Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

Dec. 31, 2006

The ground of the soul is dark.— Meister Eckhart In this dark time of the year, we are considering what is sacred about the dark, especially the dark aspect of the Feminine Divine. In particular, I have been discussing the Black Madonna. Why is there so much recent interest in Her? Why does it matter?Continue reading Read more

Dec. 30, 2006

Mighty, majestic, and radiant,You shine brilliantly in the evening,You brighten the day at dawn,You stand in the heavens like the sun and the moon,Your wonders are known both above and below,To the greatness of the Holy Priestess of Heaven,To you, Inanna, I sing!— Sumerian hymn from “Inanna Queen of Heaven” translated by Wolkstein and Kramer.Continue reading Read more

Dec. 29, 2006

My Mother is black, loveliest of all;Yes, she is as pure as the new made morn;Her song of glee is a clear rhythmic callTo these arms of love to which I was born. — Marcus Garvey In the world’s Creation tales, from science stories to the most ancient oral traditions, the darkness always comes beforeContinue reading Read more

Dec. 28, 2006

Darkness precedes light and she is mother.— inscription on the altar of the cathedral of Salerno, Italy Black Madonnas are found all over Europe, with the majority found in France, the most famous being at Chartres. She is the Queen of Heaven at some of the most holy shrines in Europe, including the famed BlackContinue reading Read more

Dec. 27, 2006

Why should a Madonna be white not black;why framed in a cage of beliefs that are set – solid as stone?No. There is nothing but the celebration of her darknessand the gentle hardness of that face, even I can touch.— Jenny Hamlett The most sacred icons of the Catholic Church are the Black Madonna andContinue reading Read more

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