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Goddess Festival 2010

Goddess Festival 2010
This year's main ritual and theme was Sirius, Star of Isis.  Its main deities are Isis and Osiris. This ritual is about the meaning of the twin soul, and how to recognize and commune with it.  It offers further preparation for entering the coming age.

Goddess Festival 2010 took place on Saturday, October 2, 2010.  It was preceded by a reception in honor of Lady Olivia Robertson on Friday, October 1, and followed by related activities on Sunday, October 3.  This year, Gisela kranz and Lady amber Dawn were consecrated as Adeptae of the Fellowship of Isis.

Program 2010:
 9:00 a.m.: Doors open for registration, breakfast, and meditation at the Altar of Sirius
10:00 a.m.: Procession, clearing ceremony by members of Iseum Sekhet Aaru, calling of the quarters, opening, introductions, and blessings by FOI priesthood and assembly
10:30 a.m.: Orientation to this year's liturgy, and FOI updates. We began with a "Sothis Meditation" led by Kiel Ankh-Nem-Ti-Ra, which was followed by a discussion of twin souls, synchronous astrological events, other highlights of the main liturgy, what's happening with FOI around the world, and more.  A special section included "Greetings From Berlin," by Gisela Krans and Judit Lichtenberg. They talked about FOI activities in Europe, with emphasis on Germany and especially Berlin.
12:30 p.m.: lunch at a local restaurant, or pot luck
2:00 p.m.: The Search For the Star Within: a meditation and mystery play by Lady Olivia Robertson.
3:00 p.m.: Preparing For 2013: What You Need to Know, by Vincent Hawkins
4:00 Goddesses of the Harp by Amy Rohn. (A presentation of music inspired by the stories of Nuit and Geb, Nephthys as the twin kite of Isis, the Morning Prayer to Isis, Hathor, the Eye of Ra, the Boat of a Million Years, and the Stella Maris. Let the sounds of the Ancient Goddesses take you on a journey of transcendent healing, beauty, and understanding. Amy composes her music based on numerology of the names of the Neters and intuitively connects the sounds to a part of their story.)
5:00 pm: Sopdet and Satet: Getting Sirius About Sothis, by Demetria Nanos
5:30 p.m.: Break, shopping, Silent Auction, and set-up for Main Liturgy.
6:30 p.m.: Sirius Star of Isis, Main Liturgy.
8:00 p.m.: Farewell, and see you at next year's Equinox Goddess Festival!

Festival Blog There is a study guide for this festival liturgy at the Sirius Star of Isis Blog  

Register for the Goddess Festival at www.paypal.com . Log in in to your account. and email your payment to DeeAnkh@sbcglobal.net. Be sure to itemize each category, following the examples in the registration form. Reception for Lady Olivia The weekend begins with our enjoyable Chocolate and Champagne Reception in honor of Lady Olivia Robertson.

Chocolate and Champagne Reception in honor of Lady Olivia Robertson was a perfect prelude to the convention weekend.  It allowed guests to meet and mingle informally with each other and with Lady Olivia.  Doors opened at 6:30 pm. There was a meditation and guided visualization at 7 pm.  Festing and fellowship followed the meditation  The reception took places at the Lyceum of Alexandria, 3334 W. Eastwood Ave., Chicago 60625.

The venue for the 2010 Annual Equinox Goddess Festival was Life Force Arts Center at 3148 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Illinois.

We encourage our FOI members and friends to actively participate in The Goddess Festival by doing a presentation related to the theme.  It is a pleasure getting to know more about our wise and talented membership in this way, and it makes the day very special and exciting for all in attendance.

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