posted on May, 27 2005 @ 01:19 AM
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Nygdan, I just WISH I could say you are completely right.
But you aren't. You are taking a stubborn, but valid viewpoint, which negates the ability for change, and establishing new traditions, and
representing the old ideas in new forms.
Sorry, but these things happen. Goddess worship went underground because we are living in the AGE of the Dark Goddess (Kali Yuga to the Hindus) and
this means VEILED goddess worship.
Which means 'in secret', 'indirect', whatever you want to call it, the goddess of the many names IS Mary, who would you believe it is also known
for her many names/titles.
Here's a tidbit for ya, as to if the RCC is involved at the top (although you ask a lot of WHY for someone who has seemingly never considered it for
In Poland, the Church encourages believers to pray to the Black Madonna of Czestochowka every morning before rising. It is reported that Pope John
Paul follows this ritual. Time Magazine (June 11, 1979)
owl motif, usually associated with the Dark Goddess in her Goddess of Death aspect
as well as ALL snake symbolism being goddess worship, due to the snakes regenerative abilities.
"Actually the worship of the virgin, Black "Mother of God" with her God-begotten child, far predates Christianity and prevailed throughout the
ancient world. Historians recognize that the statue of the Egyptian Goddess Isis with her child Horus in her arms was the first Madonna and
"The worship of Isis and Horus was especially popular in ancient Rome. "
"Titles such as Our Lady, The Great Mother, are the same titles attributed to Isis! The word "Madonna" itself is from mater domina, a title used
"the Black Madonna is the ancient earth-goddess converted to Christianity."
His argument begins by noting that many goddesses were pictured as black, among them Artemis of Ephesus, Isis, Ceres, and others. Ceres, the Roman
goddess of agricultural fertility is particularly important. Her Greek equivalent, Demeter, derives from Ge-meter or Earth Mother.
"authors casually equated the 'Black Virgins' venerated by Catholics with pagan goddess images of similar appearance"
"While best known for her aspects as mother, healer, and icon of justice and compassion these compelling icons do not deny their inherent duality and
thus also embody the very Aztec concept that for life there must be death."
So you can see which aspect is worshipped in public, and what is mostly unspoken, hidden.
As for your crowned goddess ideas, Nygdan, again, you have tried to meet me halfway, and done so. Why not allow yourself (or atleast allow others to)
use their full brain and accept:
Bible Myths, T.W. Doane devotes a chapter to The Worship of the Virgin Mother, where he candidly states, "The whole secret of the fact of these early
representations of the Virgin Mary and Jesus - so called-being black, crowned, and covered with jewels, is that they are of pre-Christian origin; they
are Isis and Horus... baptized anew."