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/

 

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The Moons of Brighid 1st Brighid / 23rd January 2017 – 28th Brighid / February 19th 2017

The Moons of Brighid

1st Brighid / 23rd January 2017 –

28th Brighid / February 19th 2017

Brigid by tattereddreams
Brigid by tattereddreams

Brighid:

Jan 27th : Dark Moon. (For the Great Mother).

Feb 1st: (4 days after the Dark Moon): Crescent Moon. (For the Holy Daughter).

Feb 11th: Bright Moon. (For the Celestial Mother).

http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/january/2017/

http://www.calendar-uk.co.uk/lunar-calendar/february/2017/

Sacred Month of Brighid 23rd January – February 19th

Sacred Month of Brighid 23rd January – February 19th

 

St Brigid of Kildare by Joanna Powell Colbert
St Brigid of Kildare by Joanna Powell Colbert

Our predecessors in the Madrian faith named this month Brighde.

“Her name itself is written as Brighid, Brigid, or Bríd in the Irish, and Brìde in the (Scottish) Gaelic, and the other forms like Brìghde, Bhríde, and Brighidh are forms of saying, ‘of Brigid’, as in the Well of Brigid, Tobar Bhríde in Ireland, or Tobar Brìghde in Scotland.”

https://hereternalflame.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/a-gaelic-grammar-primer-to-her-name/

“In its most ancient form, the name was spelt with a final t, Brigit, and was Latinised Brigitta. From an early time, however, and down the ages, it was spelt Brigid; Latin form, Brigida.”
The Irish name ought to be pronounced with a hard <g>; that is, as “Brigg-id,”

However, the complicated matter of orthography is not ended at this point; for in Modern Gaelic—the language as spoken for the past seven centuries—the <g> becomes silent, and the name usually is spelt in Gaelic Brighid… with a pronunciation “Bree-id.” From this it will be seen how Kilbride and St. Bride’s are derived.

Accordingly, in writing English we adhere to Brigid as the correct historic and literary form. Let us pronounce it “Briggid,” although we often hear people nowadays, under the influence of the revived Irish language, saying “Breeid,” which is, as we have shown, fully permissible. In Munster, the pronunciation “Bride” has come into use, and often the name is written Bride, instead of Brigid. Since this development is native and natural, we can make no objection to it”
http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/BRIGID.htm
Pronounced BRIGG-id or BREE-id.
Brighid (from Irish brigh: “strength”; Celtic brig-o “high, mighty” from PIE bhrgh-nt- “high”). Exalted.
It is not “Fiery Arrow.”
I do not know why but she was also considered the Janya of Bridges, Gateways and Places of Passage. (see Jacqueline’s comment below: “She seems very connected to liminal spaces” Definition: “The word liminal comes from the Latin word limen, meaning threshold – any point or place of entering or beginning. A liminal space is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next.’ It is a place of transition, waiting, and not knowing.” A Sacred space. https://inaliminalspace.org/about-us/what-is-a-liminal-space/ )

~~~

She is considered to be a Living Stream Goddess, as Her devotional cult has continued, unto this day, under the guise of St. Bridgit.

My favourite form of Dea.

~
Brigit be Bithmaith

Brigit,
eternally good woman,
bright, golden,
quickening flame.

May she carry us
to the eternal lands.
She, radiant fire
of the sun.

11th century
Irish Liber Hymnorum

~

‘Brigit, excellent woman, sudden flame,
may the bright fiery sun take us to the lasting kingdom.’

Ancient Gaelic prayer – Carmina Gadelica

http://www.celticheritage.co.uk/virtualshrine/brighid.cfm

~

Brigids crosses 1975
Brigid’s crosses photographed in 1975

Her cross is considered to be a Sun Wheel.

According to many sources, she possesses an unusual status as a Sun Goddess.  “Who hangs Her Cloak upon the rays of the Sun and Whose dwelling-place radiates light as if on fire. As a solar deity her attributes are all skills associated with fire, the benefactress of inner healing and vital energy.”[4]
[4]  From « Brighid, Queen of Heaven » – copyright © 2003-2004 Susanna Duffy

Brighid’s Runes in Sweden: The Völva and the Sun
by Kirsten Brunsgaard Clausen

“In 2006, on an excursion to a large bronze-age rock art site near Norrköping in Sweden, we stepped over a rune inscription with six letters, overgrown, unknown. It said: BRAIDO. “A goddess” said the guide. Puzzled, we ran through all the Nordic goddesses who were familiar to us – Freya, Siv, Idun, Urd, but Braido we had never heard of!

The archaeologist Arthur Nordén wrote in 1925: “BRAIDO, meaning The Exalted One, could be some local witch”. He dates the runes to 200-400 CE, saying “this means that they are extremely unique and so ancient that rune writing in Scandinavia cannot be dated earlier”. New examinations of today agree on the dating. The name ending in –O is the ancient feminine, today turned into –a (Swedish) or –e (Danish), Braida/Braide.”
http://www.goddess-pages.co.uk/brighid-s-runes-in-sweden-the-voelva-and-the-sun/

Names of the Goddess
There are many variations, pronunciations, and spellings of Her name, including:
Scotland: Bhrìghde, Brighid, Bride
Ireland: Brigid, Brigit, Brighid, Brìd, Brígh
Manx: Breeshey
Wales: Ffraid
England: Brigantia, Brittania
France: Brigandu

Triple Goddess Briget
Triple Goddess Brigid

ASPECT :  Triple goddess and solar deity, her attributes are :

1 Fire of Inspiration : Poetess, muse, goddess of inspiration, learning, poetry, divinitation, witchcraft, occult knowledge, prophecy

2 Fire of the Forge : Smithcraft, carrying and forging a famous cauldron, blacksmiths, goldsmiths, and housecraft

3 Fire of the Hearth : Healer, medicine, spiritual healing and fertility, midwifery, inner healing and vital energy

Brighde Triple Goddess
Brighde Triple Goddess

The Three-Fold Fire of Brighid

Fire in the forge that
shapes and tempers.

Fire of the hearth that
nourishes and heals.

Fire in the head that
incites and inspires.

Ord Brighideach International – an order of flamekeepers
http://www.ordbrighideach.org/raven/

The Directory of Brigidine Flametending Orders seeks to be a storehouse and database of all Orders dedicated to Brighid, to assist the Brighid-devotee in choosing among the various Orders that best meets her or his needs.
https://flamtendersdirectory.wordpress.com/

http://www.brighid.org.uk/index.html

Information from

http://www.faeryshaman.org/es91/es91art4.htm
Brighid the Great copyright © 2005 by Rhiannan Ratelle

http://www.druidry.org/library/gods-goddesses/brigit
Brigit by Susa Morgan Black

Hestia, Vesta. Ever-living flame of the hearth

From http://foihomepage.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/blessed-2017.html

“Hestia, Vesta. Ever-living flame of the hearth.
Life is eternal, and manifests – by rebirth through the Mothers.
Fires and candles re-lighted from past flame.
Life renewal.”

Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, ‘Juno Covella’ – December 31st entry.
Fellowship of Isis

 

hestia-as-ten-of-cups-in-universal-goddess-tarot-by-maria-caratti-antonella-platano
Hestia as Ten of Cups in Universal Goddess Tarot by Maria Caratti & Antonella Platano
Hestia in Oracle of the Goddess by Anna Franklin & Paul Mason (as Vesta)
Hestia in Oracle of the Goddess by Anna Franklin & Paul Mason (as Vesta)
Hestia in The Goddess Oracle deck by Hrana Janto & Amy Sophia Marashinsky
Hestia in The Goddess Oracle deck by Hrana Janto & Amy Sophia Marashinsky
Hestia in The Goddess Wisdom Cards by Jill Fairchild, Regina Schaare & Sandra M. Stanton (as Vesta)
Hestia in The Goddess Wisdom Cards by Jill Fairchild, Regina Schaare & Sandra M. Stanton (as Vesta)
Hestia in Goddesses of the New Light by Pamela Matthews (as Vesta)
Hestia in Goddesses of the New Light by Pamela Matthews (as Vesta)
Hestia in Ancient Feminine Wisdom by Kay Stevenson & Brian Clark
Hestia in Ancient Feminine Wisdom by Kay Stevenson & Brian Clark
Hestia in Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue (as Vesta)
Hestia in Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue (as Vesta)
Mythic Oracle by Carisa Mellado & Michele-lee Phelan
Mythic Oracle by Carisa Mellado & Michele-lee Phelan
Hestia in The Goddess Oracle Deck by Thalia Took (as Vesta)
Hestia in The Goddess Oracle Deck by Thalia Took (as Vesta)
Illustrations from https://landofgoddesses.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/hestia-vesta/

 

 

Hestia (Vesta)

[I have used a spell checker on this article, Sorella (Sister) Sophia Ruth]

From https://landofgoddesses.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/hestia-vesta/

Hestia (Vesta)

HESTIA (VESTA)

A Hellenic goddess of house, home, hearth and family as well as order and organisation. Hestia is Cronus and Rhea’s eldest daughter and a sister to Demeter, Hera, Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. She has never got married nor had children herself.  There was Hestia’s sacred hearth in every house,  village or town of the ancient Hellenic world and the first offering was always dedicated to this goddess. Her name means hearth, fireside. She was venerated in Rome as Vesta and considered to be one of the top deities of a Roman pantheon.

ABOUT GODDESS

Hestia was highly respected for her immaculate nature. She disapproved bloodshed, did not participate in wars and intrigues, did not gossip nor was spiteful. She valued peace most and apparently was disgusted by the behaviour of Olympic deities because she gave her place in the council of gods to Dyonisos as soon as he came to the mount (there could be no more than twelve deities in the Olympian council). Despite Poseidon and Apollo’s wooing she decided to stay a virgin.

Hestia was particularly respected as a goddess literary closest to people. She resembles an Egyptian goddess Maat in the way that she does not appear in a lot of myths and does not have many temples, she is, however, a base of social order in Hellas and her cult is manifested through rituals. A hearth was situated in the centre of a Hellenic house, giving the inhabitants warmth and shelter when darkness fell, being a place where both sacrifices were offered to gods and food was prepared for people. When a baby was born, it was carried around a hearth and the family was asking the goddess for blessings, the child was then put on a cooled down ash of a heart to introduce it to heaven and earth. A marriage rite in ancient Hellas focused on a hearth too; a bride’s mother was lighting a torch up in the hearth of her house and was carrying it in a procession to newlyweds’ house where a new fire was lit up, from that moment marriage was considered to be concluded. Prayers have always begun with invoking Hestia, women have asked her to protect their children and grandchildren; she was also called upon before setting off a journey to help travelers come back home safely. It was a form of an early divination to observe a smoke from burning altars to see whether gods accepted the offering or not: if the smoke was rising straight to heavens, it was an omen of gods’ grace but if the smoke was circling down among altars, it signified that deities were not supportive.

Her sacred flame was present in every Hellenic settlement, people were watching over it carefully because if fire extinguished, it would signify gods’ disgrace (on a more practical level it was not easy to rekindle it in the times when matches have not been invented yet). The flame was only extinguished to be ritually renewed during the purification ceremonies. When ships were leaving Hellas to start a new colony, there was always a flame from the city they were setting off. This flame burning in a new place was a symbol of unity between the colony and its hometown. Outlaws and those escaping a vengeance or being chased, found a refugee by her altar, no one could hurt them from that moment on because they were protected by the goddess.

Hestia’s cult as Vesta has developed in a special way in Rome where her temple was the only sacral building of a round shape and having a roof to protect the sacred flame against the rain. Similarly to the inhabitants of Hellas, Romans also believed that fire represented their state and it was essential to keep it burning, however according to Georges Dumezil* they have associated Vesta strictly with earth and its burning core hidden under a crust which was sometimes breaking through  e.g during the eruption of a volcano. They also noticed the connection of fire with the nature’s cycles, cultivation and life, especially with the beginning of life**. Also similarly to Hellas, Vesta’s altar was a hearth in atrium; she was likewise associated mainly with women who generally functioned in a family space, not a public one. Interestingly, when it comes to order of Roman prayers Vesta was called upon as the last deity, not the first one as in Hellas.

Vesta’s sacred fire was watched over by six (seven in the end-stage era of Rome) vestal virgins i.e. Vesta’s priestesses. The service at the temple lasted thirty years; Rome’s high priest (pontifex maximus) was choosing girls of preschool age originating from the patrician families who were to move to a three storey building of Atrium Vestae near forum.

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Here is the reconstruction.

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There were twelve younger girls in the house apart from main vestal virgins, they were adepts who were preparing themselves to the service in the goddess’ temple and vowed chastity for thirty years (it liberated them from the custody of their fathers and other men, a vestal virgin was the daughter of a state). The thirty years of service was divided into three decades: for the first ten years they were learning, for the next ten years they watched over the fire and for the last ten years they were teaching young girls. There were not many requirements for a girl to become a vestal virgin, she only had to be healthy and sane, both her parents had to be alive and Roman citizens (at first only patricians, later also plebeians were included). In case of one of vestal virgins’ sudden death, candidates to take her place were presented, the only requirement was woman’s good opinion; she didn’t have to be neither a child nor a virgin, usually young widows or even divorcees were appointed (although divorcees were considered to bring bad luck). Vestal virgins were easily recognised by their apparel, apart from a regular tunic and stola, they were wearing a white woolen fillet called infula, a white woolen veil worn during rituals and sacrifices called suffibulum,  white and red woolen ribbons symbolising Vesta’s fire and the vow of chastity and a long shawl draped over a left shoulder called palla.

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Vestal virgins’ duties included keeping the fire from extinguishing (allowing that happen was punished by flogging), bringing water from a sacred spring, taking care of sacred objects such as palladium***, preparing ritual food and mola salsa, a mixture of salt, flour and wheat, which was later used to sprinkle animal victims. Vestal virgins were so respected that they were often put in charge of executing testaments  (this is what Julius Cesar and Mark Anthony did among others). Any inhabitant of Rome could receive fire to take it to their house and in the times of Empire, Vesta’s hearth was considered to be the emperor’s household fire.

Breaking the vow of chastity was punished by being buried alive in a tomb on Campus Sceleratus (Evil Field) with a supply of food and water for a couple of days only. This way of punishing resulted from the interdiction of spilling blood and burying within the city limits. During one thousand years of Vesta’s fire cult only several of such cases were noted. The one from 114 BC is particularly interesting when as many as three Vestal virgins Aemilia,  Marcia and Licinia were condemned death for ‘multiple adultery’; most probably their processes were fabricated and they became scapegoats. Evidence against them included the Sibylline prophecies and witnesses describing literally orgies taking place in the Vestal house; the process itself was provoked by a thunder striking a traveling girl so superstitious Romans immediately thought of that as of gods’ anger and started to search for a reason***. According to the legend Rhea Silvia, daughter of King Numitor of Alba Longa was also punished this way. Numitor’s brother seized the throne and forced Rhea Silvia to become a Vestal virgin hoping this will prevent her from giving birth to a potential avenger who in turn would deprive him of power. However, Mars the god of war took advantage of Rhea Silvia who gave birth to twins Remus and Romulus. Children were left in a forest to die there, luckily their divine father sent a she-wolf to feed them with her own milk. Shame on him that he show no similar care about their mother and did not save her from the consequences that she had to face because of him; after all such deux ex machina (unexpected turn of events) is often featured in myths of Hellenic gods who seduced mortal women.

This story may be the symbol of how women were treated in Rome, it must be noted that comparing with average female inhabitants Vestal virgins were an exception. They were ‘the daughters of Rome’, so did not belong to their fathers, brothers or sons, they were respected, could act independently, vote, possess and manage property, give oaths because their word was trusted without question. They were free to travel in a carriage preceded by a lictor, they were participating in celebrations and performances with the right to sit in a reserved place of honor and had right to free a condemned prisoner (which they showed by touching him,  also if a person sentenced to death saw a Vestal on his way to an execution place was automatically pardoned). Because of Vestal virgins’ immaculate reputation they were entrusted with particularly valuable state documents such as treaties. Their person was sacrosanct so every attack on a Vestal virgin was considered to be a coup d’etat and punished by death for treason.

The chief Vestal (Virgo Vestalis Maxima or Vestalium Maxima – ‘the greatest, the eldest of Vestals’) was the only woman to be included in the College of Pontiffs gathering all the high priests of native Roman cults. After 30 years of service a former Vestal virgin was obtaining a pension and had the right to leave the temple, get married and give birth to children. A marriage to a former Vestal was considered to be a huge honour and very lucky. Emperor Elagabalus did something more and married a Vestal virgin Aquilia Severa who was an officeholder at the time of her marriage. It was a very logical thing to do from his point of view as a follower of Eastern religions (vide post about Ishtar and the institution of sacred marriage between a king and a high priestess), however the Romans considered it to be a sacrilege.

The flame in the temple was renewed every year on March 1st and the goddess’ festival called Vestalia was celebrated between 7th and 15th of June. The temple was the place where no one except of Vestal virgins had access to but on the first day of festival mothers were allowed to enter it to bring the offering of food.

Vesta’s flame had been burning in Rome for about nine centuries until it was extinguished in 391/394  of our era when Emperor Theodosius forbade any other religions than Christianity. According to contemporary recordings Serena, a Christian and Emperor’s adopted daughter, entered Vesta’s temple, took a necklace off the statue of Rhea Silvia and put it on. An old woman, Coelia Concordia, the last Virgo Vestalis Maxima, got indignant seeing such an act of sacrilege and prophesied a punishment to her. Indeed, Serena had later the dreams about her own death (and she died executed during the siege of Rome in 409, accused of conspiring with the enemy and high treason). An old Vestal was not the only one who got outraged at what Theodosius was doing; plenty of Romans was saying aloud that the sack of Rome in 410 by the Visigoths led by King Alaric and the following fall of an actual power of Roman Empire was a punishment for a Christian annihilation of cults celebrating deities who were protecting the Eternal City for almost one thousand years.

IMAGES, SYMBOLS AND ANIMALS

Some  sculptures of Hestia remained presenting her as a majestic woman wearing simple clothes and a veil and holding a stick or a staff in a hand. She was, however, mainly represented by a hearth and a burning flame itself.

Hestia

Notes:

*Georges Dumezil, a French philologist exploring the roots of proto-Indo – European, presents numerous similarities between the Vedic (Agni), Persian and Hestia/Vesta cult of fire. The cult of fire and purity remained to this very day in the Zoroaster rites. Similarities with Celtic goddess Brigid are obvious, too.

** Esoteric tradition recognises Fire as the beginning, the first element followed by Water, Air and Earth. First four figures of Major Arcana in Tarot correspond to this division: The Mage, The High Priestess, The Empress and The Emperor as well as the traditional order of Minor Arcana: Wands (Fire), Chalices (Water), Swords (Air) and Coins (Earth).

***It also included protecting sacred objects such as palladion, a wooden statue of Pallas Athena which as the legend says was saved by Aeneas from burning Troy. Palladium was the symbol of city and its civilisation.

**** Additionally these are recordings of stories which seem very similar to Middle – Age legends. One of them tells the story of a Vestal virgin Tuccia who brought the water from the Tiber to the temple of Vesta in a sieve to prove her innocence (told by Pliny the Elder). Another legend speaks about a Vestal virgin Aemilia who let the sacred flame extinguish by accident and asked Vesta to protect her against the punishment. She rekindled the flame miraculously by throwing a piece of garment on the coals of the hearth (it brings the resemblance with Brigid and clooties).

Based on Mity Greków i Rzymian by Wanda Markowska, Dictionnaire de la mythologie grecque et romaine by Pierre Grimal, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Wikipedia and http://books.google.pl/books?id=cRS3E3u3HuAC&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&dq=114+b.c.+vestal+virgins&source=bl&ots=KmguiRMVfX&sig=i6sp2-vfotMzp9TBhRX_reS2n7g&hl=en&sa=X&ei=1nu3T6SZCdDHtAbez7nzBw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=114%20b.c.%20vestal%20virgins&f=false , http://www.roman-colosseum.info/roman-clothing/vestal-virgins-clothing.htm .

Hearth Blessing Day

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12 Hestia/Jan. 6

Hearth Blessing Day

aaeaaqaaaaaaaasraaaajdgzyze0m2filtk2n2mtndmwny04zgvmltm0otbmogrjzgeyzgToday (12 Hestia/Jan. 6) is Hearth Blessing in the Janite Tradition. This is the day, (or over the weekend is fine), when we bless our hestias (sacred homes) for the coming year. For those who missed it, here is a truly informative article on Hestia by Sorella Sophia Ruth: https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/

Where the sacred month of Hestia focuses on the hearth, both literally and symbolically, it is a proper time of year for the home blessing.

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When we bless our homes, we are formally consecrating and dedicating them to Dea. We are placing our homes beneath Her Mighty Mantle of Protection and under the watchful care of the Janati. This is why we call our homes, hestias, because for Janite Deanists, an hestia is a sacred home, one which has been blessed, consecrated and dedicated to Dea.

There are two versions of this blessing, the Blessing Rite and the longer, Consecration Rite.

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For the both rites, begin by making holy water if you do not already have some on hand. It’s best to use a natural, flowing water. Sources for such water are rivers, lakes, brooks and underground springs. I keep extra on hand in a large mason jar. You also need sea salt or kosher salt.

Pour some salt in your left hand. With your right hand, fold the pinky and ring fingers down while crossing the thumb over them. Your fore and middle fingers remain upright (this is the Blessing Hand). Trace the Fora over the salt and say: May this salt be blessed, in the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother.  Iot ‘E Voh. Then, with your right hand, take three pinches of salt and pour them into the bowl of water. Pour any remaining salt along the inside of your threshold as a blessing and protection of the home.

With wand or finger, stir the water three times clockwise. Form Blessing Hand and trace the Fora over the water while saying: May this water be blessed in the Name of the Mother, (trace Fora a second time), and of the Daughter, (trace Fora a third time) and of the Great Mother. Iot ‘E Voh.

Hestia Blessing

Take a small evergreen branch that you found on the ground and dip in holy water as needed. Bless each room of your house, beginning with the East wall. Sprinkle (asperge) the holy water towards each wall, each window, each doorway and each corner of the room, clockwise, while chanting, ‘this hestia is blessed in the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Iot ‘E Voh.

Continue with each room in the house, the cellar and towards the attic. You may also stand in your yard and bless in the four cardinal directions, if you wish.

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This is a very thorough blessing in and of itself. It reminds me of how the Russian Orthodox priest would come and bless our homes in January.  The altar boys would carry smoking incense as they followed the priest. The priest would blessing each room with holy water, towards each wall, in each cardinal direction. He would even bless the cellar!

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Hestia Consecration Rite

As I do with many holy items, I like to bless, consecrate and anoint my home. So, for the Consecration Rite, I will repeat the above, but instead of blessing with with water, I bless with incense. I will use the incense to trace the Fora in each direction while chanting, May this hestia be consecrated in the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Iot ‘E Voh.

The incense can be resin, which is burned on charcoal in a bowl full of sand or in an incense burner, or, it can be a stick incense of good quality.

Finally, I anoint the top of each outside door by dipping my finger in holy oil and tracing the Fora on the outside of the house (either just above the door or near the top of the door) and I say, May this hestia be anointed in the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and of the Great Mother. Iot ‘E Voh.

You should also bless your house whenever you move into a new home.

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Hearth Blessing is a day of rest by the hearth-fire with family and friends, or within the warmth of your hestias, if possible. Warm, nourishing winter foods and beverages, especially those native to your area, make a nice Hearth Blessing feast.

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May Our Lady bless you,

Blessed is She.

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ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

Relevant Articles:

Sacred Month of Hestia 26th December – January 22nd
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/sacred-month-of-hestia-26th-december-january-22nd/

The Spiritual Significance of Head-wear through the Ages by Sorella Shoshana
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/the-spiritual-significance-of-head-wear-through-the-ages-by-sorella-shoshana/

The Goddess Hestia as The Keeper of the Flame
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/the-goddess-hestia-as-the-keeper-of-the-flame/

The Spiritual Significance of Head-wear through the Ages by Sorella Shoshana

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Sorella Shoshana, representative of the Iremian Order of the Janite Order of Priestesses (JOP), is an expert on historical fashion. Here, she shares with us the spiritual significance of historical head-wear. Thank you, Shoshana for this insightful article.

The Spiritual Significance of Head-wear through the Ages by Sorella Shoshana

I enjoy researching and recreating period costume to wear. I either wear these for specific events or just wear them out for fun. I live in Las Vegas. So, its not so weird to go out to a touristy part of town in an unusual outfit. I am currently researching medieval and renaissance era fashions for upcoming garment construction. I wanted to share here some interesting things I’ve noticed about head wear.
Lets begin with the earliest, medieval.There are many interesting head wear styles in medieval fashion that I’ve noticed. I will be discussing three of them, starting with the cone shaped one seen below. Its the single style we tend to think of when we think of head wear for this period and it is most often associated with princesses (the Daughter side of Dea?).

Steeple Hennin
Steeple Hennin

These were called hennin and some sources say they were inspired by church steeples. Imagine having a steeple coming from your head! There is a lot of imagery in this symbolic shape.

First, is the more obvious, the church steeple. The church steeple is represented as a cone shape that comes to a point at the top. This can have similar symbolism as the better known symbolism of the pyramid where Dea is the center top and most people are at the bottom. It represents a hierarchy of importance. Upon one’s head, it can be a reminder of where one’s thoughts should be…..above.

The next one is similar to the one above. But, it has the top cut off. This one has been said to look like a chimney. Chimneys were beginning to be a big deal towards the end of the medieval period. Before that, there were open fire pits in the grand rooms of most homes causing a smokey atmosphere. The chimney, though flawed by design in the beginning, causing fire to homes that were nowhere near to being fire resistant, helped relieve the smokiness.

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There is some beautiful symbolism relating to the chimney. What a beautiful thing it must be to have that symbolism upon one’s head.  I was joking with my husband recently and called him “my chimney”. It was then that I realized how beautifully symbolic a chimney can be. I called him my chimney because he is tall, lean, and has smoke up top (gray hair). But, also, he protects me with warmth and carries all the bad stuff (billowing smoke) away from me. In the past, chimneys were part of the stove that cooked food and boiled water to keep us warm. There’s also the symbolism of the hearth fire, which is represented by our hearts in this imagery.  You can read more about beautiful symbolism of the hearth here:  https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/sacred-month-of-hestia-26th-december-january-22nd/
The final medieval head piece I will be examining before moving on into the renaissance period is the butterfly head piece.

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The only symbolism there is for such a beautiful piece of head wear is the obvious, the butterfly. Butterflies represent change, beauty emerging from the ugly, new beginnings, etc. Again, beautiful symbolism to have upon one’s head.

[Sorella Sophia Ruth comments: The head wear that I found instead of the butterfly is the heartshaped hennin

Heartshaped Hennin Symbolising Dea's Unconditional Love for All
Heartshaped Hennin Symbolising Dea’s Unconditional Love for All
Instructions for making one: https://doxiequeen1.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/making-a-medieval-escoffin-heart-shaped-headpiece/ ]

And finally, I wanted to talk about the similarities I noticed in a certain piece of renaissance era head wear and renaissance era art. Art during this period was religious in nature. In fact, religion was important for both these eras. So, it would come to no surprise that there is relevant symbolism in some of the fashionable items from these periods.

I want to talk about the French hood.

French Hood symbolises a Divine Sun Halo
French Hood symbolises a Divine Sun Halo

During the medieval and renaissance eras, the Mother Mary, as we know, was often depicted in religious art with a halo around her head. The French hood fashion as always looked very similar to me.

Haloed Divine Mother and Holy Child
Haloed Divine Mother and Holy Child

Well, that’s it for now. I hope this has been an insightful journey through some of the medieval and Renaissance fashions. I hope you’ll have a wonderful 2017.

mydevotionstodea
January 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm

Sorella Shoshana, many thanks for your insights. There was a time when everything in the manifest world was religious, a signpost to Dea. Smiles, I was heart warmed by your description of your husband. May you share many blessings together, by the grace of Dea. Unfortunately 2 of the illustrations are missing. But due to this I went researching and discovered:
Heartshaped Hennin Symbolising Dea’s Unconditional Love for All
Instructions for making one: https://doxiequeen1.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/making-a-medieval-escoffin-heart-shaped-headpiece/

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Shoshana
January 6, 2017 at 8:10 pm

Angela Clayton is a wonderful young teenaged costumer. I am very familiar with her work. Here, she is showing us how to make the butterfly head dresses I spoke of. They are also sometimes compared to ram’s horns. I do believe the medieval period was the start to an era where spiritual symbolism still existed in obvious ways all over. But, this is when people started to become less and less aware of it. As we know, the spiritual significance of clothing has been lost and this occurred rapidly during the second half of the 20th century.

Once I finish my Renaissance era costume I am making, I was planning to move on into making a medieval one. They share similar under garments, construction techniques, and layers. (I have my own views about the symbolism of historical layers….3, 5, and 7 seem to have been favored for centuries and I follow this with the 1950s styles I wear and my own layering.) I wasn’t sure which style of medieval head wear I would make. But, thanks to your description of this hennin, I believe I have made my decision.

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mydevotionstodea
January 6, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Sorella Shoshana, Dea be praised for leading you into a head wear decision. I do hope that you will share your “symbolism of historical layers….3, 5, and 7 seem to have been favored for centuries”. Dea has gifted you as a craftswoman. I am not. Thank you once again.

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Update

Pursuant to Sorella Shoshana’s article on the religious significance of historical head-wear is this stunning headpiece that she designed and hand-sewed.

Heartshaped Hennin hand crafted by Sorella Shoshana
Heartshaped Hennin hand crafted by Sorella Shoshana

Sorella Shoshana is a very talented seamstress and educator of historical fashion. She has since designed a dress to go with the hat. We look forward to seeing the end result!
https://deanic.com/2017/01/12/bits-and-pieces-7/

Relevant Articles:

Sacred Month of Hestia 26th December – January 22nd
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/sacred-month-of-hestia-26th-december-january-22nd/

The Goddess Hestia as The Keeper of the Flame
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/the-goddess-hestia-as-the-keeper-of-the-flame/

Hearth Blessing Day
https://mydevotionstodea.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/hearth-blessing/

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/