Why Does Isis Have Wings?

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Isis spreads Her protective wings Isis spreads Her protective wings

Or perhaps it would be more accurate to ask why images of Isis have wings. As a Goddess, Isis takes whatever form She likes, of course. So the question is, what do the wings mean to us that makes them important in images of Her?

The first and easiest answer is that Isis is a Bird Goddess. Her most important sacred animal is a bird of prey. The Goddess often takes the form of Her sacred raptor; the kestrel (the most common falcon in Egypt) or the black kite.

The powerful Black Kite, the sacred raptor of Isis The powerful Black Kite, the sacred raptor of Isis

In Egyptian art, when Isis and Nephthys are not shown as women, They are shown in full bird-form or sometimes as woman-headed kites or kestrels sitting or hovering by the bier of Osiris. As birds, Isis and Nephthys mourn Osiris, screeching Their shrill bird cries to…

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Red Isis

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I’ve just come back from the Red Land.

Not in Egypt, but in eastern Oregon. That’s my Red Land; just over the mountains from Portland.

The eastern Oregon desert is starkly impressive dressed in its iron-rust reds, dry-grass golds, basalt blacks, and pale, dusty sagebrush and juniper greens. And the Painted Hills! O my Goddess, beautiful, beautiful.

In honor of the Red Lands then, let us dive into the color red, its symbolism in ancient Egypt, and its relationship with Isis.

A modern rendition of fiery, red-headed Set A modern rendition of fiery, red-headed Set

The ancient Egyptians had an interesting relationship with the color red, in Egyptian, desher. It was considered very powerful—in both a bad way and in a good way. The bad way connected red with danger, anger, and of course, the non-life-sustaining desert or desheret. (As you can see, our word for “desert” comes from ancient Egyptian desheret.) Red was…

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The Phoenix of Universal Love

The Higher Education of Life

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The beauty of a phoenix is that it is never truly gone, and like a phoenix cultures rise from the ashes of the fallen. Each culture retains the memories of the last , in this, myths and legends are born.

It appears that as a collective, the healers and teachers of the world are in the process of rising from the ashes of the last 150 years, rising from cultures thousands of years old.

We as a culture are choosing to teach from the heart and have begun teaching love. We are choosing to teach the vibration of  unconditional love.

Love is a gift,  not just to or for humanity but to and  for all existence.

Love is the way of all life, all existence.

In the memories of the I AM we all breathe love, we all cry love, we all dream love, we are the universal unconditional expression of…

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“Witch”- cultural interpretation

In Our Stars

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Interpretations of what a witch is vary based on cultural mythology, and level of superstitious belief. A great example of a darkly exaggerated interpretation falls from hispanic culture (keep in mind i mean no offence to any cultural references and i am hispanic and have experienced this judgment first hand). In hispanic culture witches are seen as people who worship the devil and use blackagic, sacrificing, dancing around fires, and sexual acts, etc.. With the cultural superstition being so high, when one comes across a witch it is usually with fear, anger, and at times aggression. When an uncle of mine found i was a witch he poured”holy water” on me. However! Because of these false judgments and beliefs it is largely missed that nearly at everycorner is a witch. The true meaning of a witch, an herbal user and healing practitioner. These men and women are very much needed…

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