Guiding Star of Hope, Midnight Star of Wonder

8 point Northern Star of Hope & 5 point Pentagram Star of Wonder

Guiding Star of Hope

Dea Filia or Daughter God is the (North) Guiding Star of Hope.
As the Star of Hope, the Holy Daughter comes to us as our Soteria (Saviouress in that She is here with us, gives us our souls and guides us back to the Divine Mother).
The Northern Star is a symbol for North, which is the corresponding direction for Winter in the Deanic Faith.

When I compare the sun symbol shape to the Northern Star – visually it is emanation.

north-star northern-star-in-lights

The Holy Daughter is said to have been born of (She emanates from) the Holy Mother during Winter at Midnight in our Cosmic Drama. The Sacred Time for Winter, according to our correspondences, is Midnight. The Northern Star is also sometimes known as the Midnight Star.Sailors use the Northern Star to navigate the often-times treacherous seas of the northern hemisphere, it was the Guiding Star home, just as the Holy Daughter, the Great Dove of the Waters, guides us back to the Celestial Mother and to the Supernal Realm which is our True Home. Our Lady is known as Stella Maris, Star of the Sea. The Star itself was once known as Stella Mars (Star of the Sea).stella-maris-blue

The North Star became a symbol for finding your way home safely and symbolically finding your way in life. But beyond that, as many sailors were deeply superstitious with a rich history of lore about life and death at sea, they were always looking for lucky charms. So many sailors began to place nautical star tattoos on their forearms or hands as a symbol of good luck and a desire to get home safely.
Skip forward through the centuries and the meaning of the nautical star tattoo has become broader. Not only is it a symbol of the sea, but also a sign of security and guidance for all sailors and travelers. It has also become a sign of following your dreams and achieving success in your life.

The Northern Star, or Polaris, also appears to ‘stand still’ in the sky, while all the other stars revolving around it just as the Janati and all hosts of Heaven surround Our Lady. It is a ‘fixed’ point in the sky, a constant companion for setting one’s course just as the Holy Daughter is ever with us to guide us on our own Soul Path.

This star was also sacred to the Greeks, Egyptians and other ancient world cultures.

Reblogged from
On the Sunwheel and the Silver Tree
ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

Midnight Star of Wonder

I have a personal difference to Janite thealogy.
Our predecessors in the Madrian Faith used the upright pentagram which probably arose from studying Pythagoras.

I view the upright pentagram (5 pointed star) as the Midnight Star of Wonder, the “epiphany” star announcing the presence of the Holy Daughter in the manifest planes.

The ArchMadria and majority within the Janite Tradition have taken the decision that the upright pentagram (5 pointed star) has been adopted by Wicca and neo-Paganism faiths as their main symbol. Also despite the fact that the pentagram was used in early Christianity, it is still associated with evil, unfortunately.

Therefore the guiding Northern Star is more appropriate.



Star Origami – Japanese paper folding

or a 5 minute ribbon star hair style


The Trinity and the Apple Tree/Part 1, the Canopy of Love

Reblogged from

Part 2 The Trinity and the Apple Tree/Part 2: The Trunk of Light

The Trinity and the Apple Tree/Part 1, the Canopy of Love

Dr. Hauschka Cosmetic; Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik

Solitary Apple Tree
1 Ourania/Oct. 3Lunadi/Monday


Candra meaning of the Moon

O, Madria Candra, Janya of Reflection, Reason and Purity, be with us.

May the Pure Stream of your Virtues flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.


The Seed of Truth has always been one of my favorite Deanic scriptures. These are the fundamental scriptures for the Sacred Season of Fall, a time when the fruit of the apple tree has reached its fullness and the Seasons of the Celestial Mother (Summer and Fall) eventually give way to the first Season of the Holy Daughter (Winter).


As we know, when the apple is cut in half, five seeds appear in the shape of a pentagram. This pentagram represents the Seven Janati, the five cardinal directions, the five elements and so much more. The scriptures state that the apple seeds are symbolic of all the Wisdom that is reflected in the Order of the Cosmos.


But the tree itself, it’s canopy, it’s trunk and it’s roots, radiantly represent the Divine Feminine Trinity. The canopy: the Holy Daughter. The trunk: the Celestial Mother. The roots: the Great Mother.

Let us look first, at the Canopy of Love.

Verse 11 from The Seed of Truth: Like to the spreading boughs is the Love that sustains all creation which is fallen from pure Spirit. Love is, of course, the Holy Daughter, Who eternally emanates from the Divine Mother just as Sophia emanates from the Barbelo; Lower Shekinah emanates from Higher Shekinah and similar to the birth of Persephone {or Kore, pronounced Kor-ee, which means, Maid} from Demeter and Sunna from Sol.



The Holy Daughter, as Divine Love, rules and sustains all of Creation. Like the spreading boughs or the canopy of the World Tree, the Love of the Daughter covers all of the Earth. The Energy of Love shelters the All.

As we read in The Crystal Tablet

30) Love is the force of Harmony by which all existence is made possible. 

33) It is Love that holds the drop of dew pendant upon a blade of grass…

34) It is Love that holds the stars within their courses and all the worlds of the immeasurable cosmos within the harmony of the celestial music.

35) Truly, all the cycles of the times and the seasons; all the rhythms of the soul and of the mind and of the body; truly all these flow from the love of our Lady, the Maid, that creation may not decompose, each several member flying away into black eternal chaos.

36) ….Love is the form. And it is by Love that the essence of a tree remains a tree. 

In every single place where we read Love, we may substitute the Holy Daughter. The Holy Daughter is the Force of Harmony by which all existence is made possible. It is the Holy Daughter Who holds the drop of dew. It is the Holy Daughter Who holds the stars and all the worlds in harmony. The Holy Daughter is the Form and it is by Her that the essence of a tree remains a tree.

Jewish Alexandrine philosophy teaches that Lower (Daughter) Sophia formed and ordered the natural universe and beneath Her are the Seven Planetary Powers.

Rudolph Steiner taught of Sophia: In this regard She is much more than the Creatrix and the Creation. She is the very substratum of the Cosmos and foundation of the Universe. She is the ground of being and the very beingness of existence itself. Just as Shakti is the divine consort of Shiva in this ever-unfolding Play of Consciousness*, Sophia is inseparable from Her Creation much like a tapestry is indistinguishable from the fabric and its threads. The highest understanding illuminates Anthroposophia as the weaver and the weaving, the thread and the fabric, the spinning wheel and the loom, the warp and the woof, as well as the tapestry itself and the space that it occupies. She is both the form of Creation and formlessness from whence it emerged. (1)

Of the Shekinah, we read: The Shekinah is the primordial Light of Creation… the Shekinah is the manifestation of the Feminine Divinity from the unnamed Wisdom Goddess of the Old Testament found in the Jewish mystical systems known as the Kabbalah and Merkavah mysticism. (2) And, like Sophia, She is the World Soul. As Binah, She is the Pillar of Form. (3) And, as this Form, the Holy Daughter orders the Cosmos through Her great love, a love so great, that like Sophia/Shekinah, it caused a great ‘shattering’ of Herself in order to give of Herself.

for She has given a portion of Herself in order for each human to come into being in this world. In giving of Herself to humans, in this state of physical density and isolation, the World Soul becomes shattered. This shattering can be metaphorically grasped in considering what might happen to a glass alembic or flask when too much pressure is put upon in the alchemical works. Thus, the Shekinah represents the ultimate archetype of selfless sacrifice. All Her sacrifices have been for the benefit of creation so that humankind may experience this life in order to fulfill its destiny and purpose. (3). And, this is exactly how we understand the Sacrifice of the Holy Daughter. 

urania The goddess, Ourania.

The inner beauty and underlying harmony of our religion is amazing. This is the time of year that is ruled by Madria Thema, Janya of Law, Order and Harmony. In our religion, Fall is a time when we are reminded of the essential Harmony of the Cosmos. It is the time of Twilight when the first stars begin to appear in the skies.

These themes are especially reflected in the names of the first two months of our calendar, Abalon, for the sacred apple of Wisdom or Apple Land and Ourania, which means heavenly or cosmos. Ourania signifies the harmony and order of the universe. (Ourania was the Muse of Astronomy and she was the goddess of music, song and dance, all associated with the creation, order and harmony of the universe, i.e.; the music of the spheres.)

The Holy Daughter is the Divine Canopy which over-shadows and spreads itself over the All. It is only through Her Sacrifice, a Sacrifice that entailed the suffering of Her Descent through the Realms which resulted in the Shattering of Her Being as She becomes the World Soul  (as is said of both the Shekinah and Sophia) in order to give a portion of Herself to each of us. This reminds us of how Persephone must descend to the underworld, like a seed must be buried in the soil, before the Earth may blossom in splendour.


This Shattering of Herself, in order to give each of us a portion of Herself, is celebrated with solemn reverence in our Great Liturgy and is the basis for our Communion Rite. It is the action of Pure, Sacrificial Love which sustains not only the Order and Harmony of the Cosmos, but also our very souls and which raises us to eternal life. The Holy Daughter, as the Form, Ruler and Sustainer of Creation, She Who has given us a Portion of Herself, is truly our Soteria, our Divine Canopy of Love. Blessed is She.


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.


May Our Lady bless you.

Blessed is She.


ArchMadria Pamela Lanides



2) The Cosmic Shekinah by Sorita D’Este and David Rankine


Di Jana companion on our soul path

Di Jana companion on our soul path

During the Sacred Season of Winter, Madria Dea manifests onto the manifest planes as World Soul Di Jana, (Di Jah-na), bringing Holy Hope and Divine Unconditional Love to all wandering souls. For Clan Jana, the Holy Daughter is the Divine Gate of Gentle Light through Whom we find our way back to Union in Perfection. She is Divine. She is God in Her Earthly Form. (Some are not sure of the Trinity and see the Daughter as the Mother’s actions in these worlds.)

During the Sacred Season of Moura, Di Jana suffers in Her descent through the lower vibrational levels and searches for all lost souls, She is our Soteria and  Parakleton (see note).

During the Sacred Season of Spring, Di Jana triumphs in spreading Heaven’s harmony, as Princess of the World, She guides and teaches us how to pray and commune with Dea during rites as Priestess of the World and leads awakened souls back through the Gateway to Perfect Re-Union with Perfect Love, as Queen of Heaven.

The Feast of Coronation / Exaltation of Di Jana as Queen of Heaven – Regina Coeli shows those of us on the manifest planes that we shall follow the World Soul into Heavenly Spirit (Mother Mari, Supernal Sun, Divine Life, Love and Perfection.)

soul as a dove

Soul as a dove

The Way of Love

Heaven, Perfection, the Pleroma, Perfect Union with Deity or however one thinks of our true home is the highest level of Being for all and we all traverse our Sacred Paths, Paths that are life, the life of Life, Herself, within Her Body (and so we are never separate from Her). We each have an eternity to pass from limitation, the illusion of separateness and the divisions of evil and suffering to the State of perfect union within eternal and infinite harmony.


Each individual soul is eternally unique. Each is an expression of Dea. All souls must tread their own Path, but all are part of the One Life, Light and Love which are Divine Being, Divine Energy and Divine Harmony. Our only guiding Principle is That which is She. When we search for our path, we search for our life, for our life is our path and our path is our life.


This path is the process of magnification or, as it is also widely known, deification. It is the process by which each particle of Her Body or, as our True Selves are known in Gnosticism, each spark of Her Spirit, finds their way back Home. The Sacred Moments (aka enlightenment) of each being marks the Completion of Her Will and is the Moment that is eternal and It’s potency and greatness are infinite.

How do we reach our individual Sacred Moment? We reach it by choosing the Way of Love. Each choice we make either leads us further up the Path of the Spiraling Staircase towards Dea or it takes us down a step or two away from Her. Each and every choice of thought, word and action within each moment of every day leads us either towards Perfect Union within Dea or deeper down into limited existence. The choice is always ours to make.


The Way of Love is the simplest way of all and yet, it is the richest and the most profound. “The prime consideration is that love governs your all, love for She, love of yourself, love for every soul and creature and thing, for all are Her’s— the Way of Love”.


“The Way of Love is our guiding Rule, by She, gently, in the dignity, gracefulness and strength of love, increasingly strive that Love be the source and quality of your every thought, word and act, that you be filled with love and send forth only intentions formed by love, that love be the air you breathe and ever the whole of you, for this is the way you shall return to Love Herself, even to the perfect Union with She Who is Mother of All, the Holy One and the Way of Love is the perfect knowledge that leads to Perfect Love. Blessed is She.”


Our souls are our spirits wrapped in karma. Each soul is bound by karma or moira. Karma or moira only dissolves when the soul walks the Way of Love. This is not an easy path. It demands of us the daily practice of the Supernal Virtues of the Seven Great Genaie.


The awakened soul understands that Love is All and that there is truly nothing that is outside of the All of Love. The Prime Essence of All Being is Love and therefore, with each and every one of us, the whole of our being must also become Love in order to eternally join with Love. It is not enough to live in love, we must become love. Once the soul becomes love, karma or moura dissolves; we are freed from all suffering and hardship and we become one with Love, Herself.


Once every being has reached the Eternal State of Pure Love, then will all worlds, all realms be wholly perfect, though this process takes a vast amount of aeons.


Dea allowed us to come here of our own free will. The Path of Return is that of the all consuming Love of Her fiery Rose Heart whose spark is within the temple of our own hearts, the temple of which is in the form of a rose. The Path of Return is the Path of Love.


May the Holy Mother bless you,

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides


From παρά ‎(pará, “beside”) + κλητος ‎(klētos, “called, invited [one]”)

(5th BC Attic): IPA: /paráklɛ͜ɛtos/
(1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /parákleːtos/
(4th AD Koine): IPA: /paráklitos/
(10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /paráklitos/
(15th AD Constantinopolitan): IPA: /paɾáklitos/
παράκλητος • ‎(paráklētos) m, f ‎(neuter παράκλητον); second declension

Called to aid, helping
(substantive) legal assistant, advocate
(substantive) One of who speaks on behalf: mediator, intercessor
(substantive) comforter, helperπαράκλητος

Official Clan Jana Spiritual Days

Official Clan Jana Spiritual Days

The Deanic calendar is a lunar/solar circular perpetual calendar.

Lunar months of 28 days each, with 4 Solar Festivals.


Official Calendar of Clan Jana

28 Moura/March 19 (18 in a leap year): The Fast of the Fora: The Great Mother  as the Life and Veiled Origin of Eternity, Dark beyond the light and the Light beyond the Darkness. Day of Fast.

March 20 or March 19 and 20 if a leap year: Hiatus. Day of Fast
Hiatus: Remembering the Holy Daughter as She Descends through the Realms in order to be with us and guide us back to the Union with the Celestial Mother. Females may choose to wear a veil on this day. Men may wear a beret or Dalix beanie style hat with no cuff, if they so desire.

1 Columbina/March 21:
New Year’s Day
Spring Season begins
Feast of the Dove: The Holy Daughter, Diva Jana, as the Holy Soul of the World. She is the Great Dove of the Waters and the Soteria of the World.

Soteria floor mosaic Turkey

SOTERIA (Sôtêria), the personification of safety or recovery was worshipped as a divinity in Greece, and had a Temple and a statue at Patrae, Greece.

Soteria is depicted as a woman wearing a laurel wreath crown, a symbol of victory. The only remaining image of Soteria is a floor mosaic in Turkey.

Meaning of the Holy Title: Jana

Jana is a name which, from the Latin means, the moon. The moon, of course, is the symbol of the Holy Daughter Jana as She is the ‘Gentle Light’. The sun is symbolic of the Supernal Bright Light of the Celestial Mother while the moon represents the Gentle Light of the Earthly Daughter, Jana. Jana and Janya, in Sanskrit, means life.

In Sanskrit, the word Janani means one who gives birth, mother and eternal knowledge. In ancient Rome, Diva Jana or Di Jana, the original form of Dianna, also means Divine Gate.

For Clan Jana, the Holy Daughter is the Divine Gate of Gentle Light through Whom we find our way back to Union in Perfection. In this way, She is considered Soteria (So-tay-ree-a) from the Greek meaning salvation. Soteria is what we would today call the self-actualizing principle, a beneficent force that guides our development, helping us to reach the desired end of  salvation, integration and happiness. (3) (Though soteria is the feminine derivative of soter, it is sometimes applied to Jesus.) And so we are the people or Clan of the Soteria Jana.
For Deanics, the Holy Daughter is not a sacrificial savioress, but rather One Who descends to become the Holy Soul of the World, similar to the pre-Christian Sophia Who guides us in the Way of Love, which, in turn, leads us to divinization, theosis or Perfection in Love.


Our Soteria’s descent from Heaven during the month / season of Moura (dark)

Our Soteria’s descent from Heaven during the month / season of Moura (dark)

I have been thinking about Jana (yah nah) our Soteria’s descent through the seven realms.

Through a Divine Mystery (Stella – aka The Nativity), our Heavenly Mother Mari (mah ri) divided Her Holy Spirit to manifest Jana, a pure, wholly good, perfect Spirit in a rarefied Soul form. Heavenly Mother Mari showing Her children unconditional Love by providing us with a gentler light (Moon), a Princess – a constant guide and inspiration from Heaven here in whichever realm we are manifest in, a Priestess in whichever realm we are manifest in, a Soteria (Greek feminine word for Saviour) in whichever realm we are manifest in.

It is as our Soteria that we contemplate Our Lady (Kyria) during the month and season of Moura (dark). As Princess of Heaven, Our Kyria during Her descent through the realms of manifestation, suffers humiliation, spiritual trials and attacks.

creepy spiral stairway

I think about my own spiritual doubts, confusions, trials, my own humiliating experiences, including teacher organised sexual assaults by a fellow pupil, bullying behaviour towards me in school and the work place, in addition to panic attacks, physical assault and deliberate starvation.


This is all minor and insignificant compared to Jana.
As Princess of Heaven, Jana is pure, wholly good, perfect Spirit in a rarefied Soul form. “This is a somber time of year as it is stated in Sophian mythology that the Descent caused Her suffering as She left the higher, rarefied. Light-filled vibrational realms and descended downwards to a lower, denser, darker frequency.”

“She volunteers to undergo these sufferings in order to be with us, to sustain us and to intimately share in our lives.”

Jana explores every place in every manifest realm, no creation of Dea is un-visited by Her, no soul is lost to Dea. Every malignant, evil intentioned creature is approached by our Soteria and illuminated by the gentle light of Her Divinity. They are left wandering without a permanent home, causing mischief for a short time until the Good of Dea over comes them.

So whatever your real or imagined sufferings or fears are, Our Kyria walks beside us, reminding us that Dea is always listening and is always guiding us back to Our Heavenly Mother.

lantern maiden