Weekly Prayer List

5 Moura/Feb. 24

Sunnadi/Sunday

Day of Sai Raya Theia, Lamp of Illumination, Joy and Benevolence.

We pray:

For the healing of Lorelai,
>For the healing of Gregg,
For the healing of Frank,
For the healing of Joan,
For the protection of Brody and Brynn,

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You. Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path.

Silver Star of the Waters, Who has fashioned all the cosmos into being, being all knowing is the splendor of Your Light. Enfold my spirit, within Your Mighty Mantle, and may the Pure Stream of Your Grace, flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us away from temptation and deliver us from evil. Amen.

Eternal is the Light of the Mother,

Eternal is the Love of the Daughter,

Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother

and Glorious is the Eternity of Dea.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Mother Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, ages unto ages, Amen.

Let us bless the Holy One,
Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Dea,
Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

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If you, a loved one or a beloved pet members is in need of prayer, please send either the first name/ initial along with brief request. If you do not wish to specify the request, then simply state: for a special intention.You or your loved one will be remembered in daily prayer, in our weekly liturgy and during our monthly Rite of Veneration.

Please send email requests to Mtr. Pamela at rosewaterlilies@gmail.com. Thank you.)

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The Anniversary of Goddess Christians: Goddess Christians and Deanism fulfill Prophecy.

5 Dolora/Feb. 24

A Personal Note:

Dear Devotees,

I work at a ski area during the Winter. These last few weeks have been the busiest time of year for us. I ask your patience with this blog as there is so much more to come, especially after the middle of April, when I will be on Summer break.

Also, the Janites, over at https://deanic.com/, are having computer problems. Hopefully, that will soon be resolved. So, thank you for journeying with us and please stay tuned and check out the latest articles, from a Sophian Filianic perspective at:

https://priestessofholywisdom.wordpress.com/journal/.

Of especial note:

Our Lady – Saviour and Saved.

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Please see previous posts: The Sacred Season of Dolora/Moura and the Weekly Prayer List. Thank you.

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20th Anniversary of Goddess Christians

Where some of you were ordained by Bishop Katia Romanoff, https://northernway.org/seminary/holyorders/index.html,
March 10 marks the 20th anniversary of Goddess Christians. As it happens to fall on a Sunday, I think it would be wonderful for all clergy, who were ordained through Bishop Katia and her bishops, to offer up liturgy/service in gratitude for this historical movement of which we have had the privilege of witnessing. This has happened in our day, in our era, in our age!
This work took unimaginable courage. Not too many decades ago, certainly within my own life-time, worshiping the Christian Mother God was not within the realm of even the remotest possibility. It was not a thought. Not a dream. Not a vision and certainly not a reality. We Catholics came close with the Blessed Virgin Mary, but She was not Divine
Now, thanks to the Goddess Christian and Deanic movements, I have experienced Her as being God, Herself. She is truly part of the Godhead! We have a Mother and a Father… a Daughter and a Son!
The unprecedented work of Bishop Katia, Margaret Starbird, the Russian Sophian Mystics, Robert Powell and so many, many others who courageously broke with the constraints of Patriarchal-only Tradition, and who delved back into the true Christian past; these pioneers who have brought the Living Experience of the Christian Divine Feminine into our lives, will truly go down in religious history as being one of the defining moments of all time. When we are part of living history, we are often not able to see it for the explosive moment in time that it might be.
As Deanic Christians, we are also grateful for those who created the Madrian and Filianic religions. (http://www.mother-god.com/https://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Myths-Rites-Madrians/dp/1409229025.
They brought us a True experience of Dea as God and designed an exquisitely beautiful system of worship for Her. And now that we are aware that the Divine Feminine scriptures were written in the 1970’s, I feel that this knowledge has helped me to appreciate them even more.
With a true understanding of the nature of these writings, of which some parts were inspired by Christianity, I can now, with clear conscience, embrace the Teachings of the Daughter and much that is in the Mythos in a way that I was not able to. in the past, when the origins of the scriptures were shrouded in doubt and controversy. Now, I can read them in authenticity.
(See this Holy Spirit image of Sophia: http://www.hranajanto.com/goddessgallery/GGF-home.html)
(If you know the origin of this mystical painting, please contact Mother Pamela at rosewaterlilies@yahoo.com. Thank you.)
This Age, the Age of Aquarius, has been prophesied as the Age of the Holy Spirit (Who is Feminine) and it has also been prophesied as the Age of the Daughter. And though the Daughter has been recognized in Christianity, it is through Deanism, the Madrian and Filianic religions, that we have come to truly know Her and understand Her Sacrifice, Her Role as the Sustainer of All Nature and Her Divine Nature as that of Supernal Love. She is the Supernal Moon reflecting the Supernal Sun of Her Celestial Mother. So many of the Deanic beliefs concerning the Holy Daughter match that of Holy Sophia.
In my opinion, the two above mentioned prophecies have been revealed through both the Goddess Christian and the Deanic movements. The Goddess Christian/Christian Divine Feminine movements have revealed the ancient Christian belief that the Holy Spirit is Feminine. She is Sophia. We know, from Gnostic Christianity, that Sophia is Mother and Daughter. (Keeping in mind that we do not accept the idea of a ‘Fallen Sophia’, which was a demotion by Gnostic Christian writers. This has been clearly shown forth in the works of Rose Horman Arthur, in her scholarly work, The Wisdom Goddess.)
We are living in this amazing Age of the Divine Feminine! Let us celebrate this Age on March 10.
I am hoping to get an interview with Bishop Katia, because she was one of the, if not the founder, of the Goddess Christian Movement within Christianity, a movement which pre-dates the founding of Goddess Christians.
Perhaps this anniversary might be set aside as a special day of contemplation, meditation or of other forms of special worship in Thanksgiving to Dea/Mother God for those who have devoted their lives to Her spreading the Great News, the News of Her Revelation in our Age.
Clergy might celebrate liturgy/service. Devotees might celebrate the Rite of Veneration (which will be posted well in advance.)
Anyway, there are only a couple of weeks before the anniversary, so let’s plan a ceremony of gratitude!
Mother Pamela

 

 

Weekly Prayer List

26 Brighid/Feb. 17.

Sunnadi/Sunday

Day of Sai Raya Theia, Lamp of Illumination, Joy and Benevolence.

Here, at the Reginites, we are starting the Weekly Prayer List for Deanic Christians.

For the protection and highest good of Brody and Brynn,
For the help and healing of Jess,
For the correct diagnosis and healing of Frank,
For the help and healing of Travis,
For the help and healing of Arlene,
For the strength of Diane,
For the healing of Lorelai,
For the healing of Paul,
And for the healing of Kevin,

O, Most Holy Dea, Mother, Daughter and Great Mother, have mercy upon these, Your souls and may they attain mental, physical and spiritual health. May those who have passed beyond the Veil be assumed, through Your Holy Daughter, unto Perfect Union with You. Through the Pure Stream of Your Grace, may all events unfold for their highest good and according to their True Soul Path.

Silver Star of the Waters, Who has fashioned all the cosmos into being, being all knowing is the splendor of Your Light. Enfold my spirit, within Your Mighty Mantle, and may the Pure Stream of Your Grace, flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us away from temptation and deliver us from evil. Amen.

Let us bless the Holy One,
Blessed is She.

Let us thank the Seven Janati of Dea,
Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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If you, a loved one or a beloved pet members is in need of prayer, please send either the first name/ initial along with brief request. If you do not wish to specify the request, then simply state: for a special intention.You or your loved one will be remembered in daily prayer, in our weekly liturgy and during our monthly Rite of Veneration.

Please send email requests to Mtr. Pamela at rosewaterlilies@gmail.com. Thank you.)

Candlemas/Lucidi/Trinities of Light

11 Brighid/Feb. 2

(This site is under major reconstruction. Please bear with us).

The pure snowdrop is the symbolic flower of Candlemas/Lucidi.

http://drawingandillusion.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-secret-history-of-snowdrops.html

For Christians, today is Candlemas, which literally means candle mass during which candles are blessed for the upcoming year. For Deanic Christians, it is also Lucidi, or the Day of Light, a celebration of the Lights of the Divine Trinity.

On this day, all remnants of Christmas/Yule (Daughter’s Day) shall be put away including wreaths, all greenery and decorations.

 ancient Byzantine icon of the Presentation in the Temple.

The Christian Candlemas is a celebration of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Jewish Purification ritual of the Blessed Mary. And while many believe that Candlemas is the Christian version of Pagan Imbolc, not all believe that there is enough evidence to support that assumption.

Historically, this Christian Feast began in Jerusalem. According to some sources, Christians began Candlemas in Jerusalem as early as the fourth century and the lighting of candles began in the fifth century. Other sources say that Candlemas was observed by blessing candles since the 11th century. An early writing dating back to around 380 CE mentioned that a feast of the Presentation occurred in a church in Jerusalem. It was observed on February 14. The feast was observed on February 2 in regions where Christ’s birth was celebrated on December 25. (1)

 painting by Sulamith Wulfing.

Copyright: © by Petra Michel, CA & Aquamarin Verlag, Germany (allowed for non-commercial use with copyright). 

http://artpassions.net/wulfing/wulfing.html

Candlemas Crown

A little known Tradition here in the U.S. is fashioning a crown for the Candlemas Queen out of seven candles! How perfect, as in Deanism, Seven refers to the Janati or the Seven Living Rays or Emanations of Dea which take on angelic form. They are the gateways of Divine Virtue. This crown is not the same as the Crown of Lights for St. Lucia’s Day.

Make a Crown of Lights for the Candlemas Queen

Another observance is to light several taper candles (seven is best) which are shaped into a crown, called the Crown of Lights worn by the Candlemas Queen.  See the very end of this page for description:  “A Crown of Lights is prepared for the Mother and left by the altar. Traditionally, the Crown should be of candles or tapers, which are lit during the ritual.”  (2)

Fisheaters, a Traditional Catholic website, has a wonderful page on the scripture readings of the day as well as delicious recipes, rituals and poetry. (3)

Candlemas, for Deanic Christians (A) is also known as Lucidi, which  means Light Day or Day of Light. In additional to the traditional Christian meaning of this feast day, Deanic Christians also celebrate it as the Feast of the Light of the Trinity. We will examine these Lights from both a Deanic and a Deanic Christian point of view.

In Deanism, the religion of Our Mother God, Dea is celebrated as a Divine Feminine Trinity Who is of Three Lights:

The Dark Light. This is the Light of the Great or Dark Mother Who is Absolute Deity and from Whom emanates the Mother and the Father. She is known as the dark beyond the Light and the Light beyond the darkness because She is unknowable.

The Bright Light:

The Celestial/Heavenly Mother is known as the Supernal Sun, Whose Light became to bright for us to look upon once as we descended into incarnation. So Her Light is a Golden Light.

The Gentle Light: The Light of the Supernal Moon, the Holy Daughter, is Silver. She reflects the Light of Her Mother to us in a gentle way.

A Deanic tradition of three candles, dark purple (or black), gold/yellow and silver may be burned on this day in honor of the Divine Feminine Trinity.

 

For Deanic Christians, the Primordial/First Heavenly Trinity consists of the Absolute, the Father and the Mother as described by both those who have had Near Death Experiences and by early Gnostics. NDE’s experience this Primordial Trinity as a Trinity of Lights.

This Trinity of Lights is described as the Primary Light of the Absolute,  the Dark Light of the Mother and the Bright Light of the Heavenly Mother.  These Lights have described by those who have had NDE’s as:

Primary Light:

Colorless, A pulsating Presence or Luminosity, usually perceived as frighteningly awesome, a piercing Power, raw Essence, the Origin of All Origins. This is understood to be the Primary God Light (Absolute Deity). It fosters deep mystical knowingness (gnosis), and radical shifts in the sense of reality and life’s purpose.

Deanic Christians (and most gnostics) consider this Primary Light to be Absolute Deity, the One or Monas/Monad from Which emanates the True Father and the Celestial/Heavenly Mother. This One may be considered to be genderless, the Primary Father or the Primary Mother. Deanic Christians tend to see this One as the Primary or Great Mother known to Deanic Christians as Mysteria-Sige (may be pronounced as siege or sy-gee. Deanic Christians prefer the latter).

Dark Light: Pure black, often with velvety tinges of purple. Others have described it as more of a black/purple Light which shimmers. A shimmering dark/womb-like Light. [I have read of this and the following description in several books which were written by NDE’s including that written by Dr. Eben Alexander, a neuroscientist who experienced the Dark Light/Womb of Our Divine Mother, during his NDE experience.  See his book, Proof of Heaven, (3) I believed he referred to Her as the Core, if I remember correctly.)

This Dark Light of the Mother, known to Deanic Christians as Mari Sophia, is described as a shimmering, peaceful depth perceived as : “the Darkness that Knows”, a source of strength and knowing; sanctuary, the womb of creation. (Mari=Mar as in Mars-ee). 

It is said to gently reassure and heal. It leaves Her children with a sense of nurturing and support while at the same time, being linked to larger systems of learning and growth within the human family. 

Children have described being cradled in a womb-like darkness so purple-black that is shimmered, so deep that It knew all things, so peaceful, wonderful, bliss-filled and perfect that we adults would call it ‘heaven’, yet it was devoid of what was commonly termed, ‘light’. 

One NDE, Joe Ann Van Gelder, who experienced this Dark Light, is convinced that it (Dark Light) has something to do with a type of consciousness that interacts with Creation and created matter! Well, if that isn’t our understanding of not only Our Heavenly Mother, but of Divine Sophia in particular, I don’t know what is!!!!

Deanic Christians believe that it is from this Light that the Holy Daughter, know to us as Jana Sophia, emanates. (Jana=Yah-na).

 Bright Light: The Bright Light of the Father follows a range of yellow-gold-white hues. A brilliant radiance usually perceived as an almost blinding glow that emanates unconditional love, a warm, inviting intelligence, union, the activity of Truth. 

Deanic Christians believe that it is from this Light that the Divine/Cosmic Son, the Christ-Logos emanates.

It energizes and enlivens. It is known to trigger displays of latent talents and abilities to its experiencers. Overwhelmingly, those who have experienced the Father Light refer to is as all-compassionate, unconditional Love. It is a brilliance of a thousand suns and yet, does not harm the eye. (5)

And so,Deanic Christians might use white, golden and purple candles to represent the Light of the Primary Trinity, as well.

Rituals: In addition to the rituals recommended in the Fisheaters article, (scroll down to Symbols, Customs and Foods), we follow an old tradition of turning on all the lights (or lighting all the candles) in the home. I usually do this for a couple of hours on Lucidi/Candlemas evening during supper time and liturgy, in honor of the Lights of the Primordial Trinity. A candle in each window is also traditional.

The internet abounds with further ideas for rituals, customs, crafts and recipes. There are also several great books on ideas for Candlemas.

 Look closely at these chalices. How perfect for the double communion of Christ and Sophia for Deanic Christians! One has the engraving of the cross, the other has an engraving of what we know as the Fora!

Liturgy: Where this is a feast day which celebrates the Lights of the Trinity along with the Presentation of Jesus, a liturgy which offers the double Sophia/Christ communion may be celebrated, keeping in mind that red wine represents the Body and Blood of Jesus (not in a cannibalistic manner, it is said to represent the entire, Risen Jesus in Catholic Christianity) and white wine for the Spirit and Soul of the Holy Daughter, Jana Sophia.  (I will be working on a Deanic Christian liturgy in the near future which will have elements from both the Deanic and Christian liturgies.)

Though the world appears to be growing ever darker, on this day, we remember that the Divine Lights of the Godhead are Eternal.

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May Our Lady bless you,

Blessed is She.

A. M. Pamela Lanides.

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A) Deanic Christians: This term describes Goddess Christians who believe in a Divine Feminine Trinity of Great Mother/Absolute Deity, Mother and Daughter. It also describes a certain set of basic beliefs, a unique calendar, prayers and liturgy. This is sometimes known as the ‘Mother God side of religion where Dea, Our Divine Mother, has Her Own separate worship which is used in conjunction with the practice of Christianity in its various forms.

Deanic Christians tend to worship Sophia as their Form/Image of Dea and we understand Her according to Deanic Christian teachings.

1.https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/candlemas

https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/the-tradition-of-candlemas

2. https://northernway.org/school/way/calendar/candlemas.html

3. https://fisheaters.com/customstimeafterepiphany3.html

4. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008AK8FHM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

5. All of the quotes re: the Primary Lights may be found in the Big Book of Near Death Experiences, the Ultimate Guide to What Happens When We Die by P.M.H. Atwater. https://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-Near-Death-Experiences-Ultimate/dp/B01B99G6JY

The Shared Mythos of the Shekinah and Sophia an Thoughts on Thunder, Perfect Mind.

(This site is under major reconstruction. Please bear with us).

As written for goddesschristians@yahoo.com.

 http://www.truthtalker.com/

I love the above image because in my own Tradition of Deanic Christianity, the Holy Mother is known, metaphorically, as the Supernal Sun. The Holy Daughter is the Supernal Moon Who reflects to us, the Bright Light of the Daughter. And of course, Sophia is understood to be the Holy Spirit. Our Celestial/Heavenly Mother is known as the Fiery Rose Heart. This painting reflects it all. Gold is the color of the Celestial Mother; silver is the color which represents the Holy Daughter.

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The Shekinah and Holy Sophia are considered by some to be One and the same Divine Being/Person, while others recognize that these are two different Divine Feminine Persons. I like to think of them as each being Forms/Images of Dea (Our Divine Mother God).  

In these latter times, the perception of the Shekinah appears to be evolving. Many are coming to understand the Shekinah as being a Divine Being/Person in Her Own right. This Shekina, though, is not merely just as aspect of God, She is a Divine Being of Her Own Right. (4) This is a great article.

I always have taught that Sophia is God in Her Own right. Her Godhood is not dependent upon the Father, nor is She God because She is the Spouse of the Father, rather, She is God because that is Her very Nature, Her Eternal Being; just as we have human nature, human being. She is a Person of the Godhood.

Nor did She need Her Male Consort to save- Her, as we shall see, rather, She is a Saviouress. Our Soteria who works hand in hand with the Christ-Logos.

It must be remembered that there are many aspects of Sophia. In addition to being the Wisdom Goddess, in the earliest Gnostic texts, Sophia is Creatrix and sometimes, She is listed as Supreme.

As the Barbelo, She is the Supreme Mystery, the Mother of the All. As Aletheia, She is Truth. As Pistis, She is Faith.  She is also known as the Holy Spirit.Through Zoe, She is Life. She is the Mother of All Life.

 And so, though She may be the Wisdom Goddess, that is only one Aspect of Her.

I believe that She is the Christian Divine Mother God, Whom some Christians call, Dea. 

(As you read the following, please keep in mind that I have not studied the Kabbalah or the Zohar and so I only have a rudimentary knowledge of these things.)

I had a Jewish friend (mentioned in a previous post), Lieren Malka, who was a Reconstructionist Jew. She believed in the Shekina as Mother and Daughter just as many understand Sophia to be Mother and Daughter. Like the Sophia, this understanding of the Shekina as being Mother and Daughter is based upon the idea of Higher and Lower Shekinah, just as there is Higher and Lower Sophia.

In Gnostic circles, the Mother is considered to be the Barbelo (whom some Gnostic scholars consider to be Higher Sophia). while the Daughter is Lower Sophia.

In the Gnostic Text, On the Origin of the World, the Mother and Daughter are named: Pistis Sophia is the Mother of Zoe. In the Valentinian System, we have (what my spiritual group refers to as the Great Mother) Sige (may be pronounced Sy-gee or Siege), which means Silence. The Mother is Aletheia, which means Truth and the Daughter is Zoe, which means Life. (1).


I have noticed how many similarities there are between the Mythos/ Story of the Shekinah and that of Holy Sophia.


Lower/Daughter) Sophia, is the World Soul. The Shekinah is also the World Soul. 
 painting by Helena Nelson Reed: 

From the Universal Kabbalah Network: … the Shekinah is the World Soul. So, the Shekina, in addition to being the Soul of God, is also the Soul of the World. (2). Can there be more than one World Soul?

In some forms of Deanic (Goddess) Christianity, Mother Sophia is known as Rosa Coeli, Rose of Heaven. The Holy Daughter Sophia, as the World Soul is known as Rosa Mundi, Rose of the World.

In my own spiritual Tradition, Our Heavenly Mother, as Rosa Coeli, is Transcendent, like Our True Father, while the Holy Daughter, as Rosa Mundi, is Immanent like the Divine Son.

As we will see in the excerpt below, the Shekinah is the World Soul voluntarily, while according to Gnostic Christian Mythos, Sophia is the World Soul because She is trapped here because She erred and is Fallen and is in need of Her Male Consort to save Her.

But as Rose Horman Arthur  showed in her scholarly work, The Wisdom Goddess, Feminine Motifs in Eight Nag Hammadi Documents, (I believe this is available through Stanford University Library), Gnostic Christian authors took pre-Christian texts and clearly demoted Sophia. Her ‘Fall and entrapment’ was not in the pre-Christian equivalent texts. From what I understand, they took certain texts, re-wrote them, demoted Sophia in many, many areas and gave them a new title. According to Dr. Arthur, the ‘Fallen Sophia” was unknown in the original texts. 

 Sophia


Sophia and the Shekinah each suffer a Descent through darkness. We know, from Gnostic texts, that Sophia suffers a Descent down through ever-denser/darker realms, which causes Her Light to Scatter. The Shekinah also suffer a Descent through the realms which causes Her Soul to Shatter as we read in the following text:

Here again, the Shekinah plays a very special and multi-faceted role in the Kabbalistic teachings.  For, it is the Shekinah that is ascribed by Kabbalists to be the Middle Pillar of Balance that unites the opposites, just as the soul allows for the opposites of body and spirit to unite, so too does the Shekinah play this role for us.  Indeed, the Shekinah is the Soul of Man, what Kabbalists call the Neshamah, for She has given a portion of Herself in order for each human to come into being in this world. In giving of Herself to humans, in this state of physical density and isolation, the World Soul becomes shattered. This shattering can be metaphorically grasped in considering what might happen to a glass alembic or flask when too much pressure is put upon in the alchemical works.  Thus, the Shekinah represents the ultimate archetype of selfless sacrifice. All Her sacrifices have been for the benefit of creation so that humankind may experience this life in order to fulfill its destiny and purpose. Kabbalists, therefore, pay great respect and gratitude to the Shekinah for Her sacrifice and service by taking up the mantle or the quest to reunite the Shekinah with the Creator.

Through this, the Shekinah shares Her Soul with us while Sophia resides in us as the Divine Spark of Light.

Both Sophia and the Shekinah have often been referred to as the Holy Spirit. (3).

Both are said to be Higher/Mother and Lower/Daughter. The Mother is Her Transcendent Form, the Holy Daughter is the Immanent Form as the World Soul.

In Thunder, Perfect Mind, http://gnosis.org/naghamm/thunder.html.,

which some scholars believe was originally named in honor of the Barbelo, (High Sophia), depicts Her as the Immanent Saviouress who speaks, speaks back and forth about Her identity. (4)

For I am the first and the last.I am the honored one and the scorned one.I am the whore and the holy one.I am the wife and the virgin.I am <the mother> and the daughter.I am the members of my mother.I am the barren oneand many are her sons.I am she whose wedding is great,and I have not taken a husband.I am the midwife and she who does not bear.I am the solace of my labor pains.I am the bride and the bridegroom, etc.

On a personal level, I can understand Thunder on different levels. On one level, I see part of this poem as going back and forth between the Transcendent Mother (Barbelo-Sophia) and the Immanent Daughter (Eve-Sophia). The Immanent Daughter is within each of us. Whatever we go through, She goes through. There is nothing that we suffer which She does not suffer with us. There is no joy that we experience that She does not experience with us,

And so, as the Transcendent Mother, She is the honored one, but as the least of Her children, in whom dwells the Holy Daughter, She is the scorned one and so on.  Here is an article with similar views: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/maps/primary/thunder.html

(By the way, this is awesome: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/thunder.html. Also recommended: https://lightgrid.ning.com/group/thepowerofthedivinefeminine/forum/topics/the-shekinah-image-of-the)

In Summary:

The Shekinah is associated with Creation.

Sophia is associated with Creation.

Shekinah is the World Soul.
Sophia is the World Soul. (Can there be more than one World Soul?)

The Shekina has often been referred to as the Holy Spirit. (3)
Sophia has been referred to as the Holy Spirit. (4)

As a result of the Descent into density and darkness, the Shekinah suffered and Her Soul is Shattered.
As a result of the Descent into density and darkness, Sophia suffered, and Her Light is Scattered.

The Shekinah is Higher/Lower or Mother and Daughter.
Sophia is Higher/Lower or Mother and Daughter.

The Shekinah shares a portion of Her Soul, with us.  Her soul is our soul. (Sacrifice).
Sophia shares a portion of Her Light with us. She resides in us as the Divine Spark. (Sacrifice).

The Shekina is the Bride of God. (5)
Sophia is the Bride of God.

For an interesting article on Sophia from an Esoteric Christian perspective, please see: https://northernway.org/sophia.html

Let us Bless the Queen of Heaven,

Blessed is She.

Rev. Pamela Lanides

HOLY SPIRIT – JewishEncyclopedia.com

4) Wikipedia: “Thunder Perfect Mind (the title is, more accurately, The Thunder – Perfect Intellect) takes the form of an extended, riddling monologue, in which an immanent saviour speaks a series of paradoxical statements concerning the divine feminine nature. The original language of the poem was Greek, though only a Coptic version survives in the Nag Hammadi library; the manuscript resides in the Cairo Coptic museum.” https://www.facebook.com/SpiritualAwakeningRadio/posts/gnostic-poem-of-sophia-thunder-perfect-mind-recited-httpyoutubeb_rjsmiisxsthunde/10152898602472357/

This is a great article: Shekhina | Encyclopedia Mythica