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FOI Online Liturgy
Ritual: Consecration of an Adept
Written by: Olivia Robertson

This rite is to be performed by an Iseum Adept to consecrate a 4th level Initiate as a new Adept.

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Consecration of an Adept


Invocation: Divine Isis of myriad forms and all-enfolding wings, we pray for your Blessing that our little earthly spiral of companions may be blessed by your love and wisdom.

Oracle: Do not belittle even the smallest effort, the shortest prayer. For the deathless Deities magnify every brave effort towards goodness. The humblest gift offered with a loving heart to Me is sent forth a thousand-fold, as the light of one small candle can reflect itself through mirrors to infinity. One little seed may create a mighty life cycle on a great planet, and the light of a long-dead sun can enrapture the soul of those who can still see it through the cycles of time and place. The secret of the spiral is that you may extend your spirit through the law of octaves. As one bass note of music can repeat itself higher and higher, so can your own soul travel through the spheres, by understanding this cosmic key.

Do not believe a teacher who knows everything! In verity this is ignorance. Rather believe a teacher who tells you that you are both at the beginning! For this is truth. At first humanity was given the ladder of authority - with Deities on the topmost rung, then Masters, followed by a hierarchy of descent and ending with what was called "the lower orders." And this sufficed for those learning the ways of the intellect. But now you are given the spiral, which extends into infinity, yet can be worn on your finger as a ring. For the ring itself has its psychic, spiritual and divine being.

So travel the spiral path of the Adepti which goes both up and down, right-hand and left-hand, greater and smaller: as great as the Cosmic Goddess - and as small as your own Divine Spark.

ON AN ORANGE-DRAPED ALTAR LET THERE BE EIGHT LIGHTED CANDLES, BURNING INCENSE, A BOWL OF WATER AND A RING WITH APPROPRIATE STONE FOR THE CANDIDATE. PROCESSION. CANDIDATE IS LED BEFORE THE ADEPTI WEARING A WHITE ROBE.

ADEPT: Who stands Sponsor for this Candidate for Adepthood?

SPONSORING ADEPT: I do.

ADEPT: Is the Candidate suitably qualified in our sacred tradition?

SPONSORING ADEPT: Truly. S/he has passed the 4 Initiatory Levels with success, has undertaken with sincerity our Iseum course and is well suited to forming her/his own Iseum.

ADEPT: (To Candidate) Knowledge and hard work are necessary, but a true Vocation from the Goddess is essential. Have you received your Vocation and recognised your Specialty within the Adepthood? If so, have courage and tell us of your experience.

CANDIDATE GIVES ACCOUNT OF SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE FROM THE GODDESS AND CANDIDIDATE STATES CHOSEN SPECIALTY.

ADEPT: This is good. But it is far harder to appreciate your fellow human-beings, in order to run a happy and friendly Iseum. What do you feel about other people? Answer truly.

CANDIDATE REPLIES.

ADEPT: It is not enough to have a friendly relationship with one's own circle. What is your attitude to other races and followers of other faiths or none?

CANDIDATE REPLIES.

ADEPT: This is not enough. We share this planet with animals, birds, fishes, trees, and plants. Tell us of your attitude to these.

CANDIDATE REPLIES.

ADEPT: Most people have warm hearts for dogs and horses and plants. But they dread the supernatural. What is your feeling towards witches, ghosts, poltergeists, UFOnauts and the myriad images that haunt the minds of so many?

CANDIDATE REPLIES.

ADEPT: There is one last essential virtue which few possess yet is the insignia of the Adept. Have you risen above duality and recognise the Divinity in all beings and existences, whatever their faults?

CANDIDATE REPLIES.

ADEPT: In recognition of your unconditional Goodwill towards all offspring of the Great Mother, I hereby declare you Adept of the Spiral of the Adepti.

PRESENTS RING TO BE WORN ON 1ST FINGER.

ADEPT: In the Name of the Father of all beings, Consort of the Great Mother, I declare you Adept of the Spiral of the Adepti.

PRESENTS CLOAK WITH HOOD AND FASTENS IT AT THROAT. ADEPT PRESENTS HEADDRESS, EGYPTIAN-STYLE, COLOURS TO SUIT CANDIDATE'S AURA. ALL PRESENT BEAR WITNESS. CANDIDATE GIVES FIRST BLESSING AS ADEPT. MEDITATION.

IF THE NEW ADEPT DOES NOT ALREADY HAVE THEIR OWN ISEUM, AN ISEUM CHARTER IS PROVIDED TO THEM. REPORTS ARE SHARED RELATIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THE CANDIDATES FUTURE WORK WITHIN HER/HIS ISEUM. THANKS ARE GIVEN TO THE DEITIES.

End of Rite.


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