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The Cult of the Black Virgin By Ean Begg

The Cult of the Black Virgin by Ean Begg

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Summary

Over 400 of the world's images for the madonna are "black" or "dark". This comprehensive gazetteer examines the reasons for this strange fact, enables the reader to locate the sites where black virgins can be found and provides information about their origins.

The Cult of the Black Virgin Summary

The Cult of the Black Virgin by Ean Begg

Why are over 400 of the world's images for the madonna "black" or "dark"? Why are they so little known? "The Cult of the Black Virgin" investigates the pagan origins of the phenomenon as well as the heretical Gnostic-Christian underground stream which flowed West with the cult of Mary Magdalene and resurfaced in catharism at the time of the crusades. A resurfacing of the powerful pagan goddesses of sexuality, the underworld and earth wisdom, the black virgins are symbols of power and majesty- the other aspect of the traditional madonna's maidenhood or tender maternity. They personify the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant in a quest for lost feminine wisdom and the search for soul. This comprehensive gazetteer enables the reader to locate the sites where black virgins can be found and provides information about their origins.

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GOR001915117
9780140190120
0140190120
The Cult of the Black Virgin by Ean Begg
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1989-09-28
304
N/A
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