In Session #2 when we were talking about the nigredo stage in Alchemy and Sophia, Isis and the Black Madonna, I mentioned this book:
The Black Madonna - An Ancient Image for our Present Time by Fred Gustafson who is a Jungian analyst.
This is an excellent work. I used it to do some intensive research for a piece about "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd, which features the Black Madonna quite significantly. Gustafson makes the connections between Isis, Sophia and the Black Madonna very well.
I also found the images below in my image archives from
that research, so I'm throwing them in for good measure. One features Mary as Sophia; the other is Isis holding Horus to her breast, reflecting the image of the Madonna.
Has anyone else done research or writing on this topic?