Saturday February 5
1 – 3 Central time PM
Love donations gratefully accepted; no one turned away for lack of funds

 

The Fellowship of Isis (FOI) is a peaceful society with members worldwide from all cultures, races and religions. It honors the Divine Feminine in all of Her forms and the good in all faiths. The FOI Manifesto provides its basic principles. The FOI was founded on the Vernal Equinox of 1976 by Olivia Robertson, her brother Lawrence Durdin-Robertson and his wife Pamela. The FOI Chicago was founded in 1993. We are organized into local groups (Lyceums, Iseums, & Hearths) in the Chicago area. We host public festivals, classes & organize activities to honor the Divine Feminine and support the city’s Kemetic/Pagan/metaphysical communities.

Imbolc is a pagan and Earth centered holiday celebrated from February 1 through sundown February 2. Imbolc marks the halfway point between winter solstice and the spring equinox. Some festivals around this time include Lunar New Year, Valentines Day, Candlemas and Groundhog’s Day.

Our service for Imbolg is the fifth rite from the FOI liturgical book, Panthea, “Festival of the Hydrophoria. 1st – 2nd February – Oracle of the Goddess Derceto”. The “Introduction to Panthea” will be read along with ancient prayers and Orphic Hymns. We’ll briefly discuss Derceto, Cetus, Atargatis, Dagon, Semiramis, and the quest for immortality by Gilgamesh. Healing Pillar of Light prayers will be done after the liturgy. We’ll welcome the Year of the Black Water Tiger with Middle Eastern & East Asian snacks and treats. Please feel free to bring something you enjoy to share. Your donation of $10 helps us pay the rent. We appreciate it! No one turned away for lack of funds.

  • February 5, 2022
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 773-327-7224

Address:
1609 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60657, United States

Description:

Life Force Arts Ensemble (LFAE) is a company of visual, literary and performing artists who commune with soul and spirit to create transformation through the arts based in the Life Force Arts Method, a powerful psychological and spiritual tool for building positive relationships from one’s inner world to the outer world. LFAE’s art exhibits create the sacred space for our original performances, which combine dance, vocal and instrumental music, acting, storytelling and poetry, channeling powerful spiritual energy to transform, heal and enlighten our audiences.

Life Force Arts Ensemble was founded in 1988 as a non-profit, tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization to present the dance and performance work of company founder and director Joan Forest Mage. The organization opened its own venue in Chicago in 2008.