"And there appeared a great wonder in Heaven,
a woman clothed with the sun,
and the moon under her feet."
~Revelations, 12:1 KJV
Mistress of the gods, thou bearer of wings
Praise be to thee, O Lady,
who art mightier than the gods...
~ Hymn to Isis
"Hail, Queen of Heaven, the Ocean Star,
Guide of the wanderer here below,
Thrown on life's surge, we claim thy care,
Save us from peril and from woe.
Mother of Christ, Star of the sea
Pray for the wanderer, pray for me."
~ Father John Lingard
From the depths of the Oracle, we come to the heights of the Heavenly Mother, the Queen of Heaven, first bathing in Her names, receiving Her celestial crown, and assuming Her nobility as both our salvation and our eternal nature. Deepening into Her realms, we explore the refinement and nourishment of pure light, the ancient truths of our starry origins, and our place in a generative, birth-giving universe.
Our last two weeks in this month are an immersion into the heart of Mary, Virgin Mother, and her Christed Son. The Mary, Mari, not at all a passive, unknowing instrument, but a power in and of herself. We will peer into the mystery of woman as Virgin, Pure, freed from the usual connotations of sexual "purity" but instead simply One unto herself.
We will open to revelation from the truth of the Immaculate Conception, and consider the possibility that entire priestesshoods of the ancient world were actually devoted to the practice of virgin birth, as evidenced by the accounts of avatars and prophets born of virgins throughout the entirety of the ancient world.
Heavenly Mother culminates in communion with Jesus, the Christ, born of the virgin, consort of the Magdalene. Parting the veils of centuries of translation and manipulation, we will come to him as closely as his own language, recovered esoteric texts, and poetry will allow. From a deep feminine understanding what is a Christed being, who and what is the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mother?
This is a month of bathing in Her miraculous Graces, irrigating your being with the white silver gold from on high, as you approach Her magnificence and Her pure celestial nature in its vast, transcendent, and eternal emanations.
Sweet Lady of the Snows,
When we are most convinced
that the light is in danger
of disappearing from this world,
you step through the darkness,
and carry the Sun of Justice into our midst.
The highest angelic orders
bear witness to the miracle ripening in your womb.
Within the mysterious heart of deep winter,
the seed of the everlasting life is preparing
to break through the frozen mantle
that covers our hearts,
radiating healing and hope
where we had witnessed only desolation.
we are ready to be amazed.
~ Mirabai Starr