Friday, December 5, 2014

Druid Clan of Dana Initiations in Italy

Announcement received from Ossian D'Ambrosio, an Archdruid who lives in Italy: 



I want to inform you that November 30 I did the initiation Raffaella Matarrese and Alice Mometti. I am attaching photos. Next weekend there will be another 4 persons.

/|\ Ossian
 



 Photos © Ossian D'Ambrosio, please do not reproduce.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Midwinter Yule Ritual - FOI Chicago

Received from Demetria Nanos of FOI Chicago:

The Chicago Fellowship of Isis is hosting a public Midwinter Yule rite on
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at:
Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL, 60657.
Free Parking available – see below.

We will gather from 4:30 - 5 PM, & the service will begin promptly at 5 PM.
Suggested donation - $10.
None are turned away for lack of funds.

The liturgy will be “The Tree of Life”, Oracle of the Goddess Frigga.
We celebrate Modranacht, The Night of the Mothers, from ancient times.
Music, drumming, and discussion will follow, along with refreshments.

After the liturgy, there will be a brief discussion of an Ursa Major stellar rite from the Greek Magical Papyri (handouts to take home), reflect on the Celtic Midwinter spirits Cailleach, Holly King, Arthur, Bear, Raven; why reindeer are connected with the Winter Solstice, and conclude with a Norse prayer candlelight ceremony (handouts & candles). Then there will be music, feasting, celebration, and fellowship -
Bring your musical instruments: flute, sistrum, guitar, and drum!

Please bring something to share for the Love Feast following the liturgy.
Donations are welcome to help pay the rent!

For more information, call or e-mail us at FOI Chicago.
FOI Chicago – Rev. Demetria Nanos – 773-684-9219
hail_isis@yahoo.com

Directions & Parking for Life Force Arts Center

FREE PARKING in Central Savings parking lot
FREE PARKING is available in Central Savings bank parking lot when the bank is closed (during the hours listed below):

after 4 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
after 1 PM on Saturdays
all day Wednesdays
all day Sundays
all day on bank holidays (when the bank is closed)

The Central Savings parking lot is located on Ashland Avenue just south of Belmont, in the rear of Central Savings. You do not need a permit or card for your car in order to park in this lot while you are at LFAC events. LFAC is at 1609 W. Belmont, just around the corner from the parking lot.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dulce Domum, Jocelyn Almond


Jocelyn Almond
1956 - 2014

Dulce Domum. It is with deep sadness we learned of the passing of Jocelyn Almond.

Jocelyn Almond was born in 1956 in Great Britain. She met her husband Keith Seddon in 1975. They married in 1977. She attained a BA degree with first class honors in Studies in the Humanities from the University of Hertfordshire in 1982, and a PhD in Philosophy from University College, London in 1986. 

In the early 1990s both Jocelyn and her husband became members of the the Fellowship of Isis. In 1995 she became a Priestess-Hierophant and offered Magi Degree courses by correspondence through her Lyceum of Isis Myrionymous. In 2001 she was appointed to the Archpriesthood Union, one of the three unions that form the FOI Foundation Union Triad.  Jocelyn’s own teacher for priestess training, Beryl Stockhill, had requested that Jocelyn take her position as an archpriesthood union member, shortly before Beryl’s passing in 2001.

Jocelyn was also a published author, "Egyptian Paganism", "An Egyptian Book of Shadows" and "Tarot for Lovers" are among the many titles she had co-written with her husband, Keith Seddon. Her popular solo work "The Fall of Xeirozogenes" was first published in the British science fiction and fantasy magazine "Vortex" in 1977 under the pseudonym Carol Bewley, and later re-published in December, 2008. Besides her work as an author, Jocelyn also served as a correspondence tutor for Fairfax University, USA.

The staff of the Mirror of Isis, an e-zine of the Fellowship of Isis was very proud to feature a lovely article written by Jocelyn just for this publication titled “Dark Gifts from Black Isis". It was included in the Beltane, 2009 issue.


"When the veil rises and we are finally consumed in the fire of Divine glory, the source from which we all came, nothing will be left of us but love." - from "Dark Gifts from Black Isis" by Jocelyn Almond



Books by Jocelyn Almond:

“The Fall of Xeirozogenes”, published by Keith Seddon, 2008
“The Barricaded Tower”, published by Jocelyn Almond, 2010
“The Book of Job”, Lulu, 2011
“The Lady of Shalott” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, with an introduction by Jocelyn Almond, Lulu, 2011

Books by Jocelyn Almond and Keith Seddon:

“Faceless Tarot”, Dunscaith Publishing, 1989
“Tarot For Relationships: A Practical Guide to Understanding Love and Sex From
Tarot Reading”, Thorsons, 1990
“Tarot For Lovers”, Thorsons, 1996
“Understanding Tarot: A Practical Guide to Tarot Card Reading”, Thorsons. 1995
“An Egyptian Book Of Shadows: Eight Seasonal Rites for Egyptian Paganism”, Thorsons, 2000
“A Book of Egyptian Ritual: The Seasonal Rites of Egyptian Paganism”, Thorsons, 2002
“Egyptian Paganism For Beginners: Bring the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt Into Daily Life”, Llewellyn 2004
“Precepts and Teachings of Ancient Egypt”, (Keith Seddon, Jocelyn Almond and Philippe Virey) Lulu, 2011

Fellowship of Isis Rites:

Dulce Domum. The Soul Returns Home

The Fair Haven. Communion with Friends and Family in Spirit World
(Shared by and written by Olivia Robertson at Isis Oasis, 2009)

Art "Reborn in Isis" by Olivia Robertson © Fellowship of Isis Central Website

Friday, November 14, 2014

Awakening the Heart - A Guided Journey



Guided Journey to Awaken The Heart Center by Olivia Robertson. Transcribed from notes taken at Isis Oasis, 2009. This guided journey has been published in honor of the first anniversary of the passing of FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson.

Every year, Olivia would offer a guided journey in the main temple at Isis Oasis on Friday evening to launch the opening activities for the FOI Convocation. I (Linda Iles) took notes, and Olivia and I would go over them afterward at the Nesu House. This journey was transcribed from notes taken in October, 2009.

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Photo courtesy of P. McCarthy © Fellowship of Isis Central

Oracle of the Goddess Morgan




An Oracle of the Goddess Morgan by Olivia Robertson, has been published on Fellowship of Isis Central. It was transcribed from notes taken at Isis Oasis, October, 2010.

This is one of a planned series of posts to honor the anniversary of the passing of FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson. During her stays at Isis Oasis for the FOI Convocation, Olivia would offer guided journeys and rituals in the Main Temple, in the Isis Chapel and sometimes even in the sitting room at the Nesu House. I (Linda Iles) took notes when possible, and Olivia and I would go over them afterward. Oracle by Olivia Robertson, transcribed from notes taken at Isis Oasis, October, 2010. 


Photo courtesy of P. McCarthy © Fellowship of Isis Central.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Oracle of the Goddess Niamh



An Oracle of the Goddess Niamh by Olivia Robertson, has been published on Fellowship of Isis Central. It was transcribed from notes taken at Isis Oasis, October, 2008.
This is one of a planned series of posts to honor the anniversary of the passing of FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson. During her stays at Isis Oasis for the FOI Convocation, Olivia would offer guided journeys and rituals in the Main Temple, in the Isis Chapel and sometimes even in the sitting room at the Nesu House. I (Linda Iles) took notes when possible, and Olivia and I would go over them afterward. Oracle by Olivia Robertson, transcribed from notes taken at Isis Oasis, October, 2008. 



Photo courtesy of Logic Reality, used by permission.


Invocation, Vision and Oracle of the Goddess Airmed


An Invocation, Vision and Oracle of the Goddess Airmed by Olivia Robertson, has been published on Fellowship of Isis Central. It was transcribed from notes taken at Isis Oasis, October, 2007. 
This is one of a planned series of posts to honor the anniversary of the passing of FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson. During her stays at Isis Oasis for the FOI Convocation, Olivia would offer guided journeys and rituals in the Main Temple, in the Isis Chapel and sometimes even in the sitting room at the Nesu House. I (Linda Iles) took notes when possible, and Olivia and I would go over them afterward. Oracle by Olivia Robertson, transcribed from notes taken at Isis Oasis, October, 2007. 


Photo courtesy of P. McCarthy. © Fellowship of Isis Central Website