Madonna de Sous Terra Statue
A powerful image of great symbolism, this is a black resin statue. 8.25 inch
The Subterranean Black Madonna is found under the large
Chartres Cathedral, itself a symphony of sacred geometry. This church is famous
for its labyrinth and mysterious stone symbolism and carvings relating the
Virgin to the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant.
The Underground chamber where the Black Virgin stands is reputed to be an
ancient temple of the Great Goddess. Chartres itself is also said to be the
capital of the ancient Druid world.
The Black Madonna de Sous statue carries the magic of the Chartres tradition
relating to the pre-Christian image of the Virgin Who Will Give Birth. The
ancient idol of the virgo paritura (virgin giving birth) was preserved in
the Druid Grotto underneath the cathedral and was said to be a black statue of
Mary. Chartres also has a ancient cult of the Well of the Strong.
The underground Black Madonna reflects the Hecate and Persephone archetypes.
A powerful image of great symbolism, this is a black resin statue.
THE FRENCH BLACK VIRGINS
enigmatic Black Virgin may be, she holds a powerful attraction for her millions
of devotees around the world. Her sacred sites stand on highly charged earth
energy centres, enhanced by megalithic ley-lines and sacred architecture.
From ancient times
to the present, people have undertaken pilgrimages to her shrines as a way to
explore her mysteries and to enable her to do her miraculous work of healing,
transformation and inspiration.
more than 300 Black Virgin places of worship and over 150 Black Virgin statues
still in existence.