Links to Our Scriptures

There are several editions of our scriptures.

The Eastminster Critical Edition of the Clear Recital, which, upon publication into book form, is to be the official edition of the Janite Rite, may currently be downloaded in pdf form for free:

http://apronstrings.racemochridhe.com/ece/

The Orthodox Filianic edition may be found here:

http://www.mother-god.com/gospel.html

https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Our-Mother-God-Scriptures/dp/1438296991

The Madrian edition is a bit more elusive as the Sacred Myths and Rites of the Madrians, as edited by Philip K. Jackson, is now out of print. But, some editions may still be available online. This is a longer edition of our scriptures. Put the title of this book into a Google UK search.

The New Celestial Union edition of the Filianic Scriptures may be found here:

http://archive.is/jiYz2

http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/sarah-morrigan/the-filianic-scriptures-new-celestial-union-version-revised-second-edition-hardcover/ebook/product-17392739.html

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The Quest of the Soul

Stelladi/15 Flora

Day of Agia Sage/Sai Mati

(Please see the previous article about the Church of Aphrodite.)

24: And she who loveth her true self, seeketh to progress in Spirit and make pure her soul; 25: yet, if she know not (Dea) as her Mother, or if she despise Her children, then is this love but emptiness and illusion. (The Three Loves, SMR edition).

There are currently three projects going on here at Clan Jana. We are working on a basic series of septinas (novenas) in honor of the Janae; we have begun our series on the comparison of the Sophian Mythos with the Mythos of the Holy Daughter or Divine Maid and we are preparing for the upcoming series on how Sophia became demoted through certain ancient Gnostic Christian groups.

We are going to add perhaps the most important project of all, that of the teachings on the soul as found in our scriptures.

We often talk about Dea and how to worship Her. We speak of the Mythos of the Holy Daughter and how She is our saviouress. We focus on the daily practice of the 21 Virtues of the Janae, which we received from Filianism. But, we have not, in our posts, been focusing on the soul, which is the main body of teaching in our scriptures aside from the love of Dea.

Alongside getting to know Dea and loving Her, the care and nurture of the soul is the fundamental basis of the body of teachings as found in our scriptures. This is where our focus should be. This is how we serve Dea. We don’t serve Dea by constantly arguing about our Faith or by judging others in our lives or by taking on an ‘holier than thou’ attitude. Humility, harmony and kindness are the outward signs of a soul that is striving to be ever closer to Dea. These signs often signify a mature, aware soul; one that lives in service of Dea through service to Her children, the children of Earth.

Our scriptures are chock full of these teachings, these guidelines, these admonishments.  And we would do well to pay great heed to them and take these words into our hearts.

In the Madrian catechism, there are two chapters on the soul, alone. In the Teachings of the Daughter, I counted at least 41 verses which reference the soul. And, of course, the Crystal Tablet is all about the soul.

This is one of many things which differentiates our religion from that of neo-Paganism, Wicca and many New Age religions. Ours is a cosmic, salvific religion. Our scriptures and our catechism teach us deep spiritual principles. They explain to us what steps we need to take in order to help save our souls through the Holy Daughter. It is a full-bodied religion, not one which focuses on how to work with different goddesses or how to perform magick. It is not about the feminist movement nor is it a religion of the world, so to speak. It is the religion of the hidden life of the soul in Dea. And when we truly take the scriptures to heart, we cannot help but find humility and we begin to realize that we really need to work on ourselves, let alone worrying about or judging others.

12) ” Of no single maid (person) shall ye say anything, for it is given to ye to see but the outward part and in the outward part lieth not the truth, but only in the inward being. 13) Therefore, set yourselves not as judges over any maid (person), for there is One alone that seeth all things and She alone hath power to judge. The Light vs 12 and 13, SMR edition.

Not judging others can be one of the hardest things to do and is something that I am trying to work on for my Soul Path. When I am tempted to judge another, I try to remind myself that this isn’t about ‘us and them’, this is about self and other self. That person is One with me in Dea and I cannot judge that person because I don’t know his or her soul; I don’t know his or her reasoning; I don’t know what has occurred in his or her life; I don’t know their mind or their heart or their soul. Only Dea knows. Only Dea has a right to judge. Not me. This attitude can be difficult and humbling. But, it is the right attitude before Dea.

Taken together, the Clear Recital is an exegegis on the inner life of the soul. And so, rather than focusing on perceived differences, perhaps it is time to look to our scriptures and start practicing what they teach us.

We are admonished to live in harmony, in thame’. I know that I am one to talk, believe me, but we are at the point where we should be able to leave our differences behind us and be real witnesses to our Faith through our actions, our words and even our very thoughts.

If we read the Clear Recital with proper care and attention; if we truly take the words into our hearts and allow them to grow in the interior gardens of our souls; if we focus more on serving Dea rather than judging, condemning and being hurtful of Her children, then we are truly practicing our religion.

Our religion teaches modesty in manner, amity towards others, pure thought forms, Love, the proper nurturing of our souls, purity and chasteness of heart, elegance, refinement, the importance of femininity, being virtuous, being mindful of the power of words and that if we do not have Love for the children of Dea, we do not have True Love for Dea, Herself.

I know that I am ready to start changing my soul life. I am ready to let all else go and really begin concentrating on the teachings in our scriptures. I wish to focus inwardly so that exteriorly, I may become a shining beacon of Dea or as it states in both our liturgy and the RoS, a torchbearer: Send us forth upon the world as torchbearers of Your delight. 

Let us be torchbearers by focusing inwardly in the garden of our souls, while keeping our eyes on Our Heavenly Mother.

The Three Loves while not accepted in Orthodox Filianism, is to be found in the Sacred Myths and Rites of the Madrians as well as the New Celestial Union edition and is much beloved by many in our Greater Community. This scripture clearly illustrates that if we don’t love the children of Dea, if we don’t live in harmony with others, then our love for Dea is false.

Let us begin by a careful reading of this the Three Loves and trying to put these teachings into daily practice. This is what our religion is all about. http://theapedia.referata.com/wiki/The_Three_Loves

Primordial Pre Patriarchal Sophia and Creatrix Eurynome

28 Brighid / Feb. 19

Lunadi or Moon Day. (Monday).

Day of Madria Candra.

 

To our friends and devotees,

Sorry, this article may be rather clumsily constructed, as I am still so excited by this news.

It is in 2 sections. Section 1 is the most recent find by ArchMadria Candra Sophia. The connection between primordial pre-patriarchal Sophia and prehistoric Eurynome (pronounced euren AW mee) meaning “Wide-Ruling” and why this is so significant to the Déanic Order of Kore Di-Jana a.k.a. Janites.

Section 2 is background information for those unfamiliar with the Pelasgian first nation peoples of the Aegean Sea region in Europe and the Creation Myth of Eurynome which includes the Seven Planetary Powers. This is yet another patriarchal demotion of the Divine Feminine. Credited with thanks to ArchMatrona Ghrian of the Lucienne tradition
https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com

May Déa as Matrix & Creatrix, Genetrix and Soteria ever be centring us in Her,

Madrina Sophia

Section 1

Pre Patriarchal Sophia as a True Universal Goddess

Unknown Artist. Sophia is the central pivot of creation and represents the feminine aspect in all things.

Sophia is a pre-Greek goddess, and also a Christian goddess, which goes to show that She is truly a Universal Goddess. Bridgid, Herself, is both a Pagan Goddess and one of the most important Christian saints in the Catholic Church.
A Church, that we must admit, is worldwide. So She, who was once a Primary Celtic goddess, became a worldwide saint.
Therefore, Bridgid is also a True Universal Goddess because She, like Sophia, is revered in both the Pagan and Christian worlds.
In my personal opinion, perhaps this renders Bridgid and Sophia as two of the most Universal Forms of Dea on Earth. [1]

Déanic Myth of Creation

We view the Myth of Creation and the Myth of the Divine Maid/ Daughter as sacred, inspiring stories which use various sources to speak of a perennial Mystery. The scriptures are based, in part, upon the Pelasgian Mythos, the Myth of Persephone and Demeter, the Christian Mysteries and the Passion mythos of Inanna, although I think most would agree that the goddess of sex and war is not a suitable Image/Form for the Most Pure Holy Daughter. These mythos were never meant to be taken literally. Rather, they are human stories which speak of a Sacred Cosmic Drama which takes place out of time. [2]

Pre Patriarchal Sophia as Celestial Mother Genetrix of ALL & Soteria Holy Daughter

This is such a revelatory article, uncovering “the original blueprint” / pre-patriarchal Sophia similarities to Eurynome. Pre-patriarchal Sophia who is the basis of the Déanic Order of Kore Di-Jana a.k.a. Janites as Holy Daughter. She is also confirmed in a pagan context as Eurynome – Celestial Mother Genetrix of ALL creation. [3a] Including the Seven Great Janae – the Supernal Genetrixes, Guardians or Wellsprings of the Seven Streams of Life or Virtue. They are the Seven Faces/Powers/Spirits of Dea, Our Divine Mother God, in rarefied angelic form. [3b]

As ArchMadria Candra Sophia stated “I can’t begin to explain how reading this has unified the Christian Goddess in whom I strongly believe, with the very Goddess [Eurynome] whose myth underlies the foundation of Filianism. Like the floor safe built into the foundation.”

Do read the whole article, only an extract is reproduced here.

https://thegodabovegod.com/pagan-origins-gnostic-sophia/

The Pagan Origins of the Gnostic Sophia

by Miguel Conner | Jul 26, 2016

QUOTE
The Primordial Sophia

The original blueprint for the Gnostic Sophia is located in one of the earliest creation stories (older even than Genesis): The Pelasgian Creation Myth.

In this narrative, a divine being named Eurynome descends from the void and fashions the cosmos from the chaos. Creation is ushered by her dance upon the primordial waters, resulting in the formation of the planets, stars and elements into actuality. She also conceives a godlike serpent named Ophion. Eurynome and Ophion engage in a second, more seductive dance that ends in copulation. She then transforms into a dove and hovers over the sea, eventually laying a massive egg. Ophion coils around the egg seven times until it is hatched and all living creatures come forth. Eurynome sets a male and female Titan to overlook each heaven.
Eurynome and Ophion rule over creation in harmony, until the serpent claims he is the sole supreme being of the universe. This causes Eurynome to wage war against Ophion and ultimately banish him into the depths of the earth. In the end, she finds herself alone atop of the cosmos, yearning for another like her to keep her company.

At first glance, the Pelasgian Creation Myth appears like another dramatic, Greek account of how reality came to be. However, a deeper look reveals a proto-Sophia in the character of Eurynome:

► Sophia is cast into the chaos from an undivided nothingness (The Secret Book of John, On the Origin of the World). The Gnostic Valentinians referred to the fundamental principles of consciousness, the primaeval Father and Mother, as Bythos and Sege (Abyss and Silence in Greek). They represented a state of ultimate, undivided existence, similar to where Eurynome originated from.

► Sophia is responsible for the conception of matter (The Valentinian Cosmology, The Secret Book of John). Like Eurynome, she moves back and forth over the primordial waters, as well as gives birth to a serpent-like monster (Sophia’s offspring was called Yaldabaoth, often associated with the Old Testament God).

► Sophia is symbolized as a dove in Gnosticism. The Acts of Thomas proclaims, “Come, she that manifests the hidden things and makes the unspeakable things plain, the holy dove.” As her aspect of Wisdom/Shekinah in the Old Testament, Sophia is referred to as a dove (Song of Solomon 1:15, Song of Solomon 5:2). The symbol would be later adopted by Christianity in the form of the Holy Spirit, although both the Shekinah and Sophia were also recognized as the Holy Spirit.

► Sophia’s offspring rebels against her, claiming to be the only Supreme Being (The Secret Book of John, The Hypostasis of the Archons). The Hypostasis of the Archons relates how Yaldabaoth “because of his power and his ignorance and is arrogance he said, with his power, ‘It is I who am God; there is none apart from me.’ When he said this, he sinned against the entirety.” In The Pelasgian Creation Myth, the serpent Ophion “vexed Eurynome by claiming to be the author of the Universe.”

► In her higher avatar of Barbelo, Sophia assigns a male and female pair of Aeons to each of the layers of the mind of God (The Secret Book of John). Eurynome does the same, albeit with Titans ruling over the planetary spheres.

► In virtually all Gnostic texts, Sophia finds herself yearning for another like her once she lingers in the manifest Unlike the open-ended story of Eurynome, Jesus Christ comes to her like a saving knight or lost friend.

It should be noted that The Pelasgian Creation Myth is also a foundation for the Book of Genesis. Eurynome is responsible for naming all the creatures of Earth, as was Adam. The serpent in both myths plays the antagonist role (however, the serpent is often associated with wisdom goddesses in Paganism, and is frequently a positive figure in Gnosticism). During the conflict between Eurynome and Ophion, she “bruised his head with her heel.” In Genesis 3:15, the seed of Eve is prophesized to bruise the head the serpent with her heel, which has been taken as the coming of Jesus Christ to redeem the world from Satan.”
END QUOTE

Notes:
[1] ArchMadria Candra Sophia
[2] https://deanic.com/2016/09/16/quick-word-on-the-scriptures/
[3a] Madrina Sophia
[3b] https://deanic.com/the-seven-great-janae/who-are-the-seven-great-janae/

Section 2

Who were the Pelasgians?

A fantastic wiew of Dodona, (where Dione meaning Divine One had Her oracle, perhaps the centre of the Pelasgians.

The Histories of Herodotus is considered one of the seminal works of history in Western literature. Written from the 450s to the 420s BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek. The Histories were at some point divided into the nine books of modern editions.

The Cynurians and Achaeans were Pelasgians

Book 8 – URANIA

[8.73] Seven nations inhabit the Peloponnese. Two of them are aboriginal, and still continue in the regions where they dwelt at the first – to wit, the Arcadians and the Cynurians. A third, that of the Achaeans, has never left the Peloponnese, but has been dislodged from its own proper country, and inhabits a district which once belonged to others.

The Arcadians were Pelasgians

Book 2 – EUTERPE

[2.171] On this lake it is that the Egyptians represent by night his sufferings whose name I refrain from mentioning, and this representation they call their Mysteries. I know well the whole course of the proceedings in these ceremonies, but they shall not pass my lips. So too, with regard to the mysteries of Ceres, which the Greeks term “the Thesmophoria,” I know them, but I shall not mention them, except so far as may be done without impiety. The daughters of Danaus brought these rites from Egypt, and taught them to the Pelasgic women of the Peloponnese. Afterwards, when the inhabitants of the peninsula were driven from their homes by the Dorians, the rites perished. Only in Arcadia, where the natives remained and were not compelled to migrate, their observance continued. [4a]

~and~

Virgil (Aeneid, VIII, V. 62-63), writes:
“It is said that the first dwellers of our Italy were the Pelasgians” .
From the ancient authors we have learned that before the arrival of the Greeks, those territories were known as Pelasgia, the several sources inform to us moreover, than the Greeks learned from the Pelasgians not only the art of the working of the metals, of the construction of walls, but they learned, improving it, their way of writing and made their divinity their own.
Several populations, species the pelasgic one, have given to the country their name. [4b]

~and~

Aegean Sea

The name Pelasgians (Greek: Πελασγοί, Pelasgoí; singular: Πελασγός, Pelasgós) was used by some ancient Greek writers to refer to populations that were either the ancestors of the Greeks or preceded the Greeks in Greece, “a hold-all term for any ancient, primitive and presumably indigenous people in the Greek world”. In general, “Pelasgian” has come to mean more broadly all the indigenous inhabitants of the Aegean Sea region and their cultures before the advent of the Greek language.

In 1955, Robert Graves in his mythography The Greek Myths claims that the Pelasgian creation myth involves a singular creatrix goddess who dominates humans and predates other deities. The goddess gives birth to all things, fertilised not by any male opposite, but by symbolic seeds in the form of the wind, beans, or insects. [4c]

Comment by ArchMatrona Ghrian of the Lucienne tradition https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com : “In its original, matriarchal version, it was probably a beautiful story”.

Déanic Scriptural links to Eurynome

1. The Creation

1:1. Before and beyond all things is the Mistress of All Things, and when nothing was, She was. 2. And having no solid place that Her feet might rest upon, She divided the sea from the sky, and made a dance of solitary splendour upon the crested deeps.

2:1. But one there was that had not been shaped by Her, and that was not Her daughter, nor a creature of spirit. But this was the space between the fragments and the nothingness that had been before things were. It had not energy nor delight, but only weight. It had not shape, but could only coil and uncoil itself about the things that were. It was the Snake, and was not silver, but black. 2.
The Snake hated all things that had become, and hated the separation of the waters and the sky. It hated light and energy, desiring all to be darkness and nothingness.

2:15. But the Mistress of All Things saw this and descended to the earth, placing Her heel upon the head of the Snake and bruising it.

3:3. And She set Her seven Powers in the firmament, giving one to rule each colour of the earth.

The Mythos of the Divine Maid

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

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

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

Free download:
http://apronstrings.racemochridhe.com/ece/

(with thanks to the Madrian, independent Déanic & Filianic contributors and editor Mr Race MoChridhe)

November 2017
The Filianic Scriptures, The Eastminster Critical Edition of the Clear Recital
Version: ECE 3rd Edition

Pelasgian Creation Myth – the earliest in Europe

Eurynome by Hong Eun-Young [5]
Eurynome was easily the most important Goddess of Pelasgian myth. She was the Great Goddess, Mother, Creatrix, Ruler, called the Goddess of All Things.

Eurynome was born from Chaos, and her first work was to separate the water from the sky. When she had accomplished this, she began to dance across the water. It was a beautiful, sensual dance of creation. [6]

Dove sat on the world egg artist unknown

She assumed the form of a dove, brooding on the waves and, in due process of time, laid the Universal Egg. [7]

Out tumbled all things that exist, her children: sun, moon, planets, stars, the earth with its mountains and rivers, its trees, herbs, and living creatures. [7]

Easily adapted Paper Plate Creation for Déanic children
https://ithappensinablink.com/paper-plate-the-days-of-creation/

She created the Seven Planetary Powers, putting a Titaness and a Titan over each.

the Sun and the power of illumination;
Theia (meaning Lady of the shining blue of the sky, sight as in the all-seeing and precious value of gold, silver and gemstones)
and Hyperion (meaning watcher from above, light and the cycles of day and night, sun and moon)

the Moon and the power of enchantment;
Phoebe (meaning brilliance, prophetic wisdom at earth’s oracular midpoint – Delphi)
and Atlas (navigation, and the art of astronomy)

the planet Mars and the power of growth;
Dione (meaning Divine One and Oracle at Dodona) or Eurybia (bright goddess)
and Crius (leadership, heavenly constellations and domestic animals)

the planet Mercury and the power of wisdom;
Metis (wisdom, prudence and deep thought) or Mnemosyne (memory, learning and remembrance)
and Coeus (rational intelligence)

the planet Jupiter and the power of law;
Themis (meaning the Lady of good counsel, natural order, divine law, tradition, fairness, and the oracles of the earth)
and Eurymedon (meaning ruling far and wide)

the planet Venus and the power of love;
Tethys (meaning nurse and primal font of fresh water which nourishes the earth, springs, rivers, streams, fountains, subterranean aquifers, clouds and rain-clouds.)
and Oceanus (earth-encircling River Okeanos, he regulated the heavenly bodies which rose from and set into his waters.)

the planet Saturn with the power of peace;
and Rhea (meaning ground or flow, mistress of all, nature’s fertile mother, and lady of the wilds, dread goddess)
and Cronus (pure, maintains the course and cycles of seasons and the periods of time, time when viewed as a destructive, all-
devouring force)

[6 through12]

Patriarchal Demotion of the Divine Feminine

Myth version 2 introduces a male spouse

Eurynome by Hrana Janto

Catching the north wind at her back and rubbing it between her hands, she warms the pneuma and spontaneously generates the
serpent Ophion, who mates with her. [6]

Eurynome’s husband Ophion “the Serpent” & Eurynome wife of Ophion [13]

 

 

Greek Pelasgian Creation Myth by jessicasroux

At her bidding, Ophion coiled seven times about this egg, until it hatched and split in two. Out tumbled all things that exist, her children: sun, moon, planets, stars, the earth with its mountains and rivers, its trees, herbs, and living creatures. [6]

Comment by ArchMatrona Ghrian of the Lucienne tradition https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com  : Furthermore, instead of sitting on the Cosmic Egg herself, [like a normal, mother bird would do], Eurynome tells Ophion, the male snake, to wrap himself around it, [as snakes do their eggs] and warm it and hatch it.

Myth version 3

The male spouse attempts to usurp.

Eurynome and Ophion made their home upon Mount Olympus, where he vexed her by claiming to be the author of the Universe.
Forthwith she bruised his head with her heel, kicked out his teeth, and banished him to the dark caves below the earth. [6]

In the soil of Arcadia the Pelasgians spring up from Ophion’s teeth, scattered under the heel of Eurynome, who kicked the serpent from their home on Mount Olympus for his boast of having created all things. [7]

Myth 4

Her daughter and son banish their parents.

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 503 ff (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
“He [Orpheus] sang of . . . How, in the beginning, Ophion and Eurynome, daughter of Okeanos (Oceanus), governed the world from
snow-clad Olympos; how they were forcibly supplanted, Ophion by Kronos (Cronus), Eurynome by Rhea; of their fall into the waters
of Okeanos.” [7]

Myth 5

Comment by ArchMatrona Ghrian of the Lucienne tradition https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com : “And still later, another goddess by the same name, Eurynome, the Oceanide, ends up as one of the many wives of, Zeus, and the mother of the Graces.

Patriarchal redactors have rewritten all three stories about Eurynome:  She is pictured as a female-failure in need of a male-savior, just like the Gnostic Sophia.  Eurynome is portrayed as a failed wife [divorced and estranged from Ophion, the snake], failed Queen of Heaven, Creatrix and Mother of the Gods [because She is not powerful enough to punish, and banish Her ungrateful and rebellious children].  It is only later, when She becomes the wife of Her grandson, the male god, i.e.,  Zeus, the Son of God, that she is redeemed and becomes the mother of the Graces.”

Myth 6 – A male Demon

Found whilst composing this article, male dominance cannot stoop any lower. Taking the Mother God and inverting Her Purity, Power and Divinity.

Debasing a Creatrix into a demon

The Demon Eurynome from the illustrated The Dictionnaire Infernal by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy, 1863 edition, which included sixty-nine illustrations by Louis Le Breton depicting the appearances of several of the demons. [14]

Notes:

[4a] http://realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Misc/Lineage_of_the_Ancient_Greeks/Lineage_of_the_Ancient_Greeks.htm
[4b] http://www.thelosttruth.altervista.org/SitoEnglish/pelasgian_etruscan_english.html
[4c] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelasgians
[5] Picture Credit. Korean Manwha artist named Hong Eun-Young. She designed beautiful manwha characters based on Ancient Greek and Roman mythology.
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/jacklee26/hongs-classical-mythology/
[6] https://www.paleothea.com/Myths/Eurynome.html
[7] The Greek Myths 1 by Robert Graves, (1990) [1955] Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-001026-8.
[8] http://www.theoi.com/Titan/Titanides.html
[9] http://www.theoi.com/Titan/Titanes.html
[10] https://greekgodsandtheirstories.weebly.com/titans.html
[11] https://www.greekmythology.com/Titans/titans.html
[12] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_(mythology)
[13] http://www.theoi.com/Titan/TitanisEurynome2.html
[14] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dictionnaire_Infernal

Illustrations of Myth version 2

https://www.behance.net/gallery/15347049/Eurynome-and-Ophion
Project Made For
Ono Kine Artists
New York, NY, USA

Credits
Nathan Spotts
Fairfield, CT, USA

Ono Kine Artists
New York, NY, USA

FAQ: Spirit/Soul Part I

Columbadi/Fri.

12 Astrea/Dec. 9

Lady Tethys

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

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

~

Jacqueline asks: One thing I have long been curious about I think is alluded to here- that the Celestial Mother manifested our individual spirits, and that the Daughter “covers our spirits with souls so that we are able to enter manifest existence.” What is the distinction here between souls and spirits? If we originally emanated from Dea, then what is the purpose of the Daughter’s sacrifice and our resulting souls? I hope this makes sense.

And, further,

I guess the quote itself states that the purpose of the Daughter giving us souls is so that we can “enter manifest existence,” but I think that is the piece that I am unclear on; I don’t really know what that means.

~~~

Dear Jacqueline,

Thank you for these important, fundamental questions.

I think it might help if I first explain why our teaching concerning the sacrifice of the Daughter is a bit different than that found in our scriptures. The Mythos of the Daughter bases the Passion and Death of the Holy Daughter on the myth of the goddess Inanna. In fact, in the Madrian edition of the scriptures, you will find that the Holy Daughter is actually named Inanna. It was later shortened to Anna.

When I first entered the Faith, I was troubled by the fact that the goddess Inanna was a married and promiscuous goddess of sex and war, and did not die for altruistic reasons. I was also bothered by the fact that the goddess Inanna is not a Living Stream goddess. So, for these reasons, it was hard for me to accept her as an appropriate Form or Image for the Most Pure Daughter.

My other area of concern was that I truly struggled with the idea that Daughter God could die if She had not incarnated into material manifestation.

While the myth of Inanna, in part, might be an illustration of the suffering the Holy Daughter endures as She descends down through the Seven Realms, the literal death of the Daughter did not make sense for me. If the Holy Daughter did not incarnate as an human being with a flesh and blood body, and where She is God, how could She actually die?

God cannot die, the soul cannot die and the spirit cannot die. God is eternal. Once God dies, God is no longer eternal and is therefore, not God. And so it follows that if the Holy Daughter had truly died, then She was not eternal. If She was not eternal, then, it stands to reason, that She was not God. I couldn’t find any way around this conundrum.

One explanation that was presented to me was that the Holy Daughter gave Her Essence to Her Mother before descending through the realms. Ok, well, again, the more I thought about it, the more it did not make sense to me. If the Daughter emptied Herself of Her Essence, which is Her God-Nature, Her God-Spirit, Her Spirit Energy, then, what was left of Her? Was it empty Form? Without Her Essence, was the Form still the Holy Daughter? This and many more questions arose in my mind.

Another area of confusion for me was exactly why the Daughter had to actually die in order to sustain Creation. Exactly how did the Daughter’s Death lead to the sustaining of all Creation? The explanations offered to me did not satisfy me on a thealogical level.

I’m not implying that the scriptures are wrong. The Mythos is not meant to be taken literally. The Mythos is a story that is meant to point us to an unknowable Reality. But I felt that it made more sense to me, that rather than modeling the Holy Daughter on the Goddess Inanna and her descent and death,  the Holy Daughter should be modeled on the True Divine Feminine of our Age and Her Descent as the Holy Soul.

In our Age, the ending of the Age of Pisces and the beginning of the Age of Aquarius, the Divine Feminine God would be the Hindu and Buddhist goddesses, the Shekinah, the Divine Sophia and many would include Isis. These are Living Stream Images/Forms of Dea. The Hindu Goddesses, The Shekinah and the Divine Sophia are considered to be God or having the Nature of God. There are valid reasons for the Deanic mandate that Images/Faces/Forms of Dea should be Living Stream Images. Living Stream Images are those Whose worship has never been broken.

So, for the Janite Order, the Holy Daughter, in keeping with the Living Stream mandate, is modeled on Shekinah (as in the True Sabbath Queen, She is not just the Presence of the Father) and Sophia. In other words, for the Janite Order, the Divine Sophia and the Holy Shekinah are the Images/Forms which we use for the Holy Daughter.  The Divine Sophia is not limited to Christianity. She is worshiped across a wide-range of spiritualities, Traditions and religious denominations.

Both the Holy Shekinah and the Divine Sophia are known as the World Soul or the Holy Soul. {The Title, Divine Sophia, is here used to differentiate the non-Fallen Sophia, the Primordial Sophia from the Gnostic fallen Sophia who was in need of a saviour. (Typical demotion of a goddess.)}

Before we get into the Holy Shekinah and Sophia as the World Soul/Holy Soul and what that means, first we need to answer the question as to what is the distinction between souls and spirits:

We can say that we emanated from Dea, yes, but it is probably more accurate to say that She created our spirits from the Breathe of Her own Spirit. And, there is a difference between soul and spirit.

   The spirit is our essence, our essential selves. It is our light energy selves. I like this definition: The spirit is that part of you which is the direct creation of God. Your spirit is the highest aspect of who and what you are. It is a direct fragment of the Divine Life of God.

In studies of life between lives undertaken by certain psychologists  and as reported by those who have had NDE’s, after we die, we often appear as pure light energy, almost like brilliant balls of light energy. If true, this is what I think of when I think of our spirits, our energy selves. We can also take soul-form.

But, what about the soul? For human beings on this planet, in this realm, our souls are that part of us which has human character and which links with the human experience. And so, because it links with the human experience, it is necessary to have a soul in order to enter manifest creation. And so our spirit and our rarefied soul forms are our True Selves or Higher Selves.

The soul is a rarefied or ethereal or energy body. Many believe that the soul is where our personality and our emotions reside.

I like the following Kabbalistic definition of soul: People are really made in the image of God, which means that each of us are essentially divine beings. Each soul is a miniature version of God, like a fragmented holographic image. (Remember, Sophia’s Soul was ‘shattered’ so to speak, into myriad ‘fragments’.)

    We are not victims of original sin, but rather are covered up with ‘shells’ that need to be removed so that the original spark may be uncovered. Salvation comes when we are enlightened, when we remember the truth of what and who we really are. (Gnosis.) The Fall of Man is really a metaphor of our pre-existent soul wanting to descend in order to re-ascend. (Which is what the long version of our Creed essentially teaches.) (1)

We live in a state of ignorance and limitation. When we clear out the obstructions which cloud and obscure the Divine Spark within us, when we continuously choose to move towards Dea rather than away from Her (as our scriptures teach), then our souls evolve, the obscurity melts away and the Divine Spark within shines, again. It’s like our souls, which are the temple of spirit, are diamonds in the rough that must be refined and polished in order for the True Light to shine from within.

Plato taught that our souls pre-existed in the ideal Realm of Forms before we entered manifest creation and forgot from whence we truly originate. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, which is echoed in our scriptures as the story of the of the race of maids who lived in the cave as told in, The Light, (Madrian edition title), along with  the Gnostic Hymn of the Pearl, aka, the Robe of Glory, illustrate that we must attain Gnosis, we must awaken to our True Selves, in order to return Home.

Our Lady guides us to this awakening. Some Gnostics teach that the Divine Sophia is the Divine Spark who resides within a secret chamber of our hearts (similar to the scriptural teaching of Dea residing in the Temple of our Hearts). She continuously strives to uncover the Divine Spark hidden within us.

A final note: The Deanic Faith is based, in part, on Platonic and Gnostic concepts, especially in the areas of Divine Forms, Primordial Ideas and the Pleroma. There are many forms of Gnosticism. Some older than others. We must remember when we are researching or referring to Gnostic Christianity, a latter form of Gnosticism, that Sophia was by then, demoted and in need of a male savior. Again, I refer you to the articles by Max Dashu which are found in our links section.

Tomorrow, we will continue with Our Lady as the Holy Soul and Her connection with our souls.

For now, I leave you with this lovely painting and prayer to Our Lady of the Divine Spark: http://www.shilohsophiashop.com/f/Our_Lady_of_the_Divine_Spark_E-Book_8_112.pdf

May Our Lady bless you,

Blessed is She.

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ArchMadria Candra Sophia

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/kabbalah/The_Soul/the_soul.html (Please note, this is a Jewish site and this article explains the Jewish perspective of salvation.)

 

 

 

The Origins of the Creation Mythos

Abaldi/Thurs.

11 Astrea/Dec. 8

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O, Madria Thema, Jana of Justice, Order and Harmony, be with us.

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

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I was planning on starting a FAQ page, today, but due to health reasons, I must wait until tomorrow or the weekend. I truly apologize for any inconvenience.

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There have been a number of articles posted this week, beginning with Sorella (Sister) Sophia’s articles on the interpretation of the Creation Mythos.

I will also be posting the Violet Candle of Faith texts tomorrow, as I might be away this weekend.

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As we know, our scriptures were compiled from a variety of sources, mostly of Greek origin. These sources were adapted and applied as a Feminine Mythos in order to explain the Cosmic Truths of the Divine Mother and Holy Daughter.

We also know that many pre-Patriarchal age, pan-European myths were originally about a Great Mother Goddess, who later became demoted. The same thing happened with the myths of the Divine Sophia.  (1-2).

While it recently came to our attention that the Creation Mythos was based, in part, on the Kosmopoiia, an obscure ancient Greek text, research proved to be impossible.

However, our Sorella Sophia managed to locate a French translation of the document, which she then used google translate to obtain the English version.

Here, for those who are very familiar with the Creation Mythos text and who understand its inner meaning, we find many of the main characters (though some are male rather than female), along with the order of Creation. We also find that according to the Kosmopoiia, Creation came about from laughter.

We must keep in mind that the Creation Mythos was also based upon the Pelasgian Mythos. (The Pelasgians were pre-Classical, pre-Olympian).

My own opinion is that the Creation Mythos was also based, in part, on Gnosticism (the Pleroma, Primordial Ideas, etc.). Of course, Gnosticism has Greek, Egyptian and Hebrew origins. (Along with Syrian, Babylonian, etc.)

The following is the English translation of part of the text of the Kosmopoiia with commentary by Sorella Sophia.

Again, we thank Sorella Sophia for her meticulous research.

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 After translating The Kosmopoiia itself, which is very concise,

along with the article about the Divine Names in Kosmopoiia, I have managed to determine all the primary concepts and characters of the Madrian Creation Mythos: but with the addition of one note in another book, it becomes clear that with each creation, Helios experiences a different emotion. This gives the characters a different role than the Madrian.

A mention in SOLARIZATION OR ENLIGHTENMENT IN THE GRECO-EGYPTIAN HERMETISM

In other cases, Creation has been the result of an utterance, for instance the seven guffaws with which the divinity created the world according to the hermetic text “Leiden Kosmopoiia”, whose precedent is the seven creating words of Neith in the cosmogony of the Temple of Esna (61)Note 61
Greek  Magical  Papyri  (=PGM),  cit.,  pp.  282-284  and  294-297.  Vid.  S. Sauneron, “
La lé   gende des sept paroles de Methyer au Temple d’Esna”, in Bulletin de la Société Française d’Égyptologie (BSFdE) 32 (1961), pp. 43-48. The first part of the PGM XIII mentions an “account of the creation”. Its resemblance to the cosmogony of CH I is amazing: “When the god laughed, seven gods were born (who  encompass  the  cosmos…).  When  he  laughed  first, Phōs  -Augē  [Light – Radiance] appeared and irradiated everything and became god over the cosmos and fire… Then he
laughed a second time. All was water. Earth, hearing the sound, cried out and heaved, and the water came to be divided into three parts. A god appeared; he was given charge of the abyss of primal waters, for without him moisture neither increases nor diminishes. And his name is Eschakleo… When he wanted to laugh the third time, Nous or Phrenes [Mind or Wits] appeared holding a heart, because of the sharpness of the god. He was called Hermes; he was called
Semesilam. The god laughed the fourth time, and Genna [Generative Power] appeared,  controlling  Spora  [Procreation]…  He  laughed  the  fifth  time  and  was gloomy as he laughed, and Moira [Fate] appeared. And she was the first to receive the scepter of the world… He laughed the sixth time and was much gladdened, and Kairos [Time] appeared holding a scepter, indicating kingship, and he gave over the scepter to the first-created god, [Phōs]… When the god laughed a seventh time, Psyche [Soul] came into being, and he wept while laughing. On seeing Psyche, he hissed, and the earth heaved and gave birth to the Pythian serpent who foreknew all things…”.
http://www2.uned.es/dpto-hdi/History%20of%20Non-dual%20Meditation%20Methods.pdf
It has all the primary concepts and characters of the Madrian Creation Mythos.
Summary by Sorella Sophia:

Helios was the personification of the Sun in Greek mythology. Creator in The Kosmopoiia “The divine light of the world”. (For us, of course, the Celestial Mother is the Supernal Sun. A. M. Pam.)Divine Laughter creates, it also allows the Divine and human to communicate. From the divine names article: Greek Demeter and Egyptian Hathor being sited as influencing reconciliation stories for this part of Kosmopoiia.

Genna, divine personification of the seed. ((My opinion about the meaning: the Note 61 states “Genna [Generative Power] controlling Spora [Procreation]” which is not in this version of The Kosmopoiia. Perhaps seed means all the potentials of manifest life as this creation leads to Moira [Fate] being created next.))
“« the soul of the statue, the god” » The ritual contexts of this logos generally evoke the appearance of a divinity in the light of a lamp.” (article on the divine names) In my opinion this is why The Catechism of The Children of The Goddess has a lit classical Roman/Greek oil lamp on the cover. (Interesting as the oiled lamp is my personal symbol. A. M. Pam.)

There is the goddess of justice – righteousness Moira created, with balancing scales. Hermes becomes her rival.
God said, “Of you two shall be righteousness, but the man shall be under the dominion of Moira.” (The Kosmopoiia)

Hence the concept of feminine being higher than the masculine becoming the root of Madrian doctrine, perhaps this inspired The Heart of Water scripture.God creates from laughter and great joy Kairos; Time and Royalty.

The creation of Psyche / soul leads directly to God causing the earth to produce a snake who knows beforehand all things.

God terrified by the snake creates 2 further gods who seem to be duality.

God gave one of them Iaô the power over 9 gods and “the same for the seven planets”. (The Kosmopoiia)

There seems to be a magickal spell only mentioned in the divine names article, which is “the recipe to attract the god: three greek words, which obviously transposes the seven fragments to laugh at the Kosmopoiia.”
[Which in my opinion lead the Madrians to include the Pelasgian creation myth with the associated creation of the Titanesses].1. Light is created first. “…(the Light) appeared and illuminated the universe.” (The Kosmopoiia) / “luminous ray” (divine names article). Within the comments there are many solar references.2. “God burst out laughing a second time and everything became water.” (The Kosmopoiia)  / Earth is folded to partition the primordial waters into 3. Could mean « Iaô (in anagram), House < of god > » (divine names article)3. Laughing mingled with anger created “(Mind) holding in his hands a heart. He was called Hermes,…(the atmosphere)” (The Kosmopoiia) / “Its signification seems set as: « Eternal Sun ».”

Comment “Serge Sauneron saw the birth of Thoth coming from the heart of Re in a moment of bitterness. This myth is represented on column (2) of the hypostyle hall of the temple of Esna: from the seven words of the goddess Methyer-Neith, the primordial cow, emerge seven primordial divinities whose names are pronounced as a result.” (divine names article)4. Genna appeared, holding the seed. “(one that still retains or reborn)” (The Kosmopoiia) / “Its meaning would be “Chief Justice”…

“This collaborator assumes the appearance of a Horus-Soleil with the face of a lion, which must be reproduced on a stone serving as a talisman, a whip and a globe in the hand and surrounded by an ouroboros. Below the image, on the basis of the stone, is transcribed the recipe to attract the god: three Greek words, which obviously transposes the seven fragments to laugh at the Kosmopoiia.”

“The ritual contexts of this logos generally evoke the appearance of a divinity in the light of a lamp.
…in relation to its ritual use would be the copte bain touwt vnou, « the soul of the statue, the god ».” (divine names article)

5. “God laughed for the fifth time and, laughing, darkened (became gloomy) and Moira appeared holding a scales in her hands to show that in it resides justice. But Hermes entered into rivalry with her, saying, “It is in me that righteousness dwells.”

God said, “Of you two shall be righteousness, but the man shall be under the dominion of Moira.”

And it was she who received the scepter of the world, whose name in the form of anagram is great, holy and illustrious… (The Kosmopoiia) / “As for the darkening or tears of the god when creating Moïra, it is possible that there is an allusion to the distance of his eye and to a provisional management of cosmic justice, to which Thoth is opposed.” (divine names article)6. Laughter with great joy creates Kairos holding the scepter that signifies royalty (The Kosmopoiia) / “« The mouth of fire », « I am the eye of Horus », The other magic words, on the other hand, remain obscure. …could refer to the verb copt brbr, “bubbling” …the creator god fears that the earth is deaf to a god” (divine names article)

7. Creation of “…Psyche, and while laughing God wept. At the sight of Psyche, God whistled and the earth rose in a round mass and bore the Pythian serpent who knows beforehand all things… (sparkling light)” (The Kosmopoiia).

“According to version B of the Kosmopoiia, the god who is in charge of the role of to guide Psyche, the soul, born of the seventh burst of laughter, is, as it should be, Hermes. With the birth of Psyche, the universe fills with pneuma and between moving. Psyche does not bear a barbaric name, but its creation recalls the sequence of events evoked in the fragment of Stobee XXIII, in other words the Korè Kosmou. Hermes is the mediator between the demiurge god and the divine beings. All these, in effect, are immersed in inactivity and ignorance. It is the same for the world inferior to despair and tears, when he contemplates beauty of the higher world and the sky,  « image of the god still unknown  ». This situation of impasse is resolved when the demiurge, by an act of his will, decides to confide the secrets of heaven to the soul of Hermes. The revelation of these mysteries, contained in the books written and hidden by Hermes, triggers the triple rhythm of  « research, discovery and success  » desired by the demiurge. (5) Proceeding then as an alchemist, the demiurge produces Psychosis, a substance from which the souls of all beings are formed. He makes it  « by wishing that the higher world no longer remains inactive, that is to say by having decided that everything will be filled with pneuma, so that the things do not remain immobile and inactive even in part  ». (6)

The hypothesis advanced by Michel Tardieu to see in the young Psyche a representation of the  « mistress of the house » Egyptian, Nephthys, is very interesting.

…this same Psyche may well also be Hathor, whose name signifies precisely « house of Horus. »

…A tradition attested in Denderah gives rise to Hathor’s tears in the eye of Re in the midst of a lotus in the primordial waters, which would explain the bursting of the god’s sobs in the Kosmopoiia when Psyche was created (Version A)”
(divine names article)

There are 2 further gods created;
“At the sight of the dragon, God, seized with terror,” (The Kosmopoiia) / “the god again slams the tongue and whistles. …the warrior Phobos …« Almighty, Master of the Masters, Master of the house »” / …which would mean « god of the gods (repeated three times), eye of Horus, shining splendor, great serpent, spirit of darkness ».” (divine names article)

“At the sight of the warrior, God was again seized with terror, as if he had seen a stronger being (than he): he feared that the earth had excreted a god. Casting his eyes toward the earth, he said Iaô, and from the echo (of the name) was born a god, who is the lord of all.” (The Kosmopoiia)

“Is the appearance of the armed Phobos and the sonorous divinity (Iaô) constructed on the schema of the myth of the quarrel between Seth and Horus?” (divine names article)

[My comment: Is this the appearance of duality?]

I would like to mention that in the Divine Names article, (not published here), I noticed several names of Gnostic Aeons, which I found interesting.
It is good to know the sources for our scriptures. Knowing the sources lends authenticity to them rather than taking away their integrity. (A. M. Pam.)
Thank you, Sorella Sophia. This is valuable knowledge. 

 

 

  1. http://www.suppressedhistories.net/articles/sophia.html
  2. http://www.suppressedhistories.net/articles/GnosticGoddessFallenSophia.pdf

More on the Mythos of Creation

Stelladi/Wed.

10 Astrea/Dec. 7

angel_of_the_air_by_erindowning1989-d6xlezm (Angel of Air by Erin Downing).

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

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Long time devotee, our Sister, Sophia, has more to share on the Creation Mythos. These posts on the Creation Mythos are taken from private correspondences between Sophia and myself. I have felt it best to leave these teachings just as she wrote them, with only minor editing and a few of my own comments. (Please note that oftentimes words that have a z in the U.S. are spelled with an s instead of a z in certain other countries.)

As Sophia confirmed, in verse 10 of the Mythos of Creation, 10. And as She laughed, the image rose up from the water and stood before Her. And this was the first of Her daughters. And she was filled with love for Her, and therefore was the first creature of Spirit, this is the creation of the first human female (humanity).

From Sophia:

Verse 4. And the white force of Her superabundant joy grew so great that it must take shape in laughter; and Her laughter was the shape of all things.

Please note in the Creation Scripture, that it states all things were created by and from portions of Divine Laughter. It is Dea’s delight which animates. All are Pure Essence, Divine Light, Ideas and Life. Without form or substance, although living with Dea in unity.

The Creation myth could end at verse 8, but there are then detailed, a series of 3 emanations/creations:

1. plants, trees, animals, insects, birds, fishes and sea creatures. Living but not Spirit
2. humanity. Living with Spirit. Because the first daughter chose to return Mother Mari’s Divine Love to Her, to closely reflect that aspect of Creatrix as Love.

3. nature spirits. Living with Spirit.

These are to distinguish between those with spirit from those without spirit.
Those without spirit are still Divine in origin.
Honestly I am not sure what to think of the above. (I agree with Sophia. I would tend to think they have spirits. A.M. Pam).Verse 11. And wise and skilled, she [humanity] ran about the earth with love of all things, giving a name to every thing and creature, each in the order that She [Dea] had shaped them.

Love of Dea and Love of all things, shows that humanity has a Dea-given purpose. It also demonstrates that humanity can recognise the Divine Essence in everything, therefore being able to name it in harmony with Dea.
(Beautiful teaching. A. M. Pam)
Verse 14. And the trees and rivers were filled with nymphs and every kind of sprite. And all were Her daughters. And Her love for each was inexhaustible, for each was a reflection of some boundless fragment of Her unbounded Spirit.

The Madrians, from Greek mythology, and my own maternal family, from living and farming our ancestral lands, believe in nature spirits. I believe that although in the Celtic lands, we had different names, we are still referring to elementary/Elemental beings belonging to the Earth elements.

Verse 16. And to each was given the governance of some earthly thing.
Clearly states that the sprites and nymphs – nature spirits are emanated/created by Dea to govern/control the 4 sacred Elements of the realms of Mother and Daughter. This is part of Dea’s Harmony and Order, nature spirits/Elementals clearly represent that aspect of Dea.
4 Earth Elementals:
In his 16th-century alchemical work Liber de Nymphis, sylphis, pygmaeis et salamandris et de caeteris spiritibus, Paracelsus identified mythological beings as belonging to one of the four elements.Correct name (translated): Nymph Alternate name (Latin): Undina (undine) Element in which it lives: Water
Undines are almost invariably depicted as being female, and are usually found in forest pools and waterfalls. The group contains many species, including nereides, limnads, naiadesand mermaids.

Correct name (translated): Sylph Alternate name (Latin): Sylvestris (wild man) Element in which it lives: Air
They are often depicted as fairy like.

Correct name (translated): Pygmy Alternate name (Latin): Gnomus (gnome) Element in which it lives: Earth
The chthonic, or earth-dwelling, spirit has precedents in numerous ancient and medieval mythologies, often guarding mines and precious underground treasures, notably in the Germanic dwarves and the Greek Chalybes, Telchines or Dactyls.[2]

Correct name (translated): Salamander Alternate name (Latin): Vulcanus Element in which it lives: Fire. (1)The 5th element is Spirit, God, Herself, Who is the Essence of everything.

How nature spirits and humans journey into incarnation:

The Madrians spoke about 2 “creations”, the first Creation of the world of Divine Ideas – The Pleroma which the Filianics then labeled Golden, as in the Solar realm of Mother Mari.
(Gnostic Christianity also defines the world of Primordial Divine Ideas as the Pleroma. A. M. Pam.)

The “second” Creation of human/other-nature spirit passing through the Silver Lunar realm of Daughter Kore – astral/soul to reflect upon the manifest world.

So human and nature beings, emanated/created as Spirit by Mother Mari, journey out into the Silver Lunar realm of Soul Daughter Kore and from there into more and more dense material planes. I was never sure whether this was the same as Avala/Avalon.

(I’ve been using the name, Avalon, but I like the use of Avala, because it means “breath of life” and it is called Avala in the catechism. According to the catechism, it is the realm where we go to rest in-between incarnations and it is the Silver Lunar Realm of the Holy Daughter. The catechism states: in chapter IV- 67: What will happen when you die? +If I have lived a good life, I shall go after death into the paradise of the Daughter, called Avala, to rest in happiness. Later, in question 76, we read: Shall you remain forever in Avala? + No, eventually I shall continue my journey toward the Mother. So, in other words, and this would be in accordance with Janite teaching and this is a different way of expressing what many have taught about life in-between lives and that is, between incarnations, we return to our home in Avala, which, for Deanics, is the Silver Lunar Realm of the Holy Daughter. When we have completed our incarnations, we go on to the Golden Solar Realm of the Celestial Mother, which some call the Core. A. M. Pam.)

Holy Daughter, Kore, as Princess of the World, is the title of Her as the sustaining Presence in all of Nature, Who directs/rules us (both humans and Elementals) to live harmoniously, in right order, seeing Dea in all things and loving all things as Dea Herself.  (This is beautiful. A. M. Pam)

From: The Temple of The Heart

12. For the Spirit is one, and I am the Spirit. 13. And you are the spirit also, in the innermost temple of your heart.

This Teaching of the Daughter reminds us that as humans we are the microcosm of the universe. The Sun, as symbolic centre of the macrocosm, is equivalent to the heart in the microcosm of the human body and the hearth-fire, in the microcosm of the house. Intelligence of our Solar Dea is within our spirit/heart.

(Interesting that there is now what is called Heart-intelligence. I have spoken often of how there is the IQ and the EQ or emotional quotient. The EQ is said to have its center in the heart. 

Heart intelligence is the flow of awareness, understanding and intuition we experience when the mind and emotions are brought into coherent alignment with the heart. https://www.heartmath.org/articles-of-the-heart/the-math-of-heartmath/heart-intelligence/. A. M. Pam). 

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How we were in union with Dea and how we return to Dea
1. Perceiving only Dea
2. Perceiving Dea in ‘things’
3. Perceiving only ‘things’

(I believe these were the stages we underwent from our origins as being in Union with Perfection, i., e., the state of living in union with the Celestial Mother) and the Silver Age of when we still had a correct sense of things, to now, in the Iron Age, when we have forgotten how to perceive Dea in all things.)

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I would like to thank Sophia for these illuminating interpretations. We are blessed to have her experience and knowledge in these matters. I can easily see a concordance of scriptural commentary in the future. These teachings are truly beautiful and show how blessed we are to have such a religion. 

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elemental
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnome
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprite_(creature)
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salamanders_in_folklore_and_legend

 

 

 

 

The Creation Mythos

Rosadi/9 Astrea

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The following is an interpretation of certain passages in the Creation Mythos, which is said to have originally been based upon the Kosmopiia. The interpretations, following my teaching on emanation, are by our Sister, Sophia, a long-time Deanic devotee and reflects Janite thealogy.

Over-all, as ArchMatrona Georgia of the Lucienne Tradition has pointed out, the Creation Mythos is a symbolic story or narrative of events that takes place beyond time, space and the imaginings of the finite human mind and so the following is but one way to understand this symbolic narrative:

We can say that all human spirits ultimately emanated from the Source, from the Great Mother, through the Holy Mother. The Celestial Mother as the Matrix, takes all the Potentialities, all the Primordial Ideas and manifests them into existence, including our individual spirits. The Holy Daughter then covers our spirits with souls so that we are able to enter manifest existence. In this way, all is ultimately One with the Great Mother, with Source, with the One. (A. M. Pamela)
pillars_of_creation_2014_hst_wfc3-uvis_full-res_denoised (Pillars of Creation).

Title 1, Chapter 1
THE HOLY MYTHOS
Creation
Verse 1-2

1. Before and beyond all things is the Mistress of All Things. When nothing was, She was.
2. Having no solid place that Her feet might rest upon, She divided the sea from the sky,
and made a dance of solitary splendour upon the crested deeps.

From our Sister, Sophia:

“Before and beyond”, sets this myth outside of time and space, it also states that Dea is the Unoriginated Origin of being and Absolute Deity.

Verse 1 in my understanding, is expressive of the unity of Dea Matrona the Great Mother (alluded to as before and beyond all things), as the Life and Veiled Origin of Eternity, Dark beyond the light and the Light beyond the Darkness, WITH “Mistress of All Things” a title of Dea Madria, our Celestial Mother, Creatrix, Light, Essence and Spirit.

Verse 2 in my understanding is the emanation from Dea Matrona, the Great Mother (sea) of Dea Madria, the Celestial Mother (sky).

Title 1, Chapter 1
THE HOLY MYTHOS
Creation
Verses 4-5 and verse 8

Creation of all life forms apart from humans and nature spirits

4. And the white force of Her superabundant joy grew so great that it must take shape in laughter; and Her laughter was the shape of all things. 5. For each peal of Her voice became a silver fragment, broken from the Whole and yet complete in itself. And She loved each fragment with all the joy of Her being.

And She laughed
8. And each fragment was filled with Her delight, and therefore was living.

From our Sister, Sophia on Verses 4 – 5:
Her Divine Joy expands and emanates out of Herself so that it becomes Godly Laughter. There is now something of Her, external to Her. Sound is the primary cause of Creation linked to Spirit, the first element from which the other four flow.
Dea Creatrix is Spirit, Light, Essence.
In the creation of plants, trees, animals, insects, birds, fishes and sea creatures, these are all fragments of Her.

Verse 8:
It is Her loving delight that imparts life into plants, trees, animals, insects, birds, fishes and sea creatures.
I think that the way that this is stated means as a part of God/Dea they should be respected.

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Verses 9 – 10 are the creation/emanation of humanity, specifically females. (Axial beings)

9. And at the edges, where the waters had been parted, they lay still and shallow; and there She cast Her gaze. And She saw an image of Herself, all suffused in the light of love and energy.
And She laughed.
10. And as She laughed, the image rose up from the water and stood before Her. And this was the first of Her daughters. And she was filled with love for Her, and therefore was the first creature of Spirit.

On Verses 9 – 10:
Godly Laughter animates Her reflection in the primordial water.
This is a way of stating the creation of beings that reflect Mother Dea most closely because we are an image of Her Divine Self.

It is the love of humanity towards their Creatrix that signifies that humans are Spirit.

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Creation/manifestation of nymphs & sprites. (Axial beings)

12. And the Mistress of All Things was filled with delight, and ran laughing through the forests of the earth. 13. And every peal of Her voice became the image of a silver fragment of Her Spirit. 14. And the trees and rivers were filled with nymphs and every kind of sprite. And all were Her daughters. And Her love for each was inexhaustible, for each was a reflection of some boundless fragment of Her unbounded Spirit. 15. And all their multitude did not exhaust the number of the fragments of Her Spirit.

On Verses 12 -15:
Nymphs – “Greek: Different from other goddesses, nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits who animate nature, and are usually depicted as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing…”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymph

Sprites – “A sprite is a supernatural entity. They are often depicted as fairy like creatures or as an ethereal entity . The word “sprite” is derived from the Latin “spiritus” (spirit), via the french “espirit” Variations on the term include “spright” and the Celtic “spriggan”.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_sprite

So these creations are being explained as ethereal spirits who animate nature.

On Verse 13.
Godly Laughter becomes a fragment of Her Spirit.
The colour of God’s Spirit is either Silver of the Lunar
or Golden of the Solar depending upon which version of the Scriptures is being read. (Note: Janites would accept Golden being the Color of the Mother’s Spirit and Silver being the color of the Holy Daughter’s. We believe that the original color of creation was Silver, symbolically speaking. Silver contains within itself the potentiality of all color and so, Primordial Creation contained within itself the potentiality of the manifestation of all Primordial Ideas).

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Thank you, our Sister, Sophia, for these profound thoughts for contemplation.