Adaptation of the FOI Liturgy Ritual
"Flamma Vestae. Initiation into a Fellowship of Isis Iseum"
Written by FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson
Lasair Danann. Initiation into a Druid Clan of Dana Grove
Lasair Danann (LOH-seer DAWN-on) Flame of Dana
Initiation into a Grove of the Druid Clan of Dana
Two Oracles of the Goddess Dana
On an altar let there be 4
white candles, flowers/oak leaves, incense, a sun disc. pendant and
cord by an unlighted candle. An open fire or
glowing charcoal in brazier/cauldron and a vessel of water is in the
a table are wine, fruit-juice, a glass of
water, a loaf of bread and a loving cup or glasses.
Guide and Candidate stand at entrance to Grove.
Facing the Accessors
must now face the Three Assessors. Leads
Candidate before Dedicants of Brigid, Dana, and the Morrigan.
ArchDruid: (to Candidate)
Do you in mind and heart adore Deity? Do you love Dana, Goddess of our Grove?
Candidate: I offer incense to the Goddess Dana! (sprinkles
incense on fire) I offer flowers to the Goddess Brighid and water to the Morrigan!
Bestowal of Spiritual Gifts
O Dana, grant us Thy Warmth. Dana, Goddess of Abundance, your life
light feeds all your children. In thine
golden eyes are seen the love of the Mother who values all her children
upon the Earth;
under which is your perpetual fire; the earth
and the hearth are symbols of the home. The earth is like a ball
no prop. Its own power of rotation keeps its
orb balanced. Your undying fire is hidden in our Grove, within
Dana is so called the Living Sun. The Hearth,
her Focus, is named after her warmth.
Oracle of the Goddess Dana
need to return to your roots in
order to grow! It is through love of those
living with you that you attain a wider love, and not through spurning
It is from your children that you may again
learn the language of birds and trees, and through your grandparents
may hear the music of the spheres! As you
develop the magical language of the Angels, you will find your own
It comprises humans, Deities, Nature Spirits,
animals, trees and stones, not only on this planet but from the stars.
families are as constellations in the great
galaxy. My Tuathe De Danann came from the sky, yet also dwell within the
sun at earth’s matrix. The Golden Age shines
about you, resplendent in the matriarchal darkness. Naught is alien when
all is known and loved. You are kin to all
beings in the cosmos and all are kin to Me.”
Manifestation of the Goddess
ArchDruidess: Companions of this Grove, the Holy Time has come!
Power fills our Grove. Let us invoke the Divine Presence of our Goddesses among us.
are drawn. Only light is from 3 candles on altar.
All sit except ArchDruid who raises his arms
and gives inspired invocation. Silence. The ArchDruidess is in trance
ArchDruid protects her aura from
interruption. If there is no manifestation, the ArchDruid lifts her veil
and gives an address
or the given oracle. If a manifestation is to
take place, Companions will observe a quickening in the air like
or swirling stream. A sphere of light may
appear above and behind ArchDruidess. The Goddess may appear to
on extremely rare occasions, materialise for a
Invocation and Oracle
ArchDruid Invokes Goddess. The Divine Oracle is delivered through the ArchDruidess.
When it is finished the ArchDruidess returns from trance.
Oracle of the Goddess Dana
beauty you perceive in earth and spirit is woven through my Rainbow
Wherever I am truly honored, harmony resides.
I am the Divine Mother, My Name is Dana. Speak my name and carry it
Do this and you do well. My gifts are
threefold - happiness, harmony and inspiration. The Golden Age has never
lives on in Spirit World, and it lives within
each one who honors My gifts and honors My name. Use them well and you
find your true home in a Land of Beauty
laughing beneath the Summer Stars. The veil between worlds has been
drawn aside, step
over the threshold at dawn and dusk. My gifts
transform ugliness to beauty, sorrow to happiness, barrenness to
Evil can be transmuted into good through use
of inspired intuition. My True Children use My Gifts and thus strike the
chord within other beings and so effect
transformation. Only goodness and beauty are everlastingly real. Do not
worry if your
gifts seem small, not all who reach the Land
of Heart's Desire are great poets and dreamers. Share with others the
of My gifts with which you have been endowed
with loving heart and pure intent. The Golden Age exists within you and
others - NOW!
ArchDruidess: Let us now meditate on the Oracle
Companions welcome new member with handshakes and kisses and words of friendship. Wine, fruit-juice are blessed. New
member is toasted. Bread is blessed. Love feast is shared.
Thanksgiving and Blessing
Thanks is given to Dana for Her oracles, and to the Goddesses Brighid and the Morrigan.
Sources: “The Golden Ass”,
new translation by Robert Graves, (from a
translation by William Adlington, 16th century), Penguin Books,
UK, 1950.“Fasti”, Ovid, translated by Sir James George Frazer, (Loeb Classical
Library series 253), William Heinemann, London, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1931. “Juno
Covella, Perpetual Calendar of the Fellowship of Isis”, (entry on Vesta) Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, Cesara Publications,
Clonegal Castle, 1982.
Adapted from “Flamma Vestae. Initiation into an Iseum”
written by FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson.
Original Adaptation (Flamma Brighid) written by Maury White-Hereford, Prsts. H, ArchDruidess, and Daniel H. Campbell, Prst. H., ArchDruid
Wyld Myst Nemeton, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Further adapted (Lasair Danann) by Arthur Freeheart, Prst. H., ArchDruid
Wandering Wayfarers Grove, Potsdam, New York, USA
and Linda Iles, Prsts. H., ArchDruidess
Grove of Elen of the Ways, San Diego, California, USA
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