Matzu Worship is officially allowed in China. It proves
that religious passion is unbroken. Thousands of people gathering on the Temple's yard.
Devotion is openly shown. Chinese surprisingly behave spontaneously, unhindered by social
conventions as is usually the case
flowers as the symbol of the Cosmic Womb!
The enthusiasm of the people is unstoppable. It means
that the MotherGoddess is still very much in the hearts and minds of the Chinese people
No odd man out. On the contrary!
very devoted lady
of Holy Water
in Her Sanctuary
or not. Just like in the West with the Black Madonna, priests in Taiwan/HongKong have
tried to "whitewash" the black face of Mother Matsu. It caused such a great
anger with the devotees, that the priest were forced to restore the original state of the
statues. Mother's Blackness proves to be universal!