2017 Schedule



CONVOCATION 2017
FINAL SCHEDULE OF PRESENTATIONS & EVENTS
(as of 10/05/17 - Last Minute Schedule Changes in Red)


VENDORS:

Ancient Circles (Annie Waters)
Helen McCrae's Ancient Egyptian Collection
Made With Magic Jewelry
Spirit of the Goddess Crowns (Rosie)
Michael Starsheen Books
Nicki Scully Books
Isis Oasis Shop
Magic Hats by Sarah Vaadia


3:00pm – Check-ins & Arrivals

FRIDAY PRESENTATIONS
10:30am – 1:00pm: Grand Temple Rehearsals – Anandha Ray’s Quimera Tribe led by Eden

1:00pm – 4:00pm: Grand Temple Rehearsals for Opening Night Rite of Ma'at and Djehuti

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Presentation Troubleshooting in Grand Temple with Mike Noivad
Take 10-15 Minutes to trouble shoot your presentation hook-up and audio. Sign-up for your slot, as time is limited, on a first come, first served basis. Our awesome Techie Mike will be back with us, as the strength of his back troubles will allow. All equipment will be up, running, and on so you may hook up your laptop and be sure everything runs properly.

5:30pm – 6:30pm: TAROT, ASTROLOGY AND THE KABALA with Arisa Victor aka Granny Rainbow

6:30pm – 8:30pm: DINNER

8:30pm – 9:00pm: OPENING CEREMONIES INTRODUCTION

deTraci Regula -- an update on Isis Oasis, Temple of Isis, how we are preserving Loreon’s Legacy, and an introduction to the Ma’at and Djehuti theme with TOI/Isis Oasis Update Rain Graves – Report on Beltane & Symposium, Announcement on Osiris Samhain Event on Nov. 4 with Annie Waters, as well as Symposium 2018.

FRIDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCES & RITES:
9:00pm – 10:00pm: OPENING DEVOTIONAL RITE TO MA’AT AND DJEHUTI with Rain Graves and Nicki Scully, featuring Diana Stork on Harp

A High Holy offering to the God and the Goddess, honoring them as envisioned during the creation of this rite, with help from some of our fellow presenters.

10:00pm – 10:05pm EGYPTIAN DRUM SOLO by Marilu Ishtar with Drumming by Jeffrey Iles
Together Marilu Ishtar (the dancer) and Jeffery Iles (the drummer), will create a unique piece of performance art using improvisation to create magic! The dancer expresses with her body what the drummer plays with his hands

10:05pm – 10:35pm: ANANDHA RAY’s QUIMERA TRIBE led by Eden
Experience the magic of movement with this exceptional Iseum Performance.


SATURDAY PRESENTATIONS
8:00am – 10:00am: BREAKFAST

10:00am – 11:00am: MA’AT THE GREAT, BEAUTIFUL ON THE HORIZON with Linda Iles

A study of this wonderful Goddess whose attributes form the foundation of principles for daily living and religious thought in ancient Egypt. Embodying the Two Truths, she had an important relationship with the king and the royal house; and within the temples of ancient Egypt. Ma’at ensured the longevity of the reign of the Pharaoh, the fertility of the land, and the stability of the cosmos.

11:00am – 12:00pm: DJEHUTI, SCRIBE OF ETERNITY with Michael Starsheen
This talk introduces the audience to the aspects of the god, Thoth, known as “Tehuti” or “Djejuti” to the ancient Egyptians. Djehuti is one of the principle gods of ancient Egypt, responsible for marking and managing time and the calendar, and tracking those actions that have occurred during the year. As leader of the Ogdoad, one story has him creating the universe into which Ra generates the Earth and Sun. He stands at the balance in the Hall of the Double Ma’ati to inscribe the life history of each person as their heart is weighed. His main temple space lies in the city of Hermopolis, as the Greeks associated him with their god, Hermes. He is also known as “Thrice-fold Hermes” as the patron of alchemy, a study that supposedly arose in ancient Egypt.

12:00pm – 1:00pm: DETRACI REGULA

1:00pm – 2:30pm: LUNCH & SHOPPING

2:30pm – 3:30pm: PATHWAYS TO MARY MAGDELENE PANEL DISCUSSION with Elizabeth Kelley, Annie Waters, Shannon Smith, and Marylyn Motherbear Scott
Was Mary Magdalene an Initiate or Priestess of the Goddess Isis? A mirror of Sophia? Our discussion will bring forward a new understanding of her from the teachings and experiences we each hold dear. We intend to give you a historical perspective, a look at Mary Magdalene's teachings and symbology in relationship to Isis and Sophia, Inanna, and other historical pantheons. Most importantly, we will prepare you for the Gnostic Mass to be celebrated by Rev. Elizabeth Kelley and Companion Priestesses on Sunday morning. Books and resources to be shared.

3:30pm – 4:30pm: THE MARRIAGE OF MA’AT AND THOTH – WHAT DOES IT MATTER? An Alchemical Binding of the Beam of Truth and Form Made Flesh, with Marylyn Motherbear Scott
Ma’at is in the lineage of the Sun. Thoth is in the lineage of the Moon. They stand on the prow of the Solar Barque as it traverses the sky each day, passes through the Underworld each night, and guides us through our days and our nights. Based on Her ethical laws, Ma’at weighs worthiness and offers a vision of future. Based on His witness and wisdom, Thoth records the unfolding stories of human experience. The belly of the Earth rose up from chaotic waters of Nu, and within was contained the mystery of life. Touched by the sunlit wand of Ra, elements held within Earth’s body energized, excited, merged and became one. Earth gave birth. Together, we will energize, merge, and birth What Is — the Truth of the Matter.

4:30pm – 6:30pm SEKHMET: TRANSFORMATION IN THE BELLY OF THE GODDESS BOOK SIGNING with Nicki Scully
Join Nicki Scully in a fantastic workshop, which includes in a candid discussion about her latest book, SEKHMET: TRANSFORMATION IN THE BELLY OF THE GODDESS, where you will have the opportunity to purchase a copy, as well as copies of her other works, and get them signed. Here is an excerpt about the book from Amazon.com:

“In this book you are guided through a shamanic ritual of alchemical transformation and initiation with Sekhmet, working with this powerful goddess to release your most deeply rooted negative behavior patterns and be reborn into a more purified state of consciousness. Using intensive self-examination exercises to help you prepare to meet the goddess, the author leads you through a guided visualization, illustrated with photographs, to an ancient statue of Sekhmet in her chapel at the Temple of Karnak. There, you will be shamanistically devoured by the goddess, directly experiencing the alchemical process of transformation in the belly of Sekhmet until you are rebirthed as a fully realized adult child of the goddess. You will experience how your offering of pain, fear, rage, and self-sabotage is digested, absorbed, and assimilated by Sekhmet while you are initiated into the alchemy of total transformation. The initiations, rites of passage, and transmissions from Sekhmet included in the journey restructure the most important aspects of your body, mind, spirit, and soul.”

6:30pm – 8:00pm: DINNER

8:00pm – 9:00pm A BOOK LAUNCH of SUNDARI DEMBE’S THE CHOICE OF HAPPINESS: GLIMPSES FROM AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY SCIENTIFIC MYSTICAL LIFE with Sundari Dembe

A book launch of Sundari Dembe’s The Choice of Happiness: Glimpses From An Extraordinary Ordinary Scientific Mystical Life, including connections to Ma’at and Thoth. 150 pages of this book was gifted by Spirit in a microsecond.

There will be an opening meditation, on the original trinity of the three-fold flame of the heart, joining Divine Goddess, God, and Spirit.

This book is a soothing balm to realign with what is uplifting in yourself and in your world. This juicy tale leads directly back to the best of YOU. It is exactly what is needed to connect with that light you carry, which is so needed in these fluid times, to brighten your life. It follows a nine-year life journey, of transitioning from a guru path through three mentors, to arrive in the intimacy of direct guidance, the evolution from being a Seeker to the self-empowerment of becoming a Finder. Gary Renard, best-selling author of The Disappearance of the Universe trilogy, says it: “gives us a tour de force on how to awaken. I highly recommend this truly helpful and important book to all seekers of the truth." Sacred global pilgrimages described include three in Egypt, one involving an experience of Thoth at the Sphinx. The extraordinary manner of connecting with Isis Oasis, the unusual ordination, and the Laws of Ma’at are found here along with esoteric interactions with six religions. This volume offers original innovative applications of Chemical principles to spirituality and to understanding your own life. It is an insightful journey to one’s own Self. Purchase and book signing available. It is also found on Amazon.

The program will include the singing of The Lord’s Prayer in the original Aramaic, which relates to the download of the book and the encounter with Thoth.

9:00pm – 10:00pm: JOURNEY BEYOND THE VEIL AT THE ISIS OASIS SLEEP TEMPLE with Prem Dasi
The Ancient Egyptians were one of the oldest civilizations to create what has been called “Sleep/Dream Temples.” Through the guidance of the trained priests and priestess, those in need of healing would enter in to a trance state where they would journey in to the spirit world to receive guidance, healing or information on how to improve their lives. The ancient ones would use this form of trance to connect with the Gods and Goddesses in order to receive instructions and aid for running the country and accessing higher levels of consciousness. During the Temple of Isis 2017 Convocation, attendees will have the opportunity to enter in to a trance state through the use of guided meditation and visualizations. Certified NGH Hypnotist and Past-Life Regression Practitioner Reverend Prem Dasi will lead guests in to a journey to connect to deeper levels of their psyche in order to access guidance for their life, healing from guides and visions from the Divine. The journey will be accompanied by a channeling of Magical Awakening Energy healing, leaving the attendees feeling restored and renewed as well as tuned in to a channel of information and elevated consciousness from within.

NOTE: THEATER CLOSED AFTER 10:00pm FOR ADORATION CEREMONY PREP UNTIL 10:30am


SUNDAY PRESENTATIONS
8:00am – 10:00am: BREAKFAST

10:00am—12:00pm: GNOSTIC MASS/EUCHARIST SERVICE: THE SACRED MARRIAGE OF SOUL AND SPIRIT EXPRESSED THROUGH WORDS, RITUAL, and DANCE with Rev. Elizabeth Kelley

Gnostic Eucharist Service is a deeply moving and beautiful ritual that reaches back to the Hellenistic Period of Egypt and the early formation of Gnostic Christianity. In its essence, the service is a “Sacred Marriage Rite” where our Soul is the “Bride,” and is ceremonially wedded to the Higher Self or Christ Consciousness. Priestess-Hierophant Elizabeth Kelley received this rite through ordination by Tau Rosamonde, the linage holder of the Holy Order of Mary Magdalene, a concealed order based in southern France that traces its origins back to Egypt. Originally all priestesses of the Order were first ordained as Priestesses of the Goddess Isis. This follows the tradition that Magdalene herself was a Priestess of Isis. The Gnostic Mystery of the Eucharist represents in ritual form, the saga of Sophia - the feminine principle of Divinity. Through a mystical allegory it tells the story of Sophia’s love for humanity and of her descent into the depths of matter to aid human suffering. In her descent, she becomes blinded by the pain and density of the material world. In anguish and despair, she calls forth her beloved consort – the Christ Principal – who with a kiss, restores her sight, escorting her to Wholeness. The voice of Holy Sophia in the liturgy represents our Soul - that spiritual and immortal part of our being that inspires and urges us on, against all odds, towards freedom and wholeness. The Christ represents a Higher Power, originating from the unseen realms that through grace will guide, heal and transform our lives. It is through the sacred marriage of the Christ and Sophia that an inner alchemy takes place where wholeness and union are achieved and the lover and the beloved becomes One.

12:00pm – 1:00pm NETER YOGA BY THE POOL with MonaLisa Wallace
Enjoy the sun and refreshing water as MonaLisa guides you through poses inspired by the Neteru.

1:00pm – 2:30pm: LUNCH & SHOPPING

2:30pm – 3:30pm: SEVEN COSMIC PRINCIPALS OF LIFE – SHETAUT NETER MYSTERIES with Celestine Star

Celestine Star will be offering sacred Kemetic metaphysical wisdom passed down to her from childhood, and divine knowledge she has acquired through her lifelong studies and hands-on experience. Star has experienced the ‘Inner Workings of Creation’ first-hand during a near death experience at the age of six. You are invited to enter the Kemetic Shetaut Neter, ‘Pathways of Life’, where Isis/Nephthys and Ma’at, via ancient teachings of Djehuti and the Sema Tawi (Kemetic Yoga) Pathway of Herkaru (Mystical Pathway) will help you discover the Seven Cosmic Principles of Life. These mysteries are part of the sacred teachings of Djehuti given out only to those within the Per Ba (Temples of the Spirit). Know the Seven Cosmic Principles of Life, become empowered, live radiantly in Life.

3:30pm – 4:30pm: NATURAL AESTHETIC CLASSICAL DANCING INSPIRED BY ISADORA DUNCAN with Lois Flood
This class has been updated from previous incarnations, and will feature some new and interesting additions, along with a free music CD provided to all of you. For new-comers, the expertise and knowledge of Isadora Duncan’s revolutionary contributions to modern dance as we know it, will be passed on to you through movement and flow. A genuinely peaceful and passionate pursuit of happiness.

4:30pm – 5:30pm AN EXPLORATION OF MOVEMENT AND SACRED DANCE with Anandha Ray
Dance is a language, a prayer, a poem to the universe. We can express things through dance that words cannot attempt. The Iseum of Quimera uses dance as our divination tool. Every BODY can dance. Even if it's from a chair. Join us, and discover the Silent Knowing within your authentic self.

5:30pm – 6:30pm: THE UNFOLDING DESTINY OF HATSHEPSUT: EGYPT’S FIRST FEMALE KING with Sam Isis
This presentation will cover the remarkable chain of events that led to Hatshepsut’s destiny of becoming Egypt’s first female king. To start, we will examine the aspects as to why her rulership was crucial for Egypt, how her business acumen helped bring foreign trade and prosperity to Egypt, how she revitalized the spirituality of Egypt on behalf of the gods Amun and Re, and on behalf of the goddesses Mut and Hathor. We will explore how her leadership method often went against the grain of what the Ancient Egyptian populous might have expected from a woman in power. We will cover how Hatshepsut justified her right to rule and how she both prepared and promoted before the masses her much desired ascendancy from queen to king via the creation and public display of inscriptions, stelae, paintings and reliefs, and much, much more, including a brief look at Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple at Deir El-Bahri (her Hathor Shrine). There will be an altar set up accompanied with Egyptian music, and 100% pure frankincense for all to enjoy and take a little bit home with them.

6:30pm – 8:00pm: DINNER

8:00pm – 9:00pm: THE BAST ORACLE – A WORK OF HURRICANE HEALING AND OURSELVES with Rain Graves

As commanded by the Divine Mother Bast/Bastet, Priestess Rain will begin by accessing and aligning our higher selves to the energy of Bast, using the elements of balanced water and fire, solar (as consort of Ra) and lunar (as companion of Anubis). Through Bast, we will accept a transmission of healing energy meant for all animals on Earth, as participants are initiated as an extension of her Motherly Self, capable of walking the line between worlds to seek out and call to those creatures in need of healing from the Hurricanes that have ravaged the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and Southern United States, as well as all cultures in between. Each of us will be given a slip of paper, drawn from a dish with a country or state. We will divide into groups, and meditate together, as Bast calls upon each group to focus her divine light of healing to that area, through you and your team. In the second half of this working, Priestess Rain will be Bast’s Veiled Oracle, where you may receive her commands or messages through divine transmission.

All participants are encouraged to bring their own offerings for the great Goddess, and photographs of sick or animals in need. This also includes the care-takers of Her animal children – those who often need help in caring for the rescued and healthy, sick, injured, or dying.

9:00pm – 10:00pm: ORDINATIONS AND BLESSINGS OF THE PATH

10:00pm – 11:00pm: CELEBRATION RECEPTION on the Pavilion

NOTE: THEATER CLOSED AFTER 10:00pm FOR ADORATION CEREMONY PREP UNTIL 10:30am


MONDAY PRESENTATIONS
8:00am – 10:00am: BREAKFAST

10:30am – 12:30pm: THE ADORATION OF MA’AT AND DJEHUTI

A Temple of Isis tradition, a High Holy Egyptian Rite honoring the theme weekend’s goddess Ma’at and the god Djehuti.

12:30pm – 2:30pm: LUNCH & SHOPPING

2:30pm – 3:30pm: PREPARING YOUR “BOOK OF THE DEAD:” CREATING YOUR OWN JOURNEY THROUGH AND TO DEATH with Avilynn Pwyll
Learn what the dying process is really like. Explore your gut feelings versus your beliefs about what to expect after death. Incorporate these into a pathworking with the Egyptian Pantheon to prepare yourself, starting NOW! Reverend Priestess Avilynn Pwyll, a hospice RN, will guide us through a meditation on living until dying, and start us on the road to a “good transition,” whatever that may mean individually.

3:30pm – 4:30pm SACRED BELLY DANCE CLASS with Marilu Ishtar
Powerful, Empowering and Healing “Sacred Belly Dance…” Rediscover and Nurture the Goddess within You! Express yourself and explore this sacred ancient form of religious dance that is said to be performed during fertility rituals by Temple Priestesses, while clearing, activating and embodying the Wisdom and Energy of your Chakras. Move with intention to honor the creative self and to balance the body’s natural energy systems as you connect body, mind and soul for a total wellness workout! Let body and spirit unite as you learn the mystical and ritual aspects of Belly Dancing. Using specific rhythms, music, breath, and movement we will make a sacred journey through each of the 7 primary chakras of the human energy system. A brief explanation and lecture about the chakras will be included. Keeping our chakras clear and balanced is very important in supporting our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

4:30pm – 5:30pm FELLOWSHIP OF ISIS LITURGY CIRCLE with deTraci Regula

5:30pm – 6:30pm: MA’AT AND THE TWIN SPIRITS with Justin Howard


6:30pm - 8:30pm: DINNER

8:00pm – 8:30pm: Closing Ceremonies under the Great Tree (or in Pavilion if too chilly)