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Isis Magic


Isis Magic

by M. Isidora Forrest

Divine Mother, Mistress of Magic, Goddess of the Green Earth, Queen of the Mysteries, Goddess of Women, Lady of Women and sacred sexuality. Lady of Hermetic Wisdom. The Goddess Isis is known by all these names and more. Isis Magic begins with a fascinating history of the worship of this many-aspected Lady of Ten Thousand Names. Discover her many faces, from ancient Bird of Prey Goddess to Savior. Then apply this information to a four-part initiatory journey through the "House of Isis." Through a series of exercises, meditations, and fully-scripted rituals, you will be touched by the Heart of Isis and cultivate your relationship with this powerful, magical, and living Goddess.


On a spiritual level, this process fosters personal growth and self-transformation. On a practical level, you will increase your magical skills as you learn Isiac ways of healing, celebrating the seasons, honoring life passages, practicing divination, and more.

"an outstanding text that is certain to be highly sought after by Goddess worshippers, Wiccans, Neo-Pagans, and ceremonial magicians alike."
Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero

"Must read. Isis has long been one of the most recognized and beloved Goddesses of all the world's pantheons. In all my years of study devoted to Her, never have I come across such a personal, in-depth and enriching resource as this. 

This book contains a nearly unfathomable amount of historical, cultural and practical information
surrounding the being whom we have come to know as Isis. The main purpose of Forrest's collection is not only to inform, but also to guide the reader through the initiatory steps taken to form a personal relationship with the true Queen of the Nile. 

This book has become, and will always be, an invaluable piece of my library. It is a must-have for any Isis enthusiast, whether they desire simply to study Her history, or to fully embrace Her in their life." bookreview.com Book of the Month, April 2001
Timothy J. Michael, bookreview.com

"Isis is one of the most popular deities of the ancient Mediterranean world. While her origins are in ancient Egypt, her worship spread though the Roman Empire in the first two centuries of the Common Era, although in a form the ancient Egyptians might not have fully recognized. Isis Magick attempts to bring Isis worship to the modern world. 

Isis Magick is a large book. Not only does it have over 600 pages, it is physically much larger than the average trade paperback. The author, M. Isidora Forrest, puts every page to work. This book is divided into two major parts. The first part discusses Isis and her place in history. The second part is a detailed four stage magickal-religious path working with Isis. The author has experience both in the Fellowship of Isis and in Hermetic magickal lodges, so her point of view is not Wiccan. This may upset those who are looking for just another variant of Wicca, but Isis Magick is probably a better book for it. 


The first part of the book -- some 240 pages -- discusses who Isis is and the evolution of her worship from ancient times to the present. This material is interesting and is generally well-presented. While Egyptian reconstructionists will be disappointed with this book's stress on the Greco-Roman Isis cults, others will simply be pleased to see such detailed material, complete with end notes listing sources. [...]

The second part of Isis Magick presents a system of worshipping Isis and working with her magickally. It is presented in four stages or grades: Votary, Handmaiden/Servant, Magician, and Prophet. The system, which reminds me in some ways of the Golden Dawn, is far more complex than many Neo-Pagans are used to. However, it is fairly complete and detailed, taking you step by step through simple practices to very complex workings. [...]


...I am very impressed by this book overall. It is well-organized and well-presented. It presents a new and interesting Neo-Pagan path in a way that anyone truly interested can follow. Please note the stress on the word "truly." This book is not a light read. Nor is the path presented in Isis
Magick an easy or a quick one. This is a book for people who are interested in hard work and study over a long period of time, not a book for people who want to become an instant High Priestess of Isis. I think that is a good thing. I would like to see more Neo-Pagan paths presented in books like this one." 
Reviewed by Randall, The Cauldron, http://www.ecauldron.com/bkim.php

About the Author
M. Isidora Forrest has been a devotee of the Goddess Isis for fifteen years as well as being an ordained Priestess of the 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. Her most recent book is Offering to Isis.

Isis Magic by M. Isidora Forrest.
ISBN 1-939112-00-1

Available from Abiegnus House

Check out her publication of Offering to Isis here

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