Our first year of Thames-Isis rituals concluded with `Quests of Isis’ . Here is the original website publicity for that event in 2013.
Quests of Isis – 16th November 2013
Our monthly Wicca – Full moon Rituals are ideal for neginners or interested spiritual people. All our rituals take place in various woodand/ park or river side outdoor locations, no matter what the weather! This ritual has the theme of `Quests of Goddess Isis’ and links to our Thames-Isis rituals. This one will be held by the river Thames.. at Richmond (SW London, UK).
(scroll below for `Myth of Osiris & Isis. It’s good if you can read this summary so the ritual becomes more meaningful to you to experience).
Date: Saturday 16th November 2013.
This ritual will take place in Richmond, where the river Tames is much `clearer’ and affords water-side green spaces to do the ritual and socialise.
Please meet us at the `Richmond Railway station’ man entrance (Coffee shop in the foyer). We will gather all people and wlak 10-15 minutes to the spot by the river already chosen by us.
Please be at the meeting point (station) by 1.30pm latest. **( We are sorry but we can not wait for late comers. We can not spend time giving instructions on phone on how to get to the spot. We will be busy preparing for ceremony!)**
End time: Sunset is at about 4.09 pm. And we aim to end by 4.30pm. But can not rush a magical ceremony!
What to bring:
-Magical or peaceful emotions 🙂
-Some food & drinks (wine) to share .
– wear weather-proof clothing & shoes. Weather changes. We dress up wisely always..and we carry on the rituals in whatever weather. So come truly prepared!!
———————–Myth of Osiris & Quest of Isis————————-
When Osiris came to power on the Throne of Egypt, he found the people to be savage and brutish, fighting and killing one another.
While Isis, wife of Osiris, discovered the grain of wheat and barley, Osiris taught the people how to plant the seeds after the Nile had risen and sunk again, leaving fresh fertile soil. Osiris taught the people how to tend the crops and water them; how to cut the corn, how to thrash the grain, dry it, grind it to make flour and make bread. H showed them the way to plant vine and make wine out of grapes, as they had already known how to brew beer our of barley.
Osiris went on to teach the people law and to live peacefully and happily, enjoying music and poetry. Thus Egypt was filled with peace and plenty. And Osiris set off to bring the same blessings to other nations. His wife Isis ruled Egypt while he was away.
But Seth, their brother, envied Osiris and hated Isis. He planned to kill his brother and rule in his place. And when Osiris returned from his travels Seth held a large festive celebrations, and tricked Osiris into entering a beautifully crafted Chest decorated with cedar, ebony and ivory. Seth sealed the chest with molten lead and threw it in the river Nile, and Osiris the man died within it.
The chest was carried out to the Sea, and came to the shore of Phoenicia near the city of Byblos. Here it lodged into a tamarisk tree that grew around it completely. King Malcander heard of the beautiful tree, and made orders to cut it down and fashion a great pillar for his palace. No one knew that it held the body of Osiris.
Later, Isis searched and found the Pillar, and after time in the palace looking after the King’s children, procured the Pillar and took it on a barge back to Egypt. She had left it in the marshes, in order to go and check on her young son Horus, when Seth found the pillar and the Chest within it.. tore the body of Osiris into 14 pieces, and scattered them all over the banks of the Nil, hoping those pieces will be eaten by various crocodiles and other animals.
On her return, Isis discovered what had happened, and with the help of her sister Nephthys and Anubis, she found all but one piece of Osiris. His penis was missing. Isis rejoined the pieces of Osiris and also made a Penis – with the use of magic, and completed Osiris. She caused the body to be embalmed and hid it in a place only she knew. Now with the body whole, and rites completed, the spirit of Osiris passed into Amenti to rule over the dead. He stays there until the last great battle between his Son Horus and Seth, and it is said he will return to Earth once Seth has been defeated once and for all.