Thealogy of Lady Maia and the Festival of Maia’s Day 15th Maia / 1st May

Thealogy of Lady Maia and the Festival of Maia’s Day 15th Maia / 1st May

Thealogy of Lady Maia and the Festival of Maia’s Day 15th Maia / 1st May

In traditional societies, all forms of manifestation/Creation exist as Sacred essences or spirit at one with Madria Dea/Dea Matrea, Mari who is Divine Essence/Spirit. They exist before being manifested as material forms and will exist for eternity after extinction on whichever manifest plane they were materialised on.

We celebrate our Celestial Mother Mari’s loving gift of the Sacred season of Spring; with the increasing light and warmth of the physical sun and the bountiful life and growth of all of lovely Nature.

Miniature Maypole, Symbols Of Love, Flower Moon 

Lady Maia with miniature Maypole, Rose, & Flower Moon

Lady Maia (my-ah) is the first person of the Moirai, pronounced my-rye, the Fates of Greek mythology who control the Threads of Fate within manifest realms. Lady Maia is a Janya/a perfect expression of our Creator Mother, spinning our Soul Path, with the positive aspect of “worldly enjoyment” remembering all of manifestation as a Spiritual lesson for
our souls return to Dea. She also has the negative aspect of ignorance, in Sanskrit known as Maya which refers to world illusion, becoming attached to the material and forgetting the Spirit Source of All, Madria Dea.

Flower maiden in front of shrine

Maiden offering flowers in front of shrine

Historically, being a fire festival Beltane “sacred wood fire, means spiritually connecting myself with Holy Spirit, Madria Dea the supernal Sun. Candles of spring colours, blue, pink and green will adorn my altar along with flowers and ribbons.

Nether Wasdale Mayday by Dr R Coldrey

Nether Wasdale Mayday by Dr R Coldrey

The Maypole is the world/cosmic axis/tree, branches symbolising Heaven, the trunk the middle world and the roots the lower/nether region. All the coloured ribbons represent the various qualities of material existence flowing down from Celestial Mother Mari. Once it was the women who danced as representatives of Dea, now it is the children. This is the Sacred dance of Celestial Harmony and Order brought by Holy Jana as Princess of the World [also Janya Lady Thema (Thay-ma)] and also the dance represents the soul in a material world experiencing entanglements of moirai/fate/karma.

So find any excuse to dance and laugh, knowing that you are one with Dea, the Source and Centre of all.

The crowning of a girl dressed in white as Queen of the May represents Holy Jana as Princess of the World.

Janya: meaning life or generator of life.
Janati: (plural) Sanskrit for generate, cause, to be born, create, beget and to produce.

Traditional Drink

Syllabub Recipe
Syllabub is one of the treats sometimes shared among the Mayers. At one time they were offered “a syllabub of warm milk direct from the cow, sweet cakes and wine” for example in Northumberland, according to the Golden Bough, Vol. 2, page 67. Here is a recipe for it given from A Choice Collection of Cookery Receipts. Syllabub is very different but very good, and it is appropriate to the season.

1 pint of white wine
1 lemon, pared, steep in the wine for two hours
juice of one lemon, add to wine
sugar to taste
1 quart of cream, warm
Put all in a bowl and whisk until thick.


Here is a simpler recipe for Syllabub, in case you don’t happen to have a cow handy.
½ cup cream
1 level tablespoon of sugar.
Warm the cream (30 seconds in microwave) and whisk to bubbles. Add:
½ cup white wine
Pour into a glass and drink. There were supposed to be lemon parings and lemon juice but these aren’t needed because the wine will serve as an acid to thicken the cream. This is a recipe for one, make as many as you like.

Two Appropriate Scriptures

Free download:
(with thanks to Glenn King)

July 2012
The Filianic Scriptures, New Celestial Union
Version (Second Edition, Third Update)

Scripture relating to the Holy Daughter as Princess of the World

25 Verses
Title 1, Chapter 10
Chapter 10
1. And as She walked, the children of the earth threw blossoms before Her, and though Her feet rested on them, they were not bruised. 2. And She reigned over all the earth, bringing all nature back to life, and all life back to the true law and rhythm of nature, and the whole world knew Her as its princess. 3. The children of the earth were filled with love for Her, and gathered about Her with tears of joy, touching Her robes and giving themselves to Her in their hearts.
4. And She gathered them together and taught them many things, saying:

“You have gained knowledge of the world, but I say, be not wise with the wisdom of the world, nor proud with the pride of the world, nor troubled with the dignity of the world, neither lose yourself in any of the ways and fashions of the world, but come to Me as little children in the pure simplicity of your hearts and the virgin innocence of your souls; for truly, all of you are children in the eyes of your Mother, and I shall receive all who come as Her children. Come to Me and all faults shall be forgiven.”

Scripture relating to the Divine origin of souls and the world being an illusion

26 verses
Title 3, Chapter 4

1. My children, whose souls are My family, I shall speak to you of the things that I have seen. Let no one say that the world is good, nor that the world is evil. 2. For I have stood at the highest point of the world and at the lowest; and from both of these can the world be seen, and from no other. 3. The cosmos is a perfect sphere, even lovelier than the sun, and yet it is all riven through with kear. 4. All that is was fashioned by My Mother out of the laughter of Her heart and the skill of Her hands, and all that is very good, more than any soul can know.
5. But kear is not. Kear is naught. Kear is the black abyss that has turned its face from
My Mother and has frowned upon the laughter of Her heart. 6. This abyss of kear lies between the world and My Mother, and every soul and She. For every soul is an image of the world.

[I reject verse 7, as I do not believe in a sacrificial death of the World Soul, Heavenly Mother on Earth; Di Jana].

8. and My soul has cried out in her distress; cried out into the echoless void. Truly, there is no suffering like to this suffering, nor any pain of body or of mind. 9. And you, My children, each of you that gathers around Me, each of you in your robe of purest white, each one has this kear within her, and there is not one without it anywhere.

[I reject verse 10, as the “fallen” sinful, guilt laden doctrine of christianity. In the Clan Jana Divine Drama we wished to experience all that was not Dea through childlike curiousity, having given us free will, Mother Mari manifested planes of existence outside of Her Good Realm/Heaven/All One Spirit so that with a Divine Mother’s
loving protection we could explore and reject with all our being all that is not of Her].

11. And your souls, your laughing souls, all robed in purest white, that are lovelier than the sun because they are the image of My Mother, are riven through with kear. 12. And your dearest joy must ring as a silver bell that has a crack; sweetly, but never in perfection. 13. Oh, do not say that you are perfect, for then you can not understand either the world or your own selves. 14. Do not say that you are innocent, for that would be to mock My suffering. 15. For I love each of you, and I have proved My love, and shall prove it evermore. 16. For I have conquered death and kear, and I bring to you My conquest. 17. Open your heart to Me, and I shall bring you all the fruit that have reaped in
18. Seek not to conquer kear alone nor cleave alone to good, but open your heart to Me,
and let Me live through you, for I shall open the way to your true soul, your laughing soul, all robed in white even lovelier than the sun [I reject the end of the sentance see rejection of verse 7].

19. Turn from the evil of the world and come to Me, and I shall lead you to your heart’s true home.
20. Come to Me, My children, in the innocence of your hearts, and look upon the beauty of the world; for everything reflects the glory of Thea. 21. Do not see the world through the eyes of the world, but through the eyes of the Eternal. 22. Know also that the world is not so solid as it seems, but in truth it is an illusion. 23. Change that within you and the world without will change. But seek to change the world, and all of essence will remain the same.
24. And this is the secret of the world which the world would hide from you: that all things lie within the souls of maids, and only the Thea is without.

25. For in order to gain the world, you must give the world away; and in order to attain your desire, you must pass beyond all desire; and in order to find yourself, you must lose yourself; and in order to have eternal life, you must go unto death [I reject the end of the sentance see rejection of verse 7]. 26. And this is the secret of the world which all the world will hide from you.

“Kear” is a chasm or gap that separates a child of Thea from Thea, a crack that breaks what is whole into divided pieces. It is pronounced as though it rhymes with fear and dear.

Abstracts of Each Scriptural Text
3.4. The Secret of the World. “And this is the secret of the world which the world would
hide from you: that all things lie within the souls of children of Thea, and only the Thea is
without.” (3:4:24.)

The world is never perfect, and even the most beautiful is riven with kear.
The Secret of the World teaches a path of liberation from the imperfection and illusions of this present world.

Madria Erin’s Devotional Poems/Prayers to the Holy Trinity

Madria Erin’s Devotional Poems/Prayers to the Holy Trinity

Each one of the following is focussed on a different person of the Godhead (Heavenly Mother, the Daughter, and the Great Mother, respectively). I see these three as being inherently connected and could possibly be treated as three parts of one larger poem.

Mantle of Light
Heavenly Mother Mari
Enfold us in thy loving arms
And keep us under thy mantle
Now and for all eternity.
Shining Sun of the universe,
Illuminate our darkest hours,
For we are Your Children,
And You are our Mother,
Our God and Our Creatrix.
Empress of Infinity, keep us.
Blessed are You.


Princess, Priestess, Queen
Princess, Priestess, Queen
Winged with glory and
Crowned with moonlight
Anna of the golden dawn
Daughter of Eternity
Guide us to our Heavenly Mother
In this world and all worlds to come.
So mote it be.


O Great Mystery
O Great Mystery
Veiled Origin of Eternity
The First Principle
And the Final Cause
It is you who gives life,
And you who gives death
That we may have life anew
To guide our souls through profane realms.
O Great One,
Darkness who births the Light,
Mother of our Mother,
We praise You.
Thus may it remain.

The Moons of Maia 1st Maia / 18th April – 28th April/May 15th 2016

The Moons of Maia 1st Maia / 18th April
– 28th Maia/May 15th 2016

Spring Flower Moon


April 22nd: Flower Moon. (For the Celestial Mother).

May 6th: Dark Moon. (For the Great Mother).

May 10th: (4 days after the Dark Moon): Crescent Moon. (For the Holy Daughter).


1 Maia / April 18 – May 15

1 Maia / April 18 – 28 Maia / May 15:

Maia, which means majestic, magnificent, mighty

Spring Enchantress by Karl Bang

Celebrate Spring, Creation and the beauty of nature. All flows from our Mother as spiritual guidance and an outpouring of love.

wild daffodil in Farndale in the North Yorkshire Moors by David Brockhurst

Wild daffodil in Farndale in the North Yorkshire Moors by David Brockhurst

The daffodil is one of the few plants with a ‘corona’, a crown-like structure also referred to as the ‘trumpet’.

The daffodil looks like a trumpet. Symbolic daffodil meanings encourage us to ‘toot our own horns,’ so to speak. This is a time (Spring, when the Daffodil is nigh) to announce our souls-growth after a long slumber. Let the music of your spirit ring true through the ethers, make a joyful noise unto the world, and let your inner orchestrations reverberate clear-joy into the realms of awareness.

The joyful Daffodil flower sings the meaning of poetry in motion, a jubilation of being alive.
The Daffodil flower also symbolizes beginning anew, leaving the past behind.
Daffodil blends the sacral and solar plexus chakras.

The flower symbolism associated with the daffodil is regard, unrequited love, chivalry, sunshine,
respect and the sun shines when I’m with you.

In Greek mythology, the daffodil is described as a pale yellow deathless kind of lily flower that
overspreads the plains of Hades and is the favorite food of the dead.



Bluebell Woods Entwistle by _Danoz    Muncaster Castle Bluebell woods by Maria-H

Bluebells have long been symbolic of humility and gratitude. They are associated with constancy, gratitude and everlasting love.

Bluebells are widely known as harebells in Scotland.

Bluebells are England’s favourite wildflower, along with poppies and primroses.

Bluebell flowers are a magical symbol of fairies and spontaneous laughter.
Bluebell flower corresponds to the throat and 3rd eye chakra.


wild primrose near Keswick, Lake District by David Brockhurst

Wild primrose near Keswick, Lake District by David Brockhurst

The primrose flower symbolism is that of patience, kindness and gentleness. The primrose also brings the meaning of belonging and nurturing. Primrose combines the solar plexus and the heart chakras.


Interesting Links:

Flower Meanings A-Z

Flower Fairies of the Spring, London, Blackie, 1923 by Cicely Mary Barker

Lauren Harpster Artisan

Susan Entwistle Artist



Dove Blessing Gesture

Dove Blessing Gesture

Visualise a glowing blue light

(Dove legs)
right hip up to solar plexus
solar plexus down to left hip
souls moving towards or away from Dea

(Dove head and wings)
forehead to right shoulder
Jana descending

straight across to left shoulder
Jana with us on Earth

left shoulder up to forehead
Jana ascending as Queen of Heaven showing souls
the path of return to Dea

Hand on heart

Prayers for World Peace

Prayers for World Peace

(authors unknown)

Dove Pagan Prayer


May I and All Who Work

For a World of Peace and Reason
Be Granted the Gifts of Strength and Courage,

May the Good That Dwells
Within Every Human Heart Be Magnified,
May the Blessings of Truth
And Understanding Be Ours,

May the Love and Joy of the One Spirit
Abide Within All of Us
And as We Create and Plan for Tomorrow
May We Do so in Sympathy With All Others.

Meditation: The Auric Egg Exercise & How To…

Egg Planet Cosmic Egg Divination by Alexndraf

Egg Planet Cosmic Egg Divination by Alexndraf

I have posted all this article, I do not agree with the chakras information.

Meditation: The Auric Egg Exercise & How To…

The Auric Egg and Chakras

The Auric Egg Exercise, besides being an indispensable tool, is also a good preparation exercise for beginning meditation. Once learned it becomes automatic and may be used in preparation for any meditation. It is also quite useful when walking into the Mall and you need a some space between yourself and the energy draws and noise around you. Using this exercise in conjunction with, and as the opening exercise to the spiritual practice of retrospection, meditation and prayer is highly recommended as it is a calming and centering exercise.
Some people meditate on specific chakras using their corresponding color. You may wish to do so also, but know that white light is all that is really needed as white light contains all of the colors of the rainbow. However, in any case, chakras may be used as reference points of concentration when drawing light into the body and it certainly can help to focus your mind and relax your body.

Chakras are a spiritual term used to describe the location of certain centers of energy in the spiritual body that correspond to centers in the physical body called nerve plexuses. Plexuses are bundles of nerves concentrated in areas where nerves relating to a specific functions of the body are found clustered in close proximity. The picture below shows their location. The spiritual colors of the plexuses are portrayed as corresponding to the colors of the rainbow.
The head or crown chakra is assigned the color violet and spiritually it is seen as that chakra which connects us to the realm of higher thought, significantly it is also associated with the pituitary gland, a small oval endocrine gland attached to the base of the vertebrate brain, consisting of an anterior and a posterior lobe. The secretions of the pituitary control the other endocrine glands and influence growth, metabolism, and maturation.

The forehead chakra is called the third eye; it is assigned the color dark blue and is associated with spiritual sight.

The throat chakra is assigned the color sky blue and is associated with speech.

The heart chakra is assigned the color green, the color of healing (sometimes it is also shown as pink). The heart center maybe conceived of as the transformer of the lower nature into the higher nature; it is also the balancer of Spiritual Law and is considered the source of Compassion. It is located at the center of the cross of our bodies.

The solar plexus is assigned the color yellow and corresponds to the will and the Christ energy (or Krishna or Buddha Energy: the Golden Light is of the Purified Will).

The navel chakra is assigned the color orange and corresponds to the desire nature and assimilation.

The root chakra is assigned the color red and is located at the very base of the spine; it is considered to be the source of the life force; the color red is also associated with the Holy Spirit and is associated with generation and regeneration: Creation.

Auric Egg Exercise Instructions

1. For western style meditation sit in a straight-backed chair in a relaxed position. This position may be used by anyone. It is the position used by some of the ancients and western meditators throughout the ages.

For eastern style meditation you may adopt sitting on the floor with legs crossed in the folded lotus position.

Stretch your body, then feel, tense and relax any contracted areas. Do this several times. Become aware of your body and all its parts and inch by inch relax.

2. You may want to imagine a string at the top of your head pulling your spine erect. Feel the vertebrae of your spine gently stretched and your spine elongated and then mentally place each vertebrae beginning at the bottom of your spine, one upon the other, until your whole spine feels aligned. Then hold the position, but relax into a comfortable state.

3. Now, Visualize yourself within an Egg shaped field which extends outward from the center (the naval – solar plexus region) of your body, three feet in all directions.
4. Draw into the ovoid shape of the Egg from as high as you can imagine above your head, Pure White Light, down through the top of your head and into your body.

5. Anchor this light in your solar plexus area. Breathe naturally, feel the beating of your heart and your breath and allow them to become as one: at some point your breathing and heart will be in a natural rhythm. You will notice that you become peaceful.

6. On the in breath, feel and imagine the light coming into your body. As you exhale, allow the light to expand and fill your head, then your shoulders and arms, then allow the light to fill your torso area, then allow the light to fill your legs and feet.

7. You may also if you wish, draw the light down through the chakras; allow the light to expand to fill your body from each chakra. After you feel that your whole body is filled with light, allow the light to expand past your body to fill the field of the circle then the whole of the Auric region until you can feel it three feet around your body in all directions. Imagine that the outer edge of this sphere is solid and impenetrable.

Continue to draw in the light into the area of your solar plexus and let it expand from that region to fill your aura …

Maintain this space for at least 5 -10 minutes or longer if you like.

Notes: In performing this exercise you may begin to experience a vibrant uplifting of being, exhilaration and peace. This exercise is regenerative, healing and balancing. Consistent practice of this exercise will aid you in bringing forth a fuller experience of an inner reality.

Eventually you will find your own rhythm and as you practice, the steps you take will become natural. Soon, you may be able to sense or even see the brightness of the white light and you may begin to experience the exhilaration and the peace it brings. After three or four days of practice you may begin to see and/or feel the Light in your aura, or personal atmosphere.

The center of this Egg of Light is the ovoid space your physical and spiritual bodies occupy. In the center of the spiritual body, located in the region between the heart and the solar plexus chakras, it is said resides the Self and Soul. Some people have reported after a time that they notice that their center of gravity shifts to a more balanced place.

Once you have established seeing and experiencing this Light surrounding you and filling you completely, you may begin concentrating on Light at the center of your being, the God Self within; that part of you that is a spark of the Greater Light.

Visualization is the preparation and key that leads you into truly seeing and experiencing the Light within. Visualization allows you to be receptive to another reality. The idea is to relax and allow the light to come in.

It is recommended that you do this exercise if possible at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night before retiring. It is also recommended that you have a journal nearby. You may wish to log your results, and keep a record of your progress and any spiritual experiences you may have.
If you have any questions please write me:

Copyrights Jessika © 2003

Dove Articles by ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

The meaning of the Dove symbol of our Faith

Each symbol is mystically associated with one of the Great Mysteries of our Faith and is intertwined with the Five Seasons of our Wheel of the Year.

The Dove is known to be a symbol of Motherhood because the Dove is able to produce its own milk. The Dove represents self-sacrifice because it ceases to forage for food shortly before its young are born to ensure purer milk. (4) Motherhood necessitates a certain amount of sacrifice in order to ensure the well-being of the off-spring.


It is known as a Celestial Messenger, linking Heaven and Earth and is symbolic of the release of the soul Heaven-ward. Purity, Love, Grace, gentleness and hope are all signified by the Pure White Dove.




In antiquity, the Dove would have been readily recognized as the Symbol of the Goddess, especially Ishtar and Aphrodite/Venus. In ancient Rome, Aphrodite’s catacombs were called “columbaria” (dovecotes), which, according to Barbara G. Walker, gave rise to the belief that the soul returns to the Goddess after death as a dove. In Christian iconography, the dove is sometimes shown with seven rays emanating from her, which further connects her to the Goddess, specifically to the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters, whose name in Greek meant “a flock of doves.” (5)


During the time of Christ, the Dove would have been readily recognized by the people of the time as the Epiphany or Presence of the Goddess, one of the reasons why many Christians are re-examining the Holy Spirit as being Female rather than male.



Ishtar Inanna with jug

The Name of Queen Semiramis, Founder of Babylon, meant Dove in the Syrian tongue.


The symbol of the Dove as representing the Goddess spread out from Crete to the mainland of Greece, to Cyprus and so on. In the Mycenaean iconography the doves appear as early as in the second half of the 16th century BCE. By the 12th century BCE, it appears that the Dove is symbolic of the epiphany of the Goddess, which is a very important concept. (6). And in many cultures, it was believed that the Goddess could take the shape of the Dove. The Dove was a symbol of Her Heavenly Power.


These are but some of the many ancient connections of the Dove with the Great Goddess in Her Epiphany, Her manifestation in the material realm, most famously, the Dove is the sign of Peace.


In this Mystery, we visualize the Dove as hovering over the Primordial Waters.


The aspects of the Element of Water are emotions, intuition, the deeper Mysteries, compassion, new beginnings (as in Spring renewal), the Fountain of Life, Grace, the Rivers or Streams of Life, Divine Energies and Priestesshood,


Madonna Oriflamma

Madonna OriFlamma by Nicholas Roerich

The Holy Mother Jana is the Mother of Peace, Who brings to us the Divine Waters of Grace and so, She is appropriately called, Dea, Dove of Peace.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides.



The Calendar of Clan Jana

Solar: Spring Equinox

Mystery: The Dove of Peace: The Holy Daughter, Diva Jana, as the Holy Soul of the World, which is a description of the divine presence within creation. The Holy Daughter as the Resurrection of our souls.

She is the Soteria (feminine Greek word for Saviour) of the World.
Great Dove of the World, in Janite thealogy, this title is appropriate for the Holy Daughter. She is the Ruler and Sustainer of the World as well as its Regeneration.

In this Mystery, we visualize the Dove as hovering over the Primordial Waters. The aspects of the Element of Water are emotions, intuition, the deeper Mysteries, compassion, new beginnings (as in Spring renewal), the Fountain of Life, Grace, the Rivers or Streams of Life, Divine Energies and Priestesshood.


Our Great Mystery is Columba (Dove)

Our Great Mystery is Columba (Dove) which honors the Holy Daughter as the Great Dove of the World and our Soteria. Great Dove of the World is a title which, in other Traditions of our Faith, is beautifully applied to the Celestial Mother. In Janite thealogy, this title is appropriate for the Holy Daughter. She is the Ruler and Sustainer of the World as well as its Regeneration.

On the Feast of Columba, we remember Her as She becomes the Holy Soul of the World.

This Mystery is honored in the Sacred Season of Spring and is remembered each Columbaday (Doveday)/Friday, both of which are presided over by Kyria [Lady] Graca (Grace-a) who is of the Fourfold Earth and is the Guardian of East and Water.

The Holy Daughter is the Great Dove of the Waters and the Dove of Peace.

ArchMadria Pamela


Three in One Mothers

Three in One Mothers

red rose fire of love

The Traditional titles of our Faith for Dea in Her Triune Form are: (Fiery) Rose of Heaven (Fiery meaning the Eternal Flame of Her Love and Rose is the symbol for Her heart) for the Celestial Mother Mari (Dea Matrea), Who is Essence;

Digital fractal image of white dove flying over water by John Edwards

Digital fractal image of white dove flying over water by John Edwards

Great Dove of the Waters for the Heavenly Mother On Earth Jana (Dea Domina), Who is Form;


World Mother (1937) by Nicholas Roerich

and Veiled Origin of Eternity for the Great Mother, She Who Is, (Dea Matrona), Who is Source.