Tree Nuts of Wisdom + Apple Seeds of Life

Dear devotees and friends,

I have been researching and contemplating the Madrian tree correspondences of the Geniae/Janati/Janae. Fascinating facts about the hazel tree assigned to Titanide Metis: “The Hazel (Corylus avellana) is one of the very oldest British native trees.” [1] “In 1995, evidence of large-scale Mesolithic nut processing, some 9,000 years old, was found in a midden pit on the island of Colonsay in Scotland. The evidence consists of a large, shallow pit full of the remains of hundreds of thousands of burned hazelnut shells. Hazelnuts have been found on other Mesolithic sites, but rarely in such quantities or concentrated in one pit. The nuts were radiocarbon dated to 7720+/-110BP, which calibrates to circa 6000 BC. Similar sites in Britain are known only at Farnham in Surrey and Cass ny Hawin on the Isle of Man.” [2] “Hazel is monoecious, meaning that both male and female flowers are found on the same tree, although hazel flowers must be pollinated by pollen from other hazel trees. … once pollinated by wind, the female flowers develop into oval fruits, which hang in groups of one to four. They mature into a nut with a woody shell surrounded by a cup of leafy bracts (modified leaves).” [3]

“Interestingly, in modern times the hazelnut has proven itself to be a brain food. Pound for pound the hazelnut have [has] double the protein, and good fats than eggs, making them natural nourishment for brain function.” [4 & 5] These are known on the American continent as cobnuts.

Notes:
[1] http://www.ecoenchantments.co.uk/myogham_hazelpage.html
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazelnut
[3] https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/native-trees/hazel/
[4] https://www.whats-your-sign.com/celtic-meaning-hazel-tree.html
Hazelnuts: 7 Benefits of These Heart-Healthy, Brain-Boosting Nuts
https://draxe.com/hazelnuts/
[5] http://science.jrank.org/pages/919/Birch-Family-Betulaceae.html#ixzz5VpX8CnYV

Relationships:

The birch family is a group of flowering plants of tree or shrub form that includes the birches (Betula), alders (Alnus), hornbeams (Carpinus), and hazels (Corylus). [5]

Sun – Theia (“face” of Bright/Celestial Mother: Mari Sophia) – Birch
Mercury – Metis (Wisdom is Celestial Mother & Her Holy Daughter) – Hazel
Saturn – Rhea (“face” of Dark as in mysterious/Great Mother: Mysteria Sige) – Alder
(no hornbeam)

Hail, Kyria Thea/Holy Lucia, Lamp of Illumination, Joy and Benevolence, be with us.

Hail, Kyria Metis/Holy Wisdom, Messenger of Intelligence, Intuition and Wisdom, be with us.

Hail, Kyria Rhea/Holy Constantia, Discipline of Steadfastness, Temperance and Self-control, be with us.*

I was therefore delighted to read ArchMadria Emeritus Pamela’s article “The Seeds of Life”.

Prima Madria Sophia

*Chants from ArchMatrona Ghrian of the Lady of Light Chantry https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/
1st Madrian Kyria (Lady) Titanides name. 2nd Kore Di-Jana Ekklesia name.

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Link to original article:  https://reginite.com/2018/11/02/the-seeds-of-life/

3 Samhain/Nov. 2

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

Fall for Déanists, (those of the Déanic religion), is a time of Apples and the Cosmos, Seeds and Order, Harmony and Earth.

The Apple is the Sacred Symbol for Fall. And Fall is ruled over by Sai Thema, who is the Foundation of Justice, Order and Harmony, both Cosmic and Earthly. It is the Twilight Season, where seeds fall to the ground, preceding their long rest during the Midnight Season of Winter.

Apples have always figured greatly in myths, from the Apple of Eden (which was a gift, not a conveyor of the curse of original sin); to the apple given to the goddess, Hera as a sign of her fertility; to the apples of Avalon, they have had significant part impact on mythological lore. We find them in Greek, Christian, Nordic, Celtic and biblical myths, just to name a few.

 (A)

The apples of Avalon, for example, were said to impart wisdom and immortality. Not only are apples a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, but they were also often associated with Paradise. They are an especial symbol of the Divine Feminine. (1)

 (Sophia by Pamela Matthews).

Gnosticism teaches that it was the Daughter of Sophia, Zoe-Eve who offered the Apple of Wisdom. The Apple of Her Mother containing the Seeds of Life.

Adam was the dramatic embodiment of psyche, or soul, while Eve stood for the pneuma, or spirit. Soul, to the Gnostics, meant the embodiment of the emotional and thinking functions of the personality, while spirit represented the human capacity for spiritual consciousness. The former was the lesser self (the ego of depth psychology), the latter the transcendental function, or the “higher self,” as it is sometimes known. Obviously, Eve, then, is by nature superior to Adam, rather than his inferior as implied by orthodoxy.

Sophia sent Zoe, Her daughter, who is called “Eve,” as an instructor in order that she might raise up Adam, in whom there is no spiritual soul so that those whom he could beget might also become vessels of light. When Eve saw her companion, who was so much like her, in his cast down condition she pitied him, and she exclaimed: “Adam, live! Rise up upon the earth!” Immediately her words produced a result for when Adam rose up, right away he opened his eyes. When he saw her, he said:  “You will be called ‘mother of the living’, because you are the one who gave me life.” (2)

Zoe also enters the serpent and offers the Apple of Wisdom.

In the Gnostic mythos, Zoe-Eve is the Divine Daughter come down to Earth. In this way, Zoe-Eve is truly our Soteria. Sent by Her Mother, She descends down through the realms. She brings us Her Mother’s Life. She shares with us Her Mother’s Wisdom. She offers to us Her Mother’s Knowledge. We do not have to be Gnostic or study all the Gnostic myths in order to believe in Zoe-Eve. She is a most appropriate Form/Image for the Holy Daughter. In Gnostic and other forms of Christianity, She is the Holy Daughter. As handed down from the Madrians, Eve’s secret Name has special significance for our priestesses during the Communion Rite of our liturgy.

 

The Roma refer to the five seeds which form the pentagram inside the apple as the Star of Knowledge. 

The pentagram, the microcosm for the human body. The point-up pentagram represents spirit ascending above matter while the point down represents spirit descending into matter. As a whole, it represents the interconnectedness of the Five Supernal Elements with human life. Unfortunately, over time, the pentagram, especially with the point down has come to represent evil and negative groups.

So, the Apple, within which are the seeds of the microcosmic human, represents the ‘womb’ of Life (Our Celestial Mother Mari). And it represents Our Divine Mother Herself, She Who, through Her Daughter, gives humans life (represented by Adam) and offers them Wisdom, Knowledge and the promise of Divine Life.

Seeds are amazing, when we really stop to think about them.  This occurs, in one way or another, throughout Nature. A small seed may grow into a mighty tree, a stunning flower of perfection or …a human being. A seed is a small embryonic plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat, usually with some stored food. (Science Daily).Inside every seed are the basic parts of a fully formed plant: immature roots and tiny leaves curled up like a vegetal embryo. (Smithsonian). 

I never knew this. I never really stopped to think about what is actually inside a seed that sprouts forth such miracles of Nature. So, seeds are a tiny version of the plant, itself, along with some food for nourishment and a protective coating. Stunningly, some seeds have been known to still be viable after thousands of years! Mother Nature does her best to protect Life.

   

All is Life. Quantum science has shown that solid matter truly is an illusion. Life itself is a miracle. It is diverse. It is beautiful. It is strong. It is enduring. It survives against all odds.

Now scientists are finding out that some (if not many) seeds come to us from asteroids and space dust! Imagine that… some of the plants and even animal life on this planet may have come from other planets! Imagine, these seeds are still viable after travelling through the deep cold, the radiation-saturated vastness of space!

The Cosmos is breathtakingly beautiful and filled with Life! Many are coming to understand that the entire Cosmos is Alive. Put in your own search: is the Universe alive? or try Scientists think the universe is conscious and you will discover some very interesting articles!

Everything is living. How exciting when we look up at the stars and the planets knowing that everything is truly connected and one of the ways it is all connected is through the sharing of seeds, the carrier of life throughout the Cosmos.

The Apple of Wisdom is Our Heavenly Mother. She sends Her Holy Daughter to Earth with the seeds of Life through the Five Elements. The Holy Daughter carries the Divine Breath of Spirit to humanity and so brings us Life.

O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, we adore you, we magnify you and we glorify you.

Blessed are You.

(A): https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/avalon-real-island-obscured-legend-or-just-legendary-island-007685

  1. http://sisterhoodofavalon.org/soa2013/what-we-believe/avalonian-symbols
  2. http://gnosis.org/genesis.html
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How does Sophia fulfill the Scriptures? Part I: Sophia as Creatrix and Who is the First Daughter

Stelladi/22 Maia

Day of Agia Sage, Jana of Intelligence, Intuition and Wisdom,

O, Agia Sage, be with us.

PART I

WHO IS SOPHIA

SOPHIA IS DIVINE PRIMORDIAL CREATRIX

ZOE-EVE, THE SUPERNAL EVE, IS THE FIRST 

Who is Sophia? Sophia is the Holy Spirit of  the Christian Trinity . She is the Prime Creatrix. She and the Shekinah are essentially the same Person, in fact it was the Alexandrian Jews who renamed Khokhmah, Sophia/Wisdom. Both the Shekinah and Sophia are known as the pre-Christian Holy Spirit. Both are known as the World Soul. Both are known as saviouress.

Sophia is not ‘a’ Goddess of Wisdom, She is Primordial Wisdom. She is also Primordial Creatrix. She is Mother God. Her Daughter is literally the Daughter of Wisdom. She also is known by more than just the title of Wisdom, She is known, even to the ancients as Holy Spirit, (1) All-Mother, Ennoia, meaning Primordial Thought or Idea,  Ruler, Barbelo, Creatrix, Saviour, Womb of Creation, World Soul, Rose of the World, Pistis (Faith), Sige (Silence), Charis (Grace) and by many other titles.

As the Barbelo (Higher Sophia and She is NOT male as some have tried to depict Her), She is the First Glory from Whom Originated the Trinity of the Father, Mother and Son. She existed within the All and She is the “Invisible One within the All”.

As far as Her supposed ‘ Fall and entrapment’ is concerned, as we shall see in the near future, it is clear that the Gnostic Christians literally took pre-Christian texts and changed them in a way that completely demoted the Divine Sophia and made Her subject to a male Consort (the Christ).Others literally turned Her into being a male, Jesus. Until Christianity, Wisdom, like the Holy Spirit, was always Female. (See: http://www.asphodel-long.com/html/goddesses_of_wisdom.html.)

(It is important to note that Russian Orthodox mystics and visionaries of Sophia believed Her to be a fourth member of the Christian Trinity.  But, of course, the Orthodox Christian Church labeled that as heresy.)

AND SO, SOPHIA IS GOD

The following is taken from valid Sophian sources. For each Deanic scriptural verse, I have only included one or two companion Sophian verses, although there are many more. Please note that I did not also avail myself of Russian Sophian Mystics sources nor did I quote the various scholars of Sophia as Mother, Daughter and Holy Soul as time would not permit me to do so.

How does Sophia fulfill Deanic Mythos? Let me count the ways:

(All Deanic quotes are taken from the Sacred Myths and Rites of the Madrians. And, rather than using the term God, I have substituted Godhead).

DEANIC/SOPHIAN SCRIPTURES 

Deanic: Before and beyond all things is the Mistress (Mother) of All Things, and when nothing was, She was. 

Sophian: As described by Irenaeus, the great Mother-principle of the universe appears as the first woman, the Holy Spirit (rūha d’qudshā) moving over the waters, and is also called the mother of all living. Jesus, himself called the Holy Spirit his Mother not only in the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, but it was originally in the lost Gospel of the Hebrews as evidenced by (2).

In the beginning were Darkness, Chaos, and Water (skotos, kai bythos, kai hydōr), but the Spirit indwelling in the midst of them, divided them one from another. (Epiphanus. The rest of the passage makes clear that the Spirit was Feminine.) (3)

I am the First and the Last.”  (Thunder, Perfect Mind).

Deanic: The rest of the first chapter of The Creation Mythos goes on to explain, in story form, how Dea is the Creatrix.

Sophian: 

Aside from the wealth of beautiful passages regarding Wisdom/Sophia in the Book of the Wisdom of Solomon (and here, Wisdom is not just abstract, but is personified), written by Alexandrian Jews, we have many passages from various sources describing Sophia as Primordial Creatrix. Here are just a few:

Sophia is “the Creatrix of the Universe” (4)

Now, when Sophia, who is in the lower heaven,  wanted to receive authority from Pistis, (Her Mother) She created great luminaries and all the stars, and put them in the heaven to shine upon the earth and to perfect chronological signs and seasons and years and months and days and nights and seconds, and so on. And thus everything up in the sky was ordered. (5)

“I divided earth from heaven, I created the ways of the stars.”

 The Sophia herself is but a reflex of the “Mother of all living” and is therefore also called “Mother.” She is the formatrix of heaven and earth, for as much as mere matter can only receive form through the light which, coming down from above has interpenetrated the dark waters of the hylē; but she is also at the same time the spiritual principle of life in creation, or, as the world-soul the representative of all that is truly pneumatic in this lower world. (Wiki)

Sophia is responsible for the conception of matter (The Valentinian Cosmology, The Secret Book of John). Like Eurynome, she moves back and forth over the primordial waters.(6)

SOPHIA IS THE PRIMORDIAL CREATRIX OF THE UNIVERSE

Who is the First Daughter?

Deanic: Chapter I:9: And She saw an image of Herself, all suffused in the Light of Love and Energy. And She laughed. 10) And as She laughed, the image rose up from the water and stood before Her. And this was the first of Her daughters. 

Sophian:

When Sophia let a drop of light fall, it floated on the water. Immediately a human being appeared, being androgynous. She molded that drop first as a female body. Afterward she molded it, with the body, in the likeness of the mother who appeared, and she finished it in twelve months.

Eve is the first virgin who gave birth without a man. She is the one who functioned as her own midwife. I am part of my Mother and I am the Mother).  (On the Origin of the World.)

Sophia, also using Light and water, created the First Daughter, Eve. 

The Holy Mother, Pistis Sophia, sent forth the emanation of Herself – Her Daughter, Sophia Zoe, who appeared as Supernal Eve . (Teachings of Tau Malachi).

After the day of rest, Sophia sent Zoe, Her daughter, who is called Eve, as an instructor to raise up Adam, in whom there was no soul, so that those whom he would produce might become vessels of the light. (On the Origin of the World). 

THE SUPERNAL EVE (ZOE-EVE) WAS THE FIRST DAUGHTER

1) http://www.womenpriests.org/theology/brock.asp (this is a surprising and thorough article on the Holy Spirit as Feminine. Many other sources, including Jewish, equate Sophia with the Holy Spirit.)

Also, in the early Greek and Syriac Churches. Note the Eucharistic prayer in the Syrian liturgy.

The author of the Gospel according to Philip clearly sees the Spirit as female, and it is this, evidently Semitic, tradition that is represented in a number of early Syriac works where we encounter the Spirit as Mother.(20) The Acts of Thomas, perhaps of the third century, is the earliest of these. This work, whose original language was Syriac (this is now generally agreed), survives in a re-worked Syriac form and in a Greek translation which was made from a more primitive form of the Syriac original. Thus, in the course of several prayers uttered by Judas Thomas, the Greek text includes several invocations to the Holy Spirit as ‘Mother’; in the surviving Syriac, however, this term is always absent, presumably having been removed on the grounds that it was no longer considered appropriate. The relevant passages in the Greek text are as follows:(21)

§27 [In a baptismal context; the invocation is addressed to both the Son and the Spirit.] Come, holy name of Christ, which is above every name; come Power of the Most High, and perfect mercy; come exalted gift [i.e. the Holy Spirit]; come, compassionate mother . . . [For ‘compassionate mother’ the Syriac has nothing corresponding.]

§50 [An invocation to the Spirit in the context of the Eucharist.] . . . Come, hidden mother . . . come, and make us share in this Eucharist which we perform in your name, and [make us share] in the love to which we are joined by invoking you. [The Syriac again removes the reference to the Spirit as ‘mother’.]

§133 [In the course of a trinitarian invocation in the context of the Eucharist.] We name over you [the newly baptised] the name of the Mother. [Syriac: the name of the Spirit.]

2) It’s reported by ”Church father” Origen, that the Jewish Gospel of the Hebrews, said by other fathers to be at one time the Gospel of Matthew but interpolated and edited, the virgin birth being excised and this fascinating bit of information.

Origen, Commentary on John, 2.6

“If anyone should lend credence to the Gospel of the Hebrews, where the Saviour Himself says:

“My Mother, the Holy Spirit took me just now by one of my hairs and carried me off to the great Mt. Tabor.”

Origen quotes this twice and Jerome five times.

Jerome, Commentary on Isaiah, 11.9

After repeating the quote he says:

“No one should be offended by this, because ‘spirit’ in Hebrew is feminine, while in our language [Latin] it is masculine and in Greek it is neuter. http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1150511/pg1 (Also, look up the Gospel of the Hebrews for verification of this lost gospel.)

3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_(Gnosticism) (for both Iraneaus and Epiphanus quotes. Please keep in mind, when reading Gnostic texts, that we will be showing, in the future, how much of Gnostic Christianity was a CLEAR demotion of Divine Barbelo/Sophia).

4) Eugnostos the Blessed (non-Christian) III.82.5

5) On the Origin of the World: http://gnosis.org/naghamm/origin-Barnstone.html

6) https://thegodabovegod.com/pagan-origins-gnostic-sophia/