This is the current schedule for SunFest XXII, a Celebration of Isis the Radiant Goddess. If you’d like to join us, there’s still time to save up for the trip to Oregon…

Thursday

Check In & Set Up 2:00 pm

Welcome to the House of Isis 7:00 pm

•  Theme of weekend

•  Preview of rites, activities available

•  Acknowledgements of all who helped

Opening Ritual 8:30 pm

Kindling the Flame of Isis ritual

•  The Rite of Entering the Night; enclosing the Sacred Image of Isis in Her shrine for the night

Chanting to Isis 10:30 pm

•  Chanting the many names of the Goddess

Friday

Sacred Image Awakened 8:30 am

•  Two from priesthood are responsible for rising early and performing rites; all who desire to attend are welcomed

Morning Meditation 9:00 am

•  Stretch, chant, Blue Lotus Meditation

Morning Meeting 10:00 am

•  Preview the day’s workshops, incubation, morning and evening rites and ritual

•  Draw lots for two people to incubate in the Temple Friday night; provide personal ritual to anyone who wishes to use it for their own sleep

Adma Iset Offering Rite 12:00 noon

Simple offering rite based on Egyptian formulae by the priesthood; all who desire to attend are welcomed

Isis & Re 3:30 pm

•  Isidora tells the myth and offers interpretation

Friday Night Ritual    8:00 pm

•  Enter the Temple of Isis ritual, opening of the Ways, invocation of the Goddess, guided visualization of the Temple of Isis and opening the heart of participants

Rites of Nuit & Geb       12 midnight

• A tantric rite celebrating the passion of Heaven (the Goddess Nuit) and Earth (the God Geb), facilitated by Sienna

Incubation Overnight

•  Those selected to incubate sleep in the Temple

Saturday

Sacred Image Awakened 8:30 am

•  Two of the priesthood are responsible for rising early and performing rites; they also awaken dreamers if needed; all who desire to attend are welcomed

Morning Rites 9:00 am

• Stretch, chant, Iset Ib (Heart of Isis) meditation

Morning Meeting 10:00 am

•  Dreamers of Isis report their dreams; all offer interpretations

•  Draw lots for two people to incubate in the Temple Saturday night; provide ritual to anyone who wishes to use it for their own sleep

•  Preview the day’s workshops, incubation, morning and evening rites and ritual

•  Explain about the cities and creation of the Offering; have representative from each city draw a name for the Offering

Creating Offerings (for an Offering to Isis the Radiant Goddess)   Part 1 11:00 am

•  Break up into cities and work on the Offering; 2-minute limit

Lunch in here somewhere

Isis as a Sun Goddess 1:30 pm

•  Isidora explains Isis’ solar and fiery aspects

•  Priest/esses perform the Ritual of Capturing Sunlight in preparation for evening ritual

Creating Offerings (for an Offering to Isis the Radiant Goddess) Part 2 3:00 pm

•  Continue working on offering and/or rehearsal, as needed for Offering ritual

Offering to Isis the Radiant One 4:00 pm (end by 5:30 latest)

•  Offerings created during the day are presented to Isis

Potluck dinner & Shenu Shenit talent sharing 6:30

Carrying the Sun 8:30 pm

•  City-to-city procession and main ritual; we bring the solar brilliance of the Goddess into our world and into our personal “underworlds”

Incubation Overnight

•  Those selected to incubate sleep in the Temple

Sunday

Sacred Image Awakened 9:00 am

•  Two of the priesthood are responsible for rising early and performing rites; they also awaken dreamers if needed; all who desire to attend are welcomed

Morning Meeting 10:00 am

•  Dreamers of Isis report their dreams; all offer interpretations

•  General wrap-up and preview of next year

Closing Rites 11:00 or 11:30 am

•  Closing the Temple of Isis; withdraw the energy of the festival and the Goddess into our hearts; perhaps have each city bid farewell to its particular aspect of Isis

Other stuff that is ongoing:

•  Storyteller/s will be wandering the site all festival long to tell the myths of Isis; wherever two or more are gathered, a storyteller may be invited to tell a tale

•  The Temple of Isis will be attended throughout the festival and any who wish may come inside to pray, meditate, make offering, or simply sit quietly or talk with the temple attendants

•  Anyone who wishes may choose to serve as a temple attendant during any time at the festival

•  Priestesses and priests will be looking for festival-goers to participate in a variety of ways, from setting up City altars to helping in ritual

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