2017 Schedule



CONVOCATION 2017
BASE SCHEDULE OF PRESENTATIONS & EVENTS
(as of 08/06/17 - subject to minor change)


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


3:00pm – Check-ins & Arrivals

FRIDAY PRESENTATIONS
10:30am – 1:00pm: Grand Temple Rehearsals – Reservations Required

1:00pm – 4:00pm: Grand Temple Rehearsals – Reservations Required

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 BELLY DANCE by Marilu Ishtar with Drumming by Jeffrey Iles
A solo temple dance with veils, swords, serpents, Isis wings, with drumming.

10:05pm – 10:35pm: ANANDHA RAY & QUIMERA TRIBE
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 (awaiting final blurb)

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 – 5:30pm: THE SEKHMET AND ATUM ORACLE – A WORK OF HEALING THE PLANET AND OURSELVES with Rain Graves Together in Circle, we will learn to create our own “Sun,” a type of solar energy combined by drawing down Star Energy from the Leonine people of Sirius A and B (also known as the Paschats and Crystal People), and drawing up Earth Energy from the white-hot core of this world, while tapping into the Quantum Dimension of the Sun in our current Universe, and all Suns in all Universes by way of Atum: The Sum of All Suns. We will experience the gifts and destructions of Solar Flares, aiding our healing abilities and diminishing our inner negatives, so that we can be Pure of Light, touched by the arms of Atum’s rays, and the tongue of Sekhmet as Her Cub, and grow before her into “awakened” Leonine adults, charged with sacred duties by the Goddess and God. These duties will largely be carrying on your commitments as Stewards of the Earth, but also may be deeply personal. This carries on the work accomplished at the Spring Symposium, but also initiates the work in any one who attends that was not present in Spring.

5:30pm – 6:30pm: HATSHEPSUT’S TEMPLE with Sam Isis (awaiting final blurb)

6:30pm – 8:00pm: DINNER

8:00pm – 9:00pm: DRAGONFLY ADULARIA (awaiting final blurb)


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

1:00pm – 2:30pm: LUNCH & SHOPPING

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

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 (awaiting final blurb)

5:30pm – 6:30pm: FELLOWSHIP OF ISIS LITURGY CIRCLE with Kasey Conder
Join us for the enactment and discussion of the "Mystical Awakening of Libra and Kwan Yin" by Olivia Robertson, including crafting Ma'at Crowns & Djehuti Scribe Instruments (where there is time).

6:30pm – 8:00pm: DINNER

8:00pm – 9:00pm: SEKHMET AS A GUARDIAN OF MA’AT with Nicki Scully

A transformative and sacred vow to Ma’at; passing through the belly of Sekhmet

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: CHAKRA BELLY DANCE CLASS with Marilu Ishtar
A class of chakra belly dance which is an activation of the chakras through the movements of sacred belly dance to raise the kundalini.

4:30pm – 5:30pm: BAST IN THE AGE OF FELINE INTERNET DOMINATION with Serena Toxicat
Cats have finally reclaimed their rightful place in modern popular culture. How does this tie in with the ancient worship of Bast? Or are they two separate phenomena altogether?

5:30pm – 6:30pm: MA’AT AND THE TWIN SPIRITS with Justin Howard (awaiting final blurb)

6:30pm - 8:30pm: DINNER

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