I have this crazy-mad theory about the Hidden History of the Black Madonnas that I’ve seen nowhere before and was feeling some doubts about.
Then, all of a sudden, the word SYNCRETISM was read and looked up and everything fell into place.
- the amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought.”interfaith dialogue can easily slip into syncretism”
- 2.LINGUISTICSthe merging of different inflectional varieties of a word during the development of a language.
Of course. That is what has happened with this subject.
SO – It has to be stripped back to the very beginning.
Everywhere you go you will read about the Divine Feminine, the Jungian Psychology, the Dark Mother, the Pre-Christian/pagan, the racial symbolism, the Catholic Control, the great and titillating mystery of these religious icons. Millions of words, thousands of ideas, hundreds of books.
For me it needed just three words.
It takes me back to the old argument about the colour of Cleopatra’s skin.
Was she a black African/Egyptian or was she truly Greek?
Think outside the box? What box? There IS NO BOX :oO