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. 

Friday, Sept. 30, 6:30 – 9:30 PM  Opening Reception of Goddess Festival 

All are welcome for fellowship, refreshments and an Opening Meditation for the 29th Annual Goddess Festival, communing with Hathor, the aspect of the Divine Feminine we are honoring this year. Hathor is the liminal, ancient Egyptian goddess encompassing the Feminine Divine: Joy, Beauty, Love, Sexuality, The Uterus, Maternity, Health & Healing, Dancing, Sistrums & Music, Brewing, Intoxication, Myrrh & Perfumery, Cosmetics, Mirrors, Destiny, The Sacred Eye of Heaven, The Distant Goddess & Her Consorts, Lady of Sycamore, The Golden One, Lady of Turquoise & Malachite, Mistress of the Sky, Stars, & more. THE RADIANT SUN * 3rd SPHERE* HATHOR” is our featured liturgy from the FOI book ‘Psyche: Magical Journeys of the Goddess’, by Lady Olivia Robertson, co-founder of the FOI. The liturgy is dedicated to Hathor & Ra, and includes Tefnut, Shu, Sekhmet, Harmachis, Isis, Kephera, & Horus.

Schedule for Friday, Sept. 30 Opening Reception of Goddess Festival 

  • 6:30 – 7:00 – Registration
  • 7:00 – 8:00 – Welcome & Intro to FOI; Discussion of Liturgy; Presentation TBA
  • 8 – 8:30 – Meditation Communing with Hathor & Maat
  • 8:30 – 9:30 – Ceremony honoring Hathor; Fellowship & Refreshments
Saturday, Oct. 1, Registration 12:30 – 1 PM, Main event 1– 8 PM  Goddess Festival

A full day’s program is offered with Hathor-themed astrological and other presentations, slideshows, Silent Auction, sale of jewelry, books, and other Isian merchandise, and concluding with our featured liturgy for this year: Lady Olivia Robertson’s “THE RADIANT SUN *3rd SPHERE* HATHOR.” This is from the FOI book ‘Psyche: Magical Journeys of the Goddess’, by Lady Olivia Robertson, co-founder of the FOI. The liturgy is dedicated to Hathor & Ra, and includes Tefnut, Shu, Sekhmet, Harmachis, Isis, Kephera, & Horus. Enjoy fellowship and refreshments throughout the day.

The featured goddess for our festival is Hathor the liminal, ancient Egyptian goddess encompassing the Feminine Divine: Joy, Beauty, Love, Sexuality, The Uterus, Maternity, Health & Healing, Dancing, Sistrums & Music, Brewing, Intoxication, Myrrh & Perfumery, Cosmetics, Mirrors, Destiny, The Sacred Eye of Heaven, The Distant Goddess & Her Consorts, Lady of Sycamore, The Golden One, Lady of Turquoise & Malachite, Mistress of the Sky, Stars, & more.

Lunch is on your own with an abundance of restaurants nearby. There are several hotels as well as bed and breakfast places in the area.
Pre-register for the best admission price, or pay a bit more at the door. Volunteers receive 50 % or more discount on admission depending on hours worked. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Schedule for Saturday, October 1 Goddess Festival

12:30 – 1:00 Registration

1:00 – 1:30 – Welcome & Introductions
1:30 – 2:00 – Presentation TBA
2:00 – 2:15 – break – Silent Auction, Fellowship, Conversation
2:15 – 2:45 – Presentation TBA
2:45 – 3:00 – break – Silent Auction, Fellowship, Conversation
3:00 – 3:30 – Presentation TBA
3:30 – 4:30 – Meal Break (on our own), Shopping
4:30 – 5:00 – Presentation TBA
5:00 –  5:15 – Break – Silent Auction, Fellowship
5:15 – 5:30 – TBA – (poetry, music, dance, slideshow)

5:30 – 6:00 Healing Light Meditation
6:00 – 6:30 – Final Bids for Silent Auction, Liturgy Preparation
6:30 – 8:00 – Main Liturgy; Sharing, & Closure

Festival Admission

  • Friday Opening Reception: $20/$10 early registration by 9/23
  • Saturday Festival: $50/$40 early registration by 9/23
  • Both Days: $60/$45 early registration by 9/23

No one is turned away for lack of funds

Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago, has FREE PARKING in Central Savings parking lot. Click here for directions.

Register below for Friday night Opening Reception, and Friday & Saturday combo ticket
To register for Saturday, October 1 Festival only, please click here

 

PRESENTATIONS

Friday, September 30

TBA

Saturday, October 1

TBA

 

Details Price Qty
Early Registration - Friday FOI Opening Receptionshow details + $10.00 (USD)  
Regular Registration - Friday FOI Opening Receptionshow details + $20.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
September 24, 2022
Early Registration - Friday & Saturday FOI Festivalshow details + $45.00 (USD)  
Regular Registration - Friday & Saturday FOI Festivalshow details + $60.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
September 24, 2022

  • September 30, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:30 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.