Level 2: Priestess of Isis Intensive Training

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Welcome Isis Initiate!

Now you are ready to continue building your relationship with Isis in this second level.  By now, you are becoming familiar with the simple initial rituals and the vibrations of Isis’ presence with you.  This level will continue some of the work you have done in the first level as well as give you experience working with new rituals and rites and introduce you to various neters who share qualities and characteristics of Isis. 

 If you have not gotten a copy of the book Awakening Osiris, by Normandi Ellis yet, you will need to obtain it for readings in this level.  It is a beautiful translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead that Ms. Ellis worked on for 10 years…and it is well worth the wait!  This book is best read out loud, or in the very least, slowly, allowing yourself the luxury of tasting the words and really seeing through the eyes of the Ancients. 

 Remember that if you need to contact me for anything, I am only an email away and I will get back to you and help you as best I can.  ☺  I always enjoy hearing from you about your journey and your unique and beautiful experiences!

 Let’s get started!

 

Workings to do once during Level 2 

Tying the Knot of Isis

 This ritual is found in Isis Magic p. 256 and is a special ritual used to begin your deeper work with Isis.  Although you do not have your Priestess robe prepared at this time, choose a special piece of clothing to work this ritual.  There is also a chapter on this in Feasts of Light “Opening the Bosom of Women, and the Feast of Isis in Busiris” p. 39, as well as in Mysteries of Isis p. 48. You can use the “Knot of Isis” from Awakening Osiris as a reading during your ceremony.  There is also a website dedicated to the Tet at www.knotofisis.net .

 Write your own Invocation to Isis

 Although this is only asked of you to do once during this level, please feel free to express your heart to Isis more often if you are so led.  An invocation is simply a method of praying, or expressing your feelings.  There are many examples in Isis Magic beginning on p.  272 and you can find a number of examples throughout Feasts of Light.  Chapter 6 of Mysteries of Isis is all about exalting and honoring Isis through prayers and invocations.

Making Nile Water

This ritual is found in Isis Magic p. 270 and the water can be used during any clearing or ritual.  It is a simple ritual that can be done at any time you need sacred water for your rituals, or you may keep it on-hand in a special container for use as needed. 

Ritual/Rite: Purification and Consecration

This is a rite you will use in the opening of many, and so I ask that you do this ritual on its own at least once.  After that, it will be included in many of your weekly ritual practices. It is found in Isis Magic p. 264.

Journaling with Feasts of Light

  • “Hathor’s Birthday Feast” p. 26
  • “The Voyage of Hathor to Nubia & The Voyage of Hathor to Egypt &Her Father” p. 57

During this second level, we will work with the energy of Isis-Hathor/Hathor.  Hathor is usually depicted as a cow in ancient texts, as is Isis, and at times they have both been called the Great Celestial Cow.  Both Goddesses had temples dedicated to their worship and priests and priestesses who performed special rituals daily as well as a number of special feast days.   These chapter readings will allow you to learn of Isis as Hathor and celebrate love, creativity, parties, dancing, and healing, as well as cultivate your inner self-discovery. 

  • From “The voyages of Hathor to Nubia, Egypt, and Her Father”

 An extension of the activity “Infusing Your Body with Light”

Here is a channeling I received from Hathor during one of the Astral Awakening ceremonies I offer periodically.  Please use her words here to awaken in your heart your own unique gifts as you complete this activity.  You may feel led to conduct your own original ritual to Hathor in which you give birth to your creative side. 

“I am the Great Horned Goddess who shines within the moon.  I am the old woman…the Crone.  I am the culmination of ideas and thoughts and creativity come to light.  For many of you, these thoughts, ideas and creative projects have been working within you, growing and developing.  You have become like the full moon – full and heavy…pregnant.  Now these creations are asking you to give birth to them.  Bring them out in to the open.  Do not fear!  These are wonderful gifts that will benefit those you come into contact with.  They are a special part of you that you have nurtured and encouraged.  For some of you, these gifts are in areas of the arts…painting, writing, music, and dance.  For others, these gifts come in the form of your time and service.  You may think they seem very mundane and practical, but they are gifts and creativity springing forth just the same.  Share your light with others!  Be who you are!”

  • From “Hathor’s Birthday Feast” 

Here is “A Hymn to Hathor", found in the book Passion of Isis and Osiris, by Jean Houston.  Your activity for this chapter will be to write your own song to Isis-Hathor/Hathor. You may also wish to host a dance party in her honor!

All hail, jubilation to you, Golden One, sole ruler of the world

Mysterious one who gives birth to divine beings,

who forms the animals, molds them as she pleases, who fashions men and women.

O Mother, luminous one who thrusts back darkness,

she illuminates every human creature with her rays.

Hail, great one of many names…it is the Golden One!

Lady of drunkenness, music, dance, of frankinsense and the crown,

of women and men who acclaim her because they love her.

Heaven makes merry, the temples fill with song, and the Earth rejoices.

 Meditation

From Isis Magic chapter 11 (p. 288), choose two or three meditations that you did not complete during Level 1. If you wish to, you may repeat your favorites.   Please take time to journal your thoughts and experiences.  Of course, you may incorporate these meditations more often if you wish.  You may also wish to be creative and write your own meditation- Feel free!

Rituals/Rites

During this second level, you will need to perform a series of Rituals found in chapter 11 of Isis Magic.   You may do one per week or do them in a more concentrated way.  All that is required is that you complete each one at least once during this level.  After completing a Rite, you may wish to stay in your temple space to meditate, journal, have a yoga practice, or offer healing energy to the Earth, yourself, or distantly to friends/family.  (In Level 4of this Isis Intensive Course you will be focusing on the healing powers of Isis and will need to be attuned up to Reiki Level 2 at that time.  If you have not had any Reiki attunements, this level would be perfect timing for you to explore Reiki Level 1 in preparation for your healing work in Level 4 of this Isis Intensive Course.  Contact me to arrange your attunement.)

  •  Lotus Pool Rite (Isis Magic p. 268)
  • The Opening of the Ways (Isis Magic p. 277)
  • Rite of Isis of the Earth (Isis Magic p. 279)
  • Invoking the Four Pillars of the Earth (Isis Magic p. 283)
  • The Star of Isis (Isis Magic p. 285)

 Daily Workings

Daily Journal/Dream Journal

Please continue both your Daily Ritual Journal and your Dream Journal.  Feel free to express your thoughts and feelings as you experience them and include your special Invocations and artwork or doodles of all things  Isis, Hathor, or Egyptian!

Morning Prayer to Isis

This is a rite you will continue to do throughout this level.  I know that it can sometimes begin to feel repetitive and tedious.  Know that this can be a very sacred rite done with much pomp and circumstance, or can be a simple 5 minute connection to the Goddess.  Please feel free to express yourself in this daily working and be creative.  I put the Morning Prayer to music, and chanted it…this helped add another layer of ceremony as well as help me to memorize the Kemetic version!  Use candles, essential oils, incense; add flowers and fire and water.  Most importantly…let Isis lead you! 

 **Special note:  The song, Morning Prayer, on my CD Bentreshyt: Harp of Joy, is the melody for the Morning Prayer.  You can purchase the digital download of that CD  here ... BENTRESHYT

Reading

  • Feasts of Light:  Osirian Mysteries p. 45, Isis births Horus the Younger… p. 90
  • Awakening Osiris: Preface, Introduction, chapters 1 – 6
  • Mysteries of Isis: chapters 6, 7, 9
  • Isis Magic: chapters 3, 5, 6

Optional

 Meditations and Activities

  •   If you so desire, you may choose to do the Noontime Greeting, Solar Eclipse Greeting, or Meditation of the Sun from Mysteries of Isis found in chapter 7.
  •  Choose one of the lessons in Feasts of Light, “Osirian Mysteries” to work through, either by simple contemplation and meditation or you may prefer a more active lesson such as journaling, mourning, or nurturing.
  •  Do the Planting Seeds, Planting Intention activity in Feasts of Light “Isis Births Horus the Younger and Hathor Births Ihy” (p. 90)
  •  Do Meditation of the Waters from Mysteries of Isis p. 100

 

Level 2 Check List

DAILY

  • Keep Daily Journal
  • Keep Dream Journal
  • Do Morning Rite

ONE-TIME

∙       Tying the Knot of Isis Ritual  (Isis Magic p. 256,  Feasts of Light “Opening the Bosom of Women, and the Feast of Isis in Busiris” p. 39, Mysteries of Isis p. 48)

  • Write your own Invocation to Isis
  • Making Nile Water (Isis Magic p. 270)
  • Ritual/Rite: Purification and Consecration (Isis Magic p. 264)
  • Journaling with Feasts of Light
  • “Hathor’s Birthday Feast” p. 26
  • “The Voyage of Hathor to Nubia & The Voyage of Hathor to Egypt & Her Father” p57

Optional meditation/activity

  • Meditations(Isis Magic chapter 11 p. 288)

 

 

Level 2

Rituals/Rites

  • Lotus Pool Rite (Isis Magic p. 268)
  • The Opening of the Ways (Isis Magic p. 277)
  • Rite of Isis of the Earth (Isis Magic p. 279)
  • Invoking the Four Pillars of the Earth (Isis Magic p. 283)
  • The Star of Isis (Isis Magic p. 285)

READING

  • Feasts of Light:  Osirian Mysteries p. 45, Isis births Horus the Younger p. 90
  • Awakening Osiris: Preface, Introduction, chapters 1 – 6
  • Mysteries of Isis: chapters 6, 7, and 9
  • Isis Magic: chapters 3, 5, 6

 

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