The Black Madonna. This is an exploration of how each woman, and her beloved son, is forever changed by the Madonna of Viggiano. Louisa Ermelino's wonderful novel reveals a delicious truth: that it is the Italian-American women who hold the secrets -- and the power -- from the "other side," and that they know how to use them. A celebration of mother love and magic, The Black Madonna is filled with the sights, sounds, smells, and taste of Little Italy. Ultimately, it is a vibrant and life-affirming saga that all Americans will want to embrace as their own.

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Author by Louisa Ermelino
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9780743213387

The Black Madonna And Other Stories Of Our Heritage


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Author by A. M. Clarke
Genre eBook Trinidad and Tobago
Read Book 154
ISBN Number UTEXAS:059173022944515

Longing For Darkness


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The author describes her spiritual odyssey while investigating--in the U.S., Europe, India, and elsewhere--the spiritual traditions of the Black Madonna that have been popular as cross-cultural expressions of the feminine divine in both Eastern religions and in European Catholicism. Reissue.

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Author by China Galland
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 0140195661

Black Madonna


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The figure of the Virgin Mary comes loaded with baggage and preconceptions. She is usually depicted as the perfect, obedient, and highly esteemed woman, much like the Victorian notion of the “angel in the house.” For many black women, nothing could be more inaccessible. This book considers the relationship between African American women and Mary of Nazareth. After examining the history of black American motherhood during slavery and beyond, this book then gives an overview of the existing views of Mary in both the church and the academy. Lee then brings African American women and Mary together, creating a womanist Mariology by using womanist biblical and theological interpretation, as well as considering black motherhood during the age of “Black Lives Matter.”

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Author by Courtney Hall Lee
Genre eBook Religion
Read Book 150
ISBN Number 9781498293792