Category Archives: Goddess worship

Isis Magic classes starting this spring

You are invited to join me for Isis Magic classes starting this March, 2018.

Please read the information below, and if this seems like something for you, I’d be thrilled to have you with me on this journey with the Great Goddess Isis.

(And if you know someone who might be interested in these classes, would you please do me the favor of sharing this with them? Thank you so much!)


Nefertari makes offering to Isis

  • 1 class per month
  • Spring to Fall, 2018
  • 1st class is March 25, 1 pm (As a group, we’ll figure out the rest of the class dates/times at this first class.)
  • Open to women and men 18+
  • Classes held in private temple in Portland, OR

ISIS—Mistress of Magic, Divine Mother, Goddess of the Green Earth, Queen of the Mysteries, Goddess of Women and Sacred Sexuality, Lady of Hermetic Wisdom. Isis is one of the most well-known, well-loved,  mysterious, and powerful Goddesses of all time. Come learn more about this Great Goddess and explore Her Living Magic with others during this series of 6 intensive classes.

  • Develop and deepen a relationship with the Great Goddess Isis
  • Participate in meditations, exercises, and rituals
  • Learn powerful techniques for connecting with Goddess
  • Discover new methods of personal growth and transformation
  • Increase your magical and priest/esscraft skills


Before signing up for these classes, please have:

  • An interest in Isis
  • Done a bit of reading on Goddess in general and/or Isis in specific
  • Participated in at least a little bit of ritual, solitary or group

For the classes, you will need:

For questions:

To register: please complete this form.

Classes are with M. Isidora Forrest, author of Isis Magic, Cultivating a Relationship with the Goddess of 10,000 Names, and Offering to Isis, Knowing the Goddess through Her Sacred Symbols. Classes are sponsored by the Hermetic Fellowship.



The dancing woman now really dances


This is just one of 24 prehistoric Goddess gifs created by Nina Paley that are free for all to use. You can find them here

This figure has been called a Dancing Woman, a Nile Goddess, a Bird Goddess, and probably some other things that I’m not thinking of right now. Well, she’s certainly dancing now, thanks to artist Nina Paley.

If you know Isis Magic, you might also recognize her posture as the “Wings of Isis.” It is a posture that can be used to invoke, thank, and commune with Isis. So, I like to think of this ancient figurine as a priestess invoking her Goddess, imitating the protective and powerful wings of Isis.

Here’s a brief excerpt from Offering to Isis about this posture:

The open wings of Isis can also be related to a posture seen in images of the ancient Egyptian Bird Goddess. This is the posture of the famous Neolithic statuette of a so-called dancing woman with her arms raised in an open curve above her head, and which has become a popular amulet among modern Goddess worshippers. The same posture can be seen in the Goddess figures that ride in the curved boats that were a favorite motif of pre-dynastic Egyptian pottery and petroglyphs. According to Egyptologist Louis Breasted, the posture is typical of Egypt. And although these ancient figures do not have obvious wings, their unwinged but upraised arms foreshadow the winged, upraised arms of Goddesses seen in later Egyptian art. Nevertheless, the beak-faced figures are identified as Bird Goddesses, so perhaps the wings are implied—or they may indicate that the figures represent human priestesses who are imitating their Bird Goddess. Whatever the case, the “wing” stance is a posture of great antiquity and numinosity and many researchers consider it to be characteristic of the Divine Feminine.

May Isis spread Her wings for you today and enclose you in Her feathered embrace.


Putting Isiopolis Under Her Wings…at least for now

A Portrait of Isis, by Feather Collector. See it here.

A Portrait of Isis, by Feather Collector. See it here. This reminds me of a vision I had of Her long ago.

My fellow lovers of Isis,

I have been writing this blog since May of 2009 and it seems that the time has now come to put it on hiatus. I don’t know for how long. A while.

As some of you may know, I work full time at a rather demanding job. This leaves me only weekends to write. Since 2009, I have been spending pretty much all of that writing time on this blog, leaving me none for other projects.

The good news is that I find I have a significant new writing project to which I wish to devote that time. Yes, a book, but I won’t say what it is right now. It, too, will be a while. There’s much research and much meditation still to be done. But you can be sure it will grow from our work together with the Great Lady of Sacred Magic.

Of course, you can still reach me here at Isiopolis for comments and questions as usual. I’ll stay in touch.

And remember, there are 325 posts that still live here at Isiopolis, so I hope that you just might find something of interest to read while I’m out.

Thank you all so much for reading Isiopolis…and I’ll see you again on the other side of my project.

Under Her Wings,