2017 Schedule

INNER SANCTUM SYMPOSIUM ON INFINITE POSSIBILITIES
MAY 4-7, 2017
FINAL SCHEDULE
*subject to minor change and additions


EGYPTIAN BAZAAR VENDORS:

Ancient Circles
Anniitra Ravenmoon Designs
Helen McCrea - Ancient Egyptian Collection
Isis Oasis Egyptian Bazaar Shop
Made With Magic Jewelry
Rosie Elchelmeier Spirit of the Goddess Garlands and Crowns
Michael Starsheen Books

*Set up may begin any time after 3pm on ***Wednesday***, or anytime on Thursday (Morning is recommended, as we are beginning our festivities at 3-4pm). We have also allotted extra time for browsing in the schedule, in case people choose to go to every event. We will be using the same set-up as last year unless I have spoken to you about a change request, as everyone was quite pleased with the timing.

PRESENTERS: Please note a rehearsal time sign-up on Thursday. Presentations or Rites where I assumed set-up would be needed have extra time allotted prior to their time slot, both to allow for any overage from the last presenter (though we expect this won’t be the case), and time to arrange things to your liking.

THURSDAY

10am: Vendor Set-up

3pm – 4pm: Arrivals and Check-in Opens

3pm – 5pm: Trouble-shooting Electronic Presentations in Grand Temple

5pm – 6:00pm: Beltane May Pole Celebration with Celestine Star in the Meadow

Outside of Traditional Beltane event order, we chose to create this amazing event while daylight persists, for optimum frolicking. Enjoy a beautiful ceremony by Celestine Star as the White Queen, or Queen of the Dew, Dance around the May Pole, and celebrate the first ceremony of Beltane.

6:30pm – 8:30pm: Opening Ceremonies and Dinner on the Pavilion – The Feast of the Ancients

8:30pm – 9:30pm: Beltane Rite of Blessings - Beneath the Great Tree
Experience the beauty of Danu (Linda Iles) bringing forth Elen of the Ways (Rain Graves) and Brighid (Annie Waters), with Cernunnos (Dragonfly), Belenus (Michael Starsheen), and Dagda (Kiel Milner) in perfect balance, to gift you the essence of moving forward with Spring, all the way to harvest and Samhain in the fall. Ends with a processional to the Small Temple and Fire Rite. Each will be given a stick of oak to place in the ceremonial fires, blessed by Belenus. Bring your drum, rattle, musical instruments to carry with you!

9:30 – 9:40 Special Performance by Anandha Ray and Quimera Tribe in honor of Beltane, in front of the small Temple
Chairs will be available for those who need to sit, but please bring them with you to the fire pit, their final destination. Quimera Tribe will delight us with a sacred Beltane-inspired dance that will invoke the protections of the fires and stir the heart and soul. After, Brighid will pass her Chalice of May Wine, before we process a few yards to the fire pit. If you do not wish to partake of the alcoholic beverage, you will still receive the blessings of Brighid by simply holding it and passing it to another.

9:40pm – 10:40pm Beltane Fire Rite at the Fire Pit, with Cerridwen
Join Cerridwen (Marylyn Motherbear Scott) as she stirs her cauldron of fire; release of obstacles and negative energetics that have held you back, purifying your intentions through the fire. Cerridwen will lead us through a ceremony of story-telling and sharing. Light desserts (Strawberries!)/refreshments will be served next to the small temple. This event will last well into the night as we bond and share around the sacred flames. If you have a drum, drum it! If you have a voice, sing! If you have a dance, dance it!

FRIDAY

8am – 10am: Breakfast

10am – 11am: The Obsidian Egg “ A Practice of Owning Your Own Truth” with Ayah Buonaugurio

The Obsidian Egg, also known as the intelligence of “Osiris” or the “Stone of Truth” is an ancient practice used to clear and protect oneself from negative energy attachments. Black Obsidian is a very powerful healing stone, when used properly, it has the ability to release resentment, stimulate intuition, heal reproductive & immune disorders, as well as emotional blockages. It's mirror-like black surface reflects back to us that which is hidden in our subconscious mind, therefor encourages facing up to one’s true self as reflected in the 42 Ideals of Ma'at, which we will also discuss. Obsidian Egg provides support during difficult changes and can provide insight into the root causes of disease. As a volcanic compound which comes from the center of the earth, not only is it extremely absorbent of its surroundings but this stone carries ancestral memory of the mother earth. Practices have been rooted in Aztec, Toltec and Maya lineages of Mexico. This volcanic stone is the ultimate shamanic tool for shadow work requiring courage and very specific instructions to work with. Discover for yourself how obsidian can guide you to live and walk in your higher truth & wisdom.

11:30pm – 12:30pm: Isis Hilaria: The Goddess of Humor with Michael Starsheen
Isis has many faces, and many aspects. A few years ago, I was drawn to the face of Isis Hilaria, the goddess who rules laughter and humor. She was celebrated in Ancient Rome as the patroness of the Hilaria, a festival of joy, humor, and drunkenness in early November. The way of Isis Hilaria is to find the humor in every situation, and to use humor, comedy, and laughter to overcome stress and difficulty. This talk will introduce you to Isis Hilaria and her worship. Bring your sense of humor.

1pm – 3pm: Lunch & Shopping
*note: Grand Temple Closed for Rehearsal and Set-up from 1pm – 3:30pm

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Daughters of Ra: Song of Heaven, Dance of the Sky with Linda Iles
The cycles of the stars, moon, sun and planets were carefully observed and recorded by the ancient Egyptians for thousands of years. Every celestial object was, to them, imbued with divine essence. The movements of the sun, moon, planets and the stars were the basis of much of their mythology and spiritual thought. The ancient Egyptians believed the celestial had a direct effect on the terrestrial. This presentation will focus on the important role played by those Goddesses Who held the title "Daughter of Ra".

4:30pm – 5:30pm Awakening the Af Neturu Within You with Kiel AnkhAmun Milner
This presentation will center on the four Af Neturu, in four parts. First will be a welcoming and greeting. This will be followed by a lecture in which we will share knowledge centered on the Af Neturu. Then, we will have a meditation time in which each person may come to the altar to experience the Af Neturu. Finally, we will have the blessing and sealing, followed by light refreshments and going forth. Love, blessings, peace!

6pm – 7:30pm Dinner

7:30pm – 8:30pm A Guided Dreaming Journey with Willow

Sit back and relax after our bellies are full, and enjoy this sacred journey through the heart of our dreams, and set the open tone for sharing your deepest desires with the Universe and accessing the manifestation of Divine Will.

8:30pm – 10:00pm Open Rite Night! (Sign-up Sheet is in Pavilion)
As promised, back by popular demand! Do you have a short blessing, rite, or bright wisdom to share in a ritual manner? Is it your first time doing so in front of an audience, or are you a seasoned spirit? Sign up for 10 minutes (strictly enforced, so please plan accordingly) and share with your sisters and brothers what has compelled you to, during this beautiful, high-energy time. This is your time to show us how you shine, and how the Goddess shines through you! Timing does not need to end at 10:00pm, but we do urge you to get some Hathor-Beauty sleep.

SATURDAY

8am – 10am: Breakfast

10am – 11am: Aligning with Truth and the Divine Mother: A Meditation with Drangonfly

Join us on an hour-long journey to align with truth and the Divine Mother. We will be sitting back to back with a partner and be still together in meditation to receive a beautiful transformational transmission from our beloved Auset, to deepen our inner temple relationship with the Divine Mother and be nurtured by her presence. We will keep a calm quiet vibration in this hour to clear away anything that is blocking the flow to our connection to the divine matrix, to honor our stillness as a group, while bathing in the beauty of unconditional love and healing energy. Comfortable attire is recommended. Dragonfly Adularia will be hosting this energy healing with joy and love!

11am – 12pm: Isis, Goddess of 10,000 Names Wisdom Journey – Using Masks and Dance with Annie Brigit Waters
The Fellowship of Isis Manifesto is promoted by this workshop: “…provides means of promoting a closer communion between the Goddess and each member…” We will be accessing the ancient goddess myths and to take those myths to their next level of evolutionary unfolding within our psyche.
• 5 min - arrival, intro to masks and instructions
• 20 min -Guided inner journey to the Temple of the Goddesses to be met and advised by a personal Goddess Guide or archetype of wisdom
• 5 min - Silent Journaling of the wisdom received
• 5 min - Mask selection and Goddess dance to heartbeat drumming and rattling or lyrical music
• 10 min - Sharing of profound experiences (in groups of 2-4, depending on time left and numbers present)
• 15 min - Group sharing in circle
The use of the Goddess Masks (Ritual Art by Lauren Raine) will enhance this session of inner work with artistic and inspirational Goddess visuals and we can experience the translucent appearances of an otherworldly Goddess who wishes to commune with us… Through inner journey, art and dance we can regain a sense of communion with the elemental powers of Goddess and Her sacred Temples beyond our time. Come early if possible to discover and attune to your Goddess-soul-mask; and - It will be necessary to “remove your make-up” before donning a mask. (Wipettes provided)

12pm – 12:30pm: Honoring Lady Loreon at the Noon Rite in Small Temple

12:30pm – 2:30pm: Lunch and Shopping

*Note: Grand Temple will be closed for Ritual Rehearsal from 12:30pm - 2:30pm

3pm – 4pm: Quantum Magic 101, A Guided Instruction with Sekhmet via Rain Graves What does Quantum Magic mean? How to use it responsibly, when to use it, and why. Discover the journey from Higher Self to Quantum Self, and the next level of your advanced practices of clearing obstacles and manifesting destiny for yourself and the world. The dangers of “Energy Feeding” will also be addressed in this workshop. This will include a short guided journey with Sekhmet, and we will be working with specific stones that will be provided for you. You may purchase the stones if you wish to keep them after activation at $10 (for a two-stone bundle, now charged from the journey at a quantum level).

4:30pm – 5:30pm: By Which Eye? A Carefully Constructed and Absolutely Fun Game of Learning with Marylyn Motherbear Scott
By Which Eye? An original game based on the Egyptian creation story and a focus on invocation by couplets. It features the first Egyptian couple, Tefnut, Shu; also Ra, Nu, other gods and goddesses. A god/dess is selected out of mystery. Or, does the god/dess select you? Allowing divine inspiration to speak, each player writes a couple of rhyming lines (only 2 rhyming words needed!). Reflect the selected god/dess. Teams are decided out of the proverbial hat, and the fun truly starts. Enjoy a show of divine family values and perspectives. The creation stories of Now. All game pieces are provided — creation story parchment, hints, 2 Mystery bags — Pantheon and Team, paper and writing implements, dictionary and thesaurus (bring your cell phones), timer.

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Sekhmet, Kali, and Venus In These Times – A Workshop Journey with Kalita Todd
We will delve into the astrological atmosphere and planetary alignment of 2017. All focusing us toward the rising of the Ancient Warrior Goddess Sekhmet / Kali / Venus rising from the underworld with righteous anger and the propensity to ravage all that is not in Divine Truth. We will present powerful information about our present political and energetic transformational times. How might we best ride these high tides with grace and strength? We will travel, assisted by Anubis and via visualization, to meet with guidance and clarity.

7pm – 8:30pm Dinner
*Note: Grand Temple will be closed during dinner for Ritual Set-up

8:30pm – 9:30pm DeTraci Regula -- TBA

9:30pm – 11:00pm: Memorial Rite for Jim Teresinski, Son of Ra; Son of Isis, featuring Diana Stork on the Harp, and a group comforting of his life-companion, Sumo.


SUNDAY

10am – 11am: The Wisdom of Tarot with Granny Rainbow

Experience the wisdom of Tarot and the Kabbala with the Life’s Work experience of Arisa Victor, aka, Granny Rainbow.

11:00am – 1:00pm Brunch and Shopping

1pm – 2pm: Hathor and Isis: Discover the Power of Your Voice with Christina Wells
Through the ecstatic bliss of sound, Hathor travels interdimensionally, discovering the infinite universes within, allowing the sound to explode like fireworks into billions of stars. Isis harnesses this power as she resurrects and reconstructs her inner being, uniting with her beloved, and giving birth to life. Together, we will journey into the unknown through sound and voice. Awaken to your infinite potential and embody your true essence!

2pm - 3pm: Cat Art Workshop 2.0 with Serena Toxicat
Do you ever paint something and think, "hey, my cat could have done that?" Well, what if Bast were to assist you in your artwork? And what if you were to channel her every time you created a new piece, or at least when a feline spirit would be of value, which, let's face it, it usually is? Ailurophilia can be as colorful as you choose. Let's explore the possibilities as only cats and cat lovers can.

3pm – 4pm: Sunday Scrolls with deTraci Regula
A guided reading and understanding of Fellowship of Isis Liturgies, with participation and sharing from the group.

4:00pm – 5:00pm Reading Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs with Michael Starsheen
Learn how to identify key hieroglyphics when working with the Gods and Goddesses.


5:00pm - 6:00pm Henna and the Goddess with Hayet Clark
An in-depth lecture on the fragrant and flowering shrub, Lawsonia Inermis, that has fascinated and adorned women throughout the Middle East for centuries. Explore the historical, medical and ritual aspects of this art form and how to incorporate it into your personal path of healing and ceremony. There are a myriad of ways to blend this into your sacred path in order to garner the World and Unity you envision, in order draw-down the Goddess ~ Henna has a mystical reputation for just that!

6pm – 7:30pm Dinner

7:30pm – 8pm: Closing Ceremonies Under the Great Tree