“In seafoam, in swirlings and imaginings I am fish, tadpole, crocodile. I am an urge, an idea, a portent of impossible dreams. I lie between heaven and earth, between innocence and evil, patience and explosion. I am innocent and rosy as dawn. I sleep with my finger in my mouth, the cord of life curled beside my ear. Like a child in its mother’s belly, I am with you but not among you. I know no ending for I have no beginnings. I have always been here, a child in the silence of things, ready to wake at any moment. I am possibility.”
From: Awakening Osiris by Normandi Ellis
Isis is the Goddess of many names and forms. She is the beautiful young princess and the grieving poverty stricken widow dressed in rags. She is the most powerful sorceress on Earth and She is the poor, frightened single mother forced to beg for herself and Her son. As the Mistress of Magick, She knows all and can do all. She can restore the dead, bestow the gift of fertility, heal the sick and protect sea farers. There is no miracle that She can’t perform. She taught women to grind corn, bake bread, spin flax, weave cloth, and, perhaps most importantly, she taught them to tame the men so the women could live with them!
Isis was introduced to Rome in 86 BCE, where She became very popular because Her cult was open to all, including women and slaves. She was so beloved by the people, that even after Paganism was abolished, Her last official temple on the Egyptian Island of Philae survived until 537 CE. It was finally ordered shut, votive statues of Isis, Osiris and Min were confiscated, and sent to Constantinople. Temple clergy were imprisoned, and the temple was converted to a Christian Church.
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