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 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.

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

The Black Madonna Book Review:

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.

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

Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna Book Review:

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.

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 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: 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

The Black Madonna Book Review:

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

The Black Madonna
Author: Peter Millar
Publsiher: Arcadia Books
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2011-08-25
ISBN 10: 9781906413934
ISBN 13: 1906413932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Madonna Book Review:

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.

The Black Madonna Within

The Black Madonna Within
Author: Tataya Mato
Publsiher: Open Court Publishing
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780812692495
ISBN 13: 0812692497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Madonna Within Book Review:

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.

Longing for Darkness

Longing for Darkness
Author: China Galland
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2007-06-05
ISBN 10: 9780140195668
ISBN 13: 0140195661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Longing for Darkness Book Review:

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.

The Black Madonna

The Black Madonna
Author: Traci Harding
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN 10: 0730443299
ISBN 13: 9780730443292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Madonna Book Review:

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.

The Legend of the Black Madonna

The Legend of the Black Madonna
Author: Margaret Applegarth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 20
Release: 19??
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:706473914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kult The Black Madonna

Kult   The Black Madonna
Author: Modiphius Entertainment
Publsiher: Modiphius Entertainment
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-03
ISBN 10: 9781912200757
ISBN 13: 1912200759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kult The Black Madonna Book Review:

Hardcover Full-length Campaign book. 168 pages. When the new years eve of 1941 shifts to 1942, all the candles extinguish in the churches of Leningrad. The Saints faces turn to black. The fabric of reality tears. When morning comes, twenty priests are found dead by their own hands. A silent girl with many secrets is found in a closed off basement. No one knows who she is or where she lives. With no other options available, she is taken to an orphanage where nothing is as it seems. The same cold winter night, Dimi, an old icon painter, meets a strange woman on his way home. She reveals her face to him and gives him a command, then walks away. Back in his small apartment, he immediately starts painting a new icon. An icon depicting a Black Madonna. The Black Madonna is a legendary KULT campaign previously unreleased outside of Sweden and France. Its six separate episodes lead the player characters into a haunting adventure connected to the Death Angel Chagidiel and the Archon Binah, and their servants. Taking place in 1991 and set in a recently reunified Germany, the journey will lead the player characters into a Soviet Union on the brink of collapse, to unlock the mystery of what actually happened in Leningrad during World War 2. During the campaign, they will be taken to a world of dark dreams, and venture into the depths of Inferno, trying to save themselves. The Black Madonna is written for KULT: Divinity Lost and has been updated with a completely new chapter describing the world of 1991 and new rules for creating characters connected to the setting and story.

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.

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.

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: L Lee Kane
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-06-30
ISBN 10: 9781077269705
ISBN 13: 1077269706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Madonna Book Review:

Luci de Foix was nine when her parents were killed in a car accident. But was it an accident? Unbeknownst to Luci, a group known as The Order, under the protection of the Pope, has been watching her family for many years, waiting for the day that a diary written in the thirteenth century would be delivered to her family-a journal that contains a key to a lost codex-and they would do anything to get it. Early one morning, when Luci is twenty-nine, a bloodied young man delivers a book, claiming it's from her late grandparents.Plagued by panic attacks that have left her crippled, Luci struggles to overcome her fears, avenge the death of their family, and search for the lost codex. But who can she trust? Everyone seems intent on betraying her, even the gorgeous, enigmatic Max, a man with secrets of his own.

The Black Madonna and Other Stories of Our Heritage

The Black Madonna  and Other Stories of Our Heritage
Author: A. M. Clarke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 154
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173022944515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Black Madonna

The Black Madonna
Author: Doris Lessing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1992-02
ISBN 10: 9780586091111
ISBN 13: 0586091114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theaster Gates Black Madonna

Theaster Gates  Black Madonna
Author: Josef Helfenstein,Daniel Kurjaković
Publsiher: Walther Konig Verlag
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN 10: 9783960987246
ISBN 13: 3960987242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theaster Gates Black Madonna Book Review:

For his exhibition "Black Madonna" African-American artist Theaster Gates examined representations of black women, cultural legacies and spirituality. With his band, the Black Monks, he also engaged in a multifaceted musical and performative programme. Through pictorial reportage and new essays, the book illuminates the working methods and concepts underlying the project.00Exhibition: Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland (09.06. - 21.10.2018).