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We praise you and cry out to you: Hail, Mystical Chariot of the Living Sun! True Vine who have given forth a full-grown Cluster, dripping with spiritual wine to fill with joy those who faithfully sing your praise! O Most Holy Theotokos, save us! Hail, O Spouse of God who have borne the Healer of Mankind! O Mystical Rod on whom there came to blossom a Flower that never fades! Hail, O Our Lady: in you we find the fullness of Joy; through you, we inherit eternal Life. O Most Holy Theotokos, save us! – From the Akathist Hymn in Honor of the Mother of God.

To her I entrust you, that the New Woman, Mother of the Church and of the New Humanity, may be your inspiration in the discovery of a new feminine identity in the Gospel perspective. – Pope John Paul II, September 4, 1988.


In the quotes above, we see that our clergy are not the only ones with “unusual” beliefs about Mary. The Roman Catholic Church has long celebrated Mary as Queen of Heaven, Mother of God. The Eastern Orthodox Church have assigned the term Theotokos, God-Bearer, to the Blessed Mother. Most Protestant denominations do not share our views, but at least we’re sure we’re not completely alone in our Marian devotion. Additionally, the Church of Latter-Day Saints believe in God the Mother, though they believe that God the Father has hidden her from the world to keep her from the insult that he has received.

In the first quote, we see something else. The Akathists don’t see Mary as the Triple Goddess, they see her as just simply the Goddess. When did this happen? Interestingly, it all occurred after Mary was assumed, body and soul, into Heaven at either Ephesus or Jerusalem. Why did it happen? Because once Mary was assumed into Heaven, the cycles that she represented on this world stopped. She was a culmination of the all three of the aspects of the Goddess: she was Maiden, Mother, and Crone all at once. And that is what she still is.

We see Mary as the Maiden in Heaven, because she brings to us new life. She is there at our birth, guiding us from our mother’s womb and into the world. She is there at our Baptism, when we emergy from the water into a new life. We also see Mary as the Mother in Heaven, because she brings growth to us. She is there throughout our lives, guiding us as only a Mother can. She is there after our Baptism, guiding us on our spiritual journey as well. And we see Mary as the Crone in Heaven, because she brings us to completion. She is there at our death, ready to assume US into Heaven. She is there at our Baptism, just before we go into the water.

This culmination of the Triple Goddess is called the Nisut, which is ancient Egpytian for “High Priestess.”

The Nisut is the High Priestess of Heaven and Earth, just as she is also the Queen-Mother of Heaven and Earth. In Heaven, where cycles no longer exist, she is only the Nisut. But Heaven is not the only place that Nisut Mary dwells. Both aspects of the Goddess – Mary Theotokos and Mary Magdala – dwell simultaneously on Earth and in Heaven. While Mary is on Earth, she still observes our cycles so that she might be easier for us to understand. Thus on Earth, the Nisut is the fourth of Mary’s cycles. In Heaven, the Nisut is the culmination of those cycles.

Because she adheres to those cycles, there are some correspondences for her and our planet. Please bear in mind that these are just the correspondences of Mary. Each member of the Godhead is the actual ruler of these correspondences:

The Four Seasons      Back to Top

Maiden Mary: Spring – Spring is a time of new life, of the Coming of the Light. Thus, Spring is dedicated to the Patroness of Birth, the Maiden Mary.

Mother Mary: Summer – Summer is the time of growth just before the harvest. So of course, Summer is dedicated to the Patroness of Growth, the Mother Mary.

Crone Mary: Autumn (Fall) – Autumn is the time of death and the time of completion, because it is the time of the harvest. Therefore, Fall is dedicated to the Patroness of Death, the Crone Mary.

Nisut Mary: Winter – Winter is a time when many of the aspects of the other seasons culminate. For instance, Winter is a time of death, which associates it with the Crone. But Kristmas (the Winter Solstice) celebrates the return of the Light, which associates it with the Maiden. From the Winter Solstice on, the Light grows. This is how it associates to the Mother.

The Four Directions, Elements, & Archangels

Maiden Mary: West – As the Maiden, Mary is associated with Water and thus with the West. She is associated with Water because, as in Baptism, Water purifies us and renews us. The Archangel Gabriel is the Archangel closest to Maiden Mary, as the Scriptures also make evident.

Mother Mary: South – As the Mother, Mary is associated with Fire and thus with the South. She is associated with Fire because it represents action and spiritual growth. Think of the term “Refiner’s Fire.” The Archangel Michael is the Archangel closest to Mother Mary, because of his association with Fire and his devotion to spiritual growth.

Crone: East – As the Crone, Mary is associated with Air and thus with the East. She is associated with Air because she is associated with Wisdom and the Mysteries, which falls under the jurisdiction of the East. The Archangel Raphael is the Archangel closest to Crone Mary, because of his association with Air and his devotion to wisdom.

Nisut: North – As the Nisut, Mary is associated with Earth and thus with the North. She is associated with Earth because it sustains the other Elements. Water resides in the Earth, and Fire can only be made using Earthly materials. Even Air is not independent of Earth, because without the existence of the Earth there would be no sky…there would only be outer space.


And so we have explored the Nisut, the whole book, the whole research paper. It’s sitting down and reading the whole thing, from start to finish. It’s being able to see Mary, the Mother Goddess, in every aspect of our planet…but also acknowledging that the other four persons of the Godhead are also present on our planet. It’s being able to see her in all that we do, all that we say, all that we think, and all that we feel. This is why we call her the Nisut, because she is the Highest Priestess of our Order of the Divine Mother. This is also why we have mortal Nisuts, who are the culmination of all of the degrees of the Order, people who have learned all of the wisdom of the Order.

For your enjoyment, you will find below the lyrics to the song, “I Am,” by Jill Phillips, a Christian artist. When I first heard her song I thought of the Great Mother. This song also reminds me of the Godhead revealing Itself to Moses in Exodus: “But,” said Moses to God, “when I go to the Israelites and say to them, “The God of your Fathers sent me to you,” if they ask me, “What is his name?” what am I to tell them? God replied, “I am who am.” Then he added: “This is what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you.” (Exodus 3:13-14)

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Oh gently lay your head upon my chest
And I will comfort you like a mother while you rest
The tide can change so fast, but I will stay
The same through past, the same in future, same today

Cause I am constant; I am near
I am peace that shatters all your secret fears
I am holy; I am wise
I’m the only one who knows your heart’s desires
Your heart’s desires

Oh weary, tired and worn, let out your sighs
And drop that heavy load you hold cause mine is light
I know you through and through; there’s no need to hide
I want to show you love that is deep and high and wide


Oh gently lay your head upon my chest
And I will comfort you like a mother while you rest

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Please copy and paste the following questions into a new e-mail, answer them, and send them to the Mystery School with the subject line: “ODM Nisut Devotional from __________ (your magikal name).”

1. What titles do the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church assign to Mary?

2. How does the Church of Latter-Day Saints share similar beliefs to our own?

3. What happened once Mary was assumed into Heaven?

4. How do we see Mary as the Maiden in Heaven?

5. How do we see Mary as the Mother in Heaven?

6. How do we see Mary as the Crone in Heaven?

7. What does Nisut mean?

8. What are the seasonal correspondences of Mary?

9. What are the directional, elemental, and Angelic correspondences of Mary?

10. Why do we call Mary the Nisut? Why do we have mortal Nisuts?

Briefly give an example of what Nisut Mary, High Priestess of All, has done for you in your life. Think of the lyrics above – they identify God as a Mother, and in the same song as the great I AM. How has the I AM Mother showed you that she was, is, and will always be?

Exercise 1 (Required)
Reread the quotes at the beginning of the lesson. How might the Nisut, the High Priestess of All, affect the world around us?

Exercise 2 (Optional, but recommended)
Construct an altar to Nisut Mary once the altar to Crone Mary has been up for a week. Symbols that you used from all three altars should be incorporated. So you might want some spring water, some red roses, and some green grapes. Perhaps you’ll want a statue of the Blessed Mother, or your rosary.

Exercise 3 (Required)
Pray the Memorare (at your altar, if you have one) every day for a week. Once your week of reflecting on the Crone is over, spend a week reflecting on the Nisut. These four exercises – the construction of an altar and prayerful reflections on each aspect of Mother Mary – take approximately a month. Perhaps you’ll want to repeat these exercises every month, adding something new each month and adding your own personal touch to them.

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