Druid Clan of Dana - Ritual Key
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.
According to Olivia Robertson, within the Druid Clan of Dana the four levels of consciousness formed by the coils of the Goddess Tiamat are corresponded to these Goddesses, as outlined in "The Rite of Dana. Druid Initiation":
Level 1. Morrigan, corresponds to Alma Mater (Gateway of the Sidhe. Earth)
Level 2. Dana, corresponds to Flamma Vestae (Paths of Sun and Moon. Sky)
Level 3. Brigid, corresponds to Porta Mystica (Facing the Goddess. Water)
Level 4. Dana, corresponds to Dulce Domum (Land of Heart's Desire. Initiation)
The Druid Clan of Dana of the Fellowship of Isis was founded in 1992. “The Rite of Dana. Druid Initiation.” was published in 1992. The first Groves of the Druid Clan of Dana were founded that same year (1992), most notably the Grove of the Four Elements of London, which counted John Merron, Caroline Wise and Steve Wilson as founding members. Many FOI Druid Clan of Dana Groves were in operation for several years before guidelines for coursework structure were created.
FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson has stated that the work of all FOI centres, including their individual coursework, ordinations, consecrations and certification of degrees is honored. There can be no ‘rigid laws’ as exist in hierarchic Churches and Orders. Heads of centers rely on psychic consensus of the group and guidance through intuition and the manifestation of particular attributes of the Deity or Deities concerned in their centre, therefore there can be no set curriculum. Thus, heads of centres, through inspiration from their particular Deity or Deities, produce their own training course, which is based on the principles of the Fellowship of Isis Manifesto and the oracles and/or rituals of the FOI liturgy. They produce their own spiral of rituals, placing them on the Star of Ishtar as they are inspired by Deity.
Olivia writes: "Centres are not run as automatons. A spiral of rites can be created by each teaching centre, even customized to each student. We must respect the individuality and unique gifts of every member. Nothing was ever meant to be written in stone."
"Many heads of centres have had long experience in the spiritual field and choose to create their own course. The following is intended as a suggestion for those others, who desire guidelines for the forming of a course." - Olivia Robertson, original College of Isis Manual
The following rituals from the Fellowship of Isis liturgy are suggested:
The twelve rituals in “Fortuna, Creation Through the Goddess” or, the twelve rituals in “Ishtar of the Starry Heavens” as an alternate set of rituals to those of “Fortuna, Creation Through the Goddess.”
"The Rite of Dana. Druid Initiation" (separate booklet)
"Rite of Rebirth" (separate booklet). Basic initiation rite of the Fellowship of Isis.
Rites found in “Dea, Rites and Mysteries of the Goddess”:
Dawn. Rite of Abundance
Evening. Rite of the Five Elements
Spring. Rite of Good Health
Summer. Ritual of the Sun
Autumn. Litany of the Earth
Winter. Star Rite
Rites found in “Melusina, Life Centres of the Goddess”:
Opening the Eye of Vision
Lighting the Rainbow Aura
Rites found in “Panthea, Initiations and Festivals of the Goddess”:
Flamma Vestae (adapted to the Deity/Deities and work of the Grove)
Porta Mystica. The Soul Enters New Spheres
Communion with the World of Spirits
The Tree of Life
Rites found in “Sophia, Cosmic Consciousness of the Goddess”:
Pisces and Cerridwen
Virgo and Dana
Rites found in “Urania, Ceremonial Magic of the Goddess”:
Sun Magic of the Life Force
Lunar Magic of the Tides
Earth Magic of Transformation
Magic of Mars and the Morrigan