There will be another post in the current series tomorrow…I’m publishing this ritual from Isis Magic so it’s easy to access for some of us who will be Offering to Isis for the local Fall EQ Festival.
About the Rite: This is the all-purpose opening ritual of the House of Isis. It can serve as a beginning of almost any other rite or it can be an entire working by itself. It is an excellent opening for personal work or communion with Isis.
Temple Arrangement & Ritual Tools: Nothing special needed.
Enter the temple, face East, and give the Sign of the Wings Of Isis.
Ritualist: I am a Beloved of Isis. I am a Child of the Goddess. (Repeating until you feel it to be true.)
PURIFICATION & CONSECRATION
Perform any type of purification and consecration that works for you. When this is complete, return to center of temple, facing East, and makes the Sign of the Wings of Isis.
Ritualist: Isis is all things and all things are Isis.
Stand in the West, facing East. Again raise your arms in the Sign of the Wings Of Isis.
Ritualist: Open, O Heaven! Open, O Earth! Open, O East! Open, O West! Open, O South! Open, O North! The gates of Your temple shall be flung wide for You, Goddess Isis!
Move to the center of the temple; visualize your aura as a glowing egg completely surrounding your body. Give the Sign of Opening the Shrine.
Ritualist: Let the shrine of the East be opened unto Isis, only Isis. (Vibrating) ISET NEF.
Visualize the Eastern part of your aura becoming like a glowing net—complete, yet open to the Goddess. Next turn to the South and repeat the entire procedure.
Ritualist: (Facing South) Let the shrine of the South be opened unto Isis, only Isis. (Vibrating) ISET ASH.
(Facing West) Let the shrine of the West be opened unto Isis, only Isis. (Vibrating) ISET MU.
(Facing North) Let the shrine of the North be opened unto Isis, only Isis. (Vibrating) ISET TA.
Facing East once more, extend your arms above your head and give the Sign of the Opening of the Shrine.
Ritualist: Let the shrine of Heaven be opened unto Isis, only Isis. (Vibrating) ISET BA.
Repeat the Sign below you.
Ritualist: Let the shrine of the Earth be opened unto Isis, only Isis. (Vibrating) ISET KA.
Repeat the opening motion, starting from the heart and moving outward.
Ritualist: Let the shrine of my Heart be opened unto Isis, only Isis. (Vibrating) ISET IB.
Visualize doors opening in your heart—chains falling away, shells breaking open.
Continue facing East and make the Sign of the Wings of Isis.
Ritualist: I have opened the ways for You, Goddess Isis.
Turn your arms inward to the cup posture and invoke:
Ritualist: Come, therefore, Winged One and fill this vessel. Grace me, Isis, with Your presence. Enter into Your House and be with me. O come Beloved One, Great of Magic, Beautiful of Wings, Bright of Face.
Open my eyes to Your everywhere-presence. Awaken my heart to the voice of Your beating wings. Make bare my soul to the beauty of Your Words of Power.
I arise on wings of aspiration unto You, Goddess Isis. Come, descend from above, arise from below, expand from within—and fill me. From the rising bud of the lotus, to the mighty branch of the sycamore, to the Moon and Sun which are Your eyes, to the Stars which entwine Your hair, all the Universe is Yours, Isis—as am I. O Isis, Goddess, Mother, Sister, Queen—the Ways are open unto You—I am open unto You.
I invite You—enter in now! (Vibrating) ISIS. ISIS. ISIS.
Visualize the Light of Isis filling the cup you are making with your arms. When you feel it is full enough, slowly lower your arms, letting the Light pour into your aura. Now is the time to commune with the Goddess or perform other work.
Face East. Begin at the heart and make the Sign of the Closing of the Shrine. Then move in reverse order as you close below, above, then in each direction.
Ritualist: Let the shrine of my Heart be closed. Let the shrine of Earth be closed. Let the shrine of Heaven be closed. Let the shrine of the North be closed. Let the shrine of the West be closed. Let the shrine of the South be closed. Let the shrine of the East be closed.
Visualize your aura as solid once more. Thank the Goddess, make the Sign of the Wings of Isis, then quit the temple.
For the Sign of the Wings of Isis, raise your arms like wings.
For the Sign of the Opening of the Shrine, put your hands in front of you, arms straight and palms together. Slowing move them apart as if opening heavy curtains. The Sign of the Closing of the Shrine is this in reverse.