Temple of Isis

Isis_arrives02The Temple of Isis is a legally recognized church and 501(c)3 Non-Profit in California established in June of 1996. We honor the Goddess Isis, who in modern terms equates with Mother Earth, and has been worshiped longer than any other deity known on the planet. We refer to Her as Isis of 10,000 Names, as she has many incarnations in other religions and practices all over the world.

In honoring Isis we honor the Earth, recognizing the peril of this time, given the amount of pollution, destruction of endangered species and violence between countries and each other. We seek to establish harmony, caring, and love among all people by gently pointing the way to a more feminine perspective. We have no dogma, but prefer what may humorously be called catma, a kind of freedom and independence in thought stemming from the ancient wisdom of Egypt.

We generally follow the principles of the Fellowship of Isis, out of which our temple was born. The FOI was established by Lady Olivia Robertson and her brother at Clonegal Castle, Enniscorthy, Ireland, which has tens of thousands of members in over 80 countries.

Those who are members of the FOI are connected only by their love for the Goddess as each practices in whatever way they wish. The idea is to create balance by incorporating the feminine in deity. We all need the nurturing, forgiveness, and compassion that the Great Mother provides, as we seek to integrate and strengthen both our lunar and solar qualities. Those who become Priestesses and Priests of Isis, within this Temple, pledge to honor all life and commit to help the earth and her people’s not only for her preservation but to bring to our lives and the lives of future generations more light and wisdom.

As legally recognized clergy, our Temple Priests and Priestesses can be called upon to perform marriages, funerals, hospice visits, last rites, baby blessings, house blessings, and general spiritual counseling for those in need. Feel free to call us if you would like to connect with one of our clergy for these services and more.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Temple of Isis, we would like to meet you and welcome you to our events and community.  Our Lyceum (a center for learning) is a spiritual community of like-minded people who wish to build a new world, in peace, balance, and harmony.

The Temple of Isis is located at Isis Oasis Sanctuary, on 10 beautiful acres in Geyserville, California. The small Temple is always open for private meditation time. Our Grand Temple can be rented for larger events. The sanctuary has a pool, spa, sauna, aviaries of birds and endangered cats which are bred here, plus a sacred 400+ year old fir tree, where many of our gatherings begin in circle. We preserve our beliefs and expand upon them by sacred meditation, ceremony, and connection to earth, as well as the Goddess current that runs through us all.

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The Following is a slideshow of the Temple of Isis Convocation 2013, honoring Isis and Osiris, our annual ordination event.

Below is a video of the 42 Ideals of Maat which embodies the spiritual

philosophy we aspire towards here at Isis Oasis

The late Rev. and Archpriestess Loreon Vigne of the temple of Isis undertook to create a modern day version of the ancient 42 Laws of Ma’at while traveling in Egypt in 1995.  she collaborated with eight other priestesses while journeying on the Nile from Temple to Temple, updating the principals of life into a modern, positive guide for our community to embody and follow on their path to seeking the feminine divine.

The following is her list of the 42 Ideals we strive to practice here at the Oasis:

1) I HONOR VIRTUE

2) I BENEFIT WITH GRATITUDE

3) I AM PEACEFUL

4) I RESPECT THE PROPERTY OF OTHERS

5) I AFFIRM THAT ALL LIFE IS SACRED

6) I GIVE OFFERINGS

7) I LIVE IN TRUTH

8) I REGARD ALL ALTARS WITH RESPECT

9) I AM SINCERE

10) I CONSUME ONLY MY FAIR SHARE

11) I HAVE ONLY GOOD INTENTIONS

12) I RELATE IN PEACE

13) I HONOR ALL CREATURES WITH REVERENCE

14) I CAN BE TRUSTED

15) I CARE FOR THE EARTH

16) I KEEP MY OWN COUNCIL

17) i SPEAK POSITIVELY OF OTHERS

18) I AM BALANCED IN MY EMOTIONS

19) I AM HONEST IN MY RELATIONSHIPS

20) I ASPIRE TO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS

21) I SPREAD JOY

22) I DO THE BEST I CAN

23) I COMMUNICATE WITH COMPASSION

24) I LISTEN TO OPPOSING OPINIONS

25) I CREATE HARMONY

26) I INVOKE LAUGHTER

27) I AM OPEN TO LOVE

28) I AM FORGIVING

29) I AM KIND

30) I AM RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS

31) I RELEASE ALL JUDGEMENT

32) I FOLLOW MY INNER GUIDANCE

33) I CONVERSE WITH AWARENESS

34) I DO GOOD

35) I GIVE BLESSINGS

36) I KEEP THE WATERS PURE

37) I AM OPTIMISTIC

38) I PRAISE THE GODDESS AND THE GOD

39) I AM HUMBLE

40) I ACHIEVE WITH INTEGRITY

41) I ADVANCE THROUGH MY OWN ABILITIES

42) I EMBRACE THE ALL

 

Convocation
Convocation at Isis Oasis

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