Black Madonna de Sous Terra Statue
French Museum Replica
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 made by our artisan's cooperative in India.
8.25 inch statue /20.95 cm.
THE FRENCH BLACK VIRGINS
Whoever the 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.
France has more than 300 Black Virgin places of worship and over 150 Black Virgin statues still in existence.