The French Madonna

is creating Sacred Altars and Tarot decks dedicated to Mother Mary

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Divine Mary Speaks
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A monthly sharing of Divine Mary Speaks.  This tier has been 'upgraded' to sharing a channelling received from Mary once a month.  Receiving messages from Mary has been my personal spiritual practise for 12 years and all my offerings are based on these messages.  All patrons will be given special discounts and special offers as these decks are completed and become ready for sale. I will share with you a monthly sharing of the image of a shrine, or work in progress, or a poem or collage card created by myself as sacred altar in devotion to Maria, Mary, Maryam, Madonna Nera, prophetess, healer and divine Holy Woman.
blessings, Hettienne
Walking with Mary meditations
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Here I share recordings of all recorded meditations shared on Patreon.  The Order of the Dove receives one or two recorded meditations a month, all (except the tantric ones) are shared here.  I am also continually recording the meditations as given during the twice-annual Walking with Mary online retreat. They are all shared here monthly. This retreat takes place on my blog The Hearth of Mary (
I will add a new meditation once a month.
Mysteries of Mary
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Join the Mysteries of Mary tarot deck community here by supporting my on-going work with the Mysteries.
This tier is in support of your own personal journey and work with the Mysteries of Mary tarot deck as well as the Mysteries of Mary Healing Amulets and Oracles.
This tier now also includes a monthly channelling as shared on Divine Mary Speaks.
And at least one visionary post interpreting mystical direct experiences with Mother Mary and spiritual guidance.
I will share with you at least one post a month 

- a monthly post 
- this tier includes Divine Mary Speaks




We are forged and fired in the crucible of the heart and art gives life and meaning to our stories.

My prayer is that I share the right medicine for you and that my words will create a sacred altar reflecting the beauty, truth, wisdom and justice which is potent and potential in our world.

Here I share with you various aspects of my work; from tarot layouts and amulet inspiration to shaktypat in the tradition of The Order of the Dove and initiation as a Hearthkeeper of the sacred Hearth and Temple of Mary.  There are tiers for as low as $2 which contributes to freeing up my time and energy to continue working on the Black Madonna deck up to the $20 limited member tier of The Order of the Dove.

 All patrons of any of the tiers on my Patreon will be given special discounts and special offers as these decks are completed and become ready for sale.
The ancient tradition of creating sacred altars used to belong to the Great Mother and her devotees and it was incorporated into religion by the nuns and convents. I call it Sacred Altars and it is my offering on the Altar of Life. Twenty years ago I became a pilgrim to sacred places on the Earth and especially to where the Divine has stepped through the veil to reach us and where Mary had appeared to others. I bring waters from the holy springs and rivers; I bring back oil and salts sanctified by the Presence of the energies at these sacred places. Through the years I have shared all of my pilgrimages with my blog readers and eventually I opened a shop . I bring back my own direct experiences and my own transformation and make sacred altars which I share with others through my shop The French Madonna on my website at

In 2008 I organised the Goddess Conference in Franschoek, South Africa.  In 2009 i was initiated into the tantrik tradition as a shaktypat giver and  devotee to Shakty Ma; the divine feminine principle of Kundalini.  In 2009 I received my spiritual name Sri Bhaktymayi Ma and in 2010 I visited the sacred spring of Lourdes and my devotion to Blessed Mary became more formal as I accepted the name of Hettienne Bhaktymayi Maria Ma. In 2012 I founded the Temple of Mary with 12 flamekeepers, with annual initiations and retreats. For years I led healing circles, created sacred drama, led sacred dance workshops and circles and my work with women groups was featured twice on the SABC (South African Broadcast Company) program Free Spirit. I wrote a monthly column on Tarot for the national magazine Namaste and offered tarot workshops. These spiritual and creative practises led to the creation of The Mysteries of Mary tarot deck, published two years ago. Currently I am working on the Mysteries of the Black Madonna deck and book as well as the Walking with Mary Oracle.

I create from the eye of the heart, rather than the eye of the mind and hope to illuminate and show the underlying image and Divine Presence in the vignette of our personal stories.

Sri Hettienne Bhaktymayi Maria Ma

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