(Art) Black Madonna Redeems the Snake by Yvonne Lucia

Mixed media assemblage by Yvonne Lucia

Mixed media assemblage by Yvonne Lucia

Artist statement:

The Black Madonna is an archetype understood by many scholars to be related to the ancient Egyptian Goddess Isis.  Her legacy is marked by passionate identification with the oppressed and with values of justice with compassion, equality, and transformation.

In classical Christian iconography, a sweet-faced Virgin Mary is often depicted standing on a globe, crushing the head of a snake.  This image was a brilliant way for the patriarchal church to eclipse  Goddess cults:  to have the asexual and passive Mary  killing off  the snake,  an ancient symbol of the goddess, wisdom, and transformation .

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We, the co-editors, contributors, and advisers, have started the Mago Web (Cross-cultural Goddess Web) to rekindle old Gynocentric Unity in our time. Now YOU can help us raise this torch high to the Primordial Mountain Home (Our Mother Earth Herself) wherein everyone is embraced in WE. There are many ways to support Return to Mago. You may donate to us. No amount is too small for us. For your time and skill, please email Helen Hwang (magoism@gmail.com). Please take an action today and we need that! Thank YOU in Goddesshood of all beings!

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(Art Poem) Our Lady of Guadalupe by Yvonne M. Lucia

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O Lady of Guadalupe,

I imagine you smiling

at the celebrity

you’ve become.

Your image is everywhere,

on coffee mugs and T-shirts,

earrings and dish towels,

your colorful legacy

a talisman of hope

for common folk

laboring in the daily grind.

Our longing for

compassionate presence,

a mother’s unconditional love

and tender care

is met by your sweet gaze.

Along with Juan Diego,

your first incredulous disciple,

we believe in miracles  –

believe that roses can bloom

on rocky ground,

in wintry desolation.

Meet Mago Contributor, Yvonne M. Lucia.

We, the co-editors, contributors, and advisers, have started the Mago Web (Cross-cultural Goddess Web) to rekindle old Gynocentric Unity in our time. Now YOU can help us raise this torch high to the Primordial Mountain Home (Our Mother Earth Herself) wherein everyone is embraced in WE. There are many ways to support Return to Mago. You may donate to us. No amount is too small for us. For your time and skill, please email Helen Hwang (magoism@gmail.com). Please take an action today and we need that! Thank YOU in Goddesshood of all beings!

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(Art Poem) Annunciation by Yvonne M. Lucia

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Hail Mary,

full of grace,

Wisdom

is with you.

Blessed art thou,

and all women,

and blessed

 is the fruit

of our wombs:

new life,

from thought,

from word,

from seed,

from anything

and all.

Holy Mary,

Mother God,

come to the aid

of your children,

now, in this hour

of our dire need,

and at the hour

of our death.

Amen.

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We, the co-editors, contributors, and advisers, have started the Mago Web (Cross-cultural Goddess Web) to rekindle old Gynocentric Unity in our time. Now YOU can help us raise this torch high to the Primordial Mountain Home (Our Mother Earth Herself) wherein everyone is embraced in WE. There are many ways to support Return to Mago. You may donate to us. No amount is too small for us. For your time and skill, please email Helen Hwang (magoism@gmail.com). Please take an action today and we need that! Thank YOU in Goddesshood of all beings!

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(Art Poem) O fruitful like the olive tree by Yvonne M Lucia

Olive Tree

O fruitful like the olive tree,

you stand strong and resilient

though gnarled from age

and the ravages

of merciless storms.

Your face,

a storied map,

guides me to the truth

of Wisdom’s price.

In spite of all,

your withered limbs bear fruit.

May I be so rooted and grounded

in the orchard

of your generative love

that my true worship

 is a harvest

of justice, integrity, and compassion.

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We, the co-editors, contributors, and advisers, have started the Mago Web (Cross-cultural Goddess Web) to rekindle old Gynocentric Unity in our time. Now YOU can help us raise this torch high to the Primordial Mountain Home (Our Mother Earth Herself) wherein everyone is embraced in WE. There are many ways to support Return to Mago. You may donate to us. No amount is too small for us. For your time and skill, please email Helen Hwang (magoism@gmail.com). Please take an action today and we need that! Thank YOU in Goddesshood of all beings!

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(Poem) December by Yvonne M. Lucia

Long past its usefulness,

a robin’s  empty nest

nestles in the dormant branches

of  our dwarf magnolia tree –

now, after the first snowfall,

a woven bowl

filled to the brim

with downy whiteness.

Fledglings incubated here

a few short months ago,

held in the  circular enclosure

of this perfectly constructed

straw container.

I observe

the incongruous

juxtaposition.

A bitter north wind

stings my face;

autumn’s long, slow descent

into cold and darkness

roosts  silently.

The wheel of the year

turns.

Words & image  © Yvonne M. Lucia 2013

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