Sai Thema

1 Samhain/Nov. 1
Columbadi/Fri. (Dove Day).

Day of Sai Sushuri Grace, Fountain of Compassion, Love and Mercy.

New Reginism Tradition 

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Please note that when I recently spoke of Amena, a derivative of an Arabic word meaning “to make complete”, which may be used in the place of Amen, I neglected to add that the proper pronunciation is A-meen-a.

Lady Thema, Foundation of Justice, Order and Harmony. (Originally composed by ArchMatrona Ghrian.)

Lady Thema is one of my three Patroness Janas, along with Lady Vikhe’ and Lady Candre’. (Lady Candre’ is the Patroness of priestesses in the Janite Ekklesia.)

It’s funny how things work out. When I first learned about the Janati, they were an answer to a prayer, one of two constant prayers that I would pray each day during my 20 years as a Wiccan.  I would constantly beseech the Universe to help me find the True Mother God and the goddesses of the Five Elements/Directions.

I was not Wiccan because I wanted to be a witch, I became Wiccan because I believed in the basic teachings of Wicca (and still do) and because the religious system of Wicca brought me back into close contact with Nature. Wicca also taught me about the Great Goddess whereas the Catholic Church had taught me that the highest Feminine form was a glorified human being (the Virgin Mary) who couldn’t even conceive in the same way as the rest of us humans or it would have tainted her.

However, try as I might, I never could fully resonate with the gods and goddesses of the various Pantheons. I love the Greek goddesses, but they were not Mother God to me. None of the goddesses of various pantheons was Mother God to me. And some, I knew to have been historical people.

For a short while, I did have a special connection to Mother Holle aka Frau Holda as my Wiccan Tradition was Seax-Wica, but that was before I was to later discover that, like Hecate, She actually pre-dates the pantheons with which She is associated. She is so ancient, Her origins were lost to the mists of time.

Now we know that non-only did She pre-exist the Germanic/Norse pantheon, She was originally considered to be Supreme. Often-times, I have noticed that when a goddess pre-dates the pantheon with which she is associated and when she was originally supreme, it often indicates that she was considered to be the Great Mother in the way that we understand Dea, Our Divine Mother God.

In light of Frau Holda/Mother Holle being ancient and having been considered to be Supreme, we have recently discovered that She is a Living Stream Goddess! Her devotional cult has lived on through the centuries through hereditary families. (She did not just come down to us as Mother Goose!) Through both recent research and from the testimony of a witness from an hereditary family, there is no doubt that Mother Holle/Holda is a Northern-European Living Stream Image/Form of Dea! But, I did not know this when I was Wiccan and so, yet again, my search went on and I continued my prayers because though I felt close to Frau Holda, I did not recognized Her as Mother God. My search for Dea and the female Guardians continued.

Eventually, I did find the Five goddesses of the Elemental Directions through my study of Shingon Buddhism. And though I was happy to have finally found female Guardians, they were not of my culture and there wasn’t much written about them.

Finally, after 20 years of searching, my prayers were answered in a big way when I found Dea and the Janati through Filianism. And, thanks to my religious background, I was able to see the Janati as both Awesome Cosmic Powers and as personal Guardians with whom we may have a personal relationship.

And though these Powers incarnate into angelic form, they are higher than the angels. Neither are they considered to be ‘goddesses’ in Janite thealogy, because they are higher than the goddesses. They are of Dea. They are sent of Her. And together, ArchMatrona Ghrian and I developed a meaningful devotional cult in their honor, the results of which are reflected in both Lucienne and Janite Tradition.

Having been Wiccan, I naturally began to call upon them in their Directions every morning and I would thank them for the day at the end of the night. I would say little prayers of supplications in the morning, during Aurora and I would thank each of them for their blessings of the day and specific help, during Evensong.

Very early on, I quickly developed a closeness to Lady Vikhe’ and Lady Thema. It happened so naturally. And when I needed to pray to them for help, help came quickly.

Lady Vikhe’ is the protector of my home, my family, the Janite Ekklesia and I pray to her for the protection of this country. There have been times when the protection of family and home have been nothing short of miraculous. Someday, I must write down these stories, but there are so many!

Lady Thema has answered my prayers with so many miracles, I have lost count. And by miracles, I mean that the answers or help that I needed at the time appeared to be impossible to solve, and yet, she always found a way.

Most recently, a close family member was in dire straits through no fault of his own. He was about to lose so much.  The situation was so grave, that I felt we must prepare ourselves for the inevitable, there simply appeared to be no way out of the situation. But, I never stopped praying to Lady Thema. And lo and behold, a miracle occurred that is astonishing to all of my family. What was about to be lost has been saved. I owe Lady Thema a dozen roses in thanksgiving!

Some of the ways I develop a relationship with them is by praying to them every day.  In addition to greeting them morning and night, I pray the short Seven Janati rosary to the Jana of the day. (1) This beautiful rosary was inspired by the original Invocations composed by ArchMatrona Ghrian (Georgia E. B. Cobb). Oftentimes, I pray this rosary on my way to work.  I also talk to the Janati in my own words.

(Sea glass earrings by Sweetstones Jewelry on Etsy.)

On the fun side, I often incorporate into my jewelry or clothing the color/s of the Jana of the day. For example, on Pomedi/Thurs., the day of Lady Thema, I might wear purple or blue earrings, gemstone/crystal pendant or bracelet or other sacred jewelry in her colors.

Often, I will wear an item of clothing that reflects her colors. As Prima Madria Sophia explains, these colors are symbolic of the spiritual essence of the Jana and by incorporating these colors into my daily wear, it is a reminder of their constant presence in my life and the Virtues I am endeavoring to emulate.

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I am actually thinking of collecting seven wrist mantra rosaries in the colors of each Jana.

Additionally, I will strive to focus on one of their Virtues. So, again, using Pomedi as an example, on that day, I might try instill more Harmony in my day.

The Janati always surround us, if we invite them to do so. They will help us if we call upon them. And we may thank them, by striving to incorporate their Virtues into our daily lives.

For the correspondences of Lady Thema, please see here.

May Our Divine Lady and Lady Thema bless you,

Blessed are They.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

 

 

 

(1) The Seven Janati Rosary.
(Please note that some of the original invocations have been altered for the Janite Ekklesia.)

 

 

 

 

This is being re-posted for our archives. Part I

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Please note, this article rambles, a bit. At the time, I was discovering a lot at once. Please be sure to read the beautiful prayer, written by Sorella Rose, at the end.

And be sure to check out the new Deanic Tradition at mothergodchurch

and the new articles at Priestess of Wisdom: here

Thank you!

As part of our series on the correlations of Divine Sophia and our scriptures, we are going to take a moment to discover the relationship between Sophia and the Seven Janati.

At the end of this article is a very exciting discovery, a lengthy article showing my own thealogy that the Holy Spirit (Sophia) is Seven-fold.

Holy Sophia is associated with the Divine Seven in different ways.  In Gnosticism, She emanates/creates the Seven Feminine Aeons;  in the book of Proverbs, She sends out her Seven Virgin Handmaidens and She has hewn out the Seven Pillars (which are associated with the Seven Planets) and as the Holy Spirit in Christianity, Who is more appropriately called Mother Spirit as in ancient times, She sends forth the Seven Rays of the Gifts.

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In Gnosticism, Sophia is the Ruler of the Seven Planetary Powers, however, these Powers are Archons. (i.e. not the good guys) and in Gnostic cosmology, Sophia triumphs over them and becomes Ruler over the Seven Spheres.

In her book, Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God, author and scholar, Caitlin Matthews includes a picture of an unusual statue of Sophia made of rosewood where She is holding a seven pointed star. This sculpture based upon a vision or apparition that was experienced by the artist, Bryce Muir.  This star signifies Her overcoming of the seven planetary Archons and Her rising to become the Mother of the Ogdoad or Eighth Realm. Ms. Matthews goes on to state that “the Descents of Sophia, like the Seven-fold Descent of Inanna to the Underworld, pass through all levels of experience making Sophia a potent Companion to all souls.”

Similar to the Titans, which inform the Seven J these Aeons were male and female. The Female Aeons are: Rejoicing; Blessedness; Love; Peace; Gladness; Truth and Faith. Like the Janae, these Seven Aeons are both Divine, having emanated from Holy Sophia and They are also angelic in Being.

In some (though not all) Gnostic texts, Aeons are often referred to as being androgynous. A better way to think of them is that they are ‘twin souls’.  We must remember that there are many different cosmologies in Gnosticism and various belief systems as well. While some Gnostics understood the Aeons to be androgynous, others thought of them as Primordial Ideas, while still others believed they were syzygies or ‘yoked pairs’, the latter being the Janite point of view.  They are Light Beings and are sometimes likened to angels. And so, similar to the Déanic/Filianic teachings on the Janae, they are both Divine and angelic.

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Artist: Victoria Moore

Moving on to Proverbs, the Divine Sophia has sent out Her Seven Virgins or Handmaidens and has ‘hewn out Her Seven Pillars”.

Now, keep in mind, when Wisdom is personified in the biblical texts, we capitalize the W. Wisdom personified is Sophia. When wisdom is not being personified, we do not capitalize the first letter.

In this particular text, Wisdom is personified. Wisdom, Sophia, sends out Her Handmaidens to invite everyone to Her feast of wisdom. Ms. Matthews states, that the Handmaidens are the assessors of Wisdom.

It would not be until the Middle Ages when they would be transformed into the Daughters of Sophia and an English cleric, Alcuin (735-804 AD) would associate the Seven Pillars with the Seven Liberal Arts.

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These Handmaidens are depicted on the right-hand doorway of the Portail Royal at Chartres. The central figure is the Black Virgin of Wisdom, the Virgin Mary being surrounded by the Seven Handmaidens representing the Liberal Arts. As Albert the Great taught that Mary, herself was the possessor of the Seven Liberal Arts. Elsewhere, Ms. Matthews explains that the Seven Pillars have also been conflated with the Seven Liberal Arts, the seven days of the week, the seven heavens and the Holy Spirit.

As we can see, there is a correlation between each of the Seven Liberal Arts and the Janati, themselves:

Arithmetic/Sun/Sai Theia

Grammar/Moon/Sai Candre’.

Music/Mars/Sai Vikhe’.

Logic/Mercury/Sai Mati Saige.

Geometry/Jupiter/Sai Thema.

Rhetoric/Venus/Sai Sushuri Grace.

Astronomy/Saturn/Sai Rhea.

(For a complete list of the Correspondences of the Seven Janati see: here.)

 

On the Nature of the Janati

15 Ourania/Oct. 17
Pomadi/Thurs.

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

Guest Post.

The Feast of Sai Thema was on 1 Ourania/Oct. 3. Unfortunately, due to our staff being either ill or otherwise indisposed, we were not able to post an article in time for her Feast Day. However, Her Feast Day may be celebrated any time during the month of Ourania.

ON THE NATURE OF THE JANATI

There is a common misunderstanding regarding the difference between a Living Stream Form/Image of Dea and a Jana/Janya. This article hopes to address this common misconception.

A Living Stream Image/Form of Dea is one where there is an uninterrupted devotional cult to a particular Goddess, one Who is usually understood to be Dea in the way that we understand Dea….. as Mother God. Additionally, the devotional cult must not have included nefarious practices.

Examples of Living Stream Goddesses include Brighid (Who became St. Bridget), the Hindu Goddesses, Tara, the Shekinah, Sophia and certain others. (It is beyond the scope of this article to explain why each particular Goddess is Living Stream.)

Examples of goddesses who are not Living Stream would be Artemis, Juno, Hera, etc. (Please note, we use Goddess, with a capital G, to denote Living Stream Goddesses Who are understood to be Mother or Daughter God and goddesses with a small g, to denote goddesses who are not Living Stream.

As an aside, it is sad to see that the doctrine of Living Stream Goddesses is no longer the norm within Greater Deanism. It is an important doctrine. A brilliant doctrine. It is what separates Deanism from Paganism and Wicca. It is one of the main things which made Deanism unique. Janites follow the Living Stream doctrine.

From a Janite perspective, Living Stream Goddesses are not appropriate Images/Forms for the Janati. They not appropriate because the line between Our Mother God and the Living, Intelligent Ray which emanates from Her becomes blurred.

For example, in Deanism, Divine Sophia, Who is Living Stream, is often depicted as an Image/Form for Sai Mati. This has caused confusion within the community with devotees who are either not really familiar with Holy Sophia, or who are new to the Faith. The misconception is that Holy Sophia, Who is Mother God, is the Ruler of the Seven Planetary Powers, becomes conflated/identified with Sai Mati, one of the Janati, a Planetary Power.

As we know, in Deanism, the idea of the Geniae/Janati was originally based on the seven female Greek Titans and the Creation story of Eurynome by Robert Graves. That Creation story has been debunked by literary scholars as being largely a work of fiction. There is also no evidence of the Titans as the Planetary Powers in Greek mythology. However, the idea of the Janati is a valid one. There are certainly Planetary Powers and the Seven Planetary Rays in various religious mythologies.

The Planetary Powers may be found in various forms of Christian and Esoteric Traditions along with angelic and magickal based systems in the forms of the Seven Archangels.

The idea of Seven Planetary Rays goes back to ancient Greece. Do a search on the Seven Rays and you will find them, everywhere. So, though the Planetary Powers/Seven Planetary Rays were never the Greek Titans, the Planetary Powers do exist.

There is much on the internet about the Seven Colored Rays, some of it within the realm of New Age understanding, others Esoteric, still others quite ancient and spanning many religions. (A). In ancient Greece, the Seven Rays represented the Seven Alchemical Planets. (Please note: these Planetary Rays have no associated with the Seven Female Titans.)

Holy Sophia

In Gnostic Christianity, the Planetary Powers were demoted to being Archons.  In Gnostic Mythos, Holy Sophia rules over the Planetary Powers. Even in Her Form of Lady Wisdom in the Jewish text it states that She “hews out the Seven Pillars” which is interpreted as the Seven Planetary Heavens.

 She (Sophia) sits at “the gates of the mighty,” i.e. at the approaches to the realms of the seven Archons, and at the “entrances” to the upper realm of light her praise is sung. The Sophia is therefore the highest ruler over the visible universe, and at the same time the mediatrix between the upper and the lower realms. She shapes this mundane universe after the heavenly prototypes, and forms the seven star-circles with their Archons under whose dominion are placed, according to the astrological conceptions of antiquity, the fates of all earthly things, and more especially of man. She is “the mother” or “the mother of the living. Wiki.

(It is very important to remember that Sophia, as happened with so many goddesses in ancient times, was greatly demoted by Gnostic Christians as has been clearly demonstrated in the works of Max Dashu, Rose Horman Arthur and many others. She was not ‘trapped’ here and She was not in need of a male saviour. She, Herself, is Saviouress. She, (in the original texts,) is Creatrix.)

So while Most Holy Sophia is often used as an image/form for Sai Mati in Deanism, Janites understand that Divine Sophia is not a Jana; She is not a Planetary Power/Ray, rather She rules over the Seven Planetary Powers, She created their Realms.  Sophia is not a Living, Intelligent Ray Who comes from the Mother, She is the Mother.

Our Most Holy Sophia, the Janite Living Stream Image/Form of Dea, is She Who is Creatrix; She Who put the Stars and Planets in their place; She Who is the Divine Feminine; She Who is Our Mother God; She Who is the Holy Spirit; She Who is the World Soul; She Who is the Rosa Mundi (Sophia is known as the Rosa Mundi, the Rose of the World); She Who is the Soul of all Nature; She Who is the Soul of the Cosmos, She Who is our Saviouress.

And so, it is important to understand that there is a difference between a Living Stream Form/Image of Dea, such as Holy Sophia, and a Jana/Planetary Power. 

Janites believe that it is not necessary to use goddess images for the Janati. They are of a Divine angelic nature, they are not goddesses, per se.

In Janite practice, it has been found that female, non-specific angelic images or images which depict a non-specific Divine Feminine Being better represent the Janati than Pagan goddesses of various pantheons or Living Stream Goddesses Who are Living Faces of Dea.

And when we live with them on a daily basis, they become a constant Presence in our lives. We come to know them. And they, us. There is no need to look to Athena to understand Sai Mati Saige or to Nike to understand Sai Vikhe’ or to the Virgin Mary to understand Sai Candre’. When we are devoted to them, they reveal themselves to us, sometimes, quite dramatically.

May Our Lady bless you,

Blessed is She.

A. M. Pamela Lanides

A) This is just one article out of many: The Seven Rays

 

 

 

 

 

The Seven Janati and Divine Sophia

Foradi/ 5 Flora

O, Sai Rhea, Shield of Steadfastness, Temperance and Self-Restraint, be with us. Blessed are You.

Setpena to Sai Raya Thea:

(Say for seven days).

O, Glorious Agia Theia, brightly shining One, be with us. O, Resplendent One, clothed in radiant gold, dazzling as the Sun, hear our prayer. 

Illumine us with Truth and instil in us the sweetness which comes with a serene mind and a joy-filled heart. Help us to remember that joy comes from within and not from without. May we learn to nurture it in our hearts that it may overflow unto others who might be in need of the flame of cheer and comfort in their lives. And may (state request).

Blessed are You.

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Today, as part of our series on the correlations of Divine Sophia and our Clear Recital scriptures, we are going to take a moment to discover the relationship between Sophia and the Seven Janati.

At the end of this article is a very exciting discovery, a lengthy article showing my own thealogy that the Holy Spirit is Seven-fold.

Holy Sophia is associated with the Divine Seven in different ways.  In Gnosticism, She emanates/creates the Seven Feminine Aeons;  in the book of Proverbs, She sends out her Seven Virgin Handmaidens and She has hewn out the Seven Pillars and as the Holy Spirit in Christianity, Who is more appropriately called Mother Spirit as in ancient times, She sends forth the Seven Rays of the Gifts.

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In Gnosticism, Sophia is the Ruler of the Seven Planetary Powers, however, these Powers are Archons. (i.e. not the good guys) and in Gnostic cosmology, Sophia triumphs over them and becomes Ruler over the Seven Spheres.

In her book, Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God, author and scholar, Caitlin Matthews includes a picture of an unusual statue of Sophia made of rosewood where She is holding a seven pointed star. This sculpture based upon a vision or apparition that was experienced by the artist, Bryce Muir.  This star signifies Her overcoming of the seven planetary Archons and Her rising to become the Mother of the Ogdoad or Eighth Realm. Ms. Matthews goes on to state that “the Descents of Sophia, like the Seven-fold Descent of Inanna to the Underworld, pass through all levels of experience making Sophia a potent Companion to all souls.”

These Aeons were male and female. The Female Aeons are: Rejoicing; Blessedness; Love; Peace; Gladness; Truth and Faith. Like the Janae, these Seven Aeons are both Divine, having emanated from Holy Sophia and They are also angelic in Being.

In some (though not all) Gnostic texts, Aeons are often referred to as being androgynous. A better way to think of them is that they are ‘twin souls’.  We must remember that there are many different cosmologies in Gnosticism and various belief systems as well. While some Gnostics understood the Aeons to be androgynous, others thought of them as Primordial Ideas, while still others believed they were syzygies or ‘yoked pairs’, the latter being the Janite point of view.  They are Light Beings and are sometimes likened to angels. And so, similar to the Deanic/Filianic teachings on the Janae, they are both Divine and angelic.

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Artist: Victoria Moore

Moving on to Proverbs, the Divine Sophia has sent out Her Seven Virgins or Handmaidens and has ‘hewn out Her Seven Pillars”.

Now, keep in mind, when Wisdom is personified in the biblical texts, we capitalize the W. Wisdom personified is Sophia. When wisdom is not being personified, we do not capitalize the first letter.

In this particular text, Wisdom is personified. Wisdom, Sophia, sends out Her Handmaidens to invite everyone to Her feast of wisdom. Ms. Matthews states, that the Handmaidens are the assessors of Wisdom.

It would not be until the Middle Ages when they would be transformed into the Daughters of Sophia and an English cleric, Alcuin (735-804 AD) would associate the Seven Pillars with the Seven Liberal Arts.

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These Handmaidens are depicted on the right-hand doorway of the Portail Royal at Chartres. The central figure is the Black Virgin of Wisdom, the Virgin Mary being surrounded by the Seven Handmaidens representing the Liberal Arts. As Albert the Great taught that Mary, herself was the possessor of the Seven Liberal Arts. Elsewhere, Ms. Matthews explains that the Seven Pillars have also been conflated with h the Seven Liberal Arts, the seven days of the week, the seven heavens and the Holy Spirit .

As we can see, there is a correlation between each of the Seven Liberal Arts and the Janati, Themselves.

Grammar/Moon/Sai Candre’.

Dialectic/Mercury/Sai Mati Sage.

Rhetoric/Venus/Sai Sushuri Grace

Music/Sun/Sai Raya Theia.

Arithmetic/Mars/Agia Vikhe.

Geometry/Jupiter/Sai Thema.

Astronomy/Saturn/Sai Rhea.

The purification of the soul, through the seven planetary experiences, was common to many cultures and traditions. (Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and Bride of God).

So, here we have Seven Handmaidens of Sophia and the Seven Pillars of Wisdom. We will revisit these Seven Handmaidens when we study the correlation of Divine Sophia as our High Priestess.

Now, we look at the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Sophia is the Holy Spirit both pre- Christian and Christian.

The Seven Planetary Powers of Pagan Tradition become the seven gifts of the Spirit in Christianity: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety (Faith) and Fear of God (nowadays this is rendered as Awe PL)….(Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and Bride of God).  

This amazes me. I had already correlated the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit with the Seven Janae before I had read this.

Ms. Matthews, in her above-mentioned book, does a fine job of showing forth Sophia as the Holy Spirit. The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are often referred to as individual spirits, the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and of might,
    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord, etc. 

The New Testament speaks about The Seven Spirits of God. In Rev., these Seven Spirits are also known as the Seven Lamps which are before the throne of God. And it talks about ‘He who has the Seven Spirits of God.” This is a much neglected concept within Christianity probably due to the fact that it would call into question the theology of the Trinity and yet, these Seven Spirits of God are mentioned a few times in the New Testament.

Again, I was blown away by the following article which came to the same conclusion as did I: http://www.lasan.org/lasan-readings/english/holy-spirit/seven-holy-spirit-gifts.htm and that is, the Seven Spirits of the Holy Spirit. This article refers to the Holy Spirit as “he”, but the Holy Spirit is the Mother Spirit, Dea Madria, Mari Sophia.

The above mentioned article expertly disproves the various theories about the identity of the Seven Spirits. The author even mentions the Three-Fold Spirits of Heaven and the Four-fold Spirits of Earth…. Deanic teaching right there of the Janati!!!!

The author begins his summary thusly: It is erroneous to argue that the seven Spirits are seven angels, and it is insufficient to claim that the title the seven Spirits refers to the Spirit of God merely in a general way. It is not even adequate to assert that the seven Spirits are the Spirit of God in the fullness or completeness of His energies or operation. The title the seven Spirits, like all appellations of the Spirit, unveils something very particular concerning the divine Spirit.

While quite lengthy, this is a remarkable article and it is highly recommended as one of  the ways of understanding the Janae.

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In summary,  Divine Sophia is the Ruler of the Planetary Powers; She emanates the Seven Feminine Aeons; She sends out Her Seven Handmaidens and hews out the Seven Pillars of Wisdom which have variously been identified, as Ms. Matthews explains, with the Seven Liberal Arts, the seven days of the week, the seven heavens and the Holy Spirit and finally, She is the Seven-Fold Holy Spirit, Who, as Caitlyn Matthews so beautifully depicts in her book, holds the Seven Spirits in Her lap as Doves, ready to be sent out into the world.

I would like to conclude with this prayer to the Janati by Sorella Roselyn.

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[inspired by the Faith of the Seven in A Song of Ice and Fire]

May Lady Theia fill our hearts with joy,

May Lady Candra keep us pure in spirit,

May Lady Grace enfold us in her love,

May Lady Vicka strengthen our courage,

May Lady Thame balance the scales of justice,

May Lady Sage enlighten our minds with truth,

May Lady Rhea guide us safely through the dark.

May the Seven Rays of Déa shine down upon our souls, in this world and all the worlds to come.

By the Mother, the Daughter, and the Great Mysteria,

Blessed is She.    Sorella Roselyn

Article by ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

 

Page on Traditional Janae Colours, Planets and Metals

23 Abalon / October 25

Stelladi or Star Day. (Wednesday).

Day of Madria Sage.

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Ever wondered about why the Great Seven Janae are robed in certain colours which are symbolic of Who They Are in Their Spiritual Essence. (Hence liturgical, meaning that heads of household performing the Rite of Sacrifice (or Priestesses in the J.O.P.) wear accent colours.

The answer, as discovered by extensive research by ArchMatrona (Serene Mother) Ghrian of the Lucienne Deanic Tradition. https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com Is the ancient link between the Classical Planets and the metals of alchemy.

“Alchemy itself is most often described as the ancient tradition of sacred chemistry by which one discovers the truth about the nature, both spiritual and temporal, of reality, its structure, laws and functions.”
http://www.alphachisigmamuchapter.org/alchemy.htm

Illustrated with metal ores.

Also the links between the Janae and a rainbow.

Loads of additional (some un-related) colour information.

See the page: https://deanic.com/janae-colours-planets-metals/

May Dea bless you. Blessed is She. Madrina Sophia

Part III, Sophia, Eurynome and the Seven Janati

10 Abalon/Sept. 14

Abaldi/Thurs. Day of Madria Thame’ (Themis).

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

~

  (The Seven Rays of Divine Manifestation.)  In Deanic language, the Seven are of the Three-Fold Heaven (3 upward: (Madrias Candre, Raya and Rhave)  and of the Four-Fold Earth (4 downward: Madrias Sushuri, Thame’, Vikhe and Mati).

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When ArchMatrona Ghrian and I first formulated the idea that Dea is One and Three and Seven, this formula expressed both the thealogy of the One Dea in Her Tri-une Form of Mother, Daughter and Great Mother and also of the One Dea in Her Septad Form of the Seven Janati.

 

 

In our religion, we are often presented with the analogy of the prism. Just as white light flows through the prism and separates into seven colored rays, so too, the Pure Light of Dea is diffracted into Seven Intelligent Living Streams (each Stream expressing itself through a certain color.) These Seven Rays of Intelligent Light take on the form of angels.

Just as the Holy Daughter takes on the Form of Soul, and yet, She remains Dea Filia (the Divine Daughter God); so the Janati take on the form of angels, but yet, They remain Dea.

Janite Thealogy is based, in part, upon the Divine Sophia, Who is known as both Mother and Daughter in Her Tri-une Form as Mother, Daughter and Holy Soul.

Sophia is pan-cultural. She is not limited to Judaic-Christianity. Many worship Her from all religious walks of life.

As Rudolph Steiner and others have noted, Sophia is the Mother of the Seven Powers. These Seven Powers were sometimes considered to be angels although Gnosticism refers to them as Archons (which we consider a patriarchal demotion of the Sophian Myth as at the time, Gnostics did not see manifest creation in a positive light). Although archon means ruler, in Gnosticism, Archons were not the good guys.

Sophia is also known as the Goddess of Heaven and the Mother of the Stars. Even in Gnosticism, She is known as the Mother of All the Living and the Highest Ruler over the visible Universe. She is said to have shaped manifest creation based upon the heavenly prototypes and She forms the seven star circles or spheres over which the planetary powers are placed. These planetary spheres, or heavens, were, for the ancients, the highest regions of the created universe.

Considered by Steiner to be the new Isis, and, indeed, She was often equated with Isis in the past, Sophia is the Pneumatic Essence from which all souls draw their origin. In Her lower or Daughter form, She is the Mediatrix between the upper and lower realms. It is She, Who is the one Who is crowned with the Seven Stars.

More and more, within and without Christianity, Sophia is swiftly returning to Her original Divine status. (1 +2) Many mainstream Christians, are beginning to recognize Her as the Holy Spirit from Whom emit the Seven Gifts/the Seven Spirits.

Proverbs mentions Her Seven Pillars.

As we see from the above, in many ways, it is from Sophia that comes the Seven.

Related image  (Eurynome is on the far left).

In the Myth of Eurynome, She created the Seven Planetary Powers, putting a Titaness and a Titan over each. From the Primordial Feminine standpoint, Theia ruled the Sun and was given the power of illumination; Phoebe ruled the Moon and was given the power of enchantment; Dione  ruled Mars and was given the power of growth; Metis was given the planet Mercury and the power of wisdom; Themis was given the planet Jupiter and the power of law; Tethys was given the planet Venus and the power of love; and Rhea was set over the planet Saturn and given the power of peace.

Image result for the seven alchemical planets

In Janite thealogy, the Janati are not the actual Powers, themselves. Rather, the Janati rule over the Planetary Spheres and They were given the Powers. These Powers represent the Seven Streams of life which contain the Primordial Essence or, perhaps we could say, the quantum information which is the base of all that is manifested into reality.

We believe that like the Holy Daughter, the Janati are Immanent, meaning, though They stem from the Pleroma, They work within and throughout manifest creation. And while Dea, on one level, is Supreme and Above the All and yet She is One with us and She hears our cries, so too, the Janati, being angelic Forms of Dea, though they represent Powers beyond our ken, can hear us and help us.

We are often asked, what is the difference between a Jana and an angel?  Angels were created by God. They are not God. And so, we may pray to them in the form of asking their help and assistance. But, we may not honor them as God. We may not worship them.

The Janati are UnCreated because They are God, They are Forms of Dea and so we may pray to Them. We may honor Them as God. We may worship Them. Especially when we consider Sophia. She is Their Mother… She gave Them birth… They are of Her. They are One with Her. They are Her Seven Spirits. Her Seven Stars.

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ArchMadria Candre Sophia

 

 

 

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

Dea and the Janati; Dea is One

Columbadi/Friday

19 Moura/March 10

O, Madria Grace, Jana (pronounced Yana) * of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us.

May the Pure Stream of Your Virtues flow within us, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Amen. (Madria Grace is a Face/Power/Ray/Spirit/Form of the Holy Daughter.)

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  These four angels are tracing the sign of the cross. Originally, all Christians traced the sign of the cross by first touching the forehead and then touching the right shoulder first, then the the left. Orthodox Christians trace the sign of the cross in this manner, to this day. However, eventually the Roman Catholic faithful began to copy the priest as he turned to bless them and so began to make the sign of the cross in reverse, left shoulder first. In a way, this might be considered symbolic of the differences between the mystical East and the more Scholastic West.

We trace the Fora by, touching the forehead, then touching the right shoulder, first, then the left. If we added a fifth angel who stood in the center and traced a small circle over her heart chakra, this would complete the tracing of the Fora. The Fora is the Sacred Symbol of the Season of Moura. We will be discussing the Fora in an upcoming article.

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This brief post is important to read before proceeding onto the forthcoming article. It’s significance underlies the fact that Deanists are monotheaistic. And so, please bear with me if I repeat some things in this post that I’ve already stated in the past. This is basic Janite thealogy and I believe that the Lucienne Tradition would agree with most of it, as well.

We are coming to understand, more and more, how the Seven Janati (pronounce Yanati) are the Faces/Forms of Dea in addition to being Her Seven Powers, Seven Spirits, Seven Rays or Seven Aspects, although I really don’t like to use the word, aspect. I think it is misleading.

As is taught in the Tradition of our Faith, just as the white light of the sun, when passing through a prism or a droplet of water, refracts into the seven colors of the rainbow, the Supernal Light that is Dea refracts into Her Seven Faces/Powers/Spirits/Rays/Forms. Think of a diamond that has many facets, all reflecting different hues of light, and yet, it is the one diamond. And so, the sun remains the one sun, though it’s rays separate into seven colors and the diamond remains the one diamond, though its facets reflect differing hues. Just so, Dea remains the One Dea and yet, from the one droplet, from the one River, She ‘flows out’ into Seven Living Streams.

Dea begins as a Still, Dark Pool of Origin, the Fountainhead, the Great Mother. She swirls into a basin, a Font, the Celestial Mother, from there, She, as the Mother, flows and fills a Fountain till it is brimming, the Holy Daughter, Whose Graces over-flow into the world.

From the Still Dark Light of the Great Mother, Mysteria, is refracted the Indigo Ray of  Madria Rhea. We may also think of an Indigo Stream which flows out of the Pool of Origin.

From the Bright Light of the Celestial Mother, Mari, is refracted the Orange, Red and Blue Rays: Madrias Theia, Vicka and Thema.

From the Silver Light of the Holy Daughter, Kora, is refracted the Purple, Yellow and Green Rays: Madrias Candra, Sofia and Thema.

We may also think of the Janati as Living Colored Streams flowing from Their One Source.

In a recent article, we showed how the Trinitarian Janati represent the Trinity. They are the Faces or Rays of the Great Mother, the Celestial Mother and the Holy Daughter. We may take this further: Madrias Thema and Vicka are the Faces/Rays/Powers/Streams/Forms of the Celestial Mother, Mari. Madrias Grace and Sofia are the Faces/Rays/Powers/Streams/Forms of the Holy Daughter, Kora.

There is a lot of thealogy that may be developed from this, which will further our understanding and appreciation of the Janati. For now, it is important to note that in every way, in each aspect, it is always the one River, the same Water which flows in each Stream, the One Light which is refracted in all Seven Rays all of which stem the same Origin/Source, Absolute Deity, She Who is the Great Mother. In this way, Dea is One. We are monotheastic. We believe in One God Who is One and Three and Seven at one and the same time, Eternally and within Whom are contained the Female and the Male.

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ArchMadria Candra Sophia

  • We thank Madrina Rosalie for her assistance in the correct pronunciation of both the Roman, Jana and the Sanskrit, Janati.