The Cult Objects
The Objects of Veneration of Mother Worship are representing the Great Mother. The central symbol for the Mother is the Cosmic Womb, consisting of the Womb (black) and all that is born out of Her: the Light (Divine: white and yellow), Her destructive aspect (hell: grey) and the earth (universe: green). The other symbols represent the various branches of our Worship.
The second important object is the Ark of the Covenant. Just like the Ka'aba (see later) She is called the "House of God", the place where Jaweh is dwelling. The Ark symbolizes the primordial wisdom of "God born out of the Womb". The Tree of Life, the symbol taken by Israel from the Canaanites is universal. In our Tradition it represents the Mother and Her Sons (stem and branches).
The next object is the so-called Shrine Madonna or Vierge Ouvrante. She is most venerated in Mother Worship. Like the Black Virgins she can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian Isis cult. Gnostic circles have kept her underground, until the Templars brought her back from the holy land. The absolutely unique fact about her is that she contains both God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, indicating the original cosmogony, in which the Great Mother is the Ultimate Reality, giving birth to the Divine.
Mother Worship also venerates Ka'aba, the Holy Shrine of Islam. According to Islamic sources Ka'aba originates from the era "before time", e.g. the time of the Mother. The Shrine contains a meteorite, a stone coming out of the dark universal Womb and hence considered holy. Because Mother Worship acknowledges the principle of "There is only one God" and even Mohammed as one of God's prophets, the devotion of Ka'aba is established in firm (universal) belief and therefore sincere.
The Holy Grail is
also part of the universal vessel/stone mysticism symbolizing the Mother in Her aspect of
continuous regeneration* probably originating from India, where goddesses are
revered in their aspects of menstruating Womb. Through very early contacts between India
and the Middle East (pilgrims from India visiting the Artemis Sanctuary in Ephese) the
Chalice became a vessel symbol f.e. as part of the Ark of the Covenant. Finally, Templars
brought it to W.Europe.
The Taoist symbol for the original Mother ("Tao") is the Circle. It became the symbol for universal unity, frequently used in other religions as well (Zen). In the West it is represented by the snake, biting his own tale, symbolizing the primordial uroborus.
In Buddhism the memory of the Great Mother can still be found in the symbol of the Lotus. The Buddha is not only sitting on the Lotus, but also emerging from it/born out of it. In Great Mother Buddhism the symbol of the Universal Womb is a White Lotus in a Black Circle.
In Hinduism the original representation for the primordial Great Mother (Matri Devi) is the triangle, symbolizing the Triple Mother, the unity of Kali, Laksmi and Sarasvati, the destruction, preservation and rebirth aspects of the Mother (later to become Shiva, Vishnu and Brahman). The triangle (yoni, vulva) also serves as the central cult symbol - the origin of the universe - as practised in Tantra.
The Womb, the Ark, the Tree of Life, the Shrine Madonna, the Black Virgins, the Ka'aba, the Holy Grail, the Circle, the Lotus and the Triangle are the "officially recognized" Cult Objects of Mother Worship.
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* Mother & Sons