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  Black Madonna of Częstochowa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Black Madonna of Częstochowa, (Czarna Madonna or Matka Boska Częstochowska in Polish) icon was, according to legend, painted by St.
The Black Madonna is credited with miraculously saving the monastery of Jasna Góra (English: Bright Mount) from a Swedish 17th century invasion, The Deluge, which actually changed the course of the war.
One legend concerning the Black Madonna of Częstochowa is that the presence of the holy painting saved its church from being destroyed in a fire, but not before the flames darkened the fleshtone pigments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Black_Madonna_of_Czestochowa   (461 words)

 The Black Madonna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Andrew Harvey says: “The Black Madonna is also the Queen of Nature, the blesser and agent of all rich fertile transformations in external and inner nature, in the outside world and in the psyche.” [10] Mother Earth nurtures her children and feeds the world and the Black Madonna welcomes them home when they die.
Because the Black Madonna is fl, she addresses the fundamental phobia around race and differences of color and culture that come with race and ethnic diversity.
The Black Madonna is the Throne of Compassion, the Divine lap.
www.matthewfox.org /sys-tmpl/theblackmadonna   (4221 words)

 The Black Madonna
Black coal is the prima materia for the construction of diamonds.
From the depths of the darkest of space and the from the primal flness of the mud of the earth she was formed.
The Black Madonna not only represents all of this but she is also a symbol of the vast and important knowledge that our ancestors attempted to leave behind.
alignment2012.com /page9c.html   (4655 words)

 . the black madonna .
For the fl Madonnas existing within light-skinned populations, a fire and subsequent soot is often blamed, as is the accumulation of grime over the ages, or smoke from centuries of votive candles or the deterioration of lead-based pigments.
The Black Madonna reminded them of the Queen of Sheb and her son Menelik, the first emporer of Ethiopia and the guardians of the Ark of the Covenant.
Ean Begg (The Cult of the Black Virgin) notes that there is little reference by the artists as to their motivations in creating Black Madonna sculptures and paintings.
www.artandvision.com /webpages/fiction/blackmadonna.html   (1363 words)

 Black Madonna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Black Madonna or Black Virgin is a statue or painting of Mary in which she is depicted with dark or fl skin.
In this specialised sense "Black Madonna" does not apply to images of the Virgin Mary portrayed as explicitly fl African, which are popular in Africa and areas with large fl populations, such as the United States.
In Malta a medieval painting of a Black Madonna rests in a small church in Hamrun, with the church being possibly the oldest one in the area, originally built in honor of St.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Madonna   (1641 words)

 The Black Madonna of East 13th Street
The traveling exhibition "Evviva la Madonna Nera!: Italian American Devotion to the Black Madonna" is available for display; contact the author or visit the Institute’s website for further information.
Representations of the Black Madonna in European art depict her with a dark complexion but not "African" facial features; thus they are different from the religious images developed for local communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Italy has one of the highest concentrations of Black Madonnas in all of Europe, and they are known by their gradations of skin color: nera (fl), scura (dark), or bruna (tawny).
www.nyfolklore.org /pubs/voic30-1-2/madonna.html   (2336 words)

Birnbaum portrays the Black Madonna as a rebel against the establishment which says that white and male is superior to and meant to rule over fl and female.
Black Madonnas are a subversive expression of an unwillingness to conform to norms set by the ruling class and culture.
For C.G. Jung and his followers the Black Madonna represents the archetype of the dark feminine: that which is unconscious, unpredictable, and mysterious in humans and in the Godhead.
www.interfaithmarianpilgrimages.com /pages/blackmadonna.html   (8652 words)

 The Power of the Black Madonna
It is usually a consensus that the first images of the Black Madonna and her divine son were representations of Isis and Horus.
The fl of the sacred animals is the positive counterpart of the fl.
By worshiping the Black Madonna we are receiving the gifts of the Holy Ghost who, it should be reminded, are clear-sightedness, polyglottism, "clairaudience", inspired teachings and the expulsion of evil spirits (fl magic).
www.tranceform.org /carminha/BlackMadonna.html   (3610 words)

 Thacher Gallery: Bringing the Dark Madonna to Light
The sculpture responds to the austere dignity of the Black Madonna of Rocamadour (France) by presenting the joyous, life-affirming qualities that exist internally and are revealed in the face.
The Black Madonna of Loreto caught my attention because of the way she was transported out of danger.
This Black Madonna is a reflection on Switzerland's Madonna in the Dark Wood.
www.usfca.edu /library/thacher/darkmadonna   (1168 words)

 [06-03-97] Colleen O'Connor, Seeking Light in Darkness-- Force Behind the Resurgence of the Black Madonna
The Black Madonna is capturing the popular imagination with a force unseen since the great age of the Black Madonna in the 12th century.
Black Madonnas are considered particularly powerful with respect to love and fertility.
Black Madonna icons are often traced back to the Great Mother of Neolithic times, a figure whose darkness embodied great creative powers.
www.pacificnews.org /jinn/stories/3.12/970603-madonna.html   (987 words)

 Black Madonnas--Introduction
The meaning of Black Madonna used here refers to a type of Marian statue or painting of mainly medieval origin (12th-15th century), of dark or fl features whose exact origins are not always easy to determine, and most important, of particular prominence.
The latter, the prominence of the Black Madonna, is mostly due to the allegedly miraculous character of the image.
The first notable study of the origin and meaning of the so-called Black Madonnas in English appears to have been presented by Leonard Moss at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Dec. 28, 1952.
campus.udayton.edu /mary/meditations/blackmdn.html   (1730 words)

 Trinity Church - Bridging Feminism and Theology on the Back of the Black Madonna
The Black Madonna is a symbol and myth whose earthy promise, according to Kidd, offers "glimpses of the divine feminine," and a point of access for women who feel the pantheon of chaste saints offer no such right of way.
In Kidd's novel, she explained, the Black Madonna was a kind of protagonist in the form of a ship's masthead that washed ashore in Charleston, South Carolina, during the era of slavery.
The Black Madonna of myth had a "subversive streak" and was "notorious for aiding and abetting" rebels of the Church.
www.trinitywallstreet.org /resources/article.php?id=204   (893 words)

 The Black Madonna
She is another miracle working Black Madonna that seems to populate the Earth...
She's the only Blonde Black Madonna and Child I've ever seen--- She is definitely something of an enigma...I have a bit more research to do on Her---She has a marking on Her dating Her to at least the 1930's.
On behalf of Madonna and Child representations, Stephen Benko notes: It is well known that the iconography of Isis and [her son] Horus was basically adopted by Christians when they started to portray Mary and Jesus as Mother and Child." Benko adds that Isis was sometimes "pictured as fl".
www.bluemoonnews.com /images7.htm   (2435 words)

 Ancient Quest - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Whether such legends spring from a kernel of truth, or are purely legendary, it is still intriguing to examine the sheer number of such place-names, legends, and beliefs about these subjects and their interconnections, at least in the popular mind.
In Southern Provençal tradition, the Black Madonna is associated with St. Sara, the patron saint of the Gypsies.
She was said to be the fl assistant who accompanied the three Marys to France when they fled from the Holy Land after the Crucifixion.
www.ancientquest.com /embark/blackvirgin.html   (678 words)

 Czestochowa, Poland " The Black Madonna "   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Black Madonna was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist; and it was while painting the picture, Mary told him about the life of Jesus, which he later incorporated into his gospel.
The next time we hear of the painting is in 326 A.D. when St. Helen found it in Jerusalem and gave it to her son and had a shrine built for it in Constantinople.
The painting is known as the Black Madonna because of the soot residue that discolors the painting.
www.christusrex.org /www1/apparitions/pr00002.htm   (268 words)

 Black Madonna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is usually a consensus that the first images of the Black Madonna
The Black Madonna became consistently present after the Crusades.
Black Madonna is a nickname used in Europe.
hometown.aol.com /jywanza1/Madonna.html   (825 words)

The Black Madonna can also be linked, in various manifestations, to the green Tara in Tibetan Buddhism, Kuan Yin in Chinese and Japanese Buddhist traditions, Demeter in Greek Mythology, and the Hindu Warrior Goddess Durga as well as Kali or Kali-Ma, an aspect of Durga, in Hinduism.
In Southern Provencal tradition, the Black Madonna is associated with Saint Sara, the patron saint of the Gypsies, who was said to be the fl assistant who accompanied the three Marys safely to France when they fled from the Holy Land, after the Crucifixion of Christ.
Although the earliest known Black Madonna dates back possibly to the 9th century, she is an important symbol in the present-day, redefining darkness as a positive image in contemporary culture.
www.theblackmadonnaexhibition.com   (339 words)

 "The Black Madonna: Primordial Ancestress" by Deborah Rose
Originally from Egypt, Isis was associated with the fertility of the fl soil irrigated by the flooding of the river Nile.
Her priests wore fl and burned incense (as do Roman Catholic priests) and the most sacred of her images were made from fl basalt.
She said that there were many many fl madonnas and that they were "primordiale, pre-historique, avant le Christ." She kept repeating the word "primordiale." I asked if she thought the fl madonnas represented the ancient goddess.
www.ofspirit.com /deborahrose1.htm   (2085 words)

 The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln: Image of The Great Mother
The Catholic Church is giving its official interpretation of Black Madonna, as just being the Virgin Mary, being fl for some trivial, local reasons, for instance "accidentally flened by candlelight".
With regard to idols it meant, that archaic images of the Great Mother, disguised as Black Madonna's were installed in hermitages, chapels, convents, palaces and churches*.
This is not only supported by the Black Madonna's themselves in the first place - and the reason that people throughout the ages felt the deep Truth about them - but also in Christian texts, orthodox and unorthodox.
members.tripod.com /thegreatlearning/black_madonna_einsiedeln.htm   (1756 words)

 The Black Madonna
Many Black Madonna statues have the fl paint literally kissed off of their hands and feet.
The infant God in the arms of his fl mother, his eyes and drapery white, is himself perfectly fl.
Very often the fl figures have given way to white ones, and in these cases the fl ones, as being held sacred, were put into retired places in the churches, but were not destroyed...
www.saxakali.com /suzar/madonna.htm   (778 words)

 Black Madonna Shrine
"Black Madonna Shrine!" she called, and I pulled off at once, out of the heavy traffic and onto a peaceful artery where bees in the trumpet vines were the only busyness.
Ten years later, he built a rustic chapel to the Black Madonna on their land.
The Black Madonna's chapel has been rebuilt as an open-air mosaic pavilion.
www.rff.org /~daly/black_madonna_shrine.htm   (320 words)

 Italian Rap | Italian American Folklore: Black Madonna
Every year on her feast day, Sept. 8, the Black Madonna of Tindari was paraded through the narrow streets.
, a devotee of the Black Madonna who used to come in from New Jersey with her mother to visit the statue, became its caretaker when the shrine was shuttered in 1987.
Others say that Black Madonna statues were simply darkened by years of soot, while still others say the images owe their darkness to Byzantine traditions.
www.italianrap.com /italam/folklore/madonna_nera/peter_article.html   (501 words)

 A NOTE ON THE BLACK MADONNAS OF EUROPE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Black Madonnas of Europe are perhaps the most venerated icons in European Christendom.
The same Madonna is said to have inspired Rasputin and may now be in the United States.
In reference to the Black Madonna of Montserrat, Spain, it said that "He is not well wed who has not taken his wife to Montserrat." Spain has more than fifty images of the Black Madonna.
www.cwo.com /~lucumi/madonnas.html   (353 words)

 Lydia Ruyle
The Black Madonna of Pescasseroli is Incoronata, crowned.
SipontoThe Black Madonna at Siponto in Apulia is known as the madonna with gli occhi sbaratti, or staring eyes.
In the Afro-Brazilian tradition, the Black Madonna Aparecida is connected to Orixá Oxum the Great Mother of Africa; patroness of pregnancy, children, rivers, seas, gold, honey, laughter, beauty, seduction, shrewdness and wisdom, our Supreme Ancestral Mother.
www.lydiaruyle.com /blackmadonnaspage1.html   (813 words)

 Black Madonna
Modern versions and recent copies or statues are not included, with the exception of the Black Madonna at St. Gervazy, a copy from the Louvre museum workshops.
Most of the Black Madonnas are found in churches, chapels and sanctuaries.
The majority of the Black Madonnas listed are found in France - perhaps because much of the earliest research was French.
campus.udayton.edu /mary/resources/blackm/blackm.html   (540 words)

 Black Madonna art series by artist Sarah Teofanov
In the period of several hundred years over five hundred huge Cathedrals and small chapels were built to Mary Mother of God, her representation in those buildings being a fl Madonna holding a fl child.
She is Isis and she is Eve, she is the primal material and the fl lands, she is alchemy and she is the mother of all of human creation.
There are many web sites dedicated to the Black Madonna and her mysteries on the web.
www.goddesses-art.com /art/black_madonnas/black_madonnas.html   (364 words)

 Black Madonna Shrice and Grottos (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos is located in the countryside about eight miles outside Eureka, Missouri -- approximately a 40-minute drive from West St. Louis County.
The grottos at the Black Madonna Shrine are constructed of native Missouri tiff rock, which came from Potosi, a mining community 30 miles southwest of the site.
The Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos are part of the 500-acre Franciscan Mission.
www.franciscancaring.org.cob-web.org:8888 /blackmadonnapage.html   (2386 words)

 :: BlackElectorate.com ::
Increasingly, immigrant groups are celebrating these fl figures in New York City, where several traditional Catholic churches place the fl statues alongside white religious icons in recognition of their increasingly diverse congregations.
According to Stevens-Arroyo, for Iberians (predecessors of the Spaniards) in the 10th century, that meant depicting the Madonna as a brunette, in defiance of the blond images that were being imported from France.
They believe that the two scars on the cheek of the fl Madonna - believed to have been created centuries ago in Poland when the image was attacked by invaders - actually signify that she is of African origin.
www.blackelectorate.com /print_article.asp?ID=967   (765 words)

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