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Offering to Isis

Offering to Isis by M.Isidora Forrest

by M. Isidora Forrest

Making offering is one of the most important ways human beings communicate with the Goddesses and Gods. Hallowed by tradition and empowered by magic, offerings were vital to Egyptian Deity worship. With Offering to Isis, it is also a powerful way modern Neo-Pagans, Wiccans, Kemetics, Hermetics, Magicians, and others interested in Her can develop their own relationship with one of the most enduring and beloved Goddesses of all time—the Egyptian Goddess Isis.

Offering to Isis introduces you to the theory and practice of these ancient Egyptian rituals, and shows how they can be used today for spiritual growth and sacred magic. The simple act of making offering has many facets—devotion, meditation, communion, thanksgiving, and more. It is also an active form of prayer and a way to participate directly with the creative energy of the universe. Lyrical and literate, this guidebook features an easy-to-use ritual dictionary that fully explains seventy-two symbolic offerings to Isis—the “sacred symbols’ of the Goddess—and provides beautifully written invocations that you may use in making your own offerings to Isis.

Review by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero

Within the magical community, it is possible to find two distinct groups whose methods of working are sometimes compared in stereotypical fashion—ceremonial magicians who have a tendency to plan and work ritual from the “head,” and neo-pagans who often work ceremony spontaneously from the “heart.” M. Isidora Forrest’s recent book Offering to Isis will certainly please both groups of practitioners. Once again the author of Isis Magic: Cultivating a Relationship with the Goddess of 10,000 Names manages to skillfully engage both head and heart in a magical text that is well-researched and beautifully poetic. The author’s previous book is considered the single most comprehensive magical textbook on the Goddess Isis ever written. Offering to Isis takes a deeper approach by focusing on the ritual act of making offering to the Goddess Isis as a premier method for communing with Her. Making offering to the gods and goddesses was second nature to the ancient Egyptians. Isidora Forrest describes not only how the ancients made offerings, and the theory behind this devotional act, but also how this “most Egyptian of practices” can be used by modern practitioners in their ritual work with Isis.

This book is subtitled “Knowing the Goddess Through Her Sacred Symbols” because a major part of the text explores hieroglyphic emblems such as the Ankh, the Mayet Feather, the Knot of Isis, the Sistrum, the Holy Cobra, the Lamp, and much more—over seventy sacred Egyptian symbols in all. In-depth descriptions of each symbol are followed by exquisite invocations that can aid magicians, priests, and priestesses in forming a strong connection with the Great Lady Isis. Offerings to Isis will deepen the reader’s understanding of these sacred symbols and intensify their spiritual bond with the Goddess of 10,000 names.                                   

About the Author
M. Isidora Forrest (Oregon) has been a devotee of the Goddess Isis for twenty years. She is an initiated prophetess of the House of Isis and a priestess of the international Fellowship of Isis. She is a founding member of the Hermetic Fellowship in Portland, Oregon, and is a contributing author for the Golden Dawn Journal series.
In 2001 she wrote Isis Magic.

Offering to Isis by M. Isidora Forrest.
St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2005
ISBN 1-7387-0705-8

Available from Llewellyn Publications

Check out her publication here:
Isis Magic

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