Within The Night

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ArchMatrona Georgia found this internet graphic.

Goddess Mother of love and light,

Stand with us within the night.

Free our souls of grief and pain,

That love shall be our truest gain.

Together let our love now blend,

For unto all a peace we shall send.

Goddess Mother of love and light,

You hold our hearts in love this night.

by Lady Abigail

Finger, Handbag, Trouser Pocket Rosary for Autumn Holy Trinity – Apples of Wisdom, Divine Life, Light & Love

Finger, Handbag, Trouser Pocket Rosary for Autumn Holy Trinity – Apples of Wisdom, Divine Life, Light & Love

Size:

Pendant 4 inches
Gemstone loop 6 inches

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Construction and price:

Colours & Symbol:
The Great Mother: 5 petals of a darker purple dianthus
The Celestial Mother: 5 petals of lighter pink apple blossom
The World Soul Daughter: 5 pentacle star seed of the
Apple of Wisdom, green with leaf

inspired by ArchMadria Pamela’s post

All LIFE rests in potentiality, within Source or Absolute Deity, the Great Mother, Dea Matrona.
She Who is the ‘Bright Shimmering Darkness’ and the ‘Dark beyond the light and Light beyond the Darkness’ The Ground of all being. Dea is the first, and highest and only necessary “thing” [Intelligence/Spirit] that exists.
Dea Matrona emanated / “breathed out” the Matrix & Creatrix, Dea Matrea, Celestial Mother Mari.

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The seed, containing the blueprint and essence of the life of the Apple Tree, is symbolic of the Matrix & Creatrix, Dea Matrea, Celestial Mother Mari, Who, Herself, contains the Supernal Blueprint and ESSENCE of the Tree of Life.
She gathers from Source or Absolute Deity, the Great Mother, the seeds containing the Essence of Life and She births [emanates] them into material manifestation. Therefore, the Holy Mother Mari is, for us: Dea, Apple of Wisdom.

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The outer apple represents the material manifestation of Creation. The inner spiritual seeds containing the Essence of Life, taken together with the outer apple of material manifestation represent the two Threads of the Spiritual and the Material being woven together to create All Being, FORM, which is exactly what Divine Soul Di Jana, Apple of Wisdom, signifies.

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autumn-pendant

Collage of my Pendant idea

1. Holy Trinity Pendant

in English White Oak wood (Janya Lady Justina / Thema pronounced Thay-ma correspondences)
with artwork collage, I am commissioning pendants from Madria Erin’s source:
https://www.facebook.com/moonscraft/

£15

2. Apple beads x3 in Mashan Jade (Dyed Apple Green Marble)

10mm x3 (41 beads) £3.73 1/2 pence  https://www.beadshopuk.com 0.09 pence each x 3 = 0.27  pence

The healing properties of Marble is used as a cleanser which is beneficial for the blood, skin and systems that help cleanse the body such as the lymphatic, digestive system and integumentary system. Metaphysically this stone is beneficial for clarity during tantric activities and meditative states. It aids strength of self control and mastery of thought. It improves total recall of dreams and provides protection, stability and structure of one’s physical, emotional and spiritual facets.

3. three seed beads in clear rock crystal quartz

8mm (6 beads) 0.99 pence http://www.charming-beads.co.uk 0.1 1/2 pence each = 0.99 pence

Its name derives from the Ancient Greek “krustallos” meaning ice because they believed that quartz was ice that never melted because it was formed by the gods.

Properties – Believed to be the most powerful healing and energy amplifier. It absorbs, stores and releases energy and is excellent for unblocking.

4. “septade” 4x (Earth) beads in Dark Blue Dyed Jade

10mm (38 beads) £4.48 1/2 pence  http://www.beadshopuk.com 0.12 pence each x 4 = 0.47 pence

5. “septade” 3x (Heaven) beads in Purple Dyed Jade

8mm (10 beads) £2.96 https://www.beadshopuk.com 0.29 1/2 pence each x 3 = 0.88 1/2 pence

Jade is known as the “heart” stone as it enhances all aspects of love, is also known as the stone that brings abundance and is also known as stone for bringing emotional balance and stability. Jade is also known to give self reliance and confidence. is known also for its protective qualities especially with children with illnesses. Jade comes in many shades of green. Jade is more known in ancient times for its toughness. Jade may also come in shades of grey, white, black, yellow or orange or even violet tones.

Type C Jade: This refers to jade that has been color enhanced (to be blunt, dyed). Jade is a porous stone so it is easy and inexpensive to dye. A variety of methods can be used – from sophisticated polymers to as simple as boiling the jade in dyed water. Most bright green jade and purple jade is the result of dye, but clever sneaky jade dealers are also dying the color so that it is subtle and mottled – just slightly better than it was – so that it looks more natural.

Jade Imitations
These are materials that look like jade (sometimes extremely convincingly!) but are not at all jade – not even remotely related to it.
Dyed polycrystalline quartz (aka dyed chalcedony): This is very convincing because it has the same granular-looking translucence as jade (even with a microscope!). You can tell the
difference sometimes because the quartz will take on a higher polish than the jade (vitreous luster vs. waxy luster)
Glass:
Plastic:
Serpentine:
Hydrogrossular garnet
Chrysoprase

Read More http://www.shopgemstones.com/how-to-tell-if-jade-is-real-or-
fake.html#ixzz4L8GC1aTK

Bracelet total cost: £17.61 1/2 pence

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Photograph of finished pendant from Moonscraft

PRAYERS

1. Triad of Mother God

Deae Matres [pronounced DEE-uh MOT-rays] (or Deae Matronae), throughout northern Europe more generally known as the Matres or Matrones.

Copywrite of the Matriarch of the Janite Deanic Ekklasia, ArchMadria (Bishop) Pamela

(Adapted/Shortened version)

Psalm 12: Sweet is the Fruit of Your Wisdom

Dea, Sweet is the Fruit of Your Wisdom,
profound is the Mystery contained therein.
Astonished am I, to find the secrets of the vast cosmos
hidden within the tiniest seed of life.
Overjoyed am I, to taste of its knowledge;
the surety of its faith uplifts me.
I will contemplate the Real of the Above
hidden within the seed of the Below.
Everything, in its Season, must be.

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2. Apple beads x3 in Mashan Jade (Dyed Apple Green Marble)

(I made these three up, adapted from ArchMadria Pamela)

O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom,

we thank You, we bless You and we adore You.
For through Your everlasting life,
we are protected by the Veiled Stillness at the Centre of All.
The Heavenly Mother and the Divine Soul Daughter
find Their Completion in You.
O, Great Mother, Dark beyond the light and Light beyond the darkness.
O, Great Mother, You are the Wise Apple of our source, Life.
O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom,

we thank You, we bless You and we adore You.
For through Your resplendent light,
we are warmed by the certainty of Your Unconditional Love.
Divine Soul Daughter was sent by You, so all creation would be saved.
O, Heavenly Mother, illuminating Holy Light, splendid Essence of Purity.
O, Heavenly Mother, You are the Wise Apple of our life lived in Spirit.
O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom,

we thank You, we bless You and we adore You.
For through Your perfect mediation of Spirit and Soul to form,
we are elevated by the Holy Love of Your Pure Divinity in all the worlds.
O, Divine Soul Daughter whose Gentle Light guides and sustains all.
O, Divine Soul Daughter, You are High Priestess and Divine Gate to Spirit.
O, Divine Soul Daughter, You are the Wise Apple of our soul seeking Spirit.
O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

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My finished portable seasonal Rosary for Autumn

3. three seed beads in clear rock crystal quartz

I cannot decide between these two, although I may go for the simpler option 1 to start with!

Option 1
1). Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother. We thank You. we bless You, we adore You.
2). Eternal is the Light of the Heavenly Mother. We thank You. we bless You, we adore You.
3). Eternal is the Love of the Divine Soul Daughter. We thank You. we bless You, we adore You.

or

Option 2
(I made this up, adapted from ArchMadria Pamela)
1). Hail, Deantha Vespera: Divine Flower of the Evening, Life & Source of All, be with us.
2). Hail, Sapientes Pomum Flores Coeli: Wise Apple Flower of Heaven of the Noon-tide, Light & Essence of Creation, be with us.
3). Hail, Pomum Aurora: Apple Fruit of the Dawn, Love & Soul of the World, be with us.

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4. seven “septade” beads

in the Liturgical colours of Janya Lady Justina of Dyed Dark Blue Jade 10mm (4 beads for the 4 Janyati of the manifest planes) and Dyed Purple Jade 8mm (3 beads for the Janyati of Spirit).

Option 1

From The Seven Jeweled Rays
Copywrite of the Matriarch of the Janite Deanic Ekklasia, ArchMadria (Bishop) Pamela

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Justina meaning Just, Righteous.

I am Justina, the Blue Ray of Justice. I am the Natural Law of the Cosmos.
The Four-Fold Earth is where I reign and it is Earth that I guard.
Come to me when you are in need of truth and fairness and I will defend you with all my might.
Learn of me the Jade Stones of Order and Harmony and your Path shall be made clear.
If you are in need of material sustenance, you shall never go without.
Lean on me in times of trial and I shall heed your cry.
I am Justina.

or

Option 2
4 x Dyed Dark Blue Jade beads as above in Option 1
and
3 x Dyed Purple Jade beads beads for the 3 Janyas of Spirit

Hail, Three in One Dea, Life, Light & Love Divine & Apple of Wisdom. Glory be to Thee.
Blessed art Thou, Glorious is the Eternity of She, who is, Blessed is She.
Divine Madria Dea, bless us, Thy children, now and always and forever.

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5. three seed beads in clear crystal

I cannot decide between these two, although I may go for the simpler option 1 to start with!

Option 1
1). Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother. We thank You. we bless You, we adore You.
2). Eternal is the Light of the Heavenly Mother. We thank You. we bless You, we adore You.
3). Eternal is the Love of the Divine Soul Daughter. We thank You. we bless You, we adore You.

or

Option 2
(I made this up, adapted from ArchMadria Pamela)
1). Hail, Deantha Vespera: Divine Flower of the Evening, Life & Source of All, be with us.
2). Hail, Sapientes Pomum Flores Coeli: Wise Apple Flower of Heaven of the Noon-tide, Light & Essence of Creation, be with us.
3). Hail, Pomum Aurora: Apple Fruit of the Dawn, Love & Soul of the World, be with us.

The Royal Titles for the Trinity

Copied from Blog Deanic.com

The Royal Titles for the Trinity

Sunnadi/Sunday

14 Abalon/Sept. 18

(Sunnadi is, of course, the day of the Sun. The Sun symbolizes the Bright Light of the Celestial Mother. It is also the symbol of Madria Theia. Madria Theia represents the Holy Mother and rules over this day.)

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O, Madria Theia, Janya of Illumination, Joy and Benevolence. Be with us. May the Pure Stream of your Virtues flow within me, into this world and in all the worlds to come.

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As we know, the Divine Feminine Trinity preceded the Christian Trinity by aeons.

Hekate Soteria Hekate

 

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brigitflame  Brighid

bfffe151cf6aefb1901e5570c050878e  Triple Goddess of Hinduism.

For Janite Deanists, (Day-an-ists) the Divine Feminine Trinity is Dea Madria/Mother God; Dea Filia/Daughter God and Dea Matrona/Great Mother God. Each, in our Tradition, has a royal title (1):

The Holy Daughter has three Royal/Priestly titles:

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The Holy Daughter is Princess of the Earth.

24) And the Genia (Janya) said: It is good that you bring your crown, for you are a great princess, but the Holy Child shall be Princess of all the World. (The Mythos of the Divine Maid, Chap. II verse 24.)

…1) To You I give the governance of all these things. 2) You shall command the movements of the waters and the wind shall be Your servant. 3) The seasons of the Earth shall You control and all the times and seasons in the lives of My creatures. 4) Every soul on Earth and in the Heavens shall be given into Your care and the highest stars of the firmament shall know You as their Sovereign….  6) And the Maid ruled over all the world... (The Mythos of the Divine Maid, Chap. II verses 1-6.)

This is reminiscent of both Persephone, who governs the Seasons and of Daughter Sophia, Who is the World Soul and governs Creation.

In Chapter II, the Genia/Janya continues to explain that the Holy Child, like the Goddess Sophia, is the Daughter of Wisdom. ( Lower Sophia is the Daughter of the Barbelo, Who is Higher Sophia, Wisdom, Herself.)

Sophia Come, eat of My Bread and Drink of the Wine I have mixed. These are the words of Wisdom/Sophia as found in Proverbs 9/5.

The Holy Daughter is Priestess of Heaven [mediating to the World]:

30) And the Genia/Janya said: It is good that you bring your crown, for you are a true and loving priestess and a servant of your people, but the Holy Child shall be Priestess of all the world and shall serve Her children even to the last and greatest service. (Mythos of the Divine Maid chapter 2 verse 30.)

16: And She stood at the great Altar and took up a wheaten loaf (for full text see Mythos of the Divine Maid, chapter Seven verses 16- 24.)

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The Holy Daughter is Queen of Heaven.

10) And the children of Heaven greeted Her, crying: Hail, Princess of the World; Hail, Queen of Heaven. And they placed a crown of stars about Her head. 11) And the blue night was Her cloak and the stars of the sky, the crown about Her head and the moon lay at Her feet. And they cried again: Hail, Queen of Heaven. (Mythos of the Divine Maid chapter seven verses 10 and 11.)

(We have three versions of the Traditional main prayer to the Divine Feminine in the West, the Hail, Mary. The words are basically the same for each Person of the Trinity, which illustrates that Dea is One. The Hail, Anna version reflects the fact that the Holy Daughter is both Daughter of the Mother and Mother to us all.)

Hail, Anna, [Jana] Fount of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Queen of Heaven and Blessed is Thy Beloved Mother. Holy Dea, Daughter God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Amen. [‘so be it’]

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The Celestial Mother is the Mistress of all Things and from Her flow the Seven Rivers of Life (the Janati and their Powers/Virtues).

1) Before and beyond all things is the Mistress of All things, and when nothing was, She was. (The Creation, Chapter 1 verse 1.)

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In Janite Tradition, the Celestial Mother is the High Queen.

Hail, Mari, Fount of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, High Queen of Heaven and blessed is Thy beloved Daughter. Holy Dea, Mother God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Amen. [‘so be it’]

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In Janite Tradition, the Great Mother (equal to the Barbelo) is the Empress.

Hail, Mysteria, Fount of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Empress of Heaven and blessed are the Beloved Mother and Daughter. Holy Dea, Great Mother God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Amen. [‘so be it’]

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And so, the Holy Daughter is the Queen of Heaven; the Celestial Mother is the High Queen of Heaven and the Great Mother is the Empress of Heaven. Together, they are One. Blessed is She.

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Eternal is the Light of the Mother.

Eternal is the Love of the Daughter.

Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother.

Glorious is the Eternity of Dea.

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May Our Lady bless you,

Blessed is She.

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ArchMatrona Pamela Lanides

  1. Many thanks to the guidance of ArchMatrona Georgia E. B. Cobb of the Lady of Light Chantry.
Please Note: I have added clarifications within brackets [ ] for myself.

Sacred Season of Autumn, Month of Abalon September 5 – October 2

Sacred Season of Autumn,
Month of Abalon September 5 – October 2
The Season of Earth and Apple.

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Sacred Month of Abalon September 5 – October 2
Abalon (“Apple-Land” or “Fruitful-land”)
symbol of abundant life, refreshment, and restoration

Appleday / Thursday – honouring the Great Mother as the First Great Mystery: The Ground of All Being She is the Life and Essence of All Being and the Apple of Wisdom. Appleday is presided over by Lady Justina (which means just, righteous).
Lady Justina is of the Fourfold Earth and is the Guardian of West and Earth. The Season of Autumn. I will strive to emulate Lady Justina, in Order, Harmony and Justice.

Solar: Autumn Equinox

Mystery:

The Great Mother as Ground of All Being.
As I understand Her:
Dea Matrona is ultimate reality. Dea is the first, and highest and only necessary “thing” [Intelligence/Spirit] that exists, and thus, had Dea Matrona not emanated / “breathed out” Celestial Mother Mari, Dea Matrona would be the only “being” [Intelligence/Spirit] that exists.

The Celestial Mother Mari is the Matrix. She gathers from Source or Absolute Deity, the Great Mother, the seeds containing the Essence of Life and She births [emanates] them into material manifestation. Therefore, the Holy Mother Mari is, for us: Dea, Apple of Wisdom.

Di Jana is the Apple of Wisdom.
The outer apple represents the material manifestation of Creation. The inner spiritual seeds containing the Essence of Life, taken together with the outer apple of material manifestation represent the two Threads of the Spiritual and the Material being woven together to create All Being, which is exactly what World Soul Di Jana, Apple of Wisdom, signifies.

Direction: West.

Element: Earth.

Symbol: Apple.

Time: Twilight.

Elemental Colour: Green
Liturgical Colours: Blue and Purple.

Cox's Orange Pippin Apples

Etymology
Abalon: Old Welsh, Old Cornish, or Old Breton aball or avallen(n), “apple tree, fruit tree” (cf. afall in Modern Welsh, derived from Common Celtic *abalnā).[1][2][3][4][5]
Ablach means “Having Apple Trees”[6] – derived from Old Irish aball (“apple”)—and is similar to the Middle Welsh name Afallach, which was used to replace the name Avalon in medieval Welsh translations of French and Latin Arthurian tales. All are etymologically related to the Gaulish root *aballo- (as found in the place name Aballo/Aballone, now Avallon in Burgundy or in the Italian surname Avallone) and are derived from a Common Celtic *abal- “apple”, which is related at the Proto-Indo-European level to English apple, Russian яблоко (jabloko), Latvian ābele, et al.[7][8]

Notes
[1] Matasović, Ranko, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, Brill, 2008, p. 23
[2] Koch, John. Celtic Culture:a historical encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO 2006, p. 146.
[3] Savage, John J. H. “Insula Avallonia”, Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, Vol. 73, (1942), pp. 405–415.
[4] Nitze, William Albert, Jenkins, Thomas Atkinson. Le Haut Livre du Graal, Phaeton Press, 1972, p. 55.
[5] Zimmer, Heinrich. Bretonische Elemente in der Artursage des Gottfried von Monmouth, Zeitschrift für französische Sprache und Literatur, Volume 12, 1890, pp. 246–248.
[6] Marstrander, Carl Johan Sverdrup (ed.), Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1976, letter A, column 11, line 026.
[7] Hamp, Eric P. The north European word for ‘apple’, Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie, 37, 1979, pp. 158–166.
[8] Adams, Douglas Q. The Indo-European Word for ‘apple’ Again. Indogermanische Forschungen, 90, 1985, pp. 79–82.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avalon

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Madrian Meditation:
“Now stand at the centre of the flux, and at the centre of the mysteries of the flux.
All things of all time convolve about Eternity; all things of space about the infinate still Point which is the Centre.
Mother has not Thy Daughter said that not a sparrow lights upon a twig but it shadows forth the conflict of evil with the Good, nor any grain of sand shifts in the desert reflecting not some spiritual truth, neither does a comet fall in the furthest corner of the cosmos without an inner meaning.
Mother, Who seest and knowest all these things , what is the wisdom of this world compared to the mystery that lies within the humblest weed that we bruise beneath our feet?
Guide us through the subtle labyrinth, that we may come safe to the centre.”

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More Research & Etymology

The name ‘Avalon’ as present day readers understand was popularized in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s work The History of the Kings of Britain, where he referred to the Insula Avallonis. This is Geoffrey’s Latin interpretation for the Welsh name Ynys Avallach, and he dubs Avalon the ‘isle of the apples,’ an association that will remain with Avalon throughout literature and legend (Lacy 307). However, Geoffrey’s Latin name, and consequently the modern name of Avalon, was probably influenced by not only the Welsh name but also by the actual town called Avallon in Burgundy, France which is Gaulish for ‘apple-place’ (Lacy 307). Thus, readers today learn of the mystical Isle of Avalon and its various associations with apple orchards in literature.

Lacy, Norris J, Geoffrey Ashe. The Arthurian Handbook. New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1988
http://vault.hanover.edu/~battles/arthur/Avalon.htm

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Article
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avalon
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Apple (Eng.)/ Pomme (Fr.) / Manzana (Sp.)

These words, which all mean the same thing, should be explained one at a time, as they come from different sources. In regard to apple, all European languages other than the Romance languages, ie., the great majority of Indo-European languages, including the Celtic tongues, use a word with a root ap, ab, af or av for apples and apple trees: aballo (Celtic), apple(Eng.), Apfel (Germ.), aeppel (Old Eng.), abhal (Irish Gaelic), epli (Icelandic), afal (Welsh), jabloko (Russian), and jablko (Polish). In regard to pomme, this French term comes from the Latin pomum, which originally referred to all fruit. Before Christianity was adopted as the official religion of the Roman Empire some time in the 4th. Century, the Latin word malum (melon in Greek) meant “apple.” After the adoption of Christianity, however, and due to the important symbolism of the apple in the bible (ie, the Garden of Eden), the general term pomum, “fruit,” was used to describe the apple as “the fruit of fruits.” In regard to manzana, this Spanish term comes from the Iberian pronunciation of matiana, a Gallo-Roman translation of the Latin word matianum, which was a scented, golden apple first raised by and named after Matius, a friend of Caesar’s who was also a cookbook author [“Apple” Footnote: The French village of Avallon (in the Yonne area), where there are a lot of apple trees, received its name from the legend of the sacred island of Avalon or Abalon, meaning “Apple Orchard”–incidentally, the “-on” suffix is an “augmentative” and explains the origin of the name of the Pacific shellfish “Abalone”–that is, “big apple.”].

http://www.westegg.com/etymology/

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Mala

Mala is the Madrian name for this month. We do not have any definitive information about the significance of this word.

This is the nearest explanation, which would be understandable as a Greek to Latin etymology – the 2 classical cultures which influenced the founders of Lux Madriana. Barbara supplied:

malic (adj.)
1797, from French malique (18c.), from Latin malum “apple” (the acid, discovered 1785 by Scheele, was obtained from unripe apples and other fruits), from Greek melon (Doric malon) “apple,” probably from a pre-Greek Mediterranean language. The Latin and Greek words also meant “fruit” generally, especially if exotic.
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=malic

Noun
mālum n ‎(genitive mālī); second declension
apple (fruit)
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/malum#English
Also see
In Latin, the words for ‘apple’ (“mālum”) and for ‘evil’ (“mălum”) are nearly identical. This may also have influenced the apple’s becoming interpreted as the biblical ‘forbidden fruit’ in the commonly used Latin translation called “Vulgate”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_(symbolism)
http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/10/apple-linguistic-history/

mala fide
adv. & adj.
With or in bad faith.
[Latin malā fidē : malā, feminine ablative of malus, bad + fidē, ablative of fidēs, faith.]
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/mala+fide

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I thought that the most likely was

The word Mala means ‘garland’ in Sanskrit, thus inferring a garland of flowers, beads or prayers
http://heartmala.com/meanings/mala-prayer-bead-meaning.html
From Sanskrit माला ‎(mālā, “wreath, garland, crown”).
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mala

but this did not fit in with the present month but rather with the following rosary month Hathor: October 3rd – October 30th

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MALA LIATH (Scottish) [MAH-lah LEE-ah] Another name for the Cailleach in southwestern Scotland. She tended a herd of pigs all sired by the famous wild boar of Glen Glass. She is often equated with Cerridwen.
http://www.joellessacredgrove.com/Celtic/deitiesl-m.html

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Is fearr lán doirn de cheird ná lán mála d’ór.
A handful of skill is better than a bagful of gold.
http://islandireland.com/Pages/folk/sets/proverbs.html

mála means bag (fashion, wind instrument) or sack (agriculture).
http://www.tearma.ie/Search.aspx?term=%20mála

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MALVINA: This name was invented by the Scottish poet James Macpherson, based on the Gaelic term mala mhin, meaning “smooth-brow.”
http://www.20000-names.com/female_scottish_names.htm

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Latin mala ‎(“jaw, cheek”)
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mala

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Hebrew feminine first name and also a surname

Pronunciation: \m(a)-la\

Meaning: woman from Magdala; the fifth month

Details: Mala \m(a)-la\ as a female’s name is a variant of Madeline (Hebrew) and May (English), and the meaning of Mala is “woman from Magdala; the fifth month”.

The Last name Mala sounds like Malia, Mali, Malea, Mal, Mela, Mila and Myla. Other similar Last names are Mara, Cala, Kala, Gala, Hala, Lala, Mada, Maia, Maya, Maja, Malka, Malva, Marla, Mata and Vala.

There are 2 names that reference Mala.

Popularity: Mala is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

Origin: Hebrew

Sounds Like: Malia, Mali, Malea, Mal, Mela, Mila, Myla

http://shop.celticradio.net/index.php?firstname=21599

Ceres statue in Swaffham Norfolk

Ceres statue in Swaffham Norfolk

Ceres, The Roman Goddess Of The Harvest in Norfolk.

(Please click all photos to enlarge into a slide show).

It’s a town that grew in importance during the Middle Ages, and in the 14th and 15th Centuries it was home to a flourishing sheep and wool industry which is why it has its market place with the striking Butter Cross, designed in 1781 and completed in 1784, paid for by George Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford. You can’t fail to miss it! It comprises of eight stone columns supporting a dome. Resting on top of the dome of The Butter Cross is a statue of the Roman Goddess Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships. As this is a very rural and arable area of Norfolk, Ceres is an appropriate goddess to have!

Images taken today 28th December 2013 of Ceres, the Roman Goddess of the Harvest who stands on top of Swaffham’s Butter Cross on the market place.

In 1795 the Day family of three brothers opened a bank trading under the name of the “Norwich and Swaffham Bank”. It printed its own notes which are still sought after by collectors. It failed in 1826 and eventually became part of Barclays Bank.

The sickle carried by Ceres on the banknote was wrongly engraved. Ceres holds a small sheaf of wheat in her hand instead.

Middle: Norwich & Swaffham Bank One Pound 1825
Right: Norfolk & Norwich Joint Stock Banking Co. £5 dated 183_

Alma Mater Bountiful Mother Grain Harvest

Alma Mater Bountiful Mother Grain Harvest

With thanks to ArchMatrona Georgia for inspiring this post.

(Please click on the photographs to enlarge into a slide show.)

Left: Hay Harvest at Éragny by Camille Pissarro 1901
Middle: John Linnell The Harvest Cradle
Right: My Harvest Home 1835

Corn Dolly’s Origins.

The corn dolly’s origins are ancient. Variations of it can be found all over the world.

Farmers used to believe that the spirit of th Corn remained in the last sheaf to be harvested. This had to be preserved to ensure a successful crop next year. Often the last sheaf was made into a Corn Dolly, Harvest maid or Mother of Earth to hold the spirit of the corn over the winter.

It is thought that the earliest type of corn dolly is the cornucopia or Horn
of Plenty. The Neck or traditional dolly found in Britain is a variation of this form. Over the centuries more elaborate types developed, particularly in the East of England.

Harvest Traditions.

“Harvest home, harvest home,
We have ploughed, we have sowed,
We have reaped, we have mowed,
We have brought home every load,
Hip, hip, hip, harvest home.”
(traditional harvesting song).

Harvest celebrations and rituals varied in different parts of the country, and even between farms in the same village. But some of these traditions existed throughout the country.

The workers would elect a Lord of the Harvest to organise the bringing in of the corn.

The last sheaf or ‘neck’ would be tied and all the workers would stand in a circle and throw their scythes at it. This meant that no one person was responsible for cutting the last sheaf, which was considered unlucky. This act was accompanied by a shout to let the neighbours know the harvesting was successful. This was known as ‘crying the neck’. The neck was often made into a corn dolly.

The harvest procession with the last load back to the farm was loud and colourful. In the evening the harvest supper took place, a great celebration of a successful harvest. A corn dolly would be present throughout.

The corn dolly was kept in the farmhouse until next year’s crop had been sown. It was then broken on the field to make sure the spirit of the corn made the next crop grow.

Although the corn dolly and harvest traditions are pagan in origin, these rituals were gradually absorbed into the Christian calendar. These celebrations are now preserved in church harvest festivals.

Making a Corn Dolly.

The Straw
Modern wheat varieties have short, solid brittle stems to enable combine harvesters to work effectively. It is not possible to make corn dollies out of this straw.

The straw needs to be pliable and tough. It needs to be hollow so that a new straw can be inserted to extend the length. It also has to be specially grown and scythed by hand, as combine harvesters damage the straw.

Wheat is most often used, but corn dollies are also made from rye and oat straw.

Plaiting and braiding

Most dollies are made by plaiting the straw.
Only the top of the straw is used, between the ear and the top joint. Before use it is dampened (‘tempered’) in hot water for about an hour. This makes the straw more pliable.
To make a traditional dolly or neck about 150 straws are needed. About 80 of these are used to make a cigar-shaped core (A). A 5 straw plait is then woven around the solid core (B). This gives the dolly its familiar spiral pattern. At the end of the core the plait forms a length of briad which is bent round to form a loop (C). A number of corn heads are inserted at the opposite end to finish the dolly (D).

Ribbons

Most types of corn dolly are decorated with a ribbon bow.
The colours are traditional and have their own meanings.

White is for purity
Blue is the colour of the corn flower, and also stands for truth.
Red is the colour of the poppy and the blood of sacrifice.
Yellow represents the sun and ripe corn.
Green stands for fertility and new growth in spring.

http://www.pollytech.co.uk/Pauls%20pages/holidays/narrowboattrentmersey/ShugboroughHallparkfarm.htm

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Thealogy

Madrian
“These originally represented the Goddess, as their names show – Kern Baby (from Keres), Cailleach (ancient Lady), the Maiden, etc. These were reminiscent not only of the Daughter, who refers to Herself as ‘the ear of corn that is reaped in silence’ (Mythos: 7: 19: the respect shown to the last sheaf, from which the doll was often made, reflects this image), but also of the Mother, whose continuous act of creation maintains the cycles fo life from seed to harvest.”
The Coming Age, Autumn, 1976 Issue 4.

I would also include the Great Mother as Ground of All Being, Source of All.

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Top Left: Fylfot Corndoll a sun wheel or brighids cross, found in the Museum of Rural Life in Reading, Berkshire
Top Right: Corn Sun Wheel
Middle Right: Mexican Heart of Corn
Bottom Left & Right: Cornucopia of Corn

The centuries old local names for the figure created from the last precious stalks of wheat were (and still are) used, names such as Cailleach, Churn, Clyack, Corn Maiden, Hag, Harvest Maid, Ivy Girl, Kern Baby (Kirk baba), Kern Maiden, Maiden, Mell, Mare, and Neck and in other countries, Arûseh (Corn Bride) and Corazón (Heart).

The term ‘Corn Dolly’ is a relatively modern generic one, coined in the early part of the 20th Century, together with names such as Cambridge Umbrella, Stafford Knot, Suffolk Horseshoe, etc. which described the style of a Corn Dolly from a particular region. Prior to this they were known as ‘Harvest Trophies’.

http://www.strawcraftsmen.co.uk/cdolly.php

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My research also revealed that “Dolly” may be a corruption of the word “idol” or may have come directly from the Greek word eidolon, that which ‘represents something else’.
http://www.angelicaorganicfarm.com.au/_blog/DISPATCHES_FROM_THE_FARM/tag/Corn_Dollies/

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Ops Consiva meaning Wealth from Planting.
From her name, we derive the word opulent. Her medieval name was Habondia or Abundance.

She is both a goddess of sowing and reaping.
Worshippers invoked her by touching the ground.

August 25 Opiconsivia
A Roman harvest festival in honour of Her.

Farias, Helen, Calendar Notes, The Beltane Papers, 1992

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30th July 2016 Baling on my mother family's land Midlands

30th July 2016 Baling on my mother family’s land Midlands

18th Aug 2016 wheat harvesting on my mother family's land Midlands

18th August 2016 wheat harvesting on my mother family’s land Midlands

 

Our Lady of Beauraing, called Virgin Heart of Gold

Our Lady of Beauraing, called Virgin Heart of Gold

I have written previously about images of the Virgin Mary connecting with my Deanic beliefs.
I have just discovered this apparition, whose iconography to me relates to Dea as Perfect Goodness and Pure Unconditional Love in the Celestial realms as the Divine Sun.

Notre Dame au Coeur d’Or, Beauraing, Namur, Belgium

On the evening of November 29, 1932, a group of children aged 9 to 15 saw a luminous woman floating above the railroad bridge near their Catholic school. Afraid, they ran home. On the next night, they saw her there again, but she vanished, reappearing on a hawthorn bush by the school’s garden gate. Glowing in white robes with blue highlights and a crown of rays, the woman didn’t speak until December 2, when the children asked what she wanted of them. “To be very good,” she said. She later asked for a chapel, for pilgrimages and prayers, and identified herself: “Je suis la Vierge Immaculée.” From December 29 until the last apparition, a golden heart showed on the Virgin’s breast. On January 3, 1933, witnesses saw a ball of fire crackle at the bush right before the children dropped to their knees in Our Lady’s presence. She spoke individually to each child; they all heard her say “Adieu.”
http://www.wherewewalked.info/feasts/11-November/11-29.htm

For the very simple and short messages: http://ourladyofdivinopolis.blogspot.com/2012/08/messages-of-our-lady-of-beauraing.html

Heaven’s gradual revealing of the Heart of Mary concluded in Belgium in 1933. At Beauraing, we were shown Our Lady’s heart of gold, pierced neither by sword nor thorns. Here Our Lady’s message was simple, and might be expressed in this way:

Your heart can be like mine, burning with pure love,
if you pray much and sacrifice yourself for sinners.

https://catholicpreacher.wordpress.com/tag/fatima/

Statue by local sculptor Aurélien Pierroux (from “Some Shrines of France,” https://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/shrines.htm).

These pages are becoming my virtual shrines.

Illustrations – click to enlarge

Icons

Statue of Our Lady of Beauraing stained glass

Stained Glass

Prayer Cards

Domestic Statues

Brooch

The Litany of the Celestial Mother

The Litany of the Celestial Mother

Rose Haloed Mother

The Litany of the Celestial Mother

Hail, Dea Madria; Our Divine Mother God,

Hail, Creatrix of the Cosmos,

Hail, Regina Caeli; the Queen of Heaven,

Hail, Ground of All Being,

Hail, Supernal Sun,

Hail, Pure Light,

Hail, Pure Essence,

Hail, Fiery Rose of Heaven,

Hail, Fiery Rose Heart,

Hail, Rose of Joy,

Hail, Apple of Wisdom,

Hail, Fount of Grace,

Hail, Assumption of Souls.

Hail, Guardian of the Supernal Realm,

Hail, Most Transcendent,

Hail, Silver Star of the Waters,

Hail, Shining Star of the Shimmering Depths,

Hail, Light of the Nocturnal Heavens,

Hail, Ray of Precious Jewels.

Hail, Music of the Spheres.

O, Mid-day Light of Noon-tide.

We glorify you, we magnify you and we adore you. Blessed is She.

 

 

https://matronite.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/the-litany-of-the-celestial-mother/

Sacred Season of Summer, Month of Rosa June 13 – July 10

Sacred Season of Summer, Month of Rosa June 13 – July 10

Sacred Season of Summer
The Season of Fire and Rose.

Fiery Rose

Sacred Month of Rosa June 13 – July 10
Rosa, (“Rose”), symbol of affection, warmth, and welcome

Roseday / Tuesday – honouring the Celestial Mother as the Fiery Rose of Heaven and the Rose of Joy. Roseday is presided over by Lady Vicka.
Lady Vicka is of the Fourfold Earth and is the Guardian of South and Fire. The Season of Summer. I will strive to emulate Lady Vicka, in Courage, Strength and Valor.

Solar: Summer Solstice

Mystery:
Dea as the Rose of Joy, the Glad Welcome:
Radiating from the center Heart-Hearth of Home
The Flowering and Fruitful Rose Garden of Delight

(ArchMatrona Georgia Cobb of the Lady of Light Chantry)

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The Rose of Joy. The Celestial Mother Mari as the Assumption of our souls. She is the Fiery Rose of Heaven. Rosa Caeli means “of Heaven” in Latin.

(ArchMadria Pamela Lanides of Clan Jana)

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This season is dedicated to the Mother as Centre and Essence, and the blazing sun of creation. The solar fire within the world is blazing up to consume the separation of matter and raise us across the abyss of separation to be one within our hearts with the Heart of the Mother. A single rose stands before altar images to recall our minds to the single goal. Bonfires are also a custom of the season.

“All the complexities of the world are but the turnings of a labyrinth, and at the centre is the fiery rose-heart of our Mother, burning with perfect love.”

from Madrian Traditions

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Roses come in many colors. Each color provides a rose with a hidden symbolic meaning. The following ideals are a joyous, bountiful, bouquet of those secret meanings. All of these private thoughts remind us of Our Mother God (Dea).

Many of these silent messages refer to particular virtues of Lady Vicka:
adoration, admiration, affection, appreciation, beauty, calm, caring, commitment, courage, delight, elegance, enchantment, energy, enthusiasm, fascination, femininity, forgiveness, friendship, gentility, gentleness, gladness, grace, grandeur, gratitude, happiness, harmony, heavenly, honesty, honor, humility, innocence, joyfulness, kindness, life, love, loyalty, majesty, modesty, mystery, passion, perfection, protection, purity, remembrance, refinement, renewal, respect, reverence, romance, royalty, secrecy, silence, sincerity, spirituality, splendor, steadfastness, sweetness, sympathy, thankfulness, tranquility, truth, unity, warmth, welcome, wonder, youthfulness.

In commemoration of this happy day, it is recommended that a devotee of Dea present a rose (or roses) to a dear one, in token of the personal bond of affection between the one and the other.

For help in choosing the appropriate color, please consult the following sources. http://www.roseforlove.com/the-meanings-of-rose-colors-ezp-22 http://www.proflowers.com/guide/rose-colors-and-meaningshttp://www.livingartsoriginals.com/color-rose-flower.htmlhttp://www.teleflora.com/rose_colors.asp
http://www.rkdn.org/roses/colors.asp

Enjoy! Bishop Georgia

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Direction: South.

Element: Fire.

Symbol: Rose.

Time of Day: Noon.

Sacred Color: Red.