MariMaia

1Maia/April 18

Stelladi/Wed.

O, Madria Sage, Jana of Intelligence, Intuition and Wisdom, be with us.

Today, in the Janite calendar, we have added the Feast of MariMaia for what is traditionally  the Month of Mary or Lady Month, as it was known, centuries ago.

(Please note that Janites celebrate the Feast of Flowers, Floralia, on 10 Flora/May 25.)

The month of May has long been celebrated in honor of the Motherhood and the Queenship of Mary. Originally, this consisted of 30 days of various devotions to Mary during Aug./Sept. This was later transferred to the lovely month of May.

Now that we are officially Sophian Deanic, something that we have been unofficially for quite some time, Marian devotions, traditions and culture takes on an even greater significance. As I have mentioned in past posts, not only do we have Marian roots stemming from the beginning of Madrianism, but in some areas of traditional Russian Christian Culture and in present-day Goddess Christian Culture, along with many Sophian Traditions, Mary is believed to have been the incarnation of Divine Sophia. It is significant that the feast day of Sophia, in the Gnostic calendar, falls on Aug. 15, which is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.

Additionally, Sophia has appeared to many and to one mystic She has said, ‘those who have prayed to Mary have been praying to Me’ And, so, many of the images we have of Mary may authentically be understood to be Images of Sophia.

Though the month of Maia is part of the Season of the Holy Daughter, it has traditionally been the month of the Mother. And, of course, the purpose of the Holy Daughter is to restore us to Our Divine Mother.

As it says in the Oral Tradition of the Secret Gospel of Mary, (not the fictional novel by the same name), “If you know the Woman of Light, you will know your Mother and be reborn of the Mother Spirit as a child of light.  Because the light is bornless, you will have eternal light.

“The body is born of the earthly mother, but the soul of light is born of the Heavenly Mother, and it is the Mother Spirit that awakens the soul of light.” (1)

Christos Sophia by Hikaru

In Janite Tradition, on the Feast of Coronam on 14 Maia/May 1, we crown the Holy Daughter, Our Princess of the World, as the Queen of Heaven.

Traditionally, going back many centuries, the Blessed Mother (Mary) was crowned as Queen of Heaven  And so, in Janite Tradition, on the Feast of Coronum, we may crown the Holy Daughter, Zoe (Daughter Sophia) as Queen of Heaven and, since it is the month of the Mother, we may crown the Celestial Mother, Mari/Maria (Mother Sophia) as Our High Queen.

So, each day of the month of Our Divine Mother, we may strive to do a little something in Her honor.

Plant marigolds, one of several flowers named after Our Lady.

Start a Mary Garden or outdoor shrine. Plant a flower pot and place an appropriate-sized statue of Mary inside or next to the pot for an apartment or windowsill or balcony. This site lists traditional Marian flowers.  https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/TheCatholicCompany/mary-garden-49004828 https://www.reallifeathome.com/how-to-start-a-mary-garden-in-7-easy-steps/

Marian houseplants suitable for the blind due to their form, texture and fragrance:
Mary’s Rose – Miniature Rose – Rosa hybrida
Mary’s Tresses – Asparagus Fern – Asparagus plumosus
Our Lady’s Fringes – Star Begonia – Begonia heracleifolia
Mary’s Bouquet – Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis
Mary’s Sword – Apostle Plant – Neomarcia gracilis
Mother of Thousands – Strawberry Geranium – Saxifraga sarmentosa
Beautiful Lady – Geranium (scented) – Pelargonum crispum
https://ecommons.udayton.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgiarticle=1000&context=imri_stokes_gardenguides

Recite Her litany, rosary, psalms or other of Her prayers.

We will be composing 9 day novenas to Her. In the meantime, any of the Marian novenas can be adapted for Janite use  such as the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes, Who was very important to the Madrians. (2) Each day of the nine day novena, light a devotional candle to Our Lady and pray the prayer. When your prayers are answered, make an offering to Our Lady in Thanksgiving.

Offer Her flowers, incense, milk and honey.

Sing Her hymns. You do not have to be Catholic to sing these hymns. If you are devoted to Mother Sophia, these hymns are yours to sing. A beautiful hymn which needs no adaptation may be found here: https://www.songandpraise.org/daily-daily-sing-to-mary-hymn.htm. To hear it sung: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4oTnqZjthck

On this day of MariMaia, let us begin Lady Month by fostering True Devotion to She Who is the Mother of All the Cosmos. Blessed is She.

A. M. Candra Sophia

1) Excerpts from the Secret of Gospel of Mary, http://sophian.org/secret%20gospel%20of%20mary.html . This is the Gnostic Christian Order of Tai Malachi.

(2) http://www.catholicdevotions.org/2014/02/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes/

 

 

 

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5 Columbina – March 25th Lady Day Feast of Madria Grace

Dear Devotees and friends,

Tomorrow, 5 Columbina, is Lady Day and for this year, is the Feast of Madria Grace/Sai Sushuri. A brief article shall be posted, tomorrow. The RoS may be served by devotees, clergy shall celebrate the Great Liturgy.

Hail Savioress Kore, Happy year of Madria Sage

1 Columbina / March 21

Stelladi or Star Day. (Wednesday).

Day of Madria Sage.
O,Madria Sage, 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.

To all devotees and friends,
REJOICE, She is Risen. For we are greeting our Divine Daughter God, Spring and the year of Madria Sage.
I awoke to bright sunshine streaming into the kitchen.
We have been experiencing Siberian wind chills and snow in Britain. Which reminded me in my discomfort about how brave our Daughter God is, how She strives to reach every single desolate and chill place in existence. To lead us back to the light and warmth Eternal of our Mother God.

All praise be to Déa. Blessed is She.

Madrina Sophia

St James’s Park, London during snow and windy weather this morning. Photo credit: Vickie Flores LNP
Daffodils and snow Picture: Solent News & Photo Agency

Hence a small gallery of Chirila Corina’s artwork:

Kore bringing renewal
Reunited Demeter and Kore, Mother God and Daughter God

Copyright of Chirila Corina. Be warned I have been very selective, her website https://korethemaiden.wordpress.com/greek-mythology-and-history/ contains what Max Dashu describes as ‘A Gallery of Toxific and Pornified “Goddesses”’ see http://www.sourcememory.net/veleda/?p=146

 

Oh Kore of the Descent and Shattering

A prayer of praise. Copyright of Madrina Sophia. Seek Permission and share with all due crediting. For private use only.

Lightpaintings by Stephen Knapp

Oh Kore of the Descent and Shattering

Oh Kore, 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 Kore, I glorify you, I magnify you and I adore You.

Tenebrae

27 Moura/March 18

Sunnadi/Sunday

Madria Theia

Day of Madria Theia, Jana of Illumination, Joy and Benevolence. O, Madria Theia, be with us. Blessed are You.

Nature by Rassouli often named Sophia on the internet.

Tomorrow, within the Greater Deanic community, marks the most somber day of the year. In Janite Tradition, these next two days are called Tenebrae, which means Darkness.

On this day, Janite females are veiled while Janite male devotees wear a hat. Veiling for females make take the form of a wide headband, scarf, kerchief, veil, hat, mantilla. Normally, a silk rose would be included in this list, but not for Tenebrae. The colors should be black, indigo or purple/violet.

There should be no lit candles on the altar and all statues and icons removed.

Janites do not have mandatory fasting laws because everyone’s health and circumstances differ. At the very least, we recommend abstaining from alcohol and sweets. The rest is up to the devotee. However, we caution against being overly scrupulous. Fast with moderation.

On the first day of Tenebrae, 28 Moura/March 19, we preform a lustration. This is a ritual bath or shower before which we offer prayers for the forgiveness of the impurities with which we have sullied our souls, souls that She gave us through such a Great Sacrifice.

This is the time when the Celestial Mother, in Her Daughter Form, descends down through the Seven Realms. Each Realm is a lower vibration and each becomes more dense. This causes excruciating suffering for She Who loves us so much, to the point that in Janite thealogy, which is based upon that of Sophia/Shekina,  Her Most Pure Soul Shattered as a crystal chandelier might shatter should it fall to the floor from the ceiling.

The Mythos of Shekinah/Sophia.

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.

The motive for the Sophia’s fall was defined according to the Anatolian school to have lain therein, that by Her desire to know what lay beyond the limits of the knowable, She had brought Herself into a state of ignorance and formlessness. Her suffering extends to the whole Pleroma.

In Kabbalistic teaching:For, it is the Shekinah that is ascribed by Kabbalists to be the Middle Pillar of Balance that unites the opposites, just as the soul allows for the opposites of body and spirit to unite, so too does the Shekinah play this role for us. Indeed, the Shekinah is the Soul of Man, what Kabbalists call the Neshamah, 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.

The Shekinah plays another very important role in the story of creation, and in particular in the Great Plan of humankind.  It is believed that in man’s fall to a denser, less perfect state of being in the physical, the Shekinah stayed with us as we separated from God or were exiled from the ‘Garden’.  Thus, the Shekinah, once again, was voluntarily removed from God/En Sof in order for us to have our experience.  She has always stayed with us, wherever we were exiled or isolated or shut out, the Shekinah was always there in exile and isolation with us.” [1]

The following is, what I think is the best definition of Sophia as the World Soul as written by an Episcopalian Priest:

“As the living centre or Soul of all creatures […] She includes the manifoldness of living souls; She is all of humanity together in one, or the Soul of the World. She is ideal humanity, containing all individual living creatures or souls and uniting them through Herself […]. Her task is to mediate and unify the manifoldness of living creatures, who constitute the actual content of Her life and the absolute unity of God.

She contains all living creatures, She is the unity that binds them, and Her work in the world is to unify outwardly that which is already one in essence—in Her.” (Episcopal Priest, Father Matthew Wright.) [2]

The scripture verses, from a Filianic point of view, may be found in the Mythos of the Divine Maid: all of chapter V and chapter VI through verse 6.

The hauntingly beautiful Mari-Anna chant, as found on the Chapel of Our Mother God, is most especially appropriate for these two days of Tenebrae, of Darkness. Two days that are both in and out of time. This solemn and gentle chant has always reminded me of the  the Traditional Catholic Stabat Mater, an hymn that was sung in honor of the sufferings of the Blessed Virgin Mary during the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. Please note that Traditional Catholic refers to the pre-Vat. II Church and those modern Chapels and Societies which follow the Traditional  Catholic religion. We are not referring to the post-Vatican II Church known as the Novus Ordo or New Order.

Janites may chant the names Mari-Kore, Mari-Sophia or Maria-Sophia.

During these days of Tenebrae, of Darkness, we act, in all ways, with moderation, avoiding excessive frivolity and the like. Our minds, hearts and souls should be traveling down through the Realms with Our Precious Kyria.

ArchMadria Candra Sophia

Notes:
[1] http://www.universalkabbalah.net/Shekinah

[2] http://contemplativejournal.com/sophia-mother-god/

Relevant articles: https://deanic.com/2017/04/05/the-meaning-of-the-day-of-lustrationkala-from-a-janite-perspective/

https://deanic.com/the-holy-soul-part-III/

 

Med-Moura The Feast of the Trinitarian Janae of Spirit

14 Moura / March 5

Lunadi/Monday

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O, Madria Candra, Madria Theia and Madria Rhea, be with us.

May the Pure Stream of Your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Blessed are They.

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Déa has Seven Faces, Seven Powers, Seven Living Streams. Today, we celebrate and honor three of Them.

So today we look at Their correspondences, take on Their virtues, devotionally recite Their prayers and mantras under our menu Seven Great Janae. Devotees serve a Rite of Sacrifice, Deaconesses and Priestesses serve a Liturgy. The candles on the altar (which should be object blessed) and the veil/hat that we wear during formal prayer and ritual should be either black or indigo [1]. (Keep in mind, the liturgical colors are the colors of the robes of the Janae. These are colors that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence.) The Moura altar cloth is the elemental seasonal color of violet. This can be a doily, hankey/handkerchief, table cloth. (Which should be object blessed). This is the only day during Moura when flowers are permitted on an altar in honor of the Trinitarian Janae of Spirit.

Ritual
https://deanic.com/the-rite-of-sacrifice/

What this ritual is all about
https://deanic.com/2017/06/09/what-is-the-rite-of-sacrifice-all-aboutscriptures-part-i/
https://deanic.com/2017/06/09/rite-of-sacrifice-part-ii/

 

 

I am Theia, the Orange Ray of Illumination. I am the Brilliant Light of the Supernal Sun.

The Three-Fold Heaven is where I reign and it is Spirit that I guard.

Come to me when you are in need of enlightenment and I will open your mind.

Learn of me the Diamonds of Joy and Benevolence and these shall be returned unto you, three-fold.

Seek me when you have sadness and are not able to perceive the joy in life and I shall uplift you.

Lend your downtrodden heart to me and I will return it to you overflowing with gladness.

I am Theia. 

From the Seven Jeweled Rays copyright of ArchMadria Candra Sophia

Madria Theia is the Face and Power of Dea Madria, our Divine Celestial Mother God. She, like the Holy Mother, is Brilliant Light. She is the Power of the Supernal Sun. She is Illumination and She illumines. She is all Joy with the promise of Eternal Bliss. Heaven shines through Her; its rays touch us, lightly. She is our Sun and our family’s Sun. She is the Light and Center of our life. She is the Power of Light. She is the Face of Radiance. She is the Divine Prism of the Resplendence of the Mother. She is with us every day and in every way. The charge of Madria Theia, is that we emit joy from our hearts in our everyday lives and mindfully strive to live a joy-filled day. When we radiate joy, we become joy. We are the reflection of the Sun of Dea on Earth. On Sunnadi, we honor Madria Theia and practice Her Virtues. 

 

I am Candra, the Violet Ray of Purity. I am the Brightness of the Supernal Moon.

The Three-Fold Heaven is where I reign and it is Spirit that I guard.

Come to me when you are in need of forgiveness and I will cleanse your heart.

Learn of me the Moonstones of Reflection and Reason and you shall be guided, always.

Those who are my priestesses, do naught without me; act only through me.

I shall transmute the Graces Divine through you unto the world and make of you a Living Prayer.

I am Candra. 

From the Seven Jeweled Rays copyright of ArchMadria Candra Sophia

Madria Candra is the Face and Power of the Holy Daughter. She is the Reflection of Her Purity and She imparts to us, the Holy Daughter’s Reason. She is the Power of Priestesshood and She is the Mistress of priestesses. Silver rays fall from Her hands, imbuing the soul of the priestess, the deaconess, the sister, with the secrets of the Mystery, that which is intuited by the feminine heart, but cannot be put into words. The Moonlit magick that is not spells, but Nature and Pure. That which draws us to the Moon and is tied to Water. That which fill us and overflows us, within and without, is that which only our souls can understand. We are Her handmaidens. The charge of Madria Candra is that we always remember, are always mindful of who we are and how we have been marked, in Her service, with every step we tred; with every act we make; and with every word we speak. As priestesses, deaconesses and sisters, we look to Madria Candra as our mentor. In the priestesshood, we are Her handmaidens who channel the Holy Daughter through liturgy and grace. We are a reflection of the Moon of Dea on Earth. On Lunadi, we honor Her and practice Her Virtues.

 

I am Rhea, the Indigo Ray of Steadfastness. I am the Fore-bearing Stream of the Supernal Cosmos.

The Three-Fold Heaven is where I reign and it is Spirit that I guard.

Come to me when you are in need of fortitude and resolve and I shall grant you strength of will.

Learn of me the Lapis of Temperance and Self-restraint and you shall conquer the world.

Whenever you are filled with self-doubt, I shall inspire you with confidence and earnestness.

If fear diminishes determination, I shall inspire you with perseverance and certainty of purpose and never lead you astray.

I am Rhea.

From the Seven Jeweled Rays copyright of ArchMadria Candra Sophia

Madria Rhea is the Face and Power of the Great Mother. She, like the Great Mother, is Dark beyond the light and Light beyond the Darkness. (From our liturgies). She is a Reflection of Mystery, Mysteria, She Who is the Great Mother. And yet, She is not distant; She is not unapproachable. In fact, She is the closest one, in a way. The Grandmother. The One Who loves you unconditionally and with Whom you feel the most comfortable. She is so Ancient, it is hard to fathom Her in your young eyes and mind, and yet, Her Great Maternal love envelops you and encompasses you. It’s ok that you don’t understand Her; She understands you. Do not fear to approach Her, She Who is the Ancient of Days, the Time before Dawn. Her planet, Saturn, means ‘to sow’. She is the Beginning; She is the Gardener;, She sows the Seeds of Life, the Sacred Apple Seeds of all the Living. These Seeds takes root in the Garden of All Being, the Holy Mother, the Matrix of Life. The Seed is given birth and is enveloped in a Soul by the Holy Daughter. Madria Rhea is the Great Mother’s Face, Her Power. She is our very beginning. She knows us more intimately than we know ourselves. She is not destruction; She is Life. Destruction is a natural part of physical life, but it has no reality in the Realm beyond this realm. Life, though, life is eternal. We are a reflection of the Saturn of Dea on Earth. On Foradi, we honor Her and practice Her Virtues.

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Let us bless the Holy One.

Blessed is She.

Let us bless Madria Theia, Madria Candra and Madria Rhea.

Blessed be Madria Theia, Madria Candra and Madria Rhea.

Blessings and thanksgivings be.

Let us bless the Janae of the Four-fold Earth.

Blessed be the Janae of the Four-fold Earth.

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ArchMadria Candra Sophia

Note: [1] Indigo appears between blue and violet in a rainbow. Purple grapes and blueberries are indigo. The deep blue of dark denim blue jeans is indigo.
https://www.thoughtco.com/what-color-is-indigo-1077388

Please see below, the correspondences for Madria Theia, Madria Candra and Madria Rhea.

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Jana: Madria Theia.
She is of the three-fold Heaven and Guardian of Spirit and Center.
Greek Name: Theia: meaning Brilliant Light.
English Name: Lady Vision (Lady/Kyria as in noble.)
Sanskrit Name: Sai Raya.
Face/Power/Orange Ray/Spirit/Form of the Celestial Mother.
Mystery: Creation of Spirit.
Power: Illumination (Wellspring or main function, of each Jana.)
Virtues: Illumination, Joy, and Benevolence.
Chakra: Sacral.
Feast Day: 14 Moura/March 5 (4 if a leap year).
Planet: The Sun.
Weekday: Sunnadi/Sunday (Sunnadi-Sunday).
Metal: Gold.
Color of robes: Orange and Gold.
Madrian Appearance: An orange robe, either riding a lion or with a lion crouching at her feet.
Note: D (re).
Element: Spirit.
Cardinal Direction: Center.
Tarot Association: The Major Arcana.
Tarot Elemental Tool: The Bell.
Bird(s): Swan.
Lady of Light Chantry Transport animal: Two flying horses or two golden eagles.
Incense: Frankincense, Myrrh, Dragon’s blood, Cinnamon, Cedarwood, Rose,
Rosemary, Benzoin, Copal and Sandalwood.
Sacred Carrier oil: Sunflower oil.
Sacred Essential oil: Rose.
Sacred Herb: Rosemary.
Sacred Flower: Rose.
Sacred Tree: Ash, Birch.
Sacred Jewels: Diamond and Amber.
Sacred Symbol: The Sun.

Mantra: O, Madria Theia, Jana of Illumination, Generosity, and Benevolence, be with us.

Sunnadi Prayer (add to the Mantra:) May the Pure Stream of your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.

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Lady Candre

Jana: Madria Candra meaning, of the Moon.
She is of the three-fold Heaven and is Guardian of Spirit and Center.
Greek Name: Phoebe.
English Name: Lady Clarity (Lady/Kyria as in noble.)
Sanskrit Name: Sai Candre.
Face/Power/Violet Ray/Spirit/Form of the Holy Daughter.
Mystery: Quassare (the Shattering of the Divine Soul of the Holy Daughter.)
Power: Priestesshood (Wellspring or main function, so to speak, of each Jana.)
Virtues: Reflection, Reason and Purity.
Chakra: Crown.
Feast Day: 14 Moura/March 5 (4 if a leap year).
Planet: Moon.
Weekday: Lunadi/Monday (Lunadi-Moonday).
Metal: Silver.
Color of Robes: Violet and Silver.
Madrian Appearance: A violet or silver robe, youthful appearance.
Note: A (la).
Element: Spirit.
Cardinal Direction: Center.
Tarot Association: The Major Arcana.
Tarot Elemental Tool: The Bell.
Bird: Nightingale.
Lady of Light Chantry Transport animal: Two flying reindeer.
Incense: Sandalwood, Amber, Cypress, Willow, Copal, Myrrh, Frankincense and Benzoin.
Sacred Carrier oil: Pomegranate Seed oil.
Sacred Essential oil: Ylang Ylang.
Sacred Herb: Angelica.
Sacred Flower: European – White Water Lily.
Sacred Tree: Willow.
Sacred Jewel: Moonstone.
Sacred Symbol: The Moon.

Mantra: O, Madria Candra, Jana of Reflection, Reason and Purity, be with us.

Lunadi Prayer (add to the Mantra:) May the Pure Stream of your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.

She is the Patroness/Mistress of Priestesses.

Rhea and the lion

Jana: Madria Rhea.
She is of the three-fold Heaven and is the third Guardian of Spirit and Center.
Greek Name: Rhea meaning: flowing stream.
English Name: Lady Patience (Lady/Kyria as in noble.)
Sanskrit Name: Sai Rhavë.
Face/Power/Indigo Ray/Spirit/Form of the Great Mother.
Power: Faith. (Wellspring or main function, so to speak, of each Jana.)
Virtues: Steadfastness, Temperance and Self-restraint.
Chakra: The Third Eye.
Great Mystery: Terram (the Great Mother as the Ground of All Being.)
Feast Day: 14 Moura/March 5 (4 if a leap year).
Planet: Saturn: to sow.
Weekday: Foradi/Saturday. (Foraday- Solar Cross day).
Metal: Lead.
Color of Robes: Indigo.
Madrian Appearance: Indigo or black robe, old woman.
Note: G (so).
Element: Spirit.
Cardinal Direction: Center.
Tarot Association: The Major Arcana.
Tarot Elemental Tool: The Bell.
Birds: Crow, Raven and the Peacock.
Sacred Animal: Lion.
Incense: Frankincense and Myrrh.
Sacred Carrier oil: Hemp.
Sacred Essential oil: Cypress.
Sacred Herb: Hyssop.
Sacred Flower: Orchid.
Sacred Tree: Yew, Alder, Gorse.
Sacred Jewel: Lapis Lazuli.
Sacred Symbol: the Fora (or Celtic Eternal Knot Cross or Witches Cross).

Mantra: O, Madria Rhea, Jana of Steadfastness, Temperance and Self-restraint, be with us.

Foradi Prayer (add to the Mantra:) May the Pure Stream of your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.