In ancient Egypt magical ceremonies and rituals were performed by priests and priestesses in Temples dedicated to the various dieties. These rites and offerings were performed to the gods/goddesses who upheld Maat – the divine order of the Universe. Like the ancient Egyptians, the ritual duties at the Iseum are the responsibility of the priestesses, priests, and initiates. Only those who have undergone a period of cleansing, purification, and initiation rituals are allowed access to the Iseum, which means “Temple of Isis (Aset).” Most people are excluded from direct participation in certain ceremonies and forbidden to enter the the most sacred areas of the Iseum Sanctuary Temples.
Like the ancient Egyptians, the clergy of the Iseum Sanctuary perform rites at our Temples which then purify the Sanctuary spaces, honoring Mother Nature and blessing all species living on our world. Our intent is to manifest goodness and light, preserve historically significant spaces, conserve nature and help those in need whether they are plants, animals, or people at our Sanctuary spaces.
The Iseum Sanctuary is blessed with sacred spaces located throughout the United States. These properties are dedicated in perpetuity as conservation easements and serve as Temples, Sanctuaries, and Shrines. The conservation easements administered by Iseum Sanctuary preserve and protect the natural world, which ultimately is our true place of worship. The Sanctuaries within these easements serve as refuges of rescue for plants, animals, and people.
The Shrines are located in natural areas and are dedicated to specific Egyptian gods or goddesses. One example is our Shrine in Lake County, California which is the Shrine to the Sekhmet, Goddess of Fire and Protection. We created this Shrine to honor and remember those who lost so much in fires that have been occurring in that area. Our members visit this shrine and pray to the Goddess to protect the area.
Each of our Shrines is a consecrated and sacrosanct place used by the Iseum clergy and members for worship, meditation, ceremonies. and celebrations. Our Shrines are open, by invitation, to those who would like to visit, meditate, and worship.