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Author Topic: Wondering if anyone has read "Circle of Isis"?  (Read 2529 times)

Wondering if anyone has read "Circle of Isis"?
« on: April 28, 2012, 05:57:55 pm »
Greetings all,

I wasn't sure where to post this, but I've been refreshing myself on the Netjer as well a KO in general after a sortof 'break'. Some time ago I purchased a book which is actually a Wiccan book as I understand pertaining to the practice of Ancient Egyptian magic. (The full title is Circle of Isis: Ancient Egyptian Magic for Modern Witches.) Now, I'm not a Wiccan by any means, but I was told from various people long ago that it was a great book with reputable information, and was curious if anyone agrees or disagrees? Any thoughts? I can't recall if I read the book or not (terrible memory, I know!) and didn't want to peruse something which may contain false information.. (Not saying it does, just I really don't know.)

Thanks in advance for any replies. :)
« Last Edit: April 28, 2012, 06:01:31 pm by Kaiserin »
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Offline Tjebni

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Re: Wondering if anyone has read "Circle of Isis"?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 04:50:02 pm »
Em Hotep, Kaiserin :)

I have that book, and read it a few times. It does have some Interesting information, but the book has a lot of her own personal opinions in it and experiences she has had with different Netjeru (Some I don't agree with..)  So it isn't exactly a historical book, and feels quite personal.

I have enjoyed some guided meditations in the past from the book, and has some lovely prayers, and songs. It also has some Incense mixes and activities such as How to make a Sistrum and such. So I feel there are some lovely things in the book, some things I enjoyed some I didn't. But that's how I felt, I wouldn't give it away.. but it wouldn't be the first book I would go to either ;)
Senebty,
Tjebni

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Offline Shezatwepwawet

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Re: Wondering if anyone has read "Circle of Isis"?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 02:50:30 pm »
I haven't read it, but I have read other material by Ellen Cannon Reed. She was definitely wiccan and made no claims about her practice being a continuation of things in Kemet. That said, from what I know of her she was quite an amazing woman and did know her stuff.
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Offline Tamiwi

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Re: Wondering if anyone has read "Circle of Isis"?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 02:02:29 pm »
I read it, still have it, and remember it being a good read--but definatly Wiccan. Not that there's anything wrong with that!
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Re: Wondering if anyone has read "Circle of Isis"?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 09:05:23 pm »
Thanks again for all the responses, guys. :) Was browsing through it and found some pages on making a menat and sistrum as well as some foods and incense.. So at the least, will hang onto it for that.
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Re: Wondering if anyone has read "Circle of Isis"?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 10:00:52 am »
I haven't yet read it, but I'm wondering if it's worth picking up and reading as a "Tameran Wiccan" (others have told me that it's a good label to use if you practice Wicca with Egyptian deity emphasis/etc).
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Re: Wondering if anyone has read "Circle of Isis"?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 10:21:28 am »
I like it myself.
Timu

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Offline Raheri

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Re: Wondering if anyone has read "Circle of Isis"?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 11:25:00 am »
I still have that book and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is made for a Kemetic Wiccan and that practice, but has some nice information in it about being a Kemetic in today's world.
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Do not rise up agianst me as a witness in the presence of the Lord of Things;
Do not bring up anything agianst me in the presence of the Great God, Lord of the West."

Offline Linda

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Re: Wondering if anyone has read "Circle of Isis"?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 02:32:51 am »
I have it on my wish list, so I know it'll be worth me buying the book. Thankyou for the thread. :)
You don't know what you can do until you try.

Re: Wondering if anyone has read "Circle of Isis"?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 12:34:11 pm »
Hmm, I'll have to pick it up! :)

Hopefully I can snag it after this paycheck *peers*
~Love is all there is~

 


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