Newsletter/Book Club/Sacred Season of Fall.

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

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

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

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

Announcements:

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

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

Book Club reminder:

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

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

THE SACRED SEASON OF FALL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Correspondences for the Sacred Season of Fall are:

Season of the Celestial Mother as the Apple of Wisdom.

Correspondences:

Jana: Sai Thema.

Sacred Symbol: The Apple.

Element: Earth.

Elemental Color: Green.

Liturgical colors: Blue and Purple.

Direction: West.

Time of Day: Twilight.

Mystery: Terra: the Matrix of All Being.

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

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

ArchMadria Pamela 

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

Free Class- Incense Making

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Dear friends and devotees,

Good morning, and a joyous Rosadi! There’s a wonderful (and free!) online mini-class being offered by the Northwest School of Aromatic Medicine. It’s made up of three separate lesson videos on crafting different types of incense that you can explore at your leisure, and also has free downloadable ‘lesson outlines’ and instructions for you to print and reference later!

The free mini-class can be found here!

May Our Lady Bless you,

Blessed is She.

-Sorella Minna

RoV and Correspondences

23 Sunna/Aug. 30
Columbadi/Fri.

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

Dear Friends and Devotees,

Apparently, the new, expanded edition of the Correspondences of the Janati did not post, yesterday. It may now be found here: https://deanic.com/the-correspondences-of-the-seven-janati-2/.

The revised edition of the Rite of Veneration, which is now in correct liturgical order, may be found here: RoV

A simplified edition of the Making Holy Water and blessing rites may be found here: https://deanic.com/making-holy-water-holy-oil-and-blessing-objects/

Please bear with us as we continue to reconstruct our website.

Thank you.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

 

 

 

New Book Club/Icons/Plans for Calendar

22 Sunna/Aug. 29

Pomedi/Thurs.

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

Today, we would like to announce the opening of the Hypatia’s Grove Book Club for women, hosted by ArchSorella Minna. (ArchSorella means High Sister and indicates a member of our Sisterhood who has begun to study for the priestesshood.)

Those who wish to participate may join by clicking on this link: https://www.goodreads.com/group/invite/1009116-hypatia-s-grove?invite_token=YmMxYTY1MjAtYTEzZi00NGU5LTgxOTgtYTFhNWRjMGE4MGY5&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copypastegroup.

The first book we are reading will be, Women Who Run With the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes: https://www.amazon.com/Women-Who-Run-Wolves-Archetype/dp/0345409876. This book is also available on Kindle.

The first meeting will be 1 Abolan/Sept. 5. (What a great way to start the Sacred Season of Fall!). We wish to thank ArchSorella Minna for hosting this exciting new book club!

The Correspondences of the Janati page has been completely over-hauled and expanded. It is now in alphabetical order for easier use. It may be found in the upper part of the menu (at the left) and also at this link: https://deanic.com/the-correspondences-of-the-seven-janati/.

                     

The above paintings by Nicolas Roerich may be found as prints, framed prints, canvas prints or prints on wood, the latter of which is similar to print icons. In the Janite Tradition, the Mother of the World (upper) is often used as an image for the Great Mother and the Madonna Oriflamma (lower), is often used as an image of the Celestial Mother. These prints on wood would make an excellent addition to a home icon corner, shrine, altar, etc., and may be found, here: https://fineartamerica.com/shop/wood+prints/nicholas+roerich.

And, finally, in other news, plans are in place for the publication of a Janite Deanic Calendar by the secular New Year!

May Our Lady Bless you,

Blessed is She.

 

 

 

The Eternal Souls of Our Furry/Feathered Family Members

20 Sunna/Aug. 27

In memory of Katie, beloved of ArchSorella Minna. Katie loved to dangle from ceiling lights and sit in hanging pots of plants. She was sweet and gentle to all. May She rest in the Light of Our Lady and play in the Eternal Garden. Amadea.

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All too often, when we lose a beloved furry or feathered family member, we wonder if we will ever see them, again. They have passed beyond the veil of this third dimensional realm, but do they go on to the next?  Will we meet them in Avala (the resting place between incarnations) when we pass on? Or are they here, as a brief joy, only to be lost to us for eternity?

Many of those who have had Near Death Experiences (NDE’s) have reported meeting their pet loved ones in the next life (our true home). What follows are our teachings on the souls of animals, testimonies from those who have had NDE’s and some experiences of my own:

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Some religions teach that animals do not have souls, which, to Janites is patently absurd, because we believe that the soul is the necessary vehicle through which the spirit incarnates into the body and yet, at the same time, our souls are more than that. I think that perhaps they are also imbued with our spirit. Here is a link to 14 Stories that Prove Animals have souls: https://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/stories-that-prove-animals-have-souls.

The Big Book of Near Death Experiences, by P. M. H. Atwater (please don’t be fooled by it’s title, this book is a wealth of information and in-depth research on every aspect of NDE’s see 1) states, “The appearance of animals is frequently reported in NDE scenarios. Usually, they are pets who have previously died. Occasionally, they are pets who have previously died. Occasionally, they are unknown to the individual, yet lovingly endear themselves as a guide, messenger or comforter. Sometimes, they ‘speak’ telepathically. There are a few child experiencers who tell of having to visit an animal in heaven before they can go to the heaven where people are.

(Siegfried and Roy).

In a television interview with Diane Sawyer on Primetime (Dec. 20, 2004), Roy, of the famed Las Vegas entertainers, Siegfried and Roy, claimed that his tigers were present in his near-death-experience. One had nearly killed him in an attack while they were on stage. “No doubt, when it is my time,” Roy, my cats should greet me, they are my family.” (pg 21).

Another person described his experience as a ten year old child whose NDE was triggered by a terrible accident. After describing his initial experiences of the after-life, he goes on to relate: my pet dog, Skippy, was there. Skippy had died some years earlier and was the only ‘person’ that I had any real family connection with that was dead. I was overwhelmed with Joy and Love and embraced my dog with my spirit. (pg 35).

On page 57, the author describes a brief synopsis of NDE pet experiences:

Animals and deceased pets—appearing as ‘friends’ or ‘guides’; on occasion, they speak telepathically. Physical sensations of being licked, rubbed, pawed, or nosed by the animal are felt and enjoyed. Usually, only smaller animals appear (besides pets). The most common (besides pets-pl) are birds and bunnies.)

All in all, many children who have had NDE’s speak of an animal heaven and all those NDE’s who have had after-life experiences with animals, when asked, do animals have souls, all respond with a resounding yes. (Taken from pg 387.)

(In her book, P. M. H. Atwater warns that some NDE stories are overly sensationalized. One reason may be that many publishers and talk-shows will not interview a story unless the NDE’er promises to sensationalize their story or ‘keep things lively’.)

NDE’ers are considered to be God’s new messengers. Their main message to humankind is:

God does not care what religion we are..
Religions are cultural institutions.
God cares about religion because religion is important to us.
The only thing that matters to God is how we love others.
Death is not fearsome.
Life exists beyond death.
Service is more important than material gain
. (This goes along with: service to others rather than service to self. P. L. )
Forgiveness is possible for anyone.
Men and women are equal in God’s Light.
Animals have souls
Unconditional Love is inclusive, not exclusive.
Each person has a purpose in life. (As do our furry/feathered family members).
Everything happens for a reason.
We each possess a soul and can communicate with out soul.
Revelation is ongoing.
Prayer works when the aid requested is surrendered to the Will of God. (I always end my prayers for others, be it for their highest good.) (Pg. 358 and elsewhere in the book.)

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I, myself, have had four profound experiences after the death of an animal.

MAX

Our friend had an old German Shepherd named Max. We always felt bad for Max because his owner kept him almost perpetually tied up to a run and he was never allowed in the house. (As his present wife once stated, he is the type of person who should not have had a dog.) German Shepherds are one of the top five most intelligent dogs. They live to work. It is torturous for them to be kept tied up all the time.

There came a time when Max’s owner was going to be away for a week, so I was asked to care for the dog while they were gone. I fed him and kept him company during the day and at night, my husband would go let him loose so he could run around in the yard for a bit. Max was always over-joyed to see us.

The day after the owner returned home, it was early evening but still light out as it was summer-time, I pulled into my road after having run some errands. I saw a dog running up the road, towards me. I panicked because I thought Max had become loose and we lived right off a very dangerous road.

Not only had Max never, ever been loose, before, I had never seen a German Shepherd in that neighborhood in all the years that I lived there. And I knew it was Max, it looked just like him. He looked right at me as he ran past me and I never saw that dog or any German Shepherd in my neighborhood, again.

It was not until the next day that I discovered that Max had passed away earlier that previous morning. I knew that Max had come to thank me before he passed on beyond this realm.

LILY

Lily was my beloved cat. She was so gentle. We had a special bond. She was only about two years old when she went missing. I spent three weeks, day in and day out, searching everywhere for her, including in our local wooded areas. I could not accept that she was gone.

Finally, one night, as I drove up my driveway, I saw a set of eyes gleaming in my headlights. I got out of my car and saw that there was a black and white cat, (what they call a tuxedo cat), sitting beside my driveway, watching me. I had never seen this cat, before and I could not understand why it was not afraid of me. It didn’t move. It just sat there as still as a statue and watched me with eyes that appeared to be uncannily intelligent and aware. He was not behaving, in any way, like a normal cat.

As I approached him (or her, but I got the sense he was a male), another cat, almost identical to the first, came out of the nearby trees and sat down next to the first cat. Again, they sat there as still as statues and watched me with those ‘knowing’ eyes.

The whole episode was striking me as being so odd and un-natural, I actually asked the cats, ‘Do you know where Lily is? Are you here because of Lily?’ They didn’t answer, not a meow, not a growl not an hiss. They just kept sitting there, very straight and watched me. But somehow, someway, I felt they were connected to Lily and that I was supposed to understand why they were there.

I must confess, as much as I love cats, I got a little freaked out and I ran into the house. I told my husband was what happening. He looked out and saw the cats still sitting in the driveway, watching the house. Much later at night, when it was time to go to bed, my husband looked out our bedroom window and told me the cats were still there, beneath our second-story window. I looked out and sure enough, there they were, looking up at me, sitting still as statues.

These cats never returned and to this day, I think they were there as guardians in honor of Lily and I think they were trying to help me to understand and accept the fact that Lily was gone.

This experience had such a profound effect on me, that I wrote it into a fictional story for tweens.

INDI (Indigo) and PERI (Periwinkle):

Indi and Peri were sisters.  After my experience with Lily, I was determined that they were going to be house cats, but come Spring when they were nine years old, I lost that battle. It wasn’t long after that one day, Indi did not return home. I had just lost Lily the year before and could not handle losing another. Indi had been very human-friendly while Peri was more aloof. I remember that I sat down on my porch and started sobbing, uncontrollably when suddenly, and in a most uncharacteristic manner, Peri shot out from beneath my car and jumped on my lap. She tried to console me. I patted her for a while thinking how odd her behaviour was. Once I became calm and had stopped crying, Peri swiftly jumped down and ran back under the car. She never behaved like that, again. I felt very strongly that Indi had entered her body and came to console me and that once I received solace,  she was gone.

Later on, I was to discover that we had a lot of coyotes and fisher cats in the area and every year, come late Summer, early Fall, many cats in our neighborhood would go missing. My future cats would never be outdoor cats, again. (I leash trained my current cat and she is supervised.)

SEAMUS

Seamus was fifteen years old when he died two and a half years ago. He was by my side every day for fifteen years. A constant companion through thick and thin. When I became very sick cancer, he never left my side, despite the fact that I was too sick to care for him. Eventually, he developed an heart condition and despite medical care, his suffering was such that we had to have him ‘put down’. I will never forget the vet’s words to me, ‘he is depending on you to do the right thing’.

The next day, when I arrived home from work, as I entered the living room, suddenly my lower legs felt very cold, as if there was a cold chill swirling around them. I thought it was odd, because the rest of the house was certainly warm enough. That chill stayed with me for a while and then finally went away.

I noticed this same sensation the next day and the day after that. Finally, it dawned on me that oftentimes, it is said that a chill is an indication that someone is here from the Other Side. And I realized that the chill came to about the same height as Seamus. At that moment, I realized that Seamus had been greeting me every day when I came home from work. I told him that it was ok, that he could go to the Light and that I would see him, again, and I never noticed that strange chill around my legs, again.

I love and miss you, Seamus. Till we meet, again.

A. M. Pamela Lanides

  1. https://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-Near-Death-Experiences-Ultimate/dp/1937907201

An Official Statement on Who We Are/Our Creed

20 Sunna/Aug.27

Rosadi/Tues. Day of the Sacred Rose.

The Janite Deanic Ekklesia is neither Madrian nor Filianic, nor are we associated with their history.  Members of the former two Orders of the Madrians (some of whom went on to found present-day Filianism) are the founders of the Deanic religion as we practice it, but just as there are many Christian denominations which are very different from the founding religion of Christianity, so it is with the Janites.

It is similar to the difference between say, Baptists and Roman Catholics. Though there were several groups who were the first followers of ‘The Way’ of Jesus (who were Jewish),  Christianity, as it has been handed down to us today, is the product of the combined Roman Catholic (RCC) and Orthodox Christian Churches. These two churches were one, undivided Church for over the first 1,000 years of Christianity.

The Christianity that has been handed down to us today, is the result of centuries of debate, argument and discussion of doctrines and practices. The core doctrines of Christianity slowly evolved over those centuries.

All Christians received their New Testament scriptures through the undivided Church (RCC and Orthodox Christian), though many don’t like to admit that.

There were many gospels and writings circulating at that time. Some were spurious, yes, but many had the same antiquity and acceptance as the gospels which were finally chosen, by the leaders of the undivided Church, to be included in the canon of the New Testament. Others were rejected if they did not meet the doctrinal requirements of the RCC.

So, in a nutshell, Baptists and Catholics share the same God (the Trinity), core doctrines, beliefs, scriptures and the prayer of Christianity, the Our Father. However, in practice, culture and in the interpretation of many of the doctrines and  scriptural verses, they could not possibly be further apart. Though they are both Christian, essentially they are not the same religious expression of Christianity, they do not share the same history and they are not in communion or formal association with each other.

By the same token, though we share a belief in most (not all) of the fundamental doctrines of Madrianism/Filianism and share some of the same prayers, the same scriptures and the belief in the Divine Feminine Trinity/ Janati, we are very far apart from Madrianism and Filianism in certain fundamental doctrines, culture and practice and we do not share the same history.

Nor are we in communion with or in association with Madrianism and Filianism, nor are they with us. And though we are both exceedingly and eternally grateful for the work of our founding mothers and fathers, we do not represent them and they do not represent us.

The Janite Deanic Ekklesia consists of Clan Jana, the Janite Order of Priestesses (JOP) and the Iremian Deanic Sisterhood (IDS). In addition to the foundational doctrines and scriptures which we inherited from the founders of Madrianism and Filianism, we have our own way of interpreting some of the scriptures and we have our own culture, practices and doctrines.

Clan Jana is made up of those hestias (sacred homes which have been blessed and consecrated to Dea) whose members consider themselves to be Janite devotees.

The JOP is the Order of our priestesses, including those archsorellas, (high sisters), who have begun priestess training.

The Iremian Sisterhood is open to all female Janite devotees.

We are hoping that a future Brotherhood will be formed, as well.

I will end with our Creed, which is a slightly adapted form of the Filianic/Secret Order Madrian with the additional verse in honor of our belief in the Seven Janati:

I believe that I am created from before the Dawn of Time,
by the Eternal One, Madria Dea.
And I believe that She is One and Three and Seven.

I believe in the Celestial Mother, She Who is Pure Light;
The Creatrix of the Earth and of the Heavens,
and of all the infinite Cosmos.

And I believe in Her Holy Daughter, born of the Celestial Mother;
She Who rules all the energies of Creation,
Whose Nature is Perfect Love.

And I believe that there is She, Who stands beyond these Two,
Whose Name has not been spoken upon this Earth;
For She is the Beginning and the end,
The First Principle and the Final Cause,
The unoriginated Origin of Being;
The Great Mother of all that is and all that is not; She, Who Is.

I believe in the Seven Janati, the Seven Great Powers of Dea.
I believe that they are the Living Streams of Virtue who flow from the Mother
and that, together, these Living Streams form the River of Life.

I believe that it is through the Holy Daughter,
that my soul shall rise renewed in its Perfection,
that I may return to Eternal Communion with the Eternal One,
Madria Dea,
In the Completion of the Wholeness of Her Will. Blessed is She.

Thank you.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides, founder of the Janite Deanic Ekklesia/Clan Jana/Janite Order of Priestesses and the Iremian Sisterhood.

SMR Still Available

Dear Devotees,

While the Sacred Myths and Rites of the Madrians appears to be no longer available through Amazon, it is still available through Lulu. http://www.lulu.com/shop/philip-jackson/sacred-myths-and-rites/hardcover/product-23253268.html

The Janite Deanic Ekklesia, which consists of Clan Jana and the Janite Order of Priestesses, is not Madrian and so some of the teachings and practices found within the SMR do not reflect Janite teachings and practices. However, this is a wonderful source for the Deanic scriptures. We also accept almost all of the teachings as found in the long form of the Catechism with only a few exceptions. This hardcover book also includes a lovely prayer section.

In the meantime, plans are in place to publish our own edition of the scriptures in the near future. We now have access to a publisher, thanks to one of our Sorellas (Sisters).

A. M. Pamela