Lady Olivia Robertson on Female Priestesses

Columbadi/24 Flora

O, Sushuri Grace (which means Kind Grace), bless all of our loved ones with good health and may Your Compassion flow through us as we meet each person on the walk of our daily lives. Blessed are You.

Two articles on the Fellowship of Isis have been recommended to me. In the first, I was not aware that the priesthood of the Robertsons may be traced back to Egypt. http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/priesthood.html. One of my ordaining bishops had the honor of having been ordained by Lady Olivia Robertson.

This second article might be of interest to our priestesshood and those aspiring to the priestesshood. It explains why women are particularly suitable for this service. What especially resonated with me is how humility must be our footstool.  A good reminder. Enjoy!

http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/ordainintro.html

 

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Insights on the Silver Star of the Waters and the Divine Names (Bits and Pieces)

Pomedi, 22 Flora

O, Agia Thema, may Divine Justice, Order and Harmony reign in this country, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Blessed are You.

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Recently, Race MoChridhe and I have been discussing the Silver Star of the Waters prayer. It has always been assumed that this most basic of prayers (for the Madrians and Janites), had been written in honor of the Celestial Mother. But, it didn’t seem to make sense that it referred to Her as the Silver Star because Silver is the color of the Gentle Light of the Holy Daughter.

However, as Mr. MoChridhe noted and, quite synchronistically, I, myself recently noticed, the Celestial Mother is referred to as the Silver Star in our scriptures.

In the Mythos of the Divine Maid (God the Daughter) chapter 6 vs 8 we read:

(8) And in the darkness after the second day, a silver star appeared in the Heavens, Whose brightness was too great for them to look upon. (SMR)

It is clear, in the Mythos, that this is referring to the Divine Mother. It is She, Whose ‘Brightness is too great to look upon’ and in the next verse, we see the children of the Earth rejoicing because they recognize that it is the Mistress of All Things or the Mother of All things coming to rescue Her Holy Daughter.

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(9) And the children of the Earth rejoiced, saying, it is the Mistress of All Things come to seek Her Daughter. (SMR)

Race MoChridhe has given me permission to share his insights:

I wanted to share an insight I had only recently, as I have been working on the fourth edition critical text for the Teachings, about the Silver Star. I realized that the opening of the prayer is constructed as an appeal to the three persons of the Trinity as a single addressee. As you mention, “Silver Star of the waters” obviously refers most directly to the Daughter through its invocation of the color silver and its oblique reference to the star of the Nativity, but it can also have reference to the Mother in light of Mythos 6:8, which identifies the star that represents Her in Her descent to the underworld as “silver”. The following phrase, “That have laughed all the world into being” naturally pertains most specifically to the Mother through the Creation story. The third line, “beyond all knowing is the splendour of Your Light,” then seems to address the Dark Mother by reference to the fourteenth verse of the Sermon of the Apple-Seed, which declares that “there can be no knowledge of the Absolute; for to know is to have passed beyond knowing” (some versions, including the third edition ECE, read “beyond knowledge”, but I now favour the “beyond knowing” reading as more likely to have been original). Thus (if my reading is correct), Mother, Daughter, and Dark Mother all receive a particular acknowledgement in the prayer’s opening without compromising the sense of unity in addressing the one Dea. Race MoChridhe

Of course, Mr. MoChridhe made it clear to me that this was a personal insight on his part and does not necessarily reflect the intention of the original composer of the prayer.

For Janites, as it was for the Madrians, the Silver Star prayer is the basic prayer of our Rite. The Madrians  put it in the place of the Hail, Mary on their rosary. For Janites, the Silver Star prayer is the equivalent of the Our Father in Christianity and so that is its place on the Janite Mysteries Rosary. https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/the-janite-mysteries-rosary/

As we are very Trinitarian in our devotions and in our Wheel of the Year, (the Fifth Season of Moura being the time of the Great or Dark Mother in the Janite Rite), this interpretation of the Silver Star prayer, where the entire Trinity is being addressed in the very first sentence, is perfect for us.

I wish to thank Mr. MoChridhe for sharing this wonderful insight with me and for allowing me to share it with our devotees.

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Another area of recent research has been the Filianic names of the Janati. While there appears to be some controversy as to the origins of these names, ArchMatrona Georgia has researched the Sanskrit definitions of the names of the Janati in Filianism in comparison with the Greek Titan names. Her research may be found here: https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/janati-titanide-names/. (Scroll down to find the article.)

While the Madrians, for the most part, used only the Titanide names, I feel that it was wise for the Filanists to assign different names for the Janae because it helps to make clear that the Janae are not the actual Titan goddesses.

Until the research of ArchMatrona Ghrian, many of us were not familiar the meanings of the Filianic names for the Janae. However, thanks to her research, we now have this information available and are able to see how entirely appropriate the Filianic names are for each of the Janae.

If the Janite Ekklesia elects to become a Rite of Filianism, a decision that has yet to be made, the Names of the Trinity and Janae would be as follows (see below).

These Names, in part,  include the new-found information on the meanings of the Filianic names for the Janae. In the cases where the Janite and Filianic Names are combined, they would reflect our becoming a Janite Rite of Filianism. As such, the Names become a radiant blend of spiritual meaning.

The Meanings of the Names of the Trinity in the (potential) Janite Rite of Filianism:

The Celestial Mother is Mari Sophia  a name which (according to the oldest translation of Mari) means Mother Sea of Wisdom.

The Holy Daughter is Zoe Anna which means Life Grace or the Grace of Life.

The Great Mother is Mysteria Sige which means Mystery Silence or the Silence of Mystery.

The Janae in the Janite Rite

Raya Theia which means Heavenly Goddess. (Raya has other meanings, as well, including queen and  flow of a river. Any names which mean flowing river or stream are entirely appropriate for the Janae.) Filianic-Madrian.

The proper pronunciation for Raya is Rye-a which differentiates it from Rhea (Ray-a or Rhee-a).

Candre which means of the Moon. Filianic

Vikhe which means Victory.  Filianic

Mati Sage which means Spiritual Thought of Wisdom. Filianic-Janite

Thema which means Queen. Janite

Sushuri Grace which means Kind Grace. Filianic-Janite

Rhea which means Flowing Stream (or River). Madrian

Of course, as always, Janite devotees may use whichever Divine Names resonate with them whether the Madrian, Filianic, Janite or Janite-Filianic which is a reflection of all three spiritual Traditions.

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May Dea Sapientiae, guide us. Blessed is She.

ArchMadria Candre Sophia

Bits and Pieces

Pomedi/9 Flora

Recent Ecumenical Talks

There is so much happening behind the scenes it is so exciting! Through ecumenical talks, we have come to virtually a complete accord within the community. More to come in the near future, but for now, our catechism has been largely restored to its original. The only exceptions being that we added a question about the Janae and a couple of questions (that do not appear in the Filianic edition of the catechism) have been eliminated for the time being, until the talks are complete. We have also restored the Creed, although we have retained one or two elements from the long-form along with our stanza on the Janae.

This accord has largely come about due to a past clarification on both Original Sin and a recent clarification (well, I discovered it only recently) on the Death of the Holy Daughter by the Chapel of Our Mother God, taken together with recent discussions that I have had with two members of our greater community.

This Filianic clarification on the Death of the Daughter, with which we are in complete agreement because these have always been our own teachings, as well, has made all the difference for Janites, as far as our place in the community is concerned. And we are very edified and grateful for this clarification.

And when we speak of the death of the Daughter, we must understand that we are dealing with a highly complex subject. It is not possible for the Daughter to cease to exist (although in a certain symbolic sense the Filianists regard the Hiatus — the day between the years, after the Sacrifice of the Daughter and before Her resurrection at the new year — as a time when She is not); but then it is not possible for any soul to cease to exist. Death is the transition from one state to another, and for the Divinity to enter death is for Her to enter the world of transition — to be bound to samsara, the turning wheel of Werde — descending from the realm of Pure Being to that of becoming.

Thealogically it may be expressed in the form that since the Mother, who is Pure Being, is life itself, separation from Her is death.

Feast of Flowers

Tomorrow is the beautiful festival of Flowers, called Floralia in the Janite Tradition after the ancient Roman festival (which, unfortunately, eventually became a bit debauched. But that was not how it was when it originated.) It is also known, in our religion, as Flori-Maia. The Rite of Sacrifice or the Liturgy is not mandatory. But, for those who wish to offer the RoS, Madria Sophia will be offering some lovely ideas for scriptures and prayers.

Sophian connection to Madrian Daughter God:

We have been told, by sources that will remain un-named, that the Madrian Inanna Is equivalent to the Gnostic Aeon named Sophia. This is in addition to the fact that Sophia is Living Stream.

Sophian Poem as found in an issue of the Madrian Magazine, The Coming Age:

Sophia has come :-

Hear the words

She uttered as I knelt before Her

Heedless of the storm and drowning rain :

“You have seen the curve of a rainbow –

I am come to complete the circle

And bring you joy”…

I have lain under my new colours

And bathed in their radiant fullness

While She smiled above me,

Her hand upraised in haunting peace.

Chaste Her mind, Her heart, Her soul,

For friends She has the creatures of the field…

Her peace guards the autumn winds from harm

And lingers softly in the green spring rain.

One look from Her clear-eyed Truth

And the sullen run like stags

Gladdened by the sunlight on a mountain range…

sent in and printed on page 2 of The Coming Age periodical, issue 3, Summer, 1977 (spelling corrected).   Thanks to the research of Madria Sophia.

This poem, especially the quote, remind me so much of other apparitions of Sophia that have occurred, including to well known Russian mystics. Unlike the majority of Marian apparitions in which Mary gives very long-Catholic Church oriented speeches (which, many suspect were words coming from the Church authorities rather than the actual visionaries), and usually, Her visions are very closely tied with Sophia’s connection to Nature.

The Ground of All Being

The First Mystery in our religion is known in Janite Tradition as ‘Terram’ which means earth or land. The Mystery itself is Our Lady as the Ground of All Being. Some have taught that the Ground of All Being is Absolute Deity, but the Madrian Catechism states that it is the Celestial Mother Who is the Ground of All Being. Under Chapter II, question 11: “Who is our Celestial Mother?

Answer: The Mother is the Creator (Creatrix) of the world and the Ground of All Being.

Janites understand Absolute Deity to be the Source of All Being. We agree with the Madrian teaching that it is the Celestial Mother Who is the Creatrix and Ground of All Being. Therefore, the Sacred Season of Fall and the First Mystery rightly belongs to the Celestial Mother. In Filianism, the Wheel of the Year is divided into two halves, the Daughter half of the year which begins with Nativity and ends the day before Rosa Mundi. And the Mother half of the year which begins on Rosa Mundi and ends the day before Nativity.

Janites divide it up slightly differently. We begin the Daughter half of the year with the first day of Astrea and it ends on the last day of Flora. The Mother half of the year begins on the first day of Rosa and ends on the last day of Samhain. However, the in-between time of Moura, we consider to be the time of the Great Mother, although it is also the time of the Passion of the Holy Daughter.

The crux of the matter being that the Sacred Season of Autumn or Fall is the Time of the Celestial Mother. She is the Apple of Wisdom.

1920’s Madrians? A call for information. 

And, finally, I think it’s time we make public what some of us have been discussing privately. In the beginnings of Madrianism, it was stated that the Madrian religion came out of Traditional Households and that this was begun in the latter 1920’s.

Interestingly enough, a few short years ago, I had discovered a wiki article about various Madrian Households through-out England and along the Rhine area, if I remember correctly. About a year later, I was searching for that article and it disappeared. It was very short. Just a paragraph or two. No details.

It is said that the first Madrians practiced under the guise of Traditional Catholicism and that it began with eleven women, shortly before WWI, who saw a vision of Our Lady. When I first heard this, as a former Traditional Catholic, myself, a TON of stuff about the Madrians finally made sense. But, that is a matter for another time. It is our understanding that the religion, as it has been handed down to us, is not quite the same as that of the earlier, Traditional Madrian households, if they existed. But, it took its inspiration from them.

We, all of us, truly want to learn the truth of the origins of our beautiful religion and so we are putting out a call:  if you or anyone you know has information about the earlier Madrians, the Traditional Households, (if they indeed existed), please get in touch with us. My own email is deanicfaith@gmail.com. I am Candra Sophia. Thank you.

After our feast day, we will resume our series on Holy Sophia and the Clear Recital.

Amadea

And finally, and perhaps, appropriately, Sorella Roselyn has introduced an intimate ending to prayer for private use. Amadea. Loosely translated, it means to love Dea. 

Hail, Zoe, Fountain of Grace, Glory Be to Thee.

Blessed art Thou, O, Divine Queen of Heaven and

Blessed is Thy Beloved Mother.

Holy Dea, Daughter God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages.

Amadea.

(copyright Janite Ekklesia.)

ArchMadria Sophia Candra

Bits and Pieces

18 Maia/Foradi

Day of Agia Rhea, Jana of Steadfastness, Temperance and Self-restraint. (Agia, pronounced eye-ya, is Greek for Saint).

O, Agia Rhea, be with us.

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Dear Devotees,

For those who have placed a crown of silk flowers on an image of the Holy Daughter, Zoe Sophia, the crown may remain in place through the holy month of Flora. It is removed on the evening of 28 Flora as the next day begins the Sacred Season of the Celestial Mother, Mari Sophia.

As an aside, we keep finding more and more exciting connections between the Sophian Mythos and the Deanic Scriptures. As with the Holy Daughter in the scriptures and the Blessed Virgin Mary of Christianity, the Holy Daughter Sophia was also crowned as Queen in the Pleroma/ Heaven.

One thing that I did that was fun on the day of Coronam, was that I wore a crown of green silk flowers over my pink veil. {Pink and Green are the colors of the robes of Agia Grace (Sai Sushuri)}.

We are not Gnostic

It is important to explain that while Janites obtain some of our Sophian Mythos from Gnosticism, we are not Gnostic, per se . Just as there are many basic Gnostic teachings within Deanism/Filianism, neither the Deanic nor the Filianic religious streams are Gnostic.  As Janites,  we choose to draw our teachings about Dea from non-Pagan sources and so we take them from esoteric Judaism, Goddess Christianity and both pre-Christian and Christian Gnosticism.

In the near future, we will outline our basic mythos and show how they correlate with the Deanic scriptures.

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It has come to my attention that there are those who think that Sophia is Sai Mati. This is an understandable misunderstanding as Agia Sage/Sai Mati is often depicted as Holy Sophia. This is one of the reasons why Janites do not use goddess images to represent the Janae as we find it leads to confusion and misunderstanding. It is similar to how the Blessed Virgin Mary is used, in some circles, to represent Agia Thea (Sai Raya), Agia Sage (Sai Mati) and Agia Thema (Sai Thame’) and yet, none of these Janae are the Blessed Virgin Mary nor are they any Pagan goddess.

Coming up will be a further article.

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Another exciting discovery is how Adam and Eve (Eve is the First Daughter who represents all of humanity, Adam is the First Son, who also represents humanity), originally were etheric beings before entering manifest creation. Adam and Eve were beings of Light who spoke the Primordial Language. Upon leaving the Realm of Perfection, they were clothed with skins. While some biblical translations say ‘animal skins’ others simply say they were clothed with garments of skin. This really means that they were given their human bodies. This all flows very nicely with Deanic teachings.

My apologies, I had a list of links here supporting this story about Adam and Eve, but they have disappeared. I am just getting used to my new notebook. I also lost two more topics. So, there will be a Bits and Pieces II coming up.

Bits and Pieces

10 Maia/27 April

Columbadi/Friday

O, Madria Grace, Jana of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us.

The Great Moon will occur over 11/12 Maia, this weekend. I believe that Madria Sophia will be sharing with us the scripture and preface readings for the RoS.

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We will be beginning a series of short classes, via email, on Dr. Rose Harmon Arthur’s, “The Wisdom Goddess: Feminine Motifs in Eight Nag Hammadi Documents”, a book that belongs not only in every Gnostic library, but certainly on the bookshelves of anyone who is devoted to Holy Sophia, Our Divine Mother.

This book was a main source for the articles written by scholar Max Dashu.

It is unfortunate that this book is out of print, but copies are still available through Amazon both here in the U.S. and also, I believe, in the U.K.

It is also available through the online catalogs of the National Library of Australia, the World Catalog.org., I believe the online catalog of Stanford University and other sources.

This book is not just a valuable resource for understanding the Mother God of the West, but it is also a clear example of how the “masculinization  of religion” in the West took place. It clearly shows how the early Christians took pre-Christian Gnostic texts and not only Christianized them, but also either y demoted the Divine Sophia in the process or turned Her into a male (Jesus).

The study of this book is required for Janite clergy as well as for those studying for the priestesshood.

Right now, where I still don’t have a computer, these ‘classes’ will basically be in email form for informational purposes and not really a discussion group, per se. Down the road, there will be more required for priestess studies.

Because this book is out of print and because this info is so vital, not just for Sophians, but for all Déanists who wish to see a scholarly example of how the Divine Feminine was demoted in the West, we are offering these informal email classes to all, regardless of Déanic/Filianic Tradition. If any devotee is interested in receiving these classes, please write to me, ArchMadria Candra at deanicfaith@gmail.com and I will put you on the list. Thank you.

Please note that these are not classes on Gnosticism, we are Deanic, not Gnostic, nor is a reading of Gnostic scriptures required.

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So, I’ve been debating whether to mention this or not, because I can’t give out any details whatsoever and in fact, I know very little about them, so feel free to believe or disbelieve. And please keep in mind that here I am not speaking about the Madrians or Traditional Households or anything similar to what we are doing.

It has come to my attention that there is an Order of priestesses of the Goddess, in what is clearly a Déanic style religion, in a remote area whose Tradition goes back thousands of years. Yes, thousands of years.  They have, quite understandably, chosen to remain hidden from the world. But, nice to know that we are not alone. 🙂

Please don’t send me questions, this is all I can share and much I do not know.

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We are going to be resuming the weekly prayer list. If you or a loved one (including pet family members) are in need of prayer, please send your prayer requests to either me at the above email address or to Madria Sophia at maidsophiawelsh@gmail.com. Thank you.

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As we know, the Feast of Coronam is right around the corner. Stay tuned for suggested hymns, customs and scripture readings.

May Our Lady Bless you,

Blessed is She.

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The 13 days of daily meditation during the Sacred Month of Hestia

The Sacred Month of Hestia

Sacred month of Hestia https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/sacred-month-of-hestia-26th-december-january-22nd/
Hestia, Vesta. Ever-living flame of the hearth https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/hestia-vesta-ever-living-flame-of-the-hearth/
The Goddess Hestia as The Keeper of the Flame https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/the-goddess-hestia-as-the-keeper-of-the-flame/

Spiritual Act

We spend the beginning of the Sacred month of Hestia, 13 days in total, in daily meditation for a few minutes in the spiritual practice of concentrating upon a spiritual month and it’s mystery.

Scripture [1]

Title 1
The Holy Mythos
Chapter 5, Verse 35

35. Then for twelve nights the star returned to the sky; and on the thirteenth night it did not return. And this was a sign of things that were to come.

Daily Reflections

Madria Olga Lotar’s Madrian Calendar

1 Hestia / December 26 – Sacred month of Columbina – Mystery of Aurora
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Resurrection of all Manifestation, Restoration, Good Always Triumphs, Peace.

2 Hestia / December 27 – Sacred month of Maia
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Manifestation lived in Harmony, Order is Soul Path to Re-unification with Déa.

3 Hestia / December 28 – Sacred month of Flora
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Gifts from Déa, Virtuous Spiritual Life.

4 Hestia / December 29 – Sacred month of Rosa – Mystery of Assumpta
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Unconditional Love of Déa, Remembering & Nurturing Spirit in our Rose Heart Temple, Assumption of our souls.

5 Hestia / December 29 – Sacred month of Sunna
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Illumination, Love, Motivation, Spiritual Growth.

6 Hestia / December 30 – Sacred month of Ceres
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Motherly Relationship between Déa and us, taking stock of Spiritual Harvest.

7 Hestia / December 31 – Sacred month of Abalon – Mystery of Terram
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Trinity of Déa, Life, Spirit, Soul, Wisdom.

8 Hestia / January 1 – Sacred month of Ourania
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Cosmic Order, Living Harmoniously, Praying the Rosary, Spiritual Enrichment.

9 Hestia / January 2 – Sacred month of Samhain
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
End of Life Lived in Spirit, Death, soul Journeys.

10 Hestia / January 3 – Sacred month of Astrea – Mystery of Adoria
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Prayful awaiting of the coming of the light of Kore Di-Jana amidst deepening darkness.

11 Hestia / January 4 – Sacred month of Hestia
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Kore Di-Jana is immanent: Déa’s Light and Life and Love, human life designed as a way back to Déa.

12 Hestia / January 5 – Sacred month of Brighid
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Déa inspiring, inciting, creating, crafting, nourishing & healing.

13 Hestia / January 6 – Sacred month of Moura – Mystery of Quassare
This is the reflection that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Great Mother as the Foundation of Faith, somber, quiet in honour of the suffering that the Holy Daughter endures during Her painful Descent down through the realms. We should contemplate Her Sacrificial Shattering which gave us our souls.

Personally, I appreciate the quiet few minutes spent daily in contemplation in my cosy love filled home.
May Déa bless you. Blessed is She.
Madrina Sophia

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)

Sun Wheel – The Red Candle of Joy – Mothers Night

Astrea 23 / Dec. 20

Stelladi or Star Day. (Wednesday).

Day of Madria Sage.

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, Blue Candle of Peace), Red Candle of Joy. 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 tonight on Stelladi or Wednesday 23rd Astrea / 20th December. This evening is known as Modraniht which is Old English for `Mothers-night`. [1]

Madrina Sophia

With thanks to ArchMadria Candra Sophia for her previous articles.

Sun Wheel – The Red Candle of Joy

LED red rose night light

Tonight is Mother’s Night, a native European Tradition as well as a Christian Tradition (when it was moved to Christmas Eve.) How appropriate that the candle of the Celestial Mother, as the Rose of Joy, be lit on this night, the night of Her Joy, the night of our Joy.

As we wait with the Holy Mother, we might offer Her incense and flowers, milk and honey, a rosary, hymns, special prayers or the Rite of Sacrifice. We also light the last candle on our Sun Wheel. [2]

So, we light the Red Candle of Joy in honour of the Celestial Mother as Déa, Rose of Joy. The Red Candle also signifies the Sacred Season of Summer, the direction of South, the time of Noon, the Symbol of the Rose and Madria Vicka. The Mystery is Assumpta, meaning that the Celestial Mother, is the Assumption of our souls when our incarnations are complete. It is also the Feast of Rose of Heaven, Rosa Caeli. The Celestial Mother, is the Rose of Joy and the Fiery Rose of Heaven.

Dea as the Rose of Joy, the Glad Welcome:
Radiating from the center Heart-Hearth of Home,
The Flowering and Fruitful Rose Garden of Delight. [3]

The Rose is known as the Queen of Flowers and so is a fitting symbol for the Celestial Mother.

The Rosette symbol Scorpions and Rosette Steatite, Stamp seal, North Mesopotamia.

The oldest known use of a rose as the basis for a stylized design come from Sumeria. One is a Sumerian seal showing two scorpions protecting the rosette of the Goddess Inanna, dating to the Early Bronze Age or Uruk period, circa 3300 BC. The rosette was a sacred symbol of this Goddess.

“As a symbol, the rosette is often thought to evoke the goddess Inanna/Ishtar. Given its pervasiveness in Neo-Assyrian iconography, especially in association with figures of the genii and the king, there may be a more universal symbolism behind the motif, such as regeneration, rebirth, or initiation, all of which may after all be thought of to be encompassed by Inanna/Ishtar’s religious symbolism in ancient Mesopotamia.”
– The Mythology of Kingship in Neo-Assyrian Art by Mehmet-Ali Ataç, Cambridge University Press, 2010

Gold rosette from the Royal tombs of Ur
Stone carving of a rose with eight petals Arab, thus Muslim meaning love
17th Century oak an eight petal rose was a symbol of rebirth and regeneration

The petals are often illustrated as heart-shaped, which allows the four to be seen as eight. This symbol, usually termed a rosette, is very ancient indeed and is seen from India, across the Middle East, to Egypt. It is a solar symbol (and the source of the ancient swastika). [4]

The Blue Bird, part of a wall-painting from Knossos, Crete by K. Kyria Koulis

Blue Bird Fresco, Frieze, or Panel from the House of Frescoes at Knossos, Crete of the Minoan civilisation. Dated LM IA = Late Bronze Age Minoan (Crete) 1600-1525: LM IA end, eruption of Santorini. [Fresco photos 5]

The oldest known visual evidence of roses is preserved in a fresco from the palace of Knossos on Crete. This piece of art dates from around 1600 BC. The fresco was partially destroyed during the earthquake of 1500 BC which brought down the palace. Portions of the fresco, though broken, vividly depict animals and flowers – among them are several examples of roses. [8]

The red thorny flower known as the rose [6] derived its name from the sea nymph “Rhodos”, [7] who according to Greek mythology lived on the island of Rhodes. In the Greek language, the word “rose” means red which is coincidentally the official color of the Roman Empire. The rose subsequently appeared on Rhodian coinage and was routinely used in Greco-Roman ceremonies in worship to the goddess Isis. [8]

In Egypt during the Greco-Roman period, wall paintings within Egyptian tombs included roses as a part of their subject matter, objects were decorated with rose motifs, and roses were used in funerary wreaths.

Evidence of two types of roses used in pharaonic Egypt have survived. One is the “Rosa Gallica” (Rosa gallica officinalis ‘The Apothecary’s Rose’) which was widely cultivated in parts of Europe, in Rome and Greece, and still survives today. The other is “Rosa Ricardii” or Richardii , which became extinct in Egypt by Islamic times. It was “Rosa Ricardii” also known as “Rosa Sancta” that was identified as the type of rose included in the funerary wreaths found in tombs of Hawara by Egyptologist William M. Flinders Petrie in the later part of the nineteenth century. These wreaths have been dated to 170 AD. [9]

The Rose Burial of Magician / Priestess of Isis named Myrithis

Archeologist, Albert Guyet (1856-1916), discovered a female, Egyptian magician/priestess named Myrithis, who belonged to the cult of Isis, in her small crypt within a Christian Coptic necropolis of Antinoopolis. A town that was officially founded by the emperor Hadrian on 30 October AD 130 in memory of his favorite Antinous, who is drowned here while apparently saving his master. Abandoned in the 10th Century.

mummy of magician priestess of Isis named Myrithis in Christian Coptic necropolis of Antinoopolis Antinopolis Antinoë archaeologist Albert Guyet
Postcard of Leoukaionia Excavations of Antinoe (Egypt) Guimet Museum Paris France

Myrithis, as illustrated in Guyet’s 1904 publication Fantômes d’Antinoë, p.35.
The other findings in the grave included a tambourine and a mirror, which identified Gayet’s Myrithis as a magician/priestess. These creative attempts at illustrations to revive the findings are characteristic of Gayet interpretations.
From http://daes.dk/nytsite/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Papyrus10_2.pdf

Myrithis’ mummy had been on display in a prominent museum in Paris, the Guimet. (“…The paraphernalia of the sorceress Myrithis, including her gorilla skin, mystic lamps, magic papyrus, tambourine and complicated mirror of various faces, all of which, with the yellow clothed mummy, have been transferred to the museum.” page 560 The late Dr. Charles Beke’s discoveries of Sinai in Arabia and of Midian, by Ch. T. Beke). Myrithis worshiped Isis and practiced magic. Among her grave goods were rosebuds, rose petals, wreaths and garlands. Her ceremonial mantle was embroidered throughout with five-petaled roses. Rosa ricardii, that had been introduced into Egypt around the 8th Century B.C., probably from Syria, or more likely, Phoenicia (Rosa phoenicia) – modern day Lebanon. Rosa ricardii rose is a single, five-petaled rose that is very fragrant. [10]

Rosa x richardii is known as the Holy Rose of Abyssinia

This rose plant can be purchased from specialty rose sites on the Internet. https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/r-x-richardii

Without going into the complexity of Egyptian religion and magic, at some point the rose overtook the role of the sacred lotus flower in Isis theology because of its association with the planet Venus and the five-pointed star.

Statue of Isis Hadrianic period (117-138 CE) Marble

The images of priestesses of Isis show them dressed with a scarf tied at the center of her breastbone into a knot resembling a rose. Rose oil and rose incense was used by priestesses of Isis during funeral ceremonies in the belief that being exposed to the scent of the burning incense induced a mystical state — the soul of the departed merged into the smoke.

After the introduction to Egypt of Rosa gallica during the Greco-Roman period, by the Greeks and Romans, roses also became part of the Egyptian economy through rose farming, commissioned by the Romans to supply the Roman public. When the Greek dynastic family of the Ptolemies took political control of Egypt in the 4th Century B.C., they also followed the cult of Isis knowing it would give them greater validity among the native Egyptians. In fact, Cleopatra, a Ptolemy, had the sails of her barge seeped in rosewater — less likely because it was Isis’ flower but more because of her obsession with the fragrance. [10]

Attar of roses was one of the oils used in the later periods during mummification. Roses and rose oil were used in ancient Egyptian medicine. Private and temple gardens included roses in their flower beds. In ancient Egypt, it was the emblem of immortality and beauty.

A temple dedicated to Isis located near Mikro Elos in Brexiza on the borders of the Marathon and Nea Makri (has been) under excavation (since 1968). This area is located in Attica in southern Greece. Statues of Osiris and Isis have been recovered from the area, the originals are in the Marathon Museum, copies have been situated on the excavation site for tourists. [9]

Isis holding a rose in each hand from Mikro Elos in Brexiza, Marathon, Attica, S Greece [11]
In Rome, an effigy of the goddess Cybele, known as the Magna Mater, (Great Mother) was celebrated by being carried in procession covered with roses. A Greek legend tells that it was Cybele herself who created the rose. [12]

Goddesses of the Rose

This flower has been intricately connected to our ideas of love and beauty and as such has enjoyed an association with several Goddesses, among them are Inanna, Ishtar, Aphrodite, Venus, Lakshmi, Chloris, Cybele, Flora, Demeter, Astarte, Aurora, and Hecate. [9] Amaterasu of Japan and Iamanja of Brazil. [13]

It is sacred to the Fairy Queen. In ancient India, the Great Mother was the Holy Rose. In China, the flower of the Goddess was the red China rose. [14]

Under Christianity, the foremost personification of the Divine Feminine was, of course, the Virgin Mary, so it was perhaps inevitable that the Rose became her special flower as it had been for the goddesses of old. [12]
The Blessed Virgin Mary in Christianity, became known as Rosa Mystica or Mystical Rose.

Déanic Symbolism

The symbolism of the Rose, which is known as the Lotus of the West, is complex. What is relevant to us is the hidden heart at the center which conceals the Secrets of the Divine Mystery.

The opening petals of the Rose symbolize the unfolding of higher consciousness and the life of the soul, itself. [15]

The sacred season of Summer is dedicated to the Celestial Mother as Centre and Essence, and the Supernal blazing sun of the Generatrix of creation. The solar fire within the world is blazing up to consume the separation of matter and raise us across the abyss of separation to be one within our hearts with the Heart of the Mother. [16]

Immortal Love Heart mandala by OlgaKuczer http://www.olgakuczer.com

Our Faith teaches us that our hearts are temples which are in the shape of a Rose and so, in the Deanic Faith and in the Marian devotions within Catholicism, the Heart of Dea and the heart of Mary have always been symbolized by the rose or being surrounded by roses. [15]

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In medieval Europe, the Rose as a symbol of union with the divine may have been influenced by Arabian and Persian teachings from the time when Spain was an Islamic country. The Sufi teacher, Hazrat Inayat Khan writes:

“Just as the rose consists of many petals held together, so the person who attains to the unfoldment of the soul begins to show many different qualities. The qualities emit fragrance in the form of a spiritual personality. The rose has a beautiful structure, and the personality which proves the unfoldment of the soul has also a fine structure, in manner, in dealing with others, in speech, in action. The atmosphere of a spiritual being pervades the air like the perfume of a rose.” [12]

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Rosa Mundi flower a sport or mutation of Rosa gallica ‘Officinalis’

Rosa Mundi is a species of rose. (recorded as far back as the fifteenth century). The color is pale pink to white with deep Rose-pink stripes overlaid. (A sport or mutation of Rosa gallica ‘Officinalis’, sharing all of its virtues except colour). Its fragrance has been described as quite intense to moderately strong. [9]

As Lady Olivia Robertson (of the Fellowship of Isis) once stated, “Through the understanding gained of how to live pleasantly with those around us (to become Wholly Love), cosmic awareness begins to dawn. This is a natural awakening of the soul, (just) as a plant grows, flowers and bears fruit. This community of souls
interconnected through love and wisdom has been symbolized by medieval philosophers as ‘Rosa Mundi’, a rambling rose bush that grows throughout all spheres, and flowers in the hearts of all beings and existences.” [15]

We believe that, if the Celestial Mother is Transcendent, then She is the Rose of Heaven, Rosa Coeli, not Rose of the World, Rosa Mundi.

Prayerful Act:

On our Sunwheel, we light the Red Candle of Joy in honour of the Celestial Mother as Déa, Rose of Joy. The Mystery is Assumpta, meaning that the Celestial Mother, Mari, is the Assumption of our souls. It is also the Feast of Rose of Heaven, Rosa Caeli. The Celestial Mother, Mari, is the Rose of Joy and the Fiery Rose of Heaven.

On Stelladi or Wednesday 23rd Astrea / 20th December.

The Red candle also signifies the Sacred Season of Summer, the direction of South, the time of Noon, the Symbol of the Rose and Madria Vicka.

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

Red symbolises Fire which is the Element of this season.

( There are different rose colours associated with our Celestial Mother, the red of the summer rose relates to fiery, “the rose of consummation or perfect union with the Mother” Page 27 of The Coming Age periodical, issue 3
http://www.oxfordgoddessrevivalarchive.org/cms/items/show/75 ).

Very simply put, we refer to the Fiery Rose Heart of Our Lady. This Unconditional Divine Fire is the Flame of Love.

The Flame has its origin in Love and in the Supernal Fire of the Sun which shines down upon the World. Without this holy fire, the heart grows cold; the soul weakens. The Flame of Love is strong, able to conquer all that is not of Déa within the Temple of the Heart, while illuminating the True Joy within. [14]

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This element is considered to be the first element that was born when the universe was created. Fire is attributed with transformational and purifying powers. It can give warmth and enable life, and it can also burn and destroy. In the spiritual plane, Fire stands for Light and in the physical plane, it is the Sun or Flame. The element symbolizes incredible energy, activity, creativity, passion, freedom, power, love, vision, strength, will, assertiveness, courage and dynamism. [17]

In the practicing alchemists point of view, fire is a catalyst to both initiating and completing metaphysical demonstrations. This symbol signifies upward mobility, forward motion, rising flames and aspirations to solar embodiment (in both literal and philosophical senses). To move into the energy of fire is to be utterly consumed, transformed and lifted out of limitation (vis a vis: smoke rising). [18]

In aromatherapy, rose carries the highest healing frequency. ‘Rose’ is also the past tense of ‘rise,’ which means to grow, to go beyond — to metamorphose! It’s a verb, which is really what we are — we’re more process than product. The interface of the spiritual and the material is where we co-create, co-evolve. [19]

A message from Magdalene: by Linzy Arnott

Sister, the time has come for you to remember who you are. The whole universe is inside of you. Everything you need, is already within you. Your heart, Beloved, is the size of the universe, the rose of your heart is birthed from the infinite cosmos of your ancient being. Remember this now! You came to earth at this precious moment in time to REMEMBER your Oneness with Creation, with all life, so you may shine the light of your noble heart to light the path of Remembrance. You, Sister, are more than you ever allowed yourself to imagine. You ARE the universe in motion, you ARE the Creator, you ARE and have always been whole, complete and perfect. Look into my eyes: I am you, you are me. One Heart. You are important, you have a Divine purpose: will you accept your souls calling and BE the medicine the world needs now? Follow the infinite petaled rose of love within your heart, she is your compass. I am with you always Beloved Sister, holding you in the loving embrace of our One Heart. [20]

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 Stelladi or Wednesday 23rd Astrea / 20th 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.

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

Scripture: [21]
The scripture reading for the lighting of the Red Candle of Joy is:

Title 3, Chapter 3, The Mantle

1. You that are weary with the world, you that are lonely, you that have suffered hardship, that have suffered hurt, come, gather about Me and be enfolded in My Mantle.
2. In the inner silence you shall hear Me and in the inner darkness you shall see Me.
3. And the future shall be better than the past.
4. Come, seek protection in My mantle, for I have turned no creature from Me; be sheltered in the folds of My garment.
5. For the ills of the world shall pass away, even as the terrors of the night.
6. And the dawn shall be bright with splendor and sweet with the singing of the blessed souls.
7. And I shall be your comfort in the darkness.

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, Mari [22]
https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/hail-mari/

2. The Litany of the Celestial Mother [22]
https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/the-litany-of-the-celestial-mother/

3. Canticle of the Supernal Sun [22]
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/canticle-of-the-supernal-sun/

4. The Inner Temple of Your Heart [23]
https://deanic.com/the-inner-temple-of-your-heart/

A Janite Psalm:

5. Psalm 7: O, Fiery Rose of Heaven [23]
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/janite-psalms/

6. Madrina Sophia’s selection from the
Psalter of Our Lady [24]
relating to Déa’s Rose Heart

Firstly the introduction:
December 16, 2013

Psalter of Our Lady

These 150 psalms are taken from the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary written by St. Bonaventure and have been painstakingly adapted by Mr Glenn King and ArchMadria Candra Sophia. They will be incorporated into our Hours (a work in progress), our liturgy and our Feast Day prayers. These psalms are taken from the Living Stream in the West.

For the most part, we have removed archaic language however, Thee and Thou, when referring to Our Lady, denotes honor and the respect that is due to Her.

Our thanks to Mr. King for this valuable service to the Filianic/Deanic community.

PSALM 108: O, Lady, heed my praise

O Lady, heed my praise:
and deign to accept this Psalter dedicated to Thee.
Look upon the will of my heart: and make my affection well-pleasing to Thee.
Hasten to visit Thy servants:
under the protection of Thy Mantle may they be preserved unhurt.
May they receive through Thee the illumination of Madria Sage:
and the charis of Madria Grace.
O Lady, look upon the contrite of heart:
and revive them by the ointment of piety.

ArchMadria Candra Sophia

Notes on the adapted Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary written by St. Bonaventure:

Psalms: a collection of religious verses, sung or recited.
Meaning of Charis: Joseph H. Thayer made some significant observations concerning the meaning of charis:
“that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness…good-will, loving-kindness, favor… charis is used pre-eminently of that kindness by which God [Dea] bestows favors even upon the ill-deserving, and grants to sinners the pardon of their offences, and bids them accept of eternal salvation through Christ [Kore Di-Jana].”
https://www.studylight.org/language-studies/greek-thoughts/index.cgi?a=30

Secondly the selection:

7. Psalm 25 – Judge me [24]

Judge me, O Lady, for I have departed from Thy ways:
But because I have hoped in Thee I shall not become weak.
Enkindle my heart with the fire of Thy love:
And with the girdle of righteousness bind my heart.
For Thy mercy and Thy justice are before my eyes:
And I am delighted with the voice of Thy praise.
O Lady, I have loved the beauty of Thy face:
And I have revered Thy holiness.
Oh praise Her name, for She is holy:
let Her wonders be declared forever.

8. Madrina Sophia’s comment about Psalm 27: I will cry and Thou shalt hear me, which expresses my confusion and neglect of the Goodness and Truth of Dea who is in every place, throughout all the manifest realms and internally, in our temple heart. Wherever and whenever, Dea offers a warm welcome.

8. Psalm 27: I will cry and Thou shalt hear me [24]

To Thee, O Mother God, will I cry, and Thou shalt hear me:
in the voice of Thy praise Thou will make me glad.
Have mercy on me in the day of my trouble:
and in the light of Thy truth deliver me.
Blessed be Thou, O Mother God:
to the uttermost ends of the earth.
Thy sanctuary is my abode.
Render my conscience pure and undefiled
and make of my heart a place of propitiation
and a temple for the holy in-dwelling of Thy love.

Note:
Propitiation: is an action meant to regain someone’s favor or make up for something you did wrong.

9. Psalm 40 – Our Mother loves [24]

Our Mother loves the oppressed and the poor:
May we remain faithful in Her praise.
O Mother of the Janae, High Queen of Heaven:
purify my heart with the fire of Thy love.
You are the Mother of the illumination of my heart:
You are the Nurse who refreshes my mind.
My mouth longs to praise Thee: my mind aspires to adore Thee.
My soul longs to pray to Thee
Because the whole of my being belongs to Thee, O my High Queen.

10. Madrina Sophia’s comment about Psalm 41: As the deer longs for the sparkling brook, poetically expresses the longing for Dea that I have felt all this human life. Which also reminds me of the Scripture, Title 3, Chapter 8,
The Way of Simplicity, verses 1 – 4 [21]

10. Psalm 41: As the deer longs for the sparkling brook [24]

As the deer longs for the sparkling brook,
so doth my soul pine for Thy love.
For Thou art the Mother of my life:
and the sublime sustainer of my existence.
Thy Daughter is the Savioress of my soul;
the beginning and the end of my salvation.
Hear me, O Déa, let my stains be cleansed:
enlighten me, O Déa, that my darkness may be illuminated.
Let my tepidity be enkindled by the Heart-Flame of Thy love:
let my torpor be expelled by Thy grace.

11. Psalm 44: My heart hath uttered a good word [24]

My heart hath uttered a good word, my Lady:
it is sweetened with honey-flowing dew.
By Thy sanctity let my sins be purged:
by Thy integrity may incorruption be bestowed upon me.
By Thy magnanimity may my soul be loved
and joined to You through the bond of love.
By Thy Daughter, the chasm has been bridged:
by the bringing forth of Thy Beloved,
I am delivered from eternal death.
By Thy graciousness, I am restored:
and from the exile of misery
I am led back to the homeland of beatitude.

12. Psalm 59: O, Holy Déa, kear envelops us [24]

O Holy Dea, kear envelops us as we have turned away from Thee.
Yet, Thou has had mercy on us by Thy Daughter.
Have mercy on us, O, saving Mother God:
who has brought forth salvation for all of creation.
For Thou infuses joy into the sad:
and joy and sweetness into the mourners.
Rejoice us by the sweet sounds of Thy Word:
and pour Thy balm of roses forth into our hearts.
Thunder, the heavens, from above, and give praise to Her:
glorify Her, the Earth, with all the dwellers therein.

Note
Kear: A crack or flaw, the chasm or abyss that lies between Déa and each soul which opened when we chose to experience material manifestation.

13. Psalm 98: Our Lady Reigns [24]

Our Mother God Reigns, let the people rejoice:
She sits on the High Throne of Heaven.
Great in Ekklesia is Thy glory, O Lady:
and in Cosmos, shines forth Thy magnificence.
Sing before Her, the harmonious choirs:
and adore Her throne, for it is holy.
In Her Flames, the Fire of Love
and round about her are those who worship Her.
Her Seven Laws are before our eyes:
and the rule of compassion is in Her heart.

Note
Ekklesia: Church, assembly of a people, spiritual community, for Janites, the people of Dea.

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14. My Lady’s Voice [25]

O, Where shall I hear my Lady’s voice?
Where shall I feel my Lady’s touch?
Where smell the fragrant Holy Rose and
be warmed by the Holy Fire?
O, where shall I see Her, where can I find Her,
O, where can my Lady be?

Be calm, gentle soul, for you never are lost,
For you dwell all the while with Her.
Tis your mind that has strayed and the thoughts
Of your mind that obscure Her now from you.
Then, cleanse your mind of the darkness thoughts,
And be turned again, to Her

And go inside you, seek within you, for tis there
That your Lady abides.
For though She is beyond you, She is also within you,
And your being is wholly in Her.
And within shall you feel Her and see Her and hear Her,
And within know Her nectar and fragrance divine.

And within is the warmth of She Who is Love and the
Warmth of Her Love is the Warmth that surrounds
You, for the whole of your being is in Love.

This is from “Source”, one of the Founders of our Scriptures and Faith.

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15. O, Déa, Rose of Joy

O, Déa, Rose of Joy, we thank You, we bless You and we adore You. For through Your compassionate love, we are infused with Your luminous Graces and are sheltered beneath Your Great Mantle of Protection. O, Déa, Rose of Joy, be with us.
(Taken from the Great Liturgy of Dea.)

A Dance (to instrumental music):

Devotion to The Goddess Heart – Glastonbury Tor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcf3e2itxdc
A Spontaneous and Intuitive dance, that was connected through the energies present on the Glastonbury Tor.
Goddess Essence – Lyonne Sundari

Blessing:

(Adapted Gaelic Blessing).

Mother God above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play-
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song-
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long!

A Rosary:
Fifth Mystery Quassare on a five septad/seven bead rosary.
https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/the-janite-mysteries-rosary/ [22]

Meditate:

Rose of Unconditional Love Meditation [22]

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.
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.

Imagine you are standing in the centre of a golden stone walled garden, it is filled with different coloured rose bushes. The air around you is still and warm, and you can smell the glorious scent of the roses rising up in the warm air. It is cheering.

Behind you is a small, red bench. You sit down there. It’s amazing how clear and crisp every colour is, how every leaf and every flower seems almost electrified with life. All your senses seem stronger here.

As you are relaxing there, concentrate upon your slow and deep breathing, feel it creating space in your heart.
Feel the glow of your favourite colour of a rose flower* filling your heart with warmth and light. With each inhale create a rose petal and with each exhale smile. Take your time creating a perfect rose flower… (pause).

Inhale unconditional love, happiness, compassion, oneness of the Divine…. Exhale, unconditional love, happiness, compassion, oneness of the Divine… Emanate and project your smiling heart to the planet and into the cosmos. Breathe… (pause).

It’s as though Celestial Mother in the Divine form of a rose, and even the very air here knows who you are, and is emanating unconditional love for you. Joy fills your body and mind. Let it in. See flames forming along the edge of each rose petal. She knows your cares and concerns. She is always listening to you… to your heart.
You can feel unification with Déa as She burns away all error, isolation.

When you are ready, place your palms to your heart, palm on top of palm, to signal that you are ready to release your vision of Celestial Mother as fiery rose and slowly return to the present. Slowly open your eyes, stretch
and go on with the rest of your day… joyful, and refreshed by Her Holy Grace.

* For help in understanding the appropriate colour, please consult the following sources. The golden rose is a symbol of absolute perfection, eternity.             Hail, Rosa Coeli: Rose of Heaven of the Noon-tide, Light & Essence of Creation, be with us“. (white) [23]
https://mydevotionstodea.tumblr.com/post/167003443867/symbolism-of-the-holy-trinity-as-flowers
O Fiery Rose: Radiating Love of Heaven, Burning Essence of Perfection, be with us“. (red) [26]
“the rose of consummation or perfect union with the Mother”
Page 27 of The Coming Age periodical, issue 3 http://www.oxfordgoddessrevivalarchive.org/cms/items/show/75

http://www.roseforlove.com/the-meanings-of-rose-colors-ezp-22 [3]
http://www.proflowers.com/guide/rose-colors-and-meanings [3]
http://www.livingartsoriginals.com/color-rose-flower.html [3]
http://www.teleflora.com/rose_colors.asp [3]
http://www.rkdn.org/roses/colors.asp [3]

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.

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O, Déa, Rose of Joy, be with us.

~

The Traditional Janite ending:

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

*Celestial Mother 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 5 candles after the prayers or your meal).

~

Notes:

[1] For further details https://deanic.com/2017/11/13/what-is-a-sun-wheel-when-is-mothers-night/
[2] https://deanic.com/2016/12/20/mothers-nightred-candle-of-joy/
[3] ArchMatrona (Serene Mother) Ghrian of the Lucienne Deanic Tradition. https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com
[4] http://origins-of-christianity.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/resurrection-rosette.html
[5] Photo from http://antiquatedantiquarian.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/the-minoans-frescoes.html
Caption information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Aegean_frescos
http://people.ku.edu/~jyounger/aegeanchron.html
[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose
[7] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodos
[8] https://sites.google.com/site/greenlandtheory/greece/island-of-rhodes
[9] https://mirrorofisis.freeyellow.com/id125.html
Linda Iles, ArchDrs., Prs.H., GDC, SA (Fellowship of Isis)
Also https://mirrorofisis.freeyellow.com/id161.html
[10] http://www.sfrosesociety.org/single-post/2015/08/24/Myrithis-and-the-Egyptian-Rose
[11] Photo from
http://www.academia.edu/32637447/THE_STATUES_OF_ISIS_IN_THE_SANCTUARY_OF_THE_EGYPTIAN_GODS_IN_MARATHON_Meaning_and_Context_in_a_Global_Roman_World
[12] http://www.chalicecentre.net/mystic-rose.html
[13] http://paganpages.org/content/tag/ishtar/
[14] https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/rose-a-great-symbol-of-our-faith/
[15] FIFTH section of https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-symbols-of-our-faith/
[16] https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/sacred-season-of-summer-month-of-rosa-june-13-july-10/
[17] http://www.ancient-symbols.com/four-elements.html
[18] http://www.whats-your-sign.com/fire-symbols-and-meanings.html
See also: http://feng-shui.lovetoknow.com/Colors_and_Symbols_of_Four_Elements
[19] http://healthwealthwisdom.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/rose-by-any-other-name.html
[20] A message from Magdalene by Linzy Arnott
http://www.goddessrising.org/herstory-rising/2016/12/27/hzmryorn1qln2lj8vu34a6l6iduq1p
[21] 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)
[22] 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.
[23] Copyright of ArchMadria Candra Sophia. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
[24] Copyright of ArchMadria Candra Sophia and Mr Glenn King. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/psalms-suitable-for-summer-rose-heart/
[25] https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/my-ladys-voice/
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