The House of Isis and Osiris

"Here today in this place I open the door to my Mysteries. I invite you into my service.
I offer you a place in my retinue."
-- Oracle of Isis, delivered on 11 June 1995

The House of Isis and Osiris is a contemporary Mystery School devoted to the Mysteries of Classical Western Paganism. The School is organised through a number of autonomous Houses, each offering a structured programme of training which places the teachings of the past within a vital, contemporary structure. These Houses are each considered to be parts of a Living Temple. The founders of individual Houses form part of a restored priesthood which functions according to the Light of the Ancient Mysteries. Each House offers its own training programme, and together Houses may choose to collaborate in shared projects, research and joint events. Members may align themselves to a House which reflects their own interests.

The House of Isis and Osiris works to promote an understanding of the Mysteries within ancient classical pagan traditions. Members are encouraged to draw upon their own intellectual, intuitive and artistic abilities as a means of exploring these past traditions. We employ sacred drama to bring stories of heroes and heroines, gods and goddesses to life and to develop the individual both personally and transpersonally.


The Star of Isis

"I am the star that rises from the sea - the twilight sea" -- Dion Fortune (The Sea Priestess)

The House of Isis and Osiris utilises the ancient symbol of the eight-pointed star as the model for its organic and democratic structure. Houses are affiliated into voluntary groups to form interrelated centres containing a maximum of eight groups. The eight arms of each star are occupied by functioning groups. The centre of the star is dedicated to the inspiration and guidance of the presiding deities. Thus, member groups forming a star are seen to be radiating outwards from the Central Presence in harmony and balance with other member groups. This intimate model cretes an organic and small scale pattern which preserves group autonomy and personal self-determination yet allows scope for dialogue, networking and collaborative projects.


For those already working within the Mysteries, we welcome your enquiries.

For those new to the Mysteries, a self-contained, unsupervised study course is available. This course provides an overview of the key concepts that we draw upon in our collective work within the Mysteries. It includes practical exercises and further reading. The material may be worked through at the prosepective member's own pace without further obligation to continue. The course contains a structured introduction to the theory and practices of the School.

After the study course has been completed, those who feel drawn to the work of this Mystery School may then apply to become participants of The House of Isis and Osiris. At this point the member may align him/herself to the work of an individual House by applying directly to the Founder(s) of that House. Alternatively a general application may be made. A high degree of commitment is necessary for all supervised courses. To keep administrative costs to a minimum, we require that a SAE always accompany any correspondence.

We are aware of the geographical and time considerations that may make regular attendance at events or courses organised by a House or the School difficult. Therefore a correspondence course supported by occasional tutorials and workshops may be more suitable for you. Each application is considered individually.

We also recognise that there will be those who feel drawn to the work and ideals of the School but who are unable to make the required commitment to such a programme. Under these circumstances we are able to offer an associate membership.

The following forms of membership of The House of Isis and Osiris are available:

You may apply for membership by completing the application form and mailing it with payment and a SAE to:

The House of Isis and Osiris
BCM 6812
London
WC1N 3XX
England

The House of Isis and Osiris is currently represented by threee established houses who have joined together in this endeavor.

Associated Houses Information
Name Founder(s) Contact Details
The Invisible College Marian Green P.O. Box 42
Bath
BA1 1ZN
England
The House of Isis-Sophia of the Stars Vivienne and Crys O'Regan BM Stargate
London
WC1N 3XX
England
(or via E-mail)
The House of Isis-Urania Naomi and Jerome Ozaniec BCM 6812
London
WC1N 3XX
England
(or via E-mail)

Other sites on the Web which we find interesting

Go to Cambridge University's Egyptology site.

Go to The Guardian's Egyptology page.

Go to Greg Reeder's Egyptology information.

An initiatic journey through Abydos.


Go to the New Age Web home page.


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