The Star of Ishtar
This spiral of 32 degrees is the basis for coursework which centers on the Fellowship of Isis liturgy. For more information please visit the Star of Ishtar page featured in the navigation bar. Each numbered circle on the Star of Ishtar diagram corresponds to a point on the diagram which intersects time and space, corresponding to the position of an FOI liturgy ritual.
Within the Noble Order of Tara, the four levels of consciousness formed by the coils of the Goddess Tiamat are corresponded to Goddesses, as outlined in "Tara and Lugh: Ordeal of the Danaan Treasures":
Level 1. Tara, corresponds to Alma Mater (Lia Fail, the Stone of Destiny. Earth)
Level 2. Morrigan,
corresponds to Flamma Vestae (The Sword of Light. Air)
Level 3. Dana, corresponds to Porta Mystica (The Cauldron of Plenty. Water)
Level 4. Brighid,
corresponds to Dulce Domum (The Spear of Destiny. Fire)
Noble Order of Tara of the
Fellowship of Isis was founded Beltane, 1989.
The first Priories of the Noble Order of Tara were founded immediately
and started teaching immediately. “Tara and
Lugh: Ordeal of the Danaan Treasures” was published in “Gaea,
Initiations of the Earth” in 1991. Many FOI
Noble Order of Tara Priories were in operation for several years before
any guidelines for coursework structure were
Olivia has stated: "Centres
are not run as automatons. A spiral of rites can be created by each
even customized to each student. We must
respect the individuality and unique gifts of every member. Nothing was
to be written in stone."
following rituals from the Fellowship of Isis liturgy are suggested:
Tara and Lugh: The Ordeal of the Danaan Treasures (Consecration Rite)
Isis and Osiris: The Judgment - Planetary Initiation
Twelve rituals in “Melusina: Life Centres of the Goddess” are used to strengthen the chakras.
The Eight Alchemical Rites in “Brigid of the Rainbow Planets” to activate the inner alchemical process of the refinement of the soul, necessary to attain the grael.
Elemental Magic rites in “Urania, Ceremonial Magic of the Goddess”
To attune to the magic of the elements.
Sun Magic of the Life Force (harmony, illumination, infusion of energy)
Lunar Magic of the Tides (strengthen psychic vision)
Earth Magic of Transformation (activation of the Tree of Life)
The Eight Seasonal Rituals from “Panthea, Initiations and Festivals of the Goddess” To attune to the seasonal energies of the Goddess.
Festival of the Hydrophoria, 1st - 2nd February
The Athenaea, 21st - 24th March
Festival of Wesak, 1st - 2nd May
Festival of Astarte and Adonia, 21st - 24th June
Festival of Opet, 23rd July - 3rd August
The Eleusinian Mysteries, 22nd September - 1st October
Communion with the World of Spirits, 31st October - 2nd November
The Tree of Life, 21st - 25th December