28 Moura / 19 March – Thoughts on the Divine Shattering by Madria Erin of Auroran Tradition

The last day of the sacred season and month of Moura the 28th (19th March) is The Sacrifice of the Holy Daughter.

Reblogged from: https://hermaidenpriestess.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/kala/

Mother of the World miniature by Geoffrey Hodson

 

…the last day of the Deanic/Filianic year and an important event in the Cosmic Drama that is unfolding at all times. It is the day the Princess of Heaven descends in to the lowest realms of manifestation, in order to bring the light of the Celestial Mother to all Her children.

The word ‘lightbringer’ has negative connotations in Christianity, I believe, because it was often used in connection with Lucifer. But to Dea-nists, the Lightbringer is the Daughter. She descends through the seven gates, literally shattering her soul as She does so, experiencing EVERY awful thing any living being will ever go through… all at once. This is why we say God the Daughter is imminent. She is literally present, at all times, because of this descent. She understands everything we experience because She goes through it with us.

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Reblogged from: https://hermaidenpriestess.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/thoughts-on-the-divine-shattering/

“She was scared
Unprepared.
Lost in the dark.
Falling Apart,
I can survive,
With you by my side.
We’re gonna be alright.
This is what happens when two worlds collide.”
– Two Worlds Collide by Demi Lovato, a cheesy pop song from my tween years, about friendship.

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I am writing this with tears in my eyes. Tears of happiness, sadness, and raw spiritual emotion.

I was just reading through ArchMadria Pamela’s most recent post about the Holy Daughter as the Mother of our souls, and found myself understanding deeply every single word. Because what she spoke of in that article, I have experienced.

The post talks about the beautiful implications of the thealogy of the Holy Daughter. Until the work done by the Janite Order of Priestesses to uncover and explain what I call ‘the Divine Shattering’, I understood the Holy Daughter in a way more similar to the goddess Inanna or Jesus Christ- a deity who corrects a wrong by descending, dying and resurrecting. While I still see the value in this understanding, I much prefer the understanding of the Daughter from the Janite perspective: that the Daughter descended, shattered her own perfect Soul in to pieces to save us, which causes a lot of pain for Her. She experiences every heartbreak, every illness, every affliction with us. She understands us on a level beyond human comprehension. Kwan Yin, a Bodhisattva of some Buddhist traditions, is known as ‘She who hears the cries of the world’. Those words say it all.

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Something else, something rather unorthodox, helped me better understand this thealogy.

Now, I am a huge nerd. I have also mentioned in the past about how sci-fi (particularly space opera) and fantasy is often a boon for my faith, and vice versa. An unlikely pair, but the two are deeply intertwined for me. These genres have heroes, overcoming odds, liberation, and often the characters will cite their belief in God(s) or other forces of the Universe as the reason for their strength.

My favourite video game, Mass Effect, is a space opera role playing game centred around a space commander named Shepard and his/her crew, who go against odds to fight dark forces at play in the Milky Way Galaxy. It has aliens, love, and, at least in my head, religious allegories. Spoiler alert! In the end of the video game trilogy, the Commander is given three choices on how to deal with the threat to the galaxy, a race of sentient machines called Reapers, who seek to destroy all advanced life. Shepard can choose to a) take control of the Reapers, essentially stealing their power and using it for good and watch over the galaxy from afar (her physical body dying in the process), b) destroy the Reapers but also destroy friendly AI in the process, or c) break down her own essence and have it be used as a catalyst for a new formula, in which organic beings and machines live in harmony (her physical body dying in the process).

The way I saw it, these three endings could each represent a ‘saviour’ deity. Control option represents Inanna. In the classic Inanna myth, she takes control of the powers of Hell, stealing them from her sister Ereshkigal, the Dark Queen. Quote from this ending: “Your corporeal form will be dissolved. But your thoughts and even your memories will continue. You will no longer be organic. Your connection to your kind will be lost. Although you will remain aware of their existence.” 

The Destroy option doesn’t really have a religious counterpart, but I would compare it to how Christians view the second coming of Christ: he will, point blank, put an end to the forces of darkness once and for all.

However, the Synthesis ending, to me, represents our understanding of the Holy Daughter. Shepard gives her own essence and that is used to create a new framework in which organic beings and synthetic beings become one. This reminded me of how Dea, in the form of the Holy Daughter, gave us Her own soul so that while we remain mortal, we each share in Her divinity, as well. Quote from this ending: “Your organic energy. The essence of who and what you are, will be broken down and then dispersed.” I feel …the Janite Deanic and my Deanic understanding is similar to the Synthesis ending. We are synthesised with the Daughter and with one another.

But I digress. The point is, that we believe the Holy Daughter is imminent not because She is the Earth like may Pagans believe, but because we literally share a soul with Her. And so, not only is She the Mother of our Souls, the Queen of Heaven and our Saviour, She is also the perfect best friend.

As most of you reading this will be well aware of by now, I suffer from clinical depression, anxiety and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I have also recently developed a condition called Labyrinthitis which affects my balance, and I can not walk a short distance without feeling dizzy and having to sit down.  This was particularly awful tonight, and combined one of my typical depressive episodes, and feelings of extreme loneliness and isolation, I felt extremely low.

A common sentiment amongst people with depression is a feeling that nobody understands us. I have often felt frustrated that I couldn’t put in to words how I was feeling when talking about it to other people, because they don’t know the inner workings of my mind and heart. Yet, Dea Filia does, because everything we ‘go through’, she goes through with us. This makes Her the perfect ‘best friend’. Many a time I have prayed to Her using not so many words. Rather than explaining to Her exactly how I feel in words, I say ‘Most Holy Anna, I know you know what I’m going through, so please just give me the strength to fight another day, and hold me.” And, just like that, I can feel Her arms around me, comforting me.

Any time we need a hug, any time we need to be reminded that we are not alone, and that our feelings are valid and understood, we can call on Her. A God that is not only a Mother and a Queen but a Best Friend, is one that I am SO proud and so blessed to worship.

In the name of the Heavenly Mother, the Holy Daughter, and the Great Mother, thus may it remain.

Madria Erin

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Sun Symbol – still Point at the centre of manifestation

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http://forherlady.tumblr.com/post/153849599069/sing-rapturous-lovesong-unto-me-burn-to-me

Sun Symbol – still Point at the centre of manifestation

Madria Erin of the Auroran Tradition posted a Tumblr post directing us towards an article entitled “God Herself – A Brief Meditation” by T. Thorn Coyle.
http://www.feritradition.com/grimoire/deities/essay_god_herself.html
It has a small mention of The Star Goddess, which I am sure will interest others.

What really caught my attention were two paragraphs:

We cannot think of God Herself as One, because that separates her out from all else. Rather, thinking of her as Zero, the circumference that includes everything and the center point around which everything else revolves, is closer to the experienced reality.

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Monotheists almost had it right in speaking of the unity of love, but they did not yet have the number zero, the cipher, the void. By naming something one, they were trying to get at its unity. What they were not able to realize at the time, is that naming something one, instead of all, is a first separation out, it is a distancing that makes the All the Other. And therein lies trouble. Therein lies alienation. One, rather than remaining a unifying force, becomes a separate being. And that separation opens a deep wound.
The symbol of “Zero, the circumference that includes everything and the center point around which everything else revolves
This lead me to

  1.  The ancient circumpunct symbol:
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The ancient symbol known as the dot in the circle, circled dot, circle with a point, or a circumpunct, is one of the oldest symbols known to humans.

According to Gnostics, it is the most primal aspect of God. To Greek philosophers and the Pythagoreans, the circumpunct represents God, or the Monad – the point of the beginning of creation, and eternity. It is the sun of astrologers and astronomers; the alchemical gold of the alchemist, and the Keter of the Kabbalah. (1)
There is a common astrological, and now astronomical, symbol for the Sun. It’s a circle with a dot in it. This particular image was once the alchemical symbol for gold, being “…the most perfect of the metals. For the alchemist, it represented the perfection of all matter on any level, including that of the mind, spirit, and soul.” The symbol’s association with both gold and the Sun evidently dates back as far as alchemy does. The article Gold and the Sun mentions that aurum the latin word for gold, is derived from the Greek name Aurora, the goddess of the dawn. So the color of gold was associated with the brilliance of the Sun since ancient times. (2)
The main ideogram for “Sun” was a representation of the solar disk.
With the sign number and meaning from Sir Alan Gardiner’s “Egyptian Grammar”:
N 5 = sun in most secular writing
The “Sun” ideogram in early Chinese writing, beginning with the oracle bone script (c. 12th century BC) also shows the solar disk with a central dot. (3)
The circumpunct is the symbol derived from this natural Sun Halo.
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Ice halos above Foveran beach – geograph.org.uk – 675126

2. The truth behind the symbols:

These are all glyphs, even the ball of burning gases which is our worldly sun that direct us towards the spiritual truth:

From the original article: The Void, the number Zero – the circumference that includes everything, the Cipher.
[ which means Late Middle English (in the senses ‘symbol for zero’ and ‘Arabic numeral’): from Old French cifre, based on Arabic ṣifr zero. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/cipher ]

Applies to: The Great Mother / Absolute Deity / Dea Matrona / Mysteria / Deam Mysterium
She who is Ultimate Source, containing the potentiality of All.
She who is equivalent to the Gnostic Monas.

Also applies to:
The Celestial Mother / Matrix & Creatrix / Dea Matrea / Madria Dea / Dea Madria

creatio ex nihilo The Latin phrase meaning “creation out of nothing”

Scripture
In Title 1, Chapter 1, The Holy Mythos, Creation.
1. Before and beyond all things is Dea.[1] When nothing was, She was.

I replaced “the Mistress of All Things” with Dea
Mistress meaning: A woman in a position of authority or control
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/mistress

The center point around which everything else revolves.

Scripture:
Title 4, Chapter 1
The Clew Of The Horse

7. Each manifest thing has a cause, and each cause has a cause before it, but the first cause has no cause before Her, and She is the Spirit. 8. She that does not act is the cause of all action. She that is not is the cause of all being. She that is still is the centre and source of all movement. 9. At the rim is the movement greatest; close to the centre is it least. 10. Where there is no movement there is purity.

Dea is The still Point at the centre of manifestation.
Residing in Her realm known as the Pleroma which is the Supernal Fullness of the All and Fullness of Perfection, the place of Bliss and Union with Dea.

From the original article: The Three Eternal Truths
The Coming Age, number 15, Rosea, 5082 Iron Age/1980

One God alone, none other God than She.
One Law alone, none other Law than Her Law.
God became Soul, that souls might come to God.

It has been said that all the Scriptures, all the teachings, and every part of wisdom are contained within the Three Eternal Truths “enfolded like a rose within the bud.”

More than this, the Three Truths themselves
are all contained in essence within the first Truth,
and the first Truth is contained within it’s first word: One.

“The One” is the most basic metaphysical definition of God.
She is the primordial Unity who gives rise to all multiplicity,
the spaceless Point where from all space proceeds.

Multiplicity is the result of manifestation,
and to say ‘manifestation’ is always, in some degree to say ‘separation from God.’
The first Truth refutes the abiding heresy of axial beings
– the illusion that we are apart from God.
By perfect contemplation of the first Truth,
it is possible to eradicate this heresy from our hearts,
and when a soul succeeds in this, it will cease to be manifest,
having achieved complete Liberation.

To return to – to “become one with” – the Holy One
and thus to receive the consummation of the third Truth.

To say “none other God than She” is not merely to deny something,
but to affirm that She is the “One without a second”,
the Essence of all things;
for while She is other than all things,
no thing is other than She.

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One Law alone, none other Law than Her Law.

The first Truth speaks of the One God before and beyond all manifestation.
The second Truth speaks of the perfect and harmonious manifestation of all things from Her.

Law is literally Order, the music of the spheres, the harmony of the universe.
Human life was designed to be a way back to the One – a path of salvation;
but for that end, every part of it must be in harmony:
our art, our clothes, our relationships, our stories, our daily work.
Each should be done according to the Law,
that the world may be a bridge that leads to Heaven.
It is only an axial being, such as a human who has the ability to choose,
between the lawful/harmonious and the unlawful/disharmonious.
That is the meaning of the second Truth.

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God become Soul, that souls might come to God.

Humanity is neither matter nor Spirit.
We are psyche or soul, which stands between the two and may give herself to either.
God, as Holy World Soul descended to the level of psyche.
God, made all Her choices perfectly.
All Her acts were made in obedience to Her Mother, Who is Her Self.
Through Her suffering descent into denser levels, She shattered.
Therefore She is the Self within all souls of axial beings.

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The Three Eternal Truths are an image of the Holy Trinity:
The One preceding all manifestation is the Great Mother;
The Law , implying manifestation belongs to the Celestial Mother Creatrix;
whist God become Soul is, of course, the Holy Soul Daughter.

The thesis: the One without a second;
antithesis: manifestation – the differentiation of ‘things’ from God
synthesis: the reconciliation of ‘things’ with God.

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Notes:
1) http://gnosticwarrior.com/circumpunct.html
2) http://solar-center.stanford.edu/folklore/symbolism.html
3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_symbol

Also: http://www.spiritualsun.com/resources

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Of Interest:
The sun manifests the colour of gold at sunrise and at sunset. The latin word for gold, aurum (thus, the chemical symbol Au), derives from the Greek word Aurora – the golden goddess of the dawn. Rudolf Steiner gave ‘AU’ as the Sun-sound, so try intoning it. The word ‘aura’ comes from the same root, indicating the idea of radiance as associated with this metal.

Until very recent times gold was used as a heart remedy, this being the organ associated with the sun. Homeopathic doctors still use it in this manner in high dilutions and regard it as a remedy for depressive or suicidal conditions: a ‘total eclipse of the heart’.

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Gold Heart Art

Its distribution within the human organism reaches its highest concentration in the region of the heart. Gold is used by doctors to diagnose heart problems. As the highest concentrations of gold in the human body occur around the heart, a radio-isotope of gold has been developed (the Au-195 isotope), which can give an image of the blood-containing structures within the heart, a process called ‘heart-imaging’. Gold gives a heart image!
In Britain this new technology has been developed in St. Bartholomew’s hospital, London. One expert described the gold used in this way as ‘a very convenient medium for rapid assessment of changes in cardiac function’ (3,4).
3. Elliot et al., Physics in Medicine and Biology, 1983, Vol. 28, pp.l39, 147.
4. Dymond et al., Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 1983, Vol. 2, pp.85-92

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Cows have the highest concentration of gold in their horns. The horns are the one part of a cow that points upwards, which give to the cow its dignity.
Medicinal Colloidal gold is becoming more widely used as a medicine – a very traditional alchemical concept. It is claimed to work in a quite subtle way as a heart-remedy. Some find that their will-power is enhanced upon taking it, in terms of being able to focus on what one wants to achieve. Especially in America there has been a tradition that colloidal gold is given for ‘dypsomania’ or craving for alcohol. Drug-addicts are said to experience a loss of appetite for their drugs after taking the solution for a few days. Here is a web-testimony: “I have found great benefit personally in the emotional area. My wife will tell you I am a much easier person to live with … My brother who is four years older was in such a bad state the doctors had him on Zoloft, the antidepressant that is like Prozac. He started on colloidal gold almost two years ago and is living a happy life now with no known side-effects.”  It is said that the body’s warmth-mechanism may be positively affected by gold, particularly in cases of hot flushes, chills and night-sweats.
One would like to hear more discussion of these effects, as may deepen our insight into how traditional heart-qualities are associated with gold, the Sun-metal. The colloidal gold solution is a ruby-red hue, as likewise the precious ruby is red from homeopathically-dilute traces of gold in the quartz.  Besides being a great morale booster and healer, dietary gold is an effective but subtle pain reliever: gold salts are injected into arthritic joints to relieve pain.http://www.levity.com/alchemy/kollerstrom_gold.html
Relevant Articles:

Is Trinitarianism True Monotheism? by ArchMadria Pamela
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/is-trinitarianism-true-monotheism-by-archmadria-pamela/

Dea: Singularity and Multiplicity by Jacqueline
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/dea-singularity-and-multiplicity-by-jacqueline/

Madrian Thoughts on manifestation and the cross symbol
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/madrian-thoughts-on-manifestation-and-the-cross-symbol/