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Our Scriptures, known to Janites as the Deanic Scriptures, were written almost fifty years ago by several individuals who have chosen to remain anonymous.
They are inspired by different sources and contain Eternal Truths as found in the Perennial Wisdom. To our knowledge, from a western Divine Feminine perspective and from the vantage-point of a Feminine religion, there is nothing like them in the world.
The Creation Mythos and The Mythos of the Divine Maid (the Holy Daughter), sections of our Scriptures, are, of course, not meant to be taken literally. They are beautiful, poetic interpretations of the Cosmic Drama of Our Divine Mother God and Her Most Holy Daughter.
The Passion story, as found in the Mythos of the Divine Maid, Chapter 5, is based upon the Descent story of the goddess Inanna and, in part, on the Passion story of Jesus Christ. Janites do not use this Passion story as a basis for the Mythos of the Sacrifice of the Holy Daughter, rather, we use the Descent Mythos of Sophia/Shekinah.
The Scriptures, as found in the Sacred Myths and Rites of the Madrians (SMR), edited by Philip P. Jackson, represents the more primitive form of the Deanic religion (Madrians) when Dea was referred to as the Goddess.
The Holy Daughter was named, Inanna, because at the time of the initial writing of the Scriptures, Inanna was thought to mean Queen or Lady of Heaven, but the cuneiform sign for her name does not support this translation. (1) Her name evolved to Anna, which means, Grace. She was known as Jana (Yah-nah) in the Secret Madrian Order which means, Moon. In the New Celestial Union edition of the Scriptures, the Holy Daughter is known as Kore’, which means Maiden.
The Seven Janati (Yah-nah-ti) were originally known as the Geniae, which is how they are known in the SMR. These Seven Angelic Powers of Dea were first named after the seven female Titans because it was widely thought, before the internet, that the female Titans were the Seven Planetary Powers. This misconception was due to the largely fictional Creation story of Eurynome, known as the Pelasgian creation myth, written by Robert Graves, and has no foundation in Greek mythology. (2). Later, the names evolved to names which we have now, (with a few Janite adaptions.)
It is also important to note that Janites do not accept verses 29-44 in the Heart of Water, for those verses were written specifically with Madrian Matriarchal households in mind and do not reflect Janite beliefs and practices.
It must be kept in mind that the SMR is of the Madrian religion and so its contents, outside of the scriptures, do not necessarily reflect Janite beliefs and customs.
ArchMadria Pamela Lanides
- Inanna’s name may derive from the Sumerian phrase nin-an-ak, meaning “Lady of Heaven”, but the cuneiform sign for Inanna (𒈹) is not a ligature of the signs lady (Sumerian: nin; Cuneiform: 𒊩𒌆 SAL.TUG2) and sky (Sumerian: an; Cuneiform: 𒀭 AN). These difficulties led some early Assyriologists to suggest that Inanna may have originally been a Proto-Euphratean goddess, possibly related to the Hurrian mother goddess Hannahannah, who was only later accepted into the Sumerian pantheon. This idea was supported by Inanna’s youthfulness, and as well as the fact that, unlike the other Sumerian divinities, she seems to have initially lacked a distinct sphere of responsibilities. Click on Etymology, here: Wiki:
- Pelasgian Myth