The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln

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

The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln Book Excerpt:

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 Within

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

The Black Madonna Within Book Excerpt:

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

The Black Madonna
Author: John D. Loscher
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2005-11-14
ISBN: 9781463479657
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This whole country is nothing but a nation of immigrants, Jan. That''s what makes this nation so great! Our forefathers got kicked out of every respectable country in the world!Jan Sharanski would never see the humor in his wifes cynical joke. Having been born in America, she had known nothing but freedom her entire life. He, on the other hand, came from a world where freedom existed so long as no one asked any questions...and that Jan Sharanski, a partisan in the Polish underground during the Second World War, finds he must flee his native Poland for the United States in order to escape communist oppression. Arriving in Chicago, Jan settles in the citys Near-Westside Polish community. There, amidst the backdrop of the Cold War, the Chicago mafia, and the Daley political machine, he will build his life. In the process, Jan discovers that yes, America is the land of opportunity but sadness is also a part of that Great American Dream. Capturing the true essence of that American Dream falls to Jans daughter, Drusilla. Putting her faith in the Black Madonna, Drusilla sets out on her own personal quest to fulfill her fathers ambitions. Steeling herself in the rough and tumble world on the mean streets of Chicago,Drusilla will discover the love, hurt, pain, and success first known by her father. In the process, Drusilla Sharanski discovers her own appreciation for what it is to truly be an American.

The Black Madonna

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

The Black Madonna Book Excerpt:

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

Albert Cleage Jr and the Black Madonna and Child

Albert Cleage Jr  and the Black Madonna and Child
Author: Jawanza Eric Clark
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2016-09-14
ISBN: 1137546891
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Albert Cleage Jr and the Black Madonna and Child Book Excerpt:

In this collection, black religious scholars and pastors whose expertise range from theology, ethics, and the psychology of religion, to preaching, religious aesthetics, and religious education, discuss the legacy of Albert B. Cleage Jr. and the idea of the Black Madonna and child. Easter Sunday, 2017 will mark the fifty year anniversary of Albert B. Cleage Jr.’s unveiling of a mural of the Black Madonna and child in his church in Detroit, Michigan. This unveiling symbolized a radical theological departure and disruption. The mural helped symbolically launch Black Christian Nationalism and influenced the Black Power movement in the United States. But fifty years later, what has been the lasting impact of this act of theological innovation? What is the legacy of Cleage’s emphasis on the literal blackness of Jesus? How has the idea of a Black Madonna and child informed notions of black womanhood, motherhood? LGBTQ communities? How has Cleage’s theology influenced Christian education, Africana pastoral theology, and the Black Arts Movement? The contributors to this work discuss answers to these and many more questions.

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: 1591433436
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna Book Excerpt:

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

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

The Black Madonna Book Excerpt:

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: Louisa Ermelino
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Madonna Book Excerpt:

Three mothers from New York's Little Italy struggle to maintain their traditions while their sons chafe under the oppressive weight of their ethnic community. 15,000 first printing.

The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe

The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe
Author: Małgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe Book Excerpt:

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.

The Black Madonna

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

The Black Madonna Book Excerpt:

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 Image of the Black in Western Art From the early Christian Era to the Age of Discovery from the demonic threat to the incarnation of sainthood

The Image of the Black in Western Art  From the early Christian Era to the  Age of Discovery   from the demonic threat to the incarnation of sainthood
Author: David Bindman,Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780674052581
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Image of the Black in Western Art From the early Christian Era to the Age of Discovery from the demonic threat to the incarnation of sainthood Book Excerpt:

"A pioneering work in the field of art history, The Image of the Black in Western Art is a comprehensive series of ten books which offers a lavishly illustrated history of the representations of people of African descent from antiquity to the present. Each book includes a series of essays by some of the most distinguished names in art history. Ranging from images of Pharaohs created by unknown hands almost 3,500 years ago to the works of the great masters of European and American art such as Bosch, Dürer, Mantegna, Rembrandt, Rubens, Watteau, Hogarth, Copley, and Goya to stunning new media creations by contemporary black artists, these books are generously illustrated with beautiful, moving, and often little-known images of black people. Black figures-queens and slaves, saints and soldiers, priests and prisoners, dancers and athletes, children and gods-are central to the visual imagination of Western civilization. Written in accessible language, the extensive and insightful commentaries on the illustrations by distinguished art historians make this series invaluable for the general reader and the specialist alike."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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: 1630514411
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Black Madonnas

Black Madonnas
Author: Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 059500380X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Madonnas Book Excerpt:

In the 1993 edition, I considered black madonnas a metaphor for a memory of the time when the earth was belived to be the body of woman and all creatures were equal, a memory transmitted in vernacular traditions of earth-bounded cultures, historically expressed in cultural and poltical resistance, and glimpsed today in movements aiming for transformation. Sine then my understanding of black madonnas has been deepened by genetics finding that the orgin of modern humans is Africa, that migrations from Africa carried a primordial belief in a dar woman divinity to all continents. Black madonnas and other dark women of the world suggest a metaphor for healing millennial divisions of gender and race and concerted movements for justice.

The Black Madonna

The Black Madonna
Author: Doris Lessing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 139
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Black Madonnas

Black Madonnas
Author: Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum,University Press Northeastern
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Madonnas Book Excerpt:

"Italy is an intriguing paradox: a center of Catholicism in which echoes of goddess worship resonate in everyday Christian ritual. In the Christian tradition, whiteness symbolizes purity, blackness evil. In the religions of Old Europe, however, blackness evoked the fecundity of the earth. White madonnas embody the church doctrine of obedience and patience; black madonnas, many of which have been retouched to appear white, symbolize the equality of all creatures." "In this fascinating study, Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum demonstrates that Italy's black madonnas represent a point of convergence between ancient and modern religious traditions. Drawing on a solid ground of original research, she argues that they are an amalgam of the Christian madonna, African and Asian dark woman divinities, and the ancient goddess of Old Europe. Through them, long submerged prehistoric religious and political beliefs have erupted, forming the core of twentieth-century Italian feminism." "Birnbaum has discovered that areas of radical political activity in Italy are often near archaeological sites of prehistoric goddess worship. And these sites are nearly always the locations of black madonnas. Following a thread of common themes - equality, resistance to injustice, and regeneration - Birnbaum demonstrates that the values associated with goddess worship are those that surround black madonnas. And the same themes are the backbone of left-wing political movements - from feminism to socialism to the green movement - in twentieth-century Italy." "Black Madonnas recounts the ways in which the church attempted to eradicate the popular beliefs of the peasantry and examines the traditions that have survived. The book catalogues the customs and rituals, ceremonies and celebrations, stories and songs, and the everyday lives of peasant women to uncover the traces of ancient practices that permeate modern Christian ritual."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Auntie Poldi and the Lost Madonna

Auntie Poldi and the Lost Madonna
Author: Mario Giordano
Publsiher: Auntie Poldi Adventure
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0358446279
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Auntie Poldi and the Lost Madonna Book Excerpt:

There's only one Auntie Poldi: bewigged, cursing in Bavarian, and knocking back a wee shot of grappa as a pre-breakfast aperitif . . . or is there? No one is as they seem (and sound) in this hilarious new mystery featuring Sicily's sultriest sleuth. Strange dealings are afoot in the Apostolic Palace--a nun leapt to her death shortly after participating in a seemingly routine exorcism. But when a priest clad in Gammarelli and a Vatican commissario with an almost unholy level of sex appeal turn up at her door, Poldi is shocked to hear that she's a suspect in their case. Who is the woman being exorcised, and where has she disappeared to? And why in the world does she claim, in perfect Bavarian, to be Poldi, Isolde Oberreiter, of Torre Archirafi? Poldi will need all the help she can get to clear her name, but her nephew has been distracted by a love affair gone sour, someone in the town has been spraying graffiti death threats on her front door, and her local friends seem to be avoiding her. And even Vito Montana balks when Poldi discovers that the case hinges on a lost Madonna statue, stolen years ago from the pope himself. Forza, Poldi! With a pair of mysterious twins dogging her every move and a mandate to maintain sobriety, will Poldi be able to unmask her mysterious doppelgänger, find the lost statue in time, and survive her sixty-first birthday?

The Virgin Mary a Very Short Introduction

The Virgin Mary  a Very Short Introduction
Author: Mary Joan Winn Leith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2021-11-25
ISBN: 0198794916
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Virgin Mary a Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

This book describes the evolution of Marian thought from early Christianity to the present day. Covering the various Christian denominations, as well as the Islamic Mary, it considers medieval and renaissance doctrine and representations of Mary, as well as her involvement in debates over the Virginal body, race, anti-Semitism, and globalism.

The Mystery of 2012

The Mystery of 2012
Author: Various Authors
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1591798590
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystery of 2012 Book Excerpt:

Are we coming to the end of a cosmic cycle? Will there be an age of awakening, or even an end to the world we know? For the first time, the leading authorities on the 2012 phenomenon are all given voice in a single book: The Mystery of 2012. From the prophecies of the Mayan astronomers to modern predictions about social, ecological, and spiritual changes to our world, this comprehensive anthology offers you a chance to examine the mystery from every angle—and to decide for yourself whether 2012 will end with a whimper or a bang. Whether you’re a skeptic, a true believer, or simply “2012 curious,” here is a thought-provoking exploration of this approaching landmark in human history. The book includes essay by the following list of scholars, scientists, philosophers, and cutting-edge thinkers: Arjuna Ardagh José Argüelles, PhD Gregg Braden Carl Johan Calleman, PhD Gill Edwards Jean Houston, PhD Barbara Marx Hubbard Janosh John Major Jenkins Lawrence E. Joseph John Lamb Lash Ervin Laszlo Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, PhD Meg Blackburn Losey, PhD Joanna R. Macy, PhD Karl Maret, MD Corinne McLaughlin James O’Dea Christine Page, MD John L. Petersen Daniel Pinchbeck Sharron Rose Peter Russell Robert K. Sitler Geoff Stray Jay Weidner

Dance Music Spaces

Dance Music Spaces
Author: Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1793607559
Category: Authenticity (Philosophy)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance Music Spaces Book Excerpt:

Using a concept she calls authenticity maneuvering to explain how clubs, clubbers, and DJs navigate authenticity, branding, and commercialism, Danielle Hidalgo argues that the strategic use of a rave ethos bolsters acceptance in dance music spaces while also making commercial practices less visible or problematic.

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: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art, Medieval
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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