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Sacred Altar Black Madonna of Ostra Brama

$400.00

Black Madonna Ostrama; Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn

She Who shines in the Darkness

These altars are the original art created for the Mysteries of the Black Madonna tarot deck.  I created my first altar in 2010 after a pilgrimage to Lourdes and since then I have researched this sacred art form.  You can read more about the ancient practise of altar making in the wonderful book Imaging Pilgrimage – Art as Embodied Experience –  by Dr Kate Barush.  The second chapter in the book focuses on this spiritual and devotive process of mine, called Lourdes : Souvenirs as sites.  You can also read more about sacred artmaking on my blog http://bookofmarysacredheart.blogspot.com and on Patreon : www.patreon.com/templeofmary.

Sacred altar from the Mysteries of the Black Madonna tarot deck.  The prince includes shipping with DHL Courier Express services.  Each altar is carefully packaged in its own shipping box.  Each altar is signed on the back and one of a kind sacred altar.

LAUDS – DAWN
 
Oh Mary Gate of the New Dawn
come to me
Oh Mother of both night and day
come to me
The blackness burns until only white bones remain
glimmering in the Light of new possibilities
I follow your black cloak down the well of the night
You receive me once more
as we await the New Dawn
Ave Maria

Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn embraces you in Her dark mantle of mercy and safekeeping. She is the One that dissolves treachery.  She is the One that will guide you to your own inner persistence and determination. With Her on your side your creative energies will never dissipate.

Mary of the Gate of the New Dawn

“Who is she that rises forth like the dawn,

fair as the moon,

pure and bright as the sun,

and as terrible as a many-bannered army?”

– Song of Songs 6:10

Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn is a miraculous Mary who has withstood many onslaughts on her gate in Lithuania.  The full story is in the guidebook of the Mysteries of the Black Madonna

blessings

Hettienne

 

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Black Madonna Ostrama; Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn

She Who shines in the Darkness

LAUDS – DAWN
 
Oh Mary Gate of the New Dawn
come to me
Oh Mother of both night and day
come to me
The blackness burns until only white bones remain
glimmering in the Light of new possibilities
I follow your black cloak down the well of the night
You receive me once more
as we await the New Dawn
Ave Maria

These altars are the original art created for the Mysteries of the Black Madonna tarot deck.  I created my first altar in 2010 after a pilgrimage to Lourdes and since then I have researched this sacred art form.  You can read more about the ancient practise of altar making in the wonderful book Imaging Pilgrimage – Art as Embodied Experience –  by Dr Kate Barush.  The second chapter in the book focuses on this spiritual and devotive process of mine, called Lourdes : Souvenirs as sites.  You can also read more about sacred artmaking on my blog http://bookofmarysacredheart.blogspot.com and on Patreon : www.patreon.com/templeofmary.

We contemplate the darkness as we wait for the
Gate to the New Dawn

Black is the colour of night and the shade of soil.
It cloaks midnight and blankets the depths of caves
and grottos.  In previous cultures, the most
popular totem for a chief male divinity was the sun and,
by extension, light;  goddesses have been
associated with the moon and, by extension, night.
                                -Leonard Shlain (The Alphabet vs the Goddess)

Many medieval churches, extending in a wide arc from
Russia across Europe to Spain, had as their most sacred
object a statue of Black Mary.

Like the black, abiding earth, her simple being is so vastly 
present that we have not noticed it.
           – Caitlin Mathews

 

Each altar is unique; set in a wooden three dimensional box, and can be hung (if you attach a small hanger) or stand against something.  The dimensions are 17 cm x 14 cm.  Each altar is signed by myself, has the corresponding tarot card on the back and comes with a card wax sealed.  I ship in carefully foam lined boxes with DHL International Courier Express worldwide – delivery within a week – and this is included in the price.  I only ship on Fridays

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