Here we offer a fundamental guide on how to pray the Rosary for those who worship God in Her original feminine Form. This may be termed a "Goddess rosary" although we prefer to call it a Rosary for Our Mother God: for the Deity we are addressing is not a demigod or an "enhanced individual". She is not the "consort" of any masculine demigod. She is the One, Supreme, Eternal, Creatrix of Heaven and Earth.
This particular form of devotion is akin to, and indeed adapted directly from, the Catholic Rosary. There are other forms of Rosary used by devotees of our Mother God and of Her "Goddess-Forms" especially of the Eastern type. Most notable is the 108-bead chanting-rosary or mala. Both forms of rosary are entirely acceptable and it is quite in order for a devotee to use both at different times.
In this guide on how to pray the rosary we are concentrating on the devotion in the style of the Catholic Rosary.
For devotees of Our Mother God it would not, indeed be a mistake simply to call this the Catholic Rosary, for the word "Catholic" means "Universal", and this is the Universal devotion, the Universal story of the creation, preservation and redemption of the universe, the Universal return to the original Truth of all religion, the love of Our Mother God.
The Rosary is based on certain metaphysical principles: the Cycle, naturally; the concept of the strivate or Thread-Spirit (cf Sanskrit sutratman and of course the symbolism of the Rose, which is the Western equivalent of the Lotus.
The strivate or Thread/Breath-Spirit of Our Mother God runs through every being and every world as her true Self and Centre. She is the Spirit who joins the worlds "as pearls upon a string". The Rosary (whether Catholic Rosary or mala-style) represents this truth. Each bead is a world or a being (the two are analogous, just as a single human life is analogous to the Cycle of a world, or of all worlds).
Just as the world, in the form of a lotus, blossoms at the holy Feet of Dea where they touch the Waters of Manifestation, so Her Thread-Spirit passes through every world and every soul, bringing it into being like a rose blossoming from its Centre. Each bead is a rose, a soul, a world, a prayer.
All the adapted prayers for the Catholic Rosary are available on our page Rosary Prayer Translations.
Here is how to pray the rosary using these prayers:
+ On the Medallion or other terminal (usually a cross on Christian Rosaries), say the Filianic Creed.
+ On the first bead after the terminal, say the Glory Be and the Our Mother.
+ On each of the next three beads, say a Hail Mary.
+ On the next single bead, recite the Scriptural Meditation for the First Mystery. The Scriptural Meditations for the Five Mysteries of the "Great" Filianic catholic Rosary are given here. One may use any or all of the meditations given for each Mystery.. During the First Decade you will concentrate on the First Mystery, which is the Autumnal Mystery of Earth – Our Mother God as the Ground of all Being.
+ Between the third of these three beads and Central Medallion which begins and ends the Great Cycle of the Rosary, say the Our Mother.
+ Now for each of the next ten beads which are grouped together (the first decade) say a Hail Mary. During this decade you will be meditating on the appropriate Mystery, introduced by the Scriptural Meditation.
+ In the space between the last bead of the decade and the next single bead (on the Thread-Spirit Herself) say the Glory Be and the Daughter Prayer.
+ On the next single bead, recite the Scriptural Meditation for the next mystery. Then, on this same bead, say the Our Mother.
+ Then proceed round the Rosary with Mystery Meditations on the single beads, a Hail Mary for each bead of the decades (while meditating on the given Mystery), the Glory Be and the Daughter Prayer between the end of each decade and the single bead that follows it and the Our Mother between the single bead and the decade that follows it.
+ After the fifth decade, say the Glory Be and the Daughter Prayer on the space between the final bead of the fifth decade and the Central Medallion which begins and ends the Great Cycle.
+ On the Central Medallion which begins and ends the Great Cycle of the Rosary, say the Hail Holy Queen.
We hope these instructions will make it clear how to pray the Rosary. If you have any questions please feel more than welcome to ask.
And may all your devotions with this Catholic Rosary, and in every other form, be richly blessed by our dear Mother God.
Further resources on how to pray the Rosary:
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