Guide to the Magi Degrees
The Liturgy of the Fellowship of Isis booklets “The Rite of Rebirth,” “Ordination of Priestesses and Priests,” “The Isis Wedding Rite” and the books, “Dea,” “Sophia” and “Urania” contain a series of Mystery Dramas that correspond to the intersections of the rays and the spiral coils which are numbered in the illustration from 1 through 32. Number 33 is the Mystical Initiation of level four, Dulce Domun, which is conferred directly from Deity without use of a ritual. These represent specific degrees of knowledge that may be attained through working with the dramas and receiving the mystery they present. The mystery each seeker receives is usually different from that others may receive; the dramas represent an interaction between the seeker and the Divine, at a fundamental level. The rites and the experiences that they produce, like the Fellowship, are multi-cultural and diverse.
three mundane facts of life: birth, work and marriage are portrayed in “The Rite of Rebirth,” “Ordination of Priestesses and Priests” and “The Isis Wedding Rite.” This is the physical world, level one, or Alma Mater.
of one’s personal role in the Divine Drama
through identifying with archetypal figures of myth are presented in
Mysteries in “Dea.”
Two Rites of Time and Space, and three Elemental
Rites of Sun, Moon and Earth are presented in
“Urania,” along with ceremonial magic of the Seven Sacred Planets
(the chakric centers). These relate to the
astral or psychic level, or Flamma Vestae.
The Mystical Awakening of the Zodiac Deities of “Sophia” introduce the seeker to Higher Sophia of the Triune-Sophia, Thrice Holy Gnosis of Wisdom. These mysteries operate on the level of the Spiritual, or Porta Mystica. They center the seeker in the motionless hub of the passing wheel of the stars. The aim of this contemplation is to experience all-time, all-space, in greater consciousness. The solitary seeker can enact any of these rituals with the most wonderful magical instrument of all - the creative imagination. When an invocation is made to the Goddess, and Her Oracle is read, the lone seeker may experience all that many worshippers can enjoy in a temple with others, even more, if the soul is ready.
are no formal rituals for the fourth level which is direct
communication from the Divine Source.
Therefore no Magi degrees are given for this level. Inspiration or
in Dulce Domun come from within by communion
with the Goddess. These initiations are private, conferred directly
Deity to the seeker.
solitary enactment of an Invocation from the Fellowship of Isis Liturgy
should be prepared for by (1) preliminary
study of the ritual, (2) gathering together of some of the outer symbols
(as practical considerations allow) and (3)
contemplation of the Deities to be invoked. (See Notes taken from Dea,
and Sophia on performing these rituals on the
last page of this paper).
degrees are attained through Communion with the Deities
experienced by the Candidate as a direct
result of performing a rite. This experience must be accepted as such
Hierophant and the Companions of the
particular Lyceum in which the student or candidate is enrolled.
A Listing of The Mystery Dramas:
Their Correspondence to the Four Levels
Level One - Alma Mater, three separate booklets:
Level Two - Flamma Vestae
Level Three - Spiritual, Porta Mystica
A Key to the Numbered Rites
• Level 1 - Alma Mater (awakening to our true relationship to the physical world)
In these Magical Rites the God manifests in the Outer Arcanum as attributes that are visible in the physical world. The Goddess represents the Inner Mysteries or Knowledge, except in the case of the planet Venus. Her emanations manifest in the physical world as reproduction, love of physical beauty, sensuality and the aesthetic appreciation of art. In the inner worlds Venus manifests as the higher more spiritual aspects of love.
5. The Spheres (Dea, Level 2, personal role) Vision
of hidden knowledge, relationship of one’s self to the universe.
6. Demeter & Persephone
(Dea, Level 2, personal role) Wisdom gained
by descent and emergence from the Underworld (hidden depths of the
7. Eros & Psyche
(Dea, Level 2, personal role) Union of mind and heart.
The Coloured Rays
and 8th Cosmic Ray, White and Rainbow: The
color white is used to purify the etheric centers and the Rainbow then
all these centers at once, thus, preparing
the individual for receptivity to the subsequent work along the Cosmic
The Zodiac Signs and the Elements
the dual zodiac signs are related to the 4
elements: Pisces & Scorpio, 0 & 8th Ray; water. Taurus &
2nd Ray; earth. Gemini & Aquarius 3rd
Ray; air. Single Sun Signs: Cancer: 4th Ray; water. Leo 5th Ray; fire.
Ray; earth. Libra: 7th Ray; air." - Olivia Robertson, original College of Isis Manual (1992)
Pisces & Scorpio which represent water are worked with the elemental ray of earth. This is to help manifest psychic gifts in the material plane. Taurus & Capricorn which represent earth are worked with the elemental ray of water to serve as grounding agents for psychic influences. In every case the element and attributes of the sun sign were chosen to complement the work done on the element of the ray.Reviewed and approved by FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson in 1999, 2001 and adjusted as directed in October 2011, Nesu House, Isis Oasis. The material above is provided as a guideline only. All centers have autonomy to teach and form their coursework as inspired by Deity.
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