Invisible Women

Invisible Women


April 11, 2021
Invisible Women logo with text: Episode 6 - Madonnas

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)

All Episodes in this Series

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


And old painting of the Black MadonnaBlack Madonna of Częstochowa via Wikipedia