1st Astrea / November 28th: the Feast of Jana Madria Sage

Feast of Jana Madria Sage
1st Astrea / November 28th

Salvation has come to us; from thee is salvation.
Thou art wisdom, thou knowledge; thou art truthfulness.
On account of thee is life; from thee is life.
On account of thee is mind; from thee is mind.
Thou art mind, thou a world of truthfulness,
thou a triple power, thou threefold.
The Three Steles of Seth, an Egyptian Gnostic scripture
http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/steles.html

 

Sophia Icon

O, Lady Sofia, Jana of Intelligence, Intuition and Wisdom, be with us. May the Pure Stream of your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.

Winter is the Season ruled over by one of the Janae of the Four-fold Earth. These govern the four cardinal directions and their corresponding Elements and Seasons and therefore, they are known as the Janae of the four-fold Earth.

Jana Madria Sage is the Guardian of North and Air and Guardian of the corresponding Season of Winter.
See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/28/the-sacred-season-of-winter-is-a-hopeful-and-joyful-season-of-the-cosmic-drama/

And so, today is the Feast of the Jana, Madria Sage. On this, her feast day, time may be spent in quiet prayer, maybe a Janae mantra rosary or contemplation in Her honor. Lady Sage may also be celebrated with the Liturgy (priestesses) or the Rite of Sacrifice (devotees), which may also be celebrated this coming Sunday.

Everyone celebrates the feast days of the Janati differently. Some offer flowers and incense, feast foods and drink. Others incorporate some of Their correspondences into the day in the way they decorate, in the foods they choose or in the colors they wear. Others might incorporate special crafts or rituals, but usually these are reserved for our High Holy Days.

Download a colouring page of Sapientia, (sah-pee-ehn-tee-ah), whose name means “feminine wisdom” in Latin, who is the archetype of wisdom.
http://maryellenb.typepad.com/files/sapientia.pdf
http://maryellenb.typepad.com/o_night_divine/2009/12/o-sapientia-o-wisdom.html

So for Madria Sage’s feast day, some devotees might wear the color yellow in Her honor. They might use a yellow tablecloth and place vases of yellow flowers on the home altar or shrine and around the hestia (sacred blessed home).

They might burn the incenses that are sacred to her and decorate with images of owls and other items symbolic of Air such as feathers and bells.

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The Rite of Sacrifice (Offering): https://deanic.com/the-rite-of-sacrifice/
Janae Mantra Rosary: https://deanic.com/auroram-or-rosary/janae-mantra-rosary/
The Seven Jeweled Rays Prayers: https://deanic.com/the-seven-jeweled-rays/
Drawing: https://deanic.com/janae-illustrations-by-maiden-of-ravens-of-maidenofravens-tumblr-com/
Cocoa Prayer: https://deanic.com/janae-cocoa-prayers-by-clara/
Prayers: pages 22 through 25,
Rose Petals: A Filianic Psalter by Brythwen Sinclair
paperback
http://www.lulu.com/shop/brythwen-sinclair/rose-petals-a-filianic-psalter/paperback/product-21839306.html
ebook
http://www.lulu.com/shop/brythwen-sinclair/rose-petals-a-filianic-psalter/ebook/product-21824179.html

Correspondences: https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-janae/correspondences-of-the-seven-janae/
https://deanic.com/janae-colours-planets-metals/
https://deanic.com/janae-in-practical-day-to-day-spheres-by-sorella-minna-of-iremian-order/

Some Wisdom Goddesses:

Metis, Goddess of Practical Wisdom In Mature Women

Metis (Meh-tis) is a Greek goddess who is the personification of wisdom. Her name means “prudent counsel,”
and it was said that Metis knew more than all the gods. Some sources say Metis was the same as Medusa, who
is an ancient archetype of feminine wisdom.
Contemplation
I look deeply within myself to find or receive
prudent counsel in all my affairs.

Goddesses for Every Day: Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine around the World by Julie Loar, New World Library, 2010

http://www.theoi.com/Titan/TitanisMetis.html

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Athena by deathangelpadma on DeviantArt Copyright 2007-2014

Athene, Athena (as Wisdom)
“According to the Pelasgians (prehistoric peoples inhabiting Mediterranean lands), Athene was born beside the
lake or river Triton, and nurtured by three nymphs. The cult of Athene went back to the Cretan civilization, which
predated that of classical Greece by about 1,500 years. Athens was inhabited even before the Bronze Age
(2000-1000 B.C.). Capital of modern Greece situated in Attica. It was named after the goddess Athene.

Zeus had swallowed his consort, Metis, on learning that she would soon bear a child who would rule the gods.
Metis was renowned for her wisdom. The myth may be a way of saying that when Zeus came to power he
absorbed wisdom (Metis), and from this wisdom came the knowledge from which the arts (Athene) developed.

Athene appears in innumerable myths, but none better displays her unique intellectual qualities than her role in
the Odyssey as the constant friend and adviser of the clever and imaginative Odysseus.”

Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z by Kathleen N. Daly, Marian Rengel

“She would also come to be known as the goddess of wisdom as philosophy became applied to cult in the later fifth century. She remained the patroness of weaving especially and other crafts (Athena Ergane) and the more
disciplined side of war, where she led the battle (Athena Promachos). She is attended by an owl. In classical myth she never had a consort or lover, and thus was often known as Athena Parthenos (“Athena the virgin”), hence her most famous temple, the Parthenon, on the Acropolis in Athens.”
https://www.greekmythology.com/pictures/Olympians/Athena/14944/athena

http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Athena.html#Index

Hymn: http://inhername.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/hymn-to-athena.html

Images: https://www.greekmythology.com/pictures/Olympians/Athena/

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Mnemosyne. Alternately titled: Lamp of Memory. Alternately titled: Ricordanza. Dante Gabriel Rossetti. 1876-1881 (circa)

Mnemosyne (mim-ohs-sen-ee) was the Titaness of memory and remembrance and the inventress of language and words.
http://www.theoi.com/Titan/TitanisMnemosyne.html
http://www.goddessgift.com/goddess-myths/g-mnemosyne.htm
Images: https://www.greekmythology.com/pictures/Titans/Mnemosyne/

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Come eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Wisdom of God, Sophia.

Artist: http://www.betsyporter.com/Creation.html

Sophia, pre patriarchal and unfallen. http://www.suppressedhistories.net/articles/sophia.html
http://northernway.org/sophia.html     http://northernway.org/presentations/godwife/1.html

“Sophia (soh-fee-ah or soh-fi-ah) means “wisdom” in Greek, and to the Gnostics of two millennia ago, Sophia was the Holy Spirit and the third person of the Trinity. She is considered by the Gnostics to be the creator of the physical universe. Certain Gnostic texts call the Holy Spirit “God the Mother”.
Contemplation
Incline your ear to Wisdom, and
apply your heart to Understanding.
Bible, Proverbs 2:2

Goddesses for Every Day: Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine around the World by Julie Loar, New World Library, 2010

Prayers: http://www.inhername.com/honor/devotions_sophia.html

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Realm of the Fire Queen by Barrington Coleby

The name Hokmah comes from an Egyptian goddess called Heq-ma’a, or Hek-ma’at – a  goddess of – you guessed it – wisdom and deep mysteries.

Heq-ma’a is originally mentioned in the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a scripture which predates the entire Bible by centuries.
Heq-ma’a’s name loosely translates as “Underworld Mother of Wisdom, Law, and Words of Power.” Heq is translated as “intelligence,” or “knowledge”. From heq we get the word “hex” meaning magic words of power.

Heq-ma’a’s name became Hokmah.  And words like Hagia (holy) and hag (wisewoman, holy woman) come from the heq part of her name. She evidently scared the heck out of the church authorities because they demonized her.

The word Hag now has a negative connotation and is associated with witch. One of the oldest Greek Goddesses, Hecate, also gets her name directly from this Egyptian goddess.

The illustration is Sophia as Hokmah, that supposedly masculine sphere on the Tree of Life.
She is obviously female and is adeptly wielding the fires of creation.  Have you noticed since she’s been on the screen she’s been looking you in the eye, as if to say, I’m trying to tell you something, he that hath an eye let him see?

Well, her secret message is her name. See how the balls in her hands look like spheres on the Tree of Life? They are.

Wisdom = Sophia
Glory = Shekinah

She’s holding them in the positions of her two names, Wisdom and Glory, Sophia and Shekinah.
We just saw that her Egyptian name means Underworld Mother of Wisdom.
See how she is rooted in the underworld, coming up from a grave?
Volcanic fires also, come-up-from-the-depths.
Earth science has proven volcanoes go hand in hand with planetary formation.
Sophia is said to have created the world.

http://northernway.org/presentations/godwife/1.html

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Chokmah (pronounced hok-mah) is the second stage in the process of manifestation, and the first actual “manifestation” of energy itself.

Hebrew Hokmah, Chockmah, Chokhmah, Khokhmah (hok-mah)
“Her separateness was clear in the eleventh century CE, when the Spanish Arab scholar Ibn Hazm noted she had the powers of a goddess. The earliest creation of YHWH, Hokmah was also his favourite. Hokmah cast her shadow on the primeval waters stilling them. Hokmah gave consciousness to humankind. By the time of Hellenistic Judaism (first century BCE), Hokmah appeared as a figure in her own right. She became more and more clearly personified, even splitting into positive (“wisdom”) and negative (“folly”) aspects.”
Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines by Patricia Monaghan, PhD, New World Library, 2014

Who Is Hokmah/Wisdom? http://yeshuas-kin-dom-of-heaven.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/who-is- hokmahwisdom.html
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/14950-wisdom
https://www.preciousseed.org/article_detail.cfm?articleID=3367

Hebrew Chokhmah
The “wisdom” of Chokhmah also implies the ability to look deeply at some aspect of reality and abstract its conceptual essence till one succeeds in uncovering its underlying axiomatic truth. These seeds of truth can then be conveyed to the companion power of Binah for the sake of intellectual analysis and development.
Chokhmah is the primary (“beginning”) force in the creative process, Creativity, as it is said: “You have made them all with Chokhmah.” (Psalms 104:24) The first word of the Torah in Genesis, Breishit means “In the beginning (God created the heavens and the earth)”, is translated (Targum Yonatan) as “With Chokhmah (God created…).
The word Chokhmah itself may be broken into two words — koach (“potential”) and ma (“what is”). Thus,
Chokhmah means “the potential of what is”, or, “the potential to be.”
In the soul, Chokhmah is associated with the power of intuitive insight.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chokhmah_(Kabbalah)

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Sarasvati

Saraswati (Saara-swa-ti) (as Learning/Wisdom)
“It is believed that goddess Saraswati endows human beings with the powers of speech, wisdom and learning.
She has four hands representing four aspects of human personality in learning: mind, intellect, alertness and ego.
In visual representations, she has sacred scriptures in one hand and a lotus–the symbol of true knowledge–in the opposite hand.
Learned and the erudite individuals attach great importance to the worship of goddess Saraswati as a representation of knowledge and wisdom. They believe that only Saraswati can grant them moksha– the final liberation of the soul.”
https://www.thoughtco.com/saraswati-goddess-of-knowledge-and-arts-1770370

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2014/09/saraswati-everything-you-need-to-know/

http://www.shreemaa.org/worship-of-goddess-saraswati/

https://fthmb.tqn.com/-gjznG94mxeIe9UP7CpRcbCYow0=/768×0/filters:no_upscale()/ma-saraswati-
56a483f53df78cf77282cbaf.jpg

Prayers to Saraswati
http://www.inhername.com/honor/devotions_sarasvati.html
http://inhername.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/happy-vasant-panchami.html
http://inhername.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/sarasvati-vandana.html
12 Mantras illustrated Saraswati
https://www.astrospeak.com/slides/12-powerful-saraswati-mantras-that-will-change-your-life
15 Mantras to Saraswati
http://www.lotussculpture.com/blog/15-mantras-appeasing-hindu-goddess-saraswati/

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The Seven Virtues Sapientia by Kristina Gehrmann on DeviantArt
Traditionally, the figure of prudence is shown with a snake, a bird and a torch.
Maybe: “…wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” Matthew 10:16b A torch for prudential illumination.

Artist: https://kristinagehrmann.deviantart.com/art/The-Seven-Virtues-Sapientia-19061717

Our Lady Mary as Sedes Sapientiae (Seat of Wisdom)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seat_of_Wisdom  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedes_Sapientiae,_Leuven

Apse Mosaic in Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey Seat of Wisdom Virgin And Child Photograph by Ayhan Altun

Sapientia (sah-pee-ehn-tee-ah), whose name means “feminine wisdom” in Latin, is the archetype of wisdom.
Sapientia has been termed the “goddess of the Bible” by some scholars, indicating the presence of the Divine Feminine in monotheism. She was ackowledged up until medieval times but has been forgotten with the passage of time. In fact, she thrived as a hidden goddess of philosophical inquiry between the fifth and fifteenth centuries at a time when the sacred feminine was considered heresy.

Mystics spoke of her as dwelling in the heart of God and, in some cases, saw her as bringing all creation into being. She embododied the World Soul, or the collective of humanity, and the mystical union with the Divine sought by sages and spiritual pilgrims.”
Goddesses for Every Day: Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine around the World by Julie Loar, New World Library, 2010

A 5th century beautiful series of antiphons are still chanted as part of Advent liturgy, including:
O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem fortiter, suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.

“O Wisdom, who came from the mouth of the Most High,
reaching from end to end and ordering all things mightily and sweetly,
Come, and teach us the way of prudence.
Video: “Antiphon: o Sapientia” Latin lyrics, Gregorian chant by Capella Gregoriana
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ngcQDQfhlA

Composed by Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, 2013
O come, o come Wisdom from on high – You who were, who are and who is.
Send your wisdom and cast aside the stupidity
that comes from thinking only of ourselves, only of our species, only of our wellbeing,
only of our country, only of our religion, only of our historical moment.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nadiabolzweber/2013/12/sermon-on-secret-codes-wibbly-wobbly-time-and-the-o-antiphons/#zzgWTEwpB0BhsrBq.99

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Star fruit: https://www.thespruce.com/prepare-star-fruit-and-nutrition-information-3217091

Foods for the feast meal might tend to be airy and light and well, yellow such as yellow vegetables and jello salads. Light and airy (for the Element of Air over which She rules) foods and beverages such as angel food cake, salads, champagne, white wine or white grape juice, light soups, rice, white beans, apples, pears might be an important part of the feast. All these ideas make the feast meal festive and fun.

Seasonal Foods: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/seasons/november
https://www.thespruce.com/whats-in-season-november-foods-1665715

Though our days can be busy and hectic, it’s nice to take a moment, perhaps in the morning, to reflect about which of Her Virtues we wish to emulate and strengthen within ourselves on Her feast day and Her weekly day
Stelladi / Star day / Wednesday.

Sometimes, I choose a Virtue that I know I’m going to need that day. I call on Her help with the Virtue of Wisdom whenever I must make an important decision about the Janite Tradition or when writing articles or counseling someone in need.

I am slowly learning to pay closer attention to my intuition. For example, so often, as I was leaving the house, I would see something and my inner voice was telling me I should take it with me, but my logical side would dismiss it as not being necessary. And, nine times out of ten, it ended up that I needed the item.

When I started my new job, I prayed for the Virtue of Intelligence to see me through. This is helpful when studying for and taking tests or in a zillion other areas. There are two types of Intelligence, the IQ and the EQ.
EQ is Emotional Intelligence and is just as important as the Intelligence Quotient.

There are so many areas where Madria Sage may help us. I love consciously surrounding myself with the Presence of the Janae during my Aurora Rite each morning. I feel like they are with me all day when I do this.
And when I try to connect in a special way with the Jana of the day, I find I come to experience Them and know Them on an intimate, soul level.

O, Madria Sage, we thank You for this day and for all Your blessings and benefits. Be with us.

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May Our Lady bless you, Blessed is She.

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ArchMadria Candra Sophia

With additional information from Madrina Sophia.

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