The company which originally published my first book went out of business a couple of years ago and it has taken all this time to get the new owner of the publishing rights to reply to my letters. So, with this omen, it feels like as good a time as any to do a bit of blatant self-promotion!
THE TRUTH SINGS IN CIRCLES – The Trail of the Black Madonna is still available from Amazon folks!
What is it about?
This is the blurb from the back cover below – written, mostly, by the original editor. Would I change it if I was writing it again now?Probably, but not much. My understandings have deepened over the years of course but the essential message is the same and, personally, I am even more convinced that all those carvings of the Black Madonna really are speaking to us of the ancient Mysteries of the Goddess!
“Once we understand that the truth cannot be fathomed by the rational mind alone, we are ready to follow an intuitive ‘circular path of knowledge’, discovered by the author in this instructive and thought-provoking book.
We are invited to contemplate the meaning of the ancient statues of the Black Madonna, still found in a number of European churches. We continue to sense their mystery but what exactly do they represent and is it possible to decipher their message? In her search, the author traces the history of the Black Madonna to the Mysteries of Isis, the Dark Goddess, and the eternal cycles of death and rebirth that are part of every spiritual tradition.
Then, in an impressive reworking of the myth of Perceval’s quest for the Holy Grail, the stages of the Underworld Initiation are rediscovered, together with the meaning of the Grail and the ways that the spiritual powers of the four Elements (air, water, fire, earth) shape the continuity of human experience.
The energies of the four Elements provide the mechanism of spiritual alchemy in the circular fusion of masculine and feminine powers, which are fundamental to all creative manifestation. When the qualities of the four Elements are related to Jungian psychotherapy, these archetypal powers can be used to merge the mundane with the sacred in every situation of learning, change and rebirth – the secret message of the Black Madonna.”
Card for this Blue Moon Day: DARING from the Avalon Chakra Mysteries Oracle.
The symbolism in this image -scroll down- has suggestions of the story of Adam and Eve with the offer of something that seems to have the potential to be fulfilling but is it worth the risk? This Image is called ‘Daring’ and it is offering a suggestion: that it might be worth looking again at what you can do to claim back the feminine aspects of your wisdom. These are those intuitive sensory and psychic abilities which we have been taught are tricks or deceptions which will get us into trouble.
This belief, that the intuitive powers of our Feminine Wisdom are somehow evil, is the real lie and sadly most of us have fallen for it hook, line and sinker until, with our Soul’s guidance and truth of perception, we begin to see through it and decide not to be fooled by it any more.
The Myth of Adam and Eve has been purposefully corrupted because it holds some very powerful Keys to understanding the real-time, creative dynamics of being a Spirit incarnate on Mother Earth. These corruptions have denied us of the real meaning of these Keys as well as a wealth of important Spiritual information, wisdom and knowledge. The verses below are from Genesis 3 in the King James Version of the Bible and they reveal some of those missing and distorted bits which we have been denied for so long.
- 6: And when the woman saw that the Tree ( of Knowledge of Good and Evil ) was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes and it was a Tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
- 7: And the eyes of them both were opened…
- 20: And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the Mother of All Living.
That Fruit, the Apple, feeds us with the self-knowledge to feel, see or sense what is bad or evil for us. Evil is ‘live’ spelled backwards so it is a way of describing energies which are bad, negative or destructive. This is an important part of the Story’s real or true message. That, in eating the Apple, the Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, we can see through our limiting thought patterns and belief systems and tune into the purity of our Soul’s Vision – the becoming naked in the symbolism of the story. Then we can clearly sense what is good for us: the people and situations which are sweet, fruitful, fulfilling and nourishing for our personal Journey.
There is a slight catch though and this is because the seeing through of the lie is only one aspect of the revelation. Yes, that is good: you have seen that you have been fooled into thinking that you are powerless and that you can’t be who you really want to be. This inner-sight has lit up your mind and ignited your passion to do that something which feels good and you think has the potential to move your forwards on your Grail Quest.
You may have taken your Apple off the Tree of Knowledge already but do you dare to eat it now and risk having the experience of discovering exactly what it tastes like? Some kind of follow-through action, fuelled by your desire to know more about yourself and the Mysteries of Mother Earth, is also needed to find out more and make it real. You have the choice and it’s your choice. Do you dare to take it?