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The High Feast of Easter

In the Mythos of the Divine Maid, the Maid is restored to life by the tears of her Mother and walks on the Earth bringing all nature back to life. Flowers spring up as she passes.

Easter Day is also the first day of Spring and the first day of the year.

You can read more in All About Easter.

The association of Easter with eggs is a natural one as they represent new life at springtime, but there is also a deeper symbolism in connection with the creation of the world; in a very real sense, Easter is the re-creation of the world. See Great Dove of the Waters.

Kala and Hiatus

Now from the time when the Daughter of Heaven had passed through the first gate of Hell, a barrenness had fallen on the earth; and neither bird had sung nor any flower showed its beauty forth; nor was there joy in any heart. But when the Maid was slain upon the pillar of the world, an awful darkness fell on all the earth. And the rivers of the earth ceased to flow, but drained away into the salt sea, and the sea ceased to move, but stood still in awful stagnancy... And every growing thing began to wither from its roots.

From The Mythos of the Divine Maid

The story-beyond-time of the Maid's journey to the Dark Realm has been expressed throughout history; for some ancient examples see the article on Demeter and Persephone.

The Month of Moura

Moura is both a month and a season. It is a period of purification that precedes the sacrifice of the Daughter at Easter.

Many Filianists practice small acts of renunciation in preparation. Of course, our Moura disciplines are little more than tokens, but they are important tokens that help to align our will with the Will of Dea. Our Moura disciplines are simply the enactment of willingness and surrender that allows Dea to Act in us.

Read more about Moura

Luciad: The Feast of Lights

The Feast of Lights is the first festival of the Easter cycle and marks the Daughter's undertaking to carry the Light of the Mother into every part of manifestation, an undertaking that will lead Her to the Realm of Death.

Candles represent the frail flickering Light of the Daughter, a pure divine light that nonetheless "trembles before the winds of death". They are traditionally blessed during services at this festival, and candlelight processions may be held.

Read more about the Feast of Lights

The Day of Sai Herthe

The Day of Sai Herthe is the festival of the home and the hearth-fire. The fiery center of the cozy fireside not only represents the heart of the home but is also symbolic of the Supernal Sun. The Sun in the Cosmos is incarnated by the hearth within the microcosm of the house just as it is by the heart within the microcosm of the body.

As many of us do not have hearth-fires in our modern homes, we may choose a shrine as a focal point, and light a candle to stand for the fire.

Read more about the Day of Sai Herthe

A Message for Nativity


We wish all our readers a happy and blessed Nativity. May your faith and joy be enriched through the coming year.

Read all about the inner meaning of the season

You may like to listen to the beautiful Filianic carol "Hail to the Princess" and sing along!



The coming of winter also brings the joyous season of Advent, anticipating the Nativity of God the Daughter.

It is especially a time for preparing for the coming festival – not just the physical preparations in our homes but the spiritual readying of our hearts also.

Read about the festivals of early winter


Tamala, the final celebration of the Mysteries of Life season, is a three-day fire festival known as the Feast of the Dead.

The festival sees the embracing of death as one part of the soul's journey toward union with the Mother, and remembrance of loved ones, telling ghost stories, and decorating with skeletons are all a part of this.

Read about the inner meaning of Tamala

The Feast of Divine Life

Cuivanya, the central festival of the Mysteries of Life season, is often called the Harvest Festival, but while this is an important aspect, the festival is far more than a celebration of material bounty.

Read about the inner meaning of the Feast of Divine Life

Chelanya: The Golden Festival

Chelanya opens the Mysteries of Life season and is the festival of regeneration. Celebrated on the cross-quarter day of summer, it marks the beginning of the harvest season, symbolic of the bounty of Dea.

It is known as the Golden Festival, reflecting the goldenness of both the summer sun and the ripening grain.

Read more about Chelanya, the Golden Festival

The High Feast of Rosa Mundi

The Summer Solstice festival of Rosa Mundi opens the joyous Fire and Rose season. The celebrations with flowers and fireworks are the popular aspect of this deeply mystical festival which concerns ascent into heaven.

Read more about Rosa Mundi

Queen of Heaven

The final festival of the Easter cycle, falling half-way between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, celebrates the Daughter as Queen of Heaven. This ancient title reflecting Archetypal Reality has resurfaced in many times and places and is used today in the West for Mary and in the East for Ma-Tsu.

Read more about the Exaltation of the Queen of Heaven

The Day of Our Sovereign Lady

Part of the season of Eastre, the Day of Our Sovereign Lady celebrates the Daughter as Princess of the World.

Find out more about the Day of Our Sovereign Lady

Easter and the New Year

And the children of the earth cried: lift up your voices in song and laughter, for the Princess of the World was dead and is alive again, was broken and is whole; and there is no place whereto Her joyous rule does not extend. Give praise to the Mother of All Things and praise to Her Daughter. Rejoice, for the world is renewed.

Happy Easter! Happy New Year!

Read about the High Feast of Easter

Kala, the Last Day

The last day of Moura, which is the last day of the year and the first day of the Easter festival, is known as Kala. This is also the name of that aspect of Werde associated with cutting the thread of being. It is the day when the Daughter passes through the seven gates of the Nether World and is slain by the Dark Queen.

The following time is known as Hiatus, when all things are desolate. See this Easter hymn and the Marianna Maria chant.

For more about this festival, which this year begins on March 18, read All About Easter.

About Moura

At Luciad, the Daughter vows to take the Divine Light into the darkest places of existence. During Moura, She journeys to the heart of the Nether World.

For Filianists, it is a time of discipline and purification, being mindful of the Daughter's purpose and preparing for the renewal of the world at the New Year.

Continue reading "All about Moura"

The High Feast of Luciad

The Feast of Lights, also known as Luciad, is a day when candles are blessed and snowdrops often adorn the altar. Both are symbolic of the pure trembling light of the Daughter as she vows to take the light of the Divine even into the darkest places of manifestation.

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The Day of Sai Herthe

Sai Herthe, Lady of the Hearth Fire, is the protector of the home, and her feast day celebrates the home and its heart, symbol also of the divine heart of the universe.

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The High Feast of Nativity

And a cry issued out of the cave, saying: The holy Child is born from the most holy Mother; Light has come forth from Light, Perfection from Perfection. And at once the air was filled with the daughters of heaven, and the sky was ablaze with the radiance of their joy.

The joyous festival of the Nativity of the Daughter celebrates the birth of Light in the Cave of the World, the great Event that sustains the life of the cosmos.

A blessed Nativity to you all.

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Amaterasu Omikami: The Great Solar Mother

Amaterasu Omikami is the Japanese form of the great Sun Goddess. Her spiritual importance extends far beyond Japan.

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The Feast of the Conception of the Daughter

The Feast of the Conception of the Daughter is at the heart of the Advent season and marks the transition between the two halves of the Sacred Year as Nativity approaches.

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Cuivanya, the Feast of Divine Life

Cuivanya, the Autumn Equinox festival, celebrates our Mother God as the Ground of All Being and the Creatrix of the World. Its central symbol is the apple.

The whole universe is but the manifestation of the Spirit of Dea. All things, from the vast galaxies to a blade of grass, are Divine Ideas in the Mind of Our Lady infused into material substance. Traditionally "the World" refers both to the particular world we inhabit (the ground beneath our feet and all that stands thereon or flies above it) and the entire cosmos, both physical and non-physical.

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The Day of Werde

The Day of Werde on 16th Vaskaras, 23rd August, celebrates the Janya of destiny, who spins and weaves the thread of our lives.

It provides an occasion for contemplating our personal fate, which is not fixed but influenced by our choices, and making resolutions for the future.

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Chelanya: The Golden Festival

The first Festival of the Mysteries of Life season is Chelanya, the Golden Festival. It is celebrated on Kerea 22nd/August 1st.

The dominant symbol of the festival is corn or wheat, which flourishes at the touch of the Sun, manifesting the rich Solar Gold upon the field of matter. The corn is also symbolic of sacrifice and resurrection, as it is cut down and grows again – in this connection it is usually paired with the sickle.

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The High Feast of Rosa Mundi

The Fire and Rose season opens on Sunday Rosea 9th (June 21st) with the High Feast of Rosa Mundi. The central theme of this festival is the ascent of maid to Heaven, the return of the soul to our Mother God.

See the article for the connection between Rosa Mundi and the story of the Sleeping Beauty.

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Florimaia is the day when we celebrate the wonder and beauty of flowers, perhaps the loveliest of Our Lady's gifts to us.

More on Eclipses

Following our recent article on solar eclipses, Filianic blogger Myryam Hildotter has produced a very detailed article on the subject of eclipses and their dangers.

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Happy Day of Our Sovereign Lady

"And the children of earth threw blossoms before Her."

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Filianic Calendar for this new year

Welcome to this new year. Our Lady is risen and the world is renewed!

This year is a Year of Sai Rhave, which means that every month begins on Rhavedi (Saturday) and the influence of the Great Janya Sai Rhave is strong throughout the year.

The Daughters of Shining Harmony have produced a full calendar for this year giving all the festivals of the Wheel of the Year and other information of value to Filianists and other devotees of Our Mother God. Please find it here.

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A Chant for Hiatus

A simple chant for the day that is not part of the year.

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What is a Solar Eclipse?

What is a solar eclipse? The physical definition is very simple, but what is the deeper meaning of this natural phenomenon?

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In the Dying of the Year

These are the last days of Moura, the fifth season and the thirteenth month.

It will end soon with the feast of Kala, the Death of Our Lady, the end of the month, the end of the year, and symbolically, the end of the world.

After that comes the time that is no time, the Day that has no Date, when we veil the statues and try as far as possible to act as if there were no future.

Should that time miraculously pass; should the world and Our Lady somehow be reborn, there will be a glorious new year.

The Sacred Season of Moura

As the Sacred season of Moura begins,let us learn a little more about it.

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Christianity and Science - the Western Worldview

Christianity and science are sometimes said to be opposed. Are they opposed? Or are they in fact part of the same limited world‐view?

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What is Deanism?

Deanism is the worship of God the Mother as sole Supreme Being. Learn about the full meaning and history of Deanism.

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The Importance of Holidays

Filianist blogger Myriam Hildotter has written an article about the importance of holidays. Why do we celebrate at certain times of the year?

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Princess Day (the Feast of the Epiphany)

The Feast of the Epiphany, more popularly known as Princess Day, is the great festival that ends the full Nativity Season.

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Year End Message

At the end of the secular year, we wish all our readers a very happy new year and take this opportunity to thank you for making this site the most popular resource on the web for the love and worship of our Mother God.

This year we had an average of around thirty thousand page views every month (December was closer to forty thousand).

To put this in perspective: the concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. If this site were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it in an average month last year.

Our latest articles on the meaning of Christmas had hundreds of views within the first few days, as has become usual with major new articles on the site.

Thank you all for your loving support. We are honored to be able to serve you and our Mother God in the coming year.

The Day of Sai Herthe

The Day of Herthe is the other great Midwinter festival in the Filianic calendar - the feast of hearth and home. The day on which we invite the light into our homes and drive the darkness out.

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Blessed Nativity

A blessed Nativity to all our dear readers.

The Real Meaning of Christmas

A look at the feminine symbolism that underlies the real meaning of Christmas and long predates Christianity.

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The Dream Key, part 2

Part 2 of the new illustrated edition of "The Dream Key" has now appeared. With this chapter, "The Mysterious Toy Shop", the story now begins to show its metaphysical depth.

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A seasonal story for Filianists and Friends

This heartwarming seasonal story has become a tradition among devotees of Our Mother God. This year it is newly illustrated and as lovely as ever.

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Feast of the Conception of God the Daughter

Advent is upon us and we are decorating our homes in preparation for the coming of God the Daughter. 10th Astraea (8th December) is the Feast of the Conception of God the Daughter. Please read more about this joyous festival which is often considered to be the beginning of the true Advent period.

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The meeting of Breaths

A correspondent writes:

Regarding your post on the meaning of the Japanese "breath" kanji, I recently encountered the expression 息が合う iki ga au.The dictionary translation was to (work, talk, etc.) together smoothly, but if I am reading the kanji right it really means “(our/their) breath meets"!

Thank you so much for your input. 会う is actually to meet in the regular sense. 合う is pronounced the same but means more merge, come together, join together.

A really interesting thing about this expression is how close it is to the Scriptural phrase (speaking of angels and maids) “breathe with them in their upward aspiration” (from the last chapter of The Mythos of God the Daughter).

Of course aspire is another breath/spirit word, like spirit and respire, and the expression seems to mean to unite in spirit.

The Kanji for Breath

In Japanese the kanji for breath (iki) is 息 which is made up of 自 self and 心 heart.

Why might this be? The Heart as the Sun of the body we have talked about often.

Breath is also the breath of spirit. The very word “spirit” is the same word as the Latin for breath (which is why we have re-spir-ation). In Greek pneuma means breath and Spirit, in Sanskrit atma means the same two things, as does ruach in Hebrew.

The sun is of course connected with the rhythms of manifestation – day and night, the seasons. The heart, while it is Solar, does not carry this direct symbolism. The breath, on the other hand does. In fact when we talk of seasonality and time we use the breath as the extreme signifier – that is, it represents the smallest rhythm (a single in-and-out breath) and the greatest (the outbreathing and inbreathing of the cosmos by the Dark Mother at the beginning and end of time).

Breath is less world-like than heartbeat. Heartbeat stops at death while breath-spirit is pictured as leaving the body but continuing (“giving up the ghost” – and remember that “ghost” also means spirit originally – cf German Geist and older English usages like “the Holy Ghost”).

Sanskrit, being closer to primordial language than the Classical or Semitic languages contains an additional meaning to the word atma. It also means self. And it means self in both senses – the Supreme Self – Divinity, and the small personal self (atma and jivatma). Words derived from atma are used to mean “myself” in Sanskrit-derived languages (such as Hindi) to this day.

Thus breath is the self-heart the center-symbol that directly symbolizes the duality/oneness of Supreme self and “mere self” as beautifully expressed in this kanji.

A Filianist at a Shinto Shrine

Sun Daughter Press (publishers of The Gospel of Our Mother God and The Feminine Universe) has opened a free online library called The Reading Room.

One of the chapters presented is from a forthcoming book about Japan and describes the reactions of a devout Filianist devotee of Our Mother God on visiting a Shinto Shrine.

We think our readers may find it interesting.

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The Question of Faith

The Religion of our Mother God is described as a "faith" - but what does faith really mean? Our position is very different from that of Western Religion.

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