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Goddess Festival 2014
  The 21st Annual FOI Chicago Autumn Goddess Festival * Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 * 9 – 10 AM Registration * 10 AM – 7 PM Festival * The liturgy that will be celebrated at the 2014 FOI Chicago Autumn Goddess Festival is "The Awakening of the Golden Phoenix", from the Melusina liturgy booklet. This is the last festival liturgy that our late Hierophant-Archpriestess Deena Butta selected before her untimely death in early 2013. It ties in with the first of the FOI Conventions and Goddess Festival liturgies celebrated in Chicago that began with “Initiation of the Pylons” in 1994. Several liturgies from this booklet have been celebrated at the Goddess Festival since then, including a series of three beginning with "The Descent of the White Eagle" in 2006. The 2012 Goddess Festival liturgy, “Magical Journey to Aquila & Lyra”, featured the goddesses Nu Kua (Nu Wa) and Hsi Wang Mu, who are also featured with Kwan Yin and Amaterasu-opo-mi-Kami in, “The Awakening of the Golden Phoenix”. Deena thought it would be good to have a thread of connection for the Goddess Festivals and the spiritual energies we are working with. This festival is dedicated to Deena and her vision for our continuity in FOI Chicago. Thanks to Joan Forest Mage for her help with the information for the Goddess Festival! Thanks to Life Force Arts Center in Chicago for their help and support! "The Awakening of the Golden Phoenix" is the second liturgy on the table of contents for the Melusina booklet. It can be found for reading or download here: http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/liturgy/mel2.pdf *********************************************************************** If you have a presentation you would like to offer, please let us know. Topics of many natures are welcome: Deity-oriented, spiritual, artistic, musical, magical, historical, health-oriented, traditional, divinatory, pop culture, etc., even if not directly related to the themes of this year’s festival. ************************************************************ We are happy to announce that Chicago’s Edward Farnham will perform with the Himalayan Singing Bowls at the festival, featuring “sound healing modalities” that many have experienced and enjoyed at the Life Force Arts Center where Edward has performed many times in the past few years. ************************************************** A call for presentations follows this announcement. Deadline for presentation and performance proposals is August 31, 2014. **************************************************************************** Vending tables (chairs included) are $10 each. Space is limited. ************************************************************************* The price of the festival is $40 per person. This includes coffee, tea, and light snacks. It does not include lunch. We will offer a simple catered lunch for an additional $10 per person, with vegetarian, chicken, or beef options. All are welcome. None are turned away for lack of funds. Early registration price is $30 per person, all funds to be received by Sept. 17, 2014, and cleared by Sept. 21st, 2014. No refunds can be made after Sept. 8, 2014. Sorry, we do not have Pay Pal or a credit card system set up at this time. Checks, cash, and money orders are accepted. Checks and money orders should be made out to “Demetria Nanos”. You will receive a receipt by mail, e-mail, or in person at the festival, as you prefer. Checks must clear deposit before registration can be confirmed. Cash and money orders only accepted at the door. Volunteers receive a discounted registration fee for the festival. Mail your early registration payments to: Demetria Nanos 6122 S. Kenwood Ave. Chicago, IL. 60637-2840 Write “FOI Chgo. Gathering” on the memo line of the check or money order. Please let me know on the registration form how many people you are paying for, whether you want the lunch, make a donation, etc. Volunteers qualify for a reduced registration fee. Nobody is turned away for lack of funds. We will be at the Mankind Project Lodge again this year, with a southern orientation and set-up in the rooms and hall. There is abundant street parking for Free, a rarity in Chicago. The MKP building is close to I-90/94, the Garfield Park Conservatory, United Center (home of the Bulls & Blackhawks), downtown Chicago, River North, Greektown, Wicker Park, the Gold Coast, and many other local attractions. There are plenty of public transit options, too. The 21st Annual FOI Chicago Annual Autumnal Goddess Festival will be held Oct. 4, 2014 at: The Mankind Project Lodge 1900 W. Fulton St. Chicago, Il., 60612 Please write to me with your questions, comments, and presentation proposals. hail_isis@yahoo.com Please leave a message with your name, phone number, and date of the call if you prefer the telephone to e-mail. I’ll return your call. Let me know the best time to reach you. 773-684-9219 – (answering machine) Please feel free to share this with others. Have a Great Summer! Demetria Nanos, FOI Chicago

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