Star Blessing Gesture

Star Blessing Gesture

pentagram (sometimes known as a pentalpha or pentangle or a star pentagon)

Visualise a glowing yellow light

The Catechism of the Children of the Goddess [Dea]
Appendix 1: Making The Pentacle

The Pentacle (Note 1) is a powerful protective symbol. It is a variant of the five-pointed star of the Goddess [Dea] (the Madrian Rosary, the archetype of the rosaries used in all the masculist world religions, has one decade for each petal of the Rose – hence its name).

To form the Pentacle, one should first touch the forehead, then visualising a line of silver etheric light, bring the hand diagonally to touch the left hip, then draw another line to touch the right shoulder; then the left left shoulder; the right hip and finally the forehead again.

One of the most important symbolisms of the Pentacle is that of the elements or seasons. The uppermost point represents the fifth element: Spirit, and the fifth season, Moura. The other elements are arranged sunwise (clockwise) around the remaining points in order of the seasons: Water (Spring), Fire (Summer), Earth (Autumn) and Air (Winter). See diagram.

seasonal-pentagram-madrian

On page 83 of Sacred Myths and Rites of the Madrians. Edited by Philip P Jackson.

The forming of the Pentacle symbolises the Cosmic Drama. We touch first Spirit, which represents the purity of the first creation; then Earth – the descent into matter; then Water (the Easter element) – the sacrifice of our Lady in coming to us; then Air – the star of Her coming and the bringing of Her light; She brings us to the consuming Fire of Her Mother’s Love – to “the Rose that is the Flame and the Flame that is a Rose”; through the Divine Fire, we are purged of imperfection and return to our first purity, touching Spirit again.

As well as its devotional value, the Pentacle can form a barrier against harmful spiritual and psychological influences.

One very effective visualisation, having made the Pentacle, is to envision a small flame at the tip of each point. Allow these to grow in size until their bases meet at the centre of the Pentacle. Thus each is a fiery petal of one great Rose of flame. This is particularly apt for the final decade of the Rosary, when completing the Great Pentacle and contemplating the Mystery of the Rose of the World. (1)

Notes

1
The term Pentacle is incorrect. This is a Pentagram. The terms pentagram and pentacle are sometimes used interchangeably. An upright pentacle is generally defined as an upright pentagram surrounded by a circle.

2
[The Janite Tradition uses Rose of Heaven, Rosa Caeli. NOT Rosa Mundi or Rose of the World because that means something else besides what the Madrians thought it did. (Or the Aristasians/DOSH).

Rosa Mundi. A Poem. By Aleister Crowley as H. D. Carr. One of a suite of poems written by Crowley for his then-wife, Rose on 7 January 1904 while Rose was suffering from an attack of fever. The frontispiece is a color lithograph of executed by Auguste Clot after an original pencil and wash design by Auguste Rodin. Published by Ph. Renouard, Paris (1905).
Aleister Crowley was an occultist involved in sex magic.
Beware of illustrations of naked people alongside this article.
http://dolorosa-reveries.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/rosa-mundi-excerptshd-carr-aleister.html

The following is a Deanic understanding:

“This image of the Rosa Mundi, or Rota Mundi, is the solar wheel of Apollo, the Lord of movement, of the ever passing/present moment. It is the Solar Citadel, the abode of the Heart, the symbolic center of the Supreme Center which is everywhere centered at once. It is a door through which this invisible place may be accessed by one with a pure heart and an unblemished soul. If one gains access to the center of the rose…”

…”A rose with seven petals each alludes, in all probability, to secret doctrines of septenary emanation…
Joscelyn Godwin, in Robert Fludd – Hermetic Philosopher of Two Worlds. Shambala, Boulder, 1979: 10 [w/illustration.]”

Commentary on Dat Rosa Mel Apibus by John Eberly
http://www.esoteric.msu.edu/Eberly/DatRosa.htm
24″ x 36,” acrylic on canvas, 2000
http://www.esoteric.msu.edu/Eberly/CommentaryDR.htm

“The Rota Mundi is a term frequently occurring in the early manifestos of the Fraternity of the Rose Cross. The word Rota by a rearrangement of its letters becomes Taro, the ancient name of these mysterious cards.”
http://gnosticteachings.org/glossary/t/2917-tarot.html ]

Other articles of interest:

The Madrian Rosary of Five Mysteries/Five Solar Seasons
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/the-madrian-rosary-of-five-mysteriesfive-solar-seasons/

Evening Star – Venus – The Great Mother – Roman Era Rose of Venus
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/evening-star-venus-the-great-mother/

 

Apple Seed Star Blessing Gesture

Apple Seed Star Blessing Gesture

Visualise a glowing green light

(Top Seed [of Seed Star])
solar plexus up to forehead and back to solar plexis
in a circle
? Ground of All Being

(Left Seed [of Seed Star])
solar plexus up to left shoulder and back to solar plexis
in a circle
?

(Left Bottom Seed [of Seed Star])
solar plexus down to left hip and back to solar plexis
in a circle
? Abundance of Manifestation lived in Spirit

(Right Bottom Seed [of Seed Star])
solar plexus down to right hip and back to solar plexis
in a circle
? Avala

(Right Top Seed [of Seed Star])
solar plexus up to right shoulder and back to solar plexis
in a circle
? or Re-Union

Hand on heart

 

Rose Blessing Gesture

Rose Blessing Gesture

Visualise a glowing blue light

(Top Petal)
solar plexus up to forehead and back to solar plexis
in a circle
Spirit

(Left Top Petal)
solar plexus up to left shoulder and back to solar plexis
in a circle
Essence

(Left Bottom Petal)
solar plexus down to left hip and back to solar plexis
in a circle
Creatrix

(Right Bottom Petal)
solar plexus down to right hip and back to solar plexis
in a circle
Unconditional Love

(Right Top Petal)
solar plexus up to right shoulder and back to solar plexis
in a circle
Assumption of Souls

Hand on heart

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

Tracing the Fora

Tracing the Fora

The Fora is an equi-distant solar cross whose vertical and horizontal rays extend beyond the circle. It is the main symbol of our Faith.

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In our Faith, the word Fora is not the Latin plural for forum, but rather is a word from our heritage meaning foundation, fundamental and fundamental form or pattern. It also indicates the fundamental or foundational Principle of the Cosmos.

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Tracing the Fora:

3 finger position

Personally, I use the right hand in a three finger position symbolising the Holy triunity/trinity.

Making the Fora blessing

Tracing the Fora (Solar Cross) upon yourself:
1. on the diagram
Touch forehead and extend the ray down to your solar plexus, (just below the sternum in the hollow, where your ribs attach in the front) and say: In the Name of the Mother.
Symbolising Dea’s Light and Graces flowing down to whichever realm we are manifest in.

solar plexus location

2. on the diagram
Touch right shoulder and extend the ray to the left shoulder and say: and of the Daughter.
Symbolising Dea’s Love and Divine Guidance with us constantly in whichever realm we are manifest in.

3. on the diagram
Start at the top and draw a clock-wise circle in the air slightly over chest and say: and of the Great Mother.
Symbolising Dea’s Life and Eternal Spirit as the Source of All in whichever realm we are manifest in.

woman with hand on heart

5.
Place right hand on heart and say: Blessed is She.

I imagine a glowing Golden Solar Cross.

golden celtic cross

To trace in the air or over an object.

Trace the vertical ray and then the horizontal ray followed by the clockwise circle over the centre point.