the feminine divine wrapped up so tightly into the museums of our minds, will she ever come undone? can we bring her back out to have a look? to remember something pivotal to our mysteriously wonderous, divine nature as women?
“You see me here, Lucius, in answer to your prayer. I am nature, the universal Mother, mistress of all the elements, primordial child of time, sovereign of all things spiritual, queen of the dead, queen of the ocean, queen also of the immortals, the single manifestation of all gods and goddesses that are, my nod governs the shining heights of Heavens, the wholesome sea breezes. Though I am worshiped in many aspects, known by countless names … some know me as Juno, some as Bellona … the Egyptians who excel in ancient learning and worship call me by my true name…Queen Isis” -Apuleius
a sovereign over all things spiritual, Queen Isis suckling over her son Horus, an image picked up in the fifth century with Mother Mary suckling her son Jesus, is an embodiment of the powerful feminine divine who is endowed with magical powers, a queen of death and life, a healer and friend of slaves, sinners and the opressed and the listener of prayers of the wealthy, aristocrats and rulers. her body connected to the land so much that the flooding of the nile was attributed to her tears.
the cult of isis spread prominently throughout italy during the formative years of christianity. temples, statues, altars are built throughout pompeii and rome. there were priestesses and priests who were considered healers, dream interpreters and had the ability to control weather. she is also affilitated to goddess aphrodite ( venus) and emboding a lustiness attributed to Hathor, goddess of joy, feminine luv, dance, music and helped women in childbirth.
each woman knows this aspect of herself, this exquisite piece of her mosaic window of her soul, shining light from within on the world without. the world without her is starved. nature, trees, the ocean, rivers, mountains bow their heads to have consciousness (humans who are in touch with source) mirror to nature what she is by knowing who we are. the wealth of the world, the wealth of the word and the body are sourced from inside of us.