Newsletter/Book Club/Sacred Season of Fall.

1 Abalon/Sept. 5
Pomadi/Wed. (Apple Day).

Day of Sai Thema, Foundation of Justice, Order and Harmony.

1. From the branch of a tree Kore plucked an apple, and She split the apple in two halves, so
that the five-pointed star formed by its seeds might be seen. 2. Then She removed the seed
representing the topmost point, and held it in the palm of Her hand. And She spoke, saying: 3.
“Like to this apple seed is all the teaching I have given and shall give to you.

[From the Sermon of the Apple Seed, New Celestial Union edition, vs 1- 3. Kore means Divine Daughter. (1) ]

Announcements:

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We are very pleased to announce the launch of our monthly online newsletter, The Agora Gazette, published and edited by ArchSorella Minna! Each month will feature Seasonal articles, poetry, crafts, recipes, resources, devotions, Deanic customs, entries from our readers and much, much more!

Stay tuned as tomorrow, 2 Abalon/Sept. 6, is the formal launching date. Free online subscriptions will be available. We thank ArchSorella Minna for all of her outstanding work!

Book Club reminder:

Tonight is the first meeting of  Hypatia’s Grove Book Club, hosted by ArchSorella Minna. We will begin reading Women Who Run With the Wolves, by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. It is also available on Kindle and may be purchased here: Women Who Run With the Wolves.

It’s not too late to sign up for those who are interested. You may sign up here: Hypatia’s Grove. 

THE SACRED SEASON OF FALL

Each Season, each month and each day are considered to be sacred in the Deanic religion because each Season, month and day are symbolic of our Sacred Mysteries and the 21 Divine Virtues. They are ruled over by the Janati, who are the Seven Angelic Powers of Dea, Our Divine Mother God. Each Season, each month and each day are gifts to be lived, celebrated and honored.

Today, in the Deanic Calendar, marks the first day of the Sacred Season of Fall. Fall happens to be my own favorite Season and here in New England, there is so much to celebrate! Apples, pumpkins, perfect weather, deep blue skies, air that turns almost a golden hue during the incredible, breathtaking beauty of the Fall foliage.

It’s a time of Fall festivals, scarecrows, chrysanthemums, sunflowers and that first slight chill hovering over the morning dew. It’s a time when we gather the garden harvest, light our first hearth-fires and treasure the last remaining moments before the blanket of Winter snows brings slumber to the land.

Spiritually, for Janites, it marks the second Season of Our Heavenly Mother and is the Time of the Mystery of the Ground and Matrix of All Being or Terra, as this First Mystery is known to Janites, which means Earth.

Janites believe that while the Great Mother, Absolute Deity, is the Source of All Being, but it is Our Divine Mother, Herself, Who is the Ground and Matrix of all manifest Creation. It is She Who takes the Primordial Ideas/Blueprints/Essence which stem from the Great Mother, Who is the Absolute, the Dark beyond the light and the Light beyond the darkness, and manifests them into Creation.

Johfra Bosschart

Etymologically speaking, Matrix is a derivative of  Mother. It also means, womb. And so just as the ground of the Earth is the matrix/womb of all life on our beautiful and astoundingly diverse planet, so Our Divine Mother is the matrix/womb of all life in the Cosmos.

Fall is the time of both life and death. It is the time of the Feast of Divine Life and thanksgiving for the Harvest on 17 Abalon/Sept. 21 and it is the time when we remember our ancestors with the Feast of the Dead on 1 Samhain/Oct. 31.

The Sacred Symbol for Fall is the Apple, the symbolism of which is best recounted in The Seed of Truth aka The Sermon of the Apple Seed, from our Deanic scriptures, which may be read in full, below (1).

The Jana of the Season is Sai Thema, who has worked countless miracles in my life.  Her Correspondences may be found here. (Scroll down to Sai Thema, same picture as above.)

The Correspondences for the Sacred Season of Fall are:

Season of the Celestial Mother as the Apple of Wisdom.

Correspondences:

Jana: Sai Thema.

Sacred Symbol: The Apple.

Element: Earth.

Elemental Color: Green.

Liturgical colors: Blue and Purple.

Direction: West.

Time of Day: Twilight.

Mystery: Terra: the Matrix of All Being.

Months:
Abalon, which means Apple Land. Full Moon: Apple Moon.
Ourania, which means, Heavenly or Cosmos. Full Moon: Cosmic Moon.
Samhain, (Janite pronunciation: Sah-vin), which means Summer’s end. Full Moon: Spirit Moon.

O, Dea Madria, we thank you for the Gifts of Your Creation and for the Blessings of the Harvest. We praise You for the Beauty of this Season. We glorify You for all that is Sacred and Holy in this Land. Blessed are You.

ArchMadria Pamela 

1) Title 3, Chapter 5 From the New Celestial Union Edition
THE SERMON OF THE APPLE SEED
1. From the branch of a tree Kore plucked an apple, and She split the apple in two halves, so
that the five-pointed star formed by its seeds might be seen. 2. Then She removed the seed
representing the topmost point, and held it in the palm of Her hand. And She spoke, saying: 3.
“Like to this apple seed is all the teaching I have given and shall give to you. 4. Like to the full
apple is all the knowledge relative to your sphere of being, 5. Like to all the other apples of the
tree is the knowledge relative to all the numberless spheres. 6. But behind these spheres lies a
deeper reality; changeless, beyond the impermanent flux of time. 7. For even as the apple turns
from bud to bloom, from blossom to the fruit, ripens, matures, decays and is reborn; 8. so also
shall the spheres and galaxies, the subtle realms, the sure and solid earth; so shall all these in
their season pass away, and in their season be reborn again. 9. Thus has it been ten thousand
times before, and countless times again, thus shall it be.
10. But knowledge of the truth beyond this flux is like to knowledge of the tree itself,
which does not change while the fruit is born and dies. 11. Like to the spreading boughs is the
love that sustains all creation which is fallen from pure Spirit. 12. Like to the trunk is that Spirit
Herself, from whom all creation flows. 13. And still beneath the branches and the trunk lie the
roots in darkness, like unto She that is beyond both being and unbeing; 14. and even as the
tree’s roots are not seen, so can there be no knowledge of the Absolute; for to know is to have
passed beyond knowledge. 15. And from this tree of all knowledge and of the boundaries
beyond which knowledge cannot pass, I have given to you but the seed of one apple.
16. For I have come that you may have deliverance. 17. There are many questions
concerning the nature of things and of being whose answers you may know, or partly know;
and many whose answers lie beyond the understanding possible to you. 18. But I am not sent
to discourse with you upon these matters, but to lead you to deliverance in perfection. 19. And
all the knowledge that shall bring you to deliverance is contained within the seed of an apple.
20. Yet within the seed is the essence of the tree, and from the seed the whole tree may unfold.
21. So from essential truth unfolds all other knowledge as the music of the spheres unfolds
from a single note.
22. Therefore when you think upon the questions of life, of time or of the spheres,
contemplate first the seed of truth, and let your thoughts unfold from that seed. 23. Let the
pure and single note of truth attune your soul. Then your mind shall rise up into soul, and soul
breathe the breath of Spirit. 24. Do this, and your thoughts shall be in harmony with the
universal music of eternity. 25. But let your thoughts grow from lower or from lesser or from
merely accidental things, and they shall wax rank and dissonant; 26. For it cannot be that the
tree of life shall grow from a nettle. 27. If her thoughts are bound to accidental thing, the soul
cannot attain liberation. 28. Dissonant and jarring with eternal harmony, the little sphere is
severed from the great.
29. Seek not for certainty in anything beyond the seed of truth. 30. That the sky is
above you and the earth below; that you breathe and eat and move; to these and to many things
must you give your assent that the life of the world may proceed. 31. Yet even of these there is
no certainty, for the world is but a dream from which you must some day awaken. 32. Within
the world you may be certain only of that truth which my Mother has given from beyond the
world.
33. Therefore know well the sacred mythos and the words that I reveal to you, 34. and
let your knowledge dwell not only on the surface, but go deep into the inner soul; and let this
knowledge be the seed of all your knowing. 35. For the sacred word does not cry in the
marketplace, but whispers in the heart of every soul that truth which she alone may
understand. 36. It is not necessary that you should seek knowledge of the highest things
outside the sacred mythos and My words. 37. For I have revealed to you all that is necessary
that you should attain liberation; and what I have not revealed, that is not needed. 38. But if
you shall discourse on that which is unnecessary, I give to you three words. Let you not become
forgetful of them:
39. that there can be no certainty beyond the seed of truth, therefore you may speak of
likelihood only;
40. that you shall let your speculation be in harmony with the seed of truth, for speculation
that is dissonant does not give knowledge, but leads to the abyss of those that have rejected
truth;
41. and you who have care of My children, do not let them become confounded by dissonant
thought and work.
42. But beyond all else is this word: that the purpose of speculation is that mind and soul shall
grow with the seed of truth, 43. and any discourse that leads away from inward love of truth;
be that discourse high and pure, be it even harmonic, yet it is the spawn of kear, and you, My
children, shall turn from it. 44 Yet do not be afraid, for the seed of truth shall be your guide
and your protector and shall bring you deliverance.
45. And I give to you one word which shall conquer every danger. 46. That word is
love, and the humility that flows from love. 47. Receive with love the seed of truth and all
things shall be well.

Living Daily – Sacred Day of Sunnadi or Sun Day

20 Moura/March 11
Sunnadi/Sunday

Dear Devotees,

Recently, we spoke about Seasonal Living. Within Janite culture, there is also the practice of Daily Living.

Daily Living in Janite culture begins with a focus on the meaning of the Sacred Symbol and the ruling Jana of the day along with Her Stream of Virtues.

The Symbol of the Sun represents Dea Madria, Our Celestial Mother, She Who is the Supernal Sun. She Who is Light. She Who is Brightness. The ruling Jana of the day, Sai Raya Theia, is the Jana or Gateway of the Illumination which flows from this Brightness. She is a Living Stream of the outpouring of the Celestial Mother, shining and glowing in Her orange robes, bringing us Joy and teaching us Benevolence.

On Sunnadi, we may recite the mantra rosary of Sai Raya Theia. Janati rosary

O, Sai Raya Theia, Lamp of Illumination, Generosity, and Benevolence, be with us.

We may also simply think about the Jana of the day and certainly pray to Her in our own words and ask Her to be with us and to guide us throughout the day.

We can also think about which of Her three virtues we wish to express in our lives that day and ask Her help in that endeavor. Illuminating in being informed relevant to our Soul Path and a joyous light filled presence on earth; Generosity in thought, word and action and Benevolence which is willing to do good for and to others.

And we may always express our gratitude to the ruling Jana during our Evensong prayers.

We might choose to light a candle or incense for Her and wear just a little something of Her color to remind us of Her throughout the day. For Sai Raya Theia, this could be an orange colored gemstone pendant or other piece of jewelry, a hair ornament, a piece of clothing, a pen, badge, scarf, hat or whatever you may have.

There are many different ways to honor the Jana of the Day.  The key point to Daily Living, specially during this time of Moura, is the furthering and flowering of the 21 Virtues in our lives both for the benefit of others and for the growth and maturity of our own souls. And in this, the Janati will assist us.

Let us Bless The Holy One,
Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janae of Power.
Thanks be to the Seven Janae.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides.

Living Seasonally – Sacred Season of Moura

5 Moura/Feb 24
Foradi/Sat

Oh, Sai Rhea, Shield of Steadfastness, Temperance and Self Restraint, be with us.

Dear Devotees,

As Janites, we are very focused on both the Trinity and the sacredness of the Seasons of the Déanic Wheel of the Year. And so we have been discussing ways to implement living this focus more fully. As such, we have devised what we call Seasonal Living.

This is now Moura , which is not only the Season and the Month whereby we are mindful of the Descent of Holy Daughter, but it is also the Time and the Season of the Great Mother and the Janati of the Threefold Heaven, i. e., Sai Raya Theia, who represents the Celestial Mother, Sai Candre’, who represents the Holy Daughter, and Sai Rhea, who represents the Great Mother. We celebrate Their feast day on Med-Moura, 14 Moura/March 4.

There are many ways we can spiritually live and observe the Seasons. And since this is Moura, we will start with this Season.

Wear The Fora

The Fora [1] is the Sacred Symbol for the Season of Moura. It is also the Symbol of the Great Mother, Whom we call the Veiled Fora of Faith. For this reason, I wear the Fora during Moura. Unfortunately, certain white supremacist groups have adopted versions of the Fora as a symbol of their hate. Due to this, the Celtic knot cross or Witches cross may be used as a Fora.

Madrina (deaconess) Sophia’s silver coloured metal Fora
Celtic Knot Loop Necklace
Celtic Trinity Knot Cross Pendant

Altar Picture/Icon of the Great Mother

I also place a picture/icon of the Great Mother on my altar. I use Nicholas Roerich’s veiled Mother of the World. There are many other suitable images for the Great Mother, Who is Dea Matrona.

nicholas-roerich-mother-of-the-world-1924
Mother Of The World by Nicholas Roerich 1924

Our Great Mother loves us unconditionally. She Who is Ancient Wisdom.

When we speak of the Darkness associated with the Great Mother, it merely signifies Mystery and That which is Hidden. Shimmering, Velvet Darkness, Mystery, That Which is Hidden. Hence the Great Mother is veiled.

We use the preface of the Great Mother for the Rite of Veneration and for the Liturgy which is, O Dea Matrona, Dark Moon of Origin, shelter us beneath Your Veil of Mystery. RoV

There are no flowers on the altar during Moura with the exception of the Feast of the Janati of the Three-Fold Heaven on Med-Moura.

Prayer/Chants/ Hymn

During prayer, we concentrate on the psalms, litanies and prayers to the Great Mother. And there will be more of those to come during this holy month. We can also pray to Her in our own words and spend time in contemplation of Her and communion with Her.

The Great Mother, Dea Matrona. We call Her Mysteria because She is Mystery and has no Name on Earth. She is the Source of Spirit, the Origin of Spirit, the One Spirit. From Her, all things come.

Dea Matrona, Great Mother God, the Veiled Fora of Faith.
Great Mother Mysteria: Empress of Heaven.
Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother.
Eternal is the Life of the Empress, the Fountainhead of the All.
Hail, Deantha Vespera: Divine Flower of the Evening, Life & Source of All, be with us.
Ave, Mysteria, Deantha Cosma, Gloria Plena/Hail, Mysteria, Deantha of the Cosmos, Full of Glory

Litany of the Great Mother: Litany

Hail, Mysteria: Hail, Mysteria, Fountainhead of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Divine Empress of Heaven and Blessed art Thou, O, Fora of Faith. 

O, Dea, 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, Dea, Fora of Faith, be with us.

Seasonal Rosary

For the Five Mystery Rosary, the Hail, Dea prayer for each of the beads of the Five Septads is:

Hail, Sophia, (Kore or Kore Sophia), Fountain of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Divine Queen of Heaven and Blessed art Thou, O, Gentle Dove of Peace. This is the Janite Mantra to the Holy Daughter during the Sacred Season of Spring.

Seasonal Scriptures

The Scriptures upon which we focus during Moura are: The Secret of the World; The Three Loves; The Teachings of the Daughter / Thoughts of The Mind; The Veil of Matter; The Way of Simplicity; The Temple of the Heart and The Heart of Water with the exception of verses 32- 39, which are not relevant for Janites.

Seasonal Virtues

During Moura, we especially concentrate on the virtues of Sai Rhea. These virtues, Steadfastness, Temperance and Self-Restraint, are especially appropriate for the somber, reflective, and spiritually contemplative Season of Moura.

We do not believe in harsh aesthetic practices, strict fasting or severe methods of self-denial during Moura. For Janites, it is a time of self-reflection and a time of deep spiritual practices. In our opinion, these have nothing to do with a Goddess religion. The idea of a sacrificial Lent stems from Babylonia and from my own research, it originated as a time of 40 days of weeping for Tamuz in honor of his death and before his resurrection. Later, Christianity would adopt the idea from the time of Jesus fasting in the desert.

May Our Lady bless you,
Blessed is She.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides.

 

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

The sacred season of Winter is a Hopeful and Joyful season of the Cosmic Drama.

 

Quantock Hills in Somerset by IVistaphotography

The sacred season of Winter is a Hopeful and Joyful season of the Cosmic Drama.
The sacred season of Winter is a very spiritual and busy time for the Janite Tradition. The five Great Mysteries are incomprehensible to our limited state of understanding, although symbols may point towards Spiritual Truths. We can contemplate or concentrate upon a Mystery which enables our divine souls to remember and advance towards Déa.

From our Déanic catechism:
“9. What is a Mystery?

A Mystery is a truth beyond the grasp of reason which Déa has nonetheless revealed to us.” [1]

As a Cosmic Drama this happens out of time & space in Eternity. Which are real happenings taking place “on the Pleroma, which is the realm of absolute reality. These Divine Events are at the base of all other existence. They Happen.” [2]

This is the Mystery of Adoria (latin for Glory) [3]. The Appearance [4] of the Holy Daughter Who is the Star of Hope, the Midnight Star of Wonder and the Guiding North Star. The Great Symbol of this sacred season.

Our scriptures use the traditional story of a Divine Birth on the Cosmic level in order to describe the eternal appearance of the Daughter from the Mother. This appearance is similar to the emanation of Sophia from the Barbelo, aka, Higher Sophia and this is also similar to Lower Shekinah emanating from Higher Shekinah.

The Holy Daughter proceeds from the Celestial Mother in order to be here, with us. She is imminent, with us and She clothes, covers and protects our spirits with our souls. This is what makes our life here on Earth possible.

There can be no more intimate relationship with Deity than that of the Holy Daughter sharing Her very Soul with us.

Our Holy Celestial Mother gave humans the power of choice. At the dawn of time, humans lived at Home with Mother Mari in Her Heavenly Rose Garden of Paradise, where all was perfect, spiritual and serene. Deciding that we wished to explore beyond Our Divine Mother, we were given the opportunity to experience many things: joy and sorrow, comfort and pain, rest and work, bonding and separation. Holy Celestial Mother promised that She would always be present with us, in the Form of Her Holy Daughter, Who would be ever ready to show us
where we went astray and guide us back to the right path. From time to time, Her Holy Daughter would also provide us with the gifts of Spiritual Nourishment and Spiritual Refreshment for the journey. At the end of our quest, humans would come Home. [5]

The Daughter is our bridge to the Divine Mother and at the end of our incarnations, we, our spirits and souls, will be assumed, along with the Holy Daughter, into full reunion/communion with Our Divine Mother God, where we
will abide with Her in everlasting Bliss. This is what we are celebrating on Adoria which is The Daughter’s Day, some call it the Nativity.

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

Because we can no longer look upon the brightness of the Holy Mother, Who is the Supernal Sun, She sent us the Holy Daughter Who is the gentle Supernal Moon. These are 2 Great Symbols.

Notes:
[1] https://deanic.com/the-deanic-catechism-long-form/
[2] Introduction to The Creation in The Sacred Myths and Rites of the Madrians edited by Philip P Jackson, 2009.
[3] http://www.latin-dictionary.net/definition/1293/adoria-adoriae
[4] The Holy Daughter ‘proceeds’ from the Celestial Mother. Not ‘born’, which, sounds like a human birth, or even that She ‘emanates’ because that just sounds too sterile or abstract. Instead of ‘birth’, we use ‘Appearance’ of the Holy Daughter. Emanates means to flow.
[5] Extracts from The Matronite Chantry Creation Story [an adaptation of the Hero’s Journey] composed by ArchMatrona (Serene Mother) Ghrian of the Lucienne Tradition. https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com

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The Jana who governs the sacred season of Winter is Madria Sage. Her Divine Virtues are Intelligence, Intuition and Wisdom. Which we can implement in our lives, in whichever ways we find appropriate.

Winter Months
It is advantageous for people seeking to become closer to Dea to use devotional methods for integrating the Sacred seasons, months, weeks and days of the Déanic wheel of the year (a year and a day) into their lives.

Astrea, November 28 – December 25
(Modernised latin meaning Star, it also has a meaning of Light Maiden)
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.
Full Moon: Glory Moon.

Hestia, December 26 – January 22
(Meaning Sacred Hearth and Home)
These are the reflections that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Di-Jana is immanent: Déa’s Light and Life and Love, human life designed as a way back to Déa.
Full Moon: Blessing Moon.

Brighid, January 23- February 19
(Meaning exalted or bright one)
These are the reflections that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Dea inspiring, inciting, creating, crafting, nourishing & healing.
Full Moon: Bright Moon.

Weeks

The lunar month is 4 weeks comprising 28 days.
Each week representing again the Solar year in miniature.
Dark Moon – Winter Solstice

15th – 21st Astrea / 12th – 18th December
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/december/2017/

15th – 21st Hestia / 9th – 15th January
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/january/2018/

15th – 21st Brighid / 6th – 12th February
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/february/2018/

Day
Stelladi or Star Day. (Wednesday) – honours the Holy Daughter as the Triple Stars of Hope, Wonder and Guiding.
Stelladi is presided over by Jana Madria Sage of the Fourfold Earth. She is the Guardian of North and Air. The season of Winter.

On Her day we say:
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.

Feast Day: 1st Astrea / November 28th, the 1st day of the Sacred Season of Winter

https://deanic.com/2017/11/28/1st-astrea-november-28th-the-feast-of-jana-madria-sage/

(includes links to all correspondences, prayers, foods etc.)

Rituals
The sacred season of Winter altar cloth is the elemental seasonal colour of yellow. This can be a doily, hankey/handkerchief, table cloth. (Which should be object blessed).
An altar candle can be the elemental seasonal colour of yellow, rather than white.
Priestesses will accent their white dresses/robes with accessories in the liturgical colours of yellow.
(Which is the colour of the robes of the Jana Madria Sage. These are colours that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence).

Notes:
ALL Copyright of the Janite Order. For personal use, only. Permission for the members of the J.O.P. to share
on their media with all due crediting.
https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-janae/correspondences-of-the-seven-janae/
https://deanic.com/janae-colours-planets-metals/

May Dea bless you.

Blessed is She.

Madrina Sophia

Autumn is when the Janite Tradition begins the cycle of the Cosmic Drama.

9 Samhain/Nov. 8

Stelladi or Star Day. (Wednesday).

Day of Madria Sage.

~

Dear Friends and devotees of Dea,

The sacred season of Autumn is when the Janite Tradition begins the cycle of the Cosmic Drama.
The five Great Mysteries are incomprehensible to our limited state of understanding, although symbols may point towards Spiritual Truths. We can contemplate or concentrate upon a Mystery which enables our divine souls to remember and advance towards Dea.

 

From our Deanic catechism:
“9. What is a Mystery?

A Mystery is a truth beyond the grasp of reason which Dea has nonetheless revealed to us.” [1]

This is the Mystery of Terram symbolising The Great Mother Mysteria who is the Ground of All Being.
“God is the first, and highest and only necessary thing that exists, and thus, had God not created, God would be the only thing that exists. Could one somehow ponder a universe in which God had not created, in which God was all that was, one might well ask “what is it to be in this universe where there is only God?” In such a universe the only conceivable answer is “to be is to be God.” In that sense God is Being Itself.” [2]

From our Deanic catechism:
“17. Who is the Great Mother? *

She is Absolute Deity, Who existed before the beginning of existence and is beyond being and unbeing.

18. What is Her Nature?

She is outside space and time; She is all that is and all that is not.” [1]

From our scripture:
July 2012
The Filianic Scriptures, New Celestial Union
Version (Second Edition, Third Update)

Title 4, Chapter 1
The Clew of the Horse

44. … She takes on unnumbered shapes, and numberless conditions…
46. She that is the maker of being and of unbeing; She that is all that is and all that is not…

Free download:
https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)

Every being and thing, from Celestial Mother and Holy Daughter onwards finds their “Pure Source” [3] in Her.

The Great Symbol is the Apple of Wisdom. [4]

Notes:
[1] 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.
https://deanic.com/the-deanic-catechism-long-form/
[2] http://www.jmm.org.au/articles/15189.htm
[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.
https://deanic.com/holy-feminine-trinity/litany-of-the-great-mother/
https://deanic.com/correspondences-of-the-trinity/
[4] 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.
https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-symbols-of-our-faith/

~

The Jana who governs the sacred season of Autumn is Madria Thema. Her Divine Virtues are Order, Harmony and Justice. Which we can implement in our lives, in whichever ways we find appropriate. (I have tips and systems which I use, that I may share in the future).

Autumn Months
It is advantageous for people seeking to become closer to Dea to use devotional methods for integrating the Sacred seasons, months, weeks and days of the deanic wheel of the year (a year and a day) into their lives.

Abalon, September 5 – October 2
(Old Welsh meaning Appleland).
These are the reflections that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Trinity of Dea, Life, Spirit, Soul, Wisdom.
Full Moon: Apple Moon.

Ourania, October 3 – October 30
(Meaning Heavenly, Cosmic).
These are the reflections that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
Cosmic Order, Living Harmoniously, Praying the Rosary, Spiritual Enrichment.
Full Moon: Cosmic Moon.

Samhain, October 31 – November 27
(Meaning Summer’s End. For the Celts, summer ended in October.)
These are the reflections that I find personally meaningful and beneficial:
End of Life Lived in Spirit, Death, Soul Journeys.
Full Moon: Spirit Moon.

Weeks

The lunar month is 4 weeks comprising 28 days.
Each week representing again the Solar year in miniature.
When the moon is Decrescent (waning / shrinking) – Autumn Equinox

7th – 13th Abalon / 11th – 17th September
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/september/2017/

7th – 13th Ourania / 9th – 15th October
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/october/2017/

7th – 13th Samhain / 6th – 12th November
http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/november/2017/

Day
Pomedi / Appleday / Thursday – honours the Great Mother / Holy Trinity as the Apple of Wisdom.
Appleday is presided over by Jana Madria Thema of the Fourfold Earth. She is the Guardian of West and Earth. The season of Autumn.

On Her day we say:
O, Madria Thame, Jana of Order, Harmony and Justice, be with us.
May the Pure Stream of your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.

Rituals
The sacred season of Autumn altar cloth is the elemental seasonal colour of green. This can be a doily, hankey/handkerchief, table cloth. (Which should be object blessed).
An altar candle can be the elemental seasonal colour of green, rather than white.
Priestesses will accent their white dresses/robes with accessories in the liturgical colours of blue and purple.
(Which are the colours of the robes of the Jana Thema. These are colours that are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence).

Notes:
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https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-janae/correspondences-of-the-seven-janae/
https://deanic.com/janae-colours-planets-metals/

May Dea bless you.

Blessed is She.

Madrina Sophia