The following excerpt is part of a description of the sanctuary, or
citadel, at Liudgârda (Leeuwarden, Netherlands), given by a High
Priestess named Apollonia, daughter of Adela, in Chapter 40 of the Oera Linda Book:
In our citadel this is the arrangement: Seven young
maidens attend to the lamp; each watch is three hours. In the rest of
their time they do housework, learn, and sleep. When they have watched
for seven years, they are free; then they may go among the people, to
look after their morals and to give advice. When they have been three
years maidens, they may sometimes accompany the older ones.
writer must teach the girls to read, to write, and to reckon. The
elders, or “Greva,” must teach them justice and duty, morals, botany,
and medicine, history, traditions, and singing, besides all that may be
necessary for them to give advice. The Burgtmaagd must teach them how to
set to work when they go among the people. Before a Burgtmaagd can take
office, she must travel through the country a whole year. Three
grey-headed Burgtheeren and three old maidens must go with her.