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Received from Caroline Wise of Isis of
the Thames Lyceum in London:
Elen of the Ways, Her Midwinter Aspects
Led by Caroline Wise and Maria-Teresa Harmer in Central
London on Saturday December 7th, 12noon – 7pm. £45
includes all materials for talismans. There will be light refreshments
A day of practical and ceremonial magic,
following the mythic tracks of the deer goddesses as the Great Wheel turns
towards the Winter Solstice. We’ll be looking at the reindeer solstice magic
and following the tracks of the deer goddesses in winter, where they can be
found in Britain,
their plants, elements and symbols. With talks, elemental talisman making,
journeying, divination, also exploring the magical properties of the trees most
associated with Elen.
Caroline Wise has worked with the Earth
Mysteries since the 1970s, and has explored the mythic figure of Elen since the
early 80s, whom she named Elen of the Ways, and came to associate with the
reindeer. She published two monographs on Elen of the Ways in the mid-90s with
her colleague, the artist Chesca Potter. She was editor of Skoob Occult Review
and then The Occult Observer which she revived in the 1990s, and contributed an
article on Elen and other goddesses in the book The Aquarian Guide to Legendary
London. She is a Priestess in on the steering body of The Fellowship of Isis
and gives talks and talks regularly on Elen of the Ways in the USA, Germany
She runs The Goddess Group and works as a publisher.
Maria-Teresa Harmer is a Priestess of Elen
within the Fellowship of Isis as well as a Ceremonial Magician. She has taught
and explored magic in its many different guises both alone and with her magical
lodge in London.
She organises workshops and retreats. She is a trained homeopath and works
eclectically and is particularly interested in the cross-over between
homeopathy, alchemy and magic. She is an ardent forager and likes nothing more
than mixing potions with what she gathers and experimenting.
Forwarded by Minette Quick On Behalf of Olivia Robertson
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the world moves through its current changes and the Fellowship of Isis
continues to grow and evolve, we are reminded of the importance of the
founding principles of the Fellowship, contained within the Manifesto.
Lady Olivia would like to encourage each member of the Fellowship of
Isis to regularly read and reflect on the Manifesto; to come to
understand those principles which are the foundation stone and the heart
of the Fellowship. Equality, love and respect for all life are just
some of the principles - including respect for the animal kingdom and
all the inter-related realms of nature. In a world that is experiencing
devastating wars and attacks on the natural world, we are reminded that
tyranny, cruelty and subjection of any being to negative practices has
no place in the Fellowship of Isis.
The Fellowship of Isis also supports and honours the Sacred
Arts in all their forms, including the creative arts and those members
who express their vocation through said arts.
Lady Olivia would like to encourage all members wishing to move
towards priesthood or membership of any other order within the
Fellowship of Isis, to seek for guidance from those teachers, Iseums,
Lyceums etc. which are recommended on the authorised Fellowship
websites. This will enable each member to have a deeper and more
enriched understanding of the purpose of the Fellowship and of the
liturgy that Lady Olivia has mediated to us.