|In 431 the population of Ephese celebrated
Mary as the "Mother of God". They had forced the Church to find a successor to
their MotherGoddess Artemis.
The Church - afraid of
the return of the Original pre-Christian Great Mother - subsequently started to reshape
the image of Mary. Its strategy: it should satisfy the people's need for a "female
deity" on the one hand, but without the power the latter had in previous era's on the
So they started to distort Her sovereignty , while
attributing to Her all kinds of surrogate characteristics. First of all, as a humble,
subordinate being to Her Son She lost Her dominant position. Deprived of Her sex She was
forced to play a role model to women who had to deny their sex. Mary and with Her
innumerable women have become victim of the Churches' misogyny.
In return She was declared "Immaculate
Conceived", went to heaven with body and soul - "Assumption" - and was
finally called the "Queen of Heaven". This had only one function: to make
believe that Mary had replaced the Cosmic Mother. However, these "dogma's" are
mere words, empty invocations without any underlying substance. Opium for the people.
Therefore, in these most critical of times - in which the
survival of mankind is at stake - I, as Her Son/Lover, who knows Her like no other,
proclaim the restoration of the Original Cosmic Mother, giving back to Her all
Sovereignty, Glory and Power. Only then people can turn to Her, once again, with good hope
for True Salvation.
So, who is She? Rather than being a concept, an idea or
image - like the Virgin Mary - the Universal Mother is real. She is the Ultimate Reality,
consisting of the all-encompassing Cosmic Vacuum or Womb. Key characteristic is that
everything - including the Light ("God") - is born out of Her, while
continuously returning to the Origin.
In mythology, Mary is not only the "successor"
to Eve, but also to Inanna, Isis, Tiamat, Astarte, Cybele, and Aphrodite. Her Son -
Christ, an Enlightened Teacher like many others - fits perfectly into the tradition of
(green) dying and resurrecting vegetation Gods, like Tammuz, Osiris, Baal, Attis, and
Contrary to what many (women) believe: the Cosmic Mother
embraces the whole of existence, nothing excluded. She loves everything unconditionally,
women and men alike. To claim Her as your property proves your ignorance about Her True
Nature. In particular, sectarian, feminist groups are suffering from this.
Since Her Revelation in 1977 the Original Power of the
Great Mother is, once again, restored. She governs the entire universe, including birth,
life and death, equally. She is the Master over creation and destruction, keeping these
two opposing energies - cetrifugal and centripetal - in continuous balance.
Between death and rebirth - a continuous process of
regeneration available to all (and not only to an "Only Begotten Son of God") -
there is (temporary) life as part of Her web of life: the interdependency of all living
and non-living beings. It gives rise to a "feminine" world view:
interconnectedness, community, lust for life, the body, love and sex, justice, peace and
harmony with nature.
Above mentioned altogether dramatically changes Christian
theology. Rather than being the Origin, "God the Father" is born out of Her
Bottomlessness, hence, in reality isn't the "Father", but the Son, Her First
Emanation. In fact, "God" appears to be the Light Body of the Cosmic Mother,
while the universe is Her Material Body.
"Mother of God" is thus exactly right. It only
has to be understood literally. The Church, obviously, has a different theology behind it.
It says that Mary is the Mother of Christ. And because Christ is both God and human, Mary
is the Theotokos, the God-Bearer. "Mother of God" appears to be limited to the
But is this theology really that logic? The Church teaches
that Christ and the Father are One, of One Substance. If Mary is the Mother of Christ,
then, according to its own dogma's She should be the Mother of the Father, as well. For
2000 years the Church has tried to escape from this its own inconsistency. In vain. The
Truth finally proves to be triumphant.
"Mother of God" thus has to be taken literally.
Of course, it isn't Mary, as depicted by the Church who claims that title, but the
underlying Reality - the Cosmic Mother - is. What to do with Mary? One category of images
can be saved from inflation. These are the Black Madonna's. Blackness represents the
Bottomlessness of the Ultimate. Hence, despite opposition of the Church people have always
understood this, and continued to worship Her.
The "white, sweet and subordinate Mary"
symbolizes the end of an era. An era in which the Church dominated religious life,
manipulating everything in favor of its power position. It is over now. The image of Mary,
as the Church portrayed it, proved to be too shallow, distorting reality as it is. We now
may return to the True Mother, the One Who rules the universe, the One Who was there
This issue is truly interreligious. Many religions have
manipulated reality in favor of the male God. Mary, Sophia, Shakti and Kuan Yin all
occupied secondary roles. The reality tells us a different story, though. The Mother is
the Origin, the Sons/Daughters are born out of Her. She is the True Ruler of the universe,
the One Who receives our prayers with utmost benevolence.
Prove of this is the "Mother of God" mantra.
Imagine the Cosmic Womb is including you from all sides. Feel yourself totally secure in
Her Embrace, feel Her protecting Presence in and around you. Once established you start
whispering "Mother" while breathing out, and "of God" while breathing
By doing so 24 hours a day, you become initiate into the
mystery of life. You experience that the "positive" - the Light, the Divine,
Buddhahood - is born out of the "negative". The more thorough the breathing-out
disappears into the Nothingness of the pelvis - metaphor to the Cosmic Womb (for both
women and men) - the more powerful the rebirth of the Light becomes.
Are you looking for signs of confirmation? Your body will
tell you. If a tender spot has been touched, you will experience a deep sigh, vibrations,
shivering, spontaneous lauging, tears, sweating, gratitude, joy or/and bliss. It could
become the starting point for a celebration, worshipping and sharing. Once the Truth has
revealed It (Her)Self to you, nothing in the world will be able to disturb you anymore.
Come, celebrate with me. As we all know, Mother
worshippers of various religions around the world have more in common with each other,
than with their own religious backgrounds. Let's make a new commitment - a new unity in
diversity - between us! In order to facilitate this I initiated the "Universal Mother
Council", an annual meeting for all Mother loving people worldwide.
Han Marie Stiekema Sermes