First Hierophants and Lyceums in the College of Isis
founding of the College
of Isis was officially announced in Isian
News, Summer, Issue No. 37, 1986. Olivia sent the following list of the
and hierophants, as entered into records kept
at Clonegal Castle.
Rev. Anne Morris, Prs. H. Lyceum of Vesta, Goddess of the Hearth, UKZimbabwe
Rev. Sandra and James Beard, Hierophants, Lyceum of Isis and Nephthys, UK
Rev. Vivienne O’Regan, Crys O’Regan, Hierophants, Lyceum of Isis-Sophia of
the Stars, Warwickshire, UK
Rev. Steve Wilson, Caroline Wise, Hierophants, Lyceum of Isis of Time &
Space, London, UK
(Caroline later founded Isis of the Thames Lyceum in London)
Rev. Kati Koppana, Hierophant, Lyceum of the Star Goddess, Finland
Revs. Werner Laesen and Ulrika Werner, Hierophants, Nuit-Isis Lyceum,
Rev. Swami Prem Sudheer, Hierophant, Lyceum of Brighid, Scotland
Rev. Kavina-Khandem Collyns, Hierophant, Lyceum of Isis and Ceridwen, UK
Rev. Morgan Benedict, Hierophant, Lyceum of the Veiled Isis, USA
Rev. Kenneth Arflame, Hierophant, Lyceum Alchymeia and Tomegatherion'Ra,
The College of Isis
by Steve Wilson, AU, H., ArchDr., GKC
First published in the Neptune Press edition of "The Call of Isis", December 1993. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
had been receiving a series of
rituals during her daily meditations in the
Temple. These had first been published in the FOI newsletter and were
in booklets. While Olivia’s rituals seemed to
present a complete magical liturgy, aft first many established
were skeptical. They seemed to disobey
certain hard and fast rules that had become rigid within the mysteries.
included Goddesses and Gods from different
pantheons, which alone was anathema to many. They were extremely
words and gestures that sound antiquated.
However, in 1986 Vivienne O’Regan and myself, having tried out one or
of these rituals, found that in fact they
were extremely powerful. They worked extremely well and had a profound
effect on the practitioners. We decided to
set up a group dedicated to carrying them out.
Steve Wilson is an ArchPriest and Hierophant of the Fellowship of Isis. He writes: “My own path has become more public than privately spiritual - I now sit on local government committees representing our local Statutory Advisory Committee on Religious Education, where I in turn represent paganism - the first such person in the UK! Ours is the London Borough that is hosting the 2012 Olympics! This, and my fortnightly moot and (work in) Council of British Druid Orders takes much of my time!”
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