Children of God – Dea by Susan Fitch
We are all Dea’s children…
none of us come from any One
(God replaced by Dea, place replaced by one, adapted from James Nash)
Deanic Forum set up by Glenn King
(Greater Deanic Faith)
Deanic Conversations run by Glenn King
(Greater Deanic Faith)
Summer 2016 Archived.
Janite Tradition of the Deanic Faith (formally Clan Jana)
To whom I am aligned.
Is OPEN TO ALL regardless of culture, religion, gender. Janite written teachings, prayers and rituals such as the Sun Wheel and calendar etc (Janite Tradition) are on public blogs.
It is the Janite Order (of Priestesses / J.O.P.) that is restricted to female devotees over the age of 18 ONLY. For the explanation why https://deanic.com/2016/12/13/bits-and-pieces-4/
Janite Order of Priestesses, (J.O.P.) Deanic Women, priestly, consisting of the spiritual heads of the Order.
Janites have three levels of clergy:
1) Madrina, which means god or guardian mother, for the office of deaconess [handmaid]. This office is symbolic of the Holy Daughter. (Ordained aged 18 or over, after at least 1 year in the Janite Deanic Faith).
2) Madria, which means mother, for the office of priestess, symbolic of the Celestial Mother. (Ordained aged 21 or over).
And, 3) ArchMadria, for the office of high priestess or bishop, symbolic of the Great Mother. (Ordained aged 30 or over).
The Definitions of the Three Orders of Janite Priestesses:
The Priestesses of the Agora. Agora is Greek for the gathering places of old. It meant assembly place or open space. It comes from the root word meaning to assemble or to gather together. It was also a place where philosophers, like Socrates might teach. An Agoran priestess is a public priestess. She will serve public liturgy and public worship in a temple or elsewhere and actively serve her Faith community.
Madrian Lieren Malka once told me: as a priestess, you are the Hands and Face of Dea in the world.
The Agoran priestesses are the Hands and Face of the Holy Daughter, Kore (Kor-a), in this world, because just as the Holy Daughter leaves the Pleroma (1) to come into this world in order to save Her children, the Agoran Priestesses leave their hestias to go out into the world in order to serve Her children. (The Holy Daughter is also Our Mother.)
Priestesses of the Hestia. In Deanic Tradition, hestias, named after Hestia, the Greek goddess of the Hearth, are our sacred homes. They are homes which have been blessed and consecrated in the Name of Dea and within which the Deanic Faith is practiced by at least one member. An Hestian priestess is a private priestess, she serves liturgy and worship in her hestia, her home. She may or may not serve the Faith Community in other ways, as well.
The Hestian priestesses are the Hands and Face of the Celestial Mother, Mari, in this world, because just as the Holy Mother remains in the Pleroma, the Hestian priestess remains (spiritually speaking) in her hestia. Just as the Holy Mother turns Her Face towards and reaches out to all who call upon Her, so does the Hestian priestess help those who call upon her and those in need. She may or may not serve the Faith Community in other ways, as well.
Priestesses of Iremia. Iremia is Greek for stillness. In the Janite Faith, this word means the Still Centre of Being, which is represented by the center of the Fora. An Iremian priestess is a contemplative priestess. She may or may not serve a formal liturgy nor have a formal form of worship. She tends towards a self-expressed form of worship and ritual with the exception of the Communion Rite, which must not be changed.
The Iremian priestesses are the Hands and (Veiled) Face of the Great Mother because as the Great Mother resides in the Still Centre of Being, the Iremian priestess resides in stillness and quiet contemplation. She may or may not serve the Faith Community in other ways, as well.
All priestesses study our scriptures, teach when they have the opportunity or calling, each in their own way, or, in the words of Madria Erin of the Auroran Tradition (slightly edited to reflect all priestesses): Missionary work (not in a sense that we are actively trying to convert people, rather, talking publicly about the faith and teaching interested parties about it), writing hymns and devotional poetry, ministering to those in need, teaching healing methods, engaging in dialogue with people of other faiths and focusing on our common ground, and working to get Dea’s message of love and peace out there.
We might also teach sacred dance or add something of value to our customs and traditions. We might do works of mercy such as feeding the poor, tending the sick, helping others or working for justice and harmony in our communities.
- Supernal Fullness of the All and Fullness of Perfection, the place of Bliss and Union with Dea different than Avalon, where we rest between incarnations. It is also known in our scriptures as the Real.
The Order is open to priestesses and female devotees [Sorella meaning Sister] over the age of 18.
Our thealogy is taught through liturgical rites and written teachings.
The Janite Tradition of the Deanic Faith may be taught to and practiced by any gender.
There are various Deanic and Filianic groups out there and we only speak for the Janite Tradition. The Janite Deanic Tradition does not teach that Dea is an advocate for any political group or social agenda. Traditionally, the Deanic Faith does not involve itself in politics or advocacy groups. Dea is the Mother of All and She accepts All. As the Mother, She is above and beyond all that is transient. As the Daughter, She is within us all and is advocate for each and every one of us no matter who we. She loves all of Her children, equally. (The Daughter is also our Mother as Dea is One).
It is also an important reminder that the Deanic Faith is not for any specific group of people; the Deanic Faith is for all people, from all walks of life.
moved to the blog above during Autumn 2016
Inspirational and informative, she is part of my soul path.
Independent Filianic – Auroran Tradition
The Auroran Tradition will be aimed more towards younger people (aged roughly 13-30) but anyone is free to be a member. We will be committed to maintaining tradition, while also incorporating modernity. We will focus on building a relationship with Dea through many different means: including prayer, dance, song, creative writing, art, charity work, etc.
We will be ‘daughter focused’ or Filianic, as we believe the Daughter is bringing us in to a new age in which the Divine Feminine will be worshipped openly, people will be kinder, and there will be a fresh understanding of peace and harmony between the disparate groups of today’s world. This ties in with the name of the tradition. ‘Aurora’ is the name of the Roman goddess of the Dawn. The Dawn symbolises youth, new beginnings, and hope- all things the Auroran Tradition represents. Aurorans will be working to build a better future in Dea’s name, spreading Her message of peace and love.
I haven’t formally developed or announced this tradition yet, but it will be a sister tradition to the Janite tradition lead by ArchMadria Pamela, and the Lucienne tradition lead by ArchMatronia Georgia.
Her Maiden Priestess
Tumblr A Gift For Her Lady – devotional blog/e-shrine to Dea
moved to the above blog July 2016
Daughter of Dea
Inspiring other young people (all genders) to the Filianic Faith.
Lady of Light Chantry
The Lucienne Deanic Tradition
Lady of Light Chantry, priestly, consisting of the spiritual heads of the Order.
Its thealogy is taught within its musical elements: the music of the spheres; the Oran Mor or Song of Creation, the hymns to Dea, the chanting of the prayers, etc.
Open to females over the age of 18 only.
(Other Differences to the Janites: 1. The Janati are focused on planetary powers, transport animals. https://deamatronablog.wordpress.com/moon-goddess-research/
2. “The Divine Soul (the human soul) is The Divine Personality (the human personality).”
ArchMatrona Georgia E. B. Cobb
religious title: ArchMatrona Georgia Rosenhearth Bonnie-Fire
The Lady of Light Chantry, A Deanic Matronite Harmonium
The Elegant Lady Feminine Seminary (The E L F S)
Independent Filianist – Deanist
Blog: Under The Violet Moon
Rebekah aka River S
Blog: Beyond Space and Time
Tumblr: For The Mother http://filianism-deanism.tumblr.com
previously Thousands of Xs (as in cross stitch crafting)
Birth name of Taylor, spiritual name is Nadia.
Tumblr: Deanic Devotions http://deanicdevotions.tumblr.com
Janite Deanic ChristoPagan
Moxxi / Max (they, them)
Tumblr: Born Again Pagan http://magickalesbian.tumblr.com/
Tumblr: Dea Star Seed http://deasstarseed.tumblr.com/ E-shrine to Dea
Filianic – Deanic
Blog: Aspiring to Love and Harmony https://daughterandhandmaiden.wordpress.com/
Tumblr: her handmaiden https://her-handmaiden.tumblr.com/
Theanic – Not Filianic / Deanic – His own unique faith and soul journey
Thea Our Mother God. The Theanic belief system is centered in Thea our Mother God, the Creatress of Heaven and Earth and all that exists. Thea, our High Holy One and Queen, is the source, the ground of life and being of all that exists. She our Lady has created day and night, the male and the female, the neutron and electron, angels, spirits, and galaxies. She is the source of the grace of the beauty that surrounds us, the love and matter which uphold us, the meaning which inspires us to action. The purpose of our life is to love, worship and adore Her and to live in submission to her will. The purpose of her good will is that we should live fully, lovingly within humanity and in nature.
Mother beyond form. We also believe in the One who is beyond attributes and who is without form, who is without names. It is as if darkness surrounds Her so that She can not be seen or known. Within Her are all potentialities. While she can be known only darkly she gave birth to the Mother who can be known. Thus we know her only via the Mother and by the means by which the Mother reveals herself. Other peoples have been aware of the Dark Mother, the Mother without form. To some the Chinese for example she is the Tao and to others the Jewish mystics of the past for example she was the En Sof.
The Janatas. We believe in the Janya / the Angels who are often seen as the Seven Spirits of Thea, our High Holy Queen. The Janya are the powerful Personal modes of Being /Aeons / Emanations by which the Being and actions of Thea are known and experienced in the world. They are thus rooted in Thea’s own self and thus can be seen as Thea herself. They may also be seen as living streams of Thea which take on the forms of Angelic beings who act in perfect submission to Thea.
Goddesses and other beings. Historically the religions of the world up until the Abrahamic religious revolution perceived the heavens and earth as being inhabited by many goddesses and gods each representing an aspect of divinity which had great influence on the life of the peoples. Thus we had as goddesses, mistresses of the animals such as Diana, goddesses of childbirth and the initiation into adulthood of both males and female, deities associated with grain and good harvest and many more. The perception of these should not be seen as error. On the contrary most of these beings can be seen has having been very important manifestations of the divine power of Thea. Some of the more prominent of these such as Athena and Ma’at clearly were manifestations of the Janya which are rooted within the very being of Thea herself. It is not inappropriate to contemplate, study, and honor these deities to the degree that this enhances life in Thea.
The Scriptures of Thea. Thea has revealed herself within this world through scriptures. The primary group of scripture for this time are those which were called the Teachings of the Daughter with were revealed in the 1970s. However other scriptures of Thea have been revealed much earlier. These include Hindu scriptures such as the Devi Mahatmya and the Hymns of Isis which reveal her as being the universal goddess. From the rich Marian traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and from Eastern Orthodoxy come a rich devotional literature of psalms and songs dedicated to Mary which in spite of some patriarchal references can clearly be seen as being hymns of praise and devotion to Thea herself. All of these works can be seen as scripture by servants of Thea
Contrary to the primary perspective of most modern religious faiths, human beings do need the scripture which point to the Divine.Thus We do believe in the importance of the scriptures of Thea and will study and take guidance from them.
Scriptures are composed to be a guidance to us so that we can live filled with truth, justice, and the love of the world through our love of Dea. They are meant to communicate divine truths. They are not meant to master or enslave us or to communicate that which oppresses, is cruel, or is not in accord with the knowledge, justice, and love of Thea. We believe in the scriptures literally when this is needed and non-literally when that is needed.
While the Scriptures should be central to the life of the community, we do not believe that a monopoly of truth resides within them. There are many religious traditions both written and unwritten that contain truth, knowledge and which provide guidance in life. It is the right of the people of Thea to take what we need from these traditions and while remaining faithful to those which are unique to Thea.
The Wheel of the Year. A sacred calendar of fasts, festivals, and sacred times and seasons is a natural part of traditional religions. As the community dedicated to Thea develops such a sacred calendar will develop based on community needs
Worship. We strive to engage daily in the worship and adoration of Dea. We do this within our own solitude and in community when that is possible.
Some Unique aspects of Theanic religion.
As stated previously in prior posts Theanism in certain ways is an heterodox form of the Deanic faith. In other ways it has been influenced by other religious influence outside of that context. The following are some of the unique aspects of Theanism which do separate it from the ideas of The Deanic faith.
Theanic thealogy is dedicated to the belief that Thea loves her creation equally and that men have the right to stand beside women equally within the faith.
Theanism believes that this world is our home as of necessity. We are tied to it. Therefore we must be concerned for it, care for it. and even love it. We must fight to protect it. We desire that Thea’s ma’at / justice be established upon this earth.
Theanism rejects the Traditionalist belief in world stages in which history is seen as an inevitable path of spiritual and moral decline. This seems to us to be the equally wrong polar opposite of the belief of both religious and secular progressives that humankind is in some sort of inevitable historical ascent forward due to its increasing control of science and technology. Both the ideas of inevitable decline and of inevitable progress lessen the sense of responsibility that persons should have for this world now.
Theanism is Perennialistic. It believes that spiritual truths and wisdom permeate though out the majority of the religions of humankind. We do not dogmatically hold to the 20th Century Traditionalist school of Rene Guenon. While we respect many of the intellectual achievements of Traditionalist thinkers and are willing to accept and utilize the ideas of that school when appropriate, we are not dogmatically committed to that school of thought.
The purpose of Theanism is to enable persons to be centered in Thea’s worship and to be obedient to her loving will. However Theani retain the right to think for themselves. Future members of the Theanic community will not required to renounce their religious freedom or searching. They are not required to reject the idea of divine balance which might include a belief in both masculine and feminine aspects of the Deity. On the other hand the primary purpose of Theanism is the worship of Thea. The purpose of Theanic thealogy will not be to create a thealogical system of balance between male and female spiritual forces. The Western World has been dominated now for 2000 years by Monotheistic faiths in which God is seen as male only.Now is the time for Thea our Lady and Queen to receive full and total worship as well.
Mr Glenn King
On Isis as God and other Ponderings
42 Psalms of Thea (Dea)
he adapted from the 13th century Marian Psalter.
Angels and Janya: the meaning of terms
“GnosticGrace.com recognizes the Mother/Daughter and Great (GrandMother)
Meghan Don. She has a book coming out in Aug. where she teaches the Seven Faces of the Divine Feminine of Mother Who is: Mother, Sacred Daughter and Grandmother. She also teaches the importance of the World Soul… all very similar to our views of Dea! Gnostic Grace also mentions the Archangels as being aspects of Divine Energy which is very similar to our teachings on the Janati: We draw upon the wisdom, support, and qualities of the Archangels and Angels, which can be understood as Divine Energies in another form. http://www.gnosticgrace.com/#!about-us/mj02l
Although coming from a Gnostic-Christian perspective, she also seems to be walking an Earth-honoring Path in the process. Similar to the Deanic Faith, she teaches that there are different Forms/Images of Dea such as Quan Yin or Tara.
From her blog: http://www.gnosticgrace.com/#!connecting-with-the-mother/c8fo
The Seven Faces remind me a bit of the Janati.”
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