Review Quotes for Isis Magic


Praise for the new edition...

 "I am thrilled that this pivotal book is being reissued. The first edition has had a valued place on my bookshelf (the one right beside the altar!). Whether you know Her well, or whether She has called you to know her more intimately, this book will bring you closer to Isis as an embodiment of the eternal presence of mystery, healing and love. This book is indeed Isis Magic at its best. Isidora Forrest is Her wise adept and high priestess."

—Normandi Ellis, author of Awakening Osiris, Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt, and Going West 

"An invaluable resource written so beautifully that it both illuminates and inspires. Isis Magic is my bible for all things Isis." 

—Stephanie Dray, award-winning author of Song of the Nile

“In this book you will discover [Isis’] essence. While as authoritative as any textbook, it has what those always lack: a heart, soul, and spirit that could only be presented by a true daughter of Isis. And that is the inner secret of this glorious book. It is not merely Isis of the past; it is Isis for today, Isis for tomorrow, Isis forever. It presents an entire system of practice bringing Isis religion and magick into the 21st century. If you have any interest in ancient Egypt and the Goddess of Goddesses, whether historical, theoretical, or practical, this is the book that reveals Her deepest spirit. The religion of Isis is reborn!”

—Donald Michael Kraig, author of Modern Magick and Modern Sex Magick

“When Isis Magic was first published in 2001, it quickly became the definitive text on the Beloved Goddess of 10,000 Names. This new edition of Isidora Forrest’s magnum opus has made a phenomenal book even better with new meditations and rituals. Having performed such rites as The 12 Hours of the Night, we can personally attest to their efficacy and beauty. An indispensable text for anyone wishing to have a better understanding of, and relationship with, the Lady Isis.”

—Chic Cicero & Sandra Tabatha Cicero, authors of The Essential Golden Dawn

Isis Magic is a wonderful book. It is absolutely essential for the personal library of every devotee of the Goddess. Isidora Forrest bases her work on meticulous scholarship combined with true spiritual insight. She skillfully weaves a tapestry of myth and magic that offers a firm foundation in Isian devotional practice. Everyone who is drawn to Isis should read this book.”

—Linda Iles, author of Bast, Cat Goddess of Ancient Egypt, Priestess, Hierophant, Archdruidess, Fellowship of Isis 

“The new and expanded reprint of Isidora Forrest’s Isis Magic is obviously a work of well-researched scholarship, as well as a voice of personal experience regarding the worship and mysteries of Isis. The additional quoted material from ancient sources and the added footnotes make it valuable for anyone who would like to delve further into the legacy of this important Goddess. For a book packed with so much information, it is both authoritative and accessible, while her compelling style of writing makes it a pleasure to read. The new ritual of the Twelve Hours of the Night is worth the cost of the entire book. In a society suffering from an excess of extroversion this comes as timely medicine for healing the inner depths of the soul.”

—Rt. Rev. Steven W. Marshall, Bishop, Ecclesia Gnostica 

“We, at the Temple of Isis, consider Isidora Forrest one of our most informed Priestesses on the Goddess we worship. Her first book was breathtaking in its depth of knowledge and riveting in the way the words were strung together, like precious pearls. Now that her book Isis Magic is being resurrected, with even more information on our magical Goddess, we are thrilled! More devotees will surely result from her efforts, enhancing our wisdom of the Goddess Isis, giving us the tools to create rituals and celebrations in honor of Isis, the Great Mother Goddess. Blessings on this book!”

—Loreon Vigné, Arch Priestess of the Fellowship of Isis; founder Temple of Isis, Geyserville, CA; author of The Goddess Bade Me Do It, Lots and Lots of Ocelots, and The 42 Ideals of Ma‘at 

“Isis speaks to me through Isidora Forrest’s book, Isis Magic. In the first edition was the inspiration for a Holy Guacamole ritual when reading about the persea fruit in the chapter “Lady of Green Plants” and the Dedication to the Goddess ritual based on The Ritual of Knowing What is in the Heart, both rituals that Temple of Isis/Los Angeles has done several times. The new edition inspires me to say ‘Hither to us, Isis, for Whom heaven has come into being as a reading place!”

 —Laura Janesdaughter, Priestess of Isis

...And for the first edition (2001)

“Isis has long been one of the most recognized and beloved Goddesses of all the world’s pantheons. In all my years of study devoted to Her, never have I come across such a personal, in-depth, and enriching resource as this.”

 —Timothy J. Michael,

“For all who have a fine interest in Isis and those who are with the Fellowship of Isis, THIS volume is THE definitive text . . . Incredibly well done and very thorough, the reading flows very smoothly and has a unique way of locking into memory. This [book] brings the world of ISIS into today’s focus. This exceptional volume should swiftly find a home in your library.”

—Fellowship of Isis, Tara Newletter 

“Simply performed but profound rituals will enable readers to make personal contact with the Goddess . . . Isis Magic is a comprehensive and indeed vital work for [those] interested in the Goddess, magic, or Wicca. Newcomers to goddess spirituality will be draw in by the myths, and more advanced readers will find depth in the rites and ceremonies, which offer opportunities for personal insight and spiritual development.”

—Michael Thorn, National Review Network 

“Forrest helps us explore the mysteries of a Goddess who is both loving and accessible to our quest for spiritual fulfillment . . . This book is highly recommended for those looking for a path that leads to an intimate communion with the Divine and life’s deeper mysteries.”

—Circle magazine 

“The Goddess is alive in this book! For those of you who are witches/magicians, you may enjoy this book; for those who are interested in learning about Isis or the Egyptian path, this is a great selection. For those who want to have more contact with the Goddess and the feminine power of the universe, this is a great book for you. This book is one you probably will not be lending out at all!”

 —Kalimir~Kalamere, book reviews

Isis Magic is a large book . . . and the author puts every page to work. [The book] is well organized and well presented . . . This is a book for people who are interested in hard work and study over a long period of time, not a book for people who want to become an instant High Priestess of Isis. I think that’s a good thing. I would like to see more Neo-Pagan paths presented in books like this.”

—Randall Sapphire, The Cauldron, a Pagan Forum 

“This is quite a book!”

Greymalkin Gazette 

“If you feel yourself drawn to the Egyptian Mysteries and the priesthood of Isis, and increasingly many people today are, then this exhaustive book on the subject makes an ideal guide.”

Prediction magazine 

Isis Magic is a wise investment for anyone interested in Isiac lore, goddess worship, and ceremonial magic. [The large book] seems formidable, but the illusion is dispelled by Forrest’s lively, easy-to-read, conversational style . . . All in all, Isis Magic is a thoughtful, thorough, well-written guide . . .”

—D. Jean Collins, Ed’s Internet Book Review