Good Afternoon ladies and gentleman for the next few moments I am going toexamine the presence of Black Magus in this remarkable piece of an Early SixteenthCentury English Gothic Church.This is a ten minute intro into an image that took nearly 1500 years to develop , sobear with me as I make great leaps in time
.I will start by telling you what it is, then give you some idea how the image of theBlack Magus arrived in Devon in the 16
century, finishing by telling you what thatimage meant at the time and perhaps what it means to us today in the 21
s consider what it is....It is part of a Church
s Rood Screen supported The Rood
The Cross.The Rood Screen separated the chancel - the holiest part of the church where thepriest conducted the mass at the alter
from the nave which contained thecongregation: separating the spiritual from the secular.