I give thanks to Déa for Aunty Fran’s life

I give thanks to Déa for the days out of hospital that Aunty Fran spent in comfort with her family.
I give thanks to Déa for afternoon tea on Columbadi between my Dad and his sister-in-law Fran.
I give thanks to Déa for Aunty Fran’s happiness and smiles on her last day on earth.

8pm Foradi or Fora Day. (Saturday). Day of Madria Rhea.
For the repose of the soul of Fran:
May she rest in Avala. Blessed is the Holy One.
May her family receive consolation and solace. Blessed is the Holy One.
May her memory be eternal. Blessed is the Holy One.

~

May sweet KoreDi-Jana be your guide. [1]

Through life you, Fran,
have travelled far and wide.
May sweet KoreDi-Jana be your guide,
May she take you by the hand,
And lead you to Her silver land.
When you have no need of flesh and bone,
you will sit beside my Lady’s throne.
When all is said and all is done,
May you return to Avalon.
So be it.

~

For the Rodgers, Ross, Orpe & Jones families.

Prayer to rescue the bereaved. [2]

Divine KoreDi-Jana, I know that You are close to those that are broken-hearted and grieving in their soul. I know You rescue those that are crushed in spirit.

Divine Mother Mari, I ask that You draw near to Your many children who are facing times of sadness and loss and draw each one ever closer into Your precious arms of love and support.

So be it.

~

The Eternal Trinity Prayer. [3]

Eternal is the Light of the Mother.
Eternal is the Love of the Daughter.
Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother.
Glorious is the Eternity of Déa.

I thank the Seven Janae of Power.
Thanks be to the Seven Janae.

Madrina Sophia

[1] May sweet KoreDi-Jana be your guide.
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[3] Copyright of the Janite Order. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the JOP to share on their media with all due crediting.
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Sun Wheel – The Violet / Purple Candle of Faith

Astrea 11 / Dec. 8

Columbadi or Dove Day. (Friday).

Day of Madria Grace.

Dear Friends and devotees of Dea,

Here, so that we may all be prepared to participate in our custom, is the prayerful act of lighting the (Yellow Candle of Hope, Green Candle of Wisdom), Violet / Purple Candle of Faith. The candle is lit (electric tea light or table lamp switched on) before dinner or early evening, followed by a brief scripture reading and prayers on Sunnadi or Sun Day 13th Astrea / 10th December.

Madrina Sophia

Sun Wheel – The Violet / Purple Candle of Faith

Glitter swirl colour LED candle

Today, within the Divine Cosmic Drama, we honor Mysteria, the Great Mother, as the Veiled Fora of Faith. She is known in both the Janite and Lucienne communities as Déa Matrona, which means the Great Mother Goddess (Great Mother God). “The Gaulish [1] theonym [2] (which should be theanym, in this case) Mātr-on-ā signifies “great mother.”

The title, Matrona, comes from the Goddess, Déa Matrona [3] for whom the river, Marne, was named (in ancient times it was called the Matrona river). She is Absolute Deity, the Dark beyond the light and the Light beyond the darkness.

The Great Mother / Absolute Deity / Déa Matrona / Mysteria / Déam Mysterium

The Great Mother, a collage copyright of Madrina Sophia. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only. Indigo halo = Great Mother, Gold halo = Celestial Mother, Silver halo = Holy Daughter / Mother of our souls. Symbolising Ultimate Divine Source, emanation of the Divine. Veil of stars. Fora with 3 circles symbolising the Holy Feminine Trinity at the centre. The celtic trinity knots on the 4 arms symbolise Spirit everywhere.

Ground of All Being, Ultimate Source, the Supreme Being, Gnostic Monas, the Great Provider, the abundance of the Cosmos.
She is the original Fountain, the Great Cosmic River, from which all else flows.
She is not so wholly transcendent that She is not also with me as I am in Her. We may describe what She is not and we may also describe what She is, as far as our finite minds are capable. [For more info in links: 4]

The Violet / Purple candle also signifies the Season of Moura. [For more info in links: 5]
Moura may either translate as darkness or death. It indicates that, like Sophia, the Holy Daughter suffered a descent down through the realms. Some, in our Faith, believe the Daughter died, others do not. Devotees are free to believe according to their conscience.
The direction of Center (Spirit): Mysteria: She is the Mystery of the Still Centre of All Being. [For more info in a link: 4]
Janae Madrias of Spirit who are: Madria Candra, Madria Theia and Madria Rhea. [For more info in a link:6]
The time of the Dark Hour before the Dawn, the Great Symbol of the Fora.

I visualise the Fora as a three dimensional figure in glowing gold, with the three lines running north-south, east-west and up-down, all intersecting at the centre, where there is a glowing golden sphere. Madrina Sophia.

Embroidered Celtic Cross

The Great Symbol of the Fora. This is symbolic of Dea Matrona, Great Mother God as the Fora of Faith. The word “fora” means “foundation” or “fundamental” because it is a symbol of the “foundational form” or “fundamental pattern” of the “foundational-fundamental principle of the Cosmos”. [For more info in links: 7]

The Mystery is Moura (which means dark & fate) which encompasses the Descent of the Holy Daughter and Quassare: The Shattering of the Divine Soul of the Holy Daughter. (Some devotees view this as a symbolic or actual death of our Holy Daughter).

Our Scriptures teach that the Holy Daughter suffered a torturous Descent down through the Realms before Her Death. These scriptural verses, taken altogether, are seemingly inspired by the Mythos of Inanna, Persephone, and the Passion of the Christ. Our scriptures continue with the story of how after Her death, the Holy One went to the deepest, darkest realms in order to carry the Light of the Mother to every corner of existence. (Jesus was said to have descended into hell, after death, to free the souls waiting there. Persephone, of course, spent six months in Hades.) On the Holy Feast of Eastre, as evidenced in the Mythos of Persephone, the Daughter was rescued and resurrected by Her Mother.

In contrast to the Mythos of Persephone, the Divine Sophia is not saved by Her Mother. Rather, She, like Quan Yin, chooses to remain immanent with us. She becomes an integral Part of us, to unite as One Being with us, until the day we desire nothing but Perfect Love and so at that ending of the time of our Soul Journey, She ascends with us, assuming our souls unto the Celestial Mother in the Heavenly Realm of Bliss, the Pleroma, our True Home.

Latin Quassare “to shatter,”
of Quatere “to shake,”
from PIE root *kwet- “to shake”

which reminds us of the word vibration, the Holy Daughter’s torturous Descent down through the ever increasingly denser and darker dimensions eventually causing…

“for She has given a portion of Herself in order for each human to come into being in this world. In giving of Herself to humans, in this state of physical density and isolation, the World Soul becomes shattered. This shattering can be metaphorically grasped in considering what might happen to a glass alembic or flask when too much pressure is put upon in the alchemical works. Thus, the Shekinah represents the ultimate archetype of selfless sacrifice. All Her sacrifices have been for the benefit of creation so that humankind may experience
this life in order to fulfill its destiny and purpose.” [8]. And, this is exactly how we understand the Sacrifice of the Holy Daughter.

Sources for this Myth of the Divine Shattering of Shekinah/Sophia may be found within certain traditions of Kabbalism, in Gnostic schools of thought and in ancient Syrian Gnostic Christianity.

So the one word Quassare leads us through the Cosmic drama in it’s entirety.

(Interestingly enough, in Greek, Divine Shattering is Feminine: theía thráfsi.)

“I picture the Divine Shattering of the Holy Daughter like an hologram that has been shattered into a million pieces. Each shattered piece (us) is still a reflection of the Whole and yet, the Core of the Original Wholeness is still intact because the Holy Daughter is God and God cannot disintegrate. She cannot die.

The Holy Daughter is like the Central Piece of the Original Hologram. Though the fragile, rarefied outward pieces of the Daughter’s Soul was Shattered (and Sophia is said to have had a rarefied Body—Soul), Her Essence, Her Spirit, did not, could not, shatter, disintegrate.

Thus, the Original Immanent Image of She Who is the Holy Daughter, was Shattered, and yet, remained Whole in and of Herself and we, Her Divine Sparks, each were en-souled with Her Soul. She is the Soul of our souls and the Spirit of the Divine Sparks within us.

To summarize: In Her desire to be immanent with us, we who are the Children of the Earth / the Children of Dea, after our fall into density, the painful Descent through the denser, lower vibrational Realms proved to be too much for the delicate, rarefied Soul-Body of the Holy Daughter, one which was not protected by a material body and so, it Shattered. We became One in Soul with the Holy Daughter. We contain souls that were given to us out of Her Sacrifice; we contain within our souls Her Divine Sparks.” [9]
ArchMadria Candra Sophia

Janite Déa-nic Tradition: Tenebrae, latin meaning darkness. [10]

The Importance of this day:

“On this day, Janites spend a day in somber remembrance of this greatest, most heart-rending, soul wrenching, sacrificial myrrh-infused, stopped moment out of time when all the Cosmos holds its breath; the most knee-bowing, head-veiling, thunderstruck, awestruck, Shining Being witnessed, Ultimate, Primordial Love Sacrifice of the Most Pure and Holy Daughter. She literally gave Herself to us. And, She never left us. She stayed.” [9]
ArchMadria Candra Sophia

See: Sacred Season of Moura article (to be written in the future).

Prayerful Act:

On our Sunwheel, we light the Violet / Purple Candle of Faith in honour of the Holy Daughter, Koré. (Pronounced Korah or Koree, which means Maiden.) The Mystery which it represents is the Quassare: The Shattering of the Divine Soul of the Holy Daughter. We also honour the Great Symbol of Fora (Great Mother).

On Sunnadi or Sun Day / 13th Astrea / 10th December.

The Violet / Purple candle also signifies the Season of Moura, the direction of Center, the time of the Dark Hour before the Dawn, Jana Madrias Candra, Theia and Rhea.

We trace the Sign of the Fora. https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/tracing-the-fora/

The candle is lit (electric tea light or table lamp switched on) before dinner or early evening, followed by a brief scripture reading and prayers on Sunnadi or Sun Day 13th Astrea / 10th December.

Before dinner or early evening, light (electric tea light or table lamp switched on) the Green Candle of Wisdom and pray: O, Déa, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

Then, light (electric tea light or table lamp switched on) the Yellow Candle of Hope and pray: O, Déa, Star of Hope, be with us.

Light (electric tea light or table lamp switched on) the Violet Candle of Faith and say: O, Déa, Fora of Faith, be with us.

Scripture: [11]
The scripture reading for the lighting of the Lilac / Purple Candle of Faith is:

Title 2, The Crystal Tablet, verses 1-11.

1. Existence is a web of tapestry. 2. A web is a pattern of many crossroads connected by short paths. 3. Some crossroads are the intersection of many paths, some of but a few. Some are great and some are small. Each path has its own colour.
4. Every crossroads is a choice, and every choice has a spiritual meaning. 5. In each turning we choose either to come closer to Perfection or else to move away from Her. 6. In the first way the soul perfects herself in beauty; in the second she grows duller and more coarse. 7. In the first way she learns happiness even in dearth, and gathers riches of the spirit; in the second she learns pain even amid opulence, and the spirit walks in rags.
8. Where lead the paths? The first to the foot of the celestial throne; the second to the dark gates of the realm of death. 9. How shall the soul know her direction? 10. As in the world of matter there are four fixed points by which the corporeal vessel may know its course, so, in the compass of the spirit, are there three to guide the soul.
11. The first is Life, or Wholeness, the Light of the Absolute; the second is Light, or Energy, the Light of the Holy Mother; the third and gentlest Light is Love, the Light of Our Soteria, the Holy Daughter.

The reading may be followed by any one or a combination of the various devotional methods.
A prayer in your own words, or any of the following:

1. Hail, Mysteria
https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/hail-mysteria/ [12]
(For the Sacred Season of Moura or Great Symbol of the Fora)

2. Hail, Koré [12]
https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/hail-kore/
(For the Sacred Mystery of the Descent of the Holy Daughter and Quassare: The Shattering of the Divine Soul of the Holy Daughter.)

3. Déa Matrona, Great Mother God, the Veiled Fora of Faith.
Déa Filia, Daughter God, the Holy Soul of all Creation. [12 & 13]

4. Eternal is the Life of the Empress, the Fountainhead of the All.
Eternal is the Love of the Queen, the Fountain of the All. [12 & 13]

5. Litany of the Great Mother.
https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/litany-of-the-great-mother/ [12]

6. Litany of the Holy Daughter [12]
https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/litany-of-the-holy-daughter/

A Janite Psalm:

7. Psalm 2: You Have Ever Been With Me. [14]
(Daughter God as immanent)
8. Psalm 6: We Give Praise unto Our Lady. [14]
(Déa as the Holy One)
9. Psalm 9: O, Veiled Fora of Faith. [14]
10. Psalm 14: O, Great Mother. [14]
(Great Mother God)

11. Oh Koré of the Descent and Shattering. [15]

Oh Koré, how deeply You have been hurt and humiliated in Descending,
my understanding is too shallow,
how strong Your Divine determination to reach every place in reality and imagination,
to seek those who have forgotten they need a Saviour,
my memory is too unreliable,
how You shattered Your own Holy Soul, perfect, gentle and light,
remaining inside each of us, experiencing every act with us,
my voice is too weak,
to give adequate appreciation, devotion and praise to You,
Oh Koré, I glorify you, I magnify you and I adore You.

12. O, Déa, Fora of Faith. [16]

O, Déa, Fora of Faith
we thank You, we bless You and we adore You.
For through Your everlasting life, we are infused with Your luminous Graces
and are protected by the Veiled Stillness at the Centre of All. O, Great Mother,
You are the steadfast Fora of our return to Spirit.
O, Déa, Fora of Faith, be with us.

13. O Great Mystery. (Janite ending added) [17]

O Great Mystery
Veiled Origin of Eternity
The First Principle
And the Final Cause
It is you who gives life,
And you who gives death
That we may have life anew
To guide our souls through profane realms.
O Great One,
Darkness who births the Light,
Mother of our Mother,
We praise You.
Blessed is She.

14. Light the candle! [18]
(page 116)

15. Holy Child. [18]
(page 117)

A Rosary:
16. Third Mystery Quassare on a five septad/seven bead rosary.
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/the-janite-mysteries-rosary/ [12]

17. An Auroram to Mysteria (I shield my eyes). [19]
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/auroram-by-sorella-minna/

18. Immah (Mother) Barbelo [20]

Holy Barbelo,
Eternal mystery,
Mother supreme,
From your womb comes forth all light,
And in your darkness all find peace,
Only you, Great One,
Are the foundation of all things,
Unbreakable. Irrevocable. Immovable.
Your faces are many and yet your heart is One,
That which pulses through the multiverse,
Through all heavens and hells and spiritual planes.
There is nothing beyond You and nothing before You.
O Imma Regina. Triple Powered. Triple Pure.
May all come to know that they have never been separate from You,
May those bound up in sorrow and suffering break through this illusion.
For we have been held in your arms since the beginning,
And to your embrace shall all come to sleep.
Blessed art thou, Goddess, Our Lady,
So be it.

19. A Call To Our Lady [21]

O Princess of the Stars,
I call unto thee,
Heiress of the Heavens,
Voyager of all Hells,
Hear my prayer this day.

Daughter Divine,
Shine your wisdom down upon me,
Let your love be a beacon,
That illuminates the cosmos.
May your resolve that helped you face,
All the suffering of the aeons,
Be shared out upon all who seek you.

Zoe, Anna, Kore,
Maiden of a thousand names,
Allow me to cleave to your silver gown,
Take my hand through the strife before me,
And sing your courage into my heart.

For you are the gift of Life unto us,
O Sotaria Regina,
Who flung Her net of starlight unto the world,
To gather us home to the Mother’s garden.
Blessed are you, Our Lady of All Souls,

Blessed Be The Queen.

A Song:

(For the Sacred Season of Moura or Great Symbol of the Fora)

1. Psalm 14: O, Great Mother.
https://deanic.com/hymns/ [22]

(For the Sacred Mystery of the Descent of the Holy Daughter and Quassare: The Shattering of the Divine Soul of the Holy Daughter.)

2. Two Worlds Collide copywrite of Demi Lovato. [23]

“She was scared
Unprepared.
Lost in the dark.
Falling Apart,
I can survive,
With you by my side.
We’re gonna be alright.
This is what happens when two worlds collide.”

(For the Sacred Mystery of the Death of the Holy Daughter.)

3. A Hymn for Kala & The Hiatus: Lament for our Lady. [24]

4. Track 10 – Our Lady Of The Underground (Anaïs Mitchell – album Hadestown). [25]

Blessing:

Ancient celtic oral traditions – carmina gadelica (slightly adapted) [26]

Déa to enfold me,
Déa to surround me,
Déa in my speaking,
Déa in my thinking.

Déa in my sleeping,
Déa in my waking,
Déa in my working,
Déa in my hoping.

Déa in my life,
Déa in my lips,
Déa in my soul,
Déa in my heart.

Déa in my doing,
Déa in my slumber,
Déa in mine ever-living soul,
Déa in mine eternity.

Meditate:

Basic Soul Connection Meditation [27]

Sit in a comfortable position with your eyes closed.
Bring your awareness to your body and the breath. Breathe in and out deeply from the belly 5-6 times.
Start to sense the space and stillness surrounding your body. Don’t judge, just observe.
If any thoughts come up, don’t resist them, simply allow them to pass without engaging in them. Imagine your thoughts as leaves floating down a stream, they are there, but you are just looking at them, observing them as they go by.
Continue noticing the space that is inside of you, use your breath to increase the space inside and around your body. If it helps, you can imagine this space as Divine Light filling you and the space around you.
This may correspond with the Holy Feminine Trinity: [26]
Great Mother – Luminous, Shimmering Darkness.
Celestial Mother – Bright Yellow.
Holy Daughter – Bright White.
Or it may be another coloured light of significance to you.
Go deeper into this space, allow your entire body and mind to sink deeper- keep up with your breathing and use each inhale and exhale to guide you.
Once you feel a connection to this space you may begin to feel tingles or the gentle hum of your soul.
At this stage, ask your soul for guidance, for a healing, or to present itself to you more clearly through life.
Notice what starts to occur within you now. All experiences will be different so stay open to what your soul is communicating to you.
Finish the mediation by gently coming back into the awareness of your physical body; then slowly open up your eyes.

Finish with:

The Eternal Trinity Prayer:

Eternal is the Light of the Mother.
Eternal is the Love of the Daughter.
Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother.
Glorious is the Eternity of Déa.

~

O, Déa, Fora of Faith, be with us.

~

The Traditional Janite ending:

Let us bless the Empress of Heaven, Queen of Heaven*.
Blessed are They.
Let us thank the Seven Janae of Power.
Thanks be to the Seven Janae.

*Great Mother, Holy Daughter https://deanic.com/correspondences-of-the-trinity/
A way of expressing the Divine Royal emanations / lineage.
~

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed are They.

~

(Extinguish the 3 candles after the prayers or your meal).

~

Notes:
[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaulish_language
[2] https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/theonym
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea_Matrona
[4] Information including the meaning of crone by ArchMatrona Ghrain
Mysteria Dea Matrona – Mysterious Great Mother
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/mysteria-dea-matrona-mysterious-great-mother/
The Cailleach
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/category/cailleach/
Dea Matrona as Deantha Vespera
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/deantha-vespera/
[5] https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/etymology-of-moura/
https://deanic.com/2017/02/19/moura/
[6] Janae Trinity of Spirit https://deanic.com/2017/03/07/the-feast-of-the-trinitarian-janati/
[7] The Great Symbol of the Fora
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/the-cross-and-the-fora/
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/03/06/a-wealth-of-information-on-the-fora-by-archmatrona-ghrian/
[8] http://www.universalkabbalah.net/Shekinah
[9] https://deanic.com/2017/04/05/the-meaning-of-the-day-of-lustrationkala-from-a-janite-perspective/
[10] tenebrae f pl (genitive tenebrārum); first declension
1. darkness, especially the darkness of night
2. (poetic) shadow of death
3. prison, dungeon
4. (by extension) gloom or darkness of the mind
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tenebrae
[11] July 2012
The Filianic Scriptures, New Celestial Union Version (Second Edition, Third Update)
Free download:
https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)
[12] Copyright of the Janite Order. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the JOP to share on their media with all due crediting.
[13] https://deanic.com/becoming-a-devotee/chants-with-short-janite-prayers/
[14] Copyright of ArchMadria Candra Sophia. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/janite-psalms/
[15] Copyright of Madrina Sophia. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
[16] Copyright of Madrina Sophia. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
I made this one up, adapted from ArchMadria Candra Sophia
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/finger-handbag-trouser-pocket-rosary-for-moura-great-mother-veiled-origin-of-eternity-fora-of-faith/
[17] Copyright of Madria / Sorella Erin / Guinevere. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
https://daughterofdea.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/devotional-anthology-preview/
[18] 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
[19] Copyright of Sorella Minna. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/auroram-by-sorella-minna/
[20] Copyright of Sorella Rose / Roselyn. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
https://priestessofholywisdom.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/immah-barbelo/
https://priestessofholywisdom.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/barbelo-dea-mysteria/
[21] Copyright of Sorella Rose / Roselyn. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
https://priestessofholywisdom.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/a-call-to-our-lady/
[22] Copyright Lyrics by ArchMadria Candra Sophia (sung by Monica Stehle). For private use only.
[23] – Two Worlds Collide by Demi Lovato, a cheesy pop song from my tween years, about friendship.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTD11kmo1PA
From Thoughts on the Divine Shattering. Copyright of Madria / Sorella Erin / Guinevere. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
https://hermaidenpriestess.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/thoughts-on-the-divine-shattering/
[24] Copyright of Madria / Sorella Erin / Guinevere. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
Lyrics: https://daughterofdea.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/a-hymn-for-kala-the-hiatus-lament-for-our-lady/
Vocals by Madria / Sorella Erin / Guinevere: soundcloud.com/erinsian/lament-for-our-lady?
[25] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-JJKI6lMlE
Track 10, featuring Ani DiFranco as Persephone. From the 2010 album Hadestown by Anaïs Mitchell. The album is a “folk opera” of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Lyrics:
[PERSEPHONE]
I don’t know about you, boys
But if you’re like me, then hanging around
This old manhole is bringing you down
Six-feet-under getting under your skin
Cabin fever is a-setting in
You’re stir crazy! You’re stuck in a rut!
Or you could use a little pick-me-up
I can give you what it is you crave
A little something from the good old days
I got the wind right here in a jar
I got the rain on tap at the bar
I got sunshine up on the shelf
Allow me to introduce myself

Brother, what’s my name?
My name is…

[CROWD]
Our Lady of the Underground!

[PERSEPHONE]
Brother, what’s my name?

[CROWD]
Our Lady of Ways!
Our Lady of Means!

[PERSEPHONE]
Brother, what’s my name?
My name is…

[CROWD]
Our Lady of the Upside Down!

[PERSEPHONE]
Brother what’s my name?
I’ll tell you my name…
Persephone!

Come here, brother, let me guess
It’s the little things you miss
Spring flowers, autumn leaves
Ask me, brother, and you shall receive
Or maybe these just ain’t enough
Maybe you’re looking for some stronger stuff
I got a sight for the sorest eye
When’s the last time you saw the sky?
Wipe away your tears, brother
Brother, I know how you feel
I can see you’re blinded by the sadness of it all
But look a little closer, everything will be revealed
Look a little closer, there’s a crack in the wall

You want stars? I got a skyful
Put a quarter in the slot, you’ll get an eyeful
You want the moon? I got her too
She’s right here waiting in my pay-per-view
Oh, how long’s it been?
A little moonshine ain’t no sin
One at a time, boys, straight line
What the boss don’t know, the boss won’t mind

Now a folk opera follows Orpheus’ mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love,
Eurydice. Together we travel from wide open plains where love and music are not enough nourishment to
survive the winter, down to Hadestown, an industrialized world of mindless labor and full stomachs. Inspired by
traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and poetic
imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against death.

[26] http://www.faithandworship.com/Celtic_Blessings_and_Prayers.htm
[27] http://foreverconscious.com/3-ways-to-connect-with-your-soul

The Triple Stars of Dea Filia at Adoria

“Astrea brings the frost and snow
And also brings a Star –
Sign of our Lady’s love, to show
Her coming is not far.”
The Thirteen Months, anonymous. [1]

Adoria will begin after the appearance of the First Star of the Evening, which I think is a really beautiful and lovely Tradition. Even more so as we are celebrating not only the Appearance of the Holy Daughter, but we are also celebrating Her as the Triple Stars: She is the Star of Hope, the Midnight Star of Wonder and the North Guiding Star.

Evening Star / Venus : Star of Hope

The evening star represents the hopeful and joyful anticipation of the Divine Appearance of Daughter God on earth within our cosmic drama. Humanity when we chose to leave our Mother God to explore and know everything, distanced ourselves from Déa. “The evening star Venus often symbolized a fall from grace.” [2] Janites would re-phrase ‘fallen’ to ‘separation’.

THE MYTHOS OF THE DIVINE MAID

PART ONE
CHAPTER I

1 When the first night had come upon the world, the Mistress of All Things stood alone once more, as She had in the beginning.

2 For a terrible abyss had opened to lie between the world and She, and Her creatures could not look upon Her brightness. [3]

The Mother being “too bright for us to look upon.” [3] “The Celestial Mother is often compared to the (Supernal) Sun, in how She can be seen to us, but also too bright to fully look upon from our perspective. We see glimpses of Her, but She does not have One True Face to be seen, for She dazzles all of us differently. While the Mother’s radiance is too bright to look upon for long, the Daughter acts as a mirror to reflect that light in a gentle but dimmed form for us to experience.” (Supernal Moon) [4]

“For Adoria [Nativity] is the beginning of everything. It is the act by which Déa brings Herself back to us after we have become utterly cut off from Her.” [1]

THE MYTHOS OF THE DIVINE MAID
CHAPTER II

1 And She walked across the seas and deep into the forests of the earth until She came upon the deep cave that was at the centre. 2 And She entered the cave. And a star rose above the sacred grove that lay about the cave, brighter and more resplendent than all the stars of the heavens. 3 And the star was seen all over the earth; and the children of the earth were filled with wonder, and they came to the place where the star stood in the sky.

With the appearance of that first star / planet, the Janae and also humanity, are waiting in hope for our Celestial Mother Mari to proceed (emanate) Kore Di Jana, who mediates the Divine Light to all creation, She sustains and preserves all planes of manifestation (worlds). Kore Di Jana, our Madria Filia is the Holy Hope whom uplifts, inspires and thereby leads and guides humanity’s words, thoughts and deeds in this world back to focus upon Madria Déa.

“Originally, the terms “morning star” and “evening star” applied only to the brightest planet of all, Venus. Far more dazzling than any of the actual stars in the sky, Venus does not appear to twinkle, but instead glows with a steady, silvery light. The fact that Venus was a “wandering star” soon became obvious to ancient sky watchers, who noticed its motion relative to the background stars, going from the eastern sky in the morning to the western sky in the early evening. I myself like to refer to Venus as the “night light of the sky.”” [5]

“Even the most sophisticated of mortals cannot help but sense the awesome majesty of the evening skies nor, beholding it, long refrain from wondering and pondering deep and far away thoughts, as the immense canopy of the stars descends upon them.” [6]

Symbol

vedic cosmology

The word pentagram comes from the Greek: “pente means 5 (as in Pentagon). “Gram” comes from the Greek verb graphein, “to write”. The same ending is found in such words as telegram. Thus, pentagram refers to a five pointed star, or “any figure of five lines.”
An upright pentagram is a 5 pointed star with one point aligned upwards. [7]

The symbol itself dates back to Roman times, where it was called the “Rose of Venus.” [8]

The planet Venus is associated with Jana Madria Grace, and one of Her virtues is Love and Her path of Love. This is for those who are of an emotional or spiritual inclination: lovers of the world, Priestesses, and mystics.
All this path requires is to love Déa and keep moving upwards towards Her.

This symbol apparently originated as the symbol of a Goddess who was worshiped over an area which extends from present-day England to Egypt and beyond. Her name was Kore (a.k.a. Car, Cara, Carnac, Ceres, Core, Kar, Karnak, Kaur, Kauri, Ker, Kerma, Kher, Kore, Q’re, etc.). As Carmenta she was said to have invented the Roman alphabet. From her alternative Roman name Ceres have evolved many English words: cardiac, carnal, cereal, core, corn, and kernel. The port of Caraalis, (now Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia), was named after her.
[9]

Kore was worshiped within the Coptic Gnostic Christian religion in Alexandria, Egypt, during the 4th century CE. Her festival, the Koreion, was held yearly on JAN-6. This was adopted by the Christian church as Feast of Epiphany (a.k.a. Twelfth Night). [10]

5000 years ago, the people of Eastern Europe and Alexandria, Egypt worshipped the Holy Virgin Goddess Kore, holding her to be the inner soul of Mother Earth, the female spirit of the universe. Her festival, the Koreion, was held on the Winter Solstice’s shortest day, which by their calendar calculations was January 6th.
The Koreion Festival celebrated Kore giving birth to the New Year god, the Aeon. At this festival, the priests announced to the public that the Holy Virgin had brought forth the Savior, the Aeon, whose image was decorated with gold stars and the sign of the cross, and was carried seven times around the temple.

3000 years later — in the early centuries CE — Eastern European Christians superimposed a new holiday onto the ancient Koreion Festival of the Holy Virgin Goddess. They transformed Kore’s January 6 festival into a holiday they named “Epiphany,” [11]

On this day Kore was supposed to be giving birth to the New Year god, the Aeon (originally meaning life but tended to mean ‘age’, ‘forever’ or eternity). In the story of Kore and Aeon, we can see the probable origin of the concepts of Virgin Births and Saviors. [12]

Easy Origami Modular 5 Pointed Star: http://www.origami-instructions.com/easy-modular-5-pointed-star.html

Another evening star shape:
Indigenous American Peoples.

 

This is fascinating as the Evening Star / Venus : Star of Hope reflects the shape of the North Guiding Star, both symbols of our Holy Daughter God.

Star of Hope & Guiding North Star

Which emanates from Sun symbols representative of our Mother God. (Demonstrated at the end of this article).

Notes:

[1] The Coming Age periodical, Issue 1 Winter & Moura, 1976.
http://www.oxfordgoddessrevivalarchive.org/cms/items/show/2
The Coming Age periodical, Issue 5 Winter & Moura, 1977.
http://www.oxfordgoddessrevivalarchive.org/cms/items/show/77
[2] http://www.revolutioninreligion.com/index.php?page=morning-star
[3] July 2012
The Filianic Scriptures, New Celestial Union Version (Second Edition, Third Update)
Free download:
https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)
[4] Copyright of Sorella Rose (Sophian Déanist) Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
https://priestessofholywisdom.wordpress.com/the-trinity/
[5] Joe Rao serves as an instructor and guest lecturer at New York’s Hayden Planetarium. He writes about astronomy for Natural History magazine, the Farmer’s Almanac and other publications, and he is also an on-camera meteorologist for News 12 Westchester, New York. https://www.space.com/31851-what-is-morning-star-evening-star.html
[6] Rt. Rev. Louis B. King http://www.swedenborgstudy.com/articles/christmas/lbk81.htm
[7] “Webster’s New World Dictionary: 3rd college edition”
[8] http://symboldictionary.net/?p=1510
[9] http://www.religioustolerance.org/wic_pent.htm
[10] Barbara G Walker, “The woman’s encyclopedia of myths and secrets,” Harper & Row, (1983), Page 514-515.
[11] http://www.netdeva.com/lisalindberg/seasonal-celebrations/winter-solstice.htm
[12] 4. Koreion http://ananyavayam.com/festivals/?p=5

The Christmas Midnight Sun 8 Pointed Fire Flower – Ukraine

Night or Midnight – Sun or Star : Star of Wonder

THE MYTHOS OF THE DIVINE MAID

PART ONE
CHAPTER 5

7. And the voice of the Jana was like to the rushing of a thousand waters. 8. And she spoke, saying: “Be not afraid, for a new light is dawning over the world. Be not afraid, but approach no further, for if you cannot look on me, how should you look upon my Lady, whose handmaiden I am?”
9. And her voice grew gentle, like the wind among the icicles, and sweet beyond all telling. 10. Then she spoke, saying: “This night shall a child appear that shall be the daughter of light and the princess of all the world. 11. A child is coming that she shall carry the light of Déa into every part of creation, even to the most desolate of the places of darkness. 12. Rejoice, poor wanderers of the earth and exiles from the house of your Mother, for to you shall come a guide and a deliverer.” [1]

Midnight marks Adoria the eternal appearance of Holy Daughter God, amongst creation, from Divine Mother God.

~~~

Spinning Star wheels

“The Languages of Symbolism is very deep, rich and very ancient and it is an art to be able to saturate yourself into it, and then test it in the actions of yours and other peoples lives. If writing is the invention of the language of the mind and all that comes with that… prior to history, symbolism was the language of the soul and all that comes with that. It is the root language of the empaths, the dreamers, the artists and the shamans which existed long before any creation of the runes, the alphabet or any written language…

My focus is on one of the symbols of my ancestors which is called the “Star” or what was in prehistory the “Midnight Sun”. In Ukraine traditions, its called the Mysteries of Kolyadky…” [3]

In Latvia, the Hexagonal Star is this

Ancient Nordic Latvian, Lithuanian Design Symbol homemade ornaments star

The 8 sided star is the star of redemption. (The action of saving or being saved from error, sin or evil).

Saule as Feminine Sun (which remember is also a star [2a])
is the Hexagonal Star within a Circle.

SAULES ZĪME In Latvian folk folklore this description of the symbol means heavenly shining, the Sun is central. The sun sign is strong.

“Latvian folklore specially points that central star of the space is Saule (Sun). Sun is symbol of eternal movement and life. In the line of other stars, Sun is placed in one of the highest hierarchical star rating. Sun sees everything and knows everything. In the territory of Latvia Sun symbols are found on bone tools already in Late Stone Age. Rhomb or cube is also seen as symbol of Sun and is seen on the ceramics of Middle Stone Age.
Sun is placed to be in the most honorable position any symbol can be. It is also because Sun is represented as mother of all children.” [2b]

“…the festival which is called that of Kolyáda,…seems to have referred in ancient times to the renewed life universally attributed to the Sun after the winter solstice, when the gloom of the long nights begins to give way to the light of the lengthening day. At that time, according to popular tradition, the Sun–a female being–arrays herself in her holiday robe and head-dress, takes her seat in her teléga, and urges her horses upon the summer track.

Kolyada (Коляда)

And to this solar goddess the people have given the name of Kolyada, and a custom used once to prevail in many places, and in some may still be kept up, of representing her by a girl dressed in white, who was seated on a sledge and driven about from house to house, while Kolyadki were sung by the young people who attended her, and who had various presents made to them in return; such gifts being supposed to have represented the contributions to a sacrifice which used to be made in the days of old. Here is one of the songs still sung at the Christmas festivals:–

Kolyada! Kolyada!
Kolyada has arrived
On the Eve of the Nativity.
We went about, we sought
Holy Kolyada,
Through all the courts, in all the alleys.
We found Kolyada
In Peter’s Court.
Round Peter’s Court there is an iron fence,

In the midst of the Court there are three rooms:
In the first room is the bright Moon;
In the second room, the red Sun;
And in the third room, the many Stars.” [Déanic symbolism 4a]

The name of Kolyáda, or Koleda, being derived by one philologist from Kolo, a wheel, and connected by another with Kolóda, a kind of yule log. [4b]

“On Christmas Eve was Kolyada born
Beyond the rapid river” [5]

Explanation of the song lyrics:
Like the Celts, Greeks and Balts, the Slavs believed that the western isle of paradise, Bouyan (from bui, “burning, ardent, fruitful, vernal”), [vernal means spring], was ruled by the sun-maiden Zorya. Zorya is the same word as Surya and can simply be taken to mean “Sun”. The details of Bouyan closely resemble the Baltic isle, home of Saule. Zorya sits not upon the cold grey stone of the Baltic or Swedish Sun-goddess, but upon the wonderful “fiery stone” Alatuir which is either a crystal, like the Sun-stone of the Celts, or amber, well-known in
northern lands for its solar connotations. [6a & 6b]
The “rapid river” is that which flows from beneath the Alatuir-stone of the western isle. Beneath its cold and turbulent waters lies the underworld, through which the Sun must pass every night. [6b]

Another song describes how “Holy Kolyada” is sought everywhere on the Eve of Nativity (that is, the Sun is “lost” in the darkness of Solstice night). [3]

“The main attribute of Christmas and the Mysteries of Kolyadky is since ancient times, as it was pagan octagonal star, called by the ancestors as Sura (from al-atar “white or heat-combustible”) in Ukraine. Star-Sura is a Ukrainian eight pointed star which represents the eight major cycles of nature within the four seasons. Its
characteristics are within folk ornamentation, especially the Hutsul. Overall, this symbol is found in every area of folk art in Ukrainian pysanky, Ukrainian embroidery, folk carving, etc. Esoteric, Sura is oktahramu: projection
diamond (heavenly light) to the square (the material world) [Déanic symbolism 7] and their mutual peresikannya. It [She] connects all
corners of the world and marks the absolute balance, harmony and balance, making a powerful healing effect.

Kolyadki Ukraine

The very high star attached to a pole firmly and rays swirled around the axis using the power and extended in lace from her. On one side of the star depicting the human face or the sun, the second – kolyadky scene. Inside sometimes inserted a candle, creating a sort of “magic lantern”.

In Latvia, its the Night Sun or Midnight Star as it is associated with Winter, the Winter Solstice and the protection from evil and shadows of the underworld.

Star symbol

Simplest form of star is simple cross which symbolizes as elements, the Fire and the Light which are basically the same thing, called Spirit. Pagan Latvians believes that magical rituals can be performed with this symbol and it often has a great meaning to those who use it in a sacred way.” [3]

“In Latvia, stars symbolise the victory of light over darkness. Protects from dark forces. It is a star with eight rays and symbolizes light victory in the fight against darkness. The mark protects and prevents dark forces, magicians and evil people.

Reverse Sawtooth Star Quilt Pattern

The star collar at night protects the sleeping soul.
If your bed sheet is covered with a star symbol then the bed sheet protects the sleeping soul from bad spirits.

The mark needed in every Latvian house to bring blessing and prosperity.

In the sauna, you can put the blinds on both the window sills, the staves (if any) and the doors.

Octalpha eight fold endless triangle reproduced to infinity
Slavic Protection Symbol – 8 pointed Star, the feminine Midnight Sun (Kolyadki)

Let’s put the mark on the air with your left hand: on purchased goods, on food. Applying 2 times must be said in the thoughts or words: “Holy Blessings, burn harmful fields”. The sign uses the honorary medicine, it hangs on the horse’s astra, in the children’s rooms, window panes, decorates the dwellings.

A selburose (meaning Selbu Rose) is a knitted rose pattern from Selbu in Norway in the shape of a regular octogram. It is a traditional pattern used for winter clothing. Perhaps the most typical garment is the Selbu mitten, selbuvott. It may also be used as a design on luseckofte (sweaters)
https://thornews.com/2012/09/06/the-story-of-the-selbu-mitten-selbuvotten/

Red Latvian Lielvarde Belt motif
The Embroidery and Knitting of Muhu Island, Estonia
kolyadky

It adorned in gloves, socks, belts, waistcoats, aprons, hugs. The sleeveless jacket of Lielvārde’s folk costume shirt.

Latvian Symbolism

In the archaeological materials, the motif of the star appears only in the 16th and 17th centuries. The symbol of the star is more common in the Finno-Ugrian peoples, Estonians and Livonians.

The Sign of the Moon Star
In songs it is often referred to as a protector and contains numerous references to “star blankets” and “star coats.” [8]

Star blanket

“During late paganism eras (after the 8th-10th century), with the influences of Christian and Catholic Religions, the Midnight Star has been called Koliada in Ukraine and other Slavic and Balkan pagan winter traditions, which is most important in ancient winter ceremonies and celebrations and then later into Christmas and Christian Religions.

Belarusian Каляда, Kalada, Kalyada
Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene koledsa
Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian Коледа, Коледе
Kashubian kòlãda
Latvian an older ancient symbol Auseklis
Lithuanian Kalėdos, Kalėda
Polish Kolęda
Old Polish Kolenda
Old Church Slavonic Колѧда
Romanian Kolinda
Russian Коляда, Kolyada
Ukraine Коляда, Kolyadá

One question is: “Were the origins of the Winter Solstice Ceremonies Dances or Songs or both” ? Koleda is always celebrated with Carolers, but the root of the term “Carol” actually refers to “dancing” rather than its common connotation regarding song or singing. In Old French, “carole” is translated to “dance.” Similarly, in both Latin (choraula) and Greek (choraules) the root of the term means “to dance with the accompaniment of flute”. Thus caroling can actually be traced to more archaic traditions of solstice ritual dance much like kukeri,
the bear dances or mummer’s purification dances (in some purer villages) in its shamanic roots.

In Pre-Christian eras, Northern Europeans and Eastern Europeans would travel in order to join together to sing and dance in honor of the sacredness of the Winter Solstice. Although after the 13th century most carols centered around religion or pagan celebrations. These dances were directly birthed from the sacred shamanic dances of women that occurred during the winter moons of the time of peace when the oceans became calm and they were joined in dreaming by all their shaman and sacred sisters around the earth, called dream incubation of the cave eras.

The verb ‘koliadovat’ means to go from door to door, singing ritual songs, asking for sweets and the pagan aspects of wearing animal masks. Koliada is the time between Korochun (the Winter Solstice) and the first week of January. Lighted fires and candles are to light the darkest time of the year which was to echo the
ancient pagan custom of banging the sparks from the burning Budnik ritual log, that is lit up at Koliada, much like the English Yule log. Sviatky in Russia is equivalent to yuletide and is celebrated in January where all the young
girls and women in the family would practice folk divination, which is mostly melted wax into a water bowl.

The modern term of children and caroler’s singing is called kolyadovannya in Ukrainian and is now applied to similar Old East Slavic celebrations. In Bulgarian and Macedonian traditions of koleduvane (коледуване) or koledarenje (коледарење) which are also around Christmas and the Kolyadka (songs) are sung as well.
Koleda is also celebrated across northern Greece by the Slavs of Macedonia in Florina to Thessaloniki which is called Koleda (Κόλιντα, Κόλιαντα) and Koleda Babo (Κόλιντα Μπάμπω) which means “Koleda Grandmother” in Slavic and this directly ties Koleda (Winter Solstice) to the Winter Goddess Marzana making it the most archaic Koleda. This is a ritual of gathering in the village square and lighting a bonfire, followed by local Macedonian dancing. There is also a dance from Dubrovnik called “The Dubrovnik Koleda.”

Wigilia is the traditional Polish Christmas eve celebrations and sometimes called “gwiazdory” which is reference to the “Star” carriers. Before the 11th century they were all pagan celebrations and rituals and the oral traditions which were passed down for millenniums for generation to generation were lost and all we have left is a very small narrow culture of religious songs that lack the mystery. Poland’s Koledy, like other Slavic countries still [feature a] bright Star along with the singers and folk musician spreading seasonal good wishes.

Men parade the Kolyada plague, Balamut

Before wars descended upon the earth, men also had their essential roles and parts in the great rituals of the tribe and clans. Their rites (like most cultures) are historically viewed as war dances, but in actuality there was no war-based intentions in their origins, that was propaganda, a myth projected as real when they were just dances.

The ancient tradition of creating art is also an important path, as both talisman (to be worn) and amulet (to be placed or hung) has also been carried on in Slavic traditions of Christmas.” [3]

Slavic Alatyr Necklace Shield

See handicrafts on: https://ztzks.wordpress.com/zvaigznes-zime/

Artisan Star brooches by Mara Genere http://www.lraksti.lv/2014/02/auseklis-sign-of-star-liela-piespraude.html

Origami Fuse 8 pointed Star: http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-fuse-8-pointed-star.html

Notes:

[1] July 2012
The Filianic Scriptures, New Celestial Union Version (Second Edition, Third Update)
Free download:
https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)
[2a] “When we look up at the nights sky, we often forget that we are looking at suns. They are obviously much further away, which is why they seem tiny compared to the miraculous golden orb that lights our day times, but they are still suns. On a clear night, when you look at the night sky and see stars, you are in fact looking at thousands and thousands of far away suns.”
Copyright of Madria / Sorella Erin / Guinevere. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
https://hermaidenpriestess.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/the-sacred-month-of-astraea/
[2b] http://skyforger.lv/en/albums/stories/ancient-latvian-signs/
[3] By Phoenix of Elder Mountain, Edited by Sarah Burnt Stone.
https://eldermountaindreaming.com/2015/12/30/a-a-slavic-winter-her-midnight-sun/
[4a] Peter’s Court is a christianising of the pagan, celestial palace.
In Déa-nic terms we would state the pleroma, Heaven, the realm of Perfect Good.
This describes the realms of “O, Celestial Mother, You are our Universal Light, shining like the Sun; O, Holy Daughter, You are the gentle Moon of our salvation; O, Great Mother, You are the sheltering Stars above us.” from our Liturgy.
Copyright of the Janite Order of Priestesses. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the JOP to share on their media with all due crediting.
[4b] http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/srp/srp08.htm
pages 186 – 188 The Songs of the Russian People by W. E. S. Ralston, M.A., London, 1872
[5] page 38, Vol. 2, Encyclopaedia of Religion, edited by Mircea Eliade, London, 1987
[6a] Amber, Golden Gem of The Ages by Patty Rice, New York, 1974
[6b] Pages 87 & 92 Eclipse of the Sun by Janet McCrickard, 1990
[7] In Déa-nic terms: diamond in the Madrian Geniae (Janae) correspondences is Sun and Theia and square symbolises the four-fold Janae of earth elements which Holy Daughter God sustains. It is Madria Déa caring for Her creations who have wandered away exploring and learning by sending Her Daughter into manifestation.
[8] Google translated https://ztzks.wordpress.com/zvaigznes-zime/

Guiding North Star

THE MYTHOS OF THE DIVINE MAID

PART ONE
CHAPTER 5

18. When the shining ones ceased from their song, the world became quiet again, and the star grew brighter and ever brighter, until it shone brighter than the radiance of all the host of heaven; and yet its light was so
gentle that the eyes of earth’s children were not dazzled, 19. and the colour of the light was not one of the seven, but a wondrous luminance not known within the boundaries of the world. [1]

The Northern Star, or Polaris, also appears to ‘stand still’ in the sky, while all the other stars revolving around it just as the Janae and all hosts of Heaven surround Our Lady. It is a ‘fixed’ point in the sky, a constant companion for setting one’s course just as the Holy Daughter is ever with us to guide us on our own Soul Path.
It represents infinity, eternity. The eternity symbolism can also represent going from a temporal, mortal state to an eternal, immortal, re-united state.

Lucky Star True North

Sailors use the Northern Star to navigate the often-times treacherous seas of the northern hemisphere, it was the Guiding Star home, just as the Holy Daughter, guides us back to the Celestial Mother and to the Supernal Realm which is our True Home.

This is why Janites call Her Holiness Kore Di-Jana meaning Daughter Divine Gate of Our Mother God.

Our Lady is known as Stella Maris, Star of the Sea. The Star itself was once known as Stella Mars (Star of the Sea). [2]

[1] July 2012
The Filianic Scriptures, New Celestial Union Version (Second Edition, Third Update)
Free download:
https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)
[2] https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-symbols-of-our-faith/
Copyright of the Janite Order. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the JOP to share on their media with all due crediting.

Emanation within Symbols

8 point gold star
8 pointed star compass star 14 kt gold from markdefrates dotcom

Stars – Great Mother God

sun 8 point rays
sun symbol by zavraan-d94tyu3

Suns – Mother God

Indigenous American Evening Star / Venus, Star of Hope – Daughter God

North Star / Polaris, Star of Guidance – Daughter God

May Déa bless you with HOPE, WONDER, JOY & GUIDANCE. Blessed are They.

Madrina Sophia

Sun Wheel – The Yellow Candle of Hope

2 Astrea / November 29

Stelladi or Star Day. (Wednesday).
Day of Madria Sage.

Dear Friends and devotees of Déa,

Here, so that we may all be prepared to participate in our custom, is the prayerful act of lighting the Yellow Candle of Hope & Green Candle of Wisdom. The candle is lit (electric tea light or table lamp switched on) before dinner or early evening, followed by a brief scripture reading and prayers on Sunnadi or Sun Day 6th Astrea / 3rd December.

Madrina Sophia

Sun Wheel – The Yellow Candle of Hope

http://www.sebnini.com/product-category/christmas/pillar-candles/

This follows the Cosmic Drama on our wheel of the year.
Yellow Candle of Winter, the Mystery of Adoria and Great Symbol of the Star.

See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/28/the-sacred-season-of-winter-is-a-hopeful-and-joyful-season-of-the-cosmic-drama/

See Star of Hope section of The Triple Stars of Dea Filia at Adoria: https://deanic.com/2017/11/29/the-triple-stars-of-dea-filia-at-adoria/

Prayerful Act:

On our Sunwheel, we light the Yellow Candle of Hope in honour of the Holy Daughter, Koré. (Pronounced Korah or Koree, which means Maiden.) The Mystery which it represents is the Winter Mystery of Adoria. Unlike the Christ of Christianity, the Holy Daughter did not incarnate as an human being here on Earth, rather, in the manner of the Divine Sophia, She emanated from the Celestial Mother and took on the rarefied Form of Soul. She is the Triple Star: the Star of Hope; the Midnight Star of Wonder and the Guiding North Star. This is the Mystery which we celebrate on Daughter’s Day / Adoria.

On Sunnadi or Sun Day / 6th Astrea / 3rd December.

The Yellow candle of Hope is also representative of North, Air, Midnight and Jana Madria Sage.

We trace the Sign of the Fora. https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/tracing-the-fora/

Before dinner or early evening, light (electric tea light or table lamp switched on) the Green Candle of Wisdom
and pray, O, Déa, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

Then, light (electric tea light or table lamp switched on) the Yellow Candle of Hope and pray: O, Déa, Star of Hope, be with us.

Scriptures:
Title 3, Chapter 2, The Mythos of the Divine Maid, verses 1-2.
(Chapters 4-7 known as The Daughter born to accepting the fate).
and
Title 1, Chapter 5, The Mythos of the Divine Maid, verses 3-7.
(Chapters 4-7 known as The Daughter born to accepting the fate).

1) When the first night had come upon the world, the Mistress of All Things stood alone once more, as She had in the beginning. 2) For a terrible abyss had opened to lie between the world and She, and Her creatures could not look upon Her brightness.

3) And She stood in contemplation upon the waters of the first darkness; like a great Dove upon the waters She brooded. 4) And She became absorbed within Her and communed with Her own Self; and Her Light ceased to shine forth from Her and yet, Her Light grew greater. 5) And She fell to Her knees. And the surface of the waters became turbulent and the great waves curled over Her and their white foam could not be seen in all that darkness.

6) And when the waters became calm again, the Mistress of All Things rose to Her feet. 7) For She had conceived a Daughter that was not separate from Her, but one with Her and the Child of Her Light. [1]

The reading may be followed by any one or a combination of the various devotional methods.
A prayer in your own words, or any of the following:

1. Hail, Koré [2]
https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/hail-kore/

2. O, Déa, Star of Hope [2]
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/o-dea-star-of-hope/

3. Guiding Star [2]
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/guiding-star/

4. Holy Daughter’s Royal/Priestly Titles chant [2]
https://deanic.com/becoming-a-devotee/chants-with-short-janite-prayers/

5. Daughter of Light [2]
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/daughter-of-light/

6. Princess, Priestess, Queen (Janite ending added) [3]

Princess, Priestess, Queen
Winged with glory and
Crowned with moonlight
Kore Di Jana of the golden dawn
Daughter of Eternity
Guide us to our Heavenly Mother
In this world and all worlds to come.
Blessed is She.

7. Light the candle! [4]
(page 116)

8. Holy Child [4]
(page 117)

9. Litany of the Holy Daughter [2]
https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/litany-of-the-holy-daughter/

A Janite Psalm:
10. Psalm 13: Star of Hope [2]
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/janite-psalms/

A Rosary:
11. Second Mystery Adoria on a five septad/seven bead rosary.
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/the-janite-mysteries-rosary/ [2]

A Song:

I use a favourite English nursery rhyme from my childhood. Now I understand the traveler means the soul incarnated. Diamond in the Madrian Geniae correspondences are Sun and Theia therefore as a diamond star, it symbolically suggests to me our Holy Mother and Her Holy Daughter being one, as in the Scripture above. [5]

Full Lyrics to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” [6]

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When She nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveler in the dark.
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
How I wonder what you are.

Full version of the song on video: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Full Version – cute animation. Perfect for homeschool families https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLN0og245YI

I prefer this New Zealand singer’s short video, where she looks like a priestess and the tune is traditional:
Hayley Westenra – Twinkle Twinkle [Official Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mli-1N5MWGc

“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a popular English lullaby. The lyrics are from an early 19th-century English poem by Jane Taylor, “The Star”. The poem, which is in couplet form, was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her sister Ann. It is sung to the tune of the French melody Ah! vous dirai-je, maman, which was published in 1761 and later arranged by several composers including Mozart with Twelve Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman”.[1] The English lyrics have five stanzas, although only the first is widely known. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7666. This song is usually performed in the key of C Major.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinkle,_Twinkle,_Little_Star

Madrina Sophia

Blessing:
(slightly adapted celtic oral tradition – 1st millennium) [7]

You are the peace of all things calm
You are the place to hide from harm
You are the light that shines in the dark
You are the heart’s eternal spark
You are the door that’s open wide
You are the guest who waits inside
You are the stranger at the door
You are the calling of the poor
You are my Kyria and with me still
You are my love, keep me from ill
You are the light, the truth, the way
You are my Soteria this very day.

Scottish Blessing: [7]

May the blessing of light be on you – light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire,
so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it.
And may light shine out of the two eyes of you,
like a candle set in the window of a house,
bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm.
And may the blessing of the rain be on you,
may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean,
and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines,
and sometimes a star.

Meditate:

Her Star – your Soteria [8]

Close your eyes and start to breathe deeply
And begin to relax
Remember you are safe and Divinely Guided
Take deep breaths, relax your shoulders.

Visualise the Brightest Star in Her galaxy
She shines so brilliantly among all the other hundreds of stars
And is becoming brighter and brighter
This moment is eternal suspended outside of time
It is a moment of anticipation, of Hope, of Wonder, of Guidance
Of Divinity descending.

Suddenly Her star – your Soteria
Shoots through Her galaxy
Bringing grace and love as She courses
Her way towards you.

Feel the emotions of elation and comfort because of Her arrival.
Now let go of all images and rest in the silence; then slowly open up your eyes.

Finish with:

The Eternal Trinity Prayer:

Eternal is the Light of the Mother.
Eternal is the Love of the Daughter.
Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother.
Glorious is the Eternity of Dea.

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Oh, Déa Filia, Star of Hope, be with us.

~

The Traditional Janite ending:

Let us bless the Queen of Heaven*.
Blessed is She.
Let us thank the Seven Janae of Power.
Thanks be to the Seven Janae.

*Holy Daughter https://deanic.com/correspondences-of-the-trinity/
A way of expressing the Divine Royal emanations / lineage.
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Trace the Sign of the Fora:

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed are They.

~

(Extinguish the 2 candles after the prayers or your meal).

Notes:
[1] July 2012
The Filianic Scriptures, New Celestial Union Version (Second Edition, Third Update)
Free download:
https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)
[2] Copyright of the Janite Order. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the JOP to share on their media with all due crediting.
[3] Copyright of Madria / Sorella Erin / Guinevere. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
https://daughterofdea.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/devotional-anthology-preview/
[4] 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
[5] https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-janae/correspondences-of-the-seven-janae/
[6] http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jewel/twinkletwinklelittlestar.html
[7] http://www.faithandworship.com/Celtic_Blessings_and_Prayers.htm
[8] Adapted from Star Prosperity Visualisation by Dianne Pegler June 1997
http://www.diannepegler.com/page14.htm

Weekly Prayer List – 2 Astrea / November 29

Weekly Prayer List

2 Astrea / November 29

Stelladi or Star Day. (Wednesday).
Day of Madria Sage.

For the repose of the soul of Marilyn, may she rest in peace. For her daughters, Amanda and Kim, for their comfort and solace.

For the healing of Tiffany’s mother.

For the correct diagnosis and healing of Bill.

For the highest good of Catherine.

For the comfort and strength of Kelly.

For the complete healing of Herb.

For the training success and employment of R.

For the employment of S.

For the complete healing of Margaret, after her operation.

For the healing of Kay and for the comfort and strength of John.

O, Most Holy Dea, Great Mother, Mother and Daughter, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You. Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janae of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janae.

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(For additions either first name or initial for yourself (anonymous if you wish) or others, pets included please email Madrina Sophia at maidsophiawelsh@gmail.com)

1st Astrea / November 28th: Putting up the Astrean World-Axis Fir Tree

Our predecessors in the Madrian Faith put up the Astrean World-Axis Fir Tree on this first day of Winter.
See: https://deanic.com/2017/11/20/the-astrean-silver-fir-tree-decorations/

Astrean tree with Janae colours

There is a tree naming ritual:
Choose a name with a wintery feeling or meaning.
http://www.momjunction.com/articles/baby-names-that-mean-snow-winter_00399535/#gref
If you have a relative or friend who was born in the month of Astrea, you may name your tree to honour them.

“I shall name this tree __________”.
or “I shall name this tree in honour of __________”.
Trace the fora over the tree.
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/tracing-the-fora/

Turn on the tree lights.

Turn off all lights except for the Astrean tree

“Star Fairy, (Princess of air-elementals, Sylphs), I invite you into my/our hestia.
May you rule here, and may the Spirit of the Astrean season be bright.”

Star Fairy, Princess of Sylphs

(Adapted from http://www.oxfordgoddessrevivalarchive.org/cms/items/show/68)

I purchased these vintage items in 2015.
A circular glass flower stand (1″ / 2.5cm high x 6″ / 15cm across) for 5 candles (supplied with red but I have purchased the appropriate colours from hereditary witch https://www.freyascauldron.com) and a Spode fine earthenware votive candle holder combining the sacred star with the evergreen tree of life (2.5″ / 6.5cm high x 4.5″ / 11.5cm across). These are petite which helps in my small hestia (blessed and sacred home).

votive candle holder combining the sacred star with the evergreen tree of life Madrina Sophia

I cannot find any actual ivy/holly/mistletoe in the city. As is usual with me, I do enjoy artistic representations.

Wishing you all peace, joy, and wisdom,
May She bless you. Blessed is She.

Madrina Sophia

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.