Of Rainbows and Fairies

8 Rosa/June 20

Feast of the Fairie Queen

O, Madria Vicka, Jana of Courage, Strength and Valor, may the Pure Stream of Your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Blessed are You.

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12) And the Mistress of All Things was filled with delight and ran laughing through the forests of the Earth. 13) And every peal of Her voice became the image of a silver fragment of Her Spirit. 14) And the trees and rivers were filled with nymphs and every kind of sprite and all were Her daughters. And Her love for each was inexhaustible, for each was a reflection of some boundless fragment of Her unbounded Spirit. 16) And to each was given the governance of some earthly thing. The Mythos of Creation, verses 12-16

Tonight is the Feast of the Fairie Queen Aine, who was once a Celtic Mother Goddess. It is also the feast of the fairies and Nature spirits.

We see from the above scripture that these beings are also the daughters of Dea and She loves them. They have been given the governance of a portion of Nature, be it flowers, trees, brooks and all of Nature.

Since moving to my camp on the lake, we have seen three double-rainbows hovering over the lake. Each time the lower arc was exceptionally brilliant, each color so vibrant, all other colors looked like a washed-out pastel in comparison. They always remind me of the things we are not able to see every day….like fairies.

There is no Rite of Sacrifice or liturgy served this evening. This is a Twilight of magick, mystery and wonder.

I offer for you, just for fun, an excerpt from my book. This is copy-righted material and may not be used or copied in any way or form. Thank you. 

    Regina took in her breath and watched, open-mouthed, as long fire trails of every color imaginable flashed and streaked high above them. The streams of light splayed out in all directions before dying out, only to be replaced by new sets of ever-widening trails of fire-color. Sparks shot off in all directions, resembling shooting stars racing across a clear, midnight sky. Booms and whizzing noises followed each new burst of color.

     The finale began with the entire night sky being lit up by hundreds of fire trails looping and crisscrossing all at once. The very air itself was ablaze with shining shades of gold, copper, bronze, red and indigo resembling curtains of Northern Lights. Regina was so delighted; she joined her new friends in wolf-whistling between her fingers.

    Finally, all fireworks ended. The last trail diminished overhead.  A treble rainbow appeared; one rainbow atop the other graced the sky as if performing this nature-defying feat entirely of its own accord. The bowed arcs dimmed and imploded in an explosion of spark-emitting diamonds which showered back to the ground and melted into puddles of liquid colors.

     Thunderous applause, hoots and whistles from the audience expressed their enjoyment of the stunning finale.

   Kalin and Miss Moss appeared together on the stage. The Elder and the Guardian waited patiently while the last of the audience sat back down. When all was quiet, Miss Moss formerly nodded her head towards the back of the circle, behind the audience and beyond the Stones.

     As one, the audience turned their heads, wondering what was to come next. Everyone had assumed the fireworks completed the Celebration.

    A collective gasp escaped the crowd when a line of hovering green orbs entered the circle. Regina looked around at the faces of the audience, trying to figure out what was going on. The audience immediately stood-up and from the looks of sheer astonishment on the villager’s faces, Regina surmised that whatever was happening was not a normal event.

     Each opaque bubble was a bit larger than a softball. They bobbed slightly up and down in mid-air, as they flowed gracefully, up to the podium like little escaping balloons. The people in each aisle bowed their heads and kept them bowed from the time the first bubble approached their row until the last, much larger orb had passed them by.  Their actions gave Regina the feeling that perhaps she was in the presence of some type of royalty.

     Slowly and respectfully, the green orbs circled around Kalin and Miss Moss before heading away from the table and back down towards the rear of the circle from which they had entered.

     The very last larger bubble broke away from the floating formation and lilted straight towards Regina. She could sense those around her stiffen as the Being approached.

     The orb came to a hovering rest right in front of her face. The sweet fragrance of lilacs emanated from the orb. A faint tinkling sound reached her ears that reminded her of shattering crystal. Try as she might, Regina could not see through the bubble to glimpse what could possibly be inside.

    Seemingly satisfied with what the Being within the orb saw in Regina, the bubble hovered over her head for a moment and then touched her forehead. The touch felt surprisingly cool.  The largest orb then languidly bobbled to the rear of the retreating line of green bubbles and finally vanished beyond the rear Circle Stones.

     It was with humiliating embarrassment that Regina realized she was the only one still standing.  Everyone around her, including Gabriel, Saari and the others were bowed low on bended knee. She felt her face flush a deep red. She must have committed some horrible village blunder and there was no way she could possibly make up for it. She tried to kneel down before anyone else noticed, but it was too late. Gabriel, Saari and the rest, together with the other villagers around her, stood up and regarded her with silent awe. (Copyright, Pamela M. Lanides). 

Don’t forget to leave a fairie feast, tonight!

May the Queen of the Fairies, Aine, bless us and bless all of Nature.

 

 

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Bits and Pieces

18 Flora/June 2

Columbadi/Friday  Day of Madria Grace.

O, Madria Grace, Jana of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us. May the Pure Stream of Your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Blessed are You.

This brief Bits and Pieces covers Fairies, Auroram and our Trinity Days.

Fairies

Dear Sisters,

One thing that I love about our religion is that we believe in fairies and the nature spirits.

12) And the Mistress of All Things was filled with delight and ran laughing through the forests of the Earth. 13) And every peal of Her voice became the image of a silver fragment of Her Spirit. 14) And the trees and rivers were filled with nymphs and every kind of sprite. And all were Her daughters. And Her love for each was inexhaustible, for each was a reflection of some boundless fragment of Her unbounded Spirit. 15) And all their multitude did not exhaust the number of the fragments of Her Spirit. 16) And to each was given the governance of some earthly thing. The Creation, verses 12-16 (SMR edition.)

I had read the amazing story of Findhorn some time ago. https://www.amazon.com/Findhorn-Garden-Story-Inspired-Photos/dp/184409135X

Recently, I have discovered a book entitled, Seeing Fairies, From the Lost Archives of the Fairy Investigation Society, Authentic Reports of Fairies in Modern Times by Marjorie T. Johnson. It is available on Kindle as well as Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Seeing-Fairies-Archives-Investigation-Authentic/dp/1938398262

This woman spent decades writing this book. The first intro and forward are a bit tedious, but contains some important information. On the other hand, the author’s ‘voice’ is engaging and I have been enthralled with what I’ve read so far.

Hundreds of people have seen fairies over many centuries. How can they all be mistaken?

We are coming to understand that not only is life most likely on other planets, but possibly in other dimensions. Our eyes are capable of seeing only so much. There might be a lot of things around us, that we are not able to see. If we can believe in angelic beings who live on an higher vibrational realm, why do so many discount the possibility of fairies who also live at an higher vibration?

One thing the author of this book explained was: All these beings are the manipulators of the forces of Nature. They are active in the Mineral, Vegetable , Animal and Human Kingdoms and play an essential part in the Divine Plan. Their bodies are fluidic and self-luminous and they can assume different forms, but mostly imitate the human They may be seen as pulsating clouds of colour or as tiny etheric lights. Some have wands, which are a symbol of authority in the Fairy World. All these nature spirits are part of the Angelic Hierarchy and evolve eventually into Angels.

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Every flower and tree contains within it, the archetype, or Divine Idea, of what it is to become, and it is the nature spirits who help to bring this into manifestation. They are ready and willing to cooperate with us in every aspect of human life if we will learn to obey Nature’s fundamental laws. (This latter was borne out at Findhorn.)

As you can see, we find some Deanic teachings in the above paragraph. There are other compatible spiritual concepts mentioned in this lovely book that would be of interest to Deanics, as well.

With the Feast of the Fairy Queen, Aine, coming up on 8 Rosa/June 20, this is quite a suitable book to read in preparation for the upcoming festival. The Fairy Queen Aine was the Divine Mother Goddess Aine.

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Beautiful rosary hand-crafted by Miss Leah of the Deanic Ladies Community.

Auroram

I am very pleased with Sorella Minna’s idea of referring to rosaries as Auroram. The Janites will be adopting this practice, as well.

This is her beautiful rosary:

The Auroram by Sorella Minna, http://humbleladyofdea.tumblr.com/devotion

I am not fond of the term ‘Rosary’ for Déanic prayer beads. The Catholic church is too rife with controversy and abuses for me to be comfortable sharing any terms. So instead, I offer a term for Déanics in reference to prayer beads:‘The Auroram’, which translates as, ‘The Dawn (which I act upon)’. With a base in the word Aurora, symbolizing the Daughter, I feel it quite fitting. 

An Auroram to Mysteria (I shield my eyes)

*An Auroram to be done silently, in honor of Her

To be done on a string of 108 beads (picture coming soon). Nine sets of a trio of small beads with a larger bead in between each trio, repeated three times total for 108 beads. A small charm can be put between each set of 36 beads (nine trios with a large bead between each trio) as well.

On each small bead (entire prayer is done on each small bead, so that the entirety is repeated 3 times in a row):

Let me be steadfast
Let me be silent
Let me be still

On each large bead:

Hail, Mysteria, Fountainhead of Grace, glory be to Thee.
Blessed art Thou, O,  Empress of Heaven and blessed is the beloved Mother and Daughter.
Holy Dea, Great Mother God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

On each of the three charms (sourced from the Janite Website):

Hail to the Queen, the Nebula of Nebulae
The First before all, whose hand holds Creation
The stars are but diamonds in your hair
The Universe is but a gem upon your hand
I reach out to you, a child to their Mother,
on this day, and every day
For the rest of my life.

Our Trinity Days:

While each day is Sacred, the three days of Foradi, Sunnadi and Lunadi are considered, within Janite Tradition, to be the Trinity Days.

Foradi/Sat. is not only the day of Madria Rhea, but it is also the day of the Great Mother, Mysteria.

Sunnadi/Sunday is the day of Madria Theia and of the Celestial Mother, Mari.

Lunadi is the day of Madria Candra and of the Holy Daughter, Kora.

Most of our devotees serve the Rite of Sacrifice on the Full Moon, only. Madrians served it on other Moons, too. Some devotees are also drawn to serving the Rite of Sacrifice each week. In this case, the practice of our priestesses might be adopted. We serve our liturgy on any one of the Trinity Days. And so we might serve the liturgy either on Foradi/Sat. (in honor of the Great Mother); Sunnadi/Sunday, in honor of the Celestial Mother or Lunadi/Monday in honor of the Holy Daughter.

One practice might be to serve the Rite of Sacrifice or liturgy according to the nearest moon. For instance, for the weekend after the Full Moon, the RoS or the liturgy could be served on Sunnadi, in honor of the Celestial Mother. On the weekends after the waxing and waning Crescent Moons, Lunadi would be chosen. On the weekend after the Dark Moon, Foradi would be chosen, each with their appropriate Preface. But, this is entirely according to personal desire. I do think I’m going to start making this my personal praxis. This way, the liturgy becomes very Trinitarian.

However, I wish to make clear that for devotees and our Sisterhood, the only mandate is to serve the RoS on the Full Moon. All else is optional, according to personal desire. 

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May Our Lady bless you,

Blessed is She

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ArchMadria Candra Sophia