The 9th century was an important era for the cult of the Black Virgin. In 888, not long after the liberation of Barcelona, the little, dark Madonna of Motserrat was discovered by shepherds in the mountain cave where, long before, a Gothic bishop had hidden from the Moors. At roughly the same period another Virgin, destined to become the patroness of her people, Our Lady of the Dark Forest, was carried up by St. Meinrad to the Hermitage where the Abbey of Einsiedeln now stands. A monk of Mony St. Michel, where Louis XI was to found his order of chivalry, visited the Holy Land in 867, where he would have been in a position to acquire sacred images, though it is possible that devoition to the statue of Our Lady of the Dead at Mont Tombe in the crypt of the abbey church dates from even earlier. In 876 Charles the Bald transferred the chemise (chainze) of the Virgin from achen to Chartres, where the cult of holy well ‘of the strong’, and of ‘The Virgin Who Will Give Birth’, Our Subterranean Lady, has been attributed to the Druidic era.
The return of the Black Virgin to the forefront of collective consciousnees has coincided with the profound psychological need to reconcile sexuality and religion. She has always helped her supplicants to circumvent the rigidities of patriarchal legislation and is traditionally on the side of physical processes healing the sick, easing the pangs of childbirth, making the milk flow. She knows how to break rigid masculine rules, bringing dead babies back to life long enough to receive baptism and escape from limbo to paradise, looking with tolerance on the sins of the flesh as when she acts as midwife to a pregnant abbess or stands in for a truant nun tasting for a time the illicit pleasures of sin. Politically, she is in favour of freedom and integrity, the right of peoples, cities and nations to be inviolate and independent from outside interference. Nowhere is this more evident thatn in the history of the Queen of Poland, the Black Madonna of Czestochowa.
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III
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The Untold History of The White Races Cir. 700 – 1700 a.d.
585 pages 720 pictures
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III is divided into 2 parts. The First part of this volume goes over The Catholic Church’s history during the Dark Ages & Medieval Times. These are a some of the things that are discussed: The Castrati (Castrated Boy Choir), Holy Blood & Organs, Jesus’s Holy Prepuce (Foreskin), The Penance & Anathema, The Fish Bishop, Saints that Levitate, The Incorruptible Saints, The Nun Manias, All Religious Holidays explained, The Heretics: The Luciferians, The Spanish Inquisition. The Second half of this book is a focus on the art of the times. These are the subjects reviewed: Monsters & Gargoyles, Castles & Knight Armory, More on Medicine & Magic, More on Werewolves, Demons & Hell, Over 100 Different Black Madonnas & Moorish Saints, The Catacomb Bone Churches, The Bejewelled Saints, Aliens, Astrology & Alchemy………………….