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  Black Madonna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Black Madonna (also, Black Virgin) is a statue or painting of Mary in which she is depicted as having fl skin.
In many European languages, especially prior to the pre-modern age, the word "fl" rarely directly meant "person of African race, African descent," but merely "dark in color." In some countries and towns, however, fl madonnas exist because most of the believers are of dark skin or probably the sculptor/artist was of dark origin himself/herself.
The oldest Madonna and the archtype is The Black Madonna of Częstochowa.
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 The Black Madonna
The Dark Virgin is clothed in a rigid fabric mantle--- heavily and richly embroidered, so that only Her Hands and Face are visible, While Her hands are in set in continuous prayer.
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.
Beyond general style, the genre of the statue is certainly that of an 'enthroned virgin', typical of the earliest icons of Mary.
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Whoever the enigmatic Black Virgin may be, she holds a powerful attraction for her millions of devotees around the world.
The Black Virgins are usually placed in strategic ley-line paths and points where the earth’s power radiates its most potent energies.
The Black Virgin can be seen as the awakener who manifest and brings to life the hidden qualities within each one of us.
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 Black Madonnas - Cassandra Eason tells us all about this ancient phenomenon
The Black Madonna is the alter ego of the Virgin Mary, they are Queen of the Earth as Mary is Queen in Heaven and fertile and sensual as Mary is icon of the Immaculate Conception and Incorruptibility.
Black Madonnas are found all over Europe, especially in France, the most famous ones being at Chartres in France, Czestochowa in Poland and Montserrat in Spain.
Black Madonnas are most frequently associated with the Egyptian Mother Goddess Isis, depicted with the infant Horus in her lap, the original Mother and Child.
www.cassandraeason.co.uk /black_madonnas.htm   (1547 words)

 Black Madonna
Sometimes an ancient Black Virgin is destroyed and replaced by another, and these are included if they also are old.
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.
www.udayton.edu /mary/resources/blackm/blackm.html   (541 words)

 Black Dawn @ www.vidgames.com
However, in Black Dawn, when for example the first objective is cleared, the Primary Map Screen -- located on your lower right screen of your chopper view -- will inject the second primary target, followed by an audio voicing of your commander briefing you on your next objective.
So you can forget shooting down pilots in Black Dawn for all the glory and maniacal revenge mainly expressed by sick puppies who enjoy playing this game(you) Second, the terrible groaning scream of pain suffered by tanks crews when their vehicles exploded are no longer expressed in the game.
Black Dawn explosions is perhaps one of the major selling points of its existence.
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 Combat and reconciliation - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Books - A&E
Most recently he rode the train south from Hanoi, indulging in the antics at Cu Chi, nursing a rush of anticipation as he neared Nui Ba Den, or Black Virgin Mountain, the immutable landmark of his former battleground, and title for this journal of postwar lamentations.
The true subjects of ''Black Virgin Mountain" are neither period nor place, but class bias and soul baring.
''Black Virgin Mountain," a hard and honest work, reads like the troubled interior monologue of such a veteran who cunningly survives, not despite but because of his wary ambivalence toward the world.
www.boston.com /ae/books/articles/2005/06/26/combat_and_reconciliation   (791 words)

 Ancient Quest - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A famous Black Virgin - la Madone des Fenestres (the Madonna of the Windows), near St-Martin-de-Vesubie (one site where many Templars were massacred) was believed by folk tradition in the area to have originally been brought to southern France by Mary Magdelene.
In Southern Provençal tradition, the Black Madonna is associated with St. Sara, the patron saint of the Gypsies.
The intriguing subject of the Black Virgin deserves more serious academic attention; meanwhile, it is known that the numbers of pilgrims to such shrines is increasing annually.
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 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.
It was promptly decided that she should be restored to her wonted flness before being exposed once more to the gaze of the faithful.
www.udayton.edu /mary/meditations/blackmdn.html   (1730 words)

 virgin * Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Moon and the Virgin Reflections on the Archetypal Feminine.
In the Shadow of the Virgin Inquisitors, Friars, and Conversos in Guadalupe, Spain.
The Virgin and the Dynamo Use and Abuse of Religion in Environmental Debates.
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 Virgin Rainbow Black Opal for sale - Australian Gemstones, Jewelry and Appraisals Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Virgin Rainbow Black Opal was discovered on 11th September 2003 at Twenty Three Mile fields Coober Pedy, South Australia by opal miner John Dunstan and his partner Steve Zagar.
There is debate between an Australian Palaeontologist who asserts that the Virgin Rainbow discovery is a 'historical fossil' and as such can not be sold or leave Australia under the Historical Artifacts Act or similar legislation.
Consensus amongst leading opal experts is the Virgin Rainbow whilst formed in a cavity once occupied by a deceased Belemnite - a 120 millions year old squid like creature, is a solid opal formed from silica gel and as such is not a 'fossil'.
www.1earth.com.au /jewelry/opal/virgin_rainbow01.html   (338 words)

 Black Madonna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The orthodox could feel satisfied by the idea of the Virgin being the "Mother of Jesus", while those with connections to the past (secretly) would take it literally, by continuing to cherish their idol of the ancient Great Mother as the Ultimate Reality.
During the beginning of that time, it happened that suddenly he was surrounded by a horrifying numinous darkness, indeed a universe of demons, as it was said according to the legend.
Suddenly the latter was filled with "light brighter than that of the sun at midday", while Jesus himself was standing in front of his Virgin Mother, consecrating the Chapel to Her by sacrificing the Holiest, assisted by the evangelists and other saints.
originaltrad.faithweb.com /black_madonna.htm   (1727 words)

 FrankBlack.net - Bio section, find out more about Frank the the Catholics
Black Francis and Frank Black might have been representatives of a past with a large shadow and a future seeking the sun, but there was one final transformation to take place.
The resolution of the light and the dark, the man and the myth, the present and the future and past: Frank Black Francis was born.
A new Frank Black solo album (possibly even a double album or a double release) under the name of Honeycomb is slated for July 19 2005 and Cooking Vinyl/Sonic Unyon are looking at releasing a Frank Black Box Set.
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 ttgapers.com store - The Cult of the Black Virgin (Arkana S.) - Ean Begg - Product Details
It is a serious treatise, with a focus on the historical sources of the cult of the Black Virgin.
The author notes that many of the more than 500 images of the Black Virgin found in Western Europe in general and France in particular were created around the time of the Crusades (1100-1300).
Its conclusion regarding why the statues of the virgin are fl, is not that explicit, but during the whole text the author does inform the reader of all the reasons as to its flness, and indeed you will draw your conclusions!
www.ttgapers.com /ttStore-index2-asin-0140195106.html   (783 words)

 Whole Earth Review: The Cult of the Black Virgin. - book reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The most notable cultic feature belonging both to Artemis and to the Black Virgins is the fact that they both tend to make their home in trees where they are later found'.
Then too both Artemis and the Black Virgin demand to be worshipped in their own way, where they have been found.
The Cult of the Black Virgin Ean Begg, 1989; 304 pp.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1510/is_n74/ai_11906466   (420 words)

Returning to the Black Virgin, Ean Begg noted: "The legendary origin of so many statuettes in the baggage trains of returning crusaders, especially when they happened to be Templars, is no guarantee of the orthodoxy of their cult.
Exoterically the white virgin on the west facade is the Blessed Virgin Mary who gave birth two thousand years ago; but esoterically, she is the fl virgin who was still pregnant with child.
It was at Chartres that the Church adopted the veneration of the fire-flened, Druidic figurine Virgini Pariturae in the guise of the Black Madonna.
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Presently there were 190 statuettes of the Black Virgin in France.
When Pope Pius was head of the Vatican state, an official postage stamp was issued with the Virgin Mary as a Negro on it.
There was a similar stamp in Spain commemorating the Black Virgin and Child.
www.stewartsynopsis.com /new_page_3.htm   (209 words)

 Mary Queen of Heaven, Goddess & Saint
The Blessed Virgin Mary is known as the dispenser of mercy, the ever patient mother, and protectress of humanity.
The Black Madonna, be She called Isis, or Mary, or Kali, or Diana, embodies all the aspects of Female Divinity for many millions of people.
It is because of the love for Mary that the Church considered elevating the Blessed Virgin Mary to the role of Co-Redeemer.
www.spiralgoddess.com /Mary.html   (704 words)

 Virgin Black MP3 Downloads - Virgin Black Music Downloads - Virgin Black Music Videos
At first glance, it's easy to dismiss Australia's Virgin Black as another contestant in the modern goth metal sweepstakes (no thanks to their corpse makeup and in-mourning attire).
But, upon closer scrutiny, their album Sombre Romantic transcends most of the genre's limitations, as Virgin Black throws everything but the bidet into their macabre...
But, upon closer scrutiny, their album Sombre Romantic transcends most of the genre's limitations, as Virgin Black throws everything but the bidet into their macabre operettas of gloom and depression.
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 The Black Madonna
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...
Actually the worship of the virgin, Black "Mother of God" with her God-begotten child, far predates Christianity and prevailed throughout the ancient world.
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 Gypsy Journal - The Second Pilgrim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Instead the confessee was sitting behind a piece of two-way glass: opaque on the priest's side, and I would guess either a window on the other side to allow the confessee to see the priest, or otherwise a mirror to check your hair before confronting the Lord.
In each of the lesser chapels, when confronted with the statue or relic of another saint, I wondered "Is this her?" But I judged by the reactions of the other (presumably more religious) pilgrims in the queue in front of me, and carried on.
Behind the Black Virgin is another small chapel in which to pray to her (the kissing queue doesn't afford much time or space for personal reflection, you see).
www.gypsyjournal.com /Chapter.asp?ChapterID=977   (1092 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Cult of the Black Virgin (Arkana S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The comprehensive gazetteer enables the reader to locate the sites where fl virgins can be found and provides information about their origins.
This is an excellent overview of the cult of the Black Virgin as found in France, Spain and Italy.
This is both a Robert Graves style exploration of early Christian Virgin mythology, as well as a psychological interpretation of the meaning of the Black Virgin statues.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0140195106   (590 words)

 "The Passion" And The Truth? - Global Black News - (African American News)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Madonna fl?' The response was, "My son, she is fl because she is
Before entering the room of Jesus reported birthplace, at the top of the portal hangs an elaborate painting of Mary and her son, both Black.
For example; Our Lady of the Hermits at Einsiedeln, Switzerland; the Russian Black Madonna, the Notre Dame of Kazan; Shrine of the Black Madonna, Queen of the Pyrenees, Spain; The Sicilian Black Madonna, the Black Virgin at Tindari; the Black Madonna, Notre Dame of Hal, near Brussels, Belgium; Our Lady of Czestochowa, in Poland.
www.globalblacknews.com /Kwaku10.html   (734 words)

Australian symphonic gothic metal act VIRGIN BLACK are hard at work on new material which will serve as the follow-up to the well-received 2003 offering, "Elegant...and Dying".
Completely original and a joy to hear when you're sick of fl, death, power, melodic, nu, aor or rap metal.
The accuracy of the information contained herein is neither confirmed nor guaranteed by Roadrunner Records, and the views and opinions of authors expressed on these pages do not necessarily state or reflect those of Roadrunner Records or its employees.
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 Manhunt.com: Virgin Megastores & Black History Month by ThugLifeArmy.com, Gospel and urban news, reviews, interviews, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Now, Virgin Megastores is pleased to celebrate the legacy and contributions of fl Americans through a nationwide event lauding all the aspects of the African American culture; from its heroes to its up-and-coming stars.
Virgin will be hosting a number of live events at North American Virgin Megastores.
In New York City at Virgin Megastore, Union Square actor/director Spike Lee will be on hand to sign copies of the DVD "Malcolm X: Special Edition" on Saturday, February 12 at 4 p.m.
www.manhunt.com /news/stories/1108163064.html   (491 words)

 Black Madonna
In the Cathedral Saint-Sauveur d'Aix, a Virgin hewn from stone, seated, said to be a 1521 copy of the celebrated Vierge Noire de Notre-Dame-de-la-Seds which disappeared in the 16 C.
BV, sometimes called Virgin of the Crusades, dark wood, 15/16 C ?, transferred from Sauvain in 1715.
In church of Molompize, N-D de Molompize, 15 C, Virgin of wood, naked Child covered in stucco and painted fl, original statue may have been brought back from Antioch by Crusaders.
www.udayton.edu /mary/resources/blackm/blackm02.html   (3374 words)

 'Black Virgin Mountain' is Vietnam veteran's memoir as soldier, tourist
'Black Virgin Mountain' is Vietnam veteran's memoir as soldier, tourist
His strident anti-war stance permeates Black Virgin Mountain.
There's a rolling cadence to Heinemann's prose, a cutting sense of irony, a strong sense of humor and a stronger sense of outrage.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/ae/articles/0814heinemann0814.html   (825 words)

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