I’ve had two books on Isis published: Isis Magic, Cultivating a Relationship with the Goddess of 10,000 Names and Offering to Isis, Knowing the Goddess through Her Sacred Symbols.
The newly revised and expanded second edition of Isis Magic is now available. Here’s what it looks like:
As in the previous edition, the first part of Isis Magic helps you discover the many faces of Isis as seen through the eyes of Her devotees, from ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean world to the secret societies of the past and the NeoPagan and polytheist groups and individuals of today. The second part offers a spiritual path that guides you in creating or deepening your own relationship with this most powerful and magical of living Goddesses.
Here’s what’s new:
- New meditations and exercises
- New rituals for every stage of your relationship with Isis
- A more powerful Opening of the Ways rite for the Votary
- More graceful Egyptian language for the Star of Isis ritual
- A new same-sex wedding ceremony
- A new rite of ascension for the Magician of Isis
- A major new initiatory rite, The Twelve Hours of the Night, for the Prophetess or Prophet of Isis
- Less formal, easier-to-understand ritual instructions
- New illustrations to help explain concepts, and new photographs to enjoy
- And for the scholars among us, true footnotes rather than endnotes—to make your own further researches easier
I think you’ll like the new edition. It really is improved. I know I’m very happy with the results. Enjoy!
For archival purposes, I’ve left the old information up here, too. This is the cover of the first edition:
Here’s the back-cover blurb from the old edition:
Take an experiential journey into the magical religion of one of the most well-loved Goddesses of all time. Divine Mother, Mistress of Magic, Goddess of the Green Earth, Queen of Mysteries, Goddess of Women and Sacred Sexuality, Lady of Hermetic Wisdom…Isis Magic begins with a fascinating history of this many-aspected Goddess of Ten Thousand Names. Then apply this information during a four-part initiatory journey through the House of Isis as you become Her Votary, Her Handmaiden or Servant, Her Magician, and Her Prophetess or Prophet. 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 growth and personal transformation. On a practical level, you will increase your magical and priest/esscraft skills as you learn Isiac ways of healing, celebrating the seaons, honoring life passages, practicing divination, and more.
Isis Magic is complete, well researched, and deeply experiential. It is the perfect resource for the individual seeker, to inspire your circle or coven, or as a program of personal development for those called by Isis to be Her priestesses and priests.
And here’s the back-cover blurb from Offering to Isis:
“By giving and receiving, receiving and giving, the connections between human and Divine, Divine and human, were eternally woven and rewoven. The interdependence between the worlds was continually strengthened and sweetened by the giving of gifts.”
—M. Isidora Forrest
Modern Devotion to an Ancient Goddess
Making offering is one of the most important ways human beings communicate with the Goddesses and Gods. Hallowed by tradition, empowered by magic, offering was a vital part of the worship of every Egyptian Deity. With Offering to Isis, it is also a powerful way modern Neo-Pagans, Wiccans, Neo-Egyptians, 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.