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Ean Begg’s fascinating book investigates the pagan origins of the phenomenon as well as the heretical Gnostic-Christian underground stream that flowed west with the cult of Mary Magdalene and resurfaced in Catharism at the time of the Crusades, especially with the Templars. For me, the most instructive section which forms the first half of this book: The author lets us know he is neither a theologian nor a historian right up front.
Chris McNary rated it liked it Aug 01, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked it Feb 24, They personify the Holy Grail begy the Ark of the Covenant in a quest for lost feminine wisdom.
Myths and legends are not historical per se, but many argue that they stem from certain facts ‘hidden’ behind the stories. Description This work examines why hhe of the world’s images for the Madonna are “black” or “dark” blacl why they are so little known. Amy rated it really liked it Jun 12, Or is it simply, as it seems, a catalog and collection with some nice drifts into why the restoration of the feminine might be a good thing but the author knows that maybe in the matriarchal times women did bad stuff to guys, so we deserved the centuries of patriarchy, no wonder.
Ean Begg’s fascinating book investigates the pagan uclt of the phenomenon as well as the heretical Gnostic-Christian underground stream that flowed west with the cult of Mary Magdalene and resurfaced in Catharism at the time of the Crusades, especially with the Tem Why are over of the world’s images of the Madonna ‘black’ or ‘dark’?
The Cult of the Black Virgin by Ean Begg
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Franz rated it liked it Mar 06, Hannah Cole rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Anyone interested in Myths and Mythmaking, however, will find this work stimulating and informative, regardless of one’s particular beliefs; and ultimately, there still remains the mystery: The Cult of the Black Virgin. Kithy rated ea really liked it Apr 23, Namira rated it really liked it Oct 31, Maria Dylan rated it really liked it Dec 05, Highly recommend for any interested in the Black Madonna.
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The Cult of the Black Virgin
This examines the ancient precursors of this legend from the East, the Classical traditions associated with it, the links to ‘natural religion’, the Christian tradition, and finally the symbolic meaning of the tradition. See my review on Amazon. Looking for beautiful books? Books by Ean Begg. Where was the editor when this book was devised? Lists of gods and goddess, references to Holy Blood Holy Grail or whatever that book was called, the one Dan Brown stole fromreferences of course to Robert Graves and the Bsgg Goddess and an apparent work by Graves on the Black Goddess.
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The information he gleaned formed the basis of his Gazetteer, which forms the second half of this or, which lists the locations he had uncovered, and a brief summary of the ‘events’ associated with the images at each location.