HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA
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HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA
Chants, Music, and Sacred Practices of the Great Goddess
Alessandra Belloni Foreword by Matthew Fox

The mysteries of the Black Madonna can be traced to pre-Christian times, to the ancient devotion to Isis, the Earth Goddess and the African Mother, to the era when God was not only female, but, also, black. Sacred sites of the Black Madonna are still revered in Italy and, as Alessandra Belloni reveals, the shamanic healing traditions of the Black Madonna are still alive today and just as powerful as they were millennia ago.

Sharing her more than 35 years of research and fieldwork at sacred sites around the world, Belloni takes you on a mystical pilgrimage of empowerment, initiation and transformation with the Black Madonna. She explains how her love for Italian folk music led her to learn the ancient tammorriata musical tradition of the Earth Goddess Cybele and the Moon Goddess Diana and discover the still-living cult of the Black Madonna in the remote villages of Southern Italy. She vividly describes the sensual shamanic drumming and ecstatic trance dance rituals she experienced there, including the rites of the tammorriata, the transgender rite of Femminielli and the erotic “spider dance” of the tarantella, which has been used for centuries in the Mediterranean for healing. Sharing chants, rhythms and sacred songs, she details how she uses these therapeutic musical and trance practices to heal women and men from abuse, trauma, depression and addiction and shows how these practices can be used for self-healing and transformation, including her personal story of using the tarantella to overcome cervical cancer.

Revealing the profound transformative power of the Black Madonna, Belloni shows how She is the womb of the earth, the dark side of the moon and the Universal Mother to all. Truly alive for all to call upon, She embraces and gives everyone access to Her divine strength and unconditional love.

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  • Published : 14/05/2019
  • ISBN : 9781591433422
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : Bear & Company
  • Size (mm): 152 x 229
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 432
  • Edition :