Is Trinitarianism True Monotheism? by ArchMadria Pamela

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 Is Trinitarianism True Monotheism?

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ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

Recently, Jacqueline, https://underthevioletmoon.wordpress.com/, posted a thought-provoking article entitled, Dea; Singularity and Multiplicity.Additionally, as mentioned in the previous Bits and Pieces, Sorella Sophia, quite independently, contributed to this subject with her own in-depth article, Sun Symbol, Still Pointe at the Centre of Manifestation. https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/. I encourage everyone to read these two articles.These articles bring up a question we need to address which is, can Trinitarians truly consider themselves to be monotheists?

Trinitarian ‘monotheists’ believe there is “One God in Three Divine Persons”. This basically means that there are Three Unique, Intelligent, Individual Persons with the same Divine God-Essence/Nature/Source. A non-Trinitarian monotheist believes that there is only One Person with God-Essence/Nature/Source.

As Trinitarians, we perceive our monotheism as differentiating us from polytheism. But, in doing so, are we over-looking the difference between ourselves and those who are truly monotheistic? Is our belief in One God Who is Three Persons the same as the belief of a God Who is only One Person such as the God of Judaism and other non-Trinitarian Faiths? If we really think about it, is it at all logical to say that believing in Three Persons is basically the same as believing in One Person; that both beliefs equally constitute monotheism? Non-Trinitarians don’t seem to think so.

The shamrock has traditionally been used to illustrate the One God in Three Persons doctrine.  The shamrock is one plant; it has one stem, but from that one stem grow three, unique, distinct leaves, and so it is with the Divine Trinity.  The Divine Trinity has One Source/One Nature, one Stem, so to speak, but has Three Distinct Persons just as the shamrock has three distinct leaves. But, can we say that this plant with the three distinct leaves is the same as the one plant with one leaf? No, we cannot logically say they are the same and I think doing so does a disservice to those who truly are monotheistic.

Next, we need to ask the question: if Trinitarians cannot strictly and logically state that they are monotheists, does this indicate that they are polytheists?

Madria Erin, of the Auroran Tradition, recently noted that Trinitarians believe in a Godhead while polytheists believe in a pantheon. But what is the difference between a Godhead and a pantheon?

I love this explanation of the Trinity: https://alexandriantheologian.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/just-a-thought-apple-trees-and-the-trinity/.

This article clearly illustrates how the Persons of the Trinity all stem from the same Source. They are like the Three Distinct Apple Trees who each came from a cutting of the Original Tree. This is an example of the Godhead.

The article goes on to explain how the trees that grew from the seeds of the apples of the Original Tree are not the same as the Trinity Trees, nor is their fruit the same. The pantheons of polytheism remind me of the many apple seeds produced by the abundance of fruit from the Original Tree. While the Trinity Trees are literally taken and grown from part of the One Original Tree, the gods and goddesses of the various pantheons sprout from the various seeds of the many apples and so are not literally part of the Original Tree, nor is their ‘fruit’ the same.

Deanists may extend this same apple tree analogy to the Seven Janati. The Sophian Mythos teaches us that Sophia was placed above (and ruled) the Seven Planetary Powers. She is also known to have Seven Pillars, Seven Stars, Seven Faces, etc. The Deanic Faith teaches that the Janati are the Seven Planetary Powers and that they are like a Silver Light which flowed from Dea, through a prism, producing Seven Intelligent, Individual Living Rays. These Rays have been called goddesses or angels, though all admit that both words fall short of describing Their true Nature.

If the Janati are, as has been defined, Intelligent and Individual, then they cannot be understood to be merely aspects or avatars of Dea. Nor are they abstract powers or created angels. The Janati are individual Intelligences… …PERSONS… Who originated from Dea in the same way that the Celestial Mother and the Holy Daughter originated in the Absolute, She Who is the Great Mother. The Janati flowed out of Dea as Seven Living Intelligences Who have the same God-Nature as Dea.

This is why the Lucienne and Janite Traditions teach that Dea is One and Three and Seven.  If we can believe that One can be Three, why cannot One also be Seven? All stem from the One Godhead.

Personally, and speaking only for myself, I do not believe that Trinitarians, either Christians or Deanists, are strictly monotheistic, but neither are we polytheistic, believing in a pantheon of gods and goddesses who do not stem from the One Source, Absolute Deity. We believe in a unique Godhead of Persons.

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May Our Lady bless you,

Blessed is She.

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ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

4 thoughts on “Is Trinitarianism True Monotheism?”

  1. Jacqueline

    Thank you for these thoughts! I’ve actually been finding myself more drawn to non-trinitarian thealogy as of late (I would call it modalist instead) although I still find the subject as a whole fascinating. I do think it makes sense to think of trinitarianism as distinct from strict monotheism as well as from polytheism.

    • Dear Jacqueline, there is certainly a valid and acceptable modalist Tradition within Deanism. In fact, according to my understanding, one of the early schools of Madrianism taught that Dea was One (and not a Trinity). They viewed the Holy Daughter as the Mother in Her Daughter Form. So, rather than a Trinity of Three Persons, it was One Person with Three Forms. Many people are more comfortable with this thealogy rather than with a Trinity of Three Persons.

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    How interesting. I remember reading once about the founders of Christianity coming up with the idea of the trinity as one in order to appeal to pagans. I know many of us are familiar with Mother, Daughter, and Crone within Wicca, a branch of paganism. Now, I have also read about many things in the Christian religion being created to appeal to paganism… such as when certain Holidays are celebrated due to their symbolism and why Christian service is usually on Sunday… instead of what we know to actually be the sabbath or seventh day. I remember once, the church I grew up in trying to teach us that the week actually began on Monday to align with this.

    Now, how true it is that Christianity was created to appeal to pagans, I’m not sure. It’s definitely obvious that paganism is polytheism. But, there are historical links to this thought within such things as the crusades. Although, going this far back in history is new to me and only a very recent area of interest. It seems the further back, the less information, and the more religious society becomes. This would seem to make sense considering where society’s thoughts are. The more worldly we become, the more we focus on recording worldly happenings.

    Another interesting thing to note however is that it seems the more religious a society or culture is, the more war driven it is. Though, this does seem most prevalent with patriarchal religions. I always find the lessons to be learned from the past quite interesting. Though, history must be approached in two ways… with the knowledge we have now as well as trying to understand it from the perspective of those who lived it.

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Dea: Singularity and Multiplicity by Jacqueline

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Dea: Singularity and Multiplicity

December 14, 2016

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My recent post on the thealogy behind the Conception of Anna inspired me to look more deeply into the thealogy behind the Déanic/Filianic concept of Dea as Daughter, Mother, and Great Mother.

My home altar to Dea features three large pictures on the wall which represent Mari, Anna, and the Mysteria, respectively. Then, on a shelf beneath those three I have seven small pictures set up, one to represent each of the seven major Janyati. A friend visited my place recently and asked about my altar, so I tried to explain what Déanism was to them. When I mentioned it was monotheistic, they were a bit confused, and said, “But your altar- there’s so many!”

I explained to them about the Janyati being Dea, but I think the intricacies of this question are worth exploring (or at least I find them fascinating), but I confess that in researching this post (after feeling like my brain was being painfully stretched) I determined that there are no logical answers available and that all I can say is that God’s nature is above and beyond human logic.

Both the Filianic and Janite Déanic Creeds affirm that Dea is “One,” and that “She is also Three.” The Deity of the Janyati is well-attested to across Deanism, and is stated explicitly in the Janite Déanic Creed.

Insofar as I understand, Déanism can be understood as both monotheistic and panentheistic. That is, we believe in one God, not a multitude, and we also believe that God is greater than the universe, yet She includes and merges with it as well.

I will explore the concept of singularity and multiplicity of Deity in other faiths and traditions in order to help understand the particularities of Déanic understandings.

Pagan Triple Goddess: Aspects

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An “aspect” is a “particular feature of something.” So when Neo-Pagans refer to different “aspects” of the God or Goddess, they are referring to different features of those Deities.

This is fairly straightforward, insofar as I understand. I could talk about different aspects of myself- Jacqueline the student, Jacqueline the writer, Jacqueline the girlfriend, Jacqueline the sister, and so on. I am always myself but I have lots of different features which are separate from each other, though interconnected as well because I am one person. I think when Neo-Pagans speak about aspects of the God or Goddess, this is what they are referring to. So if we look particularly at the Triple Goddess (Maiden, Mother, Crone), the thealogy there, I think, is that the Goddess is singular, but variously takes on the role of Maiden, Mother, and Crone (presumably Deity is not limited by time and space the way that we are, so it’s conceivable that She could be all three at once).

Christian Trinity: Hypostasis

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The Christian doctrine of the Trinity is usually expressed as “Three Persons in One Being.” This begs the question of what is meant by “Person” and “Being,” since in our common English usage we tend to conflate the two (that is, a human “being” and a “person” are generally understood as equivalent).

“Being” in the context tends to refer to “essence,” the essential nature of a thing. “Person” (hypostasis in Greek) means substance- literally “sub stance” -to stand under. It refers to an individual reality rather than an essence (see Christology Terms for more on this).

So in Christian theology you have God as one Being, but expressed in three separate realities, or Persons (Father, Son, Spirit). The Son is “begotten” of the Father, and the Spirit either proceeds from the Father (Orthodox) or from both the Father and the Son (Catholic, and at least some Protestants). Nobody seems to have a solid idea of what it means that the Holy Spirit “proceeds” from the Father (and possibly the Son).

The Son “begotten” is generally understood not to refer to Jesus’ human birth, but His eternal identity as God the Son. It is not a literal begetting; it means the Father caused Him to be. This is a real brain twister because Christian doctrine teaches that the Trinity is eternal, so it isn’t as though the Father was alone until He “begat” the Son. The Son always was. This may be a distinction from Déanic teaching.

Emanations

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Now we turn to emanations, a concept extant in Neo-Platonism, Gnosticism, and Hasidic Jewish philosophy among others. To emanate is to “flow from.” The idea of emanation is not wholly separable from the concept of the Christian Trinity, as the Son and Spirit both “flow forth” from the Father; that is, they emanate from Him.

In Kabbalah, emanations are understood as “prolongation of a spiritual entity into a hypostasis that does not separate itself essentially from its source.” That, I think, means the same thing as “One Being (source), multiple Persons (emanations; substances).”

So basically an emanation is an extension of the Deity into a separate substance while the emanation retains its unified essence with the Deity.

The Filianic Scriptures speak of Dea laughing the world into being. Unlike a neat creator/creation dichotomy sometimes espoused in faiths like Christianity where “creationism” is the term used to refer to how the world came into existence, Déanism suggests a more panentheistic perspective wherein”creation” is an extension of Dea Herself; this is emanationism as opposed to creationism.

The Mother could be understood as an emanation from Absolute Deity (the Mysteria; the Ground of All Being), and the Daughter as an emanation from the Mother (or from both the Mother and the Mysteria). We humans and our fellow creatures (for lack of a better word) can also be understood to have emanated forth from the Mother through Her laughter. Of course, what makes us different from Anna in this regard is that we are entangled with kear and She is not. Everybody and everything is sharing the same Divine Essence, despite the fact that we are all different individuals and that we humans are entangled with kear.

Dea: Triad and Septad

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On the subject of the Janati and the Deanic Trinity, ArchMadria Pamela has stated the following: “Janites are careful to never refer to the Janati as ‘aspects’ of Dea, because, again, that may be misleading. Just as the Trinity is Three Distinct Separate Beings and yet, are of one Essence…so too, the Janati are Distinct, Separate Beings and yet, are of one Essence.”

I would venture to assume that here ArchMadria Pamela is using the word “Being” to refer to hypostasis- Persons sharing the same Essence (I use “Essence” and “Being” interchangeably earlier in this post, hence why I make this clarification), although hopefully she corrects me if I’m wrong about that.

In contrast, the Chapel specifically does refer to the Janyati as “aspects” of Dea, stating: “the seven Janyati are aspects of God Herself. Just as the pure light of the sun is without color, but refracts into the seven colors of the rainbow when it passes through a drop of water, so the Supernal Light that is Dea refracts into Her Seven Powers, or ‘Goddesses’, as it touches the waters of manifestation.”

Before we latch on to this supposed distinction in thealogy too tightly, it is important to note that the Chapel also refers to the Janyati as “prolongations” of Dea (a prolongation is an emanation, as you will recall). This seems contradictory, however, an explanation they give for distinctions in views of the Divine Triad may be useful here:

“However, there are those (‘pure Déanists’) who cannot accept the Daughter as a separate Person…who will nonetheless agree that the Saving Function of the Daughter (the ‘Daughter Aspect’) is part of the Mother…

“Such Pure Déanists usually have no difficulty in attending Filianic ceremonies on this basis, seeing the Daughter Mythos as a metaphor rather than a Revelation. Indeed many of us take a position somewhere between the two extremes, without feeling the need to define that position in precise rational terms. We do not, after all, forget that in matters of the Spirit, reason itself can never leave the plane of metaphor. Only Pure Intellect can be precise, and the precision of Pure Intellect cannot, by its very nature, be formulated in words. The Tao that can be spoken is not the true Tao.

“Not being bound by the ‘literalism’ and ‘personalism’ that has characterised Western Trinitarianism, Aristasian Déanists have a somewhat more fluid view of both the Trinity and of Godhead. The statement of a Devotee of Sai Sushuri…that Sai Sushuri is the One Dea would not be considered heretical or even eccentric. Since each Janya is, in her highest essence, a ‘prolongation’ of Dea Herself, Dea can be worshipped not just through but as any of Her Great Janyati.”

(Sai Sushuri is another name for Lady Grace.)

Here the Daughter is referred to as an “Aspect” and the Janyati are referred to as “prolongations.” If I understand correctly, I do not think the Chapel means either of these as absolute distinctions. In response to a question I recently posted on the Déanic Conversations forum, Race Mochridhe mentioned that “one cannot develop a ‘logical’ thealogy if reality itself does not correspond to the impositions of human logic.” This is frustrating for those of us who would like to nail everything down neatly, but I think it’s probably the case that the nature of God Herself does in fact defy the rules of logic conceived by the human brain.

Dea Bless❤

Jacqueline

6 thoughts on “Dea: Singularity and Multiplicity”

  1. This is an erudite and very well thought out article. Our religion does allow a choice between understanding Dea as a Trinity of three distinct Persons, similar to Christianity or as a Triple Goddess where the Daughter is an aspect of the Mother, etc. I believe there is an older article on the CMG which states the same. The Janite Tradition, over time, has become more Trinitarian and the Janati are based on the Seven Powers as understood from a Female perspective of the Sophian Planetary Powers or the female planetary powers of Eurynome (the Titanesses) upon whom the Janati were originally based. While it is true that those who claim Christianity and Deanism to be monotheistic based upon the One Essence of Godhood, personally, I question the application of this definitian for Trinitarian or Septad systems. I am probably the only Deanist who does not define the Trinitarian system as being monotheistic. If one believes in the Triple Deity system whereby the Mother and the Daughter are merely aspects of the absolute and, by extension, the Janati are merely aspects of the Absolute, then that certainly is monotheism. But, when we believe the Godhood is made up of several Persons, while the Essence is One, can we really say are strictly monothestic?
    As one of my own bishops (who has a Phd) always says, Christianity has Pagan dna. I agree that it has both Pagan and Jewish roots. I have always wondered if its insistence in considering itself to be monotheistic was in order to help to preserve its ties to Judaism. Our logic is God given. If something defies logic, then, perhaps it is time to give definitionsi like monotheism a closer look. I wonder, if from the eyes of a true monotheist (non-trinitarian religion) if religions like Trinitarian Deanism and Christianity look like monotheistic religions. I dont think they do.
    The important thing to remember is that Deanists may understand Dea as either a Trinity or a Triple Goddess. Even if some of us dont consider ourselves to be strictly monotheistic, we do differ from the neo-Pagan understanding of Deity, but that isa subject for another time. Anyway, this is only my own opinion. Your article was interesting and very well done. Thank you.

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    1. Jacqueline

      Thank you so much for your comment. It’s interesting because in the process of researching this post I learned that within the traditions of Judaism and Islam, Christianity tends not to be viewed as monotheistic, I think for the same reasons you don’t consider Trinitarian Deanism to be monotheistic. I originally was going to include a section in this post about that, but then I got thrown because I was coming across Jewish references to God’s Spirit/the Shekinah as being a hypostasis, and that seemed to collapse the whole concept (i.e. why would Christianity not be considered monotheistic if Jewish theology also believes that God has separate hypostases? I thought perhaps it was the Incarnation doctrine but wasn’t sure) so I decided I didn’t know enough about the topic to include it in the post. Personally I am not really sure what my own views on the matter of Trinitarian Deanism as opposed to the aspect view are but I am fascinated by the subject and hope to keep learning more.

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  2. Dear Jacqueline, I cannot begin to tell you how excited we are with the thealogical discussions that you, Madrian Erin and others are having, in addition to an exciting Labyrinth Tradition that Sorella (Sister) Sophia is developing. Madria Erin and others are having meaningful talks about the nature of the snake and Irkalla, which are really incredible. You recent discussions are spot on. As soon-to-be ArchMadria Kathi mentioned to me, this all gives us great hope for the future of our religion.
    I would love to discuss all of this, further. I think that your generation of Deanists are going to continue to come up with some wonderful and meaningful thealogy that will add greater and greater depth to our understanding of both our Faith and our scriptures. I am so excited….you are all so wonderful… such a great blessing to our Faith. I kept thinking that you are the second generation of Deanists. But, really, you are the third. The first was our founders. Next, ArchMatrona Georgia, myself and our group are the second generation and we are the founders, so to speak, of the foundation of a more Westernized version of the Faith. You, Madria Erin, Rebekah and the others are the third generation, the future of our religion. This is why it is so exciting to see what you all are coming up with and how meaningful it is to all of you.
    Yes, exactly, the idea of the Shekinah seems to indicate two Persons, but not really when you consider that the Shekinah is considered to be the ‘Feminine side of God. I will ask Sorella Shoshana (Susie) to clarify this for me. To me, this always made God seem androgynous. I don’t know if that is the Jewish understanding or not. If this is the case, that the Jews consider God to be both Male and Female, then that is very different than the Christian and Deanic understanding of a Trinity of Three Persons.
    I was thinking that I would like to find a different word to describe Trinitarian belief…not monotheistic and not polytheistic, because neither truly apply.
    I should re-post the Apple Tree theory of a Christian theologian on the underlying Nature of the Trinity concept. That comes closest to best describing our understanding of the Trinity. I’ll be writing a Bits and Pieces, tomorrow and I’ll include the link.
    Again, this is all so exciting to us! Keep up the great work, all of you!!!!!
    Many blessings!

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    1. Jacqueline

      I think we are all very excited too! I am really impressed with the growth of the community on tumblr especially. It seems to me like every week or so I see another person saying they are interested in Deanism and are considering become Deanists themselves; it’s really remarkable to me.
      Yes, the way you describe the Shekinah makes more sense to me in terms of being strictly monotheistic, and that would certainly be very different than the views of both trinitarian Christianity or trinitarian Deanism.
      Thank you!

  3. **graphic warning: This otherwise excellent article, unfortunately, has a nude picture on its third and most important page:

    Having read the link in
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/allergicpagan/2014/11/13/the-secret-history-of-the-triple-goddess-part-1-triads-triplicities-and-trinities/

    “However, the Neopagan Triple Goddess is unique in that She is a trinity, or tri-unity, being three-in-one. There are in fact three ways that so-called “triple goddesses” (or “triple gods”) may appear in myth and iconography: triads, triplicities, and triunities (or trinities).”

    “Triads and triplicities are two ends of a spectrum which ranges from complete individuality to complete unity, respectively. Between these two poles is the “triunity”, or trinity, the three-in-one. (To avoid confusion with the Christian concept of trinity, I will use the term “triunity”.) A triunity refers to one being with three distinguishable “persons” or aspects. A triunity differs from a triad in that the whole of a triunity is greater than the sum of its parts, while it differs from a triplicity in that the identity of the whole (the triunity) does not subsume the identity of the parts. In other words, the unity of the whole could not be expressed in the absence of the individuality of the parts.”

    So this explains our Mother God as a triunity:
    “For the truth is simple and easy, and it is that the Divine Trinity has Three Forms, and yet They are One; and alone is God Our Mother, and there is no other deity but She. Blessed is She.”

    Sorella (Sister) Sophia

    https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/just-a-thought-apple-trees-and-the-trinity/
    Just a Thought: Apple Trees and the Trinity
    Introduction by ArchMadria Pamela

    The Trinity and the Apple Tree/Part I, the Canopy of Love
    https://deanic.com/2016/10/03/the-trinity-and-the-apple-treepart-i-the-canopy-of-love/

    The Trinity and the Apple Tree/Part II: The Trunk of Light
    https://deanic.com/2016/10/05/the-trinity-and-the-apple-treepart-ii-the-trunk-of-light/

    The Trinity and the Apple Tree Part III/The Roots of Life
    https://deanic.com/2016/10/06/the-trinity-and-the-apple-tree-part-iithe-roots-of-life/

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    1. Jacqueline

      Thank you for this information!

      Relevant Articles:

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

      Sun Symbol – still Point at the centre of manifestation
      https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/sun-symbol-still-point-at-the-centre-of-manifestation/

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

Sun Symbol – still Point at the centre of manifestation

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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/

Sunwheel – The Red Candle of Joy – Mother’s Night

From https://deanic.com/2016/12/20/mothers-nightred-candle-of-joy/

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

Tonight is Mother’s Night, a native European Tradition as well as a Christian Tradition (when it was moved to Christmas Eve.) How appropriate that the candle of the Celestial Mother, as the Rose of Joy, be lit on this night, the night of Her Joy, the night of our Joy.

Tonight, on the eve of the solstice, the Daughter of Light, She Who is the Daughter of the Supernal Sun, will shine as the Midnight Star of Wonder;  the Star of Hope.

As we wait with the Holy Mother, we might offer Her incense and flowers, milk and honey, a rosary, hymns, special prayers or the Rite of Sacrifice (priestesses shall also serve the liturgy on Daughter’s Day/Yule). We also light the last candle on our Sunwheel.

The Red Candle also signifies the Sacred Season of Summer; the direction of South, the time of Noon, the Symbol of the Rose and Madria Vicka. The Sacred Mystery is Assumption. (The Holy Mother is the Assumption of our Souls when our incarnations are complete.)

Madonna Beauraing , called Virgin heart of gold

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2016 Sun Wheel of Madria Kathi
2016 Sun Wheel of Madria Kathi

~Awaiting my Sun Wheel photo~

Trace the sign of the Fora and say: In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

First light the Green Candle of Wisdom and say:

Hail, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

Light the Yellow Candle:

Hail, Dea, Star of Hope, be with us.

Light the Violet Candle:

Hail, Dea, Fora of Faith, be with us.

Light the Blue Candle:

Hail, Dea, Dove of Peace, be with us.

Finally, light the Red Candle and pray:

Hail, Dea, Rose of Joy, be with us.

~

Free download:

https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)

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

The scripture readings for this Mother’s Night and the lighting of the Red Candle of Joy are:

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Title 3, Chapter 3, The Mantle

1) You that are weary with the world, you that are lonely, you that have suffered hardship, that have suffered hurt, come, gather about Me and be enfolded in My Mantle.
2) In the inner silence you shall hear Me and in the inner darkness you shall see Me.
3)  And the future shall be better than the past.
4) Come, seek protection in My mantle, for I have turned no creature from Me; be sheltered in the folds of My garment.
5) For the ills of the world shall pass away, even as the terrors of the night.
6) And the dawn shall be bright with splendor and sweet with the singing of the blessed souls.
7) And I shall be your comfort in the darkness.

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Title 1, Chapter 2, The Mythos of the Divine Maid

20. The archangel at the cave’s mouth called forth the children of the earth that they might present their gifts. And the three great princesses of the earth came forward: 21. First the greatest of them, who ruled more land than either of the others and also possessed more treasure. 22. Her crown was of pure gold; and as she took it from her head, the light of the star fell upon it, and it shone with a glister lovelier than any earthly jewel. 23. And she laid it at the feet of the archangel. 24. The archangel 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.”

25. The second princess held neither so much land nor treasure, but she was a maid of deep wisdom and profound meditation. Her crown was of pure silver; and as she took it from her head, the light of the star fell upon it, and it shone with a radiance yet lovelier than that of the golden crown. 26. And she laid it at the feet of the archangel. 27. The archangel said: “It is good that you bring your crown, for you have great wisdom, but the holy child is the daughter of wisdom herself.”

28. The last princess possessed only but few of the worldly things, but she was a priestess of Thea, and she praised Her in the morning and at evening and at all the seven hours of the day. Her crown was made from glittering crystal; and as she took it from her head the light of the star fell upon it, and she was bathed in rays of a thousand different colours, and the children of the earth drew in their breath at the sight of its beauty. 29 And she laid it at the feet of the archangel. 30. The archangel 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.”

31. When the archangel ceased to speak, a new voice filled the air, more beautiful and more formidable than hers. The voice said:

“Her name shall be called Kore,
for She shall be the Lady of heaven.”

32. Then the star vanished from the sky and yet its light remained; then the shape of the light became a vision: 33. it was a vision of the Mistress of All Things, bearing in Her arms the holy child. 34. For all the wondrous things the children of earth had seen that night, not the whole of them was one thousandth part as wondrous as this vision.

35. Then for twelve nights the star returned to the sky; and on the thirteenth night it did not return. And this was a sign of things that were to come.

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Trace the Sign of the Fora:

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/tracing-the-fora/

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

Hail, Mari:

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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Blessing

(Irish Blessing).

May joy and peace surround you,

contentment latch your door,

and happiness be with you now,

and bless you evermore.

Psalm 11: Blessed Are You

Blessed are You, O, Silver Star of the Waters, and blessed is Your Holy Name. Your Fountain of Grace refreshes me; Your beauty surrounds me. Your Mercy and Compassion comfort me. My heart is inflamed by the Fire of Your Love. Blessed are You, O, Silver Star of the Waters.

The Eternity Prayer:

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.

~

O, Dea, Rose of Joy,

we thank You, we bless You and we adore You. For through Your compassionate love, we are infused with Your luminous Graces and are sheltered beneath Your Great Mantle of Protection. O, Dea, Rose of Joy, be with us.  (Taken from the  Great Liturgy of Dea.)

~

The Traditional Janite ending:

Let us bless the Queen of Heaven.

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power.

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

and then

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

(Extinguish candle after the meal.)

~

May Our Lady Bless you.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides.

Note:

Please note that the Lucienne Tradition uses the Ostara Cycle in the lighting of the Sun Wheel while the Janite Tradition uses the Divine Life Cycle, but the basic meaning is the same.

The Coming Age – The Three Princesses – Symbolism

Sunwheel – The Blue Candle of Peace

From https://deanic.com/2016/12/18/the-blue-candle-of-peace/

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

(Please note the reordering of prayers and addition of a poem discovered on the internet by Sophia Ruth)

 

(Instructions for the remainder of the week may be found at the end of this post.)

Today, we light the Blue Candle of Peace in honor of the Holy Daughter as Dea, Dove of Peace.  The Blue Candle also signifies the Sacred Season of Spring, the direction of East, the time of Dawn, the Symbol of the Dove and Madria Grace. The Mystery is Aurora, the New Dawn (of All Life).

Dove of Peace
Dove of Peace

The candle is lit before dinner or early evening, followed by a brief scripture reading and prayers on Sunnadi.

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First light the Green Candle of Wisdom and say, “O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.”

Then, light the Yellow Candle of Hope and say, “O, Dea, Star of Hope, be with us.”

Light the Violet Candle of Faith and say, “O, Dea, Fora of Faith, be with us.”

Then, light the Blue Candle of Peace and say, “O, Dea, Dove of Peace, be with us.”

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Free download:

https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)

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

The scripture readings for this Sunnadi and the lighting of the Blue Candle of Peace are:

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Title 1, Chapter 4, The Holy Mythos
(
Chapters 4-7 known as  The Daughter born to accepting the fate )
Also known as Chapter 1, The Mythos of the Divine Maid

4. Those that were princesses among them brought their crowns to the sacred grove as gifts, and shepherdesses brought the new-dropped lambs, and all the daughters of the earth brought forth the fruits thereof to lay before the cave. 5. But before the cave stood an archangel of Thea, robed in a garment so white that the eyes of earth’s children were dazzled, and with a countenance of such great beauty that it was a fearful thing to look upon her. 6. And the daughters of the earth covered their eyes and threw themselves to the ground. 7. And the voice of the archangel was like to the rushing of a thousand waters. 8. And she spoke, saying: “Be not afraid, for a new light is dawning over the world. Be not afraid, but approach no further, for if you cannot look on me, how should you look upon my Lady, whose handmaiden I am?”

9. And her voice grew gentle, like the wind among the icicles, and sweet beyond all telling. 10. Then she spoke, saying: “This night shall a child be born that shall be the daughter of light and the princess of all the world. 11. A child is coming that she shall carry the light of Thea into every part of creation, even to the most desolate of the places of darkness. 12. Rejoice, poor wanderers of the earth and exiles from the house of your Mother, for to you shall come a guide and a deliverer.”

13. When the voice of the archangel ceased, a silence fell that was the first true silence since the beginning of the world, and the last that shall be until its end, 14. and the children of earth watched the sky as the first rays of dawn crept across the heavens. 15. Then a cry issued out of the cave, saying: “The holy child is born from the most holy Mother; light has come forth from light, perfection from perfection.” 16. At once the air was filled with the daughters of heaven, and the sky was ablaze with the radiance of their joy, 17. and they sang aloud to the glory of Thea. 18. When the shining ones ceased from their song, the world became quiet again, and the star grew brighter and ever brighter, until it shone brighter than the radiance of all the host of heaven; and yet its light was so gentle that the eyes of earth’s children were not dazzled, 19. and the colour of the light was not one of the seven, but a wondrous luminescence not known within the boundaries of the world.

Image of Alaskan Aurora taken by my son, Bill Slayton (ArchMadria Pamela Lanides)
Image of Alaskan Aurora taken by my son, Bill Slayton (ArchMadria Pamela Lanides)

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The reading may be followed by a prayer in your own words:

(A devotee may say a brief prayer, in their own words, for the candle lighting during the remainder of the week.)

Sophia Ruth discovered this wonderful poem on the internet.

My Beautiful White Dove

My favorite and most beautiful bird is the beautiful white Dove
Representing Heaven and God’s love from above
The white dove represents peace and unity
When I see it flying I feel happy and free
When the dove returned with an olive branch
…proving that land had been found
Such a beautiful, intelligent bird that descends from Heaven
…watching over man treading the ground
Doves are full of love, peace, grace and sacrifice
They represent kindness, happiness and being nice
A Dove have the eyes to see the best in people
…and a heart that forgives
It has the mind to forgive the worst, forget the bad,
…and a little bird soul that prays for you to live
That beautiful white Dove will NEVER lose faith in God above
Thank you beautiful white Dove for descending from Heaven
…and spreading your love
The deepest kind of peace and faith is represented by the Dove
It will quiet our trouble thoughts, renew our mind and spirit
OUR HEAVENLY WHITE DOVE
https://allpoetry.com/poem/12553137-My-Beautiful-White-Dove–by-Eve-831
 by Eve 831
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or by simply praying the following:

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/tracing-the-fora/

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

Hail, Kore:

Hail, Kore, Fountain 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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Blessing

(Adapted Gaelic Blessing).

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of Kore,
of Kore the light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Kore to you.

Paradiso, Canto 19: The blessed souls form a bird in the sky. The Divine Comedy: Illustrations by Gustave Doré
Paradiso, Canto 19: The blessed souls form a bird in the sky. The Divine Comedy: Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Psalm 1: Blessed are the souls

Blessed are the souls, O Daughter, who love Your name;
Your graces will comfort them.
Those souls will be refreshed as by fountains of water;
you will produce in them the fruits of justice.
Blessed are You, by Your holy heart.

By the beauty of Your Form,
You surpass all beings;
by the excellence of Your sanctity,
You surpass all angels and archangels.

Your mercy and Your grace are preached everywhere;
the Holy Mother has blessed the works of Your hands.

(Adapted from the Psalter of the Mary by St. Bonaventure.)

The Eternity Prayer:

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.

~

O, Dea, Dove of Peace, be with us. 

~

The Traditional Janite ending:

Let us bless the Queen of Heaven.

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power.

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

and then

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

(Extinguish candle after the meal.)

~

Each night for the following week, as we light the Sun Wheel for the evening meal:

First, light the Green Candle of Wisdom and pray:

O, Dea, Apple of Faith, be with us.

Then, light the Yellow Candle of Hope and pray:

O, Dea, Star of Hope, be with us.

Then, light the Violet Candle of Faith and pray:

O, Dea, Fora of Faith, be with us.

Light the Blue Candle of Peace and pray:

O, Dea, Dove of Peace, be with us.

(Extinguish the candles after the meal.)

~

May Our Lady Bless you.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides.

Note:

Please note that the Lucienne Tradition uses the Ostara Cycle in the lighting of the Sun Wheel while the Janite Tradition uses the Divine Life Cycle, but the basic meaning is the same.

Sunwheel – The Violet Candle of Faith

From https://deanic.com/2016/12/11/the-violet-candle-of-faith/

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

great-mother-veiled-origin-of-eternity-fora-of-faith (Image by Sister/Sorella Sophia)

Today, within the Divine Life Cycle, we honor Mysteria, the Great Mother, as the Veiled Fora of Faith. She is known in both the Janite and Lucienne communities as Dea Matrona, which means the Great Mother Goddess (Great Mother God). “The Gaulish theonym (which should be theanym, in this case) Mātr-on-ā signifies “great mother.”

The title, Matrona, comes from the Goddess, Dea Matrona (1)  for whom the river, Marne, was named (in ancient times it was called the Matrona river). She is Absolute Deity, the Dark beyond the light and the Light beyond the darkness. 

The Violet candle also signifies the Season of Moura, the direction of Center, the time of the Dark Hour before the Dawn, the Fora and Madrias Candre, Theia and Rhea. The Mystery is Moura which encompasses the Descent of the Holy Daughter and as Madria Erin of the Auroran Tradition so aptly phrased it, The Divine Shattering. (2)

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First light the Green Candle of Wisdom and say, “O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.”

Then, light the Yellow Candle of Hope and say, “O, Dea, Star of Hope, be with us.”

Light the Violet Candle of Faith and say, “O, Dea, Fora of Faith, be with us.”

The candle is lit before dinner or early evening, followed by a the brief scripture reading and prayers on Sunnadi. We will continue to light the Violet candle each evening of the week, although the same scripture reading and prayers are not necessary. A devotee may say a brief prayer, in their own words, for the candle lighting during the remainder of the week. The candle is extinguished after the evening meal.

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Free download:

https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)

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

The scripture readings for this Sunnadi and the lighting of the Violet Candle of Faith are:

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Title 2, Chapter 1
THE CRYSTAL TABLET Verses 1 – 11

1. Existence is a web of tapestry.
2. A web is a pattern of many crossroads connected by short paths.
3. Some crossroads are the intersection of many paths, some of but a few. Some are great and some are small.
Each path has its own colour.
4. Every crossroads is a choice, and every choice has a spiritual meaning.
5. In each turning we choose either to come closer to Perfection or else to move away from Her.
6. In the first way the soul perfects herself in beauty; in the second she grows duller and more coarse.
7. In the first way she learns happiness even in dearth, and gathers riches of the spirit; in the second she learns pain even amid opulence, and the spirit walks in rags.
8. Where lead the paths? The first to the foot of the celestial throne; the second to the dark gates of the realm of death.
9. How shall the soul know her direction?
10. As in the world of matter there are four fixed points by which the corporeal vessel may know its course, so, in the compass of the spirit, are there three to guide the soul.
11. The first is life, or wholeness, the light of the Absolute; the second is light, or force, the light of the Mother; the third and gentlest light is love, the Light of Our Soteria, the Holy Daughter.

From https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/the-crystal-tablet-with-commentary-by-mr-glenn-king/

with important alteration to verse 11 by ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

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The reading may be followed by a prayer in your own words:

Psalm 9: O, Veiled Fora of Faith

O, Veiled Fora of Faith,
You are the Still Centre of All Being.
You are the Luminosity of Darkness.
You are the Wellspring of the Rivers of Life.
You are the Tabernacle of Divinity.
O, Veiled Fora of Faith, be with us.

~~~

or by simply praying the following:

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/tracing-the-fora/

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

The Full Hail, Mysteria: (or Hail, Dea)

Hail, Mysteria, Fountainhead of Grace, glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Empress of Heaven and blessed are the Mother and Daughter. Holy Dea, Great Mother God, bless us, Thy children, now and unto the ages of ages. Amen. (so be it)

Blessing

(Irish).

May love and laughter light your days
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons bring
the best to you and yours.

Psalm 14: O, Great Mother.

O, Great Mother, Dark beyond the light and Light beyond the darkness, powerful are Your ways and great is Your Mystery. Through the shimmering Veil, we glimpse you not. In the Still Point of the Centre, do You reside. The Grace of All Life pours forth from the Fountainhead of Your very Being. Source of the Four Great Rivers, You are beyond all knowing. The Celestial Mother and the Holy Daughter find Their Completion in You. O, Great Mother, Dark beyond the light and Light beyond the darkness, may all Blessings Be.

The Eternity Prayer:

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.

~

O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us. 

~

The Traditional Janite ending:

Let us bless the High Queen of Heaven.

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power.

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

and then

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

Note:

Please note that the Lucienne Tradition uses the Ostara Cycle in the lighting of the Sunwheel while the Janite Tradition uses the Divine Life Cycle, but the basic meaning is the same.

Sunwheel – The Yellow Candle of Hope

From https://deanic.com/2016/12/04/the-yellow-candle-of-hope/

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

(Please note the retention and reordering of prayers and the addition of a nursery rhyme by Sophia Ruth)

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http://www.sebnini.com/product-category/christmas/pillar-candles/

(Instructions for the remainder of the week may be found at the end of this post.)

Today, on our Sunwheel, we light the Yellow Candle of Hope in honor of the Holy Daughter, Kore. (Kor-a, which means Maiden.) The Mystery which it represents is the Winter Mystery of the Nativity. Unlike the Christ of Christianity, the Holy Daughter did not incarnate as an human being here on Earth, rather, in the manner of the Divine Sophia, She emanated from the Celestial Mother and took on the rarefied Form of Soul. This is the Mystery which we celebrate on Daughter’s Day/Yule.

The Yellow Candle of Hope also represents Winter, North, Air, Midnight, the North Star and Madria Sofia.

Sunna Daughter Goddess Sunna

Mother’s Night/Daughter’s Day is an old Norse Tradition for whom the day is celebrated in honor of the young Goddess, Sunna; Sol being her mother. (1)

Mother’s Night was also celebrated by the Anglo-Saxons in honor of the Matronae/Matres, the pan-European Triple Mothers. (2) The idea of Mother’s Night has been retained as a tradition, in many parts of European Christianity, but the night has been transferred from Yule Eve to Christmas Eve, as it is now celebrated in honor of the Virgin Mary.

The candle is lit before dinner or early evening, followed by a brief scripture reading and prayers on Sunnadi.

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First, light the Green Candle of Wisdom and pray, O, Dea, Apple of Wisdom, be with us.

Then, light the Yellow Candle of Hope and pray: O, Dea, Star of Hope, be with us.

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Free download:

https://theahaus.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/fulltext-of-ncuv.pdf
(with thanks to Glenn King)

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

The scripture readings for this Sunnadi and the lighting of the Yellow Candle of Wisdom are:

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Title 1, Chapter 4, The Holy Mythos
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Chapters 4-7 known as  The Daughter born to accepting the fate )
Also known as Chapter 1, The Mythos of the Divine Maid

1. When the first night had come upon the world, the Mistress of All Things stood alone once more, as She had in the beginning. 2. For a terrible abyss had opened to lie between the world and She, and Her creatures could not look upon Her brightness.
 
3. And She stood in contemplation upon the waters of the first darkness; like a great dove upon the waters She brooded. 4. She became absorbed within Her and communed with Her own self; and Her light ceased to shine forth from Her, and yet Her light grew greater. 5. Then She fell to Her knees, and the surface of the waters became turbulent and the great waves curled over Her, and their white foam could not be seen in all that darkness.
 
6. When the waters became calm again, the Mistress of All Things rose to Her feet: 7. for She had conceived a daughter that was not separate from Her, but one with Her, and the child of Her light.

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Title 1, Chapter 5, The Holy Mythos
(
Chapters 4-7 known as  The Daughter born to accepting the fate )
Also known as Chapter 2, The Mythos of the Divine Maid

1. And She walked across the seas and deep into the forests of the earth until She came upon the deep cave that was at the centre. 2. And She entered the cave, and a star rose above the sacred grove that lay about the cave, brighter and more resplendent than all the stars of the heavens, 3. and the star was seen all over the earth; and the children of the earth were filled with wonder, and they came to the place where the star stood in the sky.

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The reading may be followed by a prayer in your own words:

(A devotee may say a brief prayer, in their own words, for the candle lighting during the remainder of the week.)

Sophia Ruth used a favourite English nursery  rhyme from her childhood. Now I understand the traveler means the soul incarnated. Diamond in the Madrian Geniae correspondences are Sun and Theia therefore as a diamond star, it symbolically suggests to me our Holy Mother and Her Holy Daughter being one, as in the Scripture above.

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/madrian-geniae-correspondences/

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When She nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveler in the dark.
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
How I wonder what you are.

I prefer this New Zealand singer’s short video, where she looks like a priestess and the tune is traditional: Hayley Westenra – Twinkle Twinkle [Official Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mli-1N5MWGc
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a popular English lullaby. The lyrics are from an early 19th-century English poem by Jane Taylor, “The Star”. The poem, which is in couplet form, was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her sister Ann. It is sung to the tune of the French melody Ah! vous dirai-je, maman, which was published in 1761 and later arranged by several composers including Mozart with Twelve Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman”.[1] The English lyrics have five stanzas, although only the first is widely known. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7666. This song is usually performed in the key of C Major.
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or by simply praying the following:

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/tracing-the-fora/

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

The Silver Star of the Waters:

Silver Star of the Waters, Who has fashioned all the Cosmos into Being. Beyond all knowing is the splendor of Your Light. Enfold my spirit in Your Might Mantle and may the Pure Stream of Your Grace flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come. Amen. (so be it)

(Please note the retention of The Silver Star of the Waters prayer by Sophia Ruth from the Green Candle of Wisdom Sun Wheel Ritual)

Hail, Kore:

Hail, Kore, Fountain 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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Blessing

(Irish Blessing).

May the blessings of light be upon you,
Light without and light within.
The blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.
And in all your comings and goings,
May you ever have a kindly greeting
From them you meet on the road.

divine-spark

Psalm 13: Star of Hope

Divine Daughter, Star of Hope, Blessed Soteria! You, Who are the Princess of the World; You, Who are the Priestess of the World and You, Who are the Daughter of Wisdom, all splendor and blessings be upon You! You, Who are the First Light of Dawn; You, Who are the Midnight Star of Wonder; You Who are the Holy Soul, we rejoice and exult in You! More precious than fragrance most rare! More brilliant than jewels most dazzling! More sublime than music most sweet! Beyond all expressions of words, of song, of art, are You! All praises of love and joy and worship are rightly Yours, O, Kyria!

The Eternity Prayer:

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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O, Dea, Star of Hope, be with us. 

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The Traditional Janite ending:

Let us bless the Queen of Heaven.

Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power.

Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

and then

Trace the Sign of the Fora:

In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Blessed is She.

(Extinguish candle after the meal.)

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Each night for the following week, as we light the Sun Wheel for the evening meal:

First, light the Green Candle of Wisdom and pray:

O, Dea, Apple of Faith, be with us.

Then, light the Yellow Candle of Hope and pray:

O, Dea, Star of Hope, be with us.

(Extinguish the candles after the meal.)

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May Our Lady Bless you.

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides.

  1. http://freya.theladyofthelabyrinth.com/?page_id=397
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C5%8Ddraniht

Note:

Please note that the Lucienne Tradition uses the Ostara Cycle in the lighting of the Sun Wheel while the Janite Tradition uses the Divine Life Cycle, but the basic meaning is the same.