Black Madonnas. The Black Madonna,
who you see here, is
the Black Madonna of Einsiedeln located in Switzerland. She
is almost 4 feet tall and made completely out of wood. It was
this Black Madonna of Einsiedeln who first initiated me into the
mysteries of the dark feminine.
For the past
25 years I have been interested in, actually
captivated by, the many Black Madonnas venerated around the
world. These Black Madonnas are as mysterious as they are
powerful. While looking at this gallery of Black Madonnas, I
invite you to ask yourself:
Why are these Madonnas black?
some Black Madonnas hold a white child?
Why are some of these Black Madonnas childless?
Why were some of these Black Madonnas whitened?
Why are these Black Madonnas resurfacing in our
Why are many of these Black Madonnas placed atop sites
of worship that were once dedicated to ancient Earth
Mothers such as Demeter, Cybele, Isis, Artemis, etc.?
How does the Madonna speak to you?