Fellowship of Isis Utah also holds a public meet & greet the fourth Friday of each month at Crone's Hollow, 6 pm, to discuss Isis, Queen of Heaven and other Goddess related Egyptian esoteric concepts. Also the Grove of Isis and Uta (Druid Clan of Dana) will outline upcoming plans at the meet and greets.
The temple was founded by Kasey E. Conder, Pr. H. SA., in 2008. The Lyceum of Auset of Heru em Aakhuti, also founded by him, focuses on studying and teaching the esoteric sciences and Egyptian & other many cultural Mysteries connected with the great goddess Isis. The Temple of Isis Utah (Fellowship of Isis Utah) is the host for Isis Fest 2012. Full details can be found at www.isisofutah.org Telephone: 801.755.4419 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Held at Murray Lodge #33 Odd Fellows Hall, 8698 Center Street, Sandy, Utah Website: http://www.templeofisis.com/SaltLakeCityUT
Where: Nemacolin Woodlands Prayer Lodge site at Millioke Meadows, Farmington, Pennsylvania.
When: Every Sunday
Time: 1pm - 2:30pm
Come with a clean heart, grateful mind, humble spirit and with the faith of a child.
Please call with any questions :Reverend Susan W. Ferraro 412-973-6300.
Sunday Services hosted by Rt. Rev. Loreon Vigne at the Temple of Isis, Isis Oasis, Geyserville, California. 2pm - 4 pm. The Temple of Isis is a fully recognized non-profit organization (separate from Isis Oasis Retreat Center and the Isis Society for Inspirational Studies), which does not follow concepts normally associated with traditional religion, striving rather to create an entirely new path of spiritual experience that we affectionately call, Catma. There is no sermon, yet a Priestess or Priest of Isis will be in attendance to guide each Sunday afternoon. Begin with a private meditation in the small Isis Chapel or on the grounds under the 500+ year old Douglas Fir tree. At the Grand Temple we will gather at 2 PM to partake of the program of the day, which could take many forms -- video, song, dance, readings -- all selected for its pertinence to our topic. This will be followed by a sharing of ideas. We will gather in the Pavilion for tea at 4 PM. Our Sunday temple program is designed to teach subjects such as: ecology, science, archeology and other subjects that promise to enrich and enhance our lives. No fee is charged for the days activities, although any donations will be gratefully accepted. This offering is open to all interested in the wonders of nature, who wish to Bridge the gap of the ancient past and the present, creating a new era. Loreon may be contacted at email@example.com
For information and an update of events, please visit http://www.isisoasis.org
Our Lady’s Prayer Circle, founded by Prs. H. Diveena and late Prs. H. Barbara Lee Westlake. The 13th of every month. The circle was founded on Winter Solstice December 2005 through a vision quest on Mount Shasta. Diveena and Barbara Lee Westlake initiated this circle on the 13th day beginning January 2006 to honor the Goddess and to acknowledgment her power on the 13th day of the month. This was incited by the apparitions that took place in Fatima Portugal that progressed for a year in which all the visitations occurred on the 13th day of the month with recorded healings and miracles. Since January 13, 2005 many others have joined us to hold and help create the energy of healing and miracles of love. Contact Diveena at: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.starwaysnews.com/starwayswebfolderfiles/html/SapphireStar%20-%20SERVICES.html#PrayerCircle
Deirdre Wadding, Priestess Hierophant and Priestess Maureen Sullivan, along with Archdruidess Eimear Burke and Druid and Priest Luke Eastwood, author of the Druid’s Primer, were featured speakers at the Eigse Spiriod Ceilteach, Saturday 10th August 2013, Slí na Bandé, Newtown
Mountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. Eimear writes: “Howard and I went to visit Olivia today in Gorey District
Hospital. We found her in
very good form. We were returning from Éigse Spiorad Ceilteach which was
organised by one of our priests and fellow Druid Luke Eastwood. We were treated
to some interesting talks on Holding Ritual as Gaeilge (through the Irish
language) by priestess Deirdre Wadding, Herbalism, Immramma and the Otherworld,
Wand-making using a lathe, Identifying the Goddess through place names and
saint names in Ireland, How we can connect with the spirit of nature (Luke).
The evening ended with some wonderful songs, stories, poetry and music around
the fire. FOI was well represented by priestesses Deirdre Wadding, Eimear
Burke, Maureen Sullivan, Angela Lordan, triness priestesses Barbara, Anna,
Olwyn and Amy. A big thanks and congratulations to Luke for all his hard work
and perseverance. We are looking forward to next year's Éigse.
(Olivia via Eimear) “The Druid Trio - Olivia, Howard
and Eimear. Druid greetings! The Green Man celebrating the Oak King as Howard
is wearing his sigil. We are wearing shades of green. Green peace to you all.
Thanks to the rain.
Caroline Wise of Isis of the Thames Lyceum, London writes: “I gave two talks in September at the XII° Convegno Nazionale Autunnale Druidismo e Stregoneria in Italy, one on Isis and another on the Green Lady. My husband Michael Staley gave a presentation about AOS.
A Short Interview with Caroline Wise
Q: Caroline, you were the owner of a famous esoteric bookshop where many key figures in the history of esotericism English are encountered, you can talk about briefly?
A: Yes, I was the owner of the Atlantis Bookshop for some years, then in 2002, I sold the business. Before then it was owned by the spiritual newspaper 'Psychic News' and I was the manager.
Q: If I make myself a map of magical London, what would it include?
A: A map of the London magical should include the Tower of London. Has a brutal history. It was built after the Norman invasion, but the site was of importance both to the Romans that the Saxons and the Ancient British. The central keep was the 'Bryn Gwyn', (White Mound) and this place is said to be where the head of the Celtic demigod Bran the Blessed was buried. Also in the City are the ruins of the temple of Mithras. St. Paul's Cathedral is according to myth, built on the site of a temple of Diana, built by Brutus, the legendary founder of London. In Cannon Street, we have our single surviving monolith, the Stone of London. Westminster abbey is located on the site of a temple of Apollo. St. Bride’s Church in Fleet Street is located on the site of an old sacred well, and it is said that it is one of the first known places of pagan worship in London. There is nothing more to see of the old temples and wells now, except the temple of Mithras, but these are all places where we can communicate with the old gods. (Update, please note, even the Temple of Mithras has gone for now, packed into cardboard boxes, apparently to be rebuilt near its original location – we wait and see – Caroline)
Q: In my last trip I have seen some very interesting things, among which I noticed that the esoteric culture of London is rooted right next door to the British Museum. Do you think that there is a connection with the finds and the great magic power stored in them?
A: Yes, for me there is a link with the British Museum. It is one of the largest deposits of magical and religious artifacts in the world. It has magical/religious objects of all cultures. I believe that this has an effect, these objects radiating energy into the local area. Budge was there, deciphering the hieroglyphs and Florence Farr of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn too. McGregor Mathers and WB Yeats met in the old British Library of the Museum. Mathers was translating the Kabbalah. This is now the Great Court of the Museum, where we met your family the last time you came! So we were carrying on a beautiful tradition! The beating heart of the modern pagan scene where people meet is Treadwells Bookshop in Store Street. They organise many lectures on various esoteric topics, this is a central venue. Watkins Bookshop, in Bloomsbury, is the most ancient esoteric bookshop in the world, founded by a secretary of Mme. Blavatsky.
Atlantis Bookshop was not in it’s current location until 1934. It was originally much closer to the Museum in what is now Pied Bull Yard off Bury Place. It was founded in 1922, the year Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen. The whole world went crazy for anything to do with the mysteries of Ancient Egypt and the shop at the time must have been full of customers eager to know more about it.
Q: What I say should not be taken as a joke, like the Harry Potter saga set for the most part in London, but is there is still a sort of war between the forces of good and evil in modern witches, the witch-wars?
A: Don't think that there is a war between the witches! Times have changed and there is a common goal to educate the public and at the same time to be free to be pagan. I think we are all too busy shopping to Treadwells and the other places to be killing each other! Of course, there are going to be ‘wars of witches’ some times as people don’t always agree with each other.
Q: I remember the stories that in the Second World War some English witches gathered to make a great ritual against the invasion of the Nazis (and I think it worked). Do you think that the modern witches have the same powers of the past?
A: This is just a personal opinion: I think that there is too much importance attached to the myths about the witches and the war. I am not sure, but I believe in all the stories. Of course, everyone, the general public, every witch, occultist, such as Dion Fortune, they did their part together with all the witches and Christians - pray to their gods to bring peace and save lives. Of course all this has helped, but I find the story that the witches won the war just a little offensive. There was the RAF and many other brave souls and agents that saved England and stopped the Nazis too!
Q: I know that in the past you were also a researcher of paranormal phenomena. Can you tell us briefly more about what you have done past and present?
A. I am an Archpriestess, long-time member in the Fellowship of Isis, and soon I will be presenting a workshop with Vivianne and Chris Crowley. I worked in spiritualism with Psychic News, and in 1982 I was founder member and director of the ASSAP - The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena, a break-away from Society for the Research Psychica. I have seen enough to know that there are ghosts and phenomena that we still do not understand. I worked with the magazine Ley Hunter in the 1980s and through its Dragon Project carried out research at megalithic sites of the British Isles.
It is so exciting to see how Wicca and Druidism are taking off in Italy.
From Celia Thomas: “Isis of Avalon Ceremony on Monday 5th August. We gathered in a hall in Glastonbury to celebrate the Ancient Egyptian festival of Opet in conjunction with our Lughnasadh. After Procession, Invocations and Ceremony, we assembled in our astral Boat of Millions of Years to travel on a Trance Journey around the Glastonbury Zodiac, which is a natural Temple of the Stars in the landscape of Avalon here. With Anubis at the helm to guide us, we travelled through this Portal of Solar Initiation experiencing each sign. Before we disembarked, we brought down the rays of Sirius into our hearts, uniting Isis and Avalon. We were truly Blessed. Praise and thanks to Isis!
James Jacob Pierri of the Iseum of the Sacred Lotus, New Jersey, USA shared this thought for discussion: “A modern prayer written with much Egyptian inspiration by a modern FOI priest has intrigued me and also got my curiosity. In it were many references to the Nile and an ancient Egypt we do not live in, We live in modern times and Isis has proven historically to expand and transverse ancient Egypt even in antiquity. As modern devotees, is it time to attribute her with our modern surroundings? I live by the Statue of Liberty and seeing her majestic in the Hudson River therefore makes her Isis of the two rivers (east & Hudson) in my area. There's a more literal and natural connection in that since none of us are ancient Egyptian nor live off of the Nile.”
Kasey Conder of Fellowship of Isis Utah and the Lyceum of Auset and Heru em Aakhuti in Salt Lake City Utah, responded: “The FOI is innovating in the manner as it truly shows forth Isis as a multi-cultural and multi-religious goddess escaping the doctrine/dogma of nationalistic neo-paganism and such. As Isis spoke to Lucius in "The Golden Asse", she is sublime principle of nature appearing to many people in many lands but she hails her ancient roots in Egypt & Ethiopia. Ancient Egypt of course was a fountainhead of the spirituality in the mystery schools and that wisdom should not be discounted, but I do believe, like you suggest, it is important to develop a local and unique relationship with the goddess with whatever way she chooses to appear in this plane, being open to whatever flow of energy the spirit she wishes to manifest. Hail Egypt, Hail Isis and Hail our local Mother Earth!”
Photo above: Frangipani flowers on the altar of Isis, Iseum of the Goddess Pertiwi, Queen of the South Seas, Surabaya, Indonesia
Rooke, Lyceum of Isis and Sekhmet of the Stars, Portsmouth, UK:
Rev. Tarnia Spaven
has been ordained as a Priestess of Brigit, Cerridwen and Innanna, and her new
Iseum is called Clan of
the Wolf Moon. Tarnia writes: “The aim of my Iseum is for
nurture in the elements and ourselves and particularly to unite the energies of
the Stars with the Earth for healing and growth.”
writes: Rev. Heather Elston
has been Ordained as a Priestess of Dana, Athena and Freya, and her new Iseum is
called Clan of the Blue Hawk, in the Fellowship of Isis. Heather writes: “Aims are to work with the
energies of the Goddess and nature.”
News from Lyceums
Anniitra Ravenmoon, Prs.
H. of Lyceum of the
Nubian Moon, Long
“We celebrated our Dark Moon In Leo Ritual with guest Goddesses,
Sekmet-Pele_and Bridgid. Our Sacred Cauldron burned Bright!” Annitra shared these photos
of the event:
Rooke, Lyceum of Isis and Sekhmet of the Stars, Portsmouth, UK: “I am very pleased to
announce that the Rev. Gaynor Linnecor (Universal) has been
consecrated as a Priestess Hierophant in the Fellowship of Isis, and her new
Lyceum is called Universal
Learning.” Gaynor writes: “Aims, to respectfully serve
and conduit the Divine Energy of the Universe.”
Also from Sarah Rooke, Lyceum of Isis and Sekhmet of the Stars: “Rev. Hernan Cacciatore of the Iseum
of Arbol Sagrado in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has gained his fourth magi degree
of “Sun Magic” in the Fellowship of Isis, College of Isis.” Hernan
writes: “Association in my mind towards our divinity Hathor was strong in
moment of the 2 Enchantress when she did touch me; I did see the flames in
red colour when she touch my heart and shoulders.”
Sarah also shares with us: “I am pleased
to report that Lindsay Chandler
(Linden Ivy) has gained her first magi degree of Moon Magic (Lunar Magic of the
Tides) in the College
of Isis, Fellowship of
In a message received on September 21, 2013, Sarah wrote: “I am pleased to announce that the Rev. Linden Ivy (Lindsay Chandler) of Portsmouth has been
Ordained as a Priestess of Gaia, Demeter and Sophia in the Fellowship of Isis.
Well done Lindsay, and many congratulations! Linden is now a second degree magi.”
Sarah Rooke: “I am pleased to
announce that the Rev. Antonia Newlands
has gained her sixth magi degree of “Isis and Osiris” in the College of Isis,
Fellowship of Isis. Antonia writes: “The key of Isis
could be a symbol for some yet for me it is just opening my heart to receive
Her. Her blessing can expand my consciousness and open my soul to the next
realm of ascendency. The human body while beautiful, can also be limiting in
comparison to movement through time and space in the upper realms. With the
blessing of the Goddess and the acknowledgement of Osiris within us, we can
transcend these limitations and work with them safely to have a blessed life on
report sent in by Sarah Rooke, Prs. H.
of Lyceum of Isis and Sekhmet of the Stars: “I am pleased to report that
Rev. Allen Gittens of the Iseum of Selene and the Lunar Sphere in
Torbay, Devon, UK has gained his fourth magi degree of Moon Magic (Lunar Magic
of the Tides) in the College of Isis, Fellowship of Isis. Here is an excerpt of
Allen's report for Isian News: “Our journey, which has taken us back through time
to ancient Ireland, and through astral space to the Realm of the Moon, has
returned us to our starting point, but leaving us with a profound love and
insight into our relationship with our Mother, the Earth, and her elemental
aspects in their forms as the Sidhe of Ireland.”
Sarah writes: I am pleased to report that
the Rev. Hernan Cacciatore of the
Iseum of Arbol Sagrado (Sacred Tree) in Buenos Aires,
Argentina, has gained his
fifth magi degree of Earth Magic in the College of Isis,
Fellowship of Isis. Hernan writes: “I could feel with firm conviction, that my
ability to bless and send rays through my hands grew (this was a strong
feeling). Like a sensation of weight in hands that I can to send with simple
of the Mystery of Isis and Osiris, New Orleans, Louisiana. One of
the lyceum founders, Maury White-Hereford writes: “For our rites of
protection for the sacred sites in Egypt we invoke the titular deities
of the temples, frequently triads. So for the purpose of invocation I drew
these simple line drawings to use on our altar. I do not consider them to be
"works of art.", but rather ritual items. It occurred to me that
others might wish to have these images for similar purposes. Sometimes
particular images of the gods and goddesses are difficult to find. As an artist
and priestess I much prefer the immediacy of "original" work to
prints. Also included are acrylic works on paper.
These are sample altar images that will be
made just for you or you may request any deity of your choice. There are two
types, color 8X10 and pen and ink 5X7. available through our lyceum page,
"The Mystery of Isis and Osiris." They can be paid for through
PayPal, money order or cashier's check. P.M. me for orders and please include
your phone number.Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.” You may contact Maury
Here are some examples of Maury’s work:
Sarah also shares with us: “I am pleased to report that Lindsay Chandler (Linden Ivy) has gained her first magi degree of Moon Magic (Lunar Magic of the Tides) in the College of Isis, Fellowship of Isis.”
From Sarah Rooke: “I am pleased to announce that the Rev. Antonia Newlands has gained her sixth magi degree of “Isis and Osiris” in the College of Isis, Fellowship of Isis. Antonia writes: “The key of Isis could be a symbol for some yet for me it is just opening my heart to receive Her. Her blessing can expand my consciousness and open my soul to the next realm of ascendency. The human body while beautiful, can also be limiting in comparison to movement through time and space in the upper realms. With the blessing of the Goddess and the acknowledgement of Osiris within us, we can transcend these limitations and work with them safely to have a blessed life on Earth.”
Another report sent in by Sarah Rooke, Prs. H. of Lyceum of Isis and Sekhmet of the Stars: “I am pleased to report that Rev. Allen Gittens of the Iseum of Selene and the Lunar Sphere in Torbay, Devon, UK has gained his fourth magi degree of Moon Magic (Lunar Magic of the Tides) in the College of Isis, Fellowship of Isis. Here is an excerpt of Allen's report for Isian News: “Our journey, which has taken us back through time to ancient Ireland, and through astral space to the Realm of the Moon, has returned us to our starting point, but leaving us with a profound love and insight into our relationship with our Mother, the Earth, and her elemental aspects in their forms as the Sidhe of Ireland.”
Sarah writes: I am pleased to report that the Rev. Hernan Cacciatore of the Iseum of Arbol Sagrado (Sacred Tree) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has gained his fifth magi degree of Earth Magic in the College of Isis, Fellowship of Isis. Hernan writes: “I could feel with firm conviction, that my ability to bless and send rays through my hands grew (this was a strong feeling). Like a sensation of weight in hands that I can to send with simple small movements.”
Lyceum of the Mystery of Isis and Osiris, New Orleans, Louisiana. One of the lyceum founders, Maury White-Hereford writes: “For our rites of protection for the sacred sites in Egypt we invoke the titular deities of the temples, frequently triads. So for the purpose of invocation I drew these simple line drawings to use on our altar. I do not consider them to be "works of art.", but rather ritual items. It occurred to me that others might wish to have these images for similar purposes. Sometimes particular images of the gods and goddesses are difficult to find. As an artist and priestess I much prefer the immediacy of "original" work to prints. Also included are acrylic works on paper.
These are sample altar images that will be made just for you or you may request any deity of your choice. There are two types, color 8X10 and pen and ink 5X7. available through our lyceum page, "The Mystery of Isis and Osiris." They can be paid for through PayPal, money order or cashier's check. P.M. me for orders and please include your phone number.Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.” You may contact Maury at email@example.com
Photo below, of the the Summer Solstice altar of Lyceum of the Mystery of Isis and Osiris, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Priestess Hierophant Maury White-Hereford and Priest Hierophant Daniel H. Campbell. Maury and Daniel offer rites by attunement for all members. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lyceum-of-the-Mystery-of-Isis-and-Osiris/186387938063773
From Sarah Rooke: Sarah Heathersdaughter has been initiated as a Druidess in the Druid Clan of Dana, by undertaking the Rite of Dana. I give her report for Isian News: “I spoke in my mind to Goddess pledging myself to Her and DCD, as I truly devote my life and service to Her and all Her creatures and Druidess is my life and growing within that, I felt my dedication was truly accepted, as I could really feel something was happening with the attunement.”
Linda Iles, Archdruidess of Grove of Elen of the Ways and Lugh of the Silver Hand, and deTraci Regula, Archdruidess of Grove of Dodona, Zeus and Dictynna consecrated Rev. Denise Murray Allen, Rev. Mary DeWitt and Rev. Kat Robb as Archdruidesses in the Druid Clan of Dana. The ceremony took place at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 5. Denise, Mary and Kat will carry on the work of their mentor and grove founder, Laura Janesdaughter who passed into the Summerlands earlier this year.
green is the grass
green the trees
green my cloak
green the quality of this song
be careful where you trod
you might disturb the peace
you might enjoy a feast
you might be gone forever
be careful what you sing
elegies or satires
hopes or pains
or the sadness of parting
but indeed : sing!
Awakening the Sacred Python- The African
of the Tree of Life
from Issue No. 149, Lughnasadh 2013)
Dravidian and Pre Vedic Aspect of the Serpent Mother
Naga or Serpent People
Kikuyu Serpent of East Africa
The serpent mother becomes known as, Coumba Lamba, Mami Wata, Uhammiri, Obide, Olokun, Yemaya, Olokun and Damballah in West Africa. All of these aspects interchange being part woman and a snake, a fish, or mermaid. The aspects of the deity is emphasized differently in different ethnic groups. Coumba Lamba, Yemaya, for instance are expressed more as less threatening mermaids, while Mami Wata and Uhammiri is widely expressed as great pythons. Damballah is considered male now in West Africa while his wife complement is known as Aiedo Wedo is known as a rainbow serpent. This rainbow is tied again to the Kundalini as the kundalini, when awakened, moves up the body via energy centers that are the colors of the rainbow. Dambalah is related to Danu who, as already stated, is also found in the Vedic Tradition.
Mami Wata, Uhammiri, Obuide also have a sensual side along with their maternal side. Fully feminine in their presentation in trance induced states, they are also likely to show up very uninhibited in the dream or trance state. This sensual side is often misunderstood and not talked about because of the heavily sexual overtones in a society that is highly conservative. This sexual energy is inherently connected to the spiritual energy and is a part of the process. The energy is intended to rise from the center and become all encompassing. Mami Wata may also be depicted with a long neck with rainbow colors expressing the sexually charged Kundalini energy of the rainbow.
The python priestesses of Africa were known as the Sibs, Black Doves, and Mamaisis according to Mama Zogbe in her books ,The Sibyls and Mami Wata: Africa’s Ancient Goddess Unveiled. These priestess’ were living oracles and world renowned in Africa and Europe. They were the first Pythia oracles as well as the Delphi oracles all of which were also based on the primordial python of Africa. The term mammisis in Africa means a living temple or oracle. It is associated with the term Mama Isis. In Africa, Isis is pronounced as (Esi). Once ancient Egypt was invaded by the Greeks and Romans, the terms became more associated with buildings or birthing temples rather than their original association with Priestess and living oracles. Still the term is used in West Africa today in its original association. The term Mami Wata is also tied to ancient Kemetian roots with Wata dating back to Wachet.. the ancient serpent goddess aspect of Isis.
The Awakening the Divine African Mother Within
Invoking Animal Magic explores the power and wisdom of animal allies. More than a compilation of interesting facts—stories, folklore and animal behavior are integrated in a modern pagan perspective. Illustrations based on cave paintings and artifacts add a visual component to the text while thought-provoking questions and fun activities help ground the material in personal experience. Invoking Animal Magic offers an in-depth study of nine animals, each with an important place in Euro-paganism—their myths and legends, historical context and magical themes. Rituals and spells are also included in each section.
Invoking Animal Magic discusses how to work with animal allies for healing and self-growth. Folklore and myth are intertwined with insights on animal behavior, allowing the reader to connect such qualities as migration, hibernation, night activity or color change with magical powers. Provocative questions and simple spells help ground the material in individual experience.
Lisa Thiel has called Invoking Animal Magic “a witty and comprehensive resource.” Starhawk calls Invoking Animal Magic “an impressive work.” Lake Placid News calls Invoking Animal Magic “readable, witty, conversational and well illustrated.” Early readers are raving about the clarity of the material and its captivating nature. Whether you are a careful reader or a skimmer, you will find this book enjoyable.
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