Mother-Child Worship System

Through time, the names and images of the Madonna and Child have changed, but the location of these shrines, and the wide devotion to them has remained constant. Images of the Madonna and Child are central to Catholicism, as they were often central to the pagan worship of the goddess Isis and other goddesses in the ancient world. Many of the images in this album are featured in Amazing Discoveries' Total Onslaught: The Wine of Babylon lecture. Purchase The Wine of Babylon DVD or view the lecture online.

<p>A statue of Mary and Jesus at Westminster Abbey. Notice the globe Jesus is holding. <br />Source:<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/35409814@N00/2422325283" target="_blank">Flickr</a>.</p>
A statue of Mary and Jesus at Westminster Abbey. Notice the globe Jesus is holding. Source:Flickr.
<p>In the Papacy, as in occultism, there is a black and a white side to every god or goddess. In paganism, Osiris was worshipped either in black or white depending on what aspect of the deity you favoured. The contrasts of black and white feature prominently in secret societies as well. Here we see the black Madonna and Child. They are the same as any other, but are worshiped in their opposite form. The black and white are interchangeable in the androgenic pagan system. <br />Copyright Amazing Discoveries</p>
In the Papacy, as in occultism, there is a black and a white side to every god or goddess. In paganism, Osiris was worshipped either in black or white depending on what aspect of the deity you favoured. The contrasts of black and white feature prominently in secret societies as well. Here we see the black Madonna and Child. They are the same as any other, but are worshiped in their opposite form. The black and white are interchangeable in the androgenic pagan system. Copyright Amazing Discoveries
<p>Here we see a father and child in black and white. It is not uncommon in pagan religions to have the male and female interchangeable, as is the black and white. The pagan system was an androgenic system in which the deity was both male and female. <br /><br /> Source: <em>Great Controversy Picture CD</em>, LLT Productions.</p>
Here we see a father and child in black and white. It is not uncommon in pagan religions to have the male and female interchangeable, as is the black and white. The pagan system was an androgenic system in which the deity was both male and female. Source: Great Controversy Picture CD, LLT Productions.
<p>Hindu mother and child deity. British Museum. <br /> Copyright Amazing Discoveries.</p>
Hindu mother and child deity. British Museum. Copyright Amazing Discoveries.
<p>Indian deities Isi and Iswara. <br /><br /> Source: <em>Great Controversy Picture CD</em>, LLT Productions.</p>
Indian deities Isi and Iswara. Source: Great Controversy Picture CD, LLT Productions.