Our Lady is exalted among the daughters of Heaven.
Shining Inanna, Star of the Sea,
Robed in celestial light.
She abases the cruel and proud,
And hearkens to the plea of the lowly.
The rich who deny her godhead find not contentment,
But blessed is the humblest of Her servants.
She delivers the captive into Her care,
And takes the hand of the fallen.
May the whole world praise Thee, beloved Inanna,
May Thy glory be told of in all the earth.
Let them exalt Thy dominion
And Thy valiant courage
And glorify Thy holy Name.
Have mercy on Thy servant who gives Thee blessing
And take Thy servant’s hand in need and suffering.
In illness and distress give Thy servant the gift of life
May Thy servant go forever in joy and delight
To magnify Thy holy Name
Before all the peoples of the world.
— The Exaltia
What is Filianism?
Filianism (and it’s simpler sister faith, Déanism) are relatively new names for an ancient idea.
The worship of Mother God, called ‘Déa’ (latin: god, feminine) in exclusively Feminine form- Mother, Daughter, and the unknowable Absolute, similar in idea to the Wiccan Dryghtyn or the Christian Holy Spirit (who was originally known¹ as ‘Sophia, Bride of Christ’), is the oldest religion on Earth.
Like the Gaulish Matronae², the Greek state deity Hecate³, the Cult of Demeter⁴, Christianity and many others, Filianism is a trinitarian monotheism; a transcendent Mother, an immanent Daughter, and an ineffable ‘God beyond form’. Along with many beautiful pieces of literature and devotions, there is a true, inspired Scripture that is the basis for all our beliefs. They are the words of our Lady, received by a religious congregation known as the Madrians (latin:mother-worshippers), and call to mind every well-known religious text while still being unique and fulfilling in their wholeness.
Note: You may occasionally see someone use the terms ‘Déanist’ or ‘Déanism’ within the greater Ekklesia (greek: congregation), and those terms simply mean, ‘one who worships Déa’.
A Déanist might not use the catechism or Scriptures of the original Madrians as a Filianist would, or engage in any formal prayer or rites, but instead worships through simple love and awareness of the Mother throughout their daily lives.
Sister sites in Déanism:
The religious order the authoress of this site belongs to. The Janites are, ‘an Ekklesiastical Rite of Our Divine Mother God which has been informed by both the Madrian and Filianic religions.’
An online resource maintained by an independent scholar of the Filianic Faith, Race MoChridhe, and also the source for the ECE edition of the Filianic Scriptures.
A sister-site of Filianism with much theological discussion.
In the name of the Mother
and of the Daughter
and of the Great Mother
Blessed is She
(1)- Parrott, Douglas M. “The Sophia of Jesus Christ — The Nag Hammadi Library.” Gospel of Thomas (Lambdin Translation) — The Nag Hammadi Library, UNESCO, 2009, gnosis.org/naghamm/sjc.html.
(2)- Lendering, Jona. “Matres.” Livius, Jona Lendering, 2003, http://www.livius.org/articles/religion/matres/.
(3)-Cartwright, Mark. “Hecate.” Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 22 Jun 2017. Web. 08 Jul 2018.
(4)-Cartwright, Mark. “Demeter.” Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 27 Aug 2012. Web. 08 Jul 2018.