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DAUGHTERS of FRYA

Oera Linda Order of Priestesses

 

Perfection through purity of body, mind and spirit!

 

All priestesses must:

1. Abstain from meat products, intoxicants, orgasm and sex

2. Bend knees in worship for six hours every day

3. Wear a short, white tunic at all times

 

 

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According to the Oera Linda Book, the ancient chronicle of the Frisians, the first duty of a priestess (fâm) is to serve her community as a seeress, healer and counsellor. After seven years she may leave the order, or become an elder (aldfâm), offering judgments and spiritual guidance. She may also become a high priestess (burchfâm) Burgtmaagd, or Borough Maid – chief of whom is the Folk Mother (folksmoder).

 

Every Frisian state had a citadel (burch) at its chief town, ruled by the high priestess (burchfâm) and her 28 maidens (fâmna), as priestesses. Seven of these were at worship, in three-hour shifts, at all times.

 

Frya, ancestress of the Frisians, was the first of the Folk Mothers, who gave the people her Tex (‘laws’). She and her elder sisters, Lyda and Finda, were the three foremothers of mankind, offspring of Jrtha (‘earth’). Frya was blessed by the spirit of Wr-alda (‘world’), the animating principle of nature.

 

 

1. Pure in body, mind and spirit, priestesses avoid all bodily passions, strictly abstaining from drugs, stimulants and sexual activity of any kind, while following a natural, and frugal, vegetarian diet.

 

2. Priestesses spend six hours a day at worship before the foddik (a lamp bearing the eternal flame), in two watches of three hours each. Kneeling, hands on foreheads, palms towards the light, they draw the spirit of Wr-alda (‘world’) the life-force of Jrtha (‘earth’) from the ground, sending it into the foddik, and from there back out to the land, chanting: Wr-alda t-Anfang t-Bijin (‘Wr-alda, the Origin, the Beginning’)“for what you have received, for what you do receive, and for the hope of aid in time of need.”

 

3. Symbolising their purity, the distinctive garment worn by all priestesses is a short, sleeveless white tunic known as the tohnekka, plus appropriate accessories. No other clothing is permitted.

 

 

The calendar was based on the six-spoked jolJuul, or Yule – wheel, representing time. Months were 31 and 30 days long alternately – Herdemônath (Hard Month), Sellamônath (Soil Month), Lentemônath (Lenten Month), Gârsamônath (Grass Month), Minnamônath (Merry Month), Sümermônath (Summer Month), Heamônath (Hay Month), Arnemônath (Corn Month), Herfstmônath (Harvest Month), Winnemônath (Wine Month), Slachtmônath (Slaughter Month) and Wolfamônath (Wolf Month).

 

A festival was held on the first day of the six longer months: Jol-fêrsteJuulfeest, or Yule Feast – (21 December), Lente-fêrste (20 February), Minna-fêrste (21 April), Hea-fêrste (21 June), Herfst-fêrste (21 August) and Slacht-fêrste (21 October). Years were numbered from the submergence of Atland, the Frisian homeland in the North Sea, also known as Aldland (‘old land’), in the great flood of 2194 BC – the ‘year zero’ of the Oera Linda Book, from which all events in Frisian history are dated.

 

 

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