I have been a devotee of Isis/A’set for decades as she was my first matron. Having been fascinated with Ancient Egypt due to a familial connection She was the first deity who called to me when I first started practicing my family’s magickal practices (which were Hermetic and Greek/Egyptian Folk Magick centric).
Who is Isis/Aset – I have written about her before on this blog, specifically her role as Mistress of Magic which has been her dominate force in my practice, which you can read here:
I self-dedicated to Isis/A’set as her devotee at age 18 and then when I joined my first magickal group at 21, chose the magickal name A’set in her honour and trained and taught as her Priestess (Elphame Wicca).
Joining the Fellowship of Isis later on I undertook training in Lyceums (training schools within the Fellowship of Isis) and became a Hierophant Priestess through rigorous path-working study, opening my own Lyceum a decade later.
Craving more knowledge I joined the House of Netjer (a kemetic temple) in the middle of my FOI studies and was divined as the daughter of A’set/Serqet and took the divined name Setjataset (A’set ushers her in) and briefly trained as her Sau and remain as a Divined Remetj to this day.
I devoured any academia and magickal books I could find on Isis/A’set and her practice and also trained in the vibrational healing modality Isis Seichim to further my devotion to her.
Isis/A’set was the one who led me to Hekate during a Dark Night of the Soul and as such I became Hekate’s devotee and Priestess with the guidance of Isis/A’set.
To this day I maintain a devout Priestess to Isis/A’set and tend to her shrine regularly and enact various rites and magick in her name (both group and solitary work through my Lyceum of Heka as well as my healing and reading work).
Below I have written a ritual for a devotional to A’set which I have been using for years in group and solitary work. I find this rite quite beneficial to strengthen your connection to this goddess.
Rite to A’set by Setjataset © 2004
Start this rite just before sunset.
Shrine faces east and has some unlit incense, a blue candle, anointing oil, a bowl of rose water, A’set statue and an offering for A’set placed upon it.
Begin by standing with both arms relaxed by your side before your shrine.
Light some incense and then draw the Invoking Ankh followed by the Invoking Eye of Horus before you, behind you, to your left, right, above, below and within you.
Light the blue candle.
Take the rose water and sprinkle it over the A’set statue. Now take the anointing oil and anoint the statue of Isis on the third eye area of her forehead.
Lift both hands and arms from your elbows up before you, with palms facing upwards and say:
“Dua-ur-ntr Anedj-Rak Ne-fer A-set.”
(Adorations and greetings to you beautiful Isis.)
Repeat the following Hymn to A’set:
“Ra is in celebration!
The heart exults in joy
For your heart is soft and sweet O Goddess!
Isis Queen of the World and Her son Horus
He is King upon the Throne of His Father
Governing both poles
The Seat of Geb is in Her possession
The function of Atum is in Her hand
The strength of Mentu is in Her grasp
The divinity who produces the beginning
And fills the Sky and Earth with Her perfection
This Crown who bright in Gold appears
Auguste is Her sign
Lives in the House Divine
Sovereign of the Gods of the Sky
Queen of the Gods of Earth
Falcon also of Gods of the Tuat
The Mistress of Bright Glory
On the Throne is Her command
It is the one Her heart desires
Who is chosen to ascend the Throne
Without violence they ascend the Palace
One call, one desire to see
The Honour of the Country and everything whole
It is by Her order that the Temple is blessed
With the return of Her brother!
Her name is pronounced and the world is loyal to Her”(1)
Cross hands over chest in Osiris Position and meditate, pray or send her a petition of askance.
After this is completed place the offering to Isis before her statue and say:
“Ho-tep A-set” (Peace and Offerings A-set).
Farewell A’set by repeating the following:
“O Holy Blessed Lady
Constant comfort to humankind
Whose beneficence and kindness nourish us all
And whose care for those in trouble is as
A loving Mother who cares for all Her Children
You are there when we call
Stretching our your hand to put aside
That which is harmful to us
Untangling the web of fate in which we may be caught
Even stopping the stars if they form a harmful pattern
All other deities
Whether bountiful or merciless
Do reverence to Thee
For it is Isis who rules the world
Stamping out the powers of evil
Arranging the stars to give us answers
Causing the seasons to come and go
Commanding the winds to move ships
Giving the clouds to water the growing seeds
So that we may have food
If I have one thousand mouths
And one thousand tongues in each
Still I could not do justice to Thy Majesty
Yet I will forever remember your help in my time of need
And keep your blessed image deep within my heart.”(2)
Let blue candle burn all the way down (Note: Never leave a lit candle unattended.).
Leave offering on shrine for at least 24 hours and use appropriately.
(1) Traditional Hymn to Isis taken from a wall at her Temple in Philae.
(2) Prayer from Om Sety at the Abydos Temple.
If you are interested in training in the Fellowship of Isis as a Priest/Priestess my Lyceum of Heka is now taking students – for further information please go here:
(C) T. Georgitsis 2021