In Memory of Dr. Jocelyn Sarah Almond
25 November 1956 – 27 November 2014
photo © M.Quick
It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Jocelyn Almond in the early morning of Thursday, November 27th. She was an FOI Archpriestess and member of the Star of Isis. In 1995 she founded the Lyceum of Isis Myrionymous near London and had correspondence students world-wide.
Jocelyn was the author of many books, including Egyptian Paganism for Beginners, An Egyptian Book of Shadows (republished as The Book of Egyptian Ritual), The Fall of Xeirozogenes, The Barricaded Tower and also several on the Tarot, co-written with her husband, Dr. Keith Seddon.
Jocelyn's funeral will be held on Friday, 19 December, at 12:20pm GMT. (7:20am EST) An adaptation by her husband of the FOI ritual that will be used (The Dulce Domum), is available here in pdf format: Jocelyn's Dulce Domum
Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends.
Jocelyn's Autobiography (written in 2004, pdf opens in new tab)
Llewellyn's Author Biography for Jocelyn
Amazon's List of Jocelyn's Books
Original Funeral Ceremony of the FOI: Dulce Domum - The Soul Returns Home
December Oracle of the Month dedicated to Jocelyn.
"In our modern secular world we still have a lot to learn from these ancient writers. Living with competitive capitalism, family breakdown, anti-social behaviour, drug addiction, terrorism, and guns and knives on the streets, it is not the ancient Egyptians who are godless, barbaric or wicked, but our own society that is found wanting, not theirs. In the face of these modern evils, who can argue with their timeless advice to be kind to your wife, respectful to your neighbours and your employer, forgive debts, avoid fighting, law suits, covetousness and social climbing, not worry about tomorrow , and to end your quiet life like a shady tree in a peaceful garden.
Jocelyn Almond, Introduction to "Precepts and Teachings of Ancient Egypt"
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