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April 11, 2021 42 min

There have been two Madonnas worshiped throughout Europe for centuries, reflecting the splitting of the feminine archetypal energy in the mind and lives of western people.

This episode is about Zosia, a young woman who couriered for the Polish resistance in 1939, went into forced labor and found strength in the teachings of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa. This icon of the Polish people and women symbolizes the power of independence, freedom, resistance, character and integrity.

Episodes include war-related content that some listeners may find disturbing and/or traumatizing.

Episode Details

Podcast Episode #06
Created by: Diane Greig
Produced by: Robert Ouimet
Runs: 42:46


Host and Writer: Diane Greig
Zosia: Jane Heyman
Casting Director: Eileen Barrett
Producer: Robert Ouimet
Sound engineer: Matt James

Show Notes

  • The great mother: Interconnectedness and continuity
  • Early spirituality
  • The two Madonnas
  • Feminine and masculine archetypes
  • Black Isis
  • Madonna above, Madonna below
  • Poland and The Black Madonna
  • Zosia’s story
  • 12 year old Girl Guide Courier
  • A family of resistance
  • Hiding arms from the enemy
  • Fleeing the Russians
  • Forced labour in Germany
  • Inspiration from the Black Madonna
  • Displaced Person after the war, an a new life
  • Canada
  • Links and Resources

    Isis nursing Horus
    Black Madonna of Częstochowa
    Chartres Cathedral
    The Black Madonna of Poland (YouTube)
    The Black Madonna of Czestochowa PolAmJournal
    Hallowed Be Her Name: The Language of the Goddess
    Forced labour under German rule during World War II
    World War II: The Invasion of Poland and the Winter War
    Poland still counts losses from WW2 invasion

    The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future
    Longing for Darkness: Tara and the Black Madonna : a Ten-year Journey
    Dancing in the Flames
    Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Women
    Maureen Murdock’s Heroine’s Journey Arc
    Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames – ‘Two Marions’ (YouTube)

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    Episode 8: Heroine’s Journey

    Episode 7: Embodiment

    Episode 6: Madonnas

    Episode 5: Sisterhood

    Episode 4: Shadow Projections

    Episode 3: Propaganda

    Episode 2: Spy Craft

    Episode 1: Service Zero


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