Sister Angelina The Fellowship of lsis Chapel of Artemis and Astarte of the Waves and Madrian Order Lux Madriana

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Sister Angelina of Madrian Ordo Lux Madriana was a member of the Fellowship Of Isis (FOI).

Had an Iseum (Hearth of the Goddess) [Probably inspired Madrian Hestias]
Chapel of Artemis and Astarte of the Waves.

FOI founder Lawrence Durdin-Robertson Cesara dating of The Fellowship of Isis Isian News beginning in July 1976 after the coming of Cesara – probably, inspired Sister Angelina to use 4 months later, the foundation of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus to date The Coming Age issue 1 periodical published by Ordo Lux Madriana.

The first mention in July 1976 of the 1st edition Rite of Sacrifice.

Confirms that the Madrian Creation Mythos was drawn from ancient sources and inspiration (before July 1976).
(As Sister/later Donna (title: householder)/never a priestess Julia stated in Origin of the Filianic Scriptures 4th December 2018)
https://deanic.com/2018/12/20/4th-december-2018-an-invitation-to-ask-questions-of-sister-madria-julia-author-of-the-madrian-filianic-deanic-scriptures/

Madrian “The Creation” (no known copy surviving) printed before July 1976.

“beautiful prayers and hymns” “Resplendent Mistress” (no known copy surviving) printed before July 1976.

“The Divine Trinity” Creed (no known copy surviving) printed before July 1976.

The first mention in FOI of Madrian ‟Lux Madriana” (no month) Winter 1976.

The Crystal Tablet could be a mention of the “Unpublished Fragment of The Crystal Tablet” aka Sophia Ruth Fragment (Winter 1976).

LM working on Madrian Tarot, Madrian witchcraft, Madrian ritual magic (Winter 1976).

LM main function running of a course in basic Madrianism (Winter 1976).

Announced that the 1st Issue of The Coming Age will be printed (no month, Winter 1976).

Future Plans: Society’s communion service set to music, preferably including a glass flute (Winter 1976).

A Winter 1976 version of ‟A Morning Offering”

A Madrian/proto-Aristasian central belief that clothes reflect innerselves (Spring 1977).

Ceremonial Colours Violet is the colour of the moon and the non-physical planes, white, green, purple, sometimes with gold, black, (The Passion) red (Rose of the World) and blue (Genia-days). (Spring 1977).

Performance at Easter in an Anglican Church of The Myth of the Divine Maid (Summer 1977)

The Exaltia changed to ‟The Magnificat” of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Summer 1977).

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Please Note

A multi-faith, multi-racial, and multi-cultural organisation NOT a faith. The stated goal of the Fellowship of Isis is to support and promote the idea of the Divine Feminine. Co-founder Olivia Robertson stated in 2002: ‟We are happy to have thousands of Pagans among our 21,000 members in so many countries. But we also have Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, Spiritualists and Hindus as members. All love and follow the religion of Isis of 10,000 Names.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fellowship_of_Isis
http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/olivia11b_2002.html

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http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/isiannews1.pdf

ISIAN NEWS No. 1 The magazine of The Fellowship of lsis Summer [1] 1976

page 9

Anno Deae Cesarae MMMMCCCXXIV [2]

NEWS OF MEMBERS [3]
The ideas and beliefs of members of the Fellowship cover a very wide range. This illustrates the many aspects of the Faith of the Goddess.

SISTER ANGELINA, through the Chapel of Artemis and Astarte of the Waves, [4] attempts to follow the archetypal patterns of religious consciousness. Members of the Order perform the rites of the Goddess four times each lunation and on holy days. [5] They emphasise the artistic and the cultural. Music, painting and poetry are related to the religion of Our Lady. This is indeed exemplified in their beautiful prayers and hymns now printed with illustrations. Drawn from ancient sources and inspiration, [6] ‟The Creation”, [7] ‟Resplendent Mistress” [8] and ‟The Divine Trinity” [9] are magnificent, The feminine Trinity is presented in so dignified and powerful manner that it reads like a great creed. lt should be wonderful when chanted.

Sister Angelina Chapel of Artemis Isian News no1 July 1976
Sister Angelina Chapel of Artemis Isian News no1 July 1976

NOTES (Information in the Isian News No. 1):

[1] Published July 1976 according to founder Olivia Robertson who states it in an article about the founding of the FOI in Isian News No. 80, Beltane, 1996. (With the names of individuals who were among the first members).
http://www.fellowshipofisiscentral.com/fellowship-of-isis-history-archive—foi-20th-birthday

[2] How Sister Angelina became a member of Fellowship of Isis.

MANIFESTO (All new members receive and study this Manifesto and sign on the other side.)

The Fellowship is organised on a democratic basis. All members have equal privileges within it, whether as a single member or part of an Iseum or Lyceum. Membership is free.

The Fellowship respects the freedom of conscience of each member. There are no vows required or commitments to secrecy. All Fellowship activities are optional: and members are free to resign or rejoin at their own choice.

The Fellowship accepts religious toleration, and is not exclusivist. Members are free to maintain other religious allegiances. Membership is open to all of every religion, tradition and race.

The Fellowship believes in promotion of Love, Beauty and Abundance. No encouragement is given to asceticism.

The Fellowship seeks to develop friendliness, psychic gifts, happiness, and compassion for all life.

ISIAN NEWS AND DIRECTORIES.
Consecutive volumes of the F.O.I. Directory provide a full list of all members who permit this, from 1976. Isian News contains lists of new members, and their book reviews, exchange magazine lists and notices. All notices of arts and crafts and psychic readings are printed free of charge. The Fellowship of Isis has no affiliations, but a regular list is provided of members’ particular Societies, Shrines and Temples.

From Volume I F.O.I. Directory, 1980. The Manifesto and other leaflets and booklets.
http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/originalhandbook.pdf

[3] Isian News No. 1 Anno Deae Cesarae MMMMCCCXXIV means 4,324 (1976)

‟It was he [Lawrence Durdin- Robertson A.K.A. Derry] who noted the new calendar date of the foundation of the Fellowship as starting from the coming of Cesara, in Latin, of course! Now Cessair or Cesara was a primordial being who, according to Irish myth, brought with her fifty women in a ship when the world was flooded, landing here on Irish shores. This event was dated by Archbishop of Armagh James Ussher, who in the early 17th century attempted – in the face of little information from geology or science – to date the beginning of the world. The date that was adopted by the Fellowship and which appeared on all publications, including early copies of Isian News, concurrently with the temporal date of each issue, bore the name of Cessair, becoming the imprint name for all publications issued from Huntingdon – Cesara Publications.”
World renowned author, FOI priestess and shamanist of Oxford city – Caitlín Matthews (pronounced Kath’LEEN)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_and_Caitlin_Matthews
http://caitlin-matthews.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-love-of-goddess-and-worship-of-gods.html

Lawrence Durdin-Robertson dating of The Fellowship of Isis Isian News beginning in July 1976 after the coming of Cesara – probably, inspired Sister Angelina to use 4 months later, the foundation of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus to date The Coming Age issue 1 periodical published by Ordo Lux Madriana.

[4] How Sister Angelina founded the Iseum Chapel of Artemis and Astarte of the Waves.

When the Goddess inspires someone to found an Iseum, Foundation Iseum is notified and when it is accepted, a Charter is issued.

From Volume I F.O.I. Directory, 1980. The Manifesto and other leaflets and booklets.
http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/originalhandbook.pdf

[5] The first mention of the earliest Rite of Sacrifice/‟rites of the Goddess four times each lunation and on holy days.” (1st Edition) July 1976. The second mention is in The Coming Age periodical issue 1 Winter & Moura 1976 back page mentions 2 booklets
‟The Rite of Sacrifice – A simple non-Sacramental rite which can be performed by any woman with any group of people
The Catechism of the Children of the Goddess – All essential beliefs of Artemid Madrianism presented in concise question-and-answer form, with useful appendices.”

According to the 2nd edition (with appendix 1 & 2) 1977 booklet The Rite of Sacrifice, the lunation known as “the natural rites” took place on “New Moon”, ‟Day of Artemis (5th day after New Moon)”, ‟Full Moon”, ‟Half Moon Day ( the Monday nearest to being equidistant between Full Moon and New Moon).”

[6] ‟Drawn from ancient sources and inspiration, ‟The Creation,” ” is apparent to readers due to the obvious elements of
Pelasgian Creation Myth (including the 7 paired Titans & Titanesses),
The obscure Greek Creation Myth named Kosmopoiia which has key Madrian concepts including a radiant light god who creates through laughter.
The snake of Genesis

[7] This sounds like chapters of Madrian Scripture ‟The Creation” as a printed booklet or papers (see below) and containing prayers, hymns and illustrations for distribution or in person or by post, by Ordo Lux Madriana.

‟The Creation” (no known copy surviving) – could be a 1976 different Madrian Creation with prayers, hymns and illustrations:
1. Lost Verses – ‟In the beginning, God expressed Herself. And Her aspects were beyond number. And the expression of every aspect was a perfect soul.” (The Teachings of the Daughter [9*]) page 8 of The Coming Age Periodical issue 5 Winter includes Moura 1977, handwritten anotated Jan 1977
OR
2. The same 1977 text (with additional prayers, hymns and illustrations) as The Creation 3 chapters which were published according to The Coming Age Periodical issue 2 Easter and Spring 1977 back page as The Creation and The Crystal Tablet.

[8] This sounds like a paper containing prayers, hymns and illustrations for distribution or in person or by post, by Ordo Lux Madriana.

‟Resplendent Mistress” (1976 no known copy surviving).

Resplendent
Meaning ‟having a very bright or beautiful appearance”
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/resplendent

synonyms: splendid, magnificent, brilliant, dazzling, glittering, glowing, radiant, gorgeous, transcendent, impressive, imposing, spectacular, striking, stunning, glorious, superb, majestic, great, awe-inspiring, breathtaking
from google.

Mistress meaning Honoured Lady in control.

Therefore this has all the symbolism of Celestial Mother who is Supernal Sun and Spirit.

It could include

1. Lost Verses – ‟Hail Mari: Thou art the Life that runs through a star, an apple and a human child. Thou art the Sun, Whose ray doth bind us all like jewels upon a string.”
(The Teachings of the Daughter 9*) Inside front cover/page 2 of PDF of The Coming Age Periodical issue 12, Autumn, 1979.
2. Lost Verses – ‟the scriptural passage which describes the Mother as ‟the Sun Whose ray doth bind us all like jewels upon a string”. ”
page 19 of PDF of The Coming Age Periodical issue 13, Winter & Moura, 1979.

[9] ‟The Divine Trinity” (no known copy surviving – by the description could be either a partial or complete Creed.) Different or possibly the same as the Creed in The Rite of Sacrifice mentioned in The Coming Age Periodical issue 1 Winter & Moura 1976 back page.

The Coming Age, issue 4
sacred month of Mala September 5th – October 2nd, sacred season of Autumn
(3710 after the foundation of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus) / 118 [typing error should be 119] after the apparitions of Lourdes,
(1858, Lourdes apparition + 119 = 1977)

Page 16 of PDF

‟WORK IN PROGRESS

PAPERS: There are a number of Madrian informational papers available: ‟The Divine Trinity” at 10p, ….. Please include 10p p&p for any member.”

[8*] The Coming Age, issue 5 sacred month of Astraea, sacred season of Winter includes sacred season of Moura (3710 after the foundation of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus) / 119 after the apparitions of Lourdes,
(1858, Lourdes apparition + 119 = 1977)
handwritten anotated Jan 1977

Page 16 of PDF

‟LITERATURE CIRCLE: Chrysothemis reports that the L.C. is expanding considerably. During the last season the Teachings of the Daughter have been issued in selections through the Circle, though we would like to issue them in booklet form before long” ….

So the M.L.C. Teachings of the Daughter were recorded as being issued in selections during Autumn 1977.

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NOTES (Information in the Isian News No. 2): No mention of Sister Angelina, Chapel of Artemis and Astarte of the Waves or Lux Madriana.
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http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/isiannews3.pdf

ISIAN NEWS No. 3 The magazine of The Fellowship of lsis Winter 1976

page 9

SISTER [redacted]: continues the great tradition of the Priesthood of The Goddess in, ‟Lux Madriana”. [10] She tells us: ‟Our faith is based on a body of myths and ideas… The purpose of Lux Madriana is to spread these ideas, to help people form Madrian groups, and also to encourage various projects, artistic, psychic, etc. You see, we believe that our faith can be introduced into every area of life – some members are working on a Madrian Tarot and Madrian witchcraft, and we hope later to offer a course in Madrian ritual magic. [11] Our main function up to now has been the running of a course in basic Madrianism… The course is still available to anyone (whether they are members or not). [12] We do have our own system of working, and those who wish to become fully involved in it are invited to seek a special instruction”. Sister Angelina goes on to invite any one who feels attracted to join Lux Madriana. She has told several members of The Fellowship Attunement times, and will print the times in the first issue of ‟The Coming Age”. She looks forward to having the whole of the Society’s communion service set to music, preferably including a glass flute. A little prayer is included with a booklet of the society, ‟The Crystal Tablet” :- ‛Grant me this day, Celestial Mother, that every work I do shall be as lovingly and well performed as though I were to give it into Your divine hands. Fill me with Your energy, that I may both give beauty to the world and perceive the beautiful in all of Your creation. Grant this day shall add a stone to the temple of my soul.” [13]

Sister Angelina Chapel of Artemis Isian News no3 Winter 1976
Sister Angelina Chapel of Artemis Isian News no3 Winter 1976

NOTES (Information in the Isian News No. 3):

[10] The first mention in FOI of Madrian ‟Lux Madriana” (no month) Winter 1976.

[11] I saw this typed paper “Madrian ritual magic” whilst in the Burtonport household (1985 – days before November 9, 1989) which included casting a circle, different spheres of psychic beings including fairies and (feminised) elementals, psychic propection, how to summon them and how to communicate in a cordial way with them. How to discern keres and other mischevious or malevolent beings.

Four 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.

Correct name (translated): Salamander Alternate name (Latin): Vulcanus Element in which it lives: Fire.

The 5th element is Spirit, God, Herself, Who is the Essence of everything.

From
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elemental
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnome
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprite_(creature)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salamanders_in_folklore_and_legend

[12] ‟An anonymous person relates the story of his(?) encounter with Lux Madriana:

Upstairs a small group was gathering. There were about 4 women, including the one I think was the leader, plus 2 men.

Their basic philosophy was that God was female….

The leader that I remember was a young woman who had a psychic air about her, and who I believe channeled their materials. She may have been called Angelina…. ”

From http://luxmadriana.multiply.com/journal/item/58/Lux-Madriana-1976

[13] ‟A little prayer is included with a booklet of the society, ‟The Crystal Tablet” ” :-

A Winter 1976 version of ‟A Morning Offering”
Grant me this day, Celestial Mother, [chngd] that every work I do shall be as lovingly and well performed as though I were to give it into Your divine hands. Fill me with Your energy, that I may both give beauty to the world and perceive the beautiful in all of Your creation. Grant [chngd] this day shall add a stone to the temple of my soul.”

[chngd] ‟Celestial Mother,” begins the sentance.
[chngd] ‟that” added
in the later 2nd edition Catechism of the Children of the Goddess, mentioned in
The Coming Age, issue 1
sacred month of Astraea November 28 – December 25, sacred season of Winter
(3709 after the foundation of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus) / 118 after the apparitions of Lourdes,
(1858, Lourdes apparition + 118 = 1976)

‟The Crystal Tablet” mentioned in the Isian News No. 3, (no month) Winter 1976 before ‟the first issue of ‟The Coming Age” ” collated and printed.
This could be a mention of the “Unpublished Fragment of The Crystal Tablet” aka Sophia Ruth Fragment, purchased from a secondhand book shop in Halifax Piece Hall, Yorkshire, England in the early-mid 1990s. (Along with early issues of The Coming Age periodicals).

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http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/isiannews4.pdf

ISIAN NEWS No. 4 The magazine of The Fellowship of lsis Spring 1977

page 9

SISTER ANGELINA of ‟Lux Madriana” is also to present an article in ‟The Coming Age”, ‟Lux Madriana” is publishing a new magazine, “The Coming Age. ” Everything about Sister Angelina and her fellowship has a beautiful aura. She describes robes worn during ceremonies. ‟We are able to use clothes to change our outward appearance and bring it more into accord with our innerselves. [14] In our religion we have various ceremonial colours. On most natural rites they are violet, for violet is the colour of the moon and the non-physical planes which surround us. At other times we use white, green, purple, white-and-gold, green-and-gold, violet-and-gold and violet-and-purple. Black, red and blue are also sometimes used for the Passion, Rose of the World and Genia-days respectively.”

Sister Angelina Chapel of Artemis Isian News no4 Spring 1977
Sister Angelina Chapel of Artemis Isian News no4 Spring 1977

NOTES (Information in the Isian News No. 4):
[14] This is a central belief in Madrian/Romantic (mixed genders due to opening a pension/guest house = 1 male guest)/mainly proto-Aristasian outwardly Victorian/1930’s/1950’s clothing. Whilst residing in the Burtonport household (1985 – days before November 9, 1989)

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http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/isiannews5.pdf

ISIAN NEWS No. 5 The magazine of The Fellowship of lsis Summer 1977

Page 6

A similar Universalist atitude of accepting the good and true in all religions and philosophies is shown through the work of JOHN [redacted] He tells us: ‟An Anglican friend used his church to put on a performance portraying Death and Resurrection beliefs and Rites from various faiths (at Easter). As I supplied him with most of his material he ended by including extracts from ‟The Story of lsis ond Osiris”, (ATHENE,) ‟What Witches Do,” (STEWART FARRAR,) and ‟The Myth of the Divine Maid”, (Lux Madriana.) [15]

Performance at Easter in Anglican Church The Myth of the Divine Maid Isian News no5 Summer 1977
Performance at Easter in an Anglican Church of The Myth of the Divine Maid Isian News no5 Summer 1977

Page 7

Lux Madriana has a unique quality of dedication and depth. One feels reading ‟The Creation,” ‟The Crystal Tablet,” ‟The Mythos of the Divine Maid” and ‟The Coming Age” Journal that one is in touch through the centuries with Gothic Abbeys and Convents, with Roman Vestals, with the piestesses of Babylon and the Royal priestesses of Ancient Egypt. Both mystical and hierarchic, the words of these gospels have the authenticity of tradition and the fervour of that which has newly arisen as Aphrodite rises from the waves. ‟Our Lady is exalted among the daughters of Heaven, Shining Inanna, Star of the Sea, Robed in celestial light. She abases the cruel and proud, and hearkens to the plea of the lowly, the rich who deny her godhead find not contentment, but blessed is the humblest of Her servants. She delivers the captive into Her care, and takes the hand of the fallen. May the whole world praise Thee, beloved lnanna, May Thy glory be told of in all the earth. Let them exalt Thy dominion and Thy valiant courage and glorify Thy holy Name. Have mercy on Thy servant who gives Thee blessing and take her hand in need and suffering. In illness and distress give her the gift of life, May she go foever [16] in [17] and delight to magnify Thy holy Name before all the peoples of the world.”
This ‟Exaltia” from ‟The Mythos of the Divine Maid” in its earliest surviving version is about 4,000 years old. About two thousand years ago it became known in changed form as ‟The Magnificat” of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

[Next member entry]

On the some exalted level as Sister Angelina, yet of the far future rather than the far past is MARY [redacted] ….

Sister Angelina Chapel of Artemis Isian News no5 Summer 1977
Sister Angelina Chapel of Artemis Isian News no5 Summer 1977

NOTES (Information in the Isian News No. 5):

[15] Booklet ‟The Myth of the Divine Maid” 1st edition mentioned in The Coming Age Periodical Issue 2 Easter & Spring 1977
with the combined and re-edited booklet The Creation and The Crystal Tablet.
‟The Creation and The Crystal Tablet
The Mythos of the Divine Maid
These two books between them give the central MYTHOS or sacred texts of the Madrian religion, and will provide the readings for the Rite of Sacrifice through-out the Madrian year.”

[16] r missing from ‟forever”
[17] missing ‟joy”

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No other early editions of ISIAN NEWS The magazine of The Fellowship of lsis available online.

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