Feast of The Dead Reflection

Oct 29/Ourania 27

The month of Ourania is slowly coming to an end and in the next few days Shimovane will be here. Back in my Goddess Pagan days, Samhain was a day rather than a whole month. Samhain was the one day when the veil between our world and the spirit world were the thinnest. This was an important time for magic spells to be worked as a witch.

Now, that I am a Deanist I find that Shimovane holds a similar yet different meaning. We do not have a set belief for what happens to the soul upon death. Madrians did have a concept of Avala, or a paradise with the Daughter. From my understanding, Avala is a temporary abode that the soul lives. Deanists typically hold that from Avala the soul can either reincarnate on earth or continue its journey to the mother. This concept is very similar to that of samsara in Buddhism or Hinduism.

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During this time I found it very helpful to pray that the souls that have passed make it safely to the Daughter’s abode in Avala. I pray that the souls in Avala have made it to reuniting with Dea above.

I also like to make little donuts for my altar to represent the turning of the wheel of time (plus I like donuts). I change the flavor for each day of Shimovane. I believe apples and pumpkin flavors are perfect for this time of year!

This time of year is a time to reflect on Dea, the Mother’s mercy. That is what I like to think of it as. As Samhain comes and the three day festival of Shimovane, keep the Mother close and remember she loves you dearly.

In the eternal Love of Dea and the Light of her Heart,

Sorella Ayako Hibayashi

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Leadership

Ourania 2/Oct. 4

Rosadi/Tues.

Dear Friends,

Unfortunately,  due to health and other reasons, I must retire from active participation in the Deanic religion.

Thankfully, a few of our sisters have offered to take over leadership.

A reminder that tomorrow and into Abaldi/Thurs is the full Cosmic Moon.

May Our Lady bless you,

Blessed is She.

Weekly Prayer List

15 Abalon/Sept. 19

Rosadi/Tues.

For the healing of Mr. A. L.

For the highest good of Brynn and Brody,

For the healing of Violet,

Special intention for Jess,

For the guidance of Matt,

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You.  Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

Weekly Prayer List

10 Abalon/Sept. 14

Abaldi/Thurs.

For employment for M.,

For employment for R.,

For employment for G.,

For the health of P.,

For peace in all families,

For the victims of the hurricanes,

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You.  Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

Weekly Prayer List

1 Abalon/Sept. 5

Rosadi/Tues

For the strength and consolation of Kelly,

For the strength and consolation of the Lashua family,

For the strength and consolation of Nancy,

For the healing of Violet,

For the healing of M.,

For the help of S.,

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You.  Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

Weekly Prayer List

21 Vespera/Aug. 28

Lunadi/Monday

For the healing of Arlene,

For the healing of Jim,

For the help of Jess,

For the healing of Marilyn,

For the comfort and solace of Connie,

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You.  Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

Weekly Prayer List

15 Vespera/Aug. 22

Rosadi/Tues.

For the repose of the soul of Christopher:

May he rest in peace. Blessed are You, Most Holy Dea.

May his memory be eternal. Blessed are Most O, Holy Dea.

May his family receive comfort and solace. Blessed are You, Most Holy Dea.

For the comfort and solace of Connie and her family,

For peace in Phoenix,

For Marilyn,

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You.  Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path.

Let us bless the Holy One,

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power,

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.