The Call of Isis

by Leona Graham-Elen

IsisQ: Goddess of Old, whence, whereto do You call The Querent?

A: Down Paths of The Unforgettable,
Beyond dreary tomes and tombs
Of modern day macabre.

Follow the Fellowship of Isis.1
Weary not, My footsteps
Well light The Way.

Re-member the Mystery,
Stars shine through
Cloud, rain, moon and sunbow.

Q: How shall This Querent find you?

A: Elen of the Trackways2
Riding Her night-mare
Snags Her prey

Climbs the stars
To bring you home to Me
Mother of All

Stretched across the skies.
Her reins skeins of gold
Silver horned in the moonlight.

Q: What awaits The Querent at The End of Her Journey?

A: Here, at Home with The Holy Ones
We remake Our Selves
Through Their Eyes we see through.

The First Mystery is our Ignorance.
Sloughed off, the gilded snake
Returns, wrapped around Our Bliss.

There is Work to do.
Come hence.
Tarry not.

©Leona Graham-Elen
20 August 2010

 

FOI: The Fellowship of Isis: co-founded by Lady Olivia Durdin-Robertson, now 92. Lady Olivia’s  autobiographical work is called The Call of Isis.

In the 1980s Caroline Wise made the world more aware of this ancient Welsh Goddess, naming Her Elen of the Ways; we eagerly await her book on Elen!

Leona Graham-Elen

Leona Graham-Elen

Beginning with a teaching career in Canadian academia, Leona branched out to embrace a wider world. After her global travels she settled down for several years in the Findhorn Foundation Community in NE Scotland, where she worked closely with the Founders. After further stints in the Canadian university system, Leona settled down with her second husband Richard Elen in the Glastonbury Community, working closely with Kathy Jones and others to found and develop various Avalonian institutions, including the Library of Avalon, the University of Avalon (now the Isle of Avalon Trust), Ariadne Productions, the burgeoning Goddess Movement and with Margaret Kimber and friends, The Wise Crone Café and The Sustainable Living Company. Moving to the USA, she and her husband ran a communications consultancy near Nashville, Tennessee, and the Los Angeles area, later returning to the UK in the Cambridgeshire area. For many years she has been working in the field of conservation with The WILD Foundation and the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Leona’s website is www.thegreatreturning.org, and she also has a joint website with Richard at http://www.brideswell.com.
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