Thursday, June 20, 2013
PORTLAND, OREGON—After being out of print for more than six years and with prices for that out-of-print first edition rising to $400 or more, Isis Magic is back in a revised and expanded 10th anniversary edition.
Writer Normandi Elliis, author of Awakening Osiris and Dreams of Isis, says of this new edition, “I am thrilled that this pivotal book is being reissued. Whether you know Her well, or whether She has called you to know her more intimately, this book will bring you closer to Isis as an embodiment of the eternal presence of mystery, healing and love. This book is indeed Isis Magic at its best.” (To see more reviews of Isis Magic, please visit www.abiegnushouse.com/reviews)
Isis Magic has served as a resource and inspiration for a wide range of people. Historical novelist Stephanie Dray used it to research the religion of Isis for her three-novel series on the life of Cleopatra’s daughter, Cleopatra Selene. Importantly, it has been a valuable guide for the thousands of women and men who have used it to create or deepen their personal relationship with one of the most well-known and well-loved Goddesses of all time, the Egyptian Goddess Isis.
Isis Magic begins with a well-researched and in-depth history of the nature and worship of Isis from Her ancient Egyptian origins to the modern day. In this first part of the book, readers discover the many faces of Isis, from Ancient Bird of Prey Goddess and Lady of Magic to Queen of the Mysteries, Savior, and Mistress of Hermetic Wisdom. Readers will learn how Isis later became disguised as a Black Madonna, a historical Queen of Egypt, and even as an Alchemical Principle—as well as how Her true identity as a Goddess was retained in the inner teachings of some secret societies. Finally, readers follow Isis into the 20th and 21st centuries as Her undisguised worship is revived, first by colorful personalities like Dion Fortune and influential groups such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and today by worldwide associations like the Fellowship of Isis.
The book’s second half applies this knowledge to a four-part spiritual journey to the heart of the Goddess. With each step, the reader enters a successively deeper stage of relationship with Isis. By participating in exercises, meditations, and powerful, beautifully written rituals, readers can initiate themselves into the magical religion of Isis and become, if they so desire, Her dedicated priestess or priest.
The 10th anniversary edition includes a variety of new rituals—including new initiatory rites and a same-sex wedding ceremony—as well as new meditations, illustrations, and photographs.
Written by M. Isidora Forrest, an ordained Priestess of Isis and Hermetic Adept, Isis Magic brings the worship of Isis to life. It is the perfect resource to aid the individual seeker, to inspire a circle, coven, or Iseum, or to serve as a program of spiritual growth and personal development for those called by Isis to be Her priestesses and priests.
Isis Magic is available via the publisher’s website, www.abiegnushouse.com for $29.95 (the same price as the original edition of more than 10 years ago). Other retail outlets are also being investigated.