September 28: Hands-On Heka: Magic in Ancient Egypt
This is a free workshop Rev. Anna Applegate will be giving at the 2019 Greater Chicagoland Pagan Pride festival at Que4 Studios in Chicago at 12 noon.
For centuries, much of the world agreed with Clement of Alexandria (3rd c. CE), who referred to ancient Egypt as “the mother of magicians.” In this one-hour workshop, Rev. Anna Applegate, a legally ordained Priestess in the international Fellowship of Isis, will give an overview of magic, or heka, in ancient Egypt, focusing on the three main divisions of funerary magic, ritual magic (performed in temples), and everyday magic. Participants (adults only, please) will get to experience hands-on heka by creating papyri talismans to keep.
Cost: Free; the organizers ask that all attendees donate one non-perishable food item for The Greater Chicago Food Depository upon registration at the main entrance.
The Iseum of the Rekhet Akhu is available to help train serious magical practitioners in the arts of divination, mediumship, and building mutually beneficial devotional relationships with various Gods and spirits, with a focus on building ancestor cultus. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rev. Applegate has been active in Chicago's Pagan community for 20 years and she can be found leading various public workshops and rituals.
Ongoing: Dark of the Moon Deipnon Ritual Honoring Hekate
The Iseum of the Rekhet Akhu welcomes all Hekate devotees to participate in this ritual held every Dark of the Moon. While honoring Hekate, participants focus on spiritual cleansing (the removal of what the ancient Greeks termed miasma, an infectious spiritual pollution) and invoking the Goddess's blessings for endeavors to begin in the next lunar cycle.
October 4 - 6: The 26th Annual Fellowship of Isis Goddess Convention in Chicago
Held every autumn, the Chicago-based Lyceum of Alexandria-Mishigami, the Iseum of the Rekhet Akhu, and the Temple of Kheper-Imu organize an autumnal festival honoring the legacy of the Fellowship of Isis and celebrating the diversity of groups, traditions, and individual practitioners who fall under its aegis.
For the first time, we will be having a multi-day event with ticket options for Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday (all day), or all of the above. Visit our Facebook page for complete details: @FOIintheChi
Workshops, sacred dance performances, feasting, shopping from local metaphysical vendors, meditations, and sharing in a spirit of fellowship comprise the day's events, culminating in the Main Ritual of the evening: "The Magic of Saturn and Astarte."
All spiritual seekers are welcome at our 26th anniversary event!