The Cult of the Black Virgin

The Cult of the Black Virgin
Author: Ean Begg
Publsiher: Chiron Publications
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 1630514411
ISBN 13: 9781630514419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Black Madonna

The Black Madonna
Author: Louisa Ermelino
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2001-04-22
ISBN 10: 0743213386
ISBN 13: 9780743213387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Black Madonna

The Black Madonna
Author: Davis Bunn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-09-07
ISBN 10: 1439164894
ISBN 13: 9781439164891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Following the internationally acclaimed Gold of Kings, Storm Syrrell returns in the compelling story of The Black Madonna. Antiques expert Storm Syrrell heads to Europe to investigate the clandestine trade in religious artifacts. She dismisses superstitious tales of miraculous healings and divine omens. Yet when an obsessive Russian oligarch calls—just as her friend Harry Bennett vanishes—all assumptions must be cast aside. Storm seeks answers in a medieval monastery. There, the scarred visage of an icon provokes ever more startling questions. Is she prepared to confront both earthly and spiritual powers? Storm remains haunted by lessons in love and betrayal that lie just outside her grasp. But hesitation now holds mortal consequences.

The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe

The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe
Author: Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780826341037
ISBN 13: 0826341039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe Book Review:

This richly illustrated study examines how the Black Madonna has become a symbol of national identity, resistance against oppression, and empowerment for the female populations of such diverse cultures as Poland and Cuba.

The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln

The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln
Author: Fred Gustafson
Publsiher: Daimon
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 3856307206
ISBN 13: 9783856307202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln Book Review:

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.

Cathedral of the Black Madonna

Cathedral of the Black Madonna
Author: Jean Markale
Publsiher: Inner Traditions
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2004-10-27
ISBN 10: 9781594770203
ISBN 13: 1594770204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cathedral of the Black Madonna Book Review:

Explores the connection between ancient druidic worship of a virgin at Chartres and the veneration of the Black Madonna • Examines the Virgin Mary’s origins in the pagan worship of the Mother Goddess • Identifies Mary with the dominant solar goddess of matriarchal societies The great cathedral of Chartres is renowned the world over as a masterpiece of High Gothic architecture and for its remarkable stained glass, considered alchemical glass, and its mystical labyrinth. But the sacred foundations of this sanctuary go back to a time long before Christianity when this site was a clearing where druids worshiped a Virgo Paritura: a virgin about to give birth. This ancient meeting place, where all the druids in Gaul gathered once a year, now houses the magnificent Chartres cathedral dedicated both to the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and to one of the most venerated Black Madonnas in Europe: Our Lady of the Pillar. Coincidence? Hardly, says Jean Markale, whose exhaustive examination of the site traces Chartres’ roots back to prehistoric times and the appeal of the Black Madonna back to the ancient widespread worship of Mother Goddesses such as Cybele and Isis. Markale contends that the mother and child depicted by the Black Madonna are descended from the image worshipped by the druids of the Virgin forever giving birth. This image is not merely a representation of maternal love--albeit of a spiritual nature. It is a theological notion of great refinement: the Virgin gives birth ceaselessly to a world, a God, and a humanity in perpetual becoming.

Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna

Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna
Author: Alessandra Belloni
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 1591433436
ISBN 13: 9781591433439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An experiential guide to the ancient healing rituals of the Black Madonna • Reveals the practices and rites of the still-living cult of the Black Madonna in the remote villages of Southern Italy, including the healing rites of the tarantella dance • Details shamanic chants, rhythms, and songs and how to use them for self-healing, transformation, and recovery from abuse, trauma, depression, and addiction • Explores the many sacred sites of the Madonnas and connects them to other Great Goddesses, such as Isis, Aphrodite, Cybeles, and the Orisha Yemanja and Ochun • Includes access to 12 audio tracks The mysteries of the Black Madonna can be traced to pre-Christian times, to the ancient devotion to Isis, the Earth Goddess, and the African Mother, to the era when God was not only female but also black. Sacred sites of the Black Madonna are still revered in Italy, and, as Alessandra Belloni reveals, the shamanic healing traditions of the Black Madonna are still alive today and just as powerful as they were millennia ago. Sharing her more than 35 years of research and fieldwork at sacred sites around the world, Belloni takes you on a mystical pilgrimage of empowerment, initiation, and transformation with the Black Madonna. She explains how her love for Italian folk music led her to learn the ancient tammorriata musical tradition of the Earth Goddess Cybele and the Moon Goddess Diana and discover the still-living cult of the Black Madonna in the remote villages of Southern Italy. She vividly describes the sensual shamanic drumming and ecstatic trance dance rituals she experienced there, including the rites of the tammorriata, the transgender rite of Femminielli, and the erotic “spider dance” of the tarantella, which has been used for centuries in the Mediterranean for healing. Sharing chants, rhythms, and sacred songs, she details how she uses these therapeutic musical and trance practices to heal women and men from abuse, trauma, depression, and addiction and shows how these practices can be used for self-healing and transformation, including her personal story of using the tarantella to overcome cervical cancer. Revealing the profound transformative power of the Black Madonna, Belloni shows how She is the womb of the earth, the dark side of the moon, and the Universal Mother to all. Truly alive for all to call upon, She embraces and gives everyone access to Her divine strength and unconditional love.

Companion to the Calendar Second Edition

Companion to the Calendar  Second Edition
Author: Kathy Coffey,Mary Ellen Hynes,Corinna Laughlin
Publsiher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-02-16
ISBN 10: 1568542607
ISBN 13: 9781568542607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Companion to the Calendar Second Edition Book Review:

Companion to the Calendar, Second Edition has been revised to include the additional saints added to the proper calendar for the dioceses of the United States of America. While still including biographical information about the saints that are celebrated on the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar in the dioceses of the United States, the theological meaning of the various liturgical seasons, and explanations of secular days and Jewish and Muslim feasts, this Second Edition has also been revised to include additional Catholic days such as Marian and sanctoral observances, devotions from particular cultures (Hispanic, Vietnamese, etc), and other observances such as Catholic Schools Week and the World Day of the Sick.

Longing for Darkness

Longing for Darkness
Author: China Galland
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007-06-05
ISBN 10: 0140195661
ISBN 13: 9780140195668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Longing for Darkness Book Review:

Read China Galland's posts on the Penguin Blog With this book, China Galland brought increased attention to the spiritual traditions of the Black Madonna and other cross-cultural expressions of the feminine divine. The popularity of recent works by authors like Sue Monk Kidd and Kathleen Norris have only increased readers’ fascination. Now with a new introduction by the author, Longing for Darkness explores Galland’s spellbinding and deeply personal journey from New Mexico through Nepal, India, Switzerland, France, the former Yugoslavia, and Poland—places where such figures as Tara, the female Buddha of the Tibetan tradition, and the Black Madonna are venerated today.

White Eagle Black Madonna

White Eagle  Black Madonna
Author: Robert E. Alvis
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN 10: 0823271722
ISBN 13: 9780823271726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Eagle Black Madonna Book Review:

In 1944, the Nazis razed Warsaw’s historic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. “They knew that the strength of the Polish nation was rooted in the Cross, Christ’s Passion, the spirit of the Gospels, and the invincible Church,” argued Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in a letter celebrating the building’s subsequent reconstruction. “To weaken and destroy the nation, they knew they must first deprive it of its Christian spirit.” Wyszynski insisted that Catholicism was an integral component of Polish history, culture, and national identity. The faithfulness of the Polish people fortified them during times of trial and inspired much that was noble and good in their endeavors. Filling a sizable gap in the literature, White Eagle, Black Madonna is a systematic study of the Catholic Church in Poland and among the Polish diaspora. Polish Catholicism has not been particularly well understood outside of Poland, and certainly not in the Anglophone world, until now. Demonstrating an unparalleled mastery of the topic, Robert E. Alvis offers an illuminating vantage point on the dynamic tension between centralization and diversity that long has characterized the Catholic Church’s history. Written in clear, concise, accessible language, the book sheds light on the relevance of the Polish Catholic tradition for the global Catholic Church, a phenomenon that has been greatly enhanced by Pope John Paul II, whose theology, ecclesiology, and piety were shaped profoundly by his experiences in Poland, and those experiences in turn shaped the course of his long and influential pontificate. Offering a new resource for understanding the historical development of Polish Catholicism, White Eagle, Black Madonna emphasizes the people, places, events, and ritual actions that have animated the tradition and that still resonate among Polish Catholics today. From the baptism of Duke Mieszko in 966 to the controversial burial of President Lech Kaczyński in 2010, the Church has accompanied the Polish people during their long and often tumultuous history. While often controversial, Catholicism’s influence over Poland’s political, social, and cultural life has been indisputably profound.

The Black Madonna

The Black Madonna
Author: Stella Riley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2015-02-09
ISBN 10: 9781505586060
ISBN 13: 1505586062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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By July 1639, England has become a simmering cauldron of discontent. Less concerned by this than by his ailing finances, King Charles seeks ways of filling his empty treasury. Enter Luciano Falcieri del Santi - master-goldsmith and money-lender; a man known to London as The Italian ... and possessed of a hidden agenda.From his seat in the Commons, Richard Maxwell watches the inexorable approach of Civil War. His eldest son, Eden, struggles to save his marriage to Royalist-bred Celia whilst taking up his sword for the Parliament; and daughter, Kate, vows to hold their home against both Cavalier and Roundhead, should the need arise.A spirited redhead, Kate Maxwell takes most things in her stride. The only thing she finds impossible to handle, is her involuntary and growing attraction to irresistibly magnetic and diabolically beautiful Luciano del Santi. The paths of Richard Maxwell and The Italian cross by chance one dark night - and a friendship is born. But while, on the surface, Luciano merely operates his businesses from Cheapside, he actually has a much darker purpose; that of learning the truth behind his father's execution and avenging it. This, with the country becoming a battlefield, is difficult - but it is not Luciano's only problem. Soon, he also begins to realise that - unless he is extremely lucky - the revenge quest will cost him his life.His own safety and that of everyone he cares about rests on success. Only success will permit him to reclaim the Black Madonna and allow him to offer his heart to the girl he loves.From the machinations within Parliament to the last days of the King's cause, The Black Madonna is an epic saga of passion and intrigue at a time when England was lost in a dark and bloody conflict. Book One of the Roundheads & Cavaliers series.

The Black Madonna

The Black Madonna
Author: Stephanie Georgieff
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016-02-18
ISBN 10: 9781478721758
ISBN 13: 1478721758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Black Madonna, Mysterious Soul Companion. . . Beginning as a research project for a graduate class in Spirituality and Culture, The Black Madonna and all that she represents became a mystical guide for Georgieff on her intimate journey of the human soul. Through travels to some of the world's most famous Black Madonna Shrines, interviews with scholars, scientists, clergy and artists, exploration of the historic evolution of human consciousness and deep reflections on the basic purpose of the spiritual path, Georgieff weaves an intriguing story of our cosmic origins, our difficult present and our hopeful future as a human family.

The Shrine of the Black Madonna at Czestochowa

The Shrine of the Black Madonna at Czestochowa
Author: Janusz St Pasierb,Jan Samek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 147
Release: 1980
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015007243606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Black Madonna Isis and the Magdalene

The Black Madonna  Isis and the Magdalene
Author: Glenn Bogue
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2011-09
ISBN 10: 9781449065188
ISBN 13: 144906518X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Madonna Isis and the Magdalene Book Review:

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.

Gold of Kings

Gold of Kings
Author: Davis Bunn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-05-12
ISBN 10: 9781439163962
ISBN 13: 1439163960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gold of Kings Book Review:

The first in an exciting new adventure series from the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of The Presence whose books have sold more than 6 million copies—Indiana Jones meets The Venetian Betrayal in this thrilling, rollicking read! Storm Syrell sells antiques in Palm Beach, Florida. An art historian, Storm arranges her life as she does her work—into neat, orderly categories. However when her grandfather dies under suspicious circumstances, she struggles to uncover clues he left behind in a frayed leather journal. Leaving behind Palm Beach for the untamed wilds of Cypress, Africa, and beyond, Storm is joined by one Harry Bennett—a scruffy, professional treasure hunter (aka, ex-con) who claims he must be the one to help solve her grandfather’s murder. Can Storm trust Harry? Does she have a choice? Before long the two form an unlikely alliance as they dash across the globe to figure out what Storm’s grandfather had been working on before his death…and get tangled up in a quest for secret historical writings that could spark a new crisis in Middle Eastern politics. Racing from the teeming gold markets of an Arabian souk to the highest ranks of European governments—and even to the depths of the Mediterranean Sea—Storm and Harry set out to find the documents before they fall into the wrong hands. Clearly they’re up against some formidable enemies, shady characters who will kill with impunity… and who won’t hesitate to kill again. And now Storm senses that someone is watching her very closely. With seconds to spare, the CIA, FBI, and then Interpol become involved in this hotblooded game of international intrigue, but Storm and Harry may learn the hard way that the only ones they can rely on are themselves. Gold of Kings is an exhilarating, atmospheric read. Like the best of James Rollins, Dan Brown, and Steve Berry, Davis Bunn combines an intoxicating blend of adventure and romance to keep readers gripping their seats and yearning for more.

Black Madonna

Black Madonna
Author: Courtney Hall Lee
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN 10: 1498293794
ISBN 13: 9781498293792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Madonna Book Review:

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.”

The Black Madonna Christ and the Black God and Goddess of the Bible

The Black Madonna  Christ  and the Black God and Goddess of the Bible
Author: Gert Muller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2013-07-27
ISBN 10: 9781491212882
ISBN 13: 1491212888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Madonna Christ and the Black God and Goddess of the Bible Book Review:

This is a powerful presentation of the astonishing fact that amongst White European nations their most sacred icons of the Madonna and Christ are black in colour. This comprehensive book shows you the images in full glorious technicolour. It is the only place where the profound national historical significance of these black images is discussed. They are so little known in comparison to their great importance. A must buy for those interested in a historically correct image of not just Jesus Christ, but the whole concept of deity in ancient times.The God of the Bible is based on a Black God and Goddess! The Black Goddess of the Bible is actually named! Pictures of the Black God and Goddess are shown here! This knowledge led the author along a voyage of discovery involving the Hebrew and Canaanite role in the African fight for Western Asia. A must read for those interested in a Black Egypt and the African role in the Bible!This book is illustrated throughout with beautiful colour pictures!

Breaking Chains

Breaking Chains
Author: Nic Phillips
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-02-26
ISBN 10: 9781905297832
ISBN 13: 1905297831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Chains Book Review:

In this exceptional study of the Black Madonna, author, scholar and artist Nic Phillips leads you on a pilgrimage through the history, myth, practice and modern relevance of her many images around the world and asks astute questions about how they have been interpreted and misinterpreted over the centuries. As though restoring the artefacts themselves, he gently strips away layers of supposition and imposition to show the truth beneath, but also looks to the value of the later meanings and significance accrued by these sacred portrayals of a Black Virgin. Starting with one of the most famous of her statues in Chartres, France and then casting light on the less explored phenomenon of syncretic worship within the African and Indian diasporas, we learn how the mysterious Black Madonna became equated with Dark Goddesses such as Kali, the primal fury of the Vodou Lwa Ezili Dantor, and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico. Taking us into an in-depth exploration of a figure who has been interpreted as both Mary Magdalene and various Orisha, this expertly-researched book shows what a powerful figure this Dark Mother remains throughout the world as a symbol of the strength and liberation of the oppressed. Whilst many existing books on this subject have focused mainly on myths which have grown within the European Grail tradition, Breaking Chains embraces both a personal journey and an objective approach to finding the real power behind the Black Madonna, not only mythically and historically but politically. In a fascinating and accessible work, including his own extraordinary paintings inspired by statues and stories around the world, Nic Phillips shows that the Black Madonna is the focus for a living, breathing, evolving movement, and is perhaps even more relevant today than ever before.

The Black Madonna

The Black Madonna
Author: Peter Millar
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN 10: 1908129298
ISBN 13: 9781908129291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Madonna Book Review:

In the ruins of Gaza, the war-torn Palestinian city that has been a metropolis since the time of the Pharaohs, a plucky young female archaeologist has made a remarkable find: possibly the earliest known image of the Virgin Mary, created during her lifetime. But before she can reveal it to the world, it is stolen from her amidst the chaos of an Israeli airstrike. Who has stolen it and why? And what hidden secret does it conceal? 'A truly compelling, globetrotting thriller...Look out, Dan Brown, make way for Millar.' - Jeffery Deaver

Mystery of the Black Madonna

Mystery of the Black Madonna
Author: Christine Irving,John H. Irving
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781456515904
ISBN 13: 145651590X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystery of the Black Madonna Book Review:

Demi-orphaned Sara, abandoned en route to Paris by her father and new stepmother, finds herself standing on the doorstep of her grandfather's villa in the hills above Nice. Opening the door, she finds herself in the midst of a new world, full of color and mystery. Why can't Grandpère know of her friendship with blind Jacques and his seeing-eye dog Ben? What do Ludmilla's mysterious tarot cards portend? Sara's new friends hint at an important task that only she can do. Meanwhile, Grandfather Matisse is teaching her about color. She begins to see the world with fresh eyes. Sara's life changes by the moment as she discovers new qualities and skills within herself. Soon, she will be tested. A lonely journey will take her deep beneath the ground to come face to face with the mystery of the Black Madonna.