The LLC Rosary of Five Mysteries/Five Solar Seasons by ArchMatrona Georgia

From https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/rosary-ostara-cycle/

 

Dawn over St Oswalds

Season of mist: Dawn breaks over the 14th century St Oswald’s Parish Church in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, as the rising sun heralds the beginning of March. Its 212 ft spire was referred to by George Eliot as the ‘finest single spire in England’. My mothers family came from this county. Sorella Sophia of the Janite Tradition.

The Ostara Cycle

The SIGNET (any image of the Divine Feminine)

O’ Light

O, First Light of Dawn

O, Mid-Day Light of High Noon

O, Last Twilight of Sunset

O, Midnight Star of Wonder

O, Shining Darkness before the Dawn

We thank The for Thine Eternal Light

The 1st LARGE BEAD

The Silver Star

Silver Star of the Waters

that have laughed all the world into being,

Beyond all knowing is the splendor of your light.

Enfold my spirit in Your mighty hand

that the pure stream of Your force may flow within me

in fhis world, and in all the worlds to come.

The Triad-Three Small Beads

The Triple Eternity Prayer*

Bead 01

Eternal is the Light of Dea Madria

Bead 02

Eternal is the Love of Dea Matria

Bead 03

Eternal is the Life of Dea Matrona

And Glorious is the Eternity of Dea

The 2nd LARGE BEAD

The Silver Star

Silver Star of the Waters

that have laughed all the world into being,

Beyond all knowing is the splendor of your light.

Enfold my spirit in Your mighty hand

that the pure stream of Your force may flow within me

in fhis world, and in all the worlds to come.

The MEDAL (Centerpiece)

Oh Dea

Oh Dea, Dove of Peace

Oh Dea, Rose of Joy

Oh Dea, Apple of Faith

Oh Dea, Star of Hope

Oh Dea, Fora of Love

We thank You, we bless You and we adore You.

The 1st Decade-Ten Small Beads

The Spring Mysteries

High & Mighty, Easter-Dove, May-Flower

Bead 01

Oh Kyria Tethys, Holy Grace, Fountain of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us

Bead 02

Oh Kyria Tethys, Holy Grace, Fountain of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us

Bead 03

Oh Kyria Tethys, Holy Grace, Fountain of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us

Bead 04

Oh Kyria Tethys, Holy Grace, Fountain of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us

Bead 05

Oh Kyria Tethys, Holy Grace, Fountain of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us

Bead 06

Oh Kyria Tethys, Holy Grace, Fountain of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us

Bead 07

Oh Kyria Tethys, Holy Grace, Fountain of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us

Bead 08

Oh Kyria Tethys, Holy Grace, Fountain of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us

Bead 09

Oh Kyria Tethys, Holy Grace, Fountain of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us

Bead 10

Oh Kyria Tethys, Holy Grace, Guardian of the East and Water, be with us

The 3rd LARGE BEAD

The Silver Star

Silver Star of the Waters

that have laughed all the world into being,

Beyond all knowing is the splendor of your light.

Enfold my spirit in Your mighty hand

that the pure stream of Your force may flow within me

in fhis world, and in all the worlds to come.

The 2nd Decade -Ten Small Beads

The Summer Mysteries

Merry Weather, Fire Rose, Bountiful Mother

Bead 01

Oh Kyria Nike, Holy Victory, Flame of Courage, Bravery, and Strength, be with us

Bead 02

Oh Kyria Nike, Holy Victory, Flame of Courage, Bravery, and Strength, be with us

Bead 03

Oh Kyria Nike, Holy Victory, Flame of Courage, Bravery, and Strength, be with us

Bead 04

Oh Kyria Nike, Holy Victory, Flame of Courage, Bravery, and Strength, be with us

Bead 05

Oh Kyria Nike, Holy Victory, Flame of Courage, Bravery, and Strength, be with us

Bead 06

Oh Kyria Nike, Holy Victory, Flame of Courage, Bravery, and Strength, be with us

Bead 07

Oh Kyria Nike, Holy Victory, Flame of Courage, Bravery, and Strength, be with us

Bead 08

Oh Kyria Nike, Holy Victory, Flame of Courage, Bravery, and Strength, be with us

Bead 09

Oh Kyria Nike, Holy Victory, Flame of Courage, Bravery, and Strength, be with us

Bead 10

Oh Kyria Nike, Holy Victory, Guardian of the South and Fire, be with us

The 4th LARGE BEAD

The Silver Star

Silver Star of the Waters

that have laughed all the world into being,

Beyond all knowing is the splendor of your light.

Enfold my spirit in Your mighty hand

that the pure stream of Your force may flow within me

in fhis world, and in all the worlds to come.

The 3rd Decade-Ten Small Beads)

The Autumn Mysteries:

Thread Spinner, Harvest Apple, Blue Skies

Bead 01

Oh Kyria Themis, Holy Justice, Foundation of Law, Order, and Harmony, be with us

Bead 02

Oh Kyria Themis, Holy Justice, Foundation of Law, Order, and Harmony, be with us

Bead 03

Oh Kyria Themis, Holy Justice, Foundation of Law, Order, and Harmony, be with us

Bead 04

Oh Kyria Themis, Holy Justice, Foundation of Law, Order, and Harmony, be with us

Bead 05

Oh Kyria Themis, Holy Justice e, Foundation of Law, Order, and Harmony, be with us

Bead 06

Oh Kyria Themis, Holy Justice, Foundation of Law, Order, and Harmony, be with us

Bead 07

Oh Kyria Themis, Holy Justice, Foundation of Law, Order, and Harmony, be with us

Bead 08

Oh Kyria Themis, Holy Justice, Foundation of Law, Order, and Harmony, be with us

Bead 09

Oh Kyria Themis, Holy Justice, Foundation of Law, Order, and Harmony, be with us

Bead 10

Oh Kyria Themis, Holy Justice, Guardian of the West and Earth, be with us

The 5th LARGE BEAD

The Silver Star

Silver Star of the Waters

that have laughed all the world into being,

Beyond all knowing is the splendor of your light.

Enfold my spirit in Your mighty hand

that the pure stream of Your force may flow within me

in fhis world, and in all the worlds to come.

The 4th Decade-Ten Small Beads

The Winter Mysteries

River Journey, Guiding Star, Hearth & Home

Bead 01

Oh Kyria Metis, Holy Wisdom, Messenger of Intelligence, Intuition, and Creativity, be with us

Bead 02

Oh Kyria Metis, Holy Wisdom, Messenger of Intelligence, Intuition, and Creativity, be with us

Bead 03

Oh Kyria Metis, Holy Wisdom, Messenger of Intelligence, Intuition, and Creativity, be with us

Bead 04

Oh Kyria Metis, Holy Wisdom, Messenger of Intelligence, Intuition, and Creativity, be with us

Bead 05

Oh Kyria Metis, Holy Wisdom, Messenger of Intelligence, Intuition, and Creativity, be with us

Bead 06

Oh Kyria Metis, Holy Wisdom, Messenger of Intelligence, Intuition, and Creativity, be with us

Bead 07

Oh Kyria Metis, Holy Wisdom, Messenger of Intelligence, Intuition, and Creativity, be with us

Bead 08

Oh Kyria Metis, Holy Wisdom, Messenger of Intelligence, Intuition, and Creativity, be with us

Bead 09

Oh Kyria Metis,, Holy Wisdom, Messenger of Intelligence, Intuition, and Creativity, be with us

Bead 10

Oh Kyria Metis,, Holy Wisdom, Guardian of the North and Air, be with us

The 6th LARGE BEAD

The Silver Star

Silver Star of the Waters

that have laughed all the world into being,

Beyond all knowing is the splendor of your light.

Enfold my spirit in Your mighty hand

that the pure stream of Your force may flow within me

in fhis world, and in all the worlds to come.

The 5th Decade-Ten Small Beads

The Quintessence Mysteries

Great Song

Bead 01

Oh Kyria Thea, Holy Vision, Lamp of Illumination, Generosity, and Benevolence, be with us

Bead 02

Oh Kyria Thea, Holy Vision, Lamp of Illumination, Generosity, and Benevolence, be with us

Bead 03

Oh Kyria Thea, Holy Vision, Lamp of Illumination, Generosity, and Benevolence, be with us

Bead 04

Oh Kyria Phoebe, Holy Clarity, Brightness of Reflection, Reason, and Understanding, be with us

Bead 05

Oh Kyria Phoebe, Holy Clarity, Brightness of Reflection, Reason, and Understanding, be with us

Bead 06

Oh Kyria Phoebe, Holy Clarity, Brightness of Reflection, Reason, and Understanding, be with us

Bead 07

Oh Kyria Rhea, Holy Patience, Reservoir of Steadfastness, Discipline, and Self-restraint, be with us

Bead 08

Oh Kyria Rhea, Holy Patience, Reservoir of Steadfastness, Discipline, and Self-restraint, be with us

Bead 09

Oh Kyria Rhea, Holy Patience, Reservoir of Steadfastness, Discipline, and Self-restraint, be with us

Bead 10

Oh Kyria Thea, Holy Vision, Kyria Phoebe, Holy Clarity, Kyria Rhea, Holy Patience, Guardians of the Center and Spirit, be with us

The MEDAL (Centerpiece)

Oh Dea

Oh Dea, Dove of Peace

Oh Dea, Rose of Joy

Oh Dea, Apple of Faith

Oh Dea, Star of Hope

Oh Dea, Fora of Love

We thank You, we bless You and we adore You.

The 2nd LARGE BEAD

The Silver Star

Silver Star of the Waters

that have laughed all the world into being,

Beyond all knowing is the splendor of your light.

Enfold my spirit in Your mighty hand

that the pure stream of Your force may flow within me

in fhis world, and in all the worlds to come.

The Triad-Three Small Beads

The Triple O’ Dea

Bead 01

Eternal is the Light of Dea Madria

Bead 02

Eternal is the Love Dea Matria

Bead 03

Eternal is the Life of Dea Matrona

And Glorious is the Eternity of Dea

The 1st LARGE BEAD

The Silver Star

Silver Star of the Waters

that have laughed all the world into being,

Beyond all knowing is the splendor of your light.

Enfold my spirit in Your mighty hand

that the pure stream of Your force may flow within me

in fhis world, and in all the worlds to come.

The SIGNET (any image of the Divine Feminine)

O’ Light

O, First Light of Dawn

O, Mid-Day Light of High Noon

O, Last Twilight of Sunset

O, Midnight Star of Wonder

O, Shining Darkness before the Dawn

We thank The for Thine Eternal Light

 

Kind regards,
ArchMatrona Georgia Rosenhearth Bonnie-Fire

About the Lucienne Deanic Tradition (an independent Deanic Tradition):

https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/ click on About

and https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/the-lucienne-deanic-tradition/

 

Prayer to Madria Vicka

Reblogged from

https://deanic.com/prayers-and-rites/prayer-to-lady-dione/

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

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Prayer to Madria Vicka

O, Madria Vicka,
Guardian of Fire and admirable Defender of the Clans,
deliver us from all negativity, we pray.
O, Holy Protectress,
guide us away from the deceptions of those who would do us harm.
O, courageous and mighty arm of Dea, vanquish all evil;
protect our planet and all of her inhabitants.
May we live in peace; may we honor all the living
and may we serve Dea
in all unity, in all worlds and for all time.
Blessed is She.

The Madrian Rosary of Five Mysteries/Five Solar Seasons

The Madrian Rosary of Five Mysteries/Five Solar Seasons

The Madrian Priestess, Madria Olga Lotar, wrote extensively about the importance of praying the rosary. We are fortunate to have her writings on the rosary which were given to ArchMatrona Georgia E. B. Cobb of the Lady of Light Chantry.

Madria Olga indicated that the rosary had more than human origins, a viewpoint that is shared by Traditional Catholics. It is further stated that the Madrian Sisters, when in contemplation, had been directed to attribute each decade to one of the points of the Great Pentacle of the year (the Wheel of the Year) and to the corresponding seasonal and elemental Mysteries, all sorts of things suddenly began to fall into place one after another. Even with meditations on more or less arbitrary sets of events (such as those used in the Christian system), the Rosary has always possessed great power. But, when it is brought together with the five-seasoned Madrian year and its structure of Mysteries, it is as if the correct key had been found for a complicated lock. Dozens of tumblers click smoothly into place and the great oak door of the high-walled rose-garden swings open on its mighty hinges.

One sister wrote, ‘The amazing thing was that the system was so complete, so simple, so perfect. It wasn’t just that a sudden inspiration had unblocked a subconscious train of thought…. ages later we and others were still discovering how neatly and logically the parts of the system fitted together and new things fitted into it–things we had never even thought of . Nothing is forced or contrived, nothing is even accidental; the system is absolute because it is Divine. (1)

Madria Olga later states that: For the Rosary is a system of prayer and meditation, but it is also something more than that. It is a method put into our hands by Our Lady, Herself, by which we may attune our relativity feeble powers of prayer and meditation to certain cosmic laws which are beyond the power of human understanding.

As it says in the (Madrian) Catechism, ‘each Rosary is not only a thing said and done, but a thing created.’ The making (praying) of the Rosary is regarded as a special gift from the soul to its Creatrix and those who make (pray) the Rosary regularly bring themselves especially close to Her heart.” (1)

(1) All quotes are from Madria Olga Lotar in her paper, An Introduction to the Rosary.
https://web.archive.org/web/20140718091318/http://kyrianblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/rosary-day/

The Rosary is usually a looped string of beads (though it may also be a cord containing knots).

Illustration of a Madrian Rosary
Illustration of a Madrian Rosary

Arranged:

5 groups of 10 decade beads/knots
5 single beads/knots separating them

The closed loop represents both the walled rose-garden and eternity.

Begin by composing yourself in quietness, then make the Pentacle upon yourself and say the Rosary Prayer before starting.

Rosary Prayer

Beloved Kyria,
Who have suffered in a way I cannot understand
that You might come to me,
I offer You my hand;
lead my soul into the garden of the Rosary,
that she may rest among the mystic roses of Your love.

On the single bead

Prayer of Eternity

Eternal is the Light of the Mother,
Eternal is the Love of the Daughter,
Eternal is their completion
in the wholeness of the Absolute;
And glorious is Eternity.

On each bead of the decades

Silver Star of the Waters

Silver Star of the Waters,
Who have laughed all the world into being,
Beyond all knowing
is the splendour of Your Light.
Enfold my spirit in Your mighty hand
that the pure stream of Your force
may flow within me,
in this world
and in all the worlds to come.

Each decade represents one of the 5 Great Mysteries.
Beginning at Earth and Autumn, we move sunwise, meditating on the Mysteries of each as we pray:

Earth; Autumn; the Golden Apple; the Mystery of Divine Life, Ground of all being.
Air; Winter; the Star; the Mystery of the Nativity.
Spirit; Moura; the Fora; the Mystery of the death of Our Lady.
Water; Spring; the Dove; the Mystery of the resurrection of Our Lady.
Fire; Summer; the Rose; the Mystery of the Rose of the World; complete personal assumption in the Mother.

Although a child can say the Rosary, a lifetime cannot exhaust its depth.
The Rosary is a powerful generator of spiritual energy as well as a purifying force.
Each completed Rosary not only confers great spiritual benefit on the individual, but is a real force for good in the world.
Regarded as a personal sacrifice, the Rosary is a small but beautiful gift to our Lady.

Isis Demeter

Isis Demeter

Using the comparative methodology known as interpretatio graeca, the Greek historian Herodotus (5th century BCE) described Isis by comparison with the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mysteries at Eleusis offered initiates guidance in the afterlife and a vision of rebirth. Herodotus says that Isis was the only goddess worshiped by all Egyptians alike. ( Herodotus, Histories. 2.42 and 156. )
After the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great and the Hellenization of the Egyptian culture initiated by Ptolemy I Soter, Isis became known as Queen of Heaven. ( R.E Witt, Isis in the Ancient World, 1997, ISBN 0-8018-5642-6 ) Other Mediterranean goddesses, such as Demeter, Astarte, and Aphrodite, became identified with Isis, as did the Arabian goddess Al-‘Uzzá through a similarity of name, since etymology was thought to reveal the essential or primordial nature of the thing named. This is particularly characteristic of Stoic philosophy. ( See in general Davide Del Bello, Forgotten Paths: Etymology
and the Allegorical Mindset (Catholic University of America Press, 2007). )

An alabaster statue of Isis from the 3rd century BCE, found in Ohrid, in the Republic of Macedonia

An alabaster statue of Isis from the 3rd century BCE, found in Ohrid, in the Republic of Macedonia, is depicted on the obverse of the Macedonian 10 Macedonian denar banknote, issued in 1996. “Banknotes in circulation: 10 Denars”. National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia. Retrieved 20 November 2013.

http://www.upcscavenger.com/wiki/Isis/#page=wiki

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Roman statue of Isis 1st half 2nd CE Naples, Italy

Roman statue of Isis, black and white marble, first half of the second century CE, found in Naples, Italy. Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. The Romanization of the Egyptian Isis is complete with her vesture and iconography. Photo by Gryffindor/Wikimedia Commons.

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Diodorus of Sicily (first century BCE) was of the opinion that two of the known world’s most ancient deities would also be the most long-lived—Isis, the moon, and Osiris, the sun. To the newly-forming Roman society, sense had to be made of Egypt’s plethora of deities. As per Diodorus, the Greeks would often appropriate the most famous gods and heroes of Egypt.
As was seen a few centuries earlier under Ptolemy I, Isis and Osiris were decreed to be on the top of the hierarchy. Isis was identified with Hera, Selene, Demeter, Artemis, and other major Greek deities. Both Diodorus and Herodotus preserve claims of the Eleusinian and Demeter mysteries as originating from those of Isis. Diodorus even confidently states that the priestly families of Eleusis at Eumolpidae are Egyptian because they are the only Greeks who “swear by Isis.” When Greece came under Roman dominion, the amalgamated Greek Isis would again merge, this time with Roman counterparts.

An Isis Timeline
Katherine Schaefers, M.A.
https://92d8dda75447112de0c1-0e939f13a06bd1dbeb5309286eaa14e5.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/01_schaefers.pdf

(This scholar, makes the mistake of equating a Goddess with the moon, when she was/is a Goddess of the Cosmos).

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Comparing Initiation Rites: Isis and Demeter
http://www.gaiaonline.com/guilds/viewtopic.php?t=13419091

Ceres statue in Swaffham Norfolk

Ceres statue in Swaffham Norfolk

Ceres, The Roman Goddess Of The Harvest in Norfolk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alma Mater Bountiful Mother Grain Harvest

Alma Mater Bountiful Mother Grain Harvest

With thanks to ArchMatrona Georgia for inspiring this post.

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

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

Corn Dolly’s Origins.

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

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

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

Harvest Traditions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Making a Corn Dolly.

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

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

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

Plaiting and braiding

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

Ribbons

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

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

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

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Thealogy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ops1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Our Lady of Beauraing, called Virgin Heart of Gold

Our Lady of Beauraing, called Virgin Heart of Gold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These pages are becoming my virtual shrines.

Illustrations – click to enlarge

Icons

Statue of Our Lady of Beauraing stained glass

Stained Glass

Prayer Cards

Domestic Statues

Brooch

Prayer to Lady Vicka

Prayer to Lady Vicka

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Nike by jlneveloff

O, Lady Vicka, Guardian of Fire and admirable Defender of Ekklesia, deliver us from all negativity, we pray.
O, holy Protectress, guide us away from the deceptions of the those who would do us harm.
O, courageous and mighty arm of Dea, vanquish all evil, protect our planet and all of her inhabitants.
May we live in peace, may we honor all the living and may we serve Dia in all unity, in all worlds and for all time. Blessed is She.

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